Rotary Club of Foxboro

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Meetings and More Meetings
  • 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:
February 2nd: Tony McDonnell's Classification
 
February 16th: Foxboro Town Manager Bill Keegan and International Student Exchange Speakers Steve and Jill Albright
 
March 2nd: Steve Spiewakowski with Wrentham Probate Court
 
March 16th: Dr. Wendy Cohen (Karen Benz's guest)
 
April 6th: Karen Weber, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. and Founder of the Massachusetts Water Forum. 
 
April 20th: Chief William Baker, Foxboro Police
 
May 4th: Danny Tilton's classification speech
 
May 18th: Sister Kay Lawlor speaking about women in a Safe House (Joan Gagnon's guest) from Medical Missions of Mary
 
June 1st: TBD
          June 15th: TBD
 
           June 29 (will substitute for the July 6 meeting): New officer installation; induction of new members
 
           July 20: TBD
 
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. 
Fellowship Committee Meetings
  • The next Fellowship (membership) Meeting will be held TBD at 8:15 AM in Roxanne's office.
Community Committee Meetings
  • The next Community Committee Meeting will be held TBD at Olive and Mint Restaurant, 2 Washington St, Foxboro

 


 

Meetings and More Meetings Hesh Kagan 2017-04-20 04:00:00Z
Foxboro Rotary Donates to NuDay Syria
 

 
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/
 
Foxboro Rotary Donates to NuDay Syria Lew Gordon 2017-04-20 04:00:00Z
Donations for Syria
Juri Love has introduced us to a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to help families impacted by the Syrian crisis.  The Club's goal is to collect items that can be sent to Syria through this organization.  See the bottom of the email for items you can bring to the next meeting, April 6th.  
 
If you go to the website, http://www.nudaysyria.net, there is a TedX talk that the founder explains exactly their mission.  It is compelling.
 
Here is their mission:
 
Mission
NuDay Syria is a non-profit organization focused on bringing humanitarian aid inside Syria and to help displaced Syrians in the bordering areas around Syria. We focus on bringing housing and food to displaced families with single mothers or wounded family members. We are especially concerned with the lack of safe shelter and living for single mothers with daughters. NuDay Syria is also focused on individual displaced people’s quality of life and will facilitate educational and micro-financial opportunities in order to help ensure financial independence and a means for individuals to eventually be able to help others, both financially and motivationally.
 
ITEMS TO BRING APRIL 6th
Gently used and new items, food, and medical supplies and equipment. Examples of much needed items are clothes, coats, shoes, boots, new underwear and socks, female hygiene products, diapers, soap, powdered detergent, sleeping bags, blankets, soccer balls, stuffed animals, non-battery operated toys.
 
Food items needed include rice, flour, cooking oil, sugar, cans or bags of tuna, food high in protein such as peanut butter or nutella, energy bars, protein drinks, powdered and liquid milk and *always* infant milk in any form. All food items must be unexpired and in non-breakable packaging.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Juri.
Donations for Syria Juri Love 2017-03-24 04:00:00Z
A Big Welcome to Our Newest and Youngest Member!
There is no one who is too old, or too young, to join our amazing club!
 
A Big Welcome to Our Newest and Youngest Member! Jim Goyea 2017-03-20 04:00:00Z
Long-Term Student Exchange Program
The Foxboro Rotary Club recently had guest speakers Steve and Jill Albright of Rhode Island, who did a presentation on Long-Term Youth Exchange. The Foxboro Rotary has participated in the past in this program and is considering starting it again in the near future. This program usually lasts for one year, during which time the student attends school and lives with families in a host country. To gain a greater understanding of the culture, he or she will live with at least two, preferable three, host families during their stay. To ensure the students' safety, the host Rotary club conscientiously screens and selects all host families. In turn, our local club reciprocates by hosting a student here for a year. For further information please visit www.exchangestudent.org or contact  our Foxboro Rotary at www.foxbororotary.org
 
Long-Term Student Exchange Program Joan Gagnon 2017-02-22 05:00:00Z
Visit from Foxboro Town Manager Bill Keegan
Foxboro Rotary had our town manager Bill Keegan as a speaker at one of our lunch meetings at Tavalino at Patriot Place. Seen in this photo is one of the newest members of Rotary, Juri Love, and her baby Jayla. Bill spoke of many of the projects the town is currently working on. The Rotary meets twice a month at lunch time. If you would like more information on Rotary and their good works please visit the website www.foxbororotary.org
 
 
Visit from Foxboro Town Manager Bill Keegan Tom Marks 2017-02-17 05:00:00Z
7950 District Events

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

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
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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
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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
7950 District Events Tom Marks 2017-02-17 05:00:00Z
Foxboro Rotary Provides Aid to Set up Classroom in Honduras
Our club provided a donation to help establish a new classroom in Honduras. They reported that the students were grateful to start class in their brand new classroom. This program arranges for small  class sizes because this is an integrated tutoring program for children who have been identified by their teachers as having learning needs, behavioral issues, or are simply struggling to keep up with the class. With this program, we are able to provide the individual attention these students need. Each month we have all the students together at once for a workshop. We also hold monthly workshops for the parents so that we can support them in supporting their children´s education. See photos below.
Foxboro Rotary Provides Aid to Set up Classroom in Honduras Mary Graham-Louise 2017-02-17 05:00:00Z
Paul Harris Awards Given to Jeff Rudd and Rem Gordon
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."
Paul Harris Awards Given to Jeff Rudd and Rem Gordon Karen Friend 2017-01-14 05:00:00Z
We Survived the Holidays, but Not the Snowstorm
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 Survived the Holidays, but Not the Snowstorm Lew Gordon 2017-01-14 05:00:00Z
2017 January, February, and March Club Anniversaries
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)
 
2017 January, February, and March Club Anniversaries Karen Friend 2017-01-08 05:00:00Z
Research Grant on Women and Alzheimer's
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.
Research Grant on Women and Alzheimer's Karen Friend 2016-10-11 04:00:00Z
We Got Parking
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!
 
 
We Got Parking Lori Rudd 2016-09-19 04:00:00Z
Batter Up!
Foxboro Rotarians were busy representing the club this summer at one of the Pawsox games!
 
Batter Up! Jim Goyea 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z
Annual Summer Party
Our annual summer party (see photo album on the right) was again hosted by Jim and Joan. I was wonderful to gather with old and new friends. Good food...good drink...good time!
Annual Summer Party Joan Gagnon 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z
Foxboro Rotary Welcomes New Members
Our District Governor, Russell Bertrand, officially inducted several new club members. A warm welcome to all!
Foxboro Rotary Welcomes New Members Joan Gagnon 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z
Foxboro Rotarians Volunteering in the Community
Our one and only reliable Chuckwagon has received a lot of air time this summer, making appearances at Founder's Day and McGinty Day (among others). The Chuckwagon is used to cook food (usually hotdogs and hamburgers) to give away at local Foxboro events. We are glad to be of service to the community in this way! See photos from Founder's Day and Olympic Day at the link on the right.
 
Foxboro Rotarians Volunteering in the Community Tom Marks 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Awarded to Tom
The Paul Harris Award is Rotary International's highest honor, given to an individual who demonstrates the key Rotary commitment to service above self. Tom exemplifies this slogan. He tirelessly gives his all to both Rotary and to the community and world through his sweat equity and acts of kindness. We can think of no other person deserving of this honor!
 
Paul Harris Awarded to Tom Lew Gordon 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z
Alzheimer's Dementia Rotarian Action Group
 
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:
Alzheimer's Dementia Rotarian Action Group Karen Friend 2016-09-11 00:00:00Z
District Water Committee
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
 

 

 

District Water Committee Joe Fillion 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z
Loos for Love
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.
 
Loos for Love Mary Graham-Louise 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z
Disaster AID USA

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.
 
Disaster AID USA Joe Fillion 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z
Founder's Day June 11
Founders Day was once again a huge success. Rotary club members were hard at work on the Chuckwagon, making free food for the crowd. A fun time was had by all! See photos from the event at the link on the right.
Founder's Day June 11 Tim Kenneally 2016-06-12 00:00:00Z
Family Olympic Day
Our club's third annual Family Olympic Day will take place on June 18 2016 at the Ahern School. Tim is chairing the event. Rain date on June 25.
 
We look forward to another great Olympics! Just in time for the Rio ones in August!
 
Family Olympic Day Tim Kenneally 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z
Installation of New Officers
Joan had the honor of formally installing our officers for the new year. Tom will again serve as President, Tim as President Elect, Jim as Treasurer, Lori as Assistant Treasurer, and Karen as Secretary.
 
Installation of New Officers Joan Gagnon 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z
Our Club's Work with Youth in Foxboro Reporter
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."
Our Club's Work with Youth in Foxboro Reporter Lew Gordon 2016-05-04 00:00:00Z
Membership Dinner
The Membership Committee organized a fantastic dinner at Luciano's Restaurant in Foxboro to induct new members (see photo below). We also presented information about the club and Rotary more generally to potentially recruit additional new members.
 
Membership Dinner Joan Gagnon 2016-05-02 00:00:00Z
May, June, July, and August Birthdays and Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:  Joe (May 1), Jake (May 21), Ray (May 22), Dick (June 30), Bette (July 31), Hesh (Aug 3), Bill C. (Aug 22), Lew (Aug 29)
 
Anniversaries: Mary and Gerard (33 years, May 28), Hesh and Gail (40 years, Aug 8), Lori and Jeff (27 years, Aug 26)
 
Club Anniversaries: Vivian (18 years, May 1), Jake (8 years, May 29), Ingrid (8 years, May 29), Lew (9 years, Aug 16), Buddy (1 year, Aug 20), Wendy (1 year, Aug 20)
May, June, July, and August Birthdays and Anniversaries Karen Friend 2016-05-02 00:00:00Z
RYLA 2016
The District 7950 RYLA program is a life-changing leadership program for tomorrow's leaders to gain hands-on experience in developing leadership skills with a focus on community service. The conference is open to high school sophomores and juniors with lasting opportunities for RYLA Alumni to step forward and work with Rotarians and other organizations to put their leadership skills into action through coordination of leadership seminars and community projects throughout the year.

District 7950 RYLA 2016 will take place May 20th-22nd, 2016 at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA. For more information about deadlines and forms, please refer to the tabs above for students, parents, and Rotary clubs.
 
 
RYLA 2016 is May 20th-22nd, 2016 at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA.
 
For an application, please download the file on the right of the website.
 
In addition to assisting with the event, our club made a donation towards the food packaging efforts to help end hunger.
RYLA 2016 Kay Andberg 2016-05-02 00:00:00Z
Big Breakthrough in Alzheimer's Research
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:
 
 
Big Breakthrough in Alzheimer's Research Karen Friend 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z
Interact Trip to Mexico
Lew is organizing a trip for roughly 6 students to do service work at a free optical and dental clinic in Chihuahua, Mexico (about 200 miles due west of El Paso). The clinic has been in operation for about 30 years and has active support from the Houston Rotary Club. This will be a very 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.
 
Students would be invited via a selection process, since, at the last Interact meeting, about 18 Interact members were interested. The trip would be scheduled for late June 2016, with Lew and Lourdes chaperoning. The club will pay for part of the students' costs.
 
For photos and more information, check out the website: www.guerreroclinic.org
 
 
Interact Trip to Mexico Lew Gordon 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z
Donation for Foxboro High School DECA

Our Rotary club recently donated money to the newly formed Student Activities Club, which is part of a international organization called DECA .  

DECA is a student organization whose main focus is giving student the skills they need to become successful in a variety of business fields which include Marketing, Business Management, Finance and Hospitality & Tourism, just to name a few.  The main vehicle which students learn the necessary leadership, communication and interpersonal skills is through student competitions.  This past January our students competed for the first time. Foxboro High School had 11 students qualify to continue on to the next round of competitions, which will take place in Boston on March 10-12.  Efforts to raise money so quickly have been challenging, and our donation will go a long way to a worthy cause.

Donation for Foxboro High School DECA Lew Gordon 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z
Successful Interact Blood Drive
Our Interact Club organized its first blood drive on Saturday, January 16 from 9a – 2p at the Foxboro Recreation Hall. Despite computer glitches and other unexpected challenges, the drive was a huge success! A big thank you to all participants.
Successful Interact Blood Drive Kay Andberg 2016-02-24 00:00:00Z
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities and Other Events
  • Battery drive - We are collecting batteries for the Discretionary Fund. Please give Lew your donations
  • Adopt a family - We are working with Lisa at the Discretionary Fund to assemble presents
  • Helping seniors - We are enlisting Interact members and/or high school students to help our older Foxboro residents with raking, snow shoveling, etc.
  • We Survived the Holidays - Our annual party and Yankee Swap will be held at 6:00 at Lew and Rem's house in North Attleboro. Details coming soon
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities and Other Events Tom Marks 2015-12-01 00:00:00Z
Holiday Volunteer Activities and Other Events
  • Battery drive - We are collecting batteries for the Discretionary Fund. Please give Lew your donations
  • Adopt a family - We are working with Lisa at the Discretionary Fund to assemble presents
  • Helping seniors - We are enlisting Interact members and/or high school students to help our older Foxboro residents with raking, snow shoveling, etc.
  • We Survived the Holidays - Our annual party and Yankee Swap will be held at 6:00 at Lew and Rem's house in North Attleboro. Details coming soon
Holiday Volunteer Activities and Other Events Tom Marks 2015-12-01 00:00:00Z
Special Meeting Honorees August 20
On Thursday August 20, we held a special club meeting to honor our Scholarship and RYLA winners, formally make a donation to help fund the Sam Burns Community Field, and induct our new members, Wendy and Buddy. Our new District Governor, Kristine David, was on hand to join the fun, and we were happy to get to chat with her in person. See accompanying photos...
 
Special Meeting Honorees August 20 Tom Marks 2015-08-24 00:00:00Z
Sept 10 - Speaker from Disaster Aid USA
Rotarian Wayne Beaumier will speak about Disaster Aid USA (DAUSA) on September 10 at noon at the Foxboro Country Club. Disaster Aid USA, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Washington DC in 2010 by the former ShelterBox USA team. DAUSA’s mission is to provide disaster aid and relief world-wide, relying on the Guiding Principles of Rotary and the Rotary 4-Way Test, with a Board of Directors from every Rotarian Zone in the USA. 1/3 of the Board will be up for re-election each year. DAUSA is an American Rotary project run by Americans. 
 
Wayne Beaumier represents Rotary Zone 27 and has worked for Standard Safety Equipment Company, a manufacture of reusable chemical clothing for over 25 years. He is the 2009-2010 Past President of his Rotary club, Bear Creek Copperfield Rotary Club. (Presidential Citation recipient.) He has also received the Distinguished Service Citation and Community Service Award from Rotary Texas District #5890. He is currently serving his second term as Assistant Governor and he is also a Paul Harris Fellow. He currently serves his Rotary club as Flag Chairman and with Fundraising. Wayne is an active volunteer for Disaster Aid USA, where he represents the Houston Texas area as a DAUSA Ambassador.
Sept 10 - Speaker from Disaster Aid USA Joe Fillion 2015-08-23 00:00:00Z
August, September, and October Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
Birthdays: Hesh (Aug 3), Jim S. (Aug 20), Bill C. (Aug 22), Lew (Aug 29), Kenny (Sep 7), Vivian (Sep 17), Bill B. (Oct 3), Roxanne (Oct 4), Jim Gl. (Oct 27)                                                      
 
Spouse Birthdays: Steve A. (Sep 6), Christin M. (Oct 30
 
Anniversaries: Russ and Jennifer (12 years, Aug 3), Hesh and Gail (39 years, Aug 8), Jeff and Lori (26 years, Aug 26), Jim S. and Christine (16 years, Sep 19), Bill B. and Mary (27 years, Oct 16), Lew and Rem (11 years, Oct 24)
 
Club Anniversaries: Ruth (1 year, Aug 9), Lew (8 years, Aug 16), Karen (5 years, Sep 2), Gail (5 years, Sep 2), Rita (1 year, Sep 4), Christine (1 year, Sep 4), Russ (4 years, Sep 16), Tim (4 years, Oct 9)
August, September, and October Birthdays and Anniversaries Karen Friend 2015-08-05 00:00:00Z
Parking volunteers July 24 & 25
Parking - We Got Soccer
 
 
Taylor Swift Friday July 24, 2015
 
Pre-open - full
 
Ingrid and John Williams
 
Open
 
3:00-6:00 Lori Rudd
 
3:00-6:00 Shift still available- contact Ingrid to volunteer
 
4:00-7:00 Steve Udden
 
Lot Sitter- 6:45-9:30  SHIFT JUST BECAME AVAILABLE
 
Closer-
 
9:30-Close Brian Quinn
 
Taylor Swift Saturday July 25, 2015
 
Pre-open - full
 
Ingrid and John Williams
 
Open
 
3:00-6:00 Hesh Kagan
 
3:00-6:00 Tim Kenneally
 
4:00-7:00 Shift still available- contact Ingrid to volunteer
 
Lot Sitter - Kathy Brady - Foxborough Founder's Day Committee
 
Closer-
 
9:30-Close- Lew Gordon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parking volunteers July 24 & 25 Ingrid Williams 2015-07-07 00:00:00Z
RYLA 2015
On the weekend of May 15-17 2015, students from all over Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island gathered for RYLA2015 - our most successful such event to date. This exciting event challenged over one-hundred and thirty 10th and 11th graders to push their personal boundaries and expand their leadership and teamwork skills though physical challenges and problem-solving activities. The students also planned and assembled more than 700 bundles of school supplies to send to children in Afghanistan. See photo in the RYLA 2015 album to see happy students!
 
More than two-thirds of the Rotary clubs in District 7950 either sent students or sponsored alternates from other clubs. Our club funded five students and one alternate to attend RYLA. These students represented Foxboro High School, Foxboro Regional Charter School, and the Norfolk County Agricultural High School. The weekend was a huge success and we look forward to even bigger and better next year!
RYLA 2015 Lew Gordon 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z
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For those of you dying to have up-to-the-minute Clubrunner news, there's an app!

For iPhones:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clubrunner/id434696377?mt=8

For Android devices:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.doxess.clubrunnermobile&hl=en

For those of you without iPhones nor Android devices, you're out of luck. But maybe one of your friends with one of the Clubrunner app-friendly devices will let you borrow theirs so that you can get the latest and greatest news.

Clubrunner Has an App Karen Friend 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z
Like us on Facebook!

We're hip; we're cool; and we're on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Foxboro/154898084548179

Check us out and let us know you "Like" us!

Like us on Facebook! Karen Friend 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z
e-Meetings

Rotary International approved the use of eMeetings as a means of making up missed club meetings.

http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/SitePage/make-ups-e-clubs

e-Meetings Karen Friend 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z
South Shore Council

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.

South Shore Council Karen Friend 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z
Founders Day
The annual Foxboro Founders Day will be held on Saturday June 13. It's a fun event for the whole family. All Foxboro Rotary hands will be needed on deck to assist with the Chuckwagon's much anticipated appearance. Contact Ingrid for more information.
 
 
 
Founders Day Ingrid Williams 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z
Alzheimer's/Dementia Rotarian Action Group
In response to the rising prevalence of Alzheimer's Dementia, Rotary International will be joining forces with a dynamic organization, the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, to address this growing crisis. The Cure Alzheimer's Fund was launched by a group of venture capitalists in Massachusetts who were frustrated by the slow progress of research. They have funded cutting-edge studies in the hope of finding effective treatments and a cure. One-hundred percent of monies raised goes to research, and they have received the highest ratings on charity review websites. Karen is a Board member and welcomes your interest.
 
Check out the Alzheimer's/Dementia Rotarian Action Group:
 
 
Anyone interested in membership can download the form on the right.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Rotarian Action Group Karen Friend 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z
April and May Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays: Kay (April 17); Karen (April 23); Tom (April 23) - Karen and Tom are birthday cousins!; Joe (May 1); Jake (May 21); Ray (May 22)

Spouse Birthdays: Lourdes Fillion (April 3)

Anniversaries: Karen and Jake (April 24, 9 years); Vivian and Bill (April 15, 43 years); Mary and Gerard (May 28, 32 years);

Club Anniversaries: Hesh (April 1, 13 years); Kay (April 5, 9 years); Bette (April 29, 13 years); Vivian (May 1, 17 years); Jake (May 29, 7 years); Ingrid (May 29, 7 years)

April and May Birthdays and Anniversaries Karen Friend 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z
Community Olympic Day June 2015
The Foxboro Rotary announces our second annual Community Olympic Day for ages 3-12, being held on Saturday June 20 (rain date same times on Saturday June 27). Registration is at 9:30; Competition at 10:30; and Awards Ceremony at 12:30. It will be held at the Stather Field behind the Ahern Middle School in Foxboro. And best of all, free hamburgers and hotdogs!
 
Download flyer on the right for additional information and click the link below for a video with further information.
 
Community Olympic Day June 2015 Tom Marks 2015-05-20 00:00:00Z
Special Alzheimer's Awareness Presentation
On April 2, our club hosted a special evening speaker's event to promote Alzheimer's Awareness. Mike Curren from Cure Alzheimer's Fund  (http://curealz.org) spoke about the latest in Alzheimer's research and treatments. He also discussed the Alzheimer's/Dementia Rotarian Action Group (http://www.adrag.org), a Rotary International initiative to promote worldwide efforts to provide information, promote best practices, and elicit donations for research efforts. Attendees agreed that the presentation was extremely useful and gave us action steps to help our own health and spur global efforts.
 
We encourage everyone to check the ADRAG at the link above and to like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rotarianalzheimersdementia
 
Special Alzheimer's Awareness Presentation Karen Friend 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z
Foxboro Rotary Scholarships Available
The Foxboro Rotary Club is offering competitive scholarships designed to help Foxboro residents improve their well-being through directed post-secondary education. 
 
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. 
 
An approved course of study may include two- or four-year college, post-high school vocational programs or a non-traditional course of study.  Awards are typically limited to $1000. Our funds are limited and not every application will be funded.
 
Applications and additional information can be downloaded from the link on the right.
Foxboro Rotary Scholarships Available Hesh Kagan 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z
RYLA 2015
  1. RYLA 2015 will be held at the Cape on May 15-17 this year. Candidates should be in the 10th grade and seeking to develop their teamwork and leadership skills. Click on the link to the right to download a current application.
RYLA 2015 Lew Gordon 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z
Walk to End Alzheimer's 2014
Congratulations to the Foxboro Rotary 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's, which raised more money than all other teams for the Pawtucket Rhode Island walk Another congratulations to Karen and Jake for being among the biggest individual fundraisers. Well done!
 
It was a beautiful day for the 3-mile walk in Slater Park, Pawtucket RI. Lew and Rem joined Karen and Jake, as well as Jake's brother John and sister-in-law Robin, as walkers and more club members and the club itself as donors. And of course, the leader of the pack was Zizou.
 
Thank you to all involved!
Walk to End Alzheimer's 2014 Karen Friend 2015-01-13 00:00:00Z
We Survived the Holidays Party
On a cold and snowy evening in early January 2015, Lew and Rem hosted what turned out to be a very fun and lively gathering. Particularly entertaining was the Yankee Swap. Who knew this generally mild-mannered nice group of individuals could suddenly become so cutthroat?
 
A grand time was had by all; thanks to our wonderful hosts!
We Survived the Holidays Party Lew Gordon 2015-01-13 00:00:00Z
Christmas Battery Drive
The Foxboro Discretionary Fund needs batteries for their Holiday Toy Drive.  If you can help, please bring in batteries (any brand) by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th.  Questions?  Download flyer via the link on the right, and contact  Lori Rudd, Foxboro Rotary @ 508-954-5227
Christmas Battery Drive Lori Rudd 2014-11-16 00:00:00Z
November Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays - Lori (Nov 4); Joan (Nov 10); Russ (Nov 25)

Anniversaries - Bette and David (38 years; Nov 17)

Club Anniversaries - Brian (3 years; Nov 25)

November Birthdays and Anniversaries Karen Friend 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z
Pedicabs for Typhoon Yolanda Victims
Our club, along with Rotary clubs of Weymouth, Naga, and Tacloban, and  Bicol Bestrade Sales Center Inc. have contributed funds for disaster relief for those affected by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). We will be purchasing 15 pedicabs. Pedicabs are bicycles fitted with side cars used for public transportation, especially in areas not covered by buses or jeepneys and in remote areas. All pedicabs will be marked with the Rotary and Bicol logos. Pedicab recipients will remit a portion of their revenue to fund new pedicabs for distribution.
Pedicabs for Typhoon Yolanda Victims Joe Fillion 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z
Visit from District and Assistant District Governors
Valerie Perry (DG) and Jane Desberg (Asst. DG) visited our club on August 21 at the Renaissance Hotel in Foxboro. The Board met for about an hour and a half before the regular meeting to discuss our club's Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs. It was a very productive meeting, with many good ideas shared. They then joined us for lunch at our regular club meeting. Valerie recounted her Rotary journey and where she sees the future of our District. We presented her with a flag at the end of the meeting.
 
She noted that the highest rating she could assign to a club was 5 stars and that our club should have earned six or more!
Visit from District and Assistant District Governors Michael Bordonaro 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z
McGinty Family Fun Day on Sept. 13
Mr. McGinty was killed in one of the towers on 9/11. The family formed the McGinty Foundation, which sponsors this annual event. This year's event will be on Saturday Sept. 13 from 11:30 - 3:30 on the Foxboro Common. We are partnering with the Charter School. The Chuckwagon will make a special appearance. Volunteers are needed for pre-event prep, at the event, and for clean-up. Please get in touch with Lori to find out how you can get involved.
 
McGinty Family Fun Day on Sept. 13 Lori Rudd 2014-08-24 00:00:00Z
Help Support Our Troops
Music Drives Us Foundation and Hero Helpers of America are holding a special event at the Lake Pearl Liciano's in Wrentham MA on Sept. 14 from 12:00 - 6:00. It will feature live entertainment from Boston's best country band, Dalton and the Sheriffs, and other local bands. There will be family fun activities and food provided by local restaurants. See the link to the flyer on the right side of the webpage for more information.
 
Help Support Our Troops Ingrid Williams 2014-08-08 00:00:00Z
Interact Helps the Remote Access Medicine Clinic

Several Interact students went with Lew, Kay, and Lori to rural Appalachia to assist with a Remote Access Medicine (RAM) (http://www.ramusa.org) to provide health care to residents living in poverty. The event ran from July 12 – 20, 2014.  RAM is a special free clinic serving the healthcare needs of people in Appalachia, specifically southwest Virginia. We are excited to see our young people so dedicated helping others in this special way.

 

Interact Helps the Remote Access Medicine Clinic Lewis Gordon 2014-08-06 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris and Rotarian of the Year Awards

Steve Udden was awarded a very well-deserved Paul Harris Award at our annual meeting. For his numerous contributions to the Rotary and to the community in general, we are very grateful. 

Karen Friend was named "Rotarian of the Year." We all thank her for her service and dedication, as well as serving as a role model under challenging personal circumstances.

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Paul Harris and Rotarian of the Year Awards Lori Rudd 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z
Final Meeting of the Year

Our club held its final meeting of the year on June 24 at the Foxboro Country Club. This provided members an opportunity to reflect on all of the incredible work the club has done this year, both locally and internationally.

We said goodbye to Lori as our president and thanked her for the incredible job she has done this past year, as well as our other Board members (Karen, Jim, and Ingrid).

The gavel is now in Mike's very capable hands and we look forward to a fantastic year with his leadership.

Here's to another good year!

Final Meeting of the Year Lori Rudd 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z
Henry Heaton – Foxboro Charter Member Henry Heaton – Foxboro Charter Member Jim Goyea 2010-10-26 00:00:00Z
Founders Day Founders Day Jim Goyea 2010-10-06 00:00:00Z
Rotary’s Interact Club Rotary’s Interact Club Jim Goyea 2010-10-06 00:00:00Z
Rotary Submits a District Simplified Grant

Last Saturday, on November 27, Joe F. met with Amy-Jo Silverman from the Rockland-Hanson Rotary Club to go over the grant application process in general, and to review a specific project proposal . The current goal of the project is to provide school materials to an elementary school in the Philippines. Collaborating on this grant submission with the Rockland-Hanson Rotary Club and the Naga City Rotary Club in the Philippines (as the host club) allowed us an opportunity to learn about working cooperatively with other Clubs to obtain District grant funding and to initiate an international project. 

The proposal was due today (12/1/10), so Joe and Amy-Jo had to work quickly to complete the submission. Although we do yet know the results of our application, they appear to be promising. As there was no time to hold a Board meeting before the application deadline, Lew gave authority to commit our Club to a limited fiscal degree to the project. We look forward to the evolution of this exciting opportunity!

Rotary Submits a District Simplified Grant Lewis Gordon
"We Survived the Holidays" Party - coming up!
Lou and Rem graciously offered to host a "We Survived the Holidays" open house on January 8th. Hope all of you can make it!
"We Survived the Holidays" Party - coming up! Lewis Gordon
Interact Update

Just a reminder there is NO meeting tonight. Our next meeting was just confirmed with the Y, Monday, Nov 29 at 7pm.

 

Our last meeting was great- We have a few new members-25 in total and almost all in attendance! Thanks to the board members and all members for all their efforts. Great success with the Bottle and Can drive-about $ 400.00.

Interact Update Marcie Campot
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