World Peace and Understanding Dinner
Feb 10, 2016
Food Bank Run
Old South ChurchFeb 11, 2016 10:00 AM
My Brother's Table, Lynn
My Brother's TableFeb 13, 2016 1:30 PM
Food Bank Run
Old South ChurchFeb 18, 2016 10:00 AM
Reading Public School Admin OfficesFeb 22, 2016 12:15 PM
Food Bank Run
Old South ChurchFeb 25, 2016 10:00 AM
Taste of Metro North
North Reading High SchoolMar 02, 2016
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Please mark your calendars for Bunco Game Night on January 30, 2015. This is a fun and popular event lead by Brian Crosby. The dice will be flying at The Residence at Pearl Street (formerly called Longwood Place), 75 Pearl Street. Doors open at 7 pm.
on Jan 25, 2016
Eleven brave (crazy?) Team Members representing Reading Rotary and RMHS Interact plunged into the ocean at Long Beach, Gloucester on Saturday, Jan 23. Rotarians, John Doherty, Gregg Johnson, KC Latham, Kathy Felpel and David Chase along with RMHS students, TJ Kelley, Sam Johnson, Alex May, Camille Arel and Abbie Novello, plus 12 year old Alyssa Felpel braved brutal winds and a wicked undertow to dunk for Polio Eradication. Team Reading has raised over $6,200 to date, but it is not too late to donate. You may donated online (https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/polio/team/Reading%20Rotary), by check (payable to Rotary Foundation) or with cash.
Jim Major presented President Bob a Certificate of Appreciate for Reading Rotary's support of the District Rotoplast Project. The Rotoplast team performed 122 cleft palate surgeries during its mission to the Philippines in 2015.
A shout out to our own Dr. John Doherty whose stewardship over the Reading Public Schools was recognized on the front page of the Jan. 6 Boston Globe. Congrats for the well deserved recognition, John! A great example of service to the children of Reading.
Reading Rotarians along with RMHS Interact Students are participating in the Polar Plunge for polio eradication. Dr. John Doherty, Gregg Johnson and KC Latham are among those braving the icy waters for this District 7930 Fundraiser.
Your donation will help the cold waters feel warmer. To donate online: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/polio/team/Reading%20Rotary
on Dec 14, 2015
The Reading Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Dr. Jim Hickey, Sue Belanger, Kelly Herrity and Michael McLaughlin, all staff members from Austin Preparatory School have been has been inducted as the our members. Austin Prep has become a corporate member of Reading Rotary. Corporate membership is a new membership category that Reading Rotary has recently implemented. Dr. Hickey, the Headmaster at Austin, told us that he was pleased that he and several of his fellow AP staff members could join Rotary as AP is looking for ways to expand its involvement in the Reading community.
Austin is an independent Catholic school for boys and girls from grades six through twelve. Austin was founded by the Augustinian Order in Reading in 1961. Dr. Hickey was appointed Headmaster in 2013 and has overseen a major development effort including the recent opening of a brand new, state of the art, lighted football field. We are proud to have Austin represented in our Club once again!
on Nov 30, 2015
This week Reading Rotarians will be visiting the Kindergarten classes in all 5 Reading elementary schools to read stories and give each Kindergarten student reading books together with a drawstring backpack. This Reading Rotary project is in RI's Literacy Area of Focus. Our Project was inspired by Mary Kate Kelley's Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Mary Kate is one of the founding members and a Past President of the RMHS Interact Club.
on Nov 30, 2015
Going to Reading Education Foundation's Festival of Trees? Come by and say hi to us. We'll be selling Cotton Candy.
The Festival of Trees is being held Sat., Dec. 5, 12 -9, and Sun., Dec. 6, 10-5 at the Parker Middle School.
For info, you can visit REF's website.
on Nov 23, 2015
Are you heading to the Reading Football game on Thanksgiving morning? Fuel up at the Reading Rotary & RMHS Interact Pancake Breakfast at the RMHS Cafeteria. Breakfast is 8-10 am. $10 for Adults; $5 for Kids; Under 5 Free. Plus, you can purchase your Football Game tickets at the Breakfast and avoid a long line.
When you're at the Game, please stop by the Snack Shack and say hi to the Rotarians!
Our Fall Auction was a great success. We had a fantastic time and raised a lot of funds for Reading Rotary's local, national and international community service projects. Thank you so much to all our Sponsors, Donors, Guests and Family Members without whom we could not make it happen. This year's Auction had the most Guests and raised more money than any previous event. Thanks again to all and come back next year!
Posted by Tim Kelley
We have so many fantastic items at the Auction. Have fun and help raise funds for many great charitable causes. The universally acknowledged funniest men in Reading, John Douglass and Steve Chuha, are the Auctioneers once again! Don't miss out!
16th Annual Reading Rotary Auction
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Hillview Country Club, 149 North St., North Reading, MA
Live & Silent Auctions, Buffet Dinner, Cash bar, Drawings, DJ
Reading Rotary will be holding our 16th Auction Fundraiser. What we have run as an Oktoberfest Auction for the past several years will this year be on Friday, November 20 at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading. Please save the date and come support Rotary and all our community causes.
Please note that we are now meeting at Bertucci's at 45 Walkers Brook Drive, Reading. Our regular venue, Sanborn Place, is temporarily unavailable for our meetings. Please check our website and calendar for changes. Thanks for understanding and we hope to see you as a visitor to Reading Rotary.
Don't Miss Taste of Metro North. Take a break from the snow and sample the offerings of dozens of local restaurants. This event gets more popular every year. It is jointly sponsored by North Reading and Reading Rotary Clubs. Come to RMHS Fieldhouse, 5:30-7:30. Buy your tickets online at http://tasteofmetronorth.com before the event and save.
Thanks to all who helped make our Oktoberfest Auction a great success. Our 15th Annual Auction looks to be our most successful event. We worked hard and had a great time and hope all our guests did, too. Thanks to our Sponsors, our Donors, Family and Friends who worked behind the scenes, and to our Guests/Bidders.
Proceeds will go to many local and world wide causes.
And finally, thanks to Auctioneers, Hans and Franz!
Posted by Tim Kelley
on Jun 23, 2014
Congratulations to Reading Schools and Superintendent/Reading Rotary President Elect, Dr. John Doherty, for recognition by the US Department of Education. US Ed Sec, Arne Duncan, will visit Coolidge Middle School on Wed., Mar. 12, 2014, for roundtable discussion with Reading staff and others regarding the progress and benefits of implementing current initiatives. Reading was chosen because of Reading’s leadership with several state initiatives and its commitment to prepare students for college and career readiness.
Please come join us for lunch to see what Rotary is all about. We meet most Mondays at Sanborn Place at 12:15 for lunch. In lieu of our regular Monday meeting usually once a month we have a Rotary Social Night at a local restaurant or business on a Wednesday evening. See our calendar for dates.