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Club Grants $11050 in Service Grants for 2017
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At the March 2017 board meeting, the board reviewed, discussed and then voted which organizations will be awarded Rotary Service Grants for 2017. Out of 20 organizations who submitted Service Grant requests this year to the club, 9 were awarded a Service Grant to support their specific project. Full list below. The funds for Service Grants are generated primarily thru the annual December Auction fundraiser, and the funds awarded this year totalled $11,050. In 2016, the club awarded $!5,020 in Service Grants across 15 organizations. In 2015 the club awarded $14,500 in Service Grants across 16 organizations. Prior year grant recipient lists can be found posted in ClubRunner docs. 
 
Rotary Area of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
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     $1050   MetroWest Mediation Services - to train 2 additional mediators to help with cases in the Framingham District court system
 
 
Rotary Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment
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    $1000   HOPE Worldwide Framingham Food Pantry - to purchase of personal hygiene products that can be made available to pantry clients
 
 
Rotary Area of Focus: Maternal and child health
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   $1500   Boys & Girls Club of Metrowest - to provide 1 week summer camp scholarships to 10 at-risk kids
   $1000   Family Promise Metrowest - to provide childcare, after school care, summer camp to allow parents working with Metrowest to pursue job training
 
 
Rotary Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy
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   $1000   Programs for People - to provide printers, computers, and testing software to aid staff in helping clients with job seeking
 
 
Rotary Area of Focus: Economic and community development
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   $1000   Amazing Things Art Center - to clean up an abandoned lot and create a fenced community "pocket park"
   $ 500    Framingham Housing Authority/Police Dept. - to support the annual National Night Out public safety and community event
   $1500   A Place to Turn -  - to provide frozen easy to prepare food for elderly clients of the food pantry 
   $2000   Bethany Hill Place - to replace antiquated fencing at the onsite community garden that residents rely on
 
 
Rotary Area of Focus: Water and sanitation
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Club Grants $11050 in Service Grants for 2017 Peter C. Anderson 2017-04-05 04:00:00Z
2 Club Mbrs Attended Rotary Leadership Institute
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Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) held classes for all levels of Rotary training on Saturday March 22, 2017 in Lincoln Rhode Island. I attended Level I, while Liz Kaprielian attended Level II. The purpose of RLI is to assist in improving the Rotary knowledge and leadership skills of the future leaders of our Rotary clubs. Rotarians came from as far away as Maine, as well as from Connecticut, Massachusetts & Rhode Island.  A recurring theme was the need to "modernize" clubs to drive member growth and member engagement and enthusiasm. 
2 Club Mbrs Attended Rotary Leadership Institute Shiks Dhiyani Pai 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z
NEADS Service Dog Graduation in April 2017
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.
NEADS Service Dog Graduation in April 2017 Liz Kaprielian 2017-03-12 05:00:00Z
MassBay Community College President
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
MassBay Community College President Ken Erdelt 2017-01-30 05:00:00Z
Club Members Serving Dinner at Pearl St. Cafe
Wonderful experience serving the community people a good meal on a Thursday evening at Pearl Street Cafe.  Team Rotary Club of Framingham
Club Members Serving Dinner at Pearl St. Cafe Shiks Dhiyani Pai 2017-01-26 05:00:00Z
Pre-Diabeties Prevention
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
Pre-Diabeties Prevention Ken Erdelt 2017-01-23 05:00:00Z
Puppy Harris in First 2017 Snow
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 in First 2017 Snow Liz Kaprielian 2017-01-09 05:00:00Z
Puppy Harris Meets Santa
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.
Puppy Harris Meets Santa Liz Kaprielian 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z
Rotary Exchange Student Visit
Rotary Exchange Student Visit Ken Erdelt 2016-12-07 00:00:00Z
Holiday Music by Framingham high School Show Chorus
The Framingham High School Show Chorus, under the direction of Dan Moore, visited our Club and provided a medley of holiday music and dance.
Holiday Music by Framingham high School Show Chorus Ken Erdelt 2016-12-05 00:00:00Z
Annual Rotary Auction is Open
Annual Rotary Auction is Open Phil Reimann 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Harris - Service Dog Program
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
Harris - Service Dog Program Liz Kaprielian 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Curtis Family Thanksgiving Dinner Prep
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.
Curtis Family Thanksgiving Dinner Prep Liz Kaprielian 2016-11-25 00:00:00Z
Multi Club Meeting at Jack's Abby
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.
Multi Club Meeting at Jack's Abby 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z
Harris at Lowes
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.
Harris at Lowes Liz Kaprielian 2016-11-11 00:00:00Z
2016 Rotary Pancake Breakfast Review
 
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
2016 Rotary Pancake Breakfast Review Liz Kaprielian 2016-11-05 00:00:00Z
Current Project:  2016 Rotary Pancake Breakfast 
Current Project:  2016 Rotary Pancake Breakfast  2016-11-02 00:00:00Z
Puppy Harris in Prison for Training
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.
Puppy Harris in Prison for Training Liz Kaprielian 2016-10-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary Members Enjoy Greek Dinner
Framingham Rotary members with their spouses and friends enjoying a Greek Dinner at Bella Costa
Rotary Members Enjoy Greek Dinner Ken Erdelt 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z
New Story September 23 2016
On Thursday several Framingham Rotarians served dinner at the Pearl Street Cafe in Framingham.  Pictured is Andy Karpouzis, Jim Pattterson, Ron Isaacson's neice, Phil Reimann and Ron Isaacson.  Rotarian Lindsey Morris is behind the camera.  The Rotary Club serves dinner at the Pearl Street Cafe every 4th Thursday of the month.  Come join us.
New Story September 23 2016 Phil Reimann 2016-09-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary & Align C.U. Build Play Houses
Last Saturday members of Framingham Rotary assisted the Align Credit Union team with building a play house under the careful eye of Habitat for Humanity.  The play house was painted like a fire house and given to a 2 year old boy from a veteran family.  Helping with the Align Credit Union team were Rotarians Tom Sturiale, Dick Manelis, Lindsey Morris, Rick Murray, Phil Reimann, Nelson Zide, and Teri Banerjee.  And yes, that is a solar panel you see on the roof.  It lights up a LED light bulb inside and can charge your cell phone. Great day with a great project.
Rotary & Align C.U. Build Play Houses Phil Reimann 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z
New Member Inducted by District Governors
Induction of new member Shiks Dhiyani (center) into the Framingham Rotary Club by District Governors Skip and Pat Doyle, Club President Lindsey Morris and Assistant Governor Steve Sager
New Member Inducted by District Governors Liz Kaprielian 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z
Club Sponsors NEADS Dog
Our Club is sponsoring a puppy to be trained for someone that is deaf and/or disabled.  We named him "Harris" after Paul Harris the founder of Rotary International in Chicago in 1905.  Look for future pictures tracking Harris as he progresses in his Service Dog training.
Club Sponsors NEADS Dog Liz Kaprielian 2016-08-26 00:00:00Z
Russian Dancers Visit Club
Young adult dancers from Russia visited and danced at the recent Rotary Club meeting in Framingham.
Russian Dancers Visit Club Liz Kaprielian 2016-08-08 00:00:00Z
2016 Rotary Club Installation and Awards Dinner
Video of the recent Framingham Rotary Club Installation and Awards Dinner depicting awards for Organization of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Rotarian of the Year.
2016 Rotary Club Installation and Awards Dinner Liz Kaprielian 2016-08-02 00:00:00Z
2016 High School Scholarships
The Rotary Education Foundation of Framingham (RCEFF) was pleased to award $45,000 in Scholarships in 2016 year. Ten scholarship recipients from local high schools each received a $4500 scholarship. From Joseph P. Keefe Technical School - Erin Dowdy, Valeria Arauz, and Angela Grant. From Hopkinton High School - Sabrina Martin, Jonathan Petani, Juliette Davis. From Holliston High School - Trevor Pennypacker. From Ashland High School - Zachary Schiffman. From Framingham High School - Kate O’Callaghan, Hodan Gudal. The recipients, their parent/guardians and Rotary club members celebrated at a luncheon at Ken's Steakhouse on May 16, 2016.
 
Thanks to Access Framingham for the story they ran on the Framingham Beat show of the Rotary Education Foundation of Framingham's 2016 annual scholarship awards.  To view the story click on
 
Donations to the fund are always welcome. Checks should be made out to Rotary Club Education Fund of Framingham and mailed to PO Box 2173, Framingham, MA 01701.
2016 High School Scholarships Liz Kaprielian 2016-07-08 00:00:00Z
Successful Spring Craft Fair
Our Rotary Spring Craft Fair 2016 was a great success with 107 crafters and over 600 attendees who stayed until the event closing time. Comments from the crafters included "great coffee and food service to the booth spaces" and "great venue", and from the attendees "great selection of crafts and items".  Come see us next year on April 22, 2017.
Successful Spring Craft Fair Phil Reimann 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z
2016 Rotary Spring Craft Fair
Get a head start on your spring shopping.  Find that special gift for Mother’s day, graduations, birthdays, first communion, Bat and Baz Mitzvahs.  At the Fair you can find, alpaca fleece gifts, mosaics, blown glass, original art, silver bangles and other handmade jewelry, silk flowers, 18” Teddy Bears, leather goods, wooden boxes and much much more.  Also, the Fair will have a 50-50 raffle and will feature a food concession.
 
All funds that Rotary receives from admissions and crafter display space rental will go into a fund that Framingham Rotary operates to provide grants to community organizations which provide vital services like The Boys and Girls Club, air conditioners for senior housing, student leadership program, Special Olympics and many more.  
2016 Rotary Spring Craft Fair Phil Reimann 2016-04-04 00:00:00Z
Taste of MetroWest
 When you attend the Taste of MetroWest at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, stop by and say "Hi", we'll be there.
Taste of MetroWest 2016-03-15 00:00:00Z
International Project - Guyana
Every year a group of Rotarians from Massachusetts travel to a third world country to accomplish a "hands-on" project with the resident Rotary Club.  
In February 2016 several members of our Club and Rotary District 7910 traveled to Georgetown, Guyana to build a playground for special needs students at a local school.
Afterwards the Rotary members went to a local orphanage to visit the children and deliver stuffed toys, books and games.  The Rotary Club of Georgetown coordinated the visit 
and participated in the activities.  For the trip highlights see the 3 minute video https://vimeo.com/158918429
This is another example of Rotary at Work.
International Project - Guyana Liz Kaprielian 2016-03-14 00:00:00Z
2015 FHS Show Chorus
2015 FHS Show Chorus Robert Schecter 2015-12-14 00:00:00Z
2015 Rotary Auction
The 2015 Rotary Auction will soon be open for bids.  Hundreds of items from Red Sox tickets to Florida vacations to local dinning certificates will be available to bid on.  Remember - 100% of the proceeds go directly back into the community with organizations like Boys and Girls Club, Food Pantry, YMCA, A Place to Turn, and others.  Our Auction starts Thursday 19 November and ends Wednesday 9 December so bit often and bid large.
2015 Rotary Auction Phil Reimann 2015-11-09 00:00:00Z
4th Annual Rotary Pancake Breakfaast
Come join us on Saturday 7 November 2015 for a great pancake breakfast!  We start at 7:30 am and finish at 11:00 at the East Side Cafe in Keefe Technical High School at 750 Winter Street.  All of the ticket sales and sponsorships go to purchasing air conditioners for seniors in public housing.  Remember how hot it was this summer?  Image not having air conditioning.  It gets very hot in an apartment on the third floor of a brick building and seniors need relief more then most. Come and have breakfast, say "Hi" to your neighbors and local politicians and help the elderly.  
4th Annual Rotary Pancake Breakfaast Phil Reimann 2015-11-05 00:00:00Z
Reality Check at Keefe Technical High School
Keefe Tech seniors participate in the Reality Check event where they made and remade their decisions regarding budgeting their monthly net salary against all the expenses for food, housing, transportation, utilities, retirement, donations, and entertainment.  In addition, the realities of life are forced on their budget by their spinning the Wheel of Fortune/Misfortune - twice.  The seniors take the class room concepts and put them into practice and in doing so experience the results of their decisions along with dealing with unexpected life events. The Rotary Club of 
Framingham initiated the event and helped to make the event an success,  Ms Maggie Ellis from Keefe Tech lead the program.
 
Reality Check at Keefe Technical High School Phil Reimann 2015-10-17 00:00:00Z
Principal John Ermilio speaking for Marian High School
Principal John Ermilio speaking for Marian High School Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-09-28 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club at 2015 MetroFest
The early shift of Rotarians manning the "Duck Pluck" booth at the 2015 MetroFest in Framingham.  12 Rotarians spent the day giving away stickers and 600 prizes to kids of all sizes and ages.  It was a great day.
Rotary Club at 2015 MetroFest 2015-09-27 00:00:00Z
Rotary at Framingham Concerts on the Green
Rotary at Framingham Concerts on the Green Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-07-31 00:00:00Z
Sergei Novikov
Sergei Novikov Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-07-27 00:00:00Z
Peter Harvell of Framingham Veterans Services
Peter Harvell of Framingham Veterans Services Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-07-23 00:00:00Z
Thank You Letter from Student Participant in RYLA
Thank You Letter from Student Participant in RYLA Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-07-14 00:00:00Z
2015 Summer Carnival a Success
Our 4 day carnival at the new Rt. 9 parking lot at Framingham State University was successfully as the weather was great and the crowds plentiful. Thank you to all that came out and enjoyed the event.  A special thanks to Framingham State University facilities and Police, Framingham Police, Wing Press, and the many Rotarians that manned the ticket booths.  All had a great time.  Funds raised will be used in our community projects.
2015 Summer Carnival a Success Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z
Buy a Brick for the New Framingham Public Library
The Framingham Rotary Club is participating with a Club Brick surrounded by bricks from our members.
Buy a Brick for the New Framingham Public Library Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z
Thank You from Student Participant in RYLA
Thank You from Student Participant in RYLA Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z
2015 Annual Installation & Awards Dinner
Rotary Club of Framingham celebrated its annual Installation and Awards Dinner on June 18 at the Framingham Country Club with special recognition of several members of the community.  Holli Andrews, Executive Director, received the award for the Organization of the Year presented to the Framingham Downtown Renaissance, Rotarian Ron Isaacson received the Rotarian of the Year award and Framingham Town Manager Bob Haplin received the award for Person of the Year. (picture by Susan Petroni - Patch)
2015 Annual Installation & Awards Dinner 2015-06-21 00:00:00Z
Recipients of the Paul Harris Award
 Recipitents of the Paul Harris Award for contributing to the International Rotary Foundation 
Recipients of the Paul Harris Award Stephen C. Rathmill 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z
Sherrie Whittemore Installed as Club President
  Incoming Rotary Club President Sherrie Whittemore presents award to out going Club President Jim Patterson 
Sherrie Whittemore Installed as Club President Stephen C. Rathmill 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z
Framingham Rotary Club presents scholarships
Framingham Rotary Club presents scholarships
The Framingham Rotary Club presented scholarships to 10 area high school seniors at a Monday luncheon at Ken's Steak House in Framingham. Each student received a one-time $4,500 scholarship. The students are from various MetroWest towns and schools. 
Rotary president Jim Patterson is at left, and Steve Rathmill, president of the Education Committee, is at right. Recipients included Briana Santiago, Kendra Melanson, Jenna Kennaly and Briana Feliciano, all from Keefe Tech; Manju Canuel from the Learning Center for the Deaf; Adam Graubert, Michael Spector and Ashley Olafsen, all Hopkinton High School seniors; and Lane Sutton and Eliza Meltzer, both Framingham High School students. Daily News and Wicked Local Photo/Dan Holmes
Framingham Rotary Club presents scholarships MetroWest Daily News 2015-05-18 00:00:00Z
Packing Meals for Food Pantries
 
Framingham Rotarians join other Rotarians and non-Rotarians in District 7910 packaging of over 12,000 meals to be given to local food pantries.
Packing Meals for Food Pantries Phil Reimann 2015-05-16 00:00:00Z
Annual Accommodations Awards Luncheon
Annual Accommodations Awards Luncheon Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z
Club Contributes to Special Olympics
Club Contributes to Special Olympics Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z
Javier Cevallos President of Framingham State University
Javier Cevallos President of Framingham State University Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z
Speaker Sue Crossley of Family Promise
Speaker Sue Crossley of Family Promise Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z
2015 Rotary Craft Fair
Over 600 attendees visited 101 Crafters during the 2015 Rotary Craft Fair at Keefe Technical High School yesterday.  Framingham Rotary members were busy admitting attendees at the three entrances. 
2015 Rotary Craft Fair Phil Reimann 2015-04-26 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club Provides Air Conditioners for Seniors in Public Housing
Rotary Club Provides Air Conditioners for Seniors in Public Housing Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z
Member Liz Kaprielian Receives Membership Award
Member Liz Kaprielian Receives Membership Award Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z
United Way offers Mental Health Hotline
United Way offers Mental Health Hotline Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z
Happy Birthday Baby
Happy Birthday Baby Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z
Framingham Rotarians at the Taste of MetroWest
Framingham Rotarians at the Taste of MetroWest Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-03-24 00:00:00Z
New Member - Jenn Ryan
New Member - Jenn Ryan Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z
Goodbye to Access Framingham TV's Bill McColgan
Goodbye to Access Framingham TV's Bill McColgan Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z
Art Robert, Director Framingham Community Development
Art Robert, Director Framingham Community Development Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z
Mazie Foundation
Mazie Foundation Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z
Two New Members Inducted
Two New Members Inducted Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z
Report on Zambia Project
Report on Zambia Project Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z
Rotary & New Nobscot Library
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Several members of the Club joined State Rep. Chris Walsh and numerous
town residents in signing an I-beam that will be a part of the skeleton of the
new Framingham Public Library Nobscot Branch.  Pictured with Rep.Wash
are Liz Kaprielian who organized our presence and Nelson Zide.  
Phil Reimann and Teri Banerjee also left their marks.
Rotary & New Nobscot Library Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-02-02 00:00:00Z
MetroWest YMCA Speaking to Rotary Club
MetroWest YMCA Speaking to Rotary Club Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z
Visit with Brian, Our Gift of Life Child from El Salvador
Visit with Brian, Our Gift of Life Child from El Salvador Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z
Letters from El Salvador
Letters from El Salvador Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z
Framingham Chief of Police Gets His Badge
Framingham Chief of Police Gets His Badge Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z
Rotary Members Assist MetroWest Performing Arts Center
Rotary Members Assist MetroWest Performing Arts Center Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-01-05 00:00:00Z
Marvin Berstein, New Member
Marvin Berstein, New Member Robert (Bob) Schecter 2015-01-05 00:00:00Z
Thank You Letter from El Salvador Doctor Thank You Letter from El Salvador Doctor Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z
Fuller Middle School Interact Club are Santa's Helpers

Fuller Middle School Interact Club are Santa's Helpers Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z
Head Start Christmas Party

Head Start Christmas Party Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z
2014 Rotary Auction Cones to a Close

2014 Rotary Auction Cones to a Close Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z
Annual Framingham High School Holiday Chorus

Annual Framingham High School Holiday Chorus Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-12-08 00:00:00Z
New members Receiving their Badges

New members Receiving their Badges Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-12-08 00:00:00Z
Rotarian Tom Sturialen Is Back!

Rotarian Tom Sturialen Is Back! Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z
Food Pantries Speak to the Local Need

Food Pantries Speak to the Local Need Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z
Framingham Club OK's Another High School Student Exchange

Framingham Club OK's Another High School Student Exchange Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Members at 2014 MetroFest

Rotary Members at 2014 MetroFest Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z
Dr. Castelli Speaks to Heart Attack Prevention

Dr. Castelli Speaks to Heart Attack Prevention Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z
Honduras Medical Mission

Honduras Medical Mission Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z
Framingham State Univeristy President Speaks to Rotary Club

Framingham State Univeristy President Speaks to Rotary Club Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-11-09 00:00:00Z
Nov. 1 Rotary Pancake Breakfast to Aid Seniors in Public Housing

Nov. 1 Rotary Pancake Breakfast to Aid Seniors in Public Housing Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-11-09 00:00:00Z
El Savadorian Boy Meets Fuller Middle Interact Club That Helped Save His Life
Fuller Interact Club students held fundraisers, so a boy from Central America could come to Massachusetts for a heart transplant surgery
 

Members of the Fuller Middle School’s Interact Club had the opportunity to meet Brian, the boy from El Salvador, whom the club raised money for him to come to Massachusetts to receive a heart transplant.
The Interact Club is sponsored by the Framingham Rotary Club. The Rotary Club and the Interact clubs at Framingham High and Fuller Middle held fundraisers so Brian could travel to the United States for his surgery. The clubs had a goal of raising $1,500.
Fuller Interact students met Brian on Wednesday. He spoke to the students about his experience, showed them his scar and thanked them.
While in Massachusetts, Brian met his favorite sports team - The Revolution. They gave him an autographed soccer ball.
El Savadorian Boy Meets Fuller Middle Interact Club That Helped Save His Life Susan Petroni (Patch Staff) 2014-11-08 00:00:00Z
2014 Rotary Auction is Open for Bidding
 
To place a bid at the Framingham Rotary Annual Auction - click HERE
2014 Rotary Auction is Open for Bidding Phil Reimann 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z
Matt Budz, Scout Exec Joins Framingham Rotary

Matt Budz, Scout Exec Joins Framingham Rotary Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z
CEO of Jewish Family Services is Speaker

CEO of Jewish Family Services is Speaker Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z
Gift of Life Child Recovers

Gift of Life Child Recovers Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z
Speaker and Author of "The Curse" Talks About the Ill Effects of Casinos

Speaker and Author of "The Curse" Talks About the Ill Effects of Casinos Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z
Current Project - Air Condtioners for Seniors

Current Project - Air Condtioners for Seniors 2014-10-19 00:00:00Z
Current Fundraiser

Current Fundraiser 2014-10-09 00:00:00Z
Christopher's Haven - Helping Kids with Cancer

Christopher's Haven - Helping Kids with Cancer Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z
Interact Clubs Sponsor Boy for Heart Transplant

Interact Clubs To Sponsor Central American Boy In Need of A Heart Transplant

Fuller’s Interact Club will host a bake sale Wednesday, during the school’s open house from 6-8 p.m., to raise funds to help the boy.

Interact Clubs Sponsor Boy for Heart Transplant 2014-09-14 00:00:00Z
Rotary Membership Campaign

Rotary Membership Campaign Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z
Annual Rotary Auction

Annual Rotary Auction Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z
Visitor from Africa

Visitor from Africa Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z
Monday Meeting Guests

Monday Meeting Guests Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z
Visit by Rotary District Governor

Visit by Rotary District Governor Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z
New "Gift of Life Child" Project

New "Gift of Life Child" Project Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z
Visting California Rotarians

Visting California Rotarians Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z
American Cancer Society Speaking at Rotary Club

American Cancer Society Speaking at Rotary Club Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z
Rabbi Harold Kusher to Speak at Natick Rotary Club

Rabbi Harold Kusher to Speak at Natick Rotary Club Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z
Framingham Police Chief Joins Rotary Club

Framingham Police Chief Joins Rotary Club Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-14 00:00:00Z
Serving Dinner at Pearl St. Cafe
Rotary members and spouses pictured after serving dinner at the Pearl St. Cafe - United Way

Serving Dinner at Pearl St. Cafe 2014-08-14 00:00:00Z
National Night Out

National Night Out Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z
Smart911

Smart911 Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z
Rotary at Community Block Party
Rotary at Community Block Party Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-07-31 00:00:00Z
Club Funds Scout from Taiwan
Club Funds Scout from Taiwan Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z
Author Davis Ostrowsky's New Book
Author Davis Ostrowsky's New Book Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z
Visit Us at Friday Evenings Concerts of the Green
Visit Us at Friday Evenings Concerts of the Green Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z
Liz Kaprielian - Rotarian of the Quarter
Liz Kaprielian - Rotarian of the Quarter Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z
Commemorative Bricks Offered at New Framingham Library Branch
Commemorative Bricks Offered at New Framingham Library Branch Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z
ERA Community Block Party
ERA Community Block Party Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Bob Schecter 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z
Performing Arts Center of Metrowest
Performing Arts Center of Metrowest Bob Schecter 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z
Knox Trail Boy Scouts Visit
Knox Trail Boy Scouts Visit Bob Schecter 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z
A New Rotary Year
A New Rotary Year Bob Schecter 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
Butterworth Park Play Area Dedicated

 
Butterworth Park Play Area Dedicated Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-06-09 00:00:00Z
Thank You for Contributing to the Special Olympics
The Framingham Rotary Club would like to extend a big thank you for the contributions to the Special Olympic fund drive during this year’s Marathon.  Rotary members, the Rotary Interact Club at the Fuller Middle School and other volunteers collected over $2,000.00.  
The funds raised will support on-going sports training and competition for Special Olympic athletes in the MetroWest area and across the Commonwealth.

 
Thank You for Contributing to the Special Olympics Ted Welte 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z
2014 Scholarship Awards Lucheon
2014 Scholarship Awards Lucheon Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-05-19 00:00:00Z
Interact Club Helping Seniors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interact Club Helping Seniors Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-05-12 00:00:00Z
Rotary Hosts MetroWest Opportunities Coalition
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Hosts MetroWest Opportunities Coalition Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-05-12 00:00:00Z
Family Fun at the Spring Carnival
 
 
 
 
 
Family Fun at the Spring Carnival Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-05-12 00:00:00Z
Spring Carnival Coming to Framingham
Spring Carnival Coming to Framingham 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z
2014 Spring Craft Fair
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014 Spring Craft Fair Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-04-26 00:00:00Z
Rotary Evening Meeting
Rotary Evening Meeting Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-04-22 00:00:00Z
Special Olympics Collection on Marathon Day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special Olympics Collection on Marathon Day Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-04-21 00:00:00Z
Julia Garcia - 21st Century Girl Scouts
Julia Garcia - 21st Century Girl Scouts Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-04-14 00:00:00Z
District EXPO PR Dinner
District EXPO PR Dinner Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-03-31 00:00:00Z
Martim Cohen - MetroWest Health Foundation
Martim Cohen - MetroWest Health Foundation Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-03-31 00:00:00Z
Gife of Life
 
Gife of Life Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z
Recognition for Butterworth Park Project
 
The Framingham Department of Parks and Recreation staff has design a sign noting our Club's efforts in developing the playground.  The sign also mentions the major contributors to the project: MetroWest Health Foundation and Carlisle Foundation.  The Department is waiting for warn weather to place the sign at the park.
 
Recognition for Butterworth Park Project Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z
Fuller Middle School Interact Club Collecting for Leukemia
Fuller Middle School Interact Club Collecting for Leukemia Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z
New Member Jeff Winnick
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Member Jeff Winnick Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z
Selectman Dennis Giobetti
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selectman Dennis Giobetti Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z
2014 Craft Fair Committee Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014 Craft Fair Committee Meeting Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z
Holli Andrews, Director of Framingham DT Renaissance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Holli Andrews, Director of Framingham DT Renaissance Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z
Peter Sellers Speaks to Rotary Club
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Sellers Speaks to Rotary Club Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-01-27 00:00:00Z
Thee New Members Join Rotary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thee New Members Join Rotary Robert (Bob) Schecter 2014-01-27 00:00:00Z
Craft Fair 2014
Craft Fair 2014 Phil Reimann 2014-01-16 00:00:00Z
Last Meeting of 2013
 
 
 
 
This trivia quiz revolves around the history, traditions and events surrounding New Year’s day and eve.
Last Meeting of 2013 Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-12-31 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club Holiday Luncheon
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Guests included member children and spouses, a visiting member from another club, friends, and a visiting exchange student from Germany.

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Rotary Club Holiday Luncheon Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-12-23 00:00:00Z
Annual Childrens Holiday Party
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Annual Childrens Holiday Party Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z
Gift Wrapping for the 2013 Children Holiday Party

 

Interact Club members at Fuller Middle School wrapping gifts for our Headstart Holiday party on Monday. Each of the 50+ kids will get a toy and a hat from Santa. 

 
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Gift Wrapping for the 2013 Children Holiday Party Elizabeth Cross 2013-12-12 00:00:00Z
Framingham High School Show Chorus - Holidays Singalong
Framingham High School Show Chorus bringing Holiday spirit to our Monday meeting.
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Framingham High School Show Chorus - Holidays Singalong Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-12-09 00:00:00Z
Rotary Interact Clubs Fall Cleanup

About 20 students from Fuller Interact Club spend Saturday raking leaves at several homes as a service activity

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Rotary Interact Clubs Fall Cleanup Elizabeth Cross 2013-11-23 00:00:00Z
Current Project - Rotary Auction 2013

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Bid at www.biddingforgood.com/framinghamrotary

For more information click HERE

Current Project - Rotary Auction 2013 Phil Reimann 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z
Pancake Breakfast a Great Success.

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Pancake Breakfast a Great Success. Phil Reimann 2013-11-02 00:00:00Z
Lunch Speakers Melanie Basklond and Peter Luis Talk About the School in Tanzaniya

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Lunch Speakers Melanie Basklond and Peter Luis Talk About the School in Tanzaniya Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-10-28 00:00:00Z
Visiting Rotarian from Belgian Joins us at Lunch
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Visiting Rotarian from Belgian Joins us at Lunch Phil Reimann 2013-10-28 00:00:00Z
Fuller Middle School Interact Club in Action

What a great morning planting 1,000 daffodil bulbs in downtown Framingham. 20
Interactors from Fuller Middle School will see the reward in the spring when
they all bloom!

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Fuller Middle School Interact Club in Action Elizabeth Cross 2013-10-20 00:00:00Z
Current Project: Pancake Breakfast - AC for Seniors

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For more information click HERE

Current Project: Pancake Breakfast - AC for Seniors Phil Reimann 2013-10-02 00:00:00Z
Mike Welch, Principal of Framingham High School
Image Mr. Mike Welch, Principal of Framingham High School (FHS) shared with us the incredible diversity of the student body where 31% of students speak English as their second or third language.  The school population is over 2,000 students.  Mr. Welch also gave a perspective on the MCAS, SAT and ACT test and how to evaluate them relative to other high schools.
Mike Welch, Principal of Framingham High School Phil Reimann 2013-09-30 00:00:00Z
Guest Speaker - Alan Wheelock, Client Relationship Management
ImageAlan shared with us his extensive experience in managing and negotiating with business clients.  Some of the takeaways from his presentation include:  

·         We all negotiate.

·         It’s best when negotiations conclude when both parties are comfortable with the outcome.

·         It’s important to understand your partner in negotiations.

·         There are six negotiator styles – skeptic, litigator, aggressor, statistician, apologist and corporate sloth.

·         Alan believes that the most effective style is statistician and the worst is apologist.

Alan can be reached at 781-588-7537, alan.wheelock10@gmail.com, and LinkIn.com/in/alanwheelock.

Guest Speaker - Alan Wheelock, Client Relationship Management Stephen C. Rathmill 2013-09-23 00:00:00Z
Sam Klaidman discussing the new Christa McAuliffe Library
Image  Our speaker was Sam Klaidman, member of the Framingham Library Board of Trustees, discussing plans for the new Christa McAuliffe Library to be located on Waters Street next to the Nobscott Plaza.  He discussed some of the history of the library and plans that are soon to be implemented in enlarging and improving the library and its services.  Some of these improvements include adding a kids room and a 50 person meeting room.  The library will be expanded to 17,00 square feet to serve the local population in Framingham.
Sam Klaidman discussing the new Christa McAuliffe Library Phil Reimann 2013-09-16 00:00:00Z
Rotary Exchange Student Arrives from Germany
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Rotary Exchange Student Arrives from Germany Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z
2013 Club Member Survey Results
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2013 Club Member Survey Results Phil Reimann 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Bunker Tour

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The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is headquartered in a cold-war era bunker in Framingham, MA. During the early 1960s, President John Kennedy devised a plan for each state to have a facility to ensure continuity of state government following a nuclear attack. Massachusetts was the first in the nation to have an underground blast-proof State Emergency Operations Center. http://coldwar-ct.com/MEMA_Bunker.html
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Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Bunker Tour Phil Reimann 2013-08-12 00:00:00Z
Framingham Farmers Market

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Framingham Farmers Market Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-07-29 00:00:00Z
Volunteers Needed to Serve Those in Need

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Volunteers Needed to Serve Those in Need Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z
Thank You expressed for the Air Conditioners

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Thank You expressed for the Air Conditioners Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z
The Navy and Shakespear by Commander Tyrus Lemerande

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The Navy and Shakespear by Commander Tyrus Lemerande Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z
Sarah Abbot, PhD, Speaks to Her MetroWest Jail Diversion Progeam
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Sarah Abbot, PhD, Speaks to Her MetroWest Jail Diversion Progeam Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z
First Meeting of the New Rotary Year

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  Club President Phil Reimann delivering the  Framingham Club's

      organization and goals for Rotary Year 2013-2014

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First Meeting of the New Rotary Year Phil Reimann 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club Awards and Officer Installation

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Rotary Club Awards and Officer Installation Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-06-26 00:00:00Z
Rotary Members at the Start of the 2013 Concerts on the Green
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Rotary Members at the Start of the 2013 Concerts on the Green Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-06-21 00:00:00Z
Framingham Rotary Giving to Community Service Organizations
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Framingham Rotary Giving to Community Service Organizations Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z
Fuller Middle School Interact Club in Action
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Fuller Middle School Interact Club in Action Phil Reimann 2013-05-20 00:00:00Z
Framingham High School Interact Club Collects $1,000 for Boston One Fund
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Framingham High School Interact Club Collects $1,000 for Boston One Fund Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-05-20 00:00:00Z
Awards to Firms Employing Persons with Disabilities
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Awards to Firms Employing Persons with Disabilities Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-05-20 00:00:00Z
2013 Rotary Scholarship Winners
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2013 Rotary Scholarship Winners Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
Interact Club at Fuller Middle School Creatively Raises $200 for Boston One Fund
Int-286Members of the Interact Club at Fuller Middle School recently donated $200 to the Boston One Foundation. The club raised the money by hosting a Spirit Week. Students donated a quarter a day to dress in the theme of the day to show their school spirit. If seen participating by the club’s undercover "spies" (ie, the Interactors and teachers), participants could be eligible to win a prize. Great job, Interactors!
Interact Club at Fuller Middle School Creatively Raises $200 for Boston One Fund Elizabeth Cross 2013-05-09 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Framingham Current Project
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Rotary Club of Framingham Current Project Phil Reimann 2013-05-05 00:00:00Z
Rotary Pancake Breakfast Pays for Air Conditions for Seniors
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Rotary Pancake Breakfast Pays for Air Conditions for Seniors Phil Reimann 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z
Results of Rotary Pancake Breakfast Pays for Air Conditions for Seniors
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Results of Rotary Pancake Breakfast Pays for Air Conditions for Seniors Phil Reimann 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z
Rotary Craft Fair, April 27, 2013 at Keefe Tech High School

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Craft Fair attendees checking out the offerings and grabing a bite

Rotary Craft Fair, April 27, 2013 at Keefe Tech High School Phil Reimann 2013-04-27 00:00:00Z
Rotary Members Visiting and Greeting Visitors

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Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar Felix Kernbichler from Vienna exchanging flags with President Elect Phil Reimann

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Club President Bob and Amy Worth recently visited the Rotary Club of Moorea, Tahiti.

Rotary Members Visiting and Greeting Visitors Phil Reimann 2013-04-22 00:00:00Z
Access Framingham TV
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Access Framingham TV Phil Reimann 2013-04-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar Speaking at Club Meeting
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Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar Speaking at Club Meeting Phil Reimann 2013-04-17 00:00:00Z
Rotary Interact Club at Fuller Middle School Collect for Special Olympics
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Rotary Interact Club at Fuller Middle School Collect for Special Olympics Phil Reimann 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z
"Friends Forever" bringing together young people from communities in conflict
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"Friends Forever" bringing together young people from communities in conflict Phil Reimann 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z
CURRENT PROJECT: Rotary Craft Fair
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CURRENT PROJECT: Rotary Craft Fair Phil Reimann 2013-04-01 00:00:00Z
CURRENT PROJECT: Rotary Craft Fair
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CURRENT PROJECT: Rotary Craft Fair Phil Reimann 2013-03-26 00:00:00Z
Special Olympics Collection on Patriots Day Boston Marathon
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Special Olympics Collection on Patriots Day Boston Marathon Phil Reimann 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z
John O'Donnel, President of MassBay Community College
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John O'Donnel, President of MassBay Community College Phil Reimann 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z
Air Conditioners Arrive for Seniors

Air Conditioners Arrive for Seniors

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Air Conditioners Arrive for Seniors Phil Reimann 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z
Medical Equipment sent to Russia
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Medical Equipment sent to Russia Phil Reimann 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z
Framingham Rotary showing some of its community projects at Taste of MetroWest
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Framingham Rotary showing some of its community projects at Taste of MetroWest Phil Reimann 2013-03-12 00:00:00Z
Author Marty Foley: "A Murder in Wellesley"
Image                   ImageAt a recent Framingham Rotary Club meeting Marty Foley, author and former Massachusetts State Police detec­tive and lead investigator in the notorious Wellesley murder case, spoke about the case that found Dr. Dirk Greineder guilty of murdering his wife. Mr. Foley presents the brutal crime as an ex­ample of the widespread problem of the abuse of women; some of the proceeds of the sale of his book, “A Murder in Wellesley”, will go toward abuse prevention.
Author Marty Foley: "A Murder in Wellesley" Phil Reimann 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club "tours" MCI Prison

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Recently the Framingham Rotary Club toured the MCI prison, the oldest continuously used prison in the US.  The prison population, all women, includes convicts as well as individuals awaiting trail who did not make bail.  Superintendent Lynn Bissonnette, after describing the facility, outlined the issues facing them. They included maintaining an ageing facility that has sections that are over 100 years old, and overcrowding in the prison. It was noted that the cost to house an inmate was over $51,000 a year, a price comparable to going to elite colleges. Reducing recidivism in the prison is an important goal of the prison. The best way to do that is through education and giving the inmates the skills to find work and lead a better life once they leave.

The tour included the housing section, where the inmates live, and the part of the prison where they have programming, as well as maintaining the grounds. One of the programs involved training dogs to provide services for those in need. The club saw a dog demonstration led by an inmate where the canine was able to turn a light switch off and on, fetch a fallen cane, and answer the telephone. (Just kidding, but she did fetch it.)

Superintendent Bissonnette was informative and well-spoken and clearly club members left with a better understanding of our prison system.

Rotary Club "tours" MCI Prison Robert Worth 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z
$35,000 Grant for Zambia Computer Literacy Program

Congratulations to Rotarian Bob Schecter on achiving this goal!

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$35,000 Grant for Zambia Computer Literacy Program Phil Reimann 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z
Framingham Downtown Renaissance

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It’s finally happening. After years of talking and planning and hop­ing for a revival, an impressive series of partnerships among civic organizations, businesses, and Town Departments is joining to make the Downtown Framingham area a 21st Century “not Route 9” ver­sion of the hub and destination it once was. The plan—modeled on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Four-Point Approach—articulated by Framingham Downtown Renaissance Execu­tive Director Holly Andrews at our Monday meeting—has already succeeded in forming a series of active, and not just paper, partnerships that include the Framingham Po­lice Department, the Department of Public Works, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Planning Board, the Department of Health, Framingham State University, the McAuliffe Regional Charter School, and Welcome Framingham. Not to mention the business, cultural, and recreational organizations that will be the focus of development.

Current Renaissance projects include bringing the commuter rail parking lot up to standard, negotiating to restore the historic H.H. Richardson train station for commercial use, and initial steps to stabilize existing downtown businesses. There’s more to come in the step-by-step process. Holly will keep us informed. And, of course, we’ll begin to see for ourselves. RES

Framingham Downtown Renaissance Robert (Bob) Schecter 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z
Dr. Stacy Scott, Superintendent of Framingham Public Schools

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Dr. Stacy Scott, Superintendent of Framingham Public Schools Phil Reimann 2013-02-11 00:00:00Z
Helping Families in Ecuador
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Helping Families in Ecuador Phil Reimann 2013-02-08 00:00:00Z
Framingham Rotary Club serves dinner at Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe

Last night 17 members of the Framingham Rotary Club assisted the United Way in serving dinner at the Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe in Framingham.  Club family members helped.

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             Everyone helped.             Getting ready for the dinner crowd.      

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                           The Framingham Rotary Team

 

Framingham Rotary Club serves dinner at Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe Phil Reimann 2013-01-23 00:00:00Z
Current Project - Rotary Craft Fair 2013

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Current Project - Rotary Craft Fair 2013 Phil Reimann 2013-01-17 00:00:00Z
Holiday Luncheon Meeting with Special Guests

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Holiday Luncheon Meeting with Special Guests Phil Reimann 2012-12-24 00:00:00Z
Annual Childrens Christmas Party

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Annual Childrens Christmas Party Phil Reimann 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z
Fellow Rotarian from Zambia visits Framingham Rotary
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Fellow Rotarian from Zambia visits Framingham Rotary Phil Reimann 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z
New Rotary Interact Club starting at Framingham High School

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 Int-286  It is now official! There is a new Interact Club at Framingham High School. It has enjoyed a great start with a lot of enthusiasm. There are about 40 members and they just concluded their first election of officers. The President is Andrew Harrod (an alumnus of our Interact Club at the Fuller Middle School). VP is Josh Werblin; Secretary is Megan LaPlante; and Treasurer is Juan Henano. The school adviser is Jason Peledge—English teacher and golf coach.

And they are rarin’ to go. They are asking for direction on community projects. They do have several ideas of their own but they do want feedback from us. If you do have thoughts on community service projects appropriate to high school students, please pass them on to me and I will communicate them to the new Interact Club. Tom Sturiale

 

New Rotary Interact Club starting at Framingham High School Phil Reimann 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z
Framingham High School Holiday Singers
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Framingham High School Holiday Singers Phil Reimann 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z
Fuller Middle School Interact Club in Action
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Fuller Middle School Interact Club in Action Phil Reimann 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z
Joint Rotary meeting to hear author William Martin
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Joint Rotary meeting to hear author William Martin Phil Reimann 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z
MetroWest Boys & Girls Club

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB FRAN HURLEY SPEAKS AT FRAMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB  

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MetroWest Boys & Girls Club Phil Reimann 2012-11-19 00:00:00Z
Framingham Rotary In Action - Current Project
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Framingham Rotary In Action - Current Project Phil Reimann 2012-11-09 00:00:00Z
Framingham Club's Community Pancake Breakfast

 FRAMINGHAM CLUB'S COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST

On October 20, 2012 the Framingham Rotary Club sponsored a Community Pancake Breakfast with the proceeds dictated to providing air conditioners for seniors in public housing.  Attendees came hungry and went away satisfied and content.

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The Framingham Rotary Pancake Breakfast Team.

Framingham Club's Community Pancake Breakfast Phil Reimann 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z
Framingham Town Manager
NEW TOWN MANAGER VISITS FRAMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB
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New Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin speaking to the
state of the town and some of the major issues it faces.
Framingham Town Manager Phil Reimann 2012-09-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Membership Forum
ROTARY MEMBERSHIP FORUM
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Rotary Membership Forum Phil Reimann 2012-09-10 00:00:00Z
Community Organizations

LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THANK FRAMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB
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Representatives of local organizations thanking us at the September 10 meeting for grants
that stem from our Annual Auction. They gave examples of the community good that our funding does.

Community Organizations Phil Reimann 2012-09-10 00:00:00Z
Clean up at Dug Pond
CLUB DONATES FUNDS TO CLEAN UP DUG POND
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Clean up at Dug Pond Phil Reimann 2012-08-27 00:00:00Z
MetroWest Visitors Bureau
NEW BROCHURE FROM METROWEST VISITORS BUREAU
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MetroWest Visitors Bureau Phil Reimann 2012-08-20 00:00:00Z
Child Care Resource Center
CHILD CARE RESOURCE CENTER ESTABLISHES OFFICE IN FRAMINGHAM
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Child Care Resource Center Phil Reimann 2012-08-06 00:00:00Z
Framingham Auxiliary Police
FRAMINGHAM AUXILIARY POLICE LEADER SPEAKING AT OUR CLUB
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Framingham Auxiliary Police Phil Reimann 2012-07-16 00:00:00Z
Annual Installation Dinner
FRAMINGHAM ROTARY HONORS LOCAL LEADERS

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Left to rght: James Lynch, Superintendent-Director of the South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical School District, accepting the Rotarian of the Year Award; Annie Murphy, Executive Director of the Framingham History Center, accepting Citizen of the Year Award; Framingham Learning Center for the Deaf Executive Director Judy Vreeland and Associate Executive Director Peter Bailey receiving the Organization of the Year Award from club President Mark Lawless.
Annual Installation Dinner Robert Worth 2012-07-09 00:00:00Z
Words from the President
WORDS FROM ROBERT WORTH, PRESIDENT OF THE FRAMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB

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Words from the President Robert Worth 2012-07-01 00:00:00Z
ROTARY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

FRAMINGHAM ROTARY AWARDS $40,000. IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS



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Ten local high school students received $4,000 scholarships
from the Framingham Rotary Club Education
Fund at our Annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 14.
Special guests were Mr. and Mrs. James Birmingham.
Mr. Birmingham, an investment advisor working pro
bono for the club, received an award (in the photo immediately
below) from Education Foundation Clerk
Dave Whittemore, recognizing the remarkable performance
of the Education Fund. Scholarship winners were
Anne Clark (Keefe Technical High); Katrina Anne Parsons
(Hopkinton High); Olivia Paige Spector (Hopkinton High); Haley
E. Batcheldar (Hopkinton High); Olivia Jean Turner (Hopkinton High);
Zachary Sellman (Hopkinton High); Jason Kyle Morse (Ashland High);
Max George Vumbaca (Hopkinton High); Benjamin Patrick Faucher
(Hopkinton, High); Krystal Di Perri (Learning Center for the Deaf).
The Framingham Rotary Education Fund originated with grants from
the late Wilfred Turenne, a founder of Fenwal, and his wife, Millie.
ROTARY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS Robert Worth 2012-06-04 00:00:00Z
METROWEST WORK OPPORTUNITIES COALITION LUNCHEON

Framingham Rotary Hosts Annual Luncheon Honoring Companies that Hire Persons with Disabilities

This week, in conjunction with the MetroWest Work Opportunities Coalition, we hosted—for the twentieth time—the annual luncheon honoring local companies that have hired persons with disabilities. “The primary mission of the Coalition,” says Bob Charpentier, of Programs for People, who has organized and MC’d the program with us for many years, “is to promote and develop employment opportunities in the MetroWest community for individuals with disabilities. The goal is to ensure equal access to job satisfaction, competitive wages, and career advancement, as well as to enhance understanding of the strengths and abilities of workers with disabilities.” Meeting both employers and employees at the luncheon provided proof that the program works.

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Representatives of the honored companies, and some of their employees with disabilities, who attended the luncheon. The companies included: MetroWest YMCA (Framingham), Target (Framingham), Super Stop & Shop (Natick), Enigma Corporation, formerly Sears Hardware (Ashland), T J Maxx (Northborough), Wegman’s (Northborough), Sports Authority (Framingham).
METROWEST WORK OPPORTUNITIES COALITION LUNCHEON Robert Worth 2012-05-07 00:00:00Z
GSE PROFESSIONALS FROM INDIA VISIT FRAMINGHAM ROTARY
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GSE PROFESSIONALS FROM INDIA VISIT FRAMINGHAM ROTARY Robert Worth 2012-05-06 00:00:00Z
Interact Club at Fuller Middle School
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Interact Club at Fuller Middle School Robert Worth 2012-03-18 00:00:00Z
MATCHING GRANT CAMPAIGN FOR COMPUTER LITERACY IN ZAMBIA
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COMPUTER LITERACY SCHOOL IN ZAMBIA
 


Bob Schecter made a mini-presentation of
the club’s matching grant effort to fund a
computer literacy program for poor middle
school students in Zambia (in partnership
with the Lusaka, Zambia, Rotary Club). He
spoke of two fundraising goals that must be
met to be eligible for the $35,000 award from
the Rotary Foundation: $10,000 from clubs
in our District (7910) and
an average $100 donation
from our total membership
during the period July 1,
2011–June 30, 2012. Please
give your donation, in any
amount, to our Foundation
Chair, Alan Meister.
MATCHING GRANT CAMPAIGN FOR COMPUTER LITERACY IN ZAMBIA Robert Worth 2012-02-09 00:00:00Z
Thought for the Week - Who Said It?
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
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Quote of the Week - Who Said It?
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
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FRAMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB AWARD LUNCHEON
23 Local Non-Profits Benefit from Framingham Rotary’s 2012 Grants 

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The Rotary Club of Framingham presented grants totaling $12,000 to 23 community non-profits at the club’s Awards Luncheon on April 30 at Ken’s Steak House. 

 Presenting the awards, Club President Mark Lawless said: “The Framingham Rotary grants are awarded annually following a careful evaluation of the organizations and their intended use of the funds. We are pleased to provide grants to each of these selected organizations for the excellent work they are doing in our communities. Each of them is truly making a difference, and we are proud to support their missions and projects benefiting so many people in the Framingham and Metrowest communities.”

 

The Rotary grants went to: A Place to Turn; Advocates; Amazing Things Arts Center; Bethany Hill School; Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest; The Drucker School of Basketball; First Baptist Church of Framingham; Framingham Downtown Renaissance; Framingham History Center; Framingham Housing Authority; Friends of Callahan Center; Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America; Lake Cochituate Watershed Council; John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation; Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School; MetroWest Interfaith Hospitality Network; MetroWest Mediation Services; MetroWest YMCA; Natick Visiting Nurse Association; Performing Arts Center of MetroWest; Programs for People; St. Bridget’s Food Pantry; and Woodrow Wilson School PTA.

FRAMINGHAM ROTARY CLUB AWARD LUNCHEON Robert Worth
Sponsors
 
 
Rotary Club of Framingham
P. O. Box 2173, Framingham, MA 01703
www.framinghamrotary.org