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The first seedlings were delivered to the Woodland School in Weston on Tuesday, May 3rd (85).
 
On May 5th, the rest were delivered to Country School (80), Claypit Hill (100), Loker (80) Happy Hollow (80), and Gifford School in Weston (30).  
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland participated this past Saturday for Earth Day at Land’s Sake.  It was a perfect weather day and we had two tables explaining our Sears Field Conservation Project while giving away Sunflower Seeds to support Ukraine and entertaining the kids with a game of corn hole.
Elizabeth Messina’s activity for the kids taught them how to germinate and plant their sunflowers. 
 
Katya Portnaya donated the corn hole game to the delight of the crowd.  Jeanne Richardson’s friend Cheryl is getting to be a “regular” volunteer and we are so pleased that she has joined us on several occasions! 
 
And making what I think to be his first Rotary appearance, Joy’s beautiful Golden Retriever Apollo was there as our mascot. A big thank you to everyone for your support!
The Weston-Wayland Rotary Club is proud to induct a new member, James Brasco! James is following in the footsteps of his parents Mike & Kate Brasco who were also Rotarians. James was proposed by current member, Robert Blackburn. We look forward to helping James uphold a family tradition of helping others.
 
James grew up in Weston and recently returned to town where he now lives with his wife Alexandra and their 2-year-old Doodle: Archie. James and Alex got married in 2019 and met on Nantucket. James has worked for the past 10 years in his family-owned and-run real estate company with offices in Boston and Weston. James has been a top-selling agent with his firm and ranks among the top 3% of Century 21 agents worldwide. James and Alex are avid travelers and enjoy time with friends and family.
 

The world, Rotary International, Rotary Clubs, and Rotarians are united to support the Ukrainian people.

Donate today the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland’s Ukraine Relief Fund. 

The Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland will match a portion of donations made during this crisis.

All proceeds will go to purchase and ship desperately needed medical and trauma supplies in Ukraine.

 
How does this work?

Donations for our fundraiser will be made through the Rotary District 7910 Charity Fund.

This is a 501C3 donation mechanism that has been put in place by RD7910 to facilitate TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations for Rotary Clubs. Money donated to this fund can be via personal checks, non-profit organizations, community service trusts, charitable trusts, etc. 

How to donate:

  • Checks can be made out to: 
Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland C/O RD7910 Charity Fund  with "Ukraine Relief" in the memo. Please mail your check to: 
 
Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland
470 Boston Post Road, Suite 301
Weston, MA 02493
  • Donate online by credit card: 

After donations are received from individuals, an IRS-approved 501C3 letter will be sent to the donor. Letter may take 4-6 weeks to process. 

Thank you for your support and generosity. 


About Donating to Rotary

Rotary International is known globally as exceptional stewards of donations. 
 
We had a great day and 150+ joining us for a fun day at the Kids Fishing Derby on Sunday.  If you won a prize, please email us at president@westonwaylandrotary.org to claim your prize. 
 
Overall Heaviest Fish: Marie Pimental
Overall Longest Fish: Marie Pimental
Age category 1-5 years old
First fish caught: Tibbie Mineheart
Heaviest fish: James Wiessbourn
Longest fish: Kevin Rocco
 
Age category 6-8 years old
First fish caught: Andrew Polnarev
Heaviest fish: Marie Pimental
Longest fish: Marie Pimental
 
Age category 9-11 years old
First fish caught: Sonya Leonardo
Heaviest fish: Everrett Tillen
Longest fish: Sonya Leonardo
 
Age category 12-14 years old
First fish caught: Raymond Guo
Heaviest fish: Jack Powell
Longest fish: Jack Powell
 
No tagged fish were caught.

Volunteering at Community Servings

23 Rotarians and friends spent Thursday evening volunteering at Community Servings in Jamaica Plain.  If you missed this opportunity, you will have another chance to join in this rewarding experience of humble service, as we intend to volunteer as a group again, possibly on a regular basis.  

About Community ServingsCommunity Servings logo www.servings.org

"Our mission is to actively engage the community to provide medically tailored, nutritious, scratch-made meals to chronically and critically ill individuals and their families.
 

Our Vision: We envision a world in which everyone has access to the nutritious food they need for health and wellbeing as a fundamental right.

 

Field Work 2022 Launches Sat, March 26 @ 9am

Adoption is challenging work. We have adopted the Sears Field in Weston and we are reclaiming it for the pollinating insects. All are invited to clear these invasive plants so that in year three of our five year project we can begin to plant the plants that are good for the pollinators.

Join us this Spring to work hard, release some energy on the invasive plants, have a good time, good conversation and good refreshments. Navigate to 27 Crescent Street and park at the Melone Homestead.

Please join our hearty, happy crew any day and time you can: 

Saturday mornings 9-12 on 

Join us Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m. on

More info, maps, and a preview of our Seedlings Project are on our Conservation Projects page
On February 17th the Weston-Wayland Rotary Club invited Aaron Roy to give a 30-minute presentation via Zoom about disaster preparedness. Aaron is the Sales and Marketing Manager in the local SERVPRO office and deals with disaster clean-up every day. His presentation was thought-provoking and made all who attended think critically about the following topics:
 
 
  • Disasters most likely to affect your household
  • Communication plans
  • Sheltering in place
  • Escape routes, meetings places, and backups
  • Disaster kits
  • Identifying utility shut off valves at your property
 
Aaron was also kind enough to offer all members of the club complimentary Emergency Ready Plans that document relevant contact information and utility shut-off locations for a home or business. That plan is then kept on file at his office so his team can respond immediately, and with all the information they need, to any size disaster. If any of these topics are of interest to you or your organization, you can reach Aaron via email <Aaron@ServproOfLexington.com> or by phone (617)-952-9448. The Weston-Wayland Rotary Club looks forward to inviting more subject matter experts to weekly meetings to enrich the lives of members and their guests. We welcome you to check out our event calendar and see if anything piques your interest.
On February 10, 2022, the Rotary Club recognized ten high school sophomores from Wayland and Weston as the second group of winning students for this academic year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). The students and their families joined members of the club at a festive dinner and awards ceremony at the Weston Golf Club. As part of the evening, many of the students shared stories of their leadership and community service work. This inspiring group truly exemplifies the Rotary ideal of “Service above Self.” 

The winners recognized in February were:

Jeffrey Asare-Danquah (Weston High School

Sam Brande (Wayland High School)

Kailas Srinivasan (Wayland High School)

Max Ding (Weston High School)

Eliana Tillman Schwartz (Weston High School)

Sophie Roman (Wayland High School)

Selena Liu (Wayland High School)

Katya Marchant (Weston High School)

Hannah Marill (Weston High School) 

 

 
As the year 2021 comes to a close, so does the inaugural year and the initial project of the new Conservation Committee of the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland. One of the last days of the year witnessed the removal of debris and detritus created by the hundreds of hours spent by volunteers from the club, along with friends, Boy Scouts, and other members of the community. It took over 15 one-ton dump trucks to remove all of the invasive species that the workers cut down over the course of the last 9 months. 
 
In the picture above, volunteers are pulling down a gigantic vine to add to one of six very large piles of brush created this year. 
We are honored to be featured in the December publication of "Weston Neighbors" for our club's first-ever Children Business Fair in October. 
 
From "Colorful Candles" to "Pixie Parlor" these budding entrepreneurs impressed all that attended. Enjoy the photos below and watch out for these future CEOs on the rise! You can also read the whole article. 
 
To contact Weston Neighbors for information on being the featured family, becoming a contributing writer, or a sponsor, reach out to Publisher Nan Morgart
 
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