Showing posts with label leadership. Show all posts
Showing posts with label leadership. Show all posts

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Franklin Police graduate students from the "2023 Leadership Academy"

Via Franklin Police Dept: 

"Please join us in congratulating all of the graduates of the 2023 Leadership Camp"
Shared from Instagram -> (view additional photos)   https://www.instagram.com/p/CusU7rKrgtE/

Franklin Police graduate students from the "2023 Leadership Academy"
Franklin Police graduate students from the "2023 Leadership Academy"


Monday, March 20, 2023

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey Highlights Dean Leadership Institute’s CSI Discussion - March 29

Bringing a real-life true crime discussion to Dean College, the Dean Leadership Institute welcomes Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey to campus. The latest installment of the speaker series will take place on March 29 at 6 PM in the Guidrey Center, located inside the Dr. Paula M. Rooney Student Center.

The Spring 2023 installment of the DLI speaker series focuses on crime scene investigation, which coincides with Dean’s popular criminal justice academic program. Morrissey will be joined by First Assistant District Attorney Lynn Beland, who has prosecuted more than 100 murder cases and was named the state’s 2012 prosecutor of the year, and Massachusetts State Police Detective Lt. Brian Tully, commander of the homicide unit attached to Morrissey’s office. The three will connect with students about careers in criminal justice and prepare them for success after graduation. The discussion will help Dean students to understand the process of a crime scene investigation from the moment authorities arrive through prosecution.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey Highlights Dean Leadership Institute’s CSI Discussion - March 29
Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey Highlights Dean Leadership Institute’s CSI Discussion - March 29


Morrissey, past president of the Massachusetts District Attorney’s Association, served on the governor’s Anti-Crime Council and on the Board of Directors of DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended) for 10 years. Before serving as district attorney, Morrissey served as a state representative from 1977 to 1992 and a state senator from 1992 to 2010, where he chaired the Committee on Public Safety. In the legislature, Morrissey helped pass laws strengthening drunken driving and domestic violence laws, and measures protecting seniors from fraud and children from sex offenders and cyber bullying.

The Dean Leadership Institute offers a unique opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with business leaders. Morrissey is the latest speaker in a list that includes Worcester Red Sox President Dr. Charles Steinberg, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and Angela McKay, the Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy in the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy team at Microsoft.

The doors of the Guidrey Center will open at 5:30 PM. Parking is available behind the Rooney Student Center at 109 West Central Street. The event is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, a livestream of the event will be available.

Learn more about the Dean Leadership Institute and RSVP for the event.

Shared from the Dean page -> https://www.dean.edu/news-events/story/norfolk-district-attorney-michael-morrissey-highlights-dean-leadership-institute-s-csi-discussion/

Monday, February 27, 2023

Franklin Police to host Leadership Camp again this Summer; Registration is open now!

"The Franklin Police Department is excited to once again host our Leadership Camp this summer from July 10-14. 
The officers and kids involved have an amazing time working and learning together every year and would like you to be a part of it." 
https://t.co/d1CdrrVhSF
Registration form can be found online -> 


Registration form can also be found in the QR code in the image ->

Franklin Police to host leadership camp again this Summer
Franklin Police to host leadership camp again this Summer

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Franklin Cultural District: From books to pumpkins to Fire Dept open house, food, music #artshappenhere in Franklin

The Farmers Market closes out the season this Friday with vendors, music and the pumpkin weighing contest. But as usual that is not all that is happening in and around Franklin as #artshappenhere. 

Check out the listing below the live calendar for updates should they occur.


The pumpkin patch returns to St John's for October!Wednesday, October 26

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church) 

5:00pm - Michael Dukakis - Leadership Series at Dean College (free registration)

5:00pm - Domestic Violence Gallery Walk (SAFE Coalition)

6:00pm - Teen Murder Mystery Party! (Franklin Public Library)


Thursday, October 27

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church) 

6:00pm - Charlie Rock Live (live music) (La Cantina Winery) 

6:00pm - Community Conversations: The Politics of Book Banning (Franklin Public Library)

6:30pm - Paint and Sip (ticketed event) (67 Degrees Brewery)


Friday, October 28

2:00pm - Farmers Market (Town Common) 

Farmers Market
Farmers Market

4:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church) 

5:30pm - Matt Zajac (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

6:00pm - Steve Dogilio (live music)  (La Cantina Winery)


Saturday, October 29

8:00am - National Medicine Take Back Day (SAFE Coalition)

10:00am - Franklin Fire Dept Open House & Touch a Truck (Franklin Fire Dept - 40 West Central St)

10:00am - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church) 

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

1:00pm - Halloween Costume Party (music & food truck) (La Cantina Winery)

5:30pm - KO Jazz Pop Trio (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)


Franklin Garden Club
Franklin Garden Club
Sunday, October 30

12:00pm - Pumpkin Patch Sale (St John’s Episcopal Church) 

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)


Monday, October 31 -  Halloween


Tuesday, November 1

First Day of American Indian Heritage Month

6:30pm - Franklin Garden Club (Franklin Public Library)



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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events    https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendar

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 

Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!
Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!







Monday, October 3, 2022

Dean College: "Dean Leadership Institute Welcomes Dr. Charles Steinberg, President Of The Worcester Red Sox"

Dean Leadership Institute was pleased to welcome Dr. Charles Steinberg, president of the Worcester Red Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, as the first speaker of the fall semester for the Dean Leadership Institute.

Dean College Chancellor Edward Augustus introduced “Dr. Charles”, whose career in baseball began 40+ years ago with an internship with the Baltimore Orioles, his hometown team. Dr. Charles joined the Worcester Red Sox, known as the Pawtucket Red Sox at the time, as president on November 15, 2015, after many years as Executive Vice President of the Boston Red Sox.

Dr. Charles spoke to our students about the qualities that he looks for when hiring an intern – qualities that he wished he would have known when he was first starting his career.

“Integrity is paramount,” said Dr. Charles. “Can I trust you? Do you do what you say you’re going to do? Can I believe you?” he added. “I had no idea when I started my internship with the Orioles that they were going to notice me. I didn’t think they cared – they had bigger things to do. Later I would realize that interns are watched like hawks and your professional career starts on day one.” 
Continue reading the article about Dr Steinberg's insights that he shared

Two members of the Dean College baseball team presented Dr Steinberg with a special baseball bat
Two members of the Dean College baseball team presented Dr Steinberg with a special baseball bat

Next speaker at the Dean Leadership Institute is Michael Dukakis, Former Governor of Massachusetts, scheduled for 5 PM on October 26, 2022.

Event registration for the Oct 26 event will be available soon ->  https://www.dean.edu/academics/dean-leadership-institute-2/

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Dr. Charles Steinberg to open Fall Dean Leadership Institute Speaker Series - Sep 29

Dean College is pleased to welcome Dr. Charles Steinberg, president of the Worcester Red Sox, as the first speaker of the Dean Leadership Institute (DLI) Fall Speaker Series

Dr. Charles Steinberg joined the Worcester Red Sox, known as the Pawtucket Red Sox at the time, as president on November 5, 2015 after many years as Executive Vice President of the Boston Red Sox. In a vast career in which he has also worked with the Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, "Dr. Charles" has helped revamp and re-energize the WooSox front office while leading the effort to aggressively reach out to the community to restore and enhance bonds of connection. He has also been instrumental in the community engagement of Central Massachusetts, including the development of Worcester’s Polar Park and the relocation of the franchise to the city in 2021.

The program is FREE and open to the public. RSVP to attend the Dean Leadership Institute event on September 29, 2022 (https://host.nxt.blackbaud.com/registration-form/?formId=4b46fee6-5f34-4a3c-afe8-1a4ac93373e2&envId=p-znTBbqSjmkypIjo1twnSVg

Dr. Charles Steinberg to open Fall Dean Leadership Institute Speaker Series - Sep 29
Dr. Charles Steinberg to open Fall Dean Leadership Institute Speaker Series - Sep 29

Sunday, July 3, 2022

State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy receives John “Jack” Healy Leadership Award

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) presented State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin) with the John “Jack” Healy Leadership Award in the DCU Club at Polar Park in Worcester on May 20th.  The award ceremony was part of MassMEP’s  ‘Manufacturing Your Future i4.0,’ an event for Massachusetts manufacturers to come together and take a deep dive through the components of Industry 4.0, along with a view of SMART Manufacturing, and the chance to learn about the importance of building a roadmap in I4.0 to remain competitive and see direct impacts to the bottom line. 

Representative Roy received the award in recognition of his dedication to and support of Massachusetts Manufacturing.  Currently the House Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy, he is also the House-Chair of the Manufacturing Caucus, which promotes and encourages “Making It” in Massachusetts.   
State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy
State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy
 
“I was honored, humbled, and deeply touched to be the recipient of the Jack Healy Award from MassMEP,” said Representative Roy.  “Under the leadership of Speaker Ron Mariano, Massachusetts has assembled an unparalleled support system and is fully committed to a thriving manufacturing sector. I have been delighted to play a small role in the efforts to help companies make it in Massachusetts and look forward to seeing more moving here.” 
 
 “No one deserves this award more than Representative Roy,” said Dennis Leonard, Chairman of the Board, MassMEP.  Representative Roy’s efforts have fostered innovation and created opportunities for economic growth in Massachusetts. He has been a steadfast supporter of the MassMEP, requesting funding for the program every year. We as a manufacturing community are in a better place because of him.”

L-R: Rep Roy, Mark Schmit of NIST and Tom Andrellos of MassMEP
L-R: Rep Roy, Mark Schmit of NIST and Tom Andrellos of MassMEP

In 2016, MassMEP created the John “Jack” Healy Leadership Award to recognize excellence within manufacturing companies and honor individual manufacturing leaders who are shaping the future of global manufacturing. This award is in honor of MassMEP's former President and leader, John "Jack" Healy. Jack was the leader of MassMEP from 1997-2016. During his tenure he changed the way manufacturing is perceived and was often referred to as the "Voice of Manufacturing." His role with MassMEP and his passion for the industry were the catalysts in shaping the direction of manufacturing in Massachusetts. 
  
Past recipients of the John “Jack” Healy Leadership Award include Speaker Robert DeLeo and Congressman Jim McGovern. 

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Introductory conversation with the new Senior Center leadership team - 01/26/22 (audio)

FM #713 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 713 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Danielle Hopkins. the new Director for the Franklin Senior Center and Christina LaRose, the new Deputy Director.  We talk about their first couple of weeks in their new roles at the Senior Center. 


You’ll hear how each of them came to this role and from their backgrounds how well they are fitting together. Much learning and listening underway with good ideas for reopening the cafĂ© and then adjusting/expanding programs to meet the needs of the community.


The recording runs about 18 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Danielle and Christina. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-714-introductory-conversation-with-the-new-senior-center-leadership-team-01-26-22



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Introductory conversation with the new Senior Center leadership team - 01/26/22 (audio)
Introductory conversation with the new Senior Center leadership team - 01/26/22 (audio)

Monday, January 10, 2022

Dean Leadership Institute - Mary Katz - Mar 15, 2022


MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The Dean Leadership Institute is excited and honored to welcome Mary Katz to speak in its Leadership In Action series on March 15. 
Details will follow.  #dcleadinst https://t.co/pmLBMEi58W

Dean Leadership Institute - Mary Katz - Mar 15, 2022
Dean Leadership Institute - Mary Katz - Mar 15, 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Dean Leadership Institute: Eric D. Lee, Esq - Feb 11, 8 AM


"MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The Dean Leadership Institute is excited and honored to welcome Eric D. Lee, Esq. '08 back to campus as its first speaker in the Leadership In Action series. 
Join us on Friday, February 11, at 8 AM on Zoom for a great presentation." #dcleadinst

Shared from Twitter:  https://t.co/5SVkJ4PC3Z



Eric D. Lee, Esq. '08
Eric D. Lee, Esq. '08

Saturday, March 20, 2021

4th Local Leadership Lunch with Ndoumbe Ndoye - Mar 22 - 1:00 PM

Denise Spencer (she/her) (@DSpencerFSC) tweeted on Fri, Mar 19, 2021:
Very excited to attend @BeccaRauschMA 4th Local Leadership Lunch with Ndoumbe Ndoye, Franklin High School class of 2021, President of Diversity Awareness Club, youth mentor, and local social justice advocate.

4th Local Leadership Lunch with Ndoumbe Ndoye - Mar 26 - 1:00 PM
4th Local Leadership Lunch with Ndoumbe Ndoye - Mar 26 - 1:00 PM



Friday, March 19, 2021

Senator Becca Rausch: #LocalLeadershipLunch with Dr. Regina LaRocque - Mar 19, 1 PM

Senator Becca Rausch (@BeccaRauschMA) tweeted on Thu, Mar 18, 2021:

For my 3rd #LocalLeadershipLunch, I'm chatting with Dr. Regina LaRocque, an infectious disease expert and advocate for equity and public health protections throughout the #COVID19 pandemic.

Tune in tomorrow (Friday, 3/19/21) at 1 PM! #WomensHistoryMonth #mapoli @harvardmed @MGHMedicine https://t.co/LWWqH90gvm
Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeccaRauschMA/status/1372586145280823298

Senator Becca Rausch:  #LocalLeadershipLunch with Dr. Regina LaRocque - Mar 19, 1 PM
Senator Becca Rausch:  #LocalLeadershipLunch with Dr. Regina LaRocque - Mar 19, 1 PM


Friday, October 9, 2020

New England Journal of Medicine: "Dying in a Leadership Vacuum"

 The New England Journal of Medicine writes the following editorial:

"COVID-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options to combat a novel pathogen, countries were forced to make hard choices about how to respond. Here in the United States, our leaders have failed that test. They have taken a crisis and turned it into a tragedy.

The magnitude of this failure is astonishing. According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering,1 the United States leads the world in Covid-19 cases and in deaths due to the disease, far exceeding the numbers in much larger countries, such as China. The death rate in this country is more than double that of Canada, exceeds that of Japan, a country with a vulnerable and elderly population, by a factor of almost 50, and even dwarfs the rates in lower-middle-income countries, such as Vietnam, by a factor of almost 2000. Covid-19 is an overwhelming challenge, and many factors contribute to its severity. But the one we can control is how we behave. And in the United States we have consistently behaved poorly.

We know that we could have done better. China, faced with the first outbreak, chose strict quarantine and isolation after an initial delay. These measures were severe but effective, essentially eliminating transmission at the point where the outbreak began and reducing the death rate to a reported 3 per million, as compared with more than 500 per million in the United States. Countries that had far more exchange with China, such as Singapore and South Korea, began intensive testing early, along with aggressive contact tracing and appropriate isolation, and have had relatively small outbreaks. And New Zealand has used these same measures, together with its geographic advantages, to come close to eliminating the disease, something that has allowed that country to limit the time of closure and to largely reopen society to a prepandemic level. In general, not only have many democracies done better than the United States, but they have also outperformed us by orders of magnitude."

Continue reading the editorial online  https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2029812

New ENgland Journal of Medicine: "Dying in a Leadership Vacuum"
New England Journal of Medicine: "Dying in a Leadership Vacuum"


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Get Involved/Volunteer: High School Teens

Teen Corps Free Leadership and 
Job Training Program Kicking off at the YMCA

The Teen Corps Program, which is a free 10 week leadership training and volunteer program providing extensive training and work experiences to youth will launch March 12th at the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Bernon Family Branch in Franklin. All area high school teens are invited to participate.
Teen Corps Program
Teen Corps Program

Teen Director Ross Gemba will hold a parent information meeting next week: on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 6:30-7:00 p.m. at the Franklin Y (45 Forge Hill Road). Teen Corps focuses on keeping the Y's up-and-coming leaders connected with each other and spreading values into our communities. TCs meet weekly to be trained in areas including: best practices when applying for a job, dressing for success, working with children, and more. You will earn 40 hours of work experience and 10 hours of training. An ideal program for teens who aspire to become YMCA staff in the near future or are forming a resume for post-high school plans and acceptance into clubs.
Job Training Program
Job Training Program

Train with co Teen Corps participants on Thursdays starting 3/12/20 (6:30PM-7:30PM) in: CPR & First Aid, Resume Bootcamp, Customer Service 101, Landing the Job, and more. Participants will be expected to attend all events and do four hours weekly of in-YMCA volunteering; this is a great way to learn skills from multiple departments. Runs 10 weeks (no meeting on 4/23) at the Franklin Y.

Questions may be directed to Ross Gemba at rossg@hockymca.org or by calling the YMCA at 508-528-8708.

About the Hockomock Area YMCA:
Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

The Hockomock Area YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities they are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit hockymca.org.



Thursday, March 22, 2018

"usher in a new era of collaborative leadership in the Senate"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Ashland Democrat Sen. Karen Spilka, the lead budget writer for the Senate, has emerged from a crowded but fluid field of Democrats interested in becoming the next Senate president to seize the mantle a full nine months before senators were expected to choose their next leader. 
Spilka, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, has the support of more than 25 of her current colleagues, according to a source close to the senator. 
One of those Democratic supporters is Sen. Sal DiDomenico, an assistant majority leader form Everett who was one of Spilka’s main rivals for the president. The two senators met on Wednesday, and DiDomenico agreed to support Spilka and ask his own supporters to back her candidacy as well. 
“I’m deeply honored by the support I’ve received from my fellow Senators. I look forward to working collaboratively with Senate President (Harriette) Chandler and my Democratic and Republican colleagues to ensure a smooth transition,” Spilka said in a statement."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180321/spilka-has-support-to-become-next-senate-president

Left to right: Sen Ross, Rep Roy, Sen Spilka and Delegate Ladybug
Left to right: Sen Ross, Rep Roy, Sen Spilka and Delegate Ladybug (from the FM archives 2015)



Thursday, February 15, 2018

Franklin Rotary: Calling all current high school sophomores

It's that time of year again and The Rotary Club of Franklin is interested in community leadership, not only for today but for tomorrow as well. The students in your school will, in a very few years, be assuming some of our community's leadership roles. We know you are training them for the task. Rotary would like to help.

For this reason, Rotary District 7910 will conduct the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Conference at Fitchburg State University on June 22-24, 2018. The program will be staffed by carefully selected counselors and Rotary leaders.

Our objective is to offer outstanding high school sophomores an opportunity to live, work and interact together in an atmosphere of friendly competition. Also, we provide them with a program designed to challenge them to utilize and improve their skills and accept the responsibilities of leadership. Much of the students' time will be structured with programs including interactive Leadership Labs, exciting guest speakers, and challenging mental and physical activities that will provide them with a chance to excel among and with their peers. The greatest benefit may come from sharing this experience with the more than 150 other outstanding young men and women selected from schools and organizations through Rotary District 7910 in Central Massachusetts.

Our Rotary Club is asking you to spread the word to your young men and women who will benefit most from this experience. They will be selected by the Franklin Rotary first for leadership potential, second for good citizenship, third for their desire to attend the Conference and fourth for scholarship. These characteristics are listed in that order so that latent leaders are not overlooked because of grades. They are extremely important to keep in mind to ensure the success of the student's experience and the entire program.

The only requirement is that in order to be nominated, the individual must be a student who is currently a Sophomore in high school.

Applications should be made e-mailed to Julie Rougeau at jrougeau@comcast.net no later than March 2, 2018. Our club's RYLA Selection Committee will then conduct interviews and select the students we will sponsor for RYLA. The student application has been attached to this e-mail as is a flyer that describes RYLA. Would you please help us again to get this information out to your Sophomores?

For more information about RYLA or Rotary, visit online at http://www.ryla7910.org/ or contact me at 508-541-4424.

Thank you for your assistance in this project for the advancement of youth.


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


Flyer:



Application:



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

NIKE Executive Michael Spillane to Speak at Dean College Executive Lecture Series

Dean College is honored to host Michael Spillane, President of Categories and Product at NIKE for the Dean College Leadership Institute Executive Lecture Series on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The Executive Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with today’s business leaders.

Spillane is responsible for developing the strategy that drives the creation of all NIKE footwear, apparel and equipment. He also leads the merchandising of all product to the global marketplace. Prior to his current position, he was a GM and VP for NIKE, Greater China. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Umbro Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer of CVEO Corporation (formerly, Converse Inc.).

With extensive experience in marketing consumer products, Spillane previously held senior management roles at leading apparel and textile companies, including Malden Mills, Tommy Hilfiger USA, Jockey International, and Missbrenner, Inc. Spillane serves on the board of directors at The Boston Beer Co., and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA).

Featuring an unprecedented list of national business leaders, including past speakers like Robert K. Kraft, Jonathan Kraft, Bert Jacobs, Anne M. Finucane, the Executive Lecture Series is a signature event for the Dean Leadership Institute and an exciting opportunity for our students and the community to gain knowledge from an experienced business executive.

The speaking program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College, 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA on February 15, 2018. The program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited. For more information and to register, visit www.dean.edu/dlispillane.
NIKE Executive Michael Spillane
NIKE Executive Michael Spillane

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Franklin Resident Starts Political Group to Challenge Speaker's Power

Massachusetts Voters for Legislative Reform to Hold First Meeting on October 7th

Massachusetts Voters for Legislative Reform (MVLR) will hold its first organizing meeting on Saturday, October 7th at 1 p.m. at the Milford Town Library. "Our mission is to reduce the amount of power held by leadership on Beacon Hill," says founder Maxwell Morrongiello of Franklin.

Morrongiello started MVLR in response to the increasing consolidation of this power in the House of Representatives, which has grown steadily during the terms of the last four Speakers. "The enormous amount of power the Speaker has right now is simply undemocratic," says Morrongiello. "Leadership has almost absolute control as to what bills pass and which bills die. Decisions on legislation should be based on the will of the rank and file, not the will of one person." Morrongiello argues that the current power dynamic makes it easier for lobbyists to rig the system by targeting the few people in charge, having major effect on what legislation makes it out of the House.

Morrongiello referenced the fact that 64 lawmakers switched their votes on casinos after DeLeo took control of the House, and argued undue pressure from the Speaker prevented legislators from voting their conscience. "Our representatives should be working for us," expressed MVLR member Joyce Notine of Bellingham, "Instead they are working for the Speaker."

Morrongiello proposed potential solutions for reducing the influence of the Speaker, including stripping leadership's ability to make committee appointments, and placing that authority within a separate legislative body. Morrongiello hopes through grassroots organizing his group could nudge lawmakers to support future leadership who will empower the rank and file. Morrongiello acknowledged the toxicity of the issue his group is tackling. "Almost everyone on Beacon Hill knows that this is a serious issue, but they are paralyzed by the potential repercussions of speaking out. I hope that through organizing, those voices will finally have a chance to be heard."

The first MVLR meeting is open to the public. MVLR is a non-partisan effort. Interested parties can RSVP at mareform.com, and may sign up for email and Facebook updates at the same location.

Direct all inquiries to Maxwell Morrongiello at 508-318-8629 or at max@mareform.com

Franklin Resident Starts Political Group to Challenge Speaker's Power
Franklin Resident Starts Political Group to Challenge Speaker's Power

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Attention: Franklin Area Sophomores in high school

It’s that time of year again and The Rotary Club of Franklin is interested in community leadership, not only for today but for tomorrow as well.

For this reason, Rotary District 7910 will conduct the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Conference at Fitchburg State University on June 23-25, 2017. The program will be staffed by carefully selected counselors and Rotary leaders.
The Rotary Club of Franklin
The Rotary Club of Franklin

Our objective is to offer outstanding high school sophomores an opportunity to live, work and interact together in an atmosphere of friendly competition. Also, we provide them with a program designed to challenge them to utilize and improve their skills and accept the responsibilities of leadership. Much of the students’ time will be structured with programs including interactive Leadership Labs, exciting guest speakers, and challenging mental and physical activities that will provide them with a chance to excel amongst and with their peers. The greatest benefit may come from sharing this experience with the more than 150 other outstanding young men and women selected from schools and organizations through Rotary District 7910 in Central Massachusetts.

Our Rotary Club is asking your help to spread the word to the young men and women who will benefit most from this experience. They will be selected by the Franklin Rotary first for leadership potential, second for good citizenship, third for their desire to attend the Conference and fourth for scholarship. These characteristics are listed in that order so that latent leaders are not overlooked because of grades. They are extremely important to keep in mind to ensure the success of the student’s experience and the entire program.

The only requirement is that in order to be nominated, the individual must be a student who is currently a Sophomore in high school and in the Franklin area. We send children to RYLA from Bellingham High, Franklin High, King Philip High, Medway High and Tri-County High. 

Applications should be made e-mailed to Julie Rougeau at jrougeau@comcast.net no later than March 3, 2017. 

Our club’s RYLA Selection Committee will then conduct interviews and select the students we will sponsor for RYLA.  

For more information about RYLA or Rotary, visit us online at http://www.ryla7910.org/

The student application 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczai1HLWotVWZTdV9oQXY0UW1qaVZDNm95LXJN


A flyer that describes RYLA