What's Happening at Rotary Club of Concord
When the shotgun signals the beginning of the Rotary Club of Concord’s 29th Annual Golf Tournament May 22 at the Concord Country Club, a foursome of post 9/11 wounded war veterans will be among the players. The veterans were referred by the Salute Military Golf Association, Boston (SMGA Boston), an organization that “empowers wounded veterans, one fairway at a time.” Jerry Shanahan, a dedicated SMGA volunteer, spoke at a recent Rotary meeting. He described how SMGA provides rehabilitative golf programs, experiences and family inclusive golf opportunities for post 9/11 wounded vets, including those with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. The program has vastly improved the quality of life for participating veterans. The Rotary Club realized it could help by inviting sponsors to underwrite the $250 fee for a veteran to play in its tournament. If you are interested in sponsoring a veteran to play, please contact Joe Saia, 978-369-3872 or email@example.com.
The Concord Band with guest soloist vocalist/trumpeter Christine Fawson played to a full house at the Rotary Club of Concord’s 42nd Spring Pops April 7. Thanks to the many volunteers, ad sponsors, auction donors and the partnership with the Concord Integrated Preschool Playground, Rotary will be able to make a substantial contribution to the playground funding. Even Paramount’s filming of “Daddy’s Home 2” across Walden Street during the concert added to the excitement with fake but convincing Christmas scenes lighting the way for our guests. In this photo of Christine Fawson taken by Maia Kennedy you can almost hear her rousing rendition of Night and Day.
The Rotary Club of Concord recently welcomed two new members: Jennifer Silverstone of Carlisle and Timothy Hult of Concord. Each brings an impressive history of service to others that will enhance our club's ability to achieve a high level of community involvement. May you find your experience as a Rotarian enriching and enjoyable, Jennifer and Tim!
Popcorn, bowling, basketball, a fishing pond, spin art, pin the tail on the donkey, endless games and endless laughs at the Winter Olympic Carnival held at Minuteman Arc of Forest Ridge Road in Concord. Consumers and Rotarian volunteers enjoyed an afternoon of fun on March 4. Lets do it again next year!