Melrose Rotary Club
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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Oct
17
12:15 PM12:15

Speaker: TBD

Speaker: TBD
Presented by: Rotarian Lou Izzi

During the academic year, weekly lunches include a 20-minute presentation by an appointed speaker. Topics range, but are of general interest, and we do not allow political, religious, controversial, or product promotion. Presentations are 20 minutes which include a Q&A session. If you are interested in speaking at an upcoming Melrose Rotary meeting, please e-mail melroserotaryclub@gmail.com.

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Oct
24
12:15 PM12:15

Speaker: Jeffrey Herold, Chief Operating Officer, Garden Remedies

Jeffrey Herold, Chief Operating Officer
Garden Remedies

Founded in 2013, Garden Remedies has been offering premium cannabis grown naturally in Central Massachusetts since 2016. Founded and led by Karen Munkacy, MD, Garden Remedies is the only physician- and woman-led cannabis company in Massachusetts.

When it comes to your wellness, you deserve the highest standards. We make all of our own products—from growing the flower and processing the cannabis to making the edibles and the topicals. Using just soil and water, our dedication to quality flower bud spans both medical marijuana and, once we are approved by regulators, adult use.

Built on the bedrocks of medical science and personal compassion, Garden Remedies is committed to cultivating top talent. Dr. Munkacy, board-certified in anesthesiology and fellowship-trained in pain management, is a physician who began researching the medical applications of marijuana after undergoing breast cancer treatment herself. In keeping with her leadership, our employees understand the profound positive impact that our work can have in our communities.

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Oct
26
8:00 AM08:00

Small Household Items Drive

City-wide small household items drive to benefit Mission of Deeds!

Bring your new or gently used (but clean) items on Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm. Mission of Deeds helps set up households for 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.

Kitchen:
Pots and Pans
Silverware, Utensils, Measuring Cups
Bakeware, Cookware
Small Appliances (coffee maker, toaster, microwave)*

Linens:
New Bed Pillows*
Sheets & Comforters*
Blankets*
Towels

Household:
Lamps, Clocks, Fans
Vacuums, Irons, Ironing Boards

* items of greatest need
A receipt for tax deduction purposes can be provided.

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Oct
31
1:30 PM13:30

Speaker: John W. Gately - Grief Therapy Dogs in Funeral Service

Utilizing Grief Therapy Dogs in Funeral Service
John W. Gately, speaker

When grieving families feel overwhelmed with emotions, many cannot cope with the loss of a family member or friend. Books have been written and support groups have been established to help people through this emotional and stressful part of life. Because of the therapy dogs’ skill set, they provide comfort and support to families and friends trying to manage their grief. For this reason, many funeral homes have employed are using therapy dogs to help families through funeral planning and the funeral service.

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Nov
14
12:15 PM12:15

Speaker: TBD

Speaker: TBD
Presented by: Rotarian Bill Tarpey

During the academic year, weekly lunches include a 20-minute presentation by an appointed speaker. Topics range, but are of general interest, and we do not allow political, religious, controversial, or product promotion. Presentations are 20 minutes which include a Q&A session. If you are interested in speaking at an upcoming Melrose Rotary meeting, please e-mail melroserotaryclub@gmail.com.

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Dec
12
12:15 PM12:15

Speaker: TBD

Speaker: TBD
Presented by: Rotarian Sue Nadworny

During the academic year, weekly lunches include a 20-minute presentation by an appointed speaker. Topics range, but are of general interest, and we do not allow political, religious, controversial, or product promotion. Presentations are 20 minutes which include a Q&A session. If you are interested in speaking at an upcoming Melrose Rotary meeting, please e-mail melroserotaryclub@gmail.com.

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Dec
19
12:15 PM12:15

Speaker: TBD

Speaker: TBD
Presented by: Rotarian Kevin DeVinney

During the academic year, weekly lunches include a 20-minute presentation by an appointed speaker. Topics range, but are of general interest, and we do not allow political, religious, controversial, or product promotion. Presentations are 20 minutes which include a Q&A session. If you are interested in speaking at an upcoming Melrose Rotary meeting, please e-mail melroserotaryclub@gmail.com.

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Oct
10
12:15 PM12:15

Speaker: TBD

Speaker: TBD
Presented by: Rotarian Ainsley Donaldson

During the academic year, weekly lunches include a 20-minute presentation by an appointed speaker. Topics range, but are of general interest, and we do not allow political, religious, controversial, or product promotion. Presentations are 20 minutes which include a Q&A session. If you are interested in speaking at an upcoming Melrose Rotary meeting, please e-mail melroserotaryclub@gmail.com

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Sep
26
12:15 PM12:15

Speaker: Peter Majane, North Reading Rotary

Peter Majane joins us to speak about Elderact and the Rotary Leadership Institute:

Elderact: an innovative Rotary sponsored project that brings the model of Rotary meetings, leadership structure and Rotary Leadership Institute and community service project planning and implementation to senior centers, senior nursing facilities, and senior residences that will off numerous opportunities to collaborate 

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI): a 4-part program designed to encourage the exchange of Rotary information and ideas via a small group discussion format. Topics covered in the one-day sessions include: Membership Recruitment and Retention, Club Publicity, Creating Successful Fundraiser, Ethics, Goal Setting, and Our Foundation.

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Mar
28
12:15 PM12:15

Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, Retired

A General’s New Mission: Leading a Charge Against PTSD:
Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, commander of American Special Operations Forces in Africa, tells soldiers that it is all right to get help for brain injuries and mental health problems. Read the NY Times Article.

If you have an idea for a speaker, or would like to come speak to our club, please email Melrose Rotary Club.

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Mar
21
12:15 PM12:15

Senator Jason Lewis

Jason M. Lewis is an American state legislator elected in April 2014 to the Massachusetts Senate, representing the 5th Middlesex District. He is a Winchester resident and a member of the Democratic Party. From January 2009 to April 2014 he represented the 31st Middlesex district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Born in South Africa, Lewis moved to the U.S. at the age of 12. He won an April 2014 special election to succeed Katherine Clark in the state Senate, first having won the March 2014 Democratic primary.

If you have an idea for a speaker, or would like to come speak to our club, please email Melrose Rotary Club.

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Feb
28
12:15 PM12:15

Kristin Thorp, SDM Foundation, Guest Speaker

About SDM Foundation
The SDM Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) private operating foundation that produces educational programs and services for non-technical people in order to facilitate easier access to information through advanced technology (such as the internet). In everyday language, this means helping beginners use email, the web, digital photography, online music and all of the other ways that people interact, learn and participate in society using computers.

Kristin Thorp, Executive Director
Kristin moved to the Boston area from Minneapolis in 1984. Over the next three decades, her work with Stuart McIntosh focused on the ever-expanding world of online information, and how to make it more accessible to users. She and her husband raised their three children in Melrose, where they participated in schools, clubs and organizations. After 11 years as an elected member of the Melrose School Committee, she is now focusing her time and energy on SDM Foundation.

If you have an idea for a speaker, or would like to come speak to our club, please email Melrose Rotary Club.

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Jan
10
12:15 PM12:15

Meredith Pizzi, Roman Music Therapy, Guest Speaker

Roman Music Therapy
Roman Music Therapy Services’ Board-Certified Music Therapists use music in creative ways to overcome challenges with communication, understanding, or socialization in children and adults. With music as a bridge, we uncover an individual’s potential, creating new connections, providing successful interactions, and offering meaningful opportunities for growth.

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