Posted by Kathy Wilfert on Aug 27, 2020

As the newly inducted president of the Rotary Club of Westborough, I am dedicated to “strengthening the club’s mission of providing service to others in our town." As such, we are reaching out to the community for suggestions to help with local projects that serve Westborough and the Worcester County community.

Rotary has more than1.2 million members and 35,000 clubs worldwide, and for the past 110 years Rotarians have taken action to create long-lasting change across the globe and in communities. Rotarians are problem-solvers, people of action, and community builders, and members of the Westborough club exemplify Rotary’s motto: Service Above Self. Rotarians are dedicated to championing peace, fighting illiteracy and poverty, providing clean water and sanitation, fighting disease, and protecting our environment.

Since the inception of the Westborough club 50 years ago by Nelson Ball, Westborough Rotarians have united to make a difference in the well-being of citizens. This has never been more evident than during the 2020 pandemic. Inspired by the leadership of past club President Elliott Rittenberg, Westborough Rotarians built more than 1,400 face shields for health-care workers in Massachusetts.  

To continue the Westborough club’s motto of Service Above Self, we have created a specific Service Committee in order to support community initiatives. Some of the initiatives that our club has supported include: the Repair Café (shown right), where residents bring various items, e.g., bikes, appliances, to be repaired); the Free Holiday Gift Store (shown left), which provides gifts donated to families; planting veterans flags (shown above) at the rotary in downtown Westborough; and providing scholarships to Westborough High School students.

“Our goal in creating this Service Committee is to make it very easy for Westborough residents to get the help they need to accomplish worthwhile goals that benefit our community,” states Jason Camuti, chair of the Service Committee. “We’re all about developing community partnerships.” 

Request support from the Rotary Club of Westborough to implement community initiatives at

For more information, contact Westborough President Kathy Wilfert. Click here.

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