Rotary District 7910 Newsletter - March 21, 2016
2016 District Conference: Plymouth Rocks!
- Hospitality 'Sweets' Request Form
- Cruise Registration Form
- Golf Registration Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Facebook 'Like' Contest
- Representing Your Community’s Professions: A Classification Assessment
- Diversifying Your Club: A Member Diversity Assessment
- Finding New Club Members: A Prospective Member Exercise
- Improving Your Member Retention: A Retention Assessment and Analysis
- Enhancing the Club Experience: Member Satisfaction Survey
- Understanding Why Members Resign: Exit Survey
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- Doing more good work: Involve more members in Rotary projects with savings on truck rentals, airfare, and hotels.
- Building Rotary friendships: Forge richer friendships with fellow members with your dining and entertainment offers.
- Sharing our story with someone new: Tell people about Rotary’s work when you use discounts at coffee shops and restaurants.
- Package deals are available to save you money, so register now.
- Saturday afternoon will be free time: Either take a harbor cruise on the Pilgrim Belle and enjoy a lobster roll lunch or a deli lunch; or play a round of golf at Squirrel Run, click here to register.
- Business Meeting on Friday, and every club should send a delegate.
- House of Friendship on Friday and Saturday, and every club should have a display.
- Silent Auction on Friday and Saturday, and every club should donate an auction item.
- Hospitality “Sweets” on Friday and Saturday, and every attendee should enjoy the fellowship.
- Reception for New Members/Presidents/President-Elects on Saturday
- Reception for Past District Governors as well as Major Donors on Friday.
- Paul Harris Dinner on Friday, with keynote speakers from Plimouth Plantation.
- And much, much more!
Every year, a group of Rotarians from District 7910 travel to a third-world country to accomplish a "hands-on" project with the resident Rotary club. This February, our district team traveled to Georgetown, Guyana to build a playground for special-needs students at a local school.
Brookline Rotary Signs Up Candidates To Launch Interact Club
Today, Mairin Gulliver teaches at Luther Conant School in Acton. This year, when Rotarians came to her class to hand out the dictionaries, she told them that she received her personal dictionary from the Rotary club when she was in third grade and still has it! She remembers the day when Rotarians came to her class and gave each student their own book. “I remember taking my book home and flipping through the pages to find new information,” Mairin says. Today, she uses the donated dictionaries in her classroom to teach basic dictionary skills through a treasure hunt activity. After the strategy-based lesson, the students get to take their books home to use for their spelling and language-arts practice worksheets.
When asked why paperback dictionaries are important, Mairin explains that having a personal dictionary puts each child on the same playing field. Although resources and learning materials can be monitored in the classroom environment, teachers such as her recognize that not every child has access to a computer – or even books at home. “Like our motto here at Luther Conant School, the whole child is the whole idea, we want our students to have every resource available to be successful,” Mairin says.
Bedford Rotary To Pack Meals For Stop Hunger Now On May 14
The Rotary Club of Bedford will attempt to feed 250,000 children with their fourth annual Meals for Kids food packaging event in partnership with Stop Hunger Now on May 14 at the Bedford campus of Middlesex Community College.
The Rotary Club, composed of just a few dozen business professionals from Bedford and its surrounding communities, began feeding hungry children in 2013. That first year they established their relationship with Stop Hunger Now, they raised enough money and gathered enough volunteer packagers to put together enough packaged meals to feed 15,000 hungry children. Read more
NEPETS Album: Photo highlights of 2016 Northeast Presidents Elect Training Seminar
- Harbor Cruise aboard the Pilgrim Belle: click here. Five-minute walk from the hotel. 1-1/12-hour cruise of Plymouth Harbor. You must register and pay for this event in advance because space is limited. Your price includes a box lunch: for Deli Box lunch $30, click here; and for Lobster Roll, $40, click here.
- Golfing at the Squirrel Run Golf Course: click here. 14 minute drive from the hotel. Tee time is 12 noon. A great opportunity to golf at the beautiful Squirrel Run Golf Course. Price is only $40 person and includes your golf cart. Space is limited so make your reservations early: click here.
Ukraine Rotary Clubs Need Our Help With Recent Polio Outbreaks
Friday, April 15: District 7910 - Deadline for Facebook Contest
Saturday, June 4: Worcester - Celebrate Community Gala
- Presidents-Elect, Presidents-Nominee, and Board Members
- 2016-2017 Treasurers
- 2016-2017 Secretaries
- 2016-2017 Public Image Chairs
- 2016-2017 Membership Chairs
- Members new to Rotary
- And all other interested Rotarians!
RYLA Reminder: Online student registration is now open
By Christine Pinney
Please inform selected students and alternates that they must:
Christine Pinney, vice chair of District 79810's RYLA Committee, may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Your Interact and Rotaract Calendars!
Membership Corner: A challenge to incoming presidents
Foundation Notice: Qualification status for 2016-’17 grants