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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Andover

Andover

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:30 AM
Lanam Club
260 North Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
United States
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Friday, November 14, our speaker will be Jami Uretsky, “The Concussion Mom.” Jami Uretsky’s daughter suffered a life-changing concussion in October, 2011 while playing in a high-school soccer game. She is the voice behind social media's "Concussion Mom and an avid activist when it comes to promoting concussion education and awareness. She has written a chapter for the bestselling book, "Concussed! Sports-Related Head Injuries: Prevention, Coping and Real Stories," which has been featured in several newspaper and magazine articles. She was a guest on the popular BEYONDtheCheers radio show, is an ambassador for stopconcussions.com and the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, consults on return-to-learn protocols, serves on the advisory board for Brain in Play (www.braininplay.com), and speaks publicly about concussions and concussion management. She is an avid fan of all sports, especially hockey and football, and she promotes safe play.

 
 

"When the Moon Shines in Andover, the Sun Shines in Africa"  What does that phrase bring to mind? For the Rotary Club of Andover and the students of the Margaret Okari Children’s Foundation in Kisii Kenya, that phrase means hope. This Friday, November 7, Kwamboka Okari will visit the Andover Rotary Club to share with us the results of that hope. The Andover Rotary Club is working with other Rotary clubs – local and far away – to provide clean drinking water for the Margaret Okari school and the village of Kisii, Kenya.

Saturday, November 8, The Margaret Okari Children’s Foundation will host a fundraiser, When the Moon Shines in Andover, the Sun Shines in Africa, at the Log Cabin on the campus of Phillips Academy, Andover. For information about the event, please contact the Andover Rotary Club through facebook and we’ll put you in touch with Peg Campbell, local representative.

 
 

Friday November 7, 2014, 7:30 am at the Lanam Club in Andover, Dawna Levenson, Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, Director of Admissions will be speaker. Levenson will discuss how the Sloan School has evolved to better equip MBA’s to work in and manage the new economy. She will share how the school has drawn lessons from MIT’s forward-thinking culture and instilled them into the Sloan School curriculum. She will also share some surprising facts about the students who are selected from a crowded field of would-be entrepreneurs.

 
 
 
Every year since 1982, 3rd/5th graders from Andover public, parochial and home schools have journeyed to the Andover Historical Society to learn first hand about life in the 1820s. Each year  about 600 students break into small groups to  actively work their way through the Amos Blanchard’s; kitchen, grinding spices; barn, collecting eggs; special store, trading for candy;  special print shop. They also temporarily join the “fire fighting society “ and  practice using a plastic bucket that represents the original 194 year old fire bucket now in the Society’s collection.
 
 
 

The 51st Annual meeting of the Andover Chamber of Commerce included recognition for five local service clubs on June 8 at the Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover.

“A community doesn’t function without community volunteers” explained Robert Lavoie, Andover Chamber Chairman. “Service is really the common theme of everyone in this room.” Receiving awards for their contributions to the civic well being of Andover and surrounding communities were the Exchange Club of Lawrence, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence, Quota International of Andover, The Rotary Club of Andover and the Service Club of Andover. 

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Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce President Joseph Bevilacqua (left) Rotary Club of Andover President Mark Spencer (center) and Andover Chamber of Commerce Chairman Robert Lavoie recognizing the Rotary Club of Andover’s community service.

 

 
 

Volunteering is a way of life in the Andovers and annually recognizing extraordinary volunteers who contribute beyond their normal job description is what the Rotary Club of Andover has been doing for 16 years with Citizens of the Year and the last 5 years with Educator of the Year.

A May 23rd   recognition Gala starts at 6pm at the Wyndham Andover Hotel featuring Guest Speaker John Palfrey, Phillips Academy Head of School. The 2013 CWC recipients were selected from a larger pool of nominees by a Rotarian committee and the Educator of the Year was selected from a pool of nominees by a committee of 3 Andover educators. The spirit of volunteerism is embodied in gallery portraits of each recipient for display throughout the year in Andover Town Hall, several banks, commercial buildings and eventually archived at the Andover Historical Society.

 

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Here are the names of the 2013 award winners:

Citizens Who Care 2013:

Kathleen Bates, Don Borenstein, Bud Crowninshield, Carolyn Fantini, Stephen Janivicus’, Dr. Richard Lindsay, Ellen Marcus, Nancy Mulvey, Mary Beth Nason, Susan Novick, Aileen Peters, Fred Snell.

 

Educator of the Year 2013:

Ken Matteucci

 

 
 

Andover Rotarians support Andover Fund for Education while improving their Spelling skills.

It took a lot of courage for seven Andover Rotarians to show up at the March 23rd Annual Spelling Bee to support the Andover Fund for Education. The fund was founded in 1991 to enrich and support Andover Public Schools.

Even with a real dummy helping the 'Dummies' team of Mark Spencer, Howard Perkins and Al Getler and a world class speller named Jillian Gelter, the team couldn't overcome other teams that could spell in Round One.

Hopes for victory relied upon Rotary Team 2 in Round 2- 'Russell's, Ringers' with Paul Russell, Jan McClure Brown, Chuck Humphrey and Ken Fey. It didn't go as planned, but Fun was had by everyone.

See you next year!

 

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We need all the help we can get ...

 

 
 
 

The Andover Townsman

---- — The Rotary Club of Andover has awarded $5,000 in grants to help local and international organizations further their efforts in support of stronger communities, families, and health and educational programs.

Several times each year, the Rotary Club presents grants to boost various initiatives. In the past, the club has sponsored international exchange students and members have volunteered at food drives/turkey distributions, delivered holiday presents for children, read to students at local elementary schools and offered a hand building with Habitat for Humanity in Lawrence.

 
 
 

Andover Rotary Club hosted a food drive to benefit Lazarus House on SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. Shifts will run from 10am to 12pm and 12pm to 2pm or certainly for those of you that would like to participate for the entire time that is fabulous! This very worthwhile cause!

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Please join us and (YOU WILL) bring guests to our Under 40 Guest Day.

Date: January 25th, 2013

Time: 7:30am - 8:30am

Location: Lanam Club - 260 N. Main St. Andover MA. 01810

Please RSVP and include registration for any guests you are bringing

Our guest speaker will be Ben Consoli, Founder and President of BC Media Productions (http://bcmediaproductions.com/), an advertising group that had significant success with a commercial that aired during last year's Super Bowl.

He has also appeared in Merrimack Valley Business Magazine's 40 Under 40.

 

 
 

Please join us and (YOU WILL) bring guests to our Under 40 Guest Day.

Date: January 25th, 2013

Time: 7:30am - 8:30am

Location: Lanam Club - 260 N. Main St. Andover MA. 01810

Please RSVP and include registration for any guests you are bringing

Our guest speaker will be Ben Consoli, Founder and President of BC Media Productions (http://bcmediaproductions.com/), an advertising group that had significant success with a commercial that aired during last year's Super Bowl.

He has also appeared in Merrimack Valley Business Magazine's 40 Under 40.

 

 
 

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Some of the Rotary Readers at West Elementary School from left to right- Paul Salafia, Don Gottfried, Howard Perkins, Marie Stultz, Craig Saline, Joan Johnson, Ken Feyl and Pete Johnston 

Once a month for thirty minutes West Elementary teachers in about 15 classes enjoy watching Rotarians use their creative reading skills. “ The Readers are terrific community role models to help us teach each class about respect, friendship, tolerance, inclusion, cooperation, empathy, courage and problem solving”, commented Liz Roos, West Principal.

 
 
 

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left to right: Marty, Diandra Lamas, Marketing Team Leader Whole Foods, Mark Spencer, President of the Andover Rotary Club, Alex and Diana Kiesel, Owners of Yang's Fitness & Wellness Center

Yang’s Fitness Center (Yang’s), Whole Foods Andover, and the Andover Rotary Club joined forces this year to provide Thanksgiving dinners to needy families.  Since 2001, members of Yang’s and the Rotary have helped to provide more than 2,000 Thanksgiving turkeys to local residents.  This year, Whole Foods Andover joined in this effort.

 
 
 
A BIG "THANK YOU" to Raymond Cannon and Family for hosting our Christmas Party.
 

 
 

The sixty members of the Rotary Interact Club of Andover High School spent the first weeks of November organizing the contribution of 300 coats and blankets to Lazarus House in Lawrence. Not an obvious choice with all the other activities in which teenagers can invest their time and energy. The Rotary Club of Andover sponsors the AHS INTERACT Club.

“It’s terrible to be cold” commented Ali the Club President, “and a lot of people do have old coats

 they can contribute.”.  The AHS Club is one of 10,900 INTERACT Clubs in 109 countries with over 200,000 young people ages 12-18 as members.

Amy LaMarche, the Rotary Club of Andover Advisor to AHS INTERACT, was proud of the community service spirit displayed by the INTERACT Club members. Amy commented that each year the Club must complete at least two community service projects that help develop leadership skills and personal integrity, while demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others.

On November 16, Lazarus House Community Development Director Dennis McCarthy thanked the teens for their individual and club efforts in an outstanding community service project at Andover High School.

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Dennis McCarthy from L:azarus House and  some INTERACT Club members- no particular order.Susan- Alexis, Eri-,Shannon, Julia, Ali, Emily, Monika, Megan and Mackenzie. 

 
 
 

We have a long-standing tradition as a global organization whose purpose is to encourage and provide a helping hand to those in need.

  • Are you someone working in the business community?
  • Are your ethics beyond reproach?
  • Are you able to value community service?
  • Are you able to commit your time to weekly meetings?
  • Are you able to allocate the resources in time and money?
  • Are you interested in helping people in need anywhere in the world?
 
 
 

Comedy night was an unqualified success. I am still hurting from laughing so much. Two friends who head other service groups asked me how we were able to pull off an event of this magnitude. To coin an oxymoron, Comedy Night is an instant classic. It will serve the club for years to come and selling tickets will get easier every year.

I was especially glad that our attendance was 8 greater than last year

Megan already sent out her thanks so I don't need to repeat the kudos--except to thank Megan for making last night go without a hitch. A lot of details go into an event like this and Megan got them all right.

 

 
 

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Left (Donald Gottfried, Selim Matta, Jan Mcclure-Brown, Megan Loughney, Howard Perkins, Al Getler)

 

 
 
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The mission of Rotary is why I belong to this great organization.  From the 4-way test we recite each week, to the countless lives that have been impacted by Rotary’s programs, to the sense of giving back to man-kind, I embrace this mission and want it to live on.

Being surrounded by others who have this shared feeling is awesome.  These fellow Rotarians, whether in my town or on the other side of the globe, are connected to me by Rotary’s cause and our shared values

 
 
 

A exchange student from France is staying with an Andover family while their daughter studies in Denmark this school year.

Jeanne Guesdon-Vennerie, 18, is the Rotary Club of Andover's 2011-2012 exchange student. She makes regular visits to the club. Her Andover hosts are Wes Brown and Jan McClure-Brown, parents of Susan Alexis Brown, who is studying in Denmark with the Rotary Exchange Student Program.

 
 
 


 
 
 
 

Speakers

Nov 28, 2014
No meeting today!
We'll all be home recovering from Thanksgiving. Join us next week!
Dec 05, 2014
Steve Ives, President & CEO
Andover/North Andover YMCA
Dec 12, 2014
Amy Luckiewicz, Wakefield Rotary Club
Interact and social media
Dec 26, 2014
 
 

OUR MISSION

The Rotary Club of Andover is a group of area business and community leaders who exemplify the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self," by contributing to our local and international communities through a variety of rewarding civic projects. All of this is accomplished in an atmosphere of fun and fellowship.

The Rotary Club of Andover

Where Doing Good Is Serious Fun

 

 
 
 

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