Mar 04, 2019 12:15 PM
Mar 11, 2019 12:15 PM
Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation
Mar 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Club Business Meeting
Mar 25, 2019 12:15 PM
Club Meeting
Apr 01, 2019 12:15 PM
Club Meeting
Apr 08, 2019 12:15 PM
Club Meeting
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Stories and News
Rotarians at Work- Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
There is quite a bit going on, so get out your calendar and read on!
Community Dinner
Our club will host a community dinner before the dress rehearsal of the high school musical Seussical on Thursday, March 7th at 5 pm. The dinner will be held at Shrewsbury High School in the Commons (cafeteria area). Volunteers are needed to set tables, serve and clean up. Plan to arrive by 5pm if you can help and wear your Rotary tee if you have one. 
From My Heart
A dinner in honor of the students published in this year's addition of From My Heart is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27th at 5pm. More details to come, but Rotarians are needed to set up, serve, clean up and facilitate conversations by dining with authors and their families. This event will be held in the Commons (cafeteria area) at Shrewsbury High School. 
Earth Day Recycling Event
Wheelabrator Shrewsbury will once again sponsor this event planned for Sunday, April 28th from noon-3pm at Town Hall. Rotarians will be needed throughout the day to collect money, direct traffic, unload cars and provide general support. 
Shrewsbury Food and Brew Fest
Our 4th annual event scheduled for Sunday, June 23rd from noon-3pm at Avidia Bank in Shrewsbury. Every available Rotarian is needed to help by securing sponsors, selling tickets, and volunteering to set up, staff and break down the event itself. Tickets are now available online:
A copy of the sponsorship form was emailed to all Club members. If you need the form resent to you or printed, please email
Club Member Moira Miller on Genealogy
Club member Moira Miller spoke about her passion for genealogy and how looking into her own family history led her become a certified professional genealogy researcher completing a certificate program at Boston University. Although it is possible to do your own genealogy research, Moira explained that the process can be time consuming and while many online tools are free, some require a subscription fee. A professional genealogist will have access to online tools that require fees and should adhere to what is known as the Genealogical Proof Standard, meaning that the information that is passed on to a family is properly sourced and documented. 
Moira has traveled the world through her client research and enjoys the mystery that comes from locating and analyzing historical records in an effort to piece together the past. Sometimes, documents will contradict each other because of human error or people just not having accurate information at the time the records were established. For those interested in doing their own genealogy research, Moira suggests starting with a question that you want to answer and be prepared for a circuitous route. Digging into the past can create as many mysteries as it solves and people are often unprepared for what they will discover. It is important to document the sources used and be on the lookout for improperly sourced information. If possible, speak with as many family members as you can to get a first hand account of your family history, consider a DNA search and stay focused on the question you set out to answer.
For those seeking some help or the services of a professional genealogist, Moira is happy to help! Visit her website at or send her an email at
Meeting Mondays at 12:15 PM at the Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., No. Grafton