Rotary Club of Andover




Rotary Club of Andover 

Club Information

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Andover!


Where doing good is serious fun

See meeting schedule below
Lanam Club
260 North Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
United States
District Site
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Meeting Schedule
Fridays mornings 7:30-8:30am
EXCEPT weeks when we meet Wednesday evening
3rd Wednesdays 6-8pm
Mailing Address
Rotary Club of Andover
P.O. Box 1152
Andover, MA 01810
1995-2015 Celebrating 20 years of Service
May 2016
General meetings:
No meeting Friday, May 6 due to Citizens Who Care the prior evening
Fridays, May 13 and 27 ~ 7:30am Lanam Club
Wednesday evening, May 18 ~ 6:00pm Lanam Club
Board meeting: Wednesday, May 18, 7:30am ~ Andover Historical, 97 Main Street

Friday, May 27, 2016, 7:30am, Lanam Club, 260 North Main Street, Andover
Sobhan Namvar, who formerly worked at Andover Youth Services and who was more recently a social worker at Lexington High School, is now working again in Andover as the town's Community Support Coordinator. Namvar was hired in response to the opoid epidemic. His immediate hope is to connect with other like-minded people in town, and, ultimately, together, create a “community of love, understanding and openness” to help those who are in need of help. Namvar previously worked at Andover Youth Services, Doherty Middle School and coached wrestling at local schools.
Town Manager Andrew Flanagan said, “I think he has a rare skill to be able to connect with people. I think he has a passion for this type of work. I think this is what contributed to him rising to the top of the list….He knows Andover and Andover knows him.”
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
The Rotary Club of Andover is Growing!
Welcome new members Phyllis Riordan and Denise Wall!
Left photo Holly Nahabedian, new member Phyllis Riordan, President Don Gottfried
Right photo President Don Gottfried, new member Denise Wall, Pete Johnston

The Rotary Club of Andover's Andover Cares program has awarded a $1,250 grant to Andover High School's Challenge Day program. The Challenge Day program will take place April 25 and 26. “Challenge Day, developed 28 years ago, is designed to help every student to feel welcome and loved in their school,” said Andover High School Social Worker Toni Kirby, organizer of Andover's Challenge Day. “The program helps participants understand that we are all more alike than we are different.”
The Rotary Club of Andover's Andover Cares event and movement that started in the fall of 2015 inspired local resident and jewelery designer Aileen Peters to create an Andover Cares bracelet.
Proceeds from bracelet sales support the Andover Cares Fund, which supports educational efforts to address the opioid epidemic facing our community. Each bracelet sells for $25 and $10 of every sale goes to the Andover Cares Fund. Bracelets can be purchased at Helen Thomas Simply Smashing! at 90 Main Street. Bracelets come in both polished and matte finish.
Each has a small muslin bag and a card,which includes information about Andover Cares, the meaning of the bracelet design, and a list of community resources for substance abuse support.
The Andover Cares Fund, part of the Rotary Club of Andover Charitable Foundation, is now accepting 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.
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?
The Rotary Club of Andover is pleased to honor the memory of the late Philip Mercandetti, Barbara Dolan, and other former Andover residents by awarding scholarships in their names to deserving graduating Andover high school students.
To be considered, eligible students must reside in Andover, not be a direct relative of a Rotarian, and will be attending an institution of higher learning during the next school semester.
Click on the "Youth" link above to download an application.