CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE IN WESTBOROUGH & BEYOND
 
 
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  • December 16, 2018
  • 5:30-8:30pm
  • Arturo’s Restaurant
  • 54 East Main Street, Westborough
  • $40 per person

Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres • Cash Bar • Music

Join us in the Fun and Be the Inspiration!

In addition to celebrating the season, guest are encouraged to make an optional donation of books. These books will be donated for two different projects, “Be like Brit” in Haiti and the villages in Guatemala. We will be looking for books in French (all ages) for “Be like Brit” and for Guatemala, a list of requested books will be on the District website. If you order books from Amazon we encourage you to use GEMINI’s Smile Amazon which contributes a portion of the sale to the district’s GEMINI program.

"It starts with a Suit”

The Rotary Club of Westborough will be hosting an apparel and accessories drive to benefit Dress for Success Worcester (DFS). DFS envisions a world where women do not live in poverty. They strive for a world where all women are financially independent, are treated with dignity and respect and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families. They aspire to a world that fully harnesses the power of women and recognizes their role in economic sustainability.

The drive will take place from October 29 – November 12. Items can be dropped off at the Westborough Public Library and the Boroughs YMCA. If you are interested in making a donation, but you are unable to bring your items to one of these locations please contact the Club’s Service Chair, Shelby Marshall, at marshall@westboroughrotary.org, to arrange a time for pick up.
Despite cold temperatures and a soggy start, Rotarians, vendors, and volunteers turned out in force to staff the Club's first Fall Family Festival. With a "show must go on" resolve, tents were pitched, flags were flown and the pieces came together for what ultimately proved to be a day of fun and smiles for town residents and Rotarians alike. Music filled the air all day long with performances from 2018's New Act of the Year Lyssa Coulter, students from Patrice Peris Voice Studio, and country band Southbound Train, courtesy of the Westborough Recreation Department. The Rotary Grill, along with the Grub Guru food truck and local restaurants Red Heat Tavern and Tavolinos served up hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, pizza and more. The ever-popular beer tent poured Cold Harbor and Octoberfest. Dozens of vendors and organizations showcased their products, services, and programs. Finally, dogs of all shapes and sizes participated in our annual contest, winning prizes for best ears, most disobedient, looked most like an owner, and best wiggly butt, to name just a few.  A hearty thank you to all Rotarians and volunteers who made the day possible, and special thanks to co-chairs Shelby Marshall and Bill Linnane for their tireless effort and dedication. View photos from the Festival courtesy of member Forrest Musselman at this link.
A District 7910 sponsored International Service project in collaboration with D-7910 and Guatemala Rotary Clubs
 
Date: March 23 -30, 2019
In cooperation with Helps International, Inc., volunteer Rotarians will install stoves in homes where currently an open fire in the center of the house is used for cooking. This practice predisposes the residents to respiratory diseases, burn injuries, and increased use of wood for cooking.  The stove will improve the ventilation, prevent injuries, and will decrease wood consumption by at least 50%. We are seeking volunteer Rotarians from our Club and District 7910 to join the Westborough Rotary Club in this endeavor.
Also seeking Sugar Shack Retail Store Manager
 
The BORO (Bridging Over to Right Opportunities) program is thriving in its first year of implementation thanks to the high level of support and attention the program has received from the community, including from our Club.  School Superintendent Amber Bock has informed us that the district is launching phase II of this project with the anticipated opening of the BORO Sugar Shack, candy and gift store learning lab, this Fall.  This initiative further supports the BORO strategic vision to enrich the opportunities for social, vocational, and community integration for our BORO students.
 
The program is seeking community support through the launch of its BORO Sugar Shack GoFundMe Page.  Additionally, we are seeking an experienced and dynamic retail store manager and would appreciate your support in helping us to circulate the BORO Sugar Shack Retail Manager Job Description.

Clubs that are strong and making a positive difference in our communities achieve goals related to Rotary’s three strategic priorities: to support and strengthen clubs, focus and increase humanitarian service, and enhance Rotary’s public image and awareness. The 2017 - 2018 Rotary International Citation recognized clubs that completed activities that support these priorities. At the Districts awards ceremony held this July, Past District Governor Karin Gaffney presented the Rotary Citation to Westborough's 2017 - 2018 Club President Shelby Marshall.  Congratulations to Shelby and all Westborough club members for this achievement.

After nearly three years of planning & construction, the replacement and upgrade project for the athletic fields at the high school is coming to a close. The full scope of the project included a new track and alternative infill turf for the Mewhiney Field as well as new ADA compliant bleachers, a new press box, sound system, and field lighting for the first time in the school's history.  The project scope and funding also allowed for the restoration of the upper Jimmy Hayes finally bringing that field into proper use for our students and community. With an eye toward the future of Westborough's students, the Club's Board of Directors pledged its support of the project, and on September 24 presented the town and Rangers On Track with its donation. The Club will be recognized for its contribution with the naming rights to the flagpole on the upper Jimmy Hayes Field, as well as a plaque alongside those of the other supporters located in the main area of the complex.
Our Club meetings this past month have been filled with a number of interesting speakers, guests, and of course, fellowship. At our meeting of September 19, Mike "Cappie" Capozzoli, shown here at right, with JustAPennyPlease.org stopped in as he neared the end of his walk across the country from California to Fenway Park. Mike is raising money to build homes for abused children and their pets. Visit his website to see his story and learn how he's committed to helping at least some of the millions of children in our country who are abused every year. At that same meeting, we also heard from Paul Hemphill, an author whose mission is to change the way history is taught in our school systems. In his book, "Inspiration for Teens" Paul makes history exciting, drawing on events from the Battle of Gettysburg to illustrate more than 200 life lessons. And finally, for now, at our social event at the Central House on October 3, we met representatives from the Arbor Day Foundation as well as a Rotary Youth Exchange from Brazil who was in the area visiting family. See photographer Ron Goodenow's photos of our Central House gathering in our photo gallery.
 
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95 Turnpike Road
Rt 9 & Rt 30
Westborough, MA  01581
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