The 2020-21 Rotary year has brought four new members to the club. Jim Grimm and Dede Long are realtors; Pat Hayden is a Financial Advisor; and Gary Arthur is the founder of Village Table.
Jim Grimm
 
 
Jim was born and raised in the Greater Boston area. He graduated from Bryant University with a BSBA. He has been a Wellesley resident for 30+ years. Jim’s occupational career spans 30+ years in professional sales in high tech. Most recently he has been employed as Wellesley realtor with his wife Mary Beth at Pinnacle Residential Properties. Jim and Mary Beth have three grown children; AJ, Ryan and Meagan, and two Labs Colby and Phoebe. 
 
In addition to being a Rotary Club of Wellesley, Jim’s community activities have included: Wellesley Youth Hockey as a coach, Director of Coaching and Board of Directors, Friends of Wellesley High School Hockey, Greater Boston Youth Hockey League as a Wellesley Representative and a member of the Board of Directors. Jim is also a volunteer for the Mass Bay CC Pathways to Success Business Mentoring Program - helping first-generation students achieve lasting success in college and beyond. 
 
Dede Long
 
 
Delyn Long (Dede) joined Pinnacle after more than 25 years of global marketing and sales leadership within life sciences. She is an extremely talented and accomplished professional who has been the recipient of prestigious awards.  Her incredible skills, exceptional intelligence and amazing attention to detail make her a great fit for Rotary.
Originally from Adairsville, Georgia, Dede and her family permanently settled in Wellesley over 5 years ago. Dede has developed a special love for the area as her daughter, Sydney, has thrived in the local school system, and she is always glad to lend a hand to meaningful organizations such as the METCO program and the Girl Scouts. Giving back to the community that has been so welcoming to her family, especially those with an emphasis on mentoring children, is a top priority for her.
Dede is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and attended The University of Chicago Executive Education program with an emphasis in Global Marketing. Her hobbies include cooking, decorating, and antiquing, as well as spending time in Maine with her family.
 
Patrick Hayden
 
 
Patrick Hayden and family moved to Wellesley in 2005, and raised two children through the Wellesley school system.  Patrick is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, and is also very active in the Wellesley Merchants Association as well as WellesleyRocks.com  a local musician’s network.   Patrick is an avid skier and sailor, and enjoys activities with his children as well as walking his dog Riley (mini-goldendoodle) at Morse’s pond.
 
Gary Arthur
 
 
Originally from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies Gary immigrated to NYC as a young man in the early 1970s. Culturally of North African and South-East Asian (Indian) heritage Gary’s love for people, community, and food, fostered a lifetime in the hospitality industry as a chef and food service director. Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Stanford University, MIT, and others have benefitted from his passion and skills. Gary moved to Wellesley 3 years ago and calls the College Heights community his home. Gary serves his community as a Town Meeting Member, Worship Deacon at Wellesley Village Church, Founder of Village Table, and all-around social justice influencer. Father of five, family takes second place to God and God alone. Married to Carmen Suen of Hong Kong, along with H.S. senior Genghis, and rising middle schooler Rohan, this family live a fully engaged life. Spare time is spent influencing on social media, golfing when an inexpensive round can be found, and collecting Japanese Woodblock Prints.
 
Will you be next?