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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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On the first Tuesday of the month, we now meet in the evening at 6pm to allow more people to join us. Check our Calendar for location details.
Upcoming Events
Mar 07, 2024
Mar 08, 2024
Mar 09, 2024
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Mar 05, 2024
Dinner at the Great Wall Bedford
Mar 12, 2024
On help Bedford seniors and people who are disabled pay their real estate taxes.
Mar 19, 2024 12:30 PM
Tiny Homes for Veterans.
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March 2024

President's Message
Al Roscoe
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It was great to see everyone last weekend at Game Night - I'm so grateful to our wonderful hosts Diana and Chris Jarvis for reviving this great tradition. Thanks to Victor for bringing the dinosaurs to the party - I'm glad we all left with our fingers and toes intact. I can't wait until the next one to try and reclaim my dominos superiority back from Christine Pinney! I'm looking forward to our second evening meeting this week at the Great Wall restaurant. It should be a little quieter than our first very successful gathering last month. I hope most of you can join us. Finally, our Hope for the Hungry team is working hard to plan our best meal packing event ever. If you have ideas about recruiting sponsors or volunteers, please let us know. In the meantime, everybody keep up your positive attitudes and smiles - Spring is just around the corner!
Tue. 5 March. 6:00 PM Club Meeting First of the Month EVENING MEETINGS at Location: The Great Wall, Bedford in the Stop and Shop 337 Great Road Shopping Center. Please Sign Up so we can get a reasonable count. 

A Message from Terrence Parker

As you may know, a group of my mother's friends and former coworkers helped to establish a scholarship fund with the Citizens Scholarship Foundation ("CSF") in 2001. This scholarship has been given out each and every year since then. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bedford Metco Program. It is certainly a fitting time to try to raise funds to increase this scholarship. I have been in contact with CSF to let them know about this effort. I want to set a lofty goal of $50,000 over this next year ($1,000 per Metco year).
The scholarship funds can be submitted online through the following link Donate Now | CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars ( listing the Irene Parker Memorial Scholarship in the Tribute or Scholarship Name box.  
Or you can mail check(s) to: CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars P.O. Box 585 Bedford, MA 01730 with a notation on the check for the Irene Parker Memorial Scholarship.
CSF has agreed to make sure the additional donations ( earmarked "Irene Parker") are added to the Principal of the Irene Parker Scholarship and a list of names will be kept.
Please feel free to share and/or call with questions or issues. 

RYLA Deadline Extended

The deadline for RYLA applications was extended to March 3rd at 8pm. Please encourage any Bedford sophomores that you know to apply!
News from the Club
Hope for the Hungry: Save the Dates!… Spread the Word!

Mark your calendars.

Tuesday, April 2nd - Ken’s N.Y. Deli & Pizzeria will be generously hosting a fundraiser to support Bedford Rotary’s Hope for the Hungry meal packaging effort aimed at addressing food insecurity locally. Ken’s, located at 72 The Great Road in Bedford, is donating 10% of all proceeds from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m., eat-in and take-out, to this year’s packaging project.

Plan that evening’s dinner at Ken’s. Bring the family and friends. Order take-out. You’ll be supporting Rotary, helping the hungry and food insecure who struggle to feed themselves and their families, and you’ll be supporting a worthy local business.

Saturday, April 27th – at its Bedford campus from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00, Middlesex Community College hosts the Hope for the Hungry meal packaging event. And, with the event just two months away, Bedford Rotary’s event team is ramping up the necessary planning and preparations. Read on to learn how you can get involved by donating or volunteering. 

SHOW the LOVE: Donate Personal Care Items to Open Table Food Pantry in Maynard

The Rotary Club of Concord in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Bedford is spearheading a donation drive for personal care items for Open Table. Personal care items are not covered by SNAP/food support programs. Donations will help reduce the cost of Open Table purchasing these items for the individuals and families they serve. The following items are being collected:

Diaper Sizes:  3, 4, 5, 6, Baby Wipes, Hand Lotion, Dish Soap, Sponges, Toothpaste, Shampoo

Items can be dropped off at any of the following LOCATIONS through March:
  • Action Unlimited, 100 Domino Dr., W. Concord
  • Coldwell Banker, 11 Main Street, Concord
  • Concord Teacakes, 59 Commonwealth Ave., W. Concord
  • Keller Williams, 200 Baker Ave. Suite 205, Concord 
  • Middlesex Bank, 64 Main St., Concord 
  • Enterprise Bank, 340 Great Rd., ACTON
Welcome Arzu LeBlanc
Arzu Was inducted by Sponsor Christine Pinney and Co-President Ralph Hammond at our weekly meeting on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.
Arzu is the Executive Director of The Residence at Bedford, the new senior living community located on South Road in Bedford, scheduled to open this summer. In Arzu's decade of experience in the senior living industry before landing in Bedford, she has been an award-winning Executive leader in Lexington, Chelmsford, and Acton. Born and raised in Turkey, Arzu moved to the United States about 22 years ago.
Arzu is already well-known to many club members for her visits to weekly club meetings and sponsorship support of the Winter Community Breakfast.
Please join me in welcoming her to the Club and becoming a Rotarian.