Burlington SERVICE ABOVE SELF Our Club meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Lunch starts at noon at the
Hilton Garden Inn
5 Wheeler Road

Burlington, MA, 01803

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Save this date for our
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
Including our 10K Raffle drawing
Saturday November 1, 2014
at the
Hilton Garden Inn
5 Wheeler Road

Burlington, MA, 01803
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HILTON GARDEN INN
7:00 - 11:00 PM - Public welcome
Admission $25 - Free admission for purchasers of $10K lottery tickets
 

 

"I AM BURLINGTON ROTARY" VIDEO

MULCHING

To view the video "I am Burlington Rotary", taken on April 4, 2013 at our club's annual Spring cleanup of the shrub beds at Burlingon's elderly housing facilities, click on the link below. Use your browser's "back button" to return to this page.

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE KEN GORDON
September 26, 2013
This meeting's speaker was Massachusetts House Representative for the 21st district, Ken Gordon.  His district includes Burlington, Bedford and a portion of Wilmington. Representative Gordon informed us about various pieces of legislation he has been working on since his joining the fray, including fairer unemployment insurance premiums for small businesses and arranging state financial assistance for Bedford's school system, whose High School enrollment includes students from Hanscom Air Force base.
 

 
VISITING CLUB PRESIDENTS
September 12, 2014
Visiting Presidents
Presidents from two nearby Rotary Clubs visited us at our luncheon meeting and told us about the activities and projects their clubs are currently involved with and their plans for the future. Pictured above are (l-r) Amy Palmerino, President of the Stoneham Rotary Club, our club's President Sarah Boulos, and Paul Gleason, President of the Winchester Club. Sarah Boulos is holding two books to be signed by the visiting Presidents and then placed in the World Peace and Understanding Bookcase at the Burlington High School Library. That bookcase was given to the High School by our club in 2008 and we have been placing books signed by our meeting speakers in it since then.
 

 
CONGRATULATORY SENDOFF
August 15, 2014
Longtime member Carrie Corliss is taking a leave of absence from her Rotary membership.  In appreciation of her many efforts at club events she was honored with a celebration at our lunch meeting which included a flower presentation, a champagne toast by all and a lovely and delicious "Farewell Cake".  Pictured above (l-r) are last year's Club President Ethan Solomon, Carrie Corliss and current Club President Sarah Bolous.
 

 
CELEBRATE BURLINGTON DAY
August 2, 2014
The Club's annual presentation at our town's "Celebrate Burlington" event is a "Cash Booth" which children get inside and try and catch as much paper money as possible blowing in a whirlwind around them. This is always a popular attraction, with a line of children waiting to take their turns.  Prizes and candy treats are given to the children when their turn in the booth is finished.
A few of the many Rotarians who ran the Cash Booth throughout the day are shown above.  From left to right are three members of the Burlington High School Rotary Interact Club and Rotary Club members Christine McCarthy, Jeff Wisnia and Frank Vozella, at the candy and prize table.
 

 
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
July 26, 2014
Our club hosted seven other Massachusetts Special Olympics Baseball teams at the Burlington Recreational Center fields. Shown above are members of the Burlington Pride team and club member Al Fay's fire engine which he decorated with a Rotary inspired banner.
(Photo courtesy Rick Karlen Photography)
 
Our club provided and grilled plenty of hamburgers, drinks and other treats to all the players.
(Photo by Donna Marciano)
 

 
FLAG FOR THE MEMORIAL WALL
July 25, 2014
Flag Donation
Club member Bob Hogan (left) presents a new US flag to Burlington resident Arthur MacDonald who will deliver it and its accompanying flagpole to Gina Johnson of Woburn.  Gina Johnson is a talented portrait artist and an amazing woman who has dedicated many years to creating faithful pencil sketches of the faces of Massachusetts military members who have given their lives for our country.  MacDonald's son Lance Cpl. Gregory MacDonald was one of the many brave souls lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Arthur was given a beautiful drawing of his son by Gina Johnson.  For more portraits of our country's fallen military members visit Gina Johnson's website: CLICK HERE. Use your Browser's back button to return to this page.

Wall
In the photo above Gina Johnson (center) is standing with two mothers of fallen Massachusetts military men, in front of a wall displaying a small portion of the many faces she has drawn. To see a video featuring Gina Johnson with more and closer views of those marvelous portraits CLICK HERE. Use your browser's back button to return to this page.
 

 
INAUGURATION DINNER and FOLLOWING WEEK'S MEETING
June 20 & 27, 2014
Our club held its annual inauguration dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington. Pictured above are
the 2013-14 club President Ethan Solomon holding a ceremonial gavel presented to him by Sarah Boulos,
who was inaugurated earlier at the meeting to be as the incoming president for the 2014-15 Rotary year.
 
Christine McCarthy received the Rotarian Of The Year award at the following lunch meeting.
 
Cheryl Stanton (left) received her Paul Harris award from outgoing president
Ethan Solomon at the meeting, shown above with PDG Liz Callen joining them.
 

 
  WINE TASTING EVENT AT GRANDVIEW FARMS
June 14, 2014
This Saturday evening fund raising event was held at the newly restored Grandview Farms in Burlington.
Samplings of dozens of wines were available for attendees to enjoy, along with many delicious snacks
generously donated by  local eateries, some of which are pictured below with their donor's employees.
 
 
 
                                                
 

 
SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERACT CLUB and PARADE
June 13, 2014
At our June 13th meeting the eight Burlington High School seniors show above each received a college scholarship from our club .  Family members of the students also attended the meeting, as did student members of the Burlington High School Interact Club.
 
Club President Ethan Solomon Inducted Nikhil Thakkar,  the incoming  president of the Interact Club for the next school year.
 
The Interact Club showed us the stone marker they purchased to be placed next to the tree they planted in June 2012
alongside the Rotary fountain on the Burlington common .
 
The final event at this meeting was the presentation of our club's contribution supporting this year's Town of Burlington's Fourth of July parade.
 

 
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
June 2, 2014
This year's Burlington Rotary Club Golf Tournament at Sky Meadows Country Club in Nashua, New Hampshire was another resounding fund raising success, thanks to event chair Andy Weiner and the many club members who helped before and during the tournament.  Andy is pictured on the far right in this photo.
 
Banners acknowledging tournament sponsors were displayed on the club building.
 

 
HELPING EL HOGAR SCHOOLS IN HONDOURAS
May 2014
Burlingon Rotarians and family members joined with members of the Ellicott City Maryland Rotary Club for a week of visiting and lending their hands at the El Hogar ("The Home")  schools in Hondouras,
 
The El Hogar organization is based in Winchester, Massachusetts. Its stated purpose is to transform and empower abandoned and hopelessly poor children in Honduras by providing a loving home and education through high school.  Pictured above are the members of the team along with two students from the elementary school in Tegucigalpa.
 
Our club's President Ethan Solomon with two young ladies at the elementary school.
 
Nancy Hogan, wife of club member Bob Hogan with two new friends. All three look very happy.
 
Long standing club member Paul "Chief" Thibault with one of the boys. This youngster wanted to have a career as a fireman like Thibault when he graduates from high school.
 
Members of the team built this playground structure at the elementary school during their visit.
 
To learn more about El Hogar visit their website www.elhogar.org
 
 

 
JOINT MEETING WITH INTERACT CLUB
May 9, 2014
Our Club held a joint lunch meeting with the Burlington High School Interact Club at the High School. The Interact Club members gave a striking presentation about the many events they had organized and held throughout this school year, and the charitable things they did with funds raised at many of those activities. Shown above are the officers of the Interact Club with Burlington Rotary Club President Ethan Solomon (right).  (Photo by Janet Sullivan)
 

 
MULCHING TIME AGAIN
May 3, 2014
We did it again this year, cleared out and mulched all the shrub beds at the Burlington Senior Citizens Housing facility. The weather cooperated and a dozen Burlington Rotarians plus a couple of local volunteers got the job finished in under three hours.

The Sweeping President
President Ethan sweeps up the last bits of mulch.
 

 
INDUCTION AND AWARD DAY
May 2, 2014
At today's meeting our newest member Brian Kelly was inducted into the Burlington Rotary Club. Shown above are (l-r)  Club President Ethan Soloman, Inductee Kelly, his sponsor Jorge Andrade and Membership Chairman Roger Bell.
 
Also at this meeting Club President Soloman presented Marilyn Belmonte with a Community Service Award for her many years as the leader of the Burlington Drug and Alcohol Prevention Task Force.
 

 
FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS
March 21, 2014
This year's fund raising event was a resounding success.
Pictured above is one of the two lovely "ring girls"
announcing the start of the first boxing bout.
 
Whackem!
Two young boxers go at it.
 
Club member John Tuccinardi announced the event for
Burlington Cable Access TV.
 
Sponsors
Contributing sponsors' businesses were promoted with
signs displayed by the ring girls between rounds.
 

 
REINDUCTING BRAD BOND
February 28, 2014
Returning Burlington Rotary Club member Brad Bond was reinducted at today's meeting.  Bond  is standing center surrounded by Membership Chairman Roger Bell (l) and Club President Ethan Soloman (r).
 

 
SENIOR DINNER DANCE
February 9, 2014
The "kitchen crew" preparing the turkey dinners for the over 160 seniors at this year's annual event.  Pictured (l-r) are Christian Daoust, Paul Swanfeldt, Bob Hogan, Roger Bell, Club President Ethan Solomon and "Chief" Paul Thibault.
 
Roger Bell's mother was a guest at the event, and enjoys a dance with her son.
 
Shown here are a goodly portion of the guests who enjoyed the dinner and dancing.
 
Their smiles tell how much they are enjoying this event.
 

 
POLAR PLUNGE
February 1, 2014
This year's District Polar Plunge was held at the beach at Glouster where 200 Rotarians cooled their heels in the seawater to help support Rotary's Polio Plus effort to eradicate polio from the world forever. Pictured above are Past Club President Lynne Kelly (r) and Assistant District Governor Peter Majane (l), surrounding a beautiful lady wearing sunglasses.
 

 
DISPLAYING OUR ACTIVITIVITIES
January & February 2014
This attractive display in the lobby of the Burlington Public Library was created by club member Carrie Corliss and gives visitors a look at a sampling of the many activities our club engages in throughout the year.
 
 
 
SOCKS FOR VETERANS
January 13, 2014
The Rotary Club of Burlington's High School Interact Club collected white tube socks for the Veterans at the Bedford V.A. hospital during the month of December.  At the their meeting on January 13th the students presented representatives of the DAV with over 500 pairs of white tube socks.  Pictured left to right from the DAV - longtime friend of the Interact Club Andrew Giordano, George Garland and Dominic Marcellino along with 50 of the Interact Students 
 

 
INDUCTING AN HONORARY MEMBER
December 27, 2013
At our last meeting of this year we were pleased to induct Kevin Cornell (center) as an Honorary Member of the Burlington Rotary Club. Kevin has participated for many years in the activities of our club, and in particular, Special Olympics. He received his award for displaying a hands on approach to helping others, one of the principle aims of Rotary.  Standing with him are Club President Ethan Soloman (left) and Special Olympics advisor John Tuccinardi (right).
(Photo by Sarah Boulos)
 
 

 
BHS SELECT CHORUS
December 13, 2013
At our meeting this day the Burlington High School Select Chorus delighted us with a beautiful program of holiday songs. They joined us in singing God Bless America at the opening of our meeting, setting a new record for how well we sounded.
(Photo by Janet Sullivan)
 

 
FOR EARLIER PHOTOS AND STORIES
Visit the annual Photo Albums
going as far back as 2003.
 
Links to them are on the upper
left side of this page.

 
 

 
 
 
 
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