HOME: Welcome to the Birthplace of Modern Rocketry

Visit and "like" us o
Click here to visit and "like" our Facebook page

Individual Membership 

July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018: $170 per person

Payable in two semi-annual installments of only $85 each

Corporate Membership 

July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018: $250 per business or organization

Payable in two semi-annual installments of only $125 each.

2017-2018 Club Officers

President-Elect: Bo Daley

Secretary: Rick Stock

Treasurer: Marcia Davis

In The News


Horses and Heroes Foundation To Attend National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial's Annual Candlelight Vigil On May 13 In Nation's Capital
Auburn Rotary News Release, May 11, 2017

‘Tarentino Strong’: Horse named in honor of fallen Mass. police officer, WHDH-TV, May 6, 2017

Auburn Rotary honors fallen Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr., Community Advocate, May 6, 2017

Worcester News Tonight, WCTR-TV, May 2, 2017

News and notes from McGovern, Holy Cross, Venture Forum, Auburn Rotary, Anna Maria and city of Worcester, Worcester Sun, April 30, 2017

The Auburn Rotary Club and Friends of Auburn Music Education will host a St. Patrick's Day Music and Wine Fundraiser, Telegram & Gazette, March 12, 2017

Tarentino Strong - A horse for Ron, Worcester Magazine, March 9, 2017

Auburn Rotary presents scholarships to Auburn High, Bay Path High graduates, Sunday Telegram, January 22, 2017

District Interact Committee presents $250 check to Bay Path High Interact, November Video Contest winner, Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, January 2, 2017


Auburn Rotary helps Auburn Middle School and Bay Path High in polio-eradication drive, Sunday Telegram, December 25, 2016

Bay Path High Interactors perform at their school's annual Santa Claus Pancake Breakfast
Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, December 12, 2016

Bath Path High students celebrated for work on coat drive for needy, Holden Landmark, December 14, 2016

Auburn Rotary, Bay Path High collect coats for needy, Sunday Telegram, December 11, 2016

Bay Path High wins District's first Interact Video Contest, Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, December 5, 2016

Auburn supports Bay Path High’s participation in annual Worcester County Coat Drive, Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, November 28, 2016

Auburn Rotary turns pancakes into scholarships, Sunday Telegram, November 27, 2016

The Rotary Club of Auburn will host 'Flips for Scholars' pancake breakfast, Sunday Telegram, October 23, 2016

Auburn Rotary assists local oboist, installs park benches, Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, June 13, 2016

Auburn Rotary wins three awards at conference, Sunday Telegram, June 12, 2106

Auburn middle schoolers give $1,000 to ShelterBox, Sunday Telegram, April 17, 2016

Auburn Rotary funds park upgrades, Sunday Telegram, April 10, 2016

Rotary Club of Auburn launches initial renovation work, WCCA-TV, March 31, 2016

Auburn Middle School meets ShelterBox goal, Auburn MA Daily, March 30, 2016

Auburn Rotary Club awards three scholarships, Sunday Telegram, January 10, 2016


Auburn presents three scholarships, installs three members, Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, December 21 & 28, 2015

Auburn Rotary, American Legion dinner supports veterans, Sunday Telegram, November 22, 2015

'Soapbox' with Auburn President Marcia Davis and Auburn Secretary Glenn Arnold, Aired several times during May 2015 on WCCA TV, and has since been available 24/7 at WCCATV.com

Auburn Club reborn, Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, February 6, 2015

Rotary Club of Auburn making a triumphant return, Telegram & Gazette, January 8, 2015

Join Us for Our Next Gathering on Wednesday, July 12 at Chuck's Steak House. Social at 5:30 p.m. Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Plenty of Free Parking. Special Event: Visit by District Governor Karin Gaffner

Interested to learn more on the 73-year-old Rotary Club of Auburn? Plus, our commitment to service above self?

Join us for our Club Meetings! 

We meet the second and fourth Wednesdays at Chuck's Steak House, located at 10 Prospect St. in Auburn (immediately off Routes 12 and 20). 

The Socializing begins at 5:30 p.m. The Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. 

Cash menu. Cash bar. Casual attire.

For more information, 
contact 2016-2017 President Heather Chivallatti (shown) at heatherchiv.libtax@gmail.com or 508-612-4790
While you're at it, please visit and "like" our Facebook pageAnd, visit our Membership Information page

'17-'18 Club Officers Are Installled

Heather Chivallatti
(shown, center), presently the secretary of Auburn Rotary, was installed last night by Assistant Governor Cliff Gerber (shown, far left) as our club's president for the 2017-2018 Rotary year that begins on July 1. Also installed were (shown, left to right) Marcia Davis as treasurer, Rick Stock as secretary, and Bo Daley as president-elect.

Big, hearty congratulations to all of them!

To view additional event photos, click here.

Auburn Rotary, Horses and Heroes Foundation Saddle Up for Tarentino Strong

Auburn Rotary, the charitable, non-profit Horses and Heroes Foundation and Auburn Police got extensive write-ups in the Sunday Telegram and Worcester Magazine and in-depth interviews on Worcester's WCCA-TV, WCTR-TV, and WICN-FM for our collaborative effort to dedicate a police-patrol horse, Tarentino Strong, in honor of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarantino Jr. (shown, above). He was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 23, 2016 during a routine traffic stop. The Dedication Ceremony was held nearly one year later, on May 6, 2017, at the Auburn Police Department.

Tarentino Strong, shown, left, with Officer Tarentino's wife, Tricia Tarentino, was purchased by the Revere-based Horses and Heroes Foundation, led by Skyllar Mullvaney (shown, below, with Tarentino Strong), a member of the Rotary Club of Malden. The Foundation has bought and donated 15 police-patrol horses in recent years in honor of police officers who were "involved in a selfless and heroic act while on duty."

Click here to read the news release 

Click here to view and download photos

Click here, to watch a 16-minute event video

Click here, to watch as 5-minute photo-montage video

Read Sunday Telegram article

Read Worcester Magazine article

Watch WCTR-TV report

Watch WCCA-TV interview

Listen To WICN-FM interview

To learn more the Ronald Tarentino Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fundclick here.

Auburn Rotary Partners With Auburn Cub Scouts Pack 53 For May 7 'We Need Your Treasures' Recycling Effort

For more information, vontact Diane Keyes of Auburn Cub Scouts Pack 53 at dmkeyes17@yahoo.com.

To download the event flyer in PDF format, click here 


Team Up India's Lindsey Reichert Inspires Auburn Rotary

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Grove City College seniors, Lindsey Reichert (shown, left) and Kelsey Patton are looking to use the weapon of education to change the future health of India with their program called Team Up India. On April 12, Lindsey made a presentation to members of Auburn Rotary. Also shown are Immediate Past President Marcia Davis (right) and Immediate Past Treasurer John Convent (left).

Using kids' love of sports, Team Up India will be a sports program in India that will teach children proper eating habits and will fight malnutrition. This program will combine football (soccer, as it's called in the U.S.) 
training with classroom sessions to teach the children about healthy foods. This will help them make the connection between what they eat and how they perform in every aspect of life. 

For more information on Team Up India, which is seeking funding, contact Lindsey Reichert at 

Rotary District 7910 Celebrates The Rotary Foundation With Million Dollar Journey Dinner On May 25

Join Rotary District 7910, of which Auburn Rotary is a part, at its Million Dollar Journey Dinner - a gala event in honor of the centennial of The Rotary Foundation.

Keynote Speaker: Dean Rohrs (shown, left), Rotary International Vice President-Elect, and RI Director for 2016-2018.

Thursday, May 25, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Mechanics H
all , 321 Main Street, Worcester 

Black Tie Optional

$75 p
er Person 

To register and pay, click here

For more information on District 7910’s Million Dollar Journey Dinner, and to make a donation to its Million Dollar Journey Fundraiser, contact either Satya Mitra at 508-641-8441 or satya@thegurutax.com, or Carol Toomey at 978-580-1895 or carolrotary@gmail.com.

download the event flyer in PDF format, click here

To download the event flyer in JPEG format, click here

Auburn Rotary, FAME St. Patrick's Day Music & Wine Fundraiser for Education Raises about $2,000 for Music-Education Scholarships and Other Charitable Endeavors

Thanks to everyone who attended the March 17 Auburn Rotary and Friends of Auburn Music Education's 2017 St. Patrick's Day Music & Wine Fundraiser for Education at Auburn's Pakachoag Church. The festive event raised about $2,000 for music-education scholarships and other charitable endeavors.

Shown preparing to perform in the Great Hall are (left to right): professional oboist and Auburn native Lydia Consilvio, a soon-to-be graduate of the Yale School of Music; organist Mark Mummert, cantor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester; and pianist Virginia Bailey of Auburn Public Schools' Fine Arts Department.

Attendees also enjoyed performances by four other members of the Fine Arts Department, who are shown, along with Lydia and Virginia, being presented flower bouquets, post-performance, by Auburn Rotary Immediate Past President Marcia Davis (second from right), who chaired the event’s Planning Committee. They are Nick LaPete (third from left), who performed on vocals; Krissy Caruso (fourth from left), on guitar; department head Collin Myers (third from right), on clarinet; and Rob Leslie (far right), on trumpet.


Auburn Rotary Teams Up with FAME for on March 17 for St. Patrick's Day Music & Wine Fundraiser for Education

Join the Rotary Club of Auburn and Friends of Auburn Music Education for our 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Music & Wine Fundraiser for Education to Auburn Rotary's benefit education scholarships and other charitable endeavors, plus FAME.

This community fundraiser will take place on Friday, March 17 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Great Hall (shown, above) of Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St. in Auburn.

New Benches, Picnic Table Installed at Goddard Memorial Park

Six new benches and one new picnic table have been installed at Goddard Memorial Park in Auburn. Half of the funding came from Auburn Rotary and the other half, fro
Rotary District 7910, which covers Central Mass. and MetroWest. The rocket is a Polaris missile that was installed when the park was first developed in the late '60s, during the Cold War. 

Professional Oboist Lydia Consilvio Presents to, Performs for Auburn Rotary

During the January 4 meeting of Auburn Rotary, professional oboist Lydia Consilvio, a graduate of Auburn High School and a RYLAn who is now a graduate student at Yale University, recounted her experience last summer at the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. Auburn Rotary provided a $1,000 scholarship to Lydia to help pay for her PRISMA trip. Also during the meeting, Lydia gave an oboe performance.

Stay tuned for details of Auburn Rotary's upcoming Music & Wine Event to raise money for music scholarships, which will feature a performance by Lydia.

Auburn Rotary Presents Scholarships to Auburn High and Bay Path High Graduates

The Rotary Club of Auburn has presented scholarships totaling $4,500 to three graduates of Auburn High School and one graduate of Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton who are now attending their first year of college. The ceremonies took place during Scholarship Dinners with the recipients and their parents on December 21 and 28 at Chuck’s Steak House in Auburn.

Top, left to right, on December 21: President-elect Heather Chivallatti; Member Rick Stock; Thomas Randall and his son, Zachary Randall, who attends the University of Maine; Christine Anderson and her son, Thomas Anderson, who attends Worcester State University; President Steve Jones-D’Agostino; Abigail Lucas, who attends the University of Connecticut, and her mother, Pamela Lucas; Treasurer Marcia Davis; and Members John Convent and Jon Manning. Zachary, Thomas and Abigail are Auburn High graduates. 

Bottom, left to right, on December 28: Member Jennifer Reil, a Bay Path High teacher, poses with Anthony and Zachary Martins and their mother, Jennifer Martins. Zachary is a Bay Path High graduate who attends the University of Northwestern Ohio. 

Bay Path Interact Presented $250 For Video-Contest Win

Bob Anthony (fourth from right), chair of the District Interact Committee, has presented a $250 check to the Interact Club of Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, which won the district’s first Interact Video Contest, for November. The award ceremony took place on December 19 at Bay Path in Charlton. The winning video was inspired by Bay Path High’s participation in the sixth annual Worcester County Coat Drive, conducted by the Worcester County Sheriff's Office. Bay Path Interact is splitting the $250 award, 50-50, with the school’s Video Club, which shot and edited the winning entry. 

Left to right: Interactor Matt Pecore; Interact President Veronica Martinez; Interactor Kayleigh Blanchard; Bay Path Teacher Jennifer Reil, Auburn Rotary’s advisor to the Interact Club; Bob Anthony; Interactor Taryn Stevens; Interactor
Jamie Butkiewicz, who stars in the video; and Interactor Maura Griffis.


To learn more about Bay Path High, click here. To learn more about Interact, click here.

Bay Path’s Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Auburn and Southbridge.

Auburn Rotary Helps Auburn Middle School, Bay Path High Raise $632 in Purple Pinkie Campaign to End Polio Now

The Rotary Club of Auburn has helped students at Auburn Middle School and Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School to raise $632 for the 2016 Purple Pinkie campaign, promoted by Rotary International’s global drive to End Polio Now. Because the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation matches 2-to-1 every dollar raised to eradicate polio, $1,896 will directly go to the worldwide vaccination effort.

The two schools held their fundraisers on October 24, World Polio Day, with club President-Elect and Secretary Heather Chivallatti coordinating the Auburn Middle School push and club Interact Chair Jennifer Reil, a Bay Path teacher, and Rick Carrero, also a Bay Path teacher, overseeing that school’s effort.

Bay Path Interactors Perform at Bay Path Educational Foundation's Santa Claus Pancake Breakfast

The Bay Path Educational Foundation, which supports Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton, held its annual Santa Claus Pancake Breakfast on December 10, 2016 at the school. Members of the Interact Club of Bay Path played characters from Disney's 2013 hit movie "Frozen," inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen." The Bay Path club is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Auburn and the Rotary Club of Southbridge.

The Bay Path Interactors are shown posing with Auburn Rotarian and Bay Path Teacher Jen Reil (far left) and Bay Path Teacher Rick Carrero (far right), both of whom advise the Bay Path Interact Club. 


Heather Chivallatti Picked as President-Elect, Rick Stock Installed as Member

Rotary Club of Auburn President-Elect and Secretary Heather Chivallatti (left) and newly installed Auburn Rotarian Rick Stock (middle) pose with Rotary District 7910 Assistant Governor Cliff Gerber (right) on December 5, 2016 at Chuck's Steak House in Auburn. The club voted unanimously to choose Heather as president-elect for the Rotary year that begins next July 1. Cliff installed Rick, who was sponsored by Heather. 

Bay Path High Interact Wins District’s First Interact Video Contest

The newly formed Interact Club at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton has won the District Interact Committee’s first Interact Club Video Contest - and with it, the $250 prize. The winning video, for the November contest, was inspired by Bay Path High’s participation in the sixth annual Worcester County Coat Drive, conducted by the Worcester County Sheriff's Office. (see “Auburn Supports Bay Path High’s Participation in Worcester County Coat Drive,” below).

In the 81-second video, Bay Path Interactor Jamie Butkiewicz (shown, left) is wearing iconic Revolutionary War-era garb – the school’s mascot (as is Rotary District 7910’s) is the Minuteman. He comes across a student, played by Bay Path Interactor Fintan Neff (shown, right), sitting in the cold outdoors, hunched over, coatless and shivering. In true “service above self” fashion, Zachary runs gallantly through the school to a classroom storing Bay Path’s Coat Drive collection. He retrieves a winter jacket, dashes back to Fintan, and tenderly drapes it over his shoulders.

The goal of the Video Contest is to “create awareness about the local Rotary and Interact clubs.” The audience is “fellow members of your community.”


To learn more about Bay Path High, click here. To learn more about Interact, click here.

Bay Path’s Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Auburn and Southbridge. To learn more about Southbridge Rotary, click here.

Auburn Supports Bay Path High's Participation in Worcester County Coat Drive

The Rotary Club of Auburn supported the participation by Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in the sixth annual Worcester County Coat Drive, which was conducted by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. Between mid October and the end of November, Bay Path’s staff members gathered more than 400 gently used coats plus numerous other warm garments since the Coat Drive. That amount is nearly six times the school's overall goal - and more than 11 times its total for last year’s campaign.

Bay Path teachers Rick Carrero and Jennifer Reil, who advise the school's Interact club, organized this year's drive. Southbridge Credit Union, which has a branch at Bay Path and whose president, Jeffrey Davenport, is the Rotary Club of Southbridge's advisor to Bay Path's Interact Club, was highly supportive of the school's Coat Drive.

Shown, are: Bay Path Principal Clifford Cloutier (far left); Bay Path teachers Jennifer Reil (center), who is also an Auburn Rotarian, and Rick Carrero (third from right), both of whom advise Bay Path’s Interact Club; Officer Steven Salovardos (fourth from left) and Community Outreach Director Shawn McKenna (fourth from right) of the Sheriff’s Office; and four of the Bay Path students participating in this year’s Coat Drive.

The Sheriff’s Office has expressed astonishment at the amount of donations of warm gear that Bay Path students have gathered during the past month. Last year, Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and his staff, in conjunction with several community partners, collected more than 3,000 coats for families in need.

"Last year, the students from the Interact Club at Bay Path High collected hundreds of winter jackets, which was a tremendous help to our Annual Coat Drive. In all, over 3,000 new and lightly used jackets were provided to families in need throughout Worcester County,” Sheriff Evangelidis states. “This year, as many families continue to struggle and coat donations are needed more than ever, we are very appreciative that the dedicated students of Bay Path are ready to help us once again. We are also excited to announce a new community partner, the Rotary Club of Auburn, has also joined us in that effort. We look forward to both groups joining us when we deliver and distribute the collected coats in the community, which is always a special day.”

In addition to gathering warm gear, Bay Path students will head to community-outreach centers to help hand out the coats to those in need. “This is a great opportunity for our students to connect with the community and help make a difference,” states Bay Path Principal Clifford Cloutier.

Auburn Rotary is gathering warm gear to donate to Bay Path’s effort. “Because the official motto of Rotary is ‘service above self,’” states club President Steve Jones-D’Agostino, “it is a privilege and an honor for Auburn Rotary to support Bay Path High and the Sheriff’s Office in this wonderful and vital Coat Drive.”

To learn more about Bay Path High, click here.

Auburn Rotary’s ‘Flips for Scholars’ Pancake Breakfast Raises $3,500 for Local High School Scholarships

Our annual "Flips for Scholars"
Pancake Breakfast on October 23 at Auburn High School raised a net total of $3,500 for scholarships to be awarded to local high school graduates. Over the course of more than 50 years, Auburn Rotary has raised in excess of $420,000 for such scholarships.

Club scholarships awarded at the end of the 2015-2016 school year will be presented on Wednesday, December 21 during a Dinner Ceremony with the four recipients and their parents, which will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. at Chuck’s Steak House, located at 10 Prospect St. (immediately off Route 20) in Auburn. 

The recipients are as follows (alphabetical, by last name):
  • Thomas Anderson, an Auburn High School graduate who attends Worcester State University
  • Abigail Lucas, an Auburn High graduate who attends the University of Connecticut
  • Zachary Martins, a Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School graduate who attends the University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Zachary Randall, an Auburn High graduate who attends the University of Maine
The 2016 Pancake Breakfast “Triple-Stack” sponsors were:
For more information on the scholarships, contact Marcia Davis, immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Auburn, at 508-254-1214 or largotutor@verizon.net.

Big, Hearty Thanks to Everyone Who Supported Our 2016 'Flips For Scholars' Pancake Breakfast on October 23!

More than 200 people attended our 2016 "Flips for Scholars" Pancake Breakfast on October 23 at Auburn High School.

Net proceeds go to scholarships for local high school graduates.

Over the course of the more than 50 years, Auburn Rotary has raised in excess of $430,000 for scholarships.

To view all of the event photos, click here

District and Assistant Governors Visit Auburn Rotary

On October 5, Rotary District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle along with Assistant Governor Cliff Gerber shared their Rotary passion and purpose with Auburn Rotary. We may be small, compared with other Rotary clubs, but we stand tall in our dedication and commitment to service above self.

Left to right: Auburn Member Tom Dufour; Auburn Secretary Heather Chivallatti; Auburn Member Jon Manning; Pat Doyle; Auburn President Steve Jones-D'Agostino; Skip Doyle; Auburn Treasurer Marcia Davis, the club's immediate past president; Auburn Member John Convent; and Cliff Gerber.

Immediate Past President Marcia Davis Awarded Paul Harris Fellow +1 Pin

Congratulations to
Marcia Davis, current treasurer and immediate past president of Auburn Rotary, for being awarded a Paul Harris Fellow +1 pin (one sapphire) pin! Shown, is Auburn Rotary President Steve Jones-D'Agostino pinning Marcia during the club's September 28 business meeting.

Paul Harris Fellow recognition is named after Rotary founder Paul Harris. Recognition is extended to any individual who contributes, outright or cumulatively (or in whose name is contributed), $1,000 or more to either The Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund or to PolioPlus, or as sponsorship of a portion of a Foundation grant.

Multiple Paul Harris Fellow recognition is extended at subsequent $1,000 levels. Recognition consists of a pin with stones corresponding to the recipient’s recognition amount. One sapphire represents $2,000 to $2,999.99.

To learn more about The Rotary Foundation's Recognition Points, click here.

Auburn Rotary on Display

Heather Chivallatti,
secretary of Auburn Rotary, poses proudly with the photo display that she produced to promote our club at various public events and activities in and around Auburn. 

Thanks for the excellent work, Heather!

District Interact Teen and Advisor Training Seminar A Huge Success

Nearly 50 participants from 14 Rotary communities took part in a District Interact Teen and Advisor Training Seminar, which was held on Saturday, September 17 at the Sheraton Hotel in Needham. They included two Auburn Rotary members and four people involved with the new Interact Club that's being formed at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton. The club is being formed in a collaboration between Auburn Rotary and Southbridge Rotary. 

Shown, left to right, are: Bob Anthony, chair of District 7910's Interact Committee, who organized the seminar; Rick Carrero, a Bay Path teacher advising the Bay Path Interactors; Jen Reil, chair of Auburn Rotary's Interact Committee and a Bay Path teacher also advising the Bay Path Interactors; Jamie Butkiewicz, vice president of Bay Path Interact; Steve Jones-D'Agostino, president of Auburn Rotary; Veronica Martinez, president of Bay Path Interact; Hannah Garabedian, a member of Bay Path Interact; and Nadja Reilly, a psychologist with Family and Educational Wellness Center and one of the seminar presenters.

To view additional seminar photos, click here.

Installation of '16-'17 Officers, Induction of Two Newest Members; Presentation of Rotary Spouse/Partner Award

The Rotary Club of Auburn installed its 2016-2017 officers on July 13 at Chuck's Steak House in Auburn. Twenty people attended the annual event, including District Governors Pat Doyle (far left) and Skip Doyle (far right), Immediate Past District Governor Jim Fusco, Assistant Governor Satya Mitra (Auburn's '15-'16 advisor) and Assistant Governor Cliff Gerber (Auburn's '16-'17 advisor).

Installed for the '16-'17 Rotary year, which began July 1 were: Steve Jones-D'Agostino (second from right) as president; Immediate Past President Marcia Davis (third from left) as treasurer; Immediate Past Secretary Glenn Arnold (second from left) as sergeant-at-arms; and Heather Chivallatti (third from right) as secretary.

Installed as Auburn Rotary's newest members were wife-and-husband team Jen Reil (second from left) and Jim Reil (middle)

Jim Fusco (middle) presented Les Davis (right) a Rotary International Spouse/Partner Award for '15-'16. Les, a non-Rotarian, is the husband of Marcia Davis (left). Les, who was also known as the club's "First Dude" while Marcia was president, is one of only 150 non-Rotarians this year to receive this award, which is presented annually throughout world.

To view all event photos, click here.

ARCHIVE: Rotary Year 2015-2016 Postings

ARCHIVE: 2015-2016

To view Auburn Rotary website postings for Rotary year 2015-2016, which ended on June 30, 2016, click here

The Auburn-Roswell-Bethesda Rotary Connection

Robert Hutchings Goddard
 launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket, which he designed and built at Clark University, on March 16, 1926 at his Aunt Effie's farm in Auburn (shown, left). The launch site is now marked at the dogleg of the ninth hole at Pakachoag Golf Course.

Goddard (shown, right) was a member of the Rotary
Club of Roswell
, New Mexico, where he conducted most of his tests. The Roswell club has since figured prominently in the preservation of his legacy. In observation of the first landing by humans on the Moon, in 1969, the Roswell Rotarians built a recreation of Goddard’s workshop. In 1995, they funded a reinterpretation of the Goddard materials, titled Robert Hutchings Goddard: Dreamer,Tinkerer, Pioneer.

In 1970, the Rotary Club of Auburn built Dr. 
Robert H. Goddard Memorial Park at Drury Square, which includes a true-sized replica of the world's first liquid-fueled rocket (shown, left). The monument - commemorated by his wife, Esther Goddard, among other local and national dignitaries - contains a plaque with a bas-relief profile of Goddard on the left and an image of his first liquid-fueled rocket on the right (shown on the right side of the masthead, above). The plaque has the Rotary seal at the top.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is home to the nation's largest organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe.The Goddard Center is
home to Hubble 
operations and the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. The Center manages communications between mission control and orbiting astronauts aboard the International Space Station. At the Center, scientists stare into the sun, grind up meteorites for signs of life's building blocks, look into the farthest reaches of space, and untangle the mysteries of our own changing world.

Named for Robert Goddard, the Center was established May 1, 1959, as NASA's first space flight complex. The Center and its several facilities are critical in carrying out NASA's missions of space exploration and scientific discovery.

Rotary I
What would it take to change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to service above self.
In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean watercombat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio

Explore the Rotary International website to learn more about Rotary and how you can join the Rotary Club of Auburn and "Be A Gift To The World."


Auburn Rotary falls under Rotary District 7910, which contains a total of 51 Rotary clubs in Central Massachusetts and Metrowest. To visit the district's website, click here.

To visit the district's 'Membership Overview' page, click here.

Marcia Davis, immediate past president of Auburn Rotary, chairs the District Eastern States Student Exchange Committee

To learn more on ESSEX, click here. Or, contact Marcia at largotutor@verizon.net.

Jen Reil, a member of Auburn Rotary, is our club's advisor to the Interact Club at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School,where Jen teaches.
To learn more on Interact, click here. Or, contact Jen at jreil@baypath.net.

To visit District 7910'Youth Services page, click here.

Steve Jones-D'Agostino, president of Auburn Rotary, is one of the founders of District 7910's Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship

To learn more on this Rotary Fellowship, click here. Or, contact Steve at srdagostino@icloud.com

are proud to share with you the weekly Rotary District 7910 Newsletter 
for June 20, 2017.

welcome your comments, ideas and suggestions 
for future newsletters, including those regarding 
content, layout and design

Please send them to Immediate Past District Governor/Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco at 

To learn more about 
District 7910click here.

Pat and Skip Doyle
2016-2017 District Governors