Rotary Club of Needham
Sheraton Needham Hotel
June 9, 2015
The meeting was opened by President Glen Davis with the Pledge of Allegiance,  Bob Cocks led us in God Bless America and Darrell led us in the Blessing
Guests: Today, we welcomed our guests including the 2015 Needham High School Scholarship winners Regina Longley and Liam Walsh!  Their parents were present as well as the  Acting Principal of Needham High, John Bourne.
50/50 Drawing: The 50/50 pot is $132.  Liam got the winning ticket but picked the 9 of clubs, not the ten of spades as needed.
-We will have our cookout on June 30th at Rich Forte’s home in Dover.
-Our next meeting is a breakfast affair at 7:30 am tomorrow at the Sheraton
Ted updated us on the Gift of Life’s latest child, a 2 ½ year old from Panama who is at MGH facing open heart surgery.  All the best.
-We have a slot approved for the fourth of July parade.
Happy Dollars:  For the scholarship winners, Needham Cable for always being there for us, Bob Cocks for his daughter getting a job, Andy for all his recitals (and that they are over with).
Guest Speakers: Lois introduced Regina Longley and Liam Walsh, this year’s scholarship winners. Lois detailed how these students are the finest out of 50 applicants, and all applicants were really great. It made for a difficult decision but these winners just naturally rose to the top of the bunch!
Each of the two recipients gave us a brief overview of which activities they had been involved with as seniors, and what their aspirations are going forward.
Acting Principal John Bourne thanked the club for its continuous support of the High School and its students for more than 60 years!
Tom Savino then gave each of them an initial check for $2500 for the first of 4 checks, for each year of college. Over 4 years, this is a total of $10,000 for each student.
With recipients like this, we have nothing to worry about for the future of this country!