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


Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Club invoices, grant applications unavailable 21-23 March
We'll be making some system upgrades this weekend, 21-23 March. Some areas of the site will be unavailable. • Club invoices and grant applications will be unavailable from 3:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC -5) on Saturday, 21 March, until 5:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC -5) on Monday, 23 March. • Club and district administration, Rotary Club Central, convention registration, Foundation reports, and online giving may be unavailable from 5:00 PM to 7:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC-5) on Saturday, 21 March, and from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC-5) on Sunday, 22 March. These outages may affect PETS...
World Water Day: Tap into Lake Michigan
Join local and national experts for a panel discussion on the global water crisis, on Tuesday, 31 March from 17:00 to 20:00 at One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois. The event, titled Tap into Lake Michigan, is cast as a "local perspective on the global water crisis." The event, which organizers hope will start a broader local conversation, will enable Rotary members and the general public to mingle with influencers and representatives of local water organizations. Panel speakers are: Cameron Davis, a senior adviser to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyIan Hughes...
Share your Rotary story with us!
Every Rotarian has a unique story about Rotary, and how it makes a difference in communities throughout the world. Help spread the good word about our organization. Create a video illustrating how you have grown personally and professionally through your club, made lifelong friendships, improved your community, and made connections with others from around the world. How to enter Visit our Facebook page to submit your entry. All videos must be at least 30 seconds, but no longer than three minutes. Video must be in English or have English subtitles. Post your video on your own social media...
Rotary wins prestigious Silver Telly for AIDS documentary
A documentary film produced by Rotary's broadcast media department that features Rotary member Marion Bunch and her work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in underprivileged African communities won two 2015 Telly Awards. The prestigious awards are given annually to the finest film and video productions. Rotary's documentary, "Rotary Family Health Days" received a Silver Telly, the highest honor, in the online video-documentary category, and a Bronze Telly in the online video-branded content and entertainment category. The documentary was shown by the South African Broadcasting Corporation and...

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Service Above Self

First and Third Fridays at 12:00 (NOTE EXCEPTIONS)
Foxboro Country Club
33 Walnut Street
Foxboro, MA  02035
United States
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  • Friday March 6 - Regular club meeting at the FCC. Ally Fisher will discuss her visit to Australia. There will be a Community Committee meeting afterwards to discuss the Family Olympics Day
  • Friday March 20 - Board election at the FCC
  • Thursday evening April 2 - Save the Date! We are holding a special evening event. Mike Curren, senior vice president of the Cure Alzheimer's Fund (, which donates 100% of funds raised to research. Mr. Curren will discuss Alzheimer's Dementia, the latest in cutting edge research, and the Alzheimer's / Dementia Rotarian Action Group. The event will be held at the Foxboro Country Club at 6 PM. $30/pp
  • Thursday April 16 - Morning meeting from 7:30 - 9:00 AM to discuss membership recruitment and retention. This will be held at Harbor One, 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield, MA. No meal, no cost.
  • Thursday May 7 - Jenny Miller from Senior Care Concepts ( will discuss assisted living, nursing homes, Medicare and Medicaid. Bring your questions.

Meetings are usually held at noon on first and third Thursday of every month (except the upcoming March 20, April 2, and April 16 meetings) 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 made out to the Foxboro Rotary to: Foxboro Rotary, PO Box 321, Foxboro, MA, 02035.


  • Board meetings are typically held after one of the regular club meetings.


  • The next meeting will be on Friday March 6 after the regular club meeting 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.


  • The next meetings will be held on Monday March 16 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 unless otherwise noted.




Save the date! On April 2, our club will host a special evening speaker's meeting in honor of our 45th anniversary. It will take place at 6:00 PM at the Foxboro Country Club.
The presentation will focus on Alzheimer's Dementia and the Rotary Action Group. Speakers will include Dr. Peter Synder, a professor in Neurology at Brown University and vice president of research at Lifespan ( and Mike Curren from Cure Alzheimer's Fund (
We want to have a big turnout, so save the date and invite your family members and friends!

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
Applications and additional information can be downloaded from the link on the right.

RYLA 2015 will be held at the Cape on May 15-17 this year. Candidates should be in the 10th grade and seeking to develop their teamwork and leadership skills. Click on the link to the right to download a current application.


Events for various clubs around District 7950 can be found on the District Calendar:

  • January 31, 2015 - Pre-PETS/Winter Meeting at White's of Westport
  • March 12-14, 2015 - PETS in Framingham, MA
  • April 13, 2015 - International Night at Whites of Westport
  • August 23-26, 2015 - District Conference with District 7255 in Mystic, CT




Mary has been presenting the project at various clubs around the District to generate additional support to build toilets for schools in India.
At the February 6 club meeting, Steven Mecca, of the Jamestown Rotary Club will present information about a toilet that requires only a cup of water and is proven highly sustainable. He has already deployed his model in Ghana, where he has done most of his work. This toilet could be a good model to introduce to India.

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.

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:

On a cold and snowy evening in early January 2015, Lew and Rem hosted what turned out to be a very fun and lively gathering. Particularly entertaining was the Yankee Swap. Who knew this generally mild-mannered nice group of individuals could suddenly become so cutthroat?
A grand time was had by all; thanks to our wonderful hosts!

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.

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:

Congratulations to the Foxboro Rotary 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's, which raised more money than all other teams for the Pawtucket Rhode Island walk Another congratulations to Karen and Jake for being among the biggest individual fundraisers. Well done!
It was a beautiful day for the 3-mile walk in Slater Park, Pawtucket RI. Lew and Rem joined Karen 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!
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!

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.

Birthdays: Mary Graham-Louise (Dec 17); Ingrid (Jan. 27); Paul S. (Mar 3)

Spouse Birthdays: John W. (Jan. 1)

Anniversaries: Dick and Patricia (54 years, Jan. 15); Joe and Lourdes (2 years, Jan 2); Kay and Steve (36 years, Feb 17)

Club Anniversaries: Kenny (44 years, Jan. 1); Steve (2 year, Jan. 1); Paul (4 years, Jan. 3); Bill B. (20 years, Jan. 10); Ray (31 years, Jan. 10); Bill C. (8 years, Jan. 12); Lori (8 years, Jan. 12); Dick (39 years, Feb 2); Mary (1 year, Mar 10); Tom (4 years, Mar 10); Joe (5 years, Mar 25)



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