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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
Directors Mtg
May 15, 2024 7:00 PM
Rotary Day of Service
Native Pollination Preservation Garden
May 18, 2024
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
RI Convention
May 25, 2024
RI Convention
May 26, 2024
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May 07, 2024
no speaker Meet @ Bamboo Bedford 213 Burlington Road, register first for "Evening Club Meeting"
May 14, 2024 12:30 PM
151 Great Road at Bacon Road
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May 2024

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!
News from the Club

MEALS packaged, boxed, and destined to provide real Hope for the Hungry throughout dozens of local cities and towns. 

That’s the result of the months of Bedford and Concord Rotary Clubs’ Hope for the Hungry project planning. It all culminated on the morning of Saturday, April 27th, when 160 volunteers gathered at the Bedford campus of Middlesex Community College and put together more than 6,700 six-meal packages in only two hours. To put that in a bit more context, that’s almost 60 packages or almost 340 meals per minute.


Updates from the Interact Club at Bedford TV

This past month the Interact Club of Bedford TV elected its first set of officers:  

Charter President is 8th grader Taevy Malone: 210 hours of Community Service
Charter Vice President is 7th grader Noah Gilbertson: 936 hours of Community Service
Charter Secretary is 7th grader Audrey Carlton: 810 hours of Community Service
Charter Assistant Secretary is 5th grader Sidnie Ryoo: 12 hours of Community Service
Charter Treasurer is 7th grader Akshat Bhatia: 39 hours of Community Service
Charter Assistant Treasurer is 5th grader Lindsey Park: 270 hours of Community Service
Get ready for the Rotary Day of Service, May 18th!
On Saturday, May 18, 2024, more than 800 Rotary clubs and 30,000 Rotarians across 10 states and 7 countries, will volunteer in their communities for an unprecedented Rotary Day of Service, collecting clothes for homeless, refurbishing parks, and, much, much more. The Rotary Club of Bedford will be participating by holding a garden work day at the Native Pollination Preservation garden at Page Field. 
Help us weed and plant and mulch the garden beds. Learn the value of the plants chosen for this garden to help our native butterflies and bees. Come for as long as you’re available. Wear a hat, gloves sunscreen and insect repellant. Bring water to drink and any hand garden tools you can. Be prepared to have fun!
The Rotary Day of Service isn’t just for Rotarians. The projects welcome anyone who wants to “Get Behind the Wheel” and give back to their own communities. Those interested can simply visit:
Throwing Back - 11 Years Ago, the First Meal Packaging Event
It all started 11 years ago, back on April 25th 2013, Global Pay It Forward Day. The Rotary Club of Bedford’s first  “Pay It Forward Day”, a day for random acts of kindness, culminated with a meal packaging event in partnership with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency founded in 1998. 14,904 meals bound for schools and orphanages in Haiti and Zambia were packaged in just two hours by a diverse army of volunteers in the gymnasium of the John Glenn Middle School. The club spent months working with our local school department to get all grades involved with the program and ended with over 200 signed up to help!