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Upcoming Meetings
Oct 13, 2016
Ron Bott - EVENING
Choosing Your Retirement Path
Oct 20, 2016
Orlando Vargas - MORNING
Transforming Communities Initiative
 
Upcoming Events
 
Rotary News
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
 
Our Motto Is "Service Above Self"
Nashoba Valley
We meet on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Thursdays at 7:15 - 8:30 AM:
Colonial Candies
47 Sugar Road
Bolton, MA  01740
We also meet on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 5:45 - 7:00 PM:   
Nancy's Air Field Cafe, 302 Boxboro Road, Stow, MA 01775
 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley!
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is a vibrant, inclusive, “go-to” club, supporting the needs of people in our communities locally and around the world. We serve the local communities of Bolton, Lancaster, and Stow, Massachusetts.
 
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley was chartered by Rotary International on February 24, 2012, the first new Rotary club chartered in District 7910 in over a decade!
 
 
This week's speakers were District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle. The district governor is required by RI to visit each club in the district.
 
 
 
 
Our speaker was to have been historian, David Mark, who was unable to attend because of a death in the family. He would have spoken about the “Rise and Fall of Slavery in Massachusetts."  Briefly, Massachusetts was the first colony to legalize slavery (1641) and the first to end it (1783). Slavery never took hold in the northern colonies as it did in the south mostly because there were no labor intensive cash crops. Instead, northern slaves were primarily prestige property for the upper class.
 
 
 
Our Speaker was Jennifer Wassan of Windrush Farm, a nonprofit horse farm in North Andover specializing in teaching physically, emotionally, and learning disabled children and adults to ride and work with horses.
 
 
 
Dracut Rotarian, Chuck Moran, speaks about Crutches 4 Africa, a non-profit organization that collects and delivers crutches and other mobility devices to people with disabilities in developing countries
 
 
 
 
Our first morning meeting of the new Rotary year featured Lisa Delle Donne of K-9 Unleashed Potential as our speaker
 
 
 
Karin Gaffney Receives Paul Harris +4 Fellowship from President-Elect Chris Spear
 
 
 
 
Great Turnout at Our Quarterly Club Assembly!
 
 
 
President-Elect Chris and President Jim present a check to Yvonne and the RFK Children's Action Corps to fund Student Discharge Kits
 
 
 
 
Club Executives
President
President Elect
President Nominee
Secretary
Executive Secretary
Treasurer
Sgt at Arms
Foundation Chair
Polio Challenge Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Speaker Chair
Bulletin Chair
RYLA Chair
Interact Chair
Rotaract
Scholarship Chair
International Projects Chair
Director
Director
Director
Director
 
 
 
 

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Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley
P.O. Box 322, Stow, MA 01775