The continuing effects of the cold and snow resulted in our speaker for the February 17th, Massachusetts Salvation Army Commander David Davis, cancelling.   

When will this end, this Snowmegeddon?

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Spring is just around the corner (according to Louise Condon), and now all we have to do is make sure that this doesn't happen!


So put your cares away and come our club meeting on February 24th!   Come and hear Ms. Lori van Dam, Executive Director of One Fund Boston! 


One Fund Boston was founded to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.   Lori is the first executive director to oversee the "evolution of the organization."  

Begun by Governor Patrick Deval and Mayor Thomas Menino on April 16, 2013, the One Fund Boston was intended to heal the wounds of a great city and region by helping the survivors and families of the bombing victims.  "The greatest message we have received is that nothing can stop the generosity, courage, and unconditional love we have for one another."




Needham Rotary Club Meeting Notes

Tuesday:    February 17,  2015

Location:  Needham Sheraton


Pledge of Allegiance:  Glen Davis

Song:  God Bless America; Led by Bob Cocks

Prayer: Led by Reverend Darrell Minnich


•Ted Shaughnessy reported that there are 3 Gift of Life children in town at this moment. 2 being tended to at Maine Medical, and one who is being discharged from Children’s Hospital.

Sad News:

•Roberta Seligman has submitted her resignation.

Get Ready to Help!

NEF will be hosting a pancake breakfast the first Saturday in March, and Rotary will assist! If you can spend some hours there, please alert Glen and sign up.

Our club is looking into purchasing the pancake griddles from Dedham Rotary, to upgrade ours.

Wellesley Rotary is sponsoring ‘Soly Canto’ musicians who will perform May 16th at Wellesley High School. Stanley Brooks explained the event and asking us to buy tickets. They are partnering with the Wellesley High Spanisg Club, and proceeds will benefit Adolescent Wellness and Suicide Prevention.

Karen looking for hosts for the GSE team coming from Italy. 3 men, 2 women May 9-30. Looking to house folks for several days only.

During the first Tuesday of April, May and June, our club will hold a breakfast meeting at the Sheraton on Tuesday in lieu of a noon meeting. The club is hoping to generate new interest and members, and is trying this on a 3 month trial basis. Details to follow.


Paula Kahr, visitor who is a mortgage broker for Salem 5 Bank, friend of Bill Paulson.

Atty. Stanley Brooks from Wellesley Rotary.

Happy dollars: Louise for 31 days till spring (hard to believe!); Darrell looking for ‘help’ for his church roof; Doug GTBH; Libby for being here with friends; Ted for the work of GOL; Karen for the sign on the local church “Whoever is praying for snow, please stop!’; Bill for a Keller Williams family reunion; Chuck for getting his snow blower back tomorrow after the storm (Note:  Then he has to use it!); Paula Kahr for enjoying her visits to Rotary (Note:  she has an application for membership!); Kathy for HTBH; Tom for the Red Sox pitchers and catchers to report this week (a sure sign spring is almost here) (Note:  Tom is desperate for good news!); Ken for son visiting from NYC; Andy Sheer HTBHBod Cocks for a great trip to San Francisco to see his son; Ryan HTGH; Jim GTBH; Marty wishing Libby well for hospital stay and nearly two months of home recovery from immobilizing shoulder surgery.


Birthday: We all sang for Rachel and George Hoffmeister!


50/50 drawing: $1019 in the pot with now 4  cards only left. No winner this week despite Ryan having the right number.……


Joke of the day: Some Al Gore statements from Ken Davis:

“I am not part of the problem, I am a Democrat”

“We’re going to have the best educated American people in the world”

“I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made”

“A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls”