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The Rotary Club of Fall River

Fall River

Service Above Self

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

(508) 207-5611
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Pictured from L to R:  Bailee Clements, Christopher Belmore, Dierdre Smith, Gina Gagliardi, Josie Schmidt, Ian Burch, Rotary President Jennifer Preston, Casey Arruda, Remy Dumont, Lindsay Berube,
Mary Mahoney-Pacheco, Scholarship Committee Chair Juliette Almeida, Emma Joncas, Delaney Wilkinson, Missing: Hana Tabit

The Rotary Club of Fall River awarded 13 scholarships to greater Fall River area high school graduates who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”.  Students received  $1,000 each at the June 14th meeting.  Juliette Almeida, co-chair of the scholarship committee stated, “winners of these scholarships not only have an outstanding academic record, but are active participants in school and community service activities; in many cases volunteering hundreds of hours to a wide variety of causes." Each of the students will be attending a two or four-year college starting this autumn.  Planned courses of study include nursing, veterinary services, medical research, political science/law, classical voice, and business/finance. New this year was a scholarship generously donated by Rotarian Thomas McGarr who spent his working years as an educator and one scholarship in memory of Jim Collins, a long time Rotarian who passed away this past year. 

The Rotary Club of Fall River has supported 20 community organizations in the past two years with donations totaling $30,000. On June 7, 2018, the Club celebrated each of these organizations with a special luncheon. The Rotary Club accepts requests from non-profits and school groups, for assistance with equipment and program costs, and makes awards on a quarterly basis. The monies come from fundraisers that are held throughout the year. 

At the luncheon a group of six members of the Fall River Symphony Orchestra treated attendees to live music, Forever Paws brought two furry friends, Sail Rec! through Greater Fall River RE-CREATION displayed a new sail for a Vanguard 420 Racing Dinghy, and many other organizations brought displays and pictures of projects made possible through Rotary funding.   

Awards range from $250 to $1,500 each and only one request per organization is allowed each year.  Request will next be considered mid-summer.  Applications can be found on  


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Jun 28, 2018
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