Posted by Bob Wicks on Mar 10, 2024
We are happy to announce that Gordon Harris has joined Ipswich-Rowley Rotary. 
 
Gordon is a semi-retired carpenter and, since 2014, the official Ipswich Town Historian.  This is a significant responsibility since the Ipswich Town Seal commemorates the town’s unique distinction as the ‘Birthplace of American Independence’, stemming from the resistance in 1687 of town leaders and citizens to burdensome taxes imposed by the British Crown.  In his capacity as our official historian, Gordon is a prolific researcher and author of new and interesting articles about the town’s colorful past.  As a carpenter and historian, he also assists homeowners in researching their historic homes. 
 
His community involvement is extensive, serving as a member of both the Ipswich Historical Commission and the Ipswich ReCreation Committee.  His hobbies include history, cycling, hiking, and woodworking.   
 
Ipswich-Rowley Rotary is thrilled to welcome Gordon and his wife Deborah to the Rotary family.  We know that his energy, skills, compassion, and creativity will fit very well with our core missions of community service and environmental sustainability.  Please join people of action like Gordon and help us improve lives locally and around the world.  Together we can achieve more than we can alone.   
 
In the photo, from left, President Ann Witzig, Gordon Harris, and sponsor Tom Murphy.  (Bob Snow photo)