Thank you all for making the 28th annual Marlborough Rotary Turkey Shoot a great success. We had our best year since 2006 and it was due to the Marlborough community involvement. Thank yous to Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (the staff was fabulous as always to us), MetroWest Printing, Dan Verrico of CoCards, Hanafords, DJ Scott Harris for providing sound and music. There are so many others to thank which we are sure to do. See you again next year the Saturday before Thanksgiving November 24th, 2011 for the 29th annual Marlborough Rotary Turkey Shoot.
It is every day we strive to honor our veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice, have served and are still with us and are now actively serving in our military around the world. Today we honored our Marlborough Rotary veterans. George Whapham (Navy) was our program and provided background about the Korean war and general discussion in regards to veterans and their needs. Thank you to our Marlborough Rotary veterans and to all our veterans of all the services for their dedication in peacetime and in times of war. The Marlborough Rotary club active members who are veterans are Bruce Cameron (Marines), Lee Chaplin (Navy), Bill Downey (Navy), Chuck Enright (Navy), Brad Hodgkinson (Marines), John Noble (Army), Ron Stokes (Army), Ralph Vigeant (Army), Dave Walton (National Guard), George Whapham (Navy).
October 28, 2010 Dave Brower of Marlborough Transportation a Division of Mark’s Moving and Storage shared his personal formula for success with the club. Over the last 20 years Dave has been adding to and perfecting his formula for success. Excuse the dinner extras and hope you enjoy.
This Thursday if your looking for inspiration, look no further than your Marlborough Rotary club. Polio has been a challenge for Rotary for years. Humans erradicated small pox and one man in 1985 took on the challenge to wipe polio from the face of the earth. This is a disease that lives with someone for their entire life. Be inspired to do the impossible!
Last Thursday the Marlborough Rotary club was visited by the NEADS (Assistance Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans). Christina Rossetti visited the club with four dogs who are in the process of being trained to help combat veterans, disabled Americans and the deaf. The program places specially screened dogs within the prison system to be trained by inmates for a period of time. On weekends the dogs go home with weekend families to get more socialized training. After a rigourous training program and repeat screenings the dogs are placed with the person whose need is best fit by the dog.
The highest award the Marlborough Rotary club can bestow on a member is the Paul Harris Fellow. This award honors the Marlborough Rotarian who exemplifies service above self in all things. Marguerite Thorsen gave the award to Dave Walton of Patriot Ambulance. Dave is always there when volunteers are needed for events donating of his time and talents. He has in a very short time become an integral member of the Marlborough Rotary club and Marlborough community. For more information regarding Paul Harris Fellows, please see