Posted on Jun 06, 2017
Rotary of Needham
Tuesday:  June 6, 2017
Pledge of Allegiance: Ted Shaughnessy
Song:  God Bless America; Led By: Bob Cocks
Prayer: Led by Lois Sockol
Happy Birthday: We sang Happy Birthday to the June folks – Roz, Libby, Rich and Andy
Tami Lightfoote, Zack Blankstein, Scholarship winner and his Mom Jody Blankstein, Mercedes
.We received a thank you note from the Nashoba Valley  Rotary for a $1,000 contributing to a midwifery program in Africa
.We will have a dinner meeting at New Garden on 9/12 at 5:30PM.
.RYLA needs volunteers on June 24 – 26. We have 2 students attending RYLA.
.The Brookline Rotary is sponsoring a community service project on July 12 from 1:30PM to 3:30PM at Cradles to Crayons, 155 N Beacon St in Brighton. The project is with food packaging.
.The Sail Boston Schooner Adventure trip will be on June 18 from 2-5 PM
.There will not be a meeting on 6/27. We will have a cookout instead at Rich’s home.
.We are selling $10 raffle tickets
.The Carnival will take place on June 7 – 9. We need volunteers to man the ticket booths.
Happy Dollars
Ken’s son, Ethan, was married last week in Dallas!
Roz had a great vacation in Charleston and Savannah
Paul had a stressful week last week and is glad that it is over.
Bob’s son presented at a prestigious Google convention.
50/50 Drawing:
Marty had the lucky number – 535. He picked the seven of spades and did not win. There is $675 in the pot.
Scholarship Recipient:
Zach Blankstein is the 2017 winner of the Needham Rotary Scholarship. Zach received a check for $2500, his first of four yearly payments for his Scholarship. Zach will be going to George Washington University in Washington DC, where he will be in the honors program in both Political science and Music majors.
Lois Sockol, Scholarship Committee Cahir, said that all 3 Rotary interviewers were just overwhelmed by quality of the 64 applicants they received. All of them were excellent, but Zach stood out, and is the Scholarship Winner.
His Mother Jodi addressed us all and was most grateful, but feels that Zach is one who will ‘..make a difference..’ in serving others because he always ‘..puts the other guy first’., and has already demonstrated this in the projects he is involved with.
Congratulations Zach! Sounds like we have awarded a winner!
Next meeting: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 12:00 at Needham Sheraton