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Speakers
Sep 30, 2016
SPEAKER Rotary Club of Marblehead
Living Waters Childrens' Centre Fund
Oct 14, 2016
SPEAKERS Mary Pritchard and Susan Connolly
ABC House 50th anniversary
Oct 28, 2016
 
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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Rotary Club of Andover
P.O. Box 1152
Andover, MA 01810
 

September 2, 9, 30 ~ 7:30am Lanam Club

Reminder! NO meeting September 16 so we can prepare for the Andover Cares Festival, Sept 17

Wednesday evening, September 21 ~ 6:00pm Ironstone Farm...join us for a fun service project!

Board meeting: Wednesday, September 21, 7:30am ~ Andover Historical, 97 Main Street

 

 

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"
 
 
 

 
Wilmington Rotary President Jonathan Eaton, Andover Rotary President Holly Nahabedian, and Tewksbury Rotary President Jayne Miller take on the Wilmington Rotary's Ice Bucket Challenge. Thanks to Andover Rotarians for donating $250 in Happy Bucks to give to the cause.
 

 
 
Written by Club member Al Ruthazer sharing the good news about the work the Town of Andover, Rotary Club of Andover, Andover Cares, Merrimack Valley Prevention and Substance Abuse Project, and so many others are doing to address substance abuse and opioid addiction.
 
Editor, Townsman:
I want to thank Bridget Healey for her Aug. 11 letter to the editor "Fight addiction with 'inclusion.'" In her letter, Ms Healey shared the wisdom that people who are addicted to opioids and other controlled substances are ill and need help.
 
 I’d like to share some “good news” that many people in our community are taking action, and it’s making a difference.
 
 
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