Posted by Ron Goodenow on Sep 01, 2018
Having been frustrated by bad weather several times this year, our hearty club defied high heat and humidity by holding its weekly meeting on the shores of Lake Chauncy to plant trees provided by Rotary International’s Plant a Tree Project. The trees were planted on grounds of the former Westborough State Hospital now owned by the town of Westborough. The opportunity was also taken to install new Rotarian Eileen Turcotte, a Grafton resident with strong international service involvement. Club members enjoyed food provided by Chick-fil-A and an event which addressed beautification, environmental improvement, and membership. 
This was truly a ‘shovels above self’ Rotary membership moment. An especially proud day for Service Chair (and immediate past president) Shelby Marshall, and membership chair Gary Kelley. Thanks to Westborough’s Chick-fil-A and Rotarian Mike Lawson for delivering a tasty lunch. Perhaps our biggest hooray should go to the Town of Westborough, and our members who worked with it, to obtain and now improve the Chauncy shoreline. We hope many generations benefit from its decisions and our trees!
For individual or high-resolution copies of these pics contact Westborough Rotarian and photographer Ron Goodenow (, who produced this article.
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