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Great Pond Hall
120 Bay State Drive
Braintree, MA  02184
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President-Elect Melissa Garlisi has announced our new fundraiser for this Rotary year.  With the same "team" concept as in previous year's Great Grown Up Spelling Bee, this year it will be changed up a bit to challenge the team's trivia knowledge!  We are proud to join forces again with the South Shore Plaza's marketing team to be able to host this fun event Center Court at the South Shore Plaza.  Saturday, October 22nd (Registration begins at 1:00 with the event starting promptly at 2:00 and ending by 4:00).  Team's of four will compete in a round (the  number of rounds will depend on the number of teams entered), with the winner of each round heading to the final round.  Only one team can win the coveted trophy and earn bragging rights for the year!  Get your team together...and send in your registration soon (see downloadable form on this page).  Sponsorships are available for this fun and well attended event (download form below). Contact us for more information or sponsorship opportunities.

The new Officers for Rotary year 2016-2017 were recently installed at our Annual Dinner Meeting. Congratulations to (left to right): Kelly Moore, Assistant Secretary, Joseph Ryan, Secretary, Chris O'Neill, President, Mike Clancy, Immediate Past President and incoming Vice President, Bob Caruso, Treasurer and Melissa Garlisi, President-Elect.  Missing from the photo was Hank Joyce, Assistant Treasurer. 



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Rotary Club of Braintree Massachusetts Inc.
P.O. Box 850082
Braintree, MA 02185-0082

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