Posted by Catherine Hammill on Oct 31, 2019
Meeting at Emmas Cafe
October 31, 2019 - REVISED with Additional Notes! 
Club Assembly to review visioning goals and progress, no speakers this week.  



Patricia Smith: Clinton Savings Bank

Karen Guerin: Coldwell Banker

Andrea Kiuru-Shepard: Lancaster Parks and Rec.

Kristina Martirosyan: Rotary Club of Yerevan, Armenia

Happy/Sad fines:

  • Rick was happy to find his wedding ring
  • Carolyn happy daughter driving again
  • Rich happy about Nat’s winning World Series


  • Purple Pinkie Day: $1200 as of Oct 27 – pass the hat (Chris)

Past events:

  • Rotary: World Polio Day, Purple Pinkie Day, Dictionary Project 

Upcoming events

  • Nov 9: Repair Café @ Bolton / Florence Sawyer School - volunteer signup

  • Nov 11: Stow Veterans Breakfast @ First Parish Church 8-10am (Laura, Howard, Chris) Need set up night before especially.

  • Nov 14: District Foundation Dinner.  Invite going out - $40 pp

  • Nov 17: Thanksgiving gift bag donation deadline - Laura will send a list needed items or monetary donation even better.  

  • Nov 19: Club pizza social, bring snack @ Nanci Bishop, 353 Old Bay Road, Bolton - bring items for Isaiah French’s Homeless project (see list below)!!!

  • December 10 - Holiday Party at Simon’s House - We will invite other clubs!  


  • Winterfest - February 1 - All hands will be needed both before to help spread the word and on the day of.  This is a prime opportunity to reach out to all our communities and to people of all ages! Chili contest, sled parades, scavenger hunt, snowman contest and so much more!!!  If you aren’t on Facebook group yet - GET ON IT and SHARE! 

  • Ray attended the Right To Repair hearing in Boston to change legislation to require manufacturers to include repair instructions and make parts available for electronics.  

  • Jeff Loeb announced the Jazz Concert to benefit Street Children of Equador.  Friday, November 15th from 7:30-9:30pm at So Acton Congregational Church (near RR Station) - proceeds directly to non profit UBECI, working daily to prepare children for entry into Quito public schools.  Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.  Tickets at

No Speaker - Club Assembly  

Detailed review of 3 year goals & progress from visioning reviewed.   Lots of success noted, more to go! 

  • Winterfest will be an excellent opportunity to  connect with government/officials from our three towns (and Maynard too!) and show people of all ages what Rotary can offer all of them (and how they can get involved)
  • RFK involvement discussed and how to possibly revise our involvement to be more productive/good use of our time and theirs.
  • RYLA scholarship recipient interaction discussed - work in progress to try and engage parents more.  
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