Nauset Rotary E-Bike Raffle

Our 501(C)3non-profit Good Works Fund is holding a raffle for two Aventon-Adventure.2 E-Bikes to help support our community service projects in the Nauset region (Brewster, Orleans, Eastham & Wellfleet) . The Club is committed to the Rotary pledge of "Service Above Self" by providing practical support to community and youth organizations through active participation and financial aid wherever possible. We will reserve a ticket in your name for every $25 donation and notify you of the number via email. The winning ticket will be selected on July15th and the bikes will be available for pick up in Orleans.
Nauset Rotary E-Bike Raffle Bruce Brockway 2024-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Nauset Rotary Community Recognition

Rotary International District 7950 Governor Angels Ponte visited our Nauset Club on March 26th. Club President Jon Leonard and Assistant District Governor Bob Tucker help display our new Club banner.
Nauset Rotary Community Recognition Bruce Brockway 2024-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

Nauset Rotary Supports Pre-School Project

     Our Nauset Rotary Club recently partnered with the Falk Foundation and the YMCA of the Dominican Republic to help fund a pre-school         project in the community of Don Gregorio.
    Nauset Rotary matched a $5,000 contribution from the Falk Foundation to help establish and fund the first year of  operations for the pre-            school.
    Pictured are Jennifer Falk; Executive Director Falk Foundation, Andres Fortunato; YMCA of the Dominican Republic and Jon Leonard;            President 2023-2024 Nauset Rotary
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Orleans Town Manager in "Meet & Greet"

At one of her first public appearances as the Orleans Town Manager, Kimberly Newman met with members and friends of the Nauset Rotary Club at their weekly meeting on August 22nd. Newman is Orleans first full-time town manager for more than 26 years.
Newman, a Rhode Island native, comes to the Cape Cod municipal administration post from Mendon, Massachusetts, where she served for nine years as that town's first Town Manager. Prior to being hired in Mendon, Newman spent four years as city administrator in Lyndon, Kansas. From 2005-2010, she was assistant town administrator in Killingly, Connecticut, and before that she worked as a budget analyst in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
Pictured (L-R) Michael Herman, Chair Orleans Select Board; Kimberly Newman; and Jon Leonard, President Nauset Rotary.
Orleans Town Manager in "Meet & Greet" Bruce Brockway 2023-08-22 04:00:00Z 1
Advocates for a Community College Education Bruce Brockway 2023-07-19 04:00:00Z 0

New Member Welcomes

This Fall we have welcomed three new members to our Nauset Rotary Club. Jon Leonard from Leonard's Hardscapes has been a "friend" of the club for several years. He is now our "President-Elect" for the Rotary Year 2023-24. 
We also welcomed Jon's mother Gail Leonard who provides bookkeeping services to several clients including the Brewster Ladies Library. Gail is now our Club Treasurer. We are thrilled to welcome them to, our club.
In November we welcomed Timothy Eckel a resident of Eastham. Tim is a retired U.S. Government attorney.
President Bob Tucker and President Elect Jon Leonard presented Tim with his membership certificate. on November 22nd.
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Boston Whaler Raffle Winner

The winner of the Boston Whaler Raffle was drawn on August 2nd and the winning number was #180.   Thanks for all your support including the Orleans Stop & Shop and the Friends Market Place for allowing us to display the boat.
Nauset Rotarians Jennifer Whitaker and Jon Leonard delivered the Nauset Whaler to the winner Steve Petruska.
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Boston Whaler Raffle

Orleans Sea Scout Ship 72 and our Nauset Rotary Club are raffling off a Boston Whaler, Outboard Motor and boat trailer. Only 300 $100 tickets will be sold and the drawing is scheduled for August 2nd.
All proceeds will benefit Sea Scout Troop 72 and the Rotary Club of Nauset (Orleans) Good Works Fund. 
We will post the winning ticket # on August 2nd.
Boston Whaler Raffle Bruce Brockway 2022-05-30 04:00:00Z 0
Wreath Sales Bob Tucker 2021-11-27 05:00:00Z 0

Wine Tasting Video

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).
Wine Tasting Video Bruce Brockway 2020-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
Virtual Wine Tasting Event Bruce Brockway 2020-11-13 05:00:00Z 0

Small Non-Profit Fundraising

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.
Small Non-Profit Fundraising Bruce Brockway 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0

R.I. District Governor Visits

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..
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School Backpack Distribution

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:
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. 
School Backpack Distribution Bruce Brockway 2020-09-02 04:00:00Z 0
Together and Stronger Than Ever Bruce Brockway 2020-07-03 04:00:00Z 0

Backpack to School Program 2020

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.
Backpack to School Program 2020 Bruce Brockway 2020-06-08 04:00:00Z 0

Falk Foundation for Education

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
Falk Foundation for Education Bruce Brockway 2020-03-05 05:00:00Z 0

Nauset High School Renovation

Nauset Regional High School Principal Chris Ellsasser presented the plans for renovation of the school on
 November 5th at our morning breakfast meeting.
Nauset High School Renovation Bruce Brockway 2019-11-10 05:00:00Z 0

State Representative Sarah Peake

Posted by Bruce Brockway on Oct 15, 2019
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State Representative Sarah Peake briefed Nauset Rotarians and invited guests about legislative issues and concerns on October 15th, 2019 in the community room of the Orleans Police Department.
State Representative Sarah Peake Bruce Brockway 2019-10-15 04:00:00Z 0

Lt. Kevin Higgins Paul Harris Presentation

Posted on Sep 24, 2019
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: For information on Paul Harris Fellowships, visit:
Lt. Kevin Higgins Paul Harris Presentation Bruce Brockway 2019-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
HPC Sneaker Donation Drive Bruce Brockway 2019-07-24 04:00:00Z 0

Nauset Rotary "Sneaker Campaign"

Posted by Bruce Brockway on May 10, 2019
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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.
Nauset Rotary "Sneaker Campaign" Bruce Brockway 2019-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

Homeless Prevention Council Programs

Posted by Bruce Brockway on Feb 19, 2019
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.
Homeless Prevention Council Programs Bruce Brockway 2019-02-19 05:00:00Z 0

Orleans Police Department Tour

Posted by Bruce Brockway on Feb 18, 2019
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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.
Orleans Police Department Tour Bruce Brockway 2019-02-18 05:00:00Z 0

Nauset Rotary Club Vision 

Posted on Feb 02, 2019
The Nauset Rotary Club members are 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:
Nauset Rotary Club Vision John Crawford 2019-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
Habitat for Humanity Build Melissa Hennessey 2018-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

Nauset Beach Service Project

Members & friends of our Nauset Rotary Club spent the morning of November 4th picking up trash and debris along Nauset Beach. Thanks to member Melissa Hennessey for coordinating the project.
Nauset Beach Service Project Bruce Brockway 2018-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
Thank-You to Lobster Races Sponsors Bob Tucker 2018-10-02 04:00:00Z 0

Winter Paper Goods Drive

Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Jan 15, 2018
Thanks to everyone who donated paper goods to our Winter Drive! Our seniors are MOST appreciative!
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Shark Swarms invade the Nauset Region! Kyle Hinkle 2017-10-03 04:00:00Z 0

Nauset Rotary hosts Lobster Races September 10

Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Jul 30, 2016
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Join the fun when Nauset Rotary hosts the first Lobster Races at Eastham's Windmill Weekend! On Saturday, September 10 forty lobsters will be ready to line up and go. Sponsors from the Nauset region have named their lobster and are raring to have their lobster win the races.
Participating sponsors include Town Crier Motel, Eastham Hardware, Box Lunch - Wellfleet, Phil Ryder, Ace Hardware - P'town, Eastham Superette, the Hinkles, Wesley Woodworking, Cape Cod Dog, Orleans Auto Center, Willy's Gym, The 1620 Brewhouse, Laraja & Kanaga P.C., the Boas's, Cape Cod Weathervane Co., Cazeault Roofing and Solar, DeCar Classics, Dr. Ciaccio Optometry, Talking Threads, Zawadzkas Law, and Ryder & Wilcox.
The cut off for sponsors is August 26. Contact Sarah Blackwell ( or Kyle Hinkle ( for more information.
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Update on Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Oct 12, 2015

Marcia introduced the program for the day. She said that the Galazzi’s have been investing in Cape Cod Tech volunteering since moving here in 1974. She added “It has been a pleasure to watch the school flourish.” Stephan Galazzi has been on the school committee and invited Superintendent Bob Sanborn, and Director of Technical Education Lou Colombo to speak to the Club.

Update on Cape Cod Regional Technical High School Kyle Hinkle 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0

DG Kristine's Club Visit

Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Sep 14, 2015

DG Kristine said that one of the first challenges she had is being short behind the podium! She came from Chicago but went to the Wheeler School in Providence where later she served on the board of directors with Marcia’s daughter…small world.

DG Kristine's Club Visit Kyle Hinkle 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0

Statehouse Update: Rep. Tim Whelan

Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Sep 07, 2015

Representative Whelan lives in Brewster with his wife Lisa and two daughters. He said his background is in policing, and fresh out of high school he started working in corrections. Most of his career was spent in uniform as MA State Police with the last 5 years spent in Yarmouth. He retired from the state police in 2013 in order to run for office. He said he’s now having conversations with people that he wouldn’t have been able to have as a state police officer.

Statehouse Update: Rep. Tim Whelan Kyle Hinkle 2015-09-08 00:00:00Z 0

Cape Cod Village with Bob Jones

Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Aug 31, 2015
The Jones’ youngest child Alexander has severe autism and he is the inspiration to create Cape Cod Village. This will be a residential community for young adults with autism who require 24 hour assistance and care.  Bob explained that this year more children will be diagnosed with autism – 1 in 68 has an autism spectrum disorder. His son is now 26 years old: when he was diagnosed it was 1 in 10,000. No one knows what has happened to see this incredible spike. The life time costs of care is in excess of two-million dollars.
Cape Cod Village with Bob Jones Kyle Hinkle 2015-09-01 00:00:00Z 0

Liz Smith: Classification Talk

Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Aug 24, 2015

Liz said she decided to focus on the top ten people in her life and how they influenced her.


First, her Mom and Dad. Liz was born in Philadelphia and called Betty Jean through the 6th grade when she dropped the Jean part. Then in college she dropped Betty to use her more formal name Elizabeth. She said her mom taught her to knit – which she loves to do. Her dad was a musician who played the trombone and had been with Tommy Dorsey. Then he became a printer and when she was in the 3rd grade they moved to CT. There she met Karen Nickerson and they are still friends today!

Liz Smith: Classification Talk Kyle Hinkle 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z 0

Remembering Hiroshimo with Joe Lawler

Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Aug 07, 2015
Joe was stationed on Tinian Island as a surgical technician waiting to invade Japan when the bombing of Hiroshima occurred. He shared his memory of this today.
Remembering Hiroshimo with Joe Lawler Kyle Hinkle 2015-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talks: Bob Tucker and Heidi Boas Kyle Hinkle 2015-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
President Elect Bob "in the saddle" again! Kyle Hinkle 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Latham Centers, Inc. Supportive Community Living Kyle Hinkle 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Kyle on Jul 18, 2015
  • We have received a $250 donation to our Good Works foundation, and thank you letters from two scholarship winners.
  • Kyle has two openings on the Paul Harris Teams.
  • Len is looking for people to serve on the membership committee.
  • President Elect Bob turned the floor over to Neal to explain a fund raiser that is being planned.
Announcements Kyle 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
2015/16 Rotary Year off to a Good Start! Kyle Hinkle 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Jennifer Smith and the Community Health Parntership in Honduras Kyle Hinkle 2015-07-12 00:00:00Z 0

Cape Rotary Clubs present Cape Cod Healthcare with $100,000 check

Posted on Apr 30, 2015
Thanks in part to the Rotary clubs of Cape Cod, collecting blood for local hospital patients will get easier.
The clubs have raised $100,000 for the purchase of a bloodmobile for the blood center at Cape Cod Healthcare, the parent company of Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals.
The bloodmobile will allow the organization to collect blood across the Cape by holding drives at businesses, churches, schools and organizations that may not have the space to hold a drive.
All of the blood collected will remain on the Cape, according to a statement by Jim Saben of the Yarmouth Rotary Club. Currently less than 40 percent of blood needed by Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals is collected on the Cape. The rest must be purchases from off-Cape sources.
The Nauset Club is proud to have been involved with this Cape-wide initiative 
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Join an Intergenerational Book Club

The Nauset 8th grade English Language Arts (ELA) classes are looking for enthusiastic elders, seniors, sages and retirees, as well as people with some spare time who want to join our intergenerational book groups.  This is an opportunity to independently read literature that our students are also reading and engage in lively intellectually stimulating dialogue about the books and how it relates to life. Adults and students alike will prepare notes for discussion and be ready to share their ideas and insights in small group discussions.  Adult participation can vary according to time availability.  A one-time opportunity to read a short story with the youth book group is available in October; as well as an additional extended opportunity for a book reading in February.  If you enjoy reading and would like a chance to spend quality time with our wonderful teens, please contact Ann McConchie at
Join an Intergenerational Book Club Bruce Brockway 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0