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Our Meeting location is the New Bedford Country Club. We meet on Thursdays for Lunch and/or Dinner


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Our Meeting time & locations:  New Bedford Country Club Dinner Meetings 6:30 - 8:15 pm, 3/1,4/5,5/3,6/7 Lunch Meetings are at the New Bedford Country Club on 2/15,3/15,4/19,5/17,6/21 Email Richard Espindola:
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585 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Dartmouth, MA  02747
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Sharing the Harvest Community Farm

Located in Dartmouth, Mass at the YMCA on Gulf Hill Road; Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is a non-profit, volunteer-driven (Dartmouth Rotary members help yearly), farm that assists in the fight against hunger. Vegetables harvested at the farm are distributed to the New Bedford, Fall River and Dartmouth communities. The farm was established in 2006. It’s main goal is to reduce hunger, create volunteer stewardship and increase agricultural education.

Thanks to those volunteers like the Dartmouth Rotarians, Sharing the Harvest has donated more than 350,000 pounds of food, and has had the help from more than 17,000 volunteers! Find more information here at the YMCA in Dartmouth, MA.

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Dartmouth Rotary Club's first scholastic Chess Tournament

Chess players from the region were invited to the Dartmouth Rotary Club’s first scholastic chess tournament held on Saturday September 11th, at the Dartmouth Middle School.
The players participated in four rounds of chess, the first play started at 10:00. The SouthEast New England Chess Association (SENECA), provided the young players with the chessboards and pieces. Some players brought their own chess clocks.
“This was a fun program, our first, the players had fun and they learned a little bit about Rotary and service to the community” said Terri Hamm, chairperson and Rotary member.
Dartmouth Rotary Club's first Schlastic Chess Tournament
This program was an educational outreach by the Dartmouth Rotary which Terri helped organize. Dartmouth Rotary gives scholarships to high school students and to Vocational students.
For more information contact Terri at the Dartmouth Rotary Club.


Dartmouth Rotary Comedy Night at whites


The Dartmouth Rotary Club had another successful Comedy Night event. It’s 12th year and still growing. “We generally feature three comedians, a lead, middle comic and the headliner” said Claude Gelinas Chairperson. The tickets for this event were $15 dollars per person and $150 for a table. The event is held at White’s of Westport on a Friday night in August.
Comedy Night at Whites of Westport, MA

Everything went off really well, door prizes, raffles and of course great comedians. You can tell when an event is good, because people hang around and socialize.
We look forward to next year, get your tickets and table early as they do sell out!
You can contact Claude here on the website.
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(Photo credit- Mark Medeiros Photography)
The Rotary Club of Dartmouth will be conducting two tours of historic Russells Mills Village in conjunction with the Dartmouth Grange Fair on Saturday, September 12th. The mini-bus tours will depart from the former Russells Mills Library at 10am and 2pm, and will be 1 to 1 ½ hours in length. Space is limited, so advance registration is advised. Advance reservations can be made by phone to Eleanor White, Rotarian tour coordinator, at 508-994-9007.
Tour guides are Bob Harding and Burney Gifford, local historians who will provide interesting and informative narration about historic sites and events of interest within the historic village, Including the Russells Mills Landing, the Mill Pond, the former schoolhouses and library, Allen’s Mill, Davoll’s General Store, and Observatory Rock.
They will discuss old mills and residential structures, as well as the Town Pound and other features of the historic Village of Russells Mills. Participants will be given a printed guide (including photographs) that they can take home with them, which will include much of the information provided on the tour.
Come to the Fair!  .....and take advantage of the Rotary Club’s guided tour of this special historic area.
Press Release:     
Dartmouth Rotary  Aug 10, 2015
Rotary Installs New Member
Rotary District Governor, Kristine M. David, installed Dartmouth Rotary’s newest member, Terri Hamm, during a recent  breakfast meeting at Friendly’s Restaurant on State Road. Participating in the induction ceremony was Assistant District Governor, Roger Cabral and Dartmouth Rotary President, Cyndi Marland.
Ms. David spoke to the Rotarians about various Rotary programs taking place on a national, well as district, level and offered advise on applying for available Rotary funding for qualified projects. The Dartmouth Rotary is engaged in the planning of two qualifying community projects.
Prior to the membership meeting the District Governor chaired a meeting with the Dartmouth Rotary Board of Directors: Richard Espindola, Cyndi Marland, Mark Medeiros, Ron Souza, David Cressman, and Joseph Vasta.
For information pertaining to the Rotary Club of Dartmouth, please contact Cyndi Marland at 508-984-1359
                      ** Board of Directors to meet from 7:15am - 8:15am
WE WILL BE JOINED BY DISTRICT GOVERNOR, KRISTINE DAVID  - so a good attendance will be beneficial to our image at the district administrative level. Anyone interested in Rotary and service is welcome to attend!
Also, we need to begin preparing for our full year's activities. It's important that we have as many members' input as possible so that we all have a buy-in to the club's involvement and direction for the 2015/16 year.

Dr. Cynthia A. Marland was installed as President of the Rotary Club of Dartmouth at a ceremonial dinner conducted at the UMass Dartmouth Law School on July 16th. 
The festive occasion was attended by approximately 80 Rotarians, guests, and prospective members.  The tone of the evening’s activities was set at the opening reception by the soothing sounds of the accomplished Dartmouth High School String Ensemble, under the direction of Charlene Monte.

Attorney Michael Kehoe, a Dartmouth Rotarian, served as master of ceremonies for the evening. The program opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Dartmouth Rotary’s longest serving member, Russell Cornell, followed by remarks by out-going President Richard Espindola, and the presentation of the Rotary Scholarship to Dartmouth High School’s Morgan Banville.

Representative Christopher Markey provided personal, Reflection on Rotary, remarks that conveyed his experience with the Rotary organization. The invocation was given by Kathleen Pratt and, following dinner, the honored guest speaker was Margaret Xifaris, Esq. who spoke on her personal experiences with Rotary and its positive influences on our society and on those who become involved with its activities.

The Installation Ceremonies were conducted by Roger Cabral, Rotary Asst. District Governor and a member of the Rotary Club of Fall River. His first act was to swear in new members Andrew Guibeault, Dr. Eileen Marland, and Eleanor White, followed by the installation of the Board of Directors: Richard Espindola, David Cressman, Mark Medeiros, Ronald Souza, and Joseph Vasta.  Also installed were David Cressman, Treasurer; Ronald Souza, Communications Director; Mark Medeiros, Marketing Director.

The final event was the installation of new President, Dr. Cynthia A. Marland, Director of Dartmouth Community Television (DCTV), who spoke briefly on the goals of the Dartmouth Rotary; conveyed appreciation to out-going President Espindola; thanked all in attendance along with those who helped make the evening such a success; and invited prospective members to consider joining the Rotary Club of Dartmouth. The evening ended with Michael Kehoe leading the Rotary’s Four Way Test.

For information on the Dartmouth Rotary contact Cyndi  Marland at 508-984-1359

Your Rotary Club is located on the coastal shoreline of Southern Massachusetts in the town of Dartmouth. The club was chartered on November 9, 1955 to serve the community of greater Dartmouth, and support the global effort to eradicate polio, provide pure water and improve literacy worldwide. Subscribe to our weekly Club Newsletter to learn of upcoming events, community service projects and read heartfelt human-interest stories.

It is in the giving by benefactors that make it possible for Dartmouth Rotary to improve the quality of life for people in our community.

Your Rotary Club is saving and changing the lives of children and seniors all throughout the Dartmouth area. With the need being greater than ever Dartmouth Rotary grant committee meets the demand for services by bridging the financial gap for many local charities.

Join Rotary for the Challenge 

Rotary International is ordinary people working together to accomplish extraordinary things. Rotarians are peacemakers; they care, protect, connect and make a difference. Watch this video This Is Rotary - Rotary International

Rotarians are members of Rotary clubs. Rotary clubs belong to Rotary International. To become a Rotarian, you would speak with a club member who can explain the application process. It is the custom of the Dartmouth Rotary Club that you come as our guest to our weekly membership meeting. Where you will have dinner in the company of Rotarians and be introduced to the business of Dartmouth Rotary.

Saturday morning cars, vans and bicycles line this quiet street. With ladders, buckets, scrapers and paintbrushes, they begin working.  Preparing the wood surfaces for a fresh coat of yellow paint.  Quietly they work on all areas of this home to fill in cracks found on the aging wood, sanding away the years of pealing paint.  Hours they spend to scrap, sand and clean, their work is so quiet those neighbors on their way out of this neighborhood, cannot believe such a large group has assembled.

There are many reasons to join the Dartmouth Rotary Club:


An original goal of Rotary was to allow club members to meet periodically and enlarge their circle of business and professional acquaintances. As members of the oldest service club in the world, Rotarians represent a cross-section of their community's business owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy.

Rotary began as an idea more than 100 years ago. Today, Rotary flourishes worldwide with 1.2 million members in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

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