**Rotary Minutes for July 28, 2015 Meeting**
The meeting was opened by President Rich Forte with the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’,  Bob Cocks led us in ‘God Bless America’ , and  Karen Wetmore delivered the invocation.
GUESTS:  Alan Wheelock, our guest speaker,  Anthony Guardia, and the Rotarian couple from India who are staying with their daughter in Needham. Bob Cocks led us in the Welcome song.
-The District Governor, Jim DeFusco,  is our guest speaker next week,. He would like to meet with the Board at 11:30am.
-Tom Savino read a thank you note from a 2013 Needham Rotary Scholar, thanking us 2 years in a row for her scholarship.
During the month of October, look up on Chapel St. and see 5 Rotary banners overhead.  Thanks Bill Paulson.
-The reality fair has two dates upcoming.  October 5, 2015 for the current seniors and May 23, 2016 for the current Juniors.
-Andy Winig has completed his first book:  “Elevator Pitch Handbook”. I am sure this is a book we would all enjoy reading, and need! It can be purchased at: www.elevatorpitchhandbook.com
PRESIDENTIAL MOMENT:  Lois talked about the wife of a President who was born on this day in 1929. Jackie Kennedy!
50/50:  Winning ticket was held by Libby but didn’t pick the ten of spades.
Pot is at $220.
HAPPY DOLLARS:  Louise, sorry to leave early; Lots of Happy dollars for the induction of Anthony; Lots of HTBH; Libby ‘Happy for Life”; Tom Savino for seeing Greg play at Jordan Hall; Scott for boating to Long island; Lois for the achievements of the New Horizon space shot to Pluto; Andy for his book.
DOUG’S HUMOR:  Two campers are hiking in woods when all of a sudden in the bottom by a rattle snake. The friend kills the snake, cares for the 1st hiker and says “I’ll go to town for a doctor”, and he runs 10 miles to town. In town, he locates the towns only doctor who is in the midst of delivering a baby and says “I can’t leave, but here is what to do. Take a knife, cut a little X where the bite is,, suck it out and spit it on the ground.”  The hiker runs back to his friend, who is in agony. “What did the doctor say?” the victim asks. His ‘friend says “He says you’re gonna die!!”
Alan Wheelock, President of Jones River Consulting, of Plympton MA, last spoke to us on January 7, 2014. This time, he spoke to us about his experiences in mentoring others.  This is a very important part of any job. It has been said:
Tell me, and I forget.
Teach me and I may remember.
Involve me and I learn.
Ben Franklin
Alan said his biggest mentor was his Dad.
Only 13% of people say they are engaged at work, and mentoring can play an important part in increasing job engagement and satisfaction.
Alan was very complimentary of Rotary saying he has spoken to many Rotary clubs, and finds them all ‘..positive, proactive and fun!”. Thanks Alan. Visit Alan’s web site at www.jonesriverconsulting.com.