Our next Luncheon Meeting is on Thursday, May 28th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Leo's Restorante, located at 11 Leo Turo Dr off of Shrewsbury St, in Worcester.
The luncheon fee is $20 per person for both members and non-members. Raffle tickets are $2 for one and $7 for four. Free parking and wheelchair-accessible. For more information, contact 2014-'15 Rotary Worcester President David Frazier at DFrazier@WorcesterAdvisors.com.
On May 7th, our guest speaker was Lauren
Mascarella who authored a book Trauma to Art.
Update from Bob Mangan
We had a fantastic meeting today, there was a lot of energy in the room! I would like to recap our meeting and send out a few reminders. I would also like to let you know that President Dave is recovering nicely following his shoulder surgery. There were several guests today and a couple of potential members. I would like to thank those members for sharing their Rotary experience and inviting guests. Our Guest speaker was Noah Bombard from Masslive.com. Masslive.com is the third largest news and information website in the state. Noah told us how the delivery of information has changed over the past few years. Governor Val reminded us about the upcoming District Convention and that the district will be honoring our own Ken Harling, please make every effort to support Ken and Val. Val also talked about the importance of giving to the Rotary Foundation. As you know by giving to the Foundation, our club can qualify for both District and Global Grants. Please give what you can. To help raise funds for the Foundation our club is having a joint fundraiser with the Lions Club. The fundraiser is called Night at the Races and will be held on June 13th there will be no meeting on the 11th . We are looking for volunteers, auction items and attendees. This will be a first for us but promises to be a fun evening. Please see Matteo Gentile for details.
The nominations committee will have the slate of officers next week and you should receive an e-mail prior to our meeting for the club elections!
Next week we will be meeting in the smaller room opposite the elevator. That room holds about 60 people.
Here are some pictures from the April 23th meeting with Jim Coughlin of 15-40
(Shown Left is new member Kim Roy of Worcester Sheriff's Office and Barbara Guthrie)
Thanks to Amy for organizing a great event on Thursday, 4/9 at Kids Cafe - Rotary helped feed nearly 300 grateful kids! Go Rotary
Click here or on image to read a January 4th Sunday Telegram item on Rotary Worcester's recent donations to three local and one international community-building initiatives.
Click here or on image to listen to a 29-minute episode of 'The Business Beat' in which Worcester Rotarian Steve Jones-D'Agostino interviews Rotary Worcester Secretary Krista Piazza (shown, center), who is superintendent of Seven Hills Charter Public School and executive director of the Learning Foundation. Joining her are Amy Ebbeson (shown, left), who chairs Seven Hills Charter's Board of Trustees, and David Frazier (shown, right) Rotary Worcester's 2014-'15 president. They talk about changing the course of public education. The interview aired on December 21 on 90.5 WICN. (Photo/Steve Jones-D'Agostino)
The Rotary Club of Worcester falls under District 7910 of Rotary International. The 109-year-old RI is a worldwide service organization. Its purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders, to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The 2014-2015 District Governor, Val Callahan, is a longtime member and a past president of Worcester Rotary.
Rotary is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender or political preference. Globally, there are more than 34,000 clubs and more than 1.2 million members worldwide. Rotary members are known as Rotarians. Usually, they meet weekly for breakfast, lunch or dinner. These are social events as well as opportunities to organize work on their service goals.
Rotary's primary motto is service above self. An earlier motto was, "One profits most who serves best.” This year’s Rotary International theme—“Light Up Rotary” —challenges Rotarians to make a difference by renewing their commitment and welcoming those who have an interest in giving back and wish to join Rotary.
Rotary started with the vision of one man: Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, in 1905. It was intended to be a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
Worcester Rotary held its first meeting 102 years ago - in March 1912 - and its charter was issued that April. By that August, there were 29 members. In the mid-1990s, Worcester Rotary’s membership stood at more than 225. Between then and the past year or so, membership fell to around 50.
These days, thanks in large part to the inspirational vision and leadership of Satya Mitra, the chapter’s president for 2013-2014, Worcester Rotary’s membership has risen to more than 130.The 2014-2015 president and longtime Worcester Rotary member, David Frazier, has committed to maintaining and increasing the membership during his tenure.
To read and download the Worcester Rotary Constitution, click here.
To read and download the Worcester Rotary Bylaws, click here.