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How much do you miss the  Old Redding Butcher Shoppe?  Well you can own a piece of it.
 
The sign from the Butcher Shoppe is up for Auction to benefit the Reading Police Community Services Department.  Peter Coumounduros and Patrick Bishop are coordinating the online auction.
Please note our next meeting is Wed., Sept. 18 for our Evening Social at Bunratty's.  
 
There is no Monday meeting next week.
 
We are grateful that the 2019 Reading Fall Street Faire was such a huge hit!  The weather was absolutely perfect and the crowd was huge.  Lots of people are saying it was the best one yet.
 
Thanks to the Committee, including Chair John Feudo, Sheila Clarke, Gregg Johnson, Ed Sartell, Jenn Rogers, Kathi Spurr, Mark Beckley, KC Latham, Tim Kelley, Denise Eaton, Bob Beckman, Kristen Bonazali, Paul Gargano.
 
Also we need to thank our generous sponsors.  See our major sponsors' banners still hanging on Haven Street.  Thanks also to all the vendors and groups. We had tremendous support from hundreds of community volunteers with the set up and breakdown.  Last but by no means least, thanks to the Town staff including DPW and Facilities who did an outstanding job all day with the set up and clean up.
 
We are appreciative of the partnership with the Town of Reading, the RPD, the RFD and Health Department.  It was a team effort from the whole community and we have a lot to be proud of and thankful for.
 
On to 2020!
 
The Reading Fall Street Faire 5k Race will take place at Washington Park, 100 Washington Street, at 8:30 am on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The race takes place before the 11th annual Reading Fall Street Faire festivities, which begin at noon.
 
Lori Haverty of Tread on Linden Street, Tread on the Mill on High Street and, her newest location, Tread on East in Winchester, is once again coordinating the race sponsored by Salem Five. 
 
“I am happy to be planning a family race at the Street Faire and happy to welcome Salem Five as the road race gold sponsor. We are looking forward to families running together in this annual family-friendly community event,” said Haverty. “While we hope for a cool September morning, this event is rain or shine. Besides, running in the rain is fun!”
 
The 5k race has played a popular role in the Faire since 2010 and is a great way for friends and neighbors to get together for some fun and friendly competition after the summer recess. The course for the race is moderate, not only approachable for casual runners, but also a great speed challenge for the pros. Children are encouraged to run with their families. The course starts at Washington Park and winds through some of Reading's most beautiful neighborhoods, including Hillcrest Avenue, Oak Street, Walnut Street and Summer Avenue.
 
After the race head directly over to the Lower Faire Stage on Haven Street for an Awards Ceremony. Prizes for our Race Winners will be given out during the ceremony, but don't leave yet. You will want to stay for the food, drinks and activities for the whole family at the 11th Annual Fall Street Faire.
 
The times to beat are 15:57 for males and 19:40 for females.
 
You can pickup your bib number and registration package on race day at Washington Park starting at 7:00am -8:15am. You can also grab your bib number beforehand on Saturday, September 7th from 11 am to 3 pm at "Tread on the Mill" located at 13 High Street in Reading, MA.  Located in the back of the lot behind Square Liquors.
 
 Cost to participate is $25 registering in advance online.  Day of race registration $30 cash or check only. There are no refunds; the race is rain or shine. Runners should arrive at Washington Park at 7:45 for a prompt 8 o’clock start. Register online at fallstreetfaire.com.
 
 
Mark your calendars for Reading Fall Street Faire on Sunday, September 8 from noon to 5 pm in Downtown Reading.
 
The 11th Annual RFSF, hosted by Reading Rotary, is an annual community event bringing together local restaurants, retail businesses and community groups for a fun-filled, family-friendly day.  The Faire route will feature numerous vendors and community group booths to visit.  This is always a fantastic day to celebrate our community and to meet and mingle with friends and neighbors.
 
The Faire also features: Children’s Area, Kids’ Zone, performances on three stages, a Car Show, NFL Tailgate, Cornhole Tournament, 5K Road Race (at 8:30 am at Washington Park), pie eating contest, dunk tank, food, fun and much more.  To participate in the 5K or the Cornhole, please register on the RFSF website.
 
Volunteers are needed!  Please sign up to volunteer on the RFSF website.
 
For registration links and additional information, please visit www.fallstreetfaire.com.  Or if you have questions, you may contact info.readingfallstreetfaire@gmail.com or readingmarotary@gmail.com.
Just when you thought the Street Faire had something for everyone, the Rotary Club has found something else!  Bring your tossing talents and your competitive friends to the 2nd Annual Corn Hole Tournament at the Reading Fall Street Faire on September 8.
 
The Cornhole Tournament will be held at the site of the NFL Tailgate in the former Rite Aid parking lot off Haven Street.
 
“Cornhole has become a popular game in the region over the last few years,” said Cornhole Tournament Co-Coordinator Pete Coumounduros. “Expert on beginner, it is fun for all.  The challenge is on, beginner or expert.  The real brains of this tournament is my fellow Co-Coordinator Jonathan Gorski who ensures the quality and smooth running operation.”  Pete is a member of Friends of Reading Recreation and is partnering with Reading Rotary to put on this event again in 2019.  All proceeds from the Cornhole Tournament will benefit the FORR and Reading Rotary.
 
“Grab a friend for an exciting day at the Reading Fall Street Faire, the most popular event in Reading,” added RFSF Chair & Rotarian John Feudo. “The Cornhole Classic is a double elimination style tournament with official scoring and brackets. There will be prizes for the winners, but it’s really about Town bragging rights!”
 
The players will get free entrance to the Patriots’ Tailgate event and 3 beer tickets – a $10 value.  This year the Tailgate will be held in the Rite Aid parking lot on Haven Street. 
 
The Tailgate is sponsored this year by Beacon Consulting and CTA Construction.  The Tailgate will have NFL football games on the big screen, beer and sliders.  The Tailgate has been a very popular mainstay of the RFSF.  Make sure you come on by on Sept. 8.  To register for Cornhole, go to the Fall Street Faire’s website, fallstreetfaire.com, and direct any questions about the event to info.fallstreetfaire.com.
 
Reading Rotary is partnering with Reading Cooperative Bank and the friends and family of Camille Anthony to provide a fund for donations in the memory of Camille for a clock to be erected in downtown Reading.
 
Camille was a long time community volunteer, service notably on the Select Board, Conservation Committee, Town Meeting and numerous other Town committees.  She was a steady hand in Reading.
 
Camille always wanted to see a prominent clock somewhere in Downtown Reading.  To help see her vision as a reality, you may donate to the Service is Timeless Fund at Reading Cooperative Bank.  You may make your donation online also here.
 
 
Congratulations are in order for the following members who received Paul Harris Fellow recognition at this week's lunch meeting:  David Traniello & Brian Tobin received their first PHF.  Don Washburn received his PHF Plus 8.  Rotarians who contribute $1000 to the Rotary Foundation are named Paul Harris Fellows after Rotary's Founder.  Congrats and thank you for your contributions to the wonderful humanitarian projects funded by the Rotary Foundation.
 
Pictured here with President Mike are Don and David.  Brian does not tolerate the paparazzi. 
 
The Reading Fall Street Faire is coming on September 8, from noon to 5 pm.  Any vendors or community groups who would like to have a booth, please register here.  
 
Any businesses interested in becoming a sponsor, please see our info please contact Jenniffer Rogers.
 
Bobbie Botticelli is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her business Colonial Manor.  Congratulations, Bobbie!
 
Rotary recently made a donation to St. Vincent De Paul Society.  SVDP is an organization run out of St. Agnes and St. Athanasius Churches in Reading and provides emergency assistance to community members in need.   Here SVDP Chair Bob Finigan and team are pictured with Rotarian Tim Kelley.
 
On April 26 a crew of Rotarians delivered trees to every 5th grade student in Reading Schools.  This is a tradition in our club since at least 1985, when Rotary took over the project from the defunct Jaycees.  Rotary partners with the Town, we purchase and deliver the trees, the DPW packages the saplings, as an important part of Reading's designation as a Tree City.  This year we gave out Eastern Redbud trees, a beautiful flowering tree.  Thanks to KC for organizing the project and the team of Bobbie, Mark, John, Pooja, Mike and Tim who delivered them to the students at the 5 elementary schools.  Pictured here is Bobbie with students at Birch Meadow School.
 
On March 20, we held an Open House for prospective new members.  Membership Chair John Douglass organized the event, which was held at RCTV Studios.  As part of the evening, Sheila Clarke and Pooja Parsons were formally installed as Members, although both have been actively participating in Rotary for quite some time.  Pictured here are Gregg Johnson (Sheila's sponsor), Sheila Clarke, John Douglass, Pooja Parsons and Brian Snell (Pooja's sponsor).
 
It was a marvelous event with several prospective members in attendance to learn a little bit about all Rotary does in the community.
The Reading 375 Committee has put out the list of activities to commemorate the 375th Anniversary of Reading's founding.  
 
You may check out the planned festivities on reading375.com.
 
Our Taste of Metro North event is one of the festivities and will be held on June 12.
We have not one Rotarian but two running the Boston Marathon for a charitable organization.  John Doherty will be running the Boston Marathon to support Rosie's Place.  John has lead many groups of Rotarians and Interactors to serve at Rosie's.
 
 
This week's speakers were Stacy Rodriguez-Rennard and Gail Gregory with Title IX Girls, a non-profit organization which melds a running club for girls with social emotional wellness.  Our member Tyler Fleming is running the Boston Marathon to support them.  TItle IX Girls seeks to teach girls at the most vulnerable age how to navigate their emotional experience, find inner strength, and discover stability within an unstable world.  They "aim to meet every girl where she is, helping her see her potential before she realizes her own power and providing a space for her to explore, practice and master skill development."
 
 
 
 
It was a beautifully sunny but brutally cold and windy day at Long Beach this past Saturday for the 2019 Polar Plunge.  Rotarian Plungers were Mike Bonsey, Gregg Johnson and KC Latham.  Plungers from Interact were TJ Kelley, Kyle Dumas and Mike McHugh.
 
District 7030 has set a high bar with a goal of raising $125,000 this year for polio eradication.   Polio is the signature cause of Rotary International.  The Gates Foundation has partnered with Rotary and has committed to matching donations 2 to 1, that is Gates will contribute $2 for every $1 we raise.  Rotary has the opportunity be the major mover in eradicating only the second disease in history.  We're close, but not quite there yet.
 
Our club is as of now is 7th in the District with $3,050 raised.  Our neighbor Wakefield has raised over $9K.  Great job, Wakefield.
 
Here's our Team link for donations.  Please spread the word and let's see how much we can raise to this vitally important cause.
 
 
Tim Kelley and Bobbie Botticelli were on hand at the Residence at Pearl for Ron Winslow's suprise 93rd Birthday Party on February 2.  Ron's family pulled off quite a feat to surprise Ron, who is as sharp as ever.  Ron has been a Rotarian for over 60 years and was Club President about 50 years ago.  The Winslow Family had a fly swatter themed cake.  Ron was the business manager for Reading Public Schools and he and wife, Doris, ran Winslow's store on lower Haven Street for years.
 
Happy Birthday, Ron!
 
Congratulations are in order for newly sworn in Massachusetts State Representative Rich Haggerty.  
 
Here is His Honor at the State House with proud parents Elaine and Dick Haggerty.
 
We are very sad to report that long time Reading Rotarian Jacquie Carson has passed away.  Here is a link to her funeral arrangements in Bennington, VT.  
 
Jacquie was very actively involved in Rotary serving as a director, secretary and Past President.  She was usually right in the middle of every fundraiser and service project we held.  
 
Our thoughts are with Jacquie's family, especially her husband, Brian Johansen.
 
At today's Meeting Foundation Chair KC Latham (far right) presented Muhammad Khan, Michael Bonsey (PH+2) and Mark Beckley with Paul Harris Recognitions.  Named after Rotary's Founder, the Paul Harris Award is one of Rotary's highest honors.  It is awarded by donation to the Rotary Foundation.  Congrats, Muhammad, Mike and Mark!  Keep up the great work.
 
Reading Rotary was again a proud supporter of Reading Education Foundation's Festival of Trees this weekend at Parker Middle School  We were the Event Sponsor and sold cotton candy, pizza, candy and other refreshments all weekend.  Thanks to all Rotarians, Interacters, family and friends who helped out.  A great way to kick off the Christmas season.
 
 News about our our fellow Rotarian Tyler Fleming.  Tyler, as you may know, is a runner.  In fact, in a few short years has become an exceptional one, qualifying for the Boston Marathon twice in the last year alone.   One of those qualifying marathon races was the day before the Reading Street Fair.  He ran a ridiculously fast race in Salt Lake City, boarded a plane a few hours after finishing, arrived after midnight, woke up and came to the street fair to work the entire day.
 
Tyler has made the decision to run Boston 2019 with a team of just four people in support of Title IX Girls Running Club.   Tyler's fundraising link can be found here.
 
Thanks to Stephanie Johnson of Reading Coop (and President of Peabody Rotary) for passing on this information.  Congrats, Tyler!  Very impressive.
 
 
A big thank you goes out to President Dennis O'Hara and Stoneham Rotary for hosting a wonderful joint meeting for our 43rd annual luncheon on November 20.  Featured were the captains for the Reading and Stoneham high school football teams and the coaches and athletic directors.  IN attendance with officials from both towns the cheerleading captains and Interact club.  RMHS won a tight match on Thanksgiving Day in OT.  Stoneham, however, went on to the Division 6 Super Bowl in Gillette Stadium on December 1 and overpowered Old Rochester for the Division Super Bowl.  Congrats, Spartans!
 
On November 20, Rotarians gathered at the DPW garage for the Adopt a Family Program.  The Program matches families in financial need to be matched with donors of a Thanksgiving meal.  Reading Rotary partners with Reading Cares and the Town to run this great program.  Special thanks to Gregg Johnson and Brian Snell for working to coordinate the details before the drop off/pick up day.  The Adopt a Family drop off/pick up day for Christmas is December 20.
Do you have news to share with your fellow Rotarians?  If you are aware of any good news, accomplishments, milestones or other events that you'd like shared with the Club, please let Tim know.  
 
At this week's meeting, BSA Scout Thomas Walsh presented about his Eagle Scout Service Project.  Thomas will be leading a crew to place reflective bands on utility poles near fire hydrants.  The bands will show Reading Firefighters the distance to a nearby hydrant easily; the bands are especially needed when snow buries the fireplugs.  Eagle Scout is the highest rank in BSA Scouts and requires advancing through the 6 lower ranks, earning at least 21 Merit Badges, holding leadership positions in the Troop, performing community service and planning and overseeing a major community service project.
 
Rotary supported this project with a $200 donation.  Congratulations, Thomas, on an impressive presentation and project.
 
Reading Rotary is pleased to announce that Erica McNamara, Director of Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse (RCASA), is the recipient of the Club's first Unsung Hero Award. Ms. McNamara will be honored as part of Rotary District 7930’s first Unsung Hero Awards Night to be held on November 8 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield.  Reading Rotary selected Erica as special person in our community who wakes up every morning and puts others before herself and dedicates her work to helping others in need, truly embodying the Rotary motto:  “Service above Self.”
 
Reading Rotary will present Erica with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award, one of the highest honors Rotary can give to an individual.  In addition to the recipient's recognition exemplifying the highest ideals of Rotary, Clubs or Rotarians recognize Paul Harris Fellows from donations made The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International which supports Rotary’s world-wide programs.  Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International.
 
Erica serves as the Director RCASA.  RCASA mobilizes community partners, residents and youth to build collaborative approaches and reduce youth substance abuse. RCASA offers educational programs for residents in Substance Abuse Prevention and has been a model of for creating substance awareness and programs.  Erica has been Director of RCASA since its inception and is recognized by her peers as exceptional in her field.
 
For those interested in joining in honoring Erica McNamara, please contact Reading Rotary President Tim Kelley at 781-942-9838 or timkelleylaw@me.com or through the Reading Rotary website:  www.readingmarotary.org.
Reading Rotary is once again partnering with ReadingCares and the Town to run the Adopt-a-Family Program for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  
 
For over 30 years Reading's Adopt-a-Family Program has anonymously matched donors with recipient families for Thanksgiving meals and Christmas meals and gifts.  
 
If you would like to participate in this program as a donor or are in need or know someone in need, please visit our Adopt-a-Family page where there is more information and details regarding this wonderful holiday giving program.
 
Questions may also be directed to ReadingAAF@gmail.com or by calling 781-942-6680.
 
On Sunday, TJ Kelley celebrated his Eagle Scout Court of Honor.  TJ is in Troop 702 out of the Old South Church in Reading.  TJ is also the President of the RMHS Interact Club and son of President Tim.
 
At the Court of Honor, Tim presented a certificate on behalf of Reading Rotary to honor TJ"s achievement.  Reading Rotary has an informal partnership with Scouting; this partnership was created by Past DG David Gardner in recognition of the common purposes of Rotary and Scouting, community service and strong ethics.
 
TJ has also been active with RYLA, as a participant and on the planning team.  Pictured here is TJ with Keith and Christina Harris, Rotarians and RYLA veterans.
 
Last Sunday was a great day in Reading at the celebration of the 10th Annual Fall Street Faire. The Rotary Club of Reading, along with loyal volunteers coordinated a special day with plenty of entertainment and activities to keep attendees happy.
 
“To bring an event of this magnitude to fruition takes a village – not only the dedication of the Rotarians and volunteers, but also the participation of hundreds of vendors and the financial support of our sponsors,” said Event Co-Chair Gregg Johnson.
 
Event Co-Chair Sheila Clarke echoed Johnson’s praise for the sponsors. 
 
This year’s gold sponsors were Beacon Consulting and CTA, Eastern Bank, Lahey Health, Northern Bank, Pediatric Dental Associates, Salem Five and Sartell Electric. Davis, Clark & Latham Insurance, Hallmark Health, Horseshoe Grille, RCTV, Spurr Financial and Xfinity were silver sponsors. Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home, Honda Gallery, Leader Bank, Residence at Pearl and the YMCA were bronze sponsors.
 
“Key to the success of the most popular event in Reading lies with our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and the thousands of you who come for a day of enjoyment and family-oriented fun,” said Clarke. “Thank you to all who take part in this feel-good event.”
 
After months of feverish preparation, the 2018 Reading Fall Street Faire was a huge success.  Approximately 170 vendors and community groups set up booths along the Faire route on Haven, Main, High, Chute, Linden and Sanborn Streets in Downtown Reading.  There was entertainment on two stages, one or Main Street and one on High Street.  Other features were many blow up apparatuses set up around the route.  The Children's Area at the Reading Coop parking lot was very popular.  The day was kicked off with a 5K Road Race.  
 
2018 was the 10th Annual RFSF and the second presented by Reading Rotary.  A special shout out to the great team who planned the day:  Sheila Clarke and Gregg Johnson, Co-Chairs, Ed Sartell, Kathi Spurr, KC Latham and Bob Beckman.
 
I was overwhelmed by the amount of community members, Rotarians and their family members who rolled up their sleeve to participate.  So many people helped including Boy Scout Troops 702 & 728 with the set up and tear down, Samantha's Harvest Club at the Children's Area.
 
The weather cooperated, too.  There was an autumnal chill in the air, but no rain or wind.
 
This was a great day for Reading and for Rotary and was enjoyed by so many.
 
We are moving our location for Luncheon Meetings.  We will be meeting at The Residence at Pearl Street, 75 Pearl St., Reading.  The Residence is an assisted living facility, located in the former Pearl Street School.  Thank you to The Residence for offering us the meeting space.
 
We want to thank the Reading Public Schools for hosting our lunch meetings for the past several years.  Thank you, RPS and Superintendent Doherty for giving us a home. 
 
RPS has moved some programs and office space, which makes that conference room not longer open to us as of September.  The School Committee Meetings have also been moved from the conference room to the RMHS Pat Schettini Library.
 
Hopefully this move will meat we'll see more of Ron Winslow, who lives at The Residence.
 
The Rotary Club of Reading has secured early gold sponsor commitments from local businesses for the Tenth Annual Reading Fall Street Faire on Sunday, September 9, from noon to 5 pm.
 
Event Chair Sheila Clarke gives credit to Street Faire sponsors, acknowledging that they are the core of the success of putting on an event of this size. This year’s early gold sponsor commitments are from Beacon Consulting and CTA Construction, Lahey Health, Pediatric Dental Associates, Salem Five and Sartell Electric.
 
We mixed up our monthly Social Meeting this month and held it on Thursday July 19 from 2-5.  Shelley Murray and Salem Five Bank hosted us at their Small Business Day at the Walkers Brook Branch.  The highlight was the return of our own Brian Snell, who looked great.  
 
In addition, Salem Five had many professionals available to discuss services for small businesses, from loans to investments to retirement accounts to payroll services.  Other highlights were the lobster rolls from Laurie's 909 and a visit from Past President Mirela.
 
Thanks again to Shelley and Salem Five.
 
At the Reading Rotary Installation Dinner on June 19, longtime Rotarian, Ron Winslow, was presented by the Club with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.  Ron is an Honorary Rotarian and was Club President over 55 years ago.  Ron was recognized for his many years of service to the community and Rotary.  Ron is always filled with enthusiasm and fun.
 
Pictured here are Bobbie Botticelli, who presented the Award, Ron and family members and President Tim.
 
Congratulations, Ron!  
 
The RMHS Interact Club ran their Dunk Tank at Friends and Family Day on Saturday.  They did a great job and raised funds for their projects.  TJ Kelley and Pat Freeman deserve hazard pay for being the only two dunkees.  They were great sports.  Also, staffing their booth were Kathryn, Jess and Ava.
 
Interact is the high school age Rotary club.  Reading Rotary sponsors Interact Clubs at both RMHS and Austin Prep.  RMHS's club is in its 8th year.  Austin Prep is starting their 2nd year. 
 
Gregg Johnson will be honored by District 7930 as our Club Rotarian of the Year at the District Installation Dinner on June 14 at 6 at the Danversport Yacht Club.  This is well deserved as Gregg always takes on so much whether it be with the Fall Street Faire or the Snack Shack or any of our many other service projects.  Kudos, Gregg!
 
Please let Brian Snell know if you can make the event to support Gregg and me as incoming President.
 
Once upon a time, Reading Rotary was in the movie business.  In 1935, Reading Rotary made a film, "The Movie Queen," which featured a fictional movie star visiting Reading and seeing the sights and people of the town.  
 
Robert Perry discovered the footage at the Reading Public Library.  Robert operates a film company, Province Line Pictures, and he converted the film and edited it into a short film.
 
Robert was generous to share his find with us.
 
Here's the edited version.
 
Here is the unedited version.  
 
You can also find them on the right hand side of our homepage at Links: Rotary Video.
 
Robert has added the music to both.
 
If you like local history, you're in luck.  Enjoy.
 
Reading Rotary is part of Rotary International.  There are 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide.  The work of Rotary begins in the community and every community has unique needs.  Rotary International has 6 key Areas of Focus to maximize our efforts.  They are:
 
Promoting Peace.  RI has up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships annually at Rotary Peace Centers at universities around the world.  Rotary Clubs participate in service projects in other parts of the world to promote understanding and peace.
 
Fighting Disease.  Most notably, Rotary is working with the Gates Foundation, UNICEF, WHO and the CDC to eradicate Polio.  This will make Polio the second disease that humans have eradicated.  In 2016 there were 37 cases of Polio in the 3 countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan & Nigeria.  This year to date there are 5 to date.  We are so close to Ending Polio Now.
 
Providing Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.  Rotary service projects improve sanitation and facilities, promote good hygiene habits, build wells, implement rainwater harvesting in areas lacking basic necessities we take for granted here.
 
Saving Mothers and Children.  Rotarians support programs that provide immunizations, prevent HIV transmission, promote good nutrition, provide information about and access to health care.
 
Supporting Education.  Rotarians support child and adult literacy programs, volunteer in schools and after school programs, serve as mentors and promote student enrollment throughout the world.  Locally we are large supporters of the Reading Education Foundation, provide scholarships, support Reading Schools and sponsor student Interact Clubs.
 
Growing Local Economies.  Rotarians provide equipment and supplies, partner with microlenders to provide access to financial services, help with agricultural opportunities and Adopt a Village using strategies to break the cycle of extreme poverty in impoverished areas.
 
There are opportunities to provide service and humanitarian assistance locally, nationally and worldwide.  We are always looking for ways that we can help our community.  Our motto is Service Above Self.
 
 
Reading Rotary Charitable Trust is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.  Donors can deduct contributions under IRC Section 170, including tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts.  Reading Rotary Charitable Trust's EIN is 47-7416401.
 
 
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