**Rotary Club of Needham**
Tuesday: November 2, 2015
Location: Needham Sheraton
Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Rich Forte
Song: God Bless America
Led By: Bob Cox
Invocation: Karen Wetmore
  • The Football Banquet with Wellesley is Nov. 24. Sign up ASAP
  • Pancake Breakfast is Nov 7. Volunteers are needed. Please let your friends know
  •  Volunteers are needed for the End Hunger program on Saturday, 11/14 at the Solomon Pond Mall.
  • Rich attended the Rotary Leadership Institute. The next one is on March 26 in Lincoln, RI if you would like to attend
  • William James College is having a breakfast on 11/17 to talk about their veteran training program. Rotary may be giving a grant for this program.
  • Steve Gillman from Weymouth Rotary
  • Karen Gaffney – District Governor Elect
  • Sharon Gillman – Family Care Coordinator /DARE Inc.
Happy $$$:
Kathy – Glad my husband made it to Miami with the boat
Louise – The BID Gala is sold out
Karen – Darrell’s backpack grant has been approved
Glen – Happy birthday to my parents
Jim – Great visioning event
Charles – Looking forward to the Pancake Breakfast
Greg – Hello from Deb Donovan to her favorite Rotary Club
50:50: Looking for Ten of Spades: Number:457  Person: Steve Gilman. The pot is over $400!
Rotary Minute Rich gave a brief history of how the Rotary Foundation began.
Guest Speaker: Sharon Gilman of DARE Family Services. DARE is the oldest foster care agency in the state. DARE recruits, trains and supervises foster parents to care for children who need a higher level of care – medical, emotional, sibling groups. DARE needs more foster parents. The organization is also looking for donations of suitcases, scrapbooking materials and CO2 detectors.
More details about the good work they do: www.Darefamily.org
Submitted by Rosalind Fisher