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The Braintree Rotary Club is pleased to be offering five $1,500.00 scholarships this year! Braintree residents attending Archbishop Williams High School, Blue Hills Regional Vocational School, Braintree High School or Thayer Academy should visit their guidance office for an application and submit the completed document directly to their school. We also offer one scholarship to a Braintree resident who will be graduating from a High School other than the four that are listed.
Criteria for the award:
- The student must be a resident of Braintree, MA
- The student must be accepted to a four (4) year college or Apprenticeship or Trade School
The student must also demonstrate the importance of "Service Above Self" by actively participating in service projects, volunteer opportunities and/or service clubs during their high school career. The service activity can take place at school or in the community (i.e. scouts, religious youth groups, etc.). The award is for $1,500.00 and financial need is not a criteria. The application may be downloaded from the website (link available on sidebar), and will require an essay on the importance of "Service Above Self" in the community, a copy of your high school transcript and your community service/volunteer resume/activity.
Submission deadline is April 29, 2017....so act fast!
Posted on Feb 22, 2017
Start getting your foursome together...and think SPRING! Our Annual Charity Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, June 2nd (1:00 Shotgun start). Once again it will be held at Easton Country Club. Box lunch, full dinner, raffles, auction and lots of fun guaranteed! Download the Registration and Sponsorship package via the link on the sidebar of this homepage. Look forward to seeing you all there!
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...