Wenzel: New Marlborough Rotary Club president installed

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Wenzel: New Marlborough Rotary Club president installed

MARLBOROUGH – Her name is Heather and she is honored to be the Marlborough Rotary Club President for the 2023/2024 club year. She was installed during ceremonies held at the Bolton Street Tavern.

The personal themes for Heather Johnston this year are twofold.

#1. Embrace your fellow club members.

“We can’t solve all of the world’s problems ourselves, but we can do our part. We are a stronger group as we work together as a whole. Our goals are not new. The ‘Service Above Self’ motto was established by Rotary founder Paul Harris in 1905.”

#2. We need to have fun as we embark on our mission.

“We need to be able to bond with our fellow members. Whether fundraising or fellowship, everyone has fun. Everyone smiles.”

Wenzel: New Marlborough Rotary Club president installed
Heather Johnston, center, was recently installed as president of the Marlborough Rotary Club for the 2023/2024 club year. Others installed, from left, are Cheryl Juaire, sergeant at arms; Alan Herzog, treasurer; Aaron Aykanian, secretary; Heather Johnston, president; Jay Johnston, Heather’s husband; and Mark Vital, outgoing Rotary president. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

Heather cited many Rotary experiences the past year, including fellowship events, food basket deliveries, the Turkey Shoot, the Reality Fair, Recycling, Italian Night, Bowling Night and more, including a Golf Classic in September.

“Proceeds of the Golf Classic will go to our new proposed Women’s Homeless Shelter in Marlborough,” explained Heather.

“We work hard but we smile at every gathering. We have fun. This is the glue to our club. This has always been what we have done for 100 years.”

“I’d like every member of the club to find one new member to join us moving forward. All you need to do is ask. More members mean more fundraising potential, which translates directly into more help we can provide for services to our community – locally and even internationally.”

THE MARLBOROUGH GARDEN CLUB presented 2023 scholarships to the following graduates: Julia Charlwood, Marlborough High School who will attend UMass Amherst; and Kaylee Parker, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School who will attend the University of New Hampshire. Also, the Garden Club’s scholarship through Citizens Scholarship Foundation is Conner Hurley who will attend Ohio State University.

THE MARLBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY will be publishing a 2024 historic calendar with the theme, “MARLBOROUGH WOMEN THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE.” Before going to press, the public has the opportunity to buy a date acknowledging a special occasion, i.e. a birthday, anniversary, etc. Each acknowledgement will cost $5.

To take part in this offer you can email the society at [email protected] with your acknowledgement, and either send a check to: Marlborough Historical Society, P.O.Box 513, Marlborough, MA 01752 or pay via PayPal: [email protected]. The deadline for this is Aug.15.

THE 2023 Marlborough Summer Concert Series is underway in Union Common on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., at the corner of Main and Bolton (Rte. 85) streets, Marlborough. The event is entertainment for the whole family. Admission is free to the concert and the public is invited to attend. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the concert with family and friends.

Upcoming 2023 summer concerts include:

August 3 – The Reminisants – Oldies / Rock-N-Roll
August 10 – Flash Back – 60’s 70’s Rock-N-Roll, Motown

AFTER 13 YEARS, the Marlboro High School Class of 1980 was together again under the warm and humid skies of the Marlborough Fish & Game Pavilion. Proving that they really are “Forever Cool,” classmates they came from New England, California, Florida, South Carolina, Chicago, Maine and (almost) Arizona to reunite with old friends.

Although the idea for a reunion came about only in April, efforts from a determined group of Panthers resulted in an enthusiastic, high-energy crowd of 67, all of whom had a blast eating, drinking, and – most importantly – catching up with old friends.

Wenzel: New Marlborough Rotary Club president installed
The Marlborough High School Class of 1980 met for a Class Reunion July 8 at the Marlborough Fish & Game Pavilion. Proving that they really are “Forever Cool,” this determined group of Panthers enjoyed catching up with former classmates.(Photo/Courtesy)

In addition to socializing, the class hosted a raffle which raised $700 which the class donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard foodbank. Generous raffle donations came from Sperry’s Liquors, Town & Country Landscaping, Atelier Salon, Big Apple Restaurant, Meridian Bodyworks, Sparkles and Sweets, Rosebud’s Whimsey and Bacon’s Wine and Spirits.

The class of ’80 would also like to thank Jan, Rick, Mike, Debbie, Tricia and the rest of the staff and members at the Marlborough Fish & Game for providing such an outstanding venue for the party.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Aug. 5 – Christopher Coppola
Aug. 6 – Todd Emich and Tammy Ducey
Aug. 8 – Don Landers, Becca Baur, Katherine Stacy and Ed Ducey
Aug. 9 – Sue Leeber and Amelia Kinney
Aug. 13 – Brianne Perdue
Aug. 16 – Sean Deneen and Kate Fiore

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
Aug. 8 – Bonnie Power and Peter Weiler

Send items for “Marlborough at a Glance” to Mary Wenzel at [email protected]. Put GLANCE in the subject line.

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