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Service Above Self
Mondays at 12:15 PM
Fusilli's usually (check our schedule)
107 Main Street
Reading, MA 01867
United States of America
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Sail for Epilepsy
Our April 11 meeting is an Evening Meeting at the Charles starting at 6:00. We have a special speaker, Dr. Phil Haydon to speak on his Sail for Epilepsy charity.  Please note the starting time is 6:00 pm.  Apologies for any confusion.
 
Dr. Haydon is an internationally recognized neuroscientist with medically controlled post-traumatic epilepsy.  Phil has started the non-profit organization Sail For Epilepsy with a mission to inspire people with epilepsy to take One More Step towards achieving a fuller life, with the necessary safety measures in place. He plans to navigate the oceans of the world to:  inspire people with epilepsy; raise funds to support research for a cure; and promote awareness of epilepsy and educate the public.
 
This should be an excellent program.  For info or questions, please contact President John or Lisa Gibbs.
Polar Plungers Make a Splash
On Saturday, April 2, three Reading Rotarians joined hundreds of others in District 7930 to at the Polar Plunge to end Polio.  John Douglass, Mike Bonsey and Peter Majane all dunked at Long Beach on the Gloucester/Rockport line.  Also, there to support our Plungers were Allain Collins, Phil Stewart, Gina and Mike Nelson, Tim and Chris Kelley, Mike Collins and Laurie Douglass with two energetic dogs.
 
It was a lot of fun to participate in such a large event with so many Rotarians.  Kudos to Gloucester Rotary for organizing the event.  
 
Donations will continue to be gratefully accepted at this link.  Please be sure to designate "Polio Fund."
 
At last report from DG Terry, Reading was 5th in the District for money raised.  Thank you to John, Mike and Peter.  And thank you to all who have supported this fundraiser in any way.  The District goal is to raise $100,000.  Last count had the District total north of $40,000.00.  The Gates Foundation will double match all contributions.  Your $25 donation will result in $75 with the match to the Rotary Foundation.
Rotary Readers Back in Person
March is the month for our Rotary Readers project.  Rotary Readers is an annual literacy project where reading books and a backpack are given to each Reading Public Schools student in kindergarten.  This year approximately 300 literacy bags will be delivered by Rotarians to the five Reading elementary schools.  Rotarians also read to each Kindergarten class as part of Read Across America.  It was funt to be able to read in person this year after doing virtual reading in 2021.
 
This literacy project has been adapted from Rotary‚Äôs 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 Areas of Focus.  This particular project was adapted from a Girl Scout Gold Award literacy project by Mary Kate Kelley, who is a Past President of RMHS Interact and one of its Founding Members.

 
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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 application.  There is 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, please note that there is a Clubrunner mobile app for your mobile device.  Please take a look at it.  If you have the ClubRunner app on your mobile devise, your fellow Rotarians' contact info is at your fingertips.
 
You are also able to check your account status and pay your bill through ClubRunner.
 
You can also 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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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.  
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Upcoming Events
Evening Meeting
The Charles
Apr 11, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Rotary Readers Joshua Eaton
Joshua Eaton School
Apr 13, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
No Meeting
Apr 18, 2022
 
Lunch Meeting
Fusilli's
Apr 25, 2022
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Networking Event
Northern Bank
Apr 27, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute
4 Points Marriott
Apr 30, 2022
 
Lunch Meeting
Fusilli's
May 02, 2022
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
May 09, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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