Westborough Rotary E-Bulletin

January 9, 2018

Westborough Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

We were honored to have Joe Bucciarelli, pictured here at left with Giving Chair Betsy Moquin, join us at our meeting on January 3.  Joe has run the Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner for the past eight years.  Having just completed its 47th year,  this annual event which takes place at the Knights of Columbus Hall, serves a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, apple cider, pumpkin pie and assorted desserts.  This year set new record in participation for both guests and volunteers, with 115 meals served, an additional 47 meals delivered, and 85 people helping to make it all happen. Many of the volunteers enjoy the fellowship and festivity of giving when they may not have a local family to share it with otherwise.  A long list of sponsors helps to make the dinner possible.  To see Joe's entire presentation, which includes information about the changing demographics of the attendees, and how his team has learned to cook turkeys to maximize food safety, please visit our Facebook page.

Register for SUMMIT Before January 15th

Reach the Summit! Register for 2018 Rotary Summit before January 15th! After that, there’s no guarantee you can lock in a room at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Don’t miss this chance to network with members of our five districts across New England and Quebec. Need more motivation? Travis Roy’s story will leave you INSPIRED!
Visit to register NOW!  
What can you expect?
  • A world class venue
  • Fantastic speakers
  • Educational workshops
  • Network with Rotarians from New England & Quebec
  • Participation in a food packaging service project
  • Fun & fellowship!

Rotary Means Business!

Business Networking for Rotarians and their Guests! Come and network with both Rotarians and Guests, learn about their businesses, and share your capabilities! Make business contacts. Exchange business cards. Refer business. 
WHERE: Sheraton Needham Hotel, 10 Cabot Street, Needham, Massachusetts
WHEN: January 10, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
COST: $20 for Rotarians and Guests.  
Light Appetizers and Cash Bar available. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING 40-50 BUSINESS CARDS
Rotary Means Business encourages all attendees to support the success of their fellow Rotarians and Guests by doing business with them, and by referring others to them.

Club Visioning Update

President Shelby updated the Club on the progress of the Visioning process.  The Visioning committee has met to review the results, and is partnering with Club committee chairs to build each concept into our future plans. Each member is encouraged to review the visioning summary spreadsheet, available on our Google docs site or from Shelby, and commit to any topics that you are passionate about.  This is an opportunity to help shape the future of the club, be it membership, strategic direction, events and fundraising, and more.

Upcoming Meetings
Jan 10, 2018
English Conversation Circles
Jan 24, 2018 6:15 PM
Board of Directors Report; RYLA
Jan 31, 2018
An education on Montessori
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Leadership Institute
Boxborough Regency
Jan 20, 2018
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Buroughs & Bury Rotary Social
Romaine's Restaurant
Jan 22, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Worcester Railers Hockey
DCU Center
Jan 26, 2018 7:00 PM
Rotary Means Business
The Fay Club
Feb 08, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2018 Rotary Mount Washington Summit
Mount Washington Hotel
May 04, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Rotary International Convention
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
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Rotary Leadership Institute

The next Rotary Leadership Institute will be held on January 20 at the Boxborough Regency Hotel.  The Institute runs from 7:30am to 3:30pm, and is designed to provide both new and experienced Rotarians information to better understand how our Club functions, as well as enhancing leadership skills.  Subjects include A Look Outside the Club, Membership Orientation and Activation,  Introduction to Leadership, Creating Service Projects and much more.  There are three levels offered, along with a graduate course for those who have completed levels I, II and III.  Tuition is $85, which will be reimbursed by the Club.  For more information on RLI and to register visit or contact our very own Dave Kaiser, the RLI District Chair! Please save your receipt and submit it to Paul Reilly for reimbursement. Please note that you must attend the session in order to be reimbursed. The deadline to register is January 10th. Those who have attended RLI agree that it is one of the best run and most useful programs offered for our members.

Worcester Railers Hockey 

Join us on Friday, January 26 as we cheer on the Worcester Railers as they take on the Quad City Mallards at what's come to be known as the Chris Bakutis' Birthday Party.  The game will be played at the DCU Center in Worcester, and the puck drops at 7:05pm.  Tickets are $20, including a hat.  Contact Paul McGrath to make your reservation. Payment is due not later than January 17.


Buroughs & Bury Rotary Social

Join Us for Lunch or Dinner!
Wednesdays at 12:15pm, 3rd Wednesday at 6:15pm
Chateau Restaurant
95 Turnpike Road
Rt 9 & Rt 30
Westborough, MA  01581
United States
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