Programs
September 12, 2022 Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM 
Please join us to meet Keith Harris, current Interact Chair for District 7930!
 
 
Keith Harris will visit our club to discuss the Rotary Foundation and other rotary programs.
 
Keith was born in Vermont but has lived most of his life in Massachusetts. He has been married to Christina for 29 years now, and they have one adult son who came to them when he was 15.
 
He joined the Rotary club of Ipswich in 1996 and served as president in 2001. He has held a variety of district positions since 2002, including serving as Assistant Governor, District Foundation Chair, new Generations Chair and his current role as Interact Chair. He also serves as the Interact advisor for his own club at the Ipswich High School. His wife Christina is also a Rotarian and runs the RYLA program for the district. Together they are both sustaining members, Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society of the Rotary Foundation.
 
In 2014, Keith combined his love of cycling and support of the Rotary Foundation and cycled cross country. The trip covered 4400 miles over 10 weeks and raised $52,000 for the Foundation. 
 
He has worked with young people, and continues to do so today outside of Rotary as a mentor for SilverLining Mentoring out of Boston. SLM pairs teens from foster care with caring adults who mentor them as they transition into adulthood. Deavonie grow up in Lynn - their journey is now 4 years and counting.
 
We'd love to have you join us for the In-Person Meeting at Club Cafe!
We have the option to order off the menu and from the bar and pay individually.

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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.

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!

 
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
 
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.
 
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. 
 
Coming Up This Month
 
Leadership
President
Co-President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Community Service Director
Membership Director
Rotary Foundation Chair
Immediate Past President
Public Relations
Sergeant-at-Arms
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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