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Paul Avella
Oct 25, 2017
Littleton Common Gazebo Project
Club Members
Nov 01, 2017
Club Assembly
Matt Ward
Nov 08, 2017
Procrastination
Carl Bryant
Nov 15, 2017
TBD
Gino Frattallone
Nov 22, 2017
Thanksgiving morning breakfast planning (final)
 
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President 2018-2019 (PE)
President 2019-20120 (VP)
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Secretary
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Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Speaker Chair
Bulletin Chair
RYLA Chair
Youth Chair
Director
 
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Littleton

Making a Difference Through Service

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
One Monarch Cafe
1 Monarch Drive
Littleton, MA  01460
United States
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Club News
Dominick Breen gave the club a talk on cyber security and safeguards to protect information. He related today's challenges to those in medieval times where royals had to protect their castles and used fortifications and moats as firewalls and guards as protection from intruders (hackers). He discussed MA law and other information security such as HIPPA. He recommended using anti-virus software and also to make sure you kept your system updated when notified by your IT partner.
PJ Avella presented the club's proposal for a Gazebo on the Common in memory of Don Sturtz to the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Sept. 25. The presentation was well received and the BOS asked PJ to work with selectmen Cindy Napoli and Joe Knox to ensure that all proposals related to the Common were considered together before they gave final approval to the project. PJ, Cindy and Joe will report back to the BOS after completing their discussions.
 
Don was well known locally for his charitable works and was a past-President of the club. 
 

Construction of the gazebo will be determined with the Sturtz family and it will be ADA accessible. Ongoing maintenance for the gazebo will be conducted by Rotary at least annually. Any damage found during inspections will be taken care of by Rotary. The Town insures the gazebo.

The intention is to have the gazebo completed in time for the Garden Club’s May 2018 sale.

 Rotary Member and Chair of Littleton’s Master Plan Implementation Committee (MPIC), Mike Zeldin, spoke about the status of the Committee’s work.

 Committee is working on seven initial recommendations:

o  Littleton Common & Sewer

o  Zoning Assessment & Diagnostics

o  Transportation

o  Housing: Targeted Development

o  Space Needs at Town Offices

o  Historical Survey

o  Master Plan costs into yearly budgeting process

Club members surprised Past-President Corinne Badenhoff with a baby shower at the weekly club meeting at Il Forno restaurant in Littleton. Members wanted to ensure the new arrival was well prepared to become a Rotarian and showered Corinne with gifts and a cake. 
 
                                                                    

 Karen Gaffney, District Governor, visited with us and brought new pins and a banner with the theme of the year, “Rotary Making a Difference.” 

 Karen explained that we have 3 priorities: do more service with getting hands dirty (not just great speakers and fundraising & writing checks), raise awareness in the community, and increase membership.

Examples of service projects in our district include:

o  Milford serves almost 10,000 summer lunches

o  Ayer builds ramps for wheelchair bound individuals

 o Concord offers skills assessments for prisoners

o  Marlboro donates crock pots and cook books to low income families

Karen is encouraging clubs to partner with other “younger” groups.  

 

                                                                                         

 Boy Scout Kyle Bonacci explained how he used $150 donated by Rotary to fix the baseball dugout behind Littleton High School, and Sandy Clyde thanked   our Club for donating $300 to Friends of Scouts, helping her to meet her goal of $13,000.

 

                                                                                     

 Thomas James King presented his YouTube video entitled Eat Give Live. Thomas is the grandson of member Jim Barisano who reviews greater Boston restaurants from a kid’s perspective. After his review, Thomas’ family donates to  The Food Bank of Greater Boston (FBGB) and his video is posted on YouTube, where he asks viewers to make a donation as well. FBGB helps 190 cities and towns including Littleton. Thanks to Thomas’ efforts over $1,000 have been donated to the FBGB.

Thomas is seen here with his Grandfather Jim Barisano and club President Joe Souza. 

                                                                                  

Phil Souza is the newest member of the Littleton Rotary Club. Phil recently moved to Littleton with his wife Susan from Plymouth. He works for EnerG2 Technologies based in Seattle, WA. Phil is a long time MA resident and grew up in New Bedford and has prior associations with Junior Achievement, Best Buddies and Framingham ESL tutoring as well as the New Bedford Preservation Society. Phil is seen here during his induction with President Joe Souza and Executive Secretary Steve Glines. 
 
Scherrie Keating (left) receives a token of our appreciation from Corinne Braciska, Club President
 
Scherrie Keating RN, BSN, CDE gave us an excellent overview of Prediabetes and review of how to prevent/delay the onset of Diabetes. Her presentation included a type 2 diabetes risk screening questionnaire to help us determine our risk for this disease. Her presentation reviewed some of the causes and what we could do to help prevent this serious condition. For additional information you may contact Scherrie at Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC for Prediabetes education and screening; Type 2 Diabetes prevention and management education and personal health coaching. Scherrie's email is diabeteskareconsulting@gmail.com
 
 
 The Rotary Four-Way Test 

Of the things we think, say or do:

 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and
    BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all
    Concerned
    ?
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