Posted by Andrew Winig on Aug 15, 2017
Rotary Club of Needham
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Location: Needham Sheraton
Ted Shaughnessy presiding for Marty who is in Seattle.
Pledge of Allegiance: Ted Shaughnessy
Song: God Bless America led by Andy Winig
Invocation: Karen
8/22: Regular Meeting
8/28:MONDAY NIGHT: 4:30 – 6:30 Cookout at the Senior Center
9/5: Regular Meeting
9/12: NO MEETING – evening dinner at New Garden Restaurant that night
9/19: Regular Meeting: come early to label the dictionaries
No guests so we did not get to raise our voices in a welcome song
Cell Phones
We’re not sure what Marty will do. Ted is suggesting a $10 fine if your phone rings while the president is talking, and a $20 fine if your phone rings while the speaker is speaking.
This led to many people (Ryan, Jim) “dialing for dollars” during the meeting…Just wait till Marty returns!
Joke of the Day
Louise had her joke book. The most memorable one was payment up front for a 3-minute egg.
Greg put the way back machine on Waaaaaay Back and read some jokes from 2004. Hopefully they were funnier back then.
  • Raffle: bring stubs and cash. We believe we are almost sold out. If you have tickets, sell them. If you want to sell more contact Bill to see what’s available.
  • Needham Community Council: Libby has been delivering food, and Karen has been collecting items for student backpacks. Both projects will wrap up this week.
  • Dictionaries: 3 sponsors this year: Louise, Dan, and Denise Garlick. Dictionaries have been delivered to the Sheraton. We will have the final student lists in the next two weeks, then we’ll print labels and label the dictionaries before the 9/19 meeting.
  • 8/28 Senior Center dinner. Setup starts at 3:30. Dinner is served at 4:40. The end time is somewhere between 6:00 and 6:30. Libby has ordered the grill and the senior center is giddily setting it up. Capron Lighting is providing the meat. Rotarians please bring a salad to share. Contact Libby to volunteer.
  • 8/29 NO LUNCH MEETING. We’ll have been partying with the seniors until 6:00 (or 6:30) the night before, so we won’t be meeting for lunch.
  • 9/12 NO LUNCH MEETING. We’ll be gathering for dinner at the New Garden. Free for Rotarians. $20 for guests. Let Chuck Buyer know if you’re planning to attend.
Happy $$$: 
Libby, Jim, Kathy, Paula : Happy to be here, Chuck for great vacation to Nashville, Andy for all the great projects going on in our club, Louise for looking forward to a better afternoon, Scott for employee Dennis who had successful heart surgery, Ken for actually making it to our meeting, Ryan for a great Wooknd, whatever that is… oh great weekend. Sorry. Couldn’t read his writing. And Greg for GO RED SOX!
50:50: Libby, on the Marty plan, drew her own number 674 (fix?) but drew the 2 of spades, which is not the Joker (so I guess it’s not a fix), so the humongous $807 pot rolls over to next week. Good luck everyone!
Guest Speaker:
No speaker this week.
Remember to bring stubs and cash for the raffle tickets.
No lunch meetings 8/29 and 9/12
8/28 Senior Center dinner
9/12 dinner at New Garden
9/19 labelling dictionaries
9/26 DG visit