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Harvest Wine Dinner & Auction November 8th 6:30-9:30PM 2017-10-16 04:00:00Z 0
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The new officers were installed tonight by Past-President Peter Pearce.  Diane Herth resumed as president from two years ago, Ed Fox is President Elect, Lisa Hewitt is treasurer for a third year, and Mal McCunney our newest Rotarian stepped up as Secretary.  Thank you Mark Petrie for your service this past year (7/2016-6/2017) as president.  Hopefully as Past-President you can get in a little more tennis!
2017-18 Officers Installed 2017-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Cohasset Rotary Club as well as Rotary International believes that education is the key to success and serving others.  Each year the Cohasset Rotary Club selects recipients from the applicants for our scholarships.  This year the scholarships totaled $17,000.  We are pleased each year to host for dinner all the recipients and their parents so that the club may meet these young college students.  Congratualations and best wishes on your freshman year!
Cohasset Rotary grants $17,000 in college scholarships 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Mission Honduras serves to educate disadvantaged children in Honduras. 2017-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
We are excited to meet tonight to discuss with Helen Blowers of Weymouth Rotary, Principal Carolyn Connolly, staff and students to create an Interact Club for the Middle-High School students where they will learn to fund and hold service project, expand their networks, foster international understanding, and deepen relationships with other Interactors whilel they all grow as leaders!
 
 
15 Lightkeepers Way, Cohasset. Dinner & Discussions 6:30-8PM
 
Interact Club beginning in Cohasset 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Petrie began his Rotary experience at the Plymouth Sunrise Club with Lisa Braun so it was only fitting, as his Assistant Governor, to have her induct him as the President for 2016-18.  Also in attendance were 10 Petrie family members, Governor Kristine David, and soon-to-be Governor Elect Steve Certa from the Weymouth Club.
 
Mark's officers include:
Diane Herth, Past President - Secretary
Lorraine Tarpey/ Lisa Hewitt Dick - Co-Treasurers
 
Mark Petrie and his officers are inducted by AG Lisa Braun 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Anthony Vella from the Rotary Club of Biloela in Australia!  Anthony has a passion for Rotary and the services it's performs and we welcome him from down under while living in the United States with his Cohasset native wife and children.
Anthony Vella transfers membership from Australia to Cohasset 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
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Judy and Gary Ritts have served the Appalachia community with thousands of students over 28 years.  The Appalachia Service Project (ASP) makes homes dryer, safer and warmer for the residents of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia and Kentucky.  Students (and leaders) donate 10 days from their work schedules to drive two days down and two days pack, sleep on gymnasium floors and shower in cold water to serve the poor communities who desperately need our love and building  skills to improve their living situations.  The families are carefully selected to receive new roofs, decks, wheelchair ramps, stairs, floors, plumbing, electrical... whatever they need to be warmer, safer and dryer.  Judy Ritts has taught sixth grade special education for decades in Cohasset and retired last year.  Rev. Gary Ritts will be preaching his last sermon next week after two decades at the Second Congregational Church of Cohasset.  they look forward to leaving in two weeks for their last trip to Appalachia as the head of the project, but fear not - they will continue in some aspect as volunteers with ASP.
Pictured with Judy Ritts are two of the high school students attending the trip this year.
ASP Appalachia Service Project receives $2000 grant from Cohasset Rotary 2016-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
The Class of 2016 has it ALL and it's only just the beginning. Congratulations to all the Rotarian Scholarship Recipients of 2016 (not all pictured): 
Samantha Campedelli, Joseph Cavanaro, John Donohue, Rebecca Fredey, Nicholas Hall, Micaela Herth, Shea Kearney, Sean Mavilia, Benjamin Moy, Luke O'Brien, Madison O'Neil, Julia Richardson, Emily Rosano, Megan Rosano, Dominic Sestitio, Caitlyn Shaffer, Christian Tabb, Maria Waters
17 Cohasset seniors earn Rotary Scholarship 2016-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
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Katy Shamitz founder/director of Chapman Farm School and a 2015-16 Cohasset and District Rotary grant recipient, met last night's speaker Peter Swanson founder of 1 Square Foot at a Time. 
COHASSET Rotary has partially funded the renovation of a greenhouse and gardens at the E. Bridgewater campus of Chapman Farm School to become a science classroom and learn sustainable business practices as they grow and sell vegetables, herbs and create herb soaps.
We are looking forward to seeing what expertise these two retired high school Quincy teachers can share with the middle and high school students at the Chapman Farm School! Retirement seems to be quite an exciting adventure for the Swanson!
Leaders in farming experiential learning connect through Cohasset Rotary 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
October Wine Dinner & Auction a HUGE success! 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
SUMMER full of Awesome Meetings coming up!  (Remember you can ALWAYS go to our website Cohassetrotary.org for a current listing of our calendar or list of speakers!)
 
6/29 Business Meeting with Linda Fechter Road Race Financials & Jim Kearney Year-End Foundation figures
7/6 Happy 4th of July long weekend!  NO MEETING
7/13 Installation of Officers with Assistant Governor Lisa Braun
7/16 Pack a picnic (or pizza) and join us at 6PM on Cohasset Commons for Billy & the Goats 50’s/60’s music concert.  Bring a chair and have a fun night out with your fellow Rotarians!  If you don’t have a fold-up chair let Diane know and I have some extras:)
7/20 Kristen Sherman from SS Art Center followed by Board of Director’s meeting
7/27 TBD  (Mark Petrie presiding as Diane’s on vacation!)
8/3 Business Meeting 
8/10 District Governor Kristine David visit
8/17 Ross Lieb Lappen discusses work in the Arctic
8/24 Debbie Shadd from Cohasset Conservation Trust (Mark Petrie to preside as Diane is on another vacation:)
8/31 Cookout for Road Race volunteers
 
Happy/Sad Bucks:
One of the many happy bucks was the Governor has come out with a report today regarding Opiate addictions, a grave concern on the South Shore as another Cohasset family has lost a son to addiction.  He wants to look at addiction as a public health problem rather than mental health issue.
 
Boy Scout update from Rob Hillman:
Ken Roth is the charter organization Rotary representative of this Rotary sponsored 103 year Pack.
57 Boy Scouts in Troop.  Largest since Eisenhower was President!
 
Future Eagle Scout projects - Congratulations guys for using many recycled parts and creating thrifty and green as well as beneficial projects!
  1. Sam Greenup-  9' Xylophone for playground at Community Center Preschool
  2. David Hillman-Boardwalk of marshy pools behind Town Hall in Great Brewster Woods trails
  3. Luke O'Brien-Nautical Themed Fence in front of Harbor Master building
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
The board voted unanimously to donate to Boy Scout Pack $100 to support the 3 Eagle Scout projects.
 
6/22 An evening with future Eagle Scouts 2015-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
6/16 "What I fought for" with WWII vet Dave Mann 2015-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our 2015 Scholarship recipient winners!  $17,000 was granted in scholarships to further their education.  We had an enjoyable dinner with students and their families, hearing about their plans after high school.
Samantha Mushin
Christine Guinee
Matthew Froio
Lily McCarthy
Clara Bumgarten
Valerie Farren
Timothy Hayes
Sara Gruber
Jeffrey Powers
Christian Cunnie
Benjamin Buckley
Kayley Pinkus
Shalese Royal-Pasley
Shelby Silvia
Kyle McKnight
Jacob Johnson
Carolyn Kennedy
 
6/9 Senior Student Scholarship dinner 2015-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
SafeHarbor to present at High School, Wednesday Feb 4, 7-9PM 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 01, 2014
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We had the pleasure of touring the Willcutt Commons Senior Center last night.  It is truly a gem of the town of Cohasset! Cohasset Rotary handed over the first installment of their $25,000 commitment over five years to support the community.  An outdoor patio with seating and garden will be constructed for the community to enjoy.  Thank you Social Service League, Marita Carpenter President and all your board for making your dreams become reality.
 
Rotary President Peter Pearce hands SSL President Marita Carpenter the first $5000 installment of the Cohasset Rotary's $25,000 commitment.
 
Cohasset Rotary tours Willcutt Commons - built by SSL for community Diane Herth 2014-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 04, 2014
Speaker:  Tomasz Taylor from CERN
We thank Tomasz Taylor for spending an evening with the Cohasset Rotary club.  For a brilliant man he had a way of making us non-scientists feel 'not too stupid' and was definitely entertaining!
 
Tom grew up in Poland and is a physicist.  Tom is an 'atom smasher' at CERN.  He currently is also a Physics professor at Northeastern University.  Atoms 101:
  • Atom is one billionth of a meter
    • nucleus with electrons that travel around it.
    • a nucleous of an atom has protons and Neutrons and Quarks
    • July 4, 2012 a new particle within an atoms was discovered.  'Hicks Boson' ('God's particle')
  • Atom smashers make atoms fall apart so that the physicists can see how they work and what they are made of
  • In Geneva Switerland there is a 17 mile circumference tunnel under the city where nuclear studies are done.
  • Nothing can move faster than light
    • atoms are moving at 99.99999% the speed of light
  • Why is this atom knowledge important?  Why do we care?
    • Electricity is due to electrons moving
      • electrons actually move at a snails pace, it is the 'signal to move' that moves quickly and makes a light turn on at the flipp of a switch
  • At CERN there would be 2000-3000 people working on 1 experiment.  In order to communicate, they needed the convenience of internet so Tim Berners at CERN invented the internet decades ago.
  • MRI are using magnets and atoms to view non-invasively what is happening in the human body
 
Tomasz Taylor from CERN 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 06, 2014
SPEAKER - Mary Jo Larsen "Patterns of Conflict, Peacebuilding and Sustainability"
Mary Jo Larsen has been a permanent Cohasset resident for 6 years.  She worked as a Peace Corp volunteer for 2 years in Venezuela, received her Masters in Applied Linguistics, did another 6 years with Peace Corp worldwide and has received her PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
Mary Jo has worked for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and worked in multi-lateral and NGO organizations.  While recently spending time in Kenya and while waiting to go thru Turkey to go to India, she experienced part of Rotary Internationals work as they required her to have a brand new Polio vaccine to make sure they remained Polio free. 
Mary Jo has spent most of her adult life working on conflict and peacebuilding. While speaking to the Cohasset Rotary Club she asked it's members what is conflict?  Is conflict a 'problem'?  Conflict is an intentional battle of wills.  Conflict is DANGER and OPPORTUNITY.  
Mary Jo Larsen, PhD, "patterns of Conflict, Peacebuilding and Sustainability" 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Monday 6:30P Speaker/Dinner Meetings Held at Lightkeepers Cottage unless otherwise noted. Diane Herth 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Herth on Sep 21, 2014

Last night we had the distinct pleasure of meeting at the Cohasset Historical Society where Rotarian Tom Gruber, a Historical Society member, gave a few visitors a tour of the building which included a newly donated painting of Captain John Smith arriving in Cohasset.  This painting was done by the same artist MacIvor Reddie who painted the inside of the foyer dome with depictions of the times.Image

Cohasset Historical Society annual visit Diane Herth 2014-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Herth on Jul 20, 2014

ImageWelcome new members (L-R of Past President Tom Gruber) Trish Morse, Diane Kennedy, Ann Marie Jaworski, Claudia Russell and Chris Senior!  These five new members were induced on July 21st.

Five Members Inducted July 21 Diane Herth 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Diane Herth on Jun 29, 2014

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Immediate Past President Ken Roth presents to newly installed President Peter Pearce the Paul Harris portrait so that he can hang it proudly in his home!

Peter Pearce Installed as President Diane Herth 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z 0