2009-2010 District No. 7910
ROTARY CLUB OF NEWTON Club No. 6580
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THE SERVICE GEAR - Special Event Supplement
November 24, 2009 Members of the Newton and Brookline Rotary Clubs are
encouraged to attend and bring guests ($15.00/person) to
Brae Burn this premier fellowship event in support of our high school
athletes and their football rivalry. Enjoy a traditional
Thanksgiving Dinner, speakers, raffle, and more.
Noon to 1:30pm
Bring a friend and some happy dollars
to this year’s annual Gridiron Luncheon,
hosted again by Newton Rotary, and joined
by Brookline Rotary and the football teams,
cheerleaders, coaches, dignitaries, and
representatives of both towns.
Enjoy some great speakers, fellowship,
a raffle - who knows, you may even walk
away with some colossal tickets to the
December 14 Bruins-Flyers game at the
This week, we’ll need to know how
many people are coming to the Luncheon,
so please make your plans now. Special Guest Speaker: Paul Stewart may be the only
person to ever make it on the Ice in the NHL twice. And
that’s just the half of this man’s remarkable story. More on
Mr. Stewart, see page 2.
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25th Annual Football Luncheon
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
One of the most successful and respected
individuals in hockey, Paul Stewart has done it
all. Player, Referee, and now Coach as he is the
ECAC Director of Officiating. Paul Stewart may
be the only person to ever make it on the Ice in
the NHL twice.
Growing up in Boston, Stewart attended the
prestigious Groton School where he played of
Varsity Hockey and was appointed to the posi-
tion of Assistant Captain. He continued his
education at the University of Pennsylvania
where he was a defensemen from 1972-75.
Stewart was an enforcer in various leagues
including the WHA, AHL, CHL, NAHL, and story of never giving up. Stewart resides in
ECHL from 1975-83. He played in his first NHL Walpole, Mass. with his wife Lori and their two
game on November 22, 1979 with the Quebec sons McCauley and Maxwell.
Nordiques against the Boston Bruins.
Upon completion of his playing days, Paul Stewart comes from a hockey family as
Stewart made the determination that his days on well. Most notable, Bill Stewart (September 20,
the ice were not done. Stewart joined the NHL 1984-February 14, 1964) was an American coach
Trainee Program in 1983. Officiating his first and sports official who was a hockey referee and
NHL game on March 27, 1986, this was the start coach, and also an umpire in baseball’s Major
of a 13 year career that allowed Stewart to Leagues. In his first season as head coach of the
become the only American born referee to Chicago Black Hawks, he led the team to a
officiate 1,000 games in the NHL on March 15, Stanley Cup in 1938.
2003. He worked his final NHL game on April 3, Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, he was
2003 in Boston. the first American-trained head coach to win the
Stewart has not had an easy road, In Febru- Stanley Cup. He was also an umpire in the
ary 1998 he was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon National League from 1933 to 1954, and offici-
cancer only a few days after the birth of his first ated in four World Series (1937, 1943, 1948,
child, McCauley. True to his character he was 1953) and four All-Star Games (1936, 1940,
determined to fight the disease and make it back 1948, 1954), calling balls and strikes for the last
to the NHL. He accomplished this only 9 months contest.
later he was back on the ice. Bill Stewart was the home plate umpire for
Stewart has received multiple honors Johnny Vander Meer’s second consecutive no-
including the NASO Gold Whistle Award in hitter in 1938 and was the crew chief for the
2001. 1951 three-game pennant playoff between the
In addition to his work on the ice, Stewart New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
has spoken to many groups sharing his unique
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