Rotary Club of Foxboro

Club Executives & Directors

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


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Kick off Membership and New Club Development Month by participating in a Twitter chat with Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko on 5 August at 10:30 Chicago time (UTC-5). Get tips and resources for gaining members and becoming more involved in your club. Share your own ideas and expertise on how Rotary members can encourage their friends to join. Use #RotaryChat to participate and follow @Rotary and @JohnHewko. 
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Out of tragedy, some people create something good
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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
District Site
Venue Map

Home Page Stories

Parking - We Got Soccer
Taylor Swift Friday July 24, 2015
Pre-open - full
Ingrid and John Williams
3:00-6:00 Lori Rudd
3:00-6:00 Shift still available- contact Ingrid to volunteer
4:00-7:00 Steve Udden
9:30-Close Brian Quinn
Taylor Swift Saturday July 25, 2015
Pre-open - full
Ingrid and John Williams
3:00-6:00 Hesh Kagan
3:00-6:00 Tim Kenneally
4:00-7:00 Shift still available- contact Ingrid to volunteer
Lot Sitter - Kathy Brady - Foxborough Founder's Day Committee
9:30-Close- Lew Gordon


Club Meetings                                                                                                                                                                

  • Thursday July 9, 7:45-9:00 AM:  Regular club meeting at Harbor One Bank in Mansfield (131 Copeland Dr,, park in back). Board meeting to follow.
  • Thursday July 23, 12:00-1:00:  Lunch club meeting at the Foxboro Country Club. We will host Steve Mecca and present a check towards a sanitation project in Liberia.
  • NO August 6 meeting - Our summer outing on August 13 will replace this meeting.
  • Thursday August 13, 6:00 PM:  Summer evening meeting hosted at Jim's and Joan's house.
  • 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. Foxboro Country Club is the likely venue.
  • 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. Parick 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
Club Meetings from July 2015 - June 2016
  • Thursday mornings on July 9, September 3, October 1, November 5, and December 3 from 7:45-9:00 AM at Harbor One Bank, 131 Copeland Dr., Mansfield, MA (park in back)
  • Thursday lunch on July 23, August 20, September 10, and October 15 from 12:00-1:00. Location to be determined.
  • Thursday evenings. Schedule and location to be determined.
  • The Sept. 10 meeting will include a presentation from the head of RI's Disaster AID USA.
  • Evening meeting on December 17 from 6:00-8:00. 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 morning meeting on July 9. The one after that is on August 10 from 3:30-5:00 at Tom's office in Mansfield.
  • Board meetings are typically held after one of the regular club meetings unless otherwise noted.

Community Committee Meetings

  • The next meeting will be on Friday July 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 unless otherwise noted.

International Committee Meetings

  • The next meeting will be held on Monday July 20 at 8:30 AM at Technical Support International, 10 Mechanic Street in Foxboro (basement).




The annual Foxboro Founders Day will be held on Saturday June 13. It's a fun event for the whole family. All Foxboro Rotary hands will be needed on deck to assist with the Chuckwagon's much anticipated appearance. Contact Ingrid for more information.

The Foxboro Rotary announces our second annual Community Olympic Day for ages 3-12, being held on Saturday June 20 (rain date same times on Saturday June 27). Registration is at 9:30; Competition at 10:30; and Awards Ceremony at 12:30. It will be held at the Stather Field behind the Ahern Middle School in Foxboro. And best of all, free hamburgers and hotdogs!
Download flyer on the right for additional information and click the link below for a video with further information.


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

July 9: Providence Rotary celebration of the induction of the new District Governor Kristine Musco David at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI. Dance to the music of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. 8 PM, $60/pp. Call 401-209-9547 for tickets




 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 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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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: Mike (June 15); Dick (June 30); Bette (July 31)                                                      
Spouse Birthdays: Gerard (June 21)
Anniversaries: Tom and Christin (4 years, June 26); Ingrid and John (23 years, July 10); Bill and Sherri (8 years, July 14); Ray and Janet (39 years, July 18)
Club Anniversaries: DJ (1 years, June 15); Mike (5 years, July 8); Joan (17 years, July 12); Roxanne (8 years, July 19)


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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