October 2017
Upcoming Events
Graham Duprey and Mike Foley
Nov 01, 2017
Brave Apparel
Stuart Millard
Nov 15, 2017
Senior Insurance Solutions, Inc.
Lindsay Keith's
Nov 29, 2017
Cookie Business
Pat Bavis
Dec 13, 2017
Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation
Sue Oppici
Dec 20, 2017
Comfort Zone Camp

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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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This morning, Kim Bassett, President of Norwood Hospital (Norwood Hospital) stopped by to share with us the goals and economic impact of having a major hospital in our neighborhood. Did you know that Norwood Hospital is responsible for over 1700 local jobs, without even including all of the local businesses that benefit from their presence?

Interested in learning more about the local area? Want to meet and work with like-minded individuals who give back to our community? Come and check out one of our breakfast meetings, Wednesdays at 7:30am at the MIT Endicott House.

Shelter Box, a partner of Rotary is assessing shelter need following Hurricane Harvey. A ShelterBox Response Team is on the ground in Texas to assess the need for emergency shelter in Houston and other impacted areas. The organization is positioning tents, school kits, blankets, groundsheets and solar lights near the hurricane-devastated region as it communicates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state agencies to determine urgent shelter and aid needs.
Sunday, our club held its annual Installation Ceremony to swear in this year's officers at the home of club president Michael Podolski. Assistant District Gov Jim Brown was on hand. Mike gave out Paul Harris Fellowships to Elias Akiki and Loyd Gainsburo. President's Awards were given to Tom O'Rourke, John Bethony and John Gorham. Catering was provided by Blue Ribbon BBQ and a good time was had by all!
Yesterday, District Governor Karin Gaffney visted us at Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and gave a great talk about her plans for our district this year. It is going to be a great year!
Come on by the MIT Endicott House Wednesday mornings 7:30 am for our breakfast meetings and get involved!
Rotary working the Dedham Recycling Day, this morning. We're here till noon, so come on down!
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!
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!


“No one has ever become poor by giving.” 

Anne Frank

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