Nashoba Rotary Charitable Endowment
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is delighted to announce that the David and Eleanor Morley Endowed Global Grant Scholarship has been awarded to Katherine Painter, a lifelong resident of Stow. RNV sponsored Katherine as a candidate for this scholarship and is thrilled that she was selected! This unique Scholarship was established in 2002 by David and Eleanor Morely, to be granted to a resident of Rotary District 7910 who will be doing graduate-level study outside the US in one of Rotary’s areas of focus. David Morley was a Rotarian, a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and had a long career at General Electric. 
 
Photo: Katie and RNV members
 
Katherine’s area of focus is Peace and Conflict Resolution. She graduated from Yale in the spring of 2023 with a simultaneous BA/MA in Classics and a BA in Religious Studies. She will be attending Oxford University to obtain a Masters of Philosophy in Religion and Theology. Her focus is on understanding the root causes of and potential solutions for contemporary religious conflicts and ways to bring people and communities together toward resolution of those conflicts. After she obtains her master degree, her goal is to obtain a doctoral degree in religion and work in higher education, devoting here career to teaching, research, and community outreach.
 
Photo (left): Katie & RNV President Chris Mudgett  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Katherine attended a Rotary of Nashoba Valley club meeting in early September and is heading off to Oxford later in September. We wish her all the best across the pond! 
 
Photo (right): Katie at Yale Graduation
On Monday, June 5, 2023, The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley awarded its annual scholarship to Bella Tijin of Bolton, MA.    Bella was the recipient of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Ron Bott Memorial Scholarship named for our dear friend and one of our charter members.   Ron lost his battle with cancer last year and we told him that we would name the scholarship after him, which gave him great happiness.   Ron's wife Jeanne attended the ceremony as well.
 
Bella is a very accomplished student and is also an EMT cadet at Nashoba Regional High School, which requires significant training, certifications, and sacrifice to respond to emergencies and administer care.   Bella will be attending Quinnipiac University and pursuing studies in health sciences with a goal of becoming a Physician's Assistant in the future.   Please join me in congratulating Bella!
 
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In partnership with Clinton Savings Bank and the Guidance Office, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley once again sponsored our annual financial Reality Fair at Nashoba Regional High School on the morning of Friday, April 7th. More than 200 10th graders 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 tooka chance to spin the wheel of fortune to reflect unplanned income or expenses that happen as a part of life.  Please consider volunteering and contact Carolyn Read at carolyn.read@yahoo.com to sign up next year!

You can see last year's volunteer handbook to learn more about what the students will purchase and 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 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.
 
2023-2024 Theme: Create Hope in the World
We meet 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!
Club Executives & Directors
President 2024-2025
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
FOUNDATION Chair
Foundation Co-Chair
Attendance, Breakfast and Fines
Meeting Setup (inc. Zoom)
Membership Chair
Fundraising Co-Chair
Fundraising Co-Chair
Service Chair
Public Relations Chair
Website Chair
Social Media Chair
Photographer
Polio Challenge Chair
Speaker Chair
RYLA Co-Chair
RYLA - Co-Chair
Youth - Interact Co-Advisor
Youth - Interact Co-Advisor
Scholarship Co-Chair
Scholarship Co-Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
Environmental
Rotary @ Work
Social Equity
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member (Immediate past president)