Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Our Motto Is "Service Above Self"
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley!
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is a vibrant, inclusive, “go-to” club, supporting the needs of people in our communities locally and around the world. We serve the local communities of Bolton, Lancaster, and Stow, Massachusetts.
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley was chartered by Rotary International on February 24, 2012, the first new Rotary club chartered in District 7910 in over a decade!
Posted by Rich Garcia on Sep 22, 2016
Our speaker was to have been historian, David Mark, who was unable to attend because of a death in the family. He would have spoken about the “Rise and Fall of Slavery in Massachusetts." Briefly, Massachusetts was the first colony to legalize slavery (1641) and the first to end it (1783). Slavery never took hold in the northern colonies as it did in the south mostly because there were no labor intensive cash crops. Instead, northern slaves were primarily prestige property for the upper class.
Posted by Rich Garcia on Aug 31, 2016
Our Speaker was Jennifer Wassan of Windrush Farm, a nonprofit horse farm in North Andover specializing in teaching physically, emotionally, and learning disabled children and adults to ride and work with horses.