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Directors
President Glen Davis
President Elect Rich Forte
Immediate Past President Charles Nelson
Vice President Jim Brown
Secretary Bob Cocks
Treasurer Ryan Damaso
Sgt at Arms Greg Cronin
Membership Marty Lindemann
Bulletin Jim Brown
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The Rotary Club of Needham - Welcome

Welcome to Needham! We are a great group of 40 members strong and growing. Men and Women, young and old – we meet for lunch every Tuesday. Our projects focus on giving back to both our community here and beyond.


JOIN US FOR LUNCH!
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm
Needham Sheraton: 100 Cabot Street


With interesting speakers and an energized group
every week, you will come away inspired.

 


Stories
Posted by Douglas George on Nov 04, 2014

Our meeting this past Tuesday, November 4th, was a good one!

 

Pledge of Allegiance:  Glen Davis
Song:  America the Beautiful; Led By: Bob Cocks
Prayer: Led by Darrell Minnich

 

Announcements:

-Kudos to all for a great Rotary Pancake Breakfast!

-Remember, Nov. 18th is our appreciation lunch for advertisers.

-No meeting next week: Veteran’s Day!

-Ted gave us an update on 2 Gift of Life children.

Guests: Tom Nutile; Dave Caruso, and his assistanr.

Happy dollars: Many for the pancake breakfast: what a win-win-win this was! Great job everyone. Some for no more political ads (couldn’t have come soon enough!):, Scott on another vacation.

50/50 drawing: $756 in pot; Marty Lindemann number was pulled, but no luck.  Stay tuned for next week.

 

Guest Speaker:  Dave Caruso, wealth manager at Coastal Capital Group LLC, created a talk for our meeting on November 4th around what turned out to be a “straw man” argument.   That is, should we continue to invest our money into a stock market that many say has reached its maximum level of value?

Dave showed us graphs, statistics and lots of math that said on the surface, “DON’T.”   Then, he gave us ten minutes of data and charts that took us from a limited current market perspective to a fifty year perspective of the up and downs of the market that has continued to move upward.

Conclusion:   We may pause a bit, but look for the market to grow substantially more over the months ahead!  Put your money in and be patient.

Website: http://www.coastalcapitalwealth.com/

Joke of the Day: ImageThe Value of a Driver's License
A mother is driving her little girl to her friend's house for a play date.
.Mommy ,' the little girl asks, 'how old are you?'
Honey, you are not supposed to ask a lady her age,' the mother replied. 'It's not polite.'
'OK', the little girl says, 'How much do you weigh?'
'Now really,' the mother says, 'those are personal questions and are really none of your business.'
Undaunted, the little girl asks, 'Why did you and Daddy get a divorce?' >'That's enough questions, young lady! Honestly!'
The exasperated mother walks away as the two friends begin to play.
' My Mom won't tell me anything about her,' the little girl says to her friend.
'Well,' says the friend, 'all you need to do is look at her driver's license. It's like a report card, it has everything on it.'

Later that night the little girl says to her mother, 'I know how old you are. You are 32.'
The mother is surprised and asks, 'How did you find that out?
'I also know that you weigh 130 pounds.'
The mother is past surprised and shocked now. 'How in Heaven's name did you find that out?''
And,' the little girl says triumphantly, 'I know why you and daddy got a divorce.'
'Oh really?' the mother asks. 'Why?'
Because you got an F in sex.'

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

 

 

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These Needham Rotarians and volunteers brought fun and pancakes to the Needham community on Saturday, November 1st!   Thanks to everyone who ran the kids' games and all those that cooked, served, set-up and cleaned up at the pancake breakfast!   The proceeds of this event help fund Needham Rotary's college scholarships, local community service projects and international Rotary programs.  Funds raised help bring needy overseas children to Boston for life-saving surgeries, emergency supplies for disaster assistance, support Needham HS students working in the KIVA program to provide economic development grants, provide Thanksgiving meals to Needham seniors and shut-ins, and send Needham students abroad for cultural exchange.

Thanks Needham for supporting these causes and the work of Needham Rotary in 2014!

 

 

Posted by Jim Brown on Oct 14, 2014

Our guest speaker for October 14th was State Senator Richard Ross of Wrentham.   

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The Senate Districts have been realigned, but Senator Ross still has precincts of Needham in his district, as well as eleven more towns.  He was elected to the Senate in 2010, and served as a State Representative since 2005.  Senator Ross was active in town politics prior to that in his home town of Wrentham.  He owns and operates the R.J. Ross Funeral Home in Wrentham.  His family arrived in the U.S. in 1609, and has been active in politics since their arrival.

 

Posted on Sep 29, 2014

Needham Rotary welcomed District 7910 Governor Val Callahan who is in the midst of the DG's annual visitation of each Rotary club in the district.   DG Callahan, a warm and gracious person, presented club president, Glen Davis, the 2014-15 Rotary banner which is a symbol of our current RI leader, President Gary C.K. Huang of Taipei, Taiwan.  

This year's emphasis or focus is found in the slogan, "Light Up Rotary!"  His favorite quote is from Confucius: "It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."

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What does "Light Up Rotary" mean?   Gary C.K. Huang believes that we Rotarians go around doing good, helping people in need and building better communities around the world but "Shhhhhhh!  Don't tell anyone!"  Rotary is one of the best kept secrets in the world!  

If we are to "build our brand," increase our membership, and generate more donations we can use to help more people, we need to publicize our efforts and tell our story in every community we operate. 

 

Posted by Bill Paulson

Now available for your review, by Walter G. Patterson.  You can download the 90 page booklet online here on the Needham Rotary Club web site by clicking the link above or by going to the Club History page and clicking on the link on the left.

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