General Assembly - Re-Gifting Party
Feb 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Bring your treasures to the annual re-gifting party!
Joli Hamilton
Feb 28, 2019 12:00 PM
In Business and (Still) In Love
Doyle Auctions, guest of Robin Brown
Mar 07, 2019 12:00 PM
Appraisal of Antiques & Collectibles
Shatoyia Jones
Mar 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Intention & Inclusivity: Best Practices for Improving Outcomes for Social Good Initiatives
General Assembly - no speaker
Mar 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Erik Learned-Miller, guest of William Gillen
Mar 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Facial Recognition Technology
Bennett Walsh, Supt., Holyoke Soldiers Home
Apr 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Massachusetts Veterans
Gabrielle Hartley, Author
Apr 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Better Apart - the Radically Positive Way to Separate
General Assembly - visit from DG Kate Sims
Apr 18, 2019 12:00 PM
District 7890 Governor Visit
Lori Polep VP and CIO J. Polep Dist. Service
Apr 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Solving Problems From The Bottom Up.
Speaker Needed
May 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Lyons & Laura Pioneer Valley Co-Housing Community
May 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Co-Housing Communities - to be held on site at 120 Pulpit Hill Rd, Amherst, MA
General Assembly - no speaker
May 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Speaker Needed
May 23, 2019 12:00 PM
Speaker Needed
May 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Laura Reichsman, Director of Family Outreach
Jun 06, 2019 12:00 PM
CHD's Family Outreach Program
Speaker Needed
Jun 13, 2019 12:00 PM
General Assembly - no speaker
Jun 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Speaker Needed
Jun 27, 2019 12:00 PM

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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
The Inn on Boltwood (formerly the Lord Jeffrey Inn)
30 Boltwood Ave.
Amherst, MA  01002
United States of America
(779) 901-0356
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December 3, 2018
This year will mark our club’s 17th Annual Holiday Giving Party benefiting families of Family Outreach of Amherst (FOA). In 2000 Past President Andy Beall had a dream which became reality when we hosted the first Annual Rotary Club of Amherst’s Holiday Giving Party for local underprivileged children.  It was Andy’s dream to provide a special evening for the children and their families to include a holiday meal, entertainment and gifts from Santa.  For many of the children, the gifts they receive from our party are the only holiday gifts they will receive.  In the early years of hosting the event, members of the club prepared the meal and the event was held in a local hall decorated with balloons.  We have been fortunate in the past several years to be able to work with the Courtyard by Marriott and hold our event there. The club sponsors 45 children and their families.  Each year FAO case workers work with the families to prepare a wish list for each child with their hearts desire. Rotarians sign up to sponsor a child and shop from the wish list with a $50.00 budget per child.  Rotarians work alongside each other the night of the party to serve our guests a wonderful turkey dinner.  Each family receives a $50.00 Big Y gift card. The Dynamics, a UMASS Acapella Group, has provided the entertainment for the families before Santa arrives.  Ed Popielarczyk, a local balloon artist entertains and creates balloon creations for each of the children. The bags of wrapped gifts are presented to each of the children by Santa and they are each given a photo taken with Santa.  PVTA generously provides a bus & driver to transport the families to & from the party.  The evening leaves all involved with the true spirit of the holiday and a sense of helping to make a difference for those less fortunate in our community.  The 2018 Holiday Giving Party will be held Monday, December 3rd at Courtyard by Marriott, Hadley from 5:30-7:30 PM
We are looking for speakers for our Thursday weekly lunch meetings beginning in March 2019, and beyond!
If you are interested, have a suggestion for a speaker, or would like more information, 
please email Kristi Bodin at kab@lawyeramherstma.com.
Thank you!


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