Posted by Priscilla Gottwald on Aug 10, 2018
The Rotary Club of Reading has secured early gold sponsor commitments from local businesses for the Tenth Annual Reading Fall Street Faire on Sunday, September 9, from noon to 5 pm.
Event Chair Sheila Clarke gives credit to Street Faire sponsors, acknowledging that they are the core of the success of putting on an event of this size. This year’s early gold sponsor commitments are from Beacon Consulting and CTA Construction, Lahey Health, Pediatric Dental Associates, Salem Five and Sartell Electric.
RFSF Gold Sponsors Priscilla Gottwald 2018-08-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Priscilla Gottwald on Aug 10, 2018
The Reading Fall Street Faire on September 9 from noon to 5 is Reading’s biggest event of the year and relies on the help of many volunteers to put it all together.
RFSF Seeks Volunteers Priscilla Gottwald 2018-08-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Priscilla Gottwald on Aug 08, 2018
Reading Rotary will present the Tenth Annual Reading Fall Street Faire on Sunday, September 9, from noon to 5 pm.  
Event Chair Sheila Clarke has put Rotarians to work gathering sponsors, securing vendors, attracting entertainment, getting publicity and enticing volunteers to offer this adventure to the public. The Faire has become an anticipated and popular event each fall, with estimates of up to 15,000 people attending.
“The Rotary Club is very excited about continuing this affair,” said Clarke. “We had a successful year last year when the Rotary Club took over managing the event after being supported by the Town committees for the previous eight years. A perfect match for Rotary’s mission of service above self, we anticipate another marvelous event. Profits will be re-invested into the community and other Rotary charitable causes.”
Clarke went on to say, “The Reading Fall Street Faire would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors.” 
Early gold sponsor commitments have come from Beacon Consulting & CTA Construction, Lahey Health/Winchester Hospital, Pediatric Dental Associates and Salem Five. Silver sponsors are Hallmark Health, Comcast, Spurr Financial Services, and Davis, Clark & Latham Insurance. Patron sponsors are The Residence at Pearl, Leader Bank, Burbank YMCA and Douglass, Ederley & Bessom.
This family-friendly event is a great way to re-acquaint with friends, neighbors, local politicians, local businesses and opportunities after the summer recess. It will feature two stages, live entertainment, music, food, food trucks, children’s activities and more. A 5K road race open to children and adults under the direction of Lori Haverty of Tread will take place at 8:30 am before the Faire activities.
Those interested in sponsorship, volunteering, reserving a space as a vendor or running in the 5K race can register at Vendors are placed on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to secure a prime spot and before the August 21 deadline to avoid a late fee.​
Save the Date for RFSF Priscilla Gottwald 2018-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Aug 03, 2018
Jams for Jake is Saturday, August 4 at Symonds Field (behind the Burbank Ice Rink).  We are a Sponsor.  Please stop by and check it out.  This is a music festival to build awareness of the problem of opioid abuse.  The BeatHeart Foundation who runs this event and others to create awareness and  provide resources to those effected by the blight of the opioid crisis.  The event runs from 11 am to 8 pm.
Above is a screenshot of BeatHeart Foundation's Facebook post thanking Rotary for our support.
Jams for Jake Tim Kelley 2018-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Jul 31, 2018
Recently a few members have asked about how many "points" they have, meaning how much have they contributed to the Rotary Foundation as a Sustaining Member.  
A Sustaining Member contributes $100 annually to the Rotary Foundation.  We invoice a voluntary amount of $25 per quarter for Sustaining Member Contribution.  If you contribute $100 Reading Rotary will match your annual $100 contribution to the Foundation. 

Paul Harris Fellow recognition is extended to any individual who contributes, outright or cumulatively (or in whose name is contributed), $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund or PolioPlus or as sponsorship of a portion of a Foundation grant.  Your dollar contribution accumulates recognition points which are tracked in My Rotary.
Through your My Rotary account, you can view your Donor History Report which includes your personal contribution history, recognition amount and available Foundation recognition points. Once you log in, click Manage then Club and District Administration then Reports.  You can also request a copy of your Donor History Report from the Foundation at   Instructions to create a My Rotary Account are here.
Sustaining Members, Check your Points Tim Kelley 2018-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Jul 23, 2018
Preparations for the Reading Rotary's 2nd and the 10th Annual Reading Fall Street Faire are furiously underway.  
If you or someone you know wants to be a Sponsor the event, here is the link to info.
If you you or someone you know wants to get a booth, that link is here.
Please block out the day of the Faire (Sept. 9) and we will need all hands on deck to help.
Spread the word!
Fall Street Faire Fast Approaching Tim Kelley 2018-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Jul 23, 2018
BSA Scout Kevin Yatsuhashi visited our meeting today to tell us about his planned Eagle Scout Project to install a lighted flag pole at the Reading Library.  Kevin will manage the planning and execution of this project with the assistance of Scout and community volunteers.  Reading Rotary is supporting his project with a $200 donation.  Kevin is a Scout with Troop 728 in Reading.
Rotary District 7930 has been emphasizing a partnership with Scouting, both BSA and Girl Scouts because of our similar values of community service and high ethical standards.  We will support an Eagle or Gold Award Project in with $200 per project up to $1000 per year.  
Supporting Another Eagle Project Tim Kelley 2018-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Jul 20, 2018
We mixed up our monthly Social Meeting this month and held it on Thursday July 19 from 2-5.  Shelley Murray and Salem Five Bank hosted us at their Small Business Day at the Walkers Brook Branch.  The highlight was the return of our own Brian Snell, who looked great.  
In addition, Salem Five had many professionals available to discuss services for small businesses, from loans to investments to retirement accounts to payroll services.  Other highlights were the lobster rolls from Laurie's 909 and a visit from Past President Mirela.
Thanks again to Shelley and Salem Five.
Fun Time at Salem 5 Tim Kelley 2018-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Jul 19, 2018
On Thursday, July 12th, Superintendent of Reading Public Schools and Rotarian Dr. John Doherty was awarded the Dr. Christos Daoulas award at the M.A.S.S. (Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents) Summer Executive Institute in Falmouth.  This award was named after the late Dr. Christos Daoulas, former longtime Superintendent of Schools in Dracut and for years called the "Dean" of Massachusetts Superintendents for his decades of service.  The award is presented to a superintendent who has provided outstanding leadership and services to the superintendency, including the use of written and spoken word, where Superintendent Daoulas excelled.  John is the 22nd Superintendent to receive the award in the 25 years that it has been in existence. For receiving this award, John will address the Superintendents at the M.A.S.S. Winter Conference which will be held in January.
Congratulations at being recognized for this special acknowledgment by your peers, John!
Doherty Receives Superintendents' Award Tim Kelley 2018-07-19 04:00:00Z 0
President Tim's Installation Address Tim Kelley 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Jun 18, 2018
The RMHS Interact Club ran their Dunk Tank at Friends and Family Day on Saturday.  They did a great job and raised funds for their projects.  TJ Kelley and Pat Freeman deserve hazard pay for being the only two dunkees.  They were great sports.  Also, staffing their booth were Kathryn, Jess and Ava.
Interact is the high school age Rotary club.  Reading Rotary sponsors Interact Clubs at both RMHS and Austin Prep.  RMHS's club is in its 8th year.  Austin Prep is starting their 2nd year. 
Interact made a Big Splash Tim Kelley 2018-06-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Jun 18, 2018
We had a great day at the Lion's Friends and Family Day (a/k/a Town Day) this past Saturday.  Our cotton candy was a big hit.  There was a steady line for it all day long.  Thanks to all the Rotarians who came out and family members, too.  Special kudos to Owen Collins and Maxwell and Harrison Clarke who made and distributed cotton candy.  Cotton candy making is a sticky business and they were great sports and great help.  Rotarians who came to enjoy the day and help out were:  Gregg, Mike B., Mike C., Dick, Dave T., Kathi, Brian T., Don W., Lisa and Tim.  We also distributed Rotary tote bags and literature about the Club.
The weather was perfect.  It was a super community event, a great opportunity to come together for our Reading community.  Great job to our friends at the Lions Club!
Town Day Tim Kelley 2018-06-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on May 27, 2018
To all Rotarians, family members, friends and community members everywhere who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Country, we thank you this Memorial Day weekend.  We were proud to participate with other Rotarians across the District to serve at the New England Center and Home for Veterans this past week.
Take this Memorial Day to Remember and thank a Veteran.
Hats Off to Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend Tim Kelley 2018-05-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on May 11, 2018
Reading will be well represented at RYLA again this year.  The District RYLA weekend starts today at a new camp, Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, NH. 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary International’s leadership training program for young people.  Rotary District 7930 has a long-running annual program for high school students. Sophomores and juniors are invited to attend a weekend long event, where they learn leadership and life skills including goal setting, cultural understanding, problem solving, communication, public speaking, networking, community building, low and high ropes challenges, team building and more!
Our club is sponsoring four juniors and sophomores.  Students are from RMHS and Austin Prep.  We also have four (or five?) youths who will be staffing the weekend.
Pictured here are Reading RYLA participants waiting to board a bus to camp.  (They are taking a charter bus to NH, not the Logan Express, fyi.)
Reading is off to RYLA Tim Kelley 2018-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on May 11, 2018
President Brian attended the Multi District Summit at Bretton Woods this past weekend.  Here he is with our friend Eric Evans of the North Reading Club (and Assistant DG).
Thanks, Brian, for representing Reading!
Brian Visits Summit Tim Kelley 2018-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on May 11, 2018
Bob Gravino, an Ipswich Rotarian, was our Speaker this past Monday.  Bob presented information about an exciting Global Grant project in Zambia, Africa.  The project, Healthy Kids/Brighter Future., is in Lusaka, Zambia.  In this project, Rotary has worked to develop an innovative model of school based healthcare, which improves the health and learning of school children by dramatically improving their access to healthcare.  Selected teachers are trained as health workers and work to connect schools to the national health system.  Ipswich Rotary is taking the lead to raise commitments of $60,000 from Rotary Clubs, which will yield, when matched in the Rotary grant matching funds to yield $200,000 in funds for the project.  
In three years of Health Kids/Brighter Future health centers have reported a dramatic increase in visits to health care workers which has caused a 44% reduction in disease incidence, 48% increase in de-worming and vitamin A coverage and 22% improvement in student knowledge of health.
To become a full partner in this project, our Club or any other will need to donate $1,050.00 (which covers the $1,000.00 contribution and processing fee to the Foundation).
Thannks to Bob for coming and sharing such an inspirational project.  Mike Bonsey is interested in visiting this project in the future.  Any other takers?
Global Grant Project in Zambia Tim Kelley 2018-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Apr 19, 2018
All are invited to attend Reading Education Foundation's Imagination Celebration on April 28 from 7:30-11:00 pm.  It will be held at the Lee Kimball Design Studio, located at 606 Main Street, Suite 3003, Reading.
The Reading Education Foundation (REF), a non-profit foundation, is committed to supporting innovation and excellence in the Reading Public Schools.
Its goal is to enhance and increase educational opportunities for all Reading students by providing funds for projects that go beyond the scope of traditional classroom learning.
REF, formerly the Reading Technology & Education Foundation, was founded in 2001 in response to a need for technology in the Reading public schools. During its first decade, REF granted over $300,000 to the schools in the form of smart boards, laptops, teacher training, etc. Thanks to the generosity of this community, REF technology grants have supported every public school in Reading and reached every child in the district.

In 2011, REF expanded its mission in response to the economic crisis that is having a detrimental impact on public schools. The Board determined that widening the mission was vital for supporting excellence in our schools. REF is committed to providing grants for innovative programs and teacher training that help our students develop skills in creativity, collaboration, communication, and empathy, so important for success in our world today. “We intend to fulfill the research and development role within the Reading school district,” explains Debbie Boschetti, co-founder of the Foundation. “We will make every effort to fund cutting-edge programs and teacher training for Reading schools to ensure 21st century success for our students.”
Rotary has been a community partner with and sponsor of REF.  All Rotarians and community members are invited to attend the Imagination Celebration.  Tickets are available online.
If you cannot make the event on April 28, you can support REF through its Online Auction starting on April 23.
REF Gala Tim Kelley 2018-04-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Apr 18, 2018
Today, the RMHS Interact Club took time from their April Vacation to prepare and serve lunch at Rosie's Place in Boston's South End.  Rosie's Place is a women's shelter which provides a safe and nurturing environment to help poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security.  Rosie's Place provides meals and shelter and helps 12,000 women a year with wide ranging support including housing, and education services.  Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women's shelter in the United States.
Rosie's Place has a volunteer program for community organization who donate the cost of the meal and also prepare, serve and clean up.  This also offers the opportunity for our members to interact with the clients of Rosie's.  This day they served 160 meals.  Reading Rotary sponsored Interact's trip today. 
Also, helping with the meal were chaperones, Superintendent John Doherty and recently appointed Assistant Superintendent Christine Kelley.
Thanks to all the Interact Club members for their service today!
Serving at Rosie's Place Tim Kelley 2018-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Apr 17, 2018
As has been the Club practice, we will be accepting nominations for a Club awarded Paul Harris Fellow.  We are looking for a person or persons who embody the Rotary ethics of community service and high professional ethics.  We are looking to award a PHF to a community member committed to service.  If you have any ideas, please pass them along to the PHF Committee (Brian Snell, Tim Kelley and Bobbie Botticelli) by April 25.
We intend to present the Club awarded Paul Harris at our Club Installation Dinner in June.  Please also note that many Rotarians have a lot of Foundations points and you may be able to award a PHF with your already accumulated points.  Also, if you want to honor someone and don't have accumulate points, you can make a donation of $1,000 to the Foundation and name that individual a Paul Harris Fellow.
Each Rotarian's PHF points can be viewed by logging into My Rotary then going to your Profile and Donor History Report.
If you have questions, please ask one of us on the PHF Committee.
Paul Harris Nominations Tim Kelley 2018-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Apr 17, 2018
In furtherance of Rotary's initiative to partner with Scouting (Boys & Girls), we have the opportunity to help Colin Murphy, an Eagle Scout Candidate from Troop 702.  Colin's Eagle Scout Service Project is a blanket and towel drive for Y2Y, a homeless shelter in Harvard Square for young adults.  Y2Y Harvard Square, a young adult overnight shelter, employs a model to provide a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness.  Y2Y guests have opportunities to collaborate with service providers, other youth experiencing homelessness, and volunteers to create sustainable pathways out of homelessness and develop skills for long-term success. Y2Y provides opportunities for both guests and volunteers to become the next generation’s leading advocates for youth-driven solutions to homelessness.
Y2Y's most pressing needs are new or gently used blankets and towels.  This drive will run through April 28.  Any donations may be dropped with Tim Kelley or contact Colin for details or drop locations.

Help for Eagle Scout Project Requested Tim Kelley 2018-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Apr 04, 2018
Our Club will participate in the Service Week Project that the District will hold on May 21-25.  Our efforts will be in the area of serving lunch at the New England Center and Home for Veterans in Boston on May 21, 2018.  Only twelve (12) people may travel into Boston on that day.  Volunteers must be available from 10:00-2:00.  We will meet at the RMHS and car pool in from there.  We should return by 2:00.  Whether people volunteer to serve lunch that day or not, the club is also holding an underwear drive for the residents at the Veteran’s Home.  Contributions of underwear, both men’s and women’s, were due at our May 14th meeting.  Alternatively, Maureen Hanifan has offered to take cash contributions and she will make a bulk purchase.  
Please take note that we will NOT have our regular luncheon meeting on May 21.
Week of Service May 21-25 Tim Kelley 2018-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Apr 04, 2018
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world.
RLI seeks to have Rotary Clubs in its member districts identify those Rotarians who appear to have the potential for future club leadership (not necessarily as club presidents) and provide those so identified with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations.
RLI will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 7:30-3:30 at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield.  All Rotarians are encouraged to consider attending, especially if you are undertaking a leadership position (Officer, Director, Chair).
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) April 28 Tim Kelley 2018-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Snell on Apr 02, 2018
Jane Burns from Reading Elder Services was our Speaker this week.  She spoke about Reading becoming Dementia Friendly.  The initiative has been spearheaded by the Council on Aging and the DKJ Foundation.  To date, a leadership team has been installed.  Jane spoke about How the initiative began in the UK and then to Minnesota.  Massachusetts has been making strides in this effort since 2015 to the point that Governor Baker has encouraged every municipality in the Commonwealth to become either Dementia or Age friendly.
Jane Burns of Reading Elder Services Brian Snell 2018-04-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 26, 2018
As shown on our Calendar, there are several District events on the near horizon. 
The District Assembly is on April 19 at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield.  
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is on Sat., April 28 from 7:30-3:30 at the Four Points Sheraton.
The Rotary Summit is a multi District event from May 4 through May 6.  It is held at the Mount Washington Hotel.  
The Rotary International Convention is in Toronto, June 23-27.  This is the closest geographically the RI convention will be for some time.  This may be your best opportunity to attend one.
District Wide Events Coming Up Tim Kelley 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 19, 2018
Despite the weather conspiring against us, the Taste of Metro North went off well, thanks to our team of Rotarians, the restaurants who were so flexible to be able to make or snow date and the many guests who attended.  There was plenty of food and a great opportunity to socialized.
Singers from RMHS serenaded guests as they arrived and we were also treated to a middle school instrumental quartet.
Thanks to the school custodians and staff for their yeoman's work in set up and break down.
Photographs by Bruce Hilliard.
2018 Taste Well Received Tim Kelley 2018-03-19 04:00:00Z 0
Breaking News: Taste is Postponed to March 15 Snow Date Tim Kelley 2018-03-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 12, 2018
Eagle Scout Bryan Doucette updated us on his Eagle Scout Community Service Project which we supported with a donation.  Bryan completed his project of revitalizing the trail and signage at the Pinevale Conservation Area.  This area runs from Washington Park through the woods behind Minot and Main Streets.  Bryan has completed his Eagle Scout requirements and invited us to his Court of Honor to be held on April 7.  
Congratulations on this achievement, Bryan!
Thank you from Eagle Scout Tim Kelley 2018-03-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 12, 2018
Our speaker today was Stacy Blakeslee from the Residence at Pearl Street.  She and the Residence are planning a Pearl Street School Reunion on May 19.  The Residence at Pearl Street is an Assisted Living facility which was formerly the Pearl Street School.  Pearl Street School was closed around 1982 and was sold and converted into its current beautiful senior living facility around 1995.
Any former students, teachers, staff, local history buffs, curious residents or those otherwise interested in this Reunion Party, contact Stacy at the Residence.  Their phone number is 781-944-9200. 
Pearl Street School Reunion Tim Kelley 2018-03-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 12, 2018
The Board Meeting scheduled for Tues., Mar. 13 is postponed due to the impending winter storm.  
Tentative date of rescheduled Board Meeting is March 20 at 5:30-7:00 pm.
Board Meeting Postponed Tim Kelley 2018-03-12 04:00:00Z 0
Calling all Members for TOMN Tim Kelley 2018-03-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 08, 2018
District 7930 held its World Peace and Understanding Dinner and Showcase on February 28.  It was organized to help education Rotarians on the issues of addition and to build a network of collaboration between Rotary, government and service organizations who provide programs aimed at prevention treatment and recovery.
Reading was represented by both Rotarians and members of the RMHS and Austin Interact Clubs.
World Peace Dinner Tim Kelley 2018-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 08, 2018
Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
The great news we have 22 restaurants confirmed the Taste of Metro North on March 14.  Now we need to make sure we have attendees registered.
We need your to help with the following three things to make this event successful:
1. Go on line to and sign up, remember its more money at the door and double money for Rotarians, if Gregg catches you.
2. Tell your family, friends and neighbors to sign up.  We were so successful with a great Club effort getting the restaurants on board. We would hate to have a poor turnout for them and Rotary.  
3. Sign up to help us make this a successful event.  Contact Gregg Johnson to fill a volunteer slot.
a. We need help setting up from 3:30-5:00
b. We need help at registration for 2 shifts: 5:00-6:00 & 6:00-7:00
c. We will need some help breaking down between 7:00-8:00.  
It’s great to have plenty volunteers so that everyone will get a chance to walk around and sample the food.
As always, thanks for you anticipated participation and help.
All Hands on Deck for TOMN Tim Kelley 2018-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 08, 2018
On Sunday, March 4, Reading Rotarian John Halsey presented three Boy Scouts from Troop 728 in Reading with Certificates in honor of their achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  Troop 728 held an Eagle Court of Honor for Michael Flynn, Nick Nastri and Andrew Yatsuhashi at St. Agnes Parish Center.  Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America and requires the Scout to to earn at least 21 Merit Badges, pass through all lower ranks and complete a public service project.  District Governor David Gardner has made Rotary's association with Scouting to be a priority as both organizations have similar community service focuses.  John Halsey, an Eagle Scout himself, is part of District 7930 initiative to work with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. 
Congratulations to Michael, Nick and Andrew for this excellent achievement.
Rotary Recognizes Eagle Scouts Tim Kelley 2018-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Jan 08, 2018
A hearty congratulations to Brian Snell who's daughter Kate was married this past weekend.  Best Rotary wishes to Brian and Linda Snell and the new Stephen and Kate Philips.
Pictured here is Brian walking Kate down the aisle.
President Brian is Father of the Bride Tim Kelley 2018-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Dec 26, 2017
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season and Happy New Year.  Our next meeting will be Monday, January 8 at 12:15, then Wednesday, January 17 at 5:30 at Bunratty's.  We will have no meeting on Monday, January 22, as we are participating in a District Food Packaging event that week. 
We'd love to have you as our guest at any of our meetings.  Please consult our Calendar for dates.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Reading Rotary Tim Kelley 2017-12-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Dec 22, 2017
Dec. 21 was the Drop Off and Distribution Day for Adopt-a-Family.  Rotary with Reading Cares coordinates this community giving program.  There were approximately 60 families in need and donor families/groups were matched to provide Christmas gifts and holiday meals to these families anonymously.  Special thanks to President Brian for coordinating Reading Rotary's efforts.  
This is a truly inspirational and humbling event to see the community come together to help others.  The generosity of the donors is overwhelming.
Thanks also to DPW employees, Reading Elder Services, RPD and all the other folks (especially the donors) who bring this together.  Service Above Self, indeed.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all!
Christmas Adopt-a-Family Tim Kelley 2017-12-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Dec 22, 2017
One Dec. 20, at our monthly Evening Social Meeting, we inducted three new Rotarians to our club.  Bob MacDonald (sponsor John Douglass and Mike Collins), John Bogosian (sponsor Lisa Gibbs) and Fred Reilly (sponsor Brian Tobin) were each installed into membership by Steve Chuha.  The induction took place at Bunratty Tavern with around 40 members and guests there.  Members, please make it a point to introduce yourself and welcome them aboard.
Picture here are President Brian Snell, Bob MacDonald, John Douglass, John Bogosian, Lisa Gibbs, Fred Reilly and Brian Tobin.
Welcome, New Members! Tim Kelley 2017-12-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Dec 19, 2017
Reminder that Adopt-a-Family is on Thursday December 21, 2017.  Shifts are 7:30-9:45 and 9:45-12:00.  Brian is still looking for volunteers.  This takes place at the DPW Garage.
Christmas Adopt-a-Family Reminder Tim Kelley 2017-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 04, 2017
Thanks to all who made the Annual Joint Reading-Stoneham Thanksgiving Luncheon come together.  President Brian did fantastic job pulling everything together and presiding over the luncheon.  It's great to see representatives from both communities at this annual event.  
Football Lunch with Stoneham TJK 2017-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Dec 04, 2017
Our next Evening Social Meeting is December 20 at Bunratty's.  Please keep inviting friends and others who may be a good addition to Rotary.   Spouses and family are welcome, too!
Next Evening Meeting is Dec. 20 Tim Kelley 2017-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Dec 04, 2017
Reading Education Foundation held another super successful Festival of Trees at Parker Middle School on December 2-3.  We had a very good turnout of Rotarians to volunteer with selling refreshments.  We donated the sales of our cotton candy and candy in the amount of approximately $600.  Congrats to REF for putting on another great community event and raising funds to support Reading Public Schools.
Another Merry Festival of Trees Tim Kelley 2017-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Nov 20, 2017
Our Annual Joint Football Luncheon is Monday, Nov. 20 at St. Agnes Parish Center.  Please arrive at Noon.  Also note there is limited parking in the Church lot.  You may park in the lot behind the former Reading Gymnastic Academy, along Woburn Street or Temple Street.
Joint Football Luncheon Tim Kelley 2017-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Nov 07, 2017
At Monday's meeting we did a service project for Homeless Veterans.  We make care packages consisting of new pairs of socks and cards from Wood End School students thanking them for their service.  We also included personal notes of thanks from Rotarians.  Shout out to President Brian Snell and Lisa Gibbs for planning and coordinating.  Thanks also to Target for the donation of socks and bags.  The cards from the children were great.  
This was a great way to start off the week, to focus on giving a little something back to those who have given so much for us.
Service Project for Homeless Vets Tim Kelley 2017-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Nov 06, 2017
Reading 375 is holding a Trivia Night fundraiser on November 17 at 7 at RCTV.  Tables of 6 are available for $150.  Tim would like to get a Rotary table together.  If you are interested, please let Tim know.  If we have enough takers we could field a second table, subject to availability.
Reading 375 Trivia Night Tim Kelley 2017-11-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Nov 03, 2017
EMARC is holding their annual gala on Monday, Nov. 13 at the Peabody Marriott.  Reading Rotary is supporting EMARC by buying  table.  If you would like to attend, please contact Brian Snell to reserve a place.  Please let Brian know by Wed., Nov. 8.  We would love to have a full Rotary contingent there.
EMARC Gala Tim Kelley 2017-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Oct 30, 2017
The Jams for Jake event that we are sponsoring was postponed from October 29 to November 12.  James for Jake is an organization working with RCASA (Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse) to raise awareness of opioid substance abuse.  Mark you calendars.
Jams for Jake postponed Tim Kelley 2017-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Oct 30, 2017
It was great to have our District Governor David Gardner at our meeting last week.  As you know Dave has often visited us and patronized our events as his home club is Stoneham.  
District Governor Visit Tim Kelley 2017-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Priscilla Gottwald on Sep 18, 2017
The 2017 Street Faire Committee wishes to thank all those who helped make this year’s Faire a tremendous success.
Event Chair Sheila Clarke credits the overwhelming attendance, organization and collaboration to the many volunteers, sponsors, Committee members, Rotarians, town departments, local newspapers,  cable TV and attendees who made it possible.
“I have said this before,” said Clarke, “but it really does take a village to make an event of this magnitude the enormous accomplish-ment that we have all achieved. The ‘village’ of Reading has that special combination of dedication, community spirit and support from its residents, businesses, town employees, local media and volunteers who collaborated for this special day. The Street Faire is a celebration of all of us!”
“All the hard work and preparation paid off and we look forward to bringing you a spectacular celebration next year for our 10th anniversary.”
(Pictured here the first Reading Fall Street Faire Committee on the Jumbotron slide show.)
RFSF Committee: Thanks to All! Priscilla Gottwald 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 18, 2017
Reading Rotary does so much good in the community.  We are becoming bigger in prominence in the town with the great success of the Reading Fall Street Faire, Snack Shack and Taste of Metro North.  However, we are in need of Rotarians for the roles of President Elect and Vice President.  If we do not have succession to our current leadership, the Club's future is in jeopardy.  Please consider the possibility of stepping up to offer your gifts of leadership to the Club.  We all know we do Rotary because we are committed to service, but you can raise your profile in the community, especially in light of the Street Faire's great success.
The Club has been well organized and we just need people to sit in the big chair.  There is plenty of Club help to make your presidency successful.
Club Leadership TJK 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Priscilla Gottwald on Sep 07, 2017
Kick-off breakfast and Fall Street Faire are Sunday, Once Upon a Time Saturday night – Sartell sponsors billboard advertising for all to see
Reading, MA, September 7, 2017 – Countdown is on for the Fall Street Faire on Sunday, September 10, with the kick-off breakfast at 8:30 at Washington Park where the 5k race registration takes place. Pediatric Dental Associates (PDA) Group is sponsoring the breakfast, free to the public. Faire activities are from noon to 5 pm. Once Upon a Time is on Saturday evening from 6:30-9 and Sartell Electric is telling the world about the Faire via digital billboard.
“It’s important that the Faire grow each year, not only in attendance, but also with new creative events. We have also grown our advertising in a big way,” said Event Chair Sheila Clarke. “A special thank you to Sartell Electric of Reading who is sponsoring digital advertising about the Faire on the billboard near Jordan’s Furniture. This is seen by thousands traveling Routes 128 and 95 daily.”
“And finally,” said Clarke, “We want to remind you about this year’s Once Upon a Time event that will honor volunteers and former volunteers, Street Faire gold and silver sponsors, Reading residents and businesses,  and those who make Reading a great place to live and work,” said Clarke. “We hope none of you will be modest about attending this event to honor those who have done so much for the Town, including you, over the years.”
“It takes a village and dedication to bring many Town projects to fruition.  This celebration is a culmination of many people’s efforts. Reminisce with old friends and new acquaintances to kick off the next day!” Sheila added.
Once Upon a Time will take place at Lee Kimball at 606 Main Street, Suite 3003, in the Northern Bank building on Saturday, September 9 from 6:30-9 pm. Tickets are $50 and include food, beer and wine. Tickets can be purchased at
Final RFSF Press Release Priscilla Gottwald 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Priscilla Gottwald on Sep 05, 2017
Beacon Consulting, CTA Construction, Eastern Bank and RCTV are silver sponsors at the Faire
Beacon Consulting, CTA Construction, Eastern Bank and RCTV are adding more silver to the excitement of the Reading Fall Street Faire on Sunday, September 10, from noon to 5 pm.  
“The Street Faire Sponsor Committee continues to do an outstanding job in securing silver sponsors from not only Reading, but also other communities,” said Event Chair Sheila Clarke.
Beacon, CTA, Eastern and RCTV join other silver sponsors Hallmark Health; Lee Kimball; Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home and Davis, Clark & Latham Insurance Agency and gold sponsors   Spurr Financial, Northern Bank, Lahey Health, Salem Five and Pediatric Dental Associates Group (PDA) in their support of the Faire.                                           
Beacon Consulting Group Inc. is a national consulting firm providing a wide range of consulting services to financial, real estate,  architectural, government, surety and insurance companies.  They have offices in Massachusetts, New York and California.  
Dennis O’Neill is president and owner of Beacon.  A native of Medford, he established the company in New York City in 2003 and returned to Massachusetts to open additional offices in Medford and later in California.  
“Although Beacon has expanded into a national consulting practice, we still depend upon the local businesses in the community in order to deliver the high-quality service our clients demand,” said O’Neill. “The Rotary Club and the Reading Fall Street Faire promote this type of collaboration.”
In his spare time, Dennis coaches youth sports and along with Pat Tompkins of CTA, he is co-founder of the Middlesex Multisport Athletic Club, which promotes amateur athletics, road races and triathlons in the community. 
Dennis and Pat have also partnered to utilize their entrepreneurial skills in establishing Beacon Films, a film production company. To date they have produced Fairhaven which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and Manhattan Romance, which was screened at the New York, New Orleans and New Hampshire Film Festivals.
“Producing films is very similar to the construction industry – you start with a plan and idea and work with numerous parties and a budget to create the end product,” said O’Neill.
 A proponent of community involvement, Dennis is very pleased to be a sponsor of the Reading Fall Street Faire and extends many thanks to all involved in coordinating this great event. Dennis resides in Reading with his wife Laura and three children.  For more information about Beacon Consulting click here.
CTA Construction is a full-service construction management firm specializing in municipal construction. Located in Waltham, CTA is owned by Reading resident Pat Tompkins.  CTA has completed local projects at Wakefield Municipal Light Department on North Ave in Wakefield, the Woburn High School football stadium and athletic complex, as well as the Marshall Simonds Middle School and the Memorial Elementary School, both located on Winn St. in Burlington.   CTA is also currently constructing the new Hurld-Wyman Elementary School on Wyman St. in Woburn.  More information can be found at
Pat is a member of the Town of Reading Building Committee and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of EMARC.  Pat and his wife Marianne are involved in multiple community and charitable endeavors. They have three children in the Reading Public School System. 
Pat is co-founder with Dennis O’Neill of the Middlesex Multisport Athletic Club and Beacon Films.
“As long-time residents, we have been regulars at the Town Faire for the past nine years.  It’s a great community event where we catch up with friends old and new.  We wanted to thank the Rotary Club for stepping up and taking over the Faire and we are proud to be sponsors,” said Pat and Marianne.
CTA and Beacon Consulting are co-sponsors of the Tailgate Party.
Founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is America’s oldest and largest mutual bank, with $10 billion in assets and over 120 locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire and Rhode Island.  Eastern provides exceptional access to fairly priced banking, investment and insurance products and services for consumers and businesses of all sizes. Eastern Bank, which includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance, is known for its outspoken advocacy and community support that has topped more than $100 million in charitable giving over the past 20 years.  An inclusive company, Eastern employs 1,900 deeply committed professionals who value relationships with their customers, colleagues and communities. Eastern Bank is located in Reading at 123 Haven Street.  Join them for good at
“At Eastern Bank, we do good things to help people prosper,” said Muhammad Khan, who manages Eastern’s office in Reading. Part of that commitment includes suppoting the towns and cities where we live and work. In that spirit, we are proud to support the ReADING Fall Sreet Faire.”
Reading Cable TV (RCTV) is Reading’s non-profit community television station. The state-of-the-art media center opened in the winter of 2010, providing more resources, including four cameras, fully lighted digital video studio with chroma key. The studio can be used for film, photo, video and audio productions and can be operated by a six member crew or open person. They have the ability to record or go live. These resources are available to the public.
RCTV offers a multi-purpose room that can be used to host member events, guest speakers, performances, film festivals and screen 
RCTV programming. They can also host your cocktail party, potluck dinner, corporate event, movie night, sporting event or trivia night.
Seen around town for many years, Executive Director Phil Rushworth and his crew film local government meetings and attract young students with classes from beginning media production, music video, TV acting and behind the scenes goings on.
“RCTV is happy to support a great community event like the Reading Fall Street Faire and we will once again provide live coverage,” said Rushworth. 
RCTV and ReMax Leading Edge will sponsor the Pie-Eating Contest.
Silver Sponsors: Beacon, CTA, Eastern Bank, RCTV Priscilla Gottwald 2017-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 05, 2017

Salem Five and PDA additional gold sponsors for Rotary’s Fall Street Faire

The Rotary Club of Reading continues to attract gold sponsors for the Ninth Annual Fall Street Faire on Sunday, September 10, from noon to 5 pm.  
Sponsor Coordinator Meghan Young who has been involved in the planning of the Street Faire in previous years is happy to announce Salem Five and Pediatric Dental Group have joined Spurr Financial, Northern Bank and Lahey Health as gold sponsors of the event.
“We are very excited about attracting businesses in Reading and surrounding communities who are dedicated to the success of the Street Faire,” said Young.  “The Reading Fall Street Faire would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors.”
Salem Five Vice President and Marketing Manager of the Reading Store Shelley Murray, who is also Reading Rotarian, is pleased to  sponsor the Street Faire. Founded in 1855, Salem Five operates 30 branches in greater Boston, including Shelley’s store on Walkers Brook Drive.  They are a leading financial services institution that offers a broad array of products and services for consumers and businesses. They take pride in listening to their customers to forge strong relationships and to aspire innovation.
“Salem Five is thrilled to be a part of the Ninth Annual Street Faire! Being involved in the communities we serve and building relationships is our passion,” said Shelley. “The event gives us the opportunity to listen to customers and potential customers to meet their needs like no other bank.” 
Salem Five will sponsor the Amusement Area on the Common.
For 40 years, the PDA Dental Group has provided dental care to generations of families in Winchester, Reading, and surrounding towns in Massachusetts. Creating caring relationships with their patients and connecting with the community in the greater Boston area, PDA has built a strong reputation for high quality oral healthcare. Their success in treating children and their reputation has allowed PDA to expand beyond pediatric dentistry to include orthodontics and adult dentistry -- treating families from infancy to adulthood. PDA's team of highly trained doctors and staff members dedicated to each specialty are available to help their patients achieve a beautiful smile and a lifetime of good dental health in a safe, friendly facility with the latest equipment and technology.
PDA Dental Group recently moved into its new facility at 54 Haven Street in Reading.
“We are proud of our connection to the local community and the visibility we enjoy at the Street Faire is something we look forward to. We care deeply about our patients and we treat them like family,” said Gigi
Garcia-Rogers DMD, MS of the Reading location. “We are looking forward to the Faire and talking with local residents about our positive, trusting relationships as we strive to serve all family members from infancy through adulthood.”
PDA Dental Group will sponsor the kick-off breakfast at Washington Park after the 5k road race.
The Fall Street Faire is a family-friendly event and a great way to re-acquaint with friends, neighbors, local politicians, local businesses and opportunities after the summer recess. It will feature two stages, live entertainment, music, food, food trucks, children’s activities and more. A 5K road race open to children and adults under the direction of Lori Haverty of Tread on the Mill will take place at 8:30 am before the Faire activities.
Those interested in sponsorship, volunteering or running in the 5K race can register at Vendor registration closed on August 21, but there may still be spots available, subject to a late fee.     
Gold Sponsors: Salem Five and PDA Priscilla Gottwald 2017-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Priscilla Gottwald on Sep 05, 2017

Rotary takes on Fall Street Faire, Spurr Financial, Northern Bank and Lahey Health Gold Sponsors

The Rotary Club of Reading has taken over the reins from the Town of Reading to bring you the Ninth Annual Reading Fall Street Faire on Sunday, September 10, from noon to 5 pm.  
Event Chair Sheila Clarke who has been involved in the planning of the Street Faire in previous years has put Rotarians to work gathering sponsors, securing vendors, attracting entertainment, getting publicity and enticing volunteers to offer this adventure to the public. The Faire has become an anticipated and popular event each fall, with estimates of up to 15,000 people attending.
“We are very excited about continuing this affair,” said Clarke. “After being supported by the Town for eight years under Town committees, it was time to hand over the Fall Street Faire to an outside group. An easy yes to the mission of service above self -- I was lured in, knowing The Rotary Club is a perfect match to the mission of the Street
Faire. Any profits they make will be re-invested into the community and other Rotary charitable causes.”
Clarke went on to say, “The Reading Fall Street Faire would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors. Early commitments have come from Spurr Financial in Reading, Northern Bank in Reading and Lahey Health in Burlington who are all Gold Sponsors.”
Kathi Spurr and her dad Newt Spurr bring over 50 years of investment experience to Spurr Financial Investments. Spurr Financial helps align personal goals with financial decisions. The family has been a part of the Reading community for 100 years. Both are dedicated Reading Rotarians and board members and past presidents and treasurers of the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce, Newt being a founding father. Kathi is also Food Committee Chair for the Street Faire.
“We strive to see that clients are protected and prepared. We want our efforts to mean maintaining lifestyles for years to come,” said Kathi. Spurr Financial will sponsor the Children’s Area at the Faire.
Northern Bank Assistant Vice President and Reading Branch Manager Virginia Yeanacopolis (Ginnie) is looking forward to being a sponsor for the Street Faire. Northern Bank takes an entrepreneurial, commonsense approach to providing a complete line of banking and investment solutions. Ginnie is on the board of the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce.
“The Faire gives us the opportunity to talk to people about our mission. We are deeply invested in the communities we serve and passionately committed to helping our customers grow,” said Ginnie. “Like the many entrepreneurs we serve, our passion is growing our business the right way, one customer, one relationship at a time, in it for the long term.” Northern Bank will sponsor the Antique Car Show at the Faire.
Lahey Health is welcomed to the Street Faire as a prominent name in health care, committed to providing a full continuum of health care services close to where patients live and work. Lahey Health includes nearly 1,400 locally based physicians throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Winchester Hospital, a Lahey Health member, and well-known in the Reading community, is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. The 229-bed facility provides comprehensive health care services, including bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/ gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.
“We’re pleased to support the Reading Rotary and the Reading Fall Street Faire,” said Christine Healey, Director of Community Relations, Lahey Health. “Participating in community events like this gives us a fantastic opportunity to engage with community members and educate them on health topics that matter most to the Reading community.” Lahey Health will sponsor the Stage on the Common.
This family-friendly event is a great way to re-acquaint with friends, neighbors, local politicians, local businesses and opportunities after the summer recess. It will feature two stages, live entertainment, music, food, food trucks, children’s activities and more. A 5K road race open to children and adults under the direction of Lori Haverty of Tread will take place at 8:30 am before the Faire activities.
Those interested in sponsorship, volunteering, reserving a space as a vendor or running in the 5K race can register at Vendors are placed on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Gold Sponsors: Spurr, Northern, Lahey Priscilla Gottwald 2017-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Priscilla Gottwald on Sep 05, 2017

Something for everyone at the Fall Street Faire

Plenty of entertainment and activities are planned for this year’s Street Faire as the result of a concerted effort of veteran volunteers and members of the Rotary Club who have taken the responsibility of the Faire from the Town.
“We have a fantastic day planned for all for activities straight out of a good old-fashioned Old Home Day right here in Reading,” said Event Chair Sheila Clarke. “In between eating, playing games and socializing, your kids will be dragging you to many fun areas.”
Activities include a Sweets Shop, Pie Eating Contest, Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Bingo, Ice Cream Social, Basketball Tournament, Photo Booth, Children’s Train and Children’s Activities, Tailgate Party, Antique Car Show and Amusements
Bobbie Botticelli, co-owner of Colonial Manor Realty in Reading, and will sponsor a new area called Sweets Shop with the sponsorship of not only Colonial Manor, but also Camelot Special Events & Tents, Paramount Residential Mortgage Group (PRMG), CDM Financial, Chris Coleman, Home Health Aid, Dom Tango Plumbing, Joe Fish, LaPierre School of Dance, Attorney David Traniello, J & B Crosby, John and Diana Halsey. Bobbie is very excited about this new concept at the Street Faire.
“Remember the penny candy of your youth? Squirrels, Bullseyes, gum drops, wax bottles, Bit o’ Honey, Raisinets, malted milk balls, Boston Baked Beans, salt water taffy and so much more?” asked Bobbie with a twinkle in her eye. “For today’s generation, there are all their favorites – Sour Patch Kids, gummy everything, flavor straws, button candy, Tootsie Rolls, fireballs, balls, gum balls and sooooo much more.”
Executive Director of the Y John Feudo is running a basketball tournament, so bring your athletic shoes!
Beacon Consulting and CTA Construction are co-sponsoring a football tailgating party.
Northern Bank is bringing you the Antique Car Show.
Spurr Financial will support the Children’s Entertainment Area.
Pediatric Dental Associates (PDA) Group is sponsoring the Kick-off Breakfast at 8:30 am after the 5K race.
Lahey Health is sponsoring the Stage on the Common where lots of talented groups will perform.
Davis, Clark & Latham will be having fun at the Dunk Tank.
RCTV and ReMax will sponsor the Pie Eating Contest.
Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom and Lee Kimball will co-sponsor Once Upon a Time at Lee Kimball office, 606 Main Street, Suite 3003, the eve before the Faire on Saturday, September 9. 
Open to the public, this event celebrates the people, volunteers and businesses that support the Faire.  Tickets are $50 and includes the cost of food, beer and wine.
For information, times and locations of any of these events, please visit the Faire website at
Entertainment at Street Faire Priscilla Gottwald 2017-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Priscilla Gottwald on Aug 21, 2017
The 8th Annual Fall Street 5k Race will take place at Washington Park, 100 Washington Street, at 8:30 am on September 10. The race takes place before the Fall Street Faire festivities, which begin at noon. Lori Haverty of Tread & Tread on the Mill, who has been involved in planning the race in previous years, is coordinating the race sponsored by the Rotary Club of Reading.
The 5k race has played a popular role in the Faire since 2010 and is a great way for friends and neighbors to get together for some fun and friendly competition after the summer recess. The course for the race is moderate, not only approachable for casual runners, but also a great speed challenge for the pros. Children are encouraged to run with their families. The course starts at Washington Park and winds through some of Reading's most beautiful neighborhoods, including Hillcrest Avenue, Oak Street, Walnut Street and Summer Avenue. 
“I am happy to be back at the helm planning a family race at the Street Faire. We are looking forward to families running together to make
the race an annual family-friendly community event,” said Haverty. “While we hope for a cool September morning, this event is rain or shine. Besides, running in the rain is fun!”
There will be a brief awards ceremony at Washington Park following the race. The times to beat are 15:57 for males and 19:40 for females.
Bib numbers and registration packages will be available at Tread on the Mill, 13 High Street, in the back of the lot behind Square Liquors, on Friday, September 8, from 2-4 pm, or Saturday, September 9, from 10:15 am to noon or at Washington Park on the day of the race at 7:30 am. The first 200 registrants will receive race T-shirts, so register early!
 “Prizes for our race winners will be given out during the ceremony, but, don’t leave yet! You will want to stay for food, drinks, kids’ activities, live music, a chili cook-off, antique car show and so much more at the 9th Annual Fall Street Faire from noon to five,” added Lori.
Cost to participate is $25 and there are no refunds. Runners should arrive at Washington Park at 8:15 for a prompt 8:30 start. Register online at
Fall Street Faire 5K Race Priscilla Gottwald 2017-08-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 16, 2017
To kick off the Reading Fall Street Faire, Reading Rotary will be holding an evening entitled Once Upon A Time.  It will be on Sat., Sept. 9 from 6:30-9 pm at Lee Kimball, 606 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Reading.  The event sponsors are Lee Kimball and Douglass, Edgerly & Bessom Funeral Home.  
This is a time to enjoy beverages, food and fun with those people who have made and continue to make Reading special. Wine & beer open bar included with ticket. Sponsors and the Reading Community will be invited.
Tickets are $50.
We hope all will plan on attending with your guests.  
Everyone Rotarian's continued participation and support is needed to make the Street Faire a success for Reading Rotary.
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Posted on May 08, 2017
On May 5, Rotary distributed trees to all Reading schools 5th graders for Arbor Day. This year's tree was the hearty Colorado Blue Spruce tree.  This is an annual tradition which it's so much fun. The kids are great.  Thanks to Kevin Barile for coordinating and all the Rotarians who took time out of their day.  
Arbor Day TJK 2017-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 28, 2017
It's that time of year again, Arbor Day.  Reading Rotary will be distributing trees to all Reading Schools 5th Graders.  We will need teams of at least 2 Rotarians to go the the 5 elementary schools.  Arbor Day Chair, Kevin Barile, has tentatively scheduled the distribution for Friday, May 5.  So mark your calendars and brush up on your Arbor Day history.  This is a really fun initiative Rotary has done for years and years.  The students are very excited to get their trees.  And it's a great opportunity to spread the word about Rotary.  More info will be available at our meeting or contact Kevin to volunteer.
Arbor Day is Coming TJK 2017-04-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 28, 2017
Reading Rotarians Bobbi, Richie, John and KC got their hands dirty doing the spring cleaning and planting on Reading Rotary's sponsored Island.  Thank you.  It looks great!
The Rotary Island is located at the entrance to the Hollingsworth Field at Reading High.   This is part of the Garden Club's Adopt and Island program.  Rotary has maintained the Island since we took over responsibility for running the Snack Shack.  This is one of Reading Rotary's many public service projects.  Rotary is always looking for members or volunteers who are interested in helping with our public service.  Join us!
Rotarians Spreading Beauty (and Mulch) TJK 2017-04-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 24, 2017
Reading Rotary has agreed to take over the coordination of the very popular Reading Fall Street Faire.  The Street Faire has been run by the Town of Reading through an appointed Town Street Faire Committee.  The Town has sought to transition away from task of running the Street Faire and Reading Rotary has agreed to oversee its planning and running.  Reading Rotary will be looking for many volunteers to help with the planning and the day of the event.  More details to follow.  If you are looking to help, please email us!
Rotary to Coordinate Reading Fall Street Faire TJK 2017-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 10, 2017
Congratulations are due to Kevin and Michael Tobin, sons of Member Brian Tobin, who were named Middlesex League All-Stars for Hockey in the Boston Globe.  The RMHS Boys Hockey team had a great run into the playoffs this year, lead by the Tobin line.  Kudos!  And now onto lacrosse for the Tobin boys.  Work Hardah!
Congrats, Tobins! TJK 2017-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 10, 2017
All Reading Rotarian Members are asked to log in to your Clubrunner account to update your information.  You can add contact, bio, profile photo.  The information contained there is what is on record with Rotary International.  Please take time to update your info.  You access it on and go to Member Login.  If you have lost your login info, email Tim.  
Have You Updated Your Clubrunner Info? TJK 2017-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 10, 2017
Please take note that we have no regular Monday Luncheon Meeting on April 10.  That is due to our Rotary Social Meeting on Wed., April 10 from 5-7 pm at Bunratty's Tavern.  See you Wednesday.  Bring guests!
Note: No Meeting Mon., 4/10 TJK 2017-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2017
14 students from the RMHS Interact Club traveled to Philadelphia this past weekend to serve meals at the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, a soup kitchen serving homeless.  Interact served over 175 meals on Saturday evening.  The Interact also made fleece blankets for donation to Sunday Breakfast for distribution to their clients.  They also did some sightseeing of Philly, including visiting the Liberty Bell.  They toured the Philadelphia Museum of Art after first running the stairs made famous by Rocky.  Note that chaperone Dr. John Doherty won the race up the steps.  Reading Rotary presented a donation of $500 to Sunday Breakfast.  Interact Club Co-President Allie Foley, who coordinated the planning of the trip, said:  "We were excited to take this fieldtrip and see Philadelphia.  Giving service to people who are so needy made us feel good but also opens our eyes to how important it is to work to reduce homelessness and hunger."
Interact Bringing Service to Philadelphia TJK 2017-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Tim Kelley presents Harrison Fiscus with a donation supporting his Eagle Scout Project.  Also pictured is Troop 702 Scoutmaster John Meyers.  
Harrison is a Life Scout in Troop 702 in Reading working to complete the Eagle rank.  Harrison's Eagle Project was to construct a sixty one foot long boardwalk on a trail in Town Forest.  The trail was  extremely muddy and a hazard for hikers.  Harrison's project added to the network of boardwalks throughout the Town Forest.  Harrison had to plan with and get the approval of the Town Forest Committee, the Trails Committee and Conservation in Town.  A Boy Scout Eagle Project must help a non-profit or community entity for the improvement of the community.  Troop 702 Boy Scouts have completed many Projects in the Town Forest.


Reading Rotary's donation is part of an initiative in Rotary District 7930 to forge a partnership with Boy and Girl Scouts as there is a natural commonality of purpose in these organizations.  Reading Rotary is happy to be able to help Harrison achieve his lifelong goal of obtaining the Eagle Scout Rank. Harrison's Project was completed this past fall.

Congratulations, Harrison!

Reading Rotary Supports Eagle Project TJK 2017-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 16, 2017
To raise awareness and critically-needed funds to fight polio, one dozen members from the Reading Rotary Club and Rotary-sponsored RMHS Interact Club joined over 250 volunteers and Rotarians who plunged into the icy waters off of Gloucester as part of the Rotary District 7930’s 7th Annual Polar Plunge on February 4th. The effort benefited The Rotary Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership that also includes the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This year’s effort raised over $55,000 thus far and will again be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At just 60 cents per vaccine, the effort will pay for over a quarter of a million polio vaccines for children worldwide. This year’s event added to the over $510k raised by local Rotary clubs since the Polar Plunge began seven years ago. “The pain of dunking is worth it because this is such a vitally important cause worldwide,” said Plunger and Reading Rotary President KC Latham.

The Polar Plunge comes at an important time in the fight to eradicate polio, which would be only the second human disease to be eradicated. Case numbers of the disease have never been lower, and only three countries (Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan) have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus. However, a funding gap means immunization campaigns are being cut in high-risk countries, leaving children more vulnerable to polio. If polio isn’t stopped now, the disease could stage a comeback, affecting an estimated 200,000 children every year.
Rotary, a humanitarian service organization with nearly 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, made polio eradication its top priority in 1985. Rotary has since contributed US$1.2 billion, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Overall, remarkable progress has been achieved in the fight against polio. Since 1988, the number of polio cases has been reduced by 99.9%. The Americas were declared free from polio in 1994, the Western Pacific region in 2000, and Europe in 2002. A highly infectious disease, polio still strikes children mainly under the age of five in parts of Africa and South Asia. Polio can cause paralysis and sometimes death. One Rotarian noted, “We’re going to fight this crippling disease until the end because Rotary keeps promises.” 
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Posted on Jan 17, 2017
Reading & North Reading Rotaries are once again bringing you the Taste of Metro North.  This year's event will be held on March 29 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the RMHS Fieldhouse.  Tickets are available online at the Taste of Metro North website.  Restaurants, now is the time to sign up.  Don't be left out.  We will hundreds of people sampling food from numerous places.  Business, you can sponsor, too.  Get your name out to our guests.  Information is on the Taste website.
Taste of Metro North Coming March 29 TJK 2017-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 17, 2017

Rotary District 7930 will hold its 6th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 4th, at Long Beach in Gloucester at 11:15 am. The event is part of Rotary International’s ongoing campaign to eradicate polio in our lifetime.

Since 1985, Polio has become the signature cause for Rotary International as it has teamed up with partners including The Global Poverty Project, The Global Eradication Initiative, The World Health Organization, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since that time, more than a billion dollars have been raised among Rotary clubs worldwide and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary International took on the battle against this disease, more than 350,000 people spanning 125 countries were impacted. Today there are three countries left where it has not been eradicated: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

This year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has again pledged a 2:1 match for every dollar Rotarians raise toward eradication efforts (up to $35 million/year until 2018). For as little as $0.60, a donation can make the difference in changing a person’s life. Please support your local Rotarians as they plunge into the icy waters off Gloucester to help eradicate polio in our lifetime.  Reading Rotary hopes to raise $5,000 toward the District’s goal of raising $125,000.  We are using an electronic fundraising process. Please to log on to the Reading Rotary Page and make a pledge to help Rotarians lead the way to eradicate this dreaded disease.

Polar Plunge 2017 TJK 2017-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Tobin on Dec 21, 2016
A fun morning with another version of Reading's Adopt-a-Family.  100 donors came in with full meals and gifts for the children of 50 families in need in this area.  Their generosity is heartwarming especially when we see our senior citizens giving to the next generation of families.  Brian Snell again did an amazing job organizing this service.  Reading Cares, the DPW and Reading Rotary work together  to set up and deliver to recipients.  It was a fun atmosphere and put all the volunteers in the Spirit of the Holidays.  If you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah or any other Holiday, it's all good when you are helping people in need.  Wishing all good health and more laughs in 2017.
Christmas Adopt a Family Brian Tobin 2016-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 21, 2016
Reading Rotary is proud to support Mission of Deeds.  Mission of Deeds is a non-profit in Reading which provides furniture, bedding, housewares, etc. to those in need. They serve men, women, and children of all ages, including: veterans, disadvantaged families, the previously homeless, survivors of domestic abuse, refugees, the elderly, survivors of fire and other disasters, and those with disabilities. Over 70 percent of the households served have children under 18, and most live at or below the federal poverty level.  Their sole mission is to provide basic home necessities, without charge, to those in need. If you need help, or if you know someone who does, please call MOD at 781-944-9797.
Please view this video from Mission of Deeds.  During this Holiday Season, it is important to remember why Service is so important to Rotary and to our friends at the Mission of Deeds.
Pictured:  Rotarian Tim Kelley presents MOD Board Member Art Triglione and Director Bruce Murision with Reading Rotary's $500 contribution.
Mission of Deeds TJK 2016-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 30, 2016
Reading Rotary welcomes a new President, KC Latham.  As of December 1, KC takes over the day to day President role.  KC is a long time, second generation Reading Rotarian and a Past President.  He can be found at Davis, Clark & Latham Insurance or captaining his boat.  For your insurance or fishing needs, see KC.  Technically, KC is Co-President with John Doherty and Tim Kelley.  We had an unexpected vacancy in the Presidency as of July and KC, John and Tim have be tasked with dividing up the role for the year.  KC was the founding Chair of the Reading Rotary Auction.  Please feel free to contact KC, John or Tim regarding anything Club related.  Thanks, KC!
Captain KC at the Helm TJK 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 27, 2016
Our speaker at today's meeting was John Slattery from Cure Alzheimer's Fund.  Cure Alzheimer's is a charitable organization for medical research to find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.  Reading Rotary has supported to Cure Alzheimer's and both have been involved in establishing a Rotary Action Group for Alzheimer's.  Cure Alzheimer's can be found here.
Speaker John Slattery, Cure Alzheimers TJK 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 20, 2016
Our 17th Annual Fall Auction was a great time and a tremendous success!  200 guests packed Montvale Plaza with outstanding energy.  Heartfelt thank yous go out to all our Sponsors, Donors, Members, Guests, Friends and Family Members who came together for a great time and to raise funds for Reading Rotary's many community service commitments.  This was a remarkable community effort.  We can't thank you enough for your support!
17th Annual Auction was Tremendous! tjk 2016-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 08, 2016
Again this fall, Reading Rotary will be running the Snack Shack at the RMHS football field for the Friday Night football games.  Please come by and see us and grab a snack and a drink.
Snack Shack TJK 2016-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 02, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016Montvale Plaza, 54 Montvale Ave, Stoneham6:30 p.m.
On November 18, 2016, the Reading Rotary Club will host its 17th Annual Auction to raise funds to help meet Reading Rotary’s commitments to the community.  As many of you have done in the past we ask that you help support our fund raising effort by becoming a sponsor or donor of auction items and/or joining us for a fun-filled evening.  Please contact Tim Kelley at 781-942-9838 or for more information.
Tickets $30 each or a table of 10 for $250.  This is our major fundraiser each year and it is only successful with your help.
Thank you for your support!
Fall Auction: Save the Date! TJK 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 25, 2016
The Rotary Club of Reading recently participated in a project with End Hunger New England to prepare, pack and pay for 30,000 meals. Members of the Rotary Club joined a team of over 70 Rotarians, friends and family at the Non-Profit Center in Boston on an early Saturday morning in May. The project started at 7:30 am when Rotarians brought the production line and raw materials from curb side on South Street up to the second floor where the event was held. Matthew Martin, the area director for Outreach, Inc., parent company of End Hunger New England, provided a brief overview of their mission and instructions on how to maximize the process.
As part of the Rotary District 7930's Conference and Assembly, the project funded the first 10,000 fortified macaroni and cheese meals. Project Coordinator and Stoneham Rotarian David Gardner explained, "It was up to those in attendance to package those meals as well as fund the additional meals to reach our goal of 30,000 meals. As the meals were packaged and the results reported, the donations began. Peabody Rotary began with an initial donation of $500 and Stoneham, Topsfield/Boxford/Middleton Rotary, Wakefield Rotary, and Winchester Rotary followed suit with matching pledges." Reading Rotary also contributed $500.  An additional $1,750 was donated personally by volunteers during project. By the end, with the final pledge of $250 from the Rotary District, the project fully funded the 30,000 meals.
Already, the delivery process has begun with meals being delivered to our local community food pantries and outreach centers. Rotary District Governor David Manzi noted, “We’re well aware that many people in our communities are just a paycheck away from needing their local pantry. It’s been our honor to begin our Homelessness and Hunger Initiative this year and seemed appropriate that we spend some time during our conference in service to others.” Reading Rotary Club President Bob Hayes added, “We at Reading Rotary are especially glad to work on another hunger project; we have Rotarians delivering food from the Boston Food Bank to the Reading Food Pantry every week all year.  So this kind of community service means a lot to us.”
End Hunger Now TJK 2016-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 02, 2016
Students and faculty from Austin Prep spoke to the Reading Rotary on May 2 about their service trip to rural Peru.   AP students, Pedro, Kate and Crystal were our Speakers.  They were among 18 total students on a trip this February who dedicated their off time to help those in need. They were accompanied by two AP faculty members, including Reading Rotarian Michael McLaughlin, Head of Austin Prep Middle School.
They traveled to the Sacred Valley of the Incas near Cusco and Machu Picchu.  They stayed with host families and preformed community service, including painting classrooms in the Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Urubamba.  They mixed bricks the traditional way, with their feet, and repaired walls and improved paths leading to the school in the Andes.  They also had the chance to visit the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and learn salsa dancing.
The student speakers were very impressive as they related how these families in this very remote area had so little, including limited access to sanitary facilities and clean water.  The Austin students also interacted with homeless children putting together packs of items and food and distributing them.  This was a first time Austin conducted this service trip to Peru, but there are hopes to be able to repeat this service project.
Austin Student Service Mission TJK 2016-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
REF Imagination Celebration TJK 2016-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 10, 2016
Max McMillan and Angela Cincis (Home Base Vet Outreach Coordinator) spoke to us on today regarding Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation program for Veteran support.  Max, a 1980 RMHS grad, is running the Run to Home Base to raise funds for Home Base.  He has created a team, Team GJH, in honor of Reading childhood friend General Jack Hammond, Director of Home Base.  Max's Team goal is to raise $1 million over 20 years for Home Base.  Run To Home Base will be run on July 23.  It is a 9K race which starts and finishes at Fenway Park.  Team GJH is having its First Annual team GJH Fundraiser at Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, Massachusetts on June 11.
Home Base provides clinical care to returning Veterans and their families.  It is partnered with MGH.
Reading Rotary is donating $1,000.00 to Team GJH.
You can donate to Team GJH here or reach them on Facebook.  You can reach Max by email here for info regarding the Fundraiser (Sponsorships, Donations or Tickets).
Home Base can be found here, on Facebook or Twitter.
Pictured are Rotarian Brian Snell, Max McMillan and Angela Cincis.
Run to Home Base and Team GJH TJK 2016-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 28, 2016
Cadette Girl Scout Samantha presented her Silver Award Project to Reading Rotary on March 28.  She is raising money to install Buddy Benches at all 5 Reading elementary Schools.  Reading Rotary has agreed to purchase one of the benches.  Most Silver Award Projects are group projects, however, Samantha is working on this project by herself.  A Buddy Bench is a place at the playground for children to sit when they can use a Buddy to play with.  Donations can be maid to the Buddy Bench Fund c/o Gibbs, 9 Priscilla Road, Reading or contact Lisa Gibbs for details.  Sammy gave an impressive presentation. 
Girl Scout Silver Award Project TJK 2016-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Reading Rotary Charitable Trust is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.  Donors can deduct contributions under IRC Section 170, including tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts.  Reading Rotary Charitable Trust's EIN is 47-7416401.
501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status TJK 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Don't miss the Taste of Metro North, Wed., Mar. 2, 5:30-7:30 at North Reading High, 189 Park Ave., North Reading.
Buy your tickets online to save $5 or $10.  For tickets or info click here.
Taste of Metro North 2016 TJK 2016-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 24, 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 (, by check (payable to Rotary Foundation) or with cash.
It was a Wild Polar Plunge TJK 2016-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
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:
Polar Plunge TJK 2016-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 13, 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!
New Members from Austin Prep TJK 2015-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 29, 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. 
Rotary Readers TJK 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
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!
The 16th Annual Auction was a Great Success! TJK 2015-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
To purchase Tickets for our Fall Auction on November 20, 2015, at Hillview Country Club, North Reading,
please contact Tim Kelley at 781-942-9838 or by email.  Tickets are $30 each or a table of 10 for $250.
Fall Auction Tickets 2015-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Oct 27, 2015
You may purchase tickets to our Fall Action here.
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Or contact Tim Kelley at 781-942-9838 or by email.
Fall Auction Tickets, Nov. 20 at 6:30 Tim Kelley 2015-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
16th Annual Fall Auction Fundraiser on Nov. 20, 6:30 pm 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
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.
Oktoberfest is now the Fall Auction 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Reading Rotary Tackles the "Snack Shack" 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Location Will Remain at RMHS 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Change of Meeting Location for July TJK 2015-07-06 00:00:00Z 0
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.
Now Meeting at Bertucci's TJK 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
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 before the event and save.
Don't Miss Taste of Metro North 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 07, 2014
We were glad to participate in Reading Education Foundation's (REF) Festival of Trees at Parker this weekend, Dec. 6-7.
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RMHS Robotics Team Visited Reading Rotary 2014-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 07, 2014
Taste of Metro North Returns Feb. 25!
Reading and North Reading Rotary Clubs are working together to put on the Taste of Metro North on February 25, from 5:30-7:30 at RMHS Field House.
Taste of Metro North 2015 TJK 2014-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Jun 22, 2014
Oktoberfest:  Reading Rotary 15th Annual Auction will be held on September 27, 2014, 6 p.m. at the Hill View County Club in North Reading.  Come join and support us at our fun-filled, fund-raising event!  Tickets are $30 each or a table of 10 for $250.  
Contact Tim Kelley or Bob Hayes for reservations or donations.  Have a great time while supporting Rotary's many important causes.
Oktoberfest Auction: 9/27/14. Tim Kelley 2014-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 22, 2014
Congratulations to the RMHS Interact Club for earning a Presidential Citation for their great work.  We are very proud of our Interacters for starting this Club three  years ago and making is a thriving example of community service.  Great job!
Reading Interact Club Awarded Presidential Citaton Tim Kelley 2014-06-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley
Pampelmousse, the new specialty store on lower Haven Street, will host our Reading Rotary Social on April 17 at 6 pm.  This meeting is geared for prospective members, friends of Rotary, interested persons and anyone else who'd like to visit with us.  This is also an excellent opportunity to see the exciting new store, Pampelmousse.
Please join us!
Pampelmousse to Host Social Meeting Tim Kelley 2014-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
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.
US Sec of Ed Visits Reading Schools TJK 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Don't Miss the Taste of Metro North, on Wed., Feb. 26, 5-7 p.m. at the RMHS Fieldhouse.  Tickets are available online at  Buy your tickets online and be entered to will $100 worth of gasoline.  Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Reading and North Reading.
Taste of Metro North tjk 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Bunco Game Night at Longwood Place.  Come join us of February 1, 2014.  Contact Brian Crosby (
Bunco Game Night! 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Polar Plunge 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley
Reading will be hosting annual Reading-Stoneham Rotary Thanksgiving Luncheon on Mon., Nov. 25 at noon at Sanborn Place.  This in an annual event in anticipation of the Reading-Stoneham Thanksgiving Football matchup.  In attendance will be the football and cheerleader captains, coaches, athletic directors, school administration and town officials.  Please come join us at Sanborn Place, 50 Bay State Rd. Reading.
Thanksgiving Football Lunch Tim Kelley 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley
Come November 13 (5:00 pm) to our Rotary Social Night at Bertucci's. This is not a fundraiser. Come socialize with us and have some snacks.
Rotary Social at Bertucci's Tim Kelley 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
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.
Be Our Guest. 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
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