Club Directors
President
President 2017-2018 (PE)
President 2018-2019 (VP)
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sgt. At Arms
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Speaker Chair
Speaker Co-Chair
Bulletin Chair
Photographer
Director
Director
Director
Feed Framingham+
President Fram. Rotary Edu. Foundation
Webmaster
International Chair
Bulletin Co-Chair
Projects Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Club Trainer
Youth Chair
Youth Exchange Chair
Interact Chair - FHS
Rotaract
RYLA Chair
Pancake Breakfast
 
Welcome To Our Club!

Framingham

           "Service Above Self"
 
 
We meet Every Monday at 12:15 PM 
Ken's Steak House
95 Worcester Road 
Route 9
Framingham, MA  01702
United States
Come join us!
 
 
Current Stories
On Marathon Day, several Rotary Club members were out soliciting donations to support Special Olympics Massachusetts. They moved thru race watchers and also manned some local parking lots with with donation cans in hand. They collected $3100 ($850 MORE than last year!) to be given to the Special Olympics of Massachusetts. 
Our Spring Craft Fair was a success with over 100 crafters and over 700 attendees at Keefe Tech High School.  Thank you to our crafters and the attendees that took advantage of the cloudy Spring day to acquire unique gifts and crafts.  See you next year on the same weekend and at the same location.  Enjoy the video.
 
Another Service Dog graduation NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans campus is coming up! It is beyond inspiring to see the incredible positive impact these dogs bring to people. During upcoming April graduation day, the Wachusett area Rotary Club plans to present a combined donation from their club and the Rotary Club of Framingham in support of the Service Dog program. This is part of a combined Rotary Grant effort to further support NEADS. The Rotary Club of Framingham is already a sponsor for service dog HARRIS, who is now 9 months old and in training. Definitely looking forward to his graduation day down the road.
David Podell, Ph.D., President of Mass Bay Community College, provided a fascinating update of the mission and initiatives underway at the College. He discussed the population served and some of the challenges faced by the College. His theme was upbeat and positive as he presented the programs the College has underway for students seeking their Associate degree and those who use the College as a stepping stone to a 4-year degree
Wonderful experience serving the community people a good meal on a Thursday evening at Pearl Street Cafe.  Team Rotary Club of Framingham
Scherrie Keating, of Diabetes Kare Consulting, presented a compelling perspective of diabetes care and pre-diabeties prevention including the key elements of risk for diabetes. She urged everyone to pay attention to weight, lifestyle and other physiological indications that can cause diabetes. Of particular note, listen carefully to results of blood tests and warning language that doctors use like – having slightly elevated levels of blood sugar. That is a critical warning flag that someone has pre-diabetes and should take measures to reduce risk
Service Dog in Training HARRIS got a chance to experience the first big snow of 2017 along with the rest of us in New England.
Puppy HARRIS got to meet Santa and check out the mall this past weekend.Socialization, which includes being exposed to novel objects/items, meeting new people, and visiting different locations is a major component of the Service Dog training program by NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans. A visit to a local mall provides many opportunities for service pups to experience new sights and sounds.
The Framingham High School Show Chorus, under the direction of Dan Moore, visited our Club and provided a medley of holiday music and dance.
The following link is a video on Framingham  Rotary Club's Service Pup Program staring "Harris" and the Prison Pup Program at MCI in Framingham.  https://vimeo.com/193208598
Last Wednesday the Rotary Club of Framingham joined other community volunteers to help rip apart cooked Turkeys for the Curtis Family Thanksgiving day dinner. The annual event is expected to feed over 2000 people this year on Thanksgiving day.
Our October 31 meeting was at Jack's Abby together with members for the Natick and Charles River Clubs.  After the business meeting and full from pizza most members toured the facility.
Harris and his weekend raiser visited a local Lowe’s! This visit provided Harris’ weekend raiser with many opportunities to introduce him to novel sights and sounds. There are many different experiences at Lowe’s, and NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans pups are most welcome.
 
The Rotary Club of Framingham held it's 5th annual Pancake Breakfast on November 5, 2016. Proceeds from this event help purchase AC units for elderly living in public housing. Thank you to everyone who came out to our event. Here's a quick look back at the event. https://vimeo.com/190439735
Puppy HARRIS is continuing along his Service dog training path with NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans. At around the 4 month mark puppies are matched to Prison Pup Partnership programs. Several considerations go into the placement of pups. Each correctional facility has a specific number of slots available for puppies in training so there has to be space. And NEADS trainers try to match each puppy with an inmate handler who has the skills that best fit the temperament of the pup. In mid-September, Harris was placed in the Prison PUP Partnership training program right here in our community at MCI-Framingham. His inmate handler will teach Harris things like how to walk next to a wheelchair, and how to go get a toy and put it back in a person’s hand. This is a fun game for Harris, and will also be the primary way a potential client will exercise him. Exciting to see Harris continuing on his service training path! The training costs for Harris are being funded in part by the Rotary Club of Framingham.
 
 
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Current News
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
 
 
Rotary Club of Framingham
P. O. Box 2173, Framingham, MA 01703
www.framinghamrotary.org