The Marblehead Rotary Club was honored to commemorate National Black History Month with a presentation on Thursday February 25, 2010 by Dr. Edward Robinson, a retired radiologist from Salem Hospital and a veteran Lt. Commander of the US Navy with combat service in Vietnam.Â Dr. Robinson, who was born in Lynn, earned a B.A. from Yale University and a M. D. from the Tufts University School of Medicine, before he settled in to Marblehead with his family in 1964.Â Dr. Robinson shared with the Rotarians a little Black History from the North Shore peppered with anecdotal stories about some of the challenges he had to overcome himself.
Earlier in February, the Marblehead Rotary Club hosted Elizabeth Macomber, Vice President for Philanthropy for the Hospice of the North Shore, who spoke about “end of life issues” and Sam Scott of the American Liver Foundation who gave valuable tips for sustainable liver health through a low-fat diet, moderate alcohol intake and exercise.
The Marblehead Rotary Club meets weekly on Thursdays for lunch at 12 p.m. at the Boston Yacht Club, 1 Front Street, Marblehead, MAÂ 01945.