CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE IN WESTBOROUGH & BEYOND
 
Who We Are:
The Westborough COVID-19 Community Fund has been established to distribute resources to residents in Westborough who are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
 
Hosted by the Westborough Rotary Fund, Inc., the Westborough COVID-19 Community Fund was created following the recommendations of a task force in Westborough, aimed at identifying and responding to community needs related to the impact of COVID-19. The task force is comprised of representatives from the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager’s Office, the Westborough Food Pantry, the Westborough Fire Department/Emergency Management, Westborough Connects, Westborough Interfaith Clergy, The Rotary Club of Westborough and Westborough Cares, which is a collaboration of Westborough Youth and Family Services, the Westborough Senior Center, In Your Shoes, St. Luke’s Church Outreach and the Forbes-Kirkside Foundation.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Westborough is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2020 high school scholarship awards:
 
  • Rhea Balasubramanian - New York University – Global Public Health
  • Madison Bromm- Miami University of Ohio-Kinesiology / Elementary Ed.
  • Carolyn McDermott- Fairfield University – Nursing
  • Ryan Doan Nguyen- Harvard University -Government/pre-law
  • Miara Sasdi-University of Maryland- Criminology/Criminal Justice
 
The purpose of Westborough Rotary Club scholarships is to recognize students who are contributing to the Rotary vision of a world where people unite and take action creating lasting change in our communities and across the globe.  The students selected demonstrated strong academic achievement, leadership in school and community and spoke passionately about service as a key component of their post-high school experience.  
 
We congratulate all of these fine young people and wish them health and happiness in all of their future endeavors.
 

When Milford hospital physician Katie Northrup approached her friend Kelley Petralia of Westborough Connects asking to help obtain face shields for their staff to combat PPE shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelley contacted Elliott Rittenberg, President of the Rotary Club of Westborough. Westborough Rotary and Westborough Connects had worked together on a Rotary funded grant over the past year, and Kelley knew she could count on the club for help. Thus, began a Rotary project to source materials and build 100 face shields for donation to Milford Hospital. Elliott reached out to Victor Tom, Past President of the Bedford Rotary Club and current District Grants Subcommittee Chair for help with funding, and Victor suggested to solicit the assistance of other Rotary Clubs.

This initial request grew into a much larger effort, and a total of 1,415 face shield shields were distributed to multiple hospitals, EMS services, and other front-line health care providers. The project was supported by funding from Rotary District 7910, the Westborough Civic Club, and generous individual contributions, along with volunteer efforts from Rotarians, the Westborough Civic Club, and local residents. Zoom online sessions were used to provide training, and materials were delivered without contact in kits to volunteers’ homes for distributed production while maintaining social distancing. Through the combined efforts of the Westborough and Bedford Rotary Clubs, and assistance from the Rotary Clubs of Concord and Billerica along with local residents, 400 face shields have been delivered to Milford Hospital, 100 shields to Emerson Hospital, 200 to UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, and other amounts to the Bedford VA Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, along with smaller clinics, fire, police and EMT services in local communities.

Here's a quote from one of the recipient organizations that demonstrates this project's impact: "Each day since this pandemic has started our staff has shown up to work ready to put their safety on the line to help others. Donations such as these go a long way in ensuring they can continue to do that and return home safe to their families. Your support has helped build morale and fulfill our mission" 

 
Upcoming Events
  • Repair Cafe
    Westborough Public Library
    Oct 03, 2020
    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Upcoming Meetings
Breakfast Meeting - Virtual
Aug 19, 2020 7:30 AM
Lunch Meeting - Virtual
Aug 26, 2020 12:00 PM
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President 2021-2022 (PE)
Executive Secretary
President 2022-2023 (VP)
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sgt. at Arms
Director 1 year term
Director 2 year term
Director 3 year term
Scholarship Chair
Foundation Chair
Publicity/ PI Chair
SERVICE Chair
International Chair
Youth Chair
RYLA Chair
 
Due to COVID-19, our meetings are virtual until further notice. Please check the listing above on our home page for dates, times and, location when applicable