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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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Here comes a fun event. Our Annual Summer Outing. To be held Thursday, July 28 at the home of Rick and Joan Beers’ (The Inn on the Horse Farm). 277 Old Sudbury Road in Sudbury. Cocktails and social hour start at 5 p.m.  Lobsters and steak served at 6 p.m.  In addition corn from Verrill Farm and potato salad will be supplied.  Bring an appetizer or dessert to add to the menu if you like. This is a beautiful location with lots of room for the kids to roam, horses to pet, golf cart rides, and a chance to “have fun” as we promised we would in our very own Club Vision! PLEASE LET DICK HALE KNOW ASAP THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING. sjpaving@aol.com. See directions at "read more" below.
 
 
DON'T JUST SAVE THE DATE! REGISTER NOW! The Rotary Club of Concord's 28th Annual Thomas R. Huckins Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Concord Country Club on Monday, August 22 to benefit Student Scholarships and other charitable Rotary projects. The shotgun start is at 1:00 p.m. preceded by registration and lunch from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Cocktails and dinner are at 6:30 p.m. The entry fee of $250 includes 18 holes of golf, use of the putting green, golf cart, lunch, clubhouse reception and dinner, tournament gifts and refreshments. Mulligans will be available for purchase. There will be an on-site silent auction and a drawing for top-quality golf gear. Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive and closest to the pin (for men and women). And of course, a prize for a hole-in-one! Due to the success of the 2015 golf tournament, Rotary presented scholarships to four graduating high school seniors and four students who are continuing their college education. Thanks to this year's early sponsors, Emerson Hospital, Hammond Residential and Deaconess Abundant Life, we are on track for another successful event. Please click on brochure in "Downloads" to learn of sponsorship opportunities, tee & green sponsorship form to sponsor and player registration for a registration form. Thanks!
 

 
At the Installation Banquet June 22 at Nashawtuc Country Club, members thanked Sharon Spaulding for her outstanding year as President in which the Club was named Club of the Year, Gold, for District 7910. Sharon, in turn, thanked everyone for their support throughout the year with special recognition to Peter Mahler as Chair of Special Projects, Steve Levitsky as Chair of Polio Plus and Karl Kussin, as recipient of the annual Richard L. Hale Award.  Incoming President for 2016-2017 Steve Kirk met with a round of applause as he took over the responsibilities of the office. In his remarks, Steve described his passion for serving others, and how that will inspire him in guiding the club to continue its engagement in local and international projects. The 2016-2017 officers and directors (listed in the right column here) were installed, and the evening ended with an engaging slide presentation of Sharon's year created by Susan Dee Johnson.
 
 

 
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 www.bedfordMA.org/PayItForward.cfm
 

 
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.

 

 

 
 
 
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