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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Help Wayland Residents On Your Schedule

If you’re looking for a vital volunteer role serving your fellow Waylanders that you can do on an “as available” basis, FISH may be just the group for you. Friends in Service Helping – FISH – is a Council on Aging volunteer group that arranges for and provides rides for Wayland residents to medical appointments when they have no other way to get there. FISH volunteers can be drivers or telephone volunteers, working from home to match clients with available drivers. We are looking for more of both! The client is responsible for any tolls or parking expenses. Please see our flyer for more details about FISH, or contact Ann Gordon, Volunteer Coordinator at the Council on Aging, at 508-358-2990 or agordon@wayland.ma.us.

Learn more about Volunteer Opportunites at the COA online here

Learn more about FISH online here

 

Eric Chase Memorial Blood Drive, June 9

The 6th annual Eric Chase Memorial Blood Drive at Wayland High School is on June 9th from 8 am to 3 pm.  Blood mobiles from both Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute will be at Wayland High all day.  To plan your Saturday, you can sign up now for a specific time to donate blood at the following SignUp.com link: www.SignUp.com

Walk-ins are also always welcome.
Eric was a 2008 graduate of Wayland High.  Eric donated blood regularly until, at age 21, he was diagnosed with AML Leukemia.  During his illness he needed many blood products.  Team Eric organizes this annual Blood Drive to give back to the community.  Each pint of blood donated helps up to 3 patients.
Give the Gift of Life–donate blood on Saturday June 9th.
Thank you for your past support.  Don Chase & Nikki Fedele

Join the Wayland Student Corps

Members of Student Corps pose in front of the goods they collected and donated to Parmenter as part of their holiday food drive

Student corps is an organization that organizes and hosts community service activities. We welcome all students to join the Wayland High School Student Corps for an opportunity to better our community and earn your president award, a prestigious award that recognizes the service of volunteers. This year alone we have participated in and organized numerous events that were able to positively impact our town; this included the donation of more than 15 full bags of canned goods to Wayland Parmenter Food pantry and the cleaning of the area around WMS and the Wayland railroad site. Contact Amelia_Ao@student.wayland.k12.ma.us (president) to join or visit https://studentcorps.org/ to learn more.

Help Clear The Tracks by the Rail Trail, May 5 – 6

The Wayland Historical Commission is sponsoring its 17th annual volunteer Spring brush clearing at the Wayland Depot (1 Cochituate Rd.) on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to come either day to help remove brush, vines and undergrowth along the inactive preserved railroad tracks alongside the rail trail west of Wayland Depot.

Flyer online here: BrushClearingMay2018

SVT Garlic Pull and Program on Garlic Mustard Foraging and Tasting

Garlic Mustard: An Edible Invasive

Garlic mustard is an invasive plant originally brought to the United States by colonial settlers who used it for cooking. This noxious plant now requires vigilant control as it invades fields and woodlands, displacing native vegetation. Dispersed by wind and water, garlic mustard seeds spread quickly. Garlic mustard is particularly harmful as it changes soil conditions to inhibit the growth of most other plants.

Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) is holding upcoming programs that teach participants about garlic mustard management and its culinary benefits. On Wednesday, May 2 at 5:00 pm, participate in SVT’s Annual Garlic Mustard Pull at Wolbach Farm in Sudbury. Work alongside SVT’s stewardship team and learn effective strategies for controlling garlic mustard. On Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 pm, SVT is co-sponsoring a Garlic Mustard Foraging and Tasting with One Earth Collaborative in Framingham. Participants will get their hands dirty foraging and then come together to prepare simple and flavorful recipes and discuss the spirituality of eating invasive plants. A $5 fee is requested to cover the cost of ingredients.

Registration is required and space is limited. For more information and to register, please visit www.svtweb.org/calendar or call 978-443- 5588 X123. SVT and nearly 3000 members protect and care for land and wildlife habitat in 36 communities surrounding the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury Rivers. One Earth Collaborative, a project of Open Spirit in Framingham, seeks to deepen our spiritual connection to the Earth.

Selectmen seek volunteers for Town Administrator Screening Committee

The Wayland Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to serve on the Town Administrator Screening Committee. Members of the Screening Committee will work with the Town’s consultant, Community Paradigm Associates, in identifying finalists for the Wayland Town Administrator position. The selected finalists will be brought to the Board of Selectmen for consideration. It is anticipated that a preponderance of the Town Administrator Screening Committee’s activity will transpire during mid- to late-June, during which time the interviews of semi-finalists are expected to occur.

Wayland residents interested in volunteering to serve on the Town Administrator Screening Committee are asked to submit a letter of interest by Tuesday, April 24, to:

David Porter
Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator
Wayland Town Building
41 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778
Via email: dporter@wayland.ma.us

Nominations sought for 2018 Annual High School Community Service Awards

2018 Annual High School Community Service Awards honor HS students who do 50 hours or more of Community Service.

You can nominate a friend, a student, your child, or yourself! This includes all WHS students, and Wayland residents who attend independent high schools.

Please join us at the HS Community Service Awards Ceremony Tuesday, May 8, 2018 7:00 pm Wayland High School Main Stage

Sponsored by Wayland High School and Wayland Youth and Family Services

Questions: Dossie Kahn, Wayland Youth & Family Services, 508-358-4293, dkahn@wayland.ma.us

Flyer online here: 2018 community service award flyer