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!
Although we are all in a challenging time right now, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is still pursuing opportunities for community service. Send your requests to info@nashobarotary.org, and we’ll add them to our list of opportunities and resources, which you can find in the Download Files section in the right column. We’ll also review your request at our regular board meetings and share them with our club members.
 
In the meantime, we wish everyone a safe and healthy staycation!
At its April 2 meeting, the Board of Directors voted to approve the purchase of three grocery gift cards to address needs identified by the social worker for the Nashoba Regional School District.
 
“What wonderful news!  What a very special thing to have happen - these cards will mean so much to everyone who receives one,” said Brooke Clenchy, Superintendent of Schools. “The Rotary Club is simply an amazing organization - and this is but one more example of the kind of incredible things that they do - I'm so respectful of their generosity.”
 
Additionally, the board and the board of the endowment fund voted to purchase $1500 worth of grocery and restaurant gift cards to donate to the needy in our communities, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The club donated gift cards to the Stow Food Pantry, the Bolton Community Fund, and WHEAT, a Clinton-based food pantry that serves Lancaster and surrounding towns. Restaurant gift cards from Emma’s, our primary meeting location, were used to pay for meals for local grocery store workers and other deserving citizens.
 
Due to current health and safety guidelines, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is holding virtual meetings until we can meet in person again. For the Zoom meeting information, contact Laura Spear at laura@spear.net.
 
Additionally, we are investigating service opportunities to benefit our local communities. If you have a service project or need, contact info@nashobarotary.org.
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley has awarded scholarships to Madeline Powers, Kylie Nelson, Aidan Dow, and Ian Winiarski for this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference. Sydney Gulliver of Lancaster and Rebecca Emken of Stow were selected as alternates.
 
Robert Johnson, RYLA Committee Chair, said the students will be among the more than 200 Massachusetts high school sophomores who will attend the RYLA Conference at Fitchburg State University on June 26-28. To be chosen, they needed to demonstrate leadership potential and good citizenship characteristics and show a strong desire to attend and benefit from the conference.
 
Aimed at developing the leadership potential of young men and women, the conference will feature interactive Leadership Labs, exciting guest speakers, and challenging mental and physical activities. Additional topics will include decision-making, critical thinking, communicating effectively, ethics, and public service.
 
For more information or to volunteer at this event, visit http://www.ryla7910.org or contact Robert Johnson at johnson@itesafety.com, 978-875-3143.
Find more information about the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley at www.nashobarotary.org.
 
 
 
The Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Littleton, Acton-Boxborough, and Wachusetts Area, along with the Nashoba Regional High School Interact Club, the Littleton High School Humanitarian Club, and Workers Credit Union, sponsored the seventh annual Rise Against Hunger food packaging event on March 7 at Nashoba Regional High School. Seventy-seven volunteers, including a large contingent from the Lancaster 4-H club, packaged 15,000 meals in a couple of hours.
 
The assembly process combined rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packages. These meal packages will be shipped around the world to support school feeding programs and crisis relief. The food stores easily, transports quickly, and has a shelf-life of two years.
 
“Rise Against Hunger is a great way to provide healthy, cost-effective meals and help us combat hunger around the world,” said Chris Spear, Chair of event from the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley. Past meal packages have been sent to Madagascar and Burkina Faso, in cooperation with partnering agencies.
 
Established in 1998, Rise Above Hunger, formerly known as Stop Hunger Now, coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to crisis-burdened areas around the world. To learn more, visit www.riseagainsthunger.org.
 
More than 300 hearty souls attended Nashoba Valley's first annual Cabin Fever Winter Festival, a fun-for-all-ages outdoor event that took place on Saturday, February 1 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on Bolton Town Common. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, our Festival was enjoyed by attendees, young and old, despite the lack of snow.
 
In addition to the fun and revelry, the $7,000 in net proceeds will benefit the Nashoba towns of Bolton, Lancaster and Stow.
 
To view event photos, click here.
 
To watch a Bolton Access TV video on our event, click here.
 
Congratulations to The Fireplace Room at the International Golf Club and Resort in Bolton for winning the Chili Challenge! It was a tough decision, as all participants provided tasty samples.
 
Congratulations also go to The Bolton Public Library for their winning Decorate A Snowperson entry. This, too, was a difficult decision, as all of the participants had creative entries!
 
To read the wrap-up news release, click here.
 
To learn more about our Cabin Fever Winter Festival, click here. Or, contact event Co-chair Nanci Bishop, of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, at nanbish@yahoo.com.
 

 
On January 30, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley assembled plates of treats to deliver to the first responders for the towns that we serve: Lancaster, Bolton, and Stow, MA.
 
Club members assembled plates of cookies, cookie bars, homemade candy, and brownies as well as  individually wrapped chocolates and candy and delivered them to the amazing and selfless people who serve us and our towns so well. 
 
 
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Upcoming Meetings
Laura DiGeronimo (via Zoom)
Jun 04, 2020 7:15 AM
LUK, Inc.
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