Needham Rotary Club
Minutes of the Meeting Tuesday May 21, 2013
Location: Needham Sheraton

Pledge of Allegiance was led by Pres. Charles, God Bless America was led By Ron Sockol, and guest Marty Lindeman delivered the Invocation.

Guests: Brandon Zeikos and Marty Lindeman, both guests helped with Realty Fair on May 20th

 Glen Davis is still finalizing expenses for Breakfast. Send him bills and invoices as soon as possible.
 Ted Shaughnessey gave us the bad news that General Dynamics legal department shut down our carnival possibility. They will not allow us to hold the carnival on their property.
 Rich Forte also wanted to thank Chris Teachout and Bill Paulson for their help with the Reality Fair on this past Monday. Several other clubs, i.e., Dedham and Randolph have requested information on holding fairs in their towns. Our 'Reality Fair' hosted 300 high school seniors. That's great!
 Louise Condon suggested we recycle our "Rotarian" magazines and distribute them at our various functions.
 Bill Paulson reported there is interest in a summer internship from a Needham High School freshman. His name is Matt McEwen. Bill plans to mentor him after the softball season and plans to have him work on our social network sites.
 Charles told us June 25th is the targeted date for our annual cookout.
 Needham Rotary sponsors a Babe Ruth league baseball team. They have a home game on Memorial Field on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30. Charles will send out an email to see if there is any interest.

Happy $$$: Happy to be here and away from the office; happy to have sold a listing in 1 day; sad $ for Oklahoma and great day for Little League; great job by all those involved with Reality Fair; great to be a Rotarian for 51 years; go Bruins and Sox; congratulations to Louise; Happy Memorial Day; thanks to Brandon for help at Reality Fair.

50:50: Looking for King of diamonds; Brandon Zeikus pulled card; Pot: $13.00. Bob Cocks was not a winner.

Joke of the day: Doug George told 2 jokes:
The priest was waiting on Saturday afternoon for his usual parade of people coming to confession. In comes a man so drunk, he is stumbling down the aisle, bouncing from pew to pew. Finally he finds the confessional, goes in, and shuts the door.

The priest goes in his side and waits. Nothing happens. He clears his throat so the fellow might know he is there and ready. No reaction. Finally, he tarts losing his patience and bangs sharply on the wall three times.

The drunk fellow in the confessional says, "It's no use knocking'.There's no paper in here either!"
Joke 2:

A man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink.

"Why of course." Comes the reply.

The first man then asks "Where are you from?"

"I'm from Ireland." replies the second man.

The first man responds: "You don't say, I'm from Ireland too! Let's have another round to Ireland."
"Of course," replies the second man.

Curious, the first man then asks: "Where in Ireland are you from?"
"Dublin". comes the reply.
"I can't believe it," says the first man.
"I'm from Dublin too! Let's have another drink to Dublin."
"Of course," replied the second man.

Curiosity again strikes and the first man asks:
"What school did you go?"
"Saint Mary's," replies the second man.
"I graduated in '62."

"This is unbelievable!" the first man says.
"I went to Saint Mary's and I graduated in '62 too!"

About that time in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar.
"What's been going?" he asks the bartender.
"Nothing much," replies the bartender. "The O'Malley twins are drunk again."

Birthdays: None 

Program: Since there was no guest speaker Glen discussed his intention to have everyone involved in standing committees. We can choose our committee or he will assign us a committee. He envisions the following committees:
Fall fund raiser/project
Winter fund raiser event
Pancake breakfast event including PR
Reality fair
Media services
By Laws
Scholarship committee to include locating past winners
85th Rotaty Club anniversary celebration
Greg Cronin volunteered to put together a "Night of Music" for the fall

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 28, 2013