Holly B's Fracking Art Workshop & Studio

On January 18th. a contingent of Amesbury Rotarians had the pleasure of visited Holly B's workshop and studio at CI Works here in Amesbury, and learned about the relatively little art form of "fracking." As the accompanying pictures show; We had a "WHALE of a GOOD TIME!" Holly showed us the end product and then took us through the entire process. We learned about safety measures, sent electricity through the wood (fracking), scraped the ashes, sanded, burned the edges, and posted for pictures. We even had time to make sure that Donna and Sandy received their new Paul Harris recognition pins. It was tons of fun and we learned about a local business in our backyard. Great evening!

Holly B's Fracking Art Workshop & Studio Sandy Carlisle 2023-01-18 05:00:00Z 0

Merrimack River Watershed Council

On January 11th.John Macon, Policy & Education Specialist, and Tracey Chalifour, Director of Development; Staff members from the Merrimack River Watershed Council talked about activities the MRWC does to promote education and awareness about the health of the 117 mile long river, and provided supporting statistics. They also some of the major challenges they face, most notable of which is sewerage run off into the river, when there is a period of heavy rainfall. And discussed the roll that the federal and state governmental agencies are playing to abate this source of contamination. .Amesbury Rotary has provided funding, through a District grant to fund development of a contamination warning system. Some of our members have gone on hikes/walks with the MRWC group and found them to be very interesting, which included historical and environmental issues pertinent to the area being visited. 
MRWC Mission Statement: to improve and protect the health of the Merrimack River Watershed for all people and wildlife.
MRWC Vision: A Watershed where community and nature flourish together.
MRWC Values: Collaboration - Inclusivity - Integrity.
Merrimack River Watershed Council Sandy Carlisle 2023-01-11 05:00:00Z 0

Tom Whalen - Classification Talk

Tom Whalen, one of our newest members, gave his Classification Talk on January 4th. Tom is Director of Men's Supportive Services at Link House, at their site in Amesbury. Tom shared much about his background, diverse experiences, and life before joining Link House, which uniquely qualifies him for his work in helping their residents transition from addiction to fully functioning members of the community. He shared much about Link House, their mission, challenges, statistics, success stories, and future. Tom spoke without notes, straight from the heart -- a memorable and inspiring talk. 
Tom Whalen - Classification Talk Sandy Carlisle 2023-01-04 05:00:00Z 0

Amesbury Library Update

The Amesbury Rotary met at the Amesbury Library in front of the fountain we gave the city as part of our 75th Anniversary. Head Librarian, Aime Westphal, and Friends of the Library, incoming president, Katie Fawkes gave us a status report on all things library!
Amesbury Library Update Julia Phelps 2022-09-07 04:00:00Z 0

DG Alex Falk Visits Amesbury Rotary

Today, Amesbury and Newburyport Rotarians heard from District Governor, Alexander Falk. He updated us on the presidential initiatives as well as the leadership’s plan for District 7930. He even got a few laughs from the group which isn’t always easy. KUDOS Alexander!
DG Alex Falk Visits Amesbury Rotary Julia Phelps 2022-08-24 04:00:00Z 0

The Business Side of Being an Author

What an interesting Rotary meeting this afternoon. We heard about the business side of being an author from Edith Maxwell, who also writes under the pen name, Maddie Day. It’s more than just writing a mystery story. Be sure to check out her website, edithmaxwell.com and sign up for her newsletter and Facebook page.We also learned that Cathy Toomey was written into (and out of) the Quaker Midwife Mysteries. It’s amazing what you can get if you’re the highest bidder
at a charity auction
The Business Side of Being an Author Julia Phelps 2022-08-10 04:00:00Z 0
Link House - newest Amesbury Rotary Corporate Member Julia Phelps 2022-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

Amesbury Rotary President's Night

It’s a new Rotary year, which means new leadership in our clubs, our districts, and our international board. On Monday, June 27 PDG Julia Phelps inducted our club’s first co-presidents, Donna Collins and Eric Palen. We also gave 4 people Paul Harris recognitions. Ann Ferguson, Amy Farrell, Ann Boudreau, and Tom Farrell were named Paul Harris Fellows because they exemplify our motto, Service Above Self. Outgoing President; Tom Farrell gave an excellent recap of the Club's many accomplishments during the last Rotary Year, and incoming Co Presidents Donna Collins and Eric Palen laid out their view and goals for the 2022-2023 Rotary Year. On June 30, hekd at the Danversport Yacht Club, at the district celebration where our new District Governor Alesander Falk inducted Donna and Eric. Busy week, and we’re off to our new Rotary International theme for 2022-2023; "ImagineRotary". For pictures, please click on the "Read More" button. 
Amesbury Rotary President's Night Sandy Carlisle 2022-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

Step Up Thirft Store 

This past week, Jane Ansaldo Church shared information about the Step Up Thrift Shop. They accept “lightly” used/worn clothing/shoes and books to name a few things (not furniture) and they are open certain hours but you can donate 24 hours/day at the shed they have that’s between the library and the church. They reinvest almost all the proceeds back into the City of Amesbury.
Step Up Thirft Store   Tom Farrell 2022-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Annual Bike Safety Day

Amesbury Rotary held it's annual Bike Safety Day in conjuction with the Amesbury Police Department in the lower mill yard parking lot on May 21st. Approximately 30 kids brought their bikes down to get fitted for a new helmet, get their bikes tuned up, ride the bike safety course - they got a
certificate when completing it, and enter a raffle for a new bike. Click on "Read More" for picture from this event.
Rotary Annual Bike Safety Day Julia Phelps 2022-06-11 04:00:00Z 0

2022 Amesbury Rotary Amesbury Scholarships

Amesbury Rotary Scholarships were awarded to 5 Amesbury High School graduating seniors at the My 31 Baccalaureate. The four recipients, who  each received a $1,000 scholarship were Safiya Tarbell, Julianna Gannon, Lucas Welling, and Benjamin Blumsack. Zoe Glenn was awarded the $2,000 Bradley Ford Scholarship. Click on "Read More" to see pictures of the scholarship recipients.
2022 Amesbury Rotary Amesbury Scholarships  Donna Collins 2022-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

2022 Educator of the Year - 40th Annual Award

2022  Educator of the Year - Courtney Lovett
Cashman Elementary School
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.
2022 Educator of the Year - 40th Annual Award Sandy Carlisle 2022-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

Nepal's - Great Himalaya Trail Project

Economic and Community Development of Eco-Tourism
Creating successful and sustainable eco-tourism and micro enterprise among extremely poor mountain villages. Build on proven initiatives started in the Makalu and other parts of Nepal over the past 20+ years, harness a proven Appreciative Planning and Action (APA) development methodology along Nepal’s 1000 mile Great Himalaya Trail (GHT)—spanning the entire 500 miles from East to West Nepal.
This proposed Economic Development International Project, supported by District 7930 and Amesbury Rotary, is being designed by Amesbury Rotarians Malcolm (Mac) Odell, Mark Bean, and Sandy Carlisle from the Amesbury Rotary Club members.
 You can read more about the project in the Northeast PETS House of Friendship by following this link: 
Nepal's - Great Himalaya Trail Project Sandy Carlisle 2022-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Amesbury Teacher Appreciation Project

On May 4, 2022 Amesbury Rotary showed its appreciation to all Amesbury teachers, for the impact that they have on all aspects of the growth of their students, with a pouch of seeds; symbolizing growth, with a tag reading "Thanks for planting the SEEDS of Knowledge". The project was lead by Amesbury Rotary President Elect, Donna Collins.
Amesbury Teacher Appreciation Project Donna Collins 2022-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

Community Service Project - Pettengill House Emergency Food Bags

 Members of Amesbury Rotary were all smiles this evening as we put together emergency food bags and birthday bags fo the clients of Pettengill House. Many families need food to get them through a few days while they work on getting settled. We know this will help. This project was funded in part by a District 7930 Managed Grant which was made possible by our club’s contributions to The Rotary Foundation. Thank you Terri Doerfler for making this happen! All of your planning and efforts made this a fun, meaningful project. This wouldn't have happened without you! This is why I’m (Julia Phelps) so committed to Rotary. We make the world better in our own backyards as well as every where else in the world.


Community Service Project - Pettengill House Emergency Food Bags Julia Phelps 2022-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

PDG Julia Phelps Spoke on Her International Service Experiences

Last week Julia Phelps shared some of her many Rotary experiences. Specifically, she shared her “WASH” (Water, Sanitation and Hygine) involvement and experience. 

I think this is a great example of what Rotary is and can be. Some members of our Club are, or have been involved with International events/efforts. Some of our members are much more focused on the local area, and some members are not yet involved . I hope at least one take-away from Julia’s presentation is that there are many ways to get involved and if you aren’t sure of how to do so, just ask one of our Members – we really have a number of experienced Rotarians in our Club.

PDG Julia Phelps Spoke on Her International Service Experiences Sandy Carlisle 2022-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

Valentine's Day Card Community Service Project

February 2 -  evening meeting at Game Time. We had a Community Service project work party; writing 160 Valentine’s Day cards for 2 local nursing homes. PDG Terri Kidder lead this effort; coordinating with the nursing homes and getting the supplies. We had members and guests of all ages involved. President Tom is delivering the valentines to the nursing & assisted living facilities this week.  For pictures of this event click on the READ MORE button below.
Valentine's Day Card Community Service Project Sandy Carlisle 2022-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
Amesbury Rotary Served at 2021 Senior Holiday Lunch Sandy Carlisle 2022-01-05 05:00:00Z 0

Two New Members Join Amesbury Rotary

Our two newest members; Eric Palen (lower right) and Ryan Lopes (upper left), the newest members to join Amesbury Rotary gave their biographical Classification Talks at our January 5th. meeting at our evening meeting at Game Time.
Two New Members Join Amesbury Rotary 2022-01-05 05:00:00Z 0
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