Rotary Club of Foxboro

Club Executives & Directors

Immediate Past President
Vice President
Treasurer In Training
International Committee Chair
Disaster Aid USA Chair
Parking Chair
Community Committee
Membership Committee Co-Chair
Scholarship Co-Chair
Membership Committee Co-Chair
Scholarship Co-Chair
Board Member at Large
Board Member at Large
Board Member at Large
Board Member at Large
Board Member at Large
Board Member at Large


Showcase your project at the Seoul convention
Apply to host a booth in the House of Friendship at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul, 28 May-1 June. This is an opportunity to showcase your club or district project, recruit members for your Rotary Fellowship, share information about your Rotarian Action Group, or market Rotary merchandise if you are a licensed RI vendor. The application deadline is 30 September. Booth allocations will be awarded by 1 November. Apply
Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Meet our polio partners
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Eradicating polio is a complex job. Since 1988, we’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Here’s how our roles break down. The Strategist: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates the management and administration of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and provides technical and operational support to ministries of health in countries around the world. WHO is responsible for monitoring...
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...

Club Information

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Service Above Self

First and third Thursdays, alternativing mornings & lunches
See schedule for details
Foxboro, MA  02035
United States
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Club Meetings                                                                                                                                                       

  • Thursday October 15 12:00-1:00:  Lunch meeting at the Foxboro Country Club. Patrick Murphy from the YMCA will speak.
  • Thursday November 5, 7:45-9:00 AM:  Regular club meeting at Harbor One Bank in Mansfield (131 Copeland Dr,, park in back).
  • No meeting on November 19. Instead, we will serve at the Senior Center in honor of Veteran's Day. Details coming soon.
  • Thursday December 3, 7:45-9:00 AM:  Regular club meeting at Harbor One Bank in Mansfield (131 Copeland Dr,, park in back).
  • Thursday December 17, 6:00 PM:  Holiday gathering; venue TBD
See link on right to download a Word version of the schedule

Breakfast meetings are free; no meal will be included. Interested parties are invited to go out at the conclusion of the meeting.

Lunch meetings require payment at the door ($15/per person in June; check back for costs for future lunches). Alternatively, you can prepay by sending a check made out to the Foxboro Rotary to: Foxboro Rotary, PO Box 321, Foxboro, MA, 02035.

Board Meetings

  • Board meetings are typically held after one of the regular club meetings unless otherwise noted.

International Committee Meetings

  • The next meeting will be held on October 16 at 8:00 AM at Technical Support International, 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro (basement).





Events for District 7950 and various associated clubs can be found on the District Calendar.





 Apr 11, 2015

 "The Harvard College Stand-up Comics Society"

April 17th

South Shore Country Club
274 South Street 
Hingham, MA  02043

$45 per person.

Appetizers, Cash bar and Raffles


 Apr 17, 2015
 Apr 17, 2015

The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
Providence Rotary
 Apr 29, 2015
Providence Rotary
 Apr 29, 2015

Join us at the Ninety Nine Restaurant on Pleasant Street in Fall River on Thursday, April 30th.  Bring your friends and come for some after work "Stand Out Starters" or bring your family for dinner.  Just be sure to bring the flyer to make sure that the Rotary Club of Fall River will receive 15% of what you spend.  (Flyer can be found in the download section on the right hand side of the front page.)

Fall River
 Apr 30, 2015
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The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
- See more at:

The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
- See more at:

The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
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Our special guests on September 10 included Wayne Beaumier, from Houston’s Rotary Club in District 5890, Russell Bertrand, District Governor Elect, and Doug Wardwell, chair of our District’s water committee and a 56 year Rotarian.

Wayne is a PP, ADG and is on the board of Disaster Aid USA, a Rotary Project. Disaster Aid USA was started in Australia and has spread to 7 countries, including Australia, India, USA, New Zealand, Malaysia, UK / Ireland. Originally part of ShelterBox, Disaster Aid USA became a separate group in 2010. The organization is fully funded by Rotary clubs.
Joe and Wayne demonstrated the efficacy of the filters used by the organization by collecting the dirtiest water they could find locally and drinking up. They smiled through the demo and lived to tell the tale!
To find out more about their great work, please visit  And contact Joe if you are interested in training to become part of a Disaster Aid Response Team.

The Rotary Club of Foxboro and the Rotary Club of Chennai, Port City, have completed the school toilets and the inauguration ceremony has taken place! Take a peek at our Facebook page at Loos4Love and see what we have been doing. Don't forget to "like" us!
In addition to the exciting work that we have done in India, we have recently expanded our funding to build toilets in Liberia. Joining forces with the Rotary Club of Jamestown and Stephen Mecca, our club donated $4,500.00 to help fund toilets there as well as future toilet makers. Providence College graduate, Jermoh Kamara, is spearheading the project with feet on the ground in Bassa Town in Paynesville City! Pictures of her progress will be available on our FB page in the coming weeks! 

On Thursday August 20, we held a special club meeting to honor our Scholarship and RYLA winners, formally make a donation to help fund the Sam Burns Community Field, and induct our new members, Wendy and Buddy. Our new District Governor, Kristine David, was on hand to join the fun, and we were happy to get to chat with her in person. See accompanying photos...
Cure Alzheimer's Fund and Alzheimer's Dementia Rotarian Action Group (ADRAG) - Cure Alzheimer's Fund (CAF), the lead organization for the Alzheimer's Dementia Rotarian Action Group (ADRAG), just hired John Slattery, to head development after Mike Curren (speaker at our awareness event) left for other pastures. John is very bright and has a lot of energy. There will be a meeting of the ADRAG Board, of which Karen is a member, in Sept, date TBD.
Fundraising for CAF - Karen's friend Jen (stylist) will sponsor a brunch/pampering event in late October, with funds raised going to CAF. The International Committee discussed how we, as a group, can help to support this and other efforts for club members going above and beyond to help others in their community. More details coming soon.

On the weekend of May 15-17 2015, students from all over Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island gathered for RYLA2015 - our most successful such event to date. This exciting event challenged over one-hundred and thirty 10th and 11th graders to push their personal boundaries and expand their leadership and teamwork skills though physical challenges and problem-solving activities. The students also planned and assembled more than 700 bundles of school supplies to send to children in Afghanistan. See photo in the RYLA 2015 album to see happy students!
More than two-thirds of the Rotary clubs in District 7950 either sent students or sponsored alternates from other clubs. Our club funded five students and one alternate to attend RYLA. These students represented Foxboro High School, Foxboro Regional Charter School, and the Norfolk County Agricultural High School. The weekend was a huge success and we look forward to even bigger and better next year!

In response to the rising prevalence of Alzheimer's Dementia, Rotary International will be joining forces with a dynamic organization, the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, to address this growing crisis. The Cure Alzheimer's Fund was launched by a group of venture capitalists in Massachusetts who were frustrated by the slow progress of research. They have funded cutting-edge studies in the hope of finding effective treatments and a cure. One-hundred percent of monies raised goes to research, and they have received the highest ratings on charity review websites. Karen is a Board member and welcomes your interest.
Check out the Alzheimer's/Dementia Rotarian Action Group:
Anyone interested in membership can download the form on the right.

In the past month, scientists at Mass General, funded by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, have discovered how to replicate the Alzheimer's mechanism in a petri dish. This represents a huge breakthrough in the field, as it will greatly increase the pace at which new medications can be tried. As reported in the New York Times:

Birthdays: Hesh (Aug 3), Jim S. (Aug 20), Bill C. (Aug 22), Lew (Aug 29), Kenny (Sep 7), Vivian (Sep 17), Bill B. (Oct 3), Roxanne (Oct 4), Jim Gl. (Oct 27)                                                      
Spouse Birthdays: Steve A. (Sep 6), Christin M. (Oct 30
Anniversaries: Russ and Jennifer (12 years, Aug 3), Hesh and Gail (39 years, Aug 8), Jeff and Lori (26 years, Aug 26), Jim S. and Christine (16 years, Sep 19), Bill B. and Mary (27 years, Oct 16), Lew and Rem (11 years, Oct 24)
Club Anniversaries: Ruth (1 year, Aug 9), Lew (8 years, Aug 16), Karen (5 years, Sep 2), Gail (5 years, Sep 2), Rita (1 year, Sep 4), Christine (1 year, Sep 4), Russ (4 years, Sep 16), Tim (4 years, Oct 9)


The South Shore Council represents multiple clubs in the region. Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM at Peppercornz in Weymouth, MA. All are welcome.



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