What's Happening at Rotary Club of Concord
On July 30 Rotary Dist. 7910 Governor Diana Nestorova gave us all a shot of enthusiasm when she made her official visit to the club via Zoom.. Her glowing accolades for our club were countered with interesting challenges, including setting goals with visioning, applying for a Presidential citation by meeting at least 13 of 25 goals, selling the Rotary experience to build membership, engaging younger people, and taking care of our current members. Diana introduced new programs at the District level, including "Youth of Action" programs, a partnership with Toastmasters, and a monthly event called "Open Doors with Diana."  As a special surprise, Sharon Spaulding presented Chris Alphen with an award for his leadership in "Sleep in Heavenly Peace." 
At RC of Concord's July 16 Zoom meeting we enjoyed hearing from (and seeing)  four of our six scholarship winners. Christina Aiello (Captain Thomas J. Hudner Jr. Scholarship) will be attending U. of Vt.  to study Nursing. Christina was an honor roll student every year, belonged to the National Honor Society, and was recipient of the National Latin Award. She managed the Boys' Varsity Basketball Team, the Girls' JV Lacrosse Team, and was was a Student Athletic Trainer. Elsa Couvillon (Thomas R. Huckins Scholarship) will attend UCLA to major in biology and psychology. She received Department Awards in Science, Social Studies, World Languages, English and Math. She captained the lacrosse team, played on the varsity soccer team and was captain and player coach of the Pink Ladies Futsal Club. Jeb Morgan (William L. Eaton Scholarship), will attend U. of Vt. to study International Relations. Jeb's senior year international issues class confirmed his desire to pursue this topic in college. He captained the Men's Fencing Team to two state championships, winning Bronze and Gold medals in 2019. Carson Detweiler (Interact Scholarship) will attend Purdue University to study engineering. Carson was an Interact member during all four years at CCHS, attended RYLA, and assisted in numerous Rotary projects, accompanying his grandfather, Past President and Past District Governor Douglas Detweiler. Carson was also awarded a National Merit Scholarship. Two scholarship winners, Janesse Asare-Danquah (Richard L. Hale Scholarship) and Madeline Mueller (Interact Scholarship) were unable to attend the meeting but will join us at a later date. Please see expanded biographies and photos of our 2020-2021 scholars under "Club Information" on the left hand of this page.
We are sorry to report the June 25th passing of William (Jack) E. Mattison, Jr., a loyal member of the Rotary Club of Concord for many years. Jack was an avid golfer, gardener, gourmet cook, lover of country music, road tripper, boating enthusiast and Rotarian. He prided himself on never missing a meeting.  Read about Jack’s long and interesting life by viewing his obituary…. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/william-mattison-obituary?pid=196477515.
The Rotary Club of Concord held its first online Installation Event June 25, 2020 via Zoom. 40 attendees welcomed the officers and board of directors for 2020-2021: President David Robertson, President-Elect for 2021-2022 Karl Kussin, Secretary Helen Halloran and Treasurer Peter Mahler.  Board members include Chris Alphen, Greg Costigan, Hiliary Taylor, Beth Winn, Andrea Zall, Henry Dane, Dick Hale, and Steve Kirk.
 
Attendees applauded Immediate Past President Jean Goldsberry’s outstanding leadership during the unprecedented challenges of the Covid pandemic. Goldsberry thanked club members for their flexibility and endurance, highlighting many accomplishments during the year: cookout for the Council on Aging, booth at Jazzfest, Bristol Lodge soup kitchen in Waltham, food packing for Rise Against Hunger, hot chocolate at the holiday parade, food delivery to Open Table, sponsorship of a new Interact Club at Concord Middle School, football luncheon with the Bedford Club, partnering with the Lexington Club to assemble and distribute face masks and shields, and more.
 
Noel Choquette, Karl Kussin and Hilary Taylor received the revered “Rotarian of the Year” award. Greg Costigan was awarded the Richard L. Hale Club Service Award, and the Extra Mile Award went to Dave Robertson. Richard Warren, Henry Dane and Dave Robertson were honored for their work delivering produce from Gaining Ground to Open Table. The Rotary Club of Concord presented Rotary Partnership Awards to the Lexington and Bedford Clubs.

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