Rotary District 7910 Newsletter - May 16, 2016
2016 District Conference: Plymouth Rocks!
12:00 noon–4:00 p.m.
Harbor Cruise: Deli Box Lunch, $30
Space is limited to 500 attendees - reserve your spot today!
Please note, webinar times are shown in US Central Time. Use the World Clock Meeting Planner to determine the time the webinar will take place in your area, at timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html
If you can't attend, register anyway to receive a link to the recording after the webinar.
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.
Dear Council on Legislation delegates, District Governors, District Governors-elect, and regional Rotary leaders,
Congratulations! The 2016 Council on Legislation was by all accounts a great success, thanks to the strong commitment, diligence and hard work of its delegates in carrying out the Council’s critical role in Rotary's governance.
The Council took a number of forward looking decisions on membership and meeting flexibility and other items, including increasing annual per capita dues by $4.
Please find more information here about the dues increase, why it was needed, and the impact it will have in supporting our organization’s work at all levels in the years ahead. I encourage you to share this information with Rotarians in your club, district, and region. You can also read a wrap-up of the Council’s actions on rotary.org.
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.
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.
- 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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- I attended the Foundation Committee’s Grant Qualification Seminar as well as the Membership Committee Meeting.
- The District Fellowship Golf League was at Sterling Country Club, but I had a conflict and could not be there.
- We held the final District Conference Committee meeting.
- I went to Groton-Pepperell Rotary to present them with recognition from Rotary International President “Ravi” Ravindran for 75 years of service.
- I attended the RYLA Committee Meeting.
- I attended Leominster Rotary’s Wine Pairing Event.
- Gregory Kennedy, Framingham
Special thanks to Committee Chair Karin Gaffney (shown, seventh from right), and District Governor Jim Fusco (shown, sixth from left), for leading the months-long effort. (DG Jim - a.k.a. "Pilgrim" Jim - reminds us it's okay to wear white sneakers - his signature district-rounds footwear - at DisCon '16.)
During DisCon '16, this Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22 in Plymouth, we'll take and share another photo of the DisCon Committee. Hopefully, it will show those members who were not present at last week's meeting.
In addition to Karin and Jim, shown, left to right, are: Nancy Dinkel; Barbara Guthrie; Glenys Hachfeld; Pamela Anastasi; Michelle Gasbarro; Karen Fusco; Bob Cassidy; Klaus Hachfeld; Satya Mitra; Bill Domings; Steve Levistky; and Steve Jones-D'Agostino.
Leominster Rotary Holds 'Classy' Wine-Pairing Event
Forbes’ first novel, O Genteel Lady!, was published in 1926 and was selected as the second book for the Book of the Month Club. In 1928, A Mirror for Witches was published. In 1933, she and Albert Hoskins divorced. Although she retained her married name, she wrote under her maiden name, Esther Forbes.
Nashoba Valley Rotary and Bolton Local's Next Bolton Repair Café On June 18
- Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Westborough Public Library, located at 55 West Main St. in Westborough
WPI Rotaract Promotes Ecuadorian Earthquake Relief Effort
"On Saturday, April 16, a 7.8 earthquake stuck our country, Ecuador. People lost family members, their homes, their sources of income and much more, leaving them homeless heartbroken. It is going to be a long journey for them to rebuild their homes and reestablish peace and serenity in them. However, you can help us raise awareness by donating to this fundraiser.
"If you would like to donate any other time, the link to our GoFundMe campaign is: https://www.gofundme.com/AidEcuador
"We are reaching out to you and to the wonderful WPI community because we were lucky enough not to lose any family members, but more than 500 (until now) people did. State officials have said that the expected victim count will surpass the 1,000 mark. This is why we feel in the obligation and the necessity to reach out to as many people as possible in order to help these families out.
"More information about the earthquake can be obtained in the CNN article (http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/18/americas/ecuador-earthquake/index.html), directly to our GoFundMe page, or by searching with the hashtags #ecuadorearthquake #AllEcuadorNeedsIsYou #prayforecuador. If you would like more information about the emergency shelters, you can visit: http://www.cd-ec.org/vivienda-emergente/
"Please, if you can share the GoFundMe link, above, with your family, friends and relatives, the people of Ecuador and us will thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for your support and generosity. Even a modest contribution helps and your support is greatly appreciated!"
- 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.
Extended Deadline - Friday, May 20: District 7910 - Sign-Up Deadline for District Conference 'Golf Outing'
Saturday, May 21 or First 90 People to Sign Up: District 7910 - Sign-Up Deadline for District Conference 'Harbor Cruise'
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