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

404 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA  02446
United States

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Every Thursday at 12:15
Brookline VFW Post #864

386 Washington Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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President's Elmon Hendrickson's Message
Please remember we have one regular meeting this week, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:15 PMBrookline American Legion/VFW Post
The Brookline Rotary Board will meet this week on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Brookline American Legion/VFW Post.
The guest speaker at our March 16, 2017 Brookline Rotary Meeting will be Dr. Sheila Katz, Historian and Author - Connecting with the Enemy:  A Century of Palestinian-Israeli Joint Nonviolence.
International Week of Service will be held March 25 - 31, 2017.  All over the world volunteers are working to improve their communities in the spirit of Rotary Serving Humanity.
There will be a Multi-District Conference Event, April 28 - 30, 2017, Providence, Rhode Island.  If you would like additional information, please contact me.
Please remember to bring your food donations to the Post.
Upcoming Meetings
The next meetings will be on Thursday, March , 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM - Brother's Restaurant and 12:15 PMBrookline American Legion/VFW Post

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 “Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman, Humanitarian and Activist
My next newsletter will be coming out on March 20, 2017.  If you want to submit any items, please be sure to give them to me by Sunday, March 19, 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.
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

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 "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 and
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.
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!
Brookline Rotary's own Bo Winiker Trio plays each Saturday night at Brothers' Restaurant on Harvard St. in Brookline.  Check the Winiker website to see which members of the Trio will be playing.  Stop by and enjoy the music and the food.
Dr. Karen Jacobs is the inspiration and co-ordinator for HealthMatters, a day long virtual conference on health related topics on September 17th.  Any part or all of the  conference can viewed for free on line.  Kudos to Karen  For information see 
Brothers RestaurantDon't forget!  This Thursday, July 30, we will celebrate our first FIFTH THURDAY event with cocktails and hors d'oeuvre at Brothers Restaurant, 404 Harvard Street, Brookline.   Lots of fun and fellowship!  5:30 pm to 7 pm.  Only $10 cover at the door, cash bar.  This is our chance to be together and network with one another.  Feel free to bring a guest ... or two or three!
We lost a friend and Rotarian on Monday, July 27, only days short of his 90th birthday.  Barry Jones will always be remembered for his ready smile and quick wit.  Funeral Wednesday at 11 AM at Levine's.
Kathy Bisbee of BIGKathy Bisbee, Executive Director of the Brookline Interactive Group (BIG), addressed Brookline Rotary.  She outlined the many programs and services BIG provides to the schools and the community, and asked for our help.
One July 2 we were addressed by Arthur Segawa, a local resident and new immigrant to the U.S. who enlisted in the army shortly after arriving from Uganda.  He shared his path with us.  He has been learning skills in civil engineering during his term of service in the Army both here and in Afghanistan, and is now studying engineering and continuing in the active reserves.
President 2017-2018 (PE)
President 2018-2019 (VP)
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Sergeant at Arms
Foundation chair
Polio Challenge Chair
Membership Chair, Board Advisor
Public Relations Chair
Speaker Chair
Bulletin Editor
Website Administrator
Social Media
RYLA Chair
Youth Chair
Projects Chair
Water Chair
Literacy Chair
Scholarship Chair
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Club Trainer
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Assistant Treasurer
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Ambassador of Good Will
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