Speaker Date Topic
Carol Toomey, Rotary District 7910 Oct 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Board Installation / Foundation / Polio Plus

Join us to support the new co-presidents and your board of directors as they are sworn in for this Rotary year already begun.  Carol Toomey is a well know Rotarian in our district with many accomplishments to her name.  She will talk about the Rotary Foundation and about Polio Plus.


Janika LeMaitre (she/her) The Better Professional Nov 02, 2021 12:00 PM
Handling Gender-Neutral Pronouns With Style
Handling Gender-Neutral Pronouns With Style

If you are catching up on gender identity, then you’ve come to the right place. I want to provide you with an overview that will help you understand how Millennials and Generation Z are shifting gears. Chances are you might come across someone who’ll have a pronoun on their email signature, nametag, and business card; you’ll be better off for knowing what that means. Learn what’s okay to ask and become confident in handling yourself–with style–when using gender-neutral pronouns.

Sarah Winig, Needham Education Foundation Nov 09, 2021 12:00 PM
Update on the Needham Education Foundation
Update on the Needham Education Foundation
Rotary District 7910 District Governor Cliff Rober Nov 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Update on District 7910 and beyond
Update on District 7910 and beyond

This will be a hybrid meeting with zoom plus in-person at the Echo Bridge Restaurant - 168 Chestnut St, Newton.

Kate Curran, CEO, School The World Nov 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Solving extreme poverty through the power of education
Solving extreme poverty through the power of education

School the World is a community-driven nonprofit committed to solving extreme poverty through the power of education. Together with local governments, partners and deeply engaged parents, School the World organizes communities around education from early childhood through adolescence for 10 years of quality learning. We build schools, but that is not enough. To create lasting and sustainable change, we also train teachers, deeply engage the parents and local community, stock libraries, award scholarships for lower secondary school, and help scholarship recipients develop life skills and a plan for the future.

And you can find more information on our recent COVID-19 programs and our service trip program on our website here: https://schooltheworld.org/
Tom Day Dec 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Ice At The North Pole

Ice at the North Pole describes the current situation up there. The connection between melting northern ice and sea level rise will be approached. Satellite photos from the last 30 years will illustrate this section of the talk.  Other large bodies of ice, Greenland and Antarctica, will be covered briefly.

Mr. Day will draw on his extensive reading on this subject, which includes:
• Climate Wars,  by Gwynne Dyer
• The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet   by Michael Mann
• The Ice at the End of the World,  by Jon Gertner
• This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate,  by Naomi Klein 

Mr. Day follows "Climate Adam" and Peter Beckwith on YouTube.