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


Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria
Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease. "Rotarians have [gone] into remote areas of the country by car, canoe, motorbike, and even on foot to ensure every child gets the vaccine," says Rotary's Nigeria PolioPlus Committee Chair Tunji Funsho. In Katsina state, members of the Nigeria PolioPlus Committee (NPPC) recently met with leaders of two communities notoriously opposed to immunization, mainly on religious grounds and in protest of the lack of basic health care. They persuaded...
Rotary Scholar’s unique ability in bringing clubs together
In a municipal hospital in Cubatão, Brazil, a new mammography machine funded by a Rotary global grant provides breast cancer screening to women who previously had to wait for weeks before they could get in for a checkup with a doctor. A Rotary global grant also funded training for medical staff and cancer awareness education for people in the community. Isis Mejias Carpio of Houston, studying at the University of São Paulo on a Rotary scholarship, played an instrumental role in bringing together Rotary clubs in two countries to make the grant possible. Members of the Rotary Club of Cubatão,...
Rick Burns’ thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
Humanitarian Rick Burns, a retired civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army, has been helping people in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. He's seen a lot of good, but he's also seen what happens when good intentions go awry. Take the fertile grounds of Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, for example. Burns recalls an initiative to help fruit exporters become profitable again after the war. Cold storage facilities were built, but because no one considered the country's spotty electricity, the facilities ended up being too expensive to maintain. "We really want to make...
Pedaling coast-to-coast for a purpose
Keith Harris is pedaling for a purpose. At the tender age of 50, he's set out on an eight-week, 4,400-mile bike ride across the U.S. to raise $25,000 for The Rotary Foundation. He's also hoping to raise an additional $2,500 for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where a few years ago he was treated for a life-threatening heart condition. "The trip is sort of my midlife crisis," he admits but it's not the first time he's pedaled across the country. He made the trek about 20 years ago, before he married his wife, Christina. Harris has been a Rotary member for 18 years. He's...
Blown away by the realities of human trafficking
At the age of 17, Jennifer was sleeping on the streets of Atlanta. She'd felt abandoned most of her life, unprotected from her brothers and her mother's boyfriends, who physically and sexually abused her since she was five. And now, kicked out of her house, Jennifer - whose last name is withheld for privacy - was alone and vulnerable. She was soon lured into sex trafficking and was unable to escape for two years. Then she found Covenant House. "Studies have shown that if a young person ends up on the street, within 48 hours someone is going to approach them with the intention of exploiting...

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


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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  • 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:

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.


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


  • 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.







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.



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:



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.

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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!


Event Start Time






May 31, 2014


George Strait






July 1, 2014


On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z






August 7, 2014


One Direction: Where We Are Tour






August 8, 2014


One Direction: Where We Are Tour






August 9, 2014


One Direction: Where We Are Tour






August 10, 2014


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






August 15, 2014


Preseason: Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles





August 22, 2014


Preseason: Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers





September 21, 2014


Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders





October 5, 2014


Patriots vs. Cincinnati Bengals





October 16, 2014


Patriots vs. New York Jets





October 26, 2014


Patriots vs. Chicago Bears





November 2, 2014


Patriots vs. Denver Broncos





November 23, 2014


                             Patriots vs. Detroit Lions





December 14, 2014


Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins





December 28, 2014


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)




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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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