Rotary Club of Foxboro

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Foxboro

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First and Third Thursdays at 12:00 (NOTE EXCEPTIONS)
Foxboro Country Club
http://www.foxboroughcc.com/aboutus/contacts.aspx
33 Walnut Street
Foxboro, MA  02035
United States
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CLUB MEETINGS:

  • Thursday Dec 18 : This  meeting will feature a presentation from the Sharon club on two of their current projects. The first is their support for Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation This foundation supports the Zabuli Education Center in Afghanistan. The founder, Razia Jan, has transformed the loss of her husband on 9/11 into a campaign to enable young Afghani women and girls to work for a better future.  Their first graduating class will go forward in November of 2016, and the Education Center is mounting a sustainability campaign to ensure its future support for all the classes that will follow.  Second, the Sharon Club's President, Joanne Craig, will bring us up to date on the progress for the water filter project in Mexico that Jim and Lew visited last spring.  This project is going forward, with more filters and a focus on the schools in the surrounding villages. 
  • Note that there is no regular meeting on the first Thursday of January. Instead, save January 3 at 6 PM for our annual "We Survived the Holidays" party at Lew and Rem's. Details coming soon.
  • Thursday January 15
  • Thursday February 5
  • Thursday February 19

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

  • Next Board meeting is Thursday December 4th immediately after the regular club meeting.
  • Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted.

COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEETING

  • Next meeting is Friday January 30 at noon at the Foxboro Country Club. Note: This is instead of the Dec 26 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

  • The next meeting is on Monday Dec 22 at 8:30 AM at Technical Support International, 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro.
  • Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month at 8:30 AM at Technical Support International, 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro, unless otherwise noted.

 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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

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

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2014
November 7th - Rotary Night at the Providence Bruins.  Support the End Polio Now campaign.
November 13th - Foundation Dinner at Venus De Milo - guest speaker RI Director Anne Matthews.  She is  passionate and engaging. 
 
2015
January 31st - Re-PETS/Winter Meeting at White's of Westport
March 12-14 - PETS in Framingham, MA
April 13th - International Night at Whites of Westport
August 23-26th - District Conference with District 7255 in Mystic, CT
 

 

 

 

 
 
The Foxboro Discretionary Fund needs batteries for their Holiday Toy Drive.  If you can help, please bring in batteries (any brand) by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th.  Questions?  Download flyer via the link on the right, and contact  Lori Rudd, Foxboro Rotary @ 508-954-5227
 

 
 
Like the club has done in previous years, we will be helping our seniors celebrate Veteran's Day. Volunteers are needed to help serve breakfast at the Serniors' Center on Thursday, November 6, from 9 - 11 AM. Contact Tom for more information.
 

 
 
Lots of International Committee activity! Among the many projects include: 1) toilets for schools in India, 2) educational efforts for women in Malawi, 3) donation to Mexico for a filtration project, 4) donation to Shelter Box, 5) donations to the Philippines for petty cabs, and 6) Interact students' work with Remote Access Medical (RAM). We are also working with the District's Water Committee filters to the Philippines and grey water project in Mexico. Talk to Mary, Joan, and/or Joe about moving these great ideas into action!
 
 

 
 
In the past month, scientists at Mass General, funded by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, have discovered how to replicate the Alzheimer's mechanism in a petri dish. This represents a huge breakthrough in the field, as it will greatly increase the pace at which new medications can be tried. As reported in the New York Times:
 
 
 

 
 
In response to the rising prevalence of Alzheimer's Dementia, Rotary International will be joining forces with a dynamic organization, the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, to address this growing crisis. The Cure Alzheimer's Fund was launched by a group of venture capitalists in Massachusetts who were frustrated by the slow progress of research. They have funded cutting-edge studies in the hope of finding effective treatments and a cure. One-hundred percent of monies raised goes to research, and they have received the highest ratings on charity review websites.
 
Check out the Alzheimer's/Dementia Rotarian Action Group on Facebook:
 
 

 
 
Mary spoke with Rotary contacts in India about the first phase of school toilets being installed. A drafted proposal was submitted and construction is to start very soon. Pictures will be coming soon with updates. Mary also met with Steven Mecca, of the Jamestown Rotary Club, about his idea for a toilet that requires only a cup of water and is proven highly sustainable. He has deployed his model in Ghana, where he has done most of his work. He is willing to come and speak in more detail on a Friday to our club. This type of toilet could be a good model to introduce to India. He also has a model for micro-financing that could be a different approach to funding these toilets and expanding to more areas. He is willing to help us and partner to get Rotary funds by collaborating with us to reach our goals. More to come when those dates get secured. Mary is in the process of putting together a presentation to bring to clubs and can be made available shortly for your perusal.
 

 
 
It was a beautiful day for a 3-mile walk in Slater Park, Pawtucket RI. We were the leading fundraiser in Rhode Island last year and the second leading the previous year. Lew and Rem joined me and Jake, as well as Jake's brother John and sister-in-law Robin, as walkers and more club members and the club itself as donors. And of course, the leader of the pack was Zizou.
 
Thank you to all involved!
 
 
 
The Foxboro Rotary held its first of what is sure to become a popular annual Family Olympics Day on Saturday August 9. The fun day of free competitions and food was held outdoors at the Ahern Middle School. Over 100 families and volunteers joined in the festivities. A wonderful time was held by all. A big thanks to everyone who helped and an even bigger one for Tom, Tim, and Brian for spearheading the event.
 
We made it into the Sun Chronicle!
 
 
Plans are already underway to figure out what we can do to make next year's event even better!
 

 
 
Valerie Perry (DG) and Jane Desberg (Asst. DG) visited our club on August 21 at the Renaissance Hotel in Foxboro. The Board met for about an hour and a half before the regular meeting to discuss our club's Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs. It was a very productive meeting, with many good ideas shared. They then joined us for lunch at our regular club meeting. Valerie recounted her Rotary journey and where she sees the future of our District. We presented her with a flag at the end of the meeting.
 
She noted that the highest rating she could assign to a club was 5 stars and that our club should have earned six or more!
 

 
 
Our club, along with Rotary clubs of Weymouth, Naga, and Tacloban, and  Bicol Bestrade Sales Center Inc. have contributed funds for disaster relief for those affected by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). We will be purchasing 15 pedicabs. Pedicabs are bicycles fitted with side cars used for public transportation, especially in areas not covered by buses or jeepneys and in remote areas. All pedicabs will be marked with the Rotary and Bicol logos. Pedicab recipients will remit a portion of their revenue to fund new pedicabs for distribution.
 
 
 

Birthdays: Mary Graham-Louise (Dec 17); Ingrid (Jan. 27)

Spouse Birthdays: John W. (Jan. 1)

Anniversaries: Jim G. and Joan (17 years, Dec. 27); Dick and Patricia (54 years, Jan. 15); Joe and Lourdes (2 years, Jan 2)

Club Anniversaries: Jim G. (7 years, Dec. 7); George (23 years, Dec. 1); Jim S. (3 years, Dec. 15); Kenny (44 years, Jan. 1); Steve (2 year, Jan. 1); Paul (4 years, Jan. 3); Bill B. (20 years, Jan. 10); Ray (31 years, Jan. 10); Bill C. (8 years, Jan. 12); Lori (8 years, Jan. 12)
 

 

 
 

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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!

 

 
 

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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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