Posted by Catherine Hammill on Dec 12, 2019

Our Cabin Fever Winter Festival is a first-of-its-kind fundraiser, created to raise funds to meet the community service needs of Stow, Bolton, and Lancaster. This Winter Festival is designed to bring the residents of these towns and neighboring communities together for a day of family fun. Chase away the winter blues with samples of award winning chili, beer and wine tasting, hot chocolate, s'mores, and a variety of fun and unique games and activities. 

Meeting Minutes - December 5, 2019 

Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley

Pledge, Words: 

History: International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (UN 1985)

Guests: Chris Mudgett

Happy/Sad fines:

Richard spent time with 4 grandchildren; Rick happy for anti-lock brakes this week, happy about Florida; Howard happy about Ohio State and Thanksgiving; John Erb cooked his first turkey since moving to Bolton; Bob looking forward to Bolton tree lighting; Steve excited about mock DECA at Nashoba Regional High School and excellent media coverage about Cabin Fever WinterFest; Richard had a happy Thanksgiving; Maryanne spent time with family; Ray happy wife Catherine feeling better finally; Ron happy his kids are home & delivering Thanksgiving baskets with his daughter; Laura happy about Thanksgiving basket participation; Mary sad about self cleaning function on oven blowing it up, happy about perfect health; Caroline happy about 2 thanksgivings, happy Rotary looks back at grants and doesn’t sugar coat the failures when they happen; Chris happy about 10 pies on Thanksgiving

Past events:

  • Thanksgiving Gift Gags  - 16 Rotarians participated, $1400 donated in cash plus lots of food.  105 bags delivered to thankful seniors in Bolton. 

Upcoming events

  • Dec 5: DECA Mock Competition @NRHS, 8AM-Noon

  • Dec 6: Community Supper @ First Parish Church, Stow

  • Dec 10: 8-10 AM Volunteers needed to load truck at Stow Council on Aging

  • Dec 10: Holiday Party 6 pm (Fatima)

  • Dec 14 - Wreath Sale in Sudbury at TJ Maxx 10-2pm.  Need another person to help. 

  • Dec 19: Final RCNV meeting of 2019

  • Jan 3: Community Supper @ First Parish Church, Stow

  • Jan 7, 2020: DECA Competition 8am-1pm @ UMass Lowell

  • Jan 10: New club installation: New Voices of 7910 - Carol Toomey to provide details

  • Jan 11: Bolton Repair Café (Ray)

  • Jan 16: Regular Rotary meeting 7:30 am and Board Meeting 8:30 am

  • Jan 25: 7910 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) incl. new members @Marlborough 

  • Feb 1: First Annual Winter Cabin Fever Fest:

  • Mar 28: RLI @ Lincoln RI

  • Mar 7: Food packaging with NRHS Interact Club & Littleton @ NRHS (Chris)

  • Mar 6-7: President Elect Training @ Sheraton Framingham

  • Apr 4: District Training  & New Member Orientation @ Leominster DoubleTree (Ron)

  • Apr 8: Reality Fair at Nashoba (full day, Wednesday) 

  • May 1-3: District Conference @ Salem MA

  • May 3: Maynard Earth Day (John Erb)

  • Jun 6-10: Rotary Conference @ Honolulu, Hawaii (Steve McGarrett)


Dec 13th is a mid-build ceremony in Ashburnham for Habitat for Humanity at 11am.  All are welcome. 

Speaker: Mel Johnson, Citizen’s Bank.  Came to Stow Citizens Bank 4 weeks ago from Grafton.  She specializes in identity theft and various bank fraud that affects many people in the area.  She is trying to educate people so they are careful about sending money or gift cards to anyone you don’t know.  Also she discussed skimmers and how to detect them.