Club Executives & Directors
President
Immediate Past President
Director
Secretary
Executive Secretary
Treasurer
Sgt at Arms
SERVICE Chair
Foundation Chair
RYLA Chair
Community Service Director
Service Committee
Service Committee
 
 
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The Rotary Club of Needham - Welcome

Welcome to Needham! We are a great group of 30 members strong and growing. Men and Women, young and old – we meet for lunch every Tuesday. Our projects focus on giving back to both our community here and beyond.


JOIN US FOR LUNCH!
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm
Needham Sheraton: 100 Cabot Street


With interesting speakers and an energized group
every week, you will come away inspired.

 

 

 
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Needham's scratch ticket raffle has one month left.  You could win $1000 or $100 worth of scratch tickets!  There is still time for you to get your tickets though.  You can get them in person at Bagel's Best, Bin Ends, or Condon Realty.  You can also mail in your money using this page.  Also - we will be selling them at the Rotary Club of Needham table at the Needham Harvest Fair Oct 6th on the town common.
 

Volunteer Opportunities
 
High Tunnel Construction 
Thursday 10/3 from 9:00-12:00 and
Friday 10/4 from 2-5 at Needham Community Farm
 
Dictionary Distribution to 3rd Graders 
Thursday 10/3 at 10:30 at St Joe's
Thursday 10/3 at 1:00 at Sunita Williams 
Monday 10/7 at 1:15 at Eliot
Tuesday 10/8 at 10:35 at Mitchell
 
Harvest Fair
Sunday October 6th 12:00-4:00
 
Selling Lottery Raffle Tickets
Thursday 10/10 Patriots Home Game at 5:00 at Gillette
Sunday 10/20 from 11-3 at Sudbury Farms
Sunday 10/27 from 11-3 at Sudbury Farms
 
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday November 2nd
 
In the Community
 
Project Gratitude
We sent the first shipment of hats and scarves knitted for veterans, part of Project Gratitude.
 
Joseph Tynan School
The most pressing priority among our community projects is a push to raise money to construct a sensory room for the Tynan School in South Boston.
 
Shelterbox
We increased our donation to Shelterbox in response to the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and tools to families displaced by natural disasters,
 
Meeting
Our speaker was Bill Paulson, our Immediate Past President, who shared his biography. Bill was born in New Jersey, where his father was a chemical engineer for BASF. Bill's Dad bought a factory making winter products, like antifreeze, in Lowell in '75, and Bill grew up working all kinds of factory, accounting and management jobs in the family business. But Bill hated chemistry in high school and really liked computer science and coding, so he got a Computer Systems Engineering Degree from the University of Massachusetts. He wrote software, made sales, worked as a consultant for Arthur Anderson, developed a technical magazine site, and redesigned websites. His first employer, GenRad, was bought by Terradygn. Later, he was working for Peoplesoft when it was acquired by Oracle..."enough". Bill's mother was a real estate agent, and he decided to pursue that field full time. Keller-Williams Realty is a challenging and supportive employer due to their solid training and coaching programs. They have an excellent customer relationship management system that helps make connections between buyers and sellers based on the characteristics of their property. That -in turn- helps the agents develop and manage a sales pipeline.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Volunteer Opportunities
 
High Tunnel Construction
Saturday 9/28 from 9:00-12:00 at Needham Community Farm
 
Dictionary Distribution to 3rd Graders (see photograph below)
Broadmeadow School, Tues 10/1 at 9:00
Mitchell School, Tues 10/8 at 9:00
Remaining schools TBD 
 
Harvest Fair
Sunday October 6th 12:00-4:00
 
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday November 2nd
 
In the Community
 
Joseph Tynan School
The most pressing priority among our community projects is a push to raise money to construct a sensory room for the Tynan School in South Boston.
 
Meeting
Janet Parnes, a Social Conversation and Etiquette Expert, spoke to us about "How to Unleash the Power of Communications to Bring in Clients and Build Your Network". (See photograph below.) She offered tips, like using pauses to regain the attention of distracted listeners, small talk to put both parties at ease, keeping the distraction from your phone out of sight, and turning your torso to directly face the person you're attempting to engage in conversation. Janet conducts programs like today's for professionals and college students. For more information, visit: www.EtiquetteForToday.com.
 
 
 
 

Volunteer Opportunities
 
High Tunnel Construction
Saturday 9/28 from 9:00-12:00 at Needham Community Farm
 
Dictionaries
Labels to be applied in an upcoming meeting (date TBD) and distribution thereafter (date TBD)
 
Harvest Fair
Sunday October 6th 12:00-4:00
 
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday November 2nd
 
In the Community
 
Joseph Tynan School
We are raising funds to construct a sensory room for the Tynan School in South Boston
 
Meeting
Rotary District  7910 Governor, Pam Anastasi, welcomed our new President, Dan Tibma and thanked our prior President, Bill Paulson, for his service (see photos below). Pam spoke to our club on this year's theme: "Rotary Connects the World" by creating lasting change in our communities, in ourselves, and across the world. The top three priorities of our district:
1.) membership, remember too invite people to come to our meetings;
2.) engagement, help get visitors and members engaged by involving them in our service activities; and
3.) public image, make sure to keep the club's website and Facebook page up-to-date.
 
The District has approved this year's global grant of $25,000 to support a water/sewer sanitation project in Guatemala. District clubs are invited to sponsor members to participate in the project as workers for a week in March 2020. Pam will be swimming in February 2020 in chilly Gloucester harbor to raise funds for "Pam's Polar Plunge for Polio". She has asked the district's clubs to contribute $100 each towards a $5000 goal, which will be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation.
 
 
Community Farm, Dictionaries, Days for Girls

Volunteer Opportunities
 
Community Farm
 
Sat 9/7 8an to noon
Sun 9/15 8am to noon
 
Harvest Fair
 
Sun 10/6 10am to 4pm
 
Dictionary Labeling and Distribution
 
TBD (late Sept)
 
Pancake Breakfast
 
Sat 11/2
 
 
In the Community
 
Sell your Raffle Tickets!
Get books of raffle tickets for Don
$10 per ticket for a chance at $1000 (1st prize) and $100 (2nd prize) in scratch tickets
Max 1000 tickets will be sold
Drawing at the Pancake Breakfast
 
High Tunnel for Needham Community Farm
We have donated a high tunnel to the community farm that extends their growing season by a month on both sides.
Join us 9/7 and 9/15 at the farm to help erect it.
 
 
Meeting
 
Patty Doyle of Needham represented “Days for Girls”, which makes and distributes re-usable feminine sanitary supplies in kits that contain pads and instructions.  These kits enable women to stay in school and remain safe during their periods. About 500 million women have no access to feminine sanitary supplies throughout the world, and are subject to discrimination during their periods. Patty seeks additional volunteers to meet every Thursday to sew and prepare the kits. Donations support the $10 cost per kit. For more information: http://DaysForGirls.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Jay Kim - Foundation for Metrowest
Oct 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Foundation for Metrowest - giving back to the local communities
Foundation for Metrowest - giving back to the local communities
Rebecca Ping
Oct 22, 2019
Needham Medical Reserve Corp (MRC)
Andy Winig
Nov 12, 2019
Learn how to introduce yourself using the Elevator Pitch method
NO MEETING. Football Dinner tonight.
Nov 26, 2019 12:00 PM
NO MEETING. Holiday party this week
Dec 10, 2019 12:00 PM
NO MEETING. Happy Holidays!
Dec 24, 2019 12:00 PM
 

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