Saturday, August 25, 2007

There Is A Lot To Like About Mike!

Mike Peterson, one of the MVR's latest members, recently gave his classification speech to the Club.

Mike is a senior loan officer with Mortgage Partners in Dracut. He has been there for 7 years. Mortage Partners makes real estate loans in the local area including Masschusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Mortage Partners is licensed as a banker, not a broker, and are subject to more stringent licensing and net worth requirements than most brokers. Being a banker, they have the ability to process, underwrite, and fund loans in-house. They control the loan process completely. They do sell most of the loans that they make , which gives them fexibility of finding the best offer for their buyers.

Mike says that when he is not making loans he likes to play many sports, ride his motorcycle and be with his family. He is married with two kids and two sheltie collies. He went to school at Austin Prep in Reading, Massachusetts and the University of Lowell. He says he loves Christmas movies and all kinds of comidies. His favorite foods are pizza and chicken!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Help Us Help The Community & Environment

The Merrimack Valley Rotary is collecting and recycling empty ink and toner cartridges to help the community and the environment.

For every cartridge the Club collects, Staples will pay the Club money to be put into a fund set up to give back to the community MVR serves.

We invite everyone to help!

In addition to raising funds, the club also will be helping the environment. How does it help the environment?

  • For every ink or laser toner cartridge that is recycled, two quarts of oil are kept out of landfills.
  • The number of ink and laser toner cartridges thrown away in one year is enough to circle the earth.

  • It takes 1,000 years for an ink or laser toner cartridge to decompose in a landfill.

  • Recycling ink or laser toner cartridges helps to decrease the amount of waste that goes into landfills and helps reduce the amount of toxic chemicals absorbed into the Earth.

Would you like to help? Please contact MVR Club President Ken Masson for more information including a list of cartridges we are looking for and drop off sites for your cartridges. Either write to or call (978) 446-9366. Thank You!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Revolving Museum Brings Creativitity To MVR Breakfast

Jerry Beck, the Artistic Director of the Revolving Museum in Lowell, recently treated the members of the MVR to a verbal tour of the Museum's history, philosophy and exhibits.
Beck told the group that the Revolving Museum is an evolving laboratory of creative expression for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities who seek to experience the transformative power of art. Through public art, exhibitions, and educational programs we promote artistic exploration and appreciation, encourage community participation and growth, and provide opportunities for individual empowerment and collective change.

In March of 2002, at the invitation of the City of Lowell, The Revolving Museum moved into the historic 1859 Lowell Gas and Light building at 22 Shaddock Street in Lowell.
As a catalyst and contributor to many of Lowell’s annual events, The Revolving Museum has helped build exciting destinations and public spaces that celebrate the community as a whole. Their vision creates bridges and strategies that help civic leaders understand how culture can have an impact on urban revitalization. The Revolving Museum upholds the premise that, given the opportunity, everyone can utilize his or her own creative talents to contribute to the well being of the community. In partnership with the City of Lowell, The Revolving Museum is leading the way to a more unified, revitalized, and resourceful city.

One of the Museum most ambitious projects called Artventures is taking place in Lowell this year. It is a comprehensive and eclectic series of events combining public art projects, urban revitalization projects, and a city-wide celebration that has great potential to celebrate Lowell's extraordinary cultural community and generate new and increased tourism in Lowell.
This innovative enterprise uses a range of public art, marketing strategies, education programs, and beautification projects to transform three historically significant yet underutilized public spaces. For more information on Artventures:

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

We Will Miss You Forever Larry

Lawrence L. Day North Chelmsford, longtime resident North Chelmsford Lawrence "Larry" Day of North Chelmsford, MA died Monday afternoon, August 6, 2007 at home after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Lowell, MA on October 17, 1962, the son of Lucille L. (Gaudette) Day of North Chelmsford and the late Lawrence W. Day. A long time resident of North Chelmsford, he graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1980. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree from Bentley College in 1984. Mr. Day owned and operated the Lawrence L. Day, P.C., an accounting firm in Tyngsboro, for more than 20 years. He was a member and former Treasurer of the Merrimack Valley Area Rotary Club. He was passionate about music and was the guitarist in the band "Inevitable", which played at many area events and weddings. In High School, he was Captain of the Cross Country Team. He loved duckpin bowling, the Boston Red Sox, and spending quality time with family and friends. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford. Besides his loving mother, Lucille, he is survived by a brother and his wife, James E. and Robin (Clark) Day of Tyngsboro, two sisters and a brother-in-law, Martha, and Kathleen M. and Rick Kinney of North Chelmsford, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and associates. DAY Lawrence L. Day of N. Chelmsford died Aug. 6, 2007. Visiting hours Fri. 2 to 8 PM. Funeral Sat. at 8 AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, N. Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Larry's name to the Merrimack Valley Area Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, c/o John B. Carroll 4 Court House Sq. Chelmsford, MA 01824 or to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Attn: GIST Research/Dr. Demetri 10 Brookline Place, W Brookline, MA 02445. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at