Rotary Club of Gardner

Building a Stronger Chair City

Home Club of PDGs Roy Gilbert & Michael Ellis 

Club Executives & Directors
President 2018-2019 (PE)
Immediate Past President
Sgt. at Arms
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Bulletin Chair
RYLA Chair
Interact Chair
Rotaract Chair
Youth Chair
Scholarship Chair
International Chair
Community Service
Club Services
Community Services

Club Information

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.--Nelson Mandela


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Williams Restaurant
184 Pearson Blvd.
Gardner, MA  01440
United States
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The Latest from Your Rotary Club
Kim Goulette, Executive Director of the American Red Cross for Central MA was the guest speaker on April 14, 2016:  Kim spoke about the history of the Red Cross, response and recovery to disasters and the educational programs the Red Cross provides.  For more information:
On April 7, 2016 Lauren Saunders spoke on the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative Grant Program (MOAPC).  The MOAPC Grant covers Fitchburg, Athol, Gardner & Leominster and is held by the Montachusett Public Health Network (MPHN) & LUK, Inc.  
Lauren provides Free Narcan training, which is held every third Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm at the Community Health Connections and is open to the public.  You will be instructed on how to prevent and recognize an opioid overdose and what to do if one occurs.
For more information please call Lauren at 978-829-2425 or email her at Facebook:
Welcome our newest Rotary member Tammy Hawkins of Athol Savings Bank

Over $25,000 in merchandise donated by local businesses was auctioned off at the 42nd Annual Gardner Rotary Auction which was held at Mount Wachusett Community College on February 26th & 27th;
    • November 19 – Regular schedule meeting
    • November 26 – No Meeting - Happy Thanksgiving
    • November 30 – Monday lunch meeting  -  Suzanne Bump, State Auditor - speaker, this is a joint meeting with the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, Athol Chamber of Commerce and Athol - Orange Area Rotary Club, lunch will be at noon, the cost is $25.00, register for this meeting through the Gardner Chamber
    • December 3 – No meeting
    • December 17 - Regular schedule meeting
    • December 24 - No Meeting - Christmas Eve
    • December 31 - No meeting - New Years Eve


Eric Stanway, author of The Victorian, Madame Sherri and The Old Rindge House was the guest speaker at the October 15, 2015 Rotary meeting. Eric is a writer, artist and musician.

Thank you to the sponsors and vendors of the Rotary Wine, Cheese and Chocolate event and to the organizer, Donna Libby who works at Great Wolf Lodge and is a fellow Rotarian
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

Inducted into our Rotary Club on July 30, 2015 by President Christian Orobello is Carol Jacobson, Associate Director, Alumni Relations at Mount Wachusett Community College.  Welcome Carol!



AG Bharti Bhakta presents this year's banner "Be a gift to the World" to our club President, Christian Orobella on July 2, 2015

Gardner Rotary Club 2015 Ryla Attendees - held at Worcester State University June 26 - 28
On June 25, 2015 Peter Sargent receives a Paul Harris plus one pin from incoming President Christian Orobello, congratulations Peter


Past District Governor Mike Ellis gives the oath of President of the Gardner Rotary Club to Christian Orobello on June 11, 2015 at The American Legion - 22 Elm St., Gardner, MA




June 4, 2015 - President Joseph Guercio introduced Peter Sargent; Dressed in a tartan patterned kilt, he gave a historic overview of Scottish culture.



President Joseph Guercio pins Pastor Joe McGarry from the Faith Lutheran Church our newest member to the Gardner Rotary Club.  Congratulations Pastor Joe!

President Joseph Guercio looks on as Michael Gerry pins Matthew Ghirarda our newest member of the Gardner Rotary Club – Congratulations Matthew!


Dr. Mulgueen gave a slide presentation on the new medical clinic that is scheduled to open August 6, 2015 in Haiti.  To learn more about Forward in Health or to make a donation please visit

Congratulations Mike Ellis on becoming a Paul Harris Fellow +4!


The Gardner Rotary Club congratulates Stephanie Ellis on becoming a Paul Harris Fellow awarded to her by her father, Mike Ellis.



Home Page News

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting
Friday, September 18, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Polish American Citizens Club
171 Kendall Pond Road West
Gardner, MA  01440
Tickets $25.00 per person:  All proceeds benefit the Backpack Food Program
Tickets sold at the door
Welcome Table Meal hosted by the Gardner Rotary Club
Liberian nurse fights for peace

A nurse fights for peaceIn a nation once wracked by civil war, Liberian Rotarian Elizabeth Sele Mulbah has spent much of her life leading efforts for peace and reconciliation.A past president (2011-12) of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Mulbah has a remarkable

Rotaract: 50 years of changing lives

50 years ago, the first Rotaract club was formed to give young adults a place to connect and take action for good. Rotaract members from each decade share what the program was like and how it shaped their

Rotary women celebrated for changing lives

World Bank and Rotary International celebrate International Women’s

Nowhere to turn

As thousands of refugees streamed into Berlin, they strained the health care system. Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld spent the last three years building a network of volunteer doctors to help those in

5 things you might not know about ending polio

The road to eradicating polio has been a long and difficult one, with Rotary leading the fight since 1985. Going from nearly 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 10 so far this year has required time, money, dedication, and innovation from thousands of people who are working to end the