Club Executives & Directors
Welcome to Needham! We are a great group of 40 members strong and growing. Men and Women, young and old – we meet for lunch every Tuesday. Our projects focus on giving back to both our community here and beyond.
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Needham Sheraton: 100 Cabot Street
With interesting speakers and an energized group
every week, you will come away inspired.
Home Page Stories
"Where's the $3 million you embezzled from me?"
demands the gangster.
The accountant is silent.
"Where's my $3 million?" the crime boss shouts.
The lawyer explains, "Sir, the man is deaf. Allow me to translate."
So using sign language, the attorney asks the accountant
about the money, and the message is relayed back
that the accountant knows nothing about it.
Furious, the crime boss pulls out a revolver and puts it to
the deaf accountant's head, screaming at the lawyer,
"Ask him again where my money is!"
"Okay! Okay!" the deaf accountant signs back.
"The money's hidden behind the old toolshed in my back yard."
"What did he say?" demands the enraged crime boss.
The attorney replies, "He says you don't have the guts to
pull the trigger."
- Chaz Everly
- Anthony Guardia, prospective Rotarian
- Paula Jacobsen – new Executive Director of Needham YMCA, and a A Providence RI Rotarian
- Nate O’Connor and Sara Castiztia, 2014 scholarship recipients
The Needham Rotary volunteers gathered Saturday morning (April 11th) at the Needham Community Farm (NCF) to build new raised garden beds and to repair damaged beds just ahead of planting season! Located at the site of the former Nike anti-aircraft missile battery next to the new Needham dog park, the NCF provides fresh produce for the Needham and area food banks. Staffed entirely by volunteers, NCF is helping provide fresh food for the "food insecure" population of our town!
Led by Jim Brown, a team of a dozen Rotarians got busy cutting wood, laying out new beddings and screwing boards together.
Needham Rotarians showed up with drills, saws, an electric generator, shovels and wheelbarrows and with the skills and focus required to build out five new beddings for the Needham Community Farm!
Finally resting on their "laurels," the work crew celebrated three hours of time well-spent in helping feed those in need in Needham! We could have built even more bedding boxes if we hadn't run out of lumber! Great teamwork!
Even 88 year old Ron Sokol and his child bride, Lois, got involved in moving compost and soil into the new beddings!
Let the Music Flow in Needham!
As winners of our Music Competition, The Subway Dwarfs and Mackenzie Clement, each received a cash prize presented by Rachel, Greg and Bill, and were treated to a great luncheon at the Sheraton. We also got to hear a little about the future plans of the graduating senior singers from Needham High School.
Mackenzie was joined by her father, who is also her manager, photographer and sound technician! As a bonus, Needham Rotarian Bob Dunning, who is a life-long friend of Mackenzie's family, enthusiastically joined in the music and celebration! Thanks to Greg, Rachel and Bill for their leadership in the Music Competition Program!
Bill also presented a check to Ms. Kate Findlen of the Needham "Friends of Music" to help support music education and performance programs at Needham High School.
COME APPRECIATE OUR WINNERS FROM THE MUSIC COMPETITION IN JANUARY! WE WILL BE HONORING OUR WINNERS AT OUR LUNCHEON ON TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD AT THE SHERATON.
Student Category: Subway Dwarves - Needham High School's male A Capella group.
Professional Category - Mackenzie Clement, 12 year old singer-songwriter who has performed in Gillette Stadium.