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Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Foxboro

Service Above Self

1st and 3rd Thursdays at 11:45 AM-1:00 PM
Olive and Mint
2 Washington St
Foxboro, MA  02035
United States
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  • Lunch (speaker’s) meetings will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 11:45 AM to approximately 1:00 PM. Location is Olive and Mint Restaurant at 2 Washington St in Foxboro. Payment at the door ($15/per person). You can prepay by sending a check made out to the Foxboro Rotary to: Foxboro Rotary, PO Box 321, Foxboro, MA, 02035.
  • Our upcoming speakers include:
           June 29: New officer installation; induction of new members
 
July 6: No meeting because of the July 4 holiday
           
July 20: Speaker from NuDay Syria, which provides assistance for Syria. http://www.nudaysyria.net/
 
August 3: Patrick Murphy from the Foxboro YMCA will speak
 
August 17: Meet our Scholarship awardees
 
Sept 7: Marcia Szymanski of New Hope will speak http://www.new-hope.org/
 
Sept 21: TBD
 
October 5: Ellen Pillsbury from the Foxboro High School
 
October 19: Someone from Old Colony will speak http://www.oldcolony.us/
 
Nov 2: Tim Armour or John Slattery from Cure Alzheimer's Fund will speak http://www.curealz.org
 
Nov 16: Matt Miller- Multicultural Marketing Coordinator who organizes exciting big events for New England Revolution
 
Board Meetings
  • Board meetings, when scheduled, are held before the regular meetings at 10:45 AM.

International Committee Meetings

  • Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month at 8:00 AM, both in-person and via conference call. The next one will be held on May 19.
Fellowship Committee Meetings
  • The next Fellowship (membership) Meeting will be held TBD at 8:15 AM in Roxanne's office.
Community Committee Meetings
  • The Community Committee will meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 8:00-9:00 AM at the Foxboro YMCA, 67 Mechanic St., Foxboro, MA 02035.

 


 

7950 District Events can be found at the following link: 

http://rotary7950.com/

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To learn more about Rotary International, please check: https://www.rotary.org/en

 
 
 
 
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 "The Harvard College Stand-up Comics Society"

April 17th

South Shore Country Club
274 South Street 
Hingham, MA  02043

$45 per person.

Appetizers, Cash bar and Raffles

 

Hingham/Hull
 Apr 17, 2015
 
 
Hingham/Hull
 Apr 17, 2015
 

The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 
 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
 
 
Providence Rotary
 Apr 29, 2015
 
 
Providence Rotary
 Apr 29, 2015
 
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Join us at the Ninety Nine Restaurant on Pleasant Street in Fall River on Thursday, April 30th.  Bring your friends and come for some after work "Stand Out Starters" or bring your family for dinner.  Just be sure to bring the flyer to make sure that the Rotary Club of Fall River will receive 15% of what you spend.  (Flyer can be found in the download section on the right hand side of the front page.)

Fall River
 Apr 30, 2015
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The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 
 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/Events#sthash.p5yh2P19.dpuf

The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 
 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/Events#sthash.p5yh2P19.dpuf

The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 
 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/Events#sthash.p5yh2P19.dpuf
The Foxboro Rotary is now offering short- and long-term exchange programs. Please download brochures on the right side of this page to find out more about each program.
Our club has recently become involved with an amazing organization, NuDay Syria. NuDay Syria supports and encourages women to develop social & business skills. These women and children have not only been displaced from their home and country, but their family nucleus has been destroyed, as they have lost their husbands and providers.  Skills are taught such as knitting and other hands-on skills with the intention to support themselves, so that these women can become producers & providers.  NuDay Syria employs people on the ground in Syria and Turkey to receive the vessels and deploy the contents to lesser known and smaller camps.
 
In New Hampshire, Nadia has brought together caring, compassionate individuals all of whom recognize suffering and, under their watch, will not be bystanders to the brutality. The numbers are staggering.  In 2016, the United Nations (UN) identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, of which more than 6 million are internally displaced within Syria, and over 4.8 million are refugees outside of Syria. In January 2017, UNHCR (The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, also known as the UN Refugee Agency), counted 4,863,684 registered refugees. The death toll is approaching ½ million.
 
NuDay Syria connects our lives with others out of compassion and the belief that we are of one world, and as Nadia states “one humanity.”
Help in all its forms is needed.  “The fact that you can only do a little is no excuse for doing nothing.”  [John Le Carre]
 
    Great to see the Foxboro Rotary Club mentioned in the Sun Chronicle for their efforts in helping out NuDay Syria with donations for Syrian relief!
 
  
Had a great time meeting new people at the 2017 Rotary Club Installation meeting, gaining a real insight as to what the Rotary Club is all about and learned about its interesting origin story. Welcome to the newly inducted members, and I hope to see more inducted members in the coming future. 
 
Mark your calendars!  We are parking at these concerts (listed below). All of the cool kids are doing it!
 
Sunday, 6/25    U2
Friday, 8/4        Coldplay
Friday, 8/25      Kenny Chesney
Saturday, 8/26  Kenny Chesney
Tuesday, 8/29   Justin Bieber
Five students from DECA, as well as the teacher/mentor, dspoke about the club. According to their own materials, DECA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit student organization that “prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marking, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
There are 235,000 members who represent 5,300 chapters.
 
 
 
Our club's check for $2,500 was successfully delivered and greatly appreciated by Edward DiTomas, Board Member of Akshaya US. Thanks to everyone for making this happen for two years in a row! It truly makes a difference in the lives of many less fortunate in Madurai India. For more information about this outstanding organization, visit http://www.akshayausa.org/donate.php.
 

 
Our club recently learned more about this critical issue in order to help combat it. Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit other person sexually or work-wise.  One estimate suggests there are 20.9 million individuals involved worldwide and 200,000 in US. Causes include the exploiting of vulnerabilities -poverty, abuse, mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction. Sources of contact -city streets, truck stops, strip clubs, hotels and motels, residential brothels and escort services, as well as via the Internet.
Many are runaways, abused youth; average age 12 to 14.
 
How to help:
  • Polaris "Be Free" textline - text "Be Free" or "Help" to 233733 
  • National hotline 888-373-7888
  • To report suspected trafficking 866-347-2423
  • http://Polaris.org
  • US Institute Against Human Trafficking - http://usiaht.org
  • Combat the demand
  • Raise awareness
  • Educate the youth
  • Disrupt pre-existing trafficking activities
  • Meet needs of victims wanting to leave the "life" Advocate for the victims
  • Collaborate with experts, feds, and law enforcement
 
 
    As we have for many years the Foxboro Rotary Club is offering competitive scholarships designed to help Foxboro residents improve their well-being through directed post-secondary education.  An approved course of study may include two- or four-year college, post-high school vocational programs or a non-traditional course of study. 
     
    Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
     
    Any resident or person affiliated with the Foxboro community demonstrating the ideals of Rotary’s ‘Service Above Self’ and needing financial support is eligible for a Rotary Scholarship Grant for any approved course of study.  Depending on the year we typically award 3-5 scholarships of approximately $1000 each. Please reach out to Brian Quinn at bquinn3349@icloud.com with any questions.
     
    Applications and additional information can be downloaded from www.FoxboroRotary.org
     
     
    Our members Jim and Joan were active at the last free eye clinic in Guerrero Mexico.  This is the clinic to which we donated money to purchase a new surgical microscope to use in treating patients from the Tarahamaro Indian and Mennonite communities around Guerro. 
    Here is our microscope in action!
     
     
     
    Here are some statistics on what happened over the 4 days of the clinic.
     
    Stats from this and earlier clinics show that approximately ¼ of all patients are blind from cataracts in both eyes.  Working with local churches that provide housing and food to overnight patients, this last clinic performed 1056  eye exams, dispensed 648 pairs of glasses, and performed 202 cataract surgeries – all in one week!
     
    To see more from the clinic, go to:    GuerreroClinic.org
     
     
    No one can be unaware of the challenges faced by refugees from the conflict in Syria. Politics aside, many of these refugees escape with nothing left but what they can carry.  Recently, one of our members, Jiri Love, facilitated a collection and donation effort which carried basic clothing and personal supplies to NuDay Syria - an organization in Nashua, N.H. that assembles, packages, and ships these goods to refugee camps around the Middle East that receive and care for these refugees.
     
    To learn more about this effort, go to:        http://www.nudaysyria.net/
     
    Chief Baker was the speaker at our April 20th meeting. He's had a fascinating career and shared his enthusiasm for the work. Topics included discussing opioid crisis, preparing for the possibility (though unlikely) of terrorist threat at Gillette, dealing with domestic violence, and love of his family. We all came away with a greater appreciation of the work of our police force.
     
    We are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between Rotary International and Cure Alzheimer's Fund. The two organizations are working together to co-sponsor research into why women are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men - an underfunded yet vital area of investigation. This work will be carried out by Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., at Massachusetts General Hospital.
     
    We hope this will be the start of many collaborations with organizations working to eradicate diseases such as Alzheimer's on a global scale. We are especially excited about the content of this study, which promises to provide significant insight into Alzheimer's disease and get us closer to effective treatments for both men and women.
     
    The Alzheimer's Dementia Rotarian Action Group (or ADRAG) is a collection of Rotarians and Rotaractors dedicated to supporting the family of Rotary and our communities face the challenge of dealing with family members and citizens that are afflicted with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. See flyer link on this website for more information.

     

    This challenge is very real.  Some are calling it the “silver tsunami”—the wave of men and women living longer than previous generations.  Yet our communities and nations are not ready to face the rising tide of those suffering from these diseases.   Researchers predict that 6.7 million people in America alone will have Alzheimer’s alone.   Today, one in eight older Americans have Alzheimer’s, and the risk of developing the brain disorder doubles every five years after age 65.

    The ADRAG was recently awarded a Rotary Foundation Grant, with matching funds from Cure Alzheimer's Fund (www.curealz.org). This is a terrific global grant project with Dr. Rudy Tanzi of Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital heading up the research to determine why more women have Alzheimer's than men.

    To learn more, visit us at:
     
    Please encourage your fellow Rotarians and clubs to join our efforts! Donations are welcomed at:
    Rotary District 7950 Water Resource Activities are directed by the Pure Water Initiative Committee (see Committee site), a dedicated group of Rotarians who desire to provide Clean Water and provide hygene and sanitation training to people that do not have access to clean water now. This includes providing education in the  use of the facilities that provide this Clean Water.

    Since Rotary year 2002 the Pure Water Initiative Committee (see History site) has dispensed over $100,000.00 for water projects to sites in Honduras, Cambodia, India, Peru and Haiti. Using the Rotary Foundation Matching Grant Programs has increased the "bang for the buck" by adding 50% or $0.50 for every $1.00 designated to an approve project.

     
    • Over 4300 hundred families have received slow flow bio-sand filters in Honduras to date.
    • Two small, 4WD pickups were provided to better facilitate the delivery of these filters.
    • Money for two very important pieces water testing equipment, for the water testing laboratory, was provided to the Cambodian effort, currently managed by the District's Middletown Rotary Club.                       
    • Money has been provided to a Rotary District in India for a village level water filter project.  See pictures.
    • Money has been combined with Rotary Foundation money to install 500 filters in the outskirts of Lima, Peru.
    - See more at: http://rotary7950.com/SitePage/water-resources/rotary-district-7950-water-resource-activities#sthash.o3mU96jP.dpuf
    In addition to serving as ADG, Joe is spearheading our club's involvement in this important effort.
     
    Rotary District 7950 Water Resource Activities are directed by the Pure Water Initiative Committee, a dedicated group of Rotarians who desire to provide clean water and sanitation training to people that do not have access. Since 2002, we have dispensed over $100,000.00 for water projects to sites in Honduras, Cambodia, India, Peru and Haiti. Using the Rotary Foundation Matching Grant Programs has increased the "bang for the buck" by adding 50% or $0.50 for every $1.00 designated to an approved project.
     
    To learn more about the many projects in which this group is involved, please visit http://rotary7950.com/SitePage/water-resources/rotary-water-projects
     

     

     

    Joe is spearheading our work in Disaster Aid USA. DA USA is a Rotarian Operated Project that provides shelter, clean water systems, tools, mosquito nets and other items to survivors of disasters.  DA USA also partners with others to provide water filtration projects wherever needed.  They are partnered with Disaster Aid Australia, and Disaster Aid UK and Ireland. Some of their numerous deployments include assisting with the earthquake in Ecuador, cyclone in Fiji, and flooding in Louisiana, West Virginia and Texas.

    To find out more about their great work and becoming a volunteer, please visit http://www.disasteraidusa.com/  And contact Joe if you are interested in training to become part of a Disaster Aid Response Team.
     
    The Rotary Club of Foxboro recently donated $4,500.00 to the Rotary Club of Jamestown and Stephen Mecca to help fund toilet makers and sanitation in Liberia. Recent Providence College graduate and former student of Stephen Mecca, Jermoh Kamara, was on the ground promoting the micro flush toilet and recruiting toilet makers to build units.
     
    To learn more, look at our Facebook page at Loos4Love and see what we have been doing. Don't forget to "like" us! New photos on the project have been posted.
     

    The South Shore Council represents multiple clubs in the region. Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM at Peppercornz in Weymouth, MA. All are welcome.

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