The Rotary Club
of Concord MA
, Inc.

 

 

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ROTARY CLUB OF CONCORD, in partnership with Cradles to Crayons’ Ready for School program, is collecting anything a child needs for a new year of school. You can make a difference in the lives of Massachusetts children by bringing donations to: 
SUNRISE MEETING on SEPTEMBER 1ST or 
ROTARY LUNCH MEETING on SEPTEMBER 3RD
WE WILL BE COLLECTING THE FOLLOWING BACK-TO-SCHOOL ESSENTIALS: 
New and like-new children’s items including: 
Clothing, Shoes, Coats, new socks and underwear
New school supplies including::Child-safe scissors, Pencil boxes, Pencil Sharpeners, Erasers, Pocket folders, Spiral notebooks (wide-ruled), 24-pack of crayons, Washable markers, Colored pencils, Glue sticks, Calculators, Rulers 
Contacts: Helen Halloran (978-369-2404) or Sharon Spaulding (978-371-0800)
 

 
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.
 

 
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 Lisa 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!
 

 
Kara McArdle brightened the July 9 Rotary meeting with an animated report on her experience at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) weekend two weeks ago. The Club sponsored 12 Concord Carlisle students who will be juniors in September to attend this leadership development program. Kara described some of the activities she found most "life changing" including breaking a board with her bare hand and sharing her story in front of a group of 60 other students.
 

 
Congratulations to the winners of the Rotary Concord Middle School Awards. Nine scholars at Peabody and ten at Sanborn were chosen by their teachers to receive certificate, clocks and a round of applause for their excellent achievments.. Here is Math Rotary Award winner from Peabody, Jennifer Li. The Rotary Club of Concord is proud to have been part of Concord Middle School's 8th Grade Celebration for 2015 and wish each student an enjoyable and enlightening high school career.
 

 
Members and guests of the Rotary Club of Concord celebrated the wrap-up of President Sheila Watt's Best Club Award-winning year and welcomed incoming President Sharon Spaulding at a BBQ at the Concord Rod & Gun Club June 23. District 7910 Governor for 2015-2016 Jim Fusco installed Concord Rotarian Steve Levitsky as Assistant Governor. Many standing ovations for honored Rotarians kept folks on their feet until the evening wrapped up with a collection of gift cards for Compass for Kids and everyone left under the glow of a gorgeous sunset over the lake.  
 

 
Another jam-packed week for the Rotary Club of Concord. Great speakers...Mark Howell, Chief Information Officer for Concord spoke at the Sunrise meeting June 16 and Sarah Rosenkrantz and Sam Greenberg of Y2Y (Youth to Youth) spoke at the Luncheon meeting June 18. Rick Copland, Judy Carlough, Sheila Watts and Steve Levitsky comprised the first place team in District 7910's new golf fellowship outing at Butter Brook Golf Course on June 17. The week wraps up with the installation of District 7910's new governor Jim Fusco on June 19. 
 

 
On Memorial Day, May 25, Rotarians from Bedford, Concord and Lexington served ice cream sundaes and cake to veterans at the Bedford VA Hospital. Everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and the chance to thank the veterans for their service. Now in its fourth year, Concord's Sharon Spaulding organized this tri-club effort. Photo: Ruth Armknecht with a WWII veteran injured when a bomb exploded near his ship.
 

 
The Rotary Club of Concord is the proud recipient of the "Best Club Award for District 7910 for 2014-2015", awarded at the District Conference May 16, 2015. The Club also received the "Strategic Partner Award" for its partnership with the Town of Concord in securing a magnificent tree for the town center. The District gave Dick Hale and Steve Levitsky "District Service Awards" for their outstanding work on behalf of Rotary. Congratulations to all club members for their hard work this year. Seen here from left: Past District Governor and Concord's Club Advisor, Ralph Hammond; Club President Sheila Watts, Past Presidents June Grace and Rosario Rizzo and District Governor Valentine Callahan. In the foreground, the bell, passed to the winning club each year. It will be rung with honor!
 

 
Golf is back! The Concord Club's Golf Tournament Committee is hard at work, and so, too, are the staff and volunteers of the PGA Constellation Senior Players. Seen here, Joe Rotellini, Executive Director of the Tournament that will be held June 9-14 at Belmont Country Club. Joe spoke at Concord's luncheon meeting May 6, mapping out the process of planning and executing a major tournament. To volunteer or attend the Belmont Country Club event, visit CSPGolf.com. To volunteer or attend the Rotary Club of Concord's Aug 24th golf tournament to benefit the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund, download the forms on the left column of this page. 
 

 
 
At the joint meeting of the Concord and Lexington clubs, Concord Rotarian Captain Tom Hudner, Medal of Honor recipient in Korea, presented a Medal of Honor book to two Lexington Rotarians that have been “volunteers extraordinaire” with the events at the Bedford Veterans Hospital on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Seen here, they are Allan Azoff and Charlie Vail. Charlie is a Veteran of Vietnam.
 

 
Blustery weather could not keep over 20 Concord Rotarians and their children from marching in the Patriot's Day Parade in Concord on April 20, 2015.  Thanks to Henry Dane's grandchildren who carried the banner, and Dick Hale, who suppled new hats and the new banner, the Rotary contingent enjoyed encouraging applause from the sidelines. Seen here, Concord Rotarians wait while the canons salute at the North Bridge below.
 

 
Spring finally made an appearance on Saturday April 11, and the Detweilers‚Äč, Rick Copland, Sheila Watts and Dick Hale cleared the winter's debris from Cambridge Turnpike in time for Patriot's Day. Special thanks to Alexa Detweiler who found the most exciting trash...a dollar bill!  
 

 
President Sheila Watts explains what is good about credit cards to a potential customer at the Financial Reality Fair held sponsored on April 7 by Rotary, Concord Youth Services and CCHS. High school seniors received a paycheck equal to their monthly salary with taxes and student loans deducted. They visited tables where they purchased housing, utilities, insurance, transportation, clothing, and food. Although they had to make compromises, most students learned that they could survive on their salaries with careful planning.  
 

 
 
David Wood, Curator of the Concord Museum, spoke at the March 26 meeting of the Rotary Club of Concord. After reviewing important aspects of the Museum's collections, community involvement, hands-on learning for students, and more, Wood introduced the upcoming exhibit, "The Art of Baseball." Opening on April 17, this exhibit  includes nearly 50 works of baseball art and artifacts from a private collection as well as Red Sox memorabilia. Doris Kearns Goodwin is Honorary Curator. Watch for more about this exciting project.
 

 
Rick Beers is congratulated by President Sheila Watts while his daughter and grandson cheer him on. Rick reached his thirty year mark as a member of the Rotary Club of Concord on March 28, 1985.
 

 

40th Annual Rotary Pops April 10

Come to Rotary’s 40th Annual Spring Pops with Jazz Vocalist Amanda Carr and the Concord Band on Apr. 10 at “51 Walden”, Concord’s Performing Arts Center.  Reception with Cash Bar and Silent Auction at 7:30 p.m. Downbeat at 8:00 p.m.  Pops seating at tables of four, $25 per person at 508-878-6577. Bring your friends to hear some great tunes and support the Rotary Club of Concord in giving service above self.  Sponsorship forms and posters are available in “Downloads”, below left.  Photo: Don't miss Amanda singing "Anything Goes"!
 

 
At the March 5 meeting of the Club Farmer/Chef/Cooking Teacher Ben Elliot of Saltbox Farm in Concord traced the history of his soon-to-open restaurant, Saltbox Kitchen. Located on Commonwealth Avenue in West Concord, the establishment will feature seasonal cuisine using fresh ingredients from local farms, including Ben's. Ben will offer take-out, promoting healthy food for busy families. Best of luck for great success in your new endeavor, Ben. Sign up for his newsletter at saltboxfarmconcord.com/
 

 
It's becoming a tradition...Rotary hosts an indoor carnival for Minuteman Arc at Arc's Baker Avenue Center, 130 Baker Avenue Extension in Concord. This year there will be new games, new trophies and lots of fun. Volunteer by showing up on Feb. 28 before 1 p.m. to help with set-up. Enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and service. This is a premier event on the Rotary Club of Concord's calendar. 
 

 
 
 

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