Rotary District 7910, Zone 32, Central Massachusetts, USA
 

 

 

 
Pat and Skip Doyle
2016-2017 District Governors
 
 

District Governors' Welcome

Welcome to Rotary District 7910, which serves Central Massachusetts. We are comprised of 51 clubs whose members represent a cross-section of society. Community members of all ages come together in Service Above Self by undertaking local and international projects that help improve the lives of people.
 
Our commitment to service is grounded in the fellowship of people who collaborate to make our communities and the world a better place. This year’s Rotary International theme—Rotary Serving Humanity—challenges us to come together for one, overriding goal: service.
 
District Governors' home club: Northborough

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Read: District 7910 Resolutions approved during the Business Meeting of the 2016 District Conference
 
 
 
 
District News

On June 26, Pat and Skip Doyle were installed as District Governors for the 2016-2017 Rotary year beginning July 1. Congratulations and best wishes to them form all of us!
 
To commemorate this special event - an extraordinary one, too, because of Pat and Skip's co-governorship - we share with you a 28-minute video of the June 26th Installation Ceremony at Fitchburg State University. To view the video in MP4 format, click here.
 
The Installation took place during the closing ceremonies for the three-day annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event, held this year at Fitchburg State and attended by 188 sophomores. The closing event, including the Installation, was attended by those students and as well as their families and friends. To learn more about RYLA, click here.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary 
Youth 
Leadership 
Awards
Here are just some of the many-more-to-come photos!
 
 

 
Click here to view and download, in PDF format, "Foundation Grants in 2016-17 and Beyond."
 
Sanjay Deshpande of the Rotyary Club of Wachusett Area, who will become chair of District 7910's Foundation Committee as of this July 1, produced this presentation.
 
 
 

 
 
Did you know that CNBC has reported that The Rotary Foundation is one of the "Top 10 Charities That Are Changing The World"?
 
CNBC reported that the Top 10 are "big and global, with budgets exceeding $100 million and net assets of at least $65 million. Yet these 10 charities manage to do exceptional work throughout the country and overseas, all while maintaining stellar financial management and transparency."
 
Charity Navigator Report: click here
CNBC Article: click here
 
Did you also know there is a great PowerPoint presentation on our Rotary Foundation?
 
To view that PowerPoint presentation, click here
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
District 7910 and 7930’s Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship sponsored a Wine-Dinner on Monday, July 18 at La Morra Bicari Ristorante in Brookline Village. More than 30 Rotarians and Rotaractors enjoy a delicious four-course meal with a total of four wine pairings. (Rotarians under the legal drinking age were not served wine.)
 

This was an open event, including both members and non-members of the D7910/7930 Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship. We encouraged them to bring family, friends and co-workers who may be future Rotarians.

A big, hearty thank-you to our new international Rotary friends, Burak Berk Doluay (far left) of Cyprus and Hicham Teghlaoui (far right) of The Netherlands, for joining us at the wine-dinner event. They are shown posing with District 7930 Rotaract Representative Mallory McCoy (second from left) Boston Rotaract President Amy Collinsworth (second from right).

In between courses, the more than two dozen Rotarians in attendance had a n enlightening and energizing conversation with those Rotaractors, facilitated by Sturbridge Rotarian and Past District Governor Carl Kaliszewski (facing camera, second from right), who shared about their own commitments to "service above self."

The Rotaractors discussed the institutional, cultural and economic barriers in Rotary that influence young professionals from connecting with and becoming members of Rotary. Following the wine-dinner event, Amy Collinsworth wrote to say that she is "looking forward to the continued conversation between Rotarians and Rotaractors in our districts. It was really wonderful to both feel and hear the support we have from everyone."
 

To view additional photos of the July 18 wine-dinner event, click here.

For more information, contact Carl Gomes of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley at carlcgomes56@icloud.com or 508-450-3374, or Steve Jones-D’Agostino of the Rotary Club of Auburn at srdagostino@icloud.com  or 508-930-8675. If you would like a short Fellowship presentation at your club meeting, please contact Carl or Steve.

 
To learn more about Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowships, visit RotaryWine.net.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
District 7910 Rotarians,
 
In an effort to more effectively and timely communicate District and Club news to our membership, the Rotary District 7910 Newsletter is now being issued weekly and sent out early Monday morning, by 6:00 a.m.
 
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If you, as a District Rotarian, have an article you would like to include in the Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, send it to Immediate Past District Governor/Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com. The articles can be about upcoming events and fundraisers, or you can toot your horn by sending information about completed events or fundraisers.
 
The content-submission deadline for the Monday, July 31 issue is this Friday, July 29.
 
Please send text in Word format, and images in JPEG or PDF format.
 
Governors Pat & Skip
 
Pat and Skip Doyle
2016-2017 Governors
Rotary District 7910
 

 

skipdoyle2@verizon.net

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click on each link to read that week's "Membership Corner" article:
 
 
 
Please let Tom know any ideas, comments and/or stories for "Membership Corner" that you would like to share. E-mail Tom at tsturiale36@gmail.com.
 
"A Rotary Membership Guide" is a collection of "Membership Corner" articles written for this weekly newsletter during the 2015-2016 Rotary year, which began July 1, 2015. Each article is intended to offer an idea or thought aimed at stimulating discussions, questions and actions, to effectively increase membership at all our clubs. 
 
Click here, to read and download this 52-page"Guide," in PDF format.
 
 

 
Welcome to the new home on Google Photos for District 7910's photo and video albums, since May 2015. To view those albums, click here.
 
To view photo albums prior to May 2015, click here.
 
If you would like to share your club's photo and/or video albums here, please contact Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com.
 
Photos must be in JPEG or PNG format. Videos must be in MP4 or MOV format.
 
 
 
District Social Media Pages
 
 
 
 
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District and Club Events
 
 
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
 
Click here, for web version of 2016-2017 District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle's July 25 issue of our weekly Rotary District 7910 Newsletter
 
Click here, for PDF version
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DO YOU KNOW THE THEME FOR ROTARY YEAR 2016-2017?
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CONGRATULATIONS to CONCORD!

 

You are the Club of the 2015-2016 Year

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CONGRATULATIONS TO DICK ANDERSEN & STEVE JONES-D'AGOSTINO:

 

YOU ARE THE ROTARIANS OF THE YEAR
 

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Congratulations to all clubs that earned 2015-2016 Presidential Citations!

   PRESIDENTIAL CITATION (GOLD):

          ACTON-BOXBOROUGH

          CONCORD

          NASHOBA VALLEY

 

PRESIDENTIAL CITATION (SILVER):

          BEDFORD

          GARDNER        

 

PRESIDENTIAL CITATION (BRONZE):

          BROOKLINE

          WACHUSETT AREA

 

PRESIDENTIAL CITATION (INTERACT):

          BEDFORD

          NASHOBA VALLEY

          WELLESLEY

 

Click here to learn more

 
Keep Entering Your Goals and Accomplishments into Club Central

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Reminder: Many of the District Awards are based on information contained in the submitted Club Planning Worksheets.

Club Planning Worksheet 2016-2017 coming soon.

 
 
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Post-PETS Team Training 2016-2017
 
It was a great event! Thank you to all who attended - and to all the presenters!
 
For Event photos, taken by Cheryl Rosen of Hudson Rotary, click here
 
 
 
 
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Rotary 
Youth 
Leadership 
Awards
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RYLA COMMITTEE AND VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 'BEST RYLA EVER!'
 
For photos of the 2016 event, click here
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO IS OUR 'FRIEND' ON FACEBOOK!
We are now nearly 660 "Likes" and growing

 

Watch for our next Facebook Contest!

 

To 'LIKE' and SHARE our Facebook page, click here
 

 

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Support Polio Plus!

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TO POLIO AND HELPED US SET A NEW RECORD!

 

Foundation is Important

 

Clubs Should Continue to Promote Polio Awareness in Their Local Communities

 

You may continue to raise money for Polio Plus!

 

For more information, click here

 

Purple Pinkie Links: click here

 

To read proclamation by Governor Charles Baker, click here

 

Polio Giving Status, click here

 

New Medical Technology in Delivering the Polio Vaccine - MUST-SEE VIDEO: click here

 

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District 7910's Advisor Training Seminar was held on February 29: Click here for seminar photos and videos.
 
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Our Interact program is in good hands and growing!
 
District 7910 will hold an Interact Training Session on Tuesday, September 17 at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough. Based on the successes of our first set of Interact and Rotaract Training Seminars, the District's Youth Services Committee has decided to hold this latest Interact seminar.
 
For more information, contact Youth Services Chair Carol Toomey at carolrotary@gmail.com
 
JOIN US IN JUST 52 DAYS!
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DISTRICT QUICK LINKS

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Planning Worksheet 2015-2016

Thank You to the 39 (of 51) Rotary clubs that submitted your Planning Worksheets!
 
Coming Soon: Club Planning Worksheet for 2016-2017