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Rotary Presents Methuen Fire Department with Grant 



The Methuen Fire Department is on the front lines delivering care and working to overcome challenges to care delivery. There is an increase in demand and in the cost for crucial medical supplies to keep staff and the wider community safe.

Rotary District 7930 received a $25,000 Disaster Response Grant for Covid-19 from The Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation Disaster Response Grant for COVID-19 was established to help equip front line clinical staff with critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, making it possible for teams to have the resources they need, when they need them most. Rotary District 7930 was awarded $25,000.00 with $15,625.00 of the grant monies providing PPE to various care provider facilities and $9375 providing PPE for Police/Fire Departments and First Responders across the North Shore, Greater Boston area, Greater Salem NH area, and the Merrimack Valley. 

We recognize how the situation with COVID-19 is rapidly changing our lives. As together we navigate the unique realities of the day, we are truly grateful for the opportunity to partner with Methuen Fire Department  via The Rotary Foundation Disaster Response Grant for Covid-19.

This grant has specifically helped with the purchase of  880 N95 masks that  serve to equip firefighters  on the visits needing precautions during the pandemic.

It all comes down to being prepared – thank you to Rotary District 7930 for needed resources that allow Methuen Rotary Club  to give the Methuen Fire Department the ability to prepare.


To learn more about what Methuen Rotary Club does visit us at www.methuenrotary.org ,  like us on Facebook, or follow on instagram

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Methuen Rotary Club Celebrates Methuen Teachers & Students 

Methuen Rotary Club is proud to acknowledge the Methuen Teachers and Student of the Year along with 4  scholarships.  Although,  Covid 19 cancelled the Annual Celebration Of Achievement this year, it didn't cancel the great work and dedication of the award recipients.  We are so happy to have been able to award the following students with $1,000.00 Scholarships: Alexander Miller, MHS, Olivia Hebert, MHS, Juliana Licata,CCHS, Andrew Caron-DiPietro, PMA, Victoria Moda, CCHS..  Student of the Year is Chloe Foucault from PMA .  Methuen's Teacher Of the Year is Colleen Muller 2nd grade teacher from the Donald P. Timony Grammer School. Colleen loves the Methuen community and teaching even more.  She is a dedicated and selfless and always goes above and beyond to teach the youth of Methuen.  It seems very fitting that the last Presentation Of Mary Academy's Teacher of the Year is Stephen  Stankus.  He is a social studies teacher that has been teaching for 50 years. What an accomplishment! Stephen is  a true gentleman and  known for his kindness to everyone.  Congratulations to all the winners! 
Want to learn more about getting involved: email us at methuenrotaryclub@gmail.com or visit us at our next meeting. Methuen Rotary meets at 12:15 p.m. on Friday's at Muddy Waters Restaurant & Pub.  
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2020 Service Above Self Winner 

Congratulations to Yvonne Paplaskas, The Rotary Club of Methuen's Service Above Self Award Winner.  This award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution in the Methuen community and who 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. The winner receives a plaque and a donation of $500.00 to an organization of their choosing.  Yvonne chose to donate it to the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance. Pic L to R Julie Brady, Yvonne Paplaskas, Tim Vermette
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Methuen Rotary Club  donated over 2500 pounds of non-perishable  food to very worthy non profits during the COVID 19 Pandemic. The Rotary Club  motto is “Service Above Self” and conveys the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s more than 1.2 million members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize  Rotary worldwide spirit.  Each of the following  three food banks got donations. Neighbors In Need runs 13 food pantries in the Merrimack Valley, 2 of which are in Methuen. They provide healthy food including fresh produce, meat, dairy and other staples to 900 families.  Additionally, they  address diaper needs by running the only open-to-the public Diaper Pantry in Greater Lawrence. Neighbor’s In Need  serves 275 families, including almost 400 children every month by providing diapers, wipes and other infant supplies.  The Methuen YMCA along with the Merrimack Valley YMCA is providing grab and go meals and have opened  a food pantry. Through a partnership with the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, they  purchase food at low cost from Food Bank, supplemented with donations, in order to provide bags of food to children and their families on weekends. Families are invited to choose the food that they prefer from the healthy options that are available.  Methuen Cares Center is collecting non – perishable food, school supplies, paper products  and PPE supplies.   Now open from 10am-6pm Mon-Fri at the Loop (in the prior Avenue location) to centralize the collection of donations from anyone who can donate to help others.  The Methuen Cares Center will also be making calls to residents to check in and see how they  can help. If you need help please call 978-609-1866.  For more information please refer to the websites listed.

www.needfood.org, www.cityofmethuen.net  www.mvymca.org
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Fuel the Fight


Andover Cares, The Knights of Columbus, and Rotary Club's are partnering to help Fuel The Fight-The Andovers, Inc..

75% of all (tax deductable) donations for Fuel The Fight made through Andover Cares will support feeding health care workers providing front-line support for citizens in our region. Any remaining donations will support this, or other local causes related to health and wellness in our community, which Andover Cares sponsors.

Our struggling local restaurants need business to help survive through the prolonged stay at home advisory period …. Holy Family Hospital  and Lawrence General Hospital employees working on the front line of the Covid pandemic need food because their cafeteria is closed ... and moreover, the outpouring of
public support in sending meals to the hospital has been a "tremendous" emotional boost to the healthcare workers while they face Covid-19 every day.

FTF campaigns began and grew organically among people eager to help both frontline essential workers and the struggling food service industry. As a result, they seek to reach as many health care workers in their community as possible.
To serve these needs, "Fuel the Fight - The Andovers, Inc." was established by four Andover business women to gather donations that are 100% utilized via this "Go Fund Me" to pay participating local restaurants for meals they deliver to the hospital.

"Our mission is to help the local restaurants struggling to stay in business during this crisis while supporting the health care workers at Lawrence General Hospital." - Kristen Guthrie

Several of our local restaurants have signed up to participate in this program .. and your donation will help keep this initiative going! The heart of FTF’s operation is found in its local community leaders, and volunteers. FTF is committed to nurturing the next generation of public servants, leaders, and philanthropists.

Kindly make a donation to this worthy cause today.

Thank you!


Fuel The Fight - The Andovers, Inc.
Kristen Guthrie
Carolyn Mcinnis
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Paul Harris Award 

The Methuen Rotary Club Celebrated Virginia Salem the Director Of Northern Essex Elder Transport INC. Northern Essex Elder Transport, Inc. (NEET) is a non-profit organization providing non-emergency medical transportation for seniors using volunteer drivers. She was presented with A Paul Harris Award which is the highest honor that is given to someone who lives the Rotary Motto     ”Service Above Self”  


Pic : James Savarino, PTR. Retirement Fiduciary Group, Rotarian , Virginia Salem, Director of NEET, Julie Brady , AVP The Savings Bank & Rotary President
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Posted on Dec 10, 2019
 Congratulations to the winners of the 7th Annual Bocce Tournament.  Team Larry Rossi took home the bragging rights. Everyone had fun and Methuen Rotary raised money for the Methuen YMCA to help send Methuen kids to camp this summer. It was a "WIN WIN" for everyone involved.  Thanks so much for all the hard work of our bocce committee, our generous sponsors, and everyone that bought tickets, had a team or donated to the raffle.

Pictured: Fiore Almonte, Larry Rossi, Mickey & Bob Defrancesco  


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7th Annual Bocce Tournament

Posted by Jose Cruz on Sep 16, 2019
Please join us for our 7th Annual Charity Bocce Tournament. 
To register, just follow click here 
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Welcome to our newest member

Posted by Jose Cruz on Sep 13, 2019
We are excited to welcome Lars Olson, Vice President, Property & Casualty at USI. Pictured L to R: Jim Stone from District 7930, new member Lars Olson from USI, and Julie Brady from The Savings Bank.

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Installation Dinner & Awards 

On June 28, 2019  at Mi, Mexico Lindo Methuen Rotary installed the Officers for the 2019-2020 Year.  It was a time to  celebrate the many accomplishments that occurred during the past year and to look forward to what the new year will bring. President Julie Brady highlighted the many areas in the Methuen  Community where Rotary made an impact this past year.  A few of the things that Rotary was involved in were Holiday  food delivery and making 150 party bags for for Neighbor's In Need,  Island Clean Up, Methuen Special Olympics, Giving away $5750.00 in scholarships to Methuen Students,  Donating $4000.00 to local non-profit's during it's June Jubilee, supporting Methuen Girls Softball & Methuen MSPCA with the annual bocce tournament,  participating in Methuen Day and giving away  free hotdogs, reading to local students,  and partnering with the Methuen Library on the sponsorship of the Little Free Library Project.  This is not accomplished alone, it takes a team of dedicated people who care about their community and want to make a difference.  A few awards were given that night to very deserving members of the Club,  Connie Doto of Connie Doto Real Estate was presented with the Rotarian of  the Year Award.  Her commitment to Rotary and  her community exemplifies the Rotary Motto: Service Above Self. Frank Brucato of Prevue Inspections was presented with the Service Award for his commitment to the Club and for taking on leadership roles over the last few years.  Julie also had the pleasure of awarding  six (6) Paul Harris Fellows to members of the Methuen Club.   The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to Rotary Foundation. There are over 700,000 Paul Harris Fellows today, and they are regarded as “the backbone of the annual support to the Rotary Foundation, and those donations are the only reason that enables Rotarians to carry on a world-wide program of educational and humanitarian programs. Over all it was an exciting evening and  a great way to kick off the new year.  
Pictured:Connie Doto & Julie Brady
               Frank Brucato & Julie Brady
              Tim Frechette,  Atty. Charlie Perrault,  Connie Doto, Cheryl Parent,  Jim Savarino,(not Pictured) John Breen         
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2nd Annual June Jubilee

The Methuen Rotary Club celebrated it’s 2nd Annual June Jubilee by giving away money to deserving non –profits in Methuen. Each organization was invited to lunch and to speak about how the donation will help the people that are served in the community.  President Julie Brady had the honor of presenting $1000.00 checks to each of the following organizations.  Commander Curt Williams Accepted on behalf of the Methuen V.F.W. Post 8349.  Larry & Eileen Giordano accepted on behalf of Merrimack Valley Foster Kids, City Councilor Jessica Finocchario and Cole Welch , President, accepted  on behalf  of the  Merrimack Valley Prevention and Substance Abuse Project and Julia Pesek , Community Relations Director accepted of behalf of the MSPCA Nevins Farm. 

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Welcome to our Newest Member 

Posted on Jun 11, 2019
We are excited to welcome Melissa DeFriesse, Community Development Director at Nevins Family of Services.  Pictured L to R: Jose Cruz, Enterprise Bank, Melissa DeFriesse, and Attorney Jonathan Rossi.
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Congratulations to our Rotarian of the Year, Tim Frechette Anne Whalen 2015-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Methuen YMCA Golf Ball Drop & Family Fun Night Anne Whalen 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Installation of our new President, Frank Brucato Anne Whalen 2015-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
5th Annual Celebration of Achievement Anne Whalen 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
District 7930 5th Annual Polar Plunge Anne Whalen 2015-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Special Olympics NH - Regional Basketball Assessment Anne Whalen 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Food Basket Drive Anne Whalen 2014-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Festival of Trees Anne Whalen 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Santa Parade Anne Whalen 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Team Sciuto wins the 2nd Annual Bocce Tournament Anne Whalen 2014-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Family Fall Festival Anne Whalen 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0

Hump Day Run/Walk Club

Posted by Anne Whalen on Apr 29, 2014


Join the Hump Day Run/Walk Club on the Methuen Rail Trail and meet your health and fitness goals - whether you're a beginner walker or training for a 5K. This informal group meets on (guess what day it is?)... Wednesdays at 5:30pm at the parking lot on Railroad Street (near Union Street), Methuen. Free and open to all ages and fitness levels. Come join the fun!

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32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament Erica Hadley 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Methuen/Salem to host 1st Annual Charity Bocce Tournament Trudy Lawler 2013-09-13 00:00:00Z 0

District 7930 3rd Annual Polar Plunge

Posted by Jose Cruz on Feb 21, 2013

This past Saturday, February 23, The Methuen-Salem Rotary Club participated on the Rotary District 7930 3rd Annual Polar Plunge at the Cape Ann Motor Inn in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The event originally planned for February 9th, but was postponed and re-schedule due to the weather.

Clubs from all over the district take part on this event, from Boston north to Salem, N.H. and East to the Cape Ann communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester

This event brings every year more than 200 people that plunge into the cold waters off Cape Ann. The Gloucester Rotary Club was the host for this event. Last year approximately 160 people participated on this event as an effort to increase fellowship, fundraising and polio eradication. The District raised over $62,000.00 which is almost twice the amount raised last year.

From left to right: Charlie Perrault, Tim Frechette, Stephanie Lane & Trudy Lawler


District 7930 3rd Annual Polar Plunge Jose Cruz 2013-02-22 00:00:00Z 0

Visit from the Interact Club

Posted by Jose Cruz on Feb 21, 2013


This past Friday we also had visitors from our Interact Club at the Methuen High School. They have been pretty busy lately with a bunch of different activities. The activities included a Christmas tree donated to the Methuen Senior Center, a fundraiser at the Texas Road House, a relay for life team and a donation of over 170 children’s books to Holy Family Hospital as part of the “Reach Out and Read Program”. All fines collected on that day were given back to the Interact Club for future activities.

From left to right: Monique Mai, Marcie Mai, Adam Marchand (co-president), Mrs. Jenny Kravitz, Anthony Nguyen and Siufong Tran.

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Guest Speaker - Jose Cruz from Lowell Bank

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jan 24, 2013


This past Friday we had the pleasure of having our very own Jose Cruz, as our guest speaker for the day. Mr. Cruz addressed the club with an overview of our website, all of its benefits and special features.

As reminder, our website has a lot of important information just at the top of our fingertips, such as meetings, guest speakers and special events…. Check it out. www.methuensalemrotary.org


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Greeting from Tanzania!!!

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jan 17, 2013


Greeting from Tanzania!!! Our past Guest Speaker from Tanzania, Raphael Robert, sent us a picture with some of his students at the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania, displaying our Rotary Club Flag. from left, Bertha Lepapa, Nginasi Musee, Raphael and Anna Tataya) at Orkeeswa School in Tanzania. Things are going great at the school. They now have 162 students (80 boys and 82 girls). They also have some great new videos up on their youtube page at www.youtube.com/ieftz

Thank you Raphael and Peter!!!

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Guest speaker - Dan Strollo from "In Control" Crash Prevention Program.

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jan 17, 2013


In Control is a non-profit organization filed as a 501(c)(3) and offers the nation’s first state certified crash prevention training to drivers of all ages. This closed course, hands-on education was adapted from existing law enforcement training in the United States as well as European instruction that led to a societal shift in attitudes toward driving in many countries.

Guest speaker - Dan Strollo from "In Control" Crash Prevention Program. Jose Cruz 2013-01-18 00:00:00Z 0

Guest speaker - Heather Robertson from the Methuen MSPCA

Posted by Jose Cruz on Nov 01, 2012


The mission of the MSPCA-Angell is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.

The MSPCA-Angell is a private, nonprofit organization. They do not receive any government funding nor are we funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals. Heather invites any Rotarians friends and families to visit the MSPCA in Methuen, and help in any way you can.


Guest speaker - Heather Robertson from the Methuen MSPCA Jose Cruz 2012-11-02 00:00:00Z 0

Donation to the Eugene Voiland Flag Program

Posted by Jose Cruz on Oct 18, 2012


Friday October 19, the club made a donation of $250 to the Eugene Voiland Flag Program, as part of our yearly commitment to this great initiative. This program was started by Rachel Voiland back in January of 1994, in dedication on his 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. From left to right: Trudy Lawler, Rachel Voiland and Barbara Delucca.

Donation to the Eugene Voiland Flag Program Jose Cruz 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0

Guest speaker and Visiting Rotarian from Tanzania

Posted by Jose Cruz on Oct 04, 2012

From left: Raphael Roberts from IEFT and Tim Frechette from our Club.

Peter Luis from IEFT.


This past Friday we had guests speakers Peter Luis and Raphael Roberts, from the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT). Currently, only 10% of Tanzanian youth attend high school, a statistic that speaks to one of the world’s lowest rates of secondary education.

IEFT operates Orkeeswa Secondary School, located in the predominantly Maasai area of northern Tanzania known as the Monduli hills. Through the development of Orkeeswa School, IEFT provides secondary education to children from rural villages of the region. For our students, Orkeeswa Secondary School offers the only community-based option for continuing their studies beyond the primary level.

Associate Director Raphael Roberts, is also a fellow Rotarian from Tanzania. To learn more or offer some support, please visit http://ieftz.wordpress.com/

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Guest speaker - Belen Godwin, Executive Director from Blueskies Wellness, Inc.

Posted by Jose Cruz on Sep 27, 2012
On Friday Sept. 28th, we had guest speaker Belen Godwin, executive director for Blueskies Wellness, Inc. Blueskies Wellness Inc., (BSW) was conceived by Belen Godwin in 2006 while collecting research in pursuit of her PhD in Educational Psychology. After hearing the experiences of a close relative who was bullied because of a speech impediment, she was determined to study the effects of bullying and ways to prevent it.

The information she acquired on the processes that defuse academic progress in many school age children inspired her to find a solution, particularly in the case of bullying.

BSW was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in the state of Massachusetts on May 3rd, 2011 and is affiliated with the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) in southern New Hampshire.

Belen Godwin, executive director for Blueskies Wellness, Inc
Guest speaker - Belen Godwin, Executive Director from Blueskies Wellness, Inc. Jose Cruz 2012-09-28 00:00:00Z 0

New Members Installation

Posted by Jose Cruz on Sep 13, 2012
This past Friday we inducted two members to our club. Bridget Grella from Grella financial Services in Methuen, and Lisa Shea from the Nevins Family of Services also in Methuen. Both members were introduced by their sponsors, Darlene Danielle and Cheryl Parent. Please check our phot album for more pictures.

From left to right: Darlene Danielle and Bridgett Grella.

From left to right: Darlene Danielle, Lisa Shea and Cheryl Parent.
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Paul Harris Ceremony

Posted by Jose Cruz on Sep 06, 2012

Jim Savarino held this ceremony to award a couple of our members as Paul Harris sustaining members. Darlene Daniele and Dennis Sweeney were honored with this prestigious award, for their contributions to the club and the Rotary Foundation. Don't forget to check our "Photo Album" for pictures of the event.

Pictured from left: Jim Savarino, Darlene Daniele, Dennis Sweeney, Trudy Lawler and Maria Bartolone.

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President Elect Tim Frechette first meeting

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jul 19, 2012

President Trudy wasn’t able to attend this week’s meeting, so President Elect Tim Frechette had the pleasure of running his first meeting as President Elect; he did a fantastic job… hooray!!


For this Friday we had a classification speaker; our very own Ivette Korecki. She talked to the club about herself and her new position at TD Bank in route 28 Methuen.  She was brought up in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Massachusetts about eight years ago. She thanked a lot of who she is to her Dad, who gave her a lot of support and inspiration while she grew up. She went to school to study criminal justice, which she had to give up right before taking the Bar Exam, as her father was very ill and she needed to take care of him. She then became a banker starting as an underwriter, and later moving to operations and so on.  Her latest endeavor is now with TD Bank in Methuen, after working for Bank of America for many years. She resides in Methuen with her husband and daughter.


Dr. Tom Perrault addressed the club for a small announcement and update. Dr. Perrault made a $50 donation to the club, as last Thursday the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council finally hired an Executive Director. As you all recall the club stood up behind Dr. Perrault in times of turmoil for the GLCAC. The GLCAC went through a lot of issues in the past as we all know, but the integrity of the agency has now been restored. The organization is now even considered a MODEL agency. Even some speeches at national convention levels have been delivered, about the miracle of the Greater Lawrence Community Council.  Dr. Perrault is happy that all these issues have come to a successful conclusion, and he wanted to personally give thanks to the club for all the support.


President Elect Tim Frechette first meeting Jose Cruz 2012-07-20 00:00:00Z 0

A new Rotary year

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jul 09, 2012

Rotary club, district, and Rotary International officers began their terms 1 July. Welcome the 2012-13 leaders as they pursue Peace Through Service .


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Doing Good in the World

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jul 09, 2012

Your contributions to the Annual Fund through the Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative support life-changing projects around the world. Learn how your contributions to The Rotary Foundation are making a difference.


Doing Good in the World Jose Cruz 2012-07-09 14:50:09Z 0

Guest / Clasification Speaker, James Khoury

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jul 05, 2012

Our guest speaker for this Friday was our very own new member James Khoury. James delivered a classification speech about his company, Mortgage Resource Solutions, LLC, located in Broadway, Methuen, and the field they serve which is Home Short Sales. He also gave a brief bio about himself and his company. He is graduated from Central Catholic and Merrimack College. He also has some broadcasting and radio background. James also speaks full Arabic and Spanish as well.

Mortgage Resource Solutions, LLC is a company specializing in Loss Mitigation services. Their staff of analysts is trained on all aspects of pre-foreclosure loss mitigation options. They are also experts in the foreclosure prevention arena and strive to apply the specific strategies to a case by case scenario. The company is now five years old this week.


Guest / Clasification Speaker, James Khoury Jose Cruz 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z 0

Trudy's First Meeting

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jul 05, 2012

Trudy started her first meeting as president by presenting Ed Sidon with the Rotarian of the Year official pin. Also, Jim Savarino received his Sergeant at Arms official pin.  Both of them weren’t available at the installation night. Tom Perrault was very happy for the two of them as you can see in the picture.

Jim Savarino started his term by knocking down the American Flag!! I didn't have the guts to take a picture of that.




Trudy's First Meeting Jose Cruz 2012-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
This past Friday we inducted two new members to the club; Paul Shannon and James Khoury Jose Cruz 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z 0

Reach Out and Read Program receives a $500 donation.

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jun 21, 2012

Our club has sponsored the program for a couple of years now, over at the Holy Family Hospital here in Methuen. This year we presented a $500 check, for their “Reach Out and Read” Program at Pediatric Assoc. in Methuen. Most of you were familiar with what the program entitles, but Heather Robinson joined our club to tell us more about it and thank us for such a generous donation.


From left to right: Cheryl Parent, Darlene Danielle, Bridget Clifford, Dr. Rex Pajela and Heather Robinson.

Reach Out and Read Program receives a $500 donation. Jose Cruz 2012-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker - Judith A. Scannell, Superintendent of Schools Jose Cruz 2012-06-15 00:00:00Z 0

Installation night

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jun 07, 2012

This past Friday, June 8th, the Methuen-Salem Rotary club celebrated their
annual installation of officers for the upcoming 2013 year.
Installation night Jose Cruz 2012-06-08 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome our newest member Yvette Korecki!!

Posted by Jose Cruz on May 17, 2012

This past Friday, Yvette Korecki was inducted as the newest member of the Methuen – Salem Rotary Club. Yvette currently works as a VP, Store Manager at TD Bank route 28 in Methuen. Anna Whalen had the honors as she introduced Yvette to the club. Please take some time and congratulate Yvette!!


Welcome our newest member Yvette Korecki!! Jose Cruz 2012-05-18 00:00:00Z 0

Happy Birthday Trudy!!

Posted by Jose Cruz on Apr 12, 2012
Happy Birthday to Trudy Lawler on Behalf of the club and little baby Caylan, who joined Rotary in celebration.


Happy Birthday Trudy!! Jose Cruz 2012-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
2nd Annual Celebration of Achievement Banquet Jose Cruz 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker, Brian Mercer former EMT - Check out the photos!!! Jose Cruz 2012-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Anne Whalen spoke about the YMCA new education program Jose Cruz 2012-01-06 00:00:00Z 0

New club meeting location!!

Posted by Jose Cruz on Jan 05, 2012

We are now moved to our now meeting location at Jocelyn's Restaurant & Martini Lounge, located at 355 South Broadway in Salem, NH. Check out our photos page to take a look at it.


New club meeting location!! Jose Cruz 2012-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Please see the district's newsletter Jose Cruz 2011-07-11 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Jose Cruz on Aug 25, 2009
Just visit this website for an online makeup. Following the 4-Way Test, you will be spending, or have spent, 30 minutes on this site to meet the RI requirements for an online makeup.
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33rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament Cheryl Parent 0
1st Annual Charity Bocce Tournament Anne Whalen 0
Methuen High School Interact Club 1st Annual Year End Reception Trudy Lawler 0

Special Olympics NH - Regional Basketball Assessment

Posted by Jose Cruz



The Methuen-Salem Club was busy once again, providing lunch for the athletes and their families at the NH Special Olympics. This event took place this past March 17th, at the Salem, NH High School. Volunteers from the club come every year to cater to these athletes and their families to a nice. Take a look at our photo album for more pictures of this event.


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Guest Speaker - Linda Soucy, Methuen Arlington Neighborhood

Posted by Jose Cruz

Our guest speaker for this past Friday was Linda Soucy, from the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood. She thanked our club for our continuous support throughout the last couple of years.

The mission of M.A.N., Inc is to increase and enhance entrepreneurial opportunities, neighborhood investment, revitalization activities, and self-sufficiency of low and moderate income residents of the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood. Main focus areas include: Public Safety, youth programs, affordable housing, social services, transportation, employment, child care.



Guest Speaker - Linda Soucy, Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Jose Cruz 0
Our 31st Annual Charity Golf Tournament Jose Cruz 0

Methuen HS Interact Club book donation to Reach Out and Read

Posted by Jose Cruz


Our Methuen High School Interact Club made a kind donation of children’s books to the Methuen Pediatrics, as part of the Reach Out and Read Program.  From left: Dr. Rebecca Konieczny, Trudy Lawler, Samantha Perry, Adam Marchand, Sue Uzdavinis (Director of Women & Children’s Services for Holy Family) and Katherine White. The donation took place on February 4th.


Methuen HS Interact Club book donation to Reach Out and Read Jose Cruz 0
Guest Speaker - Joe Bevaliqua, President and CEO of the MV Chamber of Commerce Jose Cruz 0

Guest Speaker, Tony Sicurella, General Manager for JCPenney

Posted by Jose Cruz

We had a guest speaker this Friday; Tony Sicurella, General Manager for JCPenney at the Mall of Rockingham Park in Salem, NH. Mr. Sicurella spoke to the club about all of the exiting things happening at JCPenney lately, starting with the hiring of a new CEO, and the re-branding of the entire company.

He also mentioned the heavily involvement of JCPenney on the communities they serve. Over 110 years ago, James Cash Penney founded his company on the principle of treating customers the way he wanted to be treated himself: fair and square. Today, rooted in its rich heritage, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is re-imagining every aspect of its business in order to reclaim its birthright and become America’s favorite store. The Company is transforming the way it does business and remaking the customer experience across its 1,100 JCPenney stores and on jcp.com.


Guest Speaker, Tony Sicurella, General Manager for JCPenney Jose Cruz 0
Club donates $4000 to Methuen YMCA and the “Stewards of Children”. Jose Cruz 0