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New Meeting Schedule starting September 2022. (Check Calendar for specific dates.)
1st Monday: Residence at Pearl 12:15 pm. 
3rd Monday:  RCTV at 6 pm. 
4th Monday:  Board Meeting. 
Membership Initiative Rollout April 24
Don't miss our next Reading Rotary meeting on Monday, April 24 at 6 pm at RCTV.  Membership Chair Lisa Gibbs will be our featured speaker.  The topic is New Member Mentorship Program.  We are excited about this new initiative.  Special shout out also to Peter Majane who will be instrumental as a Trainer in this program.  Peter is currently the District Assistant Governor Coordinator and Chair of the District Membership Committee.
Note that due to the Patriot Day holiday, the meeting is on the 24th (rather than April 17).
See you there!
Kentucky Derby Day Event
Saturday, May 6th at the Wakefield Elks Club
63 Baystate Road
Wakefield, MA 01867
Doors open at 3:30 
Races begin at 4:00
Appetizers and Cash Bar
Reading Rotary is hosting what is sure to be a fun-filled event on behalf of Pep's Peddlers and Pan Mass Challenge.  So, corral all of your friends, put on your best Derby attire, and trot on down to the Wakefield Elks.
Afternoon to include DJ, streamed races, derby themed games, best hat/attire prizes, raffles & more!
100th Anniversary Joint Party Registration is Open
Registration is now open for the 100th Anniversary Party!  It will be at the Ipswich CC on May 13.  The cost to attend is $80 per person. Payment via credit card is required at the time of registration.
Please click here to go to the online registration page. There is only a limited number of seats available due to the size of the event venue, so please register as soon as possible. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for registrations is May 1st.
If you want to do a bulk-registration for multiple members of your club, please contact District Registrar Terry Rezendes Curran or District Governor Alexander Falk.
Note that the registration is first come first served.  There are limited seats and 7 Rotaries participating.  Please do not wait to register.
Global Grant in Amman, Jordan
Reading Rotary has exciting news.  We are joining forces with the Rotary Amman Citadel in Jordan in an International Project to combat the increasing problem of obesity in Amman.
Two decades ago the obesity rate in Jordan was 27%. Currently, the obesity rate in Jordan is at 35.5% and growing.  This represents the largest increase in obesity rate of any country in the world. It has also led to a 15.4% rate of diabetes and other health issues that their country is unequipped to handle.  Combined with very little emphasis on physical activity and a lack of sporting facilities, the issue is real and trending in the wrong direction.
The Rotary Club of Amman has designed a project that addresses the growing problem and will have a sustainable effect on their youth.  This project starts with a healthy living awareness campaign which includes social media, posters, flyers, workshops and lectures. It also includes the organization of local sports and activities. The final step is to construct a public, open-air sports facility or playground complex for local children to play outdoors.
Due to the difference in the cost of living, the total budget for this project is $35,000.  Reading Rotary has agreed to sponsor the project and has authorized $5,000.  We are asking each Club in our district to help us raise the additional funds.  With your club’s donations and the matching grants from our district and RI, we hope to achieve the goal of $35,000. 
We can use help from Reading Rotarians on our committee and with visiting other Rotaries to discuss this project to gain their support.  Thanks for your consideration. Contact Nadia Haddad or Mike Collins with questions, invite us to speak at your club or for further information.  
Update Your Clubrunner Info
All Rotarians are asked to log into our website and update the information on your Membership Profile to make sure your information is up to date. Pro tip:  add a photo to your profile.  If you have trouble logging in, you can contact Tim. 
ClubRunner is our website and our membership database.  There are a lot of utilities available there.  For instance, if you are ever looking to contact another member, you can contact them directly through the website and find their phone numbers, address, etc.
Also check out the ClubRunner mobile app for your mobile device.  With the ClubRunner app on your mobile device, your fellow Rotarians' contact info is at your fingertips.
You are also able to check your dues account balance and pay your bill through ClubRunner.
Do you want the Rotary events to appear magically on your calendar?  You can subscribe to the website Calendar so that our club calendar automatically syncs with your phone.  Follow the instructions there to subscribe to the Calendar.
Rotary Readers Literacy Project
Reading Rotary just completed its Rotary Readers project.  Rotary Readers is an annual literacy project where reading books and a backpack are given to each Reading Public Schools Kindergartner.  This year over 275 literacy bags were distributed to the five Reading elementary schools.  In addition, Rotarians read to each Kindergarten class as part of Read Across America. 
This literacy project has been adapted from Rotary’s previous dictionary and thesaurus giveaways.  Reading teachers expressed their preference to have the younger students receive reading books.  Basic Education and Literacy is one of Rotary International's Seven Areas of Focus.  This project was adapted from a Girl Scout Gold Award Project of one of our RMHS Interact Charter Members.
Rotary would give a special acknowledgement to Liz Whitelam of Whitelam Books for supplying these books at a generous discount.  Whitelam Books was so helpful in sourcing level appropriate books.
Executives & Directors
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President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
PI Chair
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Upcoming Events
No meeting due to holiday
Apr 17, 2023
RFSF Planning Meeting
Reading Public Library meeting room
Apr 18, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Food Bank Run
Old South Church
Apr 20, 2023
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Evening Meeting
Apr 24, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Board Meeting
Apr 26, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Residence at Pearl
May 01, 2023
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Food Bank Run
Old South Church
May 04, 2023
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Kentucky Derby Event
Wakefield Elks
May 06, 2023
3:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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