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.
Click here, for PDF version of June 27 issue of Rotary District 7910 Newsletter

Click here for just some of the many-more-to-come photos! Plus, a video of our 2016-2017 District Governors' Installation Ceremony, held during RYLA closing ceremonies!

District Events: June 28-July 25
Wednesday, June 29 
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Boxborough
Foundation Subcommittee Chairs' Meeting 2016-17
Thursday, July 7 
6:00– 8:00 p.m.
Office of Steve Sager, Marlborough

Tuesday, July 12 
12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
Nashautuc Country Club, Concord

Thursday, July 14 
6:30– 8:30 p.m.
Office of Dick Manelis, Framingham
Monday, July 18, 2016 
5:30-8:30 p.m.
La Morra Bicari Ristorante, Brookline
Sunday, July 24 
1:00– 4:00 p.m.
Home of Jim and Karen Fusco, Fitchburg

RI Spotlight
Is Your Club Millennial Friendly?
With only 11 percent of Rotary members under age 40, the future of many clubs may depend on their success in recruiting Millennials. Worldwide, there are about 2 billion Millennials — variously defined, but identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as people born between 1982 and 2000. And, they have a great deal to offer Rotary. Having grown up in a time of rapid change, head-spinning technological advances, and expanding access to the world, Millennials are uniquely equipped to keep pace with global trends and to meet community needs.
They are also generous and willing to volunteer. According to a 2015 Millennial Impact Research Report from Achieve research agency, 84 percent of survey respondents had made a charitable donation the previous year, and 70 percent had spent time volunteering. So how can you make your club more appealing to Millennials? The Millennials we asked cite three factors that are important. READ MORE
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. For Rotary, the Millennial era could mean an influx of young, energetic members. The percentage of Rotarians under 40 has remained fairly steady at about 10 percent in recent years, but this could be the generation that bucks the trend. Find out what these young, ambitious professionals love about Rotary and why more and more are discovering that Rotary has everything Millennials want. READ MORE

Get Ready For District Rotary Foundation Seminar With Centennial Promotional Kit 


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 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. 

Is Your Club Ready For July 1?
New club leaders begin their roles this July 1. How prepared is your club? Having a strong succession plan is the key to a smooth transition and can ensure your club builds upon its accomplishments and achieves long term goals. 

The End Of The Rotary Year Is Upon Us - So Quickly!

Here is the Rotary Zone 24/32 Director Julia Phelps' final "Beyond Borders Update." 

  • Learn how Rotarians in District 5370 responded immediately to the Alberta fires - even before the flames were doused.
  • Hear from a Global Grants scholar  and a Rotary Peace Fellow whose disparate work is making a difference in Afghanistan, and learn the differences and similarities of the two programs.
  • Get the latest on the polio vaccine change.
  • Hear about an innovative club that partnered to create a social business that is raising money to return to the community.

GLI: An Incredible Rotary Leadership Opportunity
Global Leadership InitiativeGlobal Leadership Institute is an intense leadership opportunity to be held this July 26 to 31 at the luxurious Dolce Convention Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. It is for global change-makers between the ages of 19 and 35. 

During that week, participants will be personally and professionally pushed to become the leaders they have the potential to be. In the past, our professional tract has brought in speakers from TedX, Coca-Cola, IBM, Linkedin, the U.S. military, the U.S. Congress and many more. Our personal tract focuses on personal-building skills such as communication, relationship building, networking, public speaking, confidence, personality training, and business etiquette. 

GLI will be accepting only 54 participants. This is one of the greatest benefits of the program. GLI has absorbed the Rotary model of "service above self" and the participant are given one-on-one help and guidance to learn what it means to be a global change-maker and great future or current Rotarian. 

GLI is partnered with the United Nations. During that week, participants will be in the UN building for various activities.
For more information, click here.

A How-To Membership Leads Video

Click here for a new video that helps district and club leaders make the most of the recently enhanced Membership Leads resource. It shows how to track a prospective member from the initial membership-leads submission all the way to connection with a local club. It also outlines the role of club and district leaders in the redesigned process, highlighting how their participation will help strengthen membership, and features the new Rotary resources available to support them. Join the conversation in the Membership Best Practices discussion group to tell us how you’re using the new Membership Leads resource to grow and diversify membership.

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.

RI Membership Resource Guide
To download in PDF format, click here

New Tools For Membership Tool Belt
Looking to enhance your club membership experience? Do you want to find opportunities for growth in your club? Club and district leaders now have a set of updated Membership Assessment Tools (formerly Club Assessment Tools) to help them strengthen club membership and add value to your club membership experience, so that more people will join and fewer members will leave.
For your convenience, you can download the entire publication, or just the individual assessments that are most relevant to your club.
The individual assessments, which walk users through evaluation and development of an action plan, include:
  1. Representing Your Community’s Professions: A Classification Assessment
  2. Diversifying Your Club: A Member Diversity Assessment
  3. Finding New Club Members: A Prospective Member Exercise
  4. Improving Your Member Retention: A Retention Assessment and Analysis
  5. Enhancing the Club Experience: Member Satisfaction Survey
  6. Understanding Why Members Resign: Exit Survey 
Historical trends show that there’s an increase in membership soon after the new year, so this is the perfect time to consider how you welcome new members into your club. Read how one club is using our New Member Welcome Kits to enhance their welcome and orientation.

Rotary Global Rewards: Sign Up Today!
Click here to learn more
Have you tried Rotary Global Rewards — Rotary International’s new member-benefit program that offers discounts on travel, hotels, dining, entertainment and more? Rotary Global Rewards will make your Rotary membership even more rewarding.
Click here to tell us your Rotary story. How has your life or your community been touched by Rotary? We’d like to hear about your experiences, your accomplishments, and your favorite moments. Add a photo, a video, or just a few sentences to share your Rotary Story.

2016-2017 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’s Message 
My Final 'Governor’s Message' & End-Of-The Year 'State Of The District'
By Jim Fusco
It is with a heavy heart that I write my final Governor’s Message. It has been a pleasure to serve as your District Governor. Rotary is a great organization and I am proud to be a Rotarian. I want to thank all of my presidents for a job well-done. I want to also thank all of my committee chairs, committee members, the Assistant Governor team, and the list goes on and on.
I want to thank our leadership Team (Pat and Skip Doyle, Karin Gaffney, and Steve Sager) for working with me as we made great progress. I want to thank my wife Karen Fusco for always being there for me. THANK YOU! All of you have worked so hard to make this a GREAT YEAR!
Many of you have asked me what I will do when I become a Past District Governor, as of this Friday. I guarantee you that I will not go away. 
On the District level, I will be an Assistant Governor for the Rotary Club of Fitchburg and I will also remain active on many of the District committees. I am working on Pat and Skip Doyle’s 2016-2017 District Directory, I will assist in the publication their weekly newsletter and I will remain on the District Communications Committee. In addition, I was honored that District Governor-Elect (as of this Friday) Karin Gaffney asked me to be her adviser.
On the Multi District level, I am chair of the Northeast Presidents Elect Training Seminar Committee and we are now meeting regularly to plan the March 2017 NEPETS in Framingham.
On the Zone level, I will be the Zone 32 Assistant Rotary Coordinator for District 7980 (Southern Connecticut), District 7890 (Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts), District 7950 (Southeastern Mass. and Rhode Island) and District 7780 (Southern Maine). I am looking forward to serving on the Zone level.
While most of this message is dedicated to the State of the District, I want to give you a glimpse of the past week and a look into my final week. READ MORE
Click here to download or print the June 27 issue, in PDF format.
Click here to submit content for the July 4 issue.
Click here for past issues.

District & Club Rounds
Pat and Skip Doyle Installed as 2016-2017 District Governors

On June 26, Pat and Skip Doyle were installed as District Governors for the 2016-2017 Rotary year beginning July 1. Congratulations and best wishes to them from all of us!
To commemorate this special event - an extraordinary one, too, because of Pat and Skip's co-governorship - we share with you a 28-minute video of the June 26th Installation Ceremony at Fitchburg State University. To view the video in MP4 format, click here.
The Installation took place during the closing ceremonies for the three-day annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event, held this year at Fitchburg State and attended by 188 sophomores. The closing event, including the Installation, was attended by those students and as well as their families and friends. To learn more about RYLA, click here.
Shown are Skip Doyle (left) and Pat Doyle (middle) being installed by Past District Governor Carol Toomey (right).
Still to come, lots of photos of both the RYLA weekend and the Installation ceremony!

Newton Rotary Awards Career/Tech Ed Scholarships
Newton Rotary has awarded Career/Tech Ed Scholarships to three Newton High School students. They are: Mikayla Sarchioni-McGlashing, recipient of the Bell & Flag Award; Jaclyn Mehrez, recipient of the William Rockwell Memorial Scholarship; and Henry Groves, recipient of the President's Award.
Shown is club President Indira Desai (far left) posing with (left to right) Mikayla Sarchioni-McGlashing; Jaclyn Mehrez; and Henry Groves.
Shown (left to right) are: Diana Robbins, director of Newton Public Schools Career/Tech Education Department; club member Susan Paley of the Village Bank; and club President Indira Desai.  Diana is retiring this year and Newton Rotary recognized her commitment and dedication to the students of Newton.

Westwood Rotary, WY&FS honor Westwood students
The Rotary Club of Westwood and Westwood Youth & Family Services recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Recognize A Youth Award. Five Westwood High School students were honored on June 7 at a club luncheon for their initiative and commitment to community service. This year’s honorees were Marisa Blum, William Collins, Courtney Cronin, Emily Dukeman and Caroline Fitzgerald.
Blum and Collins attend Westwood High and are in the transition program, which serves young adults with special needs and helps prepare them for life after graduation. Through this program, they began volunteering at the Westwood Food Pantry. They were an important part of the pantry’s initiative to provide essential provisions to the families that were living in the Budget Inn. They were nominated for a RAY Award by Trish Tucke, food-pantry director, who reports the program would not have been a success without the help of these two young adults. Blum and Collins also volunteer at Town Hall, the Recreation Department and the main office of the high school.
Cronin, Dukeman and Fitzgerald, WHS juniors, were honored for their volunteer work at Saint Margaret Mary Parish. The girls spent their short Wednesdays teaching CCD to a group of fourth-graders, as well as assisting at the church’s summer Bible camp for the last five summers. The girls were nominated by Pamela Dukeman. Karlene Duffy, the religious education director at the church, states that the girls set an example for the younger children at the church.
At the luncheon, the honorees celebrated their accomplishments with their families and those that nominated them. They also received certificates of appreciation from Westwood Youth & Family Services and Westwood Rotary.
Nominations for the award are accepted year-round. For information, visit either westwoodrotary.com or townhall.westwood.ma.us.

Shown, left to right: RAY Award recipients Marisa Blum, William Collins, Caroline Fitzgerald, Emily Dukeman and Courtney Cronin with members of Westwood Rotary.

Montachusett Area Rotary Aids Liberian School Project
District Governor Jim Fusco (shown, first row, far left, posing with members of the Rotary Club of Montachusett Area, of which he is a member) recently presented Jon Rossman of Chelmsford and Doug Larson of Boxborough with Paul Harris Fellow Awards in recognition of assistance given for better understanding and relations among the people of the world.
Rossman is a co-founder of Product Insight Inc., a Boston-area product development firm. He currently owns and operates Details Carpentry. Larson is a senior principal engineer for Geosyntec Consultants in Acton, a firm specializing in environmental engineering, science and technology. Together, they volunteer their time to the development of the Gbarnga Lutheran School project in Liberia.
Rossman has spent several months over the past year in Liberia managing a construction crew to build a K-12 school. Larson has worked after hours with a few volunteers from Geosyntec to design a solar-powered water system providing clean water for the property. He traveled to Liberia to install the system this past April.
The village of Gbarnga is about 120 miles from the capital city of Monrovia in a country the size of Tennessee (see map, right). This country was devastated by civil war and then more recently by a costly outbreak of the Ebola virus. It’s a place where clean water is just 20 feet below the surface but unreachable for most and education is a luxury. Through a Rotary grant of $80,000, the people in this village will have access to clean water, health, education and economic development — beginning with a school and clean water.
Natick Rotary Holds 13th Annual Tour De Natick
(This article by Brian Benson ran on June 16 in the MetroWest Daily News.)
About a week ago, Genevieve Winn was receiving her Natick High School diploma. On Sunday, Winn supported students who have yet to graduate by participating with her father, Steve, in the Tour de Natick bicycle ride. "I’ve had a great time in Natick (Public Schools)," Winn said, adding she was pleased to support education.
Steve Winn said the father-daughter duo celebrated Father's Day by tackling the longer, 25-mile course in perfect weather with "not a cloud in the sky." The Winns were among an estimated 400 to 500 people who took part in the Rotary Club of Natick's 13th annual Tour de Natick. The event, which featured the longer ride at 8 a.m. and a 6-mile kids and families ride at 11 a.m., raises money so Rotarians can award scholarships to students, provide dictionaries to third-grade students and support education in other ways.
"It started as a great charity ride and it’s snowballed from there," said Rotarian Eric Lazzari, who organized the ride. "It’s a fun way to bring the community together." Lazzari estimated the event raised more than $20,000.
Greg Delaney of Abington and Jenn Delaney of Natick participated in the 25-mile ride with their father, Jim, who is from the Albany, New York, area. "We did it because it’s a great way to be together," said Jenn Delaney. "It's good that it (supports) a good cause." 
Finn O'Connor, 8, of Natick, said he enjoys seeing the scenery pass by when he's on his bike and biking with his friends. O'Connor's mom, Wendy McDanolds, said O'Connor has become interested in bicycling while she has taken an interest in triathlons. Participating in the family ride while supporting education makes for a perfect Sunday, she said. "We live here. We want good schools. We want smart kids," McDanolds said. "It makes sense."
Bedford COA Members Work On Bedford Rotary-Funded Raised Gardens
(This Wicked Local Bedford article by Amelia Johnson was posted on June 23.)
The lettuce crop is on its way, and more vegetables will be arriving in the Bedford Council on Aging garden that was two years in the making. Thanks to Bedford High School sophomore and Boy Scout Troop 194 member Jalan Pedonesi, 16, the seniors' wish was granted earlier this spring.
Bedford COA volunteers recently planted seeds in raised boxes and whiskey barrels in the new garden behind the senior center on Mudge Way. The group had been waiting a long time to plant, as the project germinated two years ago with a donation from the members of the Rotary Club of Bedford, who gave $1,000 to the Council on Aging for the construction of a garden.
In 2016, Jalen raised additional money to purchase boxes to make into raised gardens. The project is part of his work to become an Eagle Scout. The same day that Jalen delivered the gardens, the seniors planted lettuce, chard, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and basil. Unlike standard gardening, the raised boxes mean the seniors don't have to bend over to work. They can work standing up, and even take the boxes out of the raised gardens and bring them inside to work at a table.
Council on Aging Director Alison Cservenschi said a portion of the vegetables will go to the garden’s volunteers and they hope to donate the rest to the Bedford Community Table and Food Pantry if there is enough to donate. Pantry director Peter Grey said the pantry’s patrons are always excited for local produce, and that the organization annually receives local produce from Gaining Ground Farm in Concord.
Cservenschi believes the charitable nature of the garden makes it more appealing to the seniors. She said that many of the seniors have their own gardens at home, but they help out because “The bigger goal, to be able to help other people, it’s a need that some of them really enjoy.”
Currently seven people regularly work on the garden, but Cservenschi hopes more will join once the garden is successful and donates food to the pantry. One of the gardeners, Emily Pruyn, does not have a garden at home, so she was very excited when Jalen helped bring one to the COA.
"It is just wonderful to watch (the garden) grow," she said.
Shown, is one of the raised gardens at the Bedford Council on Aging features assorted herbs. (Wicked Local Photo: Amelia Johnson)

Westborough Rotary Holds 47th Installation Ceremony
On a picture-perfect June evening, The Rotary Club of Westborough conducted the installation of its 47th president, officers and Board of Directors. The dinner and ceremony, held on the grounds of Stone Fire Outdoor Living, was well attended by Rotarians, family and friends, and the club was honored to have both outgoing District Governor Jim Fusco and incoming Co-District Governor Skip Doyle in the audience.
Outgoing President Jim O’Connor (shown, left) reviewed the past year, citing the club’s many accomplishments. These included more than $25,000 in financial giving to the community through scholarships, fuel assistance, support of the playground at the Commons, and technology upgrades in the school system. The club’s annual Holiday Store provided toys and gifts to families in need. Internationally, the club sponsored a child through the Be Like Brit program, in memory of Britney Gengel, who lost her life during the earthquake in Haiti while on a trip to help local school children.
The club also continued its support of Project GEMINI, to bring training in emergency medicine, expertise, and equipment to developing countries worldwide. And, the club grew through the addition of eight new members this year, and, as a result of the Visioning process, increased its “hands on” involvement with organizations including Westborough Youth & Family Services, End Hunger Now, and the Central Massachusetts
Veterans Association. The club offers Jim O'Connor its heartfelt thanks for his exemplary leadership, tireless effort, and dedication to “service above self.”
Incoming President Gerry Gross (shown, right) commented that Rotarians are “connected for life,” and that by working together Rotarians become a true family, supporting both community and each other. Gerry noted both the many long time club members, and the 29 members who have been part of the club for five years or less, and noted that this mix of experience and new talent will help to achieve his goal of bringing back to Westborough the award for the best club in District 7910.
Although many club members were acknowledged by outgoing President Jim for their help and support throughout the year, Jason Camuti (shown, left, on left) was recognized as Rotarian of the Year for his involvement on many levels within the club and at the district level. Congratulations, Jason!
To view a collections of additional event photos, in PDF format, click here.

Dedham Rotary Installs Harley Chen As '16-'17 President
The Rotary Club of Dedham has installed Harley Chen (second from left) as its 2016-2017 president.
She is shown posing with Assistant Governor Satya Mitra (far left), District Governor Elect Karin Gaffney (second from right) and '15-'16 Dedham President Sandy Nelson (far right).

Needham Rotary Banners Its 'Service Above Self'
Greg Cronin, sergeant at arms for the Rotary Club of Needham, poses with the club's new banner.

On To Atlanta
More than 43,000 attendees left the Rotary International Convention in South Korea inspired to end polio for good, to celebrate The Rotary Foundation's centennial, and to champion changes that will help Rotary appeal to a broader audience.
On the last day, RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran (right) shared a personal story of his mother’s triumph over polio. 
To read the story, click here.
To register for the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta, click here.

Important Things To Do So ’16-’17 District Directory Is Complete And Accurate
Check your Member Profile on Club Runner to ensure that all information is complete and accurate. (All members have access.)
How to do it for Members:
  1. Log into Club Runner at www.rotary7910.org
  2. Go to “Administration”
  3. Go to “For Members”
  4. Click on “Edit My Profile” (Insert of headshot photo is possible)
  5. Assure that all Club Positions are filled in for the 2017-2018 Rotary Year. (Presidents-Elect, Secretaries and Executive Secretaries have access.)
How to do it for Executives and Directors:
  1. Log into Club Runner at www.rotary7910.org
  2. Go to “Administration”
  3. Go to “District, Clubs & Membership”
  4. Click on “Edit Executives & Directors”
  5. Click on the “2016-2017” tab
  6. Click “Edit” for each position and use the drop down menu to select the member
Important: Do not change the “Sequence” or “Title” for any position.
Note: If your club has a position that does not show, click “Add New Position.”
Place an ad in the District Directory so we can do business with our fellow Rotarians.
How to do it:
  1. Fill in the Yellow Pages Order Form
  2. Assure that you enter “Classification Requested” (only one classification per ad)
  3. For Business-Card-Size Ads, include you business card
  4. For Half-Page or Full-Page Ads, include your business card and your ad copy
  5. Mail the order form along with your check, business card and ad copy (No. 4, only) per instructions on the Yellow Pages Order Form
Note: To place more than one ad, enclose a separate order form for each one.
(Shown are sample ads.)

Save The Dates: Rotary Golf Tournaments In Our District
Wednesday, July 20: District 7910 Golf League - Nashawtuc Country Club, Concord
Click here for event flyer, in PDF format
Tuesday, August 16: District 7910 Golf League - Framingham Country Club, Framingham
Click here for event flyer, in  PDF format
Monday, September 19: Wachusett Area Rotary - 24th Annual Golf Tournament
Click here for save-the-date flyer, in PDF format; Click here for sponsorship opportunities, in PDF format

Westborough Rotary Seeks to Finalize Bravehearts Game Numbers
Westborough Rotary's social coordinator, Jim Tepper, needs ASAP to finalize numbers for designated Rotary Night at the Worcester Bravehearts game on July 18 at Hanover Insurance Park in Worcester. Please e-mail him at jtepper04@pine.org call him 508-523-9033 to confirm your seats and place at the pre-game table - literally.
The total evening cost is only $22 for adults, $15 for kids ages 3 to 12. This includes tickets, parking and a field-side meal of burgers, chicken, chips, ice cream and more! Come support Westborough Rotary’s esteemed new president, Gerry Gross, as he demonstrates his athletic prowess and throws out the first pitch!
For the event flyer, in  PDF format, click here.

Westborough Rotary Launches New GEMINI Site
After months of work and collaboration, Westborough Rotary is excited to announce the launch of a new and improved GEMINI website. Take some time to enjoy it here, especially the GEMINI beginnings video on the front page, right column. 
GEMINI is the club's Global Emergency Medicine Initiative, a collaborative Rotary International Service Project. The club works with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, District 7910, other Rotary clubs, medical facilities and governments of participating countries to bring training in emergency medicine, expertise and equipment to developing countries worldwide. 
Click here, to find out more about this exciting project.
(Shown, is the GEMINI program at work in Guyana.)

Framingham Rotary Promotes Concerts On The Green, Summer Carnival
On Friday nights this summer, Concerts on the Green, organized by the Framingham Parks & Services Department, will be take place on the green on Edgell Road near Route 9. This year, the Rotary Club of Framingham is one of the financial sponsors of the family-friendly concert series, and will have its usual information booth at each concert as well. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Meanwhile, the Summer Carnival sponsored by Framingham Rotary returns in July and will be located at Framingham State University.The funds raised through thisevent will help support the club's service projects in the 2016-2017 Rotary year that begins on July 1. They will also go to fund the club's grant process, which allows the club to financially support other important service organizations with their missions in the Framingham community. The club gives a special thanks to FSU for this great, highly visible Route 9-facing location.  

Districts 7910, 7930 Team Up For Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship Wine-Dinner on July 18 in Brookline Village
Rotarians, family and friends - including non-Rotarians - are invited to join District 7910 and 7930's joint Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship Wine-Dinner on Tuesday, July 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at La Morra Bicari Ristorante, located at 48 Boylston St. in Brookline Village. Enjoy a four-course meal with carefully chosen wine pairings. Can you think of a nicer way to enjoy fellowship with Rotarians and friends in Eastern and Central Massachusetts than over wine and dinner? 
The cost is $70 per person for those interested in sampling the wines and $50 per person for those interested in the meal only. Tax and tip are included in these prices. Participation is limited, so don't delay. Register here!
Click here for event flyer, in PDF format
Click here for the event flyer, in JPEG format
Click here for sample menu, in PDF format
Click here for the sample menu, in JPEG format

Marlborough Rotary, Three Other Groups Tackle Human-Services Issue
(As reported in an article titled "Marlborough organizations collecting toiletries" by Mary Wenzel of Wicked Local Marlborough.)
In answer to a pressing problem for many deserving families, the Rotary Club of Marlborough, Marlboro Lions Club, Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club and Marlborough Community Development Corporation have joined forces to help local families in poverty, or struggling with finances.
The Marlborough Rotary Club, the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club and the Marlboro Lions Club are collaborating with MCDC to collect toiletries and cleaning products, through the month of June, for families in need of these products that are so much a part of our basic human dignity.
When there is a sale on toiletries or cleaning products, the organizations urge their members to buy a few extra. Marilyn Perry, chairman of the board of MCDC and a Marlborough Rotarian, said, “I am delighted that these local organizations are seeking to fulfill this need, and I am equally delighted to see these groups join together to tackle an important problem.”
Members of the public who may wish to help should contact a member of one of these service clubs or bring them to the Marlborough Community Development Corporation office at 40 Mechanic Street, Suite 300, Marlborough (the old Post Office Building off Monument Square). Items that are needed include: shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouth wash, diapers, baby wipes, razors, shaving cream, combs/brushes, scrub sponges, rubber gloves, toilet paper and paper towels.
Click here for the event flyer, in PDF format.
Nashoba Valley, Acton-Boxborough And Maynard Rotary's 'Wings & Wheels' Is Here

Mark your calendar: Thursday evenings are Cruise-in/Fly-in Nights this summer in Stow.

If it’s summer in Stow, it must be Wings & Wheels season! In cooperation with EAA #196, Friends of Minute Man Air Field, and Nancy’s at the Airfield café, the Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Acton-Boxborough, and Maynard are holding their fourth annual Wings & Wheels program, a summer-long cruise-in/fly-in event at the Minute Man Air Field (302 Boxboro Rd.) in Stow. The event runs onThursday nights from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., which started June 2 and ends August 25 (no event on July 7).
Admission is free with donations requested. Proceeds will benefit local and international Rotary service projects, such as local scholarships and high school programs, senior citizen projects, and international health and relief programs.
For more information, weather-cancellation information, and “rules of the runway,” visit WingsgsandWheelsMA.com. "Like" the event on Facebook at Facebook.com/WingsandWheelsMA.

Major District & Club Happenings: Spring & Summer
Through June 30: Marlborough Rotary - 'Toiletry and Cleaning Products Collection'
Click here for event flyer, in PDF format

Through August 25: Nashoba Valley Rotary - 'Wings & Wheels'
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Through September: District 7910 - 'Golf Fellowship'
Next Outing: Wednesday, July 20, Nashawtuc Country Club, Concord
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Thursday, July 7-Sunday, July 10: Framingham Rotary - 'Carnival'
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Monday, July 18: Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship - 'Wine-Dinner at La Morra'
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Click here to download sample menu, in PDF format


Thursday, July 21: Westborough Rotary - 'Rotary Night with the Worcester Bravehearts'
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Monday, September 19: Wachusett Area Rotary  - '24th Annual Golf Tournament'
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Click here for sponsorship opportunities, 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.

Committee Reports

Foundation Note: ‘16-‘17 Global Grants Process is Underway
By Sanjay Deshpande
The 2016-2017 Global Grants process is underway. Four clubs have already submitted proposals and two more proposals are expected.
Our District will have $46,436 in District Designated Funds (DDF) available as of this Friday, July 1 – the start of the ’16-’17 Rotary year - in addition to $15,000 available from past years, to support Global Grant projects led or supported by clubs in our District. As in the past, District 7910 will match the cash contribution from clubs in our District up to $10,000.
A summary of the four proposals received so far is shown in Table 1. READ MORE

Membership Corner: The object of Rotary's fourth goal
By Tom Sturiale
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. The fourth goal defining the Object of Rotary is stated, “The Advancement of International Understanding, Goodwill and Peace Through a World Fellowship of Business and Professional Persons United in the Ideal of Service.”
Think about this one for a few minutes! Wow! The worldwide accomplishments of Rotary are quite astounding, yet these are areas that most local Rotarians may not know as much about as we should.
However, we are strong supporters of The Rotary Foundation (TRF), which is the primary mechanism through which hundreds of international projects are funded. The worldwide impact of Rotary is huge. Of the 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide, 75 percent are outside the USA. Quite naturally, we tend to be more interested on our local community issues but the fourth goal of Rotary demands our attention be also focused on international good deeds. READ MORE

PR Tips: Embrace social media one step at a time
By Laura Spear
Start with a Facebook community page or a Twitter account for your club - and grow from there. Facebook is a good medium for rapidly increasing awareness of your club’s brand. Look at other Rotary clubs’ Facebook pages and Twitter updates to see how they're using these tools.  How many of their “fans” or “followers” are actively engaging with them? What results are they seeing, what is working for them, and what is not working? What can you do differently for your own club's followers?
To learn more about PR for your club, click on the "Public Relations" section of the navigation bar of District 7910 website.
Laura Spear, chair of District 7910's Public Image Committee, may be reached at laura@spear.net.

Bandey-Hefler Prepares For Trip To England
By Victor Tom
The Bandey-Hefler Fellowship Exchangechairpersons on both sides of the Atlantic are hard at work planning the District 7910 group’s return trip to England. Geoff Philpot and Hugh Barnard, in England, are making presentations and recruiting hosts.Patsy Lloyd and I, in Central Mass., are making the travelers list and getting information on flights to Heathrow in London.
This week, once the chairs have a confirmed current number of hosts, they will send e-mails to all of the travelers and to those still on a waiting list. There will be a mandatory organizational meeting this summer in Bedford, hosted by Patsy Lloyd to go over travel details, hand out badges, etc.
The travel dates for the trip to England are:
  • Monday, September 19:Flight to Heathrow in London
  • Tuesday, October 4: Flight back to Logan in Boston
Victor Tom, co-chair of District 7910's Bandey-Hefler Fellowship Exchange, may be reached atvtom0@yahoo.com.

Status of District 7910 club contributions
By Carl Good III
To review and download the District 7910 polio-contributions report compiled by Rotary International,click here. To read the May 2016 edition of End Polio Now Newsletter, click here.
Carl Good, chair of District 7910's Polio Plus Committee, may be reached at carlgood@yahoo.com.
Boston Globe highlights Rotary role in polio fight
Click here to read a recent front-page article in The Boston Globe about the change in polio vaccines, which mentions the role of Rotary in the fight to end polio.
RI provides $35 million in new funding
Rotary International has released $35 million in new grants to support the global effort to eradicate polio. The funds will build on last year’s historic achievement of stopping transmission of the wild poliovirus in Nigeria and all of Africa. Just two countries reported wild polio cases in 2015, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rotary’s funds will go toward efforts to end the disease in those countries and seven others. Read more
New type of polio vaccine
A new type of polio vaccine has been produced that can provide a better injectable to people in Third World countries.Click here to watch a recent Australian TV news report on the Vaxxas Nanopatch.

Bandey-Hefler Reflections: Farewell photos and promo video 
imageClick here to view photo highlights of the 2015 Rotary Bandey-Hefler Fellowship Exchange between District 7910 and Districts 1110 and 1145 in England.
imageClick here to view the promotional video for 2015-2016 Bandey-Hefler program in District 7910

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To submit content for consideration for the Monday, July 4 issue of Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, please e-mail it to District Governor Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com
The submission deadline for that issue is Friday, July 1. 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.

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2015-2016 District Governor Jim Fusco
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