SERVICE ABOVE SELF
 
Club meetings begin on Fridays at 12:15 PM
Lunch starts at noon at the                       
Hilton Garden Inn                                                                                  
5 Wheeler Road                                                            
Burlington, MA, 01803
                                         
 

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Below you will find photos and descriptions of recent club events. 

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SAVE THIS DATE!
 MARCH 31, 2017
 
             FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS
                           
 
                    At the Billerica Elks Club
        
                    Delicious dinner at 7 PM
 
             Followed by 18 rounds of boxing         
 
           Tickets - $80 each - Table for ten - $750
 
 
 
    To purchase tickets email John Tuccinardi at
 
                                                                                          jtuccinardi@fedheat.com
            

"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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TWO NEW MEMBERS
December 2, 2016
At this meeting we were pleased to welcome and induct two new members into our club. Pictured above (l-r) are    
Membership Chairman Roger Bell, new corporate member Nevada-Dawn Finnell from Flatbread Pizza, alternate       
corporate member Stephanie Jelloe, Club President Brad Bond and the second new member Dan Restivo.                 
 
THANKSGIVING FOOD DISTRIBUTION
November 20, 2016
Pictured above are Burlington Rotarians and helpers standing in front of boxes of frozen turkeys shortly before the   
turkeys and all the other foods for a lovely Thanksgiving Day meal were given to families in need of them.  This is an  
ongoing annual activity of the Burlington Food Pantry and takes place at the UCC Church in Burlington. Our club            
has been participating in the program for over ten years and this year our activities included transporting the              
frozen turkeys from the Boston Food Bank and storing them in a freezer courtesy of Shaws Supermarket. The day    
of the event Rotarians moved the turkeys from Shaws Supermarket to the UCC Church where they stayed to assist   
families in gathering their turkeys and groceries for a Thanksgiving meal and helping move them to their vehicles.     
 
SPOOKATHON 2016
October 22, 2016
This year's Halloween Spookathon combining efforts by the Burlington Recreation Department, our club and the      
Burlington High School Rotary Interact Club was a success despite intermittent rainy weather. The students from   
the Interact club manned numerous games and created and staffed a scary  haunted house for the kids to walk    
through. Shown above are two of the many children attending this annual event.                                                                
                                                           
Rotarian Jeff Wisnia staying dry at a window in the snack bar where gifts of apple cider and other treats were given
to children and adults alike. Shown here is a youngster getting ready to fill out a ticket with her best guess for the    
number of pieces of candy corn in the jar on the counter. The closest guess will win the jar and the candy corn.
         
To watch a video of the Spookathon, go to:
DICTIONARIES FOR THIRD GRADE STUDENTS
October 17- 21, 2016
This week our club continued its annual Rick Karwan Memorial Dictionary Program, by giving every third grade           
student in Burlington's four elementary schools a new dictionary.  Shown above are four club members at one            
of the schools and the stacks of dictionaries to be given out, and one of the school teachers preparing the                  
students for a short program delivered by a Rotarian which included an introduction to words in the dictionary            
related to the principles of Rotary and its unselfish helping of people in need around the world.                                        
THE WELLNESS CHAMPIONS
August 16, 2016
Club President Brad Bond receiving a contribution gift check from Dr. Kandyce Mutter, a chiropractor with an office   
in Burlington. Dr. Mutter is a member of The Wellness Champions, a worldwide group of physicians who donate         
Their time to giving talks to small and large groups of people advising them on ways to stay healthier through proper
life styles including diets, exercise, stress reduction, and  other techniques.                                                                           
 
CONCERT ON THE COMMON
August 2, 2016
Our Club sponsors a Burlington Recreation Department "Concert on The Common" every year. We provide plenty of 
cold drinks and snacks at no charge to attendees of this popular event. Shown here is Club member Jeff Wisnia at   
the giveaway table. Several other of our Club members showed up to help handing out the goodies. Behind him are   
members of the Jumpin' Jive music group who have provided the entertainment at this event for many years.             
MIDDLESEX SHERIFF'S VISIT
August 2, 2016
Our speaker at this meeting was Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian who spoke in depth about presentations he  
made at the White House in June on the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid    
Recovery (MATADOR) program, as well as on mental health and incarceration at the July White House Forum on Disability
and Criminal Justice.  In 2015, nearly 46 percent of all new admittances to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction           
reported a history of mental illness.  Pictured with him (L-R) are Club President Brad Bond and Club members Lisa             
Healey and Donna Marciano.                                                                                                                                                                             
SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
July 30, 2016
Six District Rotary Clubs' Special Olympics softball teams held a tournament at the Burlington recreation center field  
again this year. Pictured above are the members of the Burlington Pride team. Photos courtesy of Karlen Photography.
 
Club Past President John Tuccinardi, who has been the leader of our Special Olympic softball and basketball teams
for many years is shown here giving advice and encouragement to one of our team's players.                                        
 
PLAY BALL!  Getting ready for the first pitch against a member of the Charles River Rotary Club's team.
TWO NEW MEMBERS
July 12, 2016
At this meeting we has the pleasure of inducting two new members. Shown here (l-r) are Club President Brad Bond,
the new members Todd Bettinson and Joel Gianninoto, and membership Chairman Roger Bell.                                        
PAUL HARRIS AWARD
June 24, 2016
At our annual installation dinner Past President John Tuccinardi presented the Rotary Paul Harris award to
Christine McCarthy in recognition of her tireless service as the club's secretary/                                                  
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATES
June 17, 2016
At this meeting our club presented its 2016 college scholarship awards to the Burlington High School graduates       
shown in this photograph.  Also attending the meeting were many of the recipient's proud parents who enjoyed our  
luncheon meeting along with the students. The scholarship recipients announced which colleges they would be       
attending beginning the next school year.                                                                                                                                           
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S VISIT
June 9, 2016
Rotary District Governor David Manzi attended our meeting and presented two citations. The first one to our club 
for its performance this year and the second one to the Burlington High School Interact club which our club          
sponsors. The Interact club received the 2015-2016 Presidential Citation from Rotary International and was the    
sole Interact club in our district to receive this honor.  Pictured above (l-r) are District Governor Manzi, the Interact
club's President Caroline Covino and Secretary Hannah Miksenas, and our club's President Elect Brad Bond.          
30th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
June 6, 2015
This year's golf tournament at Sky Meadows in New Hampshire was blessed with great weather. Our annual golf
tournament is a major fund raiser for our club, allowing us to provide many services to our community and also
to other Rotary projects and programs throughout the world.                                                                                               
     
This photo shows our club's headquarters at the tournament, where we registered attendees and sold raffle
tickets for many different prizes. The blue wheelbarrow filled with bottles of wine and spirits contributed by 
our club's members was was a major raffle prize.                                                                                                             
A VISIT TO STOCKHOLM
May 20, 2016
Burlington Rotarian Garry Feldman (l) visited the Stockholm, Sweden Rotary Club and is
shown above exchanging club banners with their club's president.                                       
PICNIC MEETING
May 20, 2016
Our Meeting on this day was held on the Burlington Common where we gathered on the benches at the fountain
and resting area our club donated to the Town of Burlington in June 2008. We enjoyed boxed picnic lunches on  
a beautiful sunny day. We are shown here gathered around the marker placed here at the 2008 dedication.        
FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS
April 1, 2016
This year's fund raising event was another success for our club. There was a delicious meal enjoyed by the   
attendees followed by 18 three round boxing matches between pugilists from many boxing clubs in the area.
 
Announcers on stage kept the audience informed about the boxers and their clubs.
 
Two lovely ring girls displayed announcements from many businesses which had purchased advertising.
FRIENDS FOREVER
February 26, 2016
       At this meeting Club President Cheryl Stanton presented a contribution check from our club to Courtney Robinson,          
a staff member of Friends Forever, an organization whose mission is to have young people from both sides of the      
fences in Northern Ireland and Israel get to know each other.  They then spend a week visiting the United States to    
experience first hand how people from varied backgrounds get along with each other well in the USA.                             
NEW MEMBER INDUCTION
February 12, 2016
At today's lunch meeting a new member, Joe Capua, was formally inducted into our club. He is shown above
surrounded by club President Cheryl Stanton and Membership Chairman Roger Bell.                                             
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.