DISTRICT & CLUB ROUNDS
Awesome Time At January's Rotary Means Business
Rotarians and friends had an awesome time at District 7910's Rotary Means Business networking event on January 25 in Waltham. The event was attended by 52 Rotarians and guests from more than 25 clubs, who learned a little about each other's business.
Attendees included District Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney (second from left), Rotary Means Business Chair Ron Bott (third from left), District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager (eighth from left), and District Governor- Nominee-Designate Pam Anastasi (ninth from left), and Past District Governor Carol Toomey (10th from left) A big thank -you goes out to Rockland Trust for sponsoring this event.
Save Wednesday, March 1 for the next Rotary Means Business networking event, at the Radisson Hotel and Suites in Chelmsford. To learn more about Rotary Means Business, click here.
Franklin Presents Rotaract Charter Certificate, RYLA grant
Terry Katsaros (left), president of the Rotary Club of Franklin, recently presented Robert (Nua) Toy-Giles (right), president of the Rotaract Club of Franklin at Dean College,with that Rotaract club's charter certificate.
Also recently, Julie Rougeau (left), Franklin Rotary's Vocational/RYLA chair, and Terry Katsaros (middle), presented a $1,000 scholarship grant to UMass student Nicole Rabovsky (right), a 2016 graduate of Franklin High School.
To learn more about Franklin Rotary, click here.
Nashoba Valley Celebrates Power of Change
On January 23, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley recognized Budget Buddies as the recipient of the club's third Power of Change Award for the work the organization has done to better the lives of women.
Shown, standing, is Nashoba Valley President-Elect Mary Denio Garcia as she kicked off the Power of Change event.
To learn more about Nashoba Valley Rotary, click here.
Southborough Expands Scholarship Program
The Rotary Club of Southborough has announced a second scholarship for high school students from Southborough. The winning student will receive $1,000 per year to help attend a four-year Massachusetts state college or university. Applicants will be judged on academic achievements and public service. Prior to this, Southborough Rotary was only able to help one student for four years. Thanks to stepped-up fundraising efforts and generous donations, the club is now able to expand its program. The new scholarship means the club doesn't have to wait for its current recipient to graduate in 2020, to award another scholarship.
Applications are due by April 10. The application forms are available at the Algonquin Regional High School’s Guidance Office, and by contacting Southborough Treasurer Carl Guyer at email@example.com.
Shown, are several members of Southborough Rotary.
To learn more about Southborough Rotary, click here.
Our DGE Meets Rotary's PE at RI Assembly in San Diego
District Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney (shown, right) got to meet and pose with Ian Riseley (shown, middle), president-elect of Rotary International, and his wife, Janet Riseley (shown, left) during the 2017 RI Assembly, held from January 15 to 21 in San Diego. The Riseleys hail from Australia, where they are members of the Rotary Club of Sandringham.
Rotary's annual training meeting gives district governor-elects the chance to share ideas for strengthening clubs and improving communities with Rotary leaders from around the world. Keynote speakers and informative presentations inspire and prepare the DGEs for 2017-2018 Rotary year, which begins July 1, to lead their districts successfully. Idea exchanges, roundtable discussions, and workshops introduce them to new ways of creating positive change.
To learn more about Ian Riseley, click here.
Our Interact Chair in Present in India
Bob Anthony (shown,left), chair of theDistrict Interact Committee, is visiting new Rotary friends from January 24 through February 10 in Goa, India. He has been invited to briefly present at the Rotary District 3170 conference there. One of that district's clubs, Hubli East, partnered with the Rotary Club of Wellesley, of which Bob is a member, through a Global Grant to implement the Peer Leadership and Depression Prevention project. To watch a two-minute video on the project, click here. Basically, the project delivers train-the-trainer on a Boston Children's Hospital curriculum to educators and, eventually, to Interact peer leaders. To learn more,click here.
Multi-Club Power Play
Needham Teams Up with Framingham, Newton, Waltham and Watertown on India Solar-Power Project
The Rotary Clubs of Needham, Framingham, Newton, Waltham and Watertown 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 Rotary Club of Jubilee Hills, 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.
Acton-Boxborough Sponsors Six High School Students for RYLA
The Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough has sponsored six sophomores Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference to be held June 24 to 26 at Fitchburg State University.
Left to right: Anthea Bell, of Boxborough; and Lindsey Huang, Aditi Sirsikar, Juliana Walsh, Anna Wu and Jerry Wu, of Acton.
To learn more about Acton-Boxborough Rotary, click here.
Auburn Teams Up with FAME for Music & Wine Event to Benefit Education on March 17
Join the Rotary Club of Auburn and Friends of Auburn Music Education for their 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Music & Wine Event. This festive celebration will take place on Friday, March 17 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of Pakachoag Church, located at 203 Pakachoag St. in Auburn. This community fundraiser will benefit Auburn Rotary's education scholarships and other charitable endeavors, plus FAME. This festive celebration will feature a performance by Professional Oboist Lydia Consilvio (shown, above) of Auburn, and a faculty recital by the Auburn Public Schools' Fine Arts Department.
PURCHASE TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about Auburn Rotary, click here.
Bedford Gears Up for April Meal-Packing Event
Members of the Rotary Club of Bedford were recently invited to speak with Rod Brooks, president and CEO, and the Marc Vermouth, New England program manager of Stop Hunger Now. Held at the Red Heat Tavern in Bedford, the meeting was in recognition of Bedford Rotary’s enduring (annually since 2013) and successful meal-packing programs (more than one-quarter-million total meals packaged to date) in the Bedford area assisted by other Rotary clubs and industry partners. Rod Brooks congratulated and thanked Bedford Rotarians for their efforts, and revealed expanded directions for Stop Hunger Now, including water, agriculture and educational programs to combat worldwide hunger. In the next few weeks, Stop Hunger Now will announce a new global branding and logo to reflect this focus.
For 2017, Bedford Rotary has secured the morning of Saturday, April 8 at Middlesex Community College (Bedford Campus) for this year’s exciting meal-packing event. The club plans to have again multiple Rotary club and industry partners, including BAE Systems as the major corporate sponsor. If you are interested in joining this year’s event, please contact this year’s chair, Past District Governor Bob Cassidy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shown right: During Bedford Rotary's 2016 meal-packing event, volunteers from Rotary, industry and nearby communities had fun fighting world hunger, with assembly lines running from raw rice, in the foreground, to packaged boxes, in the background.
To learn more about Bedford Rotary, click here.
Hudson, Nashoba Valley Brewfest Showcased in Rotary Magazine
The Rotary clubs of Hudson and Nashoba Valley were showcased in the "Brewfest" section of the January issue of the Rotary Magazine.
To read the first page of the article (shown, left), in PDF format, click here.
To read the second page of the article (shown, right), in PDF format, click here.
To learn more about Nashoba Valley Rotary, click here.
Dedham Publishes Cookbook: Get your copy now
Hot off the press is the first Rotary Club of Dedham Cookbook! It features 420 recipes from Rotarians and their families across the U.S. and some from far away as Russia. Special dishes featured come from the kitchens of all Americans - great ethnic foods, desserts and beverages.
The Cookbook cover features a full-page color photo of the MIT Endicott House in Dedham, where the club meets on Thursdays. This fundraising Cookbook is available for $25, plus shipping. You may purchase it at DedhamRotary.org, or by contacting Past President Sandra Nelson at email@example.com. Happy New Year - and bon appetit!
To learn more about Dedham Rotary, click here
Westborough Uses PayPal to Raise Nearly $2,000 for Polio Plus
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To learn more about Westborough Rotary, click here.
District Highlights Fundraising Goals in Video
We are all well aware that The Rotary Foundationis celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017.Steve Kirk, president of the Rotary Club of Concord, has produced a five-minute video that outlines our own district’s fundraising goals for the current Rotary year, which ends next June 30.
To learn more about The Rotary Foundation, click here.
Now Available: Video of Governor Baker's District Rotarian address
The Rotary Club of Billerica has provided a video of Governor Charlie Baker's address to District 7910 Rotarians on 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, Newton and 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.
Meet Tatsuya Hayase, Our Rotary Scholar
To Have Tatsuya Speak to Your Club, Contact Indira Desai
Left to right: Newton Rotarian Chris Chu; Rotary Scholar Tatsuya Hayase, his wife, Marie Hayase, and their son, Yuto Hayase; Host Counselor Indira Desai, immediate past president of Newton Rotary; Newton Rotary President Paul Sullivan and his wife, Monica Sullivan; District Scholarship Chair Tory DeFazio, a Wellesley Rotarian; and Newton Rotarians Tony Bibbo and Tom Keery.
A Great Fundraising Idea for All Clubs
Milford Distributes '16 Tab to 13,000 Homes - Record sales, 94 photos, 334 smiling faces