We did some community service and participated in the United Way ‘Day of Caring’ again this year. Our project was spreading mulch at the Sturbridge Co-Op Nursery School. The little kids peeked at us and waved through the window while we worked. We had a great team and lots of fun too. Of course, we had to try the playground toys!
It’s that time of year again…our annual scholarship fundraiser! You could be the lucky winner! All you have to do is buy a ticket or two or more for a chance to win $1,000 in Lottery Tickets. Chances are only $10 each and only 1,000 chances will be sold. Contact any Sturbridge Rotarian or click on the Contact Us tab in this website.
Dr. Kathy Finn and Kristin Morales, Executive Director at Harrington Hospital’s new Urgent Care/Express Center in Charlton spoke with us about this new facility. Dr. Finn and her staff will take care of all Urgent Care patients when the Center opens on September 17th. Dr. Finn and Kristin enlightened us about Urgent Care which is a vital and emerging trend. The Center will provide access for acute illness and injuries that are beyond the scope and availability of primary care providers and clinics. Anything that is not life or limb threatening will be handled at this new facility thereby greatly reducing the number of patients who now visit Harrington’s Emergency Room. Plus, being treated at this new facility is considerably less expensive than being treated at the ER. Urgent Care/Express will be open 7-days a week: M-F 9am to 7pm; Sat & Sun 9am to 5pm. We are indeed fortunate to have such great healthcare facilities so close to us.
Welcome to our newest member, Nathan (Nate) Stewart of West Warren. Nate is on the Board of Assessors and the Board of Health in Warren. He is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokers of Sturbridge and serves on the Government Affairs Committee for the Worcester Board of Realtors. He also finds the time to be a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels. Nate was sponsored by Rotarian Ingrid Swift. Shown (L to R) is Bill Lemke, Membership Chair; Nate Stewart; and Ingrid Swift.
Jack and Susan Roso gave a presentation on the healing benefits of Reflexology. Reflexology is a body work technique that uses reflex points on the hands and feet. Pressure is applied at points that correspond to various body parts with the intention of eliminating blockages thought to produce pain or disease. The goal is to promote the body’s ability to adjust and balance during times of stress. Beyond relaxation, reflexology has also been shown to improve circulation. Each Rotarian present was given a one-half hour free reflexology session.
Past District Governor Val Callahan was a special guest at a recent meeting to present Rotary International’s “Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Award” to Glenys Hachfeld. The award was created by RI as a way of recognizing those who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service through Rotary, but who are not Rotarians themselves. Only 100 of these awards are presented each year by RI. Sturbridge Rotary is proud to have Glenys recognized for all her many years of service to the good of Rotary.