Brookline, Massachusetts

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Meeting Topic & Place

Jul 02, 2015
Elmon Hendrickson
Celebrating the 4th on the 2nd of July
Jul 09, 2015
Susan Howards
Roatan, Honduras, Rescue Mission Trip
Jul 16, 2015
Jul 23, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
FIFTH THURSDAY!
Fellowship and fun
 
 

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BREAKFAST

2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Brothers Restaurant

404 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA  02446
United States

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LUNCH

1st and 3rd Thursdays at 12:15 PM 
Brookline VFW Post #864

386 Washington Street
Brookline, MA  02445
United States

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On Thursday, June 25th 2015, Brookline Rotary thanked Joyce Graff outgoing President and the retiring board for their wonderful service.  Incoming officers were installed by Jim Fusco, District Governor and Karin Gaffney Assistant District Governor with the assistance of master of ceremonies, Arnie Miller.  
 
 
 
Brookline Rotary will be changing its meeting schedule July 1.  The proposed schedule of meetings for June thru December 2015 is available for download. Click here for the schedule
 
 
 

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, the Rotary Club of Brookline honored Robert "Bo" Winiker and Betsy DeWitt for their dedicated service to the Town of Brookline and the greater community.

 

 
 
 

On June 20 at the Great Wold Lodge in Fitchburg our new District Governor for Rotary District 7910 was installed.  Along with the Installation of District Governor Jim Fusco and of the Assistant Governors, Leslie Storrs was installed as President of the Rotary Club of the Montachusett Area.  Jim Fusco is a member of this club and a past president.

 
 
 
 
 
YoFestival Boston 2015, was wonderful at Roxbury Community College.  You may remember that Steve von Lichtenberg's wife Dr. Michele David danced for YOFES in Dancing with the Brookline Stars. Youth & Family Enrichment Services, Inc. (YOFES) hosted its fourth annual cultural competition event, called YOFESTIVAL. The goal of this cultural event is to showcase the artistic talents of Haitian youth under the theme “Expression of Haitian Culture, Pride & Spirit."
 
 
 
Shawna Carboni led us through a delightful book swap over lunch, to make sure we have interesting books to read this summer.  Susan Howards and Karen Jacobs led the book swap at the breakfast session. The breakfast group proposed that we all read THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah and discuss it together in September at a meeting to be announced.
 

 
 
Brookline Rotary was host to five delegates from the northeast district of Italy, District 2060, led by Elisabetta Fabbri, an architect from Venice specializing in restoration of historic buildings, including La Scala opera house.  Domenico Teker, Director of Education for the Italian Consulate to Boston, joined us Thursday, May 21, to welcome them and bring the greetings of the embassy to Brookline Rotary.  Mr. Teker lives with his wife and children in Brookline, and is working to encourage the teaching of Italian in U.S. schools.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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