Posted by Ugur Ergun on Nov 19, 2018




Annual Lexington/Burlington Thanksgiving Football Meeting.

It was a cold, rainy and a miserable day outside but we had a full house, full of bravery, friendship and a bit of rivalry inside. In our Joint Meeting with the Burlington Rotary Club, we, 15 Lexington Rotarians and two soon to be Rotarians joined with 40 Burlington Rotarians, Burlington and Lexington High School administrators, athletic directors, coaches and team captains and a visiting Rotarian from North Carolina. We’ve enjoyed our Turkey ahead of the Thanksgiving Day celebration.
PP Jim F led us in the pledge, we sang one verse of America led by PP Domenic and the invocation was given by PDG and PP Jack.
PP John gave 50 happy dollars to celebrate the success of the cash raffle. Among the many Rotarians who sold raffle tickets, PP Dan topped the list by 77 tickets, followed by PP John 40 and president Michelle 32.
Raffle gifts were donated by:
  • Eagle Bank
  • People’s United Bank
  • Walpole Bank
  • Arlex Oil
And many raffle gifts were won by our guests.
PP Frank said that the sand for seniors activity, where we deliver 50 pound sand boxes to our elderly, will take place between November 30, December 2. If you wish to deliver sand boxes please contact PP Frank.
This wasn’t mentioned at the meeting but I mention it here anyway. On Sunday we, along with the Concord Rotary, packed 10,136 meals made of soy, rice, dried vegetables and vitamins in a Rise Against Hunger activity at Minuteman High School for those in need. Four Lexington Rotarians were joined by Lexington and Concord Rotaract members and community members.
Lexington and Burlington High School football teams have been facing each other every Thanksgiving day over the past fifty years. We helped them to warm up for this Thursday’s match. As a part of the friendly rivalry, Lexington and Burlington Schools superintendents, Dr Julie Hackett and Eric Conti, introduced their High School principals, Andrew Stephens and Mark Sullivan who introduced their athletic directors Naomi Martin and Shaun Hart, who introduced their cheerleader and football coaches, Laura, George, Adrian and Dan MacKay. They finally introduced their team captains. If you have the opportunity try to show up at 10:15am in Lexington and support our young players.
Our guest speaker was Steve Bullpet, longtime sports writer for the Boston Herald, who covers the Celtics and the NBA in general. He addressed our young athletes and emphasized importance of being team mates and how sportsmanship define our lives well beyond the game.
50/50 worth $70 was won by President Michelle, who is a natural born winner.
Submitted by Ugur Ergun.
Best regards,
Ugur Ergun