Speaker Date Topic
ZOOM: Essex Rotary Committee Meetings Oct 28, 2020
Conduct Business of Standing Committees
Zoom: Peter Herring, Rotary Member from Essex, UK Nov 04, 2020
TBD Nov 11, 2020


ZOOM: Michael McGovern, Chair, Int. PolioPlus Nov 18, 2020
Rotary International Foundation - and Polio Plus Update

Dave Johnson has arranged a reprise of Mike McGovern's visit of 2019 - but this time via ZOOM.  Essex Rotary is very lucky to have Mike McGovern from Cape Elizabeth, ME and the Chair of the PolioPlus International Committee, join us once again.  He was a Trustee of the RI Foundation from 2012 to 2016 and has been involved with the PolioPlus committee from 2014 to today. 

His work on the PolioPlus Committee is described here.   Volunteer chair of Rotary International PolioPlus Committee providing strategic direction to Rotary's polio eradication program. Represent Rotary on the Polio Strategy Committee of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Responsible for working with Rotary leaders around the world and Rotary staff in raising over $100 million each year and in advocating to governments and others to contribute additional sufficient funds to end polio.

Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 25, 2020
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
ZOOM: Chief Ron Hoague, Essex Police Department Dec 02, 2020
Update on Essex PD - and Introduction to Essex Rotary

Chief Hoague was appointed to be the head of Essex Police Department in July 2020 - a mid-pandemic appointment.  He will join us to to explain how he views his work leading the Essex PD - and to talk about Essex PD will address some of the national policing issues.  You can read the Essex Reporter account of his appointment here.  

ZOOM:Jill Evans, Dir. Community Justice Ctr, Essex Dec 09, 2020
Racial Justice in Essex Conversation

Jill Evans, the Director of Community Justice Center - Essex, will update Essex Rotary on the comprehensive process started in Essex to adddress issues associated with racial inequities in Essex.  This includes policing and municipal services and climate.  The Community has emarked on a process of listening, learning and action aplanning among community members, police and municipal leaders.  

Racial Justice in Essex Discussion has scheduld two events to gather information from the general public on Oct 14 and Oct 21.  Jill will update Essex Rotary on the results of the community conversation and next steps to help create a welcoming community.  

The Racial Justice in Essex website can be accessed here. 

COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSIONS. We will gather community feedback about public safety and policing through four listening sessions and an online survey. Please see dates and details below

a.   Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Zoom. The session is an affinity group for people who identify as Black, Indiginous or people of color. Tabitha Moore will facilitate. We are offering a stipend of $50 to all affinity group participants.
b.   Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Virtual session open to all people who live or work in Essex
c.   Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Virtual session to all people who live or work in Essex
d.   TBA -  We will also be engaging community members whose first language is other than English. Details coming soon.

ZOOM: Essex Rotary Task Force Meetings Dec 16, 2020
Task Force Meetings to Address Essex Rotary PrioritiesM

Meeting of Essex Rotary Task Forces - groups formed to addressed the shifting environment surrounding changes related to COVID.  The groups include: 

1.  Fund Raising


Holiday Dec 23, 2020
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
Holiday Dec 30, 2020
Essex Rotary Members Spend Time with Family and Friends
TBD Jan 06, 2021