Welcome to the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley!
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is a diverse, action-oriented, fun-loving club that serves the youth, the seniors, and the needy in our communities, often partnering with others.  While focusing our service in the communities of Bolton, Lancaster, and Stow, Massachusetts, our club acts upon service opportunities wherever there is a need – regionally, nationally, and globally.
 
2019-20 THEME: ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD
Nashoba Valley
We meet on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays
of each month at 7:15 - 8:30 AM:
Emma's Cafe
Stow Shopping Center
117 Great Road (Route 117)
Stow, MA 01775 
Check our Calendar for Monthly Social and Service Events!
Due to current health and safety guidelines, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is holding virtual meetings until we can meet in person again. For the Zoom meeting information, contact Laura Spear at laura@spear.net.
 
Additionally, we are investigating service opportunities to benefit our local communities. If you have a service project or need, contact info@nashobarotary.org.
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley has awarded scholarships to Madeline Powers, Kylie Nelson, Aidan Dow, and Ian Winiarski for this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference. Sydney Gulliver of Lancaster and Rebecca Emken of Stow were selected as alternates.
 
Robert Johnson, RYLA Committee Chair, said the students will be among the more than 200 Massachusetts high school sophomores who will attend the RYLA Conference at Fitchburg State University on June 26-28. To be chosen, they needed to demonstrate leadership potential and good citizenship characteristics and show a strong desire to attend and benefit from the conference.
 
Aimed at developing the leadership potential of young men and women, the conference will feature interactive Leadership Labs, exciting guest speakers, and challenging mental and physical activities. Additional topics will include decision-making, critical thinking, communicating effectively, ethics, and public service.
 
For more information or to volunteer at this event, visit http://www.ryla7910.org or contact Robert Johnson at johnson@itesafety.com, 978-875-3143.
Find more information about the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley at www.nashobarotary.org.
 
 
 
The Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Littleton, Acton-Boxborough, and Wachusetts Area, along with the Nashoba Regional High School Interact Club, the Littleton High School Humanitarian Club, and Workers Credit Union, sponsored the seventh annual Rise Against Hunger food packaging event on March 7 at Nashoba Regional High School. Seventy-seven volunteers, including a large contingent from the Lancaster 4-H club, packaged 15,000 meals in a couple of hours.
 
The assembly process combined rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packages. These meal packages will be shipped around the world to support school feeding programs and crisis relief. The food stores easily, transports quickly, and has a shelf-life of two years.
 
“Rise Against Hunger is a great way to provide healthy, cost-effective meals and help us combat hunger around the world,” said Chris Spear, Chair of event from the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley. Past meal packages have been sent to Madagascar and Burkina Faso, in cooperation with partnering agencies.
 
Established in 1998, Rise Above Hunger, formerly known as Stop Hunger Now, coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to crisis-burdened areas around the world. To learn more, visit www.riseagainsthunger.org.
 
More than 300 hearty souls attended Nashoba Valley's first annual Cabin Fever Winter Festival, a fun-for-all-ages outdoor event that took place on Saturday, February 1 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on Bolton Town Common. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, our Festival was enjoyed by attendees, young and old, despite the lack of snow.
 
In addition to the fun and revelry, the $7,000 in net proceeds will benefit the Nashoba towns of Bolton, Lancaster and Stow.
 
To view event photos, click here.
 
To watch a Bolton Access TV video on our event, click here.
 
Congratulations to The Fireplace Room at the International Golf Club and Resort in Bolton for winning the Chili Challenge! It was a tough decision, as all participants provided tasty samples.
 
Congratulations also go to The Bolton Public Library for their winning Decorate A Snowperson entry. This, too, was a difficult decision, as all of the participants had creative entries!
 
To read the wrap-up news release, click here.
 
To learn more about our Cabin Fever Winter Festival, click here. Or, contact event Co-chair Nanci Bishop, of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, at nanbish@yahoo.com.
 

 
On January 30, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley assembled plates of treats to deliver to the first responders for the towns that we serve: Lancaster, Bolton, and Stow, MA.
 
Club members assembled plates of cookies, cookie bars, homemade candy, and brownies as well as  individually wrapped chocolates and candy and delivered them to the amazing and selfless people who serve us and our towns so well. 
 
 
It's not too late! Although spring is around the corner, bird seed wreaths are available, just in time for returning feathered friends. Our hearty, handmade wreaths are made with fresh, dense, and delicious bird seed, using an exclusive Duncraft.com seed blend to satisfy your feathered friends. It’s the perfect gift for bird lovers! Made with the freshest sunflower seed, whole sunflower hearts, and safflower seed with no filler, so birds eat every bite. At $20, it's a quality gift for holiday gift exchanges, friends, neighbors, baby sitters, and others. Even better, 100% of all sales will be donated to charitable causes!
 
  • Crystal clear gift box display for the holiday season
  • Hang on your door, fence, or shed
  • Includes a hangar for easy installation
To order, contact info@nashobarotary.org for more information. 
 
 
Holiday Bird Seed Wreaths
   
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Upcoming Meetings
Steve Billings
Apr 16, 2020 7:15 AM
Citizen’s Climate Lobby
All
Apr 30, 2020 7:15 AM
Club Assembly
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Club Executives
President/Board Member 2019-2020
Immediate Past President/Board Member 2019-2020
President-Elect/Board Member 2019-2020
President-Nominee/Board Member 2019-2020
Board Member 2019-2020
Secretary/Board Member 2019-2020
Treasurer/Board Member 2019-2020
Executive Secretary/Board Member 2019-2020
Board Member 2019-2020
Sergeant at Arms
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Service Chair
Foundation Chair
Public Relations Chair
Polio Challenge Chair
Speaker Chair
Website Chair
Social Media Chair
Photographer
RYLA Chair
Interact Chair
Scholarship Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
Service Projects
 
 

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