Somerville Rotary Club at Somerville High School Annual Awards Night

Photo Left: Educational Fund Winners Mei Mei Collins & Saja El Saudi with Rotary President Brian Rooney

On May 23, 2018

Somerville Rotary Club was honoured to be at the Somerville High School Annual Awards Night. Somerville Rotary granted $2,000 scholarships to two well-deserving outstanding students of Somerville High School.

A brief background on the these high achieving young women, Mei Mei Collins and she will be attending Harvard University in the fall to study Environmental Engineering, while Saja El Saudi will be attending University of Massachusetts, Boston.

The night over $175,000 in scholarships was awarded and a lot of the donors were residences of Somerville looking out for the next generation. Big thanks to Past-President, Paul Kaufman for his hard work every year on the Rotary Educational Fund and to our own Past-Mayor, Gene Brune for his contribution to the SHS Scholarships.

About Rotary International & Somerville Rotary Club

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 160 countries worldwide.

The first Rotary Club was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1905 by an attorney named Paul Harris and several of his colleagues. The name “Rotary” was derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among each of the members’ offices. The Rotary motto is “Service above self”. The Somerville Rotary Club meets each Tuesdays at 12:15pm at Holiday Inn in Somerville, Ma.

For more information on the club’s initiatives or to join the Somerville Rotary Club, please contact Kevin Su at and Gene Ferraro at

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For further information contact Kevin Su Tel: (978) 210-9935 or E-Mail:

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