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.
Emma's Cafe
Stow Shopping Center
117 Great Road (Route 117)
Stow, MA 01775 
Check our Calendar for Social and Service Events!
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, and we are hopeful they will all do well in the January competition and beyond.
For its December service project, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley collected toys and books for families to benefit Clear Path for Veterans New England. The Clear Path team works hard to make sure families, in particular those with children, have a meal, toys, and some joy during the holiday season. This year Clear Path held a holiday celebration, complete with hot cocoa, cookies, and Santa. The toys were delivered, and families received a take-home Holiday meal kit with all the fixings for an at-home family celebration. 
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley decorated and presented the Bolton Council on Aging with 50 sets of mums as part of the Senior Center's Thanksgiving celebrations. The club also sent holiday cards to the residents of the Bolton Country Manor where the Council on Aging is based.
In late November, at a Social/Service event, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley collected requested donations for the Stow Food Pantry. The club donated 75 pounds of food, consisting of cereal, tomato soup, and cream of mushroom soup.  From the Stow Food Pantry, "Because of organizations like the Rotary Club, we are able to continue to assist over 130 families a month with food assistance." 
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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is sponsoring a collection drive for Esperanza – Hope for the Children, a 501c3 non profit that provides medical treatment and supplies for the children and their families of Flores, Honduras. 
Donations requested for Esperanza-Hope for the Children include:
  • Adult, children, and baby clothing in all sizes and for all seasons
  • Any size shoes: toddler-adult (shoes, sneakers, croc type, flip flops), new or gently used
  • Any size toothpaste: dentists donate expired, which is fine
  • Any size soap, hand sanitizer, shampoo, band aids, anti-bacterial ointment
  • Soccer balls, preferably deflated
  • Books in Spanish
  • Vitamins
  • Large size suitcases, carry-ons, and duffel bags
  • School supplies: pens, pencils, eraser, sharpeners, scissors, colored pencils, crayons
Members can bring items to the November 18 Rotary meeting. Donations can also be made by contacting Emily Collins at: 978-808-8967, emily@esperanzahftc.com. Monetary donations are accepted at esperanzahftc.com.
To honor Stow-area veterans, for the second year in a row, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley provided a pre-packaged lunch and the opportunity to meet with town and state officials on Veterans Day, November 11. Lunch included a sandwich, chips, salad, beverage, dessert, and more, and volunteers provided the lunches to participants who will remain in their cars.
This Veterans Day appreciation lunch was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, Friends of the Stow Council on Aging, Worker’s Credit Union, Shaw’s Stow, and Honey Pot Hill Orchards.

During the last two weeks of October, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley sponsored its annual Purple Pinkie Day in schools across the Nashoba Regional School District.  In support of World Polio Day on October 24, Purple Pinkie Day is part of Rotary International’s “PolioPlus to End Polio Now” campaign. Students were encouraged to donate at least $1 to immunize children worldwide against polio. Workers Credit Union also made a generous donation of $1000, courtesy of Donna McCullen, WCU Assistant Vice-President in Lancaster, MA.All donations are matched 2 to 1 by the Gates Foundation, so each $1 donation results in $3 for polio eradication. Donations can still be mailed to Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, PO Box 322, Stow, MA 01775.

It’s called Purple Pinkie Day, because health workers typically use a purple dye to mark children’s pinkie fingers after the children are vaccinated. This prevents a double dosage. By sponsoring Purple Pinkie Day in the schools, we are hopeful the students learn more about polio and feel good about helping children elsewhere around the world.

Launched in 1985, Rotary International’s PolioPlus was the first and largest international private-sector program for a public health initiative. By partnering with the World Health Organization and other government and private groups including the Gates Foundation, Rotary International has reduced polio by 99 percent around the world.

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is participating in a plastic recycling program, sponsored by Trex®. When you donate your plastic film to NexTrex®, not only are you helping to keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfills, you're also helping Trex to continue making eco-friendly outdoor products.
Collect your plastic bags and film packaging used for food and merchandise in transit.  Although these materials SHOULD NOT be recycled in most curbside carts or single stream programs, our Rotary club is collecting these plastic types for distribution at a local grocery store. If we can collect 500 pounds, we earn a Trex-built bench for use in one of our service communities. All plastic must be clean and dry, and you can learn more here.
If you have plastic you would like to donate, please contact Mary Garcia.
Nashoba Rotary Charitable Endowment
Club Calendar
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Rotary News
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