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We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Jimmy's Pub & Restaurant
141 North Main St.
Mansfield, MA  02048
United States
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Our 13th Annual Auction date is on Friday Night June 10th 2016 at the Holiday Inn Mansfield starting at 6:00 PM.
Tables of 8 are $280 & Tables of 10 are $350
Any question please contact Jeff at 617-212-9093
There will be a silent auction followed by a live auction and we have some awesome items to bid on!
Buy a ticket for the Wine Wall and you will be a winner! Donations from Dub's Liquors, Wines & More, Bay State Wine Distr., Produce Barn.
The Theme is Red, White & Blue July 4th/Patriot Celebration. Dress for the celebration and receive an extra ticket for the Door Prize which is a 55" TV.
Some of the auction items are:
Family Membership to the YMCA
Steve Grogan autographed Football
Foursome with carts to Halifax Country Club
Red Sox Tickets
Fantastic in home Dinner for 8 by Chef Linkie Marias Food Network Star.
Fantastic in home Dinner for 8 by Executive Chef Brian Sheehan
Golf 4-some at Norton Country Club
Golf 3-some at TPC
Golf Lessons at TPC
Round of Golf at the Scituate Country Club.
State Street Pavilion July 2nd set of 2 & 4.
Samsonite Luggage: 3 PC set of Hartman, 3PC set of Solyte 
And many other great items...
Mansfield High School Scholarships
Norton High School Scholarships
Southeastern Regional High School Scholarships/Toolships
Habitat For Humanity
Hockomock YMCA
The Mansfield Council on Aging
WS Development - Gold
Mansfield Bank - Silver
HR Knowledge - Silver
Florence Electric - Bronze
Please save the date to enjoy a great night out with good food and friends.


We had a great day at the 5k this year. The weather was fantastic. Thank you to all that helped and participated. The race results and pictures should be up by the middle of this week.

Incomplete List:

18:53 Stanley Roffe

21:27 Mike Proto

22:12 Jay Affanato

22:39 Darryle Murray

23:00 John Sallie

23:47 Glen Bourgeois

24:59 Rick Biedermann

26:38 Meridith Bickford

26:42 Karen Giffen

27:37 Eric Corriera

28:06 Suzie Katz

28:18 Judiann McCoy

29:42 Kathleen Spellman

29:59 Karen Speten

31:11 Joe Barca

33:09 Mirna Zelic

          Deb Crowell




The Mansfield Rotary Club is having its 3rd Annual 5k Walk/Run at the Holiday Inn Mansfield.  This year we are more health conscious so if You would like to bring the whole family to walk and exercise with us you can, just one of your family members need to register.


  Tell a friend, and bring your family for a fun morning out.






Tonight is the big night for our 12th Annual Auction!
Location: Mansfield Holiday Inn
Theme: Beach Party
Price: $40 Per Person, $280 table of 8, $350 table of 10
Contact: Jeff Garr @ 617-212-9093 or
1. Alzheimer"s Disease & Dementia Support at Mansfield Adult Day Health Center
2. Mansfield Field of Honor Project
3. ShelterBox / Rotary International
4. Mansfield H.S., Norton H.S., Southeastern Regional Tech H.S. Scholarships
Gold - WS Development
Silver-Mansfield Bank, North Easton Savings Bank, HR Knowledge
Some of the many Auction items:
Beyond the Dinner Table- table for 12 at Gracie's - a team building opportunity.
4 VIP tickets to see Nicklback at Xfinity Center
Business Health Assessment with 3 executive coaching sessions from Wendy Hanson
Foxboro Country Club Foursome
Block Island Boat Trip
Wine Dinner for 8
Red Sox Tickets
Highland Country Club Foursome with Lunch
Burke Mountain Vermont 2 night stay 5 bedroom 3 full bath
Pressure wash Home or Property from Stay Clean
Jay Barrows State House Tour with lunch
Hartness House Inn Vermont weekend stay
Auto Detail from Pros Car Care
Pine Oakes Easton
2 sets of 4 tickets to the PawSox
LeBaron Hills in Lakeville Foursome
Samsonite Laptop backpacks and Slim Brief Case
Many more gift baskets
Many more gift certificates
* Come and enjoy some entertainment, live auction, silent auction, great food, drinks & fun!


Welcome to our Rotary Club!
The Mansfield Rotary Club was formed in December 1924, in the early days of Rotary, making us one of the oldest service clubs in the area.  The founding members included a reverend, a lumber store owner, the postmaster, a funeral home owner, a dentist, a doctor, the town manager, the school local iron foundry.

The club held its first official meeting on Tuesday, December 16, 1924 at 12:15 at the Mansfield Tavern, the location they would call home until 1942.  The club was officially chartered by the parent organization on March 10, 1925.

Just as in those early years, our members still include the local dentist, the town manager, a funeral home director, and representatives from the field of hospitality, retail, insurance, and banking.   Now many new types of businesses are being represented in our club.  The club still meets every Tuesday at 12:15 for lunch at the Mansfield Holiday Inn.

WE invite you to join us.


For those that wish to communicate by mail or send donations to help us in our quest to help our fellow man.  Our mailing address is PO Box 251, Mansfield, MA  02048 


Thank you to all that Helped and Participated.

Scoring for the race can be found at

Pictures of the event can be found at

Thank you Sheryl for donating your time and talents to help us help our community.





Eric Correira, Mansfield Resident, is a partner in the firm Correira & Correira LLP  Eric officially joined the club on 12/03/13.  Here he was introduced to the club with his Membership Package by our Club President Colby Barrows.  







Through the generosity of Medline, the Rotary Club of Mansfield was able to donate a new wheel chair to an area resident in need.  We would like to thank Medline for their donation - and look forward to being able to asist others in Mansfield and the surrounding communities.

For additional information regarding the Rotary Club of Mansfield, Please contact us at  We are always looking for new members to assist us with our fuindraising and area donations.  Also like us on Face Book to receive periodic updates on our activities.





This was the first year that our Toys For Tots Float had electricity...Thank You Dr. Bob.  I would like to thank the committee for their hard work and dedication in the cold and rain yestarday...Sandy, Dr. Bob, Colby & Bill Richard.  By the end of the parade we were soaked, but it was a lot of fun! 

I would like to ask all those that are reading this news bulliten to help in the Toys For Tots collection by donating a new unwrapped gift, and to spread the word to your friends and family.  This year we have 1 week less to collect to help those children that wouldn't other wise have gifts for the Holidays.

In Mansfield we have collection boxes at Stop & Shop, Citizens Bank, Mansfield Bank, Mansfield Jeep Chrysler, Mansfield Holiday Inn, North Easton Savings Bank, Sharon Credit Union, Smiles For All Sizes Pediatric Dental Center, Tedeschi, and many other locations.

Please help us help those in need, donate a gift today.    



Please click on link below for race results.

Please click below for event Pictures.





Race results are not yet in.  Just as soon as they come I will provide a link for you.

Thanks to everybody for their participation in our 1st 5k Run.  If you have any thought and/or suggestions please feel free to let me know.  We are currently working on making next years race that much better and more fun.

Thank You,

Don Cave





We are working on our 1st 5K Road Race to help support our local charities, the Mansfield Food Pantry, Mansfield Heat Assistance Program, and Polio Plus ( a Rotary International Program to assist countries throughtout the world to eradicate Polio.)

Our 1st 5k Road Race Run/Walk will be held at the Holiday Inn Mansfield on Sunday, October 13, 2013, from 8 AM until Noon. We are asking for your help and participation. 

8 to 9 AM Registration 10 AM Race Commences, 11 AM Road Race Awards & Raffles Awarded.

Registration information can be found on our home page, just look to the top right of this email for the Home link.

Sponsorship or Donations: Please contact Donald Cave at 781-793-2832 or






Colby Barrows takes on roll as the Mansfield Rotary Club's President for the calendar year 2013-2014.  With the club totaling 18 people he will have much help with the upcoming programs.  Colby will be overseeing the following programs and events for the club: 5k Road Race, Toys For Tots/Goods For Troops, and our Annual Auction, among many other club activities.   




Jeff Garr was presented the Paul Harris Award in June. This is the second time he has been presented this honor, the last was in 2007.  Jeff has been a vital part of our club. He has been a Rotarian since 1999, and was our Club President for the 2003/2004 Season.   He spends a lot of his time and energy organizing and running our annual Auction Event.  Jeff is also our Fine Master raising money for club events and having fun doing it. 

Thank You Jeff for all you do!

What it means to be awarded a Paul Harris: This is the highest award that we can bestow on any individual. It is given to those who perform "above and beyond the call of duty" in furthering Rotary ideals.

If you are looking for a way to give back to the community, then please ask Jeff or any of our Director listed on our Home Page.




Joseph "Joe" Clancy, Governor of District 7950 of Rotary International, visits our club meeting to present to us a 90 year Congratulations Plaque from Rotary International. What a great suprise!  Randy Miller, Club President, accepts the plaque for the club.

Those pictured above from left to right are: Donald Cave, William Ross, Cherie Allen, William Richard, Rany Miller, Joe Clancy, Jeff Garr, Marianne MacKie, Colby Barrows, Sandra Levine, Paul Connor, Bob Peixoto.   



Our 10th Annual Auction will be held on Friday Night April 26th, 2013. This year's theme will be "Rock n' Roll" so dress as you like.

Funds from this year’s event will assist the Hockomock YMCA Reach Out for Youth Program, The Kennedy Donovan Center and the Children’s Advocacy Center, and provide scholarships to students in the Mansfield, Norton and Southeast Regional Schools. Funds will also support the Rotary International "Polio Plus Program", to help eradicate Polio throughout the world.

Tickets: $50 for individual seats and $250 for tables of 8 and $300 for table of 10. Call Jeff Garr for more information 617-212-9093 or email

Location: Mansfield Holiday Inn at Hampshire St., Mansfield.

Event Schedule: 6pm to 7pm - Appetizers & Cocktails
                             7pm to 8pm - Dinner Served & Silent Auction Begins
                             8:30pm       - Silent Auction Ends
                             8:30 to 9:30 - Live Auction 
                             9:30pm to 10 - Check Out Items & Adjourn

Sponsors: Gold   -   WS Development/Mansfield Crossing
                   Silver - Mansfield Bank
                   Bronze - North Easton Savings bank
                                 Barrows Insurance
                   Full Page - Sharon Credit Union
                  Half Page - Citiworks 
                  Business Card Size - Bailing Technology 
Some Auction Items:

  • Red Sox Tickets
  • Patriots Tickets
  • TPC Tournament Passes
  • Golf Foursome @ Highland Counry Club
  • Golf Foursome @ Foxboro Country Club
  • Golf Foursome @ Quail Ridge
  • Block Island Trip for 6 on a 40' Yacht
  • Block Island Fishing Trip
  • Sail For A Day for 4 people with lunch and embroidered shirts
  • Richard Seymour signed football
  • Jason Varitek signed baseball
  • Catarmaran Ride for 2 @ Mt. Hope Tiverton
  • Chef Dinner for 10
  • State House Tour and Lunch w/Jay Barrows
  • 3 Night Weekend @ Martha's Vinyard
  • Burberry Pocketbook
  • and much more!














The picture above shows Deb Crowell being presented the Paul Harris Award by Randy Miller Mansfield Rotary President 2013.  Deb has been a vital part of the running of our club.  She has been a Rotarian since 1999, the club Treasurer on and off for several years, has helped the club President at the drop of a hat, and has helped with all the club events.

Thank You Deb for all your years of service!

What it means to be awarded a Paul Harris: This is the highest award that we can bestow on any individual.  It is given to those who perform "above and beyond the call of duty" in furthering Rotary ideals.

If you are looking for a way to give back to the community, then please ask Debbie or any other Director listed on our Home Page.



Letter to Editor

 The 20th annual Rotary Club of Mansfield Toys for Tots Campaign had a great year considering the continued state of the economy.  We had another great year, over 3300 toys collected.

 According to the US Marines Volunteer Corps Commander Bruce Aulerich from Swansea, The Mansfield collection is the largest in Bristol County which serves 55 communities. Paul Connor, the Chairman for the Mansfield Rotary Club’s annual collection has organized the event to run smoothly and efficiently. Paul said “Even as people and businesses are feeling the pinch of the economic times, they continue to step up and help out. It is wonderful to see people make the effort to ensure that children have a good Christmas.”

  We had all Rotarians on deck to help with the pickup and delivery of over 3300 toys to the Toys for Tots and the Westside Benevolent Circle of Mansfield. Businesses continue to have different ways to help collect toys. The Qualters Middle School and Jordan Jackson Schools collected nearly 200 toys.  Sharon Credit Union collected the most toys of any of the over 77 businesses that participated. They collected just under 400 toys! Another great partner in our toys drive is Covidien. They built and donated over 100 bicycles during the summer on their annual volunteer day. 

  We also want to give a big thanks to all our local businesses that participated in our Goods for Troops drive. We collected over 200 care packages that go directly to our soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan.  These items are so helpful to our troops that have to spend the holidays away from their families, in the toughest conditions.

 We owe a lot to our local banks, North Easton Savings Bank, Mansfield Bank, and Sharon Credit Union. They collect toys and stuffed their monthly statements with Toys for Tots flyers. This year, they collectively sent out 55,000 flyers!  Mansfield Bank also had about a dozen volunteers join us at Mansfield Jeep Chrysler to sort and count toys.

 North Easton Savings Bank also donated $1000 dollars.  The Chrysler Union, UAW Local 422 donated toys and over $900. Other local businesses donated money as well.  In total we collected $2400.  The money was used to purchase gift cards for teenagers at various Mansfield businesses.

  We want to express our sincere gratitude to all those anonymous citizens who drop off toys at all of our collection boxes. One of our Rotarians witnessed a 5 year old girl putting a toy in one of our boxes at the police station.  Also at the annual Christmas Parade this year a good citizen handed us a check for $100 while our float was rolling down Main Street.  It is kindness like this that makes our toy drive so special. Westside Benevolent is now very busy sorting the toys and stuffing them into bags for delivery to families in need this weekend.   We wish them success. 

  We had a great time once again helping raise awareness to the children and hope that we made quite a few kids Christmas more enjoyable. If you have a business and want to be involved next year, Please contact Paul Connor at Mansfield Jeep Chrysler at 508-339-3400.

Thanks to all for a great year.


Paul Connor

Toys for Tots Chairman, Rotary Club of Mansfield





The Mansfield Rotary Club participated for the 2nd year in the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.  There were many people that came by to tell us how much they love what Rotary does and to thank us for doing what we do.  We have started this years Toys For Tots Collection so you should see the Toys For Tots boxes around town.  Please donate a new unwrapped gift to help those that are less fortunte to have a Happy Holiday Season. 

We are also collecting items to send to our Troops.  This is also the 2nd year we have done this collection.  The Goods For Troops boxes are also out with the Toys For Tots boxes. 

Randy Miller, pictured above, is our current club President.  If you have any questions about Rotary you can contact Randy or any other Director.  For our contact information please visit our home page.




Pictured above is Randy Miller, President Mansfield Rotary Club, presenting Dan Conrad from Mansfield Bank, Food Pantry Volunteer & Steering Committee Member, a donation of $500 to the Mansfield Food Pantry. 




From left to right: Sandra Levine, Mary Andrews, Lou Andrews, and District Governor Joe Clancy.

This year at the District 7950 Community Volunteer Awards Night, the Mansfield Rotary Club Honored Mary & Lou Andrews for their vision and work in creating a new animal shelter in Mansfield.  The Andrews were accompanied by Sandra Levine our Membership Chair.  Sandra gave a wonderful heart felt speach about the Andrews and their work for our community.  Sandra said the event was absolutely wonderful and the organization was superb. 


Ann Buono,VP Development and Public Relations, and Richard Harwood, Director and Chair of Board Development, from Kennedy-Donovan Center accepts a $3,000 donation from Randy Miller, President Mansfield Rotary Club. 
Their Mission Statement reads: Kennedy-Donovan Center supports individuals and families with developmental disabilities and similar needs to reach their maximum potential and quality of life through advocacy and individualized services.
The Kennedy-Donovan Center helps children, adults, and families living with the daily challenge of developmental delays and disabilities in our community and surrounding communities. Please visit their website to get a complete understanding of all they do.

Lorilee Fish (right) from the Mansfield Park and Rec Dept.
accepts $3,000 donation from Mansfield Rotarty Club President Randy Miller.
Donation funds were raised at the club's 9th Annual Dinner Auction, and 
will be used as camper scholarships for those kids who otherwise wouldn't be
able to attend. During the luncheon meeting it was learned that some of the
Rotarians are former Park & Rec Campers.



It's that time of year again when the change of leadership happens.  Randy Miller's Presidency will run from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. The picture above shows Outgoing Club President Donald Cave (left), from Sharon Credit Union, being presented a "Thank You for a Job Well Done" gift from Incoming Club President Randy Miller (right), from Miller Recycling.   


ShelterBox will be teaming up with Mansfield Rotary Club at the Mansfield Family Fun Night on 7/10/12.  With an average of 5,ooo people checking out the event, this will be a great time for ShelterBox to introduce what it does world wide, to the Mansfied and surrounding town residence.   We,The Mansfield Rotary Club, will also be there to answer questions about what we do in the surrounding communities.



Come help Norton celebrate 300 years of history by attending the Norton Founders Day Annual Picnic & Fireworks.    This Saturday 6/23/12 from 5 to 9PM.  Fireworks at 9PM.  Come by the Mansfield Rotary Club Table and get your cotton candy... this will help you stay awake for the fireworks. 
Some of the happenings of the event: Hot Air Balloon Rides,  Norton Singers, Antique Cars to see, Food Court (that's where I'll be), Hay rides, Civil War Encampment, Fire Demonstration, etc...
Looks and sounds like a great time!

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Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
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