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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
The Littleton Rotary Club is evaluating new locations for their Medical Equipment Donation program. A new location would allow for better inventory of equipment and for improved intake and delivery to needy residents. We hope to have a location identified by the end of August and welcome any solicitations for ideas or help in finding a reasonable solution for the program. 
 
                                                                                                                       
Guest speakers, Debi Malone (Bedford Club) and Jim Marshall (co-president of the Billerica Club), meet with Littleton President, Deborah Trumbull, to discuss Operation Delta Dog charity for Veterans.
 
For those who may not know what Operation Delta Dog is, it’s an organization based out of Chelmsford, Massachusetts that rescues dogs of a certain age, temperament and personality type. They are then trained to be a service dog and matched up with a disabled veteran. Training continues until the dog and veteran learn to work together to meet the service needs of the veteran. Refresher training is optional at any time.
 
 
President Joe Souza receiving Masquerade Ball proceeds, from Karen Rivero Acton-Boxborough President, which will be donated to Loaves & Fishes in Devens in the coming weeks.
 
                                                                                                                        
Please join us on July 15 for the 2018 Appleman Triathlon at Long lake in Littleton. Come as a competitor, volunteer or spectator. 
 
                                                                                                                      
Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary Celebration and Fire Station Grill. 
 
On Memorial Day Rotarians (President Joe, Gino, Geri, Rob, Anna), Scouts from Troop 1 and invited guests celebrated Troop 1’s 100th anniversary with a program and barbeque.  Delicious burgers and hot dogs were grilled on the new grill donated by the Club.
 
                                                                                                                          
As the new Director of the Council on Aging Liz has spent the last five months learning about Littleton’s seniors needs and she shared some of her findings with us. 
(1) Many Littleton residents drive to other towns for social and recreation programs, which Littleton would like to re-engage to return to Littleton’s COA instead.
(2) Would like to double the number of programs from 15 to 30 for people between 60-75 years old. 
(3) Yes a new senior center would be wonderful.  Question is how to pay for it?
 
                                                                                                                       
Community volunteer Sharon Corbin updated Members about the seniors’ courtyard renovations being completed and she showed us photos of the restored space.  The fence, which our Club donated in 2003, is now a focal point in the courtyard. Club Members are invited to the unveiling on Friday, June 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Members surprised Sharon after her update by announcing she is this year’s recipient of the Rotary’s Paul Harris award for her tireless volunteering on behalf of Littleton residents.  Sharon volunteers with Friends of COA, Meals on Wheels, and for children, and playgrounds.
 
                                                                                                                     

 Frank Rigg, member of the Concord Rotary chapter captivated us with tales of his times as Curator of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Frank  has a storied past working at the Paul Revere Memorial Association during the bicentennial, the New England Aquarium and all this while being British.

Frank joined the museum in 1979 at the behest of the then-curator and was the curator during the build out of the now beautiful I.M. Pei designed museum. To create a legacy to President Kennedy atop an old city dump no less, Frank had to traverse Boston politics on both sides of the river. It was an incredible time, everyone was demanding attention, trying to get Jackie Kennedy’s attention and he trying to get his job done and museum open in the meantime.

Opening day at the museum brought 10,000 guests including the entire Kennedy family, President Carter and other notables.

 

                                                                                                           

Club Member and new Littleton Police Chief Matt Pinard brought Groton’s Police Chief, Don Palmer to present his Anatomy of a Homicide.  
 
On September 8, 2017 four people were brutally murdered in Groton, MA and Orion Krause, 23, was recently indicted by a grand jury for killing his grandparents, mother and a caretaker.  Krause’s case is still pending as to whether he goes to trial or Bridgewater State Hospital.  Chief Palmer took us through the chronology of the event using current publicly available information. Two key messages from the Chief are that while his team was well trained and had years on the police force, officers were shaken by the gruesome circumstances.  Second is that he received much good advise and support from his peers in the Fire Dept. and from other towns, including Littleton.  He had to deal with the murder scene, evidence, his team’s well being, the news media and holding a news conference, the District Attorney, neighbors to the deceased, and keeping the town calm.  Kudos to first responders involved!
 
           
Chris Spear, incoming District Governor.   In 2018-19 Littleton President-elect Deb Trumbull and Chris will be working together and he wanted to introduce himself.  Chris, from Stow and a member of Nashoba Valley Rotary, knows about one-third of our Club members and will be at the Appleman and in Montreal.   He is experienced in running Reality Fair and can support our Club efforts in hosting one as well. He reminded us that District grants are due June 1.  Congratulations Chris on being selected the new DG.
 
                                                                                                       
 
 
 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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