Needham Rotary Club

Minute of Weekly Meeting

Tuesday:     November 12, 2013

Location: Needham Sheraton

Pledge of Allegiance: Glen Davis

Song:  God Bless America; Led By: Bob Cocks

Prayer: Led by Darrell Minnich


  • Greg thanked Rachel for creating spread sheet of musicians for music night; tickets will be printed soon; thank you to Roberta for letting him know about her granddaughter; Libby of Capron Lighting will meet with Greg to discuss the lighting at the Great Hall.
  • Reminder that there will not be a meeting on November 26.  We will have the annual Needham Wellesley football dinner that night at Wellesley Community Center starting at 6:00 pm.
  • Darrell reminded us of community Thanksgiving with Community County at Masonic Hall.  Set up will begin Wednesday about 4:30.  Food prep will begin early Thursday morning; Bill Paulson in charge of food.  Roche Bros. donating food.
  • Pedro will join us next week to give us update of his time at Needham high.
  • This year’s holiday party will be December 12th at Erika’s house.
  • Karen told us that she will be collecting money for gift cards for Community Council. 


  •    Lynne   McEvoy, Guaranteed Rate – submitted application
  •    Gregoire Bergeras
  •    Libby Pero
  •    Dr. Arnold Soslow, Care Well, guest speaker

Happy Dollars: 

Funds collected today were in memory of Jerry Goodman and will go into the Rotary Club Scholarship Fund; in memory of mother who passed away; seeing son and 99 year old mother; entire family at Fenway Park betting at home plate; going to CA to see grandson for

Thanksgiving; 2 residences celebrating 100th birthday; Heroes Among Us Award winner who attended one of our meetings. Hank Abbott send donation in Jerry’s name.

50:50:  Person: Scott MacPherson; Pot: $224; queen of clubs picked.  No winner this week. Still looking for jack of diamonds.


Joke of the day: next week


Birthdays: none


Guest Speaker:  Dr. Arnold Soslow, director of new Care Well, 922 Highland Ave., Needham. They provide good quality urgent care medicine without an appointment.  They are partially funded by Tufts.  They are a chain rather than a franchise.  Hours 8am-8pm – 7 days a week. More details at:;;   781-400-1383


Future Meeting:  Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Sheraton Needham