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What's Happening at Newton Rotary!

Ashley Garcia will run the 127th Boston Marathon on April 17th, representing the Newton Rotary Foundation. She aims to raise $7,500 to fund the vocational and RYLA scholarships awarded to Newton High School students each spring. Ashley spoke to the club on February 7th, receiving her race jersey from President Andy Willinger and President-Elect Liz Tavares.

This will be Ashley’s 9th Boston Marathon, with her first coming ten years ago in 2013. A mother of 3, Ashley is a critical care nurse in the intensive care unit at Beth Israel in Boston, working on the front lines up to 60 hours a week throughout the Covid crisis.

imageDinner On Us Sweepstakes is over, and we gathered at Paddy's Pub in West Newton to celebrate with the winners:

Anne Bost, Grand Prize - $100 Gift Cards for all 25 restaurants
Bruce Henderson, 2nd Prize - $50 Gift Cards for all 25 restaurants
Chris Osborn, 3rd prize - $100 Gift Card to one of the restaurants
Jack Prior, 4th prize - $100 Gift Card to one of the restaurants
Marie Presti, 5th prize - $100 Gift Card to one of the restaurants
Sally Brickell, 6th prize - $100 Gift Card to one of the restaurants
Sian Hastewell, 7th prize - $100 Gift Card to one of the restaurants
Everyone looked really happy, including Grand Prize winner Annie Bost, who Zoomed in for the announcement.  She'll be eating well this year! Winners Bruce, Chris, Marie, and Sally were there in person, and we all raised a glass or two. Thanks to John Marchiony for arranging it. 
The money raised will support the good work of the Newton Rotary Foundation.
Over 100 fresh baked pies were distributed on Wednesday to make a happier Thanksgiving for many in Newton who are having a tough time this year, and to our first responders who are always on duty during the holidays.  Newton Police Headquarters, and every Newton fire station were recipients of a stack of pies in appreciation for the outstanding service they provide our community.  The Rotary Club of Newton, whose motto is “Service Above Self”,  got the call from Marie Presti, owner of the The Presti Group realtors, and long-time Rotarian, that an extra truckload of pies was available at her office on Washington Street in Newtonville, and they leaped at the opportunity to share them.  The pies were part of the “Pie In The Sky” program of Community Servings, a non-profit food and nutrition program providing services to individuals living with critical and chronic illnesses.
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.
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).
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