Our club sponsors an array of activities and events all year long in Westborough, and is involved in a number of projects around the world. Here's what we do!
Westborough Spring Festival - A favorite event of Westborough residents, the festival is held in May, featuring a vendor fair, Rotary Grill, road race, classic car show, music, pet events, raffle baskets, and more.
Westborough Sprint Triathlon - The Rotary Club of Westborough and Sun Multisports present the annual Sprint Triathlon each August on the grounds of the former Westborough State Hospital. The event features on- and off-road bike courses, a swim course in Lake Chauncy, and a run on the scenic trails around the lake.
Holiday Store and Downtown Tree Lighting - Every year the Club partners with Westborough Youth and Family Services to provide a free holiday store for Westborough families in need. Club members help set up the store, collect gifts, and replenish inventory throughout the season. Our youth group, Interact, at Westborough High School, helps with the Holiday Store and with lighting the trees along Main Street for the holidays.
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, medical facilities and governments of participating countries to bring training in emergency medicine, expertise, and equipment to developing countries worldwide.
NICview is an exciting joint venture between District 7910 Rotary clubs and the neo-natal program at the UMass Medical school directed by Dr. Alan Picarillo, assistant professor of pediatrics. The UMass Children’s Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers the Nicview Webcam System. With NICview, parents and family members can see their newborn in the NICU from a computer or mobile device via a webcam. So when they need to be away from their baby, no matter where they are, they can see their child in real time (during scheduled periods) via Internet connection.
District clubs, including Westborough, plus local businesses and an area philanthropist, have met the goal of providing webcams and plans are now underway to expand the program to other hospitals in Massachusetts.
For further information, contacts, statistics, media reports and club photos go to the website edited by Westborough Rotarian Ron Goodenow: http://www.nicviewrotary.org. Pictured above is Bryan Rourke, a Westborough Rotarian who, with Ron, has been on the planning and implementation team since its outset.