What's Happening at Rotary Club of Concord
 
On March 25, 2021, Concord Town Manager Stephen Crane gave Rotarians an up-to-date view of areas of interest in the town. These included the FY21 Budget performance and the FY22 Budget preparation, the economic vitality efforts being taken, the town's COVID response, and the status of plans for the new Middle School. There were questions of course, but none that he couldn't answer!
 
At our March 18 meeting, Toastmasters from the area spoke about how the Toastmasters Clubs had helped them improve their communication and leadership skills. They pointed out that Rotary and Toastmasters now have a formal relationship that benefits both. There are several Toastmasters organizations in our area and Rotarians were encouraged to give them a try.
 
On Mar. 11 in celebration of International Women's Day, a Zoom panel of Concord Rotarians recounted early events in the Club's admission of women. Following Sharon Spaulding's introduction, the revealing and entertaining stories began with Joanie Hale's tales of her 1988 experience as the first woman in the Club. Jane Barrett and Grace McWalter also joined that year. Andy Zall followed with her story of joining in 1990.  Phyllis Maurer, the second female president, followed, with Jame Barrett, President 2002 and Ann Trudeau, President.2010, offering insights into their journey as the first mother-daughter presidents. Karl Kussin recounted the climate in the Club during the early years of female membership. Carol Toomey, 3rd female Dist. Governor, spoke about the many roles she has played in RI and Camilla Vogt concluded the panel commenting on how Rotary has advanced her career through a Global Scholarship sponsored by the Concord Club. All in all, a wonderful preamble to our upcoming 90th year as a club.
 
The Rotary Club of Concord has donated over 1,000 disposable masks to the Council on Aging (COA). The COA packaged them with a note of gratitude to the Club along with directions on the correct use of the masks. Next distribution date is March 4.  Here is Rotarian Andy Zall (r) delivering the masks to Tina Close (l) and COA Director Ginger Quarles, and Lauren Barretta , COA Assistant Director handing out masks at a drive-through event.
The  Rotary Club of Concord is proud to welcome John Arena III, Mario Matos and Ryan Kauppila to our club and to Rotary International’s global community of more than 1.2 million men and women dedicated to building a better world.  Each brings skill, experience and enthusiasm that will help us continue our service to the community and the world. John is Funeral Director at Dee Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Mario is owner of Super Mario Plumbing and Heating. Ryan is an analyst with Putnam Investments. We hope their experience with Rotary will be both rewarding and fun.
 
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