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Meeting Time: 6:00-7:15 PM every Tuesday
Meeting Location: The Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port Street, Hudson, MA 01749
Occasionally, our club will meet at a different restaurant in the Hudson area for a night of fellowship. See some of our past roaming dinners below in our past meetings section. Contact us for information on our upcoming roaming dinners.
July 10, 2018 – We had out first official meeting of new President, Trevor Rank. Trevor outlined his goals and vision for the upcoming year. Assistant Governor Diana Nestorova visited with us to support the new leadership team. We also had our first board meeting of the year to go over the budget for the year and some other upcoming tentative projects.
July 3, 2018 – We took the night off from meeting to spend time with our families and to celebrate Independence Day.
June 22-24, 2018 – The RYLA conference took place at Fitchburg State University. Our club sponsored five students at the leadership conference.
June 23, 2018 – Inaugural Hudson Touch-a-Truck event was held at Riverside Park/Morgan Bowl with just over 30 trucks and 800 attendees. The event showcased Big Trucks, Small Trucks, and Food Trucks. In addition to the trucks guests enjoyed balloon twisting, face painting, bubbles, and chalk. The Annual event was organized by the Hudson Rotary Club and the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce.
June 12, 2018 – Steve Santos, Director of the Hudson Recreation Department visited our club to speak about their ongoing projects around town. They have reached out to the community with a survey on how to improve services, programs, and facilities.
June 9, 2018 – 28th Annual Herbert “Skip” Conrad Memorial Lucky Duck Race. We had a fun filled family day at the Hudson Community Fest. Ducks were dropped in the Assabet River at 1pm from the Washington St Bridge.
June 5, 2018 – We spend our meeting preparing for our annual lucky duck race. Looking forward to a great day
May 29, 2018 – Rotarians welcomed Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan as our guest speaker. The event was well attended by the public with over 40 people listening to the DA speak about the Opioid Crisis. Thank you to the DA, State Representative’s Kate Hogan and Danielle Gregoire, and Hudson Police Chief Michael Burks for attending.
May 22, 2018 – Rotarians were on the road and attended the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Biz & Brews event at Medusa Brewing Company. Over 50 people attended this fun networking event and enjoyed pizza from the Rail Trail.
May 15, 2018 – Rotarians hosted high school students and their families to honor the five recipients with $5,500 in scholarships. State Representative Kate Hogan joined us as well for this special evening. Congratulations to Elizabeth, Brianna, Samantha, Lauren, and Jared.
May 12, 2018 – Rotarians were joined by Hudson High School students for a food packaging event at Nashoba Regional High School sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley. This event benefited the organization Rise Against Hunger and is something we are proud to support.
May 1, 2018 – We hosted a free breakfast for senior citizens at the Hudson Senior Center. This is a tradition we have done annually for the senior citizens and is always a well-attended, well-loved event.
April 24, 2018 – We hosted students and their parents from Hudson High School and Assabet Valley Regional Technical School on our Student Achievement night.
April 17, 2018 – Jim and Karen Fusco spoke to the club about a Rotary Exchange program called Bandey-Hefler.
April 13, 2018 – The club participated in a reality fair at Hudson High School for students to get a glimpse of some real life situations. It helps students figure out how to manage a monthly budget, and we’re glad to participate as the non-profit so students can see how rewarding it is give back to the community. Big thanks to Pam Cooper for taking charge on this and speaking to all the students.
March 20, 2018 – Leo Quinn, one of the coordinators of the Worcester St. Patrick’s Day Parade, spoke to the club about the intricacies of organizing that event. We also conducted our final RYLA interviews and made our decision on which students will be attending the conference.
March 13, 2018 – The wonderful weather of New England forced us to cancel this meeting.
March 6, 2018 – We conducted some of our interviews for applicants that want to attend the RYLA conference in June.
February 27, 2018 – Lorne Bell from the Assabet Village Co-op Market spoke to our club about what they are all about and what they are trying to do in our area.
February 13, 2018 – Hudson Police Department Chief Michael Burks spoke to our club regarding safety and how to be aware and avoid identity theft and various scams.
January 9, 2018 – Attorney Eloa Celedon spoke to our club about immigration issues that she comes across on a daily basis.
December 5, 2017 – We had a club assembly, where we just went over some club happenings and discussed upcoming projects.
November 28, 2017 – We inducted our first corporate member, Main Street Bank, to the club. Donna Driscoll, branch manager of the Hudson location, and Kathy Schreck, VP of Retail Lending, will be the participating members for this corporate membership. Congratulations to Donna and Kathy! We look forward to serving the community with you.
November 14, 2017 – Member Trevor Rank introduced our brand new website to the club before going live with the site. The club is excited to have it’s own website finally and will try to keep it relevant and updated as much as possible.
November 7, 2017 – Our club visited the new Hudson DPW and Police Department building to get a tour. We met with DPW Director Eric Ryder and Police Chief Michael Burks to discuss the new building and how it helps them do what is needed for Hudson. We really enjoyed seeing the new building and learning from them some of the intricacies of their departments.
October 31, 2017 – We took the night off so that everyone could enjoy handing out candy to all the children in their neighborhoods, and so that some of our members could enjoy taking their young children trick or treating.
October 24, 2017 – Rotarian Richard Harrity spoke to the club about his travels in Europe and gave us some great insight about European culture. Our club also inducted a new member, Holly Kiernan. Holly works for the State of Massachusetts, and we are thrilled to have her join our club. Welcome Holly!
October 17, 2017 – The club had an in service project during dinner, where we packaged up our candy goody bags to hand out during the Downtown Trick or Treat. We love giving back to the community, and this event is wonderful for the town, especially the little ones that enjoy Halloween so much.
October 10, 2017- We had a roaming dinner at Welly’s in Marlborough. The food was terrific and the company was even better. Big thanks to Rotarian Lee Dinner for organizing these great nights.
October 3, 2017 – Student Achievement Night: Twice a year, our club recognizes students from Hudson High School and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Pictured below is Elizabeth from Hudson High and Melissa from Assabet with current club president, Pam Cooper.