2021 updates

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(updated 22 December 2021)

RMA ANNOUNCMENTS

  • Wayne Clemens Founders Awards for 2021

    • Joe Bausk

    • Jim Metcalf

    • Jim Carlton

  • Committee openings filled:

    • Dan Verrico will be the Volunteerism chair

  • Committee openings:

    • Reporter 1 for minutes

    • Refreshments 1 for committee

    • Discussion Group 1 chair

    • Photographer 1 chair

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(updated 5 December 2021)

ACTIVITY PLANNING:

Potential Events – Running List

  • Natick Soldier’s Center (Natick Labs)

  • Old Iron Sides & Bunker Hill

  • Walking Tour of Boston’s Landmarks, (Freedom Trail) maybe lunch at the Union Oyster House

  • Tour of Fenway Park

  • Tour of Patriot’s Place & Stadium and stop for lunch – several good restaurants in the area

  • Boston Duck Tour

  • Boston Island Tour – i.e. George’s Island, Thompson Island

  • Worcester Museum of Arts

  • Museum of Fine Arts – Boston

  • DeCordova  Museum – Lincoln 

  • Concord, MA House Tours & Famous Grave Sites w/ tour guide

  • Massachusetts Fire Fighting Academy Stow

Members … if you have ideas on places for interesting group events, please send a note to Bob Hyotte robert.hyotte@comcast.net or Dick Testa at dicktesta@verizon.net

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CURRENT ACTIVITIES:

Festival of Illumination (https://www.festivalofillumination.com/)

  • Beginning in September, Southwick’s Zoo will be illuminated by hundreds of lanterns and custom-built exhibits constructed from silk, steel, and environmentally- friendly LED lights. 

  • Purchase $25/person tickets for Nov. 18th at https://www.festivalofillumination.com/tickets

  • Meet at Visitors Center / Ticket Office 5:15pm

  • Contact Bob Hyotte at hyotte@comcast.net for more information or help.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Open Rehersal (www.bso.org )

  • Jan 20, 2022 @ 10:30AM Thursday

   – BRAHMS, Piano Concerto No. 2

   – TCHAIKOVSKY,Symphony No 2, Little Russian           

   – Elem Chan, conductor; Igor Levit, piano

  • March 3, 2022 @ 10:30am Thursday Andris Nelsons conducts Ives, Unsuk Chin, and Berlioz

  • Sign up via poll or on clipboard for Jan 20 event. Will be contacted by email to send payment for group tickets ($20-$30).

Contact Dick Testa at dicktesta@verizon.net for more information.

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Nashoba Valley Winery (Nashobawinery.com)

Tours – max 15 people per tour; $21 each includes tasting

J’s Restaurant, inside. Closed for lunch may reopen in November depending on help availability

Contact Dick Testa at dicktesta@verizon.net

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(updated 24 August 2021)

Selected OUTDOOR RMA Activities

[Activity suggestions contact: LBVifquain[at]gmail.com]

Hiking Events: Will Resume in 2022

TBA

Bike Riding Events: Will Resume in 2022

RMA organized bike rides and walks will resume in the spring. We hope to have a selection of interesting rides and walks for 2022.

 

 

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(updated 9 November 2021)

Site Visits

Ambri         (https://ambri.com/)

Technology company providing liquid metal batteries supporting the grid enabling 24 hour renewable power. Technology compares well to Lithium ion:

Negative electrode – Calcium (Ca)

Electrolyte – CaCl2

Positive electrode – Antimony (Sb)

53 Brigham St #8, Marlboro, potential tour and briefing 617-714-5723

Contact Dick Testa at dicktesta@verizon.net

WooSox:  August 2022

  • Substantial interest, Will confirm interest when ticket office opens for new season

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Pickleball Events

CURRENTLY: 3 interested – need a few more.

If anyone is interested in pickleball please contact dicktesta@verizon.net

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Bridge Events

CURRENTLY: 4 interested – need a few more

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