REGISTER NOW: 2017 MULTI-DISTRICT CONFERENCE, APRIL 28-30, PROVIDENCE

 CLICK HERE.

Download the Conference Highlights flyer (shown):

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

SIGN UP NOW: DISTRICT 7910 MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOPS

$15 PER PERSON. LIGHT MEAL INCLUDED.

To register for March 21 in Auburn, click here
 
To register for March 23 in Acton: click here
 
To register for March 28 in Wellesley, click here
 
To register for March 30 in West Boylston, click here
 
 

GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE

NEPETS A Great Success, This Month's Membership Workshops, Next Month's Multi-District Conference

By Pat and Skip Doyle

 
Congratulations to everyone from District 7910 who participated in NorthEast Presidents Elect Training Seminar last weekend in Framingham. Our immediate past district governor Jim Fusco, as chairman, produced a five-star event. Karin Gaffney, as our district governor-elect and the event's program chair, fulfilled her promise to make this event inspirational.
 
We will stop there with individual accolades as we could easily overlook someone - there were so many District 7910 Rotarians involved. We had the highest percentage of presidents-elect attending of all eight districts, and we are sure they came away with wonderful plans to make their clubs even better in 2017-2018.
 
To continue on with our '16-'17 year we have a few reminders. Please sign up for one of our our district's four area Membership Workshops, on March 21 in Auburn, March 23 in Acton, March 28 in Wellesley and March 30 in West Boylston. The schedule of locations and sign-up information are on the Home page of our website and in the Major District & Club Happenings section of this newsletter
 
Also, save the date of May 25 for our Foundation Gala. Invitations and sign-up information will be coming soon.
 
One question we have been asked frequently is, "What is the Saturday, April 29 schedule for the Multi-District Conference in Providence?" We are posting it here, in detail. Our own district's Business Meeting will follow these sessions.  Don’t miss these amazing presentations.
 
To sign up today for the Multi-District Conference, to be held April 28 through 30click here.
 
To view the Conference video produced by Steve Kirk (see image, left), president of the Rotary Club of Concord, click here.
 
9:30-10:15 a.m.: Breakout Sessions 1
 
Living a Rotary Lifestyle – Rene Pothetes
 
  • Getting more from Rotary:  Balancing Rotary, your work and your personal life; and, maintaining a healthy Rotary lifestyle: Finding your Rotary passion and tips for being a Rotary spouse or partner.
Peer Leadership and Depression Prevention – Bob Anthony and Nadja Reilly ­
 
  • This Train-the-Trainer workshop on the Peer Leadership and Depression Prevention program teaches Interact teens how to co-facilitate locally the emotional-wellness project, teaching youth group audiences how to help either one's elf or a friend through tough times. This program has been implemented by clubs in Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and India.
How to Attract the 30-Somethings to Your Club – Tarah Warner,  Zack Whittenberger and Jason Camuti
 
  • This panel discussion will focus of the Three Rs of Rotary Membership by exploring how Rotary club leaders and members can recruit, retain and recognize people.This session will give you specific ideas and techniques that your club can immediately implement to help get more publicity and help you reach all Rotarians - including a younger demographic.
National Immunization Days 101: Up Close and Personal – Past District Governor Sue Klock and Greyson Schwing
 
  • What you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. We will be describing our experiences in two very different areas of the Rotary world: the Indian subcontinent (India and Bangladesh) and west Africa (Nigeria).
 
10:30-11:15 a.m.: Breakout Sessions 2
 
Putting Your Best Face Forward: Public image and marketing – Judith Green, Christine Looby, Laura Spear and Betty Galligan
 
  • How can you get beyond the “no one knows Rotary” dilemma? It starts with you and your club, and not just your Public Relations Chair. Every Rotarian is a brand ambassador. Applicable to all Rotarians, learn PR tips and tricks and best practices from our panel of experts who represent our four districts.
Are we serious about youth? -  Jason Phillips
 
  • Are we prepared to walk the path that it will take youth into Rotary?  Prove it.  Hear three youth voices that will describe the authentic Rotary progression and journey.  What can we as Rotarians do to properly Inspire, engage, empower and deliver our youth leaders into becoming Rotarian leaders of today. This will be an in-depth focused group discussion with solid action items for districts, clubs and individual Rotarians to act immediately upon. 
Understanding Personalities: Gaining Effective Teamwork and Leadership – Bill Domings
 
  • This session is an interactive exercise to identify personality styles and how style influences behavior, teamwork and leadership. Participants plot their personality styles and then compare them with research data. The session will include the discussion of the challenges of matching personalities.
Rotary Relates to Alzheimer's/Dementia: the present and the future – Past District Governors Barry Clayman and David Clifton
 
  • Rotary Community Corps of Adult Day Health Programs: families living with the reality of dementia/Alzheimer's; taking action against dementia/Alzheimer's - the challenge is real; focus on research, a cure, patients, and caregivers.
QuadCon Call
 
Interactors from all over the District 7910 are getting excited about theYouth Conference to be held as part of the Multi District Conference - QuadCon, for short - this April in  Providence. Check Quadcon web page for updates. 
 
Four important things to know:
 
1. The weekly submission deadline for the Newsletter is 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.
 
2. 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." (See RYLA article, right-hand column.)
 
3. 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.
 
4. 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-ElectKarin 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
'GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE' PAGE (in case you want to share a link to this article)
 
District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle (shown, right) may be reached
 
Click here to submit content for the Tuesday, March 21 issue. 
The submission deadline for this issue is Friday, March 17.
 
 
Click here for past issues.

WELCOME, NEW ROTARIANS

Alphabetical, by last name
 
  • Cristen Beard, DMD, Franklin
  • Annamaria Chittim, Shrewsbury
  • Wilmar Ruiz, Dedham
  • Christy Shepard, Acton-Boxborough
 
Remember to ask ... ask ... ask!

DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO APRIL 15

New Deadline: April 15
 
Applications Sought for David and Eleanor Morley Endowed Global Grant Scholarship
 
  • To learn more about the Morley Scholarship, click here.
  • To download the application in Word formatclick here.
  • To download the application in PDF format, click here.
  • To download the flyer in PDF formatclick here.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CLUB MEMBERSHIP GROWTH, ’16-‘17

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

ESSEX BLOG

 Thai and Stop Me
 
By Cassidy in Thailand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I didn't realize I was already way past my halfway mark of my Rotary exchange until just recently. It's completely crazy to think that seven months ago I was working in a grocery store, living with my parents and my brothers, and having never been away from home for more than two weeks at a time. As I left for my exchange, I had no idea what to expect, and no idea how I was going to make it all work.
 
 

Cassidy is an Eastern States Exchange Student sponsored by the Rotary Club of Uxbridge. To visit their website, click here. To learn more on ESSEX, click here.


 

DISTRICT & CLUB ROUNDS

RI PE Ian Riseley Attends, Addresses Northeast PETS in Framingham

Shown at the 2017 Northeast Presidents Elect Seminar last Thursday in Framingham, are the eight governors-elect in the Northeast posing with Rotary International President-Elect Ian Riseley (second from right). Among the DGEs is our own Karin Gaffney (third from right).
 
To view event photos by District 7910 Photographer Cheryl Rosen, a member of the Rotary Club of Hudson, click here.
 
Spontaneous donations at NEPETS totaled $5,500 for a Right to Read literacy project run by Shirley-Pat Chamberlain (shown, left) of the Rotary Club of Williams Lake, British Columbia. All eight districts decided to match the contribution, bringing the total up to $11,000. That is enough to fund half the $22,000 cost to get the library up and running.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Auburn Rotary, Horses and Heroes Foundation Saddle Up for Tarentino Strong
 
The Rotary Club of Auburn and the charitable, non-profit Horses and Heroes Foundation just got a nice write-up in Worcester Magazine for their collaborative effort to dedicate a police-patrol horse, Tarentino Strong, in honor of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarantino Jr. (shown, left) who was shot and killed in the line of duty last year during a routine traffic stop. The Dedication Ceremony will be held in late April in Auburn. The horse is being purchased by the Revere-based Horses and Heroes Foundation, led by Skyllar Mullvaney, a member of the Rotary Club of Malden. The Foundation has bought and donated more than a dozen police-patrol horses in recent years in honor of police officers who were "involved in a selfless and heroic act while on duty."
 
 
To learn more on Auburn Rotary, click here.

To learn more the Ronald Tarentino Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fundclick here.

Auburn Leverages 'Free Media' to Promote Education Fundraiser
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check out the Rotary Club of Auburn and Friends of Auburn Music Education's  1/4-page, four-color ad (page 3; shown, far left)  in the March 3 issue of the weekly Yankee Xpress/Blackstone Valley Xpress as part of a media sponsorship of their upcoming 2017 St. Patrick's Day Music & Wine Fundraiser for Education. The ad will run again in the March 17 issue. Three other event-promotion venues: the banner ad on the Auburn Mass Daily website (second from left); the one-minute public-service announcement on Auburn Cable Access (second from right); and the electronic sign outside the Auburn Fire and Rescue Department (far right). These among the many "free media" ways to promote your own club's events and activities.
 
To download this event's Program Book in PDF format, click here
 
To learn more on Auburn Rotaryclick here.
Chelmsford Honors Student of the Month
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To learn more on Chelmsford Rotary, click here.
 

Framingham, Wachusett Area Partner for NEADS
 
The Rotary Clubs of Framingham and Wachusett Area have a combined District Grant project to support NEADSNational Education for Assistance Dog Services.  As part of the various activities around that grant, Wachusett Area held a club meeting on March 3 at the NEADS campus in Princeton, arranging a tour of the various buildings as part of the visit.
 
 

Uxbridge Inducts Lori Cruz as Newest Member
 
Secretary Jane Mitchell (left) is shown inducting Lori Cruz (right) as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

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Westborough Donates to Good Shepard Lutheran Church for Food-Packing Event
 
Lett to right: Pastor Jeff Goodrich; Club Giving Chair Betsy Moquin; and President Gerry Gross


Montachusett Area Hears from AG Kevin Fry on Hero's Cup Hockey
 
Assistant Governor Kevin Fry is shown addressing the membership at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Montachusett Area at the DoubleTree Hotel in Leominster. He spoke about Hero's Cup Hockey on April 21 to 23.
 
The weekend-long event designed to bring firefighters, police officers, EMS, and military members together in a fun weekend to raise money and awareness for multiple charities. Each team will be playing for the charity of their choice, with a cash prize going to the winning teams charity of each division.
 

Westborough Welcomes Exchange Student
 
Left to right: Marcia Davis, chair of District 7910's Eastern States Student Exchange Committee; Exchange Student YukaIchihawa; Jeanne Reimonn; and President Gerry Gross.
                                                            
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To learn more on Westborough Rotary, click here.

Montachusett Area Sponsors New Interact Club
 
Members of  the Rotary Club of Montachuset Area gathered together on February 15 to celebrate Charter Night for the new Interact Club at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School. Present at this celebration were many members of Montachusett Area Rotary.
 
District Interact Chair Bob Anthony, a Wellesley Rotarian, addressed the group as well as Monty Tech Principal Thomas Browne and Monty Tech Superintendent Dr. Sheila Harrity
 
The Interact club, which has 20 members, was born because Co-Presidents Kayla Gerry (shown, left) and Casey Szlosek (shown, right) learned about Interact during RYLA 2016 and wanted to form a club.
 
To learn more on Montachusett Area Rotary, click here.

Our Co-DGs Reunite with ESSEX Student
 
Co-District Governors Pat Doyle (seated, right) and Skip Doyle(seated, left) pose with, left to right, Alex Incorvia (daughter of the host mom), Host Mom Stacy Incorvia, and former ESSEX StudentMarilia Lomani.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To learn more on ESSEX, click here.

Dean College Rotaract Organizes, Holds Blood Drive
 
During a recent blood drive by the Interact Club of Dean College, more than 40 people pre-registered to donate.
 
Left to right, sitting: Dean College Rotaractors Dean Bennettand Elizabeth Donahue 
Left to right ,standing: Dean College Rotaract President Nua Toy-Giles and Franklin Rotary President Terry Katsaros
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Needham, National Honor Society Join Forces for Food Packaging
 
The Rotary Club of Needham recently joined forces with 80 students from Needham High School's National Honor Society. They teamed up with Stop Hunger Now.
 
To view the event's photo album, click here.
 
 
To learn more on Needham Rotary, click her

 


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.
 
 
To learn more about:


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 rac011846@comcast.net.
 
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.
 

Great Fundraising Tool for All Clubs: 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 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.

Video Now Available: Governor Baker addresses district Rotarians
 
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.

Great Fundraising Idea for All Clubs: Milford distributes '16 Tab to 13,000 homes with record sales, 94 photos, 334 smiling faces
 
To read the Milford  RotaryTabclick here.
 
 
 
 
 
To learn more about Milford Rotary, click here.

See You This June in Atlanta: Register now!
 
For more information on the RI Convention, click here
 
Planning to attend? Contact District RI Convention 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.

 

MAJOR DISTRICT & CLUB HAPPENINGS: SPRING 2017

 
Friday, March 17: Auburn - 'St. Patrick's Day Music & Wine Fundraiser'
 
To learn more, and to purchase tickets, click here
 
To download the Program Book in PDF format, click here
 
To download event flyer in PDF format, click here
 
To watch one-minute TV PSA, click here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, March 17: Billerica - 'Finnegan's Wake Hilarious'
 
To download flyer in PDF format, click here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 21; Thursday, March 23; Tuesday, March 28; or Thursday, March 30: - District 7910 - 'Membership Workshops'
 
  • To register for March 21 in Auburn, click here
  • To register for March 23 in Acton: click here
  • To register for March 28 in Wellesley, click here
  • To register for March 30 in West Boylston, click here
To download flyer in PDF format, click here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, May 13: Multi-District - 'Interact Summit' 
 
To download event flyer in PDF format, click here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, April 7: Concord - 'Pops for a Playground'
 
To download event flyer, click here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, April 15: District 7910 - 'Extended application Deadline for David and Eleanor Morley Endowed Global Grant Scholarship'
 
  • To learn more about the Morley Scholarship, click here.
  • To download the application in Word formatclick here.
  • To download the application in PDF format, click here.
  • To download the flyer in PDF formatclick here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, April 29: Multi-District - 'Youth Conference'

To download event flyer in PDF format, click here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

SUBMIT MAJOR CLUB HAPPENINGS

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

DISTRICT & CLUB EVENTS

 

SUBMIT EVENTS

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.

DISTRICT SOCIAL MEDIA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS

FOR: MARCH 14-april 14

 
Thursday, March 16
 
6:00– 7:30 p.m.
 
Courtyard Hotel, Littleton
 
Tuesday, March 21 
 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Realtors Association of Central Mass.
 
Wednesday, March 22 
 
6:30– 8:30 p.m.
 
DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster
 
Thursday, March 23 
 
6:30–8:30 p.m.
 
One Acton Place
 
 
Tuesday, March 28
 
Wellesley Community Center
 
Thursday, March 30
 
The Manor/Draught House Bar & Grill

District Training Assembly
 
Monday, April 3 
 
5:45- 8:00 p.m.
 
Location to be announced
 
Sunday, April 9 
 
1:00–5:00 p.m.
 
DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster
 
Tuesday, April 11 

1:00-2:30 p.m.
 
Spaulding Management LLC, Concord

 
Wednesday, April 12 
 
6:30– 9:00 p.m.
 
Action Unlimited, Concord


RI SPOTLIGHT

 
'17-'19 UNESCO-IHE Scholarship Applications Available
 
By Abby McNear
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rotary Peace Centers: 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship applications now available 
 
 

Club & District Support Newsletter
 
To read the February edition, click here.
 
 

Rotary International 
 
Weekly
 
To read the March 10 edition, click here.
 
 

Rotary Releases $35 Million to Combat Polio
 
Rotary International

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 Rewardclick 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.

The Rotary Foundation Named 'World’s Outstanding Foundation'
 

'Rotary Leader' Newsletter: January 2017
 
 
 

Meet Ian Riseley: '17-'18 RI President
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

'Beyond Borders:'  2017

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

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

In the March issue:

  • Director-Nominee Jeff Cadorette (see below) discusses his "journey"  toward directorship - and promises to take us along with him on a great ride.
  • Rezoning the Rotary Globe by Mike McGovern
  • Zone Coordinator Training in Evanston
  • Membership Matters by Quentin Wodon
  • How Dies a Club Attract New Members?
  • Million Dollar Dinner Reaps Big Rewards
  • Polar Plunge in District 7930 Raises over $250,000

To read Dean's highlights of the January 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

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

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
 
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

WATCH 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.
 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

RI President Ian Riseley Announces '17-'18 Rotary Theme ...

... And Here It Is 
Theme logo 2017-18 EN

 

RYLA Right Now: Collect applications, interview, choose your students
 
By Christine Pinney
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To download the RYLA information flyer, click here.

Interact Actions: Age 9-12 wellness activities at Wellesley Free Library 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our Interact family is growing
 
The Interact Club of Montachusett Vocational Technical High School  was chartered by the Rotary Club of Montachusett Area on February 15.

Foundation-Giving Scorecard as of March 3
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Blogs From Honduras: Our first work day
 
By Dick Manelis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Million Dollar Dinner: $850,000 raised so far
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Membership Corner: Mark your calendar for March Membership Workshops

Rotary Has a Polio-Prevention Victory - But Huge Post-Polio Challenges Lie Ahead

 
By Ron Goodenow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ESSEX Examples: Who's behind making us best

PR Tips: Promote your service projects

By Laura Spear

 
 

 

 

 

 

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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 laura@spear.net.

RLI Leads: Upcoming events in our region
 
By David Kaiser
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • March 18, Wells, Maine
  • March 25, Lincoln , Rhode Island
 
FAQs about RLI: Click here
 

What are the courses? Click here

 
For the complete RLI Northeast America schedule, click here.
Join Us at the RLI Breakfast at June's RI Convention in Atlanta
 
 
 
 
 

 
By Steve Glines
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on the RI Convention, click here.
 
 
Bill Gates to be keynote speaker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 

By Steve Jones-D'Agostino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUBMIT CONTENT

 

HOT OFF THE PRESS! 

2016-2017 ROTARY DISTRICT 7910 DIRECTORY

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