Governor's Message - April 18, 2017
10 Days To Multi-District Conference: Register now!
Saturday, April 29 Is District 7910 Annual Business Meeting: We need you attend and vote on resolutions and nominations for District positions
By Pat and Skip Doyle
How about bringing your family down to Providence to see Waterfire (shown, right) on Friday evening? No charge, and you will be joining with Rotarians from around Southern New England!
Only available for Saturday? For $145, you can enjoy a fun-filled breakfast, numerous interesting breakout sessions, the yearly District Business meeting, an afternoon to enjoy our House of Friendship, or shop at Russell Hampton and/or the Providence Mall.
Late afternoon, you can enjoy a free Rotary Means Business networking event. You can end the day with an evening dinner and a chance to hear Lauren Templeton (shown, left), one of the top 5 women financiers in the world. If you head back home before then, you would miss some evening fun.
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- Getting more from Rotary: Balancing Rotary, your work and your personal life; and, maintaining a healthy Rotary lifestyle: Finding your Rotary passion and tips for being a Rotary spouse or partner.
- This Train-the-Trainer workshop on the Peer Leadership and Depression Prevention program teaches Interact teens how to co-facilitate locally theemotional-wellness project, teaching youth group audiences how to help either one's elf or a friend through tough times. This program has been implemented by clubs in Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and India.
- This panel discussion will focus of the Three Rs of Rotary Membership by exploring how Rotary club leaders and members can recruit, retain and recognize people.This session will give you specific ideas and techniques that your club can immediately implement to help get more publicity and help you reach all Rotarians - including a younger demographic.
- What you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. We will be describing our experiences in two very different areas of the Rotary world: the Indian subcontinent (India and Bangladesh) and west Africa (Nigeria).
- How can you get beyond the “no one knows Rotary” dilemma? It starts with you and your club, and not just your Public Relations Chair. Every Rotarian is a brand ambassador. Applicable to all Rotarians, learn PR tips and tricks and best practices from our panel of experts who represent our four districts.
- Are we prepared to walk the path that it will take youth into Rotary? Prove it. Hear three youth voices that will describe the authentic Rotary progression and journey. What can we as Rotarians do to properly Inspire, engage, empower and deliver our youth leaders into becoming Rotarian leaders of today. This will be an in-depth focused group discussion with solid action items for districts, clubs and individual Rotarians to act immediately upon.
- This session is an interactive exercise to identify personality styles and how style influences behavior, teamwork and leadership. Participants plot their personality styles and then compare them with research data. The session will include the discussion of the challenges of matching personalities.
- Rotary Community Corps of Adult Day Health Programs: families living with the reality of dementia/Alzheimer's; taking action against dementia/Alzheimer's - the challenge is real; focus on research, a cure, patients, and caregivers.
- Revisit as many clubs as possible in the next few months.
- Help our clubs achieve the goals they set in July
- Do all we can to build membership in the district
- Plan a grand event to celebrate our Million Dollar Foundation Journey
- "Move the ball forward," in harmony, with District Governor-ElectKarin Gaffney, District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager and District Governor-Nominee-Designate Pamela Anastasi
- Celebrate all of this at our Multi-District Conference this April in in Providence