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Welcome to our Website!

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
HILTON GARDEN INN
5 WHEELER ROAD
BURLINGTON, MA  01803
United States
 

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Below you will find photos and descriptions of recent club events.                  

To see what we've done in previous years, CLICK HERE.

Check the CALENDAR for future events.                                                     


"I AM BURLINGTON ROTARY" VIDEOMULCHING

 To view the video "I am Burlington Rotary" taken on April 4, 2013 at our club's annual Spring cleanup of the shrub     
 beds at Burlington's elderly housing facilities, click on the link below . Use your browser's "back button" to return .
 
JIMMY TIGGES SPEAKS TO US
June 15, 2018
Past President Jimmy Tigges (right) now a detective with the Burlington Police Department, has rejoined our club   
after a temporary absence and spoke to us describing the changes which have evolved in criminal activities since  
the advent and subsequent growth of the internet.  Hands on crimes like bank robberies and holdups have declined
and internet scams have increased  in number and continue to do so even more every day.   (Photo by Lori Becker)  
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
May 8, 2018
At this meeting we invited our club's high school scholarship and grant recipients and family members to join us for 
lunch and announce where they were heading to colleges or employment. The photo above shows the sixteen young
people we honored this day with club President John Tuccinardi at the far right.   Photo by Don Bernstein.                     
PICNIC IN THE PARK
May 23, 2018
We held our weekly meeting outdoors at the Rotary Fountain on the Burlington Common. The picnic meal featured
delicious lobster rolls. Shown above are the more than twenty club members who attended this meeting behind    
the not yet turned on fountain nozzle. Our club donated the fountain to the town in 2008.       (Photo by Lori Becker) 
OUR TOWN MANAGER VISITS US
May 18, 2018
At this meeting we were pleased to receive our annual visit from John Petrin, the Town Manager of Burlington who
told us that our town was doing better financially than any other community in our state and followed up by telling 
us plans for the near future which included an improved source for our town's water supply and the construction
of a new location for the Department of Public Works and an additional fire station due to take place next year.      
Our club president John Tuccinardi is on the left in this photo by club member Don Bernstein.                                       
PAULA CAREY SPEAKS TO US
May 4, 2018
The speaker at today's meeting was Paula Carey, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Trial Courts, who stunned many
of us with her descriptions of the complexity of the Massachusetts court system and the number of different courts  
needed to adjudicate different types of law cases.         (Photo by don bernstein photos.)                                                       
THIS YEAR'S FIGHT NIGHT
April 6, 2018
This year's Fight Night held at the Elks Lodge in Billerica brought many fighters to the arena. Attendees enjoyed a full
dinner and got to watch many rounds of boxing by trained amateurs. (Photo by don bernstein photos)                            
BOB WARD ENTERTAINS US
March 28, 2018
The speaker at our dinner meeting was Bob Ward, an investigative reporter with Fox 25 TV.  He is shown above with
our Club President John Tuccinardi. Bob entertained us with stories about unsolved crimes he has investigated,      
some of them more than 25 years old. His presentation was well received by club members and many guests who  
peppered him with questions far longer than most speakers are.  (Photo by don bernstein photos.)                               
BURLINGTON'S NEW FIRE STATION
March 16, 2018
The speaker at this meeting was Burlington's Assistant Fire Chief Mike Patterson who told us about the need for       
a new fire station to serve the growing and expanding population of our town. He is shown here with Club President 
John Tuccinardi displaying a drawing of the new three bay Fire Station No.2 presently under construction.                    
(Photo by Lori Becker)
DAN RAE SPEAKS AT OUR MEETING
March 9, 2018
Our speaker at this meeting was Dan Rae, host of the popular NightSide program on WBZ radio weekday evenings
from 8 PM to midnight. He entertained us with stories of his career in television prior to his taking over the Night-     
Side program. He is shown above accepting our club's donation  to the Shadow Fund, a nonprofit  organization          
that provides financial assistance for medical services to pets whose owners can not afford to do so themselves  
   Club President John Tuccinardi is shown above presenting this check to Dan Rae.  (Photo by Lori Becker)                    
BOWLING NIGHT
March 4, 2018
Burlington Rotary Club members and their families and friends enjoyed an evening dinner and bowling at King's     
    Burlington. This evening's activities were enjoyed by all and will likely become an annual event. (Photo: Lori Becker)
OUR NEWEST MEMBER
February 16, 2018
At today's meeting we inducted Bill Petryszyn who moved to our area recently and had been a Rotarian prior to        
     coming here.  Pictured above (l-r) are Club President John Tuccinardi, Bill Petryszyn and Roger Bell, Membership         
Chairman.  At the end of the formal induction ceremony our new member gave us an interesting biography of his     
life and career. He is presently employed by the YMCA in Woburn, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Lori Becker)                 
HOSTED MEETING
February 9, 2018
Today's meeting was conducted by Past President Beverlee Vidoli. She is shown here exchanging flags with Mark
Spencer, a visiting Rotarian from the Andover, Massachusetts Rotary Club.                                                                         
This meeting's speaker was Bernie Moreno, owner of the Mercedes Benz dealership in Burlington and numerous     
other auto dealerships elsewhere in the United States. He gave us an inspiring rundown on how he created his deal-
erships and several other types of businesses over his career years.   (Photos by don bernstein photos)                      
SOCKS FOR VETERANS
February 1, 2018
   
The Burlington Rotary Interact club at Burlington High school held its annual white sock drive for United States military veterans. Through their efforts over the previous several months over 1500 pairs of white athletic socks were con-    
tributed by Burlington Residents and Rotarians this year. The Flatbread pizza restaurant in Bedford where we were     
donated a significant percentage of all money spent on pizzas this evening to the Interact Club and the Club gave the  
check for $300 shown above. The persons in the photo above are (l-r) Rita Orchanian, Interact Club President, Todd     Bettinson, a member of our Club who is advisor to Interact, Dom Marcellino, a veteran who is President of the Disa-   
bled and Limbless Veterans organization and Andy Giadano from the Disabled Veterans Organization servicing vets   
in our area.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
(Photo by don bernstein photos)          
                   
NEW MEMBER INDUCTION
January 12, 2018
   The highlight of today's meeting was the induction of our newest  member Lori Becker. Lori grew up in Andover, MA
    and holds a Master’s degree from Boston University’s Entrepreneurial Management Institute along with several       
    CrossFit certifications and has prior experience owning, managing and coaching in the CrossFit community. 
    In addition to CFE, a fitness center in Burlington, Lori started, and is CEO, of a successful educational publishing         
    services company which celebrated its 12th year in business in 2014. Pictured above (l-r) are Lori's sponsor Orla 
    Baker, Club President John Tuccinardi, New Member Manager Roger Bell, New Member Lori Becker, and Shannon   
    Weisse, one of Lori's staff at the Burlington CFE Fitness Center.

  (Photo by don bernstein photos)        

KEN GORDON VISITS US
January 5th 2018
Today's meeting featured Massachusetts State Representative Ken Gordon (r) shown here with our Club President
John Tuccinardi.  Representative Gordon spoke to us about what has happened in Burlington in the last few years  
and what Massachusetts government hopes to accomplish in our area during the next several years.                        
(Photo by don bernstein photos)
FOR EARLIER PHOTOS AND STORIES
Visit the annual Photo Albums
going as far back as 2003.
 
Links to them are on the upper
left side of this page.