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Rotary Club of Newton
P.O. Box 600057
Newtonville, MA  02460

We meet twice a month on either Tuesday or Wednesday at noon. Click on CALENDAR (above) for specific dates.
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326 Fuller Street
Newton, MA  02465
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What's Happening at Newton Rotary!
We are delighted to welcome Michael Woo as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Newton!
Michael was the president of the Amesbury Interact Club for 3 years, and is currently a freshman at Lasell University.  He worked closely with the Amesbury Rotary Club to build a stronger connection between Rotary and youth in Amesbury through service, attended RYLA as a RYLA-lan and as a Senior Facilitator, and helped plan last year's District Conference with the Ipswich Club.  He was on the North American Team of Initiative Interchange, which is a coalition of Interact Clubs globally that support universal education for those in need through fundraisers and awareness projects.  He is also a Paul Harris Fellow.  The current president of the Amesbury Club gave an extremely enthusiastic reference for Michael as a member of our club – she had nothing but wonderful things to say about his commitment to Rotary and his character.
He reached out to our club in June to see how he could contribute to our community and our club.  Because of his youth and student status, the Board of Directors decided to welcome Michael into our club as an Honorary Member so that he could enjoy the benefits of being a Rotarian, and yet still have the opportunity and space to be a young man starting his college career.
Welcome Michael!
Join us on September 17th at noon at the Braeburn Country Club as we induct Judy Bakabulini and Michael Woo into our club!  
We'll also hear from Julie Leven, Founder and Artistic Director, Shelter Music Boston.  Julie founded Shelter Music Boston in 2010 to create a social service organization able to provide an immediate positive impact with classical music performances in environments of great need.  Julie was named a Boston Neighborhood Fellow in April 2014, 2013 Social Innovation Forum Classical Music Innovator and is a 2012 graduate of the BU School of Management Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She is a member of the Handel + Haydn Society Orchestra and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.  When not playing concerts or dreaming up new projects for SMB, she is passionate about organic farming and an avid Argentine tango dancer.
We'll also talk about producing a Dog Festival in the spring as a community event and fundraiser.  So bring your ideas and enthusiasm for this fun event!   Woof, woof!
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Newton joined with friends from The Village Bank to scoop Cabots ice cream for the kids who took part in the City’s Summer Reading Program this year. A fun magic show followed the treats, and each child took home a free book, courtesy of the Club and the bank!
 Rotarians & Village Bank Volunteers working together
On Tuesday we were delighted to induct our first new members of this Rotary Year - Matt Ntege and Julliet Nassuuna! They are both from Uganda originally, engaged to be married, and work in the health care field. Welcome!
Newton Rotary President Susan Paley was recognized as an "Unsung Heronine" during a wonderful celebration by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women in the Massachusetts State House honoring 131 women from all across the Commonwealth for the difference each and everyone of them make every day in their own communities.
On Tuesday, June 18th we were delighted to award three scholarships to students who excelled in the tech programs. This year's recipients were Kamilla Salazar, Benjamin Gobler and Jonathan Rosenstrach.
Jonathan Rosenstrach was unable to attend, so his mother accepted the scholarship in his absence.  Show with Dave Sellers, Andrea Shurtleff (drafting teacher) and Newton Rotary President Ron Faccenda.
Benjamin Gobler with Dave Sellers, Tom Donellan and Ron Faccenda
Kamilla  Salazar shown with Dave Sellers, Lisa McKinney, Alexis Lugbauer, Lisa Marzilli (Culinary teachers) and Ron Faccenda.
On Thursday, June 27th the club awarded a Community Paul Harris Award to Lt. Bruce Apotheker, a Paul Harris x2 to Rotarian Andy Willinger, and a special EndPolioNow recognition to Rotarian Dick Hardaway.  And THEN we celebrated our president and board from last year, and welcomed our new president and 2019-2020 Board.
The Celebrate the International Part of Rotary Pot Luck Dinner was delicious too!  Thanks to everyone to participated and attended - it was a lovely, warm, and inspiring evening.
Club President Susan Paley awards Lt. Bruce Apotheker with a Community Paul Harris Award.
Lt. Bruce Apotheker receives his Community Paul Harris pin from 
Assistant Governor and Newton Past President Susan Peghiny.
Dick Hardaway receives a special recognition for his support of 
Andy Willinger receives his Paul Harris x2 from PE Ron Faccenda
Ron Faccenda is installed at the 2019-2020 Club President by AG and wife
Sue Peghiny.
Immediate Past President Susan Paley "Crowns" new Club
President Ron Faccenda
As our Rotary year is drawing to a close, it is always our privilege to distribute Community Grants to those local nonprofits that, with their good works, strengthen and enrich our local community. We were thrilled to honor our grant recipients last week. 
Congratulations to the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club, The Second Step, The Price Center, The Boston Minstrels, Newton At Home, Family Access, Springwell and last but not least our friends at the West Suburban YMCA!
John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club
The Second Step
The Boston Minstrel 
Newton At Home
Family Access
West Suburban YMCA
As part of Rotary District 7910's "Memorial Day Week of Service to Veterans", members of the Rotary Club of Newton served dinner at the New England Center for Veterans in Boston.  It was a fun and extremely rewarding experience, and the club is hoping to help out at the center again very soon!
Participants: Dave Park, Liz Tavares, Rae Mintz, Susan Paley, Jodi Goodman, Tania Blanco and Devender Guhania.  Missing: Photographer Marty Paley.
      Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 12 PM – 6 PM
      Venues all over Auburndale, Lower Falls, and Waban
      Hosted by Newton PorchFest
      Hear free, outdoor music all OVER the place.  For bands, locations and times, CLICK HERE!
      Newton Rotary's own PE Ron Faccenda and "Big Chief" (pictured above) will be performing
      at 3:30pm at 2202 Commonwealth Ave.  Come on over!
We’re thrilled to once again be sponsoring the Newton Free Library Summer Reading program, along with our friends at The Village Bank!
Librarian Deena Zuckerman was on hand to greet Andy Willinger and Susan Paley, as we dropped off our donation in the Children’s Room.
Join us on June 18th from 5:30-7:00 at Newton City Hall’s War Memorial as we kick off the Summer Reading program with entertainment, crafts, snacks, and more!! We love encouraging young readers, so do join in the fun with us!
Presented by the Rotary Drug Addiction Task Force
Plan to participate in the first in a series of important and timely seminars planned to fight opioid abuse in our community. Become a part of our comprehensive approach to educating, advocating and provide information about access to services. Help us create opportunities for continued involvement as a unified voice to prevent opioid addiction in our community.
WHEN:   May 22, 2019 - 5:45pm – 9:00 pm
We’re doing “The District Conference” a little differently this year.  Eat, Meet & Party is all about celebrating our club & individual accomplishments, recognizing some folks who have gone above and beyond the call for our district, and meeting & enjoying the company of Rotarians across our district (and some from a few other districts too, if you’re so inclined). 
Every single member in the district is welcome and encouraged to attend! Have you registered yet? 
Seven of our member, Susan Paley (The Village Bank), Maureen Grannan (Newton at Home), Marie Presti (The Presti Group), Paul Sullivan (American Red Cross), Cindy Laughrea (The 2nd Step), Sue Peghiny (Clock & Watch Shop), and Rae Mintz (Order in the House) had a blast on March 26th helping out at the Newton Community Pride Spelling Bee!
Susan read the spelling word to the contestants, Marie and Maureen were the judges, and Paul, Cindy, Sue and Rae greeted, organized, and generally corralled the 1st and 2nd graders who participated.
Susan Paley reading the words
District Training Assembly
Apr 06, 2019 7:30 AM  - Apr 06, 2019 12:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott
75 Felton St.
Marlborough, MA United States of America
Newton Rotary is delighted to be sending FIVE students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) weekend this year!
But to make the event successful, they need volunteers to help out.  Go for a couple of hour, or go for the entire weekend.  Accommodations can be provided by RYLA, or our member Tatjana owns a house in Fitchburg and has offered it to members.
To learn more about voluneering, or to sign up RYLA click HERE.
Congratulations to the newest members of the Rotary Club of Newton!
Robert Whittaker (left side of banner) is the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at William James College and Andre Ravenelle (right side of banner) is the Executive Director of Teachers 21, a William James College organization.   Bob and Andre have joined as part of our Corporate Membership program.  They are pictured with President-Elect Ron Faccenda and Past President Susan Peghiny.
Rotary Club of Newton growing stronger every day!  These are the 5th & 6th new members we've welcomed this year. 
Despite a nasty little snowstorm, some of our members cooked a delicious Valentines Dinner for at The Second Step, a community of survivors, advocates, and volunteers who foster the safety, stability, and well-being of those who have experienced domestic violence.  Click HERE to learn more about The Second Step. Thanks to David Park, Cindy Laughrea, Jean Pillard and Alex Magay for preparing and serving ham, chicken, scalloped potatoes, yummy green beans and a "heavenly chocolate cake".
Even the frigid temperature could not dampen the spirit of our community as members of the Rotary Club of Newton joined in our City’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy. In addition to collecting toiletries to be donated to Newton’s three Food Pantries, Rotarians helped usher, and took part in the event’s first-ever “Next Steps” Resource Fair, introducing attendees to different ways of serving and volunteering. Thanks to all who made this happen!


Pajamas: Our friends at Cradles to Crayons have notified us that they are in need of new winter pajamas, sizes 2T - adult medium. Please bring donations of new PJs to our next meeting, on Wednesday, February 6th at noon, at the Scandinavian Living Center (bring your lunch with you!).  Keep an eye out for information on when we'll volunteer at Cradles to Crayons.  Want to donate by can't make the meeting?  Click HERE to email Dave Park to make other arrangements.
Teddy Bears, Small Coloring Books and Crayons: Some of our Rotarian friends are traveling to Columbia next month, and part of this service trip is visiting pediatric hospitals.  If you have new or gently used teddy bears, and/or new coloring books & small boxes of crayons, please bring them to the February 6th meeting.  Can't make it, but want to donate?  Click HERE to email Sue Peghiny to make other arrangements.
Eyeglasses: Don't forget that at every meeting Rae will collect used eyeglasses to donate!
Thank you for your continuing generosity!


A group of local Pet Sitters are conducting a Food/Supplies Holiday Drive for the homeless animals at the Boston Animal Rescue League's shelter.

Most needed is FOOD (canned or dry,) doggie treats, coats & sweaters of all sizes, doggie beds & pee pee pads!! Used items are welcome (except the pee pee pads!)

Can't make the meeting but want to donate? Contact Susan Faccenda Peghiny.

It was a great opportunity to get together with many of our other service partners from Newton, Massachusetts as we celebrated service and shared thoughts and ideas with our service colleagues at Newton City Hall on Saturday December 8th.  Many thanks to the Rotarian's for their time and effort at the event!  
We are delighted to welcome Jean Pillard as Newton's newest member.  Jean a resident of Westwood and has a business in Newton.  Jean was Chief of Mission to the UK for his native country Haiti.  He looks forward to serving the community.
We were delighted to welcome Kathryn Ellis into the fellowship of Rotary at our meeting on Tuesday, September 5th!
Kathryn is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Newton, and we look forward to getting to knew her and to work together on projects that make our city and even better place to live!
President Susan Paley inducts Kathryn
Kathryn spoke about her desire to be involved in the city and Rotary , and get to know people who makes things happen in Newton!
President Susan Paley and our newest Rotarian, Kathryn Ellis!
BIBBO, Anthony J. "Tony" Age 84, a longtime resident of Wellesley, passed away peacefully on August 29 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara F. Bilbo. "Tony" was born at Newton Wellesley Hospital on July 26, 1934, a son of the late Joseph Bibbo and Donata Bibbo of Newton. He lived in Newton until 1965 when he moved his family to Wellesley. 
What do you get when you mix a roomful of book-loving kids, a library, a magician, and a group of Newton Rotarians with ice cream and a great Summer Discovery reading program? A fun filled evening! 
The Rotary Club of Newton was awarded the Gold Best Club Award for the 2017-2018 Rotary year.  Over 100 Rotarians from across Massachusetts gathered to celebrate individual and club accomplishments at the “District 7910 Big Reveal” on Thursday, July 19th at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Framingham.  Newton is part of Rotary International District 7910, which spans Massachusetts from Brookline to the Brookfields.
We kicked off the Newton Free Library's Summer Discovery Reading Program at Newton City Hall earlier tonight, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newton and The Village Bank. Rotarians assisted with distributing snacks, helping children make personalized book marks, and singing and dancing to the rocking music! Incoming president Susan Goorvich Paley joined Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and children’s librarian Amanda Bushnell Bressler in welcoming the crowd and encouraging them discover new worlds through reading this summer. Thanks to Rotarians Harriet Christina ChuDavid SellersRae MintzPaul Daigle and Susan Goorvich Paley for helping out!
Jim Means & Dave Sellers Killing it at Arts & Crafts
It's what we do...
Chris Chu getting creative!
L-R: Chris Chu, Dave Sellers, Susan Paley, Jim Means, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, Paul Daigle, Rae Mintz
Incoming president Susan Paley with Amanda Bressler, Children's Librarian
Meeting Schedule - Two Meetings a Month!
Starting July 1, 2018 the Rotary Club of Newton will begin holding regular meetings twice a month instead of every week.  Other activities will be on offer during the “off” weeks, so watch your email and our calendar!
            Two Full Club Meetings: First and third weeks of the month.  Tuesdays*, April through November, switching to Wednesdays, December – March.  *When there is a Monday holiday we will meet on Wednesday that week instead of Tuesday.
            At Least One Service Project Per Month: Each month a volunteer/service opportunity will be offered. While all efforts will be made to schedule service projects during non-meeting weeks, we are often restricted by the needs and schedules of those nonprofits that we seek to assist.  All members are eligible and encouraged to participate.  Unless there is an age restriction at the location of our project, family and friends are welcome too!  Service is the heart of Rotary, so please do your share (and then do a little more!).
            One Flex Week: This week could be used for almost any purpose.  Committees could get together to focus on their area of responsibility.  The Board may meet this week.  Or maybe something fun will be on offer!
            Rotary 5th Week: When there is a 5th week in a month let’s get together - just to get together!  Keep an eye out for an invitation to meet somewhere for drinks, dinner, pizza, a movie or something more!  Fellowship is one of the most important benefits of membership in Rotary.
Membership Plans - Now We Have THREE!
Starting July 1, 2018 our club will be offer THREE types of memberships!
Individual:   $20/month dues plus $21 per meeting. Our traditional membership.
Family:  $35/month dues plus $21 per meeting. 
 -Includes 2 adults living at the same residence.
-Both partners are full voting members. 
-Either partner can attend the meeting. 
-If both partners attend, they pay a $21 guest fee.
Corporate:  $40/month plus $21 per meeting. 
-Includes up to 4 individuals who are employed by the same organization.
-Only 1 person on the corporate membership is a full, voting member.   
-Any of the 4 members can attend any meeting. 
-If more than one attends, they pay a $21 guest fee.
-Individual contractors/associates in an office are not allowed to use this membership. 
There's never been a better, easier or less expensive time to join The Rotary Club of Newton!  Email us at RotaryNewtonMa@gmail.com for information on how to join!

WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 29, from 6PM to 8PM.

LOCATION: The Price Center, 27 Christina Street, Newton MA.

This event has been developed for all Rotary Clubs and their local partnering stakeholders interested in preventing addiction.  The purpose of this event is to learn about this Rotary-driven and championed community-based model and replicate it in your own club communities.   

This model has been developed to raise awareness about what works to prevent addiction and join efforts to engage in evidence-based strategies to address and reduce it at the local level.

This is the first of what will be many community-based seminars hosted and made available through Rotary.  Come and learn about how easy and effective the Rotary Addiction Prevention Seminars can be to help your neighbors and friends learn about, identify and act to prevent addiction.  This is a model that any and all Rotary Clubs can implement in their own communities to effectively begin to address addiction at the local level.

Objectives of the Seminar:

1) Learn about some of the driving forces of addiction

2) Collaborate with local leading community stakeholders and professionals on preventing addiction

3) Replicate this model in your own community to raise awareness and initiate change that will effectively  work to reduce rates of addiction

Rotary Clubs are encouraged to register 1 - 3 club members with 1 - 3 community stakeholders interested to partner with their club on addiction prevention activities in their community. 

Click HERE to Register!

Refreshments will be served.  Please note that The Price Center does not allow smoking on the property.  

If you would like to serve on the Rotary Addiction Prevention Task Force, please click HERE to email Paul Sullivan.  Rotary membership not required. 

Thank you to Justin Sallaway for offering to host the 1st Rotary Addiction Prevention Seminar at the The Price Center, 27 Christina Street, Newton MA.

The Rotary Club of Newton is honored to announce that our own Maureen Grannan was recognized as a "Rotary Service Hero". 
On Monday, March 26th over 250 Rotarians, friends and families gathered to celebrate the 21 Honorees, some of whom are Rotarians and some are community members doing outstanding service work.  Each Service Hero was awarded a Rotary "Paul Harris Award", the organizations highest honor for club and community work. 
Maureen was nominated by Newton Rotary President Susan Peghiny for her work with Newton At Home where she recruits and organizes volunteers to provide simple, yet crucial services to elders in our community (such as transportation to medical appointments, yard work, computer literacy assistance, changing lightbulbs, taking out the trash, installing/removing air conditioners, etc.).   
She has been a member of the Rotary Club of Newton in January 2014 after visiting as a guest speaker.  She has served as the Secretary of our club for 3 years, runs our “Student of the Month” recognition program, is involved in our Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program (RYLA), and serves on the board of our independent foundation (the Newton Rotary Foundation). 
District 7910 Foundation Chair Sanjay Deshpande presents the awards to Maureen
Ron Faccenda, Susan Peghiny, Maureen, her husband Chuck Doll, and Marei Presti attended, along with Andy Willinger, Jack Fucci, Dave Sellers and Susan Paley (not pictured).
The District 7910 "Service Hero's" for 2018
On Saturday, March 24th members of the Rotary Club of Newton and the Rotary Club of Watertown joined to help out at More Than Words in Waltham.   We had a lot of fun sorting and categorizing donated books (and remembering some of the great books we've read ourselves).  In all, we processed 1158 books in just under 2 hours and got to meet and work with some of the amazing young people in the program.
More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers 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.
Watch our calendar along the left side of this page to see when our NEXT service project is being held, and join in!
Marie Presti and Devender Guhania from Newton Rotary scan books
Rae Mintz from Newton Rotary scans books.
Susan Peghiny, Devender Guhania & Ron Faccenda worked with Anna Glover from Watertown Rotary to sort and process books.
Our Rotarians with some of the staff from More Than Words
Auditions are now open for Newton Has Talent 2018!

FREE ENTRY before March 1st!
*TWO Divisions – Adults ages 20+ and Youth ages 13-19*

ENTER NOW to be in the running for up to $1,000 in prize money PLUS a matching grant donated to the Newton-based charity of your choice.

Click HERE or visit NewtonHasTalent.com to enter now!

We had a great time today making a special Valentine's Dinner for our friends at The Second Step.
Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen, especially Marie Presti (for the delicious sauce and meatballs!), Chris Chu AIA (yummy pasta), David Park (outstanding salads and breads), Dave Sellers (plates, utensils and Sous Chef extrordinaire), Sara Pollock Demedeiros (delicious desserts) and Cindy Holle LaughreaRae Mintz and Susan Goorvich Paley for pulling it all together. Do good, feel great, join Rotary Club of Newton!
Dave Sellers setting up the buffet line
David Park prepping the salads (there were THREE choices!)
Marie and Dave working together on salads
Marie made meatballs AND the sauce from scratch!
Sue chopped SO much garlic....
Enjoying the fruits of our labors
And then came the dishes...
We had a great time today making a special Valentine's Dinner for our friends at The Second Step. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen, especially Marie Presti (for the delicious sauce and meatballs!), Chris Chu AIA (yummy pasta), David Park (outstanding salads and breads), Dave Sellers (plates, utensils and Sous Chef extrordinaire), Sara Pollock Demedeiros (delicious desserts) and Cindy Holle LaughreaRae Mintz and Susan Goorvich Paley for pulling it all together. Do good, feel great, join Rotary Club of Newton!
The Rotary Club of Newton and The Village Bank were honored to recognize Sadie Winton (center) as December's 'Student of the Month".  The award for the this recognition is a full scholarship to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event in June (RYLA7910.org).  Congratulations Sadie!
L-R: Kyra Slawski (Newton North), Jeff Tucker (Village Bank), Michael Winton, Lily Winton, Sadie Winton, June Ferestien, Susan Paley (Village Bank) and Susan Peghiny (Newton Rotary).
Monday, January 15, 2018
9:30 - 11:30am
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon Street, Newton MA  02459
This community celebration of the legacy of Dr. King will feature selections from The Monologue Project, voices of Newton’s students of color, as well as the music of the Treble Singers, Troubadours, and Newton Norths Jubilee Singers.
Members of the Rotary Club of Newton will be collecting donations of toiletries for Newton’s Food Pantries, so please be sure to bring a donation with you.
Help Newton Rotary continue supporting individuals and organizations
in our community by buying our Holiday Lottery Calendar!
For only $10, each lottery calendar gets the chance to win $100 on every weekday in January, $150 on each Sunday in January and $500 on January 31st.  AND - if you win you name goes BACK in the basket so you can win again (it happens!). 
But the best part is your donation will help Rotary do things like implement an addiction education program, help develop our young leaders, recognize and support people in the community who are doing service, donate books to the library and much more.
To get your Holiday Lottery Calendars simply contact your favorite Newton Rotarian or click HERE to email Sue who will send some out to you.  Thanks!
The Newton and Brookline Rotary Clubs hosted the 33rd Annual Thanksgiving Football Luncheon at Braeburn on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.   It was chock full of music, food, fellowship and recognition of the young leaders in our communities.
Brookline Rotarians Bo Winiker & Jamie Saltman welcomed us with jazz (with a short assist by Newton Rotarian Chris Chu).
The Lovetones  lead the group in God Bless America.
Braeburn provided a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
Attendees brought donations for food pantries in Newton and Brookline.
The Reverend Howard Haywood (a Paul Harris Fellow) provided the Invocation.
The event was slightly different this year: coaches and students spoke about their experiences (in place of a keynote speaker):
Newton North Cheer Captains Naimid Abelenda, Kenison Winton & Morgan Britt-Webb with their coach Brianna Hogan.
Brookline Cheer Captains Amara Obiora and Eva Ernest with their coaches Meghan Cells & Erin Blette
Newton North Football Captains Noah Neville, Nathan Harvey, Ryan McLaughlin, Thomas Byrne & Will Hodgson with Coach Michael Coppola
Brookline High Football Coach Keith Thomas with Captains Joseph Clark, Liam Downey, Taigue Stephenson, Henry Terry & Eric Tinsley
District Governor Karin Gaffney spoke about "What is Rotary?"
Newton Mayor Setti Warren gave a brief farewell address.
A good time was had by all:
The Rotary Club of Newton is proud to be supporting the Thanksgiving “Pie in the Sky” program to support Community Servings. With each pie you buy (or sell to a client, associate, friend or family member) you are helping to end hunger for the critically ill and housebound in Massachusetts. And a little goes a long way! Each pie you buy or sell allows one person in need to eat for a whole week.
Make this our best year yet and help Community Servings sell 25,000 pies for their 25th anniversary. 
  Click this link to: Buy Now by November 14th.
Have questions?  Click HERE to email Marie!
Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at the Rotary Club of Newton!
PS: You can also sign up to be a pie seller!  You can promote your own link on your social media and other sources to your sphere and they'll track how many pies you've sold.  The link is below.
https://pieinthesky.org/pieseller_registration.cfmRemember to choose Rotary Club of Newton as the team you get assigned to.
We were delighted to honor our first Student of the Month for the 2017-2018 Year: Lucy Jrolf from Newton Country Day.  Lucy spoke about a trip to Peru that made her look differently at the food she eats (and doesn't eat) and how it impacts out environment.  Congratulations Lucy!
L-R: Anna Matveychuk (RYLA Chair), Maureen Grannan (SOM Chair), Lucy Jrolf and Susan Peghiny (President)
Newton at Home (who's director is a Rotarian) needs help providing leaf raking to it's members on November 10, 11, 18, & 19 from 10-12 and 1-3 each day, and is looking for volunteers to help out! 
Can you, your family and/or your colleagues spare a couple of hours to help some of your elder neighbors?
Volunteers will need to bring their own rakes and gloves.  The folks you'll be helping will provide leaf bags and snacks.  
To register please CLICK HERE to email Newton At Home Director Maureen Grannan.  Please specify which date and time you'd like to volunteer for.
Newton at Home is a non-profit organization that assists Newton residents over 60 to live independently and safely in their homes.  This is a wonderful community service in which several Rotarians participated last year.
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 the Rotary Club of Newton was honored to welcome into membership Dr. Tatjana Kobb.
Tatjana is the founder of Boston Sustainability Advising, an international sustainable development and social responsibility consultancy specialized in improving organizational performance.  Her volunteer experience is extensive and international, and  includes work at Physicians for Social Responsibility, as a mentor for Women in Research, advising companies on how to reach the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals, and as a coordinator with IPPNW and organization that facilitates student exchange programs with clinical and social service experience,  and more.
We are delighted to welcome Tatjana into the fellowship of Rotary!
We had another great day at Newton's Harvest Fair today! Met lots of people, sold a ton of popcorn and maybe saw some future Hall of Famers at the speed pitch!
Thanks so much to The Presti Group for donating all the popcorn supplies, speed pitch and prizes and the West Suburban YMCA for loaning the netting!
Members of the Rotary Club of Newton were happy to return to the Centre Street Food pantry to help stock it's shelves.  The group also donated low salt soup.  We were especially delighted that member Trevor Williams brought his so.
Front: Rae Mintz and Susan Peghiny.  Rear: Cindy Laughrea (The Second Step) , Trevor Williams and his son (West Suburban YMCA), David Park, Susan Paley (The Village Bank), and Jim Means (BioMentor).
The Williams men working hard.
Cindy Laughrea displaying the wares. 
Rotary being goofy with Centre Street Food Pantry member Natalie.
We had a lot of fun meeting people and listening to great music at the Newtonville Jazz Festival and Village Day!  Lots of folks took a guess on how many pieces of candy were in the jar.  The winning number was 154, and the candy and iTunes Card went to Megan!  The highest guess?  2004 pieces.  Be sure to visit us at Harvest Fair!
A young woman who has been working with The Second Step for almost two years is having a fundraiser to help buy gift cards for the homeless.  Her organization is Cards4aCause.
The Second Step is a recipient of the gifts cards. She has been providing The Second Step with $300 a month in cards to help their families. If you can please come and meet her at her first big fundraiser they would all be would be grateful.  A former Second Step resident will be a guest speaker.
Details below:
Necessity and Dignity Event to benefit the Homeless
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Mt Auburn Health Club
57 Coolidge Ave
Watertown, MA 02472
United States
Click HERE to Register
Last week several members of the Rotary Club of Newton helped the local organization "Food To Your Table" do their thing!  Each week Food To Your Table collects donated food from the Cold Springs Park Farmer's Market and delivers it to our neighbors in need in Newton.  Rotary was delighted to lend a hand!  If you'd like more information about Food To Your Table, please contact Amy or Joan at foodtoyourtable@gmail.com.
Susanne McInerney (Mass Estate Team) and Lena Chouljian (First Commons Bank) help display food.
Susanne & Lena get some encouragement from Newton Rotary President Sue Peghiny
Newton Rotary Past President Paul Sullivan (American Red Cross), Lena Choujlian (First Commons Bank), Susan Peghiny (Clock & Watch Shop) and Susanne McInerney (Mass Estate Team) enjoying working together to support Food To Your Table.

Here is your opportunity to have a hands-on role in eradicating Polio:

Join Rotary on an upcoming trip to Accra, Ghana, West Africa in October 2017 to participate in a polio immunization exercise, attend the 12th Annual West Africa Project Fair, and engage in a hands-on work project. Attached is detailed trip information. Please feel free to share this information with the Rotarians in your club as soon as possible as we have a limited amount of space and expect this trip to be filled in the next week or two.

Trip Dates: October 03 – 12, 2017
Travel to: Accra, Ghana, West Africa
Per Person Price: $1,689, double occupancy

Program includes: Hotel accommodations, transfers, most meals, polio immunization exercise, hands-on community service field work, West Africa Project Fair registration, special Rotary and fellowship events, sightseeing, etc.

In October 2017, North American Rotarians will travel to Accra, Ghana for a life changing experience. Have you ever heard a Rotarian speak about their personal experience participating in a polio eradication exercise, a cleft lip/cleft palate mission, or work on a humanitarian grant? These trips have a profound effect upon the individual. For those of you who have gone on one of these trips you know, and for those of you who have yet to enjoy this experience, you should.

The experiences you have stay with you forever. You get up early in the morning, travel with local Rotarians to a village, health clinic or impoverished neighborhood, and for the next few hours, you change. Small children come up to you to say thank you. Mothers and fathers smile at you knowing that you are giving their child a chance for a better life. You meet with the leaders in the village to learn of their needs and their hopes. It is hot; it is dusty; it makes you uncomfortable; it is exquisite.

The West Africa Project Fair is endorsed by the Rotary in Africa Committee (ROTA), who is trying to generate greater connectivity between the African and North American Rotarians to generate greater support of the projects of Africa. Your involvement, or your club’s involvement, in this Fair would not only provide an opportunity for project support, it would also help your members to grow and to understand the benefits of being a Rotarian. Involvement in Rotary gives the ordinary Rotarian extraordinary opportunities to do things that they could never do anywhere else. This trip is just such an experience.

Even if you are unable to join us this year, please feel free to announce this program in your club over the next month, get it on websites, and get it in newsletters. Encourage your members to participate – help Rotary Make a Difference.

Contact info: Jolene R. Bortz,
Rotary Club of Oakland-Uptown Past President



On July 13th members of the Rotary Club of Newton helped out at the  Cradles to Crayons warehouse in Brighton.  Cradles to Crayons provides homeless and low-income children living in the Boston area with the essentials they require to thrive - to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. 
We helped over 200 kids, and had a great time doing it.  C2C is a GREAT organization for multi-club projects since they can handle large groups of people at one time.
The Rotary Club of Newton was delighted to be able to send five Newton "rising sophomores" to the District 7910 "Rotary Youth Leadership Awards" the weekend of June 23-25 at Fitchburg State University.
The five students were Ingrid Farrell (Newton Country Day), Rachel Gamburg (Newton South), Stephanie Hogan (Mt. Alvernia), Achille Ricca (Newton North), and Ethan Weiss (Newton South).
The students spent 3 days working together to develop leadership, collaboration, cooperation, teamwork, and conflict resolution skills through a variety of team activities.  They also helped package 20,000 emergency meals in just over 1/2 hour, made a lot of friends and had a ton of fun!  We look forward to hearing about their experiences on August 1st and August 22 at our club meetings.
A special thanks to The Village Bank for co-sponoring our 2017 RYLA students!
Achille won "Mr. Congeniality"
The Rotary Club of Newton was DELIGHTED to award over $12,000 in Community Grants to local service organizations and deeply honored to have so many recipients attend the luncheon.
Pictured left to right are: Dave Sellers & Thomas Leavitt (John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club), Debra Bergman & Justin Sallaway (The Price Center), Rosie Carey (West Suburban YMCA), Tim McHale (The Boston Minstels), Jeanne Strickland (Newton Community Development Foundation), Maureen Grannan (Newton At Home), Jack Fucci (West Suburban YMCA), Cindy Laughrea (The Second Step), Marylou Seitz (Newton Community Development Foundation), Deborah Maini (The Second Step), and Susan Peghiny (Rotary Club of Newton).
The Rotary Club of Newton held it's annual Installation Dinner on Tuesday, June 20th at the home of incoming president Susan Peghiny.  It was a lovely evening filled with good food and better fellowship.
We were delighted to induct Jodi Goodman into membership that evening, and incoming District Governor Karin Gaffney was on hand to do the honors (with an assist by Susan and her dog Lou):
We also thanked outgoing president Paul Sullivan, and recognized the past presidents in attendance (l-r): Justin Salaway, incoming president Susan Peghiny, Marie Presti, Paul Sullivan (with plaque), Indira Desai, Dick Bowen and Paul Kerrissey:
Karin then installed Susan as the 92nd president of The Rotary Club of Newton (with Lou ensuring she did it correctly):
Finally, the incoming Board of Directors "Passed the Gavel" in a symbolic handing over of power to the new president.  Pictured r-l are: DG Karin Gaffney, Andy Willinger (Treasurer), Chris Chu (Director),  Rae Mintz (Director), Jodi Goodman (Sargent-at-Arms), Susan Paley (Director), Maureen Grannan (Director), outgoing president Paul Sullivan and incoming president Susan Peghiny.  Paul looks pretty happy, doesn't he?
New president Susan Peghiny and District Governor Karin Gaffney:
The Rotary Club of Newton was delighted to award 3 scholarships today to students in various vocational education programs at Newton North High School.
Melvin Nguyen received the "William Rockwell Memorial Award". Melvin is in the culinary arts program, and he is shown below with his teachers (l-r) Lisa McKinney, Heather Irber and Lisa Marzilli as well as Newton Rotary President Paul Sullivan.
Stephanie Ehtier was awarded the "President's Award" and is in the drafting program. She is pictured with (l-r) Newton Rotary President Paul Sullivan and NNHS Drafting Teacher Andrea Shurtleff.
Our "Bell & Flag Award" was given to Alison Kinsella who was unfortunately not able to attend today. Alison is in the graphic communications program, and her teacher Tom Donnellan was delighted to accept the award for Alison.
The Rotary Club of Newton wishes all our scholarship recipients the best of luck in their future endeavors!

The Rotary Club of Newton was delighted to present 3 scholarships during the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast to Jadon Smith, Nattalya Brown, and Amanda Powers. Congratulations to these talented young women - Rotary wishes you the best!


Presenting the awards are (l-r) Newton Rotary President Paul Sullivan, Rotarian and Prayer Breakfast Benefactor Marie Presti, and Mayor Setti Warren.  Superintendent of Schools David Fleishman is shown to the right.

We were doubly honored to be present when Mayor Warren recognized Newton Rotary Members Jack Fucci of the West Suburban YMCA and David Sellers of the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club with 2017 Mayor's Community Service Awards!  Way to go, Dave & Jack!

Above: Jack Fucci withe Mayor Warren


Above: David Sellers with Mayor Warren

After an extremely enjoyable and entertaining evening, the Rotary Club of Newton is happy to announce the winners of Newton Has Talent 2017, and the charities for which they were playing.  Each charity will receive a matching grant from the Newton Rotary Foundation:
First Place for $1000: Tema Siegel
Competing for Minding Your Mind (Mental Health Programs for Youth), MindingYourMind.org)
2nd Place for $750: FJ: Fionn O'Connor & Jay Park
Competing for Liberty in North Korea (Working with Korean People to Accelerate Change), LibertyInNorthKorea.org)
3rd Place for $250: Free Shipping
Competing for Planned Parenthood (Supporting the Idea that Women Should Have the Information & Care They Need to Live Strong, Healthy Lives), PlannedParenthood.org
Honorable Mention: Kaylee Federmann

Please join us for a working meeting to exchange ideas on how Rotary Clubs in Massachusetts can lead or participate in projects that deal with the opioid addiction problem in the Commonwealth. 

Representatives from all clubs and districts are welcome.

WHERE: West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church Street, Newton, MA  02458

WHEN: Monday, March 6th, 7:30 - 9:00pm

COST: Free - just bring ideas.


- See more at: http://newtonrotaryclub.com/event/district-7910-opioid-prevention-task-force/#sthash.eUqawhph.dpuf

Please join us for a working meeting to exchange ideas on how Rotary Clubs in Massachusetts can lead or participate in projects that deal with the opioid addiction problem in the Commonwealth. 

Representatives from all clubs and districts are welcome.

WHERE: West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church Street, Newton, MA  02458

WHEN: Monday, March 6th, 7:30 - 9:00pm

COST: Free - just bring ideas.


Be sure to register for this year's MULTI-District Conference!
Price Increase March 1st
"A La Carte" Pricing Available
Visit Rotary7910.org to Register
Participating Districts:
District 7910 (us)
District 7890 (Western Mass & Northern Connecticut)
District 7950 (RI, Southeastern Mass, Cape Cod & The Islands)
District 7980 (Southern Connecticut
Paul Harris Luncheon on Friday ~RI President John Germ is Friday Night's Keynote Speaker
Cocktails with Mr. Germ and a Special Rotary "Waterfire" on Friday Night
Rotary Means Business Networking Saturday Afternoon
Interact & RYLA Program on Saturday
Laura Templeton is Saturday Night's Keynote Speaker
and more!

Congratulations to our January "Student of the Month" Ethan Weiss! Ethan is a sophomore at Newton South High School and was recognized by Rotary Club of Newton and the The Village Bank for his outstanding community service.

This recognition includes a scholarship for Ethan to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Weekend (RYLA) in June. The award was presented by Maureen Grannan.

Congratulations Ethan!

Pictured: Maureen Grannan (SOM Coordinator) and Ethan Weiss

Members of the Rotary Club of Newton were on hand at the 49th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday.  They collected toiletries for local food pantries, greeted attendees, schmoozed, and generally enjoyed this moving and important event.
Members collected toiletries.  L-R: Chris Chu, unknown, Rae Mintz, Andy Willinger, Cindy Laughrea, Dave Sellers, Maureen Grannan (toiletries project leader), Dick Bowen, Susan Paley, Tom Kerry, Ron Faccenda, Susanne McInernerny and Tony Bibbo.
Tonny Bibbo with Mayor Setti Warren
Tony Bibbo thinks about joining The Lovetones!
The event was very heavily attended.
Choirs from the local schools also performed.

Heading over to the West Suburban YMCA Saturday morning?

Want to help the Rotary Club of Newton do good in your community?

These two things align because our president Paul Sullivan will be selling our January Lottery Raffle tickets from 9am-12pm in the lobby of the Y.

For $10 you will be entered to win $100 for every remaining weekday in January, $150 for every Sunday and $500 on January 31st. AND if you win, your name goes BACK in the basket so you can win again (it happened twice last year!).

We sell 1000 tickets at most - MUCH better odds than the state lottery.

The best part? Every penny of your donation goes to the community service projects of the Rotary Club of Newton.

So bring cash, a check, credit card or even remember your Paypal password and you'll be in on this.

Can't make it to the Y? Email us at RotaryNewtonMa@gmail.com and we'll get as many tickets to you as you want.

Thanks and good luck!


There's still time to buy a Rotary "Holiday Lottery Calendar!

For just $10 you are entered to win $100 EVERY weekday, $150 EVERY Saturday and the grand prize of $500 on January 31st.

Every dollar raised supports our community service projects and grants.

Get your ticket from any Newton Rotarian, or CLICK HERE to email us and we'll handle the details.



Looking for a new meal to serve during your upcoming holiday celebrations? Our friends over at Newton at Home are selling their cookbook filled with delicious recipes such as braised chicken and apricots (pictured below)Pumpkin Pecan Bread, Noodle Pudding with Ricotta Cheese and Blueberry Soup and more!
In total, 93 recipes are included. All recipes were contributed by volunteers, members, staff and friends. All proceeds benefit the good work of Newton at Home.
To purchase a cookbook, visit the Newton at Home office at 206 Waltham St., Newton (click HERE for contact and other information).  Each book is $15 for members and volunteers and $20 for non-members.
The Rotary Club of Newton was delighted to recognize and welcome Ron Faccenda as an Honorary Member of the club.  Ron has been an active supporter of the club for almost 4 years, participating is numerous service projects, playing a crucial role in Newton Has Talent, facilitating club planning meetings and much more.  Welcome, Ron!
Pictured l-r: Ron Faccenda, President-Elect Susan Peghiny and President Paul Sullivan
On Tuesday, October 11th members of the Rotary Club of Newton helped "Food To Your Table" collect donated vegetables and fruits from the farmers at the Farmer's Market at Cold Springs Park, and then take it to Newton residents who have limited access to farm fresh food.  
Food To Your Table is a local, grass-roots organization started by Newton resident Joan Balaban (and friends).  They wanted to give under-served residents a chance to eat fresh, healthy food.  Each week they collect the food and then set up "mini farmer's markets" where residents can select fresh items, at no charge.  They even hand out recipes for foods that residents might not be familiar with and or know how to prepare.  The organization works with a different group of volunteers each week to collect, sort and deliver the food. 
The Rotary Club of Newton had a lot of fun, met many new friends and even learned the name of quite a few new vegetables!  Thanks to Food To Your Table for giving us this opportunity to serve our community.
Pictured L-R: Ron Faccenda, Marie Presti, Chris Chu, Cindy Laughrea and Susanne McInerney, with fruits & vegetables generously donated by the farmers at the Cold Springs Farmer's Market.
Club members separate donations into two groups for delivery to the two selected donation sites.
Ron Faccenda and Marie Presti show off their Food To Your Table tee-shirts
Susanne McInernery, Cindy Laughrea, Marie Presti from Rotary Newton and Joan Baladan from Food To Your Table
The whole crew and one of our mini farmer's markets
Beautiful AND delicious!
On Tuesday, September 27, Governor Charlie Baker met with over 200 Rotarians from across Massachusetts. The purpose of the meeting was for the Governor to enlist the support of all Massachusetts Rotary Clubs to get involved with two key issues: Homelessness and the Opioid abuse epidemic in our state.  The Rotary Club of Newton was one of five clubs that sponsored the meeting, and was prominently featured at the event.
Most of the discussion involved the opioid issue, which is claiming between 4 and 5 lives in our state every day. The Governor discussed his four phase plan: communication, prevention, treatment and recovery. Of those four phases, he is relying on Rotary to take a lead role in communication. He sees a great opportunity for the 120+ Rotary clubs in Massachusetts to develop plans on a local and statewide level to communicate the proper use of opioids, the danger signs of addiction, protection and safety of prescription pain medications, how to properly discard unused medication and how to seek emergency help for an overdose victim.
Rotary clubs from across the state are ahead of the curve on this issue.  Many Rotarians shared stories about how opioid abuse has affected their own lives. The Governor was impressed with the level of knowledge and involvement from Rotarians on the issue, and their willingness to get deeply involved ito eradicate the disease of addiction. Many Rotarians stated that they see opioid abuse and heroin addiction as "Rotary's next polio".
Past District Governor Jim Fusco presented the Governor with a Rotary pin, designating him an "Honorary Rotarian".  Jim also gave the Governor a directory of Massachusetts Rotary Clubs and their members. The meeting was held at the Doubletree Hotel in Bedford, MA and the room was filled to capacity. Many thanks to John Peterson of the Bedford MA Rotary Club for putting this meeting together, which took over a year of planning and communicating with the Governor's office.
Pictured L-R: Past District Governor Jim Fusco, Acton-Boxborough Rotary member Gino Frattalone and Governor Baker
The Rotary Club of Newton is working with the Rotary Club of Southington, Connecticut on a multi-state, multi-district project to get Rotarians and other professionals into the schools to talk about what you do and how you got there.
The project would involve speaking to students at a local high school. This could be at a career day function/panel discussion or meeting with groups or individual students at a school. Specifically, Rotarians could address the educational and personal steps that they took to achieve the current job. They could perhaps be introduced by Interact students, if there is a chapter at the school.

To participate in this project, please contact an interested school by copying and pasting the URL
www.srbrown.info/vocationalservice into your browser’s address bar to find a school near you. You and the liaison at the school would agree on a mutually convenient date and time of the visit.
For more information, click here to email the coordinator.
The Rotary Club of Newton was honored to welcome Anna Matveychuk as it's newest member on Wednesday, September 7th.  Her induction ceremony was held at the Braeburn Country Club.
Anna is from Newton, and currently lives in Watertown.  She works for 4 Buyer's Real Estate.  We're looking forward to working with and getting to know Anna.  Welcome!
Membership Chair Susan Peghiny (left) pinning the Rotary Emblem on Anna Metveychuk
The Boston #7 Rotary Club hosted a wonderful roof-top networking event last month at Fisher College.  Attendees included members of the Rotary Club of Newton, the Downtown Boston Rotary Club and the Boston Rotaract Club.  It was a lovely evening overlooking the Charles River and a wonderful chance to meet other Rotarians in our area.  Thanks Boston #7!
The Rotary Club of Newton recently helped our friends at The Second Step fill some backpacks which were distributed to kids in their program. 
Pictured L-R: Susan Peghiny (Clock & Watch Shop), Cindy Laughrea (2nd Step), Susanne McInerney (REMax Leading Edge) and Kerry Lavin (Scandinavian Cultural Center)
Some members of the Rotary Club of Newton visited our oldest member, Bert Martinson, for dinner this week.  Bert is 103 (he'll be 104 in November) and has been a Rotarian since 1940!  Thanks to Jim Means for arranging the occasion.
L-R: Bill Lowry, Debbie Bowen, Linda Means, Dick Bowen, Bert Martinson, his girlfriend Ellie Shuman, and Helen Lowry. Not pictured (and taking the photo) is Chris Chu.
Bert and Ellie
Opioid addiction is one of the most critical issues facing our city, and our nation, today. On behalf of Mayor Setti Warren, Rep. Kay Khan and Deborah Youngblood, Commissioner of Health and Human Services, I urge you to attend an event to raise awareness of opioid addiction. The event is titled, "No Regrets: Newton and the Opioid Epidemic", being held at Newton North High School on Thursday, October 6th from 7 to 9PM.
The event will feature "If Only", a short film produced by James Wahlberg along with an interactive panel discussion. Special guests include District Attorney Marian Ryan and Executive Producer James Wahlberg.
The event is for teens and adults, so please encourage the teens in your life to attend this important event with you.
The event is sponsored by Newton PATH ("Prevention, Awareness, Treatment & Hope") and more information can be found at www.newtonma.gov/NewtonPath .
The Rotary Club of Newton was delighted to welcome Co-Governors Pat & Skip Doyle and Assistant Governor Karen Whetmore to today's meeting.  We're looking forward to a productive and successful year under their leadership!
Seated: Tony Bibbo, Ellen O'Brien,Pat Doyle, Skip Doyle, Chris Chu
Standing: Rae Mintz, Paul Kerrissey, Susan Peghiny, Justin Salaway, Indira Desai, Paul Sullivan, Dick Bowen, Assistant DG Karen Whetmore (from Needham Rotary), Bill Lowry, Andy Willinger, and Cindy Laughrea.
The Rotary Club of Newton was delighted to induct Ellen O'Brien as our newest member at the meeting on Tuesday, July 26th.
Ellen is a Business Development specialist at Horner Millwork in Southborough, MA and lives in West Newton.  She was sponsored by Chris Chu. 
Welcome, Ellen!
The Rotary Club of Newton was happy to honor our 2016 Community Grant Recipients this afternoon. Congratulations to the West Suburban YMCA, Barry L Price Rehabilitation Center, John M Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton, and Newton at Home!
Pictured L-R: Piper Morris & Dave Sellers (Boys & Girls Club), Maureen Grannan (Newton At Home), Paul Sullivan (Rotary President-Elect), Deborah Bergman (The Barry Price Center), Indira Desai (Rotary President), Rosie Carey, Trevor Williams and Jack Fucci (West Suburban YMCA).
Congratulations to our 2016 Career/Tech Scholarships, and to Diana Robbins who is retiring as the director of the Career/Tech Department for the Newton Public Schools. Best of luck to you all as you move to a new chapter in your lives!
Indira Desai, Mikayla Sarchioni-McGlashing (Bell & Flag Award), Mikayla Sarchioni-McGlashing (William Rockwell Memorial Award), and Henry Groves (President's Award).
Indira Desai (president of the Rotary Club of Newton) , Diana Robbins(retiring director of the Career/Tech Program),award recipients and their parents.
Paul Wagner (automotive teacher at NNHS), Indira Desai and Henry Groves(recipient of the President's Award)
Tom Donnellan (director of the graphic design program at NNHS), JacklynMehrez (recipient of the William Rockwell Memorial Scholarship), and Indira Desai.

Heather Irber, Lisa Marzilli, Lisa McKinney (culinary arts teachers at NNHS), Mikayla Sarchioni-McGlashing (recipient of the Bell & Flag Award) and Indira Desai.

Diana Robbins (retiring director of the Career/Tech Ed Program), Susan Paley (Rotary member) and Indira Desai (president).
Newton Has Talent 2016 was another great event for the Rotary Club of Newton!  Congratulations to our winners and all the contestants who shared their time and talent with the community.  Thank you to our judges Barbara Brousal, Mark Churchill, Jim Petosa and Laura Vecchione; our hosts at the Leventhall-Sidman JCC, our volunteers and ESPECIALLY our sponsors!  
First Place winners Hari Narayanan & Inesh Vytheswaran with honorable mention winner Sriram Narayanan (front).
Second Place Winner Claire McFarland
Third Place Winners The Dominoes
All contestants on stage awaiting results, along with Tom Keery and MC Jimmy Tingle.
Our WONDERFUL "Front of House" Volunteers!
Some photos of our transformation of the JCC into Rotary Land!

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Our club takes the first step of an ambitious sanitation project with Rotary District 3110 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, to help improve the lives of its residents, and make the city truly worthy of its most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal.
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