We meet Fridays at 7:30

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


Club President

Gary Hough

Club Secretary

Sandra Mahoney

Club Treasurer

Richard Shaw

Club Executive Secretary/Director

Joseph Sullivan

Club Foundation Chair

Sanjay Deshpande

Club Membership Chair

Caron Dooley


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

   Club Phone: 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.

Save the Date

December 10, 2016

Senior Breakfast

The Manor Restaurant/Draught House

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What are we up to???

*Turkey Distributions 11/18

*New Interact Club @ West Boylston High School...more to come!!


Rotary International News

Convention: City of peaceConvention: City of peace12/01/2016 01:30 PM  Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...

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The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charitiesThe Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities12/01/2016 12:00 PM  CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...

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Parts of Rotary.org unavailable from Saturday to Monday, 3-5 DecemberParts of Rotary.org unavailable from Saturday to Monday, 3-5 December11/30/2016 12:00 AM  Parts of Rotary.org will be unavailable 3-5 December, beginning at 05:00 Chicago time (UTC-6), while we upgrade our membership database. During this time, areas that require sign-in (convention registration, club and district administration, grant application, giving, Rotary Club Central, etc.) and Club Finder will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Rotarians report email scamRotarians report email scam11/17/2016 04:30 PM  Some Rotarians have reported receiving a scam email asking them to click a link to update names and contact information in a directory. The email, which stems from a gmail account, is not from Rotary.

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Arch Klumph’s hometown raises over $2 million through centennial celebrationArch Klumph’s hometown raises over $2 million through centennial celebration11/17/2016 01:00 PM  Rotary members in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, celebrated 100 years of The Rotary Foundation on 23 October with a banquet and a concert by The Cleveland Orchestra that have so far raised more than $2.1 million for the Foundation's next century of good work. Arch Klumph, a Cleveland Rotarian, planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917, with his idea of having an endowment fund dedicated to "doing good in the world." Today's District 6630 leaders thought that a concert was a fitting way to honor Klumph and mark the centennial because of Klumph's love of music. Klumph performed in several...

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Rotary's World Polio Day event continues to growRotary's World Polio Day event continues to grow11/16/2016 02:15 PM  Participation in this year’s World Polio Day live-streamed event continued the growth registered since it began in 2014. Rotary, the world’s leading advocacy organization on polio eradication, held this year’s program on 24 October at the headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event brought some of the biggest names in the campaign together to highlight the progress that has been made and to discuss what further action is needed to end the disease for good. Here is a summary of this year’s World Polio Day event, by the numbers:...

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Rotary Foundation named World's Outstanding Foundation for 2016Rotary Foundation named World's Outstanding Foundation for 201611/15/2016 09:00 AM  The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation. The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honorees. “We are honored to receive this recognition from the AFP, which gives us even more reason to celebrate during our Foundation’s centennial year,” says Rotary Foundation Trustee...

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Rotary-UN celebration mixes business with diplomacyRotary-UN celebration mixes business with diplomacy11/11/2016 11:00 PM  Outside the United Nations building in midtown Manhattan stands an imposing sculpture of a man wielding a sword in one hand and raising a hammer with the other. It reflects a shared goal that Rotary and the United Nations celebrated at the organizations' annual meeting on Saturday, 12 November: to use our strengths and tools to build a more peaceful and just world. The theme of this year's Rotary Day at the United Nations, "Responsible Business, Resilient Societies," emphasizes Rotary's role as a global network of business leaders using the tools of their trades to build stronger, more...

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Join us in supporting Miles to End PolioJoin us in supporting Miles to End Polio11/10/2016 03:30 PM  Your district could earn a visit from Rotary International President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley by contributing District Designated Funds (DDFs) to support the Miles to End Polio fundraising goal. On 19 November, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of Rotary staff will join Rotary members to bike up to 104 miles in El Tour de Tucson, an annual bicycle race in Arizona, USA, to raise funds for PolioPlus. The team's goal is $3.5 million, which will be tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a total of more than $10 million. Last year, Rotary members in Tucson along with...

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2016 Interact Video Awards now open2016 Interact Video Awards now open11/08/2016 12:45 PM  Show us your Interact club in action and you could receive $500 for your club's next project. For our eighth annual Interact Video Awards, we're asking Interact clubs to create a short video (30 seconds to three minutes) showing one of the following: If Interactors ruled the world — Imagine a world where Interactors are in charge, making big decisions that shape our world and future. How would Interactors transform the world for good? Sustainable Development Goals — The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals include ending poverty, protecting our planet, and ensuring prosperity for all...

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