Posted on Jul 21, 2020
Rotary Club of Needham Newsletter July 21st, 2020
In Our Community:
Last Saturday, we shoveled seven cubic yards of soil into the new, raised planting beds that we built at Needham Housing Authority. Photos of before and after below:
Speaker: Louise Condon (Photo below)
Louise Condon told us how and why she formed her real estate company. Born in Pawtucket, RI, Louise met her future husband, Frank, at the age of 16 at the Voice of Democracy contest (Louise won). Frank's first job with Westinghouse took the family to Mansfield, Ohio, where Louise taught school. Frank's job within Westinghouse moved to New York City, and the family lived in Connecticut. His career change to Finance brought the family to Needham in 1968. Raising seven children in a house on Hazelton Avenue, Louise focused on serving her family. As the kids neared college age, Louise looked to re-enter the labor force to help pay the tuition bills. Schools weren't hiring then, so she took a class at Needham High to train to become a real estate agent. In 1985, she had to create a real estate company to recover her kitchen, which had become a hang-out for her agent friends.
Now, Louise Condon Realty, Inc. has served Needham for 35 years. It has 18 agents working for the only remaining independently owned real estate company in Needham. Among many civic contributions, Louise joined the Rotary Club of Needham soon after women were first admitted in 1987.
Next Week's Speaker (7/28/20): Needham Diversity Initiative