The Rotary Club of Wellesley added another “R” (REPAIR) to the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) program by holding their first Repair Café Event on Saturday morning, October 14th at the Wellesley Recreation Center.  It was a resounding success.
The Rotary Club of Wellesley added another “R” (REPAIR) to the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) program by holding their first Repair Café Event on Saturday morning, October 14th at the Wellesley Recreation Center.  It was a resounding success.
 
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). At the Café, attendees found tools, materials to make most repairs, and volunteer coaches ready to help fix broken items. Six coaches and 22 attendees repaired several pieces of clothing, three train sets, an antique toy wagon, two heaters, a dehumidifier, a CD player, several lamps, three bicycles, sharpened knives and fixed an ice cream maker. Jennifer, from the Wellesley Library set up a “mobile library station” with lots of DIY and “fix it” books. The comments from the attendees ranged from “fantastic” to “excellent” and all suggested another Café be run in the spring.
 
Photos and additional information can be found on the Rotary Club of Wellesley’s web site.
The Rotary Club of Wellesley is one of Wellesley’s oldest community service groups and conducts local programs to benefit the Town of Wellesley. Please check the web site www.wellesleyrotary.org  for times and location.  The public is always invited to any Rotary program.  Please make a reservation on our web site’s calendar or call 781-591-0759 to speak with one of our board members.
A buffet meal is available for $30.00. When making a reservation, please indicate if you will have the meal in the comment section of the registration.
Rotarian Bill Westerman fixes a toaster….
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine Gentile of Sew and Sew helps in a clothing repair.
 
Doulas Ling helps repair a train set…
 
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