Club Leaders

President Bob Mangan
Pres.Elect Barbara Guthrie
Vice President Ron Frasier
Past President Dave Frazier
Secretary Krista Piazza
Treasurer Patrick Harvey

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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 Friday October 30th 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 CLICK HERE for more details. CLICK HERE for pictures from previous Glowball outings!
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.
Members Corner!
1) The Odd Fellows Home - is having a fundraising Golf Tournament on Monday September 14th at Green Hills Golf Course in Worcester. There is a 9:00 AM shotgun start, individual golfers are $150 and $600 for a foursome. For more information or registration please contact Nancy Cyr at 508-853-6687 X124. All proceeds to benefit the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Home, MA.
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!
--President Bob

Weekly Update

Posted 8/24/2015
Good afternoon,
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 Thursday August 27th. 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 on Sept 27th prior 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!


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. 
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 103 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 one hundred members .The past president and longtime Worcester Rotary member, David Frazier, did a terrific job,  and recently handed the baton of leadership to Robert Mangan.
Click HERE to learn more about the Worcester Rotary Club.

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