46th Annual Paul Harris Dinner

Save the date: 10/22/2024
 
On Tuesday October 22, 2024, the Arlington Rotary will host banquet dinner, named in honor of Rotary’s Founder, Paul Harris, to recognize our Community Persons of the Year and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of our Club.  The event will take place at St Eulalia Hall, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester.
 
Check back for more information.
 
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4th Annual Polar Dip

Our Annual "Polar Dip" helps raise awareness and funds to eradicate polio. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
 
Arlington Rotary has been committed to this cause for over 35 years. In 2021 our club had its first Polar Dip and has raised over $10,000 which is generously matched by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, tripling the impact to over $30,000 raised.
 
To learn more about how your your donation will help End Polio Now visit: endpolio.org
 
To donate follow the links below to our club members fundraising pages. 
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45th Annual Paul Harris Dinner

 
 
On Tuesday October 24, 2023, the Arlington Rotary hosted a banquet dinner, named in honor of Rotary’s Founder, Paul Harris, to recognize our Community Persons of the Year. With so many incredible choices, especially during the pandemic, we have chosen to honor Kristine Shah and George Parsons.
 
Several other worthy members of the Arlington community were chosen by individual Rotary members to be honored with a Paul Harris Award:

● Paul Buckley, Past President of Arlington Rotary
● Christine Bongiorno, Director of Health and Human Services
● Dr. Robin Schoenthaler, Oncology Doctor and COVID reporter
● Chief Kevin Kelley, Arlington Fire Department
● Captain Dan Kerr, EMS Coordinator at Arlington Fire Department
 
The banquet was held at St Eulalia Hall, 50 Ridge Street Winchester, MA, with a cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 followed by dinner and then our program and awards.
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2024 Flags for Heroes

Community members have the opportunity to sponsor a flag in memory or honor of the men and women who are serving or have served as members of the Military, Police Officers, Firefighters, First Responders, Parents, Teachers, Coaches, Mentors, Community Leaders, and fly for all the people who have made a difference in their lives. 

Arlington Rotary has dedicated this years installation in memory of George Reynolds Jr., longtime Arlington resident and Rotary member for 62 years who died this year.

Flags for Heroes is a way to honor people who are your heroes. They may be men and women who are serving or have served as a members of the military, first responders, parents, teachers, coaches, mentors, community leaders, or other heroes. You may sponsor as many heroes as you want, and a flag with the name of your heroes will be flown at Park Circle Water Tower on Park Ave in Arlington.

Your donation of $40 will go directly to Rotary Club of Arlington's scholarship program.

The club awards three $2,000 scholarships to students in the December following their high school graduation. Funds are awarded to annually to one student from Arlington High School, Arlington Catholic, and Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing any secondary education or training program after High School.

Flags are sold out for this year. If you have any questions or concerns please email arlingtonrotary6603@gmail.com

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2023 Flags for Heroes

Flags for Heroes is a fund raising activity sponsored by the Arlington Rotary. People have sponsored a flag in memory of the men and women who are serving or have served as members of the Military, Police Officers, Firefighters, First Responders, Parents, Teachers, Coaches, Mentors, Community Leaders, and fly for all the people who have made a difference in their lives.

The public dedication will be June 4, 2023 at 1 pm at the Park Circle Water Tower. 

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Club meeting March 8, 2023

At the club meeting on March 3rd, the club heard a presentation from Christina Harris about the history of the Arlington Town Garden.
 
The club also presented a check Lisa Simmons, sponsoring her as part of Team MR8 in the Boston Marathon, supporting the Martin Richards Foundation.
 
Kristine Shah from Arlington Council on Aging introduced herself.  We will be working with the Council on Aging in April.
 
The club also voted to submit a district grant request to support the Tutudesk campaign.
 
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Recent activities

  • We hosted the third annual Polar Dip on Saturday, January 28th 2023, to raise money for Rotary's End Polio Now campaign (Make a donation here)
  • On Wednesday, January 25th, Consigli presented an update on the Arlington High School construction project
  • Evening meeting to discuss service projects: 5:00-7:00pm, Tuesday, January 24th at Menotomy Grill & Tavern, 25 Mass Ave, Arlington
  • Donation of a drone to the Arlington Police Department, with an presentation ceremony on Thursday, January 20th 
  • Hosted the 2022 College Scholarship Awardees at our breakfast meetings on December 21 and December 28
  • Helped the Arlington Boys and Girls Club sell Christmas trees
  • Red Kettle Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army: December 10, 2022 9:30 - 3:00
  • Gathered donations of toiletry items, to donate to the Woburn Senior Citizens and others (completed 11/30/22)
  • Hosted a table at Arlington First Lights to support the Arlington Chamber of Commerce on December 1st
    • We served cookies to hundreds of guests, and helped gather donations of gloves, hats, and other articles of warm clothing
  • Gathered donations for Arlington Helps through our InterAct Club (completed 12/07/22)
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44th Annual Paul Harris Dinner

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Arlington Rotary was established in 1924 and since then has been serving the people of the Town of Arlington. The group is made up of a solid base of men and women Rotarians, committed to the mission of Rotary – “Service Above Self”.

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022 the Arlington Rotary held its annual Paul Harris Fellow Award & Community Persons of the Year recognition banquet at St. Eulalia’s Church, 50 Ridge St. Winchester. The event began with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and the award program. 

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3rd Annual Polar Dip! 

On Saturday, January 28th members of the Rotary Club of Arlington MA hosted its 3rd Annual Polar Dip. The club raised more than $2000, which will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to help provide every child with the polio vaccine, and bring us closer to a polio-free world.  There is still time to donate -- to donate click here! 
 
 
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2nd Annual Polar Dunk

On Saturday, February 19th members of the  Rotary Club of Arlington MA will be hosting its 2nd Annual Polar Dunk. Your donation helps Rotary and its partners reach every child with the polio vaccine. Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your contribution will be tripled, getting us even closer to a polio-free world. https://raise.rotary.org/Arlington-RotaryClub/challenge
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2021 Paul Harris Dinner

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On Tuesday, October 5, 2021 the Rotary Club of Arlington will hold its Annual Paul Harris Fellow Award & Community Persons of the Year recognition banquet at St. Eulalia’s Church, 50 Ridge St. Winchester. There will be a cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 with dinner at 6:30 and the program immediately following. 

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by clicking here!

Please contact arlingtonrotary6603@gmail.com for more details or if you are interested in sponsoring our event.

We look forward to seeing you on October 5th.

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Flags for Heroes Ceremony

On Sunday, the anniversary of D-Day, the Arlington Rotary Club held their Annual Flags for Heroes dedication. This year the club dedicated the ceremony to Elaine Shea, a very active Arlington citizen who died in March. In addition 160 flags fly for the people who have made a difference in the lives of other. The funds raised through this fundraiser helps support our scholarship program. 
 
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Hybrid Meeting 

As of June 2, 2021 Arlington Rotary Club will host a hybrid meeting. If you would like to attend in person we meet at 8am every Wednesday. or join us online at https://zoom.us/j/797774837 with password 7930-02474.  Guests are welcome to attend all meetings.
 
 
Our meetings are held at The Arlington American Legion Post 39 located at 370 Mass Ave. Arlington, MA 02474. Please use the back door.
Breakfast is served at 7:45am. 
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Providing PPE / Cleaning Materials to local schools

Our club is engaged in a project to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning materials to two local schools that serve autistic students: Melmark New England, and Nashoba Learning Group.
 
Earlier this year, the club applied for and was awarded a District grant for this project.  As of 3/21/2021, the supplies have been delivered to the schools.
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The Million Mask Project

The Rotary Club of Arlington participated in distributing masks as part of the Million Mask Challenge to provide 2,000 medical-grade face masks to local groups, including:
  • Arlington EATS - Arlington
  • The Beech Street Center / Council on Aging - Belmont
  • The Belmont Food Pantry - Belmont
  • Visiting Nurse and Community Care - Arlington
  • Central Food Ministry - Lowell
  • Our Lady of the Assumption School - Lynnfield
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2021 Polar Dunk

The Rotary Club of Arlington held a "Polar Dunk" on March 13, 2021 to help Rotary International eradicate polio.  Club members plunged themselves in a dunk tank filled with cold water to raise money for Rotary International's End Polio Now campaign, which provides the polio vaccine to children around the world.
 
The donation web site will remain open until 3/26/2021.  As of 3/13, we've raised $4,600 -- enough to immunize thousands of children.
 
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2020 Scholarship Recipients Meeting

The Rotary Club of Arlington honored and celebrated its three 2020 college scholarship recipients at the last meeting of 2020, on December 30, at 7:00pm, via zoom.
 
It was great to meet them and their families, and hear about their experiences during their first semester.  We hope to meet them all face-to-face when the pandemic is over!
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Flags for Heros 2020

The Flags for Heroes event took place from October 25th through November 11, with a dedication ceremony on Sunday, November 8th, at 1:00pm, at Park Circle.
 
We'll be doing another Flags for Heroes event in May.  Check back for information about how to dedicate a flag to your heroes!
 
 
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Arlington Rotary's participation in 2019 Polar Plunge

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Rotary District 7930 (eastern Massachusetts & southern New Hampshire) held its 9th Annual Polar Plunge to Eradicate Polio on February 9, 2019. We plunged into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean at Long Beach in Gloucester at 11am.

 

Sign up to plunge, donate to a plunger or be a cheerleader. Your support will make a difference!

 

All Polar Plunge donations will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Help us make history! To learn more about Rotary’s fight to eradicate Polio, go to www.endpolio.org.

 

 

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Flags for Heroes Public Ceremony

 
Please join us this upcoming Sunday November 6th, 1:00pm at the front field of the Arlington High School for a public dedication ceremony for our 2016 Flags for Heroes, Arlington Rotary's first annual event celebrating patriotism and our local heroes past and present. 
 
This year's event is dedicated to Kenneth J. Simmons for his service to his country and the Arlington Rotary Club and will feature various speakers including Arlington Rotarian Bill Cronin as well as some songs by John Flood. 
Funds raised will go to several local projects including support of the Kenneth J Simmons Memorial Rotary Scholarship.
 
Donations can be mailed to Arlington Rotary Club, P.O. Box 23, Arlington, MA, 02476
 
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***ARLINGTON ROTARY PLUNGE UPDATE

***UPDATE Due to the severe record breaking winter weather we have been experiencing this year the Polar Plunge has been rescheduled for Saturday March 7th. Fortunately this has created an opportunity to continue to raise additional funds for our fight to eradicate Polio.
A big thank you to all who have generously donated. If you would still like to donate please click on the link below or send a check payable to Arlington Rotary (Polar Plunge) to P.O. Box 23, Arlington, MA, 02474.
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SALVATION ARMY VISIT

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Our speaker for Wednesday October 15th was Captain Armida Harper of the Salvation Army. Captain Armida joined us give Arlington Rotary to talk about the history of the Salvation Army and their work and support of the Arlington community.  
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ARLINGTON ROTARY WELCOMES DEREK CURRAN

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Wednesday Sept. 23rd our club welcomed Derek Curran, Executive Director of the Arlington Boys & Girls club as our guest speaker. Derek joined us for our regular breakfast meeting to talk about the many great activities and programs offered at the Boys & Girls Club, as well as the clubs plans for the future. 
 
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Save the Date!

Save the Date!
 
Join us at our 37th Annual Community Person's of the Year
& Paul Harris Award Dinner
June 10th, 2014 6p.m.
Sons of Italy, Arlington, MA
 
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Integrated eBulletin for Easier Communication

Posted by Anthony Carson on Apr 01, 2014
ClubRunner makes it easy to publish your weekly Club eBulletin, and send to all members and friends of the club, by incorporating home page stories and events with the push of a button.
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Security and Integrity of Your Data

Posted by Anthony Carson on Apr 01, 2014
ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.
 
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