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Episode 34: Amy Pessia Rotary Club of Lowell President & the Celebration of Teaching 2019

Episode 34: Amy Pessia Rotary Club of Lowell President & the Celebration of Teaching 2019

The Rotary Club of Lowell has a long-held core belief of “Service Above Self”. The Rotary Club members serve the community is many ways from providing volunteer support to groups like Lowell’s WISH Project to organizing a Harvest Dinner Dance for area seniors or organizing a clean-up of Lowell’s Rotary Park.

Since 2000, the Club has organized a Celebration of Teaching during Teacher Appreciation Week to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Lowell’s educators and paraprofessionals. The theme for the Rotary Club this year is “Be The Inspiration”. Recognizing the inspiring educators - teachers and paraprofessionals in Lowell - will certainly live up to that inspiration!

This year’s celebration of teaching will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. And in anticipation of this celebration, the Rotary Club of Lowell is seeking nominees from each school in Lowell. The proceeds from this evening of fun and recognition are earmarked for the Club’s Scholarship Program for Lowell high school seniors.

Today we’re chatting with Amy Pessia, Rotary Club President, about this great night and plans for this year’s Celebration of Teaching. 


  • To learn more about the Rotary Club of Lowell, visit their website and their activities here.

  • Building Reps throughout Lowell can submit online nominations for each school site’s Teacher of the Year and Paraprofessional of the Year at this website. Please submit just one nomination for a paraprofessional and one for a teacher by building. Nominations need to be submitted to the Rotary on or before April 12, 2019.

  • The deadline for reserving your seat at the Celebration of Teaching is April 26, 2019. The Rotary regrets that there can be no accommodation for late reservations. Please see your Building Reps to reserve your seat. The $40 ticket (cash bar) and reservation is due by April 26, 2019.

  • Mark your calendar for the Celebration of Learning: Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 5:30-6:30 Registration; 6:45-7:45 Dinner Buffet; 8:00-9:00 pm Awards Presentation. The Celebration will be held at the UMass Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA. 01852

Thanks to Amy Pessia, Rotary Club of Lowell President, and Mark Cassidy, Club President Elect, for presenting this year’s Celebration details to our Building Representatives and to Amy Pessiai for chatting with us today. Be sure to check the links above and our email blast, Five for Friday for more information.

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