Westborough Rotary E-Bulletin

February 20, 2018

Celebrate Chief Al Gordon's Retirement
Join together as Westborough celebrates Police Chief Al Gordon's career of service in our community.

• Thursday, March 29 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM
• Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow Street, Westborough 
Hearty hors-d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. 
Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased online with credit cards or Paypal.  Tickets are also available at the offices of Westborough Community TV at 33 West Main Street. Space is limited and tickets are selling quickly - please act soon!  
If you are unable to join in the celebration, please consider making a donation to the Westborough Behavioral  Healthcare Hospital in Honor of Chief Gordon.  For more information about ticket purchases or making a donation, please click here.
Rotarians In The News
Westboro Public Library Director Maureen Ambrosino is one of 45 public library workers from across the country who have been selected to receive a stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a preconference workshop to be held at the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia. The conference will be held from March 20-24 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The preconference workshop is part of Promoting Healthy Communities, a new nationwide initiative from PLA and National Network of Libraries of Medicine that will increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services (the preceding courtesy of the Worcester Telegram).
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Jorge Yarzebski Visits Nicaragua
Earlier this month, Jorge and  Dr. John Broach (Chief of the Division of Disaster Medicine and Director of the Worcester Emergency System (EMS), traveled to Leon, Nicaragua as part of a GEMINI’s needs assessment visit. They met with the board of directors of the Leon Rotary Club. Through a Rotary Global Grant, GEMINI was able to establish an American Heart Association training center for CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support in which students and instructors are trained on an ongoing basis. During this trip, Jorge and Dr. Broach met with the dean of the medical school of the Autonomous University of Nicaragua, along with physicians and professors of the medical school to develop a plan to improve their EMS. Pictured at left, Jorge presents a flag received from the Rotary Club of Leon to President Shelby.
GEMINI is our club's Global Emergency Medicine Initiative, a collaborative Rotary International service project. We work with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Rotary International District 7910, other Rotary clubs across the globe, medical facilities, and governments of participating countries to bring training in emergency medicine, expertise, and equipment to developing countries worldwide.  To learn more, visit the GEMINI website.
Upcoming Meetings
Feb 21, 2018 6:15 PM
The Need to Establish Hospice and Palliative Care in Uganda
Feb 21, 2018 6:15 PM
Westborough Police Dpetartment
Feb 28, 2018 12:15 PM
Westborough's Green Technology Advisory Group
Mar 07, 2018 12:15 PM
School projects update, 2019 budget and Town Meeting articles; Library renovation project / Town Mee
Mar 14, 2018 12:15 PM
Project Smile
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Upcoming Events
New Member Social
Civic Kitchen & Drink
Mar 07, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Means Business (RMB) Networking Event
Sheraton Framingham
Mar 14, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Armstrong School Family Fun Day
Mar 24, 2018
10:45 AM – 3:00 PM
2018 Rotary Mount Washington Summit
Mount Washington Hotel
May 04, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Westborough Spring Festival
May 20, 2018
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Dinner Meeting February 21
Please remember that our Club meets this week for dinner at The Chateau.  President Shelby will ring the bell at 6:15 pm. Join us as we welcome returning member Ed Babinski and his guest Dr. Harvey Kowaloff who will speak to us about the need for international hospice and palliative care.
Membership Social March 7
Join us at the Civic Kitchen & Drink on Wednesday, March 7 from 5pm to 7pm to meet and welcome prospective members to our Club.  We'll share appetizers, fellowship and our commitment to Service Above Self with like-minded individuals from our community. Westborough School Superintendent Amber Bock will make a brief presentation.   Share your Rotary stories and, most importantly, invite a friend or associate who can help us make a difference!
Service Saturday February 24th in Watertown!
Please join us in Watertown this Saturday, February 24th from 8:30am-12:30pm for District 7910's second Rotary Service Saturday!  Is service one of the main reasons you joined Rotary? Do you sometimes wish there was something you could volunteer to do for a few hours to assist community members and engage with other Rotarians and non-Rotarians? Then Service Saturday may be just what you've been looking for. Join us for our next event and learn how you can jump into this program with your club and in your community.
Cost: Free
Location: Watertown Boys and Girls Club (25 Whites Ave)
Time:  8:30am-12:30pm
Registration: Click here
Join Us for Lunch or Dinner!
Wednesdays at 12:15pm, 3rd Wednesday at 6:15pm
Chateau Restaurant
95 Turnpike Road
Rt 9 & Rt 30
Westborough, MA  01581
United States
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