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NEXT MEETING
 

 
Monday, April 22
7pm-8pm
 
 

Join us for our second meeting of April to hear from the leader of SPARK Boston, the Mayor's initiative to involve young professionals in setting priorities, addressing City issues, and planning for Boston's future. 
 
Please note, there is no meeting on April 15 due to the Boston Marathon - we'll meet on April 22 instead, at our new location in Cambridge. 
 
 
ROTARACT BLOOD DRIVE
 
 
Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kraft Family Blood Donation Center, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston
 
We are going to help Dana Farber and Brigham and Women's patients on the 3rd weekend of April! If you are healthy and generous, you can be a blood donor and help people who struggle in their fight against cancer. Please share with coworkers and friends! You can sign up to donate blood or platelets (learn more about donating at the Kraft Family Blood Donation Center website). 
 
So, why donate blood?
  1. It saves lives, do you really need 9 other reasons?
  2. If one day you needed blood, you would not hesitate to take it. Why hesitate to give it?
  3. There is no synthetic substitute for blood
  4. It gives you a checkup at no costs
  5. Free cookies, juice, and more
  6. The satisfaction of helping others (and bragging about it)
  7. You may not be able to find the cure for cancer, but you can keep someone alive while waiting for cure
  8. It is your civic duty
  9. Donating blood burns up to 600 calories
  10. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you
  11. BONUS: the question is, why not give blood
 
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Our fantastic member, Ale, has organized this effort. Please contact him (alessandromannucci11@gmail.com) with any questions!
 
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 
 
Operation Thank A Veteran
Saturday, April 13
9:30 am
85 Olney Street, Dorchester
 
Join us and volunteer with the Downtown Boston Rotary Club's service event, with their partner Operation Thank a Veteran! We will help deliver service packages to local vets through Operation Thank a Veteran, an initiative of the City of Boston. 
 
If you're interested in joining, contact Kaitlin (kaitlinvautour@gmail.com)!
 
 
 
 
Haley House Farm
Saturday, April 20
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
McKinley School Garden, South End
 
Enjoy the spring with a service garden day! Tasks include weeding, planting, and making garden signs. McKinley School serves students with emotional, behavioral, and special learning needs. The garden is used for hands-on projects related to science education and healthy eating. 
 
If you're interested in joining, contact Jacob (jacobhenner@gmail.com)!
 
 
 
 
Charles River Cleanup - Volunteer with Rotary! 
Saturday, April 27
Charles Gate area, Fenway Neighborhood (more details soon)
 
The Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup brings together over 3,000 volunteers each year to pick up litter, remove invasive species and assist with park maintenance. The Downtown Boston Rotary Club has been assigned to clean up around the Charles Gate area in Fenway (more details to follow). Join them to help make Boston a cleaner, more beautiful place to live! Volunteers are provided with t-shirts on a first come, first served basis. 
 
To sign up, please contact Catherine (catherine.boothby@gmail.com). Sign-up deadline 4/13. 
 
 
 
 
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) Walk for Change
Sunday, April 28
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Constitution Beach, East Boston
 
Join us & register for New England's largest gathering in support of survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Remarks by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.
 
If you're interested in joining, contact Lexi (lexi.kantor@gmail.com)!
 
 
 
 
Cambridge Rotary Chalk on the Walk
Sunday, May 5
Harvard Square, Cambridge
 
Calling all artists! Put your talents to use for a good cause, and sign up to be an artist at Cambridge Rotary's annual "Chalk on the Walk" fundraiser. Squares are marked out on the pavement along Church Street, and each square is sponsored by a local business or donor. Artists are recruited to decorate the squares in chalk art, competing for prizes that total over $1200. There is no cost to participate as an artist, and funds raised support charitable projects in Cambridge.  
 
Email chalkonthewalk@gmail.com for more information! 
 
 
 
Greater Boston Food Bank - Volunteer with Rotary! 
Saturday, May 18
9:30-12:00 pm
70 S Bay Ave, Boston, MA 02118
 
A joint service project at the Food Bank with Suffolk County Rotary & Rotaract clubs, including Somerville, Cambridge, and Everett.
 
Register here
 
GET SOCIAL
 
 Boston Rotaract is going to Slumbrew for 
 wings and trivia night! 
 
 Join us for the April social
 on Wednesday, April 17. 
 
 Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
 15 Ward St, Somerville, MA
 6:00-9:00 pm
 
Contact Mallory (mmccoy34@gmail.com) to join the fun! 
 
 
For newsletter inquiries and comments, email Internal Communications Chair, Mallory, at mmccoy34@gmail.com. 
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