Welcome to the Rotary Club of Malden!
We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
105 Canal St.
Malden, MA 02148
Malden, MA 02148
MALDEN ROTARY NEWS
Malden resident and author was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club's weekly luncheon on Wednesday, August 3rd. Mike Munger's story is that of a lifetime of Service Above Self.
Mike is a retired Watertown Police Detective, Malden resident and forever a Marine. While working in Watertown, Mike took a year long leave of absence and joined the United Nations on a mission to Kosovo to help teach police procedures to in the war torn country. Upon returning Mike wrote a book loosely based on his experiences overseas. His book, Blessed Are the Peacekeepers, was written about his alter ego Mike Granger.
Once retired Mike was looking to continue to serve his community and found himself volunteering and teaching Police Procedures in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps in Boston at the U.S. Coast Guard Station.
On Wednesday, July 29, Mark Lawhorne (Blacksmith Communication) was installed as the new President for 2016-2017. Malden Rotarians met at Exchange Street Bistro for their annual Installation Dinner. Mark was joined on the Board by President-Elect Ronnie Puzon (Trinity ReMax R.E.), Secretary/Treasurer David Hart (CCMR,Inc.), Foundation Chair Brian Scalisi (East Boston Savings Bank).
Joining the evening's festivities were Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and State Representative Steven Ultrino and Kevin Duffy from the Mayor's oOffice of Business Development. Also joining the club were District 7930 Incoming and Outgoing Governors Sheryl Meehan and Peter Simonsen.
When John Germ takes office as Rotary International’s president in July, it will mark his 40th year in Rotary. In that time, he’s likely best-known for leading Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge, a fundraising effort sparked by a challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Rotarians surpassed that goal in 2011, raising $228.7 million toward polio immunization activities. “I never questioned that we would raise the funds,” he says. “Rotarians have been so generous.” In fact, raising money for polio was one of Germ’s first leadership roles.