Posted by Catherine Hammill on Nov 14, 2019
November 7th Meeting:  Special Speaker Dave Kaiser, Rotary Leadership Institute.  

Meeting Bulletin November 7, 2019 

Pledge, Words: Nanci


  • Patricia Smith: Clinton Savings Bank
  • Andrea Kiuru Shepard  - Recreation Director for Lancaster
  • Kristina Martirosyan
Happy/Sad fines:

Nanci - happy for MaryAnn and Mary and to have Patricia here; Maryanne - happy about CabinFeverFest and bring her creativity back; Rich- got to share a pen made by his daughter; Carol-sad for Rita who had a cement fish fall on her head; Howard - sad had root canal but can eat again, excited he and Ellen moving to Plymouth; Chris- turned 60, went for a run and fell; Mary- called  Nanci a “hot engine”, excited about thanksgiving baskets; Bill P- Happy his high blood pressure is under control; Laura - going to sister’s wedding in Ohio, Vet’s day breakfast is all prepped, thanks to all who are helping with Thanksgiving bags; Ray- hemlock broke and fell but missed important stuff; Carolyn-new builds going well w/roof on this week, new supervisor is great; Bob - repair cafe coming; Richard - 4 grandchildren happy about Nat’s win, sad about losing Howard

Past events:

  • Purple Pinkie Day: $1444 collected from schools and club (Chris)

Upcoming events

  • Nov 9: Repair Café @ Bolton (Ray)

  • Nov 11: Stow Veterans Breakfast @ First Parish Church 8-10am (Laura, Howard, Chris)  Set up 5-6pm

  • Nov 14: District Foundation Dinner

  • Jeff Loeb’s concert - Jeff Loeb's Jazz Concert should have been in announcements - It is on November 15th from 7:30-9:30 at the South Acton Congregational Church close to the So. Acton train station.  Proceeds benefit UBECI which works with street children in Equador to help prepare them for entry into the public schools. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Advanced tickets via 

  • Nov 17: Thanksgiving gift bag donation deadline (Laura) - 200 bags in just Bolton, this is up from 65 last year.  Collecting donations through the 17th.  

  • Nov 19: Club pizza social, bring snack @ Nanci Bishop, 353 Old Bay Road, Bolton RSVP either via Evite or to Nanci directly!!!

  • Nov 19-on - Wreath Sale! 

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

  • Dec 10: Holiday Party (Fatima) Richard and Fatima’s Home.  Live music!  

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

  • Jan 25, 2020: 7910 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) incl. new members!@ Marlborough 

  • Feb 1: First Annual Winter Cabin Fever Fest:  NEED STOW SPONSORS!

  • Mar 28: RLI @ Lincoln RI

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

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

  • May 1-3: District Conference @ Salem MA

  • May 3: Maynard Earth Day (John Erb)

  • Jun 6-10: Rotary Conference @ Honolulu, Hawai’i (Steve McGarrett)


Speaker: Dave Kaiser – Rotary Leadership Institute - Reviewed what RLI is and why it is so impactful.  Should be called Rotary Learning Institute. . Encouraged all to come on January 25th to the next RLI - it’s in Marlborough.  No lectures. “ A more informed Rotarian is more engaged, satisfied and impactful”. Idea sharing, problem solving access to the Rotary spectrum.  Registration is now open. Our Rotary will pay half of your enrollment fee!

For the Nov 19 social at Nanci Bishop’s house, please consider donating the following items for Isaiah French’s project to help the homeless in Boston:

  • Gallon Ziploc bags

  • Single-use hand warmers

  • Chapstick

  • New men's socks: sizes Large or X-Large

  • 55 gallon trash bags

  • Cottonelle or baby wipes: for quick bathing

  • New or gently used backpacks

  • $5 or $10 Panera gift cards*

  • $5 or $10 Dunkin gift cards*


* Cards help as paying customers can use restrooms