District PR Committee Meeting
Boxborough Holiday InnAug 01, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Pat & Skip Doyle Visit
Braeburn Country ClubAug 09, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Sep 05, 2016
Club Meeting on Wednesday
Braeburn Country ClubSep 07, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Speaker: Bryan Agurcia on Successful Aging
Braeburn Country ClubSep 13, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Diana Robbins (retiring director of the Career/Tech Ed Program), Susan Paley (Rotary member) and Indira Desai (president).
Top 10 Acts Announced - Tickets Available Now!
The preliminary public voting is over and the Top 10 acts have been
chosen to perform at the live, final competition on
Saturday, May 21st at 7:30pm
JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre
YOU GET TO VOTE FOR THE BIG WINNERS!
Along with our official judges, each audience member will vote on who should win the $1000 first, $500 second and $250 third place.
Get your tickets at www.NewtonHasTalent.com today!
Dictionaries for Newton's 3rd graders were labeled in record speed this afternoon, and we had a great time too!
Thanks to Dave Sellers and the Boy's & Girl's Club for the space and the pizza! We start distributing in a couple of weeks. Pictured are Dave, Rae Mintz, Maureen Grannan, Sue Peghiny, Ron Faccenda and Jack & Paul Sullivan.
The Rotary Club of Newton was honored to award Mrs. Audrey Cooper, the Reverend Howard Haywoood, and brothers Veer and Shiv Sawhney Paul Harris Awards this evening.
Mrs. Cooper and Rev. Haywood were recognized for their outstanding community service, and Veer and Shiv were recognized in honor of a gift made to Rotary International by their grandfather Manjit Sawhney, who is a past Governor of District 3010 in Delhi, India.
Newton Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - Support the Newton Food Pantry
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. please join us in a community-wide initiative to support our families in need by donating toiletry items.
On behalf of the Newton Firefighters Children’s Fund, all the members of the Newton Fire Department, and all the members of the Newton Firefighters Association, we kindly request your assistance as one of our brothers and his family are in need.
Baby John John Morris, infant son (six months) to John and Colleen Morris, and brother to Madison, has just been recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. This news has taken quite a toll on FF Morris’s family and our department as a whole. As we have done in the past, we are doing anything and everything to help one of our own, and we humbly ask for your assistance.
We will be organizing a fundraiser for the Morris family on Friday November 27, 2015 at the American Legion Post 440, here in Newton on California Street. We are asking for a variety of assistance to include (but not limited to) financial donations, silent auction items, raffle items, and ticket sales for the fundraiser. 100% of proceeds from this event will go directly to the Morris family to help aid them during this fight. Checks can be made out to Newton Firefighters Children’s Fund (write ‘Mo strong’ in the memo) or you can donate online by connecting to http://www.firstgiving.com/384143/-jMorris-strong-fundraiser. We also ask that you kindly spread the word about the fundraiser through any and all social media networks, email, telephone, telegraph, or any other method of communication.
John has always been the first to help others, with a giant heart and a determination to deliver. On countless occasions, he has stepped up to assist anyone in need, often by organizing events and contacting anyone he can to secure help and assistance. His steadfast initiative has directly impacted many within our extended family of Firefighters, and we aim to pay it forward to ensure that John and his family receive the same help that he has provided to so many others.
If you are able to lend any assistance to this cause or would like to buy a ticket to the event, please contact Brian Merrill at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gus Svartstrom at Ksvartstrom@newtonma.gov. We kindly ask that you keep John, Colleen, Madison, and little John. in your prayers during this difficult time.
Newton Firefighter Children’s Fund Committee
Be sure to join Rotary Newton and the Presti Realty Group at the Newton Harvest Fair THIS Sunday, October 18th from 10am - 4pm in Newton Center. We'll be offering cider and donuts, plus the chance to win prizes at our race car game!
Thanks to the Marie Presti Realty Group, ALL proceeds will be donated to support the community service work of The Rotary Club of Newton.
Meet Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action at the Rotary Club of Newton!
A wonderful article from the Newton Tab about the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast and the awarding of the Rotary Club of Newton scholarships:
A celebration of Newton’s legacy of education, tolerance and eliminating barriers to opportunity took center stage in Chestnut Hill last May.
Well over 500 people gathered May 20 inside the McElroy Commons at Boston College for the annual Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast, a tradition started 41 years ago by Ted Mann. From 1972 until he died in office in 1994, Mann was the city’s longest-serving mayor. Known for his candor and hands-on approach to leadership, the event has since been named in his honor.
Mayor Setti Warren presented Mayor Mann Community Service Awards to education and civil rights activists Hubie and Katherine Jones, longtime Newton residents.
“This is one of the rare days in Newton when we come together not around politics or policy, but to recommit to the values of our community… to break down barriers and provide opportunity for all,” Warren said.
The mayor recounted how Mann sought his assistance during a time of racial discord at Newton North when he was a junior in high school.
“I was scared to be sitting in the man’s office,” he said.
Mann asked the teenager who would two decades later succeed him at City Hall to do his best to ease the friction between black and white students.
“We live in a complex world…there is ugliness,” he said. “But there is a playbook in this room, written by people, some who have passed away like Ted Mann. We can espouse these values and do the really hard work to bring people together.”
Award Recipients: Mathena Abramson - METCO - Attending Smith College, Andrew DeNucci - NNHS - Attending MIT and Hyunnew Choi - NSHS - Attending Princeto. Shown with Rotary Club of Newton member Tony Bibbo.
School Superintendent David Fleishman presented Newton Rotary Anthony J. Bibbo Scholarships to Mathena Abramson, Hyunnew Choi and Andrew DeNucci. Abramson, a METCO student at Newton North and representative to the School Committee, will attend Smith College in the fall. Choi will attend Princeton University after graduating from Newton South. DeNucci, a captain of the Newton North football and lacrosse teams, will attend MIT.
Attorney General Maura Healey, the morning’s featured speaker, spoke about her priorities since taking office five months ago.
“When I ran to be the people’s lawyer and to run the people’s law firm, it was to fight for everyone in the state,” she said.
Pledging to fight for equal access to education, employment and health care and to pursue criminal justice reform, Healey touted her office’s recently announced Division of Community Engagement, which seeks to “see life through the eyes of others and to meet people where they live.” The new division responded earlier this month to reports of racial tension in Worcester, she said.
Rachel Friis Stettler is the seventh head of the Winsor School, continuing a strong tradition of visionary women as school leaders. She continues to forge and share a compelling vision for Winsor’s future; “what matters is the kind of women our students will become,” she writes, “and that their futures are open to boundless possibility.”
Her Winsor Leadership
The school’s progress during her tenure reflects her understanding that even the best of schools cannot stand still. She has led Winsor through a comprehensive campus planning process and spurred significant investment in core areas from academic technology to student support to faculty development. Under her leadership, Winsor has also expanded its sights far beyond its campus, creating new exchanges and establishing clear “Principles of Global Responsibility.”
Giving Voice to Community Values
In public addresses and Assembly talks, she articulates her sense that Winsor’s bright, motivated students bring their whole selves to school. Believing firmly in girls’ potential as leaders, she invites students to take active and visible roles in the school community. Her intellectual curiosity, personal warmth and community engagement mirror Winsor’s spirit.
The event was founded in 1968 by members of the Myrtle Baptist Church as a means of remembering the civil rights leader in the context of a community celebration of his life, and the ideals he strove to achieve. It expanded and moved into larger spaces throughout the city, hosted by different houses of worship each year.
We hope to see you there!