Visitors Are ALWAYS Welcome!
We meet during the 1st & 3rd weeks of each month.
Tuesdays: May through November ~ Wednesdays: December through April
Check the calendar on the lef for meeting specifics!
Braeburn Country Club, 326 Fuller Street, Newton, MA  02465
Click HERE for a map
 
Newton Receives Marathon Bib and Welcomes Our Runner Jack Prior!
We're honored to have received one of the City of Newton's Marathon Bibs, and are especially happy to have Newton resident Jack Prior running for us!  Jack is an experienced marathoner and is running to benefit the Newton Rotary Foundation!  His fundraising efforts will help fund our college and technical education scholarships.
 
Join us at Mile 18 as we cheer Jack on as he approaches Heartbreak Hill!  Click on CALENDAR at the top of the page above for details.  All are welcome!
 
What's Happening at Newton Rotary!
We're now on our WINTER SCHEDULE, so we'll be meeting the first & third WEDNESDAY of each month. 
We generally switch to the Summer schedule in April or May, depending on when Braeburn opens for the season.  
 
Our next meeting is WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18th
The Rotary Clubs, Football leaders, Cheer leaders and City & Town leaders from Newton and Brookline came together today for another fun Thanksgiving Football Luncheon!  This was our 35th year of celebrating a football rivalry as well as young leaders, community pride and holiday spirit.
 
Good luck Coach Coppola & Principal Dr. Turner and Newton North High School Football Team & Cheer Team on Thursday for the big game! Great seeing everyone at the 35th Annual Newton & Brookline - Rotary Thanksgiving Football Luncheon today. Thank you, Mayor Fuller and Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Fleishman for attending! Thank you Ron Faccenda for the warm welcome today! Thanks again to Jack Prior for his motivational talk.
 
The Bo Winniker Duo provided delightful music throughout the luncheon.  
 
Of course, thank you to all our wonderful Partner Sponsors!  We were proud to show the banner as everyone entered and waited in line for lunch!
 
Thanks to DG Pam for visiting our club this week.  It was especially nice to have her there to award our District 7910 Gold Membership Award and Silver Public Image Award for last year to Past President Susan Paley!  AND she was there when we unveiled our brand new Rotary Partnership Pop-Up Banner!  Thank you to ALL our partners for your generous support!
DG Pam addressing the club
 
Presenting the awards to PP Susan Paley (Ron approves)
 
DG Pam Anastasi, Immediate Past President Susan Paley & President Ron Faccenda
 
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 
EndPolioNow.
 
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
 
Springwell
 
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.
 
 
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      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!
ROTARY CLUB OF WELLESLEY OPIOID ADDICTION PREVENTION SEMINAR SERIES
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
 
 
Our Presidential Sponsor
 
UPCOMING EVENTS & SPEAKERS
For Information Email Us At:
RotaryNewtonMa@gmail.com
 
Support the Newton Rotary Foundation!
 
 
mailing address:
Rotary Club of Newton
P.O. Box 600057
Newtonville, MA  02460
 
 
 
Jack's 1/3 of the way to his goal of $10,000 and Boston!
 
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