Gloucester Rotary Honors Frontiero & Kelly

The Gloucester Rotary Club has named Sal Frontiero and Susan Kelly as Paul Harris Fellows, the prestigious award named after the Chicago lawyer who founded the Rotary movement in 1905. Frontiero was selected by a club committee of previous recipients of the award, while Kelly was chosen by members of the Interact Club, the very active group of Gloucester High School Junior Rotarians. Frontiero and Kelly will be honored at a special dinner on Wednesday, May 23, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square in downtown Gloucester. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Sal Frontiero
Sal Frontiero

Sal Frontiero is a Gloucester native and local attorney, who currently owns and operates Frontiero Law Office in Gloucester, a general practice law firm.  He is active in the community and is currently a member of the Gloucester Rotary Club, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and the Gloucester Little League Board of Directors.  In addition, he provides pro bono legal services to seniors through the Rose Baker Senior Center.  He is a past President of the Gloucester Rotary Club, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Cape Ann YMCA.  He has also been involved with numerous other nonprofit and charitable organizations in the Cape Ann area.

Sal graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is also a 1993 cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School.  In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, mountain biking and spending time with family.  He resides in Gloucester with his wife, Nicole, and their two children.

Susan Kelly
Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly is the co-founder and President of Generous Gardeners, a non-profit group of volunteer gardeners dedicated to the beautification of Gloucester with flowers.  In addition to installation of public gardens in Gloucester behind the police station and on the many traffic islands around the city, Susan was able to facilitate the installation of the Stacy Boulevard Gardens with Ann Gilardi Johnson, who designed the Fishermen’s wives plaza as well as the new beds.  Susan and other Generous Gardeners volunteers began planting the flowers in the fall of 2016 and continue to maintain those gardens. She is also the President of Microsearch Corporation, a company providing online research database websites. Susan divides her time now between Microsearch and her work with Generous Gardeners, which has become known in and out of Gloucester for its large and active membership and, in particular, for the boulevard and other public space gardens the group preserves. A graduate of Harvard University and Boston College Law School, she lives in West Gloucester with her husband Chuck. They have three grown children, Christopher, Courtland and Chase.

Tickets to the Paul Harris Distinguished Service Award Dinner are $47 per person and may be reserved by contacting event Chair Steve Kaity at 978-879-1051. The Dinner is open to the general public, and friends and colleagues of Frontiero and Kelly are encouraged to attend.

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. For more information about the Gloucester Rotary Club, visit their website at www.gloucesterrotary.org or on Facebook @RotaryGloucesterMA.

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“A Night at the Races” on Fri, May 4, 2018.

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The Gloucester Rotary Club invites the public to attend their FUNdraising event – “A Night at the Races” on Friday, May 4, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe’s Wharf in Gloucester. Doors open at 6:30 pm. All proceeds from this event will support local and international programs of the Gloucester Rotary.

A Night at the Races promises to be a fun-filled evening for adults with all the suspense and excitement of being at the racetrack. High quality, video-taped horse races are narrated from start to finish by lively announcers. During the evening there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar, and variety of raffles. At various points during the evening, betters will be able to use their winnings to bid on merchandise and services that have been donated for the event. For the most fun, reserve a table – bring a group. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased from any Gloucester Rotarian.

The Gloucester Rotary Club was established in 1923, and has more than 60 members who are leaders in the community. Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self” is the basis of all their good work. With funds raised through events, the club has been a significant supporter of local community organizations and causes.

For additional information:
David Slade at the The Cricket Press Inc.

SeniorCare’s “Valentine” Breakfast this Friday (March 16)

Former Valentine’s Day Event is now a Spring Celebration!

SeniorCare Inc. will hold its annual Fundraiser Breakfast at The Gloucester House this Friday, March 16, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Tickets are $12 per person and include a buffet breakfast. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program.  Tickets to the breakfast can be purchased online at www.seniorcareinc.org or at the door on March 16.

Trivia Night to Benefit Rotary Programs

The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, March 23, at the Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m.  Teams of four will compete for the title of Cape Ann Trivia Champions.  Register before March 16 and be entered to win a special Early Bird Registration raffle!

All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players.  Proceeds from this event will support programs of the Gloucester Rotary Club.  The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase. Registration forms may be obtained any Gloucester Rotary Club member or may be downloaded from 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.

When is SeniorCare’s Valentine Breakfast?

SeniorCare Inc. will hold its annual Celebrate Spring Breakfast to benefit Meals on Wheels on Friday, March 16, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Gloucester House, located 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. Tickets are $12 per person and include a buffet breakfast. Placemat sponsorships are still available.

Formerly the SeniorCare Valentines Breakfast, proceeds from the breakfast will benefit SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program.

Buy tickets or reserve your sponsor space here.

8th Annual Rotary Polar Plunge this Saturday

Freezin’ for a Reason:
The Rotary Club of Gloucester
Hosts the 8th 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 8th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 3, 2018 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 300 people braved the icy waters, raising more than $120,000. Since the first Rotary Polar Plunge in 2011, Massachusetts Rotarians have raised over a half-million dollars with this event.

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 “polio” to 71777 or visit www.GloucesterRotary.org to make a donation. Help Rotarians lead the way to eradicate this dreaded disease!

Gloucester Plunge Chair Kim Spaner (left), Gloucester Rotary President Julie Geary (middle) and Loran Caputo from the Cape Ann Motor Inn with a very special plunge t-shirt, which was signed by the Rotary International President and Board of Directors. The t-shirt was gifted to the Gloucester Rotary Club and is displayed at the Cape Ann Motor Inn as a thank you for Gloucester’s commitment to ending polio.

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.