Wellesley Rotary Club “Taste of Wellesley” fundraiser is May 2

Taste of WellesleyThe Rotary Club of Wellesley invites you to join them, and Honorary Chairperson and Wellesley Chief of Police Jack Pilecki, at a unique culinary fundraiser. Taste of Wellesley will be held on Thursday, May 2, 6:30pm – 9pm at the Gardens at Elm Bank, at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society located at 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA, 02482. The fundraiser will feature: food tastings from 10-15 top restaurants in Wellesley. Tickets and more information here.

For questions and suggestions:
Telephone Number: 781-591-0759
Email: wellesley.rotary.club@gmail.com

The Taste of Wellesley is pleased to welcome the Wellesley Society of Artists again this year.  Donated artworks by member artists will be displayed and available through a silent auction.  The WSA is an 86 year old nonprofit organization that seeks to support fine arts in our community.  The WSA welcomes all who are artists and those interested in art.  Please visit their website at: www.wellesleysocietyofartists.org  to learn more about them.

Participating restaurants:

Taste of Wellesley, The Rotary Club of Wellesley Spring Culinary Fundraiser will be an exquisite evening of food, craft beer and boutique liquor tasting, cash bar, Live Auction, Giving Tree Raffle and silent auction showcasing unique art pieces from the Wellesley Society of Artists.  Roche Bros. Supermarkets will offer a signature raw bar; Smith & Wollensky, new to the local food scene will participate and additional tents will round out this festive night!  Proceeds will benefit a variety of good causes (ex. Interact Peer Leadership and Depression Prevention acts on the fact that 1 in 5 cases of depression are wholly preventable).

Participating Restaurants

Alta Strada
Bocado Tapas Wine Bar
Cafe Mangal
Papa Razzi Tratoria
Roche Bros. SupermarketsSmith & Wollensky
Takara Japanese Restaurant & Bar
Tutto Italiano
Whim Chocolate

Complimentary Sips
Astraluna Brands
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewery

Business Attire Recommended

Tickets: $50 per person

At the Door: $60

The Rotary Club of Wellesley combines service with philanthropy for ‘Breaking barriers to communication & support’ through these projects:

  • Purple Table helps restaurants become more inviting to individuals with challenges
  • Interact pool games at Tolles Parsons Center to foster communication
  • Tutoring  & emotional literacy
  • Saplings for all grade 4 students
  • 4-Way Test writing competition w/ middle school
  • Peer Leadership & Depression Prevention among Teens
  • Middle School Writing Competition
  • Project Soar (world record paper airplane) to foster cognitive flexibility
  • Two century rivalry with Needham: Football Banquet
  • Raiders Intramurals
  • Serving servicemen & women: NE Ctr Homeless Vets
  • Repair café
  • Kamp for Kids
  • The High School Football Banquet
  • Stop Hunger Now

Our project theme this year is Opioid Abuse Prevention. Drug overdose is currently the leading cause of accidental death for adults under the age of 50 in the United States. The Wellesley Rotary Club will conduct Addiction Prevention Seminars to strengthen community understanding of addiction and methods of prevention. The seminars will bring together prevention experts, parents, and other community stakeholders to make it possible to quickly educate attendees on critical but often misunderstood forces that drive addiction. An additional goal of these gatherings is to establish relationships, partnerships and collaborations to tackle the ongoing local need for education, and substance abuse prevention.

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.