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Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:30 PM
Lightkeepers House
15 Lighthouse Lane
(PO Box 36)
Cohasset, MA  02025
United States of America
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President Elect
Rotary Foundation/ Philanthropy Chair
Membership and Service Chair
Public Relations Chair
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MEETINGS - Meet weekly for dinner & speaker @ at Lightkeepers Cottage 6:30P
For the July 2019-June 2020 Rotary year Cohasset rotary Club elected Trish Morse as their new President.  Her board, voted last year, will be John Herth - President Elect, Lisa Hewitt Dick - Treasurer, Mal Stanton McCunney- Secretary.  With Trish Morse's track record of leadership thru work, Founder/Director of Working Dog Foundation and numerous town involvement we know it will be a great year for Cohasset Rotary with her energy, creativity and passion.
President Trish Morse installed by Assistant Governor Diane Herth with now Past President Ed Fox.
Rotary service stays in the family(!) as Diane Herth installs her husband John Herth as the 2020-21 Cohasset Club President.  John's aunt and uncle Anna and Don Johndrow have both been Presidents and District Governors in Puerto Rico and Texas.
Trish receives her personal gavel to ring the Rotary bell minute adjourned after her installation.  Want to know what she has planned for our club in the next year?  JOIN US on Monday at Lightkeepers House 6:30-8P July 1, and see if Rotary might be a service organization you might be interested in.
Past President Ed Fox gives a 'happy buck' (donations collected dollar by dollar to spend on our service projects and grants) to honor his last year as president.
Trish's Board of Directors will include the four Officers, Past President Ed Fox, Diane Herth - Assistant District Governor, Wayne Sawchuk, Linda Fechter-Road Race Chair, and Peter Pearce- Foundation Chair.
District 7950 encompasses MA South Shore, Cape Cod, the Islands and the state of Rhode Island.  Stephen Albright is now Rotary District Governor of the 72 clubs.  
A HUGE thank you goes out to the Cohasset Rotary Club for their support of our new Governor and Assistant Governor!  Eleven members drove all the way to the Cape Codder Resort for Stephen Albright's District Governor Installation and the installation of his Assistant Governors which included Cohasset Rotarian Diane Herth - our club's first District Officer in the history of the 1946 club.  With whoops and hollers (and I believe I saw a 'wave' occurring at the Cohasset table😂), the new slate of District officers were installed.  With Steve at the helm of the District, Diane assisting his leadership in Cohasset, HINGHAM, Nantasket/Hull and SCITUATE, and Trish Morse as our Cohasset Club President, 2019-2020 will be a great year!
Once again we had a blast volunteering at the Nantasket Hull town-wide event Cops and Rodders to benefit Kids with Cancer.  
It's all in the details when it comes to car shows and these people had their gems polished bright.
What a fun event and a great turn out with 600 registered cars and 100 more in an overflow lot wanting to get in!  Congratulations Nantasket Hull Rotary Club and Hull Police!
Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and runners!!! Together we Promote Peace, End Polio, Inspire, Learn, Empower and Save Lives! 
Check out our Road Race-by-the-Sea photo album on the right hand column of our Home Page.
The Cohasset Rotary Road Race by the Sea 10K is the best way to start the running season. For 42 years Cohasset Road Race by the Sea has been a spring tradition and training run for the Boston Marathon, and remains one of Cohasset Rotary Club’s most important fundraisers. We have the happiest runners and it shows!  Great views and lots of fun! All runners receive our collected long sleeve tee shirt.  Runners register here
Our 175 volunteers (almost half are high school students!) are instrumental in making this a fun and successful day.  We need people at registration passing out bibs and tee shirts, people guarding intersections, in the kitchen cooking hot dogs, cutting bagels and fruit.  All volunteers receive a tee shirt.  If you would like to volunteer register here!
Jeff Butler, moved to Cohasset from Silicon Valley two months ago is is already jumping into the community to make connections.  He is a UC Berkeley grad, computer science major.  He created and sold a Real Estate data business before finding a gap in business training and becoming a Professional Speaker with an expertise in millennial employees.  
Cohasset Rotary Club held their elections for the 2019-20 year.  Rotary years run July 1 - June 30 of the next year.  Officers were voted in unanimously.
President Trish Morse
President Elect John Herth
Secretary Mal McCunney
Treasurer Lisa Hewitt 
Directors Diane Herth, Peter Pearce, Wayne Sawchuk, Linda Fechter, and Past President Ed Fox
Congratulations Rotarians!
District Governor (2017-18) Steve Certa presented an award to Cohasset Rotary Club for exemplary donations to fund Polio Plus and End Polio Now.  
Cohasset Rotary Club annually supports Polio Plus with a donation of $100/member in the club.  Additionally the Cohasset Club donates $100/member to the Rotary Foundation which supports and fund grants worldwide to support disease prevention, literacy, clean water, education as well as maternal and child health.
Welcome back to Cohasset Rotary Vinny Harte, Director of Wellspring Hull.  
Vinny is executive director of Wellspring, Hull - in it's 33rd year.  
Provides support to those facing hard times - Motto is: "A hand up not a hand out."  
Provide food, clothes, educational and emotional support - elder care and legal support services.  Thrift shop is now 3,000 square feet and includes furniture, housewares, and other items.  Find more here: 

Our guest on Monday was a familiar face at Cohasset Schools.  Aleisa Gittens-Carle, METCO Coordinator for the Cohasset Public Schools cane to speak about the student program  with students from Boston becoming a part of the Cohasset School District.  

Ms. Gittens-Charle graduated as a METCO student from Scituate High School.  Went on to Tufts U, then Simmons for an MSW and Master's of Education.  She is also a pastor and holds a certificate as a principal for a middle-high school.

Professor Padraig O’Malley, U Mass Boston is a renown international peacemaker who will be screening his lastest film Peacemaker showing his work and holding a question and answer after the film at the Scituate High School Oct. 7, 7PM.  (See poster below.) Padraig was instrumental in ending the Irish Protestant/Catholic battles, and continues in Kosovo, Nigeria and Iraq… all based on his personal recovery from addiction model.  This is a film of addiction, recovery and creating something larger than you can ever imagine in the process, for students and adults.
The presentation is FREE to all students.  $10 for adults.
Each Monday night the Rotary Club of Cohasset has a speaker.  Speakers may educate, entertain or present a mission that they wish to have funding for.  Tonight's speaker was comedian Eric Golub who entertains for a living then gives back by donating his time across the country by performing for non-profits like Rotary Clubs.  
Every year the presiding District Governor (DG) visits every one of the 72 clubs in the district each year.  Our District covers the South Shore, Cape and Islands and Rhode Island, and our DG is Bill Tenant from the Braintree Club.  Tonight was our visit from the DG where our President Ed Fox present his club's plan to the Governor and the Cohasset Club hear from the Governor where Rotary would like us to focus, and be the inspiration in 2018-19.
President inducts and welcomes to our two newest members John Herth and Patrick Buchanan along with their sponsor Diane Herth.  John Herth is an architect as Sr. Director of Global Design and Construction Services at Dunkin Brands and Patrick Buchanan is a Stock Analyst at Fidelity in Boston.  We look forward to them being the inspiration through Rotary!
The 4H Club came talong with their chickens and goats to explain animal husbandry to all the Rotarians.  The Evergreen Club is based out of Scituate and reaches Cohasset, Scituate, Hanover and Norwell children.  We were SO impressed with their animal handling and knowledge and obvious love of their farm animals!  PLEASE visit
Ed Fox was installed as President July 9th for his July 2018-June 2019 term.  His President Elect is Nicole Roth, Treasurer Lisa Hewitt Dick and Secretary Mal McCunney.  Ed is no stranger to Rotary, in fact he has been a member of Cohasset Rotary Club for 33 years!  This is his second presidency having been president in the 90's.  The club is thrilled to have a year under his leadership.
The Cohasset Rotary Club bid farewell to Rotarian Tom and wife Kathie Gruber this evening, as they move to Georgia this week.  Tom has been a devoted Rotarian since June 21, 1982, who when not in Cohasset attends a Florida club for near perfect attendance year after year.   
Nothing keeps our runners (or volunteers) from smiling, not rain, snow, sleet or wind.  The Cohasset Road Race-by-the-Sea Fun 5 mile run is over with over 800 runners who came out to support Cohasset Rotary.  Thank you hardy souls!!!
We could not have the road race without our 200+ volunteer â€˜veterans' and ‘newbies', and half of them were our amazing high school students and younger Scouts - our community is SO giving!  We lost count of how many appeared on race day asking "How can I help?".  AMAZING!   We are SO appreciative of each and everyone of you who worked and came with a smile and positive attitude - irregardless of the threatening and too frequent March precipitation (not to mention that fluffy ’S’ word) and the blowing winds.