Rotary Club of Foxboro

Club Executives & Directors

Immediate Past President
Vice President
Treasurer In Training
International Committee Chair
Disaster Aid USA Chair
Community Committee
Parking Chair
Membership Committee Co-Chair
Scholarship Co-Chair
Membership Committee Co-Chair
Scholarship Co-Chair
Board Member at Large
Board Member at Large
Board Member at Large
Board Member at Large


Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Member interview: Jay Cook helps young people through Rotary Youth Exchange
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian A Rotarian for nearly three decades, Jay Cook has helped hundreds of young people broaden their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. Recently, while working for the nonprofit Water Missions International, he’s turned his attention to bringing safe water and sanitation solutions to developing countries and disaster-stricken areas. Cook is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston Breakfast and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. THE ROTARIAN: How did you become involved with Rotary Youth Exchange? COOK: My club was hosting a young...
Technology: To please in a pod(cast)
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian When I was a college student in Wisconsin in the 1970s, those of us who worked at the 10-watt radio station hoped our signal would reach not only the 1,500 students on the Beloit College campus and the 35,000 residents of the town of Beloit but also the people in the cars and trucks passing by on the interstate 3 miles to the east – and possibly, late at night, the 150,000 who lived in the bustling metropolis of Rockford, Ill., 20 miles to the south. Some of us hoped to get jobs in radio after we graduated, and there was even talk about starting...
Polio: The Rotarian Conversation with Aseefa Bhutto Zardari
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Before her family was forced into exile, before her mother was assassinated, before her father became president, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari was known for something simpler, but in some ways equally powerful: In 1994, she became the first child in Pakistan to receive the oral polio vaccine, as part of the country’s first National Immunization Day. Benazir Bhutto, then prime minister, gave the drops to her daughter herself, a compelling endorsement of the nascent campaign. “I was a baby at the time, so I don’t remember it,” says Bhutto Zardari, now 22. “...
Pakistan's progress: Snapshots from the polio campaign
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Nearly 90 percent of the world’s polio cases last year occurred in Pakistan. But the country is making dramatic progress in its quest to eradicate the disease: Cases are down by almost 70 percent to date compared with 2014, owing partly to military interventions that year in Taliban-controlled North Waziristan, which have allowed vaccinators to reach hundreds of thousands of children who were previously inaccessible. Improved government leadership, the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine in high-risk districts, and vaccinations at transit...

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

First and Third Thursday at 12:00 (NOTE EXCEPTIONS)
Various - See Schedule link
See schedule for details
Foxboro, MA  02035
United States
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Club Meetings                                                                                                                                                       

  • The summer outing on August 13 was postponed. New date TBD soon.
  • Thursday August 20, 12:00-1:00:  Lunch meeting with new District Governor at the Lafayette House. We will also honor the RYLA students and Scholarship awardees.
  • Tuesday September 3, 7:45-9:00 AM:  Regular club meeting at Harbor One Bank in Mansfield (131 Copeland Dr,, park in back).
  • Thursday September 10, 12:00-1:00:  Lunch club meeting with a speaker from Disaster AID USA at the Foxboro Country Club (see below for more information)
  • Thursday October 1, 7:45-9:00 AM: Regular club meeting at Harbor One Bank in Mansfield (131 Copeland Dr,, park in back).
  • Thursday October 15 12:00-1:00:  Lunch meeting at the Foxboro Country Club. Patrick Murphy from the YMCA will speak.
  • Thursday November 5, 7:45-9:00 AM:  Regular club meeting at Harbor One Bank in Mansfield (131 Copeland Dr,, park in back).
  • No meeting on November 19. Instead, we will serve at the Senior Center in honor of Veteran's Day. Details coming soon.
  • Thursday December 3, 7:45-9:00 AM:  Regular club meeting at Harbor One Bank in Mansfield (131 Copeland Dr,, park in back).
  • Thursday December 17, 6:00 PM:  Holiday gathering; venue TBD
See link on right to download a Word version of the schedule

Breakfast meetings are free; no meal will be included. Interested parties are invited to go out at the conclusion of the meeting.

Lunch meetings require payment at the door ($15/per person in June; check back for costs for future lunches). 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

  • The next Board Meeting will be held after the 7:30 AM morning meeting on September 3, from 9:00-9:30, at Harbor One Bank.
  • Board meetings are typically held after one of the regular club meetings unless otherwise noted.

International Committee Meetings

  • The next meeting will be held on Monday September 21 at 8:30 AM at Technical Support International, 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro (basement).




Rotarian Wayne Beaumier will speak about Disaster Aid USA (DAUSA) on September 10 at noon at the Foxboro Country Club. Disaster Aid USA, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Washington DC in 2010 by the former ShelterBox USA team. DAUSA’s mission is to provide disaster aid and relief world-wide, relying on the Guiding Principles of Rotary and the Rotary 4-Way Test, with a Board of Directors from every Rotarian Zone in the USA. 1/3 of the Board will be up for re-election each year. DAUSA is an American Rotary project run by Americans. 
Wayne Beaumier represents Rotary Zone 27 and has worked for Standard Safety Equipment Company, a manufacture of reusable chemical clothing for over 25 years. He is the 2009-2010 Past President of his Rotary club, Bear Creek Copperfield Rotary Club. (Presidential Citation recipient.) He has also received the Distinguished Service Citation and Community Service Award from Rotary Texas District #5890. He is currently serving his second term as Assistant Governor and he is also a Paul Harris Fellow. He currently serves his Rotary club as Flag Chairman and with Fundraising. Wayne is an active volunteer for Disaster Aid USA, where he represents the Houston Texas area as a DAUSA Ambassador.


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





 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:



On Thursday August 20, we held a special club meeting to honor our Scholarship and RYLA winners, formally make a donation to help fund the Sam Burns Community Field, and induct our new members, Wendy and Buddy. Our new District Governor, Kristine David, was on hand to join the fun, and we were happy to get to chat with her in person. See accompanying photos...
Cure Alzheimer's Fund and Alzheimer's Dementia Rotarian Action Group (ADRAG) - Cure Alzheimer's Fund (CAF), the lead organization for the Alzheimer's Dementia Rotarian Action Group (ADRAG), just hired John Slattery, to head development after Mike Curren (speaker at our awareness event) left for other pastures. John is very bright and has a lot of energy. There will be a meeting of the ADRAG Board, of which Karen is a member, in Sept, date TBD.
Fundraising for CAF - Karen's friend Jen (stylist) will sponsor a brunch/pampering event in late October, with funds raised going to CAF. The International Committee discussed how we, as a group, can help to support this and other efforts for club members going above and beyond to help others in their community. More details coming soon.

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 cleaning up from Cyclone Pam.

On the weekend of May 15-17 2015, students from all over Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island gathered for RYLA2015 - our most successful such event to date. This exciting event challenged over one-hundred and thirty 10th and 11th graders to push their personal boundaries and expand their leadership and teamwork skills though physical challenges and problem-solving activities. The students also planned and assembled more than 700 bundles of school supplies to send to children in Afghanistan. See photo in the RYLA 2015 album to see happy students!
More than two-thirds of the Rotary clubs in District 7950 either sent students or sponsored alternates from other clubs. Our club funded five students and one alternate to attend RYLA. These students represented Foxboro High School, Foxboro Regional Charter School, and the Norfolk County Agricultural High School. The weekend was a huge success and we look forward to even bigger and better next year!

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. Karen is a Board member and welcomes your interest.
Check out the Alzheimer's/Dementia Rotarian Action Group:
Anyone interested in membership can download the form on the right.

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: Hesh (Aug 3), Jim S. (Aug 20), Bill C. (Aug 22), Lew (Aug 29), Kenny (Sep 7), Vivian (Sep 17), Bill B. (Oct 3), Roxanne (Oct 4), Jim Gl. (Oct 27)                                                      
Spouse Birthdays: Steve A. (Sep 6), Christin M. (Oct 30
Anniversaries: Russ and Jennifer (12 years, Aug 3), Hesh and Gail (39 years, Aug 8), Jeff and Lori (26 years, Aug 26), Jim S. and Christine (16 years, Sep 19), Bill B. and Mary (27 years, Oct 16), Lew and Rem (11 years, Oct 24)
Club Anniversaries: Ruth (1 year, Aug 9), Lew (8 years, Aug 16), Karen (5 years, Sep 2), Gail (5 years, Sep 2), Rita (1 year, Sep 4), Christine (1 year, Sep 4), Russ (4 years, Sep 16), Tim (4 years, Oct 9)


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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