Rotary Club of
Fall River
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Welcome to our Club!

Fall River

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
White's of Westport
66 State Road
Westport, MA  02790
United States

(774) 627-1380
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The Rotary Club of Fall River will be helping at the Insane Inflatable on Saturday July 22nd and we need your help!  We need 20 volunteers from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fulfill our commitment.  Volunteers will be assisting with:

Registration: Checking runners in with an IPad, answering their questions and providing race materials.

Merchandise: Organizing and selling race merchandise to runners, using an IPad.
Bag Check: Checking, retrieving and safe guarding runner’s personal items while they are participating in the event.

Start Line: Assisting the Event Director in maintaining an orderly process of sending off runners in various wave times.

Finish Line: Providing runners encouragement as they finish the race and distributing waters, snacks, tee shirts, and medals.
Water Stop: Being out on the course providing runners with water.
Course Obstacles: Monitoring runners as they are completing the course obstacles; ensuring their safety and providing them encouragement.

Volunteers that assist us on Saturday from 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. will receive a volunteering tee shirt, water and snacks.  The Rotary Club will receive a $50 donation that we will use to support the eradication of Polio.

Volunteers need to be at least 10 years old.  If they are under 16 they need to be volunteering with a parent.  If they are 16 or 17, a parent needs to sign the online consent form, but the parent does not need to be present to volunteer.  Those 18 and older just need to sign the online consent form.

How to Sign Up as a Volunteer:

  • You must sign up using the Providence Volunteer Local page: HERE
  • Use the password Rotary and choose our shift: Rotary Club of Fall Rivers MA
  • Fill out the form with your contact information and sign the consent form

For our club to receive credit, volunteers must sign up under our correct shift. It is imperative that everyone utilizes our online signup tool, as it is the best way for us to communicate with volunteers.  We must have at least 10 volunteers signed up by June 24th

How else can you help?

  • Share the registration code ROTARY. Runners will receive $5 off, and our club will get $5 back per order

You do not need to be a member of Rotary to help us raise funds for this worthy cause.  So come out and enjoy the fun with us!  If you have any questions, please contact Trish Robertson at tilliewaters @ (do not include spaces if emailing.)

Pictured are students from the BCC STEM club that designed a 6-week hands-on Green Technology Educational program and taught it to youth at Greater Fall River Re-Creation.  These college students did an incredible job of developing the whole curriculum and engaging the young students in learning each week.  They combined hands on projects and power point presentations to teach about the impact of going green. 
It is great to see the enthusiasm of these young people.  How lucky we are as a club to have the opportunity to support this great partnership!

Rotary Club of fall River Members (from far right) Lorraine Travers, Connie Vaillancourt, and Rick Vaillancourt
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