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ROTARY CLUB OF NASHOBA VALLEY An introduction to our club and Rotary International ROTARY CLUB OF NASHOBA VALLEY An introduction to our club and Rotary International

Overview • • Introducing Rotary International About Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Rotary projects Overview • • Introducing Rotary International About Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Rotary projects The Rotary Foundation • You and Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 2

Rotary International The world’s largest humanitarian and service organization Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Rotary International The world’s largest humanitarian and service organization Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 3

Key Facts • Started in 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris • Worldwide organization Key Facts • Started in 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris • Worldwide organization with 1. 2 million members in over 34, 000 clubs in 220 countries and geographic areas • Common purpose: To help people and serve communities to achieve world peace • Membership is open to all races, creeds, genders, and ethnic backgrounds • Organization is nonpolitical • Rotary motto = “Service Above Self” • Local clubs are the backbone of the worldwide organization • Service projects are limited only by imagination of members Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 4

Six Rotary International Areas of Focus • • • Peace and conflict resolution and Six Rotary International Areas of Focus • • • Peace and conflict resolution and prevention Disease prevention and treatment Water and sanitation improvement Maternal and child health improvement Basic education and literacy Economic and community development Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 5

A Highly Ethical Organization The 4 Way Test Is it the truth? Is it A Highly Ethical Organization The 4 Way Test Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 6

Rotarians Around the World Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 7 Rotarians Around the World Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 7

Organizational Structure YOU! CLUB AND ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS DISTRICT (GROUP OF CLUBS) ZONE Organizational Structure YOU! CLUB AND ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS DISTRICT (GROUP OF CLUBS) ZONE (GROUP OF DISTRICTS) ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 8

Local Rotary Club Objectives • CLUB SERVICE: Develop friendship and fellowship and support the Local Rotary Club Objectives • CLUB SERVICE: Develop friendship and fellowship and support the club • VOCATIONAL SERVICE: Use professional skills to serve others • COMMUNITY SERVICE: Address local needs • INTERNATIONAL SERVICE: Meet humanitarian needs around the globe • YOUTH SERVICE: Develop the next generation of leaders Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 9

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Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Second and fourth Thursdays 5: 45 PM to 7: Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Second and fourth Thursdays 5: 45 PM to 7: 00 PM Nancy’s Airfield Café 302 Boxboro Road Stow, MA 01775 First, third, and fifth Thursdays 7: 15 AM to 8: 30 AM Emma’s Cafe Stow Shopping Center 117 Great Road (Route 117) Stow, MA 0175 CHARTERED: FEBRUARY 24, 2012 CHARTER CELEBRATION: APRIL 12, 2012 CHARTER MEMBERS: 27 CURRENT MEMBERS: 32 AND Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley GROWING | 11

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Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Recent Community Service Support and Projects • • • Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Recent Community Service Support and Projects • • • • The Nature Connection video funding Virginia Thurston Healing Garden video funding RFK Children’s Action Corp. Ropes Course Domestic Violence Services Network (DVSN) support, including community awareness events Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event Purple Pinkie Days at the local schools for polio eradication Bolton Repair Cafés Opening Day cookout for the Stow Council on Aging Thanksgiving gift bags for Bolton seniors and families Warm Hearts toy drive More Than Words book drive Wings & Wheels fundraiser Spirit of Hudson fundraiser Wine tasting fundraiser And much, much more…. Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 13

Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Youth Projects • Dictionary project for third graders in Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley Youth Projects • Dictionary project for third graders in Lancaster • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) • Nashoba Regional High School Friends of the Arts support • High School Financial Reality Fair • High School After-prom donation • High school scholarship Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 14

Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley International Service Projects • Razia’s Ray of Hope midwifery Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley International Service Projects • Razia’s Ray of Hope midwifery school in Afghanistan • Bridge to Malawi anti-malarial project • Guatemala rain harvesting project • We Are One project for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, including a new mobile dental clinic • Pregnancy prevention and health programs in the Dominican Republic Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 15

Interesting and Diverse Speakers • • • Bolton Conservation Trust Willis House in Hudson, Interesting and Diverse Speakers • • • Bolton Conservation Trust Willis House in Hudson, MA Lancaster Garden Club Gift of Life Stop Hunger Now Budget Buddies Colonial Candies Healing Garden Assabet Valley Food Coop Tour of Massachusetts state fire fighting facility • Reflections in Bolton • Tyrus Lemerande: Navy experience and acting career • Bolton Repair Café • The Milton Hershey story • Communities for Restorative Justice • Domestic Violence Services Network (DVSN) Gifts of Hope Unlimited • Early childhood learning experiences • Meat demonstration • Andrew’s Helpful Hands • Financially Authentic • Bolton, Stow, and Lancaster Councils on Aging Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 16

Rotary Service Projects: Supporting Rotary Goals • Rotarians are generous with their time and Rotary Service Projects: Supporting Rotary Goals • Rotarians are generous with their time and resources • Rotarians contribute to local club projects and The Rotary Foundation • The Rotary Foundation redirects some funds back to districts for local or international projects • District grants for clubs fund up to 50% for one major project each year • Global grants support major international projects up to $200 K, spearheaded by local clubs • Projects can be sponsored by individual clubs or by many clubs • International projects are done with clubs in the project country Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 17

Basic Requirements for Service Projects • Has specific, realistic goals with measurable results • Basic Requirements for Service Projects • Has specific, realistic goals with measurable results • Responds to identified needs • Incorporates the abilities of those served • Recognizes the importance of all participants’ contributions • Uses available resources effectively • Builds networks for future service projects Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 18

The Rotary Foundation Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 19 The Rotary Foundation Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 19

The Rotary Foundation • MISSION: Enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace The Rotary Foundation • MISSION: Enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty • The Rotary Foundation’s programs include: – Polio. Plus – Educational Programs – Humanitarian Grants Program Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 20

Rotary Polio. Plus Project • • 1985 Rotary objective: Eradicate polio worldwide! Started by Rotary Polio. Plus Project • • 1985 Rotary objective: Eradicate polio worldwide! Started by one Rotarian in the Philippines Project launched with the World Health Organization and the UN Children’s Fund Rotarians have contributed over $1 B Gates Foundation has contributed over $355 M Lawrence Ellison Foundation pledged $100 M over 5 years Over 2. 5 B children immunized Endemic in only 2 countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 21

Rotary and… Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 22 Rotary and… Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 22

Why Join • • • Opportunity to help others and be a better world Why Join • • • Opportunity to help others and be a better world citizen Personal growth, leadership development, continuing education, public speaking, social and vocational skill development Fellowship, fun, friendship, acquaintances, entertainment, nice people Ethics development, cultural awareness, prestige, and pride Great contacts throughout the country and the world—Rotarians are welcome everywhere! Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 23

Opportunities • • Attend a meeting Be a speaker Attend social events Support or Opportunities • • Attend a meeting Be a speaker Attend social events Support or sponsor a project • Club board and committee leadership • Attend district meetings, forums, training, and/or conferences • Promote Rotary International Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 24

For More Information ROTARY CLUB OF NASHOBA VALLEY www. nashobarotary. org www. facebook. com/nashobarotary For More Information ROTARY CLUB OF NASHOBA VALLEY www. nashobarotary. org www. facebook. com/nashobarotary [email protected] org Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley | 25