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

(774) 627-1380
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Tickets, advertising order sheets, and all instructions have been handed out to each Rotarian.  If you have not yet received your packet, please reach out to Kim Smith.  We have just one month to make this a smashing event, so do not delay.  The Pancake Breakfast Committee very much appreciates your efforts to return items in a timely manner so they can plan effectively and make sure donated tickets are used by the community. 


The Mayor/Superintendent’s Attendance Task Force wishes to thank the over 250 community partners that participated in the first (and hopefully not last) High Five School Year Kick Off. The turnout today (9/7/16) was a true testimony of the “it takes a village” approach that Fall River uses in our positive youth development initiatives. Smiles were aplenty on both the arriving students and the high-fiving, caring adults. There were even appreciative parents who were bidding adieu as they dropped off their children.  

Here’s to a successful school year as together, we strive for every student to attend every day! 

(Click here to see video from several schools



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?

Rotary’s World Polio Day event looks ahead to ending the disease for good
While the fight to eradicate polio suffered a blow this year when the virus re-emerged in Nigeria, Rotary leaders and top health experts focused Monday on the big picture: the global presence  of the paralyzing disease has never been smaller. The headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, served as the site of Rotary’s fourth annual World Polio Day event. Some of the biggest names in the polio eradication campaign were there to reflect on the year’s progress and discuss what’s needed to end the disease for good. More than 200 people...
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From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
Upcoming Events
Nov 03, 2016
Mark Rasmussen, President
Buzzards Bay Coalition
Nov 10, 2016
Nov 17, 2016
Jennifer Vincent / Ted Talk
Rotary Clean Water Initiatives
Nov 24, 2016
No meeting today
Dec 01, 2016
Dr. Michael Langworthy, SouthCoast Health
NASA and the Study of Aging
Dec 08, 2016
Dr. Hannah Hershoff
Chinese Tao's Five Element Energy
Dec 15, 2016
Dec 29, 2016
No meeting today
Jan 12, 2017
Paula Montgomery
Buttonwood Park Zoo Master Plan
Jan 19, 2017
Deborah Bell-Devlin
Don't Forget Us, Pet Us
Jan 26, 2017
Charlie Murphy, PDG
Education of Polio
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