Club Information
Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
First Church of Christ, Congregational
25 Great Rd
Bedford, MA 01730
United States of America
Our meetings are hybrid! Contact us for the Zoom link
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Upcoming Events
Light Up Bedford 2023
Outside the Bedford Fire Department
Dec 02, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Winter Community Breakfast
Bedford High School
Dec 10, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Directors Mtg
Dec 20, 2023 7:00 PM
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Dec 05, 2023 12:30 AM
Speaking about RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute)
Dec 12, 2023
Resting up time from the Winter Community Breakfast NO MEETING
Dec 19, 2023 12:30 PM
Veterans Village of Tiny Houses Initiative
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President's Message
Al Roscoe
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It's hard to believe we are almost to the end of 2023 and halfway through our first year as co-presidents. November was another busy and exciting month! Thanks to the invitation from Christine Pinney, Diane and I attended a wonderful Veterans' Day ceremony at Job Lane Elementary School with several other Bedford veterans, and helped Nat Brown and Marc Hamilton clean up the 9-11 Memorial at Spring Brook Park. Then, Judi and I visited the Nashoba Valley Club to talk about the Friendly Waters catch basins in Kenya. I'm looking forward to our upcoming Winter Breakfast, mostly for the great teamwork and camaraderie when we all come together as a club. Then I hope everyone will have a restful holiday period before we kick off the New Year. Thanks to everyone for your terrific support so far. I look forward to doing many more great things together!

Our Club in the News!

If you check out this month's Rotary Magazine you'll see an entry for our Winter Community Breakfast. We were contacted about this back in July! 

Lighting Up Bedford

For the 3rd year in a row, we'll be handing out safety lights at the Bedford tree lighting. We are happy to do this in partnership with MassBike. Come join us! We'd love to see you! 

Winter Community Breakfast

Our Winter Community Breakfast (formerly known as Breakfast with Santa) is returning on December 10, 2023 from 9 AM to 12 PM at Bedford High School!  This will be our 35th celebration!  Once again this year, we will hold a treasured family tradition, an event that is inclusive of all members of our growing and diverse Bedford community.  
As in years past, there will be a hot pancake breakfast, winter crafts, photos with Santa, and a commemorative coloring book for the children to take home.  Children will enjoy games and activities from several cultural traditions, celebrating the coming of winter together.
We have sponsorship opportunities for your business, or community partnership options if your non-profit organization would like to host a craft table. We are also looking for lots of volunteers to help out. 
New this year - we have online ticket sales! Share with everyone you know. 
News from the Club
NEW! Interact Club of Bedford TV
2023 RYLA graduate Swetha Kaundinya now in grade 11, member of the BHS Interact Club also a mentor at Bedford TV motivated by RYLA indicated she would like to start an Interact Club in the Middle School. So as to include more students, we went with Bedford TV a community based Interact Club. That will automatically make both Lane and Middle School student eligible to be officially members of that club.
Student Writing & The Rotary Club of Bedford
8th grade Bedford TV Interact Club member Taevy Malone wrote her first article for the Bedford Citizen just prior to her entering grade 5. This was the beginning of Covid and to assist her with the writing Molly Gilarde entering grade 12 offered to mentor Taevy. That article was on the project clearing Fawn Lake that was taking place at that time. This was the first focus on student writing development to take place. Taevy’s article was formally published. Since then Taevy has written two more news items of which one other has been published. Molly also wrote an article for the Bedford Citizen on the Bedford High JROTC Program. When emerging writers are mentored by older students powerful writing skills quickly begin to develop.
Bedford Chamber of Commerce Trunk or Treat was DEFINITELY A Treat!
Bedford Rotary had a table at Trunk or Treat on October 25th and gave out over 300 pieces of candy and over 200 packets of milkweed seeds to attract monarch butterflies!
And then we planted!
Finally, the fruits of our winter sow made it into the ground. We first spent some time weeding the area we had prepared last fall. Then, on 9/30, we set up a grid using wood, inspired by a trip to the Chelmsford Pollination Preservation Garden. Each plant species was planted in a 3'x3' square, although we expanded the area for some plants so we could have even more - those plants were in 3'x6' rectangles. 
We used a flag system to mark where each plant was to go, each plant species was identified by a different number, so when the plants grow in the spring, we will know whether it's a weed or the plant we want!