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Speakers
Sep 02, 2016
Sep 30, 2016
SPEAKER Rotary Club of Marblehead
Living Waters Childrens' Centre Fund
 
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, 16, 30 ~ 7:30am Lanam Club

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

 

 
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.
 

 
The Andover Cares music festival returns Saturday, September 17, 2016.
 
More information to follow....Watch for a new website and Andover Cares Facebook page!
 
The Rotary Club of Andover’s Andover Cares Festival returns for a second year Saturday, September 17, 2016, 3:00pm to 9:00pm, at the Doherty Fields and Cormier Youth Center, Whittier Court, Andover.  Entertainment includes local musical talent Rust Never Sleeps (Neil Young cover band), Carissa Johnson, young musicians from the Real School of Music, and a variety of other acts.  The Festival will also feature talks and discussion forums by experts in the opiate addiction field. Plus there will be lots of entertainment for the kids and plenty of food and beverages to make the festival a day for the entire family. One way Andover Cares raises funds is through donations of $20 toward an Andover Cares button. Kids under the age of 18 can contribute $10 for a button. By purchasing a button and wearing it throughout the year, supporters will spread the word about Andover Cares. Buttons can be purchased in advance at AndoverCaresFestival.EventBrite.com.
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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.