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


Rotaract award winners celebrated for their life-changing projects
The village of Kumbharwadi is one of many in a drought-prone region near Mumbai, India. Until recently, its residents had access to only one well with drinkable water. During the summer months, the well runs dry, and the women and girls of the village travel three to four hours a day to search for water. Enter Project Boond, undertaken by a Rotaract club, a Rotary club, and the Watershed Organization Trust to provide clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in Kumbharwadi. Nikunj Pherwani, 2013-14 president of the Rotaract Club of Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics in...
Young writers get published with the help of Rotary
In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family. The puppy grows into a big dog, enjoys walks along the beach, and survives a frightening autumn day when he is caught in a trap before being rescued by his family. Jordan's story is one of hundreds that were written by children ages 7-11 for a writing contest organized by the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020 and supported by clubs in 10 Caribbean nations. The best stories, including Jordan's, were published in "The Butterfly StoryBook," an e-book produced by the club and sold...
Clubs breaking down barriers to clean water in Ghana
When Marty Hatala, a member of the Rotary Club of Boaz, Alabama, first traveled to Ghana in 2010 to volunteer at a local orphanage, she saw how local communities struggled to find clean water. Though at least 80 percent of the country's population has access to improved water sources, according to UNICEF, 5 million Ghanaians still use water from unsafe sources. That leaves a significant part of the country's population susceptible to a range of diseases. Worldwide, one out of every five deaths among those under the age of five is caused by water-related diseases. Hatala's experiences in Ghana...
Secrets of a successful crowdsourcing campaign
In case you haven't heard, a man raised nearly $60,000 to make potato salad as a spoof on a popular fundraising site. If he can do that, a campaign to raise money for feeding hungry children or building a school in a war-torn country should be a snap, right? Wrong. The Internet is littered with humanitarians struggling to raise the money and gather the resources for projects that could make a positive impact in the world. So, what is the secret to a successful crowdsourcing campaign? It's simple, really: make it easy to give. Here are some ways you can make it easy for supporters to back your...
Rotary supports WHO director-general’s public health emergency for polio
In May, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the international spread of polio a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and issued a set of recommendations to all polio-impacted countries. On 31 July, the situation was reassessed and the Director-General has declared polio remains a public health emergency. Several factors played into this decision, including: Both Pakistan and Equatorial Guinea have exported the virus internationally since May. Polio thrives in areas compromised by conflict. The unfortunate reality is that there are...

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

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.


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  • 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.


  • 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.







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


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!

This is an exciting time for us in terms of our international work!
Water Committee - Joe updated us on our work to provide filters to the Philippines and grey water project in Mexico.
International Committee - Joan updated us on their many projects. They 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).

Music Drives Us Foundation and Hero Helpers of America are holding a special event at the Lake Pearl Liciano's in Wrentham MA on Sept. 14 from 12:00 - 6:00. It will feature live entertainment from Boston's best country band, Dalton and the Sheriffs, and other local bands. There will be family fun activities and food provided by local restaurants. See the link to the flyer on the right side of the webpage for more information.

Our club is registered as a team to walk on Sunday September 28 at 8:00 AM in Slater Park, Pawtucket RI. We were the leading fundraiser in Rhode Island last year. Let's go for two!
To register, click on the link below and look for the team "Foxboro Rotary." Or let Karen know and she can register you.
Donations are also welcome. Online at the link below, or let Karen know and she can arrange for you.


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!


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.



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.




Birthdays - Hesh (August 3); Jim S. (August 20); Bill C. (August 22); Lew (August 29); Kenny (Sept. 7); Vivian (Sept. 17)

Spouse Birthdays - Steve Andberg (Sept. 7)

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); Jim S. and Christine (15 years, Sept. 19)

Club Anniversaries - Mike (4 years, July 8); Joan (16 years, July 12); Roxanne (7 years, July 19); Lew (7 years, August 16); Karen (4 years, Sept. 2); Gail (4 years, Sept. 2); Russ (3 years, Sept. 16)




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