Barbara has been a member of the Athol-Orange Rotary Club for over 30 years.  She is a Past-President, Past Secretary, Board Member-At-Large and currently Sergeant-At-Arms.  She has always been the “go-to” Rotarian that volunteers for all fundraising and project committees.  

This year, she has been the “rock” behind the very stressed President during the unprecedented conditions created by Covid-19.  While, many Rotarians have work and home commitments or health issues that precluded them from volunteering this year, Barbara stepped up for our grant project and our online fundraiser. 


Our grant was for a Habitat for Humanity home build in Athol.  We donated the windows and made a commitment to help.  Barbara not only came to two build days; she was the liaison to coordinate the work dates.  She loved the project so much, that she joined the Local Project Committee, which helped coordinate other aspects of the project including choosing the family. 

One of our fundraisers was on online auction.  She called every Rotarian reminding them to donate.  She picked up items when needed.  She spent days organizing and writing the scripts for all the items.  The auction was a combined event with the local YMCA.  That should net $3,000.  


Barbara joined most weekly meeting via Zoom and reminded in words and deeds the meaning of Rotary.