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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
RI Convention
May 25, 2024
 
RI Convention
May 26, 2024
 
RI Convention
May 27, 2024
 
RI Convention
May 28, 2024
 
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Speakers
May 28, 2024 12:30 PM
Small Miracles In Life Exist is a community within a community for disable Children and Adults
Jun 04, 2024 6:00 PM
This is the Change of Leadership Celebration
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President's Message
Al Roscoe
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What a productive month we had in April! Beginning with our fundraiser at Ken's to our massively successful Hope for the Hungry event this past weekend our club continues to amaze me. Thanks to the leadership and organizing efforts of Debi, Marc, Bob, Katie and Victor, we met our goal of packing 40,000 meals for the surrounding community and through your generosity (and Dawn's Amazon List!)  over 2,000 personal care items were donated for MCC students in need. I am personally grateful to every single person who came out to make our largest community service project a smashing success! Speaking of service, I am looking forward to our upcoming Day of Service in the Pollinator Garden on May 18 to see how our efforts under the green thumb of Paula are paying off. I also hope to see many of you at our next evening meeting, next Tuesday at Bamboo. Thanks for all you do to make our club the BEST!

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! 

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.
 
 
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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.
 
 
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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!
 
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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!
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