A MESSAGE FROM CYNTHIA CHASTON, 2013/2014 PRESIDENT
Hello and welcome to the website of the Needham Exchange Club. We are a dynamic, volunteer service organization which, for over 65 years, has worked to make the lives of the citizens of Needham better by instilling pride in the achievements of our community and its children, providing support to its institutions and traditions and making it a cleaner, safer and more desirable place to live.
I invite you to visit the rest of our website and learn more about the projects we take on in support of our mission. We are proud of our achievements, which include organizing and executing Needham’s Fourth of July celebration, rewarding our youth for their service both within and outside our immediate community and recognizing our citizens for their patriotism and devotion to Needham. You will find a complete list of our activities and committees as you browse through other pages in our website.
As a volunteer organization, we always welcome others who, like us, want to serve the interests of Needham, and invite you to consider joining us. If you go to our “Apply for Membership” page, you will find instructions for contacting our Membership Committee. They will provide additional information about what club membership entails and answer all your questions. Thereafter, arrangements for meeting some club members will be made and the application process will begin.
With warm regards,
JULY 4th 2014 CELEBRATION
The Needham Exchange Club would like to thank the residents of town for a great Fourth of July celebration! In spite of all the predictions, the weather cooperated and we hope everyone enjoyed the spectacular Fireworks display, the Grand Parade, the Pie Eating Contest, the Flea Market, and all the other great events. We appreciate the support and enthusiasm of the community for this event. We were thrilled by the crowds that turned out at the fireworks on the 3rd and along the parade route on the 4th in spite of the threat of rain. We thank you for your generosity.
Memorial Park was a perfect venue for the celebration and the Exchange Club thanks the Memorial Park Trustees for the use of their beautiful park. The Needham Police and Fire departments did a terrific job as always and we thank them. We couldn't have done it without the tremendous efforts of the Department of Public Works.
Please see out list of local business sponsors who helped to sponsor the 2014 events. Without their generous donations, we would not be able to host this annual event. We are also still accepting donations on our website for this year’s event.
Planning for next year’s July 4th has already begun and we hope you join us again.
2013 Community Service Awards presented
The Needham Exchange Club's 2013 Community Service Awards were presented at the May 2nd Club meeting.
The Community Service Awards were created in 2010 to recognize Needham High School freshmen, sophomores or juniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community service through clubs or organizations that serve our community.
This year's award winners were:
- Olivia Korostoff-Larsson & Emily Touchet - Needham High School HOPE Club
- Tommy Kelley - Youth Diabetes education
- Jacqueline Arrondo - Newton Candlelight Vigil, Needham High School SALSA Club
- Alli Rubin - The Metrowest Foundation's Program in Youth Philanthropy
Read more about the students and their work.