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Barry Maloney
Jun 20, 2019
President of Worcester State University
Independance Day
Jul 04, 2019
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Keynote Speaker Liz Hamilton, Executive Director of the Worcester Boys and Girls Club, spoke to the Worcester Rotary Club about the services provided by her organization to under served young people on March 21, 2019.
 
 
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Keynote Speaker Tom Kelleher, Historian and Curator of Mechanical Arts at Old Sturbridge Village, entertained the Club with an interesting, informative, and humorous history of New England taverns on March 14, 2019
 
 
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Our own Chris Gates told the Club of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and his deployment with the National Guard to New Orleans on March 7, 2019
 
 
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Keynote Speakers Tom Ingrassia & Jared Chrudimsky presented an inspiring program based on their book "One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams" on Feb. 28th, 2019
 
 
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We had the pleasure of celebrating major milestone birthday for two of our members.  Bengt Hansson & Roger Frost both celebrated their 95th birthdays!!!
 
Pictured: Birthday boys Bengt (L) and Roger (R)
 
Our own Chris Crowley was the Keynote Speaker on Feb. 14, 2019, and presented a history, outline and future outlook of Polar Beverages here in Worcester.
 
 
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Our own Dr. Satya Mitra was the Keynote Speaker on Feb. 7, 2019, and presented an inspiring program on leadership, and how his own personal experiences influenced his desire to become a leader, a humanitarian, and a Rotarian.

 
 
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Worcester Rotary's Angela Tivnan & Barbara Guthrie spearheaded the Worcester/Shrewsbury Clubs' joint project in which 24 dressers were contributed to the renovated rooms at Abby's House in Worcester.  Rotmans provided the dressers at cost and delivered and set them up.  Additionally, Worcester and Shrewsbury Rotarians were given a tour of Abby's House, which is in the last phase of its major renovation.
 
 
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Keynote Speaker Dr. Mattie Castiel, along with Michelle Gasper and Antonella Lisanti-Park, presented a program updating the Club on the City of Worcester's ongoing efforts to deal with the opioid crisis.
 
Dr. Castiel is the City of Worcester's Commissioner of Health & Human Services.
 
 
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Our own Rev. Aaron Payson was the Keynote Speaker on Jan. 17, 2019, and presented a great program about "The Life-Cycle of a Disaster."
 
 
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During the Holiday Season 2018, many of our members spent multiple Saturdays taking turns ringing the bell to collect donations for the Salvation Army.
 
Vice President Ron Fraser & Gary MacConnell:
 
 
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Keynote Speaker Joanne Alley spoke to the Club about the services Interfaith Hospitality Network provides to our community at Grill on the Hill on Jan. 10, 2019.
 
 
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Worcester Rotary held its annual Glogg Party at the Tatnuck Country Club.
 
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Worcester Rotary Club's own Keynote Speaker, Andy Burgoyne from Cornerstone Bank, spoke to the Club about how to avoid fraud and scams.
 
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Keynote Speaker Tim Murray, President and CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, spoke to the Club about the exciting developments affecting Worcester businesses at Grill on the Hill on December 6, 2018.
 
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Keynote Speaker Catherine Pisacane spoke to the Club about the services Project Smile provides to children who have been exposed to traumatic events.
 
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Keynote Speaker Alex Mooradian, Esq. spoke to the Club about the services ONE WORCESTER can provide to nonprofits in our area. 
 
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On November 6, 2018, members of the Rotary Club of Worcester converged on the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester to serve at the Kids Cafe.  We prepared, cooked, and distributed a meal to 375 Club kids!!!  All who attended agreed that it was a wonderful experience that made a lasting impression.
 
Our Club will be serving at this event once again on Tuesday, December 4th from 4:00-6:00pm.  Please see Rosie Fayard to sign up as a volunteer!
 
This past meeting, we were treated to keynote speaker Heidi Paluk, Executive Director, Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School, as she described the mission, programs, and accomplishments of the school and its students.
 
Worcester Rotary Past President Barbara Guthrie spoke of the Club's contribution to the Canterbury St. School's new playground at the Dedication Ceremony on October 23, 2018.  Funds that we've raised through our many programs contributed to this project and event.
 
Additionally, we were named within a feature article in the T&G.
 
Here's a great representation of the before and after of the playground (more pictures can be found by clicking "Read More" below):
 
The Rotary Club of Worcester sponsored Remaking Worcester: Lunch & Learn which was held on the campus of The College of Holy Cross.  This event highlighted some of Worcester's recent successes, its on-going renaissance, and what the future holds for our great city!  We purchased 3 tables for the event and had a wonderful showing from our membership.  So much so, that members of our Club were featured in 5 out of the 21 pictures on the Telegram's website.
 
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https://www.telegram.com/photogallery/WT/20181003/NEWS/100309996/PH/1?start=2
 
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On Sept. 27, 2018. the Rotary Club of Worcester presented scholarships to students who attend Becker College, Quinsigamond Community College, and Worcester State University.
 
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Worcester Rotary, helping feed the kids, and having a great time at Kids Cafe with Steve Tankanow
(Bob Johnson, Rosie Fayard, Mark O'Flaherty, Matteo Gentile, & Tank)
 
 

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The Rotary Club of Worcester meets every Thursday at noon at The Grill on The Hill Restaurant, at Green Hill Golf Course 1929 Skyline Drive Worcester, MA..
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