Worcester Rotary Club
2013-2014 President Satya Mitra

Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
Vice President
Assistant Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Sgt. At Arms
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Foundation Chair
International Chair
Technology Chair
Literacy Chair
Water Chair
Education Fund Chair
Education Committee (Past President)
Education Committee (Past President)
Education Committee (3 Year Term)
RYLA Chair
Speakers Chair
Health & Hunger
Club Advisor

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May 01, 2014
Kathy F. Abbott - Tower Hill
Tower Hill Botanical Gardens
May 15, 2014
Ms. Deepa Willingham
Past Dist. Gov. of Dist. 5240

Message from President Satya Mitra


Club Information

Welcome to our Club - Celebrating over 100 Years of Service


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Coral Seafood
225 Shrewsbury St
Worcester, MA  01604
United States
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Home Page Stories

President Satya Mitra welcomed a delegation from the Ukraine.
The Club was given some awards - specifically, Rich Prager - our terrific club photographer!
Unfortunately, our projector bulb burnt out, and we were unable to see their full presentation. 
Here are some pictures.
A message from Val,
April 17th, 2014 Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlboro
Dinner is free for 5 incoming officers and club will pay $20 for each additional member who goes.
Satya is the keynote speaker.
Registration and cash bar 5:30 to 6:30pm
Dinner & Keynote speech from Satya
Followed by breakout sessions on The Rotary Foundation, Membership, Public Image, Being a Treasurer and Being a Secretary
Have everyone register through Jim Fusco.  They have to register so we get a head count for food at the hotel.


President Satya Mitra welcomed another ring of the bell.  How many rings are left??
Barbara Guthrie has been diligently working on the Auction for the May 2nd event.  If you can help - please contact Barbara
Great picture!  Thanks to Rich Prager - the club photographer.  (Pictured below with Patriots Alumni Pete Brock)
Great talk from Pete Brock about playing in the NFL, and the life after pro football.
(In the picture below - please not the 'open hands' - he's been trained so as not to draw a flag for holding)
Thanks to Amy Mosher for her work with Kids Cafe
This week's speakers are visitors from the Ukraine.  Should be very interesting!

President Satya reported that we now have 67 new members.
He thanked Cheryl Marc for her work in publishing the high quality Worcester Rotary Club Newsletter.
John Dowd collected Happy Dollars, and he will be the emcee for our fundraiser.
Our speaker was Michael Prager, a former journalist for the Boston Globe, who delivered a moving presentation, in which he described his difficult journey from being an overweight youngster to becoming a person who humbly recognized the importance of support from others in overcoming addictions.  His personal story and his perspectives on life are presented in his book "Fat Boy Thin Man."

Also this weeks speaker will be Pete Brock. Pete is a former New England Patriot and current president or the New England Patriots Alumni Club (NEPAC). 

His organization will be helping us with our fundraiser by having Patriots Alumni at our fundraising dinner.


Please click HERE to look at pictures from the NICU appreciation dinner.
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Some pictures from the Rotary NICU appreciation dinner.
A special thanks to Roy Balfour, Past President Frank and Elaine Doherty that started the ball rolling, and current President Dr. Satya Mitra who finished the project off!

President Satya, Bob Mangan, Barbara Guthrie, and Carl Gomes spoke about the fundraising event and the importance of everyone contributing--selling tickets, getting items for the auction, or making a direct contribution.  Carl donated a 2 week vacation at his condo in Mexico to the Rotarian who contributes the most (excluding himself and Satya).  
A new member, Howard Potash, an attorney in Worcester, was inducted into the Club.  Welcome.
The speaker was Marc Vermouth from Stop Hunger Now.  He described how his organization uses volunteers to package meals which are then provided to schools and NGO's in developing countries.  Christa Piazza raised her hand to ask a question, but instead found herself packaging a meal with Marc.
Pictured below are Rotarian Amy Mosher, as well as longtime Rotarian, and leader of the Haiti clean water project, Ed Hall.
Thanks to Rich Prager for the excellent pictures!

President Satya Mitra welcome the Consul General of Canada, Patrick Binns.
President Satya Mitra also reiterated the May 2nd fundraiser
Several New Member were inducted
From left to right (Ron Fraser, Tim Murray, Barbara Guthrie, ??. Donna Colorio, Mike Barth, and Satya Mitra)


To: Members of the Worcester Rotary Club


The nominating committee (Frank Doherty, Brad Wyatt, Ken Harling, Satya Mitre and Dave Frazier) has proposed a slate of officers and directors for 2014-15, to serve the Club for one year effective 1 July, 2014. The slate will be presented for your consideration at Thursday‘s meeting of the Club (6 March, 2014). At that time you will have an opportunity to nominate additional candidates should you wish to do so. A vote will be taken at the meeting. The nominees are:


President: Dave Frazier

President-elect Bob Mangan

Vice President: Ron Fraser

Treasurer: Patrick Harvey

Ass’t Treasurer: Lee Bishop

Secretary: Krista Piazza

Sgt.@Arms: Bob Johnson

Directors: Chris Crowley, Don Deprez, Elaine Doherty and Ken Harling


Respectfully submitted.


Frank Doherty, Chair


Satya inspired the club members and asked for 100% participation in our May 2nd funraiser.
Ken Harling collected Happy Dollars
The Club welcome Robyn Ernst and her assistant Amanda of Community Health Link.
Please check out the www.worcrotaryusa.org website, and look at the Facebook link and other club documents.

Today's meeting was a Club Assembly, and was attended by many new members, and by our District Governor Doug Detweiler, and DG John Hall from District 7930.  John presented a check from his district to our club for $1000.00 in recognition of our club's growth and fundraising efforts.
Ron Fraser inducted two new members into the club.  Welcome.  We now have 64 new members.
Satya spoke to the club about our future events and projects and the importance of our fundraising efforts.  He encouraged us to make the effort to raise $100,000 or more.  He stressed that each member should make some contribution, no matter how large or small, based on each individual's financial circumstances.  

President Satya Mitra announced that the club finally hit 100+ members - and lunch is on the Dr. Mitra next week!
Roy Balfour announced that the NicView project was completed.  Starting with a Camera from Elaine Doherty, and ending with a camera from Dr. Satya Mitra, over 17,000 unique logins used the cameras!
You can click HERE to learn more about NicView.  Make sure to click on the details page too!
Joyce Kessler of the Worcester Incubator - the Art of Science Learning spoke about the Ecotarium 2.6MM grant.
Member Ken Harling was not in shorts at the meeting, perhaps because he didn't want to embarass his daughter LeeAnn.
Congrats to President Dr. Satya Mitra for pushing the club over 100 members.  Come and make sure you give him a Pat on the Back next week!

President Satya Mitra welcomed some new members to the club (Paul Wescott and Justin Forkuo)
Please check the Club Photos Link for pictures from today's meeting.
Elaine Doherty was thanked for her fine work as Secretary for the club
Korey Lee from Seven Hills Charter School talked about the great work and results at Seven Hill Charter School

President Satya Mitra welcomed new members to Worcester Rotary Club
(Ron Frasier, Bill Fay, Kate Toomey, Jim Welu, Patrick Crawley, Satya Mitra)
Technology Chair Brad Wyatt asked members to email him at bradwyatt@gmail.com for usernames and passwords to log in and take advantage of the Rotary Website.
The website has MANY cool new features, from emailing other members, to photo albums, to historical club documents.  Please contact him to login and take advantage of these features.
(And - the technology is NOT over Lee's Bishop's head)
Dr. Mitra also commended those members that have recruited at least one member.
(Ron Frasier, Lisa Piehler, Brad Wyatt, Carl Gomes, Amy Mosher, Raul Socha, Satya Mitra, George Bernardin, Charlene Mara, Robert Mangan, and Gary MacConnell)
And, President Satya Mitra also thanksed his executive committee for the year, for a job well done!
(Satya Mitra, Dave Frasier, Bob johnson, Bob Mangan, and Elaine Doherty)
Finally Barry Walsh from The Bridge of Central Massachusetts joined the club today to discuss his research in psychological and phsyical pain self infliction.
Next week is Korey Lee from The Seven Hills Charter School.
PS The Club is at 98 members, and Satya promised to buy lunch for everyone when we get to 100 members - make sure to come for that meeting:-)

First meeting of Worcester Rotary Club in 2014!
Terrific presentation by Nicole Berry (the donor on the left) and Carlie Wilson (the sister of the kidney recipient on the right).
What an inspiring story of friendship and sacrifice!
The Club also inducted several new members into the club.
From Left to Right (President Satya Mitra, James Gillis, Steven Jones-D'Agostino, David Russell, and Ron Frasier)
Also - Longtime Rotarian Roger Frost celebrated his 90th Birthday on Saturday - here a picture from his Birthday Party
(From Left to right, President Satya Mitra, Future District Governor Val Callahan, Former District Gov's Roger Frost and Ed Hall)

Here is Carl Gomes, our club member serving in Haiti building home for 2010
earth quake victims. He is in Haiti for 2 weeks.
Thank you to Carl for choosing Service over Self!

Final Meeting of the Worcester Rotary Club in 2013 - What a year.
President Satya Mitra introduced the speaker, Kyle Brennerk of Worcester Vocational Technical School.
The Worcester Rotary Club meets at The Coral Seafood - and Laura and the waitstaff does a terrific job.  The club gave her a Christmas Bonus
Thanks to George Vcyiatzis for joing Rotary - here Membership Chair Ron Frasier pins the new member
William Savage is also presented as a new member.
Note - No meeting on Dec 26th, but there will be a Club Meeting on January 2nd to discuss club business.
Brad Wyatt will give a 5 minute tutorial on how to use Clubrunner as well.
Here are a couple additional pictures from the Christmas Party for your enjoyment.  See if you can find out what these two pictures have in common.

Thanks to Paul Shustas for another terrific donation of flowers to help fundraiser for the Worcester Rotary Club.

Any Questions or Comments - Please email Technology Chair Brad Wyatt brad@wyattdevelopment.com
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Worcester Rotary Club
P.O. Box 3413
Worcester, MA. 01613
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