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Registration is now closed. Please don't let that keep you from getting involved. We are also helping the Brookline Food Pantry during our Day of Service. Please consider dropping off your donation of food to the Food Pantry between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday (15 St. Paul Street, Brookline).

Brookline Rotary's 1st Annual Day of Service

Brookline Rotary Club

Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Brookline Rotary's 1st Annual Day of Service

Registration Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
Brookline Recreation Dane Park Weeding/Gardening 9am -- 11am (Family Friendly)   more info 14 Registrations Ended Free  
Brookline Recreation Lorax Activity -- 12pm-3pm (Family Friendly)   more info 7 Registrations Ended Free  
Friends of Paths & Parks on Aspinwall Hill -- 1pm-2pm (Family Friendly)   more info 23 Registrations Ended Free  
Friends of Paths & Parks on Aspinwall Hill -- 2pm-3pm (Family Friendly)   more info 37 Registrations Ended Free  
Brookline Access TV -- 12pm - 1pm   more info 2 Registrations Ended Free  
Brookline Access TV -- 1pm - 2pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Brookline Community Foundation Painting -- 8am-9am   more info 1 Registration Ended Free  
Brookline Community Foundation Painting -- 9am-10am   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Brookline Community Foundation Painting -- 10am-11am   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Brookline Community Foundation Painting -- 11am-12pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Brookline Community Foundation Painting -- 12pm-1pm   more info 1 Registration Ended Free  
Brookline Adult & Community Education -- 11am-12pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Brookline Adult & Community Education -- 12pm-1pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
VHL Family Alliance -- 10am-12pm   more info 5 Registrations Ended Free  
VHL Family Alliance -- 3pm-5pm   more info 4 Registrations Ended Free  
Boston Ronald McDonald House -- 4pm-5pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Coolidge House Mailing -- 12pm-1pm   more info 2 Registrations Ended Free  
Coolidge House Mailing -- 1pm-2pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Coolidge House Mailing -- 2pm-3pm   more info 3 Registrations Ended Free  
Coolidge House Mailing -- 3pm-4pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Coolidge House Mailing -- 4pm-5pm   more info 2 Registrations Ended Free  
Coolidge House Inventory -- 12pm-1pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Coolidge House Inventory -- 1pm-2pm   more info 1 Registration Ended Free  
Coolidge House Inventory -- 2pm-3pm   more info 3 Registrations Ended Free  
Coolidge House Inventory -- 3pm-4pm   more info 2 Registrations Ended Free  
Coolidge House Inventory -- 4pm-5pm   more info 3 Registrations Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookline Green Your Day/Activity on Your Own (Family Friendly)   more info 97 Registrations Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookline BEAR -- 8am-10am   more info 1 Registration Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookline Polar Bear SIDEKICK -- 8am-10am   more info 1 Registration Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookline BEAR -- 10am-12pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookline Polar Bear SIDEKICK -- 10am-12pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookine BEAR -- 12pm-2pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookline Polar Bear SIDEKICK -- 12pm-2pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookline BEAR -- 2pm-4pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookline Polar Bear SIDEKICK -- 2pm-4pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookline FOCUS GROUP -- 10am-11pm   more info 12 Registrations Ended Free  
Climate Action Brookline FOCUS GROUP -- 1pm-2pm   more info 11 Registrations Ended Free  
League of Women Voters of Brookline Registration Drive -- 2pm-6pm   more info 100 Registrations Ended Free  
Goddard House -- 2pm-3pm   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Ruth Cowin House -- 10am-11am   more info 4 Registrations Ended Free  
Ruth Cowin House -- 11am-12pm   more info 8 Registrations Ended Free  
Ruth Cowin House -- 12pm-1pm   more info 8 Registrations Ended Free  
Ruth Cowin House -- 1pm-2pm   more info 8 Registrations Ended Free  
Ivy Street School Yard Work -- 9am-10am (Family Friendly)   more info 8 Registrations Ended Free  
Ivy Street School Yard Work -- 10am-11am (Family Friendly)   more info 7 Registrations Ended Free  
Ivy Street School Brunch with Residents -- 11am-12pm (Family Friendly)   more info 7 Registrations Ended Free  
Ivy Street School Activities with Students -- 12pm - 1pm (Family Friendly)   more info 5 Registrations Ended Free  

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Event Details

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THIS COULD BE YOU!

We encourage members of the Brookline Community to participate by choosing a one-hour slot to volunteer.  Please review the volunteering options below, and register to volunteer above.  Please note that many of these opportunities are limited by times and the number of people who can sign up.  Sign-ups will close at 12:00pm Noon on Friday, October 12, 2012 so we can give each non-profit an approximate head count of volunteers to expect.

The Brookline Rotary Club is a service organization that promotes volunteerism among its members and supports a variety of non-profits during the year through events such as our annual Pancake Breakfast and Chocolate Extravaganza.  This Day of Service is designed in furtherance of our motto:  "Service Above Self".

Here is the list of volunteering opportunities that are not yet filled.  

*Please note that these are set up in one or two hour slots on Saturday, October 13th. 

**Contact event organizer directly for more details

***You can register for more than one project

****Children 12 and under must be accompained by an adult.


~We are also helping the Brookline Food Pantry during our Day of Service.  Please consider dropping off your donation of food to the Food Pantry between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday (15 St. Paul Street, Brookline).

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Organization Contact Person Email Project Age
Brookline Access Andrea Kalsow

andrea@batv.org

617 731 8566

 www.batv.org

Cleaning our studios and equipment. 10+
Brookline Community Foundation Sue Ross

sross@brooklinecommunity.org

617-566-4442

www.brooklinecommunity.org


 
1. scrape and paint the front porch of our building at 40 Webster Place

2. Move away from the building a compost pile used by Bountiful Brookline and the community gardens. 
12+
Brookline Adult & Community Education Claudia Dell'Anno

claudia_dell'anno@brookline.k12.ma.us

617-730-2700

http://www.brooklineadulted.org

Calling all cooking and baking enthusiasts!  Brookline Adult & Community Education needs help with organizing a small storage room that is designated for the equipment needed for our cooking and baking classes (pots and pans,utensils, dishes, blenders, etc). We would most like the shelves to be organized, equipment put away neatly, and the equipment labeled. All
VHL Family Alliance Joyce Graff

wellness@vhl.org

617-277-5667 x4

www.vhl.org

We need volunteers to help us collate items for our fundraising event this fall.  Please send up to five volunteers for a 1-2 hour session, 10-12 AM or 3-5 pm.  Please contact Joyce Graff at 617-277-5667 ext 4.  Our offices are at 2001 Beacon Street (Cleveland Circle), Suite 208 (second floor). All
Boston Ronald McDonald House Jodi Lipman, Day Manager

jodi@rmhboston.org

617-734-3333

www.rmhboston.org

The Boston Ronald McDonald House is a home-away-from-home for children with cancer and their families.  We have a meal program in which volunteers from the community come to the house and prepare a meal for our guests.  This program has a maximum participation of  6 volunteers. 12+
Coolidge House Lauren-Elizabeth Palmer

lauren-elizabeth.palmer@genesishcc.com

617-615-7273

1- a mailing to local community service organizations, schools and religious organizations recruiting volunteers
2- taking an inventory of all supplies used for recreational activities; creating a flyer listing all books and movies available to residents
*helping us take inventory of our supplies might be a good activity for families with children or those who cannot comfortably work outside, we will provide a comfortable environment, be accommodating of volunteer needs and provide snacks. Thank you for taking the time to help us!
All
Ivy Street School Cynthia Canham

ccanham@mabcommunity.org

617-732-0245

http://www.mabcommunity.org/ivy-street-school.html

1. Morning--raking, yard work, possibly other projects at the school
2. Brunch on-site with Ivy Street School Students
3. After Brunch--activities with students (arts & crafts, volleyball or basketball, etc.)

Activities may change due to weather.

Students are ages 13-22. All have brain injuries or other neurological problems and are residents at the School. 
Any
Cllimate Action Brookline Mary Dewart

info@climateactionbrookline.org

617-734-4224

www.climateactionbrookline.org

Would you like to stroll Coolidge Corner in a POLAR BEAR costume or be a polar bear SIDEKICK? We are looking for volunteers to reach out and connect people to steps for a greener future. One of a kind adventure. We piloted this project in Coolidge Corner last winter. No experience necessary!  Meet in the BookSmith basement to pick up your costume and materials and head out to Harvard and Beacon Streets. Two hour sessions preferred. Bear waves, nods and poses for photo opp. Must be comfortable with full body suit and head. Side kick helps guide bear, talks to people, hands out material. Lots of fun! Get to know Brookline from a whole new perspective!

Bear 18+

Sidekick 12+

Cllimate Action Brookline (CAB) Mary Dewart

info@climateactionbrookline.org

617-734-4224

www.climateactionbrookline.org

Green Your Day/Activity on Your Own: Participate in a different kind of Day of Service event in honor of a sustainable future and our planetary systems. Volunteer to reduce your fossil fuel emissions for one day in the following ways: 1) Stop by our FOOD and ZERO WASTE table in Coolidge Corner. Learn about our ZERO WASTE kit for special events along with best practices for composting your own food, worm bins, and more! 2) GO MEATLESS for the day and discover the personal and planetary benefits. 3) STEP AWAY FROM THE CAR and commit to walking, bike riding or taking the T. 4) Reduce your home energy consumption by signing up for Electricity through Wind, scheduling a home Energy Audit and more. Visit our website at www.climateactionbrookline.org. 74% of Brookline's carbon footprint comes from residences. 5) Inform others about this Day of Service Climate Action.
All
Climate Action Brookline Mary Dewart

info@climateactionbrookline.org

617-734-4224

www.climateactionbrookline.org

FOCUS GROUP: Would you like to participate in a focus group and help Brookline on its path toward becoming a model green community? Let us know what is on your mind while identifying barriers and opportunities for change throughout the town. What can we envision? Where should we go from here? Group size 8-12 participants for a two hour session. Sign up at info@climateactionbrookline.org and receive location confirmation.  16+
Friends of the Paths and Park on Aspinwall Hill Peggy Ueda or Jenn Meader

pueda@comcast.net;

617-645-9083

jkmeader@comcast.net

617-487-5955 

B.Y.O.B.

The Friends of the Paths and Park on Aspinwall Hill will hold its annual “Bring Your Own Bulb” or other fall planting to plant along our walking paths on Aspinwall Hill.  We have 7 paths and we like to see them blossom in the spring!  Volunteers will help plant or perform other tasks such as trimming back bushes, raking, sweeping, picking up trash.   Volunteers are welcome to donate plantings but are encouraged to come help whether you bring anything to plant or not.  Bring your own gloves; bring rakes, brooms, dustpans, clippers and/or loppers if you have them.  Meet at Schick Park at 1 p.m.  Rain date Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m.

All
Brookline Recreation Stephanie Springer

sspringer@brooklinema.gov

617.730.2076

October 13th is The Lorax Project, a new activity through th
Goddard House in BrooklineMelody Bushmichmbushmich@goddardhouse.orgEvery Saturday our Dining Room Manager, Diane Kramer, hosts a friendly game of bingo with residents. It would be great to have volunteers help Diane out by calling numbers, etc. She will be available on the day of the service for any assistance. All
e Environmental Education program at Brookline Recreation. Families will come to watch a play of the Dr. Suess story The Lorax, an important story in the environmental movement. After the show we will all go into the Hall's Pond Sanctuary where members of the Parks and Open Space Division will be waiting to assist families in planting ferns by the pond. Volunteers will help in stage set-up, planting of the ferns, and distribution of a take-home plant for participants. If volunteers are interested, there is a chance to participate in the play, though this is not guaranteed.
All
Ruth Cowin House Kathy Arruda

karruda@hearth-home.org

617-369-1568

Inside, we
would love to have the living room/dining room cleaned thouroughly and I
will have maintenance take down the curtains and take them to the
cleaners.  There are wood blinds on two windows, table, chairs, sofa, 2
easy chairs, end tables.  There is also mahogany wainscoting that needs
cleaning. There are 4 flights of stairs with mahogany railings and
ballasts that need cleaning.

In addition, we could use some shelving installed in the first floor
common bathroom which is where we store office supplies.

Hearth would provide all of the materials and tools and ladder
12+
Brookline Recreation Brandon Schmitt bschmitt@brooklinema.gov Come help our cleanup effort at Dane Park in South Brookline, one of the Town’s hidden natural treasures!
Dane Park is the only passive wooded park in the Town and serves as exceptional wildlife habitat for plants and animals, and includes a handicapped accessible trail, a short boardwalk with a scenic overlook, gathering spots with informal outdoor seating for outdoor classroom use, and an informational kiosk.  The original restoration project involved removal of invasive species and debris left from dumping that occurred in the wetland in previous years.  Invasive species still threaten the balance of the native plant community, and successful ecosystem management at Dane requires regular removal of species such as Japanese Knotweed, Garlic Mustard, and Asian Bittersweet.   Volunteers will meet at the Brookline Municipal Service Station and walk the short distance to the Park entrance which is located right on Hammond Street, near Woodland Rd.
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Activities will include removal of litter, cutting and bagging Knotweed, removal of growth along fence line, and light trail maintenance.  Please be sure to wear long pants and sleeves, as there is poison ivy present at the park.
All
         

**We are also helping the Brookline Food Pantry during our Day of Service.  Please consider dropping off your donation of food to the Food Pantry between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday (15 St. Paul Street, Brookline).


 

 

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Brookline Rotary Club

About

We are a service organization based in Brookline, Massachusetts, that adheres to the Rotary International motto "Service Above Self."   We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
 
We meet every Thursday at a choice of breakfast or lunch, whichever meets your schedule better.  The breakfast group meets at the Marriott Courtyard at 40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner, 7:00 am to 8:15 am.  The lunch group meets at the Holiday Inn at 1200 Beacon Street in Brookline, MA from 12:00 Noon until 1:30pm. Visitors & guests are welcome!
 
What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
Rotary Overview
The Rotary Foundation recognizes Six Areas of Focus for Rotary Clubs which reflect the service interests and activities of Rotary clubs worldwide: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development.

Brookline, Massachusetts has a very active Rotary Club, and we are considered leaders within our community. Our club's battle cry for 2012-2013 is "Fight Hunger in Brookline", but we have also participated in water projects to bring clean water to villages in third world countries, helped to give the Gift of Life to children in need of life-saving heart surgery, and various literacy projects in the Brookline and Greater Boston areas.

Please visit our club's website: http://brooklinerotary.org and please also like us on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BrooklineRotary
General Information
For more information about Rotary International, please visit the RI website:http://www.rotary.org/

If you are interested in attending a meeting, have questions about our club or Rotary International, or want to talk to someone about membership, please feel free to contact either:  Elias Audy at eliasaudy@aol.com or Joyce Graff at joyceg98@gmail.com, 617-835-6949.
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