Posted by Arianna Cardillo on Dec 09, 2019

Rise Against Hunger Pack-Out Efforts Honored

Weather today was 46 degrees and rainy, … very rainy.
Luncheon Fare: Chicken, scallops, prime rib, rice and veggies and delicious cookies
We had 19 Lexington Rotarians, 2 visiting Rotarians and 3 guests (1 Canine), for a total of 24.
Raffle Gifts were donated by; Don Martini, Youville Place, Asst. DG Amy, Bickling Financial and Arlex Oil.
The Pledge was led by Bob Cunningham, 1st verse of America by Pres Dan and the invocation by PDG Jack Maloney.
Happy Dollars:
  • $$?? Spencer donated for having to drive his 11-yr. old daughter and friends around and learning a little about 11 yr. old gossip.
  • $20 from PP Frank for Sand for Seniors; 15 Rotarians delivered 55 buckets.
  • $$$?? PDG Jack gave to the club anonymously until SAA Allan spilled the beans.
  • $20 from Bob O’Keefe; 10 because he was unable to participate in Sand for Seniors and $10 because we had our special guest Jordan
  • $20 from PP Sharon S from Concord for welcoming the Concord Rotarians.
  • Lexington Chamber will be holding their Christmas Gala on January 30th at Cary Hall. Lexington Rotary will be buying a table.
  • The 10th annual Polar Plunge will be taking place on Feb 29th.  PP Lori will be plunging and wants everyone to donate as much as you think her age is.  There will be a room at Cape Ann Motor Inn reserved from 10am to 1pm for anyone to use.  The District’s goal is to raise $200,000 to put us at our $1,000,000 raised in ten years!
  • Our Holiday party will be held on Monday, December 16th – feel free to bring guests, Santa will be there to collect for Pres. Dan’s selected charity, the M.S.P.C.A. of New England.  
  • We will be collecting Toys for Tots up until this Thursday the 12th.  Bring a toys for a girl and a boy to Monday’s meeting or drop off at Brookhaven, 1010 Waltham St. Lexington, MA 02421.
  • There will be NO meeting on December 23rd and December 30th.
Guest Speaker:
Past President Sharon Spaulding from the Concord Rotary introduced Mark Vermouth, (He was sitting at the same table as Don Martini, get it?) from Rise against Hunger.  The goal for the organization is to end hunger, worldwide, by 2030.  Rotary International is a huge contributor to this organization. The organization has packed about 5 million meals this year.  This is all done by people in the community donating their time as volunteers to support hunger.  Hunger is Solvable!
PP Sharon then recognized Dr. Barry Cunha of the Lexington Historic Society for his help in securing the Depot Building for the Rise Against Hunger Pack-Out. Pres. Dan presented a plaque to Dr, Cunha for his help.
 50/50 Raffle – Murray, $55 – donated back to the club.
Arianna C.