Rotary Club of Needham
Tuesday: April 30, 2013
Location: Needham Sheraton

Pledge of Allegiance:
Pres. Charles
Song: Ron led us in God Bless America
Invocation: Rev. Darrell Minnich

• May 11 Pancake Breakfast, tickets are selling like hotcakes! We will get them this coming week to sell.
• Carnival- Waiting on General Dynamics for a decision
• Reality Fair May 20th. Still looking for volunteers!
• Charles River Center Gala May 23 honoring our very own Louise Condon
• District Conference May 17-19 Holiday Inn Boxboro: The club will pay for any one attending the Paul Harris luncheon on Friday.
• June 11th meeting is going to be moved to Avery Crossing (subject to confirmation). This is the meeting where we present scholarships.
• Lois reported that Dan Tibma, Rick Davis and Lois, reviewed 20 scholarship applications; interviewed 6 students, and selected 2 students to each receive a $10,000 scholarship ($2500 per year for 4 years). This will be June 11ths meeting.
Guests: Chas Eberly, a frequent visiting Rotarian from Washington state, and, Marty Lindeman from the Seattle University Rotary club were both with us today.

Happy $$$: Marty Linderman just returned from Lake Ozark MO where he helped his Dad’s 100th birthday; Deb Kazarian for feeling so well; Lot’s of HTBH; Roz for her upcoming vacation; Doug George just signed a contract to build another home; Chris Teachout for next weeks vacation to Florida; Scotti for his trip to Nantucket; Lois Sockol to celebrate son Eric’s birthday;

Birthdays: None anyone would admit to.

50:50: Chas Eberly had the winning ticket and card, and may retire on his half of the $31 pot!

Humor: A blonde, a brunette and a redhead all work at the same office for a female boss who always goes home early. “Hey girls”, says the brunette one day, “let’s all go home early tomorrow. The boss will never know.”

So, the next day, they all leave right after the boss does. The brunette gets in some extra gardening, the redhead goes to a bar, and the blonde goes home to find her husband in bed with the female boss.

She quietly sneaks out of the house and vows to return home at the normal time the next day. In the morning the brunette says “That was fun. We should do it again sometime!”

“No way” says the blonde, “I almost got caught”.

Guest Speaker: Brooke Baker and Leslie Tillitson were our guest speakers this week. They are active in the Needham Education Fund, which was founded in 1990 with gifts from the NHS Class of 1939 totaling $3000. Ret. Gen Ralph Leader (George’s Father In Law) was the one that started it, and Needham Rotary has been quite active and supportive of this group since then. To date, they have given $1.7 million funding over 450 grants. That’s impressive.

Every public school is represented on the BOD of 35 members.

They have funded small grants up to $300,000 for a project they are working on currently to increase global competency through an extensive program.

They are to to be congratulated for a job well done! See for more details.