We meet Fridays at 7:30

  The Manor Restaurant/Draught House
  42 W. Boylston St.
  West Boylston, MA 01583-1712
  United States
	

Officers

Club President

Gary Hough

Club Secretary

Sandra Mahoney

Club Treasurer

Richard Shaw

Club Executive Secretary/Director

Joseph Sullivan

Club Foundation Chair

Sanjay Deshpande

Club Membership Chair

Caron Dooley





Correspondence:

  Rotary Club, P.O. Box 635
  Holden, MA 01520
  United States
	

   Club Phone: 508 835-4722



Remember the days when you pulled in to the drive in with the top down, a hot date on your arm and a few dollars to spend?

The music was blaring while you placed your order into a portable speaker.

Hot muscle cars were slowly circling the drive in with engines revving.


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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS EVENT A GREAT SUCCESS!

STAY TUNED FOR PICTURES...





Introducing the West Boylston High School Interact Club!



This Is Rotary

What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.

Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.





WARC in Action


Joe Sullivan and Jack Chandler recently traveled to Haiti to visit the Gorge Washington Carver Academi located in the mountains about five miles outside of town of  Leogane. A school the WARC rebuilt after a hurricane in 2010.



Joe and Jack also meet with Cherylann Gengel and got a tour of the Be Like Brit orphanage located in Grand Goave.  Brit's Home is an orphanage that shelters 66 children in the memory of their daughter Brit who lost her life in Haiti during the earth quake.


Blood collection van in India from WARC grant


Sanjay in India!


Sanjay presented the WARC flag to President Sudhir Muthiyala of CSRC with IPDG Gopinath (middle) of D3150 looking on. The wall portrait in the background is the Late Abdul Kalam Azad, former President of India.



I was the speaker at the Poona Magarpatta City RC of D3131. On the occasion, I exchanged club flags with the host club.

L to R: Me, President-Elect, President Chand Mathur, PDG Jagtap and PDG Borate'.



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