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Rockport Rotary will hold its first-ever Brews & Burgers event on Saturday, August 14, rain or shine, from 4 to 8 p.m. Advanced tickets are not required. The menu will include gourmet burgers, hotdogs, corn-on-the-cob, street corn, and ice cream, among other items, with beer, wine, and hard seltzer available for your drinking pleasure.
 
The event will take place at the American Legion Bandstand and will feature live entertainment by Mari Martin and the Lucky Boys. Rockport's annual fireworks will take place following Brews & Burgers, with great viewing from Back Beach.
 
 
Proceeds from Brews & Burgers will benefit Rockport Rotary Club's community and international service projects.
Rockport Rotary met on Thursday, July 1, for the first time at our new location. We're pleased to be welcomed by Heath's Tea Room to their beautiful location and space.
 
The Rockport Rotary Club will be producing a 2022 raffle calendar as their fundraiser this year and is requesting submissions for the 12 monthly featured photos. The photos should be taken in Rockport and emphasize qualities that make Rockport a special place to live, work, and visit in every season of the year.
 
The contest will run from February 20, 2021 to March 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Please submit high-quality, full-resolution digital photos, to photos@rockportrotary.org and include your name, mailing address, email address and phone number. Photos must be your own work and should be free from any watermarks. A stipend of $50 will be sent to each successful applicant.
 
Please send any questions to photos@rockportrotary.org.
 
During this time of social distancing, Rockport Rotary is meeting via Zoom on Thursday evenings, at 7:00 PM. Want an invite? Just contact any of our members or email us at info@rockportrotary.org.
Dear Fellow Rotarians, 
 
In the midst of the coverage around COVID-19, as places of business, schools, and other agencies are taking precautions to prevent the spread of disease the club's Directors have decided to suspend our weekly meetings for the next 2 weeks. We will reassess the situation on March 31st and decide whether to continue not meeting or resume meeting as of April 2nd. During this down time I encourage us all to stay in contact with each other.
 
Peace,
Derek Van Gulden
President 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Rockport, Massachusetts
 
Beginning Thursday, November 7, 2019, our club meetings will move to a new location and new time! Join us at Rockport Inn & Suites, 183 Main St, Rockport. The first meeting of each month will be at 5:30pm for drinks with dinner at 6:00pm. For the remaining weeks, we will now meet at 7:30am for breakfast. We're excited for this change — join us!

The Rotary Club of Rockport is hosting its 23rd annual Lobsterfest, rain or shine, on August 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall Bandstand at Back Beach.

Tickets are $27.50 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Your ticket provides a hot boiled lobster, clam chowder, corn on the cob, a roll, watermelon and soda or water. There will also be a cash menu of burgers, hot dogs, chips, beer and wine. Live entertainment by Two Weeks From Everywhere, playing a variety of music, drawing from diverse influences of Americana, country, rock, folk, pop and bluegrass.

Tickets are still available at the John Tarr Store, Village Silversmith or from any Rockport Rotarian. To pay with a credit card, call 508-317-6206. Advanced tickets are strongly recommended.

Proceeds to benefit Rockport Rotary Club Community and International Service Projects.

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Rockport Rotary installed their new President and Officers and presented community citations at their annual awards dinner.
 
Wendy Hyatt, director of Rainbow Day School, was honored as Citizen of the Year, and Erin Caniff, Physical Education Teacher since 2004 at Rockport Elementary, was honored as Town Employee of the Year. In a special commendation, Peter Beacham, a longtime member of Rockport Rotary, was posthumously awarded for a Lifetime of Service. His wife, Janice Beacham, accepted the honor on Peter's behalf.
 
Derek Van Gulden was sworn in as President for 2019-2020 by Past District Governor Ingrid Brown, along with the Executive Board including Present-Elect Rob Liebow, Secretary Kecia German, Treasurer Rob Audano, Sergeant-at-Arms Phil Chalmers, and Directors Sean Fennessey, Nikki Marin, James Moore, Matthew Wigton, and Peter Willcox, Immediate Past President Susan King, and Foundation Chair Dennis Doolin. 
 
Rockport Rotary, along with Breen & Sullivan Mechanical Services and Emerson Swan, Inc., stepped up to help the Action Shelter in Gloucester keep their cool with a new central air conditioning system. Rockport Rotary provided funding for the project in the form of a $5,600 District Grant in cooperation with Rotary District 7930. 
WELCOME TO OUR CLUB
Rockport Rotary meets at 12:00pm on Thursdays at

First Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall
Corner of Broadway and Mt. Pleasant St., Rockport
 
Please email info@rockportrotary.org if you'd like an invitation to our meeting.

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