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An invitation to all to become connected to the world through service.

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. 

An invitation to all to become connected to the world through service. 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

Blue & Brews at Lions Hall

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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!
Blue & Brews at Lions Hall 2019-11-07 05:00:00Z 0

Wayne Robbins celebrated as 50 year Rotarian!

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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!
Wayne Robbins celebrated as 50 year Rotarian! 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Tickets on Sale NOW!!! Blues & Brews, Nov. 7th 2019-10-15 04:00:00Z 0

Thanks go out to YOU our supporters.

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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.
Thanks go out to YOU our supporters. 2019-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

Past District Governor Steve Certa presents award

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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.
Past District Governor Steve Certa presents award 2019-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

Vinny Harte Director of Wellspring Hull

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 
Vinny Harte Director of Wellspring Hull 2019-01-14 05:00:00Z 0

New Officers have been voted in

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!
New Officers have been voted in 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Aleisa Gittens-Carle METCO Coordinator

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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.

Aleisa Gittens-Carle METCO Coordinator 2018-10-23 04:00:00Z 0

The Peacemaker

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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
The Peacemaker 2018-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Ed Fox presents gavel to Past President Diane Herth 2018-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Plymouth County Evergreen 4H Club visits Cohasset Rotary

Posted on Jul 23, 2018
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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
Plymouth County Evergreen 4H Club visits Cohasset Rotary 2018-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Officer Reardon introduces Rotary Club to new canine partner Einstein 2018-04-25 04:00:00Z 0
Trish Hart guides club members on self care 2018-04-09 04:00:00Z 0
Road Race-by-the-Sea March 25 2018-02-18 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Rotarians Lisa Capobianco and Irene Lord! 2018-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
Harvest Wine Dinner & Auction November 8th 6:30-9:30PM 2017-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

Cohasset Rotary grants $17,000 in college scholarships 

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

Mark Petrie and his officers are inducted by AG Lisa Braun

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

Anthony Vella transfers membership from Australia to Cohasset

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

17 Cohasset seniors earn Rotary Scholarship

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

Leaders in farming experiential learning connect through Cohasset Rotary

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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

6/22 An evening with future Eagle Scouts

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
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

6/9 Senior Student Scholarship dinner

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

Mary Jo Larsen, PhD, "patterns of Conflict, Peacebuilding and Sustainability"

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