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Speakers
Cheryl Cowley-Hollinger
Dec 13, 2017
TBD
Mina Femino
Dec 20, 2017
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Gino Frattallone
Dec 27, 2017
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Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back.

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

Lora Fickett is a Financial Stress Reduction Coach  who is also a certified public accountant.

She started her business when she found herself coaching to help some of her clients manage their finances and reduce their stress.

 Lora’s work consists of a lot of private coaching and an eight week workshop in which the first four weeks focus on past finances and last four focus on future finances.

 

                                                                                                      

Matt Ward addressed the club at it's weekly meeting about his passion to help business owners and employees to be successful. 
  • Matt’s five points of being laser focused are:
  1. Know why.  Why are you doing this or taking action?
  2. Know the negative results of inaction. 
  3. Face fear.  Fear is false expectations appearing real.  Stare it down long enough to make fear go away.
  4. Be proactive.  The quicker you take action the better.  To be proactive is to be successful.
  5. Accept failure.  Failing is not failure, refusing to try again is failure.
Matt recommends writing down what you’ve been procrastinating in the middle of a card.  Write the date of when it needs to be done in the upper right.  Then give the card to your “accountability partner” (someone other than family) who will check in to see if you’re making progress.  When things are written down we are 42% more likely to complete something.  To learn more visit: http://www.Breakthrough-Champion.com.
 
                                                                                                          
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.

 

                                                                                     

 
 
 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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