Worcester Rotary News
The Worcester Rotary Club announces it's "Goulish" Glow Ball Tournament on Friday, Oct 30th, 2015.
The Worcester Rotary Club Service Fund supports projects locally and globally. Click HERE for a list of some of the projects supported.
Weekly Update Posted 8/28/2015
Good morning all,
Well we did it! I would say we had 90% participation in yesterdays Shorts Challenge at our club meeting yesterday. It was a lot of fun and we raised $1,000 for the general fund thanks to Ken Harling, Patrick English, Satya Mitra and Mark Fuller. These four Rotarians donated $250 each if 75% of the club showed up in shorts..... A salute to you!
Yesterdays meeting was fun filled and packed with information about all the great work you are doing in the community and the world!
We had a record happy dollar collection as Satya threw in some extra happy bucks to encourage members to follow suite (and we did). I have a couple of Shout Outs!
1) Congratulations to Amy Mosher on her wedding (Is it still Mosher?)
2) Happy Birthday to Rod White and Welcome to the Service Fund Committee as a member at large.
We did not have a speaker this week so we had several overviews on what is happening in the club. Barbara Guthrie discussed the Goulish Glow Ball Tournament which is CLICK HERE for more details. CLICK HERE for pictures from previous Glowball outings!at Pine Ridge Country Club. Barbara knows how to put the FUN in Fundraiser. We need golfers (limited to 60 please register fast), Sponsors and auction items. Please see our website and
Frank Doherty discussed the approved items from the Service Fund Committee, West Tatnuck School- Learning aids for disabled children and a donation to Loves and Fishes food pantry to purchase a refrigerator, we will be seeking a District Grant for this. Krishna gave us a brief overview on the project in India and Mark Fuller talked about Haiti.
Brad won the 50/50 raffle and donated it back to the Salvation Army.
Our guests were Fellow Rotarian (and is joining our club thanks to Clarence Plant) Mark O' Flaherty and Krishna's daughter Swati who is visiting from California.
1) The Odd Fellows Home - is having a fundraising Golf Tournament on 508-853-6687 X124. All proceeds to benefit the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Home, MA.at Green Hills Golf Course in Worcester. There is a shotgun start, individual golfers are $150 and $600 for a foursome. For more information or registration please contact Nancy Cyr at
2) Seven Hills Charter Public School - Call for Speakers! This is a fantastic program where volunteers discuss with students how and why they chose the profession they have or had, how they got there and where they when to school. This is a great opportunity to encourage students to continue their education and help them choose a career path. Please contact Mike Barth if you are interested in volunteering. Mike can be reached at 508-314-6453
See everyone next week!
Last weeks meeting was a fun filled packed meeting. It is amazing what we can do in a short amount of time. There were many Happy dollars! Tim McGee won the 50/50 raffle. Our guest speaker was Lynn Thomas. Lynn is the author of a book "Wow your way to profit" She discussed the different approaches to use in a business to retain customers as well as employees. She was dynamic and interactive.
At Large members were elected by the club to the Service Fund Committee: Chris O'Keefe, Steve Loring, Chris Gates. Also elected by the club to the Education Fund Committee - At Large are: Gary McConnell and Mary Knittle. Please join me in congratulating these fine Rotarians in their new posts.
There has been a challenge to the members of our club to wear shorts on. The challenge was made by; Satya Mitra, Ken Harling, Mark Fuller and Patrick English. Each have pledged a donation to the General Fund of $250.00 each if 75% of members that show up for the meeting are wearing shorts! There are no consequences if you don't wear shorts but this is for FUN and a good chunk of change for the general fund!
Please if you are planning to come to the meeting consider wearing shorts!
I forgot to send this clip along to the club. This is our appearance on Exposure with Mosher! Amy Mosher had Kaska, Barbara and myself on her show which aired on the local cable channel WCCA. Here is the link to Episode 41.
There will be a Service Fund Committee meeting onprior to our regular meeting.!
We will not have a guest speaker this week but will have a briefing on Glow ball and the Rotary Foundation along with Global Grant projects. Remember without you these things don't happen.
Please attend the meeting if you are able! This should be fun filled...
I hope to see you there!
Thank you for all you do, Thank you for helping others, Thank you for being Rotarians!
President Bob Mangan
Don't forget your shorts!
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