Rotary Club of Foxboro

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Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Foxboro

Service Above Self

First and third Thursdays, alternativing mornings & lunches
Mornings at Harbor One Bank, Mansfield; Lunch meetings at Tavolino (Gillette Stadium), Foxboro
See schedule for details
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 Tavolino at 274 Patriot Place in Foxboro (Gillette Stadiumayment 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.
  • January 19th Club Meeting - Local college planning expert Paul Hempphil will speak
  • February 2nd Club Meeting - Classification speech by Tony McDonnell
  • March 2nd Club Meeting - Classification speech by Jennifer Pelletier
  • April 6 Club Meeting - Classification speech by Juri Love
Other Special 2017 Meeting/Event Dates –
  • January 8 - We Survived the Holidays party at 6:00 at Lew and Rem's house
Board Meetings
  • Board meetings are held before the regular meetings at 10:45, typically the first Thursday of the month.

International Committee Meetings

  • Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month at 8:00 AM, both in-person and via conference call.
Other Meetings
  • Other community, membership, and other committee meetings are held as needed.

 


 

 

7950 District Events can be found at the following link: 

http://rotary7950.com/

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Upcoming Events

 

 
 
 
Chariho
 Apr 11, 2015
 
 
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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
- 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 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
We were very pleased that some very deserving spouses of Rotarian members were recognized for their volunteer efforts in the community and beyond. These individual truly model Rotary's "Service Above Self."
Our District Governor, Russell Bertrand, officially inducted several new club members. A warm welcome to all!
Our Interact donated $500 to the clinic as part of their international project this year. Five of our students had worked at the clinic this spring and inspired our Interact students to support the donation. The photo below shows our club's Mary giving the clinic a check from both the Interact students and our club.
 
Our annual "We Survived the Holidays" party was held at Lew and Rem's on January 8. It was supposed to be held on January 7 but something about snow and closed roads seemed to deter some enthusiasm. But the party a day later met all expectations! Particularly the Yankee Swap, which was as vicious and brutal as usual, maybe even moreso. The Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" holds most of the time - but NOT on Yankee Swap night!
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.
Cure Alzheimer's Fund (www.curealz.org), a partner with Rotary International, held its annual research symposium in Boston today. The work being conducted by their scientists is impressive, innovative, and likely to make a difference in finding treatments and a cure for this devastating illness.
 
 
Attendees included Rotary District celebrities Joe Clancy, Kristine David, and Dave Clifton, all involved in the recently-funded project to investigate why rates of Alzheimer's are higher in women than men.
 
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.

 

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:
Staffing parking lots for events (mostly football games) at Gillette Stadium is our primary means of fundraising for the multitude of local and international charities we support. Rain, snow, or shine, we are out directing cars and being fed by our nice tailgaters who often share with us.
 
We may not Got Soccer  - But We Got Parking!
 
 
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.
 
In the past month, scientists at Mass General, funded by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, have discovered how to replicate the Alzheimer's mechanism in a petri dish. This represents a huge breakthrough in the field, as it will greatly increase the pace at which new medications can be tried. As reported in the New York Times:
 
 
Our club's work with local youth appeared in a recent issue of the Foxboro Reporter!
 
"The Foxboro Rotary group has been working with local youth for years by providing opportunities for young people to participate in the community, become more effective leaders and help those less fortunate.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program. The club typically pays for several students each year to attend a weekend long workshop which includes presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including: leadership fundamentals and ethics, communication skills, problem solving and conflict management and community and global citizenship.

Foxboro also has a local Interact club which is for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. The Foxboro Interact club does several local service projects each year, like projects for seniors, fundraising for those less fortunate both locally and for those in other parts of the world.

The club also sponsored a trip last year and will be doing it again this year for a week-long trip to an area to provide assistance at free health clinic in an underprivileged area. This year the clinic will be held in June in Mexico. This will be a valuable experience, in terms of exposure to a new culture and to give the students the opportunity to deliver direct services to the population of indigenous people in the area.
Lew Gordon and Jim Goyea, two local Rotarians, are currently scouting out the project this week in Mexico.

Financially, the club has provided scholarships each year to a handful of seniors going on to college, local credit fairs that educate youth about financial responsibility and in past years have also supported the senior night ensuring that our local youth are safe that evening.

If you know of youths who would be interested in learning more, please contact Lew Gordon via the website foxbororotary.org."
Club Anniversaries:
  • Kenny Gay (47 years, Jan 1)
  • Steve Udden (5 years, Jan 1)
  • Bill Buckley (23 years, Jan 10)
  • Ray Davies (34 years, Jan 10)
  • Bill Casbarra (11 years, Jan 12)
  • Lori Rudd (11 years, Jan 12)
  • Dick Heydecker (41 years, Feb 2)
  • Mary Graham-Louise (3 years, March 10)
  • Tom Marks (6 years, March 13)
  • Ally Fisher (2 years, March 22)
  • Joe Fillion (7 years, March 25)
 
Gay, Kenny
47 years
Jan 01 1970
 
Udden, Steve
5 years
Jan 01 2012
 
Buckley, Jr., William
23 years
Jan 10 1994
 
Davies, Ray
34 years
Jan 10 1983
 
Casbarra, William
11 years
Jan 12 2006
 
Rudd, Lori
11 years
Jan 12 2006
 
Gay, Kenny
47 years
Jan 01 1970
 
Udden, Steve
5 years
Jan 01 2012
 
Buckley, Jr., William
23 years
Jan 10 1994
 
Davies, Ray
34 years
Jan 10 1983
 
Casbarra, William
11 years
Jan 12 2006
 
Rudd, Lori
11 years
Jan 12 2006
 
Gay, Kenny
47 years
Jan 01 1970
 
Udden, Steve
5 years
Jan 01 2012
 
Buckley, Jr., William
23 years
Jan 10 1994
 
Davies, Ray
34 years
Jan 10 1983
 
Casbarra, William
11 years
Jan 12 2006
 
Rudd, Lori
11 years
Jan 12 2006

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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