Rotary District 7910 Newsletter - April 4, 2016
2016 District Conference: Plymouth Rocks!
- Hospitality 'Sweets' Request Form
- Cruise Registration Form
- Golf Registration Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Facebook 'Like' Contest
RI Makes Changes in Brand Center Online Tool
We hope that you've found Rotary International’s Brand Center a useful tool to create customized logos and brochures - and to tell Rotary's story in a consistent and engaging way.
We'd like to inform you of a recent change to the online tool. Starting today, April 4, any logos or brochures you create using one of our templates will be automatically deleted from your profile 30 days after your last change or edit. Logos and brochures created before April 4 will be deleted on May 2, unless you make a change or edit to the template.
We recommend that once you have finished your customized logo or brochure, you download the document in PDF, PNG, or JPEG format on your own computer.
Reminders of this change will be posted on Brand Center’s template and logo pages.
- 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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- Doing more good work: Involve more members in Rotary projects with savings on truck rentals, airfare, and hotels.
- Building Rotary friendships: Forge richer friendships with fellow members with your dining and entertainment offers.
- Sharing our story with someone new: Tell people about Rotary’s work when you use discounts at coffee shops and restaurants.
Check Out Rotary Voices Blog
- Marc Duci, Acton-Boxborough
- Russell Gamber, Concord
- Mike Gowing, Acton-Boxborough
- Padma Jonnavithula, Acton-Boxborough
- Michael Lambert, Concord
- Claude Miquel, Acton-Boxborough
- Humshavathanie Naidoo, Acton-Boxborough
- Ann Burroughs Sorvari, Acton-Boxborough
- John Mattias Sorvari, Acton-Boxborough
- Angela Tivnan, Shrewsbury
District Membership Webinar Set for April 27
Nashoba Valley Rotary seeks volunteers for, offers experience Financial Reality Fair
- Full Bench, $2,200: Name on a plaque on the Goddard Park Dedication Stone; a donor plaque on one park bench; a one-year individual or corporate membership in Auburn Rotary; and name recognition at the Park Benches Dedication Ceremony.
- Half Bench, $1,000: Name on a plaque on the Goddard Park Dedication Stone; a half-year individual or corporate membership in Auburn Rotary; and name recognition at the Park Benches Dedication Ceremony.
- Quarter, $500: Name on a plaque on the Goddard Park Dedication Stone; and name recognition at the Park Benches Dedication Ceremony.
As Auburn MA Daily reported on March 30, "According to AMS Principal Joe Gagnon, students made cash donations after seeing a presentation on the program. Later, the Student Council and National Junior Honor Society held a school dance to raise the remainder of the $1,000 to sponsor a Box [shown, right]. Elizabeth McCarthy served as the faculty liaison and event organizer for the middle school. Since this was an internal fund-raiser, no solicitations were made to the public. There is also an added bonus for the students. Each Box [shown, right] is outfitted with a GPS locator, so they will know where their box is helping around the world. Excellent work AMS!"
Acton-Boxborough Rotary welcomes new members
Elisabeth Cianciola (center), aquatic scientist for the Charles River Water Association was the guest speaker last week for Milford Rotary. She gave a very detailed review of how the river is monitored and discussed key issues such as how they are working to deal with invasive weeds such as water chestnuts as well as phosphorus levels. She stressed that the goal of the CRWA is to “protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed through science, advocacy and the law.” She noted that “initiatives over the last four decades have dramatically improved the quality of water in the watershed and fundamentally changed approaches to water resource management”.Cianciola also discussed the fish-restocking program and the desire to make the river more enjoyable for all. She encouraged everyone along the river to get involved either through hand-pulling weed projects or direct donations to help support mechanical weed-harvesting opportunities. Well prepared professional presentation followed by an informative Q & A session.Milford Rotary was also excited to have District Governor Jim Fusco (right) in attendance along with his guest, businesswoman Leanne Velky of Hopedale. Govenor Jim is shown posing with Milford Rotary President Alan Villatoro (left) and Elisabeth Cianciola (center).
Westborough Rotary Sponsors ‘Be Like Brit’ Child
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.
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
- 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, April 9: Uxbridge - 'Wine and Chocolate Tasting'
Sunday, May 1: Northborough Rotary - '5 & 10K Road/Trail Run'
Saturday, June 4: Worcester - 'Celebrate Community Gala'
- Presidents-Elect, Presidents-Nominee, and Board Members
- 2016-2017 Treasurers
- 2016-2017 Secretaries
- 2016-2017 Public Image Chairs
- 2016-2017 Membership Chairs
- Members new to Rotary
- And all other interested Rotarians!
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 email@example.com
Mark Your Interact and Rotaract Calendars!
Membership Corner: The 'why' of Rotary
District Positions: Guidelines for Stewardship Committee
- Treat Rotary Foundation grant funds as a sacred trust to be constantly safeguarded from loss, misuse, or diversion and to be used only for the stated purpose that shall be strictly interpreted by Rotary Foundation Code of Policies 75, January 2016.
- Exercise the highest attention to the prevention of even the appearance that Rotary Foundation funds are being used in an improper manner, whether such appearance may be in the eyes of Rotarians or the general public. Such attention is expected to go beyond that afforded to the use of private or corporate funds.
- Assure competent and thorough oversight of the project with clear delineation of responsibility. Read more