Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club

July 2014

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Neponset Valley Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
MIT Endicott House
80 Haven Street
Dedham, MA  02026
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Thanks to all of our sponsors and YOU for making the

2014 NVSRC Annual Duck Race on the Charles

another wonderful success!

See you next year!




Blue Hills Regional Technical High School cordially invites you to our second “REVERSE” CAREER FAIR.  Blue Hills Regional Technical School is a Vocational School located in Canton, MA.  We have 16 vocational programs.  Students will be available in their vocational program for you to meet.


Why Am I Doing Something So Crazy?

I am raising funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) in honor of my father, Bill Powers, who was diagnosed with this rare blood cancer last spring. This past August he underwent an extreme treatment process in which he had to spend 28 days in isolation followed by months of at home treatment to avoid becoming sick with a weakened immune system. All along the way he main concern was for his wife (my mom) and our family. The entire treatment process he always had a smile on his face and the attitude that he “would be just fine.” I am certain that it is his positive attitude that has kept him moving.


 For being apart of, and help making the

2013 NVSRC Annual Duck Race on the Charles a wonderful success! 



Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club (NVSR) will be collecting electronics for recycling on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 8:00 am to noon at Moseley’s on the Charles, Route 109 in Dedham. Recycle your old computers, laptops, TVs, printers, and monitors. Paper shredding available at $5.00 per box. No gas-fueled engines will be accepted. Costs vary depending upon electronic and size and range from $3.00 for laptops or VCRs, to $10 to $60 for televisions and projector TVs. Proceeds will be donated to non-profit organizations supported by NVSR. For more information call John at 781-775-0121 or email

Dear Forward in Health Supporter,

In just over 2 months, on July 12, 2013, the 3rd Annual Forward in Health Golf Tournament will be held at the Winchendon School Golf Club, and we sincerely hope you will be able to join us. As you may be aware, this event has become a vital source of support for the Forward in Health organization and mission. Under the combined leadership of Dr. John Mulqueen and his wife Paul, a registered nurse, Forward in Health is dedicated to improving the health conditions and dignity of the people in and around Les Cayes, Haiti. Their vision is to make a long lasting impact on the health of the people who live in this area. To this end, they have undertaken the building of a health clinic in Fonde Fred, about twenty minutes from Les Cayes.


The Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club (NVSR) will host a breakfast so veterans seeking employment can introduce themselves to, and network with, membership and potential employers. The Businesses for Vets Networking Breakfast takes place Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 – 8:30 am at the Holiday Inn-Dedham, located at 55 Ariadne Road. If you are a business owner or hiring manager searching for job applicants, or a veteran in search of a position, please get in touch for more information. This is not a job fair.

If interested in attending, please email or call at 781-292-3290. Must RSVP as space is limited.

On October 13, Past President Brendan Gearty was honored at the 3rd Annual Service Above Self Award Dinner for his many years of service to the town of Norwood, surrounding communities and to causes around the world. Our club was honored to have Matt Brown #3 speak. Matt was paralyzed in a hockey accident and is an inspiration to all who meet him. 

The Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club (NVSR) announced Friday that Matt Brown will be the featured speaker at the club’s annual “Service Above Self” Award Dinner at Four Points by Sheraton Norwood. The event takes place on Saturday, October 13th from 6 to 11 pm. Matt Brown was a 15-year old Norwood High School sophomore and member of the Norwood Mustangs Varsity hockey team when he was seriously injured during a game and paralyzed from the chest down. Matt remains positive and focused on recovery. He is an inspiration to all who meet him. Learn more about Matt Brown.


The Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club (NVSR) is pleased to honor Norwood resident Brendan Gearty as this year's recipient of the 3rd Annual "Service Above Self" Award. Gearty, owner of Norwood Printing and Past President of NVSR, was selected for his outstanding service to the town of Norwood and surrounding Neponset Valley communities.

I would like to send out a big “Thank You” to all the people that helped the Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club in our reprised Annual Holiday Clothing Drive. This first year after a short break we were able to collect over $1,000 so that we could purchase the small items that can be easily forgotten: socks, underwear, hats, mittens and personal care items.


DEDHAM, MA, November 16, 2011 — Right in time for Thanksgiving, Neponset Valley Sunrise (NVS) Rotary presented a donation to three area food pantries at its Appreciation breakfast for businesses and individuals who have donated and supported Rotary fundraisers. The celebration took place on the morning of November 16 at the Holiday Inn in Dedham, where the club meets weekly.

Thanksgiving is coming a little early for members of the Neponset Valley Sunrise (NVS) Rotary Club. On Wednesday, November 16 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Dedham, the club will host a donor appreciation breakfast for businesses and individuals who have donated to and supported Rotary causes including the annual ‘Duck Race on the Charles’ and ‘Service Above Self Award Dinner’.
 This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club, a club formed to provide an avenue of service within Rotary for early risers. The club began on September 12, 2001 with the installation of its first volunteer officers. Since that time, the club has conducted numerous fundraisers, such as the Duck Race on the Charles in Dedham and the Service Above Self Award, to raise awareness and funds for community and global non-profits.

Thomas R. Polito, Jr. of Dedham was sworn in to the volunteer post of Rotary International District Governor for 2011-2012 in an Installation Ceremony on June 3, 2010 at the Sheraton Four Points in Norwood. Polito, a member of the Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary club will serve from July 1 through June 30 of next year. As Governor, he will coordinate the community and international service projects of the 56 clubs in District 7910, a district that spans a substantial portion of Massachusetts from Brookline, Dedham and Westwood on the east to Ware, Petersham, and Athol on the west. Read more...



“No one has ever become poor by giving.” 

Anne Frank


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