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Welcome to our Club!

Foxboro

Service Above Self

1st and 3rd Thursdays from 12:00-1:15
Waxy O’Connors
121 Main St.
Foxboro, MA  02035
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 at the Waxy O'Connor's, 121 Main St. Foxboro MA. Please click on the speaker's link to see our incredible lineup of speakers!
Board Meetings
  • Board meetings are held the second Friday of each month at Technical Support International's office on 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro at 8:00 AM.

International Committee Meetings

  • Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month at 8:00 AM at Technical Support International's office on 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro.
Fellowship Committee Meetings
  • Fellowship (membership) Meetings are held as needed, typically around 8:00 AM in Roxanne's office.
Community Committee Meetings
  • The Community Committee meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month from 8:00-9:00 AM at the Foxboro YMCA, 67 Mechanic St., Foxboro, MA 02035.

 


 

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:
 
07/05/2018
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
JK
John Keller
Citizens' Climate Lobby
07/19/2018
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
ML
Manny Leite
Boyden Library Presentation
08/02/2018
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
KP
Ken Paiva
Ken Paiva is the author of the Historical Thriller "When Night Awakens".
08/16/2018
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
SB
Sarah Baldiga
Rise Above Foundation
09/06/2018
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
BH
Bob Hickey
09/20/2018
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
SS
Sean Smith
2 Presenters for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
10/04/2018
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
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Bill Tennant
District Governor visit
10/18/2018
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
FH
Farah Hill
Norfolk Advocates for Children
11/01/2018
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
LG
Leah Gibson
Leah Gibson - Foxborough Board of Selectmen
11/15/2018
(Thu. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Foxboro Rotary Club Guest Speaker

 

 
CH
Chief Roger Hatfield

7950 District Events can be found at the following link: 

http://rotary7950.com/

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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
Juri joined the Cancer Buzz Off and shaved her head to raise awareness and money for children with cancer. We think she looks beautiful! The One Mission Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off is a fun and unforgettable event where participants shave their heads in honor and support of kids with cancer. Participants raise money by asking family and friends to make a donation in exchange for their promise to shave their heads. Proceeds from the Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off benefit Children’s Hospital Boston and the life-changing care and vital programs and services they provide to help kids beat cancer.
 

 

 

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 7:00pm Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center 1 School Street, Foxboro, MA (Formerly The Orpheum Theatre) Improbable Players will perform “End of the Line - How it starts,” a short play followed by a talkback and Q&A. The play is based on true stories and is performed by actors in long-term recovery. Through education and reducing stigma, their mission is to stop addiction before it starts and help end the opioid epidemic. The show is appropriate for anyone 6th grade and up. Presented by the SAFE Coalition, with sponsorship by Rotary Club of Foxboro and Infinity Family Care, PC This event is FREE and open to the public. Reserve your seat at: www.facebook.com/SAFECoalitionMA

The President of Foxboro Rotary, Hesh, Kagan, was on Foxboro Cable Access with Chief Baker on Foxborough Central with Bob Hickey and a special young guest Jaden Onwuakor.

https://youtu.be/ah3SzRHVHs4

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
 
 
Women are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Dementia at double the rate of men. The reason for this phenomenon is not well-understood. Since women are traditionally the caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias, and the rate of Alzheimer's is growing exponentially, this represents a profound public health crisis. Rotary International has partnered with Cure Alzheimer's Fund to study this issue. For more information: http://womenandalzheimers.org/
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]
 
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.
 
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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