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Join us for our Osterville Rotary 2nd annual Rummage Sale on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the VFW Hall above the Fox Hole in Osterville.

IMAGINE the BARGAINS to be had when Osterville folks clean out their unused items. YOU won't want to miss this!

Looking to Donate? You can bring your items the day before on Friday October 20th between 10-6PM or contact Anke Rudy 508-681-9349 or rudys1999@yahoo.com to arrange a pickup!

All proceeds go to local charities through our "Good Works Fund" via our Osterville Rotary Foundation which is a 501c3.

 
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 September 27, 2017
 
Speaker -Barnstable High School Students visits begin!
 
Evening Meeting on October 4th, 5:30 PM, Pot Luck!  Bring your friends and family!
will be at Joyce O'Connor's home;
105 Lumbert Mill Rd
 Centerville, MA
 
Board meeting will be the third Wednesday of the month after lunch at Wimpy's
 
Trash pick up is October 21st meet at 8AM at COMM for vest, bags, gloves, stick
 
Dowses Beach clean was a success and Thanks to the members who moved the Freezers!
 
Rummage Sale will be October 21st at the Veterans Hall in Osterville. See posting on our website. 
 
Contact us:
rotaryclubofosterville@gmail.com
PO Box 705, Osterville, MA 02655
President Debbie Reed 508-367-8890
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Members of the Osterville Rotary Club volunteer to pick up litter that accumulates along the roadside on Route 28 in Centerville between the Mobile station traffic lights and the traffic lights at Mahoney's Garden Osterville.  This is done at 8:30am on various Saturdays between April and November. Rotarians meet at the COMM Fire Department to organize and pick up the equipment needed to clean up the roadside.

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Special Thanks to Special Thanks to Jackeline & Simone (far right) the proprietors of Gone Chocolate for their help in making a generous $300 donation to the Osterville Village Library Executive Director Cyndy Cotton.
 
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On Saturday September 10th Osterville Rotary Club Volunteers organized a community service project at the Safe Harbor facility in Hyannis and these Rotarian volunteers showed up to assist with work on one of the playgrounds. Tom delivered bark mulch which was on site along with plant material that was spread and planted. Our additional helpers were spouses and children (adult) of Rotarians. Afterwards there were refreshments on hand generously provided by Andy and our Wheel Inn Ice Cream Van made a guest appearance. Thanks to each of you participating in this project!

The Safe Harbor Project is one of MANY volunteer opportunities that our club offers in our local community. If you would like to visit our club and see if Osterville Rotary is the right service club for you please contact us to arrange a visit to one of our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at Wimpy's in Osterville!



 
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Thank you to the Sponsors of the 22nd Annual Bluefish & Striper Tournament@ 2016-07-29 00:00:00Z 0

In support of the college plans of local students, the members of our club offer three scholarships per year. Each student who receives the scholarship will be granted $1000 a year for four years. Your completion of this application is intended solely for the purpose of seeking this scholarship.  The award of the scholarship will constitute an agreement between you and the Rotary Club of Osterville that you will maintain excellence in academic studies at the institution of your choice.
 
To be eligible, you must be a resident of Barnstable or Mashpee and be graduating from Mashpee High School, Barnstable High School, Sturgis High School, Cape Cod Technical High School, Cape Cod Academy, Saint Francis Xavier Preparatory School or St John Paul II High School.  The prime criteria are high academic achievement and service to others.

Financial circumstances will also be considered. All information will be held in strict confidence.

Please send the completed application to: Rotary Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 705, Osterville, MA 02655.  
 

 
Thank you for your interest in this scholarship from the members of the Rotary Club of Osterville.     

       
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What is Safe Harbor? Safe Harbor is a safe and secure family shelter for Emergency Assistance for eligible women and their children who are homeless due to domestic violence. Safe Harbor, which is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and private contributions, can accommodate up to 20 families. 
 
Safe Harbor Adopt-A-Unit Crew from our Osterville Rotary Club did an amazing job fixing up a unit for one of the Safe Harbor clients in time for the Holidays as we took on a unit -  specifically unit R -  and we painted the entire unit, walls, trim, ceiling, added some blinds and shelving were the family asked for it to be placed.  Many of our members donated area rugs, towels, bedding, pillows, blankets, books, a chair and some really nice coat racks and shelves. A good deal of our members also contributed money to the cause.  It has been  rewarding to take on a "hands on project" and we will continue to monitor how we can improve our unit in the future. You learn a lot about each other when you work side by side on a project often out of your comfort area with fellow Rotarians.
 
 
 


 
Osterville Rotary takes on a unit for Safe Harbor Adopt-A-Unit 2016-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
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Margaret Kenney, President of Osterville Rotary Club, along with her niece Grace Holden (right) and Grace's best friends Lilly Luechauer (left) and Rose Luechauer (center), present a check on behalf of Osterville Rotary for $1000 to Angela Cenzalli of Special Olympics Cape Cod. 

Celebrating "Being a good Friend". 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darlene Billmair on Nov 03, 2014

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Every October The Rotary Club of Osterville donates Webster's Thesaurus for Students, an invaluable tool for students learning writing skills, to every Barnstable 5th Grader. 

This program is one of many projects funded by the Rotary Club of Osterville that support our schools and community.

 

A Thesaurus for every 5th Grader - Every Year! Darlene Billmair 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darlene Billmair on Feb 10, 2012


Through club funds, the Rotary Club of Osterville purchased "Webster's Thesaurus for Students" and donated them to the Barnstable school system's 5th graders as part of the club's Literacy Program. Each Student gets to keep their thesaurus and a club sticker has been put in each so that the students can personalize their thesaurus.



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Rotary Club of Osterville Provides Barnstable's 5th Graders with Thesaurauses Darlene Billmair 2012-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Williams on Oct 14, 2011
 
Dear Friends,
 
On behalf of the Pure Water for the World Board of Directors and staff, we say “Thank you” for your support. During the past year, we accomplished much, and these strides forward were possible thanks to your generosity.


      In Haiti, Pure Water has
  1. Delivered water to 80,000 people each and every day, for months following the earthquake.
  2. Provided teacher training to over 1,000 teachers.
  3. Provided clean water and hygiene education to over 500 schools serving over 10,000 students.
  4. Received and installed two “ultra filters” from The Dow Chemical Company, each providing up to 10,000 gallons of safe drinking water a day.
  5. Launched a rainwater harvesting project for 20 schools.

      In Honduras, Pure Water has
  1. Provided clean water, sanitation and education to 645 households.
  2. Continued the partnership with UNICEF in remote villages along the Nicaraguan border.
  3. Launched a critical follow-up monitoring program and a Water Expertise Training Center.
  4. Continued and improved our sanitation program, and so much more!

We do not expect to hear from everyone we impact, but when we do, it makes our work all the more important and meaningful. Two stories out of many stand out.
 
At a filter dedication for a hospital in Port au Prince, dignitaries from the Haitian and US governments, health organizations, school officials and others were in attendance. As typical with dedications, there were a number of speeches, yet a 6 year-old girl stole the show.  Malina Dessalines stood on a chair with her father holding the microphone, and spoke to the assembled group.  Malina thanked Pure Water and Dow for their donation by saying, “With safe drinking water, I will be no longer sick.” 
 
In Honduras, health officials and community leaders of the village of Nueva Victoria asked for help because two young children had died of dehydration caused by diarrhea. The culprits were contaminated drinking water and living far from a health clinic.  After water testing, we found that the water contained innumerable fecal coli forms that explained mothers’ complaints of their children having diarrhea and stomach pains. Pure Water, thanks to our donors, was able to move quickly and take action.
 
Life-affirming stories like these are possible because of your donation. Again, thank you for your continued support of Pure Water for the World.
 
With thanks and appreciation,
 
             Carolyn                                                                                                    Bob
       Carolyn Crowley Meub                                                                          Robert Mohr
       Executive Director                                                                                  Board President
 

A sincere thank you from Pure Water Ann Williams 2011-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darlene Billmair on Jan 09, 2011

Interested in supporting our website and our club's general costs while gaining visibility for your business through our website?

You can advertise your business on OstervilleRotary.org with a banner ad that will show up throughout the website and on ebulletins. Banner Advertising is an effective method of bringing increased traffic to your web site. Banner advertising consists of a graphic banner that is linked to your site.

The cost is $30.00 per month. Please see Darlene Billmair for more details.
Website Sponsorship - Advertise your business Darlene Billmair 2011-01-09 16:05:39Z 0
Posted by Darlene Billmair on Jan 09, 2011
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The Rotary international website says...

Qualified candidates for Rotary club membership are adults of good character and business, professional, or community reputation who fit one of the following criteria:

  • Hold or have held an executive position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business or profession
  • Serve as a community leader
  • Is a Rotary Foundation alumnus

All candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to service through personal involvement, be able to meet the club’s attendance and community project participation requirements, and live or work in the vicinity of the club or the surrounding area.  

Have a potential member in mind who has expressed interest in our club?
Click here for Rotary International's PROPOSE A NEW MEMBER form

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In November 2010 The Rotary Club of Osterville provided nearly 500 Thesauruses to each of the 5
th Graders in the Town of Barnstable (including kids from Horace Mann, St. Francis Xavier, Trinity Christian Academy, Cape Cod Academy and the Waldorf School) as we have for several years.  Our club received a Literacy Award from Rotary International for 2009-2010, as well for past years, because of this community donation.

Pictured: Assistant Principals at the Horace Mann Charter School happily receive thesauruses to give out to each 5th grade student.

Osterville Rotary Gives Each Barnstable 5th Grader a Thesaurus! Kevin Pepe 2011-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
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Service Matters is a weekly one hour show of widespread appeal that reaches out to the entire community. Hosted by Rotarians Dave Clifton and Rona Mann, Service Matters features guests who make time in their busy lives to give “service above self” locally, regionally, and globally. The good work performed by service organizations throughout Southern New England will be highlighted with on-air guests from scouts to Lions to church groups to veterans and more.

Click here to listen to past shows!

 

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ImageThe Rotary Club of Osterville welcomes its newest member Jeffrey Ayotte! Jeffrey was recently inducted by District 7950 Governor Valerie Perry.

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What is Rotary?


Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.


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To keep clubs strong, every Rotarian must share the responsibility of bringing new people into Rotary. Each new member must be proposed for membership by an active member of the club. If you know someone who has all the qualities of a good Rotarian and you're an active member of a Rotary club, consider proposing that person for membership. 


If you know someone who doesn't live in your community but would make a great Rotarian, you can complete a referral form.

Download How to Propose New Member (PDF).
Download a Member Referral Form (PDF).

Qualified candidates for Rotary club membership are adults of good character and business, professional, or community reputation who fit one of the following criteria:

  • Hold or have held an executive position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business or profession
  • Serve as a community leader
  • Is a Rotary Foundation alumnus

All candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to service through personal involvement, be able to meet the club's attendance and community project participation requirements, and live or work in the vicinity of the club or the surrounding area.  

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International disaster relief charity ShelterBox has sent emergency shelter provision for up to 6,000 people to Haiti. Below are links to the most recent Shelterbox articles and videos:


Haiti Aid Articles at Shelterbox.org


Shelterbox Response for Haiti Video

Shelterbox Haiti Report Video
Shelterboxes are sponsored by service clubs, (Rotary Clubs), school and church groups, businesses and individuals, etc. Materials are ordered from a range of suppliers selected for general use, long-life, quality and price. Shelterboxes are prepared and packed using all new materials as delivered from manufacturers, at the Shelterbox warehouse based in Helston, Cornwall. The standard Shelterbox weighs 110 lbs. and has approximate dimensions 2'3" x 1'4" x 11". They are sealed and banded for transit and security. Box contents vary depending on the nature of the disaster requiring their use.
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To keep clubs strong, every Rotarian must share the responsibility of bringing new people into Rotary. Each new member must be proposed for membership by an active member of the club. If you know someone who has all the qualities of a good Rotarian and you're an active member of a Rotary club, consider proposing that person for membership. 



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ShelterBox has set up a camp for up to 2,500 people who have fled the fighting between the army and militants in northern Pakistan.

Tarakai Camp has been set up in Swabi district in the North West Frontier Province. "This is an area where hundreds of thousands of people have fled to escape the bitter fighting," says ShelterBox Response Team leader Mark Pearson. "There is a massive need for our help here. Most people are living in very overcrowded and unsanitary conditions."

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