Rotary District 7910 Newsletter - April 11, 2016
2016 District Conference: Plymouth Rocks!
- Hospitality 'Sweets' Request Form
- Cruise Registration Form
- Golf Registration Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Facebook 'Like' Contest
Representatives from Rotary clubs around the world, including District 7910's own Tom Sturiale, will be gathering in Chicago this to consider changes to the policies that guide Rotary International and its member clubs. The Council on Legislation gives members a role in adapting Rotary to keep it relevant to today’s world. We’ll be providing live updates and vote totals from the Council beginning today. Learn more about the Council.
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- Representing Your Community’s Professions: A Classification Assessment
- Diversifying Your Club: A Member Diversity Assessment
- Finding New Club Members: A Prospective Member Exercise
- Improving Your Member Retention: A Retention Assessment and Analysis
- Enhancing the Club Experience: Member Satisfaction Survey
- Understanding Why Members Resign: Exit Survey
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Immediately after dinner, the awards ceremony began with the City Hall Employee of the Year and continued with the Firefighter of the Year, the Police Department, the Department of Public Works, the Library, the School Department Grade (Pre-K to Grade 4, Middle School and High School Teachers of the Year) and one employee from each of the two Catholic schools in Leominster.
It was a great opportunity for the Leominster club to speak about its contributions of nearly $1 million over the 91 years it has been in existence. A slide show of all the club's efforts played on two screens at the start of the social hour and continued until the end of the evening.
For anyone interested in viewing the event, visit www.LTV.com and go to "Media On Demand," where you will find "Rotary Award Night." The Sentinel and Enterprise newspaper also had front-page coverage of the event.
- C. William Lakso Paul Harris Circle, and the recipient was Paul Gauvin
- Nicholas D. Mercadante Paul Harris Circle, and the recipient was Mary Heafy
- Marcia D. Bellermann Paul Harris Circle, and the recipient was Linda ZC. Largey
Waltham Rotary Welcomes Two New Members
Nashoba Valley Rotary seeks volunteers for, offers experience Financial Reality Fair
District Membership Webinar Set for April 27
The Rotary Club of Bedford will attempt to feed 250,000 children with their fourth annual Meals for Kids food packaging event in partnership with Stop Hunger Now on May 14 at the Bedford campus of Middlesex Community College.
The Rotary Club, composed of just a few dozen business professionals from Bedford and its surrounding communities, began feeding hungry children in 2013. That first year they established their relationship with Stop Hunger Now, they raised enough money and gathered enough volunteer packagers to put together enough packaged meals to feed 15,000 hungry children. Read more
Every year, a group of Rotarians from District 7910 travel to a third-world country to accomplish a "hands-on"project with the resident Rotary club. This February, our district team traveled to Georgetown, Guyana to build a playground for special-needs students at a local school.
Today, Mairin Gulliver teaches at Luther Conant School in Acton. This year, when Rotarians came to her class to hand out the dictionaries, she told them that she received her personal dictionary from the Rotary club when she was in third grade and still has it! She remembers the day when Rotarians came to her class and gave each student their own book. “I remember taking my book home and flipping through the pages to find new information,” Mairin says. Today, she uses the donated dictionaries in her classroom to teach basic dictionary skills through a treasure hunt activity. After the strategy-based lesson, the students get to take their books home to use for their spelling and language-arts practice worksheets.
When asked why paperback dictionaries are important, Mairin explains that having a personal dictionary puts each child on the same playing field. Although resources and learning materials can be monitored in the classroom environment, teachers such as her recognize that not every child has access to a computer – or even books at home. “Like our motto here at Luther Conant School, the whole child is the whole idea, we want our students to have every resource available to be successful,” Mairin says.
- Harbor Cruise aboard the Pilgrim Belle: click here. Five-minute walk from the hotel. 1-1/12-hour cruise of Plymouth Harbor. You must register and pay for this event in advance because space is limited. Your price includes a box lunch: for Deli Box lunch $30, click here; and for Lobster Roll, $40, click here.
- Golfing at the Squirrel Run Golf Course: click here. 14 minute drive from the hotel. Tee time is 12 noon. A great opportunity to golf at the beautiful Squirrel Run Golf Course. Price is only $40 person and includes your golf cart. Space is limited so make your reservations early: click here.
Ukraine Rotary Clubs Need Our Help With Recent Polio Outbreaks
Saturday, June 4: Worcester - 'Celebrate Community Gala'
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RYLA Reminder: Online student registration is now open
By Christine Pinney
Please inform selected students and alternates that they must:
Christine Pinney, vice chair of District 79810's RYLA Committee, may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Status of District 7910 club contributions