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The Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation at its 2017 conference in San Francisco.

The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honorees.  The full rticle may be viewed through the link https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-foundation-named-worlds-outstanding-foundation-2016

Savor the delicacies of Wellesley

Hosted by Rotary Club of Wellesley

Thursday May 4th, 2017

The Gardens at Elm Bank
900 Washington Street, Wellesley

Taste, Sip and Bid at this unique culinary fundraiser
Featuring wine, craft beer and spirits tasting.
Various cuisines of Wellesley’s top restaurants.

Live and Silent Auction Themed Items.

Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Rotary Club of Wellesley, Inc.

Honorary Chairperson Dr. Kerry Healey, President, Babson College, Rotary Scholar

Emcee Ted Wayman

Business Attire recommended.
Tickets $50 per person
Governor Baker visited the Rotary Club of Bedford on September 27 and shared information with Rotarians, including our own Donna Armentano. District 7910 created a video for the event illustrating a variety of Rotary projects in Massachusetts and beyond.  In the first two minutes you will recognize our Wellesley Interact project:
A simple dinner discussion illustrated why Rotary sponsors the Peer Leadership and Depression Prevention project.  Wellesley residents hosted a dinner with a visitor from India helping the Rotary project there, Ramnath Subba Siddi.  We learned that for the Massachusetts grade 8 population, Wellesley has high rates of stress and suicide attempts, reported by students at 20% and 2%, respectively. Rotary's teen club , Interact, co-facilitates curricula to community groups and school grades around Wellesley that develop awareness and protective coping skills that can prevent depression.
The same project launched in India through Rotary communities there. Southern rural India has some of the highest suicide rates in the world. In the photo, Ramnath is flanked on the left by Dr. Pash Obeng and on the right by Dr. Henri Fouda; Marguerite Chatelier-Fouda stands next to Nancy Anthony and Bob Anthony.



You help Rotary deliver programs when you buy a ticket to its stage events or with outright donations. Programs in Wellesley range from planting trees and facilitating reading to preventing depression, the best way to prevent suicide. 
Several members of the Wellesley Interact Club earned a citation from State Senators Richard J. Ross and Cynthia Stone Creem. The citation reads, “In recognition of your success co-facilitating the Break Free from Depression curriculum with middle school age youth at the Boys and Girls club of Waltham as part of your Interact club’s Wellness Project”.