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Exciting Leadership News
We are so pleased to announce that Sheila Clarke and John Douglass have volunteered to fill the roles of Co-President of Reading Rotary for the 2022-2023 year.
Sheila and John will partner to divide up the position of President, working with '22-'23 District Governor Alexander Falk.  The RI President will be Jennifer Jones of Canada and the Presidential Theme is Imagine Rotary.
An official election will be conducted soon.  If members have an interest in serving on the Board of Directors, please reach out to Sheila or John.  We have six Directors.  We are also looking for a President Elect (or Co-Presidents Elect) for 2023-24.
The Board meets monthly and Board members will have an expectation of leading on a committee and/or in other ways.
Congratulations and thank you to Sheila and John for offering your leadership!
Polar Plunge 2022
The “Official” Polar Plunge has been scheduled for April 2nd and is being sponsored by the Gloucester Club.
Donations to this year’s Polar Plunge are being directly made through the donate button in MyRotary or through our Foundation Chair.  More to come from President John on how Reading will participate.
Currently, Reading is Number 4 in the District in donations.
Haggerty's Welcome Baby Girl
Congratulations to Dick and Elaine Haggerty on the birth of a beautiful, new granddaughter, Harper Rose, on January 26.
Harper is the first child for Rich and Haley Haggerty.  Rich, as you likely know, is one of Reading's State Representatives.  His district covers Woburn and parts of Stoneham and Reading.
DKJ Foundation Teams Up with Bruin Taylor Hall
The David K. Johnson Foundation is teaming up with Taylor Hall and the Boston Bruins Foundation to spread awareness, take action, and raise necessary funds to find a cure for this disease through the #1of6Million campaign.
DKJ's campaign asks affected people to share their stories of how this disease has impacted their lives.  
You can also Nominate a Caregiver.  Show the caregiver in your life your appreciation by giving them the gift of a night out at TD Garden on the David K. Johnson Foundation and Boston Bruins Foundation.
Nominate them to be a winner of our raffle to win two tickets to a suite on April 2, 2022, at the Boston Bruins game!
Gregg Johnson and his brother Bruce started the DKJ foundation in 2001 soon after their father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 60. Its mission is to raise money and awareness to cure Alzheimer’s and support families affected by the disease.
All money raised by the David K Johnson Foundation is donated to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, the David and Susan Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund and various community initiatives helping families and those affected by Alzheimer’s.
Dinner Social at Austin
We had a wonderful dinner meeting this Monday at Austin Prep.  Brenda Simblaris arranged Austin to host us and Dr. Bill Driscoll, Assistant Headmaster, was our speaker.
Dr. Driscoll gave us an impressive and inspiring picture of the mission and developments at AP.
We had a good turn out of Rotarians and several guests.
Thank you, Austin, Brenda and Bill for a great evening.
Rotarians and Christmas Adopt-a-Family
Each year Reading Rotary partners with the community for the Adopt-a-Family project for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The Christmas distribution day was December 22.  Rotary works with the local organization ReadingCares and the Town to coordinate this long-standing community giving program.  Receiving families are matched anonymously with donor families and/or groups to provide meal and gifts at Christmas.  Donors drop off in the first shift, then recipient families pick up their food and gifts during a later shift. 
This year there were approximately 60 families in need and donor families/groups were matched to provide Christmas gifts and holiday meals to these families anonymously.  Reading Rotary’s efforts were coordinated by new Rotarian Adam Sandberg.
This is a truly inspirational and humbling event to see the community come together to help others.  The generosity of the donors is overwhelming as evidenced by the many smiling faces as well as some tears of thanks.  Reading Rotary is proud of and grateful for our partners ReadingCares and the Town of Reading in this community giving event.  A huge thank you to all the donor families and groups. Their generosity makes this all possible!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
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Immediate Past President
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Director - Membership Chair
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Upcoming Events
Lunch Meeting
Feb 07, 2022
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
No Club Meeting
Feb 14, 2022
Board Meeting
Feb 14, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Food Bank Run
Old South Church
Feb 17, 2022
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
No Meeting
Feb 21, 2022
Lunch Meeting
Feb 28, 2022
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Polar Plunge
Long Beach
Apr 02, 2022
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