April 10, 2020 at 7 p.m. is Comedy Night Fundraiser Dinner with Tony V

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Comedy Night with Tony V, Kelly MacFarland, Kathe Farris & Scott Oddo!

Join us for a great night of comedy with Headliner Tony V, comedians Kelly MacFarland, Kathe Farris and your host for the evening, Scott Oddo.

Admission includes dinner and comedy! There will also be door prizes, giant raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle!

Date: April 10, 2020

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Boston-Burlington5 Wheeler Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Buy your ticket here, $75 per person with dinner

April 10, 2020 at 7 p.m. is Comedy Night Fundraiser Dinner with Tony V Pierre Brennecke 2020-04-10 04:00:00Z 0

Gift for Valentine

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Our club members met for weekly meeting and prepared rose in a vase floral arrangements and delivered them to residents at the the Burlington Elderly/Young Disabled Housing. Proceeds from our Burlington Rotary club's fundraising efforts go to many support for our community. (Photo by Don Bernstein)
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Lunch with Attorney Robert Prousalis

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Attorney Robert Prousalis of P&P Law talked about ways the SECURE ACT will impact retirement savings including the new provisions for small businesses.
 
The SECURE Act = The “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act of 2019, was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 20, 2019. The SECURE Act changed the most popular retirement plans used in the United States and was the first major retirement-related legislation enacted since the 2006 Pension Protection Act. Major elements of the bill include: raising the minimum age for required minimum...
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Lunch with Jim Cain

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Jim Cain, season ticket sales manager and broadcaster with the Worcester Red Sox, spoke to the club today about building the new park in Worcester that is slated to open in April 2021 for the Worcester Red Sox.
 
Above the center field wall, Polar Beverages will have a large can perched and each time the WooSox hit a home run, the can will open and bubble will fizz! There will be two areas for children. A Kid Zone in center field will have a wiffle ball field and another Kid Zone will be behind the left field scoreboard.
 
He also told members that the WooSox are starting to sell season tickets for the stadium in the city’s Canal District.
(photo by Lori)

 
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Turkey Distribution

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Rotarians after picking up boxes of turkeys stored at Wegmans in Burlington. The turkeys were taken to the UCC church in Burlington where the Burlington Food Pantry workers, Church staff and Rotarians held their annual Thanksgiving meal food distribution to over 150 needy Burlington families.

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Lunch with Vanessa Welch

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Vanessa Welch of the Boston 25 News team attended the Rotary Club of Burlington's Friday meeting and spoke about her work covering important news stories across Massachusetts like the ramifications of legalizing marijuana, the state's opioid crisis and the Merrimack Valley gas explosion. Vanessa is pictures here with Roger Bell, Rotary Club of Burlington's President. (Photo by Don Bernstein)
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Lunch with Jackie Bruno

Posted on Oct 25, 2019
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Jackie Bruno joined NBC10 Boston and necn in December of 2011 and is currently the station's entertainment and lifestyle reporter.

She has reported live from the Golden Globes and interviewed countless celebrities, including Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Lopez, and the cast of “This is Us.” She also produces segments for her “Uniquely Boston” series, in which she scours the region for compelling stories about the people and places that make Boston special.

Prior to this role, Jackie covered general assignment news for NECN. She was one of the first reporters to tweet from the Boston Marathon bombing, and delivered eyewitness reports in the minutes, hours and days that followed. Jackie was Miss Massachusetts USA 2008 and placed in the top 10 at Miss USA. She is a graduate of Boston University and a devoted mother to her two boys.
Lunch with Jackie Bruno Lori Becker 2019-10-25 04:00:00Z 0 Speaker

Lunch with Lieutenant Glen Mills, Burlington Police Department

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At our August 16th meeting the Burlington Police Department's Lieutenant Glen Mills spoke to us about the importance of having emergency bleeding control materials available at all times. Such equipment can save lives if someone suffers an accident resulting in significant uncontrolled bleeding which can result is death within a few minutes. There are moves afoot to supply this equipment to every public school in Burlington. (Photo by Lynne Kelly)
Lunch with Lieutenant Glen Mills, Burlington Police Department Jeff Wisnia 2019-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome our new member Sarah Baker

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At our August 16th meeting, Sarah Baker of Country Farm Candles, was inducted by Past President John Tuccinardi and sponsored by Lori Becker.  Sarah was a member of Rotaract in high school and now owns an independent candle company with her mom, Helen.  Learn more about Sarah's business here www.countryfarmcandles.com . (Photo by Lynne Kelly)
Welcome our new member Sarah Baker Jeff Wisnia 2019-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

Lunch with Archer Hotel Staff

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At our August 16th meeting we were visited by Director of Sales Robin Hutton and Group Sales Manager Courtney Matheson from the recently opened Archer Hotel in Burlington. They narrated a slide show about the hotel's features and told us about the locations of several other Archer Hotels across the United States. They are shown here with Club President Roger Bell. Learn more about Archer Hotel in Burlingon here.(Photo by Lynne Kelly)
Lunch with Archer Hotel Staff Jeff Wisnia 2019-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

Lunch with District Governor, Joan Arsenault

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Our District Governor Joan Arsenault attended the August 2nd meeting and filled us in on what Rotary International and our District has and will be doing. She stressed that maintaining and hopefully increasing our membership will ensure that Rotary remains one of the world's top Service Organizations. (Photo by Don Bernstein)
 
Lunch with District Governor, Joan Arsenault Jeff Wisnia 2019-08-02 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome our new member Charles Stewart

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At our August 2nd meeting, our newest club member Charles Stewart, President of M&S Digital and Burlington resident, was inducted into the Burlington Rotary Club by Club President Roger Bell on right. M&S Digital is a digital marketing company that offers branding, web site, social media and video services. Learn more about Charles' business here    https://mscomgroup.com/
(Photo by Don Bernstein)
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Lunch with Liz Cullen Rotary Foundation Chair

Posted by Lori Becker on Apr 26, 2019
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Liz Cullen is the District 7930 Foundation Chair for 2016 – 2019. In District 7780, Liz was Past District Governor in 2007 – 2008 and served as District 7780 Foundation Chair. She has been a member of the Rotary Club of Newburyport since 1997 and has served as secretary, treasurer, president, their Interact liaison, and foundation chair. In 1993, she received the Newburyport Rotary Club’s President’s Citation for Service Above Self. She has served District 7780 as an Assistant Governor, chaired the District Membership Committee and was a member of District 7780 Conference and Program Chair. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Benefactor.
 
In order to move the Foundation Committee forward, she is holding Foundation road shows as informative question and answer meetings in different area locations within our District and we are excited to speak with her!  
Lunch with Liz Cullen Rotary Foundation Chair Lori Becker 2019-04-26 04:00:00Z 0

Lunch with Allan Luciw, Property Manager at The District Burlington

Posted on Apr 12, 2019
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Special thanks to Allan Luciw Property Manager of The District in Burlington for an very informative talk about the history of The District and new developments that are coming! A few interesting tidbits include a roof deck on the property that is used by District tenants for outdoor events & changes made to the intersection including additional lanes that were added and computer aided traffic lights that change based on the volume in each queue.
Lunch with Allan Luciw, Property Manager at The District Burlington Lori Becker 2019-04-12 04:00:00Z 0 Speaker

Friday Night at the Fights 2019

Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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The 22nd annual Friday Night at the Fights, 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.  This year's Friday Night at the Fights was a resounding success thanks to the efforts of 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. We held two 50/50 raffles  and the winners each left with a pair of Red Sox tickets and over $1,000 each.
Friday Night at the Fights 2019 Lori Becker 2019-04-09 04:00:00Z 0

BHS Interact Club supports Senior (Citizen) Prom

Posted by Lori Becker on Apr 05, 2019
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The BHS Interact Club and members of the Rotary Club of Burlington helped to put big smiles on the Senior Citizens of Burlington’s faces and helped them experience a night they will never forget! 

The Burlington Council on Aging hosted it's 7th prom for the “seniors” of Burlington. This event has grown each year, now accommodating more than 120 area seniors who are very much looking forward to another grand evening.  Volunteers from local businesses help plan and execute the Prom.  Transportation to and from the Hilton Garden Hotel, flowers and prizes for the King, Queen and their court, framed pictures as mementos, boutonnieres for all, dancing to the services of a DJ, and a four-course meal for each guest are all part of this wonderful event.

The Senior Prom was held on Thursday April 4th, 2019 from 6pm-10pm at the Hilton Garden Hotel in Burlington, MA.
BHS Interact Club supports Senior (Citizen) Prom Lori Becker 2019-04-05 04:00:00Z 0

Lunch with Dr. Wayne Saltsman of Lahey Clinic

Posted on Feb 15, 2019
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The speaker at this meeting was Dr. Wayne Saltsman, a geriatrician at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington who lectured us on the importance of creating a document naming persons whom we authorize to make treatment decisions for us if we became medically unable to do so ourselves. Good advice for all of us and quite easy to do without even requiring a lawyer.

(Photo by Lori Becker)

Lunch with Dr. Wayne Saltsman of Lahey Clinic Jeff Wisnia 2019-02-15 05:00:00Z 0 Speaker

Our Club Receives Awards

Posted on Feb 01, 2019
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At this meeting we were visited by David Gardner, Past District President who discussed the uptick in addictions to opioids affecting people of all ages as well as increases in addictions to other drugs and alcohol. Rotary has introduced programs to help people gain freedom from their addictions. Gardner also presented our club with two citations, one from the president of Rotary International for our 2017-2018 performance and a second one for our significant addition of new members during that time period.

Pictured are David Gardner (center) with President Elect Roger Bell (left) and club Past President John Tuccinardi (right) holding the award certs.

(Photo by Lori Becker)

Our Club Receives Awards Jeff Wisnia 2019-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Lunch with Boston Globe Spotlight Team Reporter Andrew Ryan

Posted on Jan 11, 2019
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Our guest speaker at this meeting was Andrew Ryan an investigative reporter for the Boston Globe newspaper. He joined the newspaper in 2006 as a breaking news reporter. In 2010 he became the City Hall Bureau Chief covering the final term of longtime Mayor Thomas Menino and the first term of Mayor Marty Walsh. He was one of the Globe's Spotlight Team of Reporters who wrote the articles about Aaron Hernandez. Shown above with club President Beverlee Vidoli.

(Photo by Lori Becker)

Lunch with Boston Globe Spotlight Team Reporter Andrew Ryan Jeff Wisnia 2019-01-11 05:00:00Z 0 Speaker

Lunch with Karen DeRienzo, Burlington Mental Health Initiative

Posted on Jan 04, 2019
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The speakers at this day's lunch meeting were members of the Burlington Police Department who told us about their new program within the department to assist the police officers in dealing with persons with mental health issues. To this end they have added Karen DeRenzo, a veteran mental health clinician and social worker who is a Burlington resident. She is working to establish relationships with several community organizations and also hospitals, all to better serve the needs of the persons in our community who require mental health services.

Shown are (l-r) Police Captain Greg Skehan who is in charge of the program, Club president Beverlee Vidoli, Karen DeRienzo and club member Jim Tigges, detective with the Police Department.

(Photo by Lori Becker)

Lunch with Karen DeRienzo, Burlington Mental Health Initiative Jeff Wisnia 2019-01-04 05:00:00Z 0

Visitor From Nassau
 

Posted on Aug 18, 2017
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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.
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Awards Meeting

Posted on Jul 26, 2017
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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.

Awards Meeting Jeffry Wisnia 2017-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Incoming Interact President

Posted on Jun 09, 2017
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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.

Incoming Interact President Jeffry Wisnia 2017-06-09 04:00:00Z 0

Visitor From Uganda

Posted on Jun 02, 2017
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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.                                                                               

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Joint Meeting With Interact Club

Posted on May 19, 2017
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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.

Joint Meeting With Interact Club Jeffry Wisnia 2017-05-19 04:00:00Z 0

Food Pickup Trip

Posted on May 09, 2017
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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.                                                                                            

Food Pickup Trip Jeffry Wisnia 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0

Meals For Kids

Posted by Jeffry Wisnia on Apr 08, 2017
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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.

Meals For Kids Jeffry Wisnia 2017-04-08 04:00:00Z 0

Friday Night at the Fights 2017

Posted by Jeffry Wisnia on Mar 31, 2017
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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.

Friday Night at the Fights 2017 Jeffry Wisnia 2017-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

Sarah Boulas receives Paul Harris Award

Posted by Jeffry Wisnia on Mar 10, 2017
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Past President Sarah Boulos holding the Paul Harris award presented to her at today's meeting by Past President Cheryl Stanton.

Sarah Boulas receives Paul Harris Award Jeffry Wisnia 2017-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Student Grant From Hong Kong

Posted by Jeff Wisnia on Jan 27, 2017
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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.

Student Grant From Hong Kong Jeff Wisnia 2017-01-27 05:00:00Z 0

Select Chorus Entertains Us

Posted by Jeffry Wisnia on Dec 09, 2016
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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.

Select Chorus Entertains Us Jeffry Wisnia 2016-12-09 05:00:00Z 0

Socks For Veterans

Posted by Jeffry Wisnia on Dec 05, 2016
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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.

Socks For Veterans Jeffry Wisnia 2016-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

New Members: Stephanie Jelloe, Flatbread Pizza & Dan Restivo

Posted by Jeff Wisnia on Dec 02, 2016
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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.

New Members: Stephanie Jelloe, Flatbread Pizza & Dan Restivo Jeff Wisnia 2016-12-02 05:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Meal Food Distribution

Posted by Jeff Wisnia on Nov 20, 2016
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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.

Thanksgiving Meal Food Distribution Jeff Wisnia 2016-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

Spookathon

Posted by Jeffry Wisnia on Oct 22, 2016
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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.

Spookathon Jeffry Wisnia 2016-10-22 04:00:00Z 0

Dictionaries For Third Graders

Posted by Jeff Wisnia on Oct 21, 2016
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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.

Dictionaries For Third Graders Jeff Wisnia 2016-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

Save the date: Friday Night at the Fights 2017

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SAVE THE DATE! MARCH 31, 2017

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS

At the Billerica Elks Club

Delicious dinner at 7 PM
Followed by 18 rounds of boxing

Tickets - $80 each - Table for ten - $750

 

To purchase tickets email John Tuccinardi at jtuccinardi@fedheat.com

Save the date: Friday Night at the Fights 2017 Jeffry Wisnia 2016-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

The Wellness Champions

Posted on Aug 16, 2016
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Club President Brad Bond receiving a contribution gift check from Dr. Kandyce Mutter, a chiropractor with an office in Burlington. Dr. Mutter is a member of The Wellness Champions, a worldwide group of physicians who donate their time to giving talks to small and large groups of people advising them on ways to stay healthier through proper life styles including diets, exercise, stress reduction, and  other techniques.                                                                           

 

The Wellness Champions Jeffry Wisnia 2016-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

Concert On The Common

Posted on Aug 01, 2016
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Our Club sponsors a Burlington Recreation Department "Concert on The Common" every year. We provide plenty of cold drinks and snacks at no charge to attendees of this popular event. Shown here is Club member Jeff Wisnia at the giveaway table. Several other of our Club members showed up to help handing out the goodies. Behind him are members of the Jumpin' Jive music group who have provided the entertainment at this event for many years.

Concert On The Common Jeffry Wisnia 2016-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Sheriff Visits Us

Posted on Aug 01, 2016
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Our speaker at this meeting was Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian who spoke in depth about presentations he made at the White House in June on the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) program, as well as on mental health and incarceration at the July White House Forum on Disability and Criminal Justice.  In 2015, nearly 46 percent of all new admittances to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction reported a history of mental illness.  Pictured with him (L-R) are Club President Brad Bond and Club members Lisa Healey and Donna Marciano.                                                                                                                                                                             

Sheriff Visits Us Jeffry Wisnia 2016-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Special Olympics Softball Tournament

Posted on Jul 29, 2016
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Six District Rotary Clubs' Special Olympics softball teams held a tournament at the Burlington recreation center field again this year. Pictured above are the members of the Burlington Pride team. Photos courtesy of Karlen Photography.

Special Olympics Softball Tournament Jeffry Wisnia 2016-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

New Members: Todd Bettinson & Joel GIanninoto

Posted on Jul 11, 2016
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At this meeting we has the pleasure of inducting two new members. Shown here (l-r) are Club President Brad Bond, the new members Todd Bettinson and Joel Gianninoto, and membership Chairman Roger Bell.

New Members: Todd Bettinson & Joel GIanninoto Jeffry Wisnia 2016-07-11 04:00:00Z 0

Christine McCarthy receives Paul Harris Award

Posted on Jun 23, 2016
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At our annual installation dinner Past President John Tuccinardi presented the Rotary Paul Harris award to Christine McCarthy in recognition of her tireless service as the club's secretary.

Christine McCarthy receives Paul Harris Award Jeffry Wisnia 2016-06-23 04:00:00Z 0

Scholarships For Graduates

Posted on Jun 17, 2016
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At this meeting our club presented its 2016 college scholarship awards to the Burlington High School graduates shown in this photograph.  Also attending the meeting were many of the recipient's proud parents who enjoyed our luncheon meeting along with the students. The scholarship recipients announced which colleges they would be attending beginning the next school year.

Scholarships For Graduates Jeffry Wisnia 2016-06-17 04:00:00Z 0

Awards

Posted on Jun 09, 2016
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Rotary District Governor David Manzi attended our meeting and presented two citations. The first one to our club for its performance this year and the second one to the Burlington High School Interact club which our club sponsors. The Interact club received the 2015-2016 Presidential Citation from Rotary International and was the sole Interact club in our district to receive this honor.  Pictured above (l-r) are District Governor Manzi, the Interact club's President Caroline Covino and Secretary Hannah Miksenas, and our club's President Elect Brad Bond.          

Awards Jeffry Wisnia 2016-06-09 04:00:00Z 0

30th Annual Golf Tournament

Posted on Jun 05, 2016
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This year's golf tournament at Sky Meadows in New Hampshire was blessed with great weather. Our annual golf tournament is a major fund raiser for our club, allowing us to provide many services to our community and also to other Rotary projects and programs throughout the world.

30th Annual Golf Tournament Jeffry Wisnia 2016-06-05 04:00:00Z 0

Picnic Meeting

Posted on May 20, 2016
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Our Meeting on this day was held on the Burlington Common where we gathered on the benches at the fountain and resting area our club donated to the Town of Burlington in June 2008. We enjoyed boxed picnic lunches on a beautiful sunny day. We are shown here gathered around the marker placed here at the 2008 dedication.

Picnic Meeting Jeffry Wisnia 2016-05-20 04:00:00Z 0

Visiting Stockholm Club

Posted on May 19, 2016
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Burlington Rotarian Garry Feldman (l) visited the Stockholm, Sweden Rotary Club and is shown above exchanging club banners with their club's president.

Visiting Stockholm Club Jeffry Wisnia 2016-05-19 04:00:00Z 0

Friday Night at the Fights 2016

Posted on Apr 01, 2016
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This year's fund raising event was another success for our club. There was a delicious meal enjoyed by the attendees followed by 18 three round boxing matches between pugilists from many boxing clubs in the area.

Friday Night at the Fights 2016 Jeffry Wisnia 2016-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Friends Forever

Posted on Feb 26, 2016
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At this meeting Club President Cheryl Stanton presented a contribution check from our club to Courtney Robinson, a staff member of Friends Forever, an organization whose mission is to have young people from both sides of the fences in Northern Ireland and Israel get to know each other. They then spend a week visiting the United States to experience first hand how people from varied backgrounds get along with each other well in the USA.

Friends Forever Jeffry Wisnia 2016-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

New Member

Posted on Feb 12, 2016
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At today's lunch meeting a new member, Joe Capua, was formally inducted into our club. He is shown above surrounded by club President Cheryl Stanton and Membership Chairman Roger Bell.

New Member Jeffry Wisnia 2016-02-12 05:00:00Z 0

Holiday Chorus - 2015

Posted on Dec 11, 2015
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The Burlington High School Chorus led by choral director Johnathan Grainger (front left) continued their long standing tradition of entertaining us with holiday songs near the end of each year. After singing a number of entertaining songs they passed out song sheets to club members and guests and let us sing several more along with them.

Holiday Chorus - 2015 Jeffry Wisnia 2015-12-11 05:00:00Z 0

Socks for Veterans

Posted on Dec 03, 2015
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The Burlington High School Interact Rotarians hold a "Sock Drive" each year for veterans at the Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital. Show above are Interact Club President Caroline Covino (2nd from left) with three members holding some of the white athletic socks donated by our club's members at today's meeting. Last year the Interact Club's Sock Drive collected over 500 pairs of socks for our veterans and they hope to do even better this year.

Socks for Veterans Jeffry Wisnia 2015-12-03 05:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Posted on Nov 22, 2015
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Rotarians and helpers picking up boxes of turkeys which were being stored in the freezers at Shaws Market in Burlington. The Turkeys came from the Boston Food Bank and had been picked up from there by club members earlier in the week and transported to Shaws for storage. The turkeys were taken to the UCC church in Burlington where the Burlington Food Pantry workers, Church staff and Rotarians held their annual Thanksgiving meal food distribution to over 150 needy Burlington families.

Thanksgiving Food Distribution Jeffry Wisnia 2015-11-22 05:00:00Z 0

Burlington-Lexington Joint Meeting

Posted on Nov 20, 2015
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This year's joint meeting between the Burlington and Lexington Rotary clubs was held in Burlington. The meeting's motif is the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between the two towns' High School varsity teams. Attending this meeting were Rotarians, school administrators and teachers and members of both school's football teams.

Burlington-Lexington Joint Meeting Jeffry Wisnia 2015-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

Burlington Pride Special Olympics Banquet

Posted on Nov 08, 2015
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The Burlington Pride Special Olympics softball team  has been sponsored and coached by members of our club for many years.  Our club organized and held an awards banquet at the Burlington Recreation Department with most of the players attending.  Each  player received a trophy from our club which they are proudly holding in this photo.

Burlington Pride Special Olympics Banquet Jeffry Wisnia 2015-11-08 05:00:00Z 0

Halloween Party 2015

Posted on Oct 23, 2015
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Our club's second annual Halloween Party was a resounding success with most of the club members and guests attending in costumes. Shone above are family members of club members Roy and Paul Swanfeldt who appeared as the Addams family. They walked away with the prize for the best costumed group.  At the conclusion of the party the winning tickets for our annual $10K raffle and numerous party raffles were drawn.  For those who may have difficulty remembering the character's names they are (l-r) Lurch, Uncle Fester,  Wednesday, Cousin Itt, Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley and Grandma.                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                              

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Dictionary Days 2015

Posted on Oct 22, 2015
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Each year our club gives every third grade student in the Burlington Public School system a Webster's dictionary. On this day the first of Burlington's four grammar schools received their dictionaries. Shown above is club member Lisa Healey asking students to find words she requests in their new dictionaries and respond with definitions.

Dictionary Days 2015 Jeffry Wisnia 2015-10-22 04:00:00Z 0

Spookathon

Posted on Oct 17, 2015
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Once again our club participated in the Burlington Recreation Department's Halloween Spookathon celebration at Simonds Park in Burlington. The weather cooperated and the event was very well attended. Club member Bob Hogan and Pierre Brennecke at the entrance driveway directing parking for folks in cars.
Spookathon Jeffry Wisnia 2015-10-17 04:00:00Z 0

Pumpkin Patch

Posted on Oct 14, 2015
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Several of our club members took turns during the day managing the pumpkin sale fund raiser held at St. Marks church in Burlington.  Four of their faces are pictured above peering through the photo sign at the site.

Pumpkin Patch Jeffry Wisnia 2015-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Rotaplast 2015

Posted on Sep 11, 2015
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Rotaplast International, Inc.  is a non-profit corporation founded in 1992 providing free reconstructive surgeries and treatment to under-privileged children with cleft lip and palate deformities in many places around the world. Rotary District 7930 is heading on its 10th Rotaplast mission, to Cebu City, Philippines on October 4-18, 2015. Our club President Cheryl Stanton (r) is shown presenting Lisa Bartlett-Collin, one of the Rotaplast Ambassadors, with an envelope containing a check sufficient to cover one child's surgery costs.

Rotaplast 2015 Jeffry Wisnia 2015-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Classification Talk

Posted on Aug 14, 2015
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Long time club member Gary Feldman treated us to a classification talk in which he described his education and his entry into the world of dentistry.  He gave us useful information regarding how to stay healthy through proper personal dental care and visits to your dentist.

Classification Talk Jeffry Wisnia 2015-08-14 04:00:00Z 0

Food Pickup Trip

Posted on Aug 11, 2015
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A team of Burlington Rotarians drives to Boston several times each year to pick up food from the Boston Food Bank and deliver it to the Burlington Food Pantry where it is distributed to needy folks in our community. Club members on this trip are pictured above standing on the Boston loading dock. (L-R) Brad Bond, Bob Hogan, Brian Kelly and Jorge Andrade.

Food Pickup Trip Jeffry Wisnia 2015-08-11 04:00:00Z 0

Annual Golf Tournament

Posted on Jul 26, 2015
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Our club's annual golf tournament was held at the Sky Meadows Country Club in Salem, New Hampshire again this year.

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Special Olympics Softball Tournament

Posted on Jul 24, 2015
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Our Club held its annual Special Olympics Softball Tournament at the Burlington Recreation Department's Fields, inviting teams from seven other towns to participate.

Special Olympics Softball Tournament Jeff Wisnia 2015-07-24 04:00:00Z 0

Special Olympics Support

Posted on Jul 17, 2015
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Guests at today's meeting were folks who contribute their time and effort to the success of Burlington's Special Olympic softball and basketball teams. They were introduced to us by John Tuccinardi (far right) our club's Special Olympics coordinator. The group included citizens who give of their own time to help the Special Olympians as well as members of the Town's Recreation Department.  Our club President Cheryl Stanton is third from the left.

Special Olympics Support Jeffry Wisnia 2015-07-17 04:00:00Z 0

Community Garden Fence

Posted on Jul 16, 2015
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Several of our club's members contributed their time to helping build a sturdy fence for the Burlington Community Garden. The fence will keep hungry animals from making off with town resident's plantings.

Community Garden Fence Jeffry Wisnia 2015-07-16 04:00:00Z 0

ANNUAL DINNER MEETING

ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
June 19, 2015
The two presidents were joined by many of the other club officers, Board members and award recipients.
ANNUAL DINNER MEETING Jeffry Wisnia 2015-06-19 00:00:00Z 0

INTERACT PRESIDENT INAUGURATION

NEW INTERACT CLUB PRESIDENT
June 12, 2015
At today's meeting Club President Sarah Boulos inaugurated Caroline Covino as the new president of the Burlington
High School Interact Club.  In the photo above Caroline is standing proudly, surrounded by her parents and sisters.
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NEW MEMBER

OUR NEWEST MEMBER
May 29, 2015
James Girouard, owner of Girouard Landscaping was inducted at today's meeting. Shown with him are
President Elect Cheryl Stanton (right) and Membership Chairman Roger Bell (left).
 
And...
 
Wendy Pavlicec, the director of The Burlington Science Center located at Burlington High School spoke at 
our meeting and brought with her a young Great Horned Owl which had been rescued after being ejected  
     from its nest and turned over to the Science Center where it will likely spend the rest of its 30-40 year life.     
 
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Friday Night at the Fights 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS
March 27, 2015
Two boxers go at it at our annual fund raising event, "Friday Night At The Fights, held in the Elks hall in Billerica. Attendees enjoyed a catered meal and watched twelve three round boxing matches where male and female pugilists from Massachusetts and Connecticut competed.
Club members sold a variety of raffle tickets which helped raise money to support our club's many charitable activities.
 
Hot dogs, popcorn and cold drinks were available for the boxers and their families to purchase at reasonable prices. Shown above are club members Sue Stewart (l), Jeff Wisnia (r) and Jeff's wife Judith who staffed this food table located near where the boxers were congregated and warming up.
 
 
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EASTER CANDY BAGS

EASTER CANDY BAGS
March 6, 2015
 
At the conclusion of our meeting members spent time decorating and filling Easter candy bags which will be donated to the Burlington Food Pantry. Smiling members show off their work in the picture above. (Photo by Janet Sullivan)
 
EASTER CANDY BAGS Jeffry Wisnia 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0

NEW MEMBER INDUCTION

NEW MEMBER INDUCTION
December 19, 2014
At this year's final lunch meeting Our club inducted another new member, Ryan Wolters, shown here surrounded by Club President Sarah Boulos and President Elect Cheryl Stanton. Ryan is the Branch Manager at the Reading Co-OperativeBank in Burlington.
NEW MEMBER INDUCTION Jeffry Wisnia 2014-12-19 00:00:00Z 0

PENNIES FOR POLIO

PENNIES FOR POLIO
Until January 23, 2015
At our next few meetings we will be passing around a change jar to collect loose change for our "Pennies for Polio" campaign, so bring in all you can.  This fundraising effort will go toward our club's contribution to the 2015 Polar Plunge campaign.  We have at least one member in our club who has signed up to plunge this year, Past President Ethan, and rumor has it we may have a couple more daring plungers!
PENNIES FOR POLIO Jeffry Wisnia 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0

BHS SELECT CHORUS ENTERTAINS US

BHS SELECT CHORUS ENTERTAINS US
December 12, 2014
At this meeting our club welcomed visitors from the Burlington Breakfast Rotary and the Bedford Rotary clubs. The Burlington High School Select Chorus under the leadership of Jonathan Grainger entertained us with a variety of holiday songs followed by a sing-along with the audience. Shown above are the chorus members and the presidents of the three clubs, Sarah Boulos-Burlington, Kevin Sullivan-Bedford  and Dianne Bedard-Burlington Breakfast.
BHS SELECT CHORUS ENTERTAINS US Jeffry Wisnia 2014-12-13 00:00:00Z 0

SOCKS FOR VETS

SOCKS FOR VETERANS
December 1, 2014
At what has become an annual event the Burlington High School Rotary Interact Club, which our club sponsors,  presented  veterans from the Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital with over 450 pairs of white athletic socks and also gave them a financial donation along with hand made holiday cards. Three veterans attended who spoke about their experiences at war.  One of them was 20 years old during the Vietnam war and had lost 3 limbs. The socks were all contributed by Rotarians and local residents and businesses.
 
 
 
The photo above shows some of the Interact students at their previous meeting, creating the holiday cards which were given with the socks .
SOCKS FOR VETS Jeffry Wisnia 2014-12-02 00:00:00Z 0

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
November 1, 2014
This year our club held its first annual Halloween Party attended by members and guests of both of Burlington's Rotary clubs. A good time was held by all and events included plenty of dancing, a raffle of prizes from local restaurants and merchants and the drawing of winning tickets for our $10K raffle. Some of the costumed club members are pictured above.
 
Six members of the Swanfeldt family portraying members of the cast of Gilligan's Island.
(The "Professor" wasn't here, he got lost trying to find his way to the party.)
 
Past President Lynne Kelly doing her Dracula thing - with Paula.  Scaree!
 
Jeff Wisnia in his nuclear power plant outfit with his wife Judith (aka M. Monroe).
 
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Jeffry Wisnia 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0

DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISITS OUR MEETING

DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S VISIT
October 31, 2014
Rotary District Governor Peter Simonson joined us at our lunch meeting and apprised us of his plans and hopes for the coming Rotary year. Chief among these was an enhanced effort to increase membership in the District's clubs through invitations to attend meetings and increased corporate memberships. Shown above (l-r) are Assistant District Governor Peter Majane, who attends most of our meetings and events, Club President Sarah Boulos, Club President Elect Cheryl Stanton, District Governor Simonson and District Governor Elect David Manzi. (Photo by Andy Weiner)
 
Another event at this day's meeting was the presentation of an award to long time club member Al Fay (r). The award was provided by Special Olympics in appreciation of Fay's decorating  his antique fire truck with a Special Olympics banner and displaying it at our Club sponsored Special Olympics softball tournament this year. Club President Sarah Boulos and ADG Peter Majane delivered this presentation. (Photo by Lisa Healey)
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SPOOKTACULAR 2014

SPOOKTACULAR
October 25, 2014
The annual Halloween Spooktacular attracted over 1000 children and adults. The weather cooperated beautifully so that this year's event, largely created and staffed by students from the Burlington High School Interact Club, came off without a hitch. The photos speak for themselves.
 
One happy fellow
 
Past President Lynne Kelly played a scary Dracula this year
 
Local merchants joined in the fun!
SPOOKTACULAR 2014 Jeffry Wisnia 2014-10-25 00:00:00Z 0

KEN GORDON SPEAKS TO US

STATE REPRESENTATIVE KEN GORDON
September 26, 2014
This meeting's speaker was Massachusetts House Representative for the 21st district, Ken Gordon.  His district includes Burlington, Bedford and a portion of Wilmington. Representative Gordon informed us about various pieces of legislation he has been working on since his joining the fray, including fairer unemployment insurance premiums for small businesses and arranging state financial assistance for Bedford's school system, whose High School enrollment includes students from Hanscom Air Force base.
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TRUCK DAY

BURLINGTON TRUCK DAY
Sunday September 14, 2014
On the Burlington Common
10:00 AM  to 3:00 PM
Come and join fellow Rotarians
at the Rotary Table there.
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Friday Night at the Fights 2014

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS
March 21, 2014
This year's fund raising event was a resounding success.
Pictured above is one of the two lovely "ring girls"
announcing the start of the first boxing bout.
 
Whackem!
Two young boxers go at it.
 
Club member John Tuccinardi announced the event for
Burlington Cable Access TV.
 
Sponsors
Contributing sponsors' businesses were promoted with
signs displayed by the ring girls between rounds.
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Friday Night at the Fights 2013

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS
March 22, 2013

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Our Club held its annual fight night at the Billerica Elks Hall. A member of the Massachusetts Boxing Commission was present and fighters from Ramaltho's West End Gym in Lowell participated in nine rounds of boxing. The fights were preceeded by a multi-course dinner. This always popular event raises funds for local scholarships and charities. (KarwanPhotos.com)

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