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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. 
Holiday Party/Yankee Swap
Our Holiday Party will be on Monday, 12/19 at 6:00 pm at RCTV, guests/spouses are welcome.  Please use the following link to RSVP by Monday, 12/12 for catering
We will have a Yankee Swap.  To participate bring a wrapped gift.  Value of $25.
A few notes:
  • John Douglass is conducting a coat drive, please bring any gently used coats for donation ( all genders/sizes needed)
  • We will be making a donation to the Reading Food Pantry - please bring one or more of the following requested items:
  • Spam - Low sodium
  • Raspberry jelly or jam
  • Apricot jelly
  • Orange marmalade
  • Instant decaf or regular coffee
  • Cheerios - any variety
  • Cookies
  • Spaghetti sauce with meat
  • Laundry detergent
We look forward to seeing everyone there to celebrate a wonderful year.
Thank you,
Sheila & John
Rotary Donates $6K for Food Pantry Community Garden
At their meeting on December 5, the Reading Rotary Club was delighted to hear a presentation from Reading Community Garden steering committee member Cathy Zeek and Reading Food Pantry Board Member Simone Payment.  The women shared plans for a planned expansion of the Community Garden on public land at the Mattera Cabin site next spring.  Their presentation focused on the creation of a large garden that will produce vegetables dedicated to clients of the Reading Food Pantry.  This garden plot will be tended by local volunteers and all produce will be given away to residents struggling with food insecurity.
Reading Rotary Co-President Sheila Clarke says, “This is such an exciting project for Rotary to be part of.  We are thrilled to have a meaningful impact on improving access to healthy, fresh food for all residents.”  Co-President John Douglass agrees: “The Rotary Club not only plans to support this project financially to buy supplies and materials, but our members will also be out there this spring getting our hands dirty actually building the garden.”
At the end of the meeting, the Reading Rotary co-presidents presented the two women with a symbolic check for $6,000, representing the money the Rotary has committed toward this project in spring 2023.
The funds will come from donations from local Rotarians and a district-wide grant.  Jeanne Borawski, who spearheaded the grant writing, explains, “While the Reading Rotary Club focuses on local work, Rotary is an international organization committed to improving the world in seven focus areas: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies, and protecting the environment.  Working with the Community Garden and Food Pantry is the perfect opportunity to act locally, while thinking globally.”
This project enjoys the support of the Town of Reading, The Reading Community Garden Steering Committee, The Reading Food Pantry, and the Reading Rotary Club. To learn more about how to support the Reading Food Pantry, visit To learn how the Reading Rotary Club has fun while serving others, visit
Follow the Reading Rotary Club and Reading Food Pantry on social media for updates on the progress towards creating a Reading Food Pantry community garden.
Lighting the Menorah on the Common
Join us on the Town Common for Reading Public Menorah Lighting on Monday, December 19 at 5:30 pm.  (Before our Holiday Party at 6 at RCTV.)
Reading Rotary is one of the partner/sponsors along with Reading North Reading Chamber, Clergy Association and CATO.
This is a part of Town Hall's statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and being welcoming to all.
Christmas Adopt-A-Family
Christmas Adopt-A-Family is coming December 21.
Below is the link to sign up for the Adopt a Family Distribution.
Any questions, contact Sasha DiPietro who has taken on AAF.  Thanks, Sasha!
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Upcoming Events
No Reading Rotary Meeting
Dec 12, 2022
Evening Meeting
Dec 19, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
No Reading Rotary Meeting
Dec 26, 2022
No Meeting due to holiday
Jan 02, 2023
Lunch Meeting
Residence at Pearl
Jan 09, 2023
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
No meeting due to holiday
Jan 16, 2023
Evening Meeting
Jan 23, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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