The Rotary Club of
Montachusett Area
Serve to Change Lives
Membership Newsletter 
for December 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.  Paul Ferrini
once said, You demonstrate love by giving it unconditionally to yourself.  And as you do, you attract others into your life who are able to love you without conditions.
Club Meeting:
For everyone's health and well-being, we are requiring everyone to wear a mask during our in-person meetings.  Thank you
Our next Club Meeting will begin on Thursday December 9th at 7:45am via Zoom
Meeting ID: 848 7593 0762/Passcode: QsRp6z or in person at the Leominster Credit Union located at 18 Adams Street in Leominster.
Board of Director's Meeting
Will be held the 2nd Thursday of the month.
President's Message: Michael Caslin
My fellow Rotarians,
On this date (December 9th) in 1964, John Coltrane’s Quartet records their greatest work “A Love Supreme” at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.  He remains the most influential saxophonist in music history and has received numerous posthumous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, and was canonized by the African Orthodox Church.  At Rotary, our influence extends to a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change for our neighbors and ourselves.
Yours in Service,
Last Week's Club Meeting
Please support the Sweats for Vets program.  Please drop off a Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, or Boston College sweatshirt in size large or larger to a local homeless shelter or contact Mark Vital directly at (508) 494-9410 or to learn more about how you can help.  Please bring in your sweatshirts or hoodies to Alley at our December 9th Rotary meeting and she will drop them off in December.  Thank you Alley!
Please support the Hats for the Homeless and Less Fortunate program that This initiative is to collect warm items such as hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to help keep less fortunate men, women, and children warm during the cold winter months.  Please bring your items to a club meeting and give contents to Joan or leave your bags/boxes of hats and mittens at the following locations, no need to call in advance.  Be sure to leave your contact information so we know who to thank!  Donations of hats, mittens, gloves and scarves can be dropped off any time during normal business hours at the British American Club at 1 Simonds road in Fitchburg.  The BAC opens at 12:00pm Tuesday ~ Sunday and is closed on Mondays.  The Senior Center at 14 Wallace Street Monday ~ Friday from 8:00am ~ 4:30pm.  or you can drop off at J'J's Helping Hands at 16 Clearview Avenue in Fitchburg at anytime.  If you have any questions please reach out to Cheryl Cucchiara (978) 855-1712  Please bring in your hats and warm items to Joan at our December 9th Rotary meeting and she will drop them off on December 15th.  Thank you Joan!
Our Club sold 41 poinsettias for our fundraiser and we made $512.50.  Thank you Nancy and Neil!
Our Club volunteered at the Salvation Army Bell Ringing on November 27th and we raised $675.00.  Thank you Jim and all the volunteers!
The Gardeners' Spot has been very generous in donating Christmas Trees to veterans.  Thank you Neil!
Our Club will purchase the 4 remaining Giving Tree Program Tags for LUK.  Sydney Huckabee of LUK will be picking up all the tags on December 16th.  Leslie offered to hang on to any tags and gifts that are dropped off at our Club meeting on December 9th should you not be able to make the December 16th Club meeting.  Thank you Leslie!
Back by Popular demand our Club is having a Round 2 of the "Fantasy: Stock Market Game.  There will be 20 new stocks to pick from.  You choose 5 different stocks and at the end of 8 weeks, prizes will be given to the 1st and 2nd participants with the highest values as well as the one with the lowest value.  it costs $25 per person to play and the total prize pool is up to $1,000!  All entries must be received by January 2, 2022.  Thank you Jim!
Upcoming Speaker
December 16thSydney Huckabee of LUK will speak and pick up the 25 Giving Tree Program Tags that were dropped off to our Rotary Club on November 18th.  

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