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Feb 29, 2016 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Framingham State University
100 State St.
McCarthy Center, Third Floor, Faculty Dining Room
Framingham, MA  01701
United States

This event is free and open to all Rotarians and Rotaractors. Free parking will be available in these three campus lots: Maple Commuter; Maynard Road; and McCarthy Center, except for C/Z and Food Service spaces. To reach campus police for parking and event locations, call 508-626-4911.

A link to the updated free-parking pass will be posted here once we receive it from Framingham State University. To reach campus police for parking and event locations, call 508-626-4911. To download the two-page event flyer, in PDF format, which contains directions to and a map of the Framingham State campus, click here.


  • Registration and Pizza: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance, District Rotaract Chair Carl Gomes: 6:00-6:05 p.m.
  • Seminar Overview, District Youth Services Chair Carol Toomey: 6:05-6:10 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion: 6:10-7:00 p.m.
  • Breakout Sessions: 7:00-8:20 p.m.
  • Closing Remarks, Carl Gomes: 8:20-8:30 p.m.


  • Moderator: Carol Toomey of Nashoba Valley Rotary, chair  of District Youth Services Committee
  • Karen Jacobs of Brookline Rotary, advisor to Boston University Rotaract
  • Pat Doyle of Northborough Rotary, co-District Governor Elect
  • Rita Newman or Mike Figueroa of WPI Rotaract

Issues (each panelist will speak for 7-10 minutes on his/her issue):

  • Karen Jacobs: How to form a Rotaract club, including the roles and responsibilities of the president, the Rotary advisor and - in the case of campus-based clubs - the faculty advisor
  • Karen JacobsHow to run a Rotaract club, including outlining the criteria for the Presidential Citation
  • Pat Doyle: How to sustain a Rotaract club, including membership and financial viability and sustainability
  • Rita Newman or Mike Figueroa: Why I'm a Rotaractor, including what I expect and need from the Rotary and faculty advisors

For more information, contact Rotaract Committee Chair Carl Gomes at or 508-450-3374, or Vice Chair Steve Jones-D’Agostino at  or 508-930-8675.