April 2017
Upcoming Events
Kevin Hallinan
May 17, 2017
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Engage Rotary, Change Lives

Neponset Valley Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
MIT Endicott House
80 Haven Street
Dedham, MA  02026
United States
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In place of our morning meeting yesterday, we met in the evening at Victory Grille in Dedham. We were happy to pass on a $1,000 check to the Norwood Ecumenical Food Pantry. Thanks to Arbella Insurance for their contribution. We also heard from the folks at Baby Basics. They provide diapers to underserved working families. For more info, visit http://www.Babybasicsinc.org
Dedham Highschool senior Grey Gettleman spoke to the Club about his Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament, which takes place on May 8th. If you are interested in participating in this great effort, be sure to check out the link!. More information at http://dhsnhsgolf.weebly.com or dhsnhsgolf@gmail.com
This morning, we hosted a breakfast for our veterans for the purposes of helping to introduce those looking for new careers to potential employers. We had a lot of action, with resumes shared and introductions made! We thank you for your service!
Amy Fichera from the Dedham School of Music, came to visit us and explain her non-profit music education program for Dedham at Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club.
This morning, Rotary Member Pat Balerna gave her classification talk at Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club breakfast meeting.

Today we got to welcome Dedham High School Principle Ron McCarthy to our club as our newest member! Congrats, Ron! We look forward to working with you!

Here he is getting the Rotary pin from his sponsor, fellow member Tom O'Rourke, President and CEO of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Chiquita Rice, Sargent at Arms for the Brooline Rotary Club, came to visit to speak about Rotary Means Business events with the Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club
Our very own talented graphic designer, Lisa Rubini, gave her classification talk this morning. She is very active in the club and does tons for local non-profit organizations! Here, she is showing us one of passion projects, photographing landscapes and shore images.

This morning, Dylan Barkas, a student at the Blue Hills Regional Technical School, spoke to the club about his experiences at RYLA. It was great to hear how our sponsorship has helped him learn and grow. Good luck in your future endevours, Dylan!

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Our club sponsors sophomores to attend the three-day RYLA conference in our district. Last year approximately 165 high school sophomores from 50 clubs across our district took part in interactive leadership sessions.

District Governor Elect Karin Gaffney presented our club's past president Jack Hoell with a Rotary Award for 100% member giving of over $100 per member for 2015-2016 during our annual holiday celebration at The Chateau The Chateau Italian Family Dining, in Norwood, last night.
Club President Mike Podolski talking about Rotary's four way test at our membership meet and greet at Jake n JOES Norwood on Wednesday. There was good grub, good drink and great conversations! You should join us and hang with the cool kids! Photos by McKeePhoto
RI Membership Committee member Satya Mitra stopped by this morning to talk a bit about sharing the experience of being a member of our club with others. He also talked about his goals for a Million Dollar Gala event. Very cool stuff!

Last night's vide shoot for our water project in Tanzania at Dedham Television with Jack Hoell and Mike Thorton from our club, and Richard Martorana, Bill Clunie, and Barbara Piper, from Engineers Without Borders.

The video will tell the story of our efforts to create a sustainable source of clean drinking water for one village. We take for granted our ability to walk to the kitchen sink and twist a faucet to get a clean safe drink of water.

Imagine having to drink from the same place that you do your laundry, take a bath and graze your animals. Imagine getting sick so that you can't work and your children getting sick so that they can't go to school. The citizens of this village don't have to imagine it. They live it every day.

Help us to help them, by making a donation or by joining our Rotary Club!

Thanks to Elias Akiki Akiki Auto , Duck Race Sponsor - Flag Day Parade wouldn't be the same without his transportation! Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Wednesday 7:30-8:30am at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham, MA

Blue Hills Regional Technical High School cordially invites you to our second “REVERSE” CAREER FAIR.  Blue Hills Regional Technical School is a Vocational School located in Canton, MA.  We have 16 vocational programs.  Students will be available in their vocational program for you to meet.

Catherine Luna got into her classification talk at MIT Endicott House. She has some great stories about how she became a tax professional, while raising 5 kids, and is now a great grandmother! She also consults for the Housing Authority.

I would like to send out a big “Thank You” to all the people that helped the Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club in our reprised Annual Holiday Clothing Drive. This first year after a short break we were able to collect over $1,000 so that we could purchase the small items that can be easily forgotten: socks, underwear, hats, mittens and personal care items.


“No one has ever become poor by giving.” 

Anne Frank

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