The Rotary Club of
Montachusett Area
Serve to Change Lives
Membership Newsletter 
for September 9, 2021
Train your mind to see the good in everything.  Positivity is a choice.  The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.  Anatole France once said, to accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but believe.
Our next Club Meeting will begin on Thursday September 9th at 7:45am via Zoom 
Meeting ID: 847 9720 0197/Passcode: wK4gp6 or in person at the Gardeners' Spot located at 66 Granite Street in Leominster.
President's Message: Michael Caslin
My fellow Rotarians and Guests,
On this date (September 9th) in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the United States of America.  This replaced the term United Colonies, which had been in general use.  By September, the Declaration of Independence had been drafted, signed, printed, and sent to Great Britain.  What Congress had declared to be true on paper in July was clearly the case in practice.  Congress had created a country from a cluster of colonies and the new nation’s name reflected that reality.  Our Founding Fathers had the courage to go against the British monarch and create their own government.  They had a vision for a government controlled by the people where every citizen had the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  They also knew the decision to break away from the British empire was bold and would come with a price, but they had faith that freedom would prevail.  In Rotary, we have the courage to support our communities, to provide humanitarian services internationally, and to lead a global initiative to eradicate diseases like polio.
To our guests, we invite you to join us in fellowship and service.  Please feel free to attend an upcoming meeting to learn more about Rotary.
Yours in Service,
Board of Directors' Meeting:
Will be held the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Last Meeting:
I want to apologize for the Zoom link not working properly this morning.  It was probably something that I did, but we'll figure it out so that it can be used moving forward. 
I spoke with Frank Ardinger the President of the Leominster Club about how we can support them during the upcoming 28th Annual Johnny Appleseed Arts & Cultural Festival on Saturday, September 25th.
Frank is looking for some volunteers from our club during the festival with the hours of:
7:00am ~ 9:00am (set-up)
9:00am ~ 11:30am
11:30am ~ 2:30pm
2:30pm ~ 5:30pm (includes break-down/clean-up)
Anyone who is interested or has questions can call Frank at (508) 479-0895 or email him at
Frank will also visit of meeting on September 9th to discuss the Johnny Appleseed Arts & Cultural Festival.
Upcoming Speakers on September 16th Jim and Karen Fusco.
Upcoming Speakers on September 30th Bob Antonioni the President of Our Father's House.
Club Meeting:
Food Warmer for Spanish American Center district grant update.
"Fantasy" Stock Market Madness Game fundraiser update.
28th Annual Johnny Appleseed Arts & Cultural Festival update.

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