Weston & Wayland Rotary Club

Online Club Bulletin for 3/1/2018
By: Deborah Rines
Meeting Opening: Bell rung at 6:15 pm
Song:  God Bless America
Guest(s): Jay Moody, Tammi Kibler, Diana Nestorova (ADG)
Prospective Member(s): Fabrice Torchon, Cindy Tanny
RYLA Award Recipients:  Robert Mosher III, Rohini Ramesh
Attendance:  27
Please make every effort to attend club meetings.  
MARCH 2018
Inductees:  Fabrice Torchon and Cynthia Tanny with District Governor, Karin Gafffney
MARCH 22  CLUB ASSEMBLY, Weston Golf Club - focus on causes and fundraisers to place in schedule - begin to discuss Fishing Tournament, Arbor Day, Scholarships and Car Show
Upcoming Events:
March 9     6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Boy Scout Troop 157 Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction, Weston Recreation Center, 20 Alphabet Lane
March 14   5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Rotary Means Business Networking Meeting, Framingham Sheraton, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham
March 26   5:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Rotary Heroes Celebration, Hampton Inn, 319 Speen Street, Natick
3/1/2018: Greeter(s):    Mark Messina, Jan Luchetti
3/8/2018: Greeter(s):    Jonathan White
3/15/2018: Greeter(s):  Bruce Lee
3/29/2018: Greeter(s):  Mark Messina, Jan Luchetti
APRIL 2018
April 5      CLUB ASSEMBLY, Weston Golf Club
April 12    MEETING, Weston Golf Club
April 19    MEETING, Weston Golf Club
April 26    RYLA AWARD CEREMONY, Weston Golf Club

April 27    Arbor Day
The Greeter must arrive 15 minutes BEFORE the start of the meeting and greet all members and guests at the door and answer any questions they may have.  Please find a replacement if you are unable to attend.  
We have Greeter badges!

Disaster Relief: Puerto Rico
1/11/18 we collected   $   91.00     
1/18/18 we collected   $ 143.00
1/25/18 we collected   $   33.00
2/1/18   we collected   $ 166.00
2/8/18   we collected   $   84.00
2/15/18 we collected   $  270.00
3/1/18   we collected   $   60.00
                      to date    $ 847.00
Fabrice Torchon

Winchester, MA 01890

Vocational category - Residential Real Estate

Sponsor - Jan Luchetti
Cindy Murtha Tanny
Weston, MA 02493
Vocational Category - Mortgage Loan Officer
Sponsor - Jan Luchetti
All Rotary Club members have a responsibility to help recruit new members.  Please send potential new member names and contact information to the Club Membership Chairperson Bruce Lee.    
MEETING NOTES:  President's Letter


By all accounts we had another great evening celebrating our RYLA recipients last week.  Robert Mosher and Rohini Ramesh were reported to not disappoint and were confident examples of the best our towns have to offer. You will receive the article for the Crier once it is finalized.  

Jan and John ran the evening in my absence, thank you. Tom was back at the Sargent of Arms Table and Edwin pitched in handling all the sales and transactions of the new credit card authorization process!  Just a reminder that effective March 1, our meeting cost is now $30.00.  You can pay by cash, check or credit card at the door so which will help reduce our overhead and the costs of sending a billing statement. Most other Rotary clubs do an at the door collection and we are trying to do the same. 

We had 27 in attendance and many guests from the Ramesh family, Jay Moody a Wayland High School teacher (for the second time!) as well as two Rotarians from other clubs who wanted a first hand look as to how we are coordinating and handling the RYLA recipients and award ceremonies.  Apparently word is getting out about our RYLA program and other clubs are interested in what we are doing and how they can follow a similar format!



MARCH 8   NO MEETING, the WGC is booked, BOD meeting TBD or Jan's office 6:30-8:00

March 9 The Boy Scout Troop 157 is having their Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction at the Recreation Center on Alphabet Lane.  Let’s support the Boy Scouts by either attending the dinner or buy some tickets if you can not attend!! 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Weston Recreation Center, 20 Alphabet Lane

March 14   5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Rotary Means Business Networking Meeting, Framingham Sheraton, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham 

MARCH 15   INDUCTION CEREMONY & ROTARY DINNER MEETING – Weston Golf Club - Inductees:  Fabrice Torchon and Cynthia Tanny with District Governor, Karin Gafffney

March 17 District Youth Day and project SOAR

March 22 is our club assembly and committee chairs will be reporting to the club. Committee chairs should come with a mid year assessment of their progress towards committee goals and a plan of action with goals for the second half of the year, we will discuss causes, Arbor Day event, Scholarships, Fishing Derby

March 26 Rotary Service Awards event, please look at the Flier and send me information about a fellow Rotarian or community member you would like to see nominated.


Have a great week.


MEETING PHOTOS: Bruce Lee, from Valentine's day meeting
Please send your thoughts and suggestions to Mark Messina for speakers!!  
Full Bristol Lodge schedule and information, including instructions are available online in ClubRunner. Log in and then click on Events, you will see Bristol Lodge as the first item.  And, Rob Mosher has made available via e-mail, the sign up sheet for Bristol Lodge.  Please sign up as soon as you can.  There are many openings and opportunities to participate in 2018.
NEW FACEBOOK PAGE!!!  Click here to view the page!
Meeting Detours:
Sign up for the blog and you can ask people where the next meeting is in the event you forget!
Sunshine Corner: If you know of a fellow Rotarian infirmed or in need, please forward the details to Patty MacNeil.
WGC provides us with a set menu. They request counts for all dinner meetings on the Monday prior to the Thursday meetings.  Special orders must be made in advance. Please call the club by MONDAY morning prior to the Thursday meeting to see what may be available as a special order selection. If you require a special order, please do so in advance. WGC (781) 894-2503.
Moved, New Phone, New email? Please update your contact information on our club website. It is easy. All you need to do is log in, click Admin and then click Edit My Profile. Then you can change whatever information you need! Please add your birthday so we can celebrate it!
Special Notices:
If you need to post a special notice to the Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland Wheel, please email the notice to In addition to the notice, you should specify a title for the notice and how long you would like the notice to run in number of weeks or end date.
Club Runner and Rotary Wheel: Messages can be sent through the Club Runner website. The wheel is now being updated on the Club Runner site as well as a weekly email version. If you would like to have a friend or potential member receive the wheel please go to the club website and add them as a "Friend of Rotary". Please contact Deborah Rines at with any announcements you would like in the Wheel.
Mark Messina - President
Jan Luchetti - Vice President
Chip Bradley - Past President
Eileen White  - Secretary
Tom Wintle - Sergeant at Arms
Edwin Gaw – Interim Finance Committee Chair
Bruce Lee- Membership Committee Chair
John Marchiony - Public Relations (PR)
Richard A. DeVito, Jr - Executive Secretary, Fundraising Project Chair, Fall Car Show
Michael Cave - International Service Project Committee Chair 
Director - Mark Messina
Director - Jan Luchetti
Director - Chip Bradley
Director - John Marchiony
Director - Rob Mosher
Director – Marilyn Gentilotti
Director - Patty MacNeil
Director - Edwin Gaw
Director - Richard DeVito, Jr.
Rotary Central: Located in The DeVito Building at 470 Boston Post Rd, 3rd Fl. Please feel free to come and use the computer for any Rotary business.
All Rotarians are asked to donate $100 per year per member to support the Rotary Foundation programs. These Programs create the funding source for matching donations from local clubs, and from District contributions.