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Nov 30, 2017
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Dec 07, 2017
Travels in North Africa
Karen Jacobs
Dec 21, 2017
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Jan 04, 2018
Preparations for DIsaster
 
 
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Brookline VFW Post #864

386 Washington Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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  A very fun meeting as our Boston University Rotaract President had us use our bodies to replicate photos from her trip to InterotoTapai 2017.  Sarah reported on her adventures at the 2017 Rotaract Conference in Taipai this past spring and then updated us on the activities of the Boston University Rotaract club.  We could not be prouder of this group.  Way to go Sarah and Rotaract!
See our Face Book page and BU Rotaract Facebook page for more photos of Sarah and Rotary "in action".
And a good time was had by all.  Thanks again to our community partner and David Gladstone, who literally stood with us as we informed Brookline that the fight against Polio still exists.  We heard many stories as local residents stopped to say their mother had had polio or they were part of the beta testing on the original vaccine.  Many more said they did not know that polio still existed!  Thanks to everyone who helped on Saturday.
 
    The luncheon with our Sister City guests has become an annual tradition, but this year it held greater significance as we await Rotary International's response to our application for a Global Grant.  Edifice Roque, Laboratory Director for the Center for Investigation, Work & Environment, Medical School at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, updated us on the progress of this multi-year project to ensure clean water to the area of Quezelquaque, Nicaragua.  Along with the rest of the visiting team from Quezelquaque and the members of the Sister City Project here in Brookline, we learned that we now have a greater idea of the source of water contamination thanks to the research already completed.  Brookline Rotary's grant will help to implement the needed changes to positively impact the delivery of clean water and educate the local citizens.  This project will hopefully have a lasting effect on the health of the citizens of Quezelquaque.
On Saturday, October 21st, members of Brookline Rotary will be at Coolidge Corner in front of Brookline Bank, collecting for Rotary's End Polio Now campaign. 

 
Backpack Awareness at Brookline Day 9/24!
 
 
 
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Our awesome Rotaractors helping to spread backpack awareness at Brookline Day
 
It was a Hot Day at Brookline Day on September 24th!  It wasn't just the temperature, which must have approached 90, but the energy of our wonderful BU Rotaract Club.  Led by President Sarah Tuberty and event chair, Jenna Stitik, about a dozen Rotaractors took advantage of the audience to raise Back Pack awareness.  The students showed off their knowledge and shared it with the many families present, instructing them on the proper way to pack and wear a back pack to avoid injury.  Brookline Rotary could not have had better, more professional ambassadors.  The club also collected for Shelter Box, given the recent and multiple disasters.  Ironic that last year at this event, Brookline Rotary exhibited Shelter Box.   https://www.rotary.org/en/shelterbox-and-rotary-help-disasters
 
A big thanks to Karen Jacobs, club advisor, Sarah and Jenna and all the volunteers!
It was another successful Freshman BBQ as Brookline Rotarians joined with sophomore parents at Brookline High School and  faculty and staff to welcome the class of 2021!  Despite the threat of rain and the window blown smoke, Rotarians and PTO fed over 800 as we welcomed one of the largest Freshman classes in memory.  Way to go team!
 
                                                                                                       
From the District Newsletter:
 
 
Dr. Zuniga is in Boston through June of 2018, attending the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a District Grant Scholar from District 4130 and the Rotary Club of San NicolasThe Rotary Club of Brookline is hosting Jorge, and special thanks to Host Counselor, Past President Susan Rack.  
 
Sergio Miguileti is also in Boston to study, working on his master’s degree in International Business at Hult International Business School in Cambridge. Now 23, Sergio was an exchange student out the Rotary Club of Sao Paulo, Brazil and spent a year in Indonesia. Upon his return, he joined Rotaract and has remained an active member ever since. He hopes to attend Rotaract and Rotary events and meetings while studying in Boston.
It was an agenda packed meeting on August 31.  District Governor Karin Gaffney and Assistant Governor Karen Whetmore joined us along with two of our five 2017 RYLA students.  Governor Karin Gaffney shared with us her vision for the year and her belief in the Rotary Spirit.  "Warning" us that Rotary Spirit is contagious, she urged us all to recommit to our motto of service.
    As is our club tradition, members and friends will gather in the quadrangle of Brookline High School to help the         PTO with the annual Freshman BBQ.  Freshman report for school the day before all the other high school students to learn the campus and become oriented to their schedules.  For years, Brookline Rotary has stood behind the grills and the buffet tables to ensure the new students feel welcomed.  Feel free to join us.  Casual dress is welcome and we will start setting up at 10:30 AM.  Students will begin the line around 11:30.  Check in with Elias when you arrive for assignments.  The more the merrier!
 
 
 
  On July 1, 2017, Brookline Rotary, as in all Rotary Interantional clubs, districts and International officers,  passed the gavel to the next leadership team.  Immediate Past President Elmon Hendrickson handed the club gavel to President Claudia Dell'Anno who then welcomed her team for 2017-2018.  Officers and Directors include: President Elect Sharon Herman, Secretary Steve Von Lichtenberg, Treasurer Hadley Weinberg, Assistant Treasurer Paula Kerwin, Corresponding Secretary Shawna Carboni, Executive Secretary Shirley McPherson, Sgt. At Arms Chiquita Rice, Foundation Chair Arnie Miller, Club Advisor Elias Audy, Ambassador of Good Will Bo Winiker, and Directors Marina Brodskaya, Ken Goldstein, Gloria Rudisch, Laura Allen, Susan Rack, Claudia Dupre.  Rotaract Advisor is Karen Jacobs and Interact Advisor is Marina Brodskaya.  Elmon Hendrickson remains on the board as Immediate Past President.

 
 
 
 
President's Elmon Hendrickson's Message
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please remember we have one regular meeting this week, Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM - Brother's Restaurant and 12:15 PMBrookline American Legion/VFW Post
 

 
The Brookline Rotary Board will be meeting Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6 PM - Brookline American Legion/VFW Post.
 
 
 
Announcements
Our Guest speaker at our meeting on June 22, 2017 will be Robert Azzi - Everything You've Always Wanted to Ask a Muslim.
 
 
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.
 
 
Save the Date - Club Installation Celebration for Karin Gaffney as Rotary District 7910 2017-2018 District Governor and Mary Garcia, President of Rotary Club of Nashoba, will be held Saturday. July 15, 2017 5:30 p.m., Littleton, MA. 
 
 
Please remember to bring your food donations to the Post.
 
 
Upcoming Meetings
The next meetings will be on Thursday June 29, 2017 at 7 AM Brother's Restaurant and 12:15 PM Brookline American Legion/VFW Post

 
Consider Joining Rotary
 "Difference in language, history, customs, and environment influences the outward expression of Rotary, but the basic principles upon which it is founded and the objectives towards which it strives remain always the same in all lands among all peoples."   
~
Crawford C. McCullough - Rotary Club of Fort William Ontario Canada, October 1926
 
 
My next newsletter will be coming out on June 26, 2017.  If you want to submit any items, please be sure to give them to me by Sunday, June 25, 2017
 
Elmon Hendrickson
2016-2017 President
Congratulations to Sharon Herman winner of the Club Med Raffle!
 
Thanks to Rotarian, Marina Brodskaya of Global Getaways Travel, lucky Sharon will be enjoying a four day all inclusive vacation at the Club Med of her choice.  The winning tickets was drawn by our guest speaker,
On Thursday, June 15, 2017, Brookline Rotary will host its Annual Community Service Award Luncheon honoring a Brookline resident who has demonstrated distinguished public service.  This award has been part of the Brookline Rotary tradition since 1941 and is the longest, continuous award of its type in our Rotary District which covers 44 clubs throughout MA.  Past recipients include Sandra Bakalar, Governor Michael Dukakis, Chobee Hoy, Dr. Thomas Grayboys, and 71 other distinguished citizens who exemplify the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.
 
This year the award will be presented to community activist, Bobbie Knable.   Bobbie has been a Town Meeting member, member of the Women's Commission, MLK Committee among many contributions.
 
The Luncheon will be held at noon at the Stephen Rutledge VFW Post on Washington St.  Members of the community are welcome but RSVP’s are required.  Please contact 617-739-0400 by 6/7/17.

 
 
 
 
President's Elmon Hendrickson's Message
 
 
 
 
Dear $FIRST_NAME$,
 
Hope that you and your families had a very nice Memorial Day.
 
Please remember we have one regular meeting this week, Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12:15 PMBrookline American Legion/VFW Post
 
 
 
Announcements
Our Guest speaker at our meeting on June 22, 2017 will be Robert Azzi - Everything You've Always Wanted to Ask a Muslim.
 
 
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.
 
 
Save the Date - Club Installation Celebration for Karin Gaffney as Rotary District 7910 2017-2018 District Governor and Mary Garcia, President of Rotary Club of Nashoba, will be held Saturday. July 15, 2017 5:30 p.m., Littleton, MA. 
 
 
Please remember to bring your food donations to the Post.
 
 
Upcoming Meetings
The next meetings will be on Thursday June 8, 2017 at 7:00 AM at Brother's Restaurant and 12:15 PM Brookline American Legion/VFW Post

 
Consider Joining Rotary
 "Ignorance is a menace to peace."    ~Paul P. Harris, Rotary Founder
 
 
My next newsletter will be coming out on June 5, 2017.  If you want to submit any items, please be sure to give them to me by Sunday, June 4, 2017

 

Elmon Hendrickson
2016-2017 President
This Wednesday, 5/17/17 , Harvey Braveman will host the Brookline Youth Award at the Coolidge Corner Theater at 7:00PM.  In addition to honoring several of our outstanding teens the ceremonies will bestow the Ethel Weiss Service Award to Christy Timon and Abe Faber of Clear Flour Bakery.  Our own and everyone's Chobee Hoy is a past recipient of this award and Abe and Christy have been long time supporters of Brookline Rotary.  Please see this lovely HUB article for further story.
  Brookline Rotary, thanks to the leadership of member George Chapman,  has been working with the Santa Barbara Rotary and other non-profits to create a dental clinic in Pueblo Nuevo.  The clinic will service about 12,000 people including 7,000 children who otherwise would have no local access to dental care.  Recently, we acquired a dental chair that is being shipped to Honduras.
 
 
 
 
President's Elmon Hendrickson's Message
 
 
 
 
Dear $FIRST_NAME$,
 
 
Please remember we have one regular meeting this week, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 12:15 PMBrookline American Legion/VFW Post
 
 
 
Announcements
Club Med Raffle - Brookline Rotary is selling raffle tickets for a Club Med getaway.  Tickets are $20.  Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing a ticket.
 
 
Our Guest Speaker on May 19, 2017 at Brookline Rotary meeting will be Alexandra Dobell, The Borgen Project: Poverty and Hunger
 
 
 
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. 
 
 
 
The Honorable Nancy Gertner & John Reinstein invite you to an evening remembering President John F. Kenndy, with Special Guest Stephen Kennedy Smith, author of JFK: A Vision for America, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6—8pm
 
 
Meet & Greet Rotarians from Districts 7910 & 7930 who are attending 2017 International Conference at Hilton Garden in Waltham on Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  If you would like additional information, please let me know.  Thank you.
 
 
Join District 7910 for its Million Dollar Journey Dinner, a gala event in honor of the centennial of The Rotary Foundation, on Thursday, May 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The cost of the Million Dollar Journey Dinner, which is open to both Rotarians and non-Rotarians, is $75 per person, and includes dinner.
 
 
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.
 
 
Save the Date - Club Installation Celebration for Karin Gaffney as Rotary District 7910 2017-2018 District Governor and Mary Garcia, President of Rotary Club of Nashoba, will be held Saturday. July 15, 2017 5:30 p.m., Littleton, MA. 
 
 
Please remember to bring your food donations to the Post.
 
 
Upcoming Meetings
The next meetings will be on Thursday May 11, 2017 at 7:00 AM 12:15 PM Brookline American Legion/VFW Post

 
Consider Joining Rotary
 “Friendship is a natural and willing servant....There is no reason...why the great power of friendship should not be harnessed to do its part in the world’s work.”
        — Report of the President, 1912 Rotary Convention, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
 
 
My next newsletter will be coming out on May 8, 2017.  If you want to submit any items, please be sure to give them to me by Sunday, May 7, 2017
 
Elmon Hendrickson
2016-2017 President
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
 
 
 
 
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