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We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:15 PM
Fusilli's usually (check our schedule)
107 Main Street
Reading, MA 01867
United States of America
Starting in Sep. 2022, we're changing our meeting schedule. 1st Monday: Residence at Pearl 12:15 pm. 3rd Monday: RCTV at 6 pm. 4th Monday: Board Meeting. No regular Club meeting on 2nd, 4th or 5th Monday. See our Calendar.
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At our last board meeting we went over several topics one of which is our meeting days and times.  Starting after the RFSF, we are going to hold club meetings the first and third Mondays of every month.  We will meet:
 
1st Monday:  Residence at Pearl in Reading at 12:15
 
3rd Monday:  RCTV at 6pm.  All lunches and dinners will be catered. 
 
Our Board Meetings will now be held on the 4th Monday of every month.  The first meeting after the RFSF will be Monday, September 19 at RCTV at 6PM. We are hoping that with the changes in time and location will allow us to accommodate all the members and their busy schedules.
 
I encourage everyone to check our Calendar on our website.  Please subscribe to the Calendar to sync to your computer and phone.  Any questions please reach out to Sheila or me.
It’s become a tradition at the Reading Fall Street Faire – the Cornhole Classic Tournament. Every year the Fall Street Faire Committee invites interested residents to enter and compete to be named the best Cornhole player in Reading.  All players are invited to enter – from casual backyard players to hardcore Cornhole enthusiasts.  Organizer and Rotarian Sheila Clarke says, “The great thing about Cornhole is pretty much anyone can play.  It’s fun and easy and always a good time.”  Last year father/daughter team “Daddy’s Girl” took home the crown after facing down impressive competition.  There’s some excitement to see if they return and can repeat their victory.
 
The Cornhole Classic Tournament, now in its third year, is held on lower Haven Street.  It is part of the Reading Fall Street Faire Tailgate area that includes the Patriots game streaming on a big screen and a beer garden (for those 21 and older).
 
Cornhole Classic registrations are now open The Cornhole Classic is tournament style and professionally run by Wicked Cornhole. Registration begins at 1, and bags fly at 2. There is a $60 fee to enter a two-person team. The top two teams win cash prizes, but Ms. Clarke says what everyone is really playing for is bragging rights. Register for your spot to play at fallstreetfaire.com.
 
Sponsorship opportunities. For a $500 sponsorship, local businesses and organizations can have a professional set of Cornhole Boards made up with their name/logo. These boards will be used throughout the tournament and sponsors get to take them home at the end of the day. They are a great addition to corporate events, backyard BBQs, in an employee break space, or even in a customer area to bring a little fun to your business. See fallstreetfaire.com for more information on how to become a Cornhole Classic Sponsor.
 
All proceeds from the Cornhole Classic will go to the Reading Rotary Club and the Fall Street Faire.
 
Follow Reading Fall Street Faire on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all the fun.
Looking for a fun time in Town?  Come to the next Beer Garden on the Common!
 
Sat., Aug. 20, 2-8 pm.
 
Featuring WHBC X Scott Bros
 
Pizza World of Reading
 
Plus:  music, games, etc.
 
Bring your kids!
 
ID required for Beer Garden.
The RFSF Committee is in full swing.  If you want to Sponsor the event, contact Jenn Rogers or Pat Calley.  Levels of Sponsorship can be found on the RFSF website.  If you are sponsoring, we prefer you pay by check to avoid the service charge.  Please coordinate with Jenn Rogers.
 
Booth and volunteer sign-ups are also on the RFSF website.  Please plan on being available to help on September 11.  This is our biggest fundraiser and event and participation of all (plus many dozens of other volunteers) is needed to pull it off.
 
Any questions about the RFSF can be directed to Chair John Feudo and/or Co-Chair Jeanne Borawski.
The Reading Fall Street Faire is quickly approaching, and the committee is hard at work.  As our major fundraiser of the year, it is important that all Reading Rotarians get involved.  The volunteer website is now active and here is the link.
 
Please sign up for one or more slots.  Also, please forward the link to anyone or any group that may be interested in volunteering.  If you have any questions or find any problems with the website, please let me know.  I'd prefer an email outside of the Rotary website or the Sign Up Genius website.  My direct email is mfc723@verizon.net
 
Thanks, Mike Collins
Chair, Volunteer Committee
On July 12 we gathered to celebrate the installation of Sheila Clarke as new Co-President of Reading Rotary.  She is sharing the role with Co-President John Douglass.  Pictured here is Sheila with some Board Members, Directors Phil Stewart, Kathy Kinney, Pat Calley and Lisa Gibbs and Secretary Jeanne Borawski.
 
Sheila and husband Phil also graciously hosted the event in their yard.  It was a wonderfully fun time and we are looking forward to another great, service-filled Rotary year.
 
Imagine Rotary!
Reading Rotary is one of three top clubs in our District in growing membership.  You all have received information about the District Membership Webinar on August 17 on Zoom.  We will be on a panel discussion and it would be great for Reading Rotarians to participate in the Zoom webinar.
 
To register follow the link in this District story (by our own Peter Majane, District Membership Co-Chair).  A direct link to register can be found here.
 
Pictured here is Co-President Sheila accepting a certificate for 2nd most net growth along with Presidents of Arlington and Lynn and Peter Majane.
 
Congratulations to our entire Club for this achievement and especially John Douglass (President '21-'22) and Membership Chair Lisa Gibbs.  
We are looking forward to ringing in the new Club leadership with Co-Presidents, Sheila Clarke and John Douglass.
 
Our Club event is coming:
 
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Place:  Sheila Clarke's home
            536 Haverhill St.
            Reading, MA 01867
Time:   6-6:45 cocktails
            6:45-7:30 Dinner
            7:30 Installation of Officers and Board of Directors.
 
This is for all members and their spouses/significant others as well. 
 
PLEASE RSVP to Kathy Kinney by Friday July 8.
 
Pictured here is Sheila accepting a District Membership Award.  Reading is number 2 in District 7930 in increasing membership this past year.  Presenting the award is Past District Governor Terry and our own Peter Majane, District Membership Chair.
Big congratulations to Richie Lombardo and his bride Patty Lombardo who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
 
They look too young to believe they are celebrating 5o years of marriage.  
 
You can't find a nicer couple than Richie and Patty.  Congrats and many more!
 
 
On a beautiful night at Danversport Yacht Club, new Co-President Sheila Clarke, along with Presidents from the other 45 District Clubs, was installed to lead Reading Rotary for 2022-2023.  Sheila will be taking the reins with John Douglass as the other Co-President.  
 
Reading had a large group of Rotarians supporting Sheila.  Thanks to all who came out!
 
In addition, our Club is represented in District leadership.  Peter Majane will continue as an AG (Assistant Governor).  Peter is also the AG Coordinator for 7930, a role he has filled for several years.  Peter is a multiple time AG and a Past President of North Reading.  Tim Kelley was installed as a first time AG, too.
 
Next up is our Club Installation event on July 12.  Hope to see you all there.