Serving Dinner at Pearl St. Cafe
Student Scholarship Winners
Play House for Veteran Family
Join Rotary to Defeat Polio
Gift of Life Recipient
On Thursday 22 June 2017 the Rotary Club of Framingham held their annual Installation and Awards Dinner at the Framingham Country Club
Interact Club Officers and teach adviser Michelle Gallagher of the Fuller Middle School joined in the festivities.
New Club President Stephen Rathmill (center) was installed by District Assistant Governor Steven Sager while past Club President Lindsey Morris looks on.
Beau Wing, Citizen of the Year, accepting his award.
Alicia Blair co-founder of Daniels Table accepting the Organization of the Year award
Rotarians of the Year Mark Rosen and Phil Reimann accepting their award.
New Club President Stephen Rathmill accepting his new position as Club President 2017-2018
The Rotary Education Foundation of Framingham (REFF) was pleased to award a total of $45,000 in Scholarships this year. Congratulations to the 10 scholarship recipients from local high schools who each received a $4500 scholarship. 4 students from Keefe Technical High School, 5 students for Hopkinton High and 1 student from Framingham High received the scholarships.
On Marathon Day, several Rotary Club members were out soliciting donations to support Special Olympics Massachusetts. They moved thru race watchers and also manned some local parking lots with with donation cans in hand. They collected $3100 ($850 MORE than last year!) to be given to the Special Olympics of Massachusetts.
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Scherrie Keating. of Diabetes Kare Consulting. presented a compelling perspective of diabetes care and pre-diabeties prevention including the key elements of risk for diabetes. She urged everyone to pay attention to weight, lifestyle and other physiological indications that can cause diabetes. Of particular note, listen carefully to results of blood tests and warning language that doctors use like – having slightly elevated levels of blood sugar. That is a critical warning flag that someone has pre-diabetes and should take measures to reduce risk
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They.
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director.
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll.
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia.
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