Running List of Projects

Past and present projects that requires significant efforts from Rotary Club of Southborough 


Rotary Club of Southborough - Foldscopes

Partnering with other Rotary Clubs around the world - we have provided foldscopes (portable paper microscopes) to promote biology by exploring the microbiology environment.  These foldscopes can visualize tiny things like bacteria and microorganisms as well as larger samples like dust, insects, plants, and tissues.

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Most needed items drives for unsheltered families

Helping those in need in our own community with gently worn coats to diaper drives and gently used handbags to give those who would appreciate and enjoy.

The club started this effort in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Marlborough to support those who need coverage of Extended Stay prior to moving to a shelter or a longer term housing solution. As we looked into this problem more, we found that there increasing costs that families are not able to maintain. These efforts are to restore the belief that yes, someone out there truly cares and will take action to demonstrate such.

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Annie Laurie Satterfield Memorial High School Scholarship

To be awarded to the highest GPA high school senior student for a total $3,000, with $750 each academic year, going to a Massachusetts state college or university.

The club is pleased to announce that we will have enough funding to offer a scholarship every year moving forward to an eligible Southborough student. 

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Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized Rotary District 7910  where students and volunteers develop skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

What are the benefits? Connect with local Rotarians in Massachusetts to: Build communication and problem-solving skills. Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community. Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors. Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
Have fun and form lasting friendships. Earn community service hours while volunteering for fundraisers, service projects & more!

What’s involved? RYLA is an overnight 3-day retreat including presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics. This is an opportunity for your 2nd year high school students to hone their leadership potential, for university students to develop creative problem-solving strategies, or for young professionals to learn ethical business practices.

Want to learn more? Please visit: 
Rotary District 7910 RYLA and 
Rotary International RYLA

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Rotary Earth Day Town Clean Up

In partnership with Southborough Department of Public Works - the club coordinates a day to clean up the town by highlighting what road or neighborhood at the DPW building. DPW provides bags and gloves. Then, participants make their way to the location to  pick up trash. Participants can leave the collected trash bags on the side of the road for the DPW staff to drive by and pick up! 

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Southborough Rotary Food Truck Festival

Join us on St. Mark's Field on selected Wednesday afternoons for some good food, great company, and a marvelous time! 2024 dates are TBD. Visit our Events page to see the lineup by day! 

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Rotary Pumpkin Stroll

A Southborough Tradition with a Heritage Day Eve event - drop off your beautifully decorated or carved pumpkins lining the stone wall around the Old Burial Ground and stroll to see all the pumpkins!

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Rotary Foundation

Our local club have coordinated fundraisers and donations to support those affected by disasters from the 2004 Tsunami  in Thailand to more recent events such as the 2022 War in Ukraine and the 2023 Turkey/Syria Disaster Response Fund.  The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.

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