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Haverhill Rotary February 28

Weekly Raffle



Contact Frank Novak if you have a suggestion for an interesting speaker.


New members must be sponsored by a current member of Rotary International or be invited by our membership director. Prospective members are welcome to attend meetings by contacting Membership Director Jean Poth. A qualified candidate for The Rotary Club of Haverhill membership is a person of excellent character and good business, professional, and community reputation. The candidate fits one of the following criteria:

  • Hold (or be retired from) a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or community position
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvement
  • Be able to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements
  • Live or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area

    Attendance Policy

    An attendance record of 50 percent is required to remain an active Rotarian. Any missed meeting must be made up within 14 days before or after the regular meeting. To accommodate busy schedules, there are various opportunities to make up missed meetings.

    Make Up Opportunities

    Make Up On-Line
    Rotary eClub One

    Monday 12:15 PM
    Danversport Yacht Club
    Monday 12:15 PM
    Exeter Country Club
    Tuesday 12:15 PM
    Glenn's Galley
    Tuesday 12:15 PM
    Caffe Paradiso in Lowell
    Wednesday 12:15 PM
    Angelica's Restaurant in Middleton
    Thursday 7:30 AM
    Cochichewick Lodge in North Andover
    Thursday 12:15 PM
    Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth
    Friday 7:30 AM
    Rockingham Park, Belmont Room in Salem NH
    Friday 7:30 AM
    Lanam Club in Andover
    Friday 12:15 PM
    Boxwood Grill in Methuen

    Grant Application

    Any person or organization who would like to receive a grant from the Rotary Club of Haverhill should complete a Grant Application. MS Word PDF

    Officers, Directors and Support

    President: Sheryl Meehan
    President Elect: Frank Novak-Speakers
    Vice President: Jean Poth
    Membership & Club Service Secretary: Bonnie Michaleas
    Treasurer: Bill Klueber
    Director: Richard Sundell-International
    Director: Bonnie Michaleas-Vocational Director: Michel Van Ravestyn-Community
    Director At Large: Charlene Laprel Director At Large: Greg Stark, Jr. Past President: Julian Rich
    Assistant Treasurer: Charlene Laprel
    Assistant Treasurer: Chuck Traver
    Sergeant at Arms: Buddy Baker
    Assistant Sergeant at Arms:
    Greg DiBurro
    Foundation Co-Chair: Michael Botte
    Foundation Co-Chair: Chuck Traver
    Song Leader: Fred Battistini
    Assistant Song Leader: Megan Shea
    Pianist: Chandler Noyes
    Assistant Pianist: Jim Vanderpol
    Greeter: Bonnie Michaleas
    Assistant Greeter: Greg DiBurro
    Webmaster: Tim Coco
    Nairator Newsletter: Steven Goddu
    Photographer: Michel vanRavestyn
    Assistant Photographer: Bernie Clohisy
    Community Meals: Bernie Clohisy
    Assistant Community Meals: Terry Beaton
    Youth Exchange: Mary Gale
    Auditor: Mike Reily

    The Object of Rotary

    The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

    FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

    Second. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

    THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal business, and community life;

    FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

    The Four Way Test

    Of the things we think say, or do
    1) Is it the TRUTH?
    2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3) Will it bring GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

  • President's Message

    Rotarian David Thomas comes to the Rescue!! Our scheduled speaker was unable to attend last Thursday's Rotary meeting and David was asked to fill in. David not only filled in, he brought a test to gauge our mental flexibility and creativity. We had a fantastic time and truly enjoyed ourselves! Well, we Rotarians were certainly able to demonstrate our creativity and flexibility by answering most of the questions correctly! Between the whole club, we were able to answer 24 questions. Is this what they mean by "it takes a village?"

    I was thankful that Rotarians Bill DeRosa, Frank Novak and David Thomas joined me at the head table. Bill forgot his membership book but brought exciting news. Haverhill Rotary will be following a past tradition of attending lunch at the Poets Inn once again on April 26, 2012! Frank couldn't resist teasing and harassing me (which I had quite a few laughs with) and David was our inspiration and brought sunlight to our table!

    We welcomed Julian Rich's guest, Joe McCarron, who is currently assisting Penacook Place. I think he must have enjoyed the meeting as he was one of the last to leave. I am very pleased that Haverhill Rotarians are really starting to read the Nairator. Bonnie Michaleas won the Rotary Trivia question without checking the answer and received a $10.00 gift certificate to Keon's. I think this is the second or third time that Meghan Shea has saved the club from the devastating effect of my joke telling. She is truly a champion among champions!

    "What goes around, comes around!' Last week, Paul Berthold was the ONE ROTARIAN to fine ONE ROTARIAN. Of course we all knew he'd fine one of his best friends, Greg DiBurro. Greg was very generous and willingly gave a hefty donation to the cause. Who will it be next week???

    SPORTS RAFFLE Please contact Julian Rich or Kevin Nichols if you have tickets to sports events that you're willing to donate to our sports raffle. If you know of anyone who might have, please contact them to check if they might be willing to donate.

    Do you or someone you know have crutches and/or canes that are no longer needed? If so, please bring to the Rotary meeting this Thursday or next Thursday for donation to the CRUTCHES FOR AFRICA program. I will bring them with me to the New England Rotary President Elect Training in Framingham where they will be collected.

    Frank Novak pulled the Ace of Diamonds out of the deck in our Ace of Clubs raffle. Similar, but just doesnąt cut it. Looks like he was not the winner of our raffle which is now up to a grand total of $688.00!

    Ruthann Goguen, Executive Director of the Hill View Montessori Charter Public School has been proposed for membership by James Vanderpol. Any discussion regarding Ruthann becoming a member of our club should be directed to Sheryl.

    Who took a Rotary banner in orbit around the moon?
    Astronaut Frank Borman, Commander of the first Apollo 8 space mission and member of the Rotary Club of Houston Space Center carried the Rotary banner in the first orbit around the moon on December 21, 1968 through December 27, 1968.


    March 2 - 4, 2012 Haverhill Rotary Fellowship Weekend The White Mountain Hotel and Resort, North Conway, NH Weekend getaway. All fun, no work!!

    March 20, 2012 Peabody Rotary is hosting 8th Annual Taste of the North Shore which includes food, desserts, entertainment, auction and a $10,000 Grand Prize Raffle. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Vanessa Silviera at 978.326.5801 or

    March 23, 2012 Haverhill Rotary Karaoke Night at the Haverhill Country Club. Our own Cindy Ryan and Roger Ryan will be the "Masters of Karaoke" and promise to deliver an exciting night! We are challenging all Haverhill service club Presidents to a "sing off" for the "Haverhill Rotary Idol of Clubs" trophy. I know we're in trouble with this challenge as I was thrown out of Glee club the first time I actually sang. More details to follow!

    April 11, 2012 District Assembly CoCo Keys, Danvers, MA Details to follow.

    April 29, 2012 Interact Assembly will take place at the Woburn Boys & Girls Club - details to follow.

    June 1 - 3, 2012 - Rotary District 7930 Annual Conference

    Community Events

    March 15, 2012 Exchange Club's St. Patrick's Day Breakfast - Save the date - details to follow!

    March 30, 2012 Haverhill YMCA is conducting the "Y For All" Kick off breakfast at the Haverhill Country Club starting at 8:00am. This event is the beginning of the YMCA Annual Support Campaign and Representative Brian Dempsey is the honorary chairperson of the campaign. Please contact Tracy Fuller at 978.374.0506 for additional information.

    March 30, 2012 Career Resources Corporation Spring Fling Auction 2012 Will be held at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, NH 02811. Tickets are $30 per person/Table of 10 cost $270. You may purchase auction tickets on line at All profits support CRC and its efforts to provide employment and community living resources to people with disabilities in the Greater Haverhill Community. Please contact Bonnie Michaleas at 978.374.9122, x228 or email

    Rotary Music "HINT"

    R-O-T-A-R-Y that spells ROTARY!
    R-O-T-A-R-Y is known on Land and Sea
    From North to South
    From East to West
    He profits most who serves the best
    R-O-T-A-R-Y that spells ROTARY!

    Smile and the world smiles with you, Sing a song.
    Don't be weary, Just be cheery all day long.
    Whenever your trials, your troubles and your cares
    Seem to be more than you can really bear
    Smile and the world smiles with you, Sing a song

    Please remember the Haverhill Rotary winter weather policy:
    If the Haverhill Public Schools are cancelled due to inclement winter weather, there will be no Rotary meeting that day. Also, if there is an early dismissal, there will be no Rotary meeting that day. If there is a delayed opening of the Haverhill Public Schools, there will be a Rotary meeting at the regular time, at 12:15 PM.

    Contributions to and suggestions about the NAIRATOR are welcome, so please pass on any news to me or Steve Goddu.

    Yours in Rotary,


    January District News

    Download a copy of our January 2012 District Newsletter to keep up with what's going on in District 7930.

    Rotary Club of Haverhill Massachusetts
    P.O. Box 808
    Haverhill, MA 01831

    Club #167, District 7930
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