Rotary Club of Needham
Tuesday: October 18, 2016
Pledge of Allegiance: Ted Shaughnessy
Song: God Bless America; Led by: Ron Sockol
Prayer: Led by: Karen Wetmore
Guests: - Speakers: Vicky Krupp and Matt Howard, Needham Steps Up
. Ted reported that the funds finally got to India thanks to Ryan, Paula and her staff. There was a problem with wiring the funds overseas but Salem Five resolved the issue.
. Andy thanked everyone for their help delivering the Dictionaries. Buyer Advertising created 570 labels for the students in all the schools. Andy will arrange for some extras next year to go to the sponsors. Marty requested any pictures be sent to him.
. Ted announced will be doing the food packing on January 31, 2017 at noon at Needham High School..
. Ryan is gearing up for the Pancake Breakfast on November 5th at Needham High. Ryan asked for our help delivering the yard signs – Erica coordinating this. Donations are under control and Bill Paulson sent out requests for cakes for the cake walk. We were also reminded that we need to SELL SELL SELL the breakfast tickets. The Shelter Box tent will arrive at 6:00 am and need to be set up. Ted will need 5-6 people on Friday evening to help bring in the supplies.
. High School principal, Aaron Sicotte, thanked us for the gardening work we did the past two Saturdays. The high school hill looks great thank you for all who participated and planted 187 plants with the help of Joe Quinnan of Hillcrest Gardens. He gave planting lessons to everyone. Ted has ordered Paul Harris fellowship for him when he comes to our November 8th meeting.
. Thank you Marty for great job on last week’s bulletin!!
. Bunko evening has been postponed until spring. Our next social event will be dinner at the new RFK Kitchen in January.
. Our holiday party will be Tuesday, December 13th at Erica’s.
. On December 6th Karen Gaffney will give a presentation on Razia Ray of Hope which will be repeated on October 27th in Concord.
. Amadu called Monday to say ‘Hi” to “Grandpa” and reported he is doing well.
. Dan is chairing the Thanksgiving Dinner this year and will set up a meeting with committee members and Sandy Robinson of the Community Council.
. Louise has 2 tickets to Dedham Rotary “Taste of Dedham” this Thursday night at 6:30, Kathy will use one is anyone else interested?
. NBA invited members to join them Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Wingate Residences to hear Angela Pitter from Livewire Collaborative give a presentation on how to build you brand by using Linkedin.
Happy dollars: Many happy to be here; Bill happy for 25th anniversary tomorrow; Andy happy for successful dictionary deliveries; happy for magnificent foliage; Libby happy for her grandchildren; Marty gave “Atta boys” to Ted for wonderful landscape project and Andy and Bill for great dictionary deliveries; Ken appreciated great job to all who planted at the high school; Erica happy for great weekend at her alma mater (Colgate) and Kathy was happy to see Louise at this week’s meeting.
50/50 drawing: Ryan matched the number this week but did not pull the joker so the $141 stayed in the pot for next week.
Humor: none today
Presidential minute: none today
Guest speaker: Vicky Krupp and Matt Howard spoke today about Needham Steps Up. The club started in 2000 as a grass root effort funded by 2 grants from the Needham Congregational Church. Members must be Needham resident, income eligible and ready to make a commitment for 4 years. Students are matched with a mentor who is not their teacher and stays with them. Students and mentor get small stipend and upon graduation student get $250. They are having their Seventh Annual fundraiser on Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30 at Trip Advisor, cost $85 each.
Next meeting: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 12:00 at Needham Sheraton