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
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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?


Fall River Rotarians recently held their annual backpack and school supply drive and donated 120 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to the local community in need. These backpacks were filled with a variety of school supplies including everything from notebooks to colored pencils and everything in between that children would need for school. These 120 backpacks were disbursed among 3 local non-profit organizations: Family Service Association, Child and Family Services, and United Neighbors of Fall River. Donations were collected at BayCoast Bank locations and the Rotary Club of Fall River donated nearly $800 to purchase the backpacks and remaining supplies needed.

At their weekly meeting on August 4th
, Rotarians formed an assembly line, filling the backpacks with the supplies. Trish Robertson, this year’s President, stated that she was “so impressed with the generosity of the community and the Rotarians. Whenever we ask for help to assist the greater Fall River community, whether through donations or volunteering, we always receive a generous response.” Wendy Garf-Lipp, Executive Director of United Neighbors of Fall River, went on to say that because of these donations, children living in vulnerable situations will proudly show off their new backpacks and school supplies their first day of school. Members of the Fall River Rotary Club are proud to be able to work with these great community organizations to both fill the backpacks and get them distributed to those children that need them the most.



Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Upcoming Events
Sep 01, 2016
David S. Weed, Psy.D, Exec Dir, Partners for a Hea
Ending the Obesity and Diabetes Crisis
Sep 08, 2016
Josh Smith
My Brother's Keeper
Sep 15, 2016
Stephanie Perry, RN, CARN at St. Anne's Hospital
De-stigmatization of addiction and changing the culture of caring for patients with addiction
Sep 22, 2016
Stu Nunnery
Rebuilding a Life in Music with Hearing Loss
Sep 29, 2016
Roger Cabral, Lisa Raiche, Carmen Aguilar
Visit to sister club in Miraglia, Mexico
Oct 06, 2016
Tushar Kumar, MD
Radiologist Oncologist, SouthCoast Hospital Group
Oct 13, 2016
Julia Rayberg, Worthy Village
Building Pathways Out of Poverty in Guatemala: Stories of Empowerment.
Nov 24, 2016
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Dec 29, 2016
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