Rotary Club of Foxboro

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President
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Treasurer
Treasurer In Training
Secretary
International Committee Chair
Disaster Aid USA Chair
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Membership Committee Co-Chair
Scholarship Co-Chair
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Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Foxboro

Service Above Self

First and third Thursdays, alternativing mornings & lunches
Varies
See schedule for details
Foxboro, MA  02035
United States
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  • Lunch (speaker’s) meetings will continue to be held at noon at the Foxboro Country Club on the third Thursday of the month
  • There will be a change in the meeting schedule on the first Thursday of the month, with the first two meetings of every quarter held in the morning and the third meeting of every quarter held in the evening
    • Morning (business) meetings will be held from 7:45 – 9:00 AM at Harbor One Bank in Mansfield
    • Evening meetings will be held via web conferencing (Thank you Hesh!) at 5:30.
    • Instructions on how to join the event meeting will be sent prior to the meeting (because, I guess, after the meeting won’t do folks a whole lotta good)
  • 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.
2016 Meeting Dates –
  • January 7 – Morning meeting at 7:45 AM at Harbor One
  • [January 9 - We Survived the Holidays party at 6:00 at Lew and Rem's house]
  • January 21 – Lunch meeting at noon at the FCC - Steve Mecca from Jamestown will speak about Rotary work in Liberia
  • February 4 - Morning meeting at 7:45 AM at Harbor One
  • February 18 – Lunch meeting at noon. Probably at a conference room at Schneider Electric; to be confirmed.
  • March 3 – Online meeting at 5:30 PM; call-in information coming soon
  • March 17 - Lunch meeting at noon at the FCC
  • April 7 – Morning meeting at 7:45 AM at Harbor One Bank
  • April 21 - Lunch meeting at noon at the FCC
  • [April 28 - New Member Dinner Event]
  • May 5 – Morning meeting at 7:45 AM at Harbor One Bank
  • Mary 19 - Lunch meeting at noon at the FCC
  • June 9 – Online meeting at 5:30 PM
  • [June 11 – Founder’s Day]
  • [June 18 – Family Olympic Day]
  • July 7 –  Morning meeting at 7:45 AM at Harbor One Bank
  • July 21 - Lunch meeting at noon at the FCC
  • August 4 – Morning meeting at 7:45 AM at Harbor One Bank
  • August 18 - Lunch meeting at noon at the FCC
  • September 1 – Online meeting at 5:30 PM
  • September 15 - Lunch meeting at noon at the FCC
  • October 6 – Morning meeting at 7:45 AM at Harbor One Bank
  • October 20 - Lunch meeting at noon at the FCC
  • November 3 – Morning meeting at 7:45 AM at Harbor One Bank
  • November 17 - Lunch meeting at noon at the FCC
  • December 1 – Online meeting at 5:30 PM
  • December 15 - Lunch meeting at noon at the FCC
Board Meetings
  • Board meetings are typically held after one of the club meetings unless otherwise noted.

International Committee Meetings

  • The next meeting will be held on Friday February 19 at 8:00 AM at Technical Support International, 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro (basement). Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month at 8:00 AM.
Other Meetings
  • Community, membership, and other meetings will be held on an as needed basis.


 


 

 

 
 
 
  • Battery drive - We are collecting batteries for the Discretionary Fund. Please give Lew your donations
  • Adopt a family - We are working with Lisa at the Discretionary Fund to assemble presents
  • Helping seniors - We are enlisting Interact members and/or high school students to help our older Foxboro residents with raking, snow shoveling, etc.
  • We Survived the Holidays - Our annual party and Yankee Swap will be held at 6:00 at Lew and Rem's house in North Attleboro. Details coming soon
 

 
 
Help support our Interact club's blood drive. Saturday, January 16 from 9a – 2p at the Foxboro Recreation Hall, 68 Mill St
 
Schedule your appointment now with HallieCanfield5@gmail.com or drop in.
 

 
 

Events for District 7950 and various associated clubs can be found on the District Calendar. http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/Events

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Chariho
 Apr 11, 2015
 
 
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 "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

 

Hingham/Hull
 Apr 17, 2015
 
 
Hingham/Hull
 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
 
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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
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/Events#sthash.p5yh2P19.dpuf

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: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/Events#sthash.p5yh2P19.dpuf

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: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/Events#sthash.p5yh2P19.dpuf

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: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/Events#sthash.p5yh2P19.dpuf

 

 

 
 
Lew is organizing a trip for roughly 6 students to do service work at a free optical and dental clinic in Chihuahua, Mexico (about 200 miles due west of El Paso). The clinic has been in operation for about 30 years and has active support from the Houston Rotary Club. This will be a very valuable experience, in terms of exposure to a new culture and to give the students the opportunity to deliver direct services to the population of indigenous people in the area. Students would be invited via a selection process, since, at the last Interact meeting, about 18 Interact members were interested. The trip would be scheduled for late June 2016, with Lew and Lourdes chaperoning. The club would consider costs other than travel, which the students would field. Stay tuned for future developments.
 
For photos and more information, check out the website: www.guerreroclinic.org
 
 
 

 
 

Joe is spearheading our work in Disaster Aid USA. DA USA is a Rotarian Operated Project that provides shelter, clean water systems, tools, mosquito nets and other items to survivors of disasters.  DA USA also partners with others to provide water filtration projects wherever needed.  They are partnered with Disaster Aid Australia, and Disaster Aid UK and Ireland.

To find out more about their great work and becoming a volunteer, please visit http://www.disasteraidusa.com/  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! New photos on the project have been posted. In terms of exciting new developments, they are about to begin construction of toilets at a church and a school, which will create visibility in the community. 
 

 
 
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.
 

 
 
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:
 
 
 

 
 
Club Birthdays:  Lori (Nov 4), Joan (Nov 10), Ally (Nov 20), Mary (Dec 17)
 
Anniversaries: Bette and David (39 years, Nov 19), Jim and Joan (18 years; Dec 27)
 
Club Anniversaries: Brian (4 years; Nov 25), George (24 years; Dec 1), Jim (8 years, Dec 7)
 

 
 

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.

 

 
 

We're hip; we're cool; and we're on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Foxboro/154898084548179

Check us out and let us know you "Like" us!

 

 
 

Rotary International approved the use of eMeetings as a means of making up missed club meetings.

http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/SitePage/make-ups-e-clubs

 

 
 

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For those of you without iPhones nor Android devices, you're out of luck. But maybe one of your friends with one of the Clubrunner app-friendly devices will let you borrow theirs so that you can get the latest and greatest news.

 

 
 

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