Sunday, March 30, 2008
Ralph Hammond, PDG, District 7910 is the driving force behind an upcoming Pan District Challenge designed to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation.
The first part of this semiannual event will take place in Eastern Massachusetts on May 17, 2008.
Ralph recently told the Merrimack Valley Rotary Club that the bicycle riding event will have two starting points. One is in Sturbridge and the other is in Gardner. Both bike routes will cover all the towns where there are Rotary Clubs in District 7910 and will finish off in Needham. Clubs can sponsor riders (both Rotarian and nonrotarian) to take part in this event by contributing $100 per rider to the Rotary Foundation.
In addition, to Rotary Clubs sponsoring riders, there are a number of opportunities for corporate sponsor. For more information: http://www.rotary7910.org/
Any riders that would like to be sponsored should contact the Merrimack Valley Rotary at email@example.com
Sunday, March 23, 2008
"The biggest reason why good people don't join Rotary is that we Rotarians don't ask them to. Oh sure, we ask our sons and daughters, our close business associates and friends to join sometimes, but we so often don't even think of our duty as (Rotary) advocates with most people we run across in our daily lives. That doctor I met who had brought his club president into the world has, in 49 years of Rotary membership only introduced one new member into his club. He told me he had delivered about 1,000 babies in his career. I think at least 10 percent of them would have been excited, related and deeply honored just as his club president was, if the doctor who brought them into this world had invited them many years later to join Rotary.
What a missed opportunity.”
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Sunday, March 16, 2008
This is a major milestone and shows that the Merrimack Valley Club is a leader in the support of Rotary International programs. Congratulations on a Job well done.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
She said that volunteering provides:
- Life changing experiences
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- Feelings of accomplishments
- Partnership with professionals on a team
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She told the group that prior to joining the hospice team, volunteers go through a screening process. This provides Alliance with a way to maintain safety for both their volunteers and the patients.
Responsibilities of volunteers include:
- Visiting and offering companionship, emotional support , and friendship
- Assisting in daily activities such as reading, writing letters, playing games, etc.
- Listen attentively to patients and family members
- Provide relief for the caregivers when appropriate
- Provide assistance with daily living such as errands and reading
Allegiance Hospice, serves communities in Massachusetts. Hospice is a service focusing on improving the quality of life fore individuals and their families living with an advanced illness by easing the emotional, spiritual and physical pain often associated with such illness.
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Friday, March 14, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
It was full of
- Old Memories
- And New Memories!
It was a celebration of the Club's 22nd anniversary. The Club was founded by a group of business people in 1986 to serve the 7 towns in the Merrimack Area of Massachusetts.
And we were honored to have four of the founding members at the reunion in addition to many other familiar faces from the past and present.
One past member even brought his accordion to serenade the group. If your Club has never considered holding a reunion. we recommend it. It is a lot of fun, fellowship and memories! It was successful because existing members to the effort to invite past members; some even drove past members to the meeting.
Take a look at this video and remember, there people are doing this at 7:15 AM!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
This very popular show will be held on June 11 at a location yet to be announced! As before, Skinner Appraiser Stuart Whitehurst will host the show. Stuart is one of the host of PBS's Antiques Roadshow. Watch this Blog for more details!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
At the time, all the towns in the area had a club so MVRC was formed as a regional breakfast Club. Today, 22 years later, several of the Club's charter member are still faithful attendees.
On March 5, present and past Club members will gather for breakfast and fellowship to celebration the Club's anniversary.
Paul Harris would be proud!!!
And who knows, maybe some Aliens, or Boston Celtics or Stephen King will drop by the Anniversary party!