We meet Fridays at 7:30

  The Manor Restaurant/Draught House
  42 W. Boylston St.
  West Boylston, MA 01583-1712
  United States
	

Officers

Club President

Sandra Mahoney

Club Secretary

Joseph Sullivan

Club Treasurer

Richard Shaw

Club Executive Secretary/Director

Gary Hough

Club Foundation Chair

Sanjay Deshpande

Club Membership Chair

Caron Dooley



Correspondence:

  Rotary Club, P.O. Box 635
  Holden, MA 01520
  United States
	

   p 508 835-4722

This Is Rotary

What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.

Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.





April 29th 2016

Fifth Annual Wachusett Area Rotary Club

Roaring 20's Dinner Dance

Donation/ Registration Form

The Manor Restaurant
42 West Boylston Street
West Boylston, MA 01583
Phone 508.835.4722
Fax: 508.835.3893




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Changes to the Official DirectoryChanges to the Official Directory06/20/2016 11:30 AM  The CD and full-length print version of the Official Directory will no longer be available starting for the 2016-17 Rotary year. A full-length PDF version will be made available and is only accessible with a My Rotary account. The front portion of the directory will be printed in a smaller, spiral bound edition. This version may be purchased for US$10 by contacting our Rotary staff or calling 847-866-4600.

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Contribution forms now available in additional languagesContribution forms now available in additional languages06/08/2016 02:15 PM  Forms in additional languages are now available to help you record individual donations to The Rotary Foundation or single donations that combine gifts from several club members. You can get blank or personalized versions of the forms in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish by signing in to My Rotary and visiting the Manage My Club section of the Club and District Administration page. You can also contribute at www.rotary.org/give.

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