Posted by Steve Jones-D'Agostino on Sep 20, 2021

A good time, stuffed-chicken meal, and chocolate-beyond-belief cake were had by all who attended Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough  Annual Senior Citizens Lunch on September 19, at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center.


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Special thanks to the following club members, including the spouses and children of several of them, for their wonderful volunteering, to organize and stage this joyous celebration, including serving the guests. They are: Joan Labrosse, event coordinator, and her husband, Gerard LabrosseImmediate President Ann Sorvari, and her husband and club member, Johan Sorvari; Past President Marianne Fleckner; Sergeant at Arms Maureen Masciola; Carla Stover, and her daughter as well as this event's photographer, Jessica Stover; Claude Miguel; Gino Frattalone, an Honorary club member of our club as well as an Active member of the Rotary Club of Littleton, and his wife, Pam Frattalone; and Steve Jones-D'Agostino, our club's 2021-2021 president, and this event's emcee. 

Special thanks also go to the following: Acton Council on Aging; Boxborough Council on Aging; Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center; and Gary Morin (shown on left in top photo), our event's amazingly accomplished accordionist. His performances included the Beatles' "Michelle" and "Take Me Out to the Ballpark," the latter in which the audience was led - more or less on-key - by Steve Jones-D'Agostino and Marianne Fleckner. 

We also gave a big round of thankful applause to our longest-serving club member, Bud Flannery (shown seated in fourth photo from top), who helped found our club in 1962, and has provided remarkable service above self ever since. For Rotary year 2020-2021, which ended this past June 30, Rotary International presented Bud with the prestigious Service Above Self Award, which refers to the official motto of Rotary International and its 34,000 clubs worldwide, comprised of 1.2 million members.

In closing, the flower arrangement on each table was awarded to the person at that table whose birthday is closest to February 23. That was that date in 1905 when Paul Harris and several other Chicago businessmen started Rotary International.  Flower arrangements were also presented to Ann Sorvari (shown on left in third photo from top) and Maureen Masciola (shown on far left in fourth photo from top) for their wonderful help in assisting Joan Labrosse (shown on far left in photo below) to plan and conduct our 2021 Senior Citizens Lunch.


For more information on the Senior Citizens Lunch, contact Acton-Boxborough Rotarian Joan Labrosse at

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