Inbox [April 24]: Music Worcester names new director of development, Rotary Club sets gala, WCAC adds to board, Worcester Public Library springs a sale

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Music Worcester names new director of development

Kate Rafey

Courtesy of Music Worcester

Kate Rafey is the new director of development at Music Worcester

Kate Rafey is excited to join the Music Worcester team as director of development. Until recently, Rafey worked at her alma mater, Clark University, as an assistant director in the Clark Fund, where she focused on class volunteer management and solicitations.She is a former Jewish Organizing Institute Network (JOIN) for Justice Fellow and an AmeriCorps VISTA alumna.

Read the full story on the Music Worcester website


Rotary Club of Worcester to hold gala to fight opioid addiction

RotaryClubThe Rotary Club of Worcester is pleased to announce that the Celebrate Community Gala, aimed at helping to prevent opioid addiction, will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the DCU Center, 50 Foster St. The event will feature dinner, a cash bar, silent and live auctions, live music and dancing, and the club’s annual Service Above Self awards.

Tickets for the fundraiser gala are $100 per person, and can be purchased by visiting www.worcrotaryusa.org.

Read the full story on the Rotary Club of Worcester’s website


WCAC welcomes new board members

New WCAC directors

Courtesy Worcester Community Action Council

From left, Leslie Baker, assistant director for the Webster Adult Basic Education program; Eric Batista, chief staff assistant in the city of Worcester’s Office of the City Manager; and Kathryn Crockett, vice president of the Worcester-based architecture firm Lamoureux Pagano are three of the four new board members at the Worcester Community Action Council.

The Worcester Community Action Council recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors: Leslie BakCer, Assistant Director for the Webster Adult Basic Education program; Kathryn Crockett, Vice President of the Worcester-based architecture firm Lamoureux Pagano; Eric Batista, chief staff assistant in the city of Worcester’s Office of the City Manager; and Radames Pagan, a resident of Plumley Village.

Read the full story on the Worcester Community Action Council website


Community Harvest Project annual celebration and opening day on Wednesday

We will be kicking off our growing season with a groundbreaking and opening day celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. All are invited to join us as we start the growing season, recognize key donors, volunteer and partner groups, and individual volunteers, and discuss our increased work with partner organizations to improve the health of low-income residents.

We begin this year by breaking ground on an additional two acres in Grafton, raising the total acres farmed here to approximately 20. We will also increase the number of varieties of vegetables at our farm to include more culturally appropriate vegetables that our partners request and some that are grown in conjunction with UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

Read the full story on the Community Harvest Project website

— Cindy Henderson

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