What's Happening at Rotary Club of Concord
On Sunday, September 11, 2022 the Rotary Club of Concord held its annual Al Filipov Award ceremony at One Concord Farms. As in past years, we honored our first responders who sacrifice each day for the protection and safety of our community. Concord Fire Chief Tom Judge presented Firefighter Christopher Hunter of the Concord Fire Department with the Al Filipov Award for Courage and Service and Police Chief Joseph O’Connor presented Sergeant Jeffrey Young with an Al Filipov Award for Courage and Service. A donation to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, Hunter’s designated charity, was made in the Concord Fire Department’s name.  A donation to Autism Speaks, Young’s designated charity, was made in the Concord Police Department’s name. Family, friends, Rotarians and fellow firefighters and police enjoyed the reception in the beautiful outdoor setting. 
It’s history…. the Rotary Club of Concord’s 34th Annual Thomas R. Huckins Memorial Golf Tournament. Many thanks to our Platinum and Friend sponsors (click on their logos to the right to visit their sites) and our Tee and Green Sponsors, as well as those donors who sponsored Veterans to play.  On a beautiful, warm August day golfers, volunteers and Rotarians once again met the challenge of raising funds for scholarships while enjoying a fabulous day at the course. See our photo album below and plan to come next year. 
                                      
District 7910 Governor Victor Tom made his official visit to our club at Verrill Farm on August 25. His plans for an “Imaginative” year ahead sound challenging and delightful.  Doesn’t he just convey the joy of Rotary?
We enjoyed an informative meeting on August 4th when Beth Williams joined us to give a brief overview of Concord tourism. Did you know Concord has a Trolley that runs 7 days a week from 9-4 all summer and through November 15th? The best part is that it's FREE! The trolley stops at the Depot on Thoreau St, the Visitor Center, Concord Museum, Meriam's Corner, Orchard House, North Bridge lower lot, North Bridge Visitor Center, and the West Concord Train Station at Club Car Cafe.
We also learned about the walking tours offered daily at 1PM from the Visitor Center. You can also book a private tour for your group by calling the Visitor Center at 978-318-3061. The Visitor Center is open daily April-November plus holiday weeks and year round for private tours, bus tours and special events. Some of the specialty tours  they have had in the past include Indigenous Peoples, African American, Women of Concord, Chocolate Tour and Cemetery Tour.
Beth is very receptive to customizing a tour for groups so give her a call with your ideas or requests! Ice cream Tour anybody? 
For more information you can contact Beth at Bwilliams@concordma.gov
 
We were excited to welcome Julia Rayberg back as our speaker on July 21. Julia is Co-founder of Worthy Village, a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to build pathways out of poverty for women and children in Guatemala by providing economic opportunity, healthcare, and education.  Julia’s slide show and commentary brought us up to date on the outstanding, life-enhancing work the organization is doing, including a clean water initiative, health and hygiene education, a wellness center, food security, dental clinics, wheelchair and walker projects, green playgrounds and more. Our own Andrea Zall and family members have gone on volunteer trips to help, and Andrea sells artisan products created by Guatemalan women in her Frame-ables gallery with 100% of the proceeds going to Worthy Village. 
 
The Rotary Club of Concord, Inc.
Serving Concord, Carlisle & Surrounding Communities - Visitors welcome!
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Thursdays at 12:00 PM
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Concord, MA 01742
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President: Ingrid Detweiler
President Elect: Jean Goldsberry
Secretary: Rebecca Lynch
Treasurer: Peter Mahler
Immediate Past President: Karl Kussin