, Gloucester, MA

May 14, 2013

Thank You Notes

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Thanks to volunteers

Volunteers are an instrumental part of our organization. I am very grateful to our volunteers who have helped make events, programs, and the Rockport Senior Center run smoothly and efficiently. Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

I would like to thank the following people for helping improve the lives of the Rockport seniors by volunteering their time this past year at our Senior Center: Lydia Souza, Peg Shea, Lilia Orozco, Pat Olson, Mark Coulburn, Kay Mattson, Arthur Pothier, Kathy Tettoni, Faith Ronan, Judy Tocco, Marge Jurewicz, Betty Hurst, Jean Brandt, Jill Solomon, Bob Wech, Jim Wallius, Thoma Robertson, Kathy Hurlburt, Sandy Jamieson, Mary Ann Camp, Joyce Davis, John Trott, Ed Conway, Janice Johnson, Mary Brosnan, Mary Gundy, Ron Alpert, Leonard Goodman, Judy Bogage, Karolina Latronica, Linda Ames, Bob Beattie, Joan Locke, Joe Zumani, Chelsea MacDowell, Freda Collins, Michelle Talisman, Faye Anderson, Roger Lesch, Gilbert McCarthy, Joan Wood, Tina Ketchopulos, Christine Marek, Don Sudbay, and Cathy Swensen.

Thank you for your many hours of service. Your help is very much appreciated.


Diane Bertolino

Director, Rockport Senior Center

Thanks to sponsors

Thank you all so much for helping me raise $1,465 to benefit The Open Door. We are helping The Open Door to combat hunger in our community. I can’t put into words the gratitude that I feel each year for your support. I just finished the walk, and it was a bright, beautiful day for it. I love the Pride Stride event!

I would also like to thank the many wonderful volunteers on the Pride Stride Committee for helping to make this a fun day for all the people involved. Those hamburgers and hot dogs were great! Smiles were everywhere.

I look forward to your continued support next year. New sponsors are always welcome. Your kindness and generosity motivates me, and I think about all of you while I complete the walk.

Oops, almost forgot, a gigantic thank you to my husband who stopped at various spots along the route to bring me some water, and encouragement! Thanks to those who supplied water along the route for everyone. Bravo to all for a job well done.


Sherry Borge

Grove Street, Gloucester

‘Seniors Helping Seniors’

We’d like to express our gratitude to the Rockport Senior Center and Rockport High School for the help we received last Friday as part of their joint “Seniors Helping Seniors” project. Our “team” of five young men, who will be graduating next month, arrived at 8 a.m. — on time, and ready to help!

John, Chris, Phillip, Thomas and Connor were enthusiastic, polite, smart and strong, and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting them all and learning a bit about their post-graduation plans.

They installed air conditioners, emptied the basement of heavy materials bound for the Swap Shop, and did garden/driveway cleanup. It was a pleasure to spend time with these young men and inspiring to think about how their futures will unfold.

Diane Bertolino at the Senior Center and Phil Conrad, principal at the school, coordinated and arranged this opportunity, so thanks to all of you.

Christine Callahan and Paul Wasserman

Tourism mixer

Thanks to the gracious support of the Manchester Historical Museum, the generous contributions of food and beverages, steadfast support of the Chamber’s Board and Tourism Council members, and the enthusiastic participation of more than 100 attendees, this year’s Spring Tourism Mixer was a great evening of networking and a rousing success.

Guests filled every room at the historic Trask House, enjoying food donated by the Atlantis Oceanview Inn, Brothers’ Brew, Cape Ann Coffees, Den-Mar Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Giuseppe’s Ristorante, Mile Marker 1, Mimi, Olivia’s by the Sea, and The Landing at 7 Central; chowder donated by Lobsta Land; beer donated by Cape Ann Brewing Company; and punch donated by Ryan & Wood Distillery. Be sure the check out the Chamber’s Facebook page soon for pictures of the event.

Board President Ed Collard welcomed the gathering and Tourism Council Chairperson Matt Anzivino of Rockport Inn & Suites gave a report on the work of the council on behalf of Cape Ann and the Chamber’s Tourism members.

John Huss, curator for the Trask House, invited everyone to return for a full guided tour of this historic property.

Council member Mike Storella of Central Street Gallery gave a sneak preview of this summer’s Festival by the Sea, coming up on Saturday, Aug. 3.

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend and support the Spring Tourism Mixer.

Thanks again to all. Have a great season!

Peter C. Webber

Senior vice president

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce