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Cohasset

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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MEETINGS - Meet weekly with speaker via ZOOM - Mondays 7PM. Please contact President Trish Morse at pwmcohassetrotary@gmail.com for a meeting invite if you would like to join us!
Tonight we virtually wished Patrick Buchanan farewell as he and his family will be moving to Bend, Oregon after the school year.  We hope he chooses one of the local clubs in Bend to share his Service Above Self.  Enjoy the outdoors with the mountains and river fun.  You will be missed Patrick!
 
Club members held up signs during our Zoom meeting to share humor and best wishes.
On April 5, 2020 our Road Race-by-the-Sea Race Director Linda Fechter made lemonade out of lemons and allowed Jack Bowen to complete his 44th consecutive(!) Cohasset Road Race-by-the-Sea with his children along side him.  He was presented his award of a roll of toilet paper, 143 sticker and a hand 'engraved' medal by his wife Nancy.  10 foot distancing, and gloves were observed by all of the handful of spectators.  Thank you to Dan Leahy who continues to capture our unique and supportive community on film.
  

Hello Rotary Volunteers and attendees,

As recommended by the CDC and Town of Cohasset Board of Health, and following social distancing recommendations for gatherings over 250 people, Cohasset Rotary Club has elected to cancel the April 5th and 44th annual Road Race-by- the-Sea.

It is with heavy hearts we made the decision but know that it is right.  We thank all our sponsors, runners and volunteers who stepped forward to run and help with this important and fun, community-wide Rotary fundraiser and spring tradition, especially on the 250th anniversary of Cohasset.  Runners and sponsors have been notified by Race Director Linda Fechter.  

Anyone who wishes to donate to Cohasset Rotary Foundation (501c3) it will be greatly appreciated.  We donate over $4000 annually to Rotary International who work with WHO (World Health Organization) to prevent, treat and cure diseases, in addition to the thousands given for Rotary College Scholarships, ASP students, Scouts and many other town and national/international service activities. (PO Box 36, Cohasset, MA).

 

A word from your Assistant Governor and fellow Rotarian.

I joined Rotary after Lorraine Tarpey, a Rotarian, invited me.  I had no idea what Rotary was other than 'I knew' it was an old men’s dinner club and was shocked she attended.  WOW, was I wrong!  In fact Cohasset Rotary is 50% women and member range from 30 to 95 years old.  I learned I had no idea what Rotary really was or the international power of it as a service organization!  Did you know Rotary is ‘this close’ to eradicating Polio worldwide?   Rotary is a major player in peacemaking, education, community development and maternal & child health among their six focus areas!  When my fellow Rotarian told me the motto of Rotary was ‘Service Above Self" I replied, “OK I’m in!… BUT, I can only come every other week with work, three kids who need shuttling to sports, homework, dinner, etc".  I joined in 2011.  After a year I was hooked and needed an excuse to come every week.  My husband arranged his work schedule to be home early and I looked for a job within the club.  Rotary has become a family to me.  I have met so many quality people in Rotary who I NEVER would have crossed paths with otherwise.  I am GRATEFUL for Lorraine’s invitation.  

Don’t be hesitant to go out and invite your friends to Rotary!  Your friends most likely are similar to you and probably enjoy helping others as well. 

Cohasset Rotary hosted a fun night of micro-brew tasting, country dancing, food prepared by Red Lion Inn and a live auction to raise money for our Service Projects and grants.  A great time was had by all by the almost 100 people who attended and bid on fabulous baskets and experiences with our auctioneer and Rotarian Wayne Sawchuk!
Wayne Robbins arrived at Rotary this evening to share a Rotary Moment during our Rotarian Spotlight .  Little did he know his family, friends and past Rotary member were waiting to celebrate FIFTY YEARS as a Rotarian in Cohasset, MA!  Members came up and told stories of Wayne and presented him with awards for his 50 years of Service Above Self.
 Congratulations Wayne Robbins!
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!