MEETING INFORMATION - Visitors Are ALWAYS Welcome!
Meetings are generally on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the Month  
Check the calendar on the left for meeting specifics!
What's Happening at Newton Rotary!
 
The Newton Rotary Dinner On Us project supports local restaurants, supports our charitable work, and gives you a chance to win the RIDICULOUS grand prize of 25 $100 gift cards to most of our favorite restaurants in Newton.
 

Your donations, which automatically enter you to win, will help the Newton Rotary Foundation: 

  • fight food insecurity
  • fund scholarships 
  • promote environmental sustainability
The 25 restaurants we're supporting and featuring are: 
 
Baramor, Blue Ribbon BBQ, Blue Salt Restaurant, Bocca Bella Cafe & Bistro, Buttonwood, Café Sol Azteca, Davio's, Farmstead Table, Fiorella's, House of Tandoor, Johnny's, Legal Sea Foods, Little Big Diner, Mida, Olivia's, Seasons 52, Sycamore, Tartufo Restaurant, Thistle & Leek, Union Street Restaurant and Bar, and Village Café. 
 
You could win: 
  • the RIDICULOUS grand prize of 25 $100 restaurant gift cards -- yes, $2,500 of dining pleasure at 25 of our favorite Newton restaurants. 
  • the AWESOME 2nd prize is the 25 $50 gift cards,
  • and the Still Pretty Great 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th prizes are one $100 gift card to one of the restaurants
If you just can't wait, please contact our team through rotarynewtonma@gmail.com
 

We're Having Our Monthly Clothing & Textiles Drives!

We'll be at the Scandinavian Living Center from 9:00am - noon

The Scandi Center is located at 206 Waltham Street in West Newton.

We work with HELPSYthe largest clothing/textile collection recycling company on the East Coast. In 2021, they helped to divert over 30 million tons of waste. Helpsy accepts almost ANY
type of textile product regardless of condition: clothes (even single socks and ratty undies, as long as they're clean), small rugs, coats, shoes, handbags, stuffed animals, and more. 

Please click "Read More"  for a list of acceptable items.

If you'd like to volunteer, please email us at RotaryNewtonMA@gmail.com! There are two shifts: 9am - 11am and 10am - noon so you can help AND get done what you need to get done. Help out at one, some, or all - whatever works for you!

Collection Date: October 22. 

All drives will be held at the Scandinavian Living Center, 206 Newton Street in West Newton.

This is also a fundraising opportunity for the Newton Rotary Foundation! HELPSY pays Rotary for each pound of clothing collected. 

Please tell your friends & family and bring us your stuff!

A BIG thank you to everyone who came out this morning to help unload medical equipment bound for Ukraine. This gang cheerfully waited almost an hour for the truck to get here, and then went into action unloading a bazillion crutches, and walkers, commodes, adjustable beds, HEAVY exam tables, and boxes and boxes of supplies.
 
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, Councilor Andrea Kelley, Andrew Willinger, Jack Prior, Paul Loiselle, Ron Faccenda, Ryan Grannan-Doll, Chris, Christine and their sons from Watertown Watch and Clock Company, Dick and Lee Hardaway, Gayemarie Brown and her son who was visiting from Vancouver.
 
Thank you also to Roy Balfour, and Katya Portnaya who organize this whole thing, and to Yana (who's last name I didn't get) for storing the items until they can be shipped.
                 
   
 
Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world have taken swift action and are working with members nearby to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.
 
Clubs in Ukraine and in surrounding countries are working with each other, ShelterBox, the United Nations and others to provide as much assistance as possible.
 
Your help is needed. Please click HERE to donate to the Rotary Disaster Response Fund.  
 
If you'd like to learn more about how Rotary is helping the people of Ukraine, please click HERE.

Rotary District 7910 is pleased to announce its first DEI Summit. 

Join us on March 26, from 9:00-11:00am to network and share ideas with other DEI stakeholders. This is a virual event.

Learn about available resources, actions you can take, and programs you can plan to change lives in your community.

Attendance is free, but space is limited. Register now to secure your seat at this important event.

Click HERE for more details, to see the agenda, or to register.  All are welcome!

Donating A Pot with a Lid to Welcome Home Pantry does more than just give somoeone a cooking implement.  A woman with a pot that has a lid will feed her children, spouse, parents, and community because the food that comes from it feeds everyone around her.
 
This project is being done in memory of Linda Plaut, Newton's longtime Director of Cultural Affairs (and friend of Rotary). Linda was an incredibly open person, and welcomed those from far away into her home for many years. And there was always something yummy simmering in her pot.  Her daughter and director of Welcome Home, Julie Plaut Mahoney, is keeping her mother's memory and generosity alive by collecting 400 Pots with a Lid by February 17, 2022.
 
Here's how to donate a Pot with a Lid:
  1. Leave a pot with a lid on the steps at the end of the driveway at 33 Irving Street, Newton Center, MA 02459.
  2. Send a pot with a lid to 33 Irving Street, Newton Center, MA 02459.
  3. Have a pot with a lid sent directly from the Welcome Home Target registry - Target Registry.
Hint: If you are members of BJ’s, they had a great sale on Le Creuset- type pots… cast iron, coated, their own brand.  They had 3 quart and 5 quart on sale for $20 and $25
 
 
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!
 
   
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Rotary Club of Newton
P.O. Box 600057
Newtonville, MA  02460
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