D7910 Well-Represented at Zone 24/32 Coordinator Training in Evanston
Among the people shown posing at the entrance to RI headquarters are District 7910 Rotarians who have appeared in our weekly newsletter and/or have spoken at D7910 events.
CAN YOU FIND THEM?
They are: Immediate Past District Governor Jim Fusco; Past District Governor Carol Toomey; District PR Chair Laura Spear; Past District Governor Greg Roche; Carolyn Johnson, of District 7780; Rotary International Director Dean Rohrs; Incoming RI Director Jeffery Cadorette; and Past RI Director Bryn Styles.
Shown posing inside RI headquarters are, left to right: Jim Fusco, assistant Rotary coordinator form Zone 32 and immediate past district governor, and a member of the Rotary Club of Montachusett Area; Carol Toomey, End Polio Now coordinator for Zone 32, past district governor, and a member of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley; Laura Spear, Rotary public image coordinator for Zone 32 and a member of Nashoba Valley Rotary; and Greg Roche, assistant regional Rotary Foundation coordinator for Zone 32, past district governor, and now a member of District 7950.
Wellesley's Newest Member
Tory DeFazio (left), of the Rotary Club of Wellesley, presents the Rotary Four-Way Test to the club's newest member, Romeo Adams (right).
Montachusett Area Sponsors New Interact Club
Members of the Rotary Club of Montachuset Area gathered together on February 15 to celebrate Charter Night for the new Interact Club at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School. Present at this celebration were many members of Montachusett Area Rotary.
District Interact Chair Bob Anthony, a Wellesley Rotarian, addressed the group as well as Monty Tech Principal Thomas Browne and Monty Tech Superintendent Dr. Sheila Harrity.
The Interact club, which has 20 members, was born because Co-Presidents Kayla Gerry (shown, left) and Casey Szlosek (shown, right) learned about Interact during RYLA 2016 and wanted to form a club.
Shown, below, are members of the new Monty Tech Interact Club
Our Co-DGs Reunite with ESSEX Student
Co-District Governors Pat Doyle (seated, right) and Skip Doyle (seated, left) pose with, left to right, Alex Incorvia (daughter of the host mom), Host Mom Stacy Incorvia, and former ESSEX Student Marilia Lomani.
Dean College Rotaract Organizes, Holds Blood Drive
During a recent blood drive by the Interact Club of Dean College, more than 40 people pre-registered to donate.
left to right sitting, Rotaractor Dean Bennett, Rotaractor Elizabeth Donahue
left to Right standing: Rotaract President Nua Toy-Giles, Franklin President Terry Katsaros
Gardner Speaker Promotes SAVE
The fundamental principal on the SAVE program is to advocate for Veterans who are not able to obtain the benefits they have earned due to institutional or personal barriers.
Left to right: Gardner President Dawn Casavant; Gabriel Nutter, regional team leader for the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services' SAVE Team for the counties of Worcester, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, and Berkshire, with companion dog Sammy; and Past District Governor Mike Ellis, a Gardner Rotarian.
Nashoba Valley' Chris Spear Now Paul Harris +4
Ron Bott (left), past president of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, recently pinned Nashoba Valley President Chris Spear (right) as a Paul Harris +4 donor.
A Rotarian becomes a member of the Paul Harris Society when he or she donates $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. When he or she gives an additional gift of $1,000, he or she becomes a Paul Harris +1 donor. The + number increases by one with each additional gift of $1,000.
Acton-Boxborough Changes Meeting Location to Rapscallion
Shown, left to right, during a recent Acton-Boxborough Rotary meeting are club President Joe Badenhoff, Assistant Governor Kevin Fry, and District Governor Pat Doyle.
To learn more on Acton-Boxborough Rotary, click here.
Pre-PETS Meetings Held in Waltham, Leominster
District Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney (shown, standing) is preparing the incoming presidents-elect for their year, which begins July 1, by holding Pre-President-Elect Training Seminar meetings. One Pre-PETS meeting was held last Saturday in Waltham, and another one took place last night in Leominster. All PEs are looking forward to attending the NEPETS -NorthEast Presidents-Elect Training Seminar - gathering that will be held on March 9, 10 and 11 in Framingham.
Shrewsbury Welcomes Justin Mussler, Anna Chittim as Corporate Members
On February 7, the Rotary Club of Uxbridge presented a $500 check to Tri County Meals on Wheels.
Left to right: Joan MacKinnon; Bev Clarke, fundraiser; Kristen McCarthy, President Linn Doll-Butler and Mike Rooney.
Needham, National Honor Society Join Forces for Food Packaging
Franklin Presents Rotaract Charter Certificate, RYLA grant
Terry Katsaros (left), president of the Rotary Club of Franklin, recently presented Robert (Nua) Toy-Giles (right), president of theRotaract Club of Franklin at Dean College,with that Rotaract club's charter certificate.
Also recently, Julie Rougeau (left), Franklin Rotary's Vocational/RYLA chair, and Terry Katsaros (middle), presented a $1,000 scholarship grant to UMass student Nicole Rabovsky (right), a 2016 graduate of Franklin High School.
To learn more on Franklin Rotary, click here.
Southborough Expands Scholarship Program
The Rotary Club of Southborough has announced a second scholarship for high school students from Southborough. The winning student will receive $1,000 per year to help attend a four-year Massachusetts state college or university. Applicants will be judged on academic achievements and public service. Prior to this, Southborough Rotary was only able to help one student for four years. Thanks to stepped-up fundraising efforts and generous donations, the club is now able to expand its program. The new scholarship means the club doesn't have to wait for its current recipient to graduate in 2020, to award another scholarship.
Applications are due by April 10. The application forms areavailable at the Algonquin Regional High School’s Guidance Office, and by contacting Southborough Treasurer Carl Guyer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shown, are several members of Southborough Rotary.
To learn more about Southborough Rotary, click here.
Bedford Gears Up for April Meal-Packing Event
Members of the Rotary Club of Bedford were recently invited to speak with Rod Brooks, president and CEO, and the Marc Vermouth, New England program manager of Stop Hunger Now. Held at the Red Heat Tavern in Bedford, the meeting was in recognition of Bedford Rotary’s enduring (annually since 2013) and successful meal-packing programs (more than one-quarter-million total meals packaged to date) in the Bedford area assisted by other Rotary clubs and industry partners. Rod Brooks congratulated and thanked Bedford Rotarians for their efforts, and revealed expanded directions for Stop Hunger Now, including water, agriculture and educational programs to combat worldwide hunger. In the next few weeks, Stop Hunger Now will announce a new global branding and logo to reflect this focus.
For 2017, Bedford Rotary has secured the morning of Saturday, April 8 at Middlesex Community College (Bedford Campus) for this year’s exciting meal-packing event. The club plans to have again multiple Rotary club and industry partners, including BAE Systems as the major corporate sponsor. If you are interested in joining this year’s event, please contact this year’s chair, Past District Governor Bob Cassidy, at email@example.com.
Shown right: During Bedford Rotary's 2016 meal-packing event, volunteers from Rotary, industry and nearby communities had fun fighting world hunger, with assembly lines running from raw rice, in the foreground, to packaged boxes, in the background.
To learn more about Bedford Rotary, click here.
Hudson, Nashoba Valley Brewfest Showcased in Rotarian Magazine
The Rotary clubs of Hudson and Nashoba Valley were showcased in the "Brewfest" section of the January issue of the Rotarian Magazine.
To read the first page of the article (shown, left), in PDF format, click here.
To read the second page of the article (shown, right), in PDF format, click here.
To learn more about Nashoba Valley Rotary, click here.
Dedham Publishes Cookbook: Get your copy now
Hot off the press is the first Rotary Club of Dedham Cookbook! It features 420 recipes from Rotarians and their families across the U.S. and some from far away as Russia. Special dishes featured come from the kitchens of all Americans - great ethnic foods, desserts and beverages.
The Cookbook cover features a full-page color photo of the MIT Endicott House in Dedham, where the club meets on Thursdays. This fundraising Cookbook is available for $25, plus shipping. You may purchase it at DedhamRotary.org, or by contacting Past President Sandra Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy New Year - and bon appetit!
To learn more about Dedham Rotary, click here
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