Visitors Are ALWAYS Welcome!
The 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the Month  
Click HERE to get the Zoom link.
Check the calendar on the left for meeting specifics!
What's Happening at Newton Rotary!
Food Drive January 10-17Rotary Newton will be organizing a food pantry drive in conjunction with our City's Martin Luther King, Jr Day celebration. There will be collection boxes located at all Village Bank locations, the Scandinavian Living Center and at Newton City Hall. Volunteers needed to: 
  • Collect the donated food from all Village Bank locations and from Scandinavian Living Center and bring to the War Memorial at City Hall at 11:30 on Tuesday, January 18. 
  • Help sort through the donations and divide / pack between the three pantries.
  • Deliver to Arabic Baptist Church on Tuesday.
  • Deliver to Newton Food Pantry (in City Hall) on Tuesday.
  • Deliver to Centre Street Food Pantry on Wednesday at 10:00 am (will need to keep the donated food in your car overnight).
  • Please click HERE to email Susan Paley if you'd like to help out!
MLK Virtual Celebration Monday, January 17th at 9:30am: Be sure to join in this wonderful event.  It is always beautiful and moving. Program theme is inspired by MLK Jr's. final work "Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos".  Click HERE to register (required).
Thank you to all the kind and generous individuals, groups, and organizations that contributed to this year's Holiday Gift Drive!  
So many people came together to donate, collect, organize, and distribute more toys and gifts than ever.  
Thank you again and Happy New Year from Newton Rotary!
Thank you to everyone who donated clothes and textiles during our drives this year! 
Over the 6 collections we held YOU kept over a 28,039 pounds of textiles out of the waste stream and helped raise $2800 for Newton Rotary Foundation's Scholarships. So thank you!
We'll probably start up the collections again in the spring, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page, on Instagram, in the press, and of course here!
Have clothes that don't fit?  Too ratty to wear? Just not "you" anymore? 
Don't throw them away - recycle them!

Textiles like comforters, blankets, sheets, towels, are also welcome. Even old shoes, handbags, and stuffed toys. You'll keep them out of the waste stream AND help raise money for the Rotary Club of Newton's Scholarships!
All clothing and textiles in any condition are welcome, but please be sure they're clean.
Click "Read More" below to see a location map, the list of accepted items, AND to find out what happens to your items after you donate them.
Saturday, November 6th
8:00am - Noon
The Shops at Chestnut Hill
(formerly the Chestnut Hill Mall)
Back Parking Lot - Enter by the Hammond Pond Entrance - Look for the signs
Rain or shine!
Questions? Email
What an ASTOUNDING night our club had last night at our Paul Harris Celebration and Installation! So much happened that there will be a couple of posts. Thank you to DG Diana Nestorova and PDG Karin Gaffney for making it a very special night, and to@Jack Prior and others for taking so many wonderful fun photos.
DG Diana (in her last act as District Governor!) presented our Club with SEVEN Rotary District 7910District 7910 and Rotary International:
• Gold Public Image Award
• Silver Community Service Award
• Bronze Best Club Award
• Bronze Membership Award
• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Citation
• Rotary International Citation
• Rotary Significant Service Award, Nourishing Newton
Additionally, member and brand new President Susan Faccenda Peghiny received a District 7910 Innovators Award and District Service Award. AND brand new BOD member Michael Woo was recognized for his service to the District 7910 RYLA program!
The 47th Annual Mayor's Community Breakfast took place Wednesday, May 26th
The virtual platform did not dampen our spirit of unity and of - as this year's theme attests - hope and joy! Our community and our resolve is strong as we emerged from the veil of covid.
A highlight of this event was the presentation of three $1,000 scholarship awards made by the Rotary Club of Newton to graduating seniors. These three students were chosen by their schools because of their commitment to improving the world around them by mobilizing their classmates in themes of social justice. Our Club became involved in this event right from the start because our dear longtime member  - may he rest in peace - Tony Bibbo was the chief architect of this event, pouring his heart and soul into it.  If you'd like to learn more about these promising young people, please click HERE
We thank Jack Prior for his Marathon fundraising efforts both last year and this year as he raises the funds needed to award these and other scholarships that our Club proudly awards.
Our 2021 Bibbo Scholarship recipients are Imani Fonfield, David Morefield, and Kori-Reign Tyler.
We're honored to be partnering with the 
Newton-Needham Regional Chamber on the new state grant to support our local restaurants while helping our neighbors struggling with food insecurity.  Click HERE for a nice article about the program.
Many, many thanks to Senator Cynthia S Creem for securing this much needed funding.
We're looking for volunteers for this important program - email us at if you're interested!

Lots of fun was had at our holiday party on January  26th. 
Leo Faccenda, a distiller at Olk Elk Distillery in Fort Collins, Colorado (son of president Ron Faccenda), did a great time introducing and walking us through the making of the Maple Lemon RotoCo - a cocktail he created especially for Rotary.  Click HERE to watch the video and see how it's done!
An unusual but very fun Yankee Swap ensued, with not a lot of cut-throat swapping but some really fun (and delicious) gifts exchanged.
Leo Faccenda demonstrating the cocktail
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Rotary Club of Newton
P.O. Box 600057
Newtonville, MA  02460
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