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Cohasset

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:30 PM
Lightkeepers House
15 Lighthouse Lane
Cohasset, MA  02025
United States
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MEETINGS - Meet weekly for dinner & speaker @ at Lightkeepers Cottage 6:30P
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.  
Originally in tech, Jeff loved the psychology of business and research.  He can now be found across the globe as an International Keynote speaker addressing subjects and organizations such as TedX, Multi-Generational Management, How to Work with People of Different Cultural Backgrounds, Millennials in the Workforce (MO Police), etc.  
 
We think Jeff would be great at developing our millennial membership!
You can find Jeff Butler at www.JeffJButler.com  510-859-3742
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.
(Photographed Past President Diane Herth 2015-16 and 2017-18 with Past District Governor (2017-18) Steve Certa of the Weymouth Club.)
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:  www.wellspringhull.org 
 

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.  https://thepeacemaker.eventbrite.com
 
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.  Thank you Eric for your entertainment traveling from the West Coast to Boston.
Our newest member of the Cohasset Rotary Club is Dr. John McCathy a chiropractor in Cohasset.  Pictured is President Ed Fox and Sponsor Peter Pearce with Dr. John McCarthy.
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 2017 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 ‘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. 
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!
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!
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
 
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
 
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.