Rotary Club of Foxboro

Club Executives & Directors

Immediate Past President
President Elect
International Committee
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Community Committee Chair
Scholarship Chair
RYLA Chair
Interact Chair
Finance Chair
Parking Chair
Water Committee Chair


How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet at a wine bar after work, share a social outing, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president, says the club has been...

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

First and Third Thursday at 12:00 (NOTE EXCEPTIONS)
Foxboro Country Club
33 Walnut Street
Foxboro, MA  02035
United States
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  • Thursday April 16 - Morning meeting from 7:30 - 9:00 AM to discuss membership recruitment and retention. This will be held at Harbor One, 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield, MA. Donuts and free!
  • Thursday May 7 - Jenny Miller from Senior Care Concepts ( will discuss assisted living, nursing homes, Medicare and Medicaid. Bring your questions.
  • Thursday May 21 - Regular club meeting at noon
  • Thursday June 4 - Regular club meeting at noon
  • Thursday June 18 - Evening meeting installation dinner

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

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


  • Board meetings are typically held after one of the regular club meetings.


  • The next meeting will be on Friday April 26 at noon at the Foxboro Country Club
  • Meetings are usually held on the last Friday of each month at noon at the Foxboro Country Club unless otherwise noted.


  • The next meetings will be held on Monday April 20 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 unless otherwise noted.




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:
Anyone interested in membership can download the form on the right.

On April 2, our club hosted a special evening speaker's event to promote Alzheimer's Awareness. Mike Curren from Cure Alzheimer's Fund  ( spoke about the latest in Alzheimer's research and treatments. He also discussed the Alzheimer's/Dementia Rotarian Action Group (, a Rotary International initiative to promote worldwide efforts to provide information, promote best practices, and elicit donations for research efforts. Attendees agreed that the presentation was extremely useful and gave us action steps to help our own health and spur global efforts.
We encourage everyone to check the ADRAG at the link above and to like them on Facebook at


Events for District 7950 and various associated clubs can be found on the District Calendar.

April 23-26: Multi-district conference (7255 from Long Island, NY and 7950) at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa.

May 9: District Assembly, CCRI in Newport, Providence Rotary

Check the District Calendar at the weblink above for other events going on in our District.



 Apr 11, 2015

 "The Harvard College Stand-up Comics Society"

April 17th

South Shore Country Club
274 South Street 
Hingham, MA  02043

$45 per person.

Appetizers, Cash bar and Raffles


 Apr 17, 2015
 Apr 17, 2015

The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
Providence Rotary
 Apr 29, 2015
Providence Rotary
 Apr 29, 2015

Join us at the Ninety Nine Restaurant on Pleasant Street in Fall River on Thursday, April 30th.  Bring your friends and come for some after work "Stand Out Starters" or bring your family for dinner.  Just be sure to bring the flyer to make sure that the Rotary Club of Fall River will receive 15% of what you spend.  (Flyer can be found in the download section on the right hand side of the front page.)

Fall River
 Apr 30, 2015
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The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
- See more at:

The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
- See more at:

The joint District 7255 (Long Island, NY) and 7950 (Southern New England) will be held at the Marriot Mystic Hotel & Spa in Mystic Connecticut.

 Apr 23, 2015 – Apr 26, 2015
- See more at:



The Foxboro Rotary Club is offering competitive scholarships designed to help Foxboro residents improve their well-being through directed post-secondary education. 
Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Any resident or person affiliated with the Foxboro community demonstrating the ideals of Rotary’s ‘Service Above Self’ and needing financial support is eligible for a Rotary Scholarship Grant for any approved course of study. 
An approved course of study may include two- or four-year college, post-high school vocational programs or a non-traditional course of study.  Awards are typically limited to $1000. Our funds are limited and not every application will be funded.
Applications and additional information can be downloaded from the link on the right.

The toilets are completed. A ceremony will take place soon to formally introduce them to the school.
Our Rotary Club will be acknowledged for our work and pictures forthcoming on the project Facebook page Loos4Love. Keep looking for updates and invite friends and family to “Like” our page! We would like to get 100 “Likes”!
We reviewed the choices for the Chennai Rotary to review and we await their response as to how they want to go forward building toilets in the village.  We have also joined the Weymouth Rotary Club, who is pitching this model to their adopted club in Mumbai. Mary is trying to coordinate an information Skype session, tentatively scheduled for April 28th, to bring together Steve Mecca, the Chennai Rotary Club and ourselves to discuss various options.

Disaster Aid USA  has made Joe an ambassador.  He is speaking people in our District to raise money for this cause. For one of their recent projects, Disaster Aid USA has teamed up with Disaster AID Australia to help Vanuatu cleani up from Cyclone Pam.

  1. RYLA 2015 will be held at the Cape on May 15-17 this year. Candidates should be in the 10th grade and seeking to develop their teamwork and leadership skills. Click on the link to the right to download a current application.

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:


Birthdays: Kay (April 17); Karen (April 23); Tom (April 23) - Karen and Tom are birthday cousins!; Joe (May 1); Jake (May 21); Ray (May 22)

Spouse Birthdays: Lourdes Fillion (April 3)

Anniversaries: Karen and Jake (April 24, 9 years); Vivian and Bill (April 15, 43 years); Mary and Gerard (May 28, 32 years);

Club Anniversaries: Hesh (April 1, 13 years); Kay (April 5, 9 years); Bette (April 29, 13 years); Vivian (May 1, 17 years); Jake (May 29, 7 years); Ingrid (May 29, 7 years)



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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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