Posted on Sep 24, 2019
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.
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Lt. Kevin Higgins Paul Harris Presentation Bruce Brockway 2019-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
HPC Sneaker Donation Drive Bruce Brockway 2019-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Brockway on May 10, 2019
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.
Nauset Rotary "Sneaker Campaign" Bruce Brockway 2019-05-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Brockway on Feb 19, 2019
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.
Homeless Prevention Council Programs Bruce Brockway 2019-02-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Brockway on Feb 18, 2019
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.
Orleans Police Department Tour Bruce Brockway 2019-02-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 02, 2019
The Nauset Rotary Club is 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:
Nauset Rotary Club Vision John Crawford 2019-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
Habitat for Humanity Build Melissa Hennessey 2018-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
Members & friends of our Nauset Rotary Club spent the morning of November 4th picking up trash and debris along Nauset Beach. Thanks to member Melissa Hennessey for coordinating the project.
Nauset Beach Service Project Bruce Brockway 2018-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
Thank-You to Lobster Races Sponsors Bob Tucker 2018-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Jan 15, 2018
Thanks to everyone who donated paper goods to our Winter Drive! Our seniors are MOST appreciative!
Winter Paper Goods Drive Kyle Hinkle 2018-01-15 05:00:00Z 0
Shark Swarms invade the Nauset Region! Kyle Hinkle 2017-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Jul 30, 2016
Join the fun when Nauset Rotary hosts the first Lobster Races at Eastham's Windmill Weekend! On Saturday, September 10 forty lobsters will be ready to line up and go. Sponsors from the Nauset region have named their lobster and are raring to have their lobster win the races.
Participating sponsors include Town Crier Motel, Eastham Hardware, Box Lunch - Wellfleet, Phil Ryder, Ace Hardware - P'town, Eastham Superette, the Hinkles, Wesley Woodworking, Cape Cod Dog, Orleans Auto Center, Willy's Gym, The 1620 Brewhouse, Laraja & Kanaga P.C., the Boas's, Cape Cod Weathervane Co., Cazeault Roofing and Solar, DeCar Classics, Dr. Ciaccio Optometry, Talking Threads, Zawadzkas Law, and Ryder & Wilcox.
The cut off for sponsors is August 26. Contact Sarah Blackwell ( or Kyle Hinkle ( for more information.
Nauset Rotary hosts Lobster Races September 10 Kyle Hinkle 2016-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Oct 12, 2015

The Board decided that the first Tuesday in November will be a club assembly.

The raffle website is up and there is a link on the club website. People can purchase their tickets using a credit or debit card. Now have 36 tickets sold. Ask them for a donation, not buy a raffle ticket.

Len spoke about membership and said he hoped everyone had a chance to read the handout they had last week. He said the next step is to I.D. potential members and make a list. He will start collecting names from Club members next week.

Announcements: 10-13 Kyle Hinkle 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Oct 12, 2015

Marcia introduced the program for the day. She said that the Galazzi’s have been investing in Cape Cod Tech volunteering since moving here in 1974. She added “It has been a pleasure to watch the school flourish.” Stephan Galazzi has been on the school committee and invited Superintendent Bob Sanborn, and Director of Technical Education Lou Colombo to speak to the Club.

Update on Cape Cod Regional Technical High School Kyle Hinkle 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Sep 14, 2015

DG Kristine said that one of the first challenges she had is being short behind the podium! She came from Chicago but went to the Wheeler School in Providence where later she served on the board of directors with Marcia’s daughter…small world.

DG Kristine's Club Visit Kyle Hinkle 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Sep 07, 2015

Representative Whelan lives in Brewster with his wife Lisa and two daughters. He said his background is in policing, and fresh out of high school he started working in corrections. Most of his career was spent in uniform as MA State Police with the last 5 years spent in Yarmouth. He retired from the state police in 2013 in order to run for office. He said he’s now having conversations with people that he wouldn’t have been able to have as a state police officer.

Statehouse Update: Rep. Tim Whelan Kyle Hinkle 2015-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Aug 31, 2015
The Jones’ youngest child Alexander has severe autism and he is the inspiration to create Cape Cod Village. This will be a residential community for young adults with autism who require 24 hour assistance and care.  Bob explained that this year more children will be diagnosed with autism – 1 in 68 has an autism spectrum disorder. His son is now 26 years old: when he was diagnosed it was 1 in 10,000. No one knows what has happened to see this incredible spike. The life time costs of care is in excess of two-million dollars.
Cape Cod Village with Bob Jones Kyle Hinkle 2015-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Aug 24, 2015

Liz said she decided to focus on the top ten people in her life and how they influenced her.


First, her Mom and Dad. Liz was born in Philadelphia and called Betty Jean through the 6th grade when she dropped the Jean part. Then in college she dropped Betty to use her more formal name Elizabeth. She said her mom taught her to knit – which she loves to do. Her dad was a musician who played the trombone and had been with Tommy Dorsey. Then he became a printer and when she was in the 3rd grade they moved to CT. There she met Karen Nickerson and they are still friends today!

Liz Smith: Classification Talk Kyle Hinkle 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Aug 07, 2015
Joe was stationed on Tinian Island as a surgical technician waiting to invade Japan when the bombing of Hiroshima occurred. He shared his memory of this today.
Remembering Hiroshimo with Joe Lawler Kyle Hinkle 2015-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Classification Talks: Bob Tucker and Heidi Boas Kyle Hinkle 2015-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
President Elect Bob "in the saddle" again! Kyle Hinkle 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle Hinkle on Jul 18, 2015
Guest speaker Magda Moran provided information about one of Latham Centers, Inc. program to provide housing for adult clients with Prader Willie's Syndrome and other developmental disorders.   
Latham Centers, Inc. Supportive Community Living Kyle Hinkle 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kyle on Jul 18, 2015
  • We have received a $250 donation to our Good Works foundation, and thank you letters from two scholarship winners.
  • Kyle has two openings on the Paul Harris Teams.
  • Len is looking for people to serve on the membership committee.
  • President Elect Bob turned the floor over to Neal to explain a fund raiser that is being planned.
Announcements Kyle 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
2015/16 Rotary Year off to a Good Start! Kyle Hinkle 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Jennifer Smith and the Community Health Parntership in Honduras Kyle Hinkle 2015-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 30, 2015
Thanks in part to the Rotary clubs of Cape Cod, collecting blood for local hospital patients will get easier.
The clubs have raised $100,000 for the purchase of a bloodmobile for the blood center at Cape Cod Healthcare, the parent company of Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals.
The bloodmobile will allow the organization to collect blood across the Cape by holding drives at businesses, churches, schools and organizations that may not have the space to hold a drive.
All of the blood collected will remain on the Cape, according to a statement by Jim Saben of the Yarmouth Rotary Club. Currently less than 40 percent of blood needed by Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals is collected on the Cape. The rest must be purchases from off-Cape sources.
The Nauset Club is proud to have been involved with this Cape-wide initiative 
Cape Rotary Clubs present Cape Cod Healthcare with $100,000 check 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
The Nauset 8th grade English Language Arts (ELA) classes are looking for enthusiastic elders, seniors, sages and retirees, as well as people with some spare time who want to join our intergenerational book groups.  This is an opportunity to independently read literature that our students are also reading and engage in lively intellectually stimulating dialogue about the books and how it relates to life. Adults and students alike will prepare notes for discussion and be ready to share their ideas and insights in small group discussions.  Adult participation can vary according to time availability.  A one-time opportunity to read a short story with the youth book group is available in October; as well as an additional extended opportunity for a book reading in February.  If you enjoy reading and would like a chance to spend quality time with our wonderful teens, please contact Ann McConchie at
Join an Intergenerational Book Club Bruce Brockway 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0