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Amesbury Rotary is holding our annual raffle.
This year's first prize is a wonderful trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival in October 2023. The prize includes airfare (economy) for two, two nights in a local hotel, two general admission tickets, and $100 spending money. Total value for the getaway is over $3,000.
Second prize is 20 bottles of wine with a minimum value of $500 (my personal favorite).
Third prize is a $100 VISA gift card.
Tickets are $20.00 each or 3 for $50.00. Make checks to Amesbury Rotary. You can mail your check to Amesbury Rotary, PO Box 544, Amesbury, MA 01810, or drop it off at Stoneridge Properties, 20 Market St/. Amesbury, Ma 01913
And YES you can use Venmo. Our account is @Amesbury-Rotary.
The drawing is on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
Let us know if you have questions.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, March 1st. Tanya and Kevin, owners of Aumnii Studio hosted our evening meeting; at their  5 Market Square, Amesbury workshop studio. Aumnii has had both a work shop/ studio as well as a retail store in Amesbury, but has decided to focus full time on DIY workshops in their Market Square studio, and at private events, birthdays, team building events, etc. both in the New England area, as well as special workshops at venues ranging from Canada to Florida. They will continue selling through the internet, after they close their Main St store later this Month. Their art forms range from the traditional to the eclectic; furniture painting. glassware painting and etching, wood image burning, macrame, cloth, wood forms, wall and window hangings, etc. -- using alcohol inks, chalk paint, acrylic pour, etc. It was an exceptionally interesting and educational evening, which we were exposed to art forms that most little or nothing about. Tanya and Kevis's discussion was fascinating, and your enthusiasm was infectious. It's great to see a small business succeeding here in Amesbury..Thier web site is: www.aumni.com.
On February 22, Amesbury Historian Bart Bailey brought us back to 1936, when the great flood occurred. His oral and visual presentation was riveting, and very informative. He showed a movie which his father had taken of and from Main Street, showing both the ice and the ensuing flood. The movie was of such exceptional quality and definition, that it could easily stand beside those taken today. Bart has done a great job of preserving these images in digital format; as a permanent record for future generations. 

The worst possible weather combined to produce the 1936 flood: A warm front that stalled on March 11 followed an unusually cold, snowy winter. With that warm front came the first rain storm, centered on the White Mountains. It lasted until March 13 and dumped five inches of rain onto Maine, New Hampshire and parts of Vermont. Weather forecasters had accurately predicted the 1936 flood, and ample warning prevented much loss of life. Ice jams on rivers caused most of the destruction. A mark at the very top of the first story of a barn on River Road in Merrima, shows the high water mark of the infamous 1936 flood, an event that is largely forgotten today. The flood caused enormous damage all along the Merrimack River and its tributaries. It forced the evacuation of Amesburys Point Shore, and led to desperate measures such as dynamiting ice jams.

Wednesday, February 15 afternoon was Amesbury Rotary's sponsorship of a meal and serving at Our Neighbors Table. ONT is a key part of the greater Amesbury community; serving a prepared meal every Wednesday to all who come - meals are currently for takeout only, but the ONT staff is hoping to resume eat in table service in the near future. This meal while an important service to  the community, is the tip of the iceberg, as ONT is a major source of food through it's Main Street Food Pantry, where it make a significant contribution to addressing food insecurity in our area, which affects 1 out of every 16 people across Northern Essex County.
Creating a food secure region is a collective effort of working together to ensure every person across Northeastern Essex County has access to food when and where they need it. Our Neighbors' Table relies on the generosity, time, and talents of local individuals and businesses to ensure every neighbor has food on their table. You can make a difference – your actions will help create a food secure region. 

Amesbury Rotary prepared Valentine gift bags with socks, chocolate, and a special Valentine for Link House, Inc. residents. The feedback was that everyone loved the new socks and were happy to be remembered. Rotarians are “People of Action” and no act of thoughtfulness is too small.


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Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Ristorante Molise
1 Market Square
Amesbury, MA 01913
United States of America
2nd and 4th.Wednesday meetings in the month @ Risorante Molise, Amesbury; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday meetings in the month @ Game Time, 84 Haverhill Rd, Amesbury at 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Click on the Calendar tab above for details
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Contact: Co-Presidents:
Donna Collins
Email: dlcamesbury@yahoo
Phone: 978-388-4124
Eric Palen
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Phone: 978-697-5146
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