Marlborough – The Marlborough Rotary has added to its tradition of providing mentoring and educational opportunities for the youth of the Marlborough community with a Rotaract Club, which is Rotary for young adults. The club was chartered this summer with 15 members. With help from Rotarian Dr. Nick Kofos, Marlborough Rotary Club President Bonnie Doolin, and Marlborough Rotarian/Rotaract Club Advisor Peter Marshall, the new club elected a slate of leaders: Monthe Kofos, president; Caitlin D’Alessio, vice president; and Matt Ryll, treasurer.
Oct. 20, members of the Rotaract club, working with the help of Rotary club members Rick Bennett, Peter Marshall, and Peggie Thorsen, and on-site guidance from Emily Greenwood, held their first Purple Pinkie Day event outside the main office of Marlborough Savings Bank.? They provided information about polio eradication to bank customers during the bank's busy Saturday morning hours. They also collected $146 for PolioPlus, and the Marlborough Rotary Club collected at their Oct. 25 meeting to make the balance an even $200.
For many years, the Marlborough Rotary Club has had a commitment to working with the youth of the community.? The many initiatives of the club include two Interact clubs – Rotary for teens at Marlborough High School and the Phoenix Program; student exchanges with Japan, Venezuela, Germany, France, Romania, Thailand, and South Korea; RYLA youth leadership program for high school sophomores; providing dictionaries for third graders in Marlborough; Reality Fair, a financial literacy program at Marlborough High School; and Reality Check, a financial literacy program at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.
Since 1922, the Rotary Club of Marlborough has supported the youth and charitable organizations of the community and the Rotary Foundation's efforts to enhance our world.