Parkway Rotary Club of

  West Roxbury-Roslindale

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WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

Welcome to the website of the Parkway Rotary Club of West Roxbury & Roslindale Massachusetts!          

 

We are a group of business, professional and retired persons working to make our community a better place.

 

Every year we participate in annual fundraising programs like our annual Paul Harris award evening and Trivia Nights. We participate in community service through our Red Cross Blood drives, the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, Casserly House and the Roslindale Food Pantry. The funds we raise go to support local non profits and to award scholarships to local high school graduates.


Please explore our website and come back often. We hope you will enjoy reading the articles and seeing photos of our activities and will feel welcome to join us anytime. We meet every Tuesday at the West on Centre Restaurant in West Roxbury, MA check the calendar, 1st and 3rd week at noon, 2nd and 4th week at 6pm.

 

If you would like to come or would like to know more, please call me anytime at 617-501-3521.

 

Terry Curran, President

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE Terry Rezendes Curran 2016-07-04 00:00:00Z
ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
 
Pictured from Left to Right: Brian Dubois, Christine Conley, Peter Majane (Asst Governor), Marilyn LaRosa, RJ Agostinelli II, and Terry Rezendes Curran
 
The Parkway Rotary Club of West Roxbury/Roslindale held its Louis M. Kfoury, Jr./Daniel H. Van Ee Memorial Scholarship luncheon on Tuesday, August 2nd at West on Centre.  From the applications received, four scholarships were awarded.  Longtime Scholarship Chair Marilyn LaRosa noted, "this is what our Club is about, investing in the future of our children and neighborhood."  This years recipients are:
 
Ronald Agostinelli II from West Roxbury attended Boston Collegiate Charter School.  He was a member of the National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society and the Suffolk County DA Youth Council.  He was the recipient of the US History Award and the BCCS Citizen Award.  He will be attending Suffolk University and majoring in Journalism.
 
Dylan Chalmers is from Roslindale.  He attended Catholic Memorial High School.  He has volunteered with the Parkway YMCA, the VFW to help set up and run events, CM Students Against Destructive Decisions, peer ministry at St. Theresa Church, and Ethos food delivery to the elderly.  He will be attending Florida Institute of Technology studying aeronautics.
 
Christine Conley is from West Roxbury and attended Newton Country Day School where she was active on the soccer, ice hockey, and softball teams, along with yearbook staff and the mock trial team.  She worked at the YMCA as a summer camp counselor and as a referee for Parkway soccer.  She will be attending Boston College studying marketing/communications.
 
Brian Dubois is from Roslindale and attended Boston Latin School.  He was an officer of the Ultimate Frisbee Club, Improv Comedy Troupe and actor & set designer in the Theatre Club all at BLS.  He has gone through the scouting program where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and is an adult leader in the program.  He has been a camp counselor at Hale Reservation and the YMCA Bear camps.  He is a member of the National Honor Society where he received yearly honors sophomore, junior and senior years.  He will be attending the University of Rhode Island studying in the engineering honors program.
ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z
Trivia Night!
Want to have some fun and help raise some money?
 
Join the Parkway Rotary club of West Roxbury/Roslindale for Trivia Night on April 28th at J.J. Brannelly's, located at 4432 Washington Street in Roslindale.
 
Registration for the event runs from 6-6:45pm with trivia kicking off at 7pm.  The cost is $60 per team with a maximum of 6 members per team.  Proceeds go to help the Parkway Rotary Club of West Roxbury/Roslindale.  First and second place prices will be awarded.
 
Come out for a great cause to raise some money for the local neighborhood.  Plenty of FREE PARKING and CASH BAR!  Pre-register today by going to the Calendar tab above and click on Trivia Event.
Trivia Night! 2016-04-28 00:00:00Z
Polar Plunge

Parkway Rotary members Dominic Rebelo and Uchenna Onyeachom once again plunged into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean in an effort to eradicate Polio.  Last year, they were able to raise over $120,000.  The event took place at Long Beach in Gloucester and was a huge success.

 

2015 was a significant milestone in making polio history.  There were no new cases of the wild poliovirus in Nigeria.  That means we're down to two endemic countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan.  If Nigeria can go two more years without a new case, we will have a polio free Africa!

 

All efforts by our partners in this fight are surging forward to eliminate polio everywhere in the year ahead, but its’s not about just delivering the vaccine to the children. The logistical and political challenges are many and costly. Rotary and the World Health Organization, as well as funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other funding partners, are pushing hard to achieve this goal. It will require a huge effort and much more funding to beat out the last cases and to make sure that polio doesn't re-occur in those countries that have been, and will be, certified polio free. If this happens, the globe could be polio free by 2018.

 

To donate online, follow one of these links:

https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/polio/uchennaonyeachom

https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/polio/DominicRebelo

 

Polar Plunge 2016-01-24 00:00:00Z
Parkway Rotary Awards $2,000 in Scholarships
 
Pictured from left to right are Kennedy Barnwell, Scholarship Committee Chair Terry Curran, Caitlin D'Amato, Gabriela Minos, President Bob Starr, and Denis O'Connor
 
The Parkway Rotary Club of West Roxbury/Roslindale recently awarded $2,000 in scholarships to local HIgh School graduates.  The following awards were made: Caitlin D'Amato, who graduated from Boston Latin Academy and will be attending St. Anslem College, Denis O'Connor, who graduated from Boston Latin School and will be attending Suffolk University, Kennedy Barnwell, who graduated from Boston Latin School and will be attending the UMASS Amherst School of Business, and Gabriela Minos, who graduated from Fontbonne Academy and will be attending Fairfield University.  Each received the Louis Kfoury, Jr. and Daniel Van Ee Memorial Scholarship.
 
The scholarships were awarded based on a combination of academic accomplishments as well as on community service, as Rotary's motto is Service Above Self.  Proceeds from the Rotary's Paul Harris Excellence in Community Service Recognition Dinner and other events funded these scholarships, as well as the other giving the Parkway Rotary Club does in the community.
Parkway Rotary Awards $2,000 in Scholarships 2015-08-05 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Awards Dinner
Please join the Rotary Club of West Roxbury / Roslindale as we honor this year's Paul Harris Award recipients.  The dinner will be held on Thursday, June, 18th 2015 at 6pm at the West Roxbury Elks lodge.  This year we are honoring Martin Bligh of the Corrib Pub and Rich Gormley of William J. Gormley Funeral Service.
Paul Harris Awards Dinner 2015-05-19 00:00:00Z
Roslindale Library Reading Program
From Left to Right:  Branch Librarian Becky Manos, Parkway Rotarians Marilyn LaRosa, Dominic Rebelo, Kelly Peters, and Terry Rezendes Curran.
 
 
To advance reading and strengthen the sense of community, the Rotary Club of West Roxbury and Roslindale is donating $3,000 to the Roslindale Branch Library to launch a new reading program called Roslindale Reads. The money was raised through private and public funding efforts of the Club, and a matching District Managed Grant from Rotary District 7930.
 
In its first year, Roslindale Reads plans to read Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird.  Followed then by Harper Lee's soon to be released Go Set a Watchman.  This will come out in June.  Other books to be read include The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
 
The Roslindale Branch Library is located in Roslindale Square on Washington Street.  All members of the community are invited to join the book discussion group.  To learn more about all the books to be read and the schedule, contact the Roslindale Branch Library at 617-323-2343 or email manos@bpl.org.
Roslindale Library Reading Program 2015-05-19 00:00:00Z
Rotary vs. Kiwanis Softball Game and Fundraiser
The 8th annual Rotary vs. Kiwanis softball game and fundraiser was held on Wednesday, May 13th at the Ohrenberger Ball Field, 175 West Boundary Road, West Roxbury.  The final score was 39 Rotary - 13 Kiwanis.  The series is now tied 4-4.  Proceeds benefit the Jason Roberts Challenger League.  The most fundamental goal of the Challenger League is to give everyone the chance to play, regardless of limitations.
Rotary vs. Kiwanis Softball Game and Fundraiser Brendan Szocik 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z
Excellence in Community Service Recognition and Dinner Fundraiser
The Parkway Rotary Club is proud to announce the Paul Harris recognition to Martin Bligh of the Corrib Pub and Restaurant and Richard Gormley of William J. Gormley Funeral Home.  Tickets to attend are a donation of $25.  That will include a meal.  Cash bar.  Tickets may be purchased directly from a Parkway Rotarian, or at the Cooperative Banks of Roslindale and West Roxbury.  You may also reserve tickets by emailing rotaryofwestroxburyroslindale@gmail.com
Excellence in Community Service Recognition and Dinner Fundraiser 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z
YMCA Golf Tournament

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On September 13th, the Rotary Club sponsored a hole at the annual YMCA Golf Tournament.  Participating in the round of golf were members Lou Falcone and Stephen Morris.

YMCA Golf Tournament Brendan Szocik 2014-09-13 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Awards Dinner

On Friday evening, June 6th, the Rotary Club of West Roxbury-Roslindale hosted its annual Paul Harris awards dinner.  This year we were honored to present the award to Mary Mulvey Jacobson.  As President of the WRBPA, she works with Deutsches Altenheim and Ethos on the popular "Stand Up For Seniors - Coffee and Conversation with the Candidates" forums so that residents of the German Center and the greater community can hear first hand from candidates running for the public office.  She is also a proud and distinguished graduate of Regis College, where she received a BA in Economics, and has served as Class President for many years.  Mary is also President of the Irish Social Club of Boston, having taken a leadership role in getting the organization reopened and back on its feet.  She is the President of the Board of Directors of Ethos, which provides meals and living assistance to keep Parkway area senior citizens and disabled in their homes for as long as possible.  Mary also serves as vice Chair of the West Roxbury YMCA, serving on the Capital Campaign Committee.  She was a founding Incorporator of the Gardens at Gethsemane in West Roxbury, a non-sectarian cemetery open to all faiths.  She had coordinated the Annual Memorial Day Service for 14 years as well as the First Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony.  For over 25 years, Mary served as Co-State Chair of the Massachusetts Beirut Memorial Committee, honoring the Marines who gave their lives in Lebanon in 1983.  She worked at Boston City Hall for a dozen years as Chief of Staff to then Boston City Councillor Maura Hennigan and remains active, involved and interested in all things political.  She is an elected member of the Ward 19 Democratic Committee.

Paul Harris Awards Dinner Brendan Szocik 2014-06-06 00:00:00Z
Meet and Greet
You've heard of us.  Now come out to meet us!

You're invited to our open meeting next Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6pm.  We'll be at West on Centre located at 1732 Centre Street, West Roxbury.  A presentation of Silpada Designs by Susana Brown is also scheduled.  Cocktails will be served.

For more information about Silpada, visit http://www.mysilpada.com/susana.brown
Meet and Greet Brendan Szocik 2012-09-04 00:00:00Z
2012 Paul Harris Awards Annual Dinner
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On April 13, 2012, the West Roxbury and Roslindale Rotary Club hosted the Paul Harris Awards at the West Roxbury Elks Club. This year's honorees were long-time Rotarian Alan MacKinnon, Sister Nancy Braceland of Casserly House, and columnist Francis Sullivan.

 Over 150 people gathered to honor the honorees. The Rotary event also raised money to support its Scholarship Fund and other community programs. Rotary International Assistant Governor Jack Donaldson gave Alan MacKinnon, Sister Nancy Braceland and Francis Sullivan the Rotary's Paul Harris Award for Outstanding Community Service. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, the Rotary's main objective is service in the community, work-place, and throughout.

 

 

2012 Paul Harris Awards Annual Dinner Elizabeth Grace 2012-06-06 00:00:00Z
SUPPORT THE ROTARY INITIATIVE ON GLOBAL CLEAN WATER
In support of the Rotary Foundation and its initiative on global clean water, the West Roxbury/Roslindale Rotary Club is participating in the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) program. By following the link: http://www.washforacause.com/westroxburyroslindalerotary/ you can donate $10 to receive a voucher for a free card wash at any of the participating car wash locations. A portion of the proceeds goes directly to the WASRAG program and a portion goes to the West Roxbury/Roslindale Rotary to use in local projects.
SUPPORT THE ROTARY INITIATIVE ON GLOBAL CLEAN WATER Elizabeth Grace 2012-03-17 00:00:00Z
WIN A TRIP TO ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ALL EXPENSES PAID!

The West Roxbury/Roslindale Rotary is holding a fundraising raffle.

First prize is an all-expense paid trip for two to St. Croix, U.S.

Virgin Islands. This prize includes airfare, hotel, rental car, dinners, tours and more! Additional prizes awarded include Cruzan Gift Baskets. Drawing is Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Paul Harris Awards Dinner. The dinner will be at the B.P.O. Elks Hall at 1 Morrell St, West Roxbury. You need not be present to win. The money raised will go to support the Rotary’s Scholarship Fund and other community programs, upholding the Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self. Prize must be redeemed by December 1, 2012.

 

WIN A TRIP TO ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ALL EXPENSES PAID! Elizabeth Grace 2012-01-19 00:00:00Z
Alan MacKinnon visits the local Rotary Club in Athens.
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Alan MacKinnon, CCE President at The Gardens at Gethsemane, had the opportunity to attend the local Rotary meeting in Athens, Greece.
Alan MacKinnon visits the local Rotary Club in Athens. Elizabeth Grace 2012-01-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary honors two community members with the Paul Harris Award

The West Roxbury and Roslindale Rotary Club recently hosted the Paul Harris Awards at the West Roxbury Elks Club.  This year's honorees were long-time Rotarian and past president Robert Starr and local businessman and community benefactor James Hennigan. 

Over 150 people gathered to honor the honorees.  The Rotary event also raised money to support its Scholarship Fund and other community programs. Rotary International Assistant governor Jack Donaldson gave Robert Starr and James Hennigan the Rotary's Paul Harris Award for Outstanding Community Service.  As signified by the motto Service Above Self, the Rotary's main objective is service in the community, work-place, and throughout the world.  

Rotary honors two community members with the Paul Harris Award Elizabeth Grace 2011-12-27 00:00:00Z
The Rotary of West Roxbury and Roslindale helps the 10th Annual Kettle Campaign

The Rotary of West Roxbury & Roslindale participated in the 10th Annual Kettle Campaign to raise money for the Salvation Army. Pictured here outside of Roche Bros. are Rotary President Terry Rezendes and Vice President Trisha Resevic. Donny Delpha is making a contribution.

 The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worth enterprise and to encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions.

The Rotary of West Roxbury and Roslindale helps the 10th Annual Kettle Campaign Elizabeth Grace 2011-12-27 00:00:00Z
Recipients of the Louis Kfoury Scholarships
Recipients of the Louis Kfoury Scholarships Terry Curran-Rezendes 2010-08-30 00:00:00Z
Winners of the Calendar Raffle Week 4
Winners of the Calendar Raffle Week 4 Terry Curran-Rezendes 2009-07-28 00:00:00Z
Winners of the Calendar Raffle Week 3
Winners of the Calendar Raffle Week 3 Terry Curran-Rezendes 2009-07-22 00:00:00Z
Winners of the Calendar Raffle Week 2
Winners of the Calendar Raffle Week 2 Terry Curran-Rezendes 2009-07-16 00:00:00Z
Winners of the Calendar Raffle
Winners of the Calendar Raffle Terry Curran-Rezendes 2009-07-07 00:00:00Z
Jason Roberts Challenger League

On May 14th, 2014, the annual Jason Roberts Challenger League charity softball game between the Rotary Club of West Roxbury-Roslindale and the Kiwanis Club of Roslindale-West Roxbury took place at the Ohrenberger Community Center.  The event was a huge success, capped off by a 16-13 win by the Rotarians.  Refreshments were served to all who participated, courtesy of Alan MacKinnon from The Gardens of Gethsemane.  All proceeds from the event went to the continued support of the Jason Roberts Challenger League.

Jason Roberts Challenger League Brendan Szocik
Installation Dinner

On Friday, June 27th, 2014, the Rotary Club of West Roxbury-Roslindale held an installation dinner for incoming President Terry Curran-Rezendes at the Sons of Italy Lodge in Roslindale Square.  Terry is a two-time past President of the club and proceeds from the evening were donated to the Rotary Foundation in Terry's name.

Installation Dinner Brendan Szocik
Casserly House Service Project

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The Rotary Club of West Roxbury/Roslindale chose a new service project for this year and have already begun to see tangible benefits from its efforts. The Club partnered with a local nonprofit called Casserly House. The project had a few goals, including supporting education, growing the local economy, and assisting mothers and children. Since the project began in No-vember, two students have found jobs. (pictured: Dominic Rebelo-West Roxbury / Roslindale Rotary President, Sister Nancy Braceland-Casserly House and Kurt Jacobs – Kurtronics.)

Money raised for the project came directly from the Rotary Club of West Roxbury/Roslindale. The Club applied and won a match-ing grant from Rotary International which funds projects that support humanitarian services in the Rotary District of 7930.

Casserly House is a center for learning, assistance, and caring. It focuses on multiethnic and underserved people in the community. The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph is the primary sponsor of Casserly House, which is located on Stellman Road in the Boston neighborhood of Roslindale. The director of Casserly House is Sister Nancy Braceland. Sr. Braceland is also a past recipi-ent of Rotary’s Paul Harris award given for extraordinary service to the community. Casserly House provides ESL classes to adults in the morning and provides neighborhood children a facility to do their homework after school.

The project had both a fundraising and service component. The funds raised went to update the computer center, which is an inte-gral part of the programs at Casserly House. Due to the age of the technology, many of the computers were unable to perform basic functions, like run Rosetta Stone software. Members of the Club volunteer time each week to working with the students to use computers and improve their English. Students of the center reflect the diversity found in the city of Boston and come from far and wide, including Cuba, Brazil, Vietnam, and El Salvador. They arrive with varied computer experiences. Some have never used a computer before, some have vast experience, but have issues translating to English, and some come from countries with computers, but no internet and so have no skills in accessing and navigating the web.

Since the Rotary became involved, two students of the center have found jobs. One was turned down from a job specifically for not having computer skills. This experience steeled her resolve to get computer training at the Center. She then reapplied at that employer and got the position. To learn more about Casserly House, visit www.casserlyhouse.org.

Casserly House Service Project Brendan Szocik
2014 Rotary Scholarship Luncheon

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From Left to Right:  Daniel Wilson, Courtney Leonard, Rotary Club President Terry Curran-Rezendes, Jillian O'Malley, and Tenzin Dawa Thargay

On August 12th, 2014 the Rotary Club of West Roxbury-Roslindale awarded its annual scholarship to four outstanding students from the local community (listed below in alphabetical order):

Courtney Leonard is a graduate of Boston Latin Academy, and will be attending Bridgewater State University, with her expected field of study in communications with a concentration in Theatre education.

Jillian O'Malley is a graduate of Academy of the Pacific Rim, and will be attending Westfield State University, with expected field of study in movement science.

Tenzin Dawa Thargay is a graduate of Roxbury Latin School, and will be attending UMASS Amherst, with an expected field of study in political science and languages.

Daniel Wilson is a graduate of Boston Latin School, and will be attending Boston University, with an expected field of study in bio chemistry.

2014 Rotary Scholarship Luncheon Brendan Szocik
Welcome New Members!

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Here we are at the induction ceremony of our two newest Rotarians:
Steve Morris and Kelly Wheaton. L-R: District Governor Peter Simonsen,
Rotary President Terry Rezendes Curran, Steve Morris, Kelly Wheaton,
and District Governor Elect David Manzi.

Steve Morris is a realtor at LAER Realty Partners, 2077 Centre Street,
West Roxbury. He was born and raised in Roslindale and now lives with
his family in West Roxbury.

Kelly Wheaton is Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at
Peoples Federal Savings Bank located at 1905 Centre Street, West
Roxbury.

We're excited that these two community leaders have chosen to partner
with us in service!!

Welcome New Members! Brendan Szocik
Polar Plunge!

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On January 31, 2015 two of our Rotarians will be participating in the annual Polar Plunge for Polio at Long Beach in Gloucester.  Rotary, the World Health Organization, Unicef, United Nations Charitable Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and United Nations Foundation are on a quest to rid the world of Polio by the year 2018.  Each dollar raised by this event provides 5 vaccinations to help children be protected from this horrible, debilitating disease.  Last year, plungers from Rotary District 7930 raised over $100,000 and provided the funding to protect over 500,000 children in some of the poorest areas in the world.  This year, we have committed to $125,000, which will provide more than 625,000 more vaccines.

Polar Plunge! Brendan Szocik
Rotary Scholarship Luncheon

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From left to right:  Rotary Club President Dominic Rebelo, Angel Jin, Caitlin Walsh, Andrew Patton, Sean Canty Jr., and Assistant District Governor David Manzi

 

On August 13th, 2013 the Rotary Club of West Roxbury-Roslindale awarded its annual scholarship to four outstanding students from the local community (listed below in alphabetical order). 

Sean Canty, Jr. is a graduate of Catholic Memorial and will be attending St. Anslem's College with his expected field of study in business and political science.

Angel Jin is a graduate of Boston Latin School and will be attending Harvard University with a field of study in economics with computer science.

Andew Patton is a graduate of Learning Prep High School and will be attending UMass, Boston with a field of study in business management.

Caitlin Walsh is a graduate of Fontbonne Academy and will be attending UMass, Dartmouth with a field of study in music and music business.

(For more pictures from the event, see the photo albums link on the right side of the page)

Rotary Scholarship Luncheon Brendan Szocik
Rotary of West Roxbury and Roslindale Scholarships
Hello Friends of the West Roxbury and Roslindale Rotary!

One of our main activities is fundraising to award local high school
students with the Louis M. Kfoury Jr. & Daniel H. Van Ee Memorial
Scholarship. Both Louis M. Kfoury Jr. & Daniel H. Van Ee were past
presidents of the club and residents of the Parkway area. You have
helped us raised these funds and now we'd like your help spending it!

Please encourage eligible students you may know to apply. I've
attached an application to this email. Eligible students must be
residents of Roslindale or West Roxbury who are high school seniors
enrolled in a school of higher learning next year.

Additional applications and information can be found at The
Cooperative Bank, Brookline Bank, Mt. Washington Bank, Peoples Federal
Savings Bank, Blue Hills Bank, Parkway Printing, West Roxbury YMCA,
Larosa Real Estate, Waddell and Reed Financial Advisors, and Travel by
Judie Leon or by contacting any Rotarian. Deadline for applications is
June 30.

Rotary of West Roxbury and Roslindale Scholarships Elizabeth Grace
Win an All-Expense Paid Trip for Two to St. Croix
For a chance costing only $20 you can win an all-expense paid trip for two to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Prize includes 7 nights hotel, car rental, round-trip airfare, several dinners, an Island Tour, a water tour and more. Tickets will be on sale until April 13th when the winner will be drawn at the Paul Harris Awards Dinner.  This years recipients are Sr. Nancy Braceland of Casserly House, Rotarian Alan MacKinnon of the Gardens at Gethsemane and Francis X. Sullivan founder of the P.I.N.C.H. Foundation. The dinner and drawing will take place at the West Roxbury Elks Hall, 1 Morrell Street, West Roxbury at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $25.  Chances for the Drawing and Tickets for the dinner are available from any Rotarian or at the following businesses: The Cooperative Bank (Roslindale and West Roxbury branches), Brookline Bank, Parkway Printing, Mt. Washington Bank, LaRosa Real Estate, West Roxbury YMCA, Peoples Savings Bank and Travel by Judie Leon.
Win an All-Expense Paid Trip for Two to St. Croix Terry Curran-Rezendes
2010 Paul Harris Awards
On April 30th the West Roxbury/Roslindale Rotary hosted a Paul Harris Awards and Roast at the West Roxbury Elks Club.  This year's honorees were long-time Rotarian and Past President John Sullivan and local businessman Steve Slyne. Over 150 people gathered to honor the honorees and funds were raised to support the Scholarship Fund and other programs of the Rotary. (see Photo Journal for a look at the evening)
2010 Paul Harris Awards Terry Curran-Rezendes
ShelterBox for Haiti
The West Roxbury/Roslindale Rotary Club in conjunction with Rotary clubs worldwide are mobilizing resources to deliver urgently needed relief and ShelterBoxes to the millions affected by Haiti's devastating earthquake.  ShelterBox is an ongoing project of Rotary International and has already delivered more than 3,300 containers to Haiti, with another 1,000 or more scheduled to be deployed. Each box contains a tent that houses 10 people as well as a stove, water purification equipment, and other essential items. Doctors have been using supplies from the containers to treat the injured. Hospitals in the capital city are using the tents to provide emergency shelter for postoperative patients. The price of a complete Shelter Box is $1,000 (US), and the club is matching donations up to a maximum of $1000. Any and all donations are also gratefully accepted and will be forwarded for Haitian relief.
ShelterBox for Haiti Terry Curran-Rezendes
Ringing the Bell for Salvation Army
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On Tuesday, December 1st members of the West Roxbury/Roslindale Rotary took over the "ringing duties" at the West Roxbury location of Roche Brothers Supermarket. Rotarians staffed the Salvation Army Kettle from 8am to 8pm. Shown are Rotarians Adolf Gundersen (left) and Frank LaPrise (right). (Please see photo gallery for more pictures)
Ringing the Bell for Salvation Army Terry Curran-Rezendes
Rotary Donates to Home for Little Wanderers
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On Tuesday, December 8th, members of the West Roxbury/Roslindale Rotary Club gathered together to donate Christmas Toys to the Home for Little Wanderers in Jamaica Plain. (see photo gallery for more pictures)
Rotary Donates to Home for Little Wanderers Terry Curran-Rezendes
Rotary Softball Team Victorious Again
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On Saturday, September 26th the West Roxbury-Roslindale Rotary and the West Roxbury/Roslindale Kiwanis clubs joined together in a fundraising effort for the Jason Roberts Challenger league by participating in a Home Run Derby and Softball Game with all proceeds donated to the League.  Participants of the League played an inning or two assisted by Rotarians, Kiwanians, family and friends in the field. Please check the photo gallery for more pictures of the day.
Rotary Softball Team Victorious Again Terry Curran-Rezendes
Suffolk County DA Dan Conley Honored by Rotary
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More than 100 friends, family and elected officials came together on April 24, to honor Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley as he received the Rotary Club International Paul Harris Award. Named after the founder of Rotary International, the Paul Harris Award is one of the highest awards in Rotary and is offered to individuals who have made selfless contributions to the community.
     Some accomplishments as district attorney include anti-gang legislation, an overhaul of the way police and prosecutors gather and use evidence, and opening Massachusetts' first Family Justice Center. Conley has increased prosecution of financial theft cases and computer-related crimes.
     In addition to friends and Conley's family, as well as many elected officials showing support. Guests included City Councilor John Tobin, (who was installed into the West Roxbury~Roslindale Rotary Club as well), City Councilor Rob Consalvo, State Rep. Mike Rush (who also agreed to Join the West Roxbury ~ Roslindale Rotary), Boston City Councilor at-Large Andrew Kenneally, mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty, and Rotary District Governor Thomas Elliot.
     Many joked about Conley's appearance on local and national news programs in recent days due to the arrest of Philip Markoff, for the "Craigs List Murder". Conley said he is working hard to honor the memory of the victim. "Part of our job is to inform our public of what has happened," he said. "But the heart of a prosecutor's job is to serve victims like Julissa Brisman." (see photo journal for more pictures)
Suffolk County DA Dan Conley Honored by Rotary Terry Curran-Rezendes
Successful Character Breakfast
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On Saturday, May 16, Rotarians from the West Roxbury-Roslindale Rotary gathered at St. John Chrysostom Church to hold a Pancake Breakfast. Students from Fontbonne Academy, Boston Latin Academy and Trinity Academy dressed as "Disney" Characters and greeted and visited young and old patrons alike. Students from the Mozart School's "Making Music Matters" program, performed at 10:00am to the delight of all present.  Proceeds from the days activities support the Rotary Scholarship Fund. See Photo Journal for more pictures of the days activities.
Successful Character Breakfast Terry Curran-Rezendes
2009 Dictionary Project Kicks Off at Mozart School
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On February 24th, Mayor Thomas Menino joined members of the West Roxbury/Roslindale Rotary at the W.A. Mozart School, 236 Beech Street, Roslindale to hand out dictionaries donated to third grade students throughout the neighborhood. See Photo Journals for more pictures.
2009 Dictionary Project Kicks Off at Mozart School Terry Curran-Rezendes
MAYOR MENINO HELPS KICK OFF DICTIONARY PROJECT
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Mayor Thomas Menino joins West Roxbury/Roslindale Rotary Members at the Kick Off of the Dictionary Project at the Ohrenberger School in West Roxbury.
MAYOR MENINO HELPS KICK OFF DICTIONARY PROJECT Terry Curran-Rezendes
MAYOR MENINO AND ROTARIAN TOM AGUIAR HONORED
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Rotary Club of West Roxbury-Roslindale Holds Paul Harris Awards Dinner
MAYOR MENINO AND ROTARIAN TOM AGUIAR HONORED Terry Curran-Rezendes
President Uchenna Recieves Paul Harris Fellow
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Governor Julia Presented The President a Paul Harris Fellow Award, present is Chief Chris Onyeachom his dad who flew in from Nigeria
President Uchenna Recieves Paul Harris Fellow Uchenna Onyeachom
GOVERNOR JULIA'S VISIT
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group photograph with the Governor, Governor elect and assistant Governor
GOVERNOR JULIA'S VISIT Uchenna Onyeachom