Brookline, Massachusetts

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Forthcoming Speakers

Oct 23, 2014
Mayor Reyna Chavvaria Perez, Peter Stringham
Celebrating our Sister City, Quezalguaque, Nicaragua
Oct 30, 2014
Judith Steinbergh, Poet Laureate
Brookline's Poet Laureate
Nov 06, 2014
Alan Balsam
Remembering Pete Seeger
Nov 13, 2014
George Drugas, President, Brookline Chamber
Brookline Chamber 2014/2015
Nov 20, 2014
Club Assembly: no speaker
Club Assembly: no speaker
Nov 25, 2014
Pre-Thanksgiving Luncheon with Newton Rotary Club
hosted by Brookline Rotary Club

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Brookline Rotary


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Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Marriott Courtyard

40 Webster 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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Our Breakfast Satellite Club meets Thursday mornings, 7:00 to 8:10 AM, at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, 40 Webster Street, Brookline MA 02446, near Coolidge Corner. Members of the Satellite are full members of Brookline Rotary.  We welcome visitors and guests at both the lunch and breakfast meetings.

A description of the Brookline Rotary Committees was distributed via email and at the meeting, and committee chairs and other member gave further oral explanations. For your copy, click here.
ACTION: Please notify Joyce which one or two committees you would like to serve on.  Everyone will be assigned to at least one committee.  Write to
Committee meetings will be scheduled at a time and place mutually agreeable to the members, possibly including teleconferencing.  The Committees will plan and organize the activity; all members will be asked to come to the event and pitch in as needed on site.
Neither the lunch club nor the breakfast club will need September 25 due to the Jewish Holidays. We wish everyone a sweet year ahead!
The Breakfast Brookline Rotary Satellite Club will resume October 2 at its new venue at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel at 40 Webster Street near Coolidge Corner.  Members arrive at 6:45 a.m. for breakfast and the meeting is from 7:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. 

Jock Grew spoke about Brookline Sister City Week, October 19 – 25, 2014.  Our sister city is Quezalguaque.   On Thursday, October 23, the director of the project and the mayor of the town will attend the Brookline Rotary Club lunchtime meeting. This is an open event, advertised as part of Brookline's Sister City celebration.
Peggy Kim Meill spoke with us about her pilot study of women Baby Boomers, called Ba' Ba Boom, an effort to bring together baby boomers in small settings to engage in topics that pique our curiosity about ourselves, our communities, and our world.  "Ba’ Boom is a venue to help us see possibilities - so we can grow as we age."
On Freshmen Orientation Day at the Brookline High School, Brookline Rotary and the Parent-Teacher Association provided lunch for students, teachers, and mentors -- more than 400 people in an hour! 
This was the 15th year that Brookline Rotary assisted the parents of the sophomore class to provide this celebration of the incoming class of 9th graders who will graduate in 2018.  Altogether we fed around 850 people: 600 freshman class and new students, 150 staff, 75 Junior Mentors and 25 volunteers. A good day was had by all! 
On September 11 Rotarians will meet at our regular meeting places:
  • 7 AM at Panera Coolidge Corner for breakfast, or
  • 12 noon at the Holiday Inn for lunch.
Many thanks to Michael Simonds for the wonderful photos.
On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the Breakfast and Lunch meetings are both CANCELLED.  Instead, please joins us at the central quadrangle at Brookline High School to feed the students and teachers on the Freshman Orientation day at Brookline High School.
Justin called the meeting to order at 7:10 AM
Justin gave us an inspirational message for the day:
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Flutist Julie Scolnik’s tonal enchantment and communicative gifts have captivated audiences across the United States and abroad. She treated us to stories and video clips of the wonderful music she is making at St. Paul's Church this season. 
Marina B. introduced the speaker, her daughter Annette. Annette is a sophomore at Boston University and vice president of the B. U. Rotaract Club which we sponsor.  See the video of her presentation.
Rotary offers some great leadership courses at a variety of locations throughout New England.  Brookline Rotary will pay the tuition for any member who attends one of these courses.  It's a great way to learn more about Rotary, meet members from other clubs, and develop your own leadership skills.
The guest speaker, Satya Mitra, a former president of the Worcester Rotary Club and current chair of the Rotary District 7910 membership committee, spoke about how to increase membership. 
The Breakfast Club discussed ideas for a service project, and strategies for attracting new members to the group.
Join us Thursdays at 6:45 AM at Panera.  Meetings will adjourn by 8:15 so you can get to work.
The Brookline Breakfast Satellite is meeting regularly now at Panera on Thursday mornings at 7 AM.  The meeting will adjourn by 8:15 so you can get to work.
Please invite members who have difficulty coming to lunch, or friends you know who have not joined because of scheduling issues.
For more information, please contact Joyce Graff, 617-835-6949 or

Gail Barnes, Practice Development Manager for Longwood Dental , told us about Freedom Day USA.
All eight of the Dancers for this year's Dancing with the Brookline Stars have now been announced.  It is time to begin "voting" with your ticket purchases and donations.  Meet our dancers . . .
Ted BehrTed Behr spoke to us about Getting More Stuff Done with Less Stress.
Ted Behr, M.Ed., ACC, CPCC
Coaching for the Frustrated and Frazzled
If you can't make the regular meeting of the Brookline Rotary Club, there are other clubs that meet nearby where you might go to make up your attendance.  Visiting other clubs is stimulating and might give you ideas to share with us! Out of town for the summer?  Look for clubs where you are, anywhere in the world!  Go to and click on "Club Finder."
Rob Dias and Joe Yee, rookies for the Boston Renegades, came to the Rotary meeting July 24 to thank the club for its grant Raising Rookies for the Renegades, New England's only Beep Ball team, competitive baseball for blind adults. 
Drs. Charlene Carroll and Jill Rosenberg, both audiologists with Boston Hearing Services, spoke with us about maintaining healthy hearing.
District Governor Valentine Callahan, the new governor of District 7910, visited Brookline Rotary.  Watch her talk on video.
Ron NethercuttBy Ron Nethercutt, past chair of the Rotarians on the Internet Fellowship and a member of the Rotary Club of Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines
One of my unexpected surprises as a member of Rotary came during a large chamber of commerce meeting held at the Trade Center in New Orleans.
Happy Fourth of July!
We thanked President Phil Sandler and his Board for their service in a very successful year.  We also presented awards to nine members for their outstanding service, and welcomed the new President Joyce Graff and the 2014-15 Board of Directors.  President Joyce Graff outlined her vision for how Brookline can Light Up Rotary in the coming year.
Erin Clossey, Editor of the Brookline Tab, shared with us some hints for how to get our message out to the community.  Space in the Newspaper itself is increasingly restricted, but there is still "infinite" space on the website, and timely news is still very much desired.
Joyce GraffJoyce Graff spoke about her recent trip to Bulgaria, where she spoke at a conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine, and about her work as a patient advocate for people with rare and complicated diseases. 

Rena Mirkin gave a beautiful presentation titled The Changing Face of China.
When Elias Audy Speaks – people listen because what he says comes from the heart.


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