Speaker Date Topic
Rotary at Night Oct 20, 2021 5:30 PM
Deanna and Stewart Junge, fiVo Design Andover
Deanna and Stewart Junge, fiVo Design Andover

Deanna and Stewart Junge, fiVo Design Andover

Join us for Rotary At Night at fiVo Design, 12 Dundee Park Drive, Andover. The Club will enjoy a social gathering, hosted by Deanna and Stewart Junge in their furniture showroom. Come see their latest designs featuring their modular, no tools required furniture for home and office. 

fiVO Design

fiVO Design is the culmination of 20 years of our business evolving. In the process of selecting a name for our new brand, we knew we had to connect with it both personally and professionally.  It had to be authentic to who we are. 


The "fi" of fiVO Design is a tribute to Fibonacci and the Golden Rule of Proportion.  We embrace the Golden Ratio in our designs and relationships.  


The "VO" of fiVO Design is short for Veteran Owned as we are proud to be Veteran Owned and operated.  Stewart is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.  

Rabbi Max Chaiken Oct 29, 2021
Temple Emanuel - Andover
Temple Emanuel - Andover

Rabbi Max Chaiken has served as the Rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Andover since July 2021. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles in 2018, and subsequently served Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, California. A native of Teaneck, New Jersey, Rabbi Chaiken earned his Bachelors’ Degree in Economics and Public Policy from Brown University, and before beginning his rabbinical training, he taught Jewish music, Hebrew, and more in synagogue religious schools and Jewish day schools here in the Boston area. His rabbinic thesis, “Telling a New Story: A Model for Economic Ethics in Jewish Law” combined his undergraduate academic interests with his passion for Jewish thought and philosophy. Rabbi Chaiken is an author and a composer of music, and he has published several articles and songs. In 2020, he was the featured author for the Union for Reform Judaism’s Ten Minutes of Torah Commentary on the book of Deuteronomy. Rabbi Chaiken lives in Andover with his husband, Rabbi Danny Shapiro, and their dog, Oogie.

Lisa Schwarz Nov 05, 2021
Town of Andover Master Planning Update
Town of Andover Master Planning Update

Lisa is the Assistant Planning Director and has worked for the Town of Andover since 2001. She has served on the Board of the Merrimack Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and Boston Children’s Hospital CSG. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association. Lisa also served in the Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa as an education and environmental volunteer.


Lisa is a graduate of Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities and the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design.  She currently lives in Newburyport with her family. 


Veteran's Day Program Nov 12, 2021
Sara Sheckells Nov 19, 2021
Adventures In Storytelling - From Academia to Audiobooks...
Adventures In Storytelling - From Academia to Audiobooks...

Did you know? 

  • More than 71,000 audiobooks were published in 2020, a 39% growth over 2019, the largest growth in new titles since 2015.  
  • The percentage of Americans 18+ who have ever listened to an audiobook is now 46%, up from 44% in 2020.
  • 70% of consumers agree audiobooks are a good choice for relaxing.  (Source: Audio Publishers Association -  2021 Consumer & 2020 Sales Surveys Press Release)

Join us for...

Adventures In Storytelling - From Academia to Audiobooks...

Telling stories as a radio host, then as a costumed tour guide, Sara Sheckells followed a career path into education before her love of the literary pulled her back to the mic. To date, she has narrated upwards of 50 audiobooks as a freelance narrator for publishers including Harper, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Dreamscape, and Tantor (Recorded Books.) A New England native, Sara lives north of Boston with her family, including a Rotarian spouse, two terrific teens, and a duo of canine companions. Learn more at SaraSounds.com. 

Kathryn Price and Carol Lavoie Schuster Dec 03, 2021
ECCF's NextGen Initiative

NextGen is an initiative of ECCF, representing a growing number of Millennial and GenX change-makers in Essex County who are passionate about community, impact and giving back.

Our work is intended for rising generations and those that have been excluded out of the traditional “philanthropic” frameworks. Our goal is to empower changemakers here in our own community(ies) to become part of systemic solutions. This work is about authentically opening the table to make change together through our many currencies:

• Money

• Connections • Skills

 • Knowledge

Recognizing the importance of instilling these values into future generations, the NextGen committee piloted a Youth Philanthropy initiative in Spring 2021, creating opportunities for NextGen’ers to participate in meaningful service projects with their children. As they prepare to roll out more such opportunities in Fall 2021, NextGen is going to come talk to our club about their initial successes and how Rotarians can participate going forward.


Kathryn Price, co-chair, ECCF NextGen Youth Philanthropy Committee: curiouskidslynnfield@gmail.com 

Bio: https://curiouskidslynnfield.com/bio/

Kathryn has been in Early Childhood Education for 20 years, teaching Preschool, First Grade, and Math Intervention in both public and private school settings. In 2015, Kathryn opened Curious Kids Lynnfield in order to focus on the aspects of teaching she likes best: connecting with small groups of students, helping early educators with curriculum development, and guiding the experiential learning of children through rich hands-on learning experiences.

Through Curious Kids, Kathryn offers onsite STEM workshops at preschools and local elementary and private schools and also works with school administrators to offer Professional Development in the area of STEM Education in Early Childhood. She also presents this material at regional and national conferences on the topic.

Kathryn is also a professor of Early Childhood Education at Salem State University, focus on STEM Education Methods in Early Childhood, and supervises Graduate students and pre-service Teachers during their practical classroom experiences for the School of Education.

   In her spare time, Kathryn in running all the World Marathon Majors in memory of her uncle and serves on various local community boards in Lynnfield. She is a mom of a 12- and 9-year-old and an unruly puppy named Moose.

Carol Lavoie Schuster, ECCF Vice President for Grants, Donor and Nonprofit Services: c.lavoieschuster@eccf.org

Bio: https://www.eccf.org/team/

 At ECCF, I serve as the lead for our grantmaking, fundholder relations, nonprofit leadership and donor services departments. In addition, I also manage ECCF’s NextGen Philanthropy Initiative, which I established in 2014. My role here really gives me the opportunity to make authentic connections with those working in the community, collaborate and to step back and get a bird’s eye view of the impact we are all making together. It’s also given me the chance to see the ingenuity, intellect and perseverance of the human spirit in the face of challenge.

I have more than 23 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining ECCF in 2011, I was the Program Manager at Philanthropy Massachusetts (formerly AGM) in Boston. Before that, I was an Executive Director, Gallery Director and Director of Development for several arts and cultural organizations. Today, I also serve on the boards of the Hamilton Wenham Ed Fund and the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association.

I find inspiration in nature, my family and friends, and making authentic connections. I think that’s why I actually loved my two-year stint as a taxi driver way back when. It was the best way to meet people.

 When I’m not working, I love to play tennis, golf, spend time with my kids and be creative. One day, I hope to sell my own art at a gallery, along with many other things like seeing the Northern Lights, taking a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course, finishing the Boston Marathon and hiking to the basin of the Grand Canyon.