Thai And Stop Me: Flag ceremony
By Cassidy in Thailand
Cassidy is an Eastern States Exchange Student sponsored by the Rotary Club of Uxbridge. To visit their website, click here. To learn more on ESSEX, click here.
DISTRICT & CLUB ROUNDS
Bedford Rises Against Hunger
On April 8, Bedford Rotary raised more than $19,000, assembled more than 300 volunteer packagers, and packaged more than of 62,000 meals. The event was a huge success, and the club has now packaged almost 320,000 meals over the last five years. To make matters even better, this year's two major corporate sponsors have already agreed to sponsor the event again in 2018! In the middle of all this, Bedford Rotary was recognized by Rise Against Hunger with a miniature Chinese gong (shown) for having already packaged 250,000 meals.
Chelmsford Honors April’s Students Of The Month
Shown, left to right, are the Chelmsford High School students who were honored: Daniel Demitrov, Tyler Fleming, Anthony Del Trecco, Suzanne Misherfi, Meg Dugas, and Kristen Hohenstein.
Fitchburg Supports Citizenship Preparation
Fitchburg Rotary has donated $1,000 to help support free citizenship-preparation classes that are offered in Fitchburg by Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area.
To learn more on Fitchburg Rotary, click here
Westborough Holds Repair Cafe
Worcester Funds Opioid-Crisis Fight
Worcester Rotary has donated $41,000 to the City of Worcester in support of the city's efforts to fight opioid addiction in the Worcester area.
Shown, left to right: City Manager Ed Augustus, Mayor Joseph Petty, club President Barbara Guthrie, Immediate Past President Robert Mangan, Past President Satya Mitra, and Rotarians Ron Fraser, Bill Moore and Fred Nathan
To learn more on Worcester Rotary, click here.
Auburn Is Inspired By Team Up India's Lindsey Reichert
Grove City College seniors, Lindsey Reichert (shown, left) and Kelsey Patton are looking to use the weapon of education to change the future health of India with their program called Team Up India. On April 12, Lindsey made a presentation to members of Auburn Rotary. Also shown are Immediate Past President Marcia Davis (right) and Immediate Past Treasurer John Convent (left).
Franklin Donates $500 To Franklin Food Pantry
Left to right: President Terry Katsaros; and Erin Lynch, director of Franklin Food Pantry
Nashoba Valley To Host Bolton Repair Cafe On May 20
What do you do with a broken toaster or lamp? Or with a shirt or blouse with a seam that is ripped out? Toss it? No way! Bring them to the Bolton Repair Café. The Nashoba Valley Rotary, with help from Bolton Local, is hosting the next Bolton Repair Café on Saturday, May 20, from9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held in the cafeteria of the Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic Street in Bolton.The school is located behind the Emerson School, which is on the same driveway/street.
For more information, contact Ray Pfau at 978-779-5545 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nashobarotary.org.
RI PE Ian Riseley Addresses NorthEast PETS '17
Shown at the 2017 Northeast Presidents Elect Seminar last Thursday in Framingham, are the eight governors-elect in the Northeast posing with Rotary International President-Elect Ian Riseley (second from right). Among the DGEs is our own Karin Gaffney (third from right).
To view event photos by District 7910 Photographer Cheryl Rosen, a member of the Rotary Club of Hudson, click here.
Spontaneous donations at NEPETS totaled $5,500 for a Right to Read literacy project run by Shirley-Pat Chamberlain (shown, left) of the Rotary Club of Williams Lake, British Columbia. All eight districts decided to match the contribution, bringing the total up to$11,000. That is enough to fund half the$22,000 cost to get the library up and running.
Auburn, Horses and Heroes Foundation Saddle Up for Tarentino Strong
Auburn Rotary and the charitable, non-profit Horses and Heroes Foundation just got a nice write-up in Worcester Magazine fortheir collaborative effort to dedicate a police-patrol horse, Tarentino Strong, in honor of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarantino Jr. (shown, left) who was shot and killed in the line of duty last year during a routine traffic stop. The Dedication Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 5 in Auburn. The horse is being purchased by the Revere-based Horses and Heroes Foundation, led by Skyllar Mullvaney, a member of the Rotary Club of Malden. The Foundation has bought and donated more than a dozen police-patrol horses in recent years in honor of police officers who were "involved in a selfless and heroic act while on duty."
To learn more the Ronald Tarentino Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, click here.
In Support of Polish-Ukrainian Rotary Project
By Roy Balfour
The Polish-Ukrainian Rotary project deals with rehabilitation in Poland of a group of 25 Ukrainian children who are 10 to 12 years old, plus three accompanying adults. The children belong to families who lost their parents in the war unleashed in the East of Ukraine. This project has been successfully going on for the last three Rotary years successfully, and its main financial burden was carried by Polish Rotary clubs.
Montachusett Area Learns Of Hero's Cup Hockey, April 21-23
Assistant Governor Kevin Fry is shown addressing the membership at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Montachusett Area at the DoubleTree Hotel in Leominster. He spoke about Hero's Cup Hockey on April 21 to 23.
The weekend-long event designed to bring firefighters, police officers, EMS, and military members together in a fun weekend to raise money and awareness for multiple charities. Each team will be playing for the charity of their choice, with a cash prize going to the winning teams charity of each division.
Multi-Club Power Play
Needham Teams Up with Framingham, Newton, Waltham and Watertown on India Solar-Power Project
Needham, Framingham, Newton, Waltham and Watertown Rotary have partnered to fund a $6,000 solar-power project (shown, left) for Film Nagar High School in Hyerabad, India. The host club there is the Jubilee Hills Rotary, in District 3150.
Needham paid $3,000 of the $6,000 - $1,500 of which should come back as District Grant match. Watertown, Waltham, Newton and Framingham paid $500 each.
Great Club Fundraising Tool
Westborough uses PayPal to raise nearly $2,000 for Polio Plus
To research charities that have a registered 501(c)3 account with PayPal, click here.
To learn more about Westborough Rotary, click here.
District Video Highlights Rotary Foundation's Fundraising Goals
We are all well aware that The Rotary Foundation is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. Steve Kirk, president of Concord Rotary, has produced a five-minute video that outlines our own district’s fundraising goals for the current Rotary year, which ends this June 30.
To learn more about The Rotary Foundation, click here.
Watch Video: Governor Baker Addresses District 7910 Rotarians
The Rotary Club of Billerica has provided a video of Governor Charlie Baker's address to District 7910 Rotarians last September 27 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bedford.
To watch the two-hour-47-minute video, click here.
The Rotary Clubs of Bedford, Billerica, Lowell, Newtonand Shrewsbury sponsored the event, which was a unique opportunity for Rotarians and friends to discuss partnering on humanitarian projects affecting our local communities. To view event photos, click here.
See You at RI Convention This June In Atlanta