Brookline, Massachusetts
Meeting Topic & Place
Alexandra Dobell
May 19, 2017
The Borgen Project: Poverty and Hunger
Robert Azzi
Jun 22, 2017
Everything You've Always Wanted to Ask a Muslim
 
 
 
Pancake Breakfast 2017 Event Sponsors
 
 

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BREAKFAST

2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Brothers Restaurant

404 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA  02446
United States

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LUNCH

Every Thursday at 12:15
Brookline VFW Post #864

386 Washington Street
Brookline, MA  02445
United States

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Please take a minute and read this wonderful article in Brookline HUB by Harvey Braveman about our own Bo Winiker and his amazing fund raising efforts on behalf of the Rotary Winiker Scholarship  that is part of Brookline Community Foundation Scholarship Fund. See http://www.brooklinehub.com/bo-winiker-rotarybcf-scholarship-fund-closing-in-on-100000.  Could we be any prouder of this legacy!
Thanks to a grant from Target and the efforts of our Club Advisor to Boston University Rotaract, Karen Jacobs, Boston University Rotaract members have started a "Healthy Eating" program with Women and Girls Thriving in Brookline.  Students and Women and Girls members gathered to learn some new healthy, low cost recipes last week, to have some fun and eat a delicious dinner.  The cooking classes were one of the areas of focus that the Women and Girls organization had asked for and is an extension of the grant Brookline Rotary gave them this past year to help create a vegetable garden along side the Brookline Community Foundation offices.  The garden is again planned for this summer and more cooking classes are on the calendar.
And another successful community Pancake Breakfast!  For 23 years, Brookline Rotary has hosted the town for great music, never ending pancakes and a chance to connect with neighbors while enjoying fun and games for the entire family.  This year saw adults and children dancing to the music of the Winiker Band on a full stomach of blueberry, strawberry and chocolate chip pancakes!  The kids loved the face painting, balloons and games with Arnie and Eureka!  Great deals abounded at the silent auction tables.  Thank you Brookline!
 
Great Opportunity!  

Brookline Rotary is raffling off  four nights at an all inclusive resort vacation for just $20 and it all benefits local charities!! 

How can you go wrong?

Only 200 tickets being sold at $20 each for a four night stay at your choice of one of five Club Med Resorts in Florida, Punta Cana, Yucatan, Ixtapa, or Turks and Caicos.   Good for one year.  All proceeds going to support local charities.  Airfare is not included.  At this price, you can support your community and enjoy a cheap vacation!   Just what we say in Rotary: Do Good; Feel Good!   
 
Drawing will be May 4, 2017, so last day for ticket sales is May 1, 2017.  Contact Marina Brodskaya, Global Getaways Travel, at Marina@globalgetawaystravel.com for tickets.
 
 
 
 
 
President's Elmon Hendrickson's Message
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Marathon Monday.  Don't forget we are out on the Marathon Route selling hot dogs.  Please come out and show your support.  Thank you. 
 
 
Please remember we have one regular meeting this week, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:15 PMBrookline American Legion/VFW Post
 
 
The Brookline Rotary Board will meet Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Brookline American Legion/VFW Post.
 
 
Announcements
The Brookline Rotary Guest Speaker on April 20, 2017 will be Paul Lloyd Hemphill-Battle of Gettysburg.
 
 
The next JFK Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.-Brookline Town Hall-Room 111, 333 Washington Street.
 
 
There will be a Multi-District Conference Event, April 28 - 30, 2017, Providence, Rhode Island.  If you would like additional information, please contact me.
 
 
There will be a Rotary Leadership Institute on Saturday, May 6, 2017 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The fee is $90.  If interested, please contact me for more information.  Thank you. 
 
 
Rotary International President Elect Ian Riseley to address 2017 World Affairs Seminar - "Education & Social Justice:  Shaping the World You Will Inherit", Monday - June 26, 2017 at Carroll University.  All members are invited to attend.
 
 
Please remember to bring your food donations to the Post.
 
 
Upcoming Meetings
The next meetings will be on Thursday April 27, 2017 at 7:00 AM and 12:15 Brookline American Legion/VFW Post

 
Consider Joining Rotary
 “It is well that there is nothing in Rotary so sacred that it cannot be set aside in favor of things better.”   Paul Harris, Rotary Founder
                                         
 
 
My next newsletter will be coming out on April 24, 2017.  If you want to submit any items, please be sure to give them to me by Sunday, April 23, 2017
 
Elmon Hendrickson
2016-2017 President
 
 
 
 
President's Elmon Hendrickson's Message
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please remember we have two regular meetings this week, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00 AM - Brother's Restaurant and 12:15 PMBrookline American Legion/VFW Post
 
 
 
Announcements
The Brookline Rotary Pancake Breakfast was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone that volunteered and attended.  We look forward to planning next year's Pancake Breakfast. 
 
 
Brookline Rotary Guest Speaker on April 20, 2017 will be Paul Lloyd Hemphill-Battle of Gettysburg.
 
 
The next JFK Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.-Brookline Town Hall-Room 111, 333 Washington Street.
 
 
There will be a Multi-District Conference Event, April 28 - 30, 2017, Providence, Rhode Island.  If you would like additional information, please contact me.
 
 
There will be a Rotary Leadership Institute on Saturday, May 6, 2017 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The fee is $90.  If interested, please contact me for more information.  Thank you. 
 
 
Rotary International President Elect Ian Riseley to address 2017 World Affairs Seminar - "Education & Social Justice:  Shaping the World You Will Inherit", Monday - June 26, 2017 at Carroll University.  All members are invited to attend.
 
 
Please remember to bring your food donations to the Post.
 
 
Upcoming Meetings
The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:15 PMBrookline American Legion/VFW Post

 
Consider Joining Rotary
 “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
                                          ~Helen Keller
 
 
My next newsletter will be coming out on April 17, 2017.  If you want to submit any items, please be sure to give them to me by Sunday, April 16, 2017
 
Elmon Hendrickson
2016-2017 President
 
                              Brookline Rotary had the great pleasure of inducting our newest club member, Lyudmila Pushak.  A resident of Brookline and business owner, Luda is welcomed by President Elmon Hendrickson and Shawna Carboni, Social Secretary.
 
 
                                     In November, members of Rotary District 7910, of which Brookline Rotary is a part, gathered at the Solomon Pond Mall to assist Stop Hunger Now to package life saving meals for people in developing countries that are starving.
 
Several members of Brookline Rotary assisted in the volunteer efforts and ceremonies for the town's celebration of Martin Luther King Day.  Brookline PAX coordinated two collection drives for the day.  One for the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry and one for More Than Words Book Store and Cafe, a local non-profit that helps empower youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.  Rotarians helped with the drives and ushering at the program, Confronting Bias in Brookline, in the afternoon at the Coolidge Corner Theater.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President's Elmon Hendrickson's Message
 
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations New England Patriots!
 
 
Please remember we have one regular meeting this week, Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:15 PMBrookline American Legion/VFW Post.
 
 
 
Announcements
There will be a Rotary Means Business Networking Event in Waltham on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  If you need additional information, please contact me directly.   
 
 
Dr. Alan Balsam, Brookline Public Health Director is retiring.  His retirement celebration will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Brookline Teen Center, 40 Aspwinwall Avenue.  Please join us to wish him well!
 
 
Please remember to bring your food donations to the Post.
 
 
Upcoming Meetings
The next meeting will be on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 12:15 PMBrookline American Legion/VFW Post

 
Consider Joining Rotary
 "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."  Mahatma Gandhi
 
My next newsletter will be coming out on January 30th.  If you want to submit any items, please be sure to give them to me by Sunday, January 29, 2017
 
Elmon Hendrickson
2016-2017 President
Our very own Elmon Hendrickson helped to co-ordiante and lead this year's town celebration honoring Brookline Veterans.

“I had a fantastic time.”

“it seems to be getting better every year!

“Congratulations in building this very best of community events” 
“…very inspiring”   

 Once again, on Saturday, November 5, eight Brookline notables showed off their new and hard earned dancing shoes while raising about $190,000 for eight local charities. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking forward to our annual Freshman BBQ.  This one is for the BHS class of 2020!  All are welcome.  We will be starting to organize the food tables and grilling the hot dogs and hamburgers in the courtyard of the high school at 11:00AM and the first diners should be there just before noon.  Second shift should be finished around 1:30 and with clean-up, we should all be out of there by 2:00PM.  The hordes are usually hungry so wear comfy casual clothes and shoes.  Join us for all or part of the event.  It is always lots of fun joining the BHS staff and PTO for this special day.  Parking is any where around Greenough St.  This will replace our usual noon meeting this week.
 
Once again, Brookline Rotary will join the cheering crowds at Coolidge Corner to encourage the Marathon runners at the 24 mile mark.  As we have done for many years, Rotarians will be collecting donations for Special Olympics.  We will also host a concession stand for hungry and thirsty by-standers offering hot dogs, hamburgers, and Greek salad pockets with all proceeds going to local charities.  With thousands of runners, everyone knows someone who knows someone who is running.  Come cheer, help Special Olympics  and enjoy the refreshments in front of the Marriott Hotel at Webster and Beacon St. from 11:00 to when the food runs out.
On Saturday April 2, the Cafeteria at Brookline High School once again rocked with music, laughter and and the smells of pancakes as Brookline Rotary hosted its 22nd annual community Pancake Breakfast.  Old and young from all over Brookline shared in the fun, games, food and music as club members served up over 3000 pancakes!  It took all our club members to pull off this successful event.  In addition to lots of pancakes, kids were entertained with games/puzzles , face painting, balloon sculptures, and super heroes.  Some of our more skilled guests danced the Lindy and other guest took home great treasures and values from the auction table.  All in all, it was a great success. 
Several of our members  made trips over the winter to exotic locations, and brought back Rotary Trading Banners from the clubs they visited.  Arthur Segawa visited a club in Uganda, Phil Sandler in Kuwait and India, Elias Audy in Barbados, Jock Grew in Costa Rica, and many more.  We are glad  to have everyone home again safely with beautiful new banners to add to our collection.
 
 
 
Join Brookline PAX and Brookline Rotary in celebration of MLK Day by donating food and personal care items for the Brookline Food Pantry and donating books, CD's and DVD's for More Than Words Bookstore and Cafe. This is a great win/win as we all look for worthy ways and incentives to clean out closets and shelves while helping others. Collection sites are at the Arcade Building on 318 Harvard St. and Brookline Booksmith at 279 Harvard St. from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on January 18, 2016.  For more infomation visit  http://brooklinefoodpantry.org and http://mtwyouth.org.
What other club could hold a "fifth Thursday"  or celebrate New Year's eve as Brookline Rotary can?  For his third year, Brookline Rotary's Bo Winiker conducted the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra and rocked Symphony Hall as no one else can.  Unlike any traditional symphony concert, Bo has the audience on their feet singing and dancing to old standards and more contemporary popular songs.  At one point, Bo shares the stage with his brother and Rotarian Bill.  Way to go Bo!  It was a great evening.  Bo, thanks for the memories and a lovely New Year's eve.  
 
 
Some fun news:  One of the 2015 dancers for Dancing with the Brookline Stars will be featured on Chronicle tonight.  Dawn Oates from the PlayBrigade will be featured front and center of the Brookline Rotary Banner!  Take a look at channel 5 tonight, 7-1:30 pm, Monday 14 December 2016. http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/monday-december-14-dance-with-me/36918856
hats and mittensIn the spirit of Rotary and the season, please note the efforts of one of our members, Elaine Joseph and Bank of Canton and contribute what you can to her Mitten Tree and her Toys for the Brookline Mental Health Center.  Bring donations to a Rotary meeting, or deliver them to the Bank of Canton.
 
It is with tremendous sadness that I share with each of you the news of Murray Liverman's death.  Murray passed away this morning, at home with his wife Reva, after a short stay in the hospital last week.  Funeral services will be Tuesday morning, 12/15/15 at 10:00 at Temple Beth Am, 300 Pleasant St., Framingham.  
On Saturday, November 7, 2015, eight Brookline notables danced their toes off for local charities.  In a fun filled event, Brookline Rotary hosted the third Dancing with the Brookline Stars.  Each Brookline Star was paired with a professional from Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Dedham while their support team was raising thousands of dollars for their designated charity.  About 450 friends and supporters then watched the performances while enjoying the catering of Vine Ripe Grill, owned by first year’s Dancing with the Brookline Stars winner, Lisa Wiesel.  Over $260, 000 was raised for the designated charities.
 
 
Club President, Susan Rack and Foundation Co-chair, Arnie Miller, attended the District Foundation Dinner on November 4, 2015, where the Club was recognized for giving $284, 000 last year in donations and matching grants to help solve worthy local and international issues. 
Please join us for drinks and socialization on Thursday, 10/29/15 at The Fireplace at 1634 Beacon St., Brookline from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.  Stop by and enjoy a drink and appetizers with friends. $10 cover and cash bar.  Guests welcome  Given the time of year, costumes are optional!
 
 
 
 
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