Westborough Rotary Club President invites requests from community

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Rotary members placed American flags at the town rotary.

Westborough – As the newly inducted president of the Westborough Rotary Club, Kathy Wilfert is dedicated to “strengthening the club’s mission of providing service to others in our town” according to a press release from the club. As such, they are reaching out to the community for suggestions to help with local projects that serve Westborough and the Worcester County community.

With over 1.2 million members and 35,000 clubs worldwide, for the past 110 years Rotarians have taken action to create long lasting change across the globe and in communities.  

“Rotarians are problem-solvers, people of action, and community builders, and members of the Westborough Rotary Club exemplify Rotary’s motto: Service Above Self.  Rotarians are dedicated to championing peace, fighting illiteracy and poverty, providing clean water and sanitation, fighting disease, and protecting our environment,” according to the press release.  

Free Holiday Gift Store

Since the inception of Westborough’s Rotary Club 50 years ago by Nelson Ball, Westborough Rotary members have united to make a difference in the well-being of citizens.  This has never been more evident than during the 2020 pandemic.  Inspired by the leadership of former Rotarian President Elliott Rittenberg, Westborough Rotarians built more than 1,400 face shields for health care workers in Massachusetts.  

To continue the Rotary Club of Westborough’s motto of Service Above Self, the Club has created a specific Service Committee in order to support community initiatives.  Some of the initiatives that the Rotary Club of Westborough has supported include: the Repair Café (where residents bring various items, e.g., bikes, appliances, to be repaired); the Free Holiday Gift Store (gifts donated to families); planting Veterans flags at the rotary; and providing scholarships to Westborough High School students.  

Repair café

“Our goal in creating this Service Committee is to make it very easy for Westborough residents to get the help they need to accomplish worthwhile goals that benefit our community,” stated Jason Camuti, chair of the Westborough Rotary Club Service Committee. “We’re all about developing community partnerships.” 

To request support from the Westborough Rotary Club members to implement community initiatives, end a brief email to [email protected].  

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