Outgoing president, Michael Podolski, was honored at the ceremony for his two year term. “It can be challenging work, but it is all worth it. We get to help a lot of people with the work we do. Leah has a lot of energy and great ideas. She is going to be a great leader for our club.”

Leah is a second generation Rotarian, following in the footsteps of her father, Mike Thornton, who introduced her to Rotary when she was a teenager. “I am both humbled and excited to assume this position with this remarkable group,” she said. “We have grown so much in the past few years and we are looking forward to keeping the momentum going. We have some ambitious goals going forward for youth, education, literacy, global wellness, leadership and membership."

The Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club hosts speakers at their Wednesday morning breakfasts at the MIT Endicott House, and is active in giving back to the local communities. The club is very active with local charities, such the Dedham Food Pantry, Comfort Zone Camp Massachusetts, Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation, Deutsches Altenheim Senior Center, School on Wheels of Massachusetts and more. 

Visitors are always welcome. A list of upcoming breakfasts and speakers can be found online at http://www.nvsrotary.org/ and at http://www.facebook.com/NeponsetValleySunriseRotary
Photo From Left to Right: Past Rotary District Governors Skip and Pat Doyle and Club President Elect Leah Bradshaw