Welcome to Nauset Rotary Club!
Nauset (Orleans)

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Gibson Sotheby's Intl Realty
6 MA 6A
Orleans, MA 02653
United States of America
Our Club normally meets on Tuesday mornings. As of October 2023 we are meeting at the Gibson-Sotheby Realty Office 6 MA 6A in Orleans. Check our home page nausetrotary.org and our Facebook Page: Rotary Club of Nauset/Orleans for weekly updates.
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The Nauset Rotary Club members are a local group of Rotarians who are neighbors, business owners and employees brought together to help others who need assistance with their everyday challenges. The club leverages their Rotary pledge of "Service Above Self" by supporting other local organizations with hands on participation and funding where possible, striving to help those in need. The club is currently engaged in projects that include but are not limited to:
Our 501(C)3non-profit Good Works Fund is holding a raffle for two Aventon-Adventure.2 E-Bikes to help support our community service projects in the Nauset region (Brewster, Orleans, Eastham & Wellfleet) . The Club is committed to the Rotary pledge of "Service Above Self" by providing practical support to community and youth organizations through active participation and financial aid wherever possible. The winning ticket will be selected on July16th at our weekly meeting and the bikes will be available for pick up in Orleans.
Rotary International District 7950 Governor Angels Ponte visited our Nauset Club on March 26th. Club President Jon Leonard and Assistant District Governor Bob Tucker help display our new Club banner.
     Our Nauset Rotary Club recently partnered with the Falk Foundation and the YMCA of the Dominican Republic to help fund a pre-school         project in the community of Don Gregorio.
    Nauset Rotary matched a $5,000 contribution from the Falk Foundation to help establish and fund the first year of  operations for the pre-            school.
    Pictured are Jennifer Falk; Executive Director Falk Foundation, Andres Fortunato; YMCA of the Dominican Republic and Jon Leonard;            President 2023-2024 Nauset Rotary
At one of her first public appearances as the Orleans Town Manager, Kimberly Newman met with members and friends of the Nauset Rotary Club at their weekly meeting on August 22nd. Newman is Orleans first full-time town manager for more than 26 years.
Newman, a Rhode Island native, comes to the Cape Cod municipal administration post from Mendon, Massachusetts, where she served for nine years as that town's first Town Manager. Prior to being hired in Mendon, Newman spent four years as city administrator in Lyndon, Kansas. From 2005-2010, she was assistant town administrator in Killingly, Connecticut, and before that she worked as a budget analyst in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
Pictured (L-R) Michael Herman, Chair Orleans Select Board; Kimberly Newman; and Jon Leonard, President Nauset Rotary.
This Fall we have welcomed three new members to our Nauset Rotary Club. Jon Leonard from Leonard's Hardscapes has been a "friend" of the club for several years. He is now our "President-Elect" for the Rotary Year 2023-24. 
We also welcomed Jon's mother Gail Leonard who provides bookkeeping services to several clients including the Brewster Ladies Library. Gail is now our Club Treasurer. We are thrilled to welcome them to, our club.
In November we welcomed Timothy Eckel a resident of Eastham. Tim is a retired U.S. Government attorney.
President Bob Tucker and President Elect Jon Leonard presented Tim with his membership certificate. on November 22nd.
The winner of the Boston Whaler Raffle was drawn on August 2nd and the winning number was #180.   Thanks for all your support including the Orleans Stop & Shop and the Friends Market Place for allowing us to display the boat.
Nauset Rotarians Jennifer Whitaker and Jon Leonard delivered the Nauset Whaler to the winner Steve Petruska.
On Tuesday March 2nd we once again enjoyed a presentation from Dr. Harold Boas. 
"Mathematicians Side Hustles", a cultural and historical talk about contributions some mathematicians have made to other endeavors.
Harold has been a speaker at Nauset Rotary Club meetings in the past. And this proves to be as interesting and entertaining as his other topics.
Harold graduated magna cum laude in applied mathematics from Harvard University and earned his Ph. D. in mathematics from MIT. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Texas A&M University and among his many shining moments as an educator, he is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Thanks to our "summer Rotarian", Heidi Boas, here's a short video snippet of Harold's talk.
Approximately 30 Rotarians and friends participated in our virtual wine tasting event on December 10th enjoying some on-line fellowship (and the wine)! A link to a brief video of the event is included in the download files  (lower left side of our home page).
On October 20th our members enjoyed an online program "Fundraising for Small Non-Profits" presented by consultant Moira Noonan-Kerry. She led a lively discussion and presented several suggestions toward successful fundraising initiatives.
The Nauset Rotary Club has long supported the Homeless Prevention Council located in Orleans. Their Backpack to School Program has been partially funded by donations to the club’s GoFundMe page at: https://gf.me/u/ypavfy
On Tuesday September 1st backpacks loaded with school supplies, masks and hand sanitizers, were distributed at the  Nauset Middle School to client families with the help of several Rotarians.  Additional donations are still needed to help defray the cost of this program in these difficult times. 
Our Nauset Rotary Club is assisting the Homeless Prevention Council with their annual Backpack-to-School program again in 2020. Please consider a contribution  to help purchase back to school supplies including gift cards for sneakers and technology needs.  We are hoping to raise $5,000 for students attending the Nauset school system. Also, please share the Go Fund Me information link below with your contacts.
On March 3rd 2020 Nauset Rotary Club members enjoyed a presentation from Jennifer Falk regarding her work with the Falk Family Foundation in the Dominican Republic. The foundation supports two K-6 elementary schools and has built 30 houses in the Republic. Our Nauset Club will be seeking the help of District 7950 and Rotary International to help raise funds for construction of wells at both of the schools. Information about the foundation can be found at www.falkfoundationforeducation.com
Nauset Regional High School Principal Chris Ellsasser presented the plans for renovation of the school on
 November 5th at our morning breakfast meeting.
On Friday September 20th, Nauset Rotary President Jennifer Whitaker and President Elect Robert Tucker presented retiring Orleans Police Department Lieutenant Kevin Higgins with a Paul Harris Fellowship certificate in recognition of his 31 years of service to the community. Also present were State representatives Sarah Peake and Timothy Whalen.
 For information on Rotary International history, visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/history For information on Paul Harris Fellowships, visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/history-paul-harris-fellow-recognition
Annual Officer Installation Dinner scheduled for Tuesday June 25, 2019 at Van Renssalaers Restaurant in  Wellfleet. Social hour begins at 5:30 pm. 
We have 20 guest registered for the event. Come and welcome incoming President  Jennifer Whitaker, President-Elect Bob Tucker, Treasurer Sarah Wilcox, and Secretary Bruce Brockway. 
Assistant District Governor Brad Boyd will be making a presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow.
There will not be a weekly meeting on July 2nd due to the July 4th Holiday.
Our Nauset Rotary Club has started a campaign to assist the Homeless Prevention Council in Orleans with their mission to help families from Harwich to Provincetown avoid homelessness.
The Homeless Prevention Council provides close to 200 children each year from almost 100 different Lower Cape families with "Back To School Backpacks" loaded with school supplies. Nauset Rotary has partnered with them this year with the goal of providing new sneakers along with the back packs. Our goal is to raise $5,000 by August 1st for the purchase of new sneakers.
Contributions can be mailed to:  Nauset Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1846, Orleans, MA 02653-1846.
As part of our efforts to refocus our club vision/mission  at our club meeting on February 19th our speaker was Maureen Linnehan, a case manager working with the Homeless Prevention Council in Orleans.
Club members enjoyed a tour of the new Orleans Police Department facility at 99 Eldredge Park Way on Tuesday March 5th. At 7:30 AM Orleans Police Chief  Scott McDonald joined with us and led us on a tour of the new facility.  The Orleans Police Department is one of only two departments certified on Cape Cod.
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