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
                                         
 

WELCOME TO OUR CLUB'S WEBSITE                         Installation Dinner -  June 23rd

Below you will find photos and descriptions of recent club events.             At The Hilton Garden Inn - 6 PM

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

Check the CALENDAR for future events.


"I AM BURLINGTON ROTARY" VIDEO

MULCHING

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 Burlingon's elderly housing facilities, click on the link below. Use your browser's "back button" to return to this page.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

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.                               
SELECT CHORUS ENTERTAINS US
December 9, 2016
The Burlington High School Select Chorus conducted by Julie Weller entertained us at this meeting with holiday        
songs from Christian, Jewish and Kwanzaa religions.  Joining us at this meeting were members of the Burlington    
Breakfast Rotary Club and the Bedford Rotary Club. This "Chorus Meeting" has been an annual event at our club for
many years now.                                                                                                                                                                                        
 
SOCKS FOR VETERANS
December 5, 2016
Members of the Burlington High School Interact Club gathered to present over 2000 pairs of white athletic socks to    
US military veterans. The socks were collected through the efforts of the Interact students and members of our Club.
Particular thanks go to to our club member Lisa Healey who collected an amazing 1549 pairs of socks through her    
requests to friends, coworkers and acquaintances.  Many of the students pictured above are holding pairs of socks  
to be turned over to the veterans this day.                                                                                                                                            
 
Three loyal US military veterans who attended the meeting and took the socks to where they will be given to others. 
 
TWO NEW MEMBERS
December 2, 2016
At this meeting we were pleased to welcome and induct two new members into our club. Pictured above (l-r) are    
Membership Chairman Roger Bell, new corporate member Nevada-Dawn Finnell from Flatbread Pizza, alternate       
corporate member Stephanie Jelloe, Club President Brad Bond and the second new member Dan Restivo.                 
 
THANKSGIVING FOOD DISTRIBUTION
November 20, 2016
Pictured above are Burlington Rotarians and helpers standing in front of boxes of frozen turkeys shortly before the   
turkeys and all the other foods for a lovely Thanksgiving Day meal were given to families in need of them.  This is an  
ongoing annual activity of the Burlington Food Pantry and takes place at the UCC Church in Burlington. Our club            
has been participating in the program for over ten years and this year our activities included transporting the              
frozen turkeys from the Boston Food Bank and storing them in a freezer courtesy of Shaws Supermarket. The day    
of the event Rotarians moved the turkeys from Shaws Supermarket to the UCC Church where they stayed to assist   
families in gathering their turkeys and groceries for a Thanksgiving meal and helping move them to their vehicles.     
 
SPOOKATHON 2016
October 22, 2016
This year's Halloween Spookathon combining efforts by the Burlington Recreation Department, our club and the      
Burlington High School Rotary Interact Club was a success despite intermittent rainy weather. The students from   
the Interact club manned numerous games and created and staffed a scary  haunted house for the kids to walk    
through. Shown above are two of the many children attending this annual event.                                                                
                                                           
Rotarian Jeff Wisnia staying dry at a window in the snack bar where gifts of apple cider and other treats were given
to children and adults alike. Shown here is a youngster getting ready to fill out a ticket with her best guess for the    
number of pieces of candy corn in the jar on the counter. The closest guess will win the jar and the candy corn.
         
To watch a video of the Spookathon, go to:
DICTIONARIES FOR THIRD GRADE STUDENTS
October 17- 21, 2016
This week our club continued its annual Rick Karwan Memorial Dictionary Program, by giving every third grade           
student in Burlington's four elementary schools a new dictionary.  Shown above are four club members at one            
of the schools and the stacks of dictionaries to be given out, and one of the school teachers preparing the                  
students for a short program delivered by a Rotarian which included an introduction to words in the dictionary            
related to the principles of Rotary and its unselfish helping of people in need around the world.                                        
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.