Rotary Club of
Fall River
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Welcome to our Club!

Fall River

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
White's of Westport
66 State Road
Westport, MA  02790
United States

Phone:
(774) 627-1380
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The Rotary Club of Fall River has announced applications are available for 2017 scholarship awards.  Scholarships will be awarded to twelve (12) deserving high school seniors in the amount of $1,000 each.  Juliette Almeida, co-chair of the scholarship committee stated “applicants for this scholarship should be committed to the mission of the Rotary Club, Service Above Self, by being active participants in school and community service activities."  Students who reside in Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Tiverton and Freetown qualify to apply.

Scholarship applications are available at all area High School Guidance offices or by accessing the application in the download section (right side) of the this website.

Applications should be returned to:
Rotary Club of Fall River
Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 1802
Fall River, MA  02722

The deadline for all applications is April 1, 2017.

 

Did you recently receive a rewards coupon from Bob's Store or Jockey or some other favorite retail location, but don't really need anything?  Don't let it expire, instead purchase some children's socks to help support our Happy Feet program.  Kids socks (generally sizes 9-3 and 3-9, although there may be some variation) will be collected on an ongoing basis and can be brought to any Thursday meeting.  White crew socks are preferred.  Bob's Store has sent me my free $10 birthday coupon and I will be stopping by before the end of the month to get socks before it expires.  What will you do with your retail rewards?
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
 
Speakers
Charlie Murphy, PDG
Jan 26, 2017
Education of Polio
Meghan Abella-Bowen, Assoc Dean, STEM Initiatives
Feb 02, 2017
Underwater Robotics
John McDonagh, Exec Dir, Battleship Cove
Feb 16, 2017
Embarking on a New Voyage
TBD
Feb 23, 2017
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No lunch time meeting today.
Mar 16, 2017
Visit us at An Affair to Rember tonight!
Juliette Almeida
Jun 08, 2017
Scholarship Luncheon
Kathy Crosson & Dr. Robitaille
Jun 22, 2017
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