ROTARY CLUB OF FALMOUTH

 

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Falmouth Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Atria Woodbriar
339 Gifford St
Meetings change to breakfast for July & August
Falmouth, MA  02540
United States
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The Falmouth Rotary will hold its 15th Craft & Antiques Fair featuring the popular Old Time Fiddle Contest the weekend of Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6, 2015, at Bigelow Marine Park on Scranton Avenue in Falmouth. Hours for the fair are 8 AM to 4 PM.
 
"The Rotary's annual crafts fair is a family event," Rotary president Robert Osol said. The fair attracts more than 2,500 people to more than 60 vendor booths. Vendors offer antique furnishings, handmade and estate jewelry, as well as china, glassware, and crafts.
 
This year's event will once again feature a judged old-time fiddle contest with more than a dozen fiddlers competing. The expanded entertainment schedule will also include musician Frank O'Rourke and dance demonstrations by Falmouth Dance Academy.
 
Proceeds from the crafts fair help Rotary fund its scholarships for Falmouth students including the competitive College Junior Year Scholarship, grants awarded to local non –profits, efforts to support clean waters, and Rotary's worldwide effort to eradicate polio.
 
Entry to the event is $3 per person. Food and beverages are available for purchase. www.falmouthrotary.com
 
 

 
 
Congratulations to our 2 Students of the week who attend Falmouth Academy!
 
Bourne resident Kunaal Rajagopal came to Falmouth Academy in the 8th grade and will be a senior in 2015-16.  A member of the National Honor Society, Kunaal has also been elected by the students and faculty to serve as Treasurer of the Student Council in the coming year.  Kunaal has consistently been a Head of School’s List student.  To be named to the Head’s List, a student must earn no C’s and at least three A’s.  Like the second student honored today, Eliza Van Voorhis, Kunaal is an outstanding athlete as well as an excellent student.  He has played 4 years of varsity basketball and was named to the All-League Team in the Cape and Islands League this past year.  He plays AAU basketball and coached this summer at the Falmouth Academy basketball camp.  He hopes to play basketball in college.  Kunaal is also a varsity lacrosse player and has been elected captain of both basketball and lacrosse for next year.  Kunaal is a role model to the younger students at Falmouth Academy, with whom he enjoys spending time.  Next year, he will teach a once-a-week elective, Recreational Games.    
 
Eliza Van Voorhis, who commutes to Falmouth Academy from Mattapoisett, will be a junior.  Two of her older siblings graduated from the school, and her older sister Charlotte will be a senior.  Eliza was elected Secretary of the Student Council, again by vote of the entire community, and she is also a member of the National Honor Society.  Eliza has been named to the Head of School’s list consistently as well.  With two years to go at the school, Eliza has already played 3 years of varsity soccer, 3 years of varsity lacrosse, and 2 years of varsity basketball.  While she excels in all three sports, and has been named all-league in both basketball and soccer, she truly excels in soccer and hopes to play in college.  She was named the MVP of the Cape and Islands League in soccer this year.  In fact, Falmouth Academy athletes won the league MVP award in all three girls’ sports this past year.  Eliza’s talents are not limited to the classroom and the athletic fields.  She has won several awards for her work in photography and ceramics.
 

 
The Scholarship Committee of the Rotary Club of Falmouth, MA is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Wilson of East Falmouth has been chosen to receive the 2015 scholarship for entering juniors.  Ms. Wilson is a nursing student at Simmons College.  A 2013 graduate of Falmouth High School she will receive a BSN in 2017.
 

 
 Even though the daily news coverage has slowed, over 500,000 victims of the earthquake in Nepal remain homeless and the monsoon season is just around the corner. As a result, the Falmouth Rotary Club is launching a major effort to raise awareness of the continued housing needs and to raise funds to help provide ShelterBoxes for ten families.
 
The local Rotary Club will have a ShelterBox set up at Peg Noonan Park from 10:00 am on Saturday, June 27, through 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 28. Residents and guests are invited to examine the tent and its contents, and to make a donation. The club raised over $10,000 four years ago with a similar project following the Haitian earthquake.
 
 
ShelterBoxes contain a tent that will sleep 10 people as well as the necessary supplies that families need to return to some form or normal routine and to help restore their dignity. Since its founding in 2000, the non-profit volunteer organization has collaborated with Rotary International to respond to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need. 
 


The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Syria crisis, and the biggest storm to ever make landfall – Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines; ShelterBox has responded to some of the largest humanitarian crises the modern world has ever known. Alongside this, they have also helped many thousands of people displaced by disasters that are not featured in the media.
 
The display will be manned around the clock during the weekend.
 
For complete information, visit www.shelterboxusa.org, www.falmouthrotary.com, or call Will Barrett (831-262-6989) or Steve Clay (508-563-5800). 
 

 
                             The Falmouth Rotary Club is joining with the 6th Grade Students of Morse Pond School Falmouth for:

A WALK FOR WATER IN SUPPORT OF THIER “SISTER SCHOOL” IN MOMBASA, KENYA

PROJECT GOAL: $ 5,000.00

THE 311 STUDENTS OF THE 6TH GRADE HAVE ISSUED A CHALLENGE TO THE FALMOUTH AND CAPE COD COMMUNITY TO JOIN WITH THEM IN RAISING FUNDS TO INSTALL NEW WELLS AND IMPROVED SANITATION FACILITIES AT A 1300 STUDENT PRIMARY SCHOOL. THE STUDENTS WILL WALK 6 KL CARRYING 6 LITERS OF WATER IN A BACKPACK ON APRIL 17th, 2015 AT THE MORSE POND SCHOOL. THEIR STUDIES THIS SCHOOL YEAR HAVE CENTERED ON THE SERIOUS LACK OF CLEAN WATER IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER CONSERVATION. MORE INFO AND BACKGROUND ON THE SCHOOL BELOW!

YOUR HELP IS ASKED IN MEETING THEIR GOAL - PLEASE SEND ANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO:

FALMOUTH ROTARY CLUB
C/O MR. JIM LANCASTER, CHAIR
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE
P O BOX 749
EAST FALMOUTH, MA. 02536
 
or pay via Paypal here
 



Special Thanks to our Sponsors:


Water Sponsors:

       Cumberland Farms in East Falmouth, Kenyon's Market, Coke-Cola  Distributing of Sandwich, Pepsi Bottling - in Sagamore Beach

2 cases of oranges was donated for the students participating by Stop&Shop in Teaticket. 

All the water will be collected at the end of the event and donated to the Falmouth Service Center!
 
 
 
 
On Saturday, April 11, the Rotary Club, as a community project, assisted Spohr Gardens in redoing the main entrance.  A sign “Welcome to Spohr Gardens” now greets you at the entrance.  In addition, three waist-high panels explain 1)  about Charles and Margaret Spohr, 2)  the plantings about the gardens, and 3)  the role of the Trustees are explained and highlighted.
 

 
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Falmouth Rotary Christmas Raffle! Thanks to everyone who participated and we hope you will support this again in the future!
 
We will be updating this list thru January 10th when the final winner is chosen!
 
Day Name Amt
16 NANCY CUDMORE  $         75
17 JIM TOW  $         25
18 MARY BETH CLAY  $         25
19 BRIAN LEONARDI  $         50
20 LARRY DEMELLO  $         25
21 LINDA RANDO  $         50
22 BILL VALADAO  $         25
23 CLAUDIA GRILLO  $         75
24 ETHAN GORDINEER C/O GARY DELLAPOSTA  $       100
25 JIM TOW  $       150
26 MELODY FULONE  $         50
27 PAUL  WIMER  $         25
28 JIM TOW  $         50
29 WALTER PHILLIPS  $         25
30 NICOLE ASHWORTH  $         25
31 JIM TOW  $       100
1 NICK FULONE  $       150
2 SANDY PECK  $         50
3 NAT MORSE  $         25
4 BETH O'BRIEN  $         50
5 LINDA FULONE  $         25
6 JUDY CROCKER  $         25
7 MARGE PELLETIER  $         25
8 SUE ANNE RANDALL  $         25
9 EMMA CROCKER  $         25
10 PAUL  WIMER  $         25
 

 
 
 

The Falmouth Rotary Club is inviting all those in the community interested in what Rotary does to a New Member Reception.  There will be one on October 27, 2014 at Atria Woodbriar and another one on November 6, 2014 at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel. Both events will start at 6pm.

We are inviting all those interested as potential members to meet and talk to existing members, learn about various rotary programs, how to become a member and membership responsibilities, and learn about all the amazing endeavors we can accomplish together. These receptions are free of charge and include light refreshments. All interested individuals are encourage to attend.

We  are requesting that all  interested prospective members RSVP to Membership Chair Allan Wilson at

allanwil1999@aol.com or call Tel: 860 - 944 - 8293.

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On October 21,2014 the Falmouth Rotary Club and the Falmouth Elementary Schools will welcome the Consul General of Guatemala to Falmouth. Consul General Patricia Loavagnino and Vice Consul Jorge Archila will pay visits to all four of our elementary schools to address the 4th grade classes who have been working this year on a project  titled "Hands Across Borders".

The students are engaged in a school to school project with"sister" schools in Guatemala.  They are exploring the culture, language , and art of the country. Writing skills are being put to use in correspondence between students.

The project was conceived by members of the Falmouth Rotary Club And is part of its International and Educational Focus 

The Consul General will also be attending a reception at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce attended by our Town Manager and Selectmen from 11:30 - 1:00pm .

The day will be completed by her attendance at the Rotary Club's dinner that evening where she will be the quest of honor and the evening's  speaker.    

Stay tuned for more on this amazing project! Check out the International Committee page for updates 

 

 
 

Salute to our heroes! We joined the community in cheering on the Wounded Warrior Project bike ride on the Falmouth leg of their journey today! Thank you to all the brave men and women who give so much!

 

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RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness."

"There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partners who are attending the 2014 International Assembly in San Diego, California.

"The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world," said Huang, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei in Taiwan.

After announcing his theme at the opening session of the five-day training meeting, Huang urged club members toLight Up Rotary in the coming year by hosting a Rotary Day in their community and including local Rotaract and Interact members in their service projects.

"How you Light Up Rotary is up to you," Huang said. "You know where you are strong, you know what your community needs, and you know how you can help."

https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/huang-encourages-club-members-%E2%80%98light-rotary%E2%80%99

 

 

 
 

Thanks to all the Rotarians, Masons, Friends and Neighbors for coming out and supporting us in our efforts to raise money to benefit our local scholarships we give out each year!  We got the pancake seal of approval from the kids! Check out more pictures from the event in our photo album!Image

 

 
 
 

Speakers

Sep 01, 2015
Howard Kendall
Advocates for a Community College Education
 

Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
President
Treasurer - 3yr
Secretary - 1 yr
Director - 3yr
Director - 3yr
Director - 1yr
Sargeant of Arms
Director - 1yr
Director - 2 yr
Director - 2 yr
Vice President
Past President
 

Home Page News

The RI Credit Card is one more way that Rotarians can provide benefits for The Rotary Foundation.
 
 
The student book sale at the Mullen Hall School raised $2,175.50 to buy two Shelter Boxes.
 
 

The 2014 College Scholarship Application is now available under the download section of our website!  Applications are due by June 1, 2014.

 
 
 

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