Our next Luncheon Meeting is on Thursday, March 26th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Urban Kitchen, (former Coral Seafood), located at 225 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.
Last week, The club will have Linsay Ventura spoke about Liver Health Awareness.
A hearty welcome to Jan Mark, visiting and exchanging Rotary Club flags from Sweeden!
Ivy Child International was given a check to help their non-profit.
Bob Rousseau of Little League Baseball, Massachusetts District 4 spoke about the Girls Little League Softball Tournament in Worcester in July.
Each year, Worcester hosts a girls softball tournament - and sponsors are needed to help defray the costs.
Please email Bob at MA4ADA@aol.com
or call him at 508-335-1521 if you can help out.
(Also - Bob mentioned he forgot to thank Polar Beverages and the Crowley family for their past sponsorships)
Ranger Chuck Arning discussed "the Walkabout series is a sharing some of the tales of the Blackstone River Valley, the diversity of the region. While the beginning of the American Industrial Revolution and the transformation from Farm to Factory is our core theme, there are so many branches from that story that we can discuss. From canals and transportation, to the Underground Railroad and even our colonial past, the breadth of the Heritage Corridor and future plans.
The club also made several donations, including a donation to the Red Cross - pictured are past President Frank Doherty and Lisa Piehler.
Bob Mangan also made a final pitch to Rotarians to sign up for the Celebrate Community event
Sheriff Lew Evangelidis visited the club - and spoke about his face to face program to help prevent teenage substance abuse. And, a day in the life of the High Sheriff of Worcester Country. Click HERE for pictures from the Sheriff's visit
. Also - Click on the lower left part of the Worcester Rotary Club webpage for a list of links to the videos.
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.
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