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.
 
 
2019-20 THEME: ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD
Nashoba Valley
We meet on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays
of each month at 7:15 - 8:30 AM:
Emma's Cafe
Stow Shopping Center
117 Great Road (Route 117)
Stow, MA 01775 
Check our Calendar for Monthly Social and Service Events!
 
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with support from Maynard High School and the Repair Cafe Foundation, will host the first Repair Café for Maynard, MA on Saturday, September 21, at Maynard High School from 10-2.

At a Repair Café, everything centers on making repairs. Knowledgeable volunteers help repair items such as clean and mendable clothing, knitted and crocheted items, lamps, small appliances, computers and other electronics, bikes, toys, and jewelry. They also sharpen knives, scissors, and garden tools. Participants pay only for needed parts. The fix is free!
 
Volunteers at the Repair Café look at all items brought in and help try to repair them. When the volunteers cannot repair something that is repairable, they offer suggestions about where to go for repairs.

Unlike a "fix-it" shop, where people drop off items to be repaired and continue about their day, the Repair Café is meant to get people involved with the repair process, and create connections with others in the community. People bringing in items for repair are asked to stay while their items are being fixed. They can just watch, help with the repair, fix the items themselves with help from volunteers, or just have a snack and visit with neighbors.
 
The Maynard Repair Cafe will be supported by almost 30 volunteers with skills for computers and electronics, bikes, locksmiths, furniture and carpentry, knife sharpening, sewing and mending, and more. Please bring parts that may be needed to help with your repair.
 
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, supported by The Friends of the Sudbury Community Food Pantry, held a summer food drive at Sudbury Farms in Sudbury, MA on August 24. Almost three police cruisers were stuffed with nonperishable food and toiletries to substantially replenish the Sudbury Food Pantry’s shelves.
 
The Sudbury Community Food Pantry finds that the stocking of its shelves is reduced during the summer when the Sudbury elementary school children’s food drives are inactive due to the school vacation. Therefore, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, assisted by The Friends of the Sudbury Community Food Pantry, conducted its second annual summer food drive.
 
The Sudbury Community Food Pantry services clients living in 61 different communities in the MetroWest area in Massachusetts. The food pantry is staffed by volunteers, and 88% of cash donations are used for purchasing food with the balance for maintaining the food pantry, funding the food truck rental, purchasing food handling disposables, and supporting minimal administrative costs. About $600 in cash donations received during the Stuff a Cruiser food drive will be fully dedicated to the purchase of food and these overhead costs.
 

On June 20, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley held its installation ceremony and celebration  at the Bolton home of Jacky Foster, the club’s 2018-19 president, who will also serve a partial term as a 2019-20 co-president until September 30.

The 2019-20 co-presidents are Foster, Laura Spear, Richard Simon, and Chris Spear, who will share the duties in three-month segments. The 2020-21 president-elect is Carolyn Read, and the 2021-2022 president-nominee is Steve Jones-D’Agostino. For the 2019-20 year, Rick Burkhart is the treasurer, Catherine Hammill is the secretary, and Ron Bott is the executive secretary. The 2019-20 board members are Foster, Read, Laura Spear, Chris Spear, Jones-D’Agostino, Ron Richard, Hammill and Burkhart.

Also during the ceremony and celebration, Jones-D’Agostino was named the club’s 2019-20 Rotarian of the Year, Foster was recognized for her excellent service as 2019-20 president, and Bill Wilkinson was installed as a new member. Foster also presented “I (Heart) Rotary” ballcaps to several club members who have gone above and beyond the service-above-self call of duty this year: Nancy Bishop, Mary Garcia, Carolyn Read, Laura Spear and Catherine Hammill.

The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 scholarships. The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley awarded a $2500 college scholarship to Collen Pokorney, who graduated from Nashoba Regional High School and will attend the University of Connecticut to pursue a degree in psychology. The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley also awarded tool scholarships to Jeffrey and Tyler Benoit, who graduated from Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School. Jeffrey will continue his education at University of Tampa where he will study management. Tyler will major in marine biology with a research focus on marine micro-organisms.
 
These scholarships are eligible for students who have demonstrated significant community service and plan a career aligned with Rotary’s six areas of focus: promotion of peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies. Our scholarship awardees each met and exceeded the scholarships’ requirements, and we wish them well in their future studies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Upcoming Meetings
Meg Bagdonas
Sep 19, 2019 7:15 AM
Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area
Monthly Social/Service Gathering
Sep 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Slater's, 356 Main Street, Bolton
 
Upcoming Events
 
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WhoFish events
 
 
Club Executives
President
President 2020-2021 (PE)
President 2021-2022 (VP)
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Sgt at Arms
Foundation Chair
Public Relations Chair
Polio Challenge Chair
Speaker Chair
Website Chair
Social Media Chair
Photographer
RYLA Chair
Interact Chair
Scholarship Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
International Projects Co-Chair
Director
Director
Director
 
 
 
 

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