Posted by Carol Perreault-Fluet on Jul 25, 2018
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Event
Friday, September 16, 2018 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
 
 
 
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Fundraising Carol Perreault-Fluet 2018-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carol Perreault-Fluet on Apr 18, 2016
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
 
 
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Posted by Carol Perreault-Fluet on Apr 10, 2016
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
 
 
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Posted by Carol Perreault-Fluet on Apr 10, 2016
Welcome our newest Rotary member Tammy Hawkins of Athol Savings Bank
 
New Member Tammy Hawkins Carol Perreault-Fluet 2016-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carol Perreault-Fluet on Nov 09, 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 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2015
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 0
Posted by Carol Perreault-Fluet on Sep 21, 2015
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 0
Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Event to Benefit Backpack Project Michael Ellis 2015-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carol Perreault-Fluet on Jul 06, 2015
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 0
Posted by Carol Perreault-Fluet
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 0
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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 0
Installation of our new club president - June 11, 2015 Carol Perreault-Fluet 2015-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
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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 0
Forward in Health - Dr. John Mulqueen Caroline Fluet 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Look who's halfway to becoming a major donor to the foundation. Caroline Fluet 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our new Paul Harris Fellow Caroline Fluet 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Gardner Welcomes a New Member Scott Graves 2012-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Nov 18, 2012
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Oct 31, 2012
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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 0
In Memoriem: Ray Goland 1962-2012 Scott Graves 2012-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Sep 15, 2012
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jun 23, 2012
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jun 23, 2012
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jun 01, 2012
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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 0
Big Ideas in Action: Micro-Lending Transforming the World Scott Graves 2012-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Gardner Announces 2012 RYLA Attendees Scott Graves 2012-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Small Business Focus: Monetizing Ideas in the Information Age Scott Graves 2012-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Gardner Prepares for TV Auction 2012 Scott Graves 2012-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jan 12, 2012
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Nov 03, 2011
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Sep 24, 2011
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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 0
Ready for RotoRide 2011 Scott Graves 2011-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Aug 26, 2011
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Aug 09, 2011
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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 0
RotoRide Community Page Scott Graves 2011-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Aug 03, 2011
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jun 29, 2011
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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jun 29, 2011
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jun 29, 2011
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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 0
Gardner Rotary and Interact Clubs well represented during RYLA 2011 Scott Graves 2011-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on May 22, 2011
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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 0
The Argument for a Creative Education Scott Graves 2011-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
RYLA: What It's all about for our youth Scott Graves 2011-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Mar 16, 2011
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Mar 06, 2011
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Feb 11, 2011
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jan 29, 2011
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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 0
One New Members Thoughts on the Future of Rotary Scott Graves 2011-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Veronika Patty, Triathlete starts off Gardner Rotary's 2011 Scott Graves 2011-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Gardner Rotary Announces Slate of Officers for 2011-2012 Scott Graves 2010-12-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Dec 03, 2010
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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 0
Giving Rotary Thanks, Scott M. Graves 2010-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Do we Give Enough? Scott Graves 2010-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Announces Purple Pinky Day Scott Graves 2010-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
RotoRide Cafe Racer Run T-Shirts on Sale NOW! Scott Graves 2010-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
RotoRide Cafe Racer Run Announces raffle winners Scott Graves 2010-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
RotoRide Café Racer Run roars into Gardner Scott Graves 2010-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Aug 25, 2010
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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 0
Gardner Chair Rehab a challenge for Rotary 2010-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Gardner Rotary Club announces scholarship recipients for 2010 2010-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Aug 04, 2010
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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 0
The Jazz Monster Hits G Vegas Scott Graves 2010-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott M. Graves on Jul 07, 2010
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jun 30, 2010
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jun 23, 2010
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jun 23, 2010
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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 0
Local Project for 6/17/10: Rotary Island Rehab Scott Graves 2010-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Jun 09, 2010
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on May 19, 2010
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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 0
Posted by Scott Graves on Mar 07, 2010
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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 0
Gardner Rotary Club Four-Way Test 2010 Scott Graves 2010-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott M. Graves
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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.
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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 0
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Thanks to all Sponsors, Committee Members, Gardner Rotary club, riders and all of G Vegas for making RotoRide a success!
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RotoRide goes Facebook Scott M. Graves 0
New Year for District Gov Carol Toomey Scott M. Graves 0
RotoRide 2009:Thanks to our Sponsors Scott M. Graves 0
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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 0
RI Prez to Speak July 18th Scott M. Graves 0
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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. 
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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 0
Ready to make your bids? Scott M. Graves 0
Posted by Scott M. Graves

Gardner Rotary Club

34th Auction

March 6, 2009 7:00PM-11:00PM

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

 

 

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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.

 

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