Brookline, Massachusetts

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Forthcoming Speakers

May 28, 2015
Shawna Carboni
Book Swap - share your favorites for summer reading
Jun 04, 2015
Club Assembly
Susan Rack presenting the results of the Planning Meeting
Jun 11, 2015
Exciting program!
Be sure to come and enjoy
Jun 18, 2015
Community service award luncheon
honoring Bo Winiker and Betsy DeWitt
Jun 25, 2015
Installation of Officers and Directors for 2015-16
Installing President Susan Rack

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Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Brothers Restaurant

404 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA  02446
United States

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Thursdays at 12:15 PM 
Holiday Inn

1200 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA  02446
United States

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We lost a friend and Rotarian on May 8.  George Kaplan passed away at age 95 following an automobile accident earlier in the week.
30,000 people die each year of diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines -- and 95% of those are adults, not children. Dr. Susan Lett shared with us guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta regarding immunizations recommended for children and adults. 
Rotary's good friend Nur Kilic, local chocolatier from Serenade Chocolate on Harvard Street in Brookline Village, gave us an account of the history of chocolate and shared tastes of her exquisite hand-crafted Viennese chocolates.

The Breakfast club is meeting regularly at Brothers Restaurant, 404 Harvard Street, Brookline. Please join us and try out this new restaurant that is getting great reviews... especially for breakfast!  They open at 7, the meeting begins at 7 and will adjourn by 8:15.
Whitney TaylorWhitney Taylor of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) talked with the group about ACLU's work with the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA).
Phil SandlerPhil Sandler reported to the membership on the status of Project Help, the Global Grant we have recently completed in Timoteo, a disadvantaged area in Brazil.
Phil Sandler triumphantRotarian men participated in the first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes even tin Brookline.  See our photo album

Elias AudyElias Audy, a member of the Brookline Rotary Club, and the owner of Audy Mobil in Brookline, spoke about the current state of automobiles. 
Officer Casey Hatchett of the Brookline Police and Lisa Goldblatt-Grace, co-founder of My Life My Choice, spoke with us about the rising problem of sexual exploitation of young people in Brookline.
In spite of yet another snowstorm, the 21st annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast was a wonderful event!  Nearly 1000 people joined us for breakfast.  Chairman Carrie Carrizosa did a marvelous job of organizing and coordinating and more than 30 Rotarian came to join the fun and contribute their efforts and creativity to the event.
Patrick Maloney, Chief Inspector for the Brookline Health Department, is responsible for maintaining the public safety in the areas of food and environmental health.  In addition to inspecting restaurants, his department is involved in clearing snow from the sidewalks.  He was introduced by Dr. Gloria Rudisch.
Kyle McGrath, a volunteer for ShelterBox USA, shared with us the story of ShelterBox, and how we can help. 
Susan Rack, Brookline Rotary incoming President for 2015-16, reported to both breakfast and lunch groups on her experience at the President-Elect Training Seminar held March 13-14 in Framingham.  President-elect and Governors-elect and their Assistant Governors from all over the Rotary Zone came together to learn from one another.  Our Rotary Zone covers the entire Northeast quadrant of the United States and reaches up into Canada.
Brookline Rotary President Joyce Graff attended the meeting of the Boston University Rotaract club that we sponsor at Sargent College on Monday, March 23, to honor them as part of World Rotaract Week.
Richard Mandell, a Brookline acupuncturist, shared with the Rotary club the work he has been with acupuncture to alleviate the pain and suffering of HIV/AIDS both in the United States and in Africa and Mexico. 
Nancy Shon, sculptor of the beloved bronze ducklings at the Boston Public Garden, shared with us her latest project, a series of sculptures based on Aesop's Fables.
Annette Zaale Champney joined us to share her perspective on education in Uganda, where she is working to fight poverty through education and literacy.
Bob Kaplan of OK to Age at Home spoke with us about modifications that can be made to one's home to make it safer for yourself, for an aging parent, or for anyone with a disability.
Sweet & Savory was a beautiful event.  Claudia Dell'Anno and Ira Hirsch did a great job enrolling lots of interesting vendors and setting up the space in a lovely way, with lots of exciting items on the silent auction table.  The music was wonderful too.
We had a delightful presentation by Dr. Brian Bilchik and his colleague, Dr. Dara Lee Lewis, both of the Lown Cardiovascular Center on Longwood Avenue in Brookline.  This is the 16th year that Dr. Bilchik has come to talk with us about keeping our hearts healthy and strong.  Dr. Lewis specializes in imaging modalities and procedures, women's cardiac health, and preventive cardiology.  Both of them helped us understandhow diet and exercise can keep our hearts working well and prevent problems.  There were lots of questions, which they answered candidly and well.

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Ted Shaughnesy from the Needham Rotary Club, one of the Board members of Gift of Life New England, told us about the Gift of Life program worldwide -- how it started, and how it operates both in New England and worldwide.


Elias Audy introduced the speaker, Dan O’Leary, the Brookline Chief of Police. He and several other Rotarians thanked the Chief for his leadership and for the respect and good common sense with which he and his team do their jobs.  Chief O’Leary gave a PowerPoint and oral overview of current trends and initiatives in Brookline and the police department.
February is Quezalguaque Library Month at the on-going Friends of the Brookline Library Book Sale.   All proceeds from sales during February will go to support the Sister City Library in Quezalguaque, Nicaragua. The Friends used book sale is at the Main Library on Washington Street and the Coolidge Corner and Putterham branches.  Prices from 25 cents to $2 for books, and $3 for DVDs.
Mike Burnstein is a local businessman.  His company, Runjanji, sells active wear, and shares profits with clean water projects. 


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