Posted by Jim Tarpey on Apr 04, 2018

Peter Noonan President of Assisted Living Speaks to Rotary

On a cold and snowy Monday, 16 Rotarians, 1 visiting Rotarians and 2 guests gathered for the weekly meeting.  Lunch consisted of grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, mac & cheese, green beans, assorted fruit, and cookies.
President Lori rang the bell at 12:30 to get things started. 
  • The pledge was led by PP Don M
  • 1st verse of America by Charlie V
  • Invocation by PP Don S
  • Welcome song also led by Charlie V
Raffle Items were donated by:
  • Busa Wine & Spirits
  • Patriot Community Bank
  • Walpole Bank
  • Rotary Club of Lexington
Fines & Happy dollars:
  • President Lori gave happy dollars because the first game night was a success
  • PP Dan O gave happy dollars because he has the NCAA bracket already locked up
  • PP Don M Fined PP Spencer for starting the pledge early as he was assigned to lead.
Important Announcements:
  • Next week 4/9 we have our joint meeting with the Concord Club
  • Assignments for Patriots day were sent out today.  Contact PP Dan B if you didn’t receive email.
  • On Patriots Day we will be giving away fidget spinners to the kids and selling Rotary hats for $10
  • Old Guard will be coming to Brookhaven the Saturday April 14th for annual luncheon.  PP Jim F will have more details next meeting.
  • We will be collecting the Sand buckets on the weekend of April 14th as well.
  • Comedy Night is on May 11th and tickets are still available.  Also, collecting donations for the silent auction that night
  • Scholarship night takes place on May 14th.  PP Jim F will be interviewing students on April 24th & 25th
  • Monday June 4th we will not be meeting at Lexington Golf Club because of Chamber Golf Tournament
The Historic Renovation and adaptive reuse of the “little house” at Douglas House
Peter Noonan the President of Supportive Living Inc. came to speak to us about his upcoming project that he has planned.  Supportive living, Inc. is a non-profit agency that strives to raise the quality of life for survivors with brain injury.  They provide appropriate and affordable housing for these survivors and they provide lifelong physical, cognitive and social fitness through their wellness program.  They are located all around Massachusetts including Marblehead, Woburn, Wenham, North Reading, Rockport, and Lexington. 
Peter has a few goals for his upcoming project.  He plans to renovate and restore 9 Oakland Street, and provide additional space for his Supportive living brain injury program.  9 Oakland street is located directly behind their current location on Douglas Street.  This new project is a wonderful opportunity for both Supportive Living and for the Town of Lexington.  Supportive Living will be provided with additional space for wellness activities and a historical building from the 1800s will be properly restored.