Posted by Leigh Carpenter on Sep 28, 2018
New Fundraising Opportunity coming soon!  Be sure to come to our next meeting to hear all the details.

GUEST SPEAKER: Welcome Jim Stone – Past RCNV President and Supporter of Rotoplast
Updates from Jacky

  • Past Dues – Please send into Club ASAP.  See Howard if you are unsure if you’re up to date
  • Cori’s are dropped. Thank YOU!
  • FaceTime Live will be for Speakers only moving forward, not Club business
  • Board Voted to Support “HEAT SMART” Initiatives in Stow with a letter of Support
  • Rise Against Hunger – March 2nd @ Littleton – GOAL 35,000 MEALS


Rich - Happy to be there... “happy to be anywhere” (
Mary – Sad for Merrimac Valley gas fires and very happy Rich out of hospital
Jim – sad Merrimac Valley & happy to be going to Rotoplast
Steve - missed meeting but attended an event in his wife’s honor. Lana was inducted into the MASS Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Ray – Happy to celebrate a cousins Reunion in Mystic
Bob – hopeful they figure out the gas pipe line issue and resolve to prevent further occurrences
Jeff – happy for warm welcome to RCNV club meetings
John- happy to have lunched with 2 red heads ( Mary &Nanci) and was able to donate to back packs for kids with Maynard club $
Jacky – Happy to see Jim Stone – past president & Rich
Laura – son has a resume and daughter finished thesis – Yay!
Chris-   finished riding the kangamangus 2x ... and is walking
  • Mary encouraged folks to check out the Dog Fest In Hudson This weekend.
  • Chris & Laura mentioned the Polio dance coming up on Oct 26th with Newton club.
Committee Updates/Needs
  • Social /Service (Fatima & Jacky )
    1. Stow Guest Table- Sept7th – Chris, Bill & Jacky
    2.  Vision Screening – Lions – Starts in Oct
    3. RFK Mentoring – Jacky Meeting with Val at RFK on Monday.
  • Foundation - Rich & Ray & Steve  
    1. Drum Roll....... Paul Harris + 6
      • Rotary Member since 2002. RCNV since Feb 21, 2012.
      • Shares a Birthday with Carey Grant & Montesquieu
      • Notable Physical Features are .... often the tallest Person in the room & likes to wear coats
  • Fundraising -
    1. Chili Fest Committee – new fundraiser in early stages, see Jacky to be on committee
    2. Birdseed Wreaths – come to next meeting to learn more!
  • Membership (Mary & Nanci) – Welcome to Jeff Loeb & John Erb
Guest Speaker – Jim Stone : Our speaker is former RCNV Member and Past President.  Jim came to talk about Rotoplast International, Inc., which is committed to helping children and families with cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities. Working with local professionals, Rotarians, and other organizations, Rotoplast sends multidisciplinary medical teams to provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of these children.


Calendar Review

  1. Sept 27th – Golf Fellowship – ( Sterling CC)  T-Times 1-1:30
  2. Sept 29th – Repair Café -Bolton – Sign Up through RCNV Website
  3. October 20th – Repair Café – Sudbury - Sign Up through RCNV Website
  4. Purple Pinky Day – Stow, Lancaster, Bolton
  • Rotarian Partner Events
    1. Sept 24th – Habitat For Humanity Golf Fundraiser at Shaker Hills
    2. October – Lions Eye & Ear Screenings
    3. October 7th – Rock The GazBar (Leominster)  5K Run/Walk to benefit the  Healing Garden
    4. October 10th – Bolton 5K – Bolton Common
    5. October 14th – Ride To Thrive – Healing Garden 
    6. October 18th – Wine & Whiskey at Devens – Habitat
    7. October 26th – Purple Pinky Dance
Next Club Meeting October 2nd – Guest Speaker: Lamar Brown – Aids Project Worcester