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WELCOME TO THE DUXBURY ROTARY CLUB
Our club was founded in 1951 and has been an important part of the Duxbury community ever since, providing opportunities to serve others and raising money for important causes.
 
Duxbury Rotary was a key supporter of Razia Jan when she founded her school for girls in Afghanistan.
 
Every year we run events like the Duck Race to raise funds for high school scholarships and the Good Neighbor Fund, which helps those in need.
 
In 2020 the Club partnered with Duxbury Interfaith Council to launch Duxbury for All, an initiative that aims to address issue of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the town, to help make it a more welcoming community for all.  In 2021 Duxbury for All launched the Duxbury Afghan Resettlement Initiative (DARI) that is raising funds and providing facilities to host an Afghan refugee family here.
 
If these are efforts that interest you, please consider joining!  We meet twice a month to plan events, and we have regular social meetings with spouses and partners.  Please contact our Membership Chair, Elika Dadsetan-Foley at the link below.  
 
WE ARE A PROUD MEMBER OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, that has more than 1.2 million members around the globe, and has been the leader in eradicating polio, with support from the Gates Foundation.
Duxbury Festival of Lights
 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021 AT 3 PM

Duxbury Town Green (Washington St and Harden Hill Rd)
 

2021 continued to be an incredibly difficult year for all of us. As a country, we are continuously reminded just how important connections with our loved ones are.

Shining a light becomes a symbol of remembering those we have lost, those who may still be suffering, as well as those we may still be supporting. It reminds us that it’s often the little things – the meaningful moments, the shared laughter, the time spent with each other that makes the connection so powerful. 

We hope to celebrate the lives of those so dear to you, and also honor their memory by having you purchase a candle in their name/honor. We will then provide you cards to mail to the individual's families, if you so choose. 

 

We will light the candles on November 28th on the Duxbury Town Green, at the Festival of Lights. If you have ordered candles, you will receive your cards for mailing at the event as well.

All proceeds will go to Duxbury Rotary Club to support charitable causes throughout the town.

 
Come join us to celebrate the winter holidays on Sunday, November 28th at 3:00 pm on the Town Green!
We will have our amazing high school youth choir, cookies, hot cocoa, and more...
Santa will also be there to light the tree and menorah, and take photos with you!!
 
Don't miss this event to kick off our Duxbury holiday season, with the first night of Hanukkah! 
 
Our Sincere "Thanks"
 
 
 
Thank you for helping to make our annual Duck Race a great success.
 
We hope you were able to join us and experienced the joy in the eyes of the children who attended.
 
Through your generosity, we will be able to continue our efforts to make a difference in the lives of others.
 
This past year, we
  • provided scholarships to three DHS Seniors. (Did you know we select them based on their own demonstration of the Rotary motto "Service Above Self"?)
  • provided over $20K to local families who were in economic difficulty. (That's our Good Neighbor Fund at work.)
  • started "Duxbury for All" in conjunction with the Interfaith Council. (That's part of our effort to make Duxbury a more welcoming place for all people.)
That heart that you see in the picture above forms naturally when the ducks drop into the Bluefish River and the current makes it impact on all those individual ducks.
 
The same thing happens in all of us when we work together. That's why we are in Rotary.
 
Maybe you should think about finding out more about us. We'd love to chat.
 
Just click on the "Contact Us" button at the top of the page and drop us a note.
 
 
MegaDuck Sponsors
 
Here are some returning veterans looking to swim to the finish line of our MegaDucks Race on August 28, 2021
 
 
The Good Neighbor Fund
Trouble paying your bills during this difficult time?     
 
Contact Duxbury Rotary Club for financial assistance.
Use the Contact Us button above.
TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT          May 1, 2021 @ 7PM via ZOOM
You don’t need to be Einstein!
The entrance fee is $20 for a single and $30 for a couple. We also have a 50/50 raffle.
 
GET YOUR TEAM READY AND JOIN US FOR SOME FUN
 
WE'VE GOTTEN EVERYTHING READY FOR YOU GENIUSES.... YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE....
 
 
Can We Talk?
We believe that to end the divisiveness in our country, we need to understand and respect each other.  
Listening to what we have to say about important issues facing us in our capital and in every community, is the first step.
 
Please join in a town-wide Zoom meeting to discuss the events in Washington last week, and the future of our country and community.
Hosted by Prejudice Free Duxbury, this Wednesday, January 13th at 7pm.
 
Meeting ID: 816 3514 5479
 
MLK PRAYER SERVICE
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Prayer Service
Monday, JAN 18 2021@ 9AM via ZOOM
 
Co-hosted by the Duxbury Interfaith Council & Prejudice Free Duxbury.
 
Service will begin at 9 a.m. and will be followed by breakout sessions to discuss how we can further Dr. King's dream in the year to come.
Meeting ID: 863 1905 0821
It's Showtime with Santa!!!

 

DUXBURY VIRTUAL TREE LIGHTING

HOLIDAY SPECIAL PROGRAM

PACTV, DECEMBER 6TH AT 5:00 PM

The Duxbury Rotary Holiday Special will be available on Community Television (Comcast 13 and Verizon 43) and on the PAC-TV Facebook page, at 5 pm on December 6th. To make the event a celebration that everyone can embrace, the Duxbury Rotary Holiday Special will include symbols from different faiths, including both a Christmas tree and a Menorah, and seasonal music from around the world. 

This year’s event will be dedicated to all the essential workers who’ve been serving the community throughout the pandemic. The event will end with a surprise thank you for them, so make sure you tune in!

 

Prejudice Has No Place in Duxbury

We need your help. Please join us in making lasting change.

Prejudice Free Duxbury ( a collaboration between Duxbury Rotary and Duxbury No Place for Hate sent a letter to the editor of The Duxbury Clipper last week but it hasn't been published.  Here is the letter for your review. Please be sure to visit the Prejudice Free Duxbury website and tell us which task force you want to join.  The time to act is now.

"Dear Duxbury Clipper:

We’re writing to express our concern about the extremely negative posts we’re seeing on social media by supporters of candidates for local and national contests. The degree of prejudice expressed against religious and gender groups is shocking in this day and age, and a clear sign that we’re not as open and welcoming a town as we purport to be.
Since founding Prejudice Free Duxbury this spring, we’re often asked if racial, ethnic, religious and gender bias are still issues here. These social posts are proof positive that not just bias, but full-blown bigotry is still alive in Duxbury and neighboring communities.
If your readers are as appalled by the level of vitriol in these posts as we are, and would like to do something about it, we invite them to join us in our campaign to make Duxbury a truly safe and welcoming community for all. We have three task forces that have begun work on the issue—educating the public, engaging local organizations, identifying systemic issues and solutions—and need volunteers to help on each of them. To learn more about our work and sign up to help, please visit www.prejudicefreeduxbury.org.

Sincerely,
Catherine Cullen
Tara Downes
Fred L’Ecuyer
Brenda Hamadeh
Rev. Philomena Hare
Maarten Hemsley
Christian Koomey
Karl Kunz
Laura Neprud
Julius Prince
Joe Soares
Bruce Rutter
Anne Ward
Karen Wong "