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American Red Cross
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:  http://RedCross.org/ma/Worcester
 
 
American Red Cross Carol Perreault-Fluet 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z
Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative
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 LSaunder@LUK.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LUKPrevention
 
 
Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative Carol Perreault-Fluet 2016-04-11 00:00:00Z
New Member Tammy Hawkins
Welcome our newest Rotary member Tammy Hawkins of Athol Savings Bank
 
New Member Tammy Hawkins Carol Perreault-Fluet 2016-04-11 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary Meeting Schedule for November and December 2015
 
    • 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

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Gardner Rotary Meeting Schedule for November and December 2015 Carol Perreault-Fluet 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z
Eric Stanway - Author
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.
 
Eric Stanway - Author Carol Perreault-Fluet 2015-10-16 00:00:00Z
Rotary Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Event
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
Rotary Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Event Carol Perreault-Fluet 2015-09-22 00:00:00Z
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Event to Benefit Backpack Project
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting
 
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
6PM-8PM
PACC, KENDALL POND RD
 
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Event to Benefit Backpack Project Michael Ellis 2015-08-23 00:00:00Z
New Banner
AG Bharti Bhakta presents this year's banner "Be a gift to the World" to our club President, Christian Orobella on July 2, 2015
New Banner Carol Perreault-Fluet 2015-07-07 00:00:00Z
2015 Ryla
Gardner Rotary Club 2015 Ryla Attendees - held at Worcester State University June 26 - 28
 
2015 Ryla Carol Perreault-Fluet 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris + 1
On June 25, 2015 Peter Sargent receives a Paul Harris plus one pin from incoming President Christian Orobello, congratulations Peter
 
Paul Harris + 1 Carol Perreault-Fluet 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z
Installation of our new club president - June 11, 2015

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

 

 

Installation of our new club president - June 11, 2015 Carol Perreault-Fluet 2015-06-15 00:00:00Z
Pastor Joe McGarry our newest member
President Joseph Guercio pins Pastor Joe McGarry from the Faith Lutheran Church our newest member to the Gardner Rotary Club.  Congratulations Pastor Joe!
Pastor Joe McGarry our newest member Caroline Fluet 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z
Forward in Health - Dr. John Mulqueen
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 www.forwardinhealth.org
 
Forward in Health - Dr. John Mulqueen Caroline Fluet 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z
Look who's halfway to becoming a major donor to the foundation.
Congratulations Mike Ellis on becoming a Paul Harris Fellow +4!
 
Look who's halfway to becoming a major donor to the foundation. Caroline Fluet 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z
Congratulations to our new Paul Harris Fellow

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

Congratulations to our new Paul Harris Fellow Caroline Fluet 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Gardner Welcomes a New Member
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The Rotary club of Gardner (MA) is pleased to announce the installation of our newest member Mr. Christian Orabello.

Rotary Club of Gardner Welcomes a New Member Scott Graves 2012-11-29 00:00:00Z
Two Important Perspectives on Creativity
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And what of the future of innovation without us asking these questions?  Writer and blogger Scott Graves brings to our attention two unique ideas helping to shape how we view creativity and the people who consider themselves creative professionals.  Part of an article from SMGraves Creative Associates Blog published November 19, 2012.

Click the story for part II with Sir Ken Robinson.



Two Important Perspectives on Creativity Scott Graves 2012-11-19 00:00:00Z
Humility: Let it Lead your Business to Success
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In the life of a Rotarian the struggle between what's right and what's right for business can place you at a crossroads every day.  But are these two precepts destined to remain apart?  If you had to pick one aspect of being human that makes all the difference in the world to making good happen what would it be?  Here one local Rotarian explores how one's humanity comes into play.  

Humility: Let it Lead your Business to Success Scott Graves 2012-11-01 00:00:00Z
In Memoriem: Ray Goland 1962-2012

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Ray Goland 1962-2012

In Memoriem: Ray Goland 1962-2012 Scott Graves 2012-10-26 00:00:00Z
North Central Flavor: Garlic and Arts Festival
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The Rotary club of Gardner is proud of the regional flare that makes this part of Massachusetts shine.  Please support the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival by attending its many artistic and academic offerings including a weekend of discussions on renewable energy, featured readings by nationally known poets, musical performances and a cadre of visual artists displaying their works.  Oh yeah, and the food!  Don't miss the "Festival that Stinks!" September 29-30, 2012.
North Central Flavor: Garlic and Arts Festival Scott Graves 2012-09-16 00:00:00Z
RYLA 2012 a Great Success for District 7910 and Gardner
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The Rotary club of Gardner was well represented during the 2012 District 7910 leadership weekend held at Worcester State University.  The local contingent included students shown here from Narragansett High School (Elise Robichaud and Brianna Dowse), Murdock High School (Katie Burns and Katrina Williams) and Gardner High School (Peter Gallant and Ally Cheney).  Two second year group facilitators shown were Katie Tremblay from Murdock and Adelaide Sargent from Gardner HS.  Also representing Gardner was district registrar and club member Scott M. Graves.

Click here for complete postings of images from RYLA 2012.
RYLA 2012 a Great Success for District 7910 and Gardner Scott Graves 2012-06-24 00:00:00Z
The Rotary Club of Gardner Celebrates 89th Installation
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By all accounts it was the most entertaining installations the Rotary Club of Gardner has ever witnessed.  Read on to learn more about the dynamic qualities of the club’s new president and how Rotary made things a little better in 2011-2012 in our region.

The Rotary Club of Gardner Celebrates 89th Installation Scott Graves 2012-06-24 00:00:00Z
Civic Improvement: Join Rotary in beautifying....The Rotary
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For those with an interest in maintaining the visual appearance of Gardner's public spaces the Rotary Club of Gardner (MA) invites local businesses and families to donate to the cause!  The Rotary club regularly maintains the Rte. 101 rotary island, once the town common of Gardner prior to industrialization.  For donations of $100.00USD or more your name or that of your business will be added to the signage present on the island.  Donations of any denomination are accepted.  

Contact the Gardner club at gardnermarotary@gmail.comgardnermarotary@gmail.com or enquire on Gardner Rotary facebook.
Civic Improvement: Join Rotary in beautifying....The Rotary Scott Graves 2012-06-02 00:00:00Z
Big Ideas in Action: Micro-Lending Transforming the World
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obel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, known as the “banker for the poor”, began transforming lives while an economics professor at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh.  Read the complete interview with Mr. Yunus from the May 2012 edition of Rotary International's 'The Rotarian'
Big Ideas in Action: Micro-Lending Transforming the World Scott Graves 2012-04-02 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Gardner Announces 2012 RYLA Attendees
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The Rotary Club of Gardner is proud to announce our RYLA attendees for 2012.  Take a look inside to see the students who will represent our region, our communities, our schools.
Rotary Club of Gardner Announces 2012 RYLA Attendees Scott Graves 2012-03-21 00:00:00Z
Small Business Focus: Monetizing Ideas in the Information Age
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Club member Scott Graves discusses how small businesses with a 'local' footprint need to take advantage of ALL they have to offer the world in order to prepare for what's next.  
Small Business Focus: Monetizing Ideas in the Information Age Scott Graves 2012-02-03 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Gardner Prepares for TV Auction 2012
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The Rotary Club of Gardner, MA is seeking valuable items for it's annual TV Auction.   
Rotary Club of Gardner Prepares for TV Auction 2012 Scott Graves 2012-01-13 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary seeks candidates for RYLA
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The Rotary Club of Gardner, MA is seeking high school sophomores from Gardner HS, Murdock HS and Narragansett HS as participants in District 7910's 2012 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).  
Gardner Rotary seeks candidates for RYLA Scott Graves 2012-01-13 00:00:00Z
World Interact week
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 During World Interact Week, 31 October-6 November,Interactors and Rotarians worldwide commemorate the charter of the first Interact club in 1962.  
World Interact week Scott Graves 2011-11-04 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary and RotoRide thank YOU!
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Thanks to YOU Gardner RotoRide 2011 will once again play an integral role in maintaining essential youth mentoring and education programs through HOPE and SummerUp in 2012.   Initial results show that despite the weather we raised approximately $5000.00USD.
Gardner Rotary and RotoRide thank YOU! Scott Graves 2011-09-25 00:00:00Z
Ready for RotoRide 2011
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Well it's finally here.  RotoRide 2011 is set for Saturday September 24.  For complete event details including registration, times, route information and more check out the Official RotoRide  2011 Webpage.  To add your own stamp of approval, let your opinions be known and more check out our RotoRide facebook page.  If you have questions please email us.Image.
Ready for RotoRide 2011 Scott Graves 2011-09-17 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary to promote RotoRide and the Rotary Experience September 14
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While the imperative for hosting a viewing of the 2011 TT Isle of Mann official DVD is to promote RotoRide,  the Club also sees this pre-ride event as an opportunity to mingle with local professionals in a new crowd.  And by the way, this movie recounts the most exciting moments from what has got to be the world's craziest motorsport event.  Check inside for complete Isle of Mann TT Movie night details.  

 

Gardner Rotary to promote RotoRide and the Rotary Experience September 14 Scott Graves 2011-08-27 00:00:00Z
Gardner HS Interact isn't toying around
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The first toy drive initiated by the Gardner Interact club ended months ago.  Over 800 toys were distributed to Boston Childrens' Hospital and Heywood Memorial Hospital.  But the donations keep coming in!  Pictured here are members of the 2011-2012 Interact club distributing toys to the Gardner CAC.  To date, the toy drive has collected close to 1000 new toys with no signs of the donations stopping.  
Gardner HS Interact isn't toying around Scott Graves 2011-08-10 00:00:00Z
RotoRide Community Page
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 Want another great way to keep up on the latest news about RotoRide?  Join our RotoRide Community Page, of course.  
RotoRide Community Page Scott Graves 2011-08-07 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary Club Welcomes New Member
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The Rotary Club of Gardner is pleased to welcome our newest member.  Mr. Bob Della Vella is employed by GAAMHA, Inc., a local non-profit organization dedicated to enabling persons to achieve their personal goals.  GAAMHA provides employment opportunities and other services for those with learning and developmental disabilities.  We look forward to sharing our Rotary experience with Bob in the months and years ahead.  
Gardner Rotary Club Welcomes New Member Scott Graves 2011-08-04 00:00:00Z
Gardner Interact club making significant impact on community
This club is showing the Gardner Rotarians how it's done.  In addition to completing well over a dozen service projects with their time and labor since their formation, the club recently completed a toy drive which collected 800 toys and counting and over $8,000.00USD.  The cash and toys were then distributed by the students to Boston's Children’s' Hospital and Heywood Hospital of Gardner.
Gardner Interact club making significant impact on community Scott Graves 2011-06-30 00:00:00Z
Meet the New President
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He is a former Air Force Airman, avid hunter and family man and a commercial loan executive for GFA Federal Credit Union.  Click here to read Peter Hazel's speech calling Rotarians to Reach Within to Embrace Humanity. 
Meet the New President Scott Graves 2011-06-30 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Gardner's 86th Presidential Installation
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The Rotary club of Gardner hosted it's 86th Installation June 29 at Khamelot in Templeton, MA.  Read on to learn about the many special Rotary International commendations the club received and the very special moments from Club President Scott Gile's year in Rotary shared by all members.
Rotary Club of Gardner's 86th Presidential Installation Scott Graves 2011-06-30 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary and Interact Clubs well represented during RYLA 2011
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It was another highly successful RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) for district 7910.  Students selected by the Rotary club of Gardner made many special contributions to this years weekend of personal reflection and growth.
Gardner Rotary and Interact Clubs well represented during RYLA 2011 Scott Graves 2011-06-28 00:00:00Z
How do YOU RotoRide?
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Preparations are underway for RotoRide 2011.  RotoRide is back for another exciting weekend of motorcycle riding, comradery, Oktoberfest, did we mention racing chairs down a big hill?   For sponsorship opportunity information click here.
How do YOU RotoRide? Scott Graves 2011-05-23 00:00:00Z
The Argument for a Creative Education
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Rotarians take note: It may be time to rethink how we educate young people

Click here for the perspective of Laura Seargeant Richardson recently featured in the Atlantic Monthly May 2, 2011

The Argument for a Creative Education Scott Graves 2011-05-23 00:00:00Z
RYLA: What It's all about for our youth
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RYLA: What It's all about for our youth Scott Graves 2011-04-27 00:00:00Z
The Results are In!
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The first of a series of donations to take place following the TV Auction: Vin Iolenti, dept. chair for broadcast and electronic media, MWCC accepts a check for $2500.00 in funds donated by the Gardner Rotary club. Pictured with Vin are (l to r) president-elect Peter Hazel and current club president Scott Gile.
The Results are In! Scott Graves 2011-03-17 00:00:00Z
Behind the Scenes at the TV Auction
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Auction Snapshots: Did we have fun or what?  You decide after viewing a few video shorts taken from a behind-the-scenes perspective during the 39th annual Gardner Rotary TV auction.
Behind the Scenes at the TV Auction Scott Graves 2011-03-07 00:00:00Z
HOPE and SummerUp latest recipients of RotoRide Funds
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February 10: Club President  Scott Gile presented funds from the Rotary club's successful RotoRide Cafe Racer Run on Thursday.  Pictured L to R are Joanne Foster, Executive Director of HOPE (House of Peace and Education) and Rebeccah Sonn, Community Partnerships Director, Access and Training who coordinaes SummerUp.  A total of $8000.00 was presented.  Funds will be used to support youth and parental activities for thousands of North Central families including mentoring, tutoring, leadership development and recreation programs initiated by these two important organizations.
HOPE and SummerUp latest recipients of RotoRide Funds Scott Graves 2011-02-12 00:00:00Z
Join the RotoRide fanpage!
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RotoRide fans can contribute to a forum of motorcycle enthusiasts with their stories, promote their businesses, share ideas and more plus get updates on the latest RotoRide news at our new RotoRide fanpage.


Join the RotoRide fanpage! Scott Graves 2011-01-30 00:00:00Z
One New Members Thoughts on the Future of Rotary
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Here what one new Rotarian has to say about reinvigorating Rotary International one new member at a time.

Click here to read this article from Rotary International
One New Members Thoughts on the Future of Rotary Scott Graves 2011-01-20 00:00:00Z
Veronika Patty, Triathlete starts off Gardner Rotary's 2011
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 She's poised.  She's driven.  She knows how to motivate people to reach beyond themselves.  Find out why Veronika Patty was the perfect start for Gardner Rotary's 2011. 

For More information on the Clark Memorial Y click here. 

Veronika Patty, Triathlete starts off Gardner Rotary's 2011 Scott Graves 2011-01-06 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary Announces Slate of Officers for 2011-2012
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By a unanimous vote the Gardner Rotary club has approved the slate of officers for the 2011-2012 year.  Click here to see a complete list of individuals.
Gardner Rotary Announces Slate of Officers for 2011-2012 Scott Graves 2010-12-30 00:00:00Z
New Generations Forum a Success
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 Rotary has always taken a keen interest in supporting youth initiatives throughout the world.  Some of the best homegrown ideas for RYLA, Rotaract and Interact were shared today and members of Gardner Rotary were there to make an impact on the first Next Generations Forum.

New Generations Forum a Success Scott Graves 2010-12-04 00:00:00Z
Giving Rotary Thanks,
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Gardner Rotary club member offers how becoming a rotarian epitomizes the spirit of giving thanks...  This Article originally appeared in November, 2008

Read more of Scott Graves here

Giving Rotary Thanks, Scott M. Graves 2010-11-25 00:00:00Z
Do we Give Enough?
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In this month's Boston Business Journal one of the region's top commercial real estate developers makes the case why Boston's top earners should be giving more.  Read the article and then comment on the Gardner Rotary club's facebook page.
Do we Give Enough? Scott Graves 2010-11-18 00:00:00Z
Rotary International Announces Purple Pinky Day
 Be a part of helping Rotary eradicate Polio Worldwide!  
Rotary International Announces Purple Pinky Day Scott Graves 2010-10-14 00:00:00Z
RotoRide Cafe Racer Run T-Shirts on Sale NOW!
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 Help Rotary be there for SummerUp and HOPE all year long!  Buy your RotoRide T-Shirts now while supplies last.
RotoRide Cafe Racer Run T-Shirts on Sale NOW! Scott Graves 2010-10-02 00:00:00Z
RotoRide Cafe Racer Run Announces raffle winners
Check here to see who won.  Visit our site page for RotoRide Cafe Racer Run to see what they won.  
RotoRide Cafe Racer Run Announces raffle winners Scott Graves 2010-09-28 00:00:00Z
RotoRide Café Racer Run roars into Gardner
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 A success!  Thanks to our sponsors, raffle winners and riders RotoRide Cafe Racer Run raises $8k for Gardner Youth.
RotoRide Café Racer Run roars into Gardner Scott Graves 2010-09-26 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary and Interact: The Future of Rotary in Gardner
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August 26: Nearly thirty young adults from Gardner HS joined the Gardner Rotary club and District Governor Mike Ellis to install the charter club of the Gardner High School Interact club.  Read on to learn more about this dynamic group of young people.  Their goals for the future and why Interact has become an essential part of Rotary's future.
Gardner Rotary and Interact: The Future of Rotary in Gardner Scott Graves 2010-08-26 00:00:00Z
Gardner Chair Rehab a challenge for Rotary
The Gardner Rotary club has taken the lead in replacing this most important symbol of our community.  Read on to find out how you can help.
Gardner Chair Rehab a challenge for Rotary 2010-08-12 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary Club announces scholarship recipients for 2010
The Gardner Rotary Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the academic scholarships for 2010
Gardner Rotary Club announces scholarship recipients for 2010 2010-08-12 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary Club Welcomes New Member
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The Gardner Rotary Club, serving the communities of Hubbardston, Winchendon, Phillipston and Gardner welcome Monica Whitehouse to the Rotary Community.  Pictured (L-R) are member sponsor Jeff Gallant, Monica, and Past President Mike Gerry
Gardner Rotary Club Welcomes New Member Scott Graves 2010-08-05 00:00:00Z
The Jazz Monster Hits G Vegas
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 Jazz Reigned Supreme at Rotary today as Kelly Roberge and Ric Stone of the Boston-based group 'Quartet of Happiness' let the Jazz Monster Loose on G Vegas.  For video and info come inside...
The Jazz Monster Hits G Vegas Scott Graves 2010-07-22 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary and RotoRide present $4k to SummerUp!
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July 8 2010: After a successful year of growth for the third annual RotoRide, The Gardner Rotary club was proud to present a check for $4000.00 USD to the recipient of all net proceeds, SummerUp.  Pictured with Club President Scott Gile is SummerUp director Patty Gregson to accept the donation.  
Gardner Rotary and RotoRide present $4k to SummerUp! Scott M. Graves 2010-07-08 00:00:00Z
Rotary Year 2010-2011 starts off with a bang!
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Following the Installation of District Governor Mike Ellis of Gardner and club President Scott Gile, a club installation and awards ceremony was held at the Colonial Inn in Gardner today with many members in attendance to kick off the new Rotary year.
Rotary Year 2010-2011 starts off with a bang! Scott Graves 2010-07-01 00:00:00Z
Welcome New Member
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On June 24, 2010 the Gardner Rotary Club welcomed new member Mike Quinn, Executive Director of the Clark Memorial YMCA. Mike is pictured here with 2010-2011 club President Scott Gile, Heritage Insurance.
Welcome New Member Scott Graves 2010-06-24 00:00:00Z
Many Changes for a new Rotary Year.
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With the passing of another dynamic year in Rotary there are many happy changes taking place in the Gardner Club. Read on to see how local leaders are putting their time talent and treasure to good use at the district and international levels.
Many Changes for a new Rotary Year. Scott Graves 2010-06-24 00:00:00Z
Local Project for 6/17/10: Rotary Island Rehab
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See images of the Rotary club Island rehab project 6/17/10 by clicking on the photo journal for this project.
Local Project for 6/17/10: Rotary Island Rehab Scott Graves 2010-06-17 00:00:00Z
Meet Ron Burton, Jr.
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Ron Burton, Jr. Red Sox Executive and Director of the Ron Burton, Jr. Training Village spoke at the May 27th meeting about the Hubbardston-based program, the Red Sox and his father's story.
Meet Ron Burton, Jr. Scott Graves 2010-06-10 00:00:00Z
New Member Welcomed!
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We welcomed a new member to the Gardner Rotary Club on Thursday, April 15, 2010.
New Member Welcomed! Scott Graves 2010-05-20 00:00:00Z
Spotlight: MWCC Broadcasting
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Learn more about Broadcasting at Mount Wachusett Community College. www.mwcc.mass.edu/programs/bct/default.html
Spotlight: MWCC Broadcasting Scott Graves 2010-03-08 00:00:00Z
Gardner Rotary Club Four-Way Test 2010
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Members of the Gardner Rotary Club, present the Four Way Test Award to Dr. James Faust.
Gardner Rotary Club Four-Way Test 2010 Scott Graves 2010-02-01 00:00:00Z
Purple Pinky Day
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Please join the cause! Together we can eliminate polio worldwide. Visit our public kiosk on October 24, 2009 at the main entrance of the Gardner Wal-Mart to make a small donation and gain insight into the PolioPlus program of Rotary International.
Purple Pinky Day Scott M. Graves
James Montgomery brings Blues to GVNA
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You know your Gardner Visiting Nurses Association for it's broad menu of essential services, but did you know they've gone BLUE? Blues that is and it's all for the cause...
James Montgomery brings Blues to GVNA Scott M. Graves
Thank You Gardner!!!
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Thanks to all Sponsors, Committee Members, Gardner Rotary club, riders and all of G Vegas for making RotoRide a success!
Thank You Gardner!!! Scott M. Graves
RotoRide goes Facebook
RotoRide 2009 now has a profile on Facebook. Get complete information, find out what our event is all about, who is joining up and more! Scott Graves

Create Your Badge
RotoRide goes Facebook Scott M. Graves
New Year for District Gov Carol Toomey
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Carol Toomey, District Governor for Rotary 7910, presented the 2009-2010 Rotary Motto Flag to Gardner Rotary Club President, Michael Gerry.
New Year for District Gov Carol Toomey Scott M. Graves
RotoRide 2009:Thanks to our Sponsors
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Complete information on our current sponsors, or how to become a Rotary RotoRide sponsor may be found here...
RotoRide 2009:Thanks to our Sponsors Scott M. Graves
RotoRide 2009
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We have all your RotoRide Information here to make your experience loads of fun for the whole family. For RotoRide Registration forms, course directions and sponsor listings, click on the downloads button, left navigation bar of our Gardner Rotary Homepage.
RotoRide 2009 Scott M. Graves
RI Prez to Speak July 18th
John Kenny, president of Rotary International, will be honoring "100 Years of Rotary" in Massachusetts.
RI Prez to Speak July 18th Scott M. Graves
Rotary Donates to Summer Up Program
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PHOTO CAPTION: Michael Gerry, president of the Greater Gardner Rotary Club, presents a check for $3,567 to Rebeccah Sonn, right, Director of Community Partnerships at Mount Wachusett Community College, for the college's Summer UP youth recreation and leadership program. With them is Deanna Ballentine, chair of the Youth Commission in Gardner. The Rotary's donation was raised through the club's recent Rotoride fundraising event in conjunction with the Gardner Ale House's Octoberfest. Missing from photo: Scott Gile, chairman of the Rotoride Committee.
Rotary Donates to Summer Up Program Scott M. Graves
Gardner Photo Essay Vol. 1
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The following is installment one of a photo essay which club member Scott M. Graves hopes captures some of the essence of Gardner, MA.

Gardner Photo Essay Vol. 1 Scott M. Graves
Heywood Hospital
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Gardner Rotary Club President Mike Gerry presents Dr. Jim Faust and Laurie Martiska, Heywood Hospital with a capitol campaign contribution of $5,000.00.

Heywood Hospital Scott M. Graves
A Milltown Story
I am proud to tell you my roots go deep into the mill-towns of Massachusetts.  I grew up in a shoe town.  Later, I spent many happy years in and after college watching Lowell, MA transform from a denigrated former textile giant into a re-definition we all take pride in.  My family currently resides in Gardner, a city suffering immensely as our industrial base exhales its last sigh.  We're keenly aware of the change surrounding us.   This story is about that change.  It is a story about possibilities. 
A Milltown Story Scott M. Graves
Thanks to all for a successful 34th Gardner Rotary
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Another successful year for the Gardner Rotary Auction.  Now in its thirty-fourth season the annual event draws hundreds of participants and volunteers from the greater Gardner region to raise funds that benefit various worthy causes that are supported by the Gardner Rotary Club.

Thanks to all for a successful 34th Gardner Rotary Scott M. Graves
Ready to make your bids?

To view the 34th Gardner Rotary Auction go to: www.mwcc.edu/livetv

 

Got Local Cable? You'll find us on Local Comcast Channel 9.

Ready to make your bids? Scott M. Graves
Auction Time is Here!

Gardner Rotary Club

34th Auction

March 6, 2009 7:00PM-11:00PM

March 7, 2009 10:00AM-4:00PM

 

 

Auction Time is Here! Scott M. Graves
Chair City Rotary hits the digital realm

Greetings!  Straight from G Vegas, the Chair City USA we are very pleased to represent Gardner, MA and Rotary International.  This writing represents our club's first foray into maintaining a comprehensive on-line community designed to make communicating between citizens and members current, past and new fun and enlightening.  Who knows, we may all learn something together while working to make our community a vibrant, living place.  Remember what this season represents.  Remember that this season's magic is truly for everyone.  Remember those  who aren't with us but truly are with us.  Remember to love life, love learning.

Until next time,

Make Dreams Real.

 

Chair City Rotary hits the digital realm Scott M. Graves