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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. 
Last Call to Register for the 100th Gala
This weekend is the last chance to register for the Multi Club 100th Gala on May 13 at the Ipswich Country Club on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 6:00 PM! The cost to attend is $80 per person. Payment via credit card is required at the time of registration.
I encourage all to register.  Note that our Club will reimburse you for the cost of the member to go.  (You will need to register and pay first.)
We would really like to have a good turnout, but the numbers were low.  Please join us.
Don Your Fanciest Hat for Kentucky Derby Event 
Reading Rotary will host a fun filled Kentucky Derby event to benefit 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.  Pep’s Peddlers is a local bicycle team that fundraises for multiple sclerosis.  Riders in the Pan Mass Challenge raise funds for Dana Farber.
The afternoon event on Saturday, May 6th will include DJ, streamed races, derby themed games, best hat/attire prizes, raffles & more.  Doors open at 3:30. Races begin at 4:00.  There will be appetizers and a cash bar.  Register online here.
Sponsors for the event include:  Salem Five; M&H Interiors; Carlsberg; Leader Bank; Dracut Window and Door; Elle Salon; Jeanne Borawski; Tycon Development; Lee Kimball; Douglass, Edgerly & Bessom Funeral Home; Reading Cooperative Bank; The Savings Bank, Davis, Clark & Latham Insurance; and Attorney Timothy J. Kelley.  Those interested in sponsoring the event may contact Sheila Clarke. 
Rotary President Sheila Clarke said: “This event is a perfect partnership of Rotary and two other world class non-profits.  In Rotary we help people; it’s what we do.  We are excited to run a fun event to benefit both the MS Society and Dana Farber.  Our Rotarian families are very involved in raising money for both MS and for cancer research.  We hope this event will raise awareness and we’ll have fun, too.”
For questions about this event contact Sheila Clarke ( or Rosemary Murphy (
Pictured here are Irene Collins, Lisa DeLeo, Kathi Spurr and Sheila Clarke in their Kentucky Derby hats.
Membership Initiative Rollout May 15
Don't miss our next Reading Rotary meeting on Monday, May 15 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 the change from the original date.  See you there!
Rotary Supports Scouting
At our meeting on May 1, Reading Rotary presented a donation of $500 to BSA Troop 702 to help defray the costs of the Scouts High Adventure trip to Colorado.  BSA Troop 702 is out of the Old South Church.  Pictured here are Co-President John Douglass and Donations Committee Chair Pat Calley with Karl Weld, representing Troop 702.
Reading Rotary has long supported Scouting in town.  Rotary has adopted a policy of donating $200 toward any approved Eagle Scout Project or Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  Rotary and Scouting both place service to the community as a paramount value of their organizations.
Scouts from Reading each year help with the set up and take down of our Reading Fall Street Faire.  In addition to Troop 702's regular local camping trips, every several years, it will plan a High Adventure trip for older Scouts.  As part of their planning, the Scouts need to raise funds.  In the recent past Troop 702 Scouts have experienced the High Adventure trip to Sea Base in the Florida Keys.
Burbank Y's Best Summer Ever Luaua
You're invited to our 2023 Best Summer Ever: HULA FOR CAMP
The Best Luau Ever! Ua kono 'ia 'oe!
This is an evening of "fun-raising" for the Burbank YMCA’s Summer Camp. The Burbank Y will award over 500 weeks of our five amazing summer camps to those kids and families that need it the most! Let’s ensure ever kid gets the experience of Summer Camp! LUAU TICKETS
$75 per person $125 for two  
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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.
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Upcoming Events
Kentucky Derby Event
Wakefield Elks
May 06, 2023
3:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Multi Club 100th Anniversary Gala
Ipswich Country Club
May 13, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Evening Meeting
May 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Food Bank Run
Old South Church
May 18, 2023
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Garden Club Plant Sale
Reading Common
May 20, 2023
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Board Meeting
May 24, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Best Summer Ever Luau
Austin Prep
May 25, 2023 6:30 PM
Food Bank Run
Old South Church
Jun 01, 2023
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
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