What's Happening at Rotary Club of Concord
On Sunday, November 12, after several beautiful days surrounded by family, Richard Lowe Hale’s gentle, giving spirit passed on.
Dick Hale was a Rotarian Extraordinaire, with 60 years of perfect attendance with the Rotary of Concord and friend to Rotary Club Lexington and Advisor to Rotary club of Bedford. Dick was a director of the club since 1985 and he oversaw many fundraisers including the POPS concert for many years. He was a major volunteer to many large service projects such as Monument Square, Emerson Hospital helipad, War Memorial, CCHS Skatepark, Thoreau School Riverwalk and USS Concord Bell. For the Emerson Hospital helipad Dick helped the  club raised $180,000 and was on site every day to maintain progress for 2 years. Dick was one of the 5 founders of the Concord Rotary Charitable Endowment and he was a natural at
bringing in new members with about 50 new members credited to his perseverance.
Dick was a winner in life and in Rotary- We will remember Dick, he taught us well. We will take it from here but we will never be the same without him.
Dick loved this passage, especially poignant to us now.
“If ever there is a tomorrow when we are not together… there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – AA Milne
In his honor, please give to the Richard Hale Scholarship Fund.

Checks with the memo line indicating the Richard Hale Scholarship Fund can be mailed to:
Concord, Charitable Endowment, Inc.
c/o Rosario Mario F. Rizzo, Esq.
801 Main Street, Suite 2A
Concord, MA 01742-3323
The Rotary Club of Concord at the invitation of the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough, participated in the Walk Against Hate held in Acton on Sunday October 15th.  The event started at the Acton Boxborough Regional High School where several hundred people gathered. It began with speakers and a song that Rotarians found moving and meaningful.  The Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough was one of 25 diverse local community organizations co-sponsoring this Walk tp protest antisemitism, racism, and bigotry of any kind. Congregation Beth Elohim along with the Anti-Defamation League and many other local groups organized this walk in response to rising hate crimes in area schools. The march went from ABRHS to Gardner Field in West Acton where more speakers engaged the crowd. 
In photo: Rotarians Sharon Spaulding, Ann Trudeau, Ian Oliver and Therese Oliver
Elliott Rittenberg, Governor of Rotary District-7910, shared his vision for the 2023-2024 year challenging members of the Rotary Club of Concord to tell the story of Rotary beyond your club and build membership; learn about environmental issues facing our planet and help focus onmental health and the stigma associated with accessing mental health treatment. Each year the new District 7910 Governor visits each of the 50 Rotary clubs in the central MA District. It is an opportunity for members to hear about plans for the coming year and to provide feedback to the District Governor. Rittenberg described an ambitious program of activities and events the District will be focusing on and urged Concord Rotarians to get involved  .
 Saturday September 23rd was Minute Man Arc's annual fund raiser. Supporters gathered at Alcott School in Concord to walk and fortunately the rain held off for the event! Rotarians volunteered to feed the walkers as they finished up. We set up a tent and grilled burgers and enjoyed another community event for a great cause!      
Shown in photo, Jeanine Calabria, Therese Oliver, Peter Mahler
The Rotary Club of Concord donated requested gift cards to benefit the Emergency Family Shelter on Elm Street in Concord. The Club also presented Jennifer Ubaldino, Executive Director of the Concord Carlisle Community Chest, with a check to benefit the Shelter. The Community Chest has been coordinating with the Shelter to provide needed donations. The money donated by the Rotary Club of Concord will be used for train tickets and other transportation needs for the families. We also hosted a raffle with our members at a recent meeting to assist in raising the money that was donated to the Community Chest.In the photo: Pres. Jean Goldsberry, Jennifer Ubaldino Sharon Spaulding, Sheila Watts,
Jeanne Armocida and Oleg Litvinenko 

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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President: Jean Goldsberry
President Elect: Rebecca Lynch
Secretary: Jeanne Armicida
Treasurer: Peter Mahler
Immediate Past President: Ingrid Detweiler