Katie Painter of Stow Receives District 7910 Morley Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is delighted to announce that the David and Eleanor Morley Endowed Global Grant Scholarship has been awarded to Katherine Painter, a lifelong resident of Stow. RNV sponsored Katherine as a candidate for this scholarship and is thrilled that she was selected! This unique Scholarship was established in 2002 by David and Eleanor Morely, to be granted to a resident of Rotary District 7910 who will be doing graduate-level study outside the US in one of Rotary’s areas of focus. David Morley was a Rotarian, a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and had a long career at General Electric. 
 
Photo: Katie and RNV members
 
Katherine’s area of focus is Peace and Conflict Resolution. She graduated from Yale in the spring of 2023 with a simultaneous BA/MA in Classics and a BA in Religious Studies. She will be attending Oxford University to obtain a Masters of Philosophy in Religion and Theology. Her focus is on understanding the root causes of and potential solutions for contemporary religious conflicts and ways to bring people and communities together toward resolution of those conflicts. After she obtains her master degree, her goal is to obtain a doctoral degree in religion and work in higher education, devoting here career to teaching, research, and community outreach.
 
Photo (left): Katie & RNV President Chris Mudgett  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Katherine attended a Rotary of Nashoba Valley club meeting in early September and is heading off to Oxford later in September. We wish her all the best across the pond! 
 
Photo (right): Katie at Yale Graduation
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Ron Bott Memorial Scholarship Recipient

On Monday, June 5, 2023, The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley awarded its annual scholarship to Bella Tijin of Bolton, MA.    Bella was the recipient of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Ron Bott Memorial Scholarship named for our dear friend and one of our charter members.   Ron lost his battle with cancer last year and we told him that we would name the scholarship after him, which gave him great happiness.   Ron's wife Jeanne attended the ceremony as well.
 
Bella is a very accomplished student and is also an EMT cadet at Nashoba Regional High School, which requires significant training, certifications, and sacrifice to respond to emergencies and administer care.   Bella will be attending Quinnipiac University and pursuing studies in health sciences with a goal of becoming a Physician's Assistant in the future.   Please join me in congratulating Bella!
 
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Financial Reality Fair at Nashoba Regional High School Provides a Life-long Lesson for 10th Grade Students

In partnership with Clinton Savings Bank and the Guidance Office, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley once again sponsored our annual financial Reality Fair at Nashoba Regional High School on the morning of Friday, April 7th. More than 200 10th graders selected a career and starting salary. On the day of the fair, they received a monthly paycheck (with deductions!) to purchase life's necessities, such as housing, transportation, insurance, clothing, and food. They were also tempted with nice-to-have purchases such as concert tickets, vacations, and pets! Students also tooka 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 next year!

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. 

 

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Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Participates in Bolton Pride Parade

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.
 
 
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More Than 500 Pounds of Thin Film Plastic Recycled!

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.
 
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20,000 meals Packaged in a Few Hours

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.
 
 
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Rotary Club Partners with NASJA for DEI Books for Nashoba Regional Schools

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley and the Nashoba Area Social Justice Alliance (NASJA) sponsored the first Diverse Book Drive for books that represent all students across the Nashoba Regional School District. They worked with The Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton, MA to order 141 books, which are being delivered to Center School in Stow, Florence Sawyer School in Bolton, and Mary Rowlandson Elementary School in Lancaster. The schools identified the titles of the books that they wanted for their libraries, and the Rotary Club and NASJA partnered to collect donations and handle the ordering and delivery.
 
Principal O'Shea from Mary Rowlandson Elementary School in Lancaster received book donations from Rotarian Catherine Hammill.
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Club Bulletin - December 5, 2019

Posted by Catherine Hammill on Dec 12, 2019
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Our Cabin Fever Winter Festival is a first-of-its-kind fundraiser, created to raise funds to meet the community service needs of Stow, Bolton, and Lancaster. This Winter Festival is designed to bring the residents of these towns and neighboring communities together for a day of family fun. Chase away the winter blues with samples of award winning chili, beer and wine tasting, hot chocolate, s'mores, and a variety of fun and unique games and activities. 

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Club Bulletin - November 21, 2019

Posted by Catherine Hammill on Nov 26, 2019
 
The “People of Action” global ad campaign is for people who do not know about Rotary or why it’s relevant to them. Rotarians share a unique passion for taking action to improve their communities and the world. Where others see problems, we see solutions. This is our chance to show others how Rotarians see what’s possible in their communities and to highlight what we can achieve when more community leaders join Rotary.
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Bolton Repair Cafe: November 9

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with support from Bolton Local and the Repair Cafe Foundation, hosted the Bolton Repair Café on Saturday, November 9, with a record number of guests: 93! The event also had a record number of volunteers with 40 people who repaired broken items for free. The most amazing fix was cutting open a safe. The fix that took the most time was hand sewing a fur coat.
 
At a Repair Café, everything centers on making repairs. Knowledgeable volunteer help repair items such as clean and mendable clothing, knitted and crocheted items, lamps, small appliances, computers and other electronics, bikes, toys, and jewelry. They can also sharpen knives, scissors, and garden tools. You pay only for needed parts. If you know what parts are needed, please get them ahead of time and bring them to the Repair Café, to save time. The fix is free!
 
For more information about Repair Cafes or to start one in your area, contact Ray Pfau at 978-660-1291 mobile/text or ray.pfau@mit.alum.edu
 
 
 
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Veterans Day Breakfast 2019

On Monday, November 11, Stow-area veterans enjoyed a hearty breakfast while being honored at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton,  in Stow. 
 
The breakfast, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, featured presentations from State Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Representative Kate Hogan, and the keynote speaker, Colonel Arvid R. Hill, Director of International Affairs and Director of Plans, Operations and Readines,. Colonel Hill spoke on “Honor Veterans Today but Appreciate Them Always” and emphasized the role of the National Guard in defending our country and how that role has expanded over recent years. 
 
Colonel Hill's positions involve strategic planning, organizational assessment, and building partner capacity with our state’s partnership program countries of Kenya and Paraguay.  Colonel Hill’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal. Previous duty assignments include command of the 110th Maintenance Company in Ayer, MA and command of the 126th Brigade Support Battalion in Springfield, MA as well as multiple other duty assignments throughout the Commonwealth. Colonel Hill was deployed during 2003-2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at Tallil Air Base in Iraq. He l is a graduate of the United States Army War College, holds two Masters Degrees, and lives in Dudley, MA with his family.
 
 
 
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Installation of 2019-2020 Club Officers
 

On June 20, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley held its installation ceremony and celebration  at the Bolton home of Jacky Foster, the club’s 2018-19 president, who will also serve a partial term as a 2019-20 co-president until September 30.

The 2019-20 co-presidents are Foster, Laura Spear, Richard Simon, and Chris Spear, who will share the duties in three-month segments. The 2020-21 president-elect is Carolyn Read, and the 2021-2022 president-nominee is Steve Jones-D’Agostino. For the 2019-20 year, Rick Burkhart is the treasurer, Catherine Hammill is the secretary, and Ron Bott is the executive secretary. The 2019-20 board members are Foster, Read, Laura Spear, Chris Spear, Jones-D’Agostino, Ron Richard, Hammill and Burkhart.

Also during the ceremony and celebration, Jones-D’Agostino was named the club’s 2019-20 Rotarian of the Year, Foster was recognized for her excellent service as 2019-20 president, and Bill Wilkinson was installed as a new member. Foster also presented “I (Heart) Rotary” ballcaps to several club members who have gone above and beyond the service-above-self call of duty this year: Nancy Bishop, Mary Garcia, Carolyn Read, Laura Spear and Catherine Hammill.

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Bolton Repair Cafe Mends Again!

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with support from Bolton Local and the Repair Cafe Foundation, hosted its eighteenth Bolton Repair Café on June 1 at Bolton's Florence Sawyer School. 59 guests attended, bringing 89 items for repair. Thanks to the 28 volunteers, about 79% of the items were repaired! Among the more interesting items for repair were a hoverboard. an electronic lawn mower that needed rechargeable batteries, and a decorative well with a broken chain for the bucket. See more photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/YtRb3guStdkH4sQg9.
 
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2021 Devens Dog and Music Festival

Clear Path for Veterans NE, along with the Rotary clubs of Nashoba Valley and Ayer, Devens, Harvard and Shirley, hosted its annual Devens Dog and Music Festival in support of the Dogs2Vets program to match service dogs with local veterans. The event was on October 31 in Devens, MA. The program, perfected in Clear Path for Veterans' center in New York state and now available in Massachusetts, involves a veteran in the canine-training process, working together with the trainer to achieve individual goals.
 
The 2021 Devens Dog Fest raised funds for both the dogs and the training costs associated with the Dogs2Vets program in support of local veterans. The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley sponsored the Best of the Fest contests, including largest dog, smallest dog, best kisser, and best costume. The club also ran the Skyhoundz World Canine Disc competition. Congratulations to all winners and participants, and many thanks to sponsors Tito's hand-made vodka and T-Mobile. 
 
To see more photos from the event, visit our Facebook album.
 
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Reality Fair 2019 Held on April 5

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley ran its seventh annual financial Reality Fair for Nashoba Regional High School sophomores on Friday, April 5 . Over 50 volunteers brought a taste of financial literacy to the 243 students in the Sophomore class. 
 
The Reality Fair was a financial management event for the high school’s sophomores, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, Nashoba Regional High School, and Clinton Savings Bank. The objective was to give students a better understanding of the financial responsibilities they will face in the real world. Students picked a career, received a monthly paycheck, and had to maintain a lifestyle within their budget.
 
“On the day of the fair, students get a paycheck based on a career that they select,” explained Jacky Foster, President of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley. “The paycheck shows their monthly salary and deducted taxes. With the remaining money, they need to pay for essentials like housing, utilities, insurance, transportation, clothing, and food. They are also tempted with “nice-to-have” luxuries, such as pets, travel, and entertainment, and they must spin a Wheel of Fortune that will help them understand life’s unexpected expenses or windfalls. It’s a real eye opener for most of them, and we can use more help for this learning experience. Besides, it’s a ton of fun!”
 
After students visited the various tables at the fair, they balanced their budgets and reviewed their spreadsheets with a credit counselor. The completed ledgers will be sent home to the students for further discussion. As a result, each student should gain greater financial literacy and appreciation for future financial decisions. 
 
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Appreciation for Our First Responders

To kick off the new year, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley baked and assembled plates of goodies, which were then distributed to the police departments, fire departments, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in our three primary service towns: Bolton, Lancaster, and Stow.  It was an opportunity to show our gratitude to every-day heroes that serve our community!
 
 
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Razia's Ray of Hope Thanks Rotary for $58,000 Global Grant

Razia’s Ray of Hope sent the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley a thank-you note for the $58,000 Global Grant the club sponsored and awarded in 2017:
 
For the past two years, the Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation’s (RRH) Midwifery Program Global Grant has provided medical equipment in conjunction with education and training for future maternal and child health professionals and skilled birth attendants at the Razia Jan Institute (RJI) in Deh’Subz, Afghanistan. We are especially grateful to the Nashoba Valley Rotary Club for spearheading the grant process for the Foundation.
 
The Global Grant for $58,000 specifically supported medical equipment and supplies; salaries for Afghan professional services (doctors, nurses, midwives, program manager and support staff); and gas, repairs, and maintenance for a van to transport faculty and students.
 
The Razia Jan Institute is a tuition-free, two-year midwifery training program and educational facility emphasizing the importance of maternal and infant health while supporting health-sector employment for Afghan women. Learn more about Razia's Ray of Hope at https://raziasrayofhope.org. 
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Meal Packaging Moved to March 9

The Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Littleton, Acton-Boxborough, Clinton, and Wachusetts Area, along with the Nashoba Regional High School Interact Club, the Littleton High School Community Service Club, The Maynard High School Interact Club, the Assabet Marine Corps JROTC, and Workers Credit Union, are sponsoring the sixth annual Rise Against Hunger food packaging event on March 9 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM at Littleton High School, 56 King Street, Littleton, MA. The goal is to package 20,000 meals in a couple of hours. Interested participants can register at http://events.stophungernow.org/LittletonHighSchoolAndRotaryClubofNashobaValley Walk-in volunteers are also welcome.
 
The assembly process combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packages. These meal packages are 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. Learn more at www.riseagainsthunger.org.
 
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Razia Jan, CNN Hero, to Speak on February 7

All are invited to hear Razia Jan, founder and President of Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation, speak on February 7 at the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley.
 
Razia Jan at Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley
February 7
7:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Emma's Cafe: 117 Great Road (Route 117), Stow, MA
 
RSVP: info@nashobarotary.org
 

Razia has worked for many years to forge connections between Afghans and Americans. Her humanitarian efforts are honored in First Lady Laura Bush's 2016 book We Are Afghan Women.

Born in Afghanistan, Razia moved to the United States in 1970. The proprietor of a small tailoring business in Duxbury, Massachusetts for 20 years, she served as president of the town’s Rotary Club. In the aftermath of September 11, Razia rallied her adopted New England community to send over 400 homemade blankets to rescue workers at Ground Zero after September 11. Her efforts expanded to include sending care packages to US troops in Afghanistan. Through her involvement in the military’s Operation Shoe Fly, she coordinated the delivery of over 30,000 pairs of shoes to needy Afghan children. Her handmade quilts commemorating September 11 have been exhibited at Madison Square Garden, the chapel at the Pentagon, and at fire stations in New York and Massachusetts.

Razia has received many awards for her humanitarian work, including a 2012 CNN Top 10 Hero award, the 2007 Woman of Excellence award from Germaine Lawrence Inc., multiple Rotary Club International Peace Awards, and certificates of appreciation from the Army Corps of Engineers and the American Legion. 

With support from many individuals and Rotary clubs in this area, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley recently sponsored a global grant to fund a new midwifery school in Afghanistan through her organization, Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation. In her presentation, Razia will share her experiences working in Afghanistan as well as provide an update on the school.

For more information about Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation, visit https://raziasrayofhope.org/.
 
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Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Sponsored Veterans Day Breakfast Celebration

Posted by Jacky Foster on Nov 21, 2018

On Monday, November 12, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley honored our veterans at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton with support from the Nashoba Regional High School Interact club and Boy Scouts from Troop 1 Stow.

The breakfast featured a presentation from the keynote speaker, Brigadier General Francis Magurn, Assistant Adjutant General. Magurn commanded at every level in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, from platoon leader to land component commander and retired March 1, 2018 after more than 37 years of service. He continues to serve in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Military Division, as the assistant adjutant general.

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Bird Seed Wreaths Still Available!

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. 
 
 
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Bird Seed Wreaths: Thanks for your support!

Thanks to everyone who supported our bird seed wreath fundraiser this past holiday season! The hearty, handmade wreaths were the perfect gift for bird lovers and our wooded communities! If you are still interested in buying one before the winter snow hits, please send email to info@nashobarotary.org. At $20, it's a quality product. Even better, 100% of all sales will be donated to charitable causes!
 
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Sudbury Repair Cafe A Success!

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with support from the Sudbury Historical Society and the Sudbury Senior Center, hosted a Sudbury Repair Café on October 20, 2018. This free event was held at the Senior Center in Sudbury. Residents of Sudbury and surrounding towns were invited to come and find out what a Repair Café is all about. This event serviced a total of 80 clients, of which 35 were sharpening clients and 45 were general-repair clients.  View the event photos at http://ht.ly/cZ1L30mloxM 
 
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Bolton Repair Cafe Celebrates 5th Birthday!

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with support from Bolton Local and the Repair Cafe Foundation, hosted a Bolton Repair Café on September 29, 2018 in the cafeteria of Bolton's Florence Sawyer School, to help celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Bolton Repair Café. 58 guests attended, bringing 86 items for repair. Thanks to the 33 volunteers, about 80% of the items were repaired! See more photos at https://www.facebook.com/pg/NashobaRotary/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1849110611844998.
 
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Weekly Bulletin - August 2nd Meeting

Posted by Leigh Carpenter on Aug 07, 2018
Mary Garcia, Immediate Past President, receives a Paul Harris+2 pin from husband, Rich (Foundation Chair).  Thank you for your commitment to Rotary!
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Weekly Bulletin - May 31st Meeting

Posted by Leigh Carpenter on Jun 01, 2018
Installation of Jo-Ann Bussiere - Jo-Ann represents Home Town Bank in Lancaster shared she’s our “link to Lancaster.”  We are excited and grateful to be able to deepen our connection to the community. 
 
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Weekly Bulletin - May 17th Meeting

Posted by Leigh Carpenter on May 17, 2018
Welcome to our two newest members!
 

From left to right: Mary Garcia (President), Rita French, Nanci Bishop (Membership Chair), Trudy Keith
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Weekly Bulletin - March 1st Meeting

Posted by Leigh Carpenter on Mar 08, 2018
Guest Speaker, Polly Mendoza (Neighbor Brigade Executive Director) shares the important work volunteers do in our communities to help their neighbors
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Weekly Bulletin - September 7th Meeting

Posted by Leigh Carpenter on Sep 07, 2017
Our club received the Club Service Award.  Congratulations and thank you to immediate past president Chris for his leadership.  
 
A packed house this morning at Emma's Cafe for the fun, food & fellowship of Rotary.
 
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Weekly Bulletin - October 6th Meeting

Posted by Rich Garcia on Oct 18, 2016
 
Our speaker was Tom Keefe, Founder and CEO of IMEC, an international nonprofit organization devoted to transforming impoverished communities in developing countries
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Weekly Bulletin - September 8th Meeting

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.
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Weekly Bulletin - August 18th Meeting

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.
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Weekly Bulletin - July 28th Meeting

Posted by Richard Garcia on Aug 02, 2016
Dracut Rotarian, Chuck Moran, speaks about Crutches 4 Africa, a non-profit organization that collects and delivers crutches and other mobility devices to people with disabilities in developing countries
 
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Weekly Bulletin - April 7th Meeting

Posted by Richard Garcia on Apr 14, 2016
Robert Triest, vice president and economist in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, spoke about economic conditions in New England.
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Weekly Bulletin - September 24, 2015 Meeting

Posted by Richard Garcia on Sep 30, 2015
Our speaker was Joanne Simon, an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, who has been in private practice over 30 years. She also works at The Healing Garden, and runs a free veterans clinic.
 
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Weekly meeting, March 26, 2015

Posted by Richard Garcia on Mar 30, 2015
This week's meeting was the Club Assembly, when members had the opportunity to share thoughts and comments about our club's projects and events.
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Weekly meeting, March 10, 2015

Posted by Richard Garcia
This was a special joint meeting of the Hudson and Nashoba Valley Rotary Clubs. We also heard from a volunteer with Camp Sunshine, a program for children with life threatening illnesses.
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Weekly Bulletin - March 10, 2015 Meeting

Posted by Richard Garcia on Mar 15, 2015
This was a special joint meeting of the Hudson and Nashoba Valley Rotary Clubs. We also heard from a volunteer with Camp Sunshine, a program for children with life threatening illnesses.
 
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Weekly meeting, March 10, 2015

Posted by Richard Garcia on Mar 11, 2015
This was a special joint meeting of the Hudson and Nashoba Valley Rotary Clubs. We also heard from a volunteer with Camp Sunshine, a program for children with life threatening illnesses.
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Packing 12,000 Meals in 45 Minutes

Posted on Feb 10, 2015
 
by Ann Needle, The Stow Independent
    
Last Saturday morning, local Rotary clubs headed up an army of volunteers to package 12,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now non-profit group in just about 45 minutes. The event took place at Nashoba Regional High School.
 
“It’s really unbelievable,” said Stow’s Laura Spear, former president of the Nashoba Valley Rotary Club, of the speed at which the work was accomplished.  She noted that the first half hour of the anticipated four-hour event was devoted to organizing and instructing volunteers on the assembly process. With the actual packaging getting underway at 10:30 am, the finishing “gong” sounded at approximately 11:13 am.
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Weekly Bulletin - January 9, 2014 Meeting

Posted by Barbara Myles on Jan 11, 2014
Anita Saville, Executive Director of Budget Buddies, a Massachusetts-based, non-profit organization focused on improving the financial literacy of low income women in the Greater Lowell area. 

 

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Weekly Bulletin - May 30, 2013 Meeting

Posted by Barbara Myles on Jun 01, 2013
John Erb from Maynard Area Auto Club and from Maynard Rotary Club talked to us about what it’s like to be a “car guy” in preparation for our show of classic cars and planes that begins next week in collaboration with the Rotary clubs of Acton/Boxborough and Maynard.  John shared tidbits of etiquette for attending a “cruise night” as well as his experience collecting classic cars.
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Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Wins Awards, including Best Club

Posted by Laura Spear on May 21, 2013

At the 2013 Rotary District 7910 conference held on May 17-20, 2013, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley received 12 awards, including the top honor of Best Club in the District. Comprised of 54 clubs, District 7910 serves central Massachusetts. The Nashoba Valley club serves the communities of Lancaster, Bolton, and Stow and is also the district’s newest club, chartered in February 2012.

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Cruise-in/Fly-in Nights Are Coming to Stow

Posted by Laura Spear on May 21, 2013

In cooperation with EAA #196, Friends of Minute Man Air Field, and Nancy’s Air Field Café, the Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Acton-Boxborough, and Maynard are holding the first annual Wings & Wheels program, a summer-long cruise-in/fly-in event at the Minute Man Air Field (302 Boxboro Road) in Stow, MA. The event will run on Thursday nights from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for 12 weeks, June 6 through August 29 (except July 4).

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Weekly Bulletin - May 9, 2013 Meeting

Posted by Barbara Myles on May 09, 2013

Karin updated us about service projects, fundraisers, and led us though two leadership activities that will take place during the RYLA weekend in June.

 

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Weekly Bulletin - February 14, 2013 Meeting

Posted by Barbara Myles on Feb 17, 2013
Louise Peacock is the Director of Warm Hearts of Stow, which provides holiday help and direct aid of food, clothing and other supplies as well as referrals to other social service agencies to Stow families in need.
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Weekly Bulletin - January 31, 2013 Meeting

Posted by Barbara Myles on Feb 02, 2013

Kelly Buttiglieri (Program Coordinator, Brian Injury Association of Massachusetts (www.biama.org) spoke about the common causes of traumatic brain injuries and the magnitude of this condition.  Two Ambassador Speakers, Amy Linn and Paul Giunta, Jr. told us about their experiences with brain injuries.  

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Weekly Bulletin - January 24, 2013 Meeting

Posted by Barbara Myles on Jan 29, 2013

Our speaker, Peggie Thornsen of the Rotary Club of Marlborough, explained how to organize and run a Reality Fair for high school students. On March 15th, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is organizing a Reality Fair at Nashoba Regional High School.

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley!

Awarded RI Presidential Citation with Distinction & Zone 24-32 Vibrant Club Award for 2013-14!

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley serves the communities of Bolton, Lancaster, and Stow, Massachusetts. Our members are business, community, and professional leaders who meet weekly to plan local and international service projects; host interesting speakers on local, national, and international issues; and enjoy fellowship.

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!

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley! Ronald Bott 2013-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
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