January 2018
Club Officers & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bourne-Sandwich!



We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Upper Cape Cod Technical High School
220 Sandwich Road
Canalside Dinning Room
Bourne, MA  02532
United States
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Members of the Rotary Club of Bourne Sandwich participated in Sandwich Fest on June 24, 2017. Scores of participants were not deterred by a few morning showers. Club members cooked and served delicious hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausage sandwiches  to raise funds for the Club's Good Works fund.
The Rotary Club of Bourne Sandwich enters year two of its three year commitment to support Cape Kids Meals as its community service project.
Cape Kids Meals is the Cape Cod chapter of Blessing in a Backpack. The program began with an initial pilot project in 2014 at two elementary schools in Dennis. At those schools 60% meet poverty level guidelines for the school reduced or free lunch program. Family food insecurity is a problem across the Cape. In 2016-2017 the Rotary Club of Bourne Sandwich with additional student and adult volunteers purchased, packed and delivered breakfast and weekend lunch food packs to 100 students in 4 elementary schools in Bourne and Sandwich. Successful fundraising will insure weekly packs are available to 125 children in the 2017-2018 school year.
To learn more about Cape Kids Meals , to volunteer, or the make a tax deductible donation go to www.capekidsmeals.org or contact co-coordinators Mary Carlson at mcarlsonckm@gmail.com or Bob Dutch at bobdutchckm@gmail.com.
Please look for ticket information about the return of the Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions for
shows in 2018 at the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School.
First Night in Sandwich, MA 2017
Rotarians helping our fellow citizens enjoy warm food and hot chocolate on a family celebration night.  We ran out of food due to the high demand for excellence!
Our Rotary club provides two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who live in either Bourne or Sandwich. One scholarship is for a student who is planning to study in the field of music. The other scholarship is not specific, but is for a student with a record of active community service.  Students should check with their guidance counselors for more information or check back to this website in February 2018
A great day working with Rotarians from around the Cape at a Habitat for Humanity build in Harwich on Saturday October 17.  This was a joint project with Rotarians from Yarmouth, Nauset, Barnstable Sunrise, and our club!
Thursday, October 15, David Augustinho, as guest speaker, filled in our club about the history, funding and grants administered by the Cape and Islands Workforce investment Board. David is the Executive Director of the Agency. The Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board is a regional, private sector led agency responsible for overseeing all publicly funded vocational education and training programs.
The agency was established in 1982 as a Private Industry Council, with the Cape Cod area part of the New Bedford region. In 1992 the regions separated due to the Cape’s increasing population and unique needs, and the local agency was then named the Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Regional Employment Board. On July 1, 2000 the Workforce Investment Act was instituted and the current name of the organization was adopted.
The Cape and Islands WIB is led by a Board of Directors that must have over 50% private sector representation, and the Chairman of the Board must be from the private sector. The members are appointed by a Chief Elected Official (CEO), in our case County Commissioner Sheila Lyons.
The chief role of the WIB is to ensure that public sector investments in education and training match up with local private sector needs. To meet this role the WIB guides the formation of a regional workforce development system, serving as a major link between the region’s economic development agencies, training providers, educational institutions, and employers. The WIB develops a blueprint that analyzes the needs and gaps in the local labor market, the types of training that are needed, and the size and characteristics of the population to be served. In addition the WIB administers or oversees a number of federal and state programs including; the Career Opportunities Center in Hyannis (the federal one-stop career service centers), the School-to-Careers program, the state Workforce Training Fund, and programs administered by JTEC.
Our guest speaker this morning, October 1, was Judith Pelletier, the Director of Practical Nursing at Upper Cape Regional Technical High School. She was the guest of our president-elect Supt. Bob Dutch. Judith did an amazing job providing us with insight into the program,the licensing process and job opportunities for LPN's.
Ed Futa, General Secretary of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation will be the keynote speaker that evening.  The event is at the Providence Marriott Hotel, Reservations are $45 per person and due by November 4.  Register online at www.Rotary7950.com.

A busy day of cooking for Seaside Lemans! Perfect weather and big crowds. We sold out of everything. Thanks to all who helped make today a huge success!

Rotary Club of Bourne-Sandwich's photo.
Thanks to our guest speakers, at our breakfast meeting this morning, from the Bourne town government. Don Pickard, Vice Chair of the Selectmen and Chris Hyldburg, Chair of the School Committee. They both shared their thoughts on upcoming 2 1/2 override.
SHAMRODS is canceled today due to the pending storms for June 23, 2015.  Don't forget Thursday is a morning meeting at UCT.  Bring a breakfast item to share.  Mac is bring coffee and Mary is bringing fruit!
See you then.
The Rotary Club of Bourne-Sandwich is pleased to announce two Rotary Club of Bourne-Sandwich scholarships for graduating students.

The first Rotary Club of Bourne-Sandwich Reality Fair for high school seniors was held at Upper Cape Tech on April 5, 2013.  With the assistance of Cape Cod Five Bank, Mary Carlson and Beth Griffin were heavy lifters along with many club members who volunteered for a very successful event. 


Home Page News

The Rotary Clubs of Cape Cod announced today that they are taking part in a regional effort to assist the victims of Superstorm Sandy.  Despite news reports that help has been slow in coming, Dave Bisbee, Cape Cod Disaster Coordinator for Rotary District 7950 said that resources from Rotary‚Äôs Shelter Box program and donations from regional clubs and citizens are being received by victims in the affected areas.

Honorary club member Ray Wylie passed away on November 12 at the age of 87. Ray has been a member of the Bourne-Sandwich club since 1987. Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM on Thursday, November 15, at the North Falmouth Congregational Church, 155 Old Main Road, North Falmouth.  Burial will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:30PM. 

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