What's Happening at Rotary Club of Concord
Coming up...Rotary Club of Concord's 34th Annual Thomas R. Huckins Memorial Golf Tournament, Monday, Aug.29 at the Concord Country Club. Raise money for scholarships...sponsor a green, sponsor a veteran to play, put together a foursome, volunteer to help. Click on GOLF 2022 Fundraiser in the banner above for details.
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. 
 
 
On July 7 our speaker, Yevgen Sautin from the State Department spoke to us about current international affairs, including the war in Ukraine. Sautin is desk officer in the office of Russian Affairs. He previously served in Shanghai, China as a consular officer. Among his many degrees are a PhD in modern Chinese History from Cambridge, MA in International Relations from U. of Chicago and BA in History and Economics from the U. of Florida.  Club members asked many salient questions to wind up this very informative session.
A beautiful day, a beautiful booth, lots of family fun on a June Saturday in Concord. It was our first appearance at the Stow Street Block Party, a festive event sponsored by the Concord Recreation Department. Concord Rotarians enjoyed meeting neighbors as they stopped by the Rotary tent to chat, get a temporary tattoo, a Rotary balloon, a frisbee, or a brochure. We had new banners, new literature, information about Rotary's response to the Ukraine crisis, and more. Our trusty banner with photos of our many activities served as a backdrop for the display. Check out more pictures in the Photo Album below on this page.
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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33 Bradford Street
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Concord, MA 01742
United States of America
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