Posted by Jacky Foster on Nov 21, 2018

Rotary Club Nashoba Valley Sponsors Veterans Day Breakfast Celebration

On Monday, November 12, Stow & The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley  honored our veterans at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton.

The breakfast, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, featured a presentation from the keynote speaker, Brigadier General Francis Magurn, Assistant Adjutant General. Magurn commanded at every level in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, from platoon leader to land component commander and retired March 1, 2018 after more than 37 years of service. He continues to serve in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Military Division, as the assistant adjutant general.

 

Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley:  BULLETIN 11/15/2018

GUEST SPEAKER:
Welcome Paul Swydan – The Silver Unicorn Bookstore
"For 14 years, Paul Swydan worked in the sports industry, most recently as a writer and editor, during which he wrote for FanGraphs, the Boston Globe, Boston.com, ESPN the Magazine, Pitchfork, and many others. Now, he runs an independent bookstore in West Acton, The Silver Unicorn Bookstore. A Massachusetts native, Paul is a graduate of Boston University."  

7:15 - Gather & Social Time

7:30 – Pledge/Reflection – Howard

7:32 – 7:40 - Club // District Business Updates

  • Dues - Mary / Howard – Due Nov 30th
  • Foundation – Chris - Club Awards – 2017-2018 N0. 3 In District RCNV
  • Steve Sager Letter to district about Foundation
  • Rotary Habitat for Humanity Partnership Announced

7:40-7:50  – Happy Sad Fines –

Howard – Happy to watch Grand Son’s Hockey Game. He scored 2 goals and almost got a hat trick (hit post)  and for Laura’s work on Veterans Breakfast Celebration!
Chris – Happy to announce RCNV was 3rd in the District for Foundation Giving! Happy for early Snow !
Mary & Rich – Happy to have Rich’s college roommates visiting & “Just Happy”
Nanci – Happy to be collaborating with Mary on Membership and for Thanksgiving basket project.
Steve – Happy to announce Kenya Grant is moving forward.
Jeff – Happy For RCNV participation in the UBECI Jazz Concert Benefit. Announced he is a Piano Tuner.  
Catherine – Happy to be selling Birdseed Wreaths and to be having a FULL house for Thanksgiving Dinner!
Laura – Happy for another Successful Veterans Breakfast, The TX Baskets for Bolton Seniors. Sad/Happy for all the pies she is about to make.
Alex – Guest – Sad about the Club Runner Calendar – Happy to have joined us at Slaters.
Ray – Sad about snow as Bike & Scooter will be cancelled. Sad about  “Camp Fires” in CA.
Carolyn – Happy for Veterans breakfast and painting being done at Acton Habitat project.
Jacky – Happy for all the Rotary Conversations from selling the birdseed wreaths.
 

7:50 – 8:00 Committee Updates/Needs ( 2+/- Minutes ea)

 
  • Social  - Fatima
    1. Date for Holiday Gathering
  • Service
    1. Veterans Breakfast - Howard
    2. Snow Angels – Jacky
    3. COA – Stow – 11/30 2-4Pm & 12/1 8:30-2PM ( holiday fair &kid crafts)
    4. Thanksgiving Baskets – Laura
    5. DECA – NRHS – Dec 6 8:30 AM – 12:30 ( mtg)
    6. Bike & Scoot – Ray / Snow will interfere
    7. Westborough – Support of Jewish Community
  • Foundation - Rich & Ray & Steve  
    1. 2017-2018 - Global Grant – Kenya – Steve
  • Membership – Mary & Nanci
  • Scholarship – Howard
  • RYLA – Bob J –
  • Interact –Carolyn
  • Fundraising -  Wreath Update ( Banks, Next Door, District, Work etc etc. Facebook)
    1. Use as a way to connect with community...
  • Chili Fest Committee – 2 members 1 more needed.
  • Polio –  Chris
    1. Purple Pinky Day – Updated Totals
  • Repair Café – Ray & Howard
  • General Updates –
    1. Mission Trip – Ray
    2. Wine Fellow Ship – Steve

8:00-8:15 Speaker – Paul Swydan

8:15-8:20 – Q&A

8:20-8:25 – Calendar Review

  • Nov 16th – Bike & Scoot at Emerson – 7:30-8:20
  • 11/30 2-4Pm & 12/1 8:30-2PM COA – Stow – ( holiday fair &kid crafts)
  • Dec 16th – District 7910 – Holiday Party – Arturos- Westborough
  • Wine fellowship – Jan 17th – Heritage
  • March 2cnd Rise Against Hunger- Littleton
  • March 23-March 31 – Guatamala
  • May 11th – Gazebo Building Day RFK w/ Area 3
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Next Club Meeting November 29th CLUB ASSEMBLY

8:30-BELL