The Rotary Club of Concord MA, Inc.

Box 455, Concord MA 01742

 

 
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The Sunrise Satellite option of the Rotary Club of Concord offers members an alternative meeting time by holding weekly meetings from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m.Tuesday mornings. Check Event listing above for location and speakers. 
 

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We meet Thursdays at 12:15 pm & Tuesdays at 7:30 am

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Concord's Colonial Inn 
48 Monument Street,
Concord, MA 01742
 
Home Page Stories
It’s not just another walk for a cause! It’s a SKI-A-THON (for a cause!)  Gather some peppy friends, snap on your cross-country skis, and compete for a trophy in the Rotary Club of Concord’s race to support education for girls in the Ivory Coast. DCR Great Brook Farm State Part, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. See the flyer for details. Download flyer, registration form and driving directions from "Downloads" to your left on this page!
 
 
Rotary members donated winter coats, hats, boots and more to Cradles to Crayons at their meetings Jan. 26 & 28. Olivia Davis Wilson, Community Engagement Coordinator gave Rotarians an inspiring synopsis of the Cradles to Crayons operation. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need. Here is Olivia with Rotarians Peter Mahler and Joe O'Connor, ready to load up some of the items collected for the kids.
 

 
Check out the presentation prepared by Steve Kirk. Click on "Come Join Us" in the banner at the top of this page.
 

 

Club President Sharon Spaulding and District Governor Jim Fusco presenting an award to past President Bob Mc Walter for 50 years of membership and 40 years of perfect attendance. Bob's brother Jack is also in the photo along with Dick Hale and Steve Levitsky. All three Mc Walter brothers were, or are, active members of The Rotary Club of Concord with a total accumulative service of 100+ years.

 

 

 
Members of the Rotary Club of Concord welcomed three new members at Rotary's Holiday Party Dec. 17, 2015. Here they are, standing for a round of enthusiastic applause with members of the induction team. From the left, long-time Concord Rotarian and Past President Dick Hale; Past President Ann Trudeau; Inductee Alan Bogosian of Alan Bogosian Electric Inc.; Inductee Mark Cotreau, Fire Chief of the Town of Concord; Inductee Joseph O'Connor, Police Chief of the Town of Concord; Past President June Grace; Past President and Past District 7910 Governor Doug Detweiler and current President Sharon Spaulding.
 

 
The Rotary Club of Concord and the Concord Free Public Library hosted a Holiday Book and Cookie Exchange Dec. 15 at the Fowler Library. Guests traded delectable cookies and intriguing volumes while enjoying seasonal music by harpist Rebecca Swett. All agreed it was a welcome respite from the holiday rush. Photo: Rotarians Erin Duggan, Kerry Cronin, and Susan Dee take a close look at Swett's harp.
 

 
Dec. 6 was a warm night, but as it grew dark, long lines formed for the delicious hot chocolate served by the Rotary Club and provided by Dunkin Donuts. Santa came by on a fire truck. Lots of kids, dogs, and Thomas the train, too. Then the beautiful tree, donated last year by the Rotary Club of Concord, sparkled with lights as the crowds sang. Here are Doug's grandchildren and their friend who kept things moving along. Future Rotarians!
 

 
The Rotary Club of Concord and the Concord Free Public Library invite the public to a festive Holiday Book and Cookie Exchange on Dec. 15, 2015 from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Library’s Fowler Branch, 1322 Main Street in West Concord.  Enjoy music by harpist Rebecca Swett. Bring a dozen cookies of any variety from homemade chocolate chip to Girl Scout Thin Mints and a favorite book to exchange for someone else’s favorite. Enjoy light refreshments. Unwind with friends. Everyone is welcome and that includes men and boys!
 

 
 
On Tuesday, Nov. 10 help cook and serve a delicious meal for homeless and shelter residents in the Waltham area. Come at 3 p.m. to the Immanuel United Methodist Church, 545 Moody St., Waltham (Corner of Moody & Cherry St. - Enter from Cherry St. to the basement).  The "Thanksgiving"  menu includes turkey and all the fixins. You will enjoy this unique opportunity to put service above self.
 

 
The Rotary Club of Concord hosted Razia Jan of the Ray of Hope Foundation and Beth Murphy, Documentary Film Writer, on October 28th.  The presentation focused on Razi'a story of building a school in Afghanistan for girls.  She is now embarking on building the first college for young women in rural Afghanistan that will be opened in March 2016.
 

 
The Rotary Club of Concord is sponsoring a food drive for Open Table at our meetings on Oct. 20 and Oct. 22. See the flyer in Downloads for details. We are working with the Rotary Club of Lexington to hold a "Stop Hunger Now" food packaging event on November 14. See details in flyer in "Downloads" and register by clicking on link in the menu banner above. And at Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen on November 10 we will treat our guests to a turkey dinner.  Information under Events. Many opportunities to feed the hungry.
 
 
 

 
On Oct. 2 Krish Dhanam delivered a spell-binding account of what it means to work for and enjoy the American dream from the perspective of an immigrant. He spoke at the Rotary Club of Concord's first Annual Speaker Event at the Concord Carlisle Regional High School. Before taking center stage, this internationally-acclaimed motivational speaker chatted with guests in the lobby. 
 

 
The Rotary Club of Concord hosted an Appreciation Continental Breakfast for the Concord Police and Fire Departments to honor the first responders who sacrifice each day for the protection of the community. Held at Concord's Tricon Church Parish Hall on 9/11/15, the event featured presentations of the Al Filipov Award for Courage and Service to Inspector Richard Hodgson of the Concord Police Department and Firefighter Marcus Jackson of the Concord Fire Department. In presenting the awards, Rotary Club President Sharon Spaulding explained that the award is made in memory of Al Filipov, a Rotarian and human rights activist who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In addition to the awards, the Rotary Club made donations in the recipient's names to their favorite charities: Stand Up for Kids in Marcus Jackson's name, and Communities for Restorative Justice in Richard Hodgson's name. Photo: Pres. Sharon Spaulding (left),Police Chief Joseph O'Connor, Richard Hodgson, Marcus Jackson, Asst. Fire Chief Tom Judge
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Concord credits the Aug. 24 golf tournament’s success to the support of sponsors, golfers and volunteers. Among them were Platinum Sponsors Emerson Hospital, Deaconess Abundant Life Services, and Spaulding Management LLC and Lunch Sponsor Hammond Residential Realty. Dee Funeral Home and Cremation Services sponsored the hole in one contest. Many Tee and Green sponsors provided critical additional support. See the complete list in the downloads on this page. All proceeds go to support scholarships through the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund. Photo: Rotarians (L) Jean Goldsberry, Sharon Spaulding of Platinum Sponsor Spaulding Management LLC, and John Lombard taking a break at the registration table. 
 

 
Many thanks to all who made the golf tournament a success, including the weatherman. No rain. No beating sun. No hole in one. Just a lot of fun for a great cause. Details to follow. We are all a bit tired today but relieved to know there will be scholarships next year.
 

 
The Rotary Club of Concord announces its first annual speaker event featuring internationally acclaimed social commentator Krish Dhanam at the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School at 7 p.m. Oct. 2, 2015. Dhanam has delivered his message of hope, humor and balance in over 50 countries and throughout the USA. Dhanam’s advice will stir you to the foundation of your belief in this great land. Tickets are $50, $25 for seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more. Order online by clicking on the button in the banner at the top of this page. For cash ticket purchases call John Dow, 617-803-6688. Tickets may also be purchased at the Concord Flower Shop at 135 Commonwealth Ave. in West Concord; Frameables at 111 Thoreau Street across from the depot in Concord; and McWalter Volunteer Insurance Agency on Main Street in Concord Center.
 

 
AUG. 24 AT THE CONCORD COUNTRY CLUB, A 27-YEAR TRADITION WILL CONTINUE. DON'T MISS THIS HISTORIC EVENT. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE...GOLF, LUNCH, DINNER, PRIZES, ENTERTAINMENT, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, AND MOST OF ALL, A CHANCE TO HELP OUR OUTSTANDING STUDENTS WHO SO NEED SCHOLARSHIP HELP TO ATTEND COLLEGE. MAKE NO MISTAKE, THERE ARE MANY UNMET TUITION NEEDS OUT THERE. SO COME ON OVER ANY TIME BETWEEN 11 A.M. AND 8 P.M. TO JOIN THE FUN. IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CANNOT MAKE IT (YOU ARE IN THE SOUTH SEAS ON VACATION FOR EXAMPLE) HELP OUT BY VISITING BIDDINGFORGOOD.ORG/CONCORDROTARYSCHOLARSHIPS AND MAKING A CASH DONATION OR BID ON AN ITEM YOU SELECT. THANKS!
 

 
Concord Rotarians served guests at the Council on Aging's Sumer Barbecue Aug. 19. Presiding at the grill, flipping burgers and hot dogs, John Dow had it all under control despite the heat. Inside the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, in air conditioned comfort, the rest of the Rotarians served salads and desserts to close to 100 guests. Here is President Sharon Spaulding offering salad with a smile!
 

 
Here are a few Concord Rotarians who recently played at the new Fellowship Golf League of District 7910. Next round is Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Framingham Country Club. (See Steve Levitsky for details). Not to be confused with the Aug 24 ROTARY CLUB OF CONCORD'S ANNUAL THOMAS R. HUCKINS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT at the Concord Country Club to benefit the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund.  Both are fun! Dust off those clubs and come on out for a great cause. Find downloadable information to the left or click to register at the Bidding for Good sites listed in the banner at the top of this page.
 
 

 
Early bird Rotarians enjoyed hearing DG Jim Fusco's inspiring report at the breakfast meeting August 11. We really appreciate the devotion to Rotary of our past and present District Governors when we hear about their extensive training and demanding schedules. Jim's enthusiastic goals for the District got everyone on board for a great Rotary year ahead. Check the District website and read Jim's newsletters to keep abreast of what is coming. As you can see from his photo, he showed a great sense of theater as he announced the District Conference, to be held in Plymouth in May.  
 

 
 
At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 Rotary's online auction to benefit the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund (CCSF) begins, so click to care for all those deserving students who need our help. Go to biddingforgood.com/concordrotaryscholarships, or merely click on the area in the heading above, "ONLINE AUCTION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS".  in 2015 Rotary Club of Concord gave $20,000 for scholarships. Lets beat that record to remain a #1 donor to CCSF. Bid Early. Bid Often. Help outstanding students like scholarship winner Lexi Goulet (pictured) obtain the education they deserve. 
 

 
Rick and Joan Beers once again hosted an evening of fellowship and great food for the Rotary Club of Concord's Summer Outing at their Inn on the Horse Farm in Sudbury. Gerry Paolilli grilled fantastic lamb kabobs, John Dow and Rick Beers did not disappoint as super chefs. There were appetizers galore, cookies by Sharon Spaulding, cupcakes by Peter Mahler (maybe with a little help from Concord Teacakes bakers?) and much more. Rick's grandson offered tours of the farm via golf cart. Many thanks to all who helped and those who attended. Let's do it again next year!
 

 
 
 
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