Saturday, January 31, 2009

MV Rotary To Air TV Show To Help People Get Hired!

The MV Rotary is sponsoring and creating a television show to help people who are unemployed find work.

The show will be manned by people who are unemployed and will feature experts in the job hunting process giving valuable tips on the challenges that the unemployed face. The show will also give individuals who are unemployed the opportunity to give a 30 second free commercial about themselves in the hopes that an employer will find them and hire them.

The show will be taped locally and will be shared with cable stations throughout the area. There will be two half hour shows each month that will be aired several times throughout the month. For more information contact

Blogging Rotaries Together...One Rotarian's Goal!

MV Rotarian Dan LeBlanc has been visiting Rotaries in the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts to promote the idea of creating and linking Rotary Club Blogs together.

Dan's goal is to have all the Blogs linked together for two reasons. First of all, anyone who is researching Rotaries in this area can easily serf from one to the other. And secondly, all the Rotaries in the area can easily keep up with the happenings of each other

Why Blogs instead of Web pages? According to Dan, because Blogs are much more flexible than Web Pages. Articles, photos, power point presentations and more can be easily and quickly added. to the Blog. Plus all members can contribute to the Blog whereas only a few people contribute to the Web page.

So far three Rotaries have created Blogs: Merrimack Valley. Westford and Bedford. Dan has more presentations to come in the upcoming weeks.

MV Rotarian Carl Good Just Cannot Get Enough Snow

There was not enough snow in New England for MV Rotarian Carl Good and his wife so they went where there was more to ski....Aspen Colorado. Carl sent back this beautiful picture.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Rotarians Hear About The Advantages Of Real Estate Investments

MV Rotarians learned about in investing in Real Estate from Nick Aalerud a local Investment Specialist and a licensed Realtor.
Nick said that now is a good time to invest in real estate because of all the foreclosures that are out there. He said that each day 8000 homes are foreclosed on . So the opportunities are there now

According to Nick, real estate investments are secure investments; they supplement your income; they build capital and long term wealth; they provide cash flow and there are tax advantages to such investments.

Nick said that: 'Success comes to those who take action."

Living the Good Life!

Where in the world are Carl and Wendy? In Aspen of course! Don't worry, they'll be back when the snow melts. Looks like they're having a great time.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rotary International Ppt Presentation

Here's a presentation we run at many of our events. It gives a brief overview of Rotary and The Merrimack Valley Area Rotary Club.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Career and Business Networking Vocational Project

We're well on our way to creating a monthly networking event as part of our vocational avenue of service. Our goal is to develop a low cost high benefit evening for businesses and people to communicate in a social setting. The response so far has been very positive.

Currently we're looking at locations to hold the event in either Chelmsford or Westford. We've also created a new blog to help keep the communication going between events as well as become a resource tool for job seekers. The site address is . A link is posted in the side bar as well, see Connecting Businesses and People. Future updates will be made on this blog.

The plan is to have a kick off meeting in the 3rd week of February. Subsequent meetings would follow in the 3rd week of each month, from 6 to 8pm. Advertising to businesses, Rotarians and the general public should commence at some point in the next two weeks.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Our Next Event ?

Our members are cooking up some new events for 2009 to strengthen fellowship, create awareness for Rotary and develop funds to support the many programs we're involved with. Want to find out what's cooking with the Merrimack Valley Rotary Club? Sign up for Feedblitz on this page to recieve updates as they occur.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jill Lennon Joins Merrimack Valley Rotary Club

Jill Lennon, a computer consultant, is the newest member of the Merrimack Valley Rotary. Jill, who resides in Westford Massachusetts, joined the group on December 24. Pictured with Jill is Al Jean, who is presenting her with her Rotary pin. Al is a charter member and the Club's first president. Welcome aboard to Jill....we are very fortunate to have her as a member!