The Gloucester Rotary has named Tracy Arabian as a Paul Harris Fellow, the prestigious award named after the Chicago lawyer who founded Rotary in 1905. Tracy was selected by a committee of previous recipients of the award, and will be honored at a special dinner on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square in Gloucester. The social hour will begin at 5:30pm, followed by dinner at 6:30pm.
Tracy Arabian was born and raised in the southwest U.S. The daughter of a career Marine, Tracy grew up in southern California, Hawaii, and Arizona—graduating from high school in Phoenix, Arizona. She then joined the U.S. Army, where she was trained as a Russian linguist. Her seven years in the service saw her stationed in Missouri, California, Texas, Washington DC, Kansas, and Berlin, Germany.  
Tracy married a fellow soldier she met in Berlin and moved to Gloucester, where she was welcomed warmly into the large Gloucester Doucette/Jenkins/Klopotoski/Arabian family. Tracy fell in love with the Cape Ann area quickly.  In 1997, she accepted a position at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and learned firsthand the importance of community service. She met business leaders who commit to the betterment of their community through their service as little league coaches, scout leaders, Chamber volunteers, members of local service organizations, and more.  Tracy now works at SeniorCare, a non-profit human services agency that serves nine communities on the North Shore.
Tracy was heavily involved in the planning of the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival for several years, first as a part of her job at the Cape Ann Chamber and, later, as a consultant and volunteer when Maritime Gloucester took the festival helm ten years ago. Tracy joined the Gloucester Rotary in 2011 and has been very involved since that time. She has volunteered in the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program, working with high school student mentors in developing and running a leadership training weekend for underclassmen; the Gloucester Polar Plunge for the eradication of polio held annually at Long Beach; trivia fundraising events, and the marketing of Rotary both locally and statewide. Tracy was the Gloucester Rotary President last year (2021-2022) and will be co-President next year (2023-2024).
Tickets to the Paul Harris Dinner are $53 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 Tracy are encouraged to attend.
The Gloucester Rotary Club invites the public to attend their FUNdraising event – “A Night at the Races” on Friday, March 24, 2023, 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 in advance online or from any Gloucester Rotarian or at the door.

Attention Professional and Recreational Photographers 

Deadline extended to Monday, September 19, 2022


A 12-month Cape Ann photo raffle calendar that will be sold through the Gloucester Rotary.  A raffle ticket will be attached to each calendar and a winning number will be chosen each week in 2023.  All profits from the calendar sales will go to the Gloucester Rotary’s efforts to raise money to support the many community and international activities in which the group is involved.

2023 Calendar Theme: Gloucester 400

In 2023, Gloucester is celebrating its 400th birthday, and the Gloucester Rotary wants to celebrate this with its calendar. Please, submit photos that reflect the best of Gloucester. Only photographs from Gloucester will be accepted.  A selection committee from the Rotary will make the choices.  (a photo release must be included for all individuals in image)

Technical specifications & rules: 

Horizontal, color, minimum size 12 x 8” digital .jpg files at 300 dpi, maximum size 12 mb. In your entry submission email, title and identify where the photos were shot (e.g., Smith Cove) and, if possible, the  month they were created.  Photo title must be in your file name (example: kayakers-smith cove-may.jpg).  Make sure to give your name and contact info in the email with your entries, including your mailing address, phone number and email address. Because of the large number of entries we expect, entries that do not meet the minimum size requirements and/or photographers who fail to provide the required entry info will be automatically rejected. In addition, no copyright watermarks are to be embedded in the photos or they will be disqualified. A signed photo release form must be provided for all individuals in the image.
Photographers who submit photos understand that we may need to slightly crop or downsize the winning entries for printing purposes and accept this. We reserve the right to use low res files of winning entries to help advertising the sale of the calendar. Winning entrants will have the photo title or location and photographers name printed under the photo.

How many? 

Maximum 3 entries per person 

For you

$50 will be paid for each winning entry chosen for the calendar, as well as photo credit.

Where to?

All entries must be emailed to:

Entry Deadline Extended: Monday, September 19, 2022, 12:00 PM  

Come for the Pancakes, Stay for the Waterfront Festival!

Gloucester Rotary Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Stage Fort Park
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Dig into a fresh stack of blueberry pancakes at this year’s Gloucester Rotary Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Stage Fort Park on Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
This community-friendly tradition brings people together for a good cause and offers a hearty al fresco breakfast with stunning views from the bandstand. Finish up a plate of pancakes and head down the hill to the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, running on Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. A special free parking area is available for Pancake Breakfast attendees. For information on Gloucester attractions, visit
Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast are $8 per person, $5 for children six and under, and are available in advance online or from any Gloucester Rotarian. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the breakfast.
Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will benefit local projects that support people. The Gloucester Rotary has served Gloucester and the world beyond for 100 years. 

Welcome to
Gloucester Rotary

We meet Tuesdays
at 12:00 PM
Cruiseport Gloucester
6 Rowe Sq, Lower Floor
Gloucester, MA  01930
United States
Michael Storella
Jun 20, 2023
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Craig Foley
Jun 27, 2023
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Jul 11, 2023
at Stage Fort Park
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