Welcome to Rockport Rotary!
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians, who are members of more than 31,000 Rotary clubs in more than 165 countries. Our own Rockport Rotary Club has more than 70 members.
We had a record-breaking LobsterFest this year, serving over 800 dinners! We were blessed with great weather, great bluegrass from Stillhouse Down, and great company.
The money we raised goes to our service projects, including scholarships, Rotary Youth Exchange, EarlyAct, Interact, RYLA, Valentine's Lunch for Seniors, Community Leader Awards, and much more.
Thank you to all that attended, helped out, and helped spread the word. We're already planning for next year. Mark your calendar: Saturday, August 13!
|Oct 1, 5:30pm||David Olson, Editor, Gloucester Daily Times||Appetizers & Cash Bar|
|Oct 8||Captain Stefan Edick, Captain & Executive Director, Schooner Adventure||tba|
|Oct 15||Julie LaFontaine, Executive Director, The Open Door||tba|
|Oct 22||Luma Silva, Rotary Youth Exchange student, Brazil||tba|
The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:30am, Rockport Inn & Suites.
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rockport Rotary Club is proud to be able to provide exchange opportunities for Rockport High School students, as well as for visiting students from countries all over the world.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.