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Lunch Meeting – SOM, a Speaker AND our Runner!
November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Come and meet Jack Prior! He’ll be running the Boston Marathon for the Rotary Club of Newton! He’s a scientist, sports photographer, triathlete and now a fundraiser for Newton Rotary. It’s important for Jack to get to know the club, it’s members and what we do so please do your best to attend! Our speaker is David Simons from Citizen Climate Lobby. CCL was founded by a Rotarian. Marshall Saunders was working with Rotary on micro-loans, when he decided that climate change was a threat to his work and the world that couldn’t be ignored. That was 11 years ago. Today, CCL is working to pass a bi-partisan bill that will reduce carbon in the atmosphere by creating incentives to pollute less, is fair and socially just, AND will spur economic growth. CCL is actively non-partisan and aligns with Rotary is so manny ways (volunteer-based, inclusive, focused on saving and improving lives…and more). The speaker will educate the club about climate change and it’s impacts, and explain the bill (aligning with RI’s view that clubs should engage with and be informed about “any public question involving the general welfare of the community, the nation, and the world.”).