What's Happening at Rotary Club of Concord
Casey Atkins, Co-chair of the Concord Intergrated Preschool Playground, brought fresh understanding of the need for a playground "Where ALL Kids Can Play" to early birds at the Sunrise Satellite Meeting Feb. 7. She will be presenting details of the initiative at Rotary's lunch meeting Feb. 16. Proceeds from Rotary's April 7 Pops as well as hands-on work by Rotarian volunteers will help make the playground a reality. To learn more visit the Pops page by clicking on Pops in the menu. Here is Casey chatting with Rotarian Hilary Taylor at the Sunrise meeting.
You can get an early start on your golf game by playing in the Rotary Club of Concord's Tournament May 22, 2017 at the Concord Country Club. Check out the Link (no pun intended) to Golf page for everything you need to know...or call Joe Saia, 978-369-3872.
On Jan. 31 Steve Glines of the Littleton Club showed an entertaining video of his trip to Seoul Korea including highlights of the Rotary International Convention. He included a preview of the upcoming Rotary International Convention to be held this year in Atlanta from June 10 - 14. Thanks for getting up early to meet with us at our Sunrise Satellite meeting Steve.
Doug Shattuck, Concord Middle School Teacher, Former Rotarian and winner of the Teacher of the Year award from the MA Technology/Engineering Collaborative spoke to the Sunrise Club Jan. 24. All MA middle schools must offer an engineering curriculum and Doug certainly designed a hands-on experience for students. In collaboration with MIT's Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics and the electron microscope company JEOL, Concord Middle School students studied complex web construction, investigating properties of spider webs for mechanical properties such as strength. The students gave a poster presentation of their findings at a scientific symposium where the audience was unaware that they were Middle School students! Photo: Douglas Shattuck
Rotarian and Concord Police Chief Joseph O'Connor updated the Club on many facets of the Concord Police Department's activities, including a recent Open House for the public, the current opioid situation and related addiction issues, the approach the Department uses in handling social issues, the fact that the Department now has a part-time social worker and the friendly outreach from police to children, giving citations for good behavior. In the future, O'Connor will tell us about the Concord Police Academy, open to Concord citizens, and recently attended by Doug Detweiler.