Seaside Garden Club Reschedules

The snow-flakes have settled and our program committee has co-ordinated the speaker and the Manchester Community Center for Tuesday, February 19, same time and place. Let’s hope Mother Nature cooperates.

Seeing History, floral work of women artists, slide show by Martha Chiarchiaro

This programs is supported in part by a grant from the  Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.” The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Explore the art of Maria Sibylla Merian, botanical artist of the 17th century, and Rachel Ruysch, international master of floral still life in the 17th and 18th centuries. These distinguished women artists created a legacy and broadened our knowledge of flora and fauna.

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Manchester-Essex Rotary Mixer

LEARN ABOUT OUR LOCAL ROTARY CLUB

The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club will be hosting a light dinner and cocktail event at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Wednesday February 20 from 6 – 8 pm.   Guests are invited to learn about Rotary’s local and international initiatives, to get a look at the museum, and to hear a little about Essex’s upcoming 200th anniversary celebration.  The dinner is free to our guests.   Contact Mike Storella at 781-710-2475 or David Ray at 978-857-1353 for more information or if you would like to attend.   Hope to see you there!

https://manchesteressexrotary.org/

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Feeling Lucky? Get Your Tickets for the Irish Sweepstakes Today!

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Every March, The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Irish Sweepstakes. A total of $20,000 is given away at this fun event – including one Grand Prize of $10,000. The Irish Sweepstakes also features a 50/50 raffle, a traditional Irish dinner and much more!

Tickets are sold for $100 each and grant you and a guest entrance the night of the event. There is a limit of 400 tickets sold – the best odds on Cape Ann!

Tickets for the Irish Sweepstakes go fast and we’ve been known to sell out.
Call us at 978-283-1601 or stop by the Chamber today to get yours.

Can’t make it to the event? No problem! You do not have to be present to win.
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Students: Apply NOW for the GHS Summer Internship Program!

ATTENTION Gloucester High School Students (and Parents):
Applications for 2019 summer jobs are now being accepted!
Apply for a LEAP for Education – GHS summer internship for July and August. Get a jump on your friends and nail down a summer job!

As part of this program you will:

  • Select a local company where you will gain important workplace skills  – we have numerous job listings at a wide range of employers!
  • Be paid minimum wage or a one-time stipend
  • Receive school credit
  • Start to build a solid resume for college and future endeavors

Internship highlights:

  • Open to students 9th through 12th grades (including June 2019 grads)
  • A 2.5 hour workshop each Wednesday at GHS to learn valuable workplace skills during the weeks of July 8th- August 16th, and an internship placement at least 9 hours per week (exact weeks/hours will depend on the employer but will mostly be over those 6 weeks)

Submit and application and then interview with LEAP for Education staff to confirm acceptance – we prioritize applications from underserved students

Applications are now available online through LEAP for Education’s website: http://www.leap4ed.org

You may also apply by contacting JoAnn Leavitt at 774-270-0119 or jleavitt@leap4ed.org

There is also a QR code on the internship flyer below

Read this great article in The Gillnetter on the program:

https://thegillnetter.com/7669/news/summer-internships-open-to-ghs-students/

 If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact:
JoAnn Leavitt
Gloucester Internship Program Coordinator
LEAP for Education
774-270-0119
jleavitt@leap4ed.org

Backyard Growers Volunteer Info Session

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Volunteer with Backyard Growers!

Volunteers are our backbone. Whether they’re helping us build new garden beds, mentoring beginner gardeners, helping us organize events or assisting with special programs, they are indispensible. Our volunteers are parents, professionals, retirees, chefs, advocates, mentors and more! Each opportunity requires different skill sets and time commitments, so anyone can get involved.

Join us at our Volunteer Information Session on February 23 to learn how you can play a part.

When: Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: BYG HQ, 271 Main Street, Gloucester

RSVP here or visit our Volunteer page at www.backyardgrowers.org/take-action!

Polar Plunge this Saturday on Long Beach

Freezin’ for a Reason:
The Rotary Club of Gloucester
Hosts the 9th Annual Polar Plunge to Make Polio History

The Gloucester Rotary Club will again host clubs from Rotary District 7930 (eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire) for the 9th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Long Beach in Gloucester. The event is part of Rotary International’s ongoing campaign to eradicate polio in our lifetime. Several hundred people are expected to plunge into the cold waters off Cape Ann this year. Last year, over 200 people braved the icy waters, raising more than $100,000. Since the first Rotary Polar Plunge in 2011, Massachusetts Rotarians have raised over a $750,000 with this event.

Since 1985, Polio has been the signature cause for Rotary International as it has teamed up with partners including The Global Poverty Project, The Global Eradication Initiative, The World Health Organization, and UNICEF. Since that time, more than a billion dollars have been raised among Rotary clubs worldwide and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary International took on the battle against this disease, more than 350,000 people spanning 125 countries were suffering from polio. Today, there are three countries awaiting eradication – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In 2018, there were fewer than 40 cases reported worldwide. More information on Rotary’s #EndPolioNow campaign can be found at http://www.EndPolio.org.

This year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has again pledged a 2:1 match for every dollar Rotarians and friends raise toward eradication efforts. A 60-cents donation can make the difference in changing a person’s life. Please support Gloucester Rotarians as they brave the icy waters to help eradicate polio in our lifetime. The goal for the plunge is $125,000. Supporters can text “polio16” to 71777 or visit www.GloucesterRotary.org to make a donation. Help Rotarians lead the way to eradicate this dreaded disease!

For more information on how the Rotary Club of Gloucester serves the local and global community, visit www.GloucesterRotary.org or www.facebook.com/RotaryGloucesterMA.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

2019 Economic Outlook Breakfast

Please join us this Friday, February 8, 2019 for the Chamber’s annual Economic Outlook Breakfast. This event has been held annually for over thirty years. The primary purpose of the event is to share the keynote speaker’s perspective and insights regarding the economic prospects for the Commonwealth and Cape Ann in the coming year.

This year’s talk will focus on healthcare. Our featured speaker is Phil Cormier, CEO of Addison Gilbert and Beverly Hospitals, who will will address the state of the health care industry nationally, discuss the recent merger of Lahey and Beth Israel Hospitals, and the future of our local hospitals.

REGISTER HERE

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Economic Outlook Breakfast
Friday, February 8, 2019 | 7:30-9 AM
The Elks at Bass Rocks | 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester
$30
CLICK HERE to register.