Posted by Wilmington Rotary Club on Apr 11, 2017
The Wilmington Rotary Club, working with the Wilmington Memorial Library, is thrilled to announce that it is working to help bring the Mass. Memories Road Show to Wilmington on September 30, 2017.
The Mass. Memories Road Show is an event where individuals who live or work in Wilmington can bring up to three pictures from in and around town to be digitized and archived for historical purposes. Pictures do not need to be of any particularly significant historical event. People today find interest in looking at pictures from generations past doing ordinary things, and the same will be said generations from now. Whether the picture is of a parade, a wedding, a backyard barbecue, a Little League game, or a family pet, individuals will be able to tell their story through their images.
The Road Show will be at the High School cafeteria. For more information on the Mass. Memories Road Show, click here. More information on the event will be published as it is finalized in the coming months.
Posted by Wilmington Rotary Club on Mar 29, 2017
Wilmington Veterans Agent Lou Cimaglia spoke at today's meeting of the Wilmington Rotary to discuss some of the programs available to veterans of our armed services that live or work in town. He spoke about assisting the men and women as they adjust back to civilian life, and the programs that the town and state make available to them. Additionally, he spoke of the medical care options that are available.
Mr. Cimaglia, a veteran himself, also spoke about how his department assists those who are struggling with addiction, or mental health issues.
A consummate professional, thank you Lou, for coming to speak to us, and more importantly, for all that you do for our town and our veterans.
Posted by Wilmington Rotary Club on Mar 19, 2017
Scholarships applications for the Wilmington Rotary Club Scholarship are now available.
The Wilmington Rotary Club has given away over a half million dollars in scholarships to worthy graduating seniors residing in Wilmington. This year, we will be giving away:
- One $4,000 scholarship
- Three $3,000 scholarships
- Two $2,000 scholarships
- Three $1,000 scholarships
- One $2,000 scholarship in memory of Claire M. Peterson and Herbert W. Peterson, Jr.
- One $1,000 scholarship in memory of Sylvia Weiner
- One $1,000 scholarship in memory of Joyce Brisbois
- One $1,000 scholarship in memory of Lawrence H. Cushing, Sr.
The deadline for applications is 4:00 P.M. on Friday, May 5, 2017. They may be mailed to Wilmington Rotary Scholarship Fund, c/o Robert G. Peterson, Esq., 314 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887, or delivered in person to the same address.
Posted by Wilmington Rotary Club on Feb 06, 2017
At the annual Polar Plunge, volunteers from the Wilmington Rotary Club and the Wilmington High School Rotary Interact Club jumped into the Atlantic Ocean at Long Beach in Gloucester to raise awareness and funds for eradicating polio.
Club President Jonathan Eaton, Assistant District Governor Jim Major, and Interact members Julianna Mastrorilli, Katie Columbo, Sharanya Ramanan, Justic Ekstrom, Isabella Lamothe, Gianamarie Mastrorilli, Sam Colombo, and Raymond Russell braved the cold waters and made the plunge.
Video of Jonathan Eaton making the plunge was shot using a GoPro from Wilmington Community Television, and can be viewed here.
Posted by Wilmington Rotary Club on Jan 22, 2017
Rotary District 7930 will hold its 6th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 4th, at Long Beach in Gloucester at 11:15am. The event is part of Rotary International’s ongoing campaign to eradicate polio in our lifetime. More than 300 people are expected to plunge into the cold waters off Cape Ann this year including the Rotary Club of Wilmington. Last year, over 250 people braved the icy waters, raising more than $98,000 and welcoming Rotarians, friends, and family members from over 45 Rotary Clubs.
Since 1985, Polio has become the signature cause for Rotary International as it has teamed up with partners including The Global Poverty Project, The Global Eradication Initiative, The World Health Organization, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since that time, more than a billion dollars have been raised among Rotary clubs worldwide and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary International took on the battle against this disease, more than 350,000 people spanning 125 countries were impacted. Today there are three countries left where it has not been eradicated- Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.
This year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has again pledged a 2:1 match for every dollar Rotarians raise toward eradication efforts (up to $35 million/year until 2018). For as little as $0.60, a donation can make the difference in changing a person’s life. Please support your local Rotarians as they brave the icy waters off Gloucester to help eradicate polio in our lifetime. The Wilmington Club will have club Assistant District Governor Jim Major, President Jonathan Eaton, and several Interact students making the plunge to aid in the district’s goal of raising $125,000. The district is utilizing an electronic fundraising process. Supporters are encouraged to log on and make a pledge to help Rotarians lead the way to eradicate this dreaded disease.
For more information on how the Rotary Club of Wilmington serves the local and global community, visit the club's website or contact the club at (phone or email).