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Jon Ryan's Pub
478 Lowell Street
Methuen, MA  01844
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Methuen
On Friday June 8th Methuen Rotary Club sponsored Methuen's Special Olympics at the Methuen High School Field House.  It was a gorgeous day and such a rewarding experience.  All the kids had a great time and celebrated with medals and pizza donated by  Bada Bing.   Attorney Charlie Perrault brought his whole team to help out also.  To quote John Breen " The smiles on the kids faces make it all worth it."  We are already looking forward to next year!
Pictured from L To R: Attorney Charlie Perrault, James Khoury,  Attorney Jonathan Rossi,  Connie Doto,  Cole Welch Caffery, John Breen, & Franck Brucato.
Missing from Photo : Attorney Darlene Danielle, Tim Frechette, Julie Brady 

Arbor Day 2018

The Methuen Rotary Club has accepted the challenge of Rotary International President Ian Riseley to plant one new tree for each Rotarian in the club. The challenge is intended to combat global warming and beautify local communities. Australian native Riseley explained, “Environmental issues have not featured highly on the radar of Rotary International in a corporate since 1990-91. I was keen to give Rotarians an incentive and the opportunity to show their concern for the environment.”

Local Rotary District 7930 is providing the trees at no cost to local Rotary clubs, and clubs may select from three native New England selections: Sugar Maple, White Dogwood, and Red Maple. The goal is to plant approximately 2,000 trees in the Rotary District by Arbor Day on Friday, April 27th. The Methuen Rotary Club chose to invite the Kids at the Methuen YMCA to participate. 

Methuen Rotary Club was a proud sponsor of Neighbor's In Need's 8th Annual Soups' On! Dinner and Silent Auction!   With all the generous donations, sponsorships, and auction item purchases they raised over $60,000! This money will help ensure that they can continue to effectively provide healthy, nutritious food to those in our community. In Attendance  were Tim Frechette, Atty. Jonathan Rossi, Julie Brady, and James Khoury
Have you gotten your tickets yet?
On April 10, 2018, we will be holding our 8th Annual Celebration of Achievement Banquet at the Harris’ Pelham Inn located at 65 Ledge Rd Pelham, NH.  The dinner is from 6:00p.m.-9:00 p.m. and tickets are $40.00 per person.  We will be honoring both a Teacher of the Year and a Student of the Year from the Methuen Public School System and Presentation of Mary Academy, as well as award college scholarships to high school seniors who reside in Methuen and attend Methuen High School, Presentation of Mary Academy or Central Catholic High School.  In addition, the Club will present its 3rd “Service Above Self” Award, honoring Ken and Marilyn Peck from First Church Congregational that coordinated the new Methuen food pantry for Neighbor’s In Need.  They have made a significant contribution in the Methuen Community and most exemplify the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.
This year we will help support a wide variety of causes, including, but not limited to, the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Methuen YMCA, Methuen Flag Project, Neighbors In Need Food Pantry, & Methuen Senior Center. If you are interested in learning more about Methuen Rotary,  visit us at www.methuenrotary.org, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also feel free to Join us on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. at John Ryan’s Pub  478 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA  01844
For Tickets or Ad's please  contact James Khoury   jkhoury20@aol.com  or Trudy Lawler trudylawler@michaudinsurance.com
One of the causes that Rotary supports is education so recently the Methuen Rotary Club donated the book Dave & Danny Pay it Forward which is about spreading kindness, compassion and paying it forward.   To quote the Author  Gretchen Detora  "The idea of Paying It Forward has always resonated with me perhaps because of the influence of my own upbringing. In its simplest form, Paying it Forward means responding to another person's kindness by being kind to someone else. As I learned about the life of David Vaughan, I knew he lived by this example too. This was the impetus for “Dave and Danny Pay It Forward” - I created a character based on David and how he teaches his son about kindness and compassion through the examples he demonstrates throughout the book. I felt that a children’s story would be a great platform to pass along the Pay it Forward message to kids all across the world." 
Books were donated to the 1St Grade Classes at the Marsh Grammar School and  Shannon Molloy of Shannon Mary Sunshine Original Scarf Designs.
Shannon continues to spread her sunshine and her love for reading to preschool students . She is an amazing role model using assistive technology to read. Shannon's message... "Everyone can live a literate life!" 
Learn more about these great stories or to purchase  a book visit their web pages at www.shannonmarysunshine.com and www.daveanddanny.org
Pictured: From Methuen Rotary Club:   Rotary President  Atty. Jonathan Rossi, Julie Brady, Frank Brucato, Anne Whalen, Dennis Sweeny
Marsh 1St Grade Teachers  Danielle Cormier,  Lori Gangi, Kelly D’Hondt, Susan Wilson, Nancy Shepherd,  Lori Mazzone, Ashley Gendreau
Pictured: Jeanne Molloy, Shannon Molloy
We are gearing up for our  8th Annual Celebration of Achievement event on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:00pm at Harris’ Pelham Inn.  The Rotary Club of Methuen is pleased to offer college scholarships to high school students from the Methuen community. The mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self.” The decision for selection will be based on the information requested, including academics, community service and essay.  Applicants chosen will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and will be invited to attend the Methuen Rotary Club’s Celebration of Achievement.
We are also  accepting nominations for the 3rd Annual  “Service Above Self” Award to recognize an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution in the Methuen community and most exemplifies the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self."  This individual must have contributed to the betterment of the community by the unselfish giving of his/her talents, time and energy to help improve the quality of life in Methuen.   A $500 donation will be made to the award recipient's charity of choice.  All applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2018.  
All forms are located on our website and scholarship forms are with your guidance counselors.  Good Luck!
On June 23rd 2017, Methuen Rotary Club welcomed in it's newest President Attorney Jonathan Rossi.  It was a great night with a lot of laughs and much thanks from the Immediate Past President James Khoury.  Congratulations to James who was given the Rotarian Of The Year Award! James had a great year and really went above and beyond during his Presidency.  James also gave out "Thank You" awards to Members Frank Brucato and Anne Whalen that helped support him and also did an outstanding job this year.  You have some big shoes to fill President Rossi...Looking forward to a great year ahead.
from left to right Frank Brucato, James Khoury, Jonathan Rossi, & Anne Whalen
On April 9th 2017 Methuen Rotary Club held the 7th Annual Celebration of Achievement Award Banquet at Harris Pelham Inn. This event honors individuals that are making an impact in the community. We recognize outstanding teachers and students as well as present the Service Above Self Award.
Congratulations to all the winners this year. Thank you also to all the sponsors that help make this  a great event and allow Methuen Rotary Club to continue to give back to our community.
Teachers Of The Year: Edward "Bud" Jennings MHS and Zulema Ilerena PMA
Student Of The Year : Kelsey Claire Perry MHS and Simon Rodriguez PMA
Scholarship Winners : Brianna Caron-DiPietro PMA, John El-Helou, Alison Wohler, and Michal Hajjar MHS
Service Above Self Award: Jeff Bellistri from Methuen Senior Center's Adopt-A-Grandparent Program
Members of  Methuen Rotary and Interact Club, dove into the frigid waters of Gloucester, MA, for the 7th Annual Polar Plunge. This annual event benefits Rotary Service Projects all across New England and the world. The event takes place every year at the Cape Ann Motor Inn at Long Beach in Gloucester, MA. Approximately 300 people attend this well worthy event every year. 
Please support our Methuen High School Rotary Interact Fundraiser.  If you present this image to a cashier at the Methuen Fuddruckers, this Friday, January 27th between 5-8PM, then they will provide 20% of your meal total towards the Interact Club at Methuen High School. Please feel free to share this and support our Methuen High School Rotary Interact Club. 
The Rotary Club of Methuen is accepting nominations for its “Service Above Self” Award to recognize an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution in the Methuen community and most exemplifies the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self."  This individual must have contributed to the betterment of the community by the unselfish giving of his/her talents, time and energy to help improve the quality of life in Methuen.  This award will be presented at the Rotary Club of Methuen's Celebration of Achievement event on April 11, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Pelham Inn.  A $500 donation will be made to the award recipient's charity of choiceAll applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2017.  More information is available on the attached form.
Please feel free to nominate someone or pass along to others that may be interested.  Thank you!
Methuen Rotary welcomes our newest member Rachel Voiland.  Rachel is the Committee Chair of the Eugene Voiland American Flag Program.  This program was started in January of 1994, in dedication to her deceased husband and all veterans of foreign wars. They are responsible for the replacing and maintenance, along with the DPW, for all the flags adorning the Broadway strip in Methuen. We are so happy to have her on Rotary.  Please contact us if you would like more information on how you can help support this and the other programs that Methuen Rotary is involved in.  From left to right - Rotary President James Khoury and Rachel Voiland.
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