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Meeting at High School
Dec 12, 2018
Host Jim Barisano
Dec 19, 2018
No Meeting
Dec 26, 2018
Club Assembly
Jan 02, 2019
Host Alan Bell
Jan 09, 2019
 
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Secretary
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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
 
Rotary members visited the Russell Street School to continue its annual tradition of presenting dictionaries to third grade students, which it's done for more than a decade, in cooperation with The Dictionary Project.
 
The tradition began at Russell Street in 2006 when late Rotary president Don Sturtz proposed bringing The Dictionary Project -- which launched in South Carolina in 1995 -- to Littleton. Since then, the group has presented more than 1,700 Littleton students with dictionaries.
 
"We're so grateful for the Rotary Club's commitment to this tradition, which provides each of our kids with a valuable resource they they can keep forever," Principal Bazydlo said.
 
The Dictionary Project is a nationwide organization that aims to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, which is why dictionaries are presented to students at that critical point in their school careers.
 
Deborah Trumbull and Debi Malone  working with 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.
 
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.
 
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.

 

                                                                                                           

 
 
 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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