May 2020
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Welcome to the Somerville Rotary Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Holiday Inn
30 Washington Street
Somerville, MA  02143
United States
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On June 6, 2019 - Somerville Rotary's Installation Dinner of New Officers and Board of Directors 2019-2020 at the Mt. Vernon Restaurant & Pub in Somerville was quite entertaining thanks to our Master of Ceremony, Past-President, Gene Ferraro's rendition of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood!  
Congratulations to all the incoming Somerville Rotary Officers, Board of Directors, especially to 2019-2020 President Cyrus Amin, President-Elect Jen Atwood as well as Congrats to all the Honored Paul Harris Fellows!  
Lastly, thank you to all the Somerville Rotary members for making and achieving such a successful Rotary Year for me as your 2018-2019 President.  THANK YOU! 
You can see the Installation Dinner pictures on our FACEBOOK PAGE LINK HERE
-Kevin Su, President 2018-2019 

Thank you to Greg Jenkins from Somerville Arts Committee for speaking to Somerville Rotary.  Greg’s presentation included the historical contrabiution in changing the diversity of Arts and Cultures of City of Somerville which is still evident today and beyond.  Thank you Greg for making Somerville a better place and keep up the great work. - Kevin Su, President 2018-2019 

Somerville Rotary is happy to announce a new member from the Somerville Community.  Rockland Trust of Davis Square is a Corporate Member of Someville Rotary and their new ambassador is Jazir Jalal of Medford, Mass.  Jazir shared his excitement of becoming a Rotarian and in his own words, "I am joining the Rotary club in order to help the community and promote involvement.  I feel that this is a great opportunity for me to impact those around me and meet some great people." For sure Jazir is a promising Rotarian in the making.  Somerville Rotary welcomes and congratulates Jazir Jalal of Rockland Trust of Davis Square and we look forward in Making A Difference for the Somerville community with you and Rockland Trust. 
- Kevin Su, President 2018-2019. 
Thank you to Assistant Regional Head Instructor Jon Goode and ARHI Sasha Craine from Somerville School of Oom Yung Doe for coming to Somerville Rotary to talk about their teachings of 8 Martial Art forms include: Kong Su/Tae Kwon Do, Aikido/Hapkido, Udo/Jujitsu, Samurai Sword, Tai Chi Chung, Bagua Chung, Kung Fu, Ship Pal Gae (18 Weapons).  For more info please see link HERE

Thank you to Joann Bocca-Riviecco from Somerville Overcoming Addiction for speaking to Somerville Rotary today! 

There are people of all ages and groups suffering from this Addiction Pandemic, especially with opioid related ODs to most of the time, Death. 

There are help, support, as well as information out there for those who are facing such Pandemic and Joann & Somerville Overcoming Addiction are just doing that!

Somerville Rotary Comedy Night at Giggles Comedy Club in Saugus on Rt. 1 South to support upcoming donations to the Somerville Community such as Somerville Homeless Coalition RespondInc, Somerville High School, SHS Science Fair, Catholic Charities and more! 
See all photos of the event on our Facebook link HERE
Thanks to Guest Speakers Linda Cornell, President & CEO and Nancy Bergeron, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing from Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerville, MA for coming out to speak to Somerville Rotary today!
VNA was founded in 1906 and continues bring care to people's homes for over a hundred years and now provides a home as well! If you have a loved one that is in need of such service and quality living, for more information, please contact VNA at (617) 776-9800. 
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019, Somerville Rotary had the pleasure of having Jessica Brayden, CEO of RESPONDInc. of Somerville and our keynote speaker of the day, Eliza Hopkins, Cooridinator of Community Intervention and Education Programs at RESPONDInc. to speak to Somerville Rotary about Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Awareness Month and what RESPONDInc is currently doing in our community. Eliza spends her day educating kids at the elemtary and at high school levels about the signs and ways of prevent TDV. It’s not an easy task giving the age ranges Eliza covers and Eliza deserves to be recognized for this! Thank you Eliza Hopkins and RESPONDInc. for speaking to Somerville Rotary!
Somerville Rotary would like to thank our Guest Speaker today, Toby J. White from ARUP. Toby is the Fire Safety Engineer Consultant for the new Encore Boston Harbor Casino in Everett, Ma. which will be opening in June 2019. Toby's presentation of Fire Prevention in Homes, Organizations and Communities was informative and he had important need to know tips from smoke detectors, to fire extinguishers and Holiday Preventions such as keeping a Christmas Tree well watered when your away for a long period of time so your trees doesn't dry out and catch on fire! Again, thank you Toby J. White and #ARUP for coming out to Somerville Rotary!

    Welcome to the Somerville Rotary Club website. 
Rotary is a service organization and is about "Service Above Self". It is an organization that operates on the local, regional and international level. Rotarians serve in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. In addition to service work, Rotary promotes high ethical standards in all aspects of our lives and works to build goodwill and peace in the world. Our Rotary International motto this year is "Engage Rotary, Change Lives". Our club is one of over 34,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide with over 1.2 million members. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.
Somerville Rotary is a small but active club. Through our service projects we "engage Rotary" and in the process "change lives". Locally we support the Regional Science Fair at Somerville High School, give scholarships to Somerville students, support the work of many of our non-profit agencies, ring the bell for the Salvation Army during the holidays, and read monthly to elementary school students. Rotary members volunteer in communities locally and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, eradicate polio, and many more projects to make this world a better place for everyone. The Somerville club has participated in joint projects with another Rotary club to provide a vision testing machine to a community in Columbia and has sponsored the purchase of a walk-in freezer for a Columbian orphanage that houses 40 children.
One of the focuses of Rotary International is the eradication of polio in the world. This project began in the Phillipines in 1979 and since then more than 2 billion children in 122 countries have been vaccinated against the disease. The world is now 99% polio free with reports of the illness in only 3 countries. The Somerville Rotary Club has supported the Polio Plunge for the last two years, sponsoring Polar Plungers and raising money for the international campaign.
Rotary is also about fellowship: meeting and working together with other professionals from the community. The Somerville Rotary Club meets weekly on Tuesdays at 12:15 at the Holiday Inn, 30 Washington Street in Somerville near Sullivan Station. We would love to have you join us - come to the Holiday Inn on the 2nd through 4th Tuesday of the month (the 1st is reading day). If you have any questions or would like more information, please use the link provided.  
Thank you,
ChenKai Kevin Su
President - Rotary of Somerville 2018-2019
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