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  1. 1. 2009-2010 District No. 7910 ROTARY CLUB OF NEWTON Club No. 6580 719 WASHINGTON STREET BOX MS295 NEWTONVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS 02460 MEETS TUESDAYS; 12:15 P.M. BRAE BURN COUNTRY CLUB, 326 FULLER STREET, NEWTON, MA President Vice President Treasurer Sergeant-at-Arms Director Director Marie Presti Laurisa Neuwirth Peter Mahler Bill Garr Dick Bowen Justin Sallaway 617-620-6948 617-291-0572 617-630-5289 617-969-5906 x116 617-969-9134 617-244-0065 President-Elect Past President Recording Secretary Newsletter Editor Director Director Jeff Tucker Marc Epstein John Hurney Scott Lewis Jeff Chin Tony Bibbo 617-340-1263 617-244-1212 617-332-7412 617-293-6371 617-965-1988 781-237-1144 THE SERVICE GEAR Volume LXXXVI No. 22 December 7, 2009 Happy Holidays! No regular meetring was held on December 8 since the festivities were the night before, at our Holiday Party at Gregorian’s Oriental Rug Store (more photos follow). Santa had his hands full at our annual Holiday Party at Gregorian’s Oriental Rug store on Monday, December 7. Little girls and boys eagerly awaited their chance to sit on Santa’s lap - none moreso than host Scott Gregorian (right). This Week, Tuesday, December 15: Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Annual Meeting Rotary Club of Newton of the Rotary Club of Newton will convene ANNUAL CLUB MEETING Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 12 Noon at 12 Noon, Brae Burn Country Club Brae Burn Country Club. Nominations for members to serve on the Board of Directors and as Club Officers will be welcome from MEETING GREETERS: the floor. A slate will also be presented by the Dec. 15: John Gregorian and Paul Stone Nominating Committee (see Page 7 of this newsletter). c 2009 Rotary Club of Newton Page 1
  2. 2. ANNOUNCEMENTS: HOLIDAY PARTY 2009 A Photo Scrapbook Death by Chocolate: Paula Kirrane reminds us that the event committee is most in need of donated auction items. At mini- mum, members can contribute to the Club’s two group auction items: a lottery ticket tree (scratch tickets of any denomination) and/or the Boston Bruins Hockey basket. Dictionaries: Bill Garr reports that the 1,000 dictionaries are on order, but won’t be ready to take to Newton 3rd Graders until some time ion January 2010. More detailes to come. UPCOMING... December 15: Club Annual Meeting December 22 & 29: No Regular Tuesday Meeting at Brae Burn: Happy Holidays! January 6, 2010: WEDNESDAY Meetings begin President Marie Presti tries her best (above) to bring a short meeting to order before festivities carried on at full tilt. Children jumping on piles of rugs, however, was more the order of the day. PAUL M. KERRISSEY Attorney at Law 277 Auburn Street Suite B Auburndale, MA 02466 Office: (617) 964-5800 Fax: (617) 969-9850 c 2009 Rotary Club of Newton Page 2
  3. 3. Carolers take Kurt’s lead on guitar (left), while the Lasell Village gang - Peggy Lepore, Paul Stone, and Ray Desaultels (below) - compare notes. c 2009 Rotary Club of Newton Page 3
  4. 4. John Gregorian (above, with Susanne McInerney), dressed in his Christmas best as Rotarians shmooze, kids jump on piles of rugs, and donated gifts piled up under the tree (not shown). PAULA KIRRANE SCOTT LEWIS HOME DESIGN Uniquely Designed Cakes ADDITIONS 230 Adams Street RENOVATIONS Newton, MA 02458 NEW HOMES Tel.: (617) 969-1830 HISTORIC RESTORATION fax: (617) 969-5852 12 Bencliffe Circle Auburndale, MA 02466 (617) 293-6371 c 2009 Rotary Club of Newton Page 4
  5. 5. A certain book theme was apparent at the party. Tim Braceland (right, with Jacquie Wheeler) had a few cookbooks to hand out to friends, along with wines and beer at the bar he tended. Left: Linda Means, meanwhile, read a childrens’ book of her own authorship, as the party awaited Santa Clause. c 2009 Rotary Club of Newton Page 5
  6. 6. HOLIDAY PARTY 2009 c 2009 Rotary Club of Newton Page 6
  7. 7. At the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2010, club members will be invited to nominate, from the floor, other members or themselves to be considered by the entire club for Officer and Board of Director positions. The slate below is offered by the Nominating Committee chaired by Paul Kerrissey. NEWTON ROTARY CLUB 2010-2011 SLATE As chairman of the nominating committee, here is the proposed slate of officers and directors: OFFICERS: 1. President Jeff Tucker 2. President Elect Laurisa Neuwirth 3. Vice President Justin Salaway 4. Sgt. @ Arms Bill Lowery 5. Treasurer Peter Mahler 6. Recording Sec. John Hurney BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 1. Tom Keery 2. Tony Bibbo 3. Jeff Chin 4. Peggy Lepore Respectfully submitted this 15th day of December 2009. Paul M. Kerrissey, Chairman
  8. 8. News “ if they have "Love for fellow 'man' in their hearts" they are potential Rotarians” Paul Harris theROTARIAN NUMBER 24, DECEMBER 8, 2009 DISTRICT 7910 District Governor 2009-2010 Message from the GOV CAROL TOOMEY Winter has arrived. And just in time. The Rotary Club of Maynard ordered just the right weather. A coating of snow put everyone in the mood for an old fashioned Christmas parade. Thousands of people lined the streets of Maynard waiting for the annual Rotary Christmas parade to go by. Santa waved to the crowds from above as he circled the area in his helicop- Rotary District ter waving to all. Jo Jo White, former Celtics player and new restaurant owner in Maynard was the Grand Marshall of the parade. Fire engines from Acton, Stow, and Boxborough 7910 joined the Maynard fire department and were followed by many antique cars, Miss Massachusetts, bands, scouts, dance classes and finally Santa himself pulled by his eight not so tiny reindeer. This is a community event Maynard Rotary can be proud of! Congratulations Maynard Rotarians! This is the time of year when everyone takes pictures. You may have taken a winning picture this year. Rotary International has just announced a photo contest. Read this newsletter or GOAL go to HYPERLINK "" and learn how you can win. You will be asked again for your pictures in February for the district photo contest. $200,000 As we approach the holidays, remember there are many in need. There is an online auction which will benefit those less fortunate than us. If you are going to buy the items anyway, this is a great way to help others painlessly. Please read the article in this newsletter. Your donation to the Rotary Foundation must be made before December 31, 2009 to be tax deductible for this tax year. Many clubs have matching programs to help you get your Paul Harris award faster. As you can see by the thermometer this Page 1/2, we have not yet reached ? way to our goal. Your help as a club or individual is appreciated. The season of Christmas parties has begun! Each club does some form of celebration. As we approach the big holidays of Hanukkah and Christmas, enjoy the season. And, if your club is small and wants to District Governor join the Acton-Boxborough sponsored multi club Christmas party, please notify Lindsay Dean at 978-263-8703. The more, the merrier. 23 DAYS LEFT To Give to foundation this Tax Year NEWTON ROTARY UNDERTAKES NEW INITIATIVE GOAL The Rotary Club of Newton collection of used musical instruments to be provided children from low income families in the community was announced by $ 54,000 Mayor David B. Cohen at a Press Conference held in his office on Monday November 30th. Mayor Cohen stated that one of the most special aspects of the Newton community is our deep appreciation and dedication to art, music and culture. We are fortunate to be home to many hundreds of talented artisans and musicians, whose contributions enrich community life in Newton. Today, I am pleased that some of our talented musicians from Newton North High School are here to help us make a very special announcement today. The City of Newton is partnering with the Rotary Club of Newton to sponsor a used instrument drive in the City of Newton. Individuals who have brass, wind, string or percussion instruments that aren’t being used and may be lying around the house are encouraged to donate them to the Newton Public Schools. Your donations will be given to Newton Public School students who may otherwise not be able to afford to participate in the music program. The instruments are cleaned, repaired and sterilized. Donations are being accepted from Monday, Dec. 7th through Friday, Dec. 11th from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM; and on Saturday Dec. 12th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. All donations are being accepted at the Newton Community Service Center, 492 Waltham Street in West Newton. I want to thank Richard King, Fine Arts Coordinator for the Newton Public Schools, who initiated the Used Instrument Drive. Also, I want to thank Tony Bibbo for bringing the concept to the Newton Rotary Club, Bill Garr, who is coordinating this activity for the Newton Rotary Club and so many other important community wide services the Newton Rotary Club provide. For additional information contact Rotarian Tony Bibbo through email – or phone (617) 969 5906 Ext. 305 Photo: R - L Tony Bibbo, Rotary Club of Newton: Todd Young, Fine Polio Plus Arts Coordinator: Richard King, Arts Coordinator for the Newton Public Schools: NNHS Students in Center followed by Mayor APF $10,493 David B. Cohen, Superintendent of the Newton Pub Schools, and Bill Garr, Newton Rotarian. $44,691 EVENTS FOR THE COMING WEEK Thanks Worcester! Dec. 11 Multi Club Xmas Party Holiday Inn Boxborough Dec. 15 1st Registration Discount ends for Montreal Convention