The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor was chartered in 1996 and meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:15 AM for breakfast at the Masonic Hall, 62 Pleasant Street, Marblehead.

 

Membership of Rotary provides an opportunity to work with fellow business professionals and community leaders on a variety of fund raising and service projects at a local, national and international level.

Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives.

Rotary club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that the club serves.

Charlie and Toby Milner - Lillydale Literacy ProjectA Marblehead couple shared their experiences in rural South Africa with Rotarians from the Marblehead Harbor Club recently.

Charlie and Toby Milner described the Lillydale Literacy Project as a “life changing experience.” It was founded in 2000 with the goal of improving literacy in villages near the Kruger game preserve. Milner said English is important in the region because the Kruger National Park is a world renowned tourist attraction; knowing English helps locals secure jobs in tourist-related fields. The Milners work with local teachers to enhance their skills in how to teach reading. In the past 14 years the project has trained close to 300 teachers.

Three years ago the project initiated a new course for school principals and their deputies. The course is called Leadership in Literacy. In addition to the training courses, the Lillydale Literacy Project offers computer instruction to members of the community and provides them with basic business services. Pictured left to right: Toby Milner, Harbor Rotary President Margo Steiner and Charlie Milner. The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor meets every Tuesday for breakfast at the Masonic Hall. If you are interested in attending a future meeting to learn about Rotary, please call Margo Steiner at 781.639.2535.