SERVICE ABOVE SELF          Our Club meetings begin on Fridays at 12:15 PM
Lunch starts at noon at the
Hilton Garden Inn                                          

5 Wheeler Road                                                              
Burlington, MA, 01803                                                                                

Map To Our Meeting Location


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

To see what we've done in previous years, CLICK HERE

Check the CALENDAR for future events.





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.



December 11, 2015
The Burlington High School Chorus led by choral director Johnathan Grainger (front left) continued their long standing
tradition of entertaining us with holiday songs near the end of each year. After singing a number of entertaining songs
they passed out song sheets to club members and guests and let us sing several more along with them.                        

December 4, 2015
The Burlington High School Interact Rotarians hold a "Sock Drive" each year for veterans at the Bedford Veterans      
Administration Hospital. Show above are Interact Club President Caroline Covino (2nd from left) with three members
  holding some of the white athletic socks donated by our club's members at today's meeting. Last year the Interact     
Club's Sock Drive collected over 500 pairs of socks for our veterans and they hope to do even better this year.            

November 23, 2015
Rotarians and helpers picking up boxes of turkeys which were being stored in the freezers at Shaws Market in         
Burlington. The Turkeys came from the Boston Food Bank and had been picked up from there by club members         
earlier in the week and transported to Shaws for storage. The turkeys were taken to the UCC church in Burlington    
where the Burlington Food Pantry workers, Church staff and Rotarians held their annual Thanksgiving meal food       
distribution to over 150 needy Burlington families.                                                                                                                             
 This is the first group of Rotarians who arrived at the beginning of the afternoon food distribution. The young man is      
the grandson of a member.  He pitched in and quickly learned the meaning of the Rotary motto "Service Above Self".  
Two Rotarians are holding 15 pound frozen turkeys which were given to families who had registered for the event.       
    Soon after the first Rotarians arrived at the UCC Church more joined them to help for the rest of the afternoon. The       
Women Rotarians helped the food recipients pick up and bag the Thanksgiving dinner foods they received while the 
Rotarian men performed "bag boy" duties, helping recipients carry  their turkeys and bags of food to their cars.       
At our December 4th meeting the young lad who tirelessly helped people carry their turkeys and bags of food to
their cars was recognized and awarded a Rotary pin he is pointing to above. Standing behind him are (l-r) Club   
members Roger Bell and John Tuccinardi and Club President Cheryl Stanton.                                                                

November 20, 2015
This year's joint meeting between the Burlington and Lexington Rotary clubs was held in Burlington. The meeting's     
motif is the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between the two towns' High School varsity teams. Attending this
meeting were Rotarians, school administrators and teachers and members of both school's football teams. Shown    
above are some of the Burlington team's players and three of the school cheerleaders. The gentleman at the far left   
is the meeting's featured speaker Butch Stearns, Radio Host for WEEI and TV Sports Reporter at FOX25.                         
   Here is speaker Butch Stearns again with members of the Lexington High School varsity football team and a Lexington
  cheerleader. The trophy on the table stays at the winning team's school awaiting the next year's game.                             

November 8, 2015
The Burlington Pride Special Olympics softball team  has been sponsored and coached by members of our club for
many years.  Our club organized and held an awards banquet at the Burlington Recreation Department with most of
the players attending.  Each  player received a trophy from our club which they are proudly holding in this photo.      

October 23, 2015
Our club's second annual Halloween Party was a resounding success with most of the club members and guests  
attending in costumes. Shone above are family members of club members Roy and Paul Swanfeldt who appeared 
as the Addams family. They walked away with the prize for the best costumed group.  At the conclusion of the party
the winning tickets for our annual $10K raffle and numerous party raffles were drawn.  For those who may have      
difficulty remembering the character's names they are (l-r) Lurch, Uncle Fester,  Wednesday, Cousin Itt, Gomez,       
 Morticia, Pugsley and Grandma.                                                                                                                                                             

October 23, 2015
Each year our club gives every third grade student in the Burlington Public School system a Webster's dictionary.   
On this day the first of Burlington's four grammar schools received their dictionaries. Shown above is club member
Lisa   Healey asking students to find words she requests in their new dictionaries and respond with definitions.      
  A group photo of all the school's third grade students and a a couple of the Rotarians who helped with the event.

October 17, 2015
Once again our club participated in the Burlington Recreation Department's Halloween Spookathon celebration at   
Simonds Park in Burlington. The weather cooperated and the event was very well attended. Shown above are two   
of the many children who came in costumes.                                                                                                                                    

            Club member Bob Hogan and Pierre Brennecke at the entrance driveway directing parking for folks in cars.                                                                                                                                                     
The Haunted House, created and staffed by members of the Burlington High School Rotary Interact Club was a major 
attraction at this event. Parents and children stood in line awaiting their turn to visit the house and it's creepy rooms.
Inside the Haunted House visitors were greeted by a coffin with a "body" which sat up and laid down by itself.
Another room in the Haunted House featured noisy clowns.
And finally, three witches who directed visitors to the exit.

October 14, 2015
Several of our club members took turns during the day managing the pumpkin sale fund raiser held at St. Marks   
church in Burlington.  Four of their faces are pictured above peering through the photo sign at the site.                      

September 11, 2015
 Rotaplast International, Inc.  is a non-profit corporation founded in 1992 providing free reconstructive surgeries and
treatment to under-privileged children with cleft lip and palate deformities in many places around the world.             
Rotary District 7930 is heading on its 10th Rotaplast mission, to Cebu City, Philippines on October 4-18, 2015.            
Our club President Cheryl Stanton (r) is shown presenting Lisa Bartlett-Collin, one of the Rotaplast Ambassadors,    
with an envelope containing a check sufficient to cover one child's surgery costs.                                                                

August 14, 2015
Long time club member Gary Feldman treated us to a classification talk in which he described his education and his  
entry into the world of dentistry.  He gave us useful information regarding how to stay healthy through proper personal
dental care and visits to your dentist.                                                                                                                                                       

August 11, 2015
 A team of Burlington Rotarians drives to Boston several times each year to pick up food from the Boston Food       
Bank and deliver it to the Burlington Food Pantry where it is distributed to needy folks in our community. Club          
members on this trip are pictured above standing on the Boston loading dock. (L-R) Brad Bond, Bob Hogan,         
Brian Kelly and Jorge Andrade.                                                                                                                      

July 27, 2015
Our club's annual golf tournament was held at the Sky Meadows Country Club in Salem, New Hampshire again this year.
Pictured above are a few of the golfers at one of the holes, with several of many Hole Sponsor signs in the foreground.  
Some of the event sponsor's banners displayed on the clubhouse. Sponsors help make this event a financial success.  

July 25, 2015
Our Club held its annual Special Olympics Softball Tournament at the Burlington Recreation Department's Fields,
inviting teams from seven other towns to participate.  Club member Al Fay brought his fire engine to the event. It
is shown above with club members and guests lined up in front of it.                                                               
Club supporter Jim Tigges (front) and club member Bob Hogan grilled lots of hot dogs and burgers for the players and
their families. These were provided by our club and given out along with other snacks, deserts and soft drinks.         

July 17, 2015
Guests at today's meeting were folks who contribute their time and effort to the success of Burlington's Special    
Olympic softball and basketball teams. They were introduced to us by John Tuccinardi (far right) our club's Special
Olympics coordinator. The group included citizens who give of their own time to help the Special Olympians as well
as members of the Town's Recreation Department.  Our club President Cheryl Stanton is third from the left.           

July 16, 2015
Several of our club's members contributed their time to helping build a sturdy fence for the Burlington Community   
Garden. The fence will keep hungry animals from making off with town resident's plantings. Shown here are the      
some of the freshly planted fence poles and Club Past President Ethan Solomon showing off the results of his           
weeding efforts.                                                                                                                                             

July 10, 2015
The speakers at this meeting, shown here with President Cheryl Stanton were Burlington Recreation department's    
Director Brendan Egan and Program Coordinator Kathy Lehman. Egan described the Recreational Therapy Programs
run by his department which service  disabled children and adults in Burlington. Lehman told us about the Burlington 
Farmer's Market which takes place every Thursday afternoon during the summer season.                                                  

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