**NEEDHAM ROTARY NEWSLETTER**
Tuesday: March 7, 2017
Pledge of Allegiance: President Elect Marty Lindemann
Song: God Bless America, led by Bob Cocks
Prayer: led by: Karen Wetmore
Guests: Jan Luchetti, visiting Rotarian from the Weston-Wayland Rotary Club.; our guest speaker Brenda Hedden.
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.At our next meeting, we will be delivering Daffodils to every nursing home resident in Needham. Plan to arrive at the Sheraton at 11:00 to help label the 400 plants. We will have a quick lunch and then head out to deliver the Daffodils.
.The ‘Birthday Cake’ has been put off to Tuesday March 28.
.Reminder of the upcoming District Conference Friday April 28 to Sunday April 30. This will be attended by 4 districts, and will be held in Providence. The current RI President will be at dinner Friday night.
Happy dollars: Bill Paulson-Great trip to the MFA; Karen Wetmore-Great time in Florida and welcome to our guest speaker Brenda! Ken Davis-Happy First Birthday to his puppy Colby! Scott, Chuck and Paul-Glad to have Lois and Ron back from Florida; Greg-Great to see Marty running the show: caution Ted! Jim, Charles, Kathy Whitney, Bob Cocks and Paula-Great to be here; Jan Luchetti-$2 happy to be visiting Needham Rotary; Lois and ron-Great to be back in the town they love from a month in Florida!!!
50/50 drawing: Bill Paulson had the qualifying ticket #314, but pulled the 3 of diamonds. So, the pot of $452 continues to next time.
Humor: Three pastors went to a conference of Pastors, and just finished a session on the power of Confession. They were all sharing stories over dinner. The first Pstor said “Let’s confess our secret sins one to another. I’ll start: My secret sin is I just love to gamble when I go out of town: it’s cha-ching, cha-ching, let the machines ring!”
The second pastor said “My secret sin is that I just hate working hard. I copy all my sermons from the Internet.”
The third pastor said “My secret sin is gossiping, and oh boy, I just can’t wait till dinner is over!!!”
Don’t gossip, but this joke was provided by the son of a Luthern Minister!
Historical Minute: In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for something to become known as the ‘telephone’. He beat Elisha Gray to the patent office by two hours, otherwise it may have been known as ‘The Grey system’. FL.
Guest speaker: Brenda Hedden has been a fan of and builder of Kaleidoscopes since she was a child. She currently owns 40 kaleidoscopes and had a number of them on display for our meeting
She is a member of the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society, names after the inventor of the kaleidoscope Sir David Brewster. David was a passionate inventor and physicist, and although born in 1781, is still the most awarded physicist in British history. He also invented the stereoscope as well. The word ‘kaleidoscope’ is the basis on:
kal means beautiful in Greek
eidos means forms in Greek
Scope means to see in Greek
Brenda enjoys making stained glass in addition to kaleidoscopes as well.
Her presentation had a weird effect on club members., and it was thoroughly enjoyed!
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:00 at Needham Sheraton. We will then be delivering Daffodils to all the nursing home residents in Needham.