Rotary Club of Foxboro

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Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
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RYLA Chair
Interact Chair
Finance Chair
Parking Chair
Water Committee Chair
 
 
 

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Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Foxboro

Service Above Self

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 Nov 6
  • Thursday Nov 20
  • Thursday Dec 4
  • Thursday Dec 18

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 one is Thursday Nov 12 at 5:15. Venue is likely to be Waxy O'Connor's in Foxboro

Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted.

COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEETING

  • Next meeting is Friday Oct 31 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 (see above for directions) unless otherwise noted.

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • The next meeting is Oct 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 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
 

 

 

 

 
 
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:
 
 

 
 
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.
 

 
 
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!
 
 
 
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!
 
 

 
 
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!
 

 
 
Mr. McGinty was killed in one of the towers on 9/11. The family formed the McGinty Foundation, which sponsors this annual event. This year's event will be on Saturday Sept. 13 from 11:30 - 3:30 on the Foxboro Common. We are partnering with the Charter School. The Chuckwagon will make a special appearance. Volunteers are needed for pre-event prep, at the event, and for clean-up. Please get in touch with Lori to find out how you can get involved.
 
 

 
 
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.
 
 
 

Several Interact students went with Lew, Kay, and Lori to rural Appalachia to assist with a Remote Access Medicine (RAM) (http://www.ramusa.org) to provide health care to residents living in poverty. The event ran from July 12 – 20, 2014.  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 helping others in this special way.

 

 

 
 

Birthdays - Lori (Nov 4); Joan (Nov 10); Russ (Nov 25)

Anniversaries - Bette and David (38 years; Nov 17)

Club Anniversaries - Brian (3 years; Nov 25)

 

 
 

We're hip; we're cool; and we're on Facebook!

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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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