Remembrance of George Vrotsos

George Vrotsos joined Rotary in 1992 and served until July 26, 2020. Although during the last few years George was incapacitated, he
always kept in touch with club members and offered his experience and expertise in club matters, particularly to the Scholarship Committee.
George served many years on that committee and dedicated may hours of his precious time each year to select the best recipients for the
Rotary Scholarships.  For the past few years George was a member Emeritus of the Scholarship Committee and continued to keep abreast of
the committee's work.  He will be sorely missed as a valed member of that committee.
George's classification was Real Estate and while the system has changed George recognized the principles and expectation associated
with the system and held himself to the highest ethical standards of business practices.
George also enjoyed the camaraderie and fellowship afforded each year during the annual decorating of the Quill Rotary for the holidays.
The tradition of decorating started in 1983 and after George joined the club in 1992 he would open his office to the "Rotarians At Work "
so they could escape the cold, the snow, the sleet and freeing rain which often plagued the project.  A warm spot with hot chocolate, coffee,
and maybe some donuts was a welcome respite.
He realized the importance of service, locally and internationally; he welcomed the fellowship and friendships the Rotary afforded; George
through his action as a Rotarian helped to develop and spread peace, goodwill and world understanding.
The Object of Rotary has a key phrase contained in its profession; the "ideal of service".  George held that personal view of the importance
of being thoughtful and helpful.  He believed in the underlying principle of unselfish volunteer service.
George lived his life according to the tenets of the Four Way Test, of the things we think, say or do.
1. Is it the TRUTH ?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all Concerned ?
George in his efforts to make sure that the club functioned successfully involved himself in the avenues of service;
Club Service by his active participation on Committees; Vocational Service by representing and upholding the dignity of one's profession;
Community Service by improving the quality of life for all; and the "Fourth Avenue" International Service by promoting
international goodwill, peace, and understanding.
George was proud of his Greek heritage and a romantic, so I thought it fitting to conclude with this poem by Lord Byron.
"Love and Death"
Lord Byron was also a "romantic" and had a strong affinity and love of Greece its culture and history.
This is a special poem because Lord Byron wrote in the throne of what he believed was his death.  He contracted a grave fever
while sailing to Missolonghi for the Greek War of Independence.


I watched thee when the foe was at our side,

Ready to strike at him—or thee and me,

Were safety hopeless—rather than divide

Aught with one loved save love and liberty.


I watched thee on the breakers, when the rock,

Received our prow, and all was storm and fear,

And bade thee cling to me through every shock;

This arm would be thy bark, or breast thy bier.


I watched thee when the fever glazed thine eyes,

Yielding my couch and stretched me on the ground

When overworn with watching, ne’er to rise

From thence if thou an early grave hadst found.


The earthquake came, and rocked the quivering wall,

And men and nature reeled as if with wine.

Whom did I seek around the tottering hall?

For thee. Whose safety first provide for? Thine.


And when convulsive throes denied my breath

The faintest utterance to my fading thought,

To thee—to thee—e’en in the gasp of death

My spirit turned, oh! oftener than it ought.


Thus much and more; and yet thou lov’st me not,

And never wilt! Love dwells not in our will.

Nor can I blame thee, though it be my lot

To strongly, wrongly, vainly love thee still.

Farewell Dear Friend.

Jack Kean


Remembrance of George Vrotsos Linda Doucette 2020-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
It’s Official ! Linda J. (Arcuri) Doucette 2020-07-15 04:00:00Z 0


Congratulations  P E Jeff Wheeler ! ! !
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2020 Golf Tournament 

The Rotary Club of Winchester  
32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
May 18, 2020 - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Thank you for your continued support
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Winchester Rotary Scholarship

Attention : High School Seniors residing in Winchester attending a Public, Private, or Technical High School , Our Scholarship
Application due date has been extended to April 15th, 2020.
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RISE AGAINST HUNGER EVENT POSTPONED DATE TBD Linda Doucette 2020-03-19 04:00:00Z 0

POLAR PLUNGE...We need your support !

Rotary District 7930 (eastern Massachusetts & southern New Hampshire) will hold its 10th Annual Polar Plunge to Eradicate Polio on February 29, 2020 (snow date March 14). We will plunge into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean at Long Beach in Gloucester at 11am.
Winchester Rotary is participating !
Plunge, take the leap on Leap Day, donate or be a cheerleader. Your support will make a difference!
All Polar Plunge donations will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The preferred method is for member to make a donation
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Second Annual Paul Harris Community Award

The Winchester Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Sherman W. " Whip"  Saltmarsh is the recipient of the second annual Honorable Paul Harris Fellow Award. 
The award is bestowed upon a member of the Winchester community, who is currently not a Rotarian and who meets the high professional and personal standards
set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary.
The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honors Rotary can give to an individual.  In addition to the recipients recognition exemplifying the highest ideals that Rotary
places in " SERVICE ABOVE SELF " ; this award also includes a donation of $ 1000, in the recipient's name to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International which supports Rotary world - wide programs.
The Selection criteria are specifically centered around:
- Involvement with humanitarian service activities, and programs,
- Active participation to help others and
- Demonstrated personal volunteer efforts.
The Award will be presented at the regularly scheduled luncheon on Thursday, December 12th at Hadley Hall, Parish of the Epiphany, 70 Church St., Winchester, MA.
Submitted by Rotary Member Jack Kean
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2019 Chili Fest

Thank you to all who made this years Chili Fest fun and successful !!!!
See you next year !
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Remembrance of John Finamore Jorge Lopez 2019-07-19 04:00:00Z 0
Remembrance of Dave Klein Jorge Lopez 2019-05-18 04:00:00Z 0

2020 Winchester Rotary Golf Tournament 

The Rotary Club of Winchester  
32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
May 18, 2020

Winchester Country Club
468 Mystic Street
Winchester, MA 01890 
We would like to thank all of our sponsors
for their ongoing support 
2020 Winchester Rotary Golf Tournament Linda Doucette 2019-04-08 04:00:00Z 0

Interact Club Eye Glass Drive a Success!

The Interact Club of the Rotary Club of Winchester recently held a successful eye glass drive, donating more than 325 pairs of eye glasses to the Woburn Lions Club for their Sight Program.   The high school students in the Interact Club chose an eye glass drive as their spring community service project.   The students worked with local Winchester businesses and organizations such as the Winchester Library, the Jenks Center, the Fuller Cup, and Winchester Community Music School as drop off locations, in addition to collecting glasses as Winchester High School. 
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The Gavel has been passed ..
Congratulations to
Rich Mucci , Past President 2018 - 2019
                 and Incoming
President Linda Doucette 2019 - 2020
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We are proud to hear that
has been chosen as
the Winchester
Rotarian of the Year !
Jack, along with other District 7930
Club Members will be honored at the
District Installation at Danversport Yacht Club on June 14th
CONGRATULATION JACK KEAN ! Linda Doucette 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
NEW MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS FOR BUSY VOLUNTEERS Linda Doucette 2018-05-05 04:00:00Z 0


Thank  you to Winchester Rotarian Rich Mucci
for delivering our trees to
Winchester DPW Director
Jay Gill !
Trees Linda Doucette 2018-04-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rise Against Hunger

During President Steve's Presidency , we were introduced to the  Rise Against Hunger organization .  "What a great night ! Thank you to the 100 + volunteers who came out to help pack over 12,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger, and a big thank you to Rotarian Caren Connelly for coordinating  the event and to Razzy's Baking and Catering  for our pizza party."
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Deane Kenny Stryker

We are all aware of the tragic event that took the life of
Deane Kenny Stryker,
past member of our Interact Club.
Our thoughts and prayers go out
to her Family and Friends
along with the staff of the Winchester Library
and those individuals affected.
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Understanding Winchester's Community Health Needs 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Remembering Sydelle Pittas 2016-04-15 00:00:00Z 0

Remembering Al Hovannesian

For most in the room today the name  Albert "Al" Hovannesian has no significance. If you were told he was a Past President of this club you could research the club site, find the list of past presidents and find the name Hovannesian at number 45 out of 90 and that's about all the information available. I would like to give you a little insight into who Al was besides a name on a list....

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2016 Polar Plunge for Polio 2016-01-13 00:00:00Z 0

Remembering Jim Beck

Jack Kean spoke about Jim Beck at today's luncheon. For those of you unable to attend, here is what Jack had to say in rememberance of Jim Beck. 
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Polar Plunge 2015 Video Stephen Mix 2015-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
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2015 Polar Plunge

2015 Polar Plunge on Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ Gloucester
(Note New Date)
The Polar Plunge Committee has been hard at work to make the 2015 Plunge the best ever! We hope to not only increase the number of participants, but also to raise over $125,000 to help eradicate Polio. With the help of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and their 2 to 1 match, we can provide over 625,000 vaccinations.
2015 Polar Plunge JP Robins 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
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Upcoming Events

Mission of Deeds Service Project: Our November Service Project will be a household goods collection for the Mission of Deeds. The date will be Saturday, November 8 at the Transfer Station. Chris Barrett will be looking for volunteers to help take shifts throughout the day to help load donated goods into the Mission of Deeds collection truck. Signups coming soon.
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Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Stephen Mix 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z 0

Security and Integrity of Your Data

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Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.

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