Do you know an unsung local hero? Someone who gives their time to help our community to be a better place? Or an extraordinary Andover public school teacher who inspires students? If you do, then here's your chance to shine a light on their good works!
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 Rotary Club of Andover is pleased to honor the memory of the late Philip Mercandetti, Barbara Dolan, and other former Andover residents by awarding scholarships in their names to deserving graduating Andover high school students.
To be considered, eligible students must reside in Andover, not be a direct relative of a Rotarian, and will be attending an institution of higher learning during the next school semester.
Click on the "Youth" link above to download an application.
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?
Thanks so much to Karma Restaurant for their generous $9,100 donation to the "Andover Cares" Fund!
Iverson Guo, Karma Restaurant, came to the Andover Board of Selectmen to present the Rotary Club of Andover with this generous donation to support the fight against opiate addiction in our town. Karma Restaurant, in Shawsheen Plaza, hosted a sold out fundraiser featuring New England Patriot’s players Rob Ninkovich, Nate Ebner, Ryan Allen and Doinique Easley. The fundraiser featured a silent auction, food, and fan photos with the players.
This is a shining example of the town along with a service club, a local business and hundreds of our citizens coming together for a very worthy cause. The Andover Cares fund will be used to support ongoing education and prevention efforts by community groups in the fight against Opiate addiction.
Photo left to right: Paul Salafia, Andover Selectman and Rotarian, Iverson Guo, owner Karma Restaurant and Don Gottfried, President of Andover Rotary.
A special thank you to all the clubs and our District Governor David Manzi for supporting our district's 10th Rotaplast Mission to Cebu City, Philippines from October 4th to the 18th.
Our current mission is in memory of Dr. Vince Rubin, a gifted surgeon, Rotarian past president, member of the North Andover and Chelsea Rotary Clubs, Paul Harris Fellow. Vince was a humanitarian and went on 9 Rotaplast Missions.