March 23, 2009

Lowell Rotary Bulletin for Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Lowell Rotary Check in:
Bill Quinn
Greeter: Bill Quinn
Invocation By: Doc. George Gianis
Bulletin by: Mark O’Flaherty
Fine Master: Steve Kostoullakos -Trivia
Fine Activities: Elkin Montoya
Songs: #8 Hello, # 2 Rotary- R.O.T.A.R.Y., # 23 America the Beautiful
Song Master: Ralph Crusius
Raffle Winner: Richard Chavez, President Elect
Guests:Patricia Witt, Eastern Bank, Officer Branch Manager
Quentin Lewis, VP Training & Support
Jay Wilson, -Keller Williams-former Rotarian

Announcements: 1. Charlie Sullivan- Richard Chavez, & Mark O’Flaherty, attending PETS on Thursday- Saturday, March 14th-16th
2. Charlie & Richard attended District meeting two weeks ago Regarding Rotary Foundation
Community Donations- applications/requests are being accepted and reviewed.
Teacher of the Year- Application for scholarships and Committee assignments i.e. Scholarship Committee discussed.
Key Note Speaker
Bob Belanger- Chairman- Teacher of the Year Fundraising
Committee gave presentation- Goal $15k, ½ proceeds go to scholarships, community donations, and ½ cover expenses of the event.
Date: May 5th @ 6:00 pm- Double Tree Hotel, cost $ 38.00 per ticket, goal to sell program book advertisements.Scholarships- local/public and private HS seniors

Board of Directors meeting- Tuesday, March 17th @ 11:00AM.
Guest Speakers: None
Next Week Assignments: Chairperson: Mike Conway
Fines: Wally Bayliss
Bulletin: Jad Duggan

March 12, 2009

Meeting Information
EVERY TUESDAY AT 12:15pm LOWELL ROTARY MEETS IN CAFFE' PARADISO 45 Palmer St Lowell, MA 01852 E-Mail Lowell Rotary - LowellMA@aol.comMAP TO CAFFE' PARADISO

Park free at Lowell Rotary's MeetingPark in the City's Market Street Garage take your ticket with you

Meeting date: March 3, 2009
Registration Head Table: Richard Chavez.
Invocation: Elkin Montoya.
Greeters: Richard Chavez.
Song Master: Ralph A. Crusius with the HELLO R-O-T-A-R-Y - Yankee Doodle Dandy -When the Saints Go Marching In.
Bulletin: Elkin Montoya.
Next week: Mark O’Flaherty

Guests at today’s meeting: Patricia Witts ,Officer and Branch Manager- Easter Bank.
Greg Pappas – Representating the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Kristin Scott – Guest Speaker, American Cancer Society.

Announcements:We are in the initial stages of the Teacher of the Year Event on May 5, 2009, at the DoubleTree Hotel, please sign up for the committees.

Richard and Charles went to a foundation meeting last Wednesday night, I hope they learned something new for our Lowell Rotary Club. Richard and Mark are going to PETS in March, they will learn a lot on how to be leaders of our club for upcoming years.

Any one who is part of a non-profit organization, and would like to apply for one of our Community Grants, please have the organization send in a request in writing.

RYLA nominations for 2009,we will be sending four students this year on June 27, 2009 at Worcester State College. Please have see Krista for more details.

Elkin is still looking for volunteers for the Home/ Work Club, for grades 5 thru 8. Please see or call Elkin at his cell phone (978)853-3740.

Raffle: Krista was the big winner this week!
Fine program: Joe Sullivan

Program Chairman: Charlie Sullivan – Introduced Kristin Scott from the American Cancer Society. Ms. Scott, spoke about the RELAY FOR LIFE OF GREATER LOWELL on April 25th – 26th from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Cushing Track and Field at UMass Lowell North Campus Lowell, MA.

For more information, please call your local American Cancer Society office at 781-314-2678. Also at the website, Ms. Scott, also talk about all the benefits and services of the American Cancer Society.
Scribe- Elkin Montoya

Next Week:Fine program: Steve KostolakosProgram
Chairman: John McDonough.Bulletin: Mark O’Flaherty.

February 23, 2009

The Rotary District Conference is being held on May 1-3, 2009 @ Fourpoints Sheraton in Leominster, MA. On May 1, 2009, Doris Williams will be recognized by the District at the Paul Harris Luncheon for her generosity to Rotary.

February 17, 2009

Welcome to the Lowell Rotary Blog

Hello and welcome!

This blog is a first for the Lowell Rotary and we are certainly on the move. The Lowell Winterfest was very successful where we toasted marshmallows to raise money for scholarships (over $2400) that's a lot of marshmallows and hot chocolate! Thanks Mike Conway for being the formidable Marshmallow Man!

Look for our amazing Teacher of the Year Recognition Dinner on Tuesday, May 5, 6-9PM at the Doubletree Hotel, Lowell. Over 500 Lowell teachers gather to recognize and award the best of the best. Look for more info on this great event!