On August 26th we met at the Weston Golf Club to celebrate a Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire awarded to Rob Mosher and welcome 3 new club members: Joy Viola, Aaron Roy, and John Ibasco.

Rob Mosher earns Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Recognition

Robert Mosher, a long-time Rotarian was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire pin. Paul Harris Fellow recognition is extended to any individual who contributes, outright or cumulatively (or in whose name is contributed), $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund or PolioPlus or as sponsorship of a portion of a Foundation grant. The recognition consists of a certificate and pin.  A multiple Paul Harris Fellow recognition is extended at subsequent $1,000 levels. Recognition consists of a pin with stones corresponding to the recipient’s recognition amount $2,000 to 2,999.99 - one sapphire.  CONGRATULATIONS ROB!!

New Members and their sponsors

Pictured L to R: Our newest members with their sponsors to the Rotary Club: Patricia MacNeil (Village Bank) sponsored Joy Viola, Club President Paul Lualdi, Aaron Roy (also sponsored by MacNeil) and John Ibasco sponsored by Mark Messina.
Meet Our New Members

Joy Viola

Joy Viola and her husband, Alfred, have been residents of Wayland for over 50 years. Alfred died of COVID in 2020, but Joy continues to participate in local activities, writing, gardening and walking Apollo, her Golden Retriever, and Anna “half Black Labrador and half pure mischief.”
Joy holds a BA and MA from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. She was employed at Northeastern University for 33 years in several administrative positions including Dean of International Affairs. Following her retirement, she served as a volunteer Director of Development for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue and the Golden Retriever Foundation raising funds for Golden rescue and canine cancer research. She is currently Chairman of the Board and fundraiser for the Friends of Guisachan, a non-profit devoted to public education about the origins of the Golden Retriever in the Scottish Highlands.
She is the author of three books and has a fourth coming out in October. Her latest, From Schnitzel to Nockerln And Everything That Happened In Between is an accounting, often humorous, of several of Joy and her husband’s birding, wildlife photography and tour-leading adventures on all seven continents.
Joy is a past member of the Wayland Conservation Commission and currently a member of the Sudbury Valley Trustees, the Wayland Garden Club, the Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Federation.

Aaron Roy

Aaron is originally from Maine and went to school at UMASS Boston. He graduated with a degree in psychology and a passion to help troubled youth. He started his own business in college and made a career out of it landing a professional music industry role at the iconic Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, he had to change career paths and secured a job marketing for two SERVPRO franchises. He currently lives with his wife Lydia and two cats Honey and Bella in Arlington. His passions are riding his dirtbike in the warmer months and snowboard in the colder months.

John Ibasco

John resides in the Town of Wayland and has been for approximately 5 1/2 years. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Hawaii Manoa - Schilder College of Business.  He is currently working for Graybar Electric Company as a Computer Systems Engineer in addition to being a Real Estate Agent for Keller Williams Realty Boston Northwest. He enjoys hiking, bicycling, archery, and socializing with friends/family.