SELECTMEN NEWS: Town Thanks Rotary Club For New Sign At Rotary Park

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen took time at the beginning of their meeting on Monday night to thank the Wilmington Rotary Club for recently donating a new information sign board at Rotary Park.

“For many years, the information sign board at Rotary Park has allowed the town to get the word out about community events, from Town Meeting to graduation to National Night Out,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull.

According to Hull, the new sign board – which cost approximately $6,500 – is a noticeable improvement over the old one.  The new board has granite posts, is made of a more durable material, and is now lit at night.

The Rotary Club’s two most recent past presidents — George Hooper and Mike Burns — represented the organization at Monday’s meeting.  Hooper was the group’s President when the sign initiative began and Burns was President when the sign was installed in April.

“Thank you for your generosity.  It is much appreciated,” said Selectman Greg Bendel. “The new sign is a nice addition to the town.”

“The Rotary Club has done yeoman’s work with scholarships and projects throughout the town, especially benefiting kids,” added Selectman Kevin Caira.

“I appreciate what the Rotary has done for the community,” said Selectman Mike McCoy. “It’s a great organization.”

“The Town’s volunteer spirit is embodied in what Rotary does,” noted Selectman Mike Champoux.  “The Town is very grateful for your efforts.

“The legacy of Rotary goes back many, many years,” said Chair Judy O’Connell, who praised the partnership the organization has with Wilmington Public Schools.

O’Connell then presented Burns and Hooper with a certificate from the town, recognizing the Rotary Club for its sign donation.

Judy O’Connell (r) presents certificate to George Hooper (l) & Mike Burns (c)

Rotary Club’s Fun on the Fourth Dinner

George Hooper promoted the Wilmington Rotary Club’s Fun on the Fourth Dinner this Thursday, June 30, from 6pm to 8pm, at the Town Common. Rotary is serving hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, lemonade, and dessert.  Meal tickets cost $8.  The Rotary Club has also organized a free outdoor kids-friendly movie at 8:45pm.

2nd Annual Wilmington Rotary Club’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mike Burns promoted the Wilmington Rotary Club’s upcoming ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday, August 27 at 10am at Rotary Park.  Last year’s event raised more than $5,000 for the Wakefield-based Angel Fund, which sponsors ALS research.

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Rotarians Mike Burns (l) and George Hooper (r) update Selectmen on upcoming fundraisers

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