Due to a change in ownership of the Boxborough Holiday Inn, most of our district meetings will be relocated. 
Please verify the meeting locations for all events and committee meetings just prior to the meeting date.


To download the Conference Highlights flyer (shown, below) in:

To download the Conference Sponsorship Donation form in PDF format, click here
To download the Rotary Waterfire Fundraiser brochure in PDF formatclick here




Our information-packed, 332-page Directory for this Rotary year is now available for automatic download, in PDF format.
The Directory includes: District 7910 and Rotary International general information; a complete District 7910 clubs listing; a complete District 7910 membership listing; District 7910 Resolutions; and Yellow Pages of Rotarian-run businesses:
Please note: Member login is required.
Click hereto download



On Snow, Resolutions, Newsletter, Nominations, RYLA and Planning


By Pat and Skip Doyle


We hope you are enjoying this winter wonderland we are living in. If you are one of our Rotary snowbirds, here is a picture so you can see just how much  beauty you are missing. Know you are missed - see you in the spring!
After reviewing several different studies and following much discussion,we have decided to change the day and time for sending the Rotary District 7910 Newsletter to Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., beginning with next week's issue.
We take this step because, as a March 2016 CoSchedule blog, What 10 Studies Say About The Best Time To Send E-mail, noted, Tuesday "is hands down the No. 1 best day to send e-mails according to the majority of the data from these studies." CoSchedule also found "the best time to send e-mails is at 10 a.m. ... "
District 7910's e-mail list is our most loyal audience, many of whom share our newsletter's content once they read it. By e-mailing the newsletter on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., we expect to create the snowball effect of more web traffic - and, ultimately increased membership attraction and retention.
The weekly submission deadline will remain the same: Friday. As usual, text content must be submitted in Word format, and image content, in either JPEG or PDF format. Continue to submit your content to Immediate Past District Governor/Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com.
We are in the season of making resolutions - and our district is no exception. This Tuesday evening, the District Resolutions Committee will meet to discuss possible adjustments to the District Bylaws. The results of this meeting will be reported in upcoming newsletters.
Remember, all clubs can also submit resolutions to the committee. All resolutions will be voted on at the yearly District Business Meeting, to be held during the Multi-District Conference in Providence, on Saturday morning, April 29.
As your district governors, we have resolved to:
  • Revisit as many clubs as possible in the next few months.
  • Help our clubs achieve the goals they set in July
  • Do all we can to build membership in the district
  • Plan a grand event to celebrate our Million Dollar Foundation Journey
  • "Move the ball forward," in harmony, with District Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney, District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager and District Governor-Nominee-Designate Pamela Anastasi
  • Celebrate all of this at our Multi-District Conference this April in in Providence
Nominations, RYLA and Planning
Here are three important notes:
1. District Nominations: The District Nominating Committee is seeking qualified applicants to serve as District Trustee for 2017 to Member picture2019 and District Charitable Fund Trustee for 2017 to 2020.  Clubs and club leadership are asked and encouraged to actively recruit and promote service in Rotary through their members' service as district leaders. The deadline for submitting applications is this February 18. All completed applications should be either e-mailed to Nominating Committee Chair Michael Ellis (shown, right) at mellis0144@comcast.net, or mailed to him at: Michael Ellis, District 7910 Nominating Committee, 88 Coburn Ave., Gardner, MA  01440. Postmarked mail after February 18 will not be accepted. To download the Trustee Nomination Form, click here. To download the Nomination Form Supplement, click here.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards: The RYLA Club Pack has been updated and posted on RYLA7910.org. When you download it, you will notice changes from last year. Please read the material carefully and direct your questions to Christine Pinney, chair of the RYLA Committee,who may be reached at christine@christinepinney.com. The RYLA season has begun and the RYLA Committee is working to make RYLA 2017 the "best RYLA ever."
Club Planning Worksheet: To download the Club Planning Worksheet, click here.This worksheet is made available to clubs so they can gauge their progress in achieving the goals they set last July.  This month is a good time to review the worksheet and see how far you have come and how much farther you need to go as a club. You may surprise yourselves and realize that you are well on the way to earning district recognition. We recommend the club president appoint the president-elect to be the "champion" of the Worksheet, and to use it as a guide for the club, and to report monthly to the club's membership and board on the club's progress.
It is a wonderful time to look forward to the excitement, promise and adventures that lie ahead in the year to come. Your district governors wish you all the best in 2017!
District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle may be reached at pwdoyle2@verizon.net and skipdoyle2@verizon.net, respectively.
Click here to submit content for the Tuesday, January 17 issue. The submission deadline for this issue is Friday, January 13.
Click here for past issues.


Alphabetical order, by last name
  • Neil Bock, Westborough
  • Charlie Breitrose, Watertown
  • Mike Driscoll, Watertown
  • Stephen Janes, Groton-Pepperell
  • Thomas Popson, Acton-Boxborough
  • Mark Sideris, Watertown
  • Charles Summers, Acton-Boxborough

Remember to ask ... ask ... ask!


Applications Sought for David and Eleanor Morley Endowed Global Grant Scholarship


To learn more about the Morley Scholarship, click here.

To download the Morley Scholarship flyer in PDF formatclick here.




We share with you the results of club-membership growth in our district during Rotary year 2016-2017, which began July 1.
This is a unique opportunity for Rotarians and friends to discuss partnering on humanitarian projects affecting our local communities.


Southborough Looks for Talent
The Rotary Club of Southborough is looking for talented performers from fifth grade to adults to participate in the 17th Annual Talent Show, to be held Friday, March 10. Auditions will take place Monday, January 23 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Trottier Middle School, located 49 Parkerville Rd. in Southborugh.
For more information or to schedule an audition, contact either Rachel Bartolomei at rbartolomei@nsboro.k12.ma.us or Jessica Dimitrov jdimitrov@nsboro.k12.ma.us.
To learn more about Southborough Rotary, click here.
Uxbridge Present Student Scholarships
At the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge on January 3, members, parents and students gathered as scholarships were presented to seven high school students.
Left to right: Zachary Ells and Michael Tourony, of Douglas High School; Angela Eppelet, of Whitinsville Christian School; Uxbridge Rotary President Linn Doll Butler; Keryn Moriarty, of Uxbridge High School; and Samantha Tackett-Marvill and Jillian Shenian, of Northbridge High School. Not shown: Taylor Walsh, of Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical School. 
To learn more about Uxbridge Rotary, click here.
Westborough Inducts Jason Burack as Newest Member
Left to right: Membership Chairs Sue Albladian and Bo Daley, Jason Burack, President Gerry Gross, and District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager
To learn more about Westborough Rotary, click here.

Rotarians Ring Bell For Salvation Army
Each holiday season, most of our district's Rotary clubs volunteer to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army. The 2016 season was no different as Rotarians and friends braved the cold and snow to Ring the Bell - although some clubs got to ring in the warmth of indoor malls. Many clubs also have Rotarians who are also members of the Salvation Army. Here are two photos we want to share with you. If your club Rang the Bell, please send your photos to Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com, and we will include them in future issues. Thank you for your efforts!
Rotary Club of Fitchburg
Left to right: Fitchburg President Dan Cunningham; Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale; and Fitchburg Rotarian and Salvation Army member Lynnette Valentine
Rotary Club of Montachusett Area
Left to right: Salvation Army member and Rotary friend Keith LaFerriere; Past President Leslie Storrs; and Fitchburg Rotarian and Salvation Army member Lynnette Valentine

District Interact Committee Picks December Video Contest Winner, Presents Check to November Winner
The newly formed Interact Club of Northborough-Southboroughhas won the District Interact Video Contest for December.The three-minute video focuses on the history behind the formation of the club. The selection, which includes a $250 prize, was made by the District Interact Committee.
Northborough-Southborough Interact is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Northborough. To learn more about Northborough Rotary,click here.  To learn more about Interact, click here.
Bob Anthony (fourth from right), chair of the District Interact Committee, has presented a $250 check to the Interact Club of Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, which won the district’s first Interact Video Contest, for November. The award ceremony took place on December 19 at Bay Path in Charlton. The winning video was inspired by Bay Path High’s participation in the sixth annual Worcester County Coat Drive, conducted by the Worcester County Sheriff's Office. Bay Path Interact is splitting the $250 award, 50-50, with the school’s Video Club, which shot and edited the winning entry.
Left to right: Interactor Matt Pecore; Interact President Veronica Martinez; Interactor Kayleigh Blanchard; Bay Path Teacher Jennifer Reil, Auburn Rotary’s advisor to the Interact Club; Bob Anthony;  Interactor Taryn Stevens; Interactor Jamie Butkiewicz, who stars in the video; and Interactor Maura Griffis.
Bay Path Interact is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Auburn and Southbridge. To learn more about Auburn Rotaryclick here.  Tolearn more about Southbridge Rotary, click here. To learn more about Interact, click here.

Nashoba Valley To Host Third Annual 'Power of Change' Event on January 23











To learn more about Nashoba Valley Rotary, click here.

Nashoba Valley Tools Up for Bolton Repair Cafe on January 21
Left to right: Volunteer Rene Goutte of the Bolton Lions Club and guest Sue Brent
To learn more about Nashoba Valley Rotaryclick here.

Westborough Uses PayPal to Raise Nearly $2,000 for Polio Plus
To research charities that have a registered 501(c)3 account with PayPalclick here.
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 Foundationclick here.
Tewksbury Rotary, Lions Teaming Up for Sock Hop on January 20
To learn more about Tewksbury Rotaryclick here.
Video of Governor Baker's Address to District Rotarians Now Available
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 videoclick here.
The Rotary Clubs of BedfordBillerica, LowellNewton 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 photosclick 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.

Wachusett Area Rotary, Chamber Hear State Secretary Jay Ash Offer Local Economic Outlook
Left to right: Secretary Jay Ash, Chamber President Iain McKinlay, State Senator Anne Gobi, State Representative Kim Ferguson, and Rotary President Gary Hough.
To learn more about Wachusett Area Rotaryclick here.

A Great Fundraising Idea for All Clubs
Milford Distributes '16 Tab to 13,000 Homes - Record sales, 94 photos, 334 smiling faces
To read the Milford  RotaryTabclick here.
To learn more about Milford Rotary, click here.

On to Atlanta in 2017: Register now!
Planning to attend? Contact District Chair Steve Glines.
To learn moreclick here.
To register for the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta, click here.

Pat and Skip Doyle Installed as '16-'17 DGs
To watch a video of the installationclick here.

District Banners Available
Our district banners are available for your use when you have an upcoming event or fundraiser. 
If you want to reserve one of the banners, please contact PR Chair Laura Spear at laura@spear.net.


Friday, January 20: - Tewksbury - 'Sock Hop'
To learn more, click here

Monday, January 23: Nashoba Valley - 'Third Annual Power of Change Event'
To learn more, and to register for this free event, click here
To download flyer in PDF format, click here

Saturday, January 28: Brookfields - 'Murder Mystery Dinner'
For more information, contact Lynn Duffey-O'Shea at 413-262-8783 or President Chet Lubelczyk at 508-867-3203.
Click here to download event flyer

Saturday, March 11: Uxbridge - 'Wine and Chocolate Tasting'
See our Facebook Page <click here>
Click here to download event flyer

Wednesday, March 15: District 7910 'Deadline for Morley Scholarship Applications'
To learn more, click here
To download flyer in PDF format, click here


Send flyers of your club's major events and activities, in eitherJPEG or PDF format, to Immediate Past District 
Governor/Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com.


You may submit event information per the District 7910 Promotional Guidelines. If your club does not use ClubRunner, please send your event information to Immediate Past Governor/Newsletter Editor Jim Fuscojim.fusco2@gmail.com. And, please make sure to add Jim to your club's distribution list.


Tonight - Monday, January 9
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Resolution Committee Meeting
Tuesday, January 10
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Boxborough

Sunday, January 15 - Friday, January 21
San Diego
Wednesday, January 25
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham
Monday, January 30
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Marlborough

District Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 31 
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 2
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Monday, February 6


Rotary Float in Rose Bowl Parade
To watch the videoclick here.

RI Website Has Been Updated

Club & District Report from RI
By Katlin Bautz

In the New Year: Spend Less. Give More. 
To learn more about Rotary Global Reward, click here
To download the Rotary Global Reward flyer, click here
Contact Judy Merriman, chair of the District Rotary Global Rewards Committee at judymerriman@townisp.com.

TRF Named World’s Outstanding Foundation

'Rotary Leader' Newsletter: November 2016
Our Foundation: The growing popularity of online giving

Meet Ian Riseley: '17-'18 RI President

'Beyond Borders:' December 2016

By Dean Rohrs, RI Director for Zones 24 & 32

To read the December 2016 issue of Beyond Borders, click here.

In the December issue:

  • Dean describes how the age-old Christmas story and the message of Rotary offer hope for the new year. 
  • Director-Nominee Jeff Cadorette (see below) discusses his "journey"  toward directorship - and promises to take us along with him on a great ride.
  • We learn how the Toronto Sunrise club meets new immigrants in town - and supports them as they develop a brand-new club that better suits their needs.
  • We follow along as Rotarians experience a National Immunization Day to Nigeria.
  • We learn how millions of dollars ​ have been raised​ for The Rotary Foundation - and how we can ​ contribute.
  • We hear a​n example of how "talking Rotary" turns into a service project ​all its own.​

To read Dean's highlights of the latest RI Board of Directors meetingclick here.


Meet Jeff Cadorette: Our New RI Director

Meet Sam Owori: Our '18-'19 RI President
Sam Owon is a Ugandan businessman and a member of the Rotary Club of Kampala.

A Letter from '16-'17 RI President John Germ and Foundation Chair Kalyan Banerjee


To download the World Polio Day toolkit, click here
For information on the April 2017 Rotary International Convention, click here.
To read profile of John Germ, click here

Campaign to End Polio: What you don't know

When was the last time there was polio in Europe?

What Millennials Love about Rotary
Millennials, an ethnically diverse, fiercely independent generation of digital natives, are doing more than just snapping selfies—they’re looking for a way to make a difference in their communities.

Get Ready for Your District Rotary Foundation Seminar

The Rotary Foundation is celebrating its 100th year of Doing Good in the World. Take the opportunity to strengthen your district and clubs during your district's Rotary Foundation Seminar by using resources from centennial.rotary.org.

Go to the Promotional resources tab to download the following Centennial Promotional Kit materials:

  • Ideas and activities for clubs
  • Doing Good in the World promotional flier
  • Doing Good in the World bookmark
  • Sample press release
  • Centennial letterhead
  • Centennial PowerPoint template
  • History of the Rotary Foundation PowerPoint
  • Centennial postcard

Let others know about these materials they can use to promote the Foundation in their clubs and communities. 

Membership Minute: Impact Begins with You
A positive member experience begins long before someone joins a Rotary club. Start by introducing prospective members to Rotary with the Impact Begins With You brochure.

New Tools for Membership Tool Belt

Looking to enhance your club-membership experience?

A How-To Membership-Leads Video


RI Membership Resource Guide

To download the Guide in PDF format, click here

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. To gain access, you will need to login with your Rotary Membership ID.

'16-'17 Rotary Theme: 'Rotary Serving Humanity'

To download the image in JPEG format, click here.

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.


Governor-Elect Report: Register now for NEPETS, March 9-11, Framingham
RI President-Elect Ian Riseley to be Keynote Speaker


Nominations Call: Seeking qualified applicants
By Mike Ellis
Member picture

ESSEX: Learn about a great youth program

Treasurer's Report: Always keep your membership numbers updated - District and RI dues are billed semi-annually

By Jack Hoell








Rotary Means Business: Next meeting on January 25 in Waltham

By Ron Bott

Membership Corner: The Rotary mid-year check

Polio Plus Update: History of wildpolio virus







What Is The Mission of Rotary Leadership Institute?
By Doug Detweiler

What are the courses? Click here

More Than 100 Breakout Sessions
There will be more than 100 breakout sessions at the RI Convention in Atlanta. Help us plan the sessions by taking a survey: TAKE SURVEY

A Healthy Rotarian Is A More Effective Rotarian - Make a great New Year's resolution

By Ron Goodenow

By Steve Jones-D'Agostino









After reviewing several different studies and following much discussion, we have decided to change the day and time for sending the Rotary District 7910 Newsletter to Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., beginning with next week's issue. (See this week's Governor's Message for more information).

To submit content for consideration for the Tuesday, January 17 issue of Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, please e-mail it to Immediate Past District Governor and Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com

The weekly submission deadline remains the same: Friday. All text must be in Word format. All images must be in either JPEG or PDF format. Please identify the people, left to right, who are shown in your photos, including their first and last name as well as their club or other title.