SERVICE ABOVE SELF
 
 
Club meetings begin on Fridays at 12:15 PM    
Lunch starts at noon at the                       
Hilton Garden Inn                                                                                  
5 Wheeler Road                                                            
Burlington, MA, 01803
                                         
 

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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.                            Dinner Meeting October 3rd

Check the CALENDAR for future events.                                                        No meeting October 6th                                                      


"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 .
 
WE MEET BURLINGTON PAARI
December 8, 2017
At today's meeting we were visited by several members of the Burlington PAARI (Police Assisted Addiction And Recovery Initiative) who described the activities of their organization. Their group focuses on assisting persons who are addicted to opiates other drugs and alcohol by introducing them to several ways they can rid themselves of their addictions and assist them in doing that whenever possible. Shown above are members of PAARI including two members of the Burlington Police Department and our club  president John Tuccinardi, second from left.
OUR CLUB'S NEWEST MEMBER
August 25, 2017
At this meeting Orla Baker became the newest member of our club. She is shown here holding the Rotary banner she
received as part of our traditional member induction ceremony. Shown with her (l-r) are Membership Chairman Roger
Bell, Club President John Tuccinardi and her new member sponsor Gary Feldman.                                                                   
U.S. MILITARY VETERANS VISIT US
August 18, 2017
At this meeting our club president John Tuccinardi was presented with an award by two veterans for the guidance
 and help we have given to the Burlington High School Interact club, resulting in their collecting thousands of pairs   
 of white athletic socks which were given to veteran's organizations for distribution to the many veterans in need.    
Shown above are the two veterans who joined us (l) Andy Giordano of the Disabled Veterans Organization and          
  (r) Dom Marcellino of the Disabled and Limbless American Veterans Organization.                                                               
VISITOR FROM NASSAU
August 18, 2017
Shown above exchanging club banners with our club's President John Tuccinardi is a visitor from the Rotary Club  
of Nassau in the Bahamas, Francisco de Cordenas. He told us things about himself and his Rotary Club which has 
over 125 members.                                                                                                                                                                                 
SPECIAL OLYMPICS TOURNAMENT
July 29, 2017
Our club held its 9th annual Special Olympics Softball tournament in Burlington. Special Olympics teams sponsored
by seven  Rotary Clubs in our District competed in this day long event. Shown above is our Burlington Pride team      
which our club has been proud to sponsor along with a Special Olympics basketball team which competes with       
other Rotary Clubs' sponsored teams during the basketball season.                                                                                         
 
        Our club member Al Fay brought his classic fire engine to this event. Shown above are some of our club members            
          and helpers who spent most of the day making this event an outstanding success. Club President John                                 
Tuccinardi is in the front row wearing his red Burlington Pride team shirt.                                                                                 
               
Our Club provided food and drinks for all the teams attending this event, with much appreciated donations from      
businesses in the area. Shown above are Rotarians who worked the barbecue grill cooking burgers and hot dogs 
for the Special Olympians and their families.                                                                                                                                   
AWARDS MEETING
July 26, 2017
At this evening dinner meeting several awards were presented to club members acknowledging their service to our
club and serving  those in need of assistance around the world.  Pictured above are Al Fay and Cheryl Stanton, who   
each received a Paul Harris award in recognition of their having reached a significant overall personal contribution  
level to the Rotary Foundation.                                                                                                                                                                
                    
 
Outgoing President Brad Bond presented the "Rookie of the Year" award to member Todd Bennett.    
 
Nevada-Dawn Finnell receiving her Rising Star Award in recognition of her participation in many Rotary events during
her first year of membership, including chilling out at our Rotary District's "Polar Plunge" event.                                       
 
At this meeting our Club inducted its latest new member, Sylvia Musoke. She is shown here with (l-r) New Member
Chairman Roger Bell and our current Club President John Tuccinardi.                                                                                    
INCOMING INTERACT PRESIDENT
June 9, 2017
At this meeting, Rita Orchanian, the incoming Interact Club President for the 2017-2018 school year was introduced
to our members. Pictured above from left to right are our Club's President Brad Bond, next Interact President Rita  
Orchanian, our Club's President-Elect John Tuccinardi and Rita's Parents Andrea and Zohrab Orchanian.                    
VISITOR FROM UGANDA
June 2, 2017
Nelson Kawalya, a long time Rotarian from Rotary District 9216 in Uganda paid a visit to our club en route to the Rotary
  convention in Atlanta. He brought with him his daughter and grand daughter who live in the Boston area. Club President
Brad Bond is shown in this photo exchanging club pennants with our visitor.                                                                               
JOINT MEETING WITH INTERACT CLUB
May 19, 2017
Our club held its annual joint meeting with the Burlington High School Rotary Interact Club at the school library. This
photo shows the current and next school year's club officers and directors as they introduced themselves to the   
attendees. Among them the students who were graduating from the school this year told us where they would be   
heading to college.                                                                                                                                                                                   
Also attending this meeting were members of the Burlington Saeli Organization, a charity which provides help to       
needy families of Indian decent in the local area. Our Club President Brad Bond is standing next to Gouri Banerjee,    
founder of Saeli and an Interact student and and an adult who are volunteers of the organization.                                     
FOOD PICKUP TRIP
May 9, 2017
Another trip to the Greater Boston Food Bank was made today by Club members (l-r) Frank Vozzella, Lynne Kelly
and Joe Capua. They brought back a truckload of food to the Burlington Food Pantry from where it will be            
distributed to needy individuals and families in our community.                                                                                            
RISE AGAINST HUNGER - MEALS FOR KIDS
April 8, 2017
Students from the Burlington Rotary Interact Club joined with many others at the Middlesex Community College in   
Bedford to package meals for needy children.  Members of our club were aided by Rotarians from the Burlington     
Breakfast and Bedford Rotary Clubs to help oversee this event.  Over 3,000 meals were packaged on this day.          
FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS
March 31, 2017
This year's "Friday Night at the Fights" was a resounding success thanks to the efforts of the members of the event's
committee and other members of our club who attended and worked all evening at the many allied events including  
raffle ticket sales and food concessions for the fighter's families and friends.                                                                         
PAUL HARRIS AWARD
March 10, 2016
Past President Sarah Boulos holding the Paul Harris award presented to her at today's meeting by Past President
Cheryl Stanton.                                                                                                                                                                                         
ROTARY STUDENT GRANT SPEAKER
January 27, 2017
Our speaker today was Yanice Mak, a Rotary Scholar from Hong Kong shown here exchanging club flags with club
President Brad Bond.  Yanice is studying at Boston University and when she graduates she hopes to develop           
programs to help uneducated and underprivileged people in Massachusetts, a noble undertaking.                               
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.