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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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Save These Dates!
Please save these dates for the upcoming Club Installation and the District Installation.  We will have our Club Installation of new Co-Presidents Sheila and John with their officers and directors on July 12.  More details to follow.
The District Installation will be held on June 30 at Danversport Yacht Club.  Our regular lunch meeting will be canceled this week to encourage people to come out and support our incoming Co-Presidents.  Please notify Jeanne Borawski or register here.  Reading Rotary will pay for Club Members attending the District event.
The new Rotary year starts on July 1 and the Rotary International Theme is Imagine Rotary.  Jennifer Jones of Canada will the first female President of Rotary International. 
Burbank Y Fundraiser
Come out and support fellow Rotarian John Feudo at Burbank Y's Best Summer Ever Celebration on June 2 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Austin Prep.
The event is golf themed and the live auction has already opened.  Check it out here.
Service Above Self Scholarship
High school seniors are invited to apply for Reading Rotary's Service Above Self Scholarship. 
Service Above Self Scholarships from Reading Rotary will be awarded to selected outstanding high school seniors who demonstrated the following:
• Leadership and volunteerism that personify Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self, whether in the school or other areas of the community.
• Consistent effort and commitment toward improving the quality of life for others.
• An awareness of and action toward raising awareness or addressing humanitarian needs in the immediate community or elsewhere in the world.
• A commitment to dedicating him- or herself to these ideals even into college and professional life.
• Interest in Interact and Rotary throughout high school.
Each scholarship will be for an amount up to $1,000 award to the selected candidate (the final number of candidates and scholarship amounts will be determined by the Club).  We hope that this scholarship will foster a lifelong association between Rotary International and the recipient!
Each applicant must complete the worksheet, below, and submit an essay addressing his/her leadership in demonstrating Service Above Self during their lives.  The essay must focus on those elements of service in the candidate’s background and not on GPA and courses of study.  Tailoring the essay to the qualifications listed above is strongly recommended.
Successful applicants are expected to participate in the following activities:
• Attend a future meeting of the Reading Rotary Club to present what you are doing in college and how you have embedded service into your future plans.
• Attend an event in July to receive your scholarship (if available).
• Participate in at least one service project for the Reading Rotary Club, your college, or a Rotary Club in the community in which you are studying.
• Make yourself available for public relations interviews.
• Maintain full-time, post-secondary academic studies with distinction, giving equal importance to all aspects of the Service Above Self Scholarship.
If you are awarded the Service Above Self Scholarship, you will receive your funds after the following documents have been provided to the Reading Rotary Club Scholarship Coordinator:
• Evidence that the student is enrolled in an institute of higher education
Please complete the application available here and sign the certification document.
Submit the completed application by email to no later than midnight on July 1, 2022. Applications received after that date will not be considered.  You may use this form or submit the information in a different format provided it is complete.
Open House a Big Success
On May 23 we had a Membership Open House at RCTV.  It was well attended with lots of good fellowship.
President John also inducted several new members, including Sherilla, Phil, Allain and Reading Cooperative Corporate members Veronica, Jessica and Jean.
Local dignitaries included Rep. Brad Jones and Select Board Chair Mark Dockser.
It was also wonderful to see quite a few prospective members who attended to learn more about Rotary.
Well done, Lisa Gibbs and team, who planned the Open House.
Samantha's Harvest 5k Returns June 12
Samantha's Harvest 5K Run and Walk is Back!
SH's race is back in person after a two-year virtual hiatus. Lisa and team put in an order for another beautiful day and hope you will join the fun on Sunday, June 12!
IMPORTANT! There is a change of registration and finish line location due to construction on the stadium field at RMHS.  Registration will be located at the locker room doors behind the field house at RMHS, right next to the stadium.  The route will also finish there and they will have plenty of volunteers throughout the course to tell you exactly where you need to go! 
Registration starts at 8am and the race begins promptly at 9.  The race will be officially timed, they will have a pacer on a bicycle and the first male and female finishers in their age groups will receive prizes!  Families come out and walk with us! 
Please sign up or volunteer! Email Zack at or call at 781.354.0544 if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer.
Fun Times Cleaning up Ipswich River
We had a lot of fun cleaning up several landings on the Ipswich River as part of Rotary 7930's District Wide Day of Service.
There are four landings in or around the headwaters of the Ipswich.  The Ipswich River originates in our area.  These landings include:  Jenks Bridge, Woburn Street, Wilmington; Mill Street, Reading; Central Street, North Reading; and Shopping Center, North Reading.
Mike Bonsey, Gregg Johnson, D7930 District Governor Elect Nominee Lori Karas and Tim Kelley spent the morning of May 21 on the clean up.
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Executives & Directors
Co-President Elect
Co-President Elect
Immediate Past President
Foundation Chair
Director - Public Image Chair
Director - Membership Chair
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Upcoming Events
Food Bank Run
Old South Church
Jun 02, 2022
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Burbank Y Best Summer Ever Celebration!
Austin Prep
Jun 02, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Lunch Meeting
Jun 06, 2022
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Lion's Friends and Family Day
Birch Meadow
Jun 11, 2022
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Samantha's Harvest 5K
Jun 12, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
No Meeting
Jun 13, 2022
Board Meeting
Jun 13, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Food Bank Run
Old South Church
Jun 16, 2022
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
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