CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE IN WESTBOROUGH & BEYOND
 
 
Join us on Friday evening October 25 at the DoubleTree Hotel as the Rotary Club of Westborough celebrates 50 years of service with our Casino Night fundraising gala. Help us support our many causes by joining in on all the fun. We'll have cards, dice, and roulette along with a wine toss. Great food, 007 themed cocktails, and a whiskey tasting station will all make for a memorable evening. We're featuring live and silent auctions, with trips, event tickets, gift items and more, and our celebrity auctioneer is none other than the ever-popular Phantom Gourmet!
 
Help Westborough Rotary carry on its 50-year tradition of service to our community. Your support helps us to provide student scholarships, offer substance use education programs, engage in environmental causes, provide funding for local organizations including the BORO program, send high school students to Rotary's leadership development program, light the downtown during the holiday season, provide clothing for those in need and so very much more.
 
Buy your tickets today by visiting WestboroughCasinoNight.com. Don't wait - tickets are selling fast and you wouldn't want to miss out on all the fun!
Join us on Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 pm when Rotarian Sharad Mehta, an active member of the Rotary Club of Westborough's Environmental Committee, presents A Practical Case for Zero Emissions Energy & Transportation.  Sharad's presentation will be beneficial to anyone who is alarmed by climate change, the rise in sea levels and CO2 emissions and is interested in learning more about positive steps individuals and families can take.  Sharad will cover the feasibility of making a transition from conventional non-renewable to sustainable, carbon-free energy and transportation, along with to approach a move to Solar Power System + Electric Vehicles. His presentation is educational and of interest to anyone concerned about climate change and what we can do to help mitigate it.
 
Sharad holds graduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Purdue University, and currently works at MIT Lincoln Labs in Missile Defense and also Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief. He is a member of Westborough Rotary’s newly formed Committee on the Environment, as well the Westborough Environmental Collaborative, a group consisting of members from local organizations concerned with the effects of climate change.
 
Our “Night at the Casino” celebration of 50 years of service event being held on Friday, October 25th at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough. This community event will feature a 007 themed casino, auction, fun, food and a celebration of Nelson Ball for his role in launching the Rotary Club of Westborough 50 years ago.
 
 A big part of the financial success of the event will center around the auction items that we have to offer.  There will be a silent auction for most items and a live auction for higher value items. The goal is to have 20-30 auction items. Here is what we are looking for from our members, if possible, to contribute to the auction.
  • Tickets to sporting events such as Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Revolution and others.
  • Tickets to entertainment and theatre productions in Boston and Worcester (Hanover Theatre, Tanglewood, Wang Theatre, etc.).
  • Autographed memorabilia.
  • High ticket items like a summer or winter ski weekend or week at the Cape, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
  • Any other specialty item or service that we haven’t thought of that you think may be of value and interest to attendees.
 
While we will be out approaching restaurants, specialty stores, etc. for auction items, contributions from members of items listed above would go a long way toward the success of the event. It’s not just what you might personally be able to contribute, but, if you can provide any names and contacts of people or organizations you know that typically provide contributions to auctions that would be appreciated as well.
 
Regardless of whether you have something to contribute a reply back would be helpful for our tracking purposes. I hope to hear from you ASAP as the event will be hear before you know it. Thank you for your time and consideration.
 
Neil Bock
Auction Committee
The Rotary Club of Westborough
Members of the Westborough Rotary Club and the community at large were saddened by the loss of Charlotte Spinney on July 24. Charlotte was an icon in our community and an inspiration to all who knew her. Charlotte served on various community boards including Habitat for Humanity, Westborough Rotary, United Way, Westborough Library Trustees, and the YWCA. For many years she was a Corporator, Trustee, and Director of Westborough Savings Bank later the Avidia Bank. She was a charter member of the Mewhinney Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame and was the co-founder of the Charlotte Spinney Vision Scholarship.
 
Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Charlotte Spinney Vision Scholarship, c/o Avidia Bank, 100 East Main St., Westborough, MA 01581 or Bristol First Responders, Bristol Fire Department, New Harbor, ME 04554
 
 
When I first joined Rotary ten years ago, I had no idea what Rotary was all about.  I didn’t know if Rotarians wore funny hats, practiced mysterious rituals or had secret handshakes.  I didn’t understand the mission of Rotary, its basic principles or the breadth and scope of the organization.  But what I discovered when I went to that first meeting was a group of men and women who genuinely wanted to do good in this world, and somehow, make a difference.
 
Rotarians are servant-leaders. There are many reasons why someone first joins a Rotary Club, but invariably, those members who stay, who make Rotary part of their life fabric, are here to serve. And we do so by empowering others – our members, our partners, and those whom we help. 
As we celebrate the club's 50th anniversary, one member of our club has a unique perspective.....Nelson Ball. Paul McGrath spent some time with Nelson Ball in the Westborough TV studios reflecting on 50 years of Service.  Watch Paul's interview with Nelson, which includes Nelson's reminiscences of our first 50 presidents.  Thanks to Westborough TV who produced and owns the copyright for the video. 
 
 
 
 
 
On May 11th, Westborough Rotarians joined with other Rotarians & friends from District 7910 to help build housing for pigs and chickens at Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton, MA.  We also rebuilt a fire pit, and, several lucky Rotarians had the pleasure of "mucking out" a barn. Cultivate Care Farms'  mission is to operate, maintain, and expand Care Farming for humans and animals to heal and grow therapeutically through mental health, wellness, and community outreach programming. See https://cultivatefarms.org to learn more about their program.
 
 
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Westborough, MA  01581
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