Doolin takes helm of Marlborough Rotary Club

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Doolin takes helm of Marlborough Rotary Club
New leadership for Marlborough Rotary Club: (l to r) Past President Elaine McDonald, Secretary Peggy Sheldon, President Bonnie Doolin, President-Elect David Walton and Vice President David Hecht. Photo/Submitted

Marlborough – As a large crowd of members, family, Rotary District officials and friends watched, Bonnie Doolin was installed as president of the Rotary Club of Marlborough. She has big plans for her term in office, which runs from July 1 to June 30, 2013.

Rotarian Dave Brower, 20-year veteran of the club, officiated at the installation. The full slate of officers installed were: Bonnie Doolin, president; David Walton, president-elect; David Hecht, vice president; Joseph Moineau Sr., treasurer; and Peggy Sheldon, secretary.

New members of the Board of Directors were also installed for three-year terms. They included: Michael Lashua, Peter Marshall and Nicholas Hurston.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be a member of this organization, and a humbling experience to assume its stewardship,” Doolin said.

Her inaugural speech was a tribute to what makes a true Rotarian – the needs perceived and the needs fulfilled with the ultimate “goal [being] nothing short of world peace through service.”

She went on to add, “This year, we have a particularly ambitious goal. To raise $20,000 for the building of the Cancer Pavilion at UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital. We will be holding a gala event on September 29, 2012, at the Hellenic Hall including dining and dancing. Since most of us have been touched by this devastating disease, Marlborough Rotarians have decided to do something about that as well.?? Please save the date, Saturday, the 29th of September and plan to join us – building this wonderful resource for our community and those around us.”

Representatives of the club believe that the event and the funds it ?raises will be a fitting celebration of the Rotary Club of Marlborough's 90th anniversary.