What's Happening at Rotary Club of Concord
Sarah Robertson alerted us to a teacher's dilemma....lack of supplies for students in a third grade classroom. Sarah was a student teacher in the classroom at STEM Academy in Lowell. Rotarians rallied to donate the needed items displayed here. Best of luck Sarah, as you study at UMass Lowell to become a teacher. You are entering a noble profession.
At Concord’s AG Day September 11, the Rotary Club of Concord spread the word about its role in installing the water fountain and, in partnership with the Garden Club of Concord, new landscaping at the Veteran’s Memorial and the USS Concord Bell Park. The installation marks the completion of Rotary projects at this site including the installation of the USS Concord Bell, a memorial to Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Thomas J. Hudner and upgrades to the area. At the booth, Rotary displayed many of its local and international projects. 
Following the Rotary Club's 9.11 20th anniversary presentation of the Al Filipov Award to Concord's Fire and Police Departments, Rotarians headed to town to set up the tent and booth by The USS Concord Bell Park on Main Street in Concord Center. 
With the Rotary-funded water fountain behind, and surrounded by the lovely flowers and landscaping the Concord Garden Club had installed, Rotarians spoke with many members of the community looking to learn more about Rotary. 
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On Sept. 11, 2021 the Rotary Club of Concord honored Concord’s firefighters and police officers with the Al Filipov Award for Outstanding Service and Courage at an outdoor service at Spaulding Management’s headquarters A well respected Concordian and Rotarian Alexander Filipov died in the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 in New York City 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001.
The program opened with the Reverend Dr. John Lombard’s reflection on the significance of 9/11 (Patriot Day) as a day of service and remembrance. He defined courage as “the ability to do something that frightens others”, noting that this concept separates those we honor today that stand in harm’s way when tragedy strikes a community and a nation.” Lombard concluded with the observation that all Concord’s first responders handle crises with a thoughtful command structure, organization and dignity. “Stronger Together.” 
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Past President Jean Goldsberry chairs the Concord Commission on Disabilities. Who better to tell us about it? The Committee was established  "to promote the inclusion and integration of persons with disabilities in the activities, services and employment opportunities of the community." Past projects include review of parking facilities at Walden Pond, input to MBTA about inaccessibility at Concord train stop, and review of Lowell Road Boat Launch and CCHS fields, and renovations at First Parish Church. These examples are but a few of the many projects undertaken by the Committee. Currently they are working with the library to assure accessible handicap parking tor the new facility and with the town to assure safety and accessibility to Junction Park as the Bruce Freeman Trail increases bike traffic there. The Committee works to increase awareness of disability issues, and encourages the provision of clearer info for people with cognitive impairments. Thanks, Jean for telling us about this important work.
Talk about talent. Three representatives from a robot-building and competition team, “Mechanical Advantage 6328” awed us with their enthusiasm and expertise at our August 19 Zoom meeting. Littleton students Ann and Michele and their mentor Elizabeth described how this robotics competition team for students ages 13-18 builds and programs robots for regional and national competition. Their video gave us a glance at an actual competition in which robots tried to outdo each other in a scramble over tennis balls. The team had built the robot from scratch using multiple tools and AI. Mechanical Advantage 6328 is not restricted to Littleton members, but welcomes interested students from all areas. For more information, visit their webpage and Facebook page.https://www.thebluealliance.com › team › 6328
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