Westborough Rotary E-Bulletin

March 6, 2018

Membership Social Postponed to March 13
Due to the approaching storm which will impact our region tomorrow, March 7 and Thursday, March 8, tomorrow's membership event at the Civic has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 13.  Join us at the Civic Kitchen & Drink 5 pm to 7 pm to meet and welcome prospective members to our Club.  We'll share appetizers, fellowship and our commitment to Service Above Self with like-minded individuals from our community. Westborough School Superintendent Amber Bock will make a brief presentation.   Share your Rotary stories and, most importantly, invite a friend or associate who can help us make a difference!
John O'Connell Begins Appalachian Trek
Members may recall that last year the Club awarded Westborough senior John O'Connell a scholarship which John chose to defer for a year as a pursued several adventures.  Since we last met John, he has completed an internship at Duke University, journeyed to Vietnam and Cambodia with his mother and grandparents, and has enrolled at the University of San Diego where he'll begin classes this fall.  Today (March 6) John and his friend are beginning their Appalachian Trail hike which he expects to finish in July. We look forward to welcoming John back to our Club during August when he'll relate the story of his adventures and the Club will formally present him with his scholarship.  In the interim, you can check on the progress of John's hike by visiting his Facebook page.
Tickets for Chief Al Gordon's Retirement Celebration Are Going Fast!
Buy your tickets now to celebrate Chief Gordon's long history of service to the community. Space is limited, and tickets are selling fast.

• Thursday, March 29 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM
• Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow Street, Westborough 
Hearty hors-d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. 
Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased online with credit cards or Paypal.  Tickets are also available at the offices of Westborough Community TV at 33 West Main Street. Space is limited and tickets are selling quickly - please act soon!  
If you are unable to join in the celebration, please consider making a donation to the Westborough Behavioral  Healthcare Hospital in Honor of Chief Gordon.  For more information about ticket purchases or making a donation, please click here.
Member Spotlight - Dave Kaiser
Dave Kaiser was raised in Connecticut and is the youngest of five children. At thirteen, he held his first job picking tobacco and then moved on to work at Frank's supermarket. In high school, he became a pole vaulter with a top height of 11'9".  Dave graduated Bryant College with a degree in management, after which he worked for General Motors. He went on to receive his MBA from Babson College and subsequently entered the financial services sector, working first at Fleet/Bank of America, and later at Central One Credit Union where he currently serves as AVP of Branch Services. Dave joined Westborough Rotary in 2009 after meeting Sue Abladian. Dave has served in a number of roles since then, including Club President in 2013-2014, and currently as District Chair for the Rotary Leadership Insititute.  Dave found true love in Rotary when he met Jessica Thomas, also a member of our Club.  Dave and Jessica married in 2016, and their family includes three grown children and two cats.

Upcoming Meetings
Mar 07, 2018 12:15 PM
School projects update, 2019 budget and Town Meeting articles; Library renovation project / Town Mee
Mar 14, 2018 12:15 PM
Project Smile
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Upcoming Events
Westborough Veteran's Committee Luncheon
Westborough Senior Center
Mar 08, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
New Member Social
Civic Kitchen & Drink
Mar 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Means Business (RMB) Networking Event
Sheraton Framingham
Mar 14, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Armstrong School Family Fun Day
Mar 24, 2018
10:45 AM – 3:00 PM
2018 Rotary Mount Washington Summit
Mount Washington Hotel
May 04, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Westborough Spring Festival
May 20, 2018
Fitchburg State University
Jun 22, 2018 – Jun 24, 2018
Rotary International Convention
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
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Recent Club Meetings
Our last two meetings were packed with speakers and guests.  At our February 21st meeting, Dr. Harvey Kowaloff, MD told us about the need for palliative care in Africa.  It's estimated that by the year 2020, one million people will die from cancer alone in Africa, resulting in an acute need for palliative hospice care  You can see his presentation on our Facebook page.  John Gallinagh from Westborough's Veterans Advisory Board joined us and let us know that the Care Packages for Troops initiative has been extended due to a change in troop rotation. See Shelby's email of 2/28 for more specifics, and a list of the requested items which include personal care products, snacks & powdered drinks, and clothing items. A box can be assembled for $25 - $50 and will go along way to boosting the morale of our service men and women.  
At our meeting of February 28, Pete Dunbeck, Chair of the Westborough Green Technology Advisory Group told us about his group's efforts to help the town become more energy efficient, reduce costs, and lower our carbon footprint.  His presentation on the Green Technology initiative is available from this link.  Retired Police Chief Al Gordon, who has been a part of the town’s police force since 1974 and was named chief in 2002, joined us to say a few words and gave a big thank you to our club for our support over the years. The new Westborough Police Chief,  Jeff Lourie, also joined us and introduced himself to our members. Chief Lourie, 51, a Shrewsbury native, has been the chief of police in Uxbridge since 2013. Prior to that, he was detective bureau commander for the Auburn Police Department, and he began his career with the Shrewsbury Police Department as a patrolman in 1998.  Jeff talked about his excitement to be in the position and is looking forward to partnering with our club and the community on a number of issues.
Saying Good Bye - Bob Tufts
Longtime Westborough Rotary member Bob Tufts passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Anne (Nelpi) Tufts. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 17, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery.  We offer our condolences to his family, along with our thoughts and prayers.
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Rt 9 & Rt 30
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