Welcome to Nauset Rotary Club!
Nauset (Orleans)

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Local Tech Office
Above Focal Point Studio
139 Route 6A
Orleans, MA, MA 02653
United States of America
We will be meeting both in person and on-line using the Zoom platform this summer. If you need a zoom link please email Bob Tucker at focalpointstudio@gmail.com
December 2021
Club Executives & Directors
Rotary Foundation
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Immediate Past President
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The Nauset Rotary Club is a local group of Rotarians who are neighbors, business owners and employees brought together to help others who need assistance with their everyday challenges. The club leverages their Rotary pledge of "Service Above Self" by supporting other local organizations with hands on participation and funding where possible, striving to help those in need. The club is currently engaged in projects that include but are not limited to:
Marcia  Anne Pioppi Galazzi, a 30 year member of the Rotary Club of Nauset (Orleans) passed away on September 29, 2021. She joined our Rotary Club on January 24, 1989 with a member classification as "Education-Consulting on Aging". She served as Co-Chair of the Cape Aids Concert in 1993, President of the Club (2003/2004), and as Rotary Foundation Chair (2018-2019). She was always a champion for the youth of our Nauset community.  Her complete obituary can be viewed at Marcia Galazzi Obituary - Orleans, MA (dignitymemorial.com) .
On Tuesday March 2nd we once again enjoyed a presentation from Dr. Harold Boas. 
"Mathematicians Side Hustles", a cultural and historical talk about contributions some mathematicians have made to other endeavors.
Harold has been a speaker at Nauset Rotary Club meetings in the past. And this proves to be as interesting and entertaining as his other topics.
Harold graduated magna cum laude in applied mathematics from Harvard University and earned his Ph. D. in mathematics from MIT. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Texas A&M University and among his many shining moments as an educator, he is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Thanks to our "summer Rotarian", Heidi Boas, here's a short video snippet of Harold's talk.
Approximately 30 Rotarians and friends participated in our virtual wine tasting event on December 10th enjoying some on-line fellowship (and the wine)! A link to a brief video of the event is included in the download files  (lower left side of our home page).
On October 20th our members enjoyed an online program "Fundraising for Small Non-Profits" presented by consultant Moira Noonan-Kerry. She led a lively discussion and presented several suggestions toward successful fundraising initiatives.
Our Rotary International District 7950 Governor, Charlene Jarest, joined our weekly Zoom meeting for her annual visit on September 8th. She is a member of the Fall River Club and has served two terms as their Club President. She has also held every Club Officer position over her 29 years of membership. We enjoyed her visit and participated in a lively discussion about our Club's service projects. She urged us to be creative in hosting our weekly Zoom meetings by inviting interesting speakers and in recruiting new members. Charlene also spoke of her personal interest in the Polio Plus program and urged us to continue
to  support this international effort to eliminate polio across the Globe..
The Nauset Rotary Club has long supported the Homeless Prevention Council located in Orleans. Their Backpack to School Program has been partially funded by donations to the club’s GoFundMe page at: https://gf.me/u/ypavfy
On Tuesday September 1st backpacks loaded with school supplies, masks and hand sanitizers, were distributed at the  Nauset Middle School to client families with the help of several Rotarians.  Additional donations are still needed to help defray the cost of this program in these difficult times. 
Our Nauset Rotary Club is assisting the Homeless Prevention Council with their annual Backpack-to-School program again in 2020. Please consider a contribution  to help purchase back to school supplies including gift cards for sneakers and technology needs.  We are hoping to raise $5,000 for students attending the Nauset school system. Also, please share the Go Fund Me information link below with your contacts.
On March 3rd 2020 Nauset Rotary Club members enjoyed a presentation from Jennifer Falk regarding her work with the Falk Family Foundation in the Dominican Republic. The foundation supports two K-6 elementary schools and has built 30 houses in the Republic. Our Nauset Club will be seeking the help of District 7950 and Rotary International to help raise funds for construction of wells at both of the schools. Information about the foundation can be found at www.falkfoundationforeducation.com
Nauset Regional High School Principal Chris Ellsasser presented the plans for renovation of the school on
 November 5th at our morning breakfast meeting.
On Friday September 20th, Nauset Rotary President Jennifer Whitaker and President Elect Robert Tucker presented retiring Orleans Police Department Lieutenant Kevin Higgins with a Paul Harris Fellowship certificate in recognition of his 31 years of service to the community. Also present were State representatives Sarah Peake and Timothy Whalen.
 For information on Rotary International history, visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/history For information on Paul Harris Fellowships, visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/history-paul-harris-fellow-recognition
Annual Officer Installation Dinner scheduled for Tuesday June 25, 2019 at Van Renssalaers Restaurant in  Wellfleet. Social hour begins at 5:30 pm. 
We have 20 guest registered for the event. Come and welcome incoming President  Jennifer Whitaker, President-Elect Bob Tucker, Treasurer Sarah Wilcox, and Secretary Bruce Brockway. 
Assistant District Governor Brad Boyd will be making a presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow.
There will not be a weekly meeting on July 2nd due to the July 4th Holiday.
Our Nauset Rotary Club has started a campaign to assist the Homeless Prevention Council in Orleans with their mission to help families from Harwich to Provincetown avoid homelessness.
The Homeless Prevention Council provides close to 200 children each year from almost 100 different Lower Cape families with "Back To School Backpacks" loaded with school supplies. Nauset Rotary has partnered with them this year with the goal of providing new sneakers along with the back packs. Our goal is to raise $5,000 by August 1st for the purchase of new sneakers.
Contributions can be mailed to:  Nauset Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1846, Orleans, MA 02653-1846.
As part of our efforts to refocus our club vision/mission  at our club meeting on February 19th our speaker was Maureen Linnehan, a case manager working with the Homeless Prevention Council in Orleans.
Club members enjoyed a tour of the new Orleans Police Department facility at 99 Eldredge Park Way on Tuesday March 5th. At 7:30 AM Orleans Police Chief  Scott McDonald joined with us and led us on a tour of the new facility.  The Orleans Police Department is one of only two departments certified on Cape Cod.
The Rotary Club of Chatham is sponsoring a "Win A Whaler" raffle for a 2019 17 foot Boston Whaler Dauntless delivered to any Boston Whaler Dealer in the Continental United States. Tickets are $20 each and the drawing will be on Columbus Day October 14th 2019.  The second prize will be $5,000 in cash & the 3rd prize will be $2,500 in cash. If less than 5,000 tickets are sold the raffle will be converted to a 50/50 raffle.
Visit www.winawhaler.org enter@winawhaler.org
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