Speaker Date Topic
Rebecca Ping - Needham Emergency Management Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM
Plans in the face of the Covid-19 virus
Plans in the face of the Covid-19 virus

Rebecca Ping, Town of Needham, Emergency Management Administrator, will update our club, via zoom conference, on the town's plans to deal with the virus.

Here are the zoom meeting details (please join the meeting early and if you have a problem with the technology, call Bill at 781-929-2453):

  • Topic: Rotary meeting
  • Time: Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Join Zoom Meeting
  • https://zoom.us/j/284808631
  • Meeting ID: 284 808 631

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Christina Raskin - Charles River School - Model UN Apr 07, 2020 12:00 PM
Model UN Club

The Charles River School will come tell us about their Model UN Club and its success.  The Rotary Club of Needham will share the historical relationship between Rotary international and the UN.

Tom Keating - Author - Yesterday's Soldier Apr 14, 2020 12:00 PM
Yesterday’s Soldier, A Passage from Prayer to the Vietnam War, by Tom Keating
Yesterday’s Soldier, A Passage from Prayer to the Vietnam War, by Tom Keating

Yesterday's Soldier chronicles the author's journey as a young man, thrust from the world of religious life in a Massachusetts Roman Catholic seminary to the US Army, training to be an Infantry Officer during the Vietnam War.

He entered religious life in the Congregation of Holy Cross in Massachusetts in 1963 with the intent of being ordained a priest and teacher. He lived in a strict male religious community very much like a monastery. Upon graduating from college while at the seminary, He was released from his vows and further advancement to ordination. This memoir shares his experiences in the US Army, from Basic Combat Training to infantry advanced training to Infantry Officer Candidate school.

It was at Officers Candidate School where he faced the hardest decision of his life to make—to become a non-combatant conscientious objector, risking the Army’s punishment and imprisonment for that decision. Surviving the Army’s systematic punishment (“the Treatment”) during the long months of waiting for a decision in his case, he defied the will of his family, the demands of his church, and faced criminal charges by the US Army.

Eventually, he was sent to Vietnam as a Conscientious Objector, where he dealt with more Army discrimination, the hazards of war, and found ways to connect with the Vietnamese people.

Birds Hill Pharmacy Apr 21, 2020
How to promote strong "Gut Health"
Scholarship Winner Jun 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Award scholarship to Needham High School scholarship winner
NO MEETING: Summer picnic tomorrow Jun 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Diana Nestorova, District 7910 Governor Aug 18, 2020
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