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Welcome to our Club!

Foxboro

Service Above Self

1st and 3rd Thursdays from 12:00-1:15
Luciano's Restaurant
800 Washington St.
Wrentham, MA
United States
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Club Meetings
Club meetings are generally held on the first and third Thursdays of the month, from 12:00 to 1:15 PM. Note that the venue has changed to Luciano's Restaurant, 800 Washington St., Wrentham, MA. Also note that the cost has increased to $20. 
Please click on the speaker's link to see our incredible lineup of speakers!
Board Meetings
  • Board meeting are the last Tuesday of every month. Meetings take place at 9:30am at ReMax Conference Room in Foxboro.

International Committee Meetings

  • Meetings will be determined according to incoming Chair, Joan Gagnon. Information will be forthcoming!
Community Committee Meetings
  • The Community Committee meets the first Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 at the Foxboro YMCA, 67 Mechanic St., Foxboro, MA 02035

Fellowship/Membership

  • The Fellowship/Membership Committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 8:15 AM at Roxanne’s office, 272 Chauncy St, Mansfield

Human Trafficking Committee

  • The next meeting will be TBD.
     
Now anyone can sign up speakers for our club meetings using this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044ba4a828a4fd0-foxboro
Here is a list of our speakers to date:
10/18/2018 
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:15pm)
Luciano's Restaurant 800 Washington St, Wrentham, MA 02093?  

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
MC
Marc Craig
11/01/2018 
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Luciano's Restaurant 800 Washington St, Wrentham, MA 02093? 

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
LG
Leah Gibson 
Leah Gibson - Foxborough Board of Selectmen
11/15/2018 
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Luciano's Restaurant 800 Washington St, Wrentham, MA 02093? 

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
CH
Chief Roger Hatfield
12/06/2018 
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Luciano's Restaurant 800 Washington St, Wrentham, MA 02093? 

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
DM
Donna Mac
01/17/2019 
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Luciano's Restaurant 800 Washington St, Wrentham, MA 02093? 

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
ZW
Zachary Watson 
Let’s talk about Being our goodest selves
02/07/2019 
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Luciano's Restaurant 800 Washington St, Wrentham, MA 02093? 

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
BH
Becca Harris 
The Children's Room

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

Coming soon: 

Pre-PETS, Feb 9: https://rotary7950.com/event/mid-year---pre-pets---grants-training/

New England PETs, March 7-9 in Framingham: https://rotarynepets.org/

 
 
 
 
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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 held our Annual Meeting on January 29 at Harbor One Bank. The goal was to review all we accomplished the previous year and look forward to the next.
 
Chairpersons are needed for our various committees, including New Generations, International, Community, Finance, and Fellowship. And Board seats for vice president and treasurer are in the mix as well. So don't be shy. Follow your passion and help lead our club into the future!

In support of RYLA 2019, there will be a Winter Ball on February 16th from 6pm-10pm. It will be held in the Irish Cultural Center in Canton. Food, drink and raffle. Pricing for the event: $15 for those under 25 and $20 for attendees over 25. The money raised will be put towards this year’s service project, creating care packages for patients in mental health facilities.

If you are unable to attend, or would simply like to help us in our efforts, please consider donating a raffle basket. We are also looking for a caterer (preferably cheap as this is a fundraiser) for the event! if you have any connections it would be greatly appreciated! 

We look forward to seeing you there! The flyer is on a link to the right, and below is link to the Facebook page! If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to ask! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1980644425571775/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1548815925849790 

Once again, we survived the holidays, and to celebrate, held another We Survived the Holidays party in January 2019. A big thanks to Lew and Rem for hosting, MC-ing, and making it yet another fun and fantastic event (evidenced by the photos in the album on the right side of the page).
‘Nuts and Bolts of Rotary’ training at White’s of Westport learning about Rotary and running a successful club in District 7950!
#Rotary,#serviceaboveself,#training
Foxboro Rotary Club sponsored annual Veteran’s Day breakfast event at Foxboro Senior Center.
All the veterans and their families were very grateful for the wonderful breakfast and volunteerism by Rotarians who showed up to honor the service and sacrifice they made.
 
The Foxboro Rotary Human Trafficking Committee recently hosted a film and information sharing evening. Participants felt the event had a big impact on their understanding of the issues.
 
Our Club is inviting everyone in the general public to our “Human Trafficking Summit” on 4/25/19 at the Orpheum Theater in Foxboro. This event will be free of charge. Please keep the date open and invite your friends. Foxboro High School students are working hard on promotional material for the event. More to come. Please keep your eyes on our Facebook page!
District 7950 Rotary Foundation Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018  at the Rosebrook Event Center 50 Rosebrook Place #1 Wareham, MA 02571
 
Social: 5:30 - 6:45 Dinner: 7:00
$45.00 Per person
 
Join District Governor William Tennant in celebrating Paul Harris Fellows, Foundation Donors and All Rotarians Guest Speaker: Ann Lee Hussey Ann Lee Hussey has made the eradication of polio and the alleviation of suffering by polio survivors her life’s work. One Woman’s Mission: To Immunize Children Worldwide with the Polio Vaccine. Ann will not rest until polio, the debilitating disease that has afflicted her since childhood, is eradicated worldwide.
 
Register online: http://tinyurl.com/FoundationDinner2018 by November 5, 2018
Here is our Board meeting with our new District Governor, Bill Tenant, followed by Lew Gordon awarded a Paul Harris Award for service above self.
 
Our Parking events are going full steam! On October 14, we graced the lot with balloons and cupcakes to thank our loyal customers.
 
Congratulations to our latest scholarship winners! They include: 
 

Catherine Luciano,  going to College of Holy Cross 

Malaysia Cabral, going to Regis College

Ellery Krauss, going to Saint Anselm College

Caitlin Brightman, going to University of Massachusetts 

Ellery Krauss, going to Saint Anselm College

 

Two other recipients are not in the photos:

Joshua Jacobson, going to Miami University, OH

Valenina Ipatova, going to  Bridgewater State University  (FRCS student)

Our first short-term exchange student, Tessa Uddon, just returned from Ecuador. The experience, she said, was life-changing. Below is a link to a story about her experience in the Foxboro Reporter. We hope to grow this program to help increase understanding of individuals around the world.
 
We held our annual meeting on June 28 to review our accomplishments for the year, induct new officers and the new board, and officially welcome Jason to the club. Congratulations to everyone involved in a fantastic year!
 
Our club has started a new committee to address issues around human trafficking. The mission of the committee is to bring awareness and prevention on human trafficking and build partnerships with local and international leaders and organizations. Joan is serving as chair, with other members including Juri, Tina and Roxanne. Their first meeting was June 25. Several of the committee members attended the District Conference on May 18, which included a breakout session on Human Trafficking: Joan Barry B.U. Law School Human Trafficking Clinic Committee Member and Eileen Rau, PDG, RC of West Hartford Plympton.
 
A movie and discussion will be held on October 24 2018 from 6:00-9:00 at Harbor One Bank, 131 Copeland Dr., Mansfield. Pizza and beverages will be served. For Rotary members only; $15 per person. 
In addition, they will hold a Human Trafficking Summit at the Orpheum in Foxboro on Thursday, April 25th 2019 at 7 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
The eye clinic in Guerrero Mexico provides eye care and surgery (mostly cataracts) along with dental care to the indigent population of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.It is a unique opportunity for volunteers to participate in helping our international neighbors. Joan and Jim are there now, volunteering from our club.

Application can be found at www.guerreroclinic.org
 
 
 
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 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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