Rotary Club of Needham
Tuesday November 18, 2014
Location: Sheraton, Needham

Pledge of Allegiance: Glen
Song: America Led by Bob
Invocation: Darrell


  • Thanksgiving dinner being served at the Masonic Lodge on Thanksgiving Day.  Darrell asked volunteers to show up at 4 pm on Wednesday night to help with decorations and preparation.  Folks volunteering for Thanksgiving Day should arrive around 8:30, with meals being served at noon.
  • Football Dinner- The annual Needham/Wellesley Football dinner will be hosted at the Needham Sheraton on Tuesday night, with the festivities beginning at 6 PM.  Mr. Gary Gillis will be our guest speaker.
  • Holiday Party-The Bonds will be hosting our annual Holiday Party.  The festivities are slated to begin at 6:30.  Please note the date has changed to Monday, December 15.  There will be a sign-up sheet to coordinate food and beverages
  • Ring the bell for the Salvation Army – Jim Brown reminded folks of our bell ringing at Sudbury Farms in December. A sign-up sheet will be circulated requesting folks to ring for charity for one hour.

Happy Dollars: Most happy dollars were in celebration of our guests and the welcoming of Mr. Andrew Sherry as our newest Rotarian.

50/50: Andy Winig had the lucky number but did not draw the winning card.  Deck continues to get smaller as the pot grows to $793!  It will be a happy holiday for someone soon!

Glen presided over the initiation of Andrew Sherry.  Andy is the branch manager of the Needham branch of Middlesex Bank.  Any held several manager positions with Blockbuster and McDonalds prior to joining Middlesex Savings Bank in September 2005 as a teller. He held the position of head teller and assistant branch manager until his recent promotion to community banking officer and branch manager.  Andy is a single dad, raising his son Daniel, a high school junior and football player for Framingham.  Andy is active in the local community and recently participated at our Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.  We are thrilled to welcome Andy into Needham Rotary!

Glen turned the floor over to Marty to preside over a brief presentation describing some of the many projects Needham Rotary undertakes each year supporting both our local community and the less fortunate in other parts of the world.  Glen, Ted, Darrell, Bill and Rich gave a brief overview of our Scholarship Program, Gift of Life New England, Thanksgiving Dinner, Dictionary Project and the Reality Fair.  A four minute clip of the presentations is available on the link below thanks to Needham Cable.  We plan to have the PowerPoint presentations on the website shortly as well as the link to the YouTube videos.