Posted by Roz Fisher on Oct 10, 2017
**Needham Rotary Newsletter**
October 3, 2017
Marty asked for a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the Las Vegas Shooting.
Bob Cox led us in God Bless America, and Karen Wetmore led us in prayer
Denise Garlick was our guest and speaker
Monthly Birthday Celebration:
We sang Happy Birthday to Paula Kahr our October Birthday Rotarian!
We need volunteers this Saturday to staff the Rotary booth at the Harvest Fair
The Pancake Breakfast is Nov. 4. We need volunteers
We are still selling raffle tickets. There are 130 tickets left. The drawing will be Nov. 4
Andy is looking for volunteers to distribute dictionaries. Mission accomplished!
We were fortunate to have with us today all 3  sponsors of our 'Needham 3rd Grade Dictionary Program', where the club gives to all Needham Third Graders a Dictionary. Rotarians go to every third grade class in town and hand out dictionaries, and the,  teach the children how to use them.
Pictured below is:
                          Louise Condon of Louise Condon Realty
                          Dan Tibma of Tibma Designs
                          Denise Garlock, our State Representative
All of these sponsors think enough of this project to support it with a very nice financial gift. Many thanks to Louise Dan and Denise for their support!!
We are working with St. Joseph’s School on the Buddy Bench project. Hillside School is also interested in working with us.
50/50 Raffle:
There is $977 in the pot. We are looking for the Joker. Ken had the lucky number but did not pick the winning card. Better luck next week!
We all signed and gave a Mass card to Ryan in sympathy for the death of his Step Father.
Happy Dollars
Happy to have Denice as our speaker
Happy about the Dictionary Project
Paula was happy about her birthday well wishes.
Bill was happy to participate in the Hope Walk for newton jWellesley Hospital.
Speaker – Denise Garlick
The legislature is working on prevention efforts in the opioid crisis. Laws have been passed that limit how physicians can prescribe narcotics. The Department of Public Health watches to see if pharmacies are filling multiple narcotic prescriptions for one individual. These efforts and others have decreased abuse by 24% in the first quarter of 2017. Over 2,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2016.
Our next meeting is October 10. Carol Reed will be the speaker