Rotary Club of Needham
Tuesday August 12, 2014\
Location: Sheraton, Needham

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


* Louise Condon is selling tickets to the Tippett House 20 Year Anniversary dinner to be held at the Needham Golf Club on Saturday Sept. 26, tickets $60.00 each.
* The Pancake Committee has met and are charging ahead! The breakfast will be at Needham High School late this fall. Roz presented the idea of selling ‘Rotary Sponsorships’ for the upcoming year. This would be an investment in the club into ne of 3 categories, and they would receive recognition and advertising at all of our events.
* The club received a $1000 donation to the Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund from Ernest Steves in memory of his wife Susan.


Happy Dollars: Lots of ‘Happy to be here’; Andy for 3 more weeks of summer;  Ted for a great family weekend; Louise for being  happy she was wearing a seat belt, and she hopes you do too; Kathy-enjoyed her annual NE boating, but happy to be home; Darrell go Pat’s; Greg for his son’s 30th Birthday.

Guests: Michelle Buyer, again visiting with her Dad.


50/50: Risk Davis, in his close to 30 years in Rotary has never won the 50/50. Today his record is unbroken, despite having the correct ticket!


Birthdays: Kathy Whitney was the lucky one. Congratulations! Roz led us in ‘Happy Birthday’.


Humor: It's game 7 of the NBA finals and a man makes his way to his seat at center court. He sits down and notices that the seat next to him is empty. He leans over and asks his neighbor if someone is sitting there. He responds, "No, the seat's empty." "The first man exclaims, "What?!? Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the NBA finals and not use it?" The neighbor responds, "Well the seat is mine, but my wife passed away and this is the first NBA finals we haven't been together." The first man responds," I'm sorry to hear that. Wasn't there anyone else, a friend or relative, that could've taken that seat?" The neighbor responds, "No, they're all at the funeral."


Guest Speaker: Our guest speaker for ‘Five minutes of Rotary Fame’ was Ryan Damaso. Ryan grew up in North Providence RI, where he played football and basketball in High School. He graduated from Northeastern University where he majored in accounting and interned at Heald Hoffmeister. He also interned at Titleist in addition to Walpole Prison (a/k/a Cedar Junction), and they even let him out! But, he did graduate and go to work at Heald Hoffmeister. In 2004, he was named a Partner at HH, and just this summer, Ryan and 2 other CPAs spun off from the old firm to form Treeful, Domaso and Aniceto, which also has an office in Bourne Mass. In addition to Chestnut St.

Being from north Providence, Ryan forecast the re-election of Former Mayor turned criminal Buddy Cianci this fall!

Ryan married his wife Krista 11 years ago, and they have 2 children Mia age 9, and Aliana age 6.

Ryan was inducted into Rotary in 2005, and has been very active member ever since, having risen to be President, and currently serving on the Board of Directors, and as Treasurer. He enjoys ‘getting his hands dirty’ on Rotary projects and seeing his money go to work. One of his goals is to go to an RI International Convention. Great guy, great Rotarian!