The Woburn Young Professionals invite you to the Ferncroft Country Club on 5/31
Our Young Professionals are joining up with YP’s from across the North Shore to mix and mingle on the rooftop deck at the Ferncroft Country Club on May 31st from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The Ferncroft will provide delicious appetizers and a cash bar as well as rum tastings with our friends from Rumson’s Rum, wine tasting with MS Walker, and craft beer tastings with Bent Water Brewing Company and Night Shift Brewing. We will also have games, music and lots of fun!
The Ferncroft is opening their doors to us and we can’t wait to get up on the roof and have a great night with lots and lots of Young Professionals.
We know how young people (and everyone else!) like to wait until the last minute, so to encourage early registration we are offering early bird pricing…register before 5/18 and pay half price- just $10! Don’t wait, RSVP today!
Bill Cummings Autobiography, Starting Small and Making it Big
We are honored to have Mr. Bill Cummings joining us for our May 24th Lunch and Learn. He will be sharing stories from his life in business and philanthropy from his new autobiography.
Bill Cummings’ recent autobiography, Starting Small and Making it Big chronicles his life from humble beginnings growing up with his sister in a one bedroom apartment to becoming a billionaire philanthropist. The following synopsis of the book comes from the website, www.cummings.com/book/#synopsis
Bill Cummings never aspired to be a billionaire—and never acknowledged he was one until long after it happened. That’s because it is not money that motivates him, but rather the immense enjoyment he gets from building and growing successful businesses. He thrives at being an opportunist and believes that this often-misunderstood trait is one of the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. They see opportunities where others overlook them. And they act swiftly to adopt them before someone else does.
Although perhaps not intentionally, Bill’s parents encouraged his entrepreneurial nature by instilling in him the desire to “get ahead” and to become “somebody.” His father painted houses, raising a family in a one-bedroom apartment atop a liquor store and a taxi stand on the outskirts of Boston. Bill’s mother was a neighborhood fixture, building friendships as she knocked on doors to collect coins for large charities that once operated that way.
From his parents, Bill learned the value of hard work, kindness, and fiscal responsibility. Year-round he washed windows for his neighborhood’s storekeepers, and for three summers as a young teen he sold ice cream from the back of his bike at a nearby Ford Motors assembly plant. Later he purchased and sold dozens of small boats using Boston Globe classified ads. Eventually, he built a 500-person firm near Boston with a debt-free portfolio of 11 million square feet of commercial real estate.
This fascinating self-written autobiography shares not only how he got there, but also his singular dedication to giving back to the communities and institutions so vital to his success. In Massachusetts alone, the cash donations from Cummings entities to local charities already total more than $200 million.
Through Bill’s unique voice, readers experience his achievements and adventures—including a stint at Fort Dix with Ralph Nader and, much later, meeting and working regularly with some of the world’s greatest philanthropists—as well as his setbacks and personal tragedies during the seven-decade story.
Watch an interviewed with Jim Braude from April 15, 2018 for channel 2 WGBH.
You can purchase a copy of the book at the Starting Small and Making it Big website, at the James L McKeown Boys & Girls Club or through Amazon.
SNOW DATE- 3/28 for WOW Lunch
The Women of Woburn are hosting “From Form to Function to Feng Shui” on March 28st at Jack’s Custom Woodworking from 12 to 1:15.
Please note this event has been postponed to March 28th due to weather.
You are invited to join them for this lively and informative presentation. Jean Marie will share her expertise with us over lunch in the showroom and discuss how to integrate the principles of Feng Shui into design.
The Women of Woburn, WOW meet monthly for lunch and casual networking. We welcome new faces and invite you to join us for this informative look at how design can impact productivity and flow in your spaces.
Please RSVP quickly as our WOW events frequently sell out.
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