Don't forget about the Annual Rotary Transition Party Thursday, June 30th from 5pm to 9pm, 99 Valentine Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Join us as we celebrate the end of Kelly's Rotary year and the start of a new one with Joan DiMartino as our President.
Hayley Sumner, founder and Executive Director of Berkshire Horse works spoke last week, While pursuing a degree in social work, she obtained her EAGALA certification and saw firsthand the incredible healing power of horses. She and her Rottweiler, Brando who, as a certified therapy dog headed who together had been working across the country at risk youth, families, inmates, and veterans helping to develop social skills and empathy, headed east to the Berkshires where she had spent her childhood. Assessing the needs of the community and the need for additional services, she opened Berkshire HorseWorks to provide Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. She realized the impact that this work could have on group dynamics in surrounding businesses, and has since expanded the practice to include extended retreats in team building for corporations. Through workshops and retreats in team building and skills development for organizations of all kinds, Berkshire HorseWorks offers the tools to cope, heal, compete, challenge, communicate, lead, empathize and thrive in today’s stressful world. They bring the amazingly powerful modality of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning to the community to help augment, in a new way, the wellness and vitality of one’s own heart, the heart and soul of others, and the heart of our vibrant workforce.
Rotary is volunteering for Shakespeare in the Park Thursday July 21st from 630-10pm Looking for 3 more volunteers. Please email Joan (Joan.DiMartino@gd-ms.com ) if you are interested doing all or a part of the time.
The following schedule of Club members has been created to rotate caretaking responsibilities among the membership. The date listed is the Thursday of the week assigned. We ask that sometime during the week assigned, from the prior Sunday to the following Saturday, that the assigned Rotarian visit the Rotary book house (at the Boundless Playground), to clean out any trash, neaten the inventory, and determine whether additional books need to be acquired.
07/28 Gail Molari
08/04 John O'Brien
08/11 Ben Parhizgar
08/18 John Perreault
08/25 Rob Proskin
09/01 Bart Raser
If you will be unable to fulfill this commitment, please notify Book House overseer Dave Hall (DHall@CWSite.com) who your replacement will be in advance.
Please remember to use a non-denominational prayer - be respectful of others' beliefs. If you will not be at the meeting, please notify Joel Scussel (email@example.com) who your replacement will be in advance.