Concerts on the Common are Back!

CONCERTS ON THE COMMON are back in July! Lynnfield Rotary will be sponsoring four concerts in July!- Wednesdays July 10, July 17, July 24 and July 31. Rain date is the following Thursday and will be announced. It is a great community event with fun for all ages! This year we have a great line up of talented bands! The concerts take place at the Lynnfield Common 6-8. There will be limited parking due to the construction in the center so please plan ahead to find available parking. For more information on dates and sponsorship please visit
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Build a Bed Save the Date

Save the Date – Lynnfield Rotary’s Build A Bed - May 11, 2024, 9:00 AM, Market Street

Build A Bed is returning to Market Street in Lynnfield!

In 2022 Lynnfield Rotary hosted its first Build A Bed project. Collaborating with volunteers from our community we built ten beds for children in Massachusetts. Everyone went home knowing that their work that day had a significant impact on children in our community. In 2023, ninety-one volunteers built twenty-two beds, exceeding our goal of twenty. We are optimistic for 2024,with our target increasing to thirty beds.

Lynn based “A Bed For Every Child” will provide lumber, hardware, tools, and expert instruction to construct the bed frames. People will work in groups of up to four builders.

The beds cost $350 each. Upon completion, the bed frames will be taken to Lynn where a mattress will be added. The finished product will be delivered to the home of a child who needs a bed.

Individuals, families, and organizations can participate as follows:

One or more beds can be purchased for $350 each. This allows your team to attend the event and build the frames. If you prefer, the same donation will allow a bed to be constructed by our volunteers in your name.

All other donations will be applied towards additional beds.

Beds will be assigned to sponsors based on the order in which payments are received.

Checks must be made payable to “Lynnfield Rotary Charitable Trust, Inc.” a 501(c)3 foundation, [EIN 88-3347265] and should be mailed to: 

Lynnfield Rotary - Build A Bed,
P.O. Box 216
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Please include your mobile phone number and email so we can contact you with any last-minute information in case of a location change due to weather.

We encourage you to bring your children and make it a meaningful family event.

Please share this information with friends, family, and business associates.

If you have any questions, contact

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Wildfire lights up the Rotary Concert Season Finale

On Weds night July 26th from 6 -8pm, Wildfire served up a smorgasbord of tunes ranging from Dancing Queen by ABBA to God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood to an enthusiastic crowd for the final night of the Lynnfield Rotary Concert series. The talented vocalists of the group led the way with a wide-ranging repertoire of songs including Simply the Best by Tina Turner, Gloria by Laura Brannigan, Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison, Giver Me Some Lovin’ by Richie Valens, Old Time Rock ‘n Roll by Bob Seger and many more, to the delight of the largest audience of the year.

The weather couldn’t have provided a better backdrop for this the final Rotary Concert. The energy was exhilarating as young and old enjoyed the inviting evening atmosphere with family and friends.

Interact, the LHS young Rotarian club, charged with handling food and beverages were so busy they asked that the food and beverage tables remain up until after the final song.

The balloon man, Tim Levesque, who provides his artistic handiwork, also found himself having a very busy night, as kids were lined up waiting for his balloon creations with less than a half hour left in the event.

Five raffle winners happily accepted their prizes during intermission.

Safe to say, Wildfire cemented their position as the anchor of the July - four-week Wednesday night concert line-up, it was a fitting way to bring the successful 2023 season to a memorable conclusion.

Rotary thanks Concert on the Common Co- Chairs Lauri and Bob Priestley as well as thanking our generous sponsors who without their support the July concert events could not be possible. They are:

Matt Kimball, Ellen Crawford, First Financial Trust, The Savings Bank, Victor Saldahna, Moynihan Lumber, Jany Kimball, Kimball and Kimball, Dave Drislane, Cornerstone Construction, Jack and Hilda Moynihan, Wakefield Coop, Everett Bank, YMCA Metro North, Kayem Franks, 99 Restaurant, Calvary Chirstian Church, Eastern Bank, Boston Acoustics, Lynnfield Library, Lynnfield Art Guild, Lynnfield Tree Committee, Re-create Art Studio, Beth Clark, Tim Levesque, Magic of Yarrow, Lorraine Sacco, and La Gallina.

Lynnfield Rotary thanks all who came out to enjoy the concert series for this year and invites you all back for the Concert on the Common in July of 2024.

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Lynnfield Rotary Hosts New Superintendent and Rotary Scholarship Winners 

On July 27th Lynnfield Rotary had the honor of welcoming as speakers Kristin Vogel, Lynnfield’s new Superintendent of Schools as well as Rotary Scholarship winners from last year and the award winners for this year. 

Introduced by Co- President Christine Travers, Ms. Vogel, in her remarks, stressed her commitment to literacy, inclusion and competence for this coming year and throughout her tenure. She is eager to add her imprint to the excellent school system that she has inherited. During the Q&A period, she fielded questions about building suitability and adequacy for the future and the safety issues that would protect our children more effectively. 

Pres Travers thanked Ms. Vogel for coming and then introduced the Scholarship winners. 

Evan Fair and Laura Lim were the Lynnfield High School scholarship winners for 2022. They returned to receive the balance of their $2000 award.  

Evan is a business major at the University of Tampa who has found a passion for the College Dance group. He hopes it will give him an opportunity to explore a career in dance when he graduates. 

Laura Lim is a government major at Dartmouth College.  She stated that she is a passionate Asian American Activist and is involved with the Asian American college group advocating for fair treatment for the Asian community. 

Gavin Fair and Sophia Calle, the 2023 Rotary Scholarship winners, were on hand to receive the first installment of their $2000 scholarship,  

Gavin will be heading to Rutgers University where he will be studying Mechanical Engineering. He is a principal in the non-profit company FMG that focuses on teaching the value of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to school kids of all ages. This summer he is working at Northeastern with high schoolers age 16 -18 to stimulate their interest in robotics. 

Sophia Calle is going to Providence in the fall joining the Nursing program. She hopes that along with her mandated schedule she will be able to do volunteer work at hospitals in her spare time. 

Also, Christine Travers was honored with a plaque acknowledging her service as Rotary President for 2022-23. And Jack Moynihan was presented with a three-sapphire pin for his continuing commitment to the Rotary Foundation.  

Lynnfield Rotary Hosts New Superintendent and Rotary Scholarship Winners JEB 2023-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

Concerts on the Common: A Sensational Start to Summer

🎵🌞 What an incredible start to the summer concert series we had last Wednesday at Concerts on the Common! 🌟 The Lynnfield Rotary Club is overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm from our community. Thank you all for joining us and making it such a memorable evening! 🙌
But wait, the fun is not over yet! We are thrilled to announce that there are still three more spectacular concerts lined up for Wednesday nights in July. 🎶 Get ready to groove to the rhythm, create wonderful memories, and enjoy the summer vibes with us! 🎉
We would like to express our deepest appreciation to our amazing sponsors, who have made this entire concert series possible. Without their generosity, none of this would have been possible.
Join us in extending a heartfelt thank you to:
🏠 Premier Sponsor Cornerstone Construction - Thank you for your support and for providing free cotton candy!
🏦 Everett Bank
🏦 Wakefield Cooperative Bank
🏦 First Financial Trust
🍽️ The 99 Restaurant
⛪ Calvary Christian Church
🏊‍♀️ The Torigian YMCA
🏦 The Saving Bank
💼 Kimball & Kimball
💼 Matt Kimball
💼 Ellen Crawford
💼 David Drislane
Your support has truly made a difference and has allowed us to bring this incredible community event to life. 🙏❤️
Make sure to mark your calendars and invite your friends and family to the remaining concerts on the common! Let's continue to celebrate summer, music, and the spirit of togetherness. 🎵🌸
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Lynnfield Rotary Celebrates 60 Years!

The Lynnfield Rotary celebrated 60 years of club activity at La Gallina restaurant, Lynnfield Market Place this June.  Many members were in attendance, including our District Govenor.  President Christine Travers was thanked for her shining year of leadership as outgoing Club President.  
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Rotary Sponsors Healthy Living Expo for the Community

The Lynnfield Rotary proudly sponsored the Healthy Living Expo event, co-hosted by the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce and A Healthy Lynnfield.  This event provided health and wellness information to the community with over 45 vendors, including massage, holistic wellness, fitness demonstrations, mental health resources, CPR and car safety demonstrations and more.  Rotary is proud to work with partners in the community to bring these events to the public.
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2022 Holiday Cheer with LHS Music Department

On Thursday, December 8, Lynnfield Rotary hosted its annual Holiday Luncheon at the Colonial Sheraton.  Guests and new members were treated to a performance by the Lynnfield High School choral group under the direction of Douglas Hodgkins.  The crowed enjoyed a medley of holiday music well sung by these talented students!  Rotary used the special occasion to invite guests and new members to the club and to discuss service projects for the spring.  Happy Holidays to all! 
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2023 Turkey Trot 5K-The Best Yet! 

Lynnfield Rotary Club had a successful 5k Turkey Trot fundraiser on November 20, 2023.  In fact, this year we partnered with the Lynnfield Moms Group to honor the memory of their friend Julie Routhier, who  passed away in September after a brief battle with a very aggressive cancer. She left behind a husband and three young children. Their hope was to raise funds to help other such families in the  community that face the devastating loss of a loved one so suddenly.  Over 300 community members turned out to run/walk and a good time was had by all. Our President, Christine Travers, even wore a Turkey Costume in honor of the race's namesake.  Lynnfield Rotary would like to thank all the volunteers and families that came out to support our efforts as well as our sponsors and donors.  
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Rotary Hosts Lynnfield and North Reading Football Rivals

Lynnfield Rotary hosts its annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner at the Salem Country Club for the rival football teams of Lynnfield and North Reading. Shown above are the football captains, cheer captains, band and Rotary Interact Club members from both schools.  The dinner recognizes the time-honored, good natured rivalry between the two schools.  Sportsmanship, camaraderie and service is the model of the day.  Both teams were sent off to the field with good wishes for all, and the cheer squad and band members set the spirit for the day! Congratulations to both teams for a game well played. 
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Lynnfield Fire House Open House

Lynnfield Rotary was pleased to participate in this weeks Lynnfield Fire House Open House.  It was a great day meeting people from the community and hearing more about what goes on day in and day out at the Fire Department.
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Scholarship Winner 2022

President Christine Travers awards Lynnfield High School graduating senior Lauren Lim with a Lynnfield Rotary scholarship.  Ms. Lim was selected based on a competitive process and scholarship committee review of her application response about Rotary's core value "Service over Self." She will receive $1000 this year toward her continuing education in Government Relations, and $1000 next year upon successful completion of one academic year and presentation to the Rotary Club. 
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Passing of the Gavel

Passing of the Gavel from now Past President Jack Moynihan to 2022-2023 President Christine Travers.  
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Interact Fundraiser 2022

This past March, the Lynnfield Rotary Interact Club hosted a recycling event for the community. Data Recycling of New England partnered with Interact students to host an event in which Lynnfield residents could safely recycle their electronics, preserving the environment, and providing parts that can be refurbished for future use.  The club made a portion of the recycling fees collected, raising over $3,000 to support future community service and Interact Club activities. Kudos to the Lynnfield Rotary Interact!! 
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Lynnfield Rotary Takes A Dip in the 2022 Polar Plunge

This spring, Lynnfield Rotary raised $1,500 for the annual regional Polar Plunge district fundraiser.  Lynnfield member, Stephanie Petty, took the plunge on a cold April morning in Gloucester. Thank you Stephanie for representing Lynnfield Rotary in this great regional fundraiser!
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Lynnfield Interact Club Up and Running!

The Lynnfield Rotary Interact Club is up and running this year, rejuvenated by the energy of Lynnfield High School Interact Officers Sophia Calle, Abigail Travers, Isabela George and Harrison Grasso and their peers. In November Lynnfield Interact sponsored a donation drive for Veterans in collaboration with Operation Troop Support! Boxes of warm socks and writing supplies were collected and donated to troops overseas.  Also in November, Interact Members organized a group of their peers to help stuff SWAG bags for the annual 5K Turkey Trot road race. For the race, Interact members were stationed along key points across the course to keep runners on track!  Finally, and most impressive, they came up with their own fundraiser. They sold raffle tickets for Holiday Gift Baskets at the annual Thanksgiving Day football game, at the Turkey Trot, and at the Annual Tree Lighting on the Common netting $290 for their club!.  They have out and about Lynnfield this fall. We can't wait to see what their next service project is!
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Rotary Holiday Luncheon with The LHS Chorale 

The Lynnfield Rotary Club welcomed 12 Lynnfield High School Chorale singers, with Music Director Douglas Hodgkins, to our Holiday Luncheon at the historical Town Meeting House on the Lynnfield Common on Dec, 9, 2021.  Food was catered by Tuscana's, we had sing along, listened to some very talented soloists,  and holiday cheer was shared by all. 
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Turkey Trot 2021

The 12th Annual Turkey Trot held this November 21, 2021 was a huge success.  Proceeds from this event help Lynnfield Rotary fund Service Above Self Scholarships to Lynnfield High School graduating seniors.
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Lynnfield Rotary Club Donates $5k to the Rotary Foundation

District Governor Terry Rezendes Curran accepts a $5,000 donation from Lynnfield Rotary Club at a luncheon at the Salem Country Club this November.  Funds were raised from Lynnfield Rotary's Post-Pandemic Pool fundraiser this spring.  The Rotary Foundation funds innovative service projects globally. Proceeds from Lynnfield Rotary Club's Post Pandemic Pool also contributed to honoring local first responders for their work during the pandemic. 
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Thanksgiving Luncheon with Lynnfield and North Reading Football Captains

The Thursday before Thanksgiving, Lynnfield Rotary honored the Captains of North Reading and Lynnfield High School Football teams, as well as North Reading Band and Cheer Captains from each school, prior to the annual Thanksgiving Day Football game between these rival teams. The luncheon was held at the Salem Country Club and enjoyed by all. 
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2021 Friendraiser

Join us online for a free discussion on joining Lynnfield Rotary and making an impact on the world by fighting hunger and disease, promoting peace, and so much more. 
Thursday, February 25, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
To register visit:
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Unsung Hero Event

Posted on Nov 07, 2019
The Unsung Hero award is given out every year by our District to deserving people who are not in the spotlight yet work selflessly and deserve to be recognized for their community service.
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Lynnfield Rotary is a 'gem' Jamie Booth 2019-10-22 04:00:00Z 0

First Responder's Day 

Posted by Peggy Pratt Calle on Sep 11, 2019
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First Responder's day was Sponsored by The Lynnfield Rotary club on September 11, 2019. During this yearly ceremony we take time to salute our police department and fire department for all the work they do and the risks that they take for our communities. This event is in memory of all the first responders who lost their lives on that tragic day, September 11, 2001.
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Lynnfield Rotary Serves at Good Hope Jamie Booth 2019-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

Concerts on the Common

Posted by Peggy Pratt Calle on Jul 10, 2019
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This year's concerts on the common were set up by Bob Priestly and his wife Lauri, and we even had a little help from the high schoolers.
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