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Madison (Maddie) Barns joined Rotary and the Amesbury Rotary Club o October 12, 2022. She shared her background with her fellow Rotarians in her well presented Classification talk on March 22 at Molise.
A Classification Talk is an opportunity for new members to introduce themselves to their fellow Rotarians, with an oral and visual biographical sketch; in whatever detail they wish. Usually it includes where they were born, where they grew up, schools and colleges/universities, sports, hobbies, particular interests, civic and professional involvement, career path and where they have worked and are currently working, significant civic and professional achievements, family, travels, events and people that have influenced your life ,etc. Some use their laptop tied to the large screen TV. Most keep it informal and on the light side, including humorous anecdotes from their past - it can be both a fun and interesting time for the club, and for them; as they revisit their past, while putting they notes and pictures together.

41st Annual Award

Previous Recipients:

Barbara Leary 1983
Barbara Foster 1984
Peter Hoyt 1985
Patricia Hoyt 1986
Rose Marie Bailey 1987
Linda Young 1988
Nina Tassinari 1989
Maria Ferrandini 1990
Glenn Peterson 1991
Geraldine Minihan 1992
Marcia Stellmach 1993
Bill Claffey 1994
John Swistak 1995
Marlene Schroeder 1996
Kathy Scholtz 1997
Peggy Laufer 1998
Albert MacDonald, Jr. 1999
Christopher Perry 2000
Jim Cassidy 2001
Billie McLane 2002
Steven O’Connor 2003
Tom Horan 2004
Karen Iworsky 2005
Suzanne Morin 2006
John Lyman 2007
Patty Bradley 2008
Bruce McBrien 2009
Maureen Hardin 2010
Anita Marsh 2011
Gale Regis 2012
Liz Morris 2013
Mark Casto 2014
Bethany Noseworthy 2015
Maryanne Dower 2016
Leslie Barnaby 2017
Jessica Regis 2018
Dr. Kristen Walsh 2019
Marianne Curry 2020
Stacey Fijalkowski 2021
Courtney Lovett, 2022


The Amesbury Rotary Club is committed to serving the youth of our community. We sponsor scholarships and offer interest-free loans to Amesbury students. We also honor one of the many outstanding educators in our school system each year. This award recognizes professional excellence and the performance of outstanding service in the Amesbury School System. Eligibility requirements as follows:

  • Must teach in the Amesbury School System - this includes all classroom/special education teachers and specialists in technology, art, music, library, guidance counselors, etc. Administrators are not eligible.

  • Must have been employed in the Amesbury School System for at least five years.

  • Must not plan on retiring within the next two years.

  • Must not be a previous recipient.

Nominations are encouraged from past and present students, parents, co-workers, and all community members. If you wish to nominate a candidate, please mail this completed form, along with a letter explaining the reasons for your nomination to: Amesbury Rotary Club, PO Box 554, Amesbury, MA 01913 or drop it off at any Principal’s office, Superintendent’s office, or the Amesbury Public Library or email Donna Collins at dlcamesbury@yahoo.com.


The nomination deadline for 2023 Educator of the Year is Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at noon.


Educator’s name and school: _____________________________________________

Your name and phone number: ____________________________________________

Our speaker on May 10th. was the first and three term Mayor of Methuen; Dennis DiZoglio, who's background includes;, Executive Director of the Merrimack Valley Planning  Commission, Deputy General Manager for Planning & Development - MBTA, and Associate Edward J Collins Center for Public Management - U Mass Boston Dennis gave us an enthusiatic and humorous insider view of the rote and responsibilities of a small town Mayor as the town transitions from a Town Manager to a Mayoral form of government; using the chapters of his recently published book; "The Value of Political Capital" to touch on the highlights of his 3 terms as a Mayor.. 

Cathy Coffin Lanois, Greenbelt's Director of Development and Community Engagement

Cathy has two decades of experience in development and advancing the work of environmental, educational and cultural nonprofits. In her 10+ years at Greenbelt, she has attracted and engaged multi-generational audiences by bringing in new members, increasing the participation of current members and facilitating volunteer programs and events. She leads Greenbelt's Development and Community Engagement team working to advance our land campaigns, the Annual Fund, communications and membership programs.

Cathy's appreciation for accessible open space stems from her lifelong love of being outdoors - trail running, skiing, hiking, boating, beach walking.  Professionally, her goal is to provide others who value the benefits of conserved land the opportunity to get involved, make a difference, and support Greenbelt's mission. Cathy has a Master’s Degree in Geology and worked as an environmental consultant before starting her career at Greenbelt. 


About Greenbelt: 
Greenbelt works within the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, helping individuals, families, municipalities and organizations realize their land conservation goals. Our mission is to protect natural land and working farms across Essex County forever, helping to conserve healthy ecosystems, clear water, local food supplies, scenic landscapes and free, accessible places for all to benefit from nature. 

Click on the "Read More" button in the lower left to learn about the Greenbelt web site and app, and to see their Essex County Sites and Amesbury trails.


Amesbury Rotarians and Kiwanians joined forces in a service project to help the Pettingill House assemble furniture and storage shelving in the new space which they are expanding into,  in order to better server their clients. The project was so well organized by Sierra Partlan; key member of the Pettingill House management team, and member of both Amesbury Rotary and Kiwanis, that all scheduled work was completed in one hour. it was a fun evening, great team building exercise, and an opportunity for two Amesbury's service clubs to work together, and get to know one another. Amesbury Rotarians participating were: Co-Presidents Donna Collins and Eric Palen, Sierra Partlan, Todd Schell, Cheryl Keim, Tom Farrell, Sandy Carlisle, and our newest member; Jeff Salerno. To see pictures of the teams, please click on the "Read More" button on the lower right.
The March 29 meeting was a social gathering at Game Iime with lots of good conversation, and Rotary camaraderie. Present were (left to right) Sandy Carlisle, Todd Schell, Eleni Lopes, Ryan Lopes, Cheryl Keim, Tom Farrell, Sierra Partlan. Also present were Eric Palen, Madison Barns, and Mac Odell.
At our Club Assembly on March 15 at Game Time, our President Elect; Steve McKenzie lead us in singing an Irish Ballad to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - a fun time for all present.
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Ristorante Molise - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
1 Market Square
Amesbury, MA 01913
United States of America
2nd and 4th.Wednesday meetings in the month @ Risorante Molise, Amesbury; 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday meetings in the month @ Game Time, 84 Haverhill Rd, Amesbury at 5:00 - 6:15 PM. Click on the Calendar tab above for details
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