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Our Final Newsletter: Thank you for a great year!


By Pat and Skip Doyle 

Our last major Rotary event as district governors began just as did our first one. The event was the closing ceremony of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards last weekend at Fitchburg State University. Last year, our installation as governors was a part of the closing ceremony, and this year we opened the event as governors.  Again, we wish every member of the district could have been present. There were more than 700 people at the event. Do we ever get that many people at a district event with the exception of RYLA? We were so proud of our RYLANs, our RYLA facilitators, our RYLA Committee, our RYLA volunteers and the more than 40 Rotary clubs from District 7910 that supported the weekend by sending students. The entire weekend was filled with activities aimed at building leadership skills. We can only say you have to see it to believe it.
One thing that stood out for us during the weekend was the diversity of the young people in attendance. But it was not only the diversity, it was also the strength that came from that diversity. They were young people working together to solve problems, from many races, creeds, countries of origin and gender identity. We do not doubt that the strength such as that displayed at RYLA can change the world for the better.
And so, on that note we end our year as your district governors. We have enjoyed your meetings and your events, and helping you solve your club problems. Always feel free to contact us if we can help you in any way. We are always with you in Rotary spirit.

Club Planning Guide Deadline Extended: Thank you to all the clubs that submitted their guides!
As your district governors, we have:
  • Revisited as many clubs as possible by this June 30
  • Helped our clubs achieve the goals they set last July
  • Did all we could to build membership in the district
  • Celebrated our Million Dollar Journey
  • "Moved the ball forward," in harmony with District Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney, District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager and District Governor-Nominee-Designate Pamela Anastasi.
District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle may be reached at and, 
'GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE' PAGE (in case you want to share a link to this article)
Click here for past issues.


Alphabetical, by last name
Cornerstone Bank, Southbridge
Bo Daley, Auburn
Judith Deane, Shrewsbury
Larry Lencz, Dedham
Dana Lloyd, Brookfields
Linda Lloyd, Brookfields
Tushar Patel, Marlborough
Arthur Segawa, Brookline
Remember to ask ... ask ... ask!

District & CLUB ROUNDS

Athol-Orange Installs Tanya Quinn

Auburn Installs Heather Chivallatti
Assistant Governor Cliff Gerber (far right) installs Heather Chivallatti (center) as president, Bo Daley (second from right) as president-elect, Rick Stock (second from left) as secretary, and Marcia Davis (far left) as treasurer. 

Dedham Installs Harley Chien
Left to right, are Dedham Rotary's newly installed new officers: Valerie Cobb, treasurer; Harley Chien, president; Marie-Louise Kehoe; Barbara Gula, sergeant at arms; and Carole Barletta, Secretary.  Also shown: Assistant Governor Jim Brown.

Fitchburg Installs Denise Wortman
Left to right: David Moquin, Denise Wortman, Jennifer Sanderson, Bill Lakso, Paul Gauvin, President-Elect Glenn Fossa, District Governor-Nominee-Designate Pam Anastasi, President Dan Cunningham, Assistant Governor Jennifer Peck.

Gardner Installs Joe McGarry
Past District Governor Mike Ellis (left) is shown with Joe McGarry (right).

Leominster Installs Linda Largey
Installed President Linda Largey (left) poses with Immediate Past District Governor Jim Fusco.

Montachusett Area Installs Jim Hohman
Left to right: Immediate Past District Governor Jim Fusco; Assistant Governor Karen Fusco; President Jennifer Peck; and Installed President Jim Hohman.


Needham Installs Marty Linderman
Past District Governor Carl  Kaliszewski (not shown) has installed Marty Linderman as president as well as other club officers.

Newton Installs Jodi Goodman
District Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney (left) poses with and Installed President Jodi Goodman (right).

Uxbridge Installs Ed Eldridge

Westborough Installs Shelby Marshall
Shown, far left, is District Governor-Designate Steve Sager installing Shelby Marshall and other club officers.
Needham Awards Scholarships

Shrewsbury Awards Scholarships

Westborough Awards Scholarships

Needham Takes Boston Harbor Schooner Adventure
Needham Rotary recently toured Boston Harbor on the schooner Adventure.  On the Sunday of Sail Boston weekend, 23 members and friends got to see what it was like to hoist sails, and had a great time.
This was the result of a visit to the club by guest speaker Captain Stefan Edick, of Schooner Adventures.  

Framingham Presents $3,182 To Special Olympics Collected During Boston Marathon
To learn more on Framingham Rotary, click here.

Sturbridge Honors Tantasqua Regional High School Seniors
Sturbridge Rotary recently presented five students from Tantasqua Regional High School with college scholarship awards.  The money will be given after successful completion of their first semester of college.  In addition, an award was presented in memory of the husband of a Sturbridge Rotarian.
Emma Stanley (shown, far left) from Brimfield will attend UMass-Amherst.  Emma received the Wendell Wright Memorial Educational Award. 
The following received Sturbridge Rotary Scholarship Awards:
  • Maxwell Cooney from Sturbridge will attend UMass Boston.
  • Bennet Farrell from Sturbridge will attend UMass Amherst. 0dam Phillips from Brookfield will attend Anna Maria College. Noah Scott from Brimfield plans to attend Georgetown University, pending acceptance. Camier Hall from Fiskdale will attend Union College.  Unfortunately, Camier was unable to attend the Club’s Scholarship Recognition Night.
To learn more on Sturbridge Rotary, click here.

District, Zone Leaders Celebrate 'Beyond Borders' At RI Convention
District 7910 is part of Rotary International's Zone 32, which includes 20 districts with 1,000 Rotary clubs totaling 32,242 members. At every Rl Convention, Zone 32 pairs up with Zone 24 to host a "Beyond Borders" Dinner. Why is it called "Beyond Borders?" you may ask. The answer is that these two zones span three countries (U.S., Canada and Russia) on two continents (North America and Asia).
This year, the "Beyond Borders" Dinner was held at the George Aquarium, a public facility in Atlanta. It is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, housing thousands of animals and representing several thousand species, all of all kinds.
The dining room overlooked the aquarium, and attendees were treated to a display of fish swimming by. Total attendance was 650 and included 2017-2018 RI President Ian Risely and '16-'18 RI Director Dean Rohrs.  
This year, 11 members from District 7910 attended. They are, left to right: IPDGJim Fusco, Chris and Laura Spear, DGE Karin Gaffney, Karen Fusco, Lilia Weisfeldt, DGND Pam Anastasi, PDG Carol Toomey, Margarete and Tom Polito, and DGN Steve Sager.
To view highlights of the RI Convention, click here.
Nashoba Valley's Bountiful Spring Harvest
Image may contain: 6 people, people smiling, people standingHolds Financial Reality Fair
The 10th-graders at Nashoba Regional High School got a taste of financial reality on April 28. Many thanks to Nashoba Valley Rotary's volunteers and to its sponsor, Clinton Savings Bank, in making this fifth annual event a reality!
Donates $500 To Stow Police Academy
Shown, left, is club President Chris Spear during the check presentation to theStow Police Academy for its Youth Police Academy.
Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people sitting, people standing and indoorHolds Food And Wine-Tasting Fundraiser
Nashoba Valley Rotary joined Acton-Boxborough Rotary on April 27 for this tasty fundraiser! Shown, left to right, are Nashoba Valley Rotarian Rich Garcia, Littleton Rotarian Gino Frattalone, and Nashoba Valley President-Elect Mary Garcia, who is married to Rich.
Gets National Coverage Of Repair Cafe
The club's Repair Cafe, cosponsored with the Stow Council on Aging,  has been featured in the Christian Science Monitor.
To learn more on Nashoba Valley Rotary, click here.

Wellesley Interact On Display At RI Convention
Shown at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, is one of three booths where Wellesley Interact's project is being promoted.
To learn more about Wellesley Rotary, click here.

Westborough Celebrates Spring With Annual Festival
To learn more about Westborough Rotary, click here.

District Membership, PR Committees Hold Final Meeting
Thank you to District Public Relations Chair Laura Spear (second from left),Membership Chair Satya Mitra (center) and Membership Vice Chair Tom Sturiale (second from right) for their service. These are three-year positions, and their time is up. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

They are shown posing with District Governors Pat Doyle (far left) and Skip Doyle (far right).

Worcester Honors Satya Mitra As District Rotarian of Year
Big, hearty, service-way-above-self congrats to Worcester Rotarian Satya Mitra(shown, right) for being named Rotarian of the Year for District 7910. During the Worcester Rotary meeting on May 4, Worcester Past President Roger Frost (shown, left) presented the award to Satya, who is a Worcester past president, an assistant governor, and chair of the district's Million Dollar Journey campaign. Also shown are District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle, who announced the award during the Multi-District Conference on April 28 through 30 in Providence.



To learn more on Worcester Rotary, click here.

Auburn, Horses And Heroes Foundation, Auburn Police Dedicate Tarentino Strong
Photo oif Tricia Tarentino and Tarentino Strong
The Horses and Heroes Foundation Inc., which partnered on May 6 with the Auburn Rotary and the Auburn Police Department to dedicate police-patrol horse Tarentino Strong in honor of slain Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr., journeyed to the nation's capital last week during National Police Week. Foundation founder and President Skyllar Mullvaney, who is also a member of the Malden Rotary, joined the Tarentino family at last Saturdays' ceremony to dedicate a place on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, in honor of Officer Tarentino, who was shot and killed nearly a year ago, on May 23, 2016, during a routine traffic stop. Also last week, Tarentino Strong went on police-patrol duty in Washington, DC.
To learn more on:

Uxbridge Hears From Lindsey Reichert On Team Up India
Lindsey Reichert (shown), whose mother, Leslie Reichert, is a past president of Uxbridge Rotary, recently talked to that club about her Team Up India start-up project. Lindsay and Kelsey Patton, who are seniors at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, are looking to use the weapon of education to change the future health of India.
Using kids' love of sports, Team Up India will be a sports program in India that will teach children proper eating habits and will fight malnutrition. This program will combine football (soccer, as it's called in the U.S.) training with classroom sessions to teach the children about healthy foods. This will help them make the connection between what they eat and how they perform in every aspect of life. 
For more information on Team Up India, which is seeking funding, contact Lindsey Reichert at
To learn more on Uxbridge Rotary, click here.

Shrewsbury, Worcester Join Forces To Help Students Become Authors
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To learn more on:

In Support of Polish-Ukrainian Rotary Project

By Roy Balfour

The Polish-Ukrainian Rotary project deals with rehabilitation in Poland of a group of 25 Ukrainian children who  are 10 to 12 years old, plus three accompanying adults. The children belong to families who lost their parents in the war unleashed in the East of Ukraine. This project has been successfully going on for the last three Rotary years successfully, and its main financial burden was carried by Polish Rotary clubs.









Multi-Club Power Play
Needham Teams Up with Framingham, Newton, Waltham and Watertown on India Solar-Power Project
Needham, Framingham, Newton, Waltham and Watertown Rotary 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 Jubilee Hills Rotary, 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.
To learn more on:

Great Club Fundraising Tool
Westborough uses PayPal to raise nearly $2,000 for Polio Plus
Tresearch charities that have a registered 501(c)3 account with PayPalclick here.
To learn more about Westborough Rotary, click here.

District Video Highlights Rotary Foundation's Fundraising Goals
We are all well aware that The Rotary Foundation is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. Steve Kirk, president of Concord Rotary, has produced a five-minute video that outlines our own district’s fundraising goals for the current Rotary year, which ends this June 30.
To learn more about The Rotary Foundationclick here.

Watch Video: Governor Baker Addresses District 7910 Rotarians
The Rotary Club of Billerica has provided a video of Governor Charlie Baker's address to District 7910 Rotarians last September 27 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bedford.
To watch the two-hour-47-minute videoclick here.
The Rotary Clubs of BedfordBillerica, LowellNewtonand 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.
To learn more on:


Saturday, July 15: District 7910 - 'District Governor Installation Ceremony'
To download event flyer in PDF format, click here

Thursday, July 20: Sturbridge - 'Concert on Sturbridge Common'

Monday July 24: Sturbridge - 'Charity Golf Classic'
To download brochure in PDF format, click here

Thursday July 27: District 7910 - 'Golf Fellowship'



Send flyers of your club's major events and activities, in either JPEG or PDF format. to 2017-2018 District Governor Karin Gaffney at





Submit Your Events

You may submit event information per the District 7910 Promotional Guidelines.






July 2
July 10
July 11
Office of Sharon Spaulding
July 11
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Framingham Sheraton
July 11
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

July 12
July 12
July 13
July 13
July 14
Home of Karin Gaffney
July 15
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

July 17
July 17
July 18
July 18
July 19
July 20
Holiday Inn, Marlborough
July 20
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

July 24
Office of Steve Sager
July 24
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

July 25
July 26
July 27
July 27
July 27
July 31 
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


'17-'18 Rotary Theme for 2017-2018 

To download the image in PNG format, click here.
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Zone Coordinators Are Standing By

2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications Now Available 

Club & District Support Newsletter

Young Leaders In Action

RI Website Has Been Updated

In 2017: 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

The Rotary Foundation Named 'World’s Outstanding Foundation'

Meet Ian Riseley: '17-'18 RI President

Beyond Borders

By Dean Rohrs, RI Vice President and RI Director for Zones 24 & 32

To read the April issue of Beyond Borders, click here.

To watch a 30-minute interview with Dean Rohrs during her recent visit in May to Worcester, click here.

To read Dean Rohr's highlights of the January RI Board of Directors meeting, click here.

In the April issue:  

  • Director Dean and Trustee Bryn start off the issue with their thoughts on PETS, youth in Rotary, and the strength of our Coordinator team
  • Director-elect Jeffry talks about the importance of coordination, particularly as the "old" Rotary year gives way to the new
  • International PolioPlus Committee Chair Mike defines success in ending polio
  • We learn specifically how each of our districts can do our part to End Polio Now
  • We hear about a long-term relationship between a club in Nova Scotia and one in Uganda that continues to result in tangible benefits
  • We learn how three clubs in Connecticut are marking The Rotary Foundation's centennial with a commitment to save 100 lives
  • We get a first-hand report from Rotary's newest nation:  Myanmar
  • And, planning continues for Zone Institute 2017 in Hartford, while the Beyond Borders Dinner in Atlanta is sold out!

Meet Jeff Cadorette: Our New RI Director

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


2017 Rotary Zone 24 & 32 Institute

Campaign to End Polio: What you don't know

When was the last time there was polio in Europe?


What Millennials Love About Rotary

Get Ready For Your District's 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

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

New Tools for 'Membership Tool Belt'

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.

Check Out 'Rotary Voices' Blog

Check out Rotary Voicesthe 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.


Message From DGE Karin Gaffney: I am looking forward to being your DG for 2017-2018: Join me at my installation as district governor
Both my installation ceremony as your governor for District 7910 for the Rotary year that begins July 1 plus the installation of Mary Garcia as president for Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley are scheduled for July 15  at my home in Littleton. This event is casual and will be an outdoor event to capitalize on the fun of summer weather! Every Rotarian from District 7910 is invited along with partners/spouses – it’s truly a “more the merrier” event. Cost is only $25 per person and includes dinner as well as dancing and fellowship.
Don’t miss the fun!
The address for the installation party is 17 Bulkeley Road in Littleton.
To learn more on District 7910, visit and

Foundation Note: D7910 Foundation Grants Program for '17-'18
By Sanjay Deshpande and Michelle Gasbarro

Polio Plus Update: What polio used to look like


Interact Actions: Fun with Interact Peer Leadership & Depression Prevention
By Bob Anthony

Membership Corner: March's Membership Workshops were well-attended

By Tom Sturiale

Rotarian Essay: Rotary and civics education - A great opportunity
By Ron Goodenow

RLI Leads: Rotary Leadership Institute breakfast at RI Conference
By David Kaiser
FAQs about RLI: Click here

PR Tips: Know what role your club plays in your community
 By Laura Spear
Click here for an excellent example of a club-event promotional video by Concord President Steve Kirk.




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

Sixteen humanitarian trips have now been completed

By Dick Manelis
Sixteen humanitarian trips have now been completed on behalf of District 7910. We have been able to extend the hand of friendship and provide hope to hundreds of people in third-world countries in Central and South America. These efforts are a partnership between those who volunteer their time and resources and the clubs that offer financial support for the various projects. Without both, we could not accomplish what we do. I would like to extend a special "thank you" to those clubs that have supported these efforts over the years: Dedham, Framingham, Marlborough, Montachusett Area, Nashoba Valley, Needham, Uxbridge, Westborough, and Uxbridge.
Past District Governor Richard Manelis, a member of Framingham Rotary, may be reached at

ESSEX Examples: Who's behind making us best

By Steve Jones-D'Agostino