What's Happening at Rotary Club of Concord
What a fantastic night we enjoyed on June 27th when we installed the officers for our new year! Under the tent at Verrill Farm, we had a magical evening. In keeping with this year's Rotary theme, The Magic of Rotary, Steve Levitsky entertained us with his attempt at magic tricks and some jokes.  Lots of fun awards were given out and we enjoyed a feast of farm to table food. We had a great year with leadership from Jean Goldsberry and the new year promises to be successful with Rebecca Lynch as president and Jeanne Armocida as President Elect. Liz Cobbs is stepping in as Secretary and Peter Mahler will remain treasurer with assistance from Oleg Litvineko.
                                                                                                    
What a fabulous day we had for our 2nd Annual MusicFest on May 25th. The weather was picture perfect with blue skies and a lovely breeze. Our attendance was almost doubled from last year and we expect it will be even bigger and better next year. Save the date, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Due to the generosity of our sponsors and raffle donations we were able to donate $9,000 to DVSN. Thank you very much to the following supporters.
Adam Winstanley, Bogosian Electric, Wheelhouse, Concord Cultural Council, Concord Teacakes, Connex, Deaconess, Dunkin’ Donuts(Pesce Family) Fabio Construction,  Mcwalter  Volunteer Insurance, Middlesex Savings Bank,
Adam and Susan Winstanley, Concord Cultural Council, Concord Flower Shop, Dee Funeral Home, Frame-ables, Judy Garlan, Merlin's Silver Star, Margaret Leneri, Pay Plus Payroll, Sarah Kussin Real Estate, Scheier & Katin & Epstein,
Sharon Spaulding, Verrill Farm, Club Car Cafe, Clay Art and Concept, Concord Teacakes, Comella's, Deborah's Natural Gourmet, Doe & Fawn, Embracing Wellness, Firefly, Joy Street, Loveday, Nashoba Brook Bakery, Puck & Abby
Revolutionary Concord, SaltBox Kitchen, Stretch Concord, West Village Tavern, West Concord Pharmacy,West Concord Wine and Spirits
We truly appreciate all who donated and came out to support this worthy cause. 
                                                                                                                                   
Our club joined forces with the Rotary Club of Bedford for the Hope for the Hungry food packaging event which took place on Saturday April 27th at Middlesex Community College. Up to 40,000 meals were packaged in just 2 hours. According to the Greater Boston food Bank, 32% of Massachusetts adults were food insecure last year including 1 in 5 children. Ending food insecurity has always been a big part of our mission as Rotarians. We cook for Open Table in Maynard once a week as well as our monthly commitment to cook for Bristol Lodge in Waltham. Sean from the Concord Carlisle Interact Club joined us in this very rewarding effort. 
                                                                                                                                
             
 On April 6th  the CCHS Interact Club hosted a very successful Trivia Contest and Ice cream Social for the senior citizens of Concord and Carlisle. Interact is a Rotary service club for ages 12-18. They can be school based, like the club we sponsor at CCHS, or community based. While our club provides some guidance, mostly from Sharon Spaulding, they are self governing and make all their own decisions about service, fund raising and other projects. Many Interact students go on to become Rotarians after college due to getting a taste of  "Service Above Self."
                                                  
  
The Rotary Club of Concord will be accepting donations of personal care items for Open Table food pantry on Saturday, March 30th from 9 am to 2 pm at Crosby’s Market, 211Sudbury Road, Concord. Items needed: Diaper Sizes:  3, 4, 5, 6, Hand and Body Lotion, Baby Wipes, Sponges, Dish Soap, Toothpaste and Shampoo. Thank you to everyone  who has already donated to the Show the Love Donation Drive which began in February and will end with this final donation day on March 30th at Crosby’s Market. The Rotary Club of Concord has a long-standing partnership with Open Table Food Pantry in Maynard. Families who may be your neighbors are struggling to make ends meet. Open Table serves people from 21 cities and towns. Last year Open Table distributed 817,261 pounds of food. Volunteers prepared 70,123 meals. There were 20,123 pantry visits and  deliveries. There were 7,046 individuals served. Guests include 30% who are children under the age of 18 and 16% are senior citizens. Open Table budgets $12,000 a year to purchase personal care items and diapers which are not covered under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).You can help by donating Diaper Sizes:  3, 4, 5, 6, Hand and Body Lotion, Baby Wipes, Sponges, Dish Soap, Toothpaste and Shampoo and bringing them to Crosby’s Market on Saturday, March 30th from 9 am to 2 pm.
The Rotary Club of Concord, Inc.
Serving Concord, Carlisle & Surrounding Communities - Visitors welcome!
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Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Concord Workspace
100-1 Domino Dr
Concord, MA 01742
United States of America
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CLUB EXECUTIVES
 
 
President: Rebecca Lynch
President Elect:Jeanne Armocida
Secretary: Liz Cobbs 
Treasurer: Peter Mahler
Assistant treasurer: Oleg Litvineko
Immediate Past President:Jean Goldsberry