September 2017
SPEAKER District Governor Dave Gardner
Sep 29, 2017
Updates and information
SPEAKER Robin Putnam
Oct 06, 2017
Online fraud protection
SPEAKER Patricia Bateson
Oct 13, 2017
Hypnosis and Reiki
SPEAKER Dr. Shelly Berman
Oct 27, 2017
Superintendent of Andover Schools update
SPEAKER Dana Harthorne
Nov 03, 2017
Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
Club Information

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Andover!


Where doing good is serious fun

See monthly meeting schedule at the top of the page
Lanam Club
260 North Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
United States
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Mailing Address
Rotary Club of Andover
P.O. Box 1152
Andover, MA 01810
Friday, September 8 ~ 7:30am Lanam Club, 260 North Main Street, Andover
Friday, September 15 ~ 7:30am Lanam Club
Wednesday, September 20 ~ 6:00pm location Ironstone Farm, 450 Lowell Street, Andover, community service project
Friday, September 22 ~ 7:30am Board meeting Andover Historical Society, 97 Main Street, Andover
Friday, September 29 ~ 7:30am Lanam Club
Cosponsored by the Rotary Club of Andover and the Town of Andover's Department of Community Services, Andover Cares Festival will feature GREAT music, food, family fun, resources, and more!
Andover Cares...
A fight against addiction
A Celebration of Wellness
Raising awareness, hosting educational events, and supporting great work in Andover to tackle addiction in our community!
100% of the ​Andover Cares Fund supports grants that address Andover's multi-tiered approach to this crisis in our community:  education, prevention, intervention, and enforcement. 

Severe storms, earthquakes, and hurricanes are wreaking havoc across the globe from the United States and Mexico to South Asia and Africa. The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs in affected areas are helping bring emergency aid to battered communities. 
“The power of Rotary is in the Foundation's ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,” says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas. If you have questions about how you can help, contact

In Sierra Leone, torrential rains and a mudslide in August has killed more than 500 people and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes. On the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, an orphanage, where more than 60 children slept, was swept away in the slide. More than 600 people are still missing.

An estimated 40 million people across Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have been affected after massive floods hit the area last month. UNICEF estimates 31 million people in India have lost their homes, and 8 million people in Bangladesh and 1.7 million in Nepal have been affected.

Rotary's partner, ShelterBox, is providing support to families displaced by the storms.

ShelterBox teams are working with Rotarians to assess the damage and provide emergency supplies and temporary housing in Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

In Texas, hundreds of light privacy tents were deployed to evacuation centers for families to use temporarily.

How to contribute
Two Rotary Foundation donor advised funds have been set up to accept donations for disaster relief and recovery in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:
Hurricane Harvey
Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund
Account number: 608
Hurricane Irma
Account name: Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund
Account number: 296
You can contribute by check or wire transfer or online with a credit card. You'll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above.
YOU can make a difference today.
Ongoing VOLUNTEER for Rotary Readers at a local school reading to elementary school children (once/month)-Contact Alan Michel to help out
Saturday, 9/23 from 4-9pm ATTEND or VOLUNTEER at the MVPASAP Community Forum hosted at the Greater Lawrence Technical School to learn about all things addiction related-Contact MVPASAP at 978-886-2949 to help out
Tuesday, 10/3 from 7:30-11am VOLUNTEER at the Pentucket Lake School in Haverhill helping the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. fill bags of groceries for the elderly that can't afford food-Contact me to help out
Wednesday, 10/4 from 11-1:30pm VOLUNTEER at the Lazarus House Soup Kitchen serving lunch to those in need of a hot meal-Contact Lorraine Enos at to help out.
Friday, 10/6 from 8:00am until the project is done. VOLUNTEER at the Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, located at 280 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, put together packets for the elderly about their Medicare options. Contact President Amy Salant at 
Leading up to and including Saturday, 10/7 Times Vary VOLUNTEER for the Andover Cares Community Festival. Help is needed in most areas, Contact Al Ruthazer at to help out
Sunday, 10/8 VOLUNTEER Cebu City, Philippines Rotaplast Mission-Contact Donna-Lee Young Rubin to help out (let me know if you need her info)
Saturday, 11/4 ATTEND the Ironstone Farm Spirit of Giving Gala-Limited seats available- Contact me to attend
Tues-Thurs, 12/5-12/7 ATTEND Our Rotary friends from the Halifax NS area Rotary Clubs have invited us for a friendship exchange December 5th through 7th in the Halifax Nova Scotia area. This is a special Canadian event to observe the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Harbor munitions explosion of 1917-Contact Peter E. Simonsen @ for full itinerary
The Andover Rotary's Andover Cares movement introduced the potential of Rotary to new people who want to make a difference in their community.  However, for many, the traditional service club model of required weekly meetings and just doesn't fit into the busy lives we all live today. So Andover Rotary created two new membership levels.
A Service Membership has fewer meeting requirements, lower membership fees, and evening meeting options.
An Corporate Membership is very similar to our traditional membership option. The principal corporate member gets all of the benefits that are included with a traditional membership, along with the flexibility to send a designee/associate to meetings that he/she is unable to attend each month.  Corporate members may also bring associates to help at Rotary service projects.  We encourage all of our principal corporate members to attend at least 1 meeting per month. 

Want to learn more about joining the Rotary Club of Andover? Please feel free to contact Membership Chair Al Ruthazer with any questions about these great options for busy local business leaders ready to join a great service club helping to improve our community.