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New Location for Christmas Tree Sale (formerly at the First Baptist Church in Weston)
 
With excitement (and a little sadness), we are moving our annual Christmas tree & wreath sale to Land's Sake Farm, 90 Wellesley St, Weston. We look forward to continuing, and for those of you new to Town, starting the tradition of purchasing your trees and wreaths in Weston. You will be supporting both the Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland's community initiatives (food security, scholarships, conservation, etc.) AND Land's Sake Farm food security programs.
 
Opening day is Friday, November 25th. We will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm until sold out.
 
***Delivery will be available to the local area for an additional donation.
 
Contact us with any questions at westonwaylandrotary@gmail.com
 
 
Who: You to help unload Xmas Trees
When: Monday, November 21st
What: Trees, trees, trees—arriving from Nova Scotia sometime Friday. Plus, refreshments, new friends to make, and plenty of fun!
Where: Land’s Sake Farm, 90 Wellesley Street in Weston
When: Friday: Time TBD—sometime between 11 am and 2 pm, depending on when the truck driver arrives
Why: The tree sale is our most important source of funding for our charitable work like scholarships and conservation.
 
Please add your name/cell number/email to our Alert List!!! We will send updates on Friday as the driver tells us. 
 
No obligation!! If the timing works for you, great. If not, no problem. 
 

 

Rachel Yurik – Weston Resident (Transfer from Needham Rotary)


Rachel has been a member of the Needham Rotary for 12 years. She has served as Asst. Sgt.-at-Arms and is a Paul Harris fellow. Rachel has been a corporate accounting professional in the Boston area investment companies. She is currently a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Weston, where she has been working since 2004. Rachel has been a Weston resident for 27 years and is passionate about working with the local community.


Greg Cronin – Weston Resident (Transfer from Needham
Rotary)


Greg was born in Boston grew up in Newton educated at St. Sebastian’s School then BA in Dartmouth College. Greg spent years working political campaigns and has raised 3 grown sons in Needham and owns his own sales rep. business. He is a Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker/Newton and has been a Needham Rotarian for over 20 years, spending most of those years as the Sgt. at Arms/greeter enjoying every minute.

 

Message from Alex Faigel, Chair of the Children's Business Fair:
 
With 50 Kid Businesses and likely 1000 attendees, our 2nd Annual Weston Wayland Children's Business Fair was a huge success.  The kids learned valuable business lessons and made money, awards were given out, and all had fun.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who came together to help.  
 
We look forward to our 3rd annual fair next fall.
 

KidPreneur Spotlight: PIXIE PARLOR

Meet Addison Lily who is the brains behind “Pixie Parlor” one of the businesses you’ll find at our upcoming Children’s Business Fair on Saturday, October 15. 
 
Addison will be selling handmade pixie pouches and bracelets, and will also take customer orders for bracelets.  You can expect pricing to range from $4-$10 per item. 
 
This kid-entrepreneur says, “Making things makes me happy and seeing my work go to good use is amazing!”
 
Good luck on your business booth at the fair Addison!
Join us as we transform the Weston Art and Innovation Center into the 2nd Annual Children's Business Fair on Saturday, October 15th, 2022, presented by the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland.  

The Children's Business Fair inspires kids to discover their inner entrepreneurs. Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and open for customers at our one-day marketplace. And this year's theme is "Environmental Sustainability."

On October 15, come meet 50 kidpreneurs at their booths along with hundreds of attendees (shoppers)!

Today, please consider becoming a sponsor or supporting organization. Info on sponsorship opportunities is attached to this email and on our website, and we'd be happy to talk with you anytime. You can reach our whole team by email at westonwaylandrotary@gmail.com so we can set a time to speak.
 

Update: We are just over 2 weeks away from one of our club's biggest annual events, The Children's Business Fair! Applications are now closed and are 100% occupancy of our business booths, with 50 kidpreneurs scheduled to sell their goods and services. Our focus is now on attendance, volunteers, and sponsorships. Please be sure to spread the word about the fair and sign up to help out.

KidPreneur Spotlight: The Soap Place

Siblings Pranav and Saanvi will be at this year’s Children’s Business Fair with their business, “The Soap Place." 
 
They wanted to make only soaps and refreshments instead of candles, cookies, and soaps, with prices varying according to size and design. So they're making goat milk soap, honey soap, glycerin soap, and aloe vera soaps in different shapes, colors, and sizes. Additionally, they wish to sell refreshing drinks so the customers are not thirsty. They're curious about how to make different colorful, flavored, and shaped soaps, so they wanted to give it a try.
 
We wish The Soap Place a successful first year at the fair!
 
Please see samples of their soaps and their logo:

Yard Signs: Do you Have Yours Yet?

Katya has her yard sign up in Sharon! John has four up along Boston Post Road. Will you put one up too?! Please email our president, president-elect and past president if you have a good spot for one of our signs. 

Volunteer:  Join the fun and volunteer at the Children's Business Fair.

We have slots available on Friday evening when we'll be setting up our marquis tents in front of the Weston Art & Innovation Center and then before, during and after the Fair on Saturday.
 
Whether you have one hour or up to eight, we'd be grateful for your help, we'll welcome you warmly, and thank you prodigiously! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Thursday we had a very special guest at our weekly club meeting at The Weston Golf Club. Victor Tom, the District Governor for 7910, stopped by to deliver a moving speech to our members. Victor told us the story of growing up with his grandfather and father both being Rotarians. He always wanted to follow in their footsteps but he could not as he did not own his own business, which was formerly a requirement to be in a Rotary Club. In the early 2000s, this requirement was lifted and Victor joined his first club after being invited. Victor has always had a passion to help those in need and shared stories of programs he was involved with at MIT. His enthusiasm was contagious and engaged all who attended. His vision for our district moving forward is full of inclusiveness and genuine selflessness. He is a role model to all that serve others and we are grateful to have him as a leader of the district. 
 
 
There is tremendous interest in our Second Annual Weston-Wayland Children's Business Fair on October 15. 2022! Due to the high volume of applications we already have, we are not accepting any more after September 16th.
 
Kid Entrepreneurs can apply here: https://www.childrensbusinessfair.org/weston-wayland
 
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 2nd annual event on Saturday, October 15, 2022, between 11 am - 3 pm.
Our club was featured in this month's edition of the Wellesley Weston Magazine. The article focused on the evolution of Rotary International and its focus on DEI. The publication highlights how our club, in particular, has embraced inclusion, resulting in a more robust and effective service-oriented organization.
 
Eagle Scout Liam Gavin is building a nature trail behind the Veritas School in Wayland.  This project will make the trail more accessible to students and the community with improved steps and landings.  Donations welcomed.  Volunteers needed in August and September to build the steps.  Contact Liam Gavin for dates.
 
Marianne Riggio from the Perkins School for the Blind shared about the innovative support and services being offered to people with visual disabilities.  The staff also train teachers statewide in classroom management for the visually challenged.  Every child can learn, and you can help.  www.perkins.org
 
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