Photo (L to R):  Ed Manzi (Fidelity Bank) and Bill Marshall (North Middlesex Savings Bank)



A powerhouse foursome from West Groton handily rolled into first place at the Rotary Golf Tournament at Red Tail Golf Course on September 15th.  The tournament raised funds for charities supported by the Rotary clubs of Ayer Harvard, Shirley and Devens, as well as Groton and Pepperell.


The winning foursome included West Groton’s Jane Barrett, Fran Dillon, Toni Marhefka, and James Creasia and finished six under par in the best-ball tournament, ahead of the other 55 groups of golfers.  The winners won gift certificates to the pro shop at Red Tail.


“This year’s tournament was a huge success for both clubs because of the generous support of our golfers and our corporate sponsors, those local companies who give so much to help us help our communities,” said Melissa Fetterhoff, President of the Ayer Rotary Club, which serves Ayer, Harvard, Shirley and Devens.


Corporate sponsors for this year’s tournament included top sponsors Alexander Wealth Advisors LLC, The Bull Run Restaurant, North Middlesex Savings Bank, Gervais Ford, Middlesex Savings Bank, and Ten Broeck Insurance Group.  The supporting sponsors included Ayer Oil Co., Conway Chevrolet, Cynthia S. Thomas, CPA, Donelan’s Supermarket, Evans on the Common, Groton Market, Groton Wellness Center, Kauppi Communications Inc., L.F. Robbins Insurance Agency, Melissa M. Tzanoudakis, LLP, Niklaus Painting and Construction, Nikopolous Insurance, Pinard’s Florist and Landscaping Inc., Pepperell Family Pharmacy, Noyes Insurance, Senate Construction Corp., Transition Liquidation Services, Valley Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Wilson Brothers HVAC, Workers Credit Union,, Riphaven Inc. and Our Lady of Grace.


Examples of charities that benefit from Rotary donations include Loaves and Fishes, Habitat for Humanity, high school scholarships, senior citizen meals, school book bag project, and Rotary Youth Leadership Alliance grants.  Internationally, the Ayer and Groton clubs contribute to a Honduran medical clinic; PolioPlus, Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio; clean water projects in Africa and Asia; and various other charities.


The Ayer Rotary Club, serving Ayer, Harvard, Shirley and Devens, meets every Thursday at 6 p.m., at the Bull Run Restaurant, Route 2A, in Shirley, and invites area professionals who are interested in learning more about Rotary.