CALENDAR OF EVENTS
December 2016
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Speakers
SPEAKER John Hess, AVIS
Dec 09, 2016
Update on AVIS' land conservation work
Holiday Party!
Dec 14, 2016
Details TBA
No meeting
Dec 16, 2016
No meeting ~ Christmas
Dec 23, 2016
SPEAKERS Dr. Mary Ellen Janeiro & Jake Ruthazer
Jan 06, 2017
Andover High School School Improvements
SPEAKER Denise Johnson
Jan 13, 2017
Andover Community Trust
SPEAKER Russ Cook
Jan 18, 2017
Motivation to achieve goals
SPEAKER Thyra and Vamos Adelante
Jan 27, 2017
Vamos Adelante Project
 
Club Information

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Andover!

Andover

Where doing good is serious fun

See monthly meeting schedule at the top of the page
Lanam Club
260 North Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
United States
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Mailing Address
Rotary Club of Andover
P.O. Box 1152
Andover, MA 01810
 

Friday mornings, December 2 and 9 ~ 7:30am, Lanam Club

Wednesday evening, December 14 ~ Join us at Palmer's Restaurant for our annual holiday party!

Board meeting: Wednesday, December 14, 7:30am ~ Andover Historical, 97 Main Street

NO MEETINGS December 23 or 30.

January 2017, meetings resume Friday, January 6

 
Join us Wednesday, November 16, 5:30-7:30pm at the Andover Chamber of Commerce "Welcome to the Andover Business Community" event. Net proceeds will benefit Andover Cares. Support this important community effort while enjoying good company, hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar with wine, beer, soda, and water. Take a chance on the silent auction as members from the Andover High School Jazz Band perform.
 
Tickets are $15 each. They can be purchased in advance from Holly Nahabedian at Century Bank, Elm Street, Andover and will also be sold at the door. Attendance is open to the general public, so feel free to invite family and friends! Tickets can be purchased online through the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
 

Lastly, this event would not be possible without the generous support and sponsorships of the following: 

Pentucket Medical, Lawrence General Hospital, Enterprise Bank, The Savings Bank, Entegra Development & Investment, Phillips Academy, Johnson & Borenstein, Merrimack Engineering, Karma Restaurant, and Morris, Rossi & Hayes.

Rotarian Paul Mercandetti presented a check for $500 from the Eastern Masschusetts Business Association (EMBA) to support Andover Cares. Thank you, EMBA!
 

Thank you to everyone who helped make the andover cares festival a success!

 
Lawrence Eagle Tribune e-edition article
Andover Cares rocks for a second great year

cwalsh@andovertownsman.com

ANDOVER – Last year, this community saw a total of 11 fatal drug overdoses, part of the opiate crisis rampant in the region.

It was 11 deaths too many for the Rotary Club and concerned townspeople. As Board of Selectmen Paul Salafia put it, it spurred residents and officials to say: “No more.”

Thanks to combined efforts of Andover’s community, this year’s overdoses are down significantly - only three this year, according to Salafia.

“The town really stepped up,” he said, praising the efforts of allparties in town combined, as a community. “The numbers are down because the town addressed it. You can’t say, ‘Not here.’ It is here, it can happen anywhere.”

On Saturday, a couple hundred from the community came together throughout the bright day to celebrate the annual Andover Cares Festival at the Doherty Fields and Cormier Youth Center in Andover.

Andover Rotary Club launchedthe Andover Cares movement in 2015 in response to the recordbreaking number of heroin-related deaths and incidents that hit the community in 2014 and 2015. The movement’s goal: to break the stigma, and provide resources to those affected by addition.

 
 
The Andover Cares Fund, part of the Rotary Club of Andover Charitable Foundation, is seeking grant applications.  Andover Cares and the Andover Cares Fund were established in fall 2015, inspired by several members of the Rotary Club of Andover who lives have been touched by the heroin epidemic plaguing our community, our state, and our nation.
" I kick it first...you have to bury me"
 
 
The Andover Rotary's 2015 Andover Cares movement introduced the potential of Rotary to new people who want to make a difference in their community.  For many, the traditional service club model of required weekly meetings and just doesn't fit into the busy lives we all live today.
 
So Andover Rotary created a new flexible Service Membership with fewer meeting requirements, lower membership fees, and a newly added evening meeting option. Want to learn more about how you can make a difference through Rotary?
 
2016 Citizens Who Care, Educator of the Year, and Student of the Year honorees:
 
Tracy Callahan, Run for the Troops, Step Up for Colleen 5K
Nina Caron, Step Up for Colleen 5K
Bob Decelle, Andover Conservation Commission, St. Matthew's Masonic Lodge
Jack DeCourcy, Professional Center for Child Development, Knights of Columbus
Iverson Guo, Andover Cares, local charities
Diana Keisel, Run for the Troops, Last Call Foundation, local charities
Gail Ralston, Andover Historical Society, Andover town commissions
Jim Redmond, Andover Historical Society, Andover town commissions
Tim Vaill, Economic Development Council, state commissions
Rosalyn Wood, Esperanza Academy, YMCA, many local charities
 
Educator of the Year: Martha Giguere, High Plain Elementary School
Student of the Year: Emma Plourde, Andover High School