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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Through the work of Reverend Lawrence and the club's Charitable Foundation, Rotary is support the efforts to make this project a reality. 
By Marc Munroe Dion Herald News Staff Reporter
The Herald News has more than 700 obituaries of these and other area men who died fighting for their country in World War II. Every one of them is a novel, and every one of them is a heartbreak. And every one of them deserves to be remembered.

Victor Freitas, 280 Division Street, Fall River, died in France the day after his 21st birthday.
Robert Auclair, 3587 Riverside Ave., Somerset, was killed in action in the Pacific.
Charles Benton, 204 Flint St., Fall River, with the Marines, died on Iwo Jima.
Antone Costa, of Fall River's Stewart Street, drowned in the Philippines, trying to save the life of a shipmate.
Edmund Ginsberg, 102 Philips Street, Fall River, died in a German prisoner of war camp.
Kasimir Kot, 75 Palmer St., Fall River, was killed in action in Germany.
Joseph A. LaFleur, 659 Brayton Ave., Fall River, was killed in France. He was one of five LaFleur boys in the service. His brother Roger died in the Pacific.
Preserving Greater Fall River's role in World War II
In an effort to ensure all who perished are included in the book, and that all of their untold stories are heard, The Herald News is making the full list of names and hometowns available online. Family members or others who have knowledge of those on the list or those who belong on the list can send additional information and memories to:
WWII Veterans Memorial
Post Office Box #9712
Fall River, MA 02720
Or via email to:
An Affair to Remember  
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  
 This was our best Affair to Remember yet!  We love the new location at Bristol Community College, there was plenty of food from Scottie's Pub, and of course great entertainment from Kevin Green!  The prizes were bigger and better than ever and we raised more money to support the community.  Thank you all for your generosity in purchasing program book ads, raffle tickets, and all donations.  You are an incredible community!

Rotary Club of fall River Members (from far right) Lorraine Travers, Connie Vaillancourt, and Rick Vaillancourt
meet with members of the WalMart Team to accept a check to support the Happy Feet Program.
How can you help support Happy Feet?  Did you recently receive a rewards coupon from Bob's Store or Jockey or some other favorite retail location, but don't really need anything?  Don't let it expire, instead purchase some children's socks to help support our Happy Feet program.  Kids socks (generally sizes 9-3 and 3-9, although there may be some variation) will be collected on an ongoing basis and can be brought to any Thursday meeting.  White crew socks are preferred. 
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
Upcoming Events
Australian Travelers
Apr 27, 2017
Group Study Exchange
Lyndon Harris
May 04, 2017
The Morning of 9/11
Melissa Torres, GVI
May 25, 2017
Jen Hoadley
Jun 01, 2017
Alzheimers Association
Juliette Almeida
Jun 08, 2017
Scholarship Luncheon
Maria Lawton
Jun 15, 2017
Author of Best Selling Ethnic Cookbook
Kathy Crosson & Dr. Robitaille
Jun 22, 2017
Missions for Humanity
Kathy Giblin Stark,
Jun 29, 2017
Star Kids Scholarship Program
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