Welcome to the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley!
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is a diverse, action-oriented, fun-loving club that serves the youth, the seniors, and the needy in our communities, often partnering with others.  While focusing our service in the communities of Bolton, Lancaster, and Stow, Massachusetts, our club acts upon service opportunities wherever there is a need – regionally, nationally, and globally. Join us!
 
2021-2022 Theme: Serve to Change Lives
2021-2022 Theme logo - Serve to Change Lives - EN
We are meeting both in person and virtually through Zoom on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of each month from 7:30 - 8:30 AM.
The Houghton Building
697 Main Street (Route 117)
Bolton, MA 01740
(additional parking at the nearby First Parish of Bolton church) 
Check our Calendar for Social and Service Events!
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley ended its 2021-2022 Rotary year with an outdoor celebration and the installation of the 2022-2023 officers. Many thanks to Glen Bunnell, who served as President thids past year. He led the club through more tha 50 service projects that served our local community as well as the world. In appreciation of his service and leadership, incoming President Susan Wilkinson presented Glen with a Rotary presidential plaque, complete with gavel.
 
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley participated in the Bolton Pride Parade and Rally on June 5. The parade will was held in the afternoon, starting at the Emerson School in Bolton, MA and continued to the town common. The rally included guest speakers, local organizations such as the Rotary club, vendors, and a raffle that benefited OutMetrowest.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley collected more than 500 pounds of thin-film plastic as part of the NexTrex recycling program. By you donating plastic film to NexTrex®, not only did the club help to keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfills, it also helped Trex® to continue to make eco-friendly outdoor products. Through its donation, the club qualified for a Trex bench to be donated to the local community. Many thanks to the Bolton Bean, 626 Main Street in Bolton, MA, which served as a collection point. The club is hopeful that other community organizations will take on this challenge. For more information about the program and what plastic is acceptable, visit https://recycle.trex.com.
 
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is collecting donations for Esperanza - Hope for the Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that services impoverished communities in Honduras. The following items are of particular need:
  • Large suitcases
  • Laptops, tablets
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toothpaste (including "expired" toothpaste)
  • Children and adult vitamins
  • Wheelchairs
Esperanza’s mission is to provide charitable services, including financial assistance for medical treatment and educational costs for the impoverished people living in Honduras. Its professionally-supported organization assists the Honduran people with obtaining medical care within their country, and when unavailable, traveling outside Honduras for treatment.
 
To coordinate a time and place to drop off donations, please contact Emily Collins at 978.808.8967 or emily@esperanzahftc.com. For more information about Esperanza - Hope for the Children, visit https://esperanzahftc.com.
 

In partnership with Clinton Savings Bank and the Guidance Office, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley sponsored our annual financial Reality Fair at Nashoba Regional High School on the morning of Friday, April 8. More than 200 10th graders pre-selected a career and starting salary. On the day of the fair, they received a monthly paycheck (with deductions!) to purchase life's necessities, such as housing, transportation, insurance, clothing, and food. They were also tempted with nice-to-have purchases such as concert tickets, vacations, and pets! Students also had to spin the wheel of fortune to reflect unplanned income or expenses that happen as a part of life. Many thanks to the 43 volunteers who made this event a meaningful life lesson.

To learn more about what the students could purchase, you can find the 2022 volunteer handbook on nashobarotary.com in the Download section. 

 

On April 9, more than 70 people from the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, the Humanitarian Club of Littleton High School, the Nashoba Regional High School Interact club, several Rotary clubs across central Massachusetts, and the local community came together to package 20,000 meals to address hunger. 
 
The Rotary clubs funded the cost of the meals, and Rise Against Hunger New England provided the ingredients for packaging. Every dehydrated rice/soy meal is fortified with 20 essential vitamins and nutrients. The meals are then shipped to areas around the world where the need is greatest, including within the United States. Requesting organizations must meet certain requirements to receive a shipment of meals or donated aid, including accountability, importation (the ability to cover shipping costs), storage, and distribution.
 
Rise Against Hunger provides food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable people and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Established in 1998, the organization has provided more than 225 million meals in 74 countries. Charity Navigator gave Rise Against Hunger 4 stars, its highest rating.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley and the Nashoba Area Social Justice Alliance (NASJA) sponsored the first Diverse Book Drive for books that represent all students across the Nashoba Regional School District. They worked with The Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton, MA to order 141 books, which are being delivered to Center School in Stow, Florence Sawyer School in Bolton, and Mary Rowlandson Elementary School in Lancaster. The schools identified the titles of the books that they wanted for their libraries, and the Rotary Club and NASJA partnered to collect donations and handle the ordering and delivery.
 
Principal O'Shea from Mary Rowlandson Elementary School in Lancaster received book donations from Rotarian Catherine Hammill.
Several members of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley participated in a mock judging session at Nashoba Regional High School. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. More than 100 students participated in the mock session in preparation for the actual competition in mid-January. Community leaders, including club members, evaluated the presentations and provided positive reinforcement and constructive feedback on the presenters' business ideas, presentation skills, and professional appearance. The students did a fabulous job in their preparation amd presentations. They did so well that 112 of the 210 members finished in the top 6 of their categories at the district competition in January! These students advanced to the state competition in March, and several teams qualified for participating in the international competition in April. We recognize and congratulate all of the participants in this year's DECA competition!
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