The Rotary Club of Westborough congratulates Nelson Ball (shown, right ) for his most recent Paul Harris “Plus Three” Award recipient. He's shown posing with Kathy Gemma, Westborough Rotary's Foundation chair.
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'scharter 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.
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Nashoba Valley Celebrates Power of Change
On January 23, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley recognized Budget Buddies as the recipient of the club's third Power of Change Award for the work the organization has done to better the lives of women.
Shown, standing, is Nashoba Valley President-Elect Mary Denio Garcia as she kicked off the Power of Change event.
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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.
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The Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough has sponsored six sophomores Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference to be held June 24 to 26 at Fitchburg State University.
Left to right: Anthea Bell, of Boxborough; and Lindsey Huang, Aditi Sirsikar, Juliana Walsh, Anna Wu and Jerry Wu, of Acton.
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Auburn Teams Up with FAME for Music & Wine Event to Benefit Education on March 17
Join the Rotary Club of Auburn and Friends of Auburn Music Education for their 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Music & Wine Event. This festive celebration will take place on Friday, March 17 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of Pakachoag Church, located at 203 Pakachoag St. in Auburn. This community fundraiser will benefit Auburn Rotary's education scholarships and other charitable endeavors, plus FAME. This festive celebration will feature a performance by Professional Oboist Lydia Consilvio (shown, above) of Auburn, and a faculty recital by the Auburn Public Schools' Fine Arts Department.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Westborough Uses PayPal to Raise Nearly $2,000 for Polio Plus
We are all well aware that The Rotary Foundationis celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017.Steve Kirk, president of the Rotary Club of Concord, has produced a five-minute video that outlines our own district’s fundraising goals for the current Rotary year, which ends next June 30.
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