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Experience the country's funniest stand-up comedians, with Boston #7 Rotary!

Comedy at Back Bay Social ($10) image

Experience the country's funniest stand-up comedians, right in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay!

Named a “Critic’s Pick” in the Boston Globe, the shows regularly feature headlining performers who've appeared on NetflixComedy Central, and HBO, to name a few.

Offering a delicious dinner menu, top-notch selection of craft beer and unique cocktails, Back Bay Social provides a vibrant & friendly atmosphere.

Show is on Thursday, July 28th at Back Bay Social. Doors at 6:30pm • Show at 7:30pm • 21+ • Only $10 (or free for Early Bird RSVP's)

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-at-back-bay-social-10-tickets-183743009287?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

NOTE: The show sells out and tables fill up quickly. Seating is assigned on a first come, first served basis. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door, but may only be available for standing room. Please reserve your ticket in advance and arrive early (we'd recommend 30 minutes before showtime) to guarantee a table.

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July is Social Wellness Month and this means breaking out of your fixed routine and vowing to meet new people. This is because social wellness is all about your capability to bond with others and build satisfying relationships. Why is this so important? Well, the fact is, the more people you meet, the more likely you are to develop new hobbies and embark on journeys you never even imagined you would be a part of. You will get to hear new jokes, experiment, go to new places, get involved in new activities, etc. Most importantly, social relationships have a lasting impact on physical health!

https://nationaltoday.com/social-wellness-month/

 
District Governor Alexander Falk will visit our club to introduce the goals and programs for the 2022-23 year and with Alexander at the helm, it’s going to be lively and fun year! 
This is also the first meeting led by the 2022-23 President of Boston Rotary, Leila Brandao Dos Santos.
 
Alexander Falk joined the Rotary Club of Marblehead in 2009, became Youth Exchange Officer the following year as he restarted the Rotary Youth Exchange program in Marblehead, and most recently served as President of the Marblehead Rotary Club in 2018-19.
He has been active in various roles in Rotary District 7930 and previously served as Membership Committee Co-Chair, Assistant Governor, Major Donor Chair, member of the Public Image Committee, member of the Diversity, 
Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and District Youth Ex-change Chair.
Alexander is a member of the Paul Harris Society. He and his wife Nora are members of the Rotary Bequest Society Level 6, and the Arch Klumph Society – Trustee’s Circle.
They live in Marblehead, MA, and are the proud parents of Calvin and Swanee Falk.
Alexander Falk founded Altova – a software company focused on developer tools – in 1992 in Vienna, Austria, and relocated to the US in 2001 to expand his business.
Alexander currently serves as President & CEO of the company. Altova employs close to 100 people, and has offices in Vienna, Austria, and Beverly, MA.
Altova has over 5.5 million users world-wide and Altova software tools are used by 91% of the Fortune 500 companies.
Alexander holds a Diplom-Ingenieur (MSc equivalent) degree from Johannes-Kepler University in Linz, Austria, with a major in semiconductor physics.
 
 
We invite you to join the in-person meeting (No Zoom) that will be led by
Meeting Location:  Club Cafe - 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston. MA 02116
Timeline:
6:00 Socialize and enjoy your meal and beverage
6:30 The meeting commences
7:30 The meeting concludes
 
 
Paul C. Shellito, M.D. will speak about his work and career in surgery, but will spend more time talking about what is more interesting: the history of medicine and surgery in Boston, at the MGH, and at Harvard Medical School, which goes  back to colonial times. 
 
 
Steve Brown will be sharing an update of a talk he presented at the Tucson Presidio Rotary Club several weeks ago about the unfolding war in Ukraine. He will provide some historical perspective on Ukraine and Russia and share an except from his 2002 journal when he visited Ukraine on behalf of Rotary, together with current correspondence with Serhii Danylkiv, MD, a Ukrainian Rotarian, who had to flee Bucha/Kyiv three weeks ago.

Meet Frank from Mexico

FRANCISCO J. BARRERA is studying Epidemiology at the Harvard “T.H. Chan” School of Public Health

Francisco Barrera (Frank) recently finished medical school and is currently studying for a master’s degree in Epidemiology at Harvard’s “T.H. Chan" School of Public Health. His full tuition was covered with a Rotary Scholarship Global Grant.


 
 
 
 
Boston by Foot (BBF) is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1976 to celebrate Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage through guided wallking tours. While Jonathan has been part of BBF for the last 5 years, he is someone that does not typically fit the profile one might expect of a volunteer. After all, he was born and raised in the Philippines and was never taught American History in his formative years. He moved to the US to pursue an undergrad degree and eventually a career in Insurance, which didn’t really intersect much with history, architecture, or culture….
 
 
 
Rahul Mahendra Raj (left) with his sponsor Satya Mitra (right).
 
Rahul’s presentation will focus on the Rotary Club of Bangalore Downtown and their Projects, as he feels this would be appropriate for the new president taking over for some ideas and projects that she could plan. 
 
Rahul Mahendra Raj  
Financial Analyst
EntrepreneurShares LLC
 
Bill Beach has worked in the sports industry for over 10 years, focusing most of his career on corporate partnerships, an area that is significantly impacted by Name, Image, and Likeness rules in college athletics.
Demetri Sampas has been following Theranos for over ten years now, for several reasons: Being in the space of early detection and diagnostics, it is important for him to be aware of how things can go very wrong, and to know how to prevent these problems from occurring in the first place. However, his interest in Theranos pre-dates Mal-ID. Early on in finding his calling as an entrepreneur, he was fascinated by the startup and venture capital culture in Silicon Valley that may have set the stage for Theranos. Finally, he had become a legal junkie lately, though primarily for practical purposes. Following this case and attending the trial has taught him enormously about the process and the profession.
 
Valentine Callahan began in Rotary in 1992, making this her 30th anniversary with our organization. It’s fair to say that Rotary has changed her life forever. Within Rotary she’s been club president, Foundation Chair, GSE leader, assistant governor, and Governor of 7910. Currently, she’s our Foundation Chair. She’s a Major Donor, Sustainer, and Bequest Society member.
Janika LeMaitre (she/her/hers):  "Handling Gender-Neutral Pronouns with Style"
We use pronouns to refer to a person without using their name. The most common pronouns, he/she, specifically refer to a person's gender. For queer, gender non-conforming, non-binary or transgender people these labels may not fit, causing stress and anxiety. Proper pronoun etiquette demonstrates your acceptance of persons displaying these characteristics.
 
Leila Brandao dos Santos is 23 years of age and resides in Boston's North End. Leila immigrated to the USA from Portugal at the age of three and is now pursuing the "American Dream". During this time she persevered, gained valuable experience, and currently she is attending the Harvard Extension School. Leila has become a great supporter of Boston Rotary #7, and she willingly volunteered to be the 2022-23 Club President. 
 
Rotarians served America's Heroes at The New England Center and Home for Veterans. L to R: Friend of BR7 David Feltner, longtime member Paul Shellito, David Manzi, Past District Gov Doraiswami, Past District Gov Val Callahan.
 
Did you know that Kyoto and Boston have been sister cities since 1959? Kyoto is also Boston’s first-ever Sister City! To celebrate the 60th anniversary, the Rotary Clubs of Kyoto South and Boston #7 held an international friendship ceremony at which a Japanese Stewartia tree was planted in the Boston Public Garden, near the Make Way for Ducklings statues near the corner of Beacon and Charles Street. The event was held Saturday, April 27 2019 in the Boston Public Garden in conjunction with JapanFestivalBoston.org. 
 
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We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:00 PM
Club Cafe
209 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Social gathering from 6:00 pm-6:30 pm the Meeting starting at 6:30 pm and ending promptly at 7:30 pm. We will also have Zoom capabilities but may not always use it. —————— Mailing Address: Rotary Club of Boston PO Box 990127 Boston, MA 02199