Rotary Club Collects Toys, Installs President & Board at Holiday Mixer

Charlie BreitroseRotary Club President Kim Severino, second from left, is installed along with members of the board: from left, Ray DuPuis, Paul DerBoghosian, Dan D’Amico, John Nealon, and Curtis Whitney. The following information was provided by the Rotary Club of Watertown:

On Nov. 30, The Rotary Club of Watertown hosted its inaugural Community Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive, where unwrapped toys and gift cards were generously donated by event attendees for the Whooley Foundation. The Club also installed its President and board members. Toy Drive

The toy drive was organized in cooperation with Lexus and Toyota of Watertown.

Toyota of Watertown Collecting Toys for Whooley Foundation

The following announcement was provided by Toyota of Watertown:

Toyota of Watertown has teamed up with the Watertown Police Department and the Whooley Foundation for the annual toy drive. Former Sergeant John “Sonny” Whooley began the tradition over 30 years ago. After he died, the Police Department decided to keep his spirit of giving alive and established the Whooley Foundation in Sonny’s honor. Toyota of Watertown is collecting donations of new unwrapped toys, gift cards, and monetary donations to assist with 100 different family’s in our community. Unwrapped toys can be dropped off at Toyota of Watertown at 149 Arsenal St., Watertown.

Holiday Fun at Commanders Mansion’s Whoville Jubilee & Tree Lighting

Charlie BreitroseA crowd gathered for the tree lighting outside the Watertown Commander’s Mansion on Saturday night. Watertown’s Commander’s Mansion shone with lights and welcomed hundreds of families for the 2022 Whoville Jubilee and Tree Lighting on Saturday. Visitors entered through an arch of lights, and were welcomed to the event by the Mayor of Whoville (City Council Vice President Vincent Piccirilli). Charlie BreitroseVisitors to the Whoville Jubilee entered through an arch of lights. Food trucks served up goodies to hungry visitors, and free hot cocoa and cookies were provided for those feeling a bit peckish.

Watertown Rotary Club Invites Public to Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive

The Rotary Club of Watertown is excited to announce that it will be hosting a Community Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive! The event will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites Boston/Watertown on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

In the spirit of Rotary’s mantra “service before self,” the club is pleased to announce that it will be collecting unwrapped toys for the Sonny Whooley Foundation in cooperation Lexus and Toyota of Watertown. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, the proceeds of which will directly support the clubs community service initiatives in the coming year.  

Members of the greater Watertown business, philanthropic, and civic communities are invited to join us for an evening of connection, conversation, and celebration as we kick off the holiday season and raise a toast to our community.  

Attendees should plan to bring an unwrapped toy for the Whooley Foundation, but the event is otherwise free of charge. Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, and hors d’oeuvres will we served. 

The Hampton Inn is located at 25 Bond St., Watertown, in Arsenal Yards.