Left Column - Rotary District 7910 Newsletter - February 8, 2016
Upcoming Events
You may submit event information per the District 7910 Promotional GuidelinesIf your club does not use ClubRunner, please send your event information to Rotary District 7910 Newsletter. And make sure to add  jim.fusco2@gmail.com to your club's distribution list.
2016 District Conference: Plymouth Rocks!
by District 7910 Conference Committee
May 20, 21 and 22, 2016
Hotel 1620 At Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth
Click here to Register Now!
Click here to download the six-page 'District Conference Booklet,' which contains:
  • Schedule
  • Pricing
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Facebook "Like" Contest
Click here to watch the three-minute promo video, produced by Assistant Governor Richard Simon

Rotaract Advisor
Training Seminar
by District 7910 
Rotaract Committee
NEW DATE, SAME PLACE: Monday, February 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Framingham State University: Building to be determined
This free event is open to all Rotarians and Rotaractors
Click here to register now
Click here for the two-page event flyer, in PDF format

Club Visits
Invite District Governor Jim Fusco to your club's special events!
If you have any special club events that you would like me to attend or any inductions or presentations that you would like me to make, please let me know.
DG Jim 

District Events
Monday,  February 8-Monday, February 29
Monday, February 8 - Due to today's snow storm, this event has been rescheduled to February 29
Thursday, February 11
6:00-8:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Chairs Prep
Thursday, February 11
7:00-8:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster

Tuesday, February 16
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Boxborough​
Tuesday, February 16
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Boxborough
Area #4 Team Meeting
Wednesday, February 17
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Worcester office of Assistant Governor Satya Mitra
Monday, February 22
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Boxborough

Tuesday, February 23
Wednesday, February 24
4:00 PM – 5:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn,  Waltham

Wednesday, February 24
4:00– 5:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham

RYLA Group Leader (GF) Callbacks

Wednesday, February 24

6:00– 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn, Boxborough

Framingham State University
Monday, February 29
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Home of Assistant Governor Richard Simon, Sudbury

RI Spotlight
2016-2017 Rotary Theme: 'Rotary Serving Humanity'
To download the image in JPEG format, click here.
Zone 32 Holds Foundation Webinar
On February 2, Rotary Zone 32, of which District 7910 is a part, held a webinar titled “Best Practices to Improve Foundation Giving." If you missed that webinar, 
click here to watch video of it, and click here to download the PowerPoint presentation for it.
To read Zone 24 & 32's February "Beyond Borders" newsletter, click here.

Attend A Presidential Conference 
Find innovative ways to improve your community by attending one of five presidential conferences in 2016, hosted by Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran (shown) and The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith. Each will highlight one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus:
Conferences will be led by local Rotary districts and are open to both members and non-members. They will feature engaging speakers, informative general sessions, and hands-on workshops. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow leaders and take away new ideas and strategies to put into action.

Check Out Rotary Voices Blog
Check out Rotary Voices, the official blog of Rotary International. This blog features stories by and about Rotary members, Rotary program alumni, and the people we partner and work with.

Middle Column - Rotary District 7910 Newsletter - February 8, 2016
Due to today's snow storm. tonight's Rotaract Advisor Training Seminar at Framingham State University has been postponed to Monday, February 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Framingham State, in a building to be determined. Additional details will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact Rotaract Chair Carl Gomes at
carlcgomes56@icloud.com or Rotaract Vice Chair Steve Jones-D'Agostino at srdagostino@icloud.com.
Governor's Message
Only 20 More Weeks To Go
By Jim Fusco
It is hard to believe that I have now been your district governor for 32 weeks, with only 20 more weeks to go. While I still have plenty of things to do, my wife,  Karen Fusco of the Fitchburg club and I are taking some R&R this week. Then, I will once again to hit the ground running. Fortunately, there is e-mail service and electricity where we are going. so even though I may be relaxing on a secluded island, I will have my laptop with me and will never be out of touch. Read more
Click here to download or print this newsletter, in PDF format.
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Download or print the meeting minutes for 2016 District Conference Committee
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Welcome, New Rotarians
Please welcome the newest Rotarians in our district (alphabetical order by last name):

District & Club Rounds
District's Pilgrim Pride On Display At Athol-Orange Meeting
Governor Jim Fusco (shown, left) and his wife, Karen Fusco (shown, right) of the Fitchburg club, posed in Pilgrim garb during the February 3 meeting of the Rotary Club of Athol-Orange. They dressed up to promote the 2016 District Conference on May 20, 21 and 22 in Plymouth. The conference theme is "Plymouth Rocks!" (Photo: Mitch Grosky of the Athol-Orange club).

Southbridge Forms Interact Club
Southbridge Town Council Chair Esteban Carrasco recently congratulated the members of the newly formed Interact Club of Southbridge Middle/High School for their spirit and desire to determine their own goals and create an outlet for service to their school and community. He encouraged them the path they have chosen was a positive statement to their parents, the staff at SMHS and the community.  The ideas and effort made to accomplish their goals will be a benefit to all. 
Rotarian Jeff Davenport also thanked the students for so quickly jumping in and working together to brainstorm ideas and choosing to mentor the 8th graders to prepare them for high school level work. He also thanked Club Advisor Sheila Jalbert and Principal Melissa Earls for their efforts in making the Interact Club a reality. He asked the Rotarians to stand and reminded the students all of us were ready to help them and make the Interact Club a success.
District Governor Jim Fusco (shown, left) also extended his congratulations to the students. He encouraged them to follow the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”
Shown, left to right, in the photo at top-right are these Southbridge Interactors: Kaytlyn Mekal, Callie Mathieu, Gianna O’Brien,  Mikayla O’Brien, Tori Trifone, Bill Chieng, Jake Boisvert, Jordan Velez Bomba, Ruben Rodriguez, Cam Boisvert and Kaleb Blackmore.
Missing from that photo are these Southbridge Interactors: Ashleigh Prince, Jessica Emery and Jonathan Poulin.

Southborough Club Inducts David Vachris
The Rotary Club of Southborough recently inducted David Vachris (shown, center) as a new member. He is shown posing with District Governor Jim Fusco (left) and Lori Karlsson (right), another new club member.

Governors-Elect Pat And Skip Doyle Attend RI Training Session
Governors-Elect Skip and Pat Doyle (shown, far left and second from left) recently attended the Rotary International Training Session in San Diego. They are shown posing with Rotary International President Elect John Germ (second from right) and his wife and fellow Rotarian, Judy Germ (far right), during the Training Session.

Ukraine Rotary Clubs Need Our Help With Recent Polio Outbreaks
Twenty-five years ago, the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury co-sponsored the first Rotary club in Ukraine, which was the Rotary Club of Kiev. Now, a quarter-century later, Ukraine needs our help with recent polio outbreaks in that eastern European nation.
Rotary in Ukraine has now has grown to more 43 clubs. Click here to watch a video posted by our fellow Rotarians in Ukraine regarding the recent outbreak of polio. It demonstrates that with low awareness and low vaccination rates, one plane ride can cause this disease reappear again overnight and anywhere - even in America. Ukraine Rotary clubs are looking for help. The best way is to make a donation of any size. To make a donation, click here.
Every donation gets amplified by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which donates $2 for every $1 donated by Rotarians. That causes each donation of $1 to triple to $3. Click here to learn more about that match.

Register Now For This Free 'New Generations' Event!
District 7910's First-Ever Rotaract Advisor Training Seminar, which is open to all Rotarians and Rotaractors
NEW DATE, SAME PLACE: Monday, February 29, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Framingham State University, in a building to be determined
To Register Now for this free event, click here
To download the two-page Event Flyer, in PDF format, click here
Youth are the future of Rotary. If you lead a veteran Rotary club, what are the diversity, energy and youth metrics for your club? Rotary is at a crossroads in terms of membership – particularly, in North America. Many clubs have stagnant, minimal or decreasing membership. Rotary International along with District Governor Jim Fusco and our district’s leadership of New Generations programs are addressing this issue. One of the solutions is to attract and engage younger members – those under 40 - and to develop strong and vibrant youth programs, in particular, Interact and Rotaract.

Be an "Early Bird and Register Now! for the 2016 District Conference!
In just 102 days - our annual District Conference will take place at The Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth.


• Governor's Package: All Meals, Friday Night Hotel and Saturday Night Hotel, $399 single & $499 double
• Paul Harris Package: Friday Dinner, Friday Night Hotel and Saturday Breakfast, $199 single & $269 double
• Mayflower Package: Saturday Dinner, Saturday Night Hotel and Sunday Breakfast, $199 single & $269 double 
• Pilgrim Package: All Meals only, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, $119 single & $238 double
Registration is now open. To register now and be an "Early Bird," click here.
To watch the promo video, which was produced by Assistant Governor Richard Simon of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, click here.
To download the six-page District Conference Booklet, click here.
To download the District Conference Souvenir Book order form, click here.
Register Now!​​

Major District & Club Happenings: February
Saturday, February 13: Concord's'Trek-On For Rotary'
Click here for promo flyer
Click here for registration form & information sheet

Monday, February 29: District 7910's 'Rotaract Advisor Training Seminar' (rescheduled from February 8 due to snow storm)
Click here, to Register Now for this free event, which is open to all Rotarians and Rotaractors
Click here, to download the Event Flyer, in PDF format


Submit Major Club Happenings
Send flyers of your club's major events and activities, in either JPEG or PDF format, to Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com.

Right Column - Rotary District 7910 Newsletter - February 8, 2016
Committee Spotlight
District Positions: Grants Subcommittee (Part 1 of 2)
By Jim Fusco
The Rotary Foundation is the vehicle that allows us to do good in the world through district and global grants. Operating procedures and guidance for the Grant Program are defined in the Rotary Foundation Code of Policies, dated January 2016. Specific operating policies and guidance for the Grants Subcommittee are delineated in Section 7.020.2 of the COP. This section is as follows: Read more

Membership Corner: What is the vision of your Rotary club
By Tom Sturiale
The time for annual revitalization of our Rotary clubs is rapidly approaching.  All the new presidents will attend pre-PETS (Presidents-Elect Training Seminar) and PETS. They will learn a great deal about Rotary and gather considerable information about how to guide their clubs through the next year. Read more

PR Tips: Know your local newspaper reporters and publishers
By Laura Spear
Build relationships with them. Know what they are interested in publishing, and thank them for their coverage. Just because the newspaper in the next town published a Rotary article, it may or may not be appropriate to submit a similar article in your community. You need to know what will likely get published, based on the relationship you have with your local paper and the news it wants to cover.
Laura Spear, chair of District 7910's Public Image Committee, may be reached at laura@spear.net.

Peace Fellowships: Application Deadline Is May 31
By Terry Parker
Each year, Rotary International selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of RI’s Peace Centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Read more

PETS Alert: Training,Training, Training
By Pat and Skip Doyle

We and all of you have embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. We have attended the Rotary International Training Session in San Diego, so we are ready to help all of you become well-prepared club presidents in 2016-2017. Read more

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