Rotary Club of Andover




Rotary Club of Andover 

Jul 08, 2016
Mark Spencer
Shawsheen River Greenway
Jul 20, 2016
Carina Pappalardo
The Psychological Center
Jul 29, 2016
Dr. Robert Schreiber
Harvard Medical School
Club Information

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Andover!


Where doing good is serious fun

See meeting schedule below
Lanam Club
260 North Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Meeting Schedule
Fridays mornings 7:30-8:30am
EXCEPT weeks when we meet Wednesday evening
3rd Wednesdays 6-8pm
Mailing Address
Rotary Club of Andover
P.O. Box 1152
Andover, MA 01810
1995-2015 Celebrating 20 years of Service
July 2016
General meetings:
NO meeting July 1.....Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Friday mornings:
July 8 and 15 ~ 7:30am Andover Inn
Wednesday evening, July 20 ~ 6:00pm Lanam Club
July 20 and 29 ~ 7:30am Lanam Club

Board meeting: Wednesday, July 20. 7:30am ~ Andover Historical, 97 Main Street


The Andover Cares music festival returns Saturday, September 17, 2016.
More information to follow....Watch for a new website and Andover Cares Facebook page!

Rotarian Peter Caruso, scholarship recipients Ashley Giannone and Meghan Janeiro, and Rotarian Paul Mercandetti
Rotary Scholarship Committee members Paul Mercandetti and Peter Caruso introducing 2016 Rotary scholarship recipients
Scholarship recipient Ashley Giannone
Scholarship recipient Meghan Janeiro

2016 Citizens Who Care, Educator of the Year, and Student of the Year honorees:
Tracy Callahan, Run for the Troops, Step Up for Colleen 5K
Nina Caron, Step Up for Colleen 5K
Bob Decelle, Andover Conservation Commission, St. Matthew's Masonic Lodge
Jack DeCourcy, Professional Center for Child Development, Knights of Columbus
Iverson Guo, Andover Cares, local charities
Diana Keisel, Run for the Troops, Last Call Foundation, local charities
Gail Ralston, Andover Historical Society, Andover town commissions
Jim Redmond, Andover Historical Society, Andover town commissions
Tim Vaill, Economic Development Council, state commissions
Rosalyn Wood, Esperanza Academy, YMCA, many local charities
Educator of the Year: Martha Giguere, High Plain Elementary School
Student of the Year: Emma Plourde, Andover High School
The Rotary Club of Andover is Growing!
Welcome new members Phyllis Riordan and Denise Wall!
Left photo Holly Nahabedian, new member Phyllis Riordan, President Don Gottfried
Right photo President Don Gottfried, new member Denise Wall, Pete Johnston

The Rotary Club of Andover's Andover Cares program has awarded a $1,250 grant to Andover High School's Challenge Day program. The Challenge Day program will take place April 25 and 26. “Challenge Day, developed 28 years ago, is designed to help every student to feel welcome and loved in their school,” said Andover High School Social Worker Toni Kirby, organizer of Andover's Challenge Day. “The program helps participants understand that we are all more alike than we are different.”
The Rotary Club of Andover's Andover Cares event and movement that started in the fall of 2015 inspired local resident and jewelery designer Aileen Peters to create an Andover Cares bracelet.
Proceeds from bracelet sales support the Andover Cares Fund, which supports educational efforts to address the opioid epidemic facing our community. Each bracelet sells for $25 and $10 of every sale goes to the Andover Cares Fund. Bracelets can be purchased at Helen Thomas Simply Smashing! at 90 Main Street. Bracelets come in both polished and matte finish.
Each has a small muslin bag and a card,which includes information about Andover Cares, the meaning of the bracelet design, and a list of community resources for substance abuse support.
The Andover Cares Fund, part of the Rotary Club of Andover Charitable Foundation, is now accepting grant applications.  Andover Cares and the Andover Cares Fund were established in fall 2015, inspired by several members of the Rotary Club of Andover who lives have been touched by the heroin epidemic plaguing our community, our state, and our nation.
The Andover Rotary's 2015 Andover Cares movement introduced the potential of Rotary to new people who want to make a difference in their community.  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 a new flexible Service Membership with fewer meeting requirements, lower membership fees, and a newly added evening meeting option. Want to learn more about how you can make a difference through Rotary?