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.
 
2020-2021 Theme: Rotary Opens Opportunities
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!
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with support from Bolton Local and the Repair Cafe Foundation, is hosting a Repair Café via Zoom videoconferencing on Saturday, June 20, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. (ET). Residents of Bolton, Maynard, and surrounding towns - as well as people around the world - are invited to join this Zoom session and find out what a Repair Café is all about.
 
The purpose of the Bolton and Maynard Repair Cafe is to offer free online advice to the public about the repair of household goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees who want to fix items during the Zoom session need to supply only the parts and tools required to make the repairs.
Attendees who want only advice need only describe the broken item and possibly have a few tools to repair the item.
 
To sign up as a guest with a broken item, visit https://tinyurl.com/Guests-with-Broken-Items. We are also looking for people to help with fixes. Plus, anyone can observe. To sign up as a fixer or an observer, visit https://tinyurl.com/Fixers-or-Observers.
 
Once you sign up, you will be e-mailed more information plus the Zoom meeting ID and password. The registration deadline is June 6. Space is limited, so sign up now!
 
The Bolton and Maynard Repair Cafe will begin with a quick introduction of five or six broken items by the guests. Fixers will then offer advice or provide help to the guests to make the repairs. After that, the process will be repeated with the next group of guests with broken items. When fixers cannot help guests repair items that may be repairable, they will help guests find nearby repair shops online if possible.
 
Until now, local Repair Cafes have been in-person events where volunteer fixers work with owners of broken items to make repairs. With the current coronavirus situation, we cannot safely do in-person repairs. Therefore, we are offering help in a Zoom meeting. This means owners of broken items will have to do the actual repairs with guidance from the fixers. Our fixers cannot handle or work on those items. 
 
For more information on the Bolton and Maynard Repair Cafe, contact Ray Pfau at 978-779-5545 or ray.pfau@alum.mit.edu.
 
 
Although we are all in a challenging time right now, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is still pursuing opportunities for community service. Send your requests to info@nashobarotary.org, and we’ll add them to our list of opportunities and resources, which you can find in the Download Files section in the right column. We’ll also review your request at our regular board meetings and share them with our club members.
 
In the meantime, we wish everyone a safe and healthy staycation!
At its April 2 meeting, the Board of Directors voted to approve the purchase of three grocery gift cards to address needs identified by the social worker for the Nashoba Regional School District.
 
“What wonderful news!  What a very special thing to have happen - these cards will mean so much to everyone who receives one,” said Brooke Clenchy, Superintendent of Schools. “The Rotary Club is simply an amazing organization - and this is but one more example of the kind of incredible things that they do - I'm so respectful of their generosity.”
 
Additionally, the board and the board of the endowment fund voted to purchase $1500 worth of grocery and restaurant gift cards to donate to the needy in our communities, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The club donated gift cards to the Stow Food Pantry, the Bolton Community Fund, and WHEAT, a Clinton-based food pantry that serves Lancaster and surrounding towns. Restaurant gift cards from Emma’s, our primary meeting location, were used to pay for meals for local grocery store workers and other deserving citizens.
 
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.
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Upcoming Meetings
Howie Kahn
Aug 06, 2020 7:15 AM
WPKZ Radio
Mary & Rich Garcia, Chris Spear
Aug 20, 2020 7:15 AM
Bandey Hefler Friendship Exchange
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Club Executives
President
President 2021-2022 (PE)
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Executive Secretary
Treasurer
Sgt at Arms
Foundation Chair
Public Relations Chair
Polio Challenge Chair
Speaker Chair
Website Chair
RYLA Chair
Scholarship Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
Director
Director
Service Projects
 
 

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