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Service Above Self

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Uxbridge, MA  01569
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The Rotary Club of Uxbridge
14th Annual
Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Including Live Auction, Fashion Show & More!
Saturday March 11, 2017
6:30 p.m.
 
Blissful Meadows Golf Club
801 Chocolog Road, Uxbridge, MA  01569
 
Purchase Your Tickets At: 
 Blissful Meadows,
Webster First Federal Credit Union, Whitinsville Office,
online thru our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/uxbridgerotaryclub
 
 
 
Tickets: $35
($30 if purchased and paid for prior to March 4, 2017)
 
100% of all proceeds benefit charities supported by:
 
The Rotary Club of Uxbridge
P O Box 4, Whitinsville, MA  01588
Tel:  508-245-0081
 
Event will be re-scheduled in case of inclement weather 
The Rotary Club of Uxbridge, Inc. is a Federal and Mass non-profit registered as a 501c4

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THE ROTARY CLUB OF UXBRIDGE

RECOVERS HISTORIC BELL

 

UXBRIDGE, MA MARCH 31, 2015  Established in June of 1926 the Rotary Club of Uxbridge is fast approaching their 90th anniversary of service to our community.  Last month club president, Joan MacKinnon, received a phone call from a long time Uxbridge resident that she had come across a 90 year old brass bell with the Rotary International insignia on the top and inscribed "Presented to The Rotary Club of Uxbridge from The Rotary Club of Worcester - June 3, 1926".

 

Frances Palmer has an extensive collection of bells and when her son came across this bell that someone had thrown away, he brought it to her.  When Frances read the inscription on the bell, she decided that rather than keep it in her own collection, the Uxbridge Rotary Club might be happy to receive their lost artifact.  Joan set up a time to meet with Frances and now club members are thrilled to have this important piece of the club's history back to the club!

 

Historical club records show that the bell was presented by The Rotary Club of Worcester president, James F. Healy, to the first president of the Uxbridge Rotary Club, Albert E. Donald in June of 1926 commemorating kick off of The Rotary Club of Uxbridge.  The bell is a reminder of the club’s heritage and history.

 

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge is truly an organization that believes in the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”.  It is the goal of club to lend a hand wherever we see a need, here in the Blackstone Valley and beyond!   Here are a few of the contributions made by the club in recent years.

 

Helping Families With New Babies:   We purchased Two Webcam Cameras for the UMass Memorial Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to allow families with premature infants to view their babies 24/ 7 over the internet!  Thanks to collaboration with several local Rotary Clubs, the UMass Memorial Neonatal ICU now has a camera for every baby staying in the unit.

 

Coats for Town Kids:  Each year we purchase and provide new coats and hats to kids in need in the towns of Uxbridge, Northbridge, Douglas, Millville & Blackstone

 

Scholarships to our Teens and Young Adults:  We award scholarships each year to local students who are graduating from Uxbridge, Douglas and Northbridge High Schools, Whitinsville Christian School, & Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School.

 

Funding of Local Hunger and Programs for the Elderly:  We donate to local food pantries, meals for senior citizens at their local center and contribute to the Meals On Wheels Program delivering hot meals to elderly citizens in their home.

 

Helping the Community:  Last year we sponsored CPR Classes at our local fire department In addition, we sponsored a Week at Summer Camp for local kids in need.

 

Worldwide Relief:   We are in the process of planning our current international project, “Crutches for Africa”.  soon we will be collecting used crutches, walkers and wheelchairs from the community and shipping them overseas to help those in need.

 

The Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at noon.  If you are interested in learning more about Rotary, please stop by and join us at any of our meetings.  For more information please visit our website at www.UxbridgeRotaryClub.org or email us at uxbridgerotary@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

THE ROTARY CLUB OF UXBRIDGE

DONATES TO

TRI-VALLEY MARCH FOR MEALS

MEALS ON WHEELS PROJECT

 

 

February 1, 2015 – Uxbridge, MA -   The Rotary Club of Uxbridge is pleased to announce that they have made a $1,000.00 donation to the Tri-Valley March for Meals - Meals on Wheels Project.  The month of March will mark the 13th year that Tri-Valley’s Nutrition Program has participated in the national March for Meals campaign, with a simple goal in mind:  "No senior goes hungry”.  Local Meals on Wheels Coordinator, Beverly Clark, Tri-Valley Inc. Director,  Carol Muschler, and Admin Services Director, Barbara O'Brien took some time out of their busy schedules to talk to rotary club members about the Tri-Valley Meals on Wheels Program.  Club Members Joan MacKinnon, Nancy Naylor, Kellie Drew and Linn Doll-Butler visited the local Meals on Wheels site which operates out of the Faith Fellowship Church Kitchen in Uxbridge for a first-hand look at the services that they provide.  Weekdays, Monday through Friday, volunteers assemble and deliver meals to homebound elders age 60 and older in the communities of Uxbridge, Blackstone, Millville and Mendon.  Their day begins early.  Meals are prepared in Worcester and delivered to the Uxbridge site, along with other locations in the state, to be packaged and distributed to local residents.  Anywhere from 40 - 100 meals may be distributed by the Uxbridge facility to local seniors on any given day depending upon fluctuating needs.

According to the Tri-Valley team, eating well plays an important role in the health and well being of the older adults served by this program and can be a key factor in a person’s ability to remain independent at home.  The hot nutritious meals delivered to the home are designed for the specific nutritional needs of older adults.  The program relies on volunteers to help deliver, package and serve meals.

A nutritious meal delivered by a friendly driver is much more than sustenance.  It goes a long way in helping maintain independence.  Meals on Wheels are provided, short-term or long-term, to homebound elders age 60 and older who are unable to prepare a nutritionally balanced meal for themselves.  Cold evening meals and frozen weekend meals are also available for clients who have no other resources.  Meals are delivered between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.  There are no income guidelines for Meals on Wheels and no fee for the service but the suggested donation amount is $3.00 per meal.  However, no one is denied a meal if they cannot afford to donate.

Meals Coordinator Beverly Clark also noted that for many who receive these meals on a daily basis, this is the only contact they have during the day.  They look forward to being greeted each day by a familiar face.  Meal carrier volunteers get to know their clients and the delivery sometimes also serves as a "wellness check".  If someone on the driver's route does not answer the door on a particular day, the volunteer will notify the coordinator who will place a call to be sure everything is ok.  Sometimes it is as simple as the senior citizen having gone out to a medical appointment, while other times it may be something more serious such as someone who has fallen and is unable to get to the door.  Before the Meals On Wheels Staff leaves for the day, everyone on the list to receive a meal that day has been accounted for.

If you are interested in receiving meals, volunteering or learning more about the many services provided by  Tri-Valley you may contact local Coordinator, Beverly Clark or visit their website at www.TriValleyInc.org.  The members of the Uxbridge Rotary Club are proud to play a part in supporting this worthwhile program.

It is the goal of The Rotary Club of Uxbridge to continue to make a difference here in the Blackstone Valley and also around the world through our affiliation with Rotary International.  With the support of the local community, we will continue to help wherever we see a need.  If you are interested in learning more about The Uxbridge Rotary Club and how you can help your community, please join us at one of our weekly meetings.  We meet most Tuesdays at noon.   You can also visit us on the web at www.UxbridgeRotaryClub.org.

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge "Serving The Blackstone Valley"

 

 

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF UXBRIDGE

AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL STUDENTS

 

December 30, 2014

 

 

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge was pleased to host their 2014 scholarship recipients and their proud parents at our Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the Willowbrook Restaurant in Mendon, MA.  After completing their first semester at college, students gathered to share their experiences at school with the rotary club and to accept their scholarship awards.  This year's scholarship recipients were:  Uxbridge High School Graduate:   Mary Morcos, Northbridge High School Graduate:  Jamie Hardina, Douglas High School Graduates:  Rebecca Gagnon and Mathew Picard, Blackstone Valley Tech Graduate:  Heather Demers and the Whitinsville Christian School Graduates:  Emma Quercio and Sarah Sullivan.

The Rotary members enjoyed hearing from all of the students and were very impressed by their energy, enthusiasm and commitment to academic excellence.  We congratulate them on all they have accomplished in their first semester of school and wish them the best of luck in their continuing education.

 

The Uxbridge Rotary Club is able to provide scholarships each year to graduates of Uxbridge, Northbridge, Douglas, Blackstone Valley Tech and the Whitinsville Christian Schools who reside in the towns of Uxbridge, Northbridge and Douglas utilizing funds raised through various charitable events during the year, including an Annual Golf Tournament, Wine & Chocolate Tasting, and more.  With funds raised by these charitable endeavors, we have seen many lives changed for the better. 

The goal of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge is to continue to make a difference here in the Blackstone Valley and also around the world, through our affiliation with Rotary International.   With the help and support of the community, we will continue to help wherever we see a need.  The Rotary Club of Uxbridge, MA was chartered in 1926.  We are a club that truly believes in “Service Above Self”.  If you would like to give some of your time to learn more about Rotary and how you can help your community, please join us at one of our meetings.  We meet most Tuesdays at noon.

Rotary Club of Uxbridge

5th ANNUAL COATS FOR TOWN KIDS

Our sincere thanks to everyone who made a donation to help

keep local kids warm this winter!

As always, the Blackstone Valley community has responded

with such generosity! 

Over 150 coats have been ordered

and will be delivered to local kids this month!

 

As in the past local businesses, clubs and individuals have stepped up to meet the challenge and helped us to meet this year's goal.  Your donations are providing new coats to local children who might have otherwise gone without. 

Thank you !

 

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge believes that every child deserves to have a warm coat! 

For more information about Coats For Town Kids

Call us at  774-481-1246 or Email:  UxbridgeRotary@gmail.com

100% of all donations are used to purchase coats!

Coats For Town Kids is sponsored by:

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge MA

Serving the Blackstone Valley

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge

is a 501(c)4 non-profit. Check with your accountant regarding tax deduction.

 

 

 

                                        

 

 

Congratulations to Mr. Joe Dean of Westford, the Grand Prize Winner

of the 23rd Annual Ducky Wucky River Race

Winner of Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World!

Watch for details for next year's Ducky Wucky River Race.  It could be your turn to win!

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ROTARY CLUB OF UXBRIDGE

SERVING THE BLACKSTONE VALLEY

INSTALLS NEW MEMBER

DAVID MACNEIL

 

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The Rotary Club of Uxbridge is pleased to welcome their newest member, David MacNeil, to Rotary.  Dave was installed as a member of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge at their recent meeting on April 1, 2014.  Dave's commitment to the Rotary philosophy of Service Above Self will certainly make him an asset to the club. At his installation Dave shared with the club that he has a family history of Rotarians and that his dad was a long time member of the Rotary Club of Wellesley.  We are so pleased that Dave has chosen to carry on that legacy.

 

Dave is the new owner / operator of the Rockdale Sports Bar on Providence Road in Northbridge, MA.  He is currently working on making some changes and improvements to his new establishment, giving folks a place to go for an evening out, playing darts and enjoying some entertainment by local artists.  Dave grew up in Wellesley, MA and his professional background is extensive, including chemical manufacturing, various projects in the hi-tech industry, staffing sales manager and owner operator of a Snap On Tool Franchise, to name a few of his endeavors.  Dave and his wife, Charlene, currently reside in Northbridge, MA.

 

The announcement was made by club officers:  Club President, Ed Eldridge, Vice President, Joan MacKinnon and Membership Chairperson, Marcia Davis.   The Rotary Club of Uxbridge was chartered in 1926, serving the towns in the Blackstone Valley, with current members from Uxbridge, Douglas, Whitinsville, Worcester, Westborough, Blackstone and Millville, MA.  Through our affiliation with Rotary International, members of Rotary are able to lend a helping hand here in the local community, and also worldwide, participating in projects to end polio, hunger and much more.

 

Locally, The Uxbridge Rotary Club provides new Coats to Children in need served by local food pantries each year.  The club offers scholarships to local graduates in the towns of Uxbridge, Northbridge, and Douglas, aid to local food pantries, donations to senior citizen meal programs, provided a camera to the UMass Memorial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, aid to overseas projects including a recent donation to a school serving deaf and blind students in South America, and sponsorship CPR classes in the town of Uxbridge.

 

If you would like to learn more about The Uxbridge Rotary Club and give some of your time to help your community and beyond, please join us for lunch at the Valley Cafe, Church Street,  Whitinsville, MA any Tuesday at noon or the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.

 

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THE ROTARY CLUB OF UXBRIDGE

DONATES TO

TRI-VALLEY MARCH FOR MEALS

MEALS ON WHEELS PROJECT

 

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March 1, 2014 – Uxbridge, MA -   The Rotary Club of Uxbridge is pleased to announce that they have made a donation to the Tri-Valley March for Meals - Meals on Wheels Project.  The month of March marks the 12th year that Tri-Valley’s Nutrition Program has participated in the national March for Meals campaign, with a simple goal in mind:  "No senior goes hungry”.  At a recent rotary club meeting, local Meals on Wheels Coordinator, Beverly Clark, and Tri-Valley Executive Director, Marilyn Travinski, took some time out of their busy schedules to talk to rotary club members about the many valuable services that are provided by Tri-Valley, including the Meals on Wheels Program.  In addition, Rotary Club Members Ed Eldridge, Joan MacKinnon, Nancy Naylor, Kathy Kirk and Dennis Smith recently visited the local Tri-Valley Meals on Wheels site which operates out of the Faith Fellowship Church Kitchen in Uxbridge for a first-hand look at the services that they provide.  Meals Coordinator, Beverly Clark, her team of volunteers and Tri-Valley Services Manager, Carol Muschler provided some insight into the program and a demonstration of a typical morning routine.  Weekdays, Monday through Friday, volunteers assemble and deliver meals to homebound elders age 60 and older in the communities of Uxbridge, Blackstone, Millville and Mendon.  Their day begins early.  Meals are prepared in Worcester and delivered to the Uxbridge site, along with other locations in the state, to be packaged and distributed to local residents.  Anywhere from 40 - 100 meals may be distributed by the Uxbridge facility to local seniors on any given day depending upon fluctuating needs.

According to the Tri-Valley team, eating well plays an important role in the health and well being of the older adults served by this program and can be a key factor in a person’s ability to remain independent at home.  The hot nutritious meals delivered to the home are designed for the specific nutritional needs of older adults.  The program relies on volunteers to help deliver, package and serve meals.

A nutritious meal delivered by a friendly driver is much more than sustenance.  It goes a long way in helping maintain independence.  Meals on Wheels are provided, short-term or long-term, to homebound elders age 60 and older who are unable to prepare a nutritionally balanced meal for themselves.  Cold evening meals and frozen weekend meals are also available for clients who have no other resources.  Meals are delivered between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.  There are no income guidelines for Meals on Wheels and no fee for the service but the suggested donation amount is $3.00 per meal.  However, no one is denied a meal if they cannot afford to donate.

Meals Coordinator Beverly Clark also noted that for many who receive these meals on a daily basis, this is the only contact they have during the day.  They look forward to being greeted each day by a familiar face.  Meal carrier volunteers get to know their clients and the delivery sometimes also serves as a "wellness check".  If someone on the driver's route does not answer the door on a particular day, the volunteer will notify the coordinator who will place a call to be sure everything is ok.  Sometimes it is as simple as the senior citizen having gone out to a medical appointment, while other times it may be something more serious such as someone who has fallen and is unable to get to the door.  Before the Meals On Wheels Staff leaves for the day, everyone on the list to receive a meal that day has been accounted for.

If you are interested in receiving meals, volunteering or learning more about the many services provided by  Tri-Valley you may contact local Coordinator, Beverly Clark or Executive Director, Marilyn Travinski at her office in Dudley, MA at 800-286-6640 or visit their website at www.TriValleyInc.org.  The members of the Uxbridge Rotary Club are proud to play a part in supporting this worthwhile program.

It is the goal of The Rotary Club of Uxbridge to continue to make a difference here in the Blackstone Valley and also around the world through our affiliation with Rotary International.  With the support of the local community, we will continue to help wherever we see a need.  If you are interested in learning more about The Uxbridge Rotary Club and how you can help your community, please join us at one of our weekly meetings.  We meet most Tuesdays at noon at the Valley Cafe, Church Street, Whitinsville, MA.   You can also visit us on the web at www.UxbridgeRotaryClub.org.

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UXBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNIL

DONATES TO UXBRIDGE ROTARY CLUB COATS FOR KIDS PROJECT

 

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FEBRUARY 25, 2014 - Uxbridge, MA -   The Rotary Club of Uxbridge would like
to extend a sincere thank you to everyone in the community who once again
stepped up to the challenge and helped to make this year's Coats For Town
Kids Project a success!  Once again the Blackstone Valley Community has come
together to help kids in need in our local towns.  We are pleased to report
that the outpouring of donations in response to our efforts to provide warm
coats to local children has again exceeded our expectations.   Through the

generosity of so many in the community, we have provided over
180 coats to children of families in the Towns of Uxbridge, Northbridge,
Douglas, Blackstone and Millville.    

We have so many to thank, but in particular at this time, we would like to
acknowledge and thank a group of "Kids Helping Kids".   Students from the
Uxbridge High School Student Council rallied together to raise money
because they wanted to be sure that all of the kids in their community had a
warm coat this year.  During the month of December students collected money
in their homeroom periods by initiating a contest to see who could raise the
most money for our coat drive.  The winning homeroom received breakfast
provided by the Student Council as a reward.  The homerooms raised $270, and
the Student Council pledged to match up to $200, donating a total of $470 to
the Rotary Club of Uxbridge Coats For Kids Project!  Sheila Bernard and
Sarah Gaudet, Student Council Co-Advisors said "We know that every little
bit counts, and it is always a good feeling when our students step up to the
challenge to help those in need in our community."   Rotary Club Members
agree that we have many reasons to be proud of all of the students who went
above and beyond in their efforts to make a difference for other kids in the
community!

Without the generosity of individuals in the community, this project would
not be possible. To everyone who helped:   the students from Uxbridge High
School, folks who contributed to provide one child with one coat, those
individuals taking the time out of their busy schedules to knit hand-made
hats and the local business owners and employees of local businesses who
banded together to collect donations, we cannot thank you enough!  

The goal of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge is to continue to make a difference
here in the Blackstone Valley and also around the world, through our
affiliation with Rotary International.   With the help and support of the
community, we will continue to help wherever we see a need.  

Thank you again to everyone whose generous support made Coats for Kids a great success!   

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge "Serving The Blackstone Valley":

 

President:  Ed Eldridge - Vice President:  Joan MacKinnon  

Secretary: Wendy Brown - Treasurer:  Dennis Smith

Coats for Kids Chairpersons:  Dennis Smith & Nancy Naylor

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OUR SINCERE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE

WHO HELPED TO MAKE THIS YEAR'S 

WINE & CHOCOLATE TASTING A GREAT SUCCESS!

SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR - MARCH 7, 2015!

Rotary Club of Uxbridge

“Serving The Blackstone Valley”

P O Box 4

Whitinsville, MA  01588

 

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you

to everyone who sponsored, donated, volunteered and attended our 

11th Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting! 

This year’s event was a great success and we could not have done it without you!

 

Why do we do this and where does the money go?  Here's a brief re-cap:

 

Helping Families With New Babies:   We Purchased Two Webcam Cameras for the UMass Memorial

Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a part of the Rotary District NicView Project allowing families with premature infants to view their babies 24/ 7 over the internet!

 

Coats for Town Kids:  Each year we purchase and provide new coats and hats to kids in need in the towns of Uxbridge, Northbridge, Douglas, Millville & Blackstone

 

Scholarships to our Teens and Young Adults:  We award scholarships each year to local students in the

towns of Uxbridge, Northbridge and Douglas who are graduates of Uxbridge, Douglas and Northbridge High Schools, Whitinsville Christian School & Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School

RYLA – We support the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program for high school students

designed to develop ethics, communication skills, problem-solving,

community service, self-confidence, and global citizenship.

 

Funding of Local Hunger Programs for the Elderly:  We donate to local food pantries, meals for senior

citizens at their local center and contribute to the Meals On Wheels Program delivering hot meals to elderly

citizens in their home.

 

Helping the Community:  This past year we sponsored CPR Classes at our local fire department

In addition, we sponsored a Week at Summer Camp for local kids in need.

 

Worldwide Relief:   Through our affiliation with Rotary International, projects are ongoing throughout the

world including world hunger and clean water projects and the fight to end polio!

 

It is the goal of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge to lend a hand wherever we see a need, here in the Blackstone Valley and beyond!

 

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge "Serving The Blackstone Valley"

President:  Ed Eldridge, Vice President: Joan MacKinnon,

Treasurer: Dennis Smith, Secretary: Wendy Brown

Club Members:  Glenn Arnold, Jim Buma, Richard Buma, John Convent, Steve Croteau,

Marcia Davis, Linn Doll-Butler,

Kelli Drew, Jackie Gosselin, Kathy Kirk, Jane Mitchell, Nancy Naylor,

Leslie Reichert, Jessica Roan, Ed Swiderski