Framingham Rips Apart Cooked Turkeys for Curtis Family Thanksgiving Dinner
The Rotary Club of Framingham joined other community volunteers on November 23 to help rip apart cooked turkeys for the annual Curtis Family Thanksgiving day dinner. This year’s event provided free meals to more than 2,000 people.
After the Curtis family closed their restaurant, Eagles All-American Grille in Framingham, in 2014, they carried on the tradition of hosting the Curtis Family Thanksgiving. The dinner is held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall, located at 55 Park St. in Framingham.
Shown, is Framingham club President Lindsey Morris displaying cooked turkey in a tray.
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Needham, Wellesley Team Up for Annual Football Banquet
In true Rotary spirit and camaraderie, The Rotary Clubs of Needhamand Wellesley gathered recently at the Sheraton Hotel in Needham for their annual Football Banquet, hosted this year by Needham Rotary. After a welcome, the Pledge of Allegiance, song and prayer, Needham President Ted Shaughnessey and Wellesley President Scott Secrest gave the audience the background about Rotary and their respective clubs.
Guests were introduced, including the superintendents, principals and athletic directors of the Needham and Wellesley High Schools. Amid much applause, the head coached introduced their staff and senior players, including the captains.
Sturbridge Donates Funds for Holiday Meals
For the ninth consecutive year, the Rotary Club of Sturbridge has donated funds to organizations providing meals for families in need in the Tri-Community area. This year, funds were designated for the Tri-Community Church Collaborative, the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry and for needy families whose children attend Burgess Elementary School in Sturbridge. The latter program is coordinated by Lisa Meunier, school nurse at Burgess. All Rotary funds were donated directly to the Food Pantry, which coordinates the food supplies. Sturbridge Rotary also conducts an annual fundraiser each June to support the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry. One of the club’s goals is to help alleviate hunger in its local communities. So far in 2016, the club has contributed $4,100 toward this goal.
Left to right: President-Elect Dave Zonia; President Otto Prohaska; Lisa Meunier, Burgess Elementary School nurse; Bill Pioppirepresenting the Food Pantry; Community Service Chair Bob White; and Fundraising Chair Peter Zeh.
Watertown Holds $10,000 Raffle to Benefit Local Charities
The Rotary Club of Watertown Rotary held its annual $10,000 Raffle on November 4. Tickets were $100 each for a chance to win the First Prize of $10,000 The Second Prize was $500 and the Third through Seventh prizes were $200 each. All proceeds will go to benefit various local charities.
Left to right: John Airasian, membership chair; Anthony Donato, two-time past president; Jesse Wallace, 10K Raffle chair; and Lilia Weisfeldt, president.
Westborough Holds Annual Turkey Trot To Support Town's Public Schools
Member Patrick McGrath (left) and President Gerry Gross (right) of the Rotary Club of Westborough hit the pavement on a recent, beautiful Saturday, to run a 5K race in support of Westborough Public Schools.
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Westborough Installs New Member
The Rotary Club of Westborough has welcomed and installed its newest member, Tony Vaver (second from right). Sponsored by club Secretary Maureen Ambrosino (second from left), Tony has been a Westborough resident for 10 years, and is the local history librarian at Westborough Public Library.
Tony was installed by District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager (far right), a Westborough Rotarian. Steve reminded his fellow club members that when people become Rotarians, they not only join a particular club, but they also in excess of 35,000 clubs in more than 200 countries around the world that promote Rotary’s mission of ”service above self.”
Also shown is Westborough President Gerry Gross (far left).
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Milford Distributes '16 Tab to 13,000 Homes - Record sales, 94 photos, 334 smiling faces
Here’s an example of the content in the 2016 issue of Milford Rotary Tab:
2015 Paul Harris Award Recipients
Front row, left to right: Allan and Lauren Villatoro; Frank Saba, since-retired CEO of Milford Regional Medical Center; Mary Ann Mastroianni; and Susan McWade Surapine.
Back row, left to right: Thomas C. Sawyer, Foundation chair; Michael DiCicco; Jim Fusco, then-district governor; Russ Dennett; Ralph Mastroianni; and Paul Surapine.
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Wellesley Helps Sixth-Graders Students Learn of Rotary Four-Way Test, Interact Global Grant Project
About 80 students from the Wellesley Middle School used a lesson plan developed by English teacher Claire Lee (standing, right) to exercise the iconic Rotary tool for decision-making. The Grade 6 students were invited to list good and bad decisions they remembered and weigh them using the Rotary Four-Way Test. They were also invited to participate in a writing contest expanding on the same topic. John Adams(seated, left), Cynthia Sibold and Bob Anthony represented the Rotary Club of Wellesley in offering the writers judged to be the top three prizes valued at $400.
To view the Rotary Four-Way Test Worksheet, click here.
To read the history of the Four-Way Test, click here.