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Sponsorship levels for our Bid For Brighter Futures virtual silent auction range from $5,000 and $2,500 - both of which have exclusivities available - to $100.

All net proceeds from this virtual fundraising event will benefit the Acton Food Pantry and the Domestic Violence Services Network.

These two organizations have for years provided essential help to people in need.

Our virtual auction will take place during Spring 2021. Coming soon: Dates.

To sponsor us, click here.

Greek Native, Acton Resident Exemplifies Community Service

On January 13, Katrina Bisbas, a native of Greece and an Acton resident, addressed the our Zoom club meeting today. She has lived in Acton for 15 years, has a career as an accountant and bookkeeper, and has been involved with service groups.

Rotary is People Of Action in Service Above Self.

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Acton-Boxborough Masks Up To Support Mt. Calvary's Community Supper

On January 6, the Mt. Calvary Community Supper was hosted by the Naidoo family with the support of our club.

Club member Humsha Naidoo invited friends, family, and fellow club members Mike Gowing Marc Duci, Claude Miquel, Ann Sorvari, and Johan Sorvari to help cook, package, and distribute nearly 200 meals. We were all honored to be able to participate in this service together.

Back row, left to right: Rotarians Ann and Johan Sorvari; Sumana and Sajit Bhat; Rotarian Humsha Naidoo; Davendra Naidoo; and Satish Bhat.

Front row, left to right: Rotarians Marc Duci and Mike Gowing.

To view more photos, click here.

Acton Boy Scouts Troops' Holiday-Tree-Removal Fundraiser

Over the years, Acton BoyScouts of America Troop 284 has picked up holiday trees as a fundraiser to support local troop activities. This year, Troop 284 is joining forces with Troop 1, also from Acton, to expand the fundraiser to better support scouting in Acton and our community. This event allows the scouts to give back to the community by helping families with holiday-tree removal.

To read more of this Wicked Local Beacon story, click here.

(Shown, left to right, in this Troop 284 photo are Acton Boy Scouts Griffin Bobiak, Will Haines, Jason Fitzgerald and Michael Guditz participating in Troop 284's January 2020 holiday-tree fundraiser.)

We Collect Food for the Acton Food Pantry

The Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough has collected 361 pounds of food for the Acton Food Pantry. Contributors shown are, left to right: Claude Miquel, Ann Sorvari, Diana Nestorova, Maureen Masciola, Johan Sorvari, and Padma Jonnavithula.

Contributors not shown are, alphabetically by last name: Kate Bergquist, Marianne Fleckner, Mike Gowing, Anne Hentz, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, Joan Labrosse, Karen Rivero, and Frank Widmayer.

The Acton Food Pantry has served clients from Acton, Boxborough, and surrounding towns for 25 years. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, food insecurity in Eastern Massachusetts is expected to rise to 59 percent, and the Food Pantry has opened its doors to anyone in need. Your support will help the organization distribute weekly groceries to families throughout the region, including meats, produce, staples, and even diapers.

To learn about the Acton-Boxborough club's upcoming Bid For Brighter Futures virtual silent auction - including sponsorship opportunities - to benefit the Acton Food Pantry and the Domestic Violence Services Network, click here.

For more information, contact Ann Sorvari, president of the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough, at ann@sorvari.net.

Our Life-Saving Partnership with the Rotary Club of Pune, India

Every year, there are newborn babies in Pune, India who need complex heart surgeries to save their lives. Unfortunately, many of the families of these children in cannot afford those procedures.

This is where Rotary comes in. Through a Global Grant approved in 2019 by The Rotary Foundation, our club has partnered with our sister club in India, the Rotary Club of Pune. Together, we are funding more than $56,000 to lead 50+ lifesaving pediatric-cardiac surgeries in Pune.

This first surgery, which was done on September 24, 2020, was a highly complex angioplasty procedure - and was very successful.

To learn more - and view more photos - click here.

Thinking about joining a Service Above Self club?

Think about the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough!

We are a service organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people locally and globally. During the 2020-2021 Rotary year, we are focusing on two basic human needs in our local community: food sufficiency; and, safety at home. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need has never been greater.

Watch this video, to find out more about us. And, come join us.

We meet via Zoom most Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Check our calendar, below, for updates.

For more information, contact President Ann Sorvari at ann@sorvari.net.

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