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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.

 

 

 
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Rotary Club of Needham
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Location: Needham Sheraton
 
Ted Shaughnessy presiding for Marty who is in Seattle.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Ted Shaughnessy
Song: God Bless America led by Andy Winig
Invocation: Karen
 
MEETING SCHEDULE:
 
8/22: Regular Meeting
8/28:MONDAY NIGHT: 4:30 – 6:30 Cookout at the Senior Center
8/29: NO MEETING.
9/5: Regular Meeting
9/12: NO MEETING – evening dinner at New Garden Restaurant that night
9/19: Regular Meeting: come early to label the dictionaries
 
Guests:  
No guests so we did not get to raise our voices in a welcome song
 
Cell Phones
We’re not sure what Marty will do. Ted is suggesting a $10 fine if your phone rings while the president is talking, and a $20 fine if your phone rings while the speaker is speaking.
 
This led to many people (Ryan, Jim) “dialing for dollars” during the meeting…Just wait till Marty returns!
 
Joke of the Day
Louise had her joke book. The most memorable one was payment up front for a 3-minute egg.
 
Greg put the way back machine on Waaaaaay Back and read some jokes from 2004. Hopefully they were funnier back then.
 
Announcements:  
  • Raffle: bring stubs and cash. We believe we are almost sold out. If you have tickets, sell them. If you want to sell more contact Bill to see what’s available.
  • Needham Community Council: Libby has been delivering food, and Karen has been collecting items for student backpacks. Both projects will wrap up this week.
  • Dictionaries: 3 sponsors this year: Louise, Dan, and Denise Garlick. Dictionaries have been delivered to the Sheraton. We will have the final student lists in the next two weeks, then we’ll print labels and label the dictionaries before the 9/19 meeting.
  • 8/28 Senior Center dinner. Setup starts at 3:30. Dinner is served at 4:40. The end time is somewhere between 6:00 and 6:30. Libby has ordered the grill and the senior center is giddily setting it up. Capron Lighting is providing the meat. Rotarians please bring a salad to share. Contact Libby to volunteer.
  • 8/29 NO LUNCH MEETING. We’ll have been partying with the seniors until 6:00 (or 6:30) the night before, so we won’t be meeting for lunch.
  • 9/12 NO LUNCH MEETING. We’ll be gathering for dinner at the New Garden. Free for Rotarians. $20 for guests. Let Chuck Buyer know if you’re planning to attend.
 
 
Happy $$$: 
Libby, Jim, Kathy, Paula : Happy to be here, Chuck for great vacation to Nashville, Andy for all the great projects going on in our club, Louise for looking forward to a better afternoon, Scott for employee Dennis who had successful heart surgery, Ken for actually making it to our meeting, Ryan for a great Wooknd, whatever that is… oh great weekend. Sorry. Couldn’t read his writing. And Greg for GO RED SOX!
 
 
50:50: Libby, on the Marty plan, drew her own number 674 (fix?) but drew the 2 of spades, which is not the Joker (so I guess it’s not a fix), so the humongous $807 pot rolls over to next week. Good luck everyone!
 
Guest Speaker:
No speaker this week.
 
Remember to bring stubs and cash for the raffle tickets.
No lunch meetings 8/29 and 9/12
8/28 Senior Center dinner
9/12 dinner at New Garden
9/19 labelling dictionaries
9/26 DG visit
 
**Needham Rotary Meeting**
August 18 2017
Needham Sheraton
 
Jim Brown  opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, Karen delivered the invocation, and Andy Wining led us in singing ‘God Bless America’.
 
Guests: A former Neehdmite Betty Lloyd of Atlanta, a friend of Kathy Whitney; Jane Hwang, a member of the Taipei Taiwan Taipei Choumei Rotary Club, where she is a charter member, visiting her two sons in the Boston area. We traded club flags with Jane.
Announcements:
-Several people turned in more Raffle tickets, cash and stubs. This is great! Remember, if you have any tickets sold or not sold, bring the stubs and cash back so it can be accounted for.
-Reminder  that we are doing two  drives on behalf of the Needham Community Council.
-A food drive for the Needham Community Council. Please bring in canned goods during the next ten days.
-There are also 90 students who need school supplies. Please bring in large erasers, little pencil sharpeners and 12 inch rulers before August 17. These can be bought inexpensively at Walgreens. Bring ‘em  in!
-We will be cooking a cookout at the Senior Center  on Monday August 28 at the senior Center at 5:00 pm. The BOD has approved the expenditure for a roof patio electric grill for the Senior Center.
September 12 is our night at the new Garden Restaurant: bring friends and prospective members!!
-The District is hosting a Red Sox game at Fenway September 13th. See Jim Brown for details.
-On Sept. 22nd there is a Tippet House fundraiser. Louise is heading this up.
-Keep your eyes for a District email requesting your participation in a District survey!
 
Happy Dollars: Ryan HTBH: Betty Lloyd for being able to visit; Jane Hwang-please to visit with Needham Rotary; Scott for daughter Heather’s 40th birthday; Ken Davis for our guests; Kathy Whitney-delighted to have Betty as a visitor, and, looking forward to Chinese Food on Sept. 12; Betty for being able to visit Kathy in Needham; Louise-welcome to our visitors;.
 
HUMOR:
Louise provided humor
 
Presidential Minute:
 
Raffle:
There is $in excess of $775 in the pot. No winner this week. We are down to 12 cards, so stay tuned! These 12 cards should last about another 3 months.
 
Program: None this week.
 
 
 
**Needham Rotary Meeting**
August 1, 2017
Needham Sheraton
 
Ted opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, Karen delivered the invocation, and Bob Cox led us in singing ‘God Bless America’.
 
Guests:
 
 
Announcements:
Ted let us know of new fines for cell phones ringing obtrusively, as follows:
                -Cell phone goes off while Ted is talking $10
                -Cell phone goes off while the guest speaker is speaking, $20
                -Cell phone goes off while Marty is speaking: collect $1 from Marty!!!
                  (See what happens when you go on vacation??)
Ted reported that we are making progress on the Raffle. We only have some $40 unsold tickets in ‘inventory’. All the other unsold tickets are in members hands. Please return the money and stubs, or, the unsold tickets! In fact Jim Brown is in need of 3 more tickets on Tuesday.
Karen reported that we are doing two  drives on behalf of the Needham Community Council.
-A food drive for the Needham Community Council. Please bring in canned goods during the next ten days. Below see the picture of food being delivered to the NCC:
 
-There are also 90 students who need school supplies. Please bring in large erasers, little pencil sharpeners and 12 inch rulers before August 17. These can be bought inexpensively at Walgreens. Bring ‘em  in!
We will be cooking a cookout at the Senior Center  on Monday August 28 at the senior Center at 5:00 pm.
District Grant Training was held last Monday night. We have 3 people who are now qualified: Ted,   Rich Forte and Marty!!
September 12 is our night at the new Garden Restaurant: bring friends and prospective members!!
Birthday cake was provided for the two August Birthday folks: Jim Brown and Kathy Whitney! (Kathy-I at your piece....Jim) 
 
Happy Dollars:
Paul Dumochel is Happy to Be Here. He has had a rough few months at work: Glad you’re here Paul!
Bob Cox: HTBH: Chuck looking forward to vacation in Nashville and Delray; Libby is happy for summer; Scotti grateful for no wind on his boat; Bill Paulson is happy for a 3-close week at work; Ken Davis grateful he was not offered a position at the White House; Greg a $2 happy birthday wishes to Jim Brown ; Jim Brown-thank you for the great Birthday wishes and great cake; Louise commenting that Kathy Whitney is messing her Birthday Cake (rumor has it the other Birthday Person ate it!);Andy Winig for the Red Sox winning streak and grateful for Dictionaries;
 
HUMOR:
Louise provided humor
 
Presidential Minute: Lois talked about an August Birthday President: Barak Obama!
 
Raffle:
There is $766 in the pot. Karen ahd the right number but pulled the wrong card. We are down to v ery few cards left. Stay tuned!!
 
Program:
**Needham Rotary Meeting**
July 25, 2017
Needham Sheraton
 
Ted opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, Karen delivered the invocation, and Andy led us in singing ‘God Bless America’.
 
Guests:
Latanya Steele and Alisha Kelley from the Senior Center.
 
Announcements:
The Rotary International President Elect passed away in Uganda.
Four Rotary clubs have each donated $1,500 for a water project. Needham Rotary is one of them.
Bill asked that everyone turn in unsold raffle tickets or money. So far we have sold 600 tickets.
Karen reported that we are doing a food drive for the Needham Community Council. Please bring in canned goods during the next three weeks. There are also 90 students who need school supplies. Please bring in large erasers, little pencil sharpeners and 12 inch rulers before August 17. The Board has donated $250 to both the food pantry and the school supplies program.
 
Happy Dollars:
Jim had $20 happy dollars for his daughter’s engagement.
Libby had a happy dollar for our guests
Lois had a happy dollar for her granddaughter’s birthday
Bill had a happy dollar for his new puppy
 
HUMOR:
Karen and Louise provided humor
 
Raffle:
There is $750 in the pot. The number 627 was picked by Ted. While he had the winning number, he drew the Queen of Spades. The Joker was the lucky card. Stay tuned!!
 
Program:
Bob Dunning introduced Latanya Steele, Director of the Needham Senior Center and Alisha Kelley, the new Program Director at the Senior Center.  The Center at the Heights is expanding the program into evenings and weekends and seeking to utilize the roof top deck more frequently. The Senior Center is also trying to involve “younger” seniors in their programs. There is a new van coming soon. Latanya will be thinking about projects where the Needham Rotary might be of help to the Senior Center.
 
Our next meeting is August 1, We will be celebrating August birthdays with a great Birthday Cake!!!
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Needham
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Location: Needham Sheraton
 
Ted Shaughnessy presiding for Marty who is in Seattle.
 
Pledge of Allegiance: Ted Shaughnessy
Song: God Bless America by Bob Cox
Invocation: Karen
 
NEXT WEEK BRING:
  • Stubs and cash for all raffle tickets sold
  • Donations for Needham Community Council Food Pantry. See
http://needhamcommunitycouncil.org/food-pantry/food-wish-list/            
  • Donations for ‘Back to School Supplies’ see
: http://needhamcommunitycouncil.org/back-to-school-supplies-distribution/
 
Guests:  
  • Glen Davis… haha we know he’s not a guest. It was good to see Glen.
 
No guests = no welcome song
 
Joke of the Day
 
Louise had her joke book. I’ll give you the punch line. If you want the rest of the joke, attend the meeting already!
 
“I’ve already changed my will 3 times”
 
Announcements:  
  • Raffle: bring stubs and cash to the next meeting. We have sold about 650 tickets. Keep selling!
  • Needham Community Council, food pantry runs low over the summer so please bring canned veggies, canned fruit, cereal, or anything non-perishable and not expired donations to next week’s meeting.
  • Needham Community Council is also doing backpacks for back to school. Karen will send around a list of what is needed. Please bring donations to next week’s meeting as well.
  • We watched Bill Paulson’s most excellent video of the carnival.
  • Everyone was very happy with the Carnival. Kids were smiling. Parents were excited. The people who run the carnival were excited. We had some rain, and a generator blew, but all in all a very successful event.
  • We do not have final numbers, but we definitely made a substantial amount of money for the club, and primarily for it’s service projects!! WOW! Awesome project. Congrats to Ted (who has been working on this for four years) and Bill and Charles and pretty much everyone else in the club for a knocked-it-out-of-the-park start to Marty’s year.
 
 
Happy $$$: 
Chuck, Bob, Glen Happy to be here, Libby for the loan of a happy dollar, Scott for a great lunch in Provincetown, Ted for 50th family reunion in Dexter ME, and his wife Marilyn’s family reunion in Gilford, NH, Andy for an evening with Needham track where his kids were running and he was not, Ken for Ethan’s new puppy, Ryan for “guest” Glen Davis, Louise for happy and hopeful, and Greg for seeing Glen Davis.
 
 
50:50: Ted drew his own number (fix?) but drew the four of hearts, which is not the Joker (so I guess it’s not a fix), so the $736 pot rolls over to next week. Good luck everyone!
 
Guest Speaker:
 
No speaker this week.
 
Next week’s speaker is Latanya Steele, director of the Senior Center (Council for Aging).
 
Remember to bring stubs and cash for the raffle tickets and donations for the food pantry.
 
 
Speakers
Amy Carst of the Malayaka Orphange in Uganda:
Sep 05, 2017
How They Serve There Country by Rescuing and Riasing Orphans: JOINT MEETING WITH WATERTOWN
**No Noon Meeting**
Sep 12, 2017
Dinner at the 'New Garden' Restaurant. See events.
Visit By the District Governor Karin Gaffney
Sep 26, 2017
Annual Review of Rotary
Needham's State Rep. Denise Garlick
Oct 03, 2017
Update on the State
Carol Red, Needham Substance Abuse Coordinator
Oct 10, 2017
Insight into the Town's Substance Programs and Efforts
 

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