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Welcome to our Club!

Foxboro

Service Above Self

1st and 3rd Thursdays at 11:45 AM-1:00 PM
Olive and Mint
2 Washington St
Foxboro, MA  02035
United States
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  • Lunch (speaker’s) meetings will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 11:45 AM to approximately 1:00 PM. Location is Olive and Mint Restaurant at 2 Washington St in Foxboro. Payment at the door ($15/per person). You can prepay by sending a check made out to the Foxboro Rotary to: Foxboro Rotary, PO Box 321, Foxboro, MA, 02035.
  • Our next meeting is on December 7 in the evening at Harbor One Bank in Mansfield.
  • After that, we return to our usual Thursday schedule noted above. Same bat place as above (Olive and Mint) as well.
Board Meetings
  • Board meetings are held the second Friday of each month at Technical Support International's office on 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro at 8:00 AM.

International Committee Meetings

  • Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month at 8:00 AM at Technical Support International's office on 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro.
Fellowship Committee Meetings
  • Fellowship (membership) Meetings are held as needed, typically around 8:00 AM in Roxanne's office.
Community Committee Meetings
  • The Community Committee meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month from 8:00-9:00 AM at the Foxboro YMCA, 67 Mechanic St., Foxboro, MA 02035.

 


 

7950 District Events can be found at the following link: 

http://rotary7950.com/

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To learn more about Rotary International, please check: https://www.rotary.org/en

 
 
 
 
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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

The President of Foxboro Rotary, Hesh, Kagan, was on Foxboro Cable Access with Chief Baker on Foxborough Central with Bob Hickey and a special young guest Jaden Onwuakor.

https://youtu.be/ah3SzRHVHs4

Women are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Dementia at double the rate of men. The reason for this phenomenon is not well-understood. Since women are traditionally the caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias, and the rate of Alzheimer's is growing exponentially, this represents a profound public health crisis. Rotary International has partnered with Cure Alzheimer's Fund to study this issue. For more information: http://womenandalzheimers.org/

The Revolution and players put on dozens of clinics around New England each year. On October 5, we helped host a 90 minute soccer clinic and a 30-minute question and answer session. The Foxboro Rotary Club partnered with the Y, the Kraft organization and local parents to host the clinic.The event was greeted enthusiastically by parents as well as kids who got to go up against the big guys.

For more information: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/foxboro_reporter/news/local_news/revolution-players-score-with-kids/article_42855a32-beca-5e96-b9d7-5b2d086defa4.html

We were awarded $1000 for our new Cop Card Program. The purpose of this program is to improve community relations in Foxboro by instituting a program that introduces members of the police department to the children of the community. The program will create baseball-type, collectable and tradable cards for members of the police force that can be handed out on request during normal interactions with the public. Children can seek to collect a complete set and in combination with a community service effort can earn awards and certificates of recognition from the community. This project will seek to establish stronger connections between the police and members of the community, encourage communications and mutual respect, and build public support for law enforcement.
Our club is supporting the Comprehensive Education Reinforcement Program of Casa Visitacion (Proyecto Integral del Reforzamiento Escolar or PIRE) in Honduras. This program provides professional educational, psychological and medical services, as well as recreational activities, holistic dynamics, educational materials, and nutritious snacks to children in first to sixth Grades struggling in school who come for consultation at their psychology clinic or are referred by teachers from schools with which they collaborate. Many of the students are suffering from PTSD due to the violence in their families and communities.  Per capita, Honduras is #1 for murders in the world. Children on the program are flourishing with the extra help. Please see photos on the link to the right.
Lew and Karen B. just returned with our Intertact students from the free eye clinic in Guerrero Mexico (see photo album on the right). To learn more from the clinic, please go to:    GuerreroClinic.org. Their amazing work was highlighted in the Sun Chronicle today: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/foxboro_reporter/features/foxboro-rotary-students-help-transform-lives-in-mexico/article_adbaa2ea-2b18-5051-a8ad-d96da25f7a51.html
 
 
Our club has recently become involved with an amazing organization, NuDay Syria. NuDay Syria supports and encourages women to develop social & business skills. These women and children have not only been displaced from their home and country, but their family nucleus has been destroyed, as they have lost their husbands and providers.  Skills are taught such as knitting and other hands-on skills with the intention to support themselves, so that these women can become producers & providers.  NuDay Syria employs people on the ground in Syria and Turkey to receive the vessels and deploy the contents to lesser known and smaller camps.
 
In New Hampshire, Nadia has brought together caring, compassionate individuals all of whom recognize suffering and, under their watch, will not be bystanders to the brutality. The numbers are staggering.  In 2016, the United Nations (UN) identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, of which more than 6 million are internally displaced within Syria, and over 4.8 million are refugees outside of Syria. In January 2017, UNHCR (The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, also known as the UN Refugee Agency), counted 4,863,684 registered refugees. The death toll is approaching ½ million.
 
NuDay Syria connects our lives with others out of compassion and the belief that we are of one world, and as Nadia states “one humanity.”
Help in all its forms is needed.  “The fact that you can only do a little is no excuse for doing nothing.”  [John Le Carre]
 
The Foxboro Rotary is now offering short and long-term exchange programs! Please download brochures on the right side of this page to find out more about each program.
We are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between Rotary International and Cure Alzheimer's Fund. The two organizations are working together to co-sponsor research into why women are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men - an underfunded yet vital area of investigation. This work will be carried out by Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., at Massachusetts General Hospital.
 
We hope this will be the start of many collaborations with organizations working to eradicate diseases such as Alzheimer's on a global scale. We are especially excited about the content of this study, which promises to provide significant insight into Alzheimer's disease and get us closer to effective treatments for both men and women.
 
The Alzheimer's Dementia Rotarian Action Group (or ADRAG) is a collection of Rotarians and Rotaractors dedicated to supporting the family of Rotary and our communities face the challenge of dealing with family members and citizens that are afflicted with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. See flyer link on this website for more information.

 

This challenge is very real.  Some are calling it the “silver tsunami”—the wave of men and women living longer than previous generations.  Yet our communities and nations are not ready to face the rising tide of those suffering from these diseases.   Researchers predict that 6.7 million people in America alone will have Alzheimer’s alone.   Today, one in eight older Americans have Alzheimer’s, and the risk of developing the brain disorder doubles every five years after age 65.

The ADRAG was recently awarded a Rotary Foundation Grant, with matching funds from Cure Alzheimer's Fund (www.curealz.org). This is a terrific global grant project with Dr. Rudy Tanzi of Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital heading up the research to determine why more women have Alzheimer's than men.

To learn more, visit us at:
 
Please encourage your fellow Rotarians and clubs to join our efforts! Donations are welcomed at:
Rotary District 7950 Water Resource Activities are directed by the Pure Water Initiative Committee (see Committee site), a dedicated group of Rotarians who desire to provide Clean Water and provide hygene and sanitation training to people that do not have access to clean water now. This includes providing education in the  use of the facilities that provide this Clean Water.

Since Rotary year 2002 the Pure Water Initiative Committee (see History site) has dispensed over $100,000.00 for water projects to sites in Honduras, Cambodia, India, Peru and Haiti. Using the Rotary Foundation Matching Grant Programs has increased the "bang for the buck" by adding 50% or $0.50 for every $1.00 designated to an approve project.

 
  • Over 4300 hundred families have received slow flow bio-sand filters in Honduras to date.
  • Two small, 4WD pickups were provided to better facilitate the delivery of these filters.
  • Money for two very important pieces water testing equipment, for the water testing laboratory, was provided to the Cambodian effort, currently managed by the District's Middletown Rotary Club.                       
  • Money has been provided to a Rotary District in India for a village level water filter project.  See pictures.
  • Money has been combined with Rotary Foundation money to install 500 filters in the outskirts of Lima, Peru.
- See more at: http://rotary7950.com/SitePage/water-resources/rotary-district-7950-water-resource-activities#sthash.o3mU96jP.dpuf
In addition to serving as ADG, Joe is spearheading our club's involvement in this important effort.
 
Rotary District 7950 Water Resource Activities are directed by the Pure Water Initiative Committee, a dedicated group of Rotarians who desire to provide clean water and sanitation training to people that do not have access. Since 2002, we have dispensed over $100,000.00 for water projects to sites in Honduras, Cambodia, India, Peru and Haiti. Using the Rotary Foundation Matching Grant Programs has increased the "bang for the buck" by adding 50% or $0.50 for every $1.00 designated to an approved project.
 
To learn more about the many projects in which this group is involved, please visit http://rotary7950.com/SitePage/water-resources/rotary-water-projects
 

 

 

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. Some of their numerous deployments include assisting with the earthquake in Ecuador, cyclone in Fiji, and flooding in Louisiana, West Virginia and Texas.

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 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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