Posted on Oct 08, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities
High Tunnel Construction
Saturday 10/12 9-12 at Needham Community Farm. Cordless drills needed!
Selling Lottery Raffle Tickets  (see Harvest Fair photo below)
Thursday 10/10 sell to tailgaters at the Patriots Home Game, gathering at Bill Paulson's house at 4:15
Sunday 10/20 from 11-3 at Sudbury Farms
Sunday 10/27 from 11-3 at Sudbury Farms
Label Blankets to be donated to Needham Medical Reserve Corps for local disaster relief
Tuesday 10/22 at 11:30 before the meeting at Needham Sheraton
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday November 2nd at Needham High School
Needham-Wellesley High School Football Dinner
Monday 11/25 (reserve the date, further details TBD)
In the Community
We distributed 540 dictionaries last week, one for every third grader in Needham (see photo below).
Connect with Local Business while learning how to answering the question: "What do you do?
Tuesday 11/12 from 12-1:30 at the Sheraton Needham. $10 includes lunch, a presentation and a handbook by Elevator Pitch Coach Andrew Winig
Joseph Tynan School
The most pressing priority among our community projects is a push to raise money to construct a sensory room for the Tynan School in South Boston.
Our speakers were Rakesh and Sheela Srivastava from the Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai Sunrise Kharghar (RCNM). Kharghar is a node of the Mumbai Metropolis in India. Rapid growth around Mumbai brought in a large population of poorer migrant workers. The children of these workers do not attend school. With rising incomes and changing diets, there's a large and increasing population of diabetics. RCNM engages in health and literacy projects around Navi Mumbai, and is soliciting support from our Rotary Club for two types of projects: Child Literacy Centers (CLC) and a Dialysis Center. RCNM currently supports 7 CLCs serving 210 children. The emphasis at a CLC is on teaching basic reading, writing, math and language communication. RCNM also proposes to establish a dialysis center that would be able to serve up to 18 patients per day.