The Wellesley Rotary Club‘s motto is “Service Above Self,” an ethos the group lives and breathes through its various programs dedicated to strengthening communities in the areas of health, education and sustainable living.
The Rotarians’ fall 2023 fundraising event is their Dinner On Us Sweepstakes. Those feeling lucky and/or charitable can, for a donation of $20-$200, depending on the category, enter to win big.
The Wellesley Rotary club has purchased gift cards from 50 Wellesley restaurants, and many restaurants donated gift card prizes of $100, $50, and $25.
Tickets available until November 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
Drawing date is November 14, 2023 at 6:59 pm.
- Absurd Grand Prize valued at $3,000 (winner takes all $100 gift cards to 30 Wellesley restaurants)
- Ridiculous Second Prize valued at $1,500 (winner takes all $50 gift cards to 30 Wellesley restaurants)
- Incredible 3rd – 6th prizes valued at $450 (four winners will get twenty-one $25 gift cards to enjoy Wellesley’s pizza and coffee shops)
- Awesome 7th and 8th prizes (winners gets 2 tickets to Taste of Wellesley, the Club’s annual event that brings together chefs from Wellesley’s top restaurants for a delicious evening of culinary expertise to help fight food insecurity and support other important Rotary projects)
Rotary Club meetings
The meetings are 7pm – 8pm and are often preceded by a buffet at 6:15pm
Recent Rotary Club speakers:
- Wellesley Health Board member and infectious diseases physician Dr. Shira Doron—“Crisis Is the Mother of Innovation: How I led a Hospital Infection Control Response to a Global Pandemic”
- Teenage cultural ambassador Maria Qaiser, who spoke about her experiences as a Pakastani exchange student studying at Wellesley High School
- Dr. Marybeth Martello, the Town of Wellesley’s Climate Action Director, who spoke about the development of a town-wide Climate Action Plan
Rotary Club of Wellesley
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Telephone number: 781-591-0759
Some Rotary Club programs
Tree saplings for 4th graders: In spring 2023, the Club gave each student a 12″ tulip tree in celebration of Arbor Day, and as a way to help keep the town’s designation as a Tree City intact. Dozens of Rotary volunteers bagged up over 500 saplings for distribution to the 4th graders. The yearly project is done in partnership with the Department of Public Works and has made thousands of saplings available to kids.
Environmental initiativesRepair Café – Fixing Household items for continued use
Vernal Pool Boardwalk – designed and built to allow access to conservation areas