Rotary Club of Foxboro

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President
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Treasurer
Secretary
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International Committee
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Community Committee Chair
Scholarship Chair
RYLA Chair
Interact Chair
Finance Chair
Parking Chair
Water Committee Chair
 
 
 

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Welcome to our Club!

Foxboro

Service Above Self

First and Third Thursdays at 12:00 (NOTE EXCEPTIONS)
Foxboro Country Club
33 Walnut Street
Foxboro, MA  02035
United States
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CLUB MEETINGS

  • July 3       No meeting because of the 4th of July holiday
  • July 10     Will be the new July 3 meeting
  • July 24     Save the date for a summer party potluck at Jim and Joan's house
  • August 7   Scholarship winners will attend
  • August 24 Visit from the District Governor

Please note that meetings are usually held on first and third Thursday of every month at noon at the Foxboro Country Club (33 Walnut St., Foxboro) unless otherwise noted; $15/per person.  For contact and directions to the FCC:   http://www.foxboroughcc.com/

All meetings require payment at the door. Alternatively, you can prepay by sending a check to: The Foxboro Rotary, PO Box 321, Foxboro, MA, 02035.

BOARD MEETINGS

  • Monday July 14 at 5:15 at the ReMax office in Foxboro

COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEETING

  • Meetings are usually held on the last Friday of each month at noon at the Foxboro Country Club (see above for directions), unless otherwise noted.

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month at 8:30 AM at Technical Support International, 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro, unless otherwise noted.

 

 


 

 

 

 
 

Steve Udden was awarded a very well-deserved Paul Harris Award at our annual meeting. For his numerous contributions to the Rotary and to the community in general, we are very grateful. 

Karen Friend was named "Rotarian of the Year." We all thank her for her service and dedication, as well as serving as a role model under challenging personal circumstances.

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Our club held its final meeting of the year on June 24 at the Foxboro Country Club. This provided members an opportunity to reflect on all of the incredible work the club has done this year, both locally and internationally.

We said goodbye to Lori as our president and thanked her for the incredible job she has done this past year, as well as our other Board members (Karen, Jim, and Ingrid).

The gavel is now in Mike's very capable hands and we look forward to a fantastic year with his leadership.

Here's to another good year!

 
 
 

Events for various clubs around District 7950 can be found here:

http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50054/Events/Calendar?Year=2014&Month=7

 

 
 

A friendly reminder that our first Family Olympics Day will take place on August 9 at the Ahern School field (the gym if the weather is bad, but it won't be). The Chuckwagon will make yet another appearance, giving away free food. And the event is free too. That's a lot of free stuff! You won't want to miss it.

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foxboro-community-olympics-tickets-12159113235

 

 

 
 

Many events are coming up this summer to help staff our two parking lots. Sign up now; you won't want to miss out on all of the fun!

http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/7950/4900/HTML/225695//20142015EventList.docx

Date

Event Start Time

Event

 

 

 

Saturday

May 31, 2014

6:00PM

George Strait

Concert

 

 

 

Tuesday

July 1, 2014

8:00PM

On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z

Concert

 

 

 

Thursday

August 7, 2014

7:00PM

One Direction: Where We Are Tour

Concert

 

 

 

Friday

August 8, 2014

7:00PM

One Direction: Where We Are Tour

Concert

 

 

 

Saturday

August 9, 2014

7:00PM

One Direction: Where We Are Tour

Concert

 

 

 

Sunday

August 10, 2014

6:00PM

Luke Bryan: “That’s My Kind of Night” Tour

Concert

 

 

 

Friday,

August 15, 2014

7:30PM

Preseason: Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles

 

 

 

Friday,

August 22, 2014

7:30PM

Preseason: Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

 

 

 

Sunday,

September 21, 2014

1:00PM

Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders

 

 

 

Sunday,

October 5, 2014

8:30PM

Patriots vs. Cincinnati Bengals

 

 

 

Thursday,

October 16, 2014

8:25PM

Patriots vs. New York Jets

 

 

 

Sunday,

October 26, 2014

1:00PM

Patriots vs. Chicago Bears

 

 

 

Sunday,

November 2, 2014

4:25PM

Patriots vs. Denver Broncos

 

 

 

Sunday,

November 23, 2014

1:00PM

                             Patriots vs. Detroit Lions

 

 

 

Sunday,

December 14, 2014

1:00PM

Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins

 

 

 

Sunday,

December 28, 2014

1:00PM

Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills

 

 
 

Several Interact students will be traveling with Lew, Kay, and Lori to rural Appalachia to assist with an event (RAM) to provide health care to improverished residents of the area. The event runs from July 12 – 20, 2014.  Logistics for lodging, helping, etc. are being finalized. RAM is a special free clinic serving the healthcare needs of people in Appalachia, specifically southwest Virginia. We are excited to see our young people so dedicated to want to help others in this special way.

 

 

 
 

Mary (as in "Rotarian Mary") worked in India on a nursing internship. She championed a project to install toilets in homes and schools, titled, "Loos for Love." The club will be supporting this effort. There is interest among other clubs around the District as well.

 

 

 

 
 

Birthdays - Bette (July 31); Hesh (August 3); Jim S. (August 20); Bill C. (August 22); Lew (August 29)

Anniversaries - Ingrid and John (22 years, July 10); Bill C. and Sherri (7 years, July 14); Ray and Janet (38 years, July 18); Russ and Jennifer (11 years, August 3); Hesh and Gail (38 years, August 8); Lori and Jeff (25 years, August 26)

Club Anniversaries - Mike (4 years, July 8); Joan (16 years, July 12); Roxanne (7 years, July 19); Lew (7 years, August 16)

 

 

 
 

We're hip; we're cool; and we're on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Foxboro/154898084548179

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E-clubs as a meeting modality was approved by Rotary International in 2010. The Sharon club has a satellite e-club pilot program. Sharon's club’s site is  www.rotarynewengland.org. Check it out!

 

 
 

The South Shore Council represents multiple clubs in the region. Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM at Peppercornz in Weymouth, MA. All are welcome.

 

 
 

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