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. Join us!
2022-2023 Theme: Imagine Rotary
2021-2022 Theme logo - Serve to Change Lives - EN
We meet both in person and virtually through Zoom on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of each month from 7:30 - 8:30 AM:
The Houghton Building
697 Main Street (Route 117)
Bolton, MA 01740
(additional parking at the nearby First Parish of Bolton church) 
Check our Calendar for Social and Service Events!
Need a speaker? Call on ShelterBox | District 5950
Dear Rotarians
With Credit to the Emmaus Rotary Club in Emmaus, PA   https://www.emmausrotary.org/
Bill Tobin of Shelter Box shared the following message:

ShelterBox is responding after a series of powerful earthquakes devastated southern Turkey and northern Syria. We’re sending an emergency response team to carry out crucial assessments and establish how we can best help.

ShelterBox is launching an emergency fundraising appeal. Your support will contribute to our Turkey and Syria Earthquakes response as part of our general fund. We believe that the best way for us to be impactful is by staying flexible, and it is essential that we have funds available to support those affected by disasters around the world.

We’re speaking with our existing partners in Syria and Rotary contacts in Turkey to understand more about what’s needed and how we might provide support where it is needed most.

The humanitarian need in Turkey and Syria is immense and growing – it's the most devastating earthquake to hit the region in 100 years. The death toll has surpassed 5,000 and is likely to rise significantly, and thousands of buildings have been destroyed in both countries leaving people homeless, with nowhere to sleep, in the middle of a bitter winter.

A powerful 7.8m earthquake struck southern Turkey, close to the northern Syria border, at 4.17am local time (1.17am GMT) on Monday 6 February. The epicenter was about 20 miles from Gaziantep - a major city and provincial capital. Minutes later there was a strong 6.7m aftershock, followed by another major 7.5m earthquake striking hours later in the same region.

The region where the earthquakes struck is home to significant numbers of Syrian refugees.

ShelterBox provides different combinations of emergency shelter and essential household items depending on what is needed. This could be tents and shelter kits, stoves, thermal blankets, and clothing to keep people warm through the freezing winter nights. It could be cash to help people buy what they need to survive. Or it could solar lights that help people when there is no electricity.

Head of Emergency Response for ShelterBox, Alice Jefferson says: “Emergency responses to a disaster of this scale can be a huge logistical nightmare especially against the clock. Freezing temperatures and heavy rain are causing extra complications. The poor weather poses a real threat to life for people whose homes are now rubble or unsafe to return to. Access and communication are challenging and that’s why responses must be well-coordinated to make sure that the right aid is getting to the right people, in the right place, at the right time.”

Club and district support is desperately needed so we can reach survivors in the aftermath of this disaster. 

ShelterBox USA





In partnership with Clinton Savings Bank and the Guidance Office, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley will once again sponsor our annual financial Reality Fair at Nashoba Regional High School on the morning of Friday, April 7th. More than 200 10th graders will pre-select a career and starting salary. On the day of the fair, they will receive a monthly paycheck (with deductions!) to purchase life's necessities, such as housing, transportation, insurance, clothing, and food. They will also be tempted with nice-to-have purchases such as concert tickets, vacations, and pets! Students also will take a chance to spin the wheel of fortune to reflect unplanned income or expenses that happen as a part of life.  Please consider volunteering and contact Carolyn Read at carolyn.read@yahoo.com to sign up!

You can see last year's volunteer handbook to learn more about what the students will purchase and can find the 2022 volunteer handbook on nashobarotary.com in the Download section. 


The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley collected more than 500 pounds of thin-film plastic as part of the NexTrex recycling program. By you donating plastic film to NexTrex®, not only did the club help to keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfills, it also helped Trex® to continue to make eco-friendly outdoor products. Through its donation, the club qualified for a Trex bench to be donated to the local community. Many thanks to the Bolton Bean, 626 Main Street in Bolton, MA, which served as a collection point. The club is hopeful that other community organizations will take on this challenge. For more information about the program and what plastic is acceptable, visit https://recycle.trex.com.
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is collecting donations for Esperanza - Hope for the Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that services impoverished communities in Honduras. The following items are of particular need:
  • Large suitcases
  • Laptops, tablets
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toothpaste (including "expired" toothpaste)
  • Children and adult vitamins
  • Wheelchairs
Esperanza’s mission is to provide charitable services, including financial assistance for medical treatment and educational costs for the impoverished people living in Honduras. Its professionally-supported organization assists the Honduran people with obtaining medical care within their country, and when unavailable, traveling outside Honduras for treatment.
To coordinate a time and place to drop off donations, please contact Emily Collins at 978.808.8967 or emily@esperanzahftc.com. For more information about Esperanza - Hope for the Children, visit https://esperanzahftc.com.
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley participated in the Bolton Pride Parade and Rally on June 5. The parade will was held in the afternoon, starting at the Emerson School in Bolton, MA and continued to the town common. The rally included guest speakers, local organizations such as the Rotary club, vendors, and a raffle that benefited OutMetrowest.
On April 9, more than 70 people from the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, the Humanitarian Club of Littleton High School, the Nashoba Regional High School Interact club, several Rotary clubs across central Massachusetts, and the local community came together to package 20,000 meals to address hunger. 
The Rotary clubs funded the cost of the meals, and Rise Against Hunger New England provided the ingredients for packaging. Every dehydrated rice/soy meal is fortified with 20 essential vitamins and nutrients. The meals are then shipped to areas around the world where the need is greatest, including within the United States. Requesting organizations must meet certain requirements to receive a shipment of meals or donated aid, including accountability, importation (the ability to cover shipping costs), storage, and distribution.
Rise Against Hunger provides food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable people and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Established in 1998, the organization has provided more than 225 million meals in 74 countries. Charity Navigator gave Rise Against Hunger 4 stars, its highest rating.
Nashoba Rotary Charitable Endowment
Club Calendar
June 2023
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Breaking down walls

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WhoFish events
Club Executives
President 2023-2024 (PE)
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
PR- Bulletin Editor
Membership Chair
Sgt at Arms
Foundation Chair
Polio Challenge Chair
Speaker Chair
Website Chair
Social Media Chair
RYLA Chair
Interact Chair
Scholarship Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
Service Projects
Youth - Interact Advisor
Rotary @ Work
Social Equity


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