Rotary Club of
Fall River
President's Message
Club Information

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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How can you be a part of the biggest Rotary event of the year? 
An Affair to Remember  

1. Sponsor the event or place an ad in the program booklet.  Sizes available for all budgets, including individual donors.  Sponsorship forms are available in the "download" section to the right.

2.  Donate a gift basket or gift certificate.  All winners on the Wall of Wine will win a prize, hopefully valued at a minimum of $25 and all baskets will be valued at a minimum of $200.  We will be combining donations to make great baskets that everyone will want to win.

3. Show up for the fun!  Get a group of co-workers and friends together to join us on Thursday, March 16th at Bristol Community College, Bldg G, 5:00 -8:00 p.m.  Enjoy live music, a cash bar, appetizers by Scottie's Pub, and purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win dozens of great baskets!

Keep reading to see the great donations we already have!

The Rotary Club of Fall River has announced applications are available for 2017 scholarship awards.  Scholarships will be awarded to twelve (12) deserving high school seniors in the amount of $1,000 each.  Juliette Almeida, co-chair of the scholarship committee stated “applicants for this scholarship should be committed to the mission of the Rotary Club, Service Above Self, by being active participants in school and community service activities."  Students who reside in Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Tiverton and Freetown qualify to apply.

Scholarship applications are available at all area High School Guidance offices or by accessing the application in the download section (right side) of the this website.

Applications should be returned to:
Rotary Club of Fall River
Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 1802
Fall River, MA  02722

The deadline for all applications is April 1, 2017.


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. 
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Upcoming Events
Feb 23, 2017
No lunch time meeting today.
Mar 16, 2017
Visit us at An Affair to Rember tonight!
Juliette Almeida
Jun 08, 2017
Scholarship Luncheon
Kathy Crosson & Dr. Robitaille
Jun 22, 2017
Missions for Humanity
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President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Board of Directors Class of 2017
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