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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Concord's Colonial Inn 
48 Monument Street,
Concord, MA 01742
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The Rotary Club of Concord earned "Club of the Year, Gold", awarded at the Rotary District 7910 Annual District Conference May 22, 2016. The Club also received a Polio Plus Award for its success in raising funds to stamp out polio, a Community Service Award, a Club Service Award, and an International Service Award. During the year, many Rotarians contributed their time and talent, giving "Service Above Self" to achieve this recognition. Shown here, President Sharon Spaulding receiving the traveling "big bell", already engraved with the Club's name for the second year in a row. More photos on our Facebook page.

High school students can help out their parents by attending the FINANCIAL REALITY FORUM May 24, 2016 from 4 – 5 p.m. at the Fowler Branch of the Concord Public Library, 1322 Main Street in West Concord. Sponsored jointly by the Rotary Club of Concord and the Concord Free Public Library, this hour-long event will alert teens to some important details about managing their finances. Rotarian Boris Nikitin will host the session. Free to all teens. No registration required. Refreshments, door prizes and a lot of useful information! 

Join the Early Act students at Carlisle Middle School Thursday evening, May 19 for a stimulating round table featuring guests from Rotarian Razia Jan's Ray of Hope discussing education for girls in Afghanistan. The Early Act Club has raised substantial funds to underwrite tuition for several girls and wants to do more. Let's help them. 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. at Carlisle Middle School. 

Concord Carlisle student Rose Piz (center) raised money for "Stop Hunger Now" thanks to her experience with Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). At the April 28 meeting of the Rotary Club of Concord, Piz presented a check to Danielle McGrary of "Stop Hunger Now" and Bedford Rotarian Robert Cassidy that will be used for the benefit of the Rotary Club of Bedford's Food Packaging event scheduled for May 14, 2016 at Middlesex Community College. Want to volunteer? Sign up at

What a great day for a parade. Pleasantly sunny. The Rotary Club of Concord added even more sunshine as they waved to friends lining the parade route. Here we are, ready to take off at 9 a.m. April 18, 2016. Check out more photos on our Facebook page.

Thanks to the many Rotarians, silent auction donors, raffle donors, program book ad sponsors, audience members, Concord Band members, Interacters, volunteers and more, the Rotary Club of Concord celebrated its 41st Pops Concert in high spirits. So many people pitched in to help it would take one long paragraph to mention them all. The speeches were short and humorous. The music featured outstanding soloists and ensembles, including vocalist Amanda Carr. Among the special moments our hard-working treasurer Kevin McConnell received his fourth Paul Harris Fellowship. Congratulations Kevin.    

At the March 31 meeting of the Rotary Club of Concord, Dick and Joan Hale were presented with a Rotary Foundation Award, complete with a crystal medallion and medals. Their contributions to the community and beyond through their work in Rotary surpasses what anyone has been able to document.  Dick and Joan Hale are lovingly referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Rotary.  Their lives have been intertwined with many charitable and service projects through the Rotary Club of Concord.  Avid members, Dick has had perfect attendance for 52 years. He was Past President n 1978-1979 and has been a Director since 1985.  In March of 1988 Joan, along with Grace McWalter, were the first women in the Club. Steve Levitsky made the presentation.Steve Levitsky.

The Rotary Club of Concord made Concord Museum Curator David Wood a Paul Harris Fellow at its Feb. 25 meeting. Past President Henry Dane highlighted many of Wood's lasting contributions in preserving Concord's history and thanked him for his assistance on Rotary projects, notably the current project to display the ship's bell of the USS Concord. Past President Dick Hale presented the certificate and pin as Rotarians and guests from the Lion's Club applauded. Photo: Henry Dane (left) and David Wood

Are you ready for the downbeat? Rotary Pops, April 8, downbeat at 8 p.m., doors at 51 Walden open at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments, silent auction, fun with friends. Tickets $25 from Dick Hale, 508-878-6577. Table seating. Call now!

Pops Night is April 8! Make sure you have a seat at this exhilarating event. See order form in downloads on the left, or call Dick Hale, 508-878-6577. Place an ad in the keepsake program book (deadline March 31). Support Rotary. Its easy and its important! Click HERE for video on Pops 2016 !

The Rotary Club of Concord invites you to its 41th Annual Pops Night featuring renowned jazz vocalist Amanda Carr and the Concord Band on April 8, 2016 at 8 p.m. at The Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. for guests to enjoy refreshments, browse the silent auction and find their seats. The pops-style concert with table seating offers you a chance to unwind, visit with friends, and support Rotary’s many charitable projects. Tickets are $25 a person and may be purchased by calling Dick Hale at 508-878-6577.  All seats are reserved so do call before coming.

The First Annual Ski-a-Thon brought hearty skiers and enthusiastic fans to DCR Great Brook Farm on Feb 13 for a cross-country race to benefit education for girls in the Ivory Coast.  Thanks to our sponsors, Emerson Hospital, Norel Fire Safety, Hammond Realty, and Spaulding Management LLC, and our many contributors, we were able to surpass our goal of $3,000.  Here are some winners, proudly displaying their trophies.

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.

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President 2016-2017 (PE)
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RYLA Chair
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Projects Chair
Literacy Chair
International/Grants Chair
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Past President Director
Director at Large
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Director at Large