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Congratulations to all 50 Kidpreneurs who presented at the Children's Business Fair this past Sunday.  While many kids talk about setting up a proverbial lemonade stand, these 50 kids were businessmen and women of action.  They worked with their own hands, often in teams, to make their products.  They then created signage and marketing materials to design their booth, learning to sell to strangers (in a safe environment).  Finally, they learned the value of a dollar in earning some well-deserved extra spending money as a reward.  I couldn't be more proud of the 100 or so kids that represented their 50 businesses this past weekend.  Congratulations to all of the kids, they are all winners! -Alex Faigel 
"With this being our third year running the fair, I am astounded by the children, their creativity, and the confidence that follows. This year we had a multitude of kids who have put together a business for two or three years and evolved their offerings after receiving feedback. They are determined to grow, and watching them on their journeys has been rewarding." - Janika LeMaitre
The Weston-Wayland Children’s Business Fair inspires children to discover their inner entrepreneurs. The largest entrepreneurship event for kids in North America, this one-day market gives children the opportunity to showcase their very own businesses.
The opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business! And, this year's theme is "Environmental Sustainability."
Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. 
We will host approximately 50 booths at the 3rd annual event on SUNDAY, May 21, 2023, between 11 am - 3 pm.
This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland and the generous support of our donors and volunteers.  We all believe that entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.
Whether an entrepreneur is famous like Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey or they are one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs and serve their communities.

“Today’s youths are tomorrow’s business innovators and leaders. The Children’s Business Fair gives students the opportunity to spread their entrepreneurial wings and get a head start on promising business careers.” Said Jeff Sandefer, founder of the Acton School of Business, one of the sponsors of the fair. 

Awards will be presented in each of the four age groups (6-7, 8-10, 11-12, and 13-14) for:
"Most Business Potential"
"Most Creative Idea"
"Most Environmentally Sustainable Practices"
"Most Impressive Presentation"
The overall winner will receive a $50 prize.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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This overview was created for the 2023 Rotary 7910 District Conference where our 2-time Rotary Club of the Year was invited to collaborate with other clubs by sharing our successful strategies for innovation and growth. 
Now that we have removed the invasive plants that hinder the pollinators, we are ready to begin planting for the pollinators.
Present in the Sears field are milkweed and goldenrod. Our intent is to support these native plants such that they will continue to thrive and propagate further into the field.
In addition:
The plan for this coming year is to develop “islands” of native plants for the pollinators, along a grassed path that will be developed from the south entrance to the field to the northern end where the honeybees will reside.
We are inviting all interested Weston Wayland Rotary Club members to design their island of native plantings for the pollinators.
Here below are some great resources for application to island creation. As you know, some of the important criteria for the design are season / period for sowing / planting, temperatures, soil types, soil moisture levels, sunlight and shade durations, and soil type. The following are resources for you to choose your native plants for your island design and eventual planting. Use these resources and others to understand the environmental requirements of each species.
Native Pants for Pollinate North Hampton. Lincoln Land Conservation Trust provides a very good set of Toolkits and Plant Kits for fields. Please review and apply those as well. The last is from Mass Audubon, which provides an overview of native Northeast Plants.
Perhaps the most useful resource for our field is the first one, Native Plants for Pollinate North Hampton – This document is available on the Conservations Team’s Google Drive. If you do not have access, please contact Charlie at and he will provide access to the Drive, or will email the document.
Lincoln Land Conservation Trust provides a very good set of Toolkits and Plant Kits for fields: Toolkits and Plant Kits - Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Rural Land Foundation ( In fact their entire site is helpful.
The last is from Mass Audubon, which provides an overview of native Northeast Plants. Plant a Native Pollinator Garden (
Of special note, it is understood that we are planting in a natural environment, not a backyard where a water hose might provide plentiful water. So let’s communicate and work together on the watering requirements for plant choices and how those will or will not be met.
Where to buy native plants that the pollinators will go to for food and egg laying:
  • Wagon Wheel in Lexington and Concord
  • Johnny’s Seeds
  • Fedco in Clinton ME
  • Garden in the Woods in Framingham
  • Lincoln Land Conservation Trust might have a limited supply, but they sell to their members first.
  • Let’s start a kickstart workshop within the Conservation Team meetings to get these islands going!
About this video: Click play to watch the video presentation for first graders (and their parents) in Weston and Wayland elementary schools the week of April 24-28. 

Note to Parents: We'd love to receive pictures by email to or to our Facebook page,

In 2018, Ian Riseley, Rotary International President, declared "The Year of the Tree" and challenged the 1.2 million worldwide membership of Rotary to plant a tree for each club member on Earth Day. The Weston-Wayland Rotary Club embraced this challenge and expanded the program to include distributing Green Giant Arbor Vitae to first graders in Weston.

The project was so well-received, and so much fun for our Club members, that we have made it an annual activity for our club and expanded the distribution to all first graders in both Weston and Wayland. In 2020, when Covid disrupted the school year we canceled our distribution. However, in 2021, when schools were back we doubled our order to 800 seedlings so we could catch up and get seedlings to both first and second graders. In 2023, we will distribute 500 seedlings in our community and bring our total distribution to 2400 seedlings since the program started. This year's shipment arrived yesterday and was unpacked by Club Members to prepare for distribution.
Rotary magazines 2023 Photo Awards

In Rotary magazine’s 2023 Photo Awards, we see the world courtesy of this year’s finalists.

A song of their own

The Imagine Impact Tour brings Gaby Moreno to her home country of Guatemala to inspire children to dream big.

Rotary International Convention concludes with a message of hope

As the gathering in Melbourne comes to an end, Rotary looks forward toward Singapore and a focus on mental health.

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