Rotary District 7910 Newsletter - May 2, 2016
2016 District Conference: Plymouth Rocks!
- Hospitality 'Sweets' Request Form
- Cruise Registration Form
- Golf Registration Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Nine out of 10 Rotarians have asked Rotary to provide more services, and it was clear to the Council, based on the five-year financial forecast presented by the [Rotary International] Board, that without the dues increase, service to clubs and districts would have to be decreased. As a result of the Council’s action, dues to RI will increase by $4 per year in each of the years 2017-'18, 2018-'19, and 2019-'20. The increase will enable us to enhance Rotary’s website, improve online tools, add programs and services, and make other advancements to help clubs grow their membership and better serve communities.
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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Governor’s Message: PDG UB Bhat of D3910 in India to address Acton-Boxborough this Wednesday
Newton Rotary Seeks Sponsors For Two May Events
Ayer Rotary Makes Family Holiday Possible
Concord Rotary Marches In Concord Patriots Day Parade
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!"
Ayer Rotary's Famous Ducky Wucky River Race Billed For May 7
- Gervais Ford
- North Middlesex Savings Bank
- Nikopoulos Insurance
- The Bull Run Restaurant
- Ayer Moving and Storage
- Phoenix Park
- Alexander Advisors
- IC Federal Credit Union
- Thomas E. Sears Insurance Agency
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Deves Common Center
- Reese’s Travel Adventures, the exclusive travel agent of the Ducky Wucky River Race
Bedford Rotary To Pack Meals on May 14 For Stop Hunger Now
Bedford Rotary 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.
Bedford Rotary, 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
- 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
Saturday, May 21 or First 90 People to Sign Up: District 7910 - Sign-Up Deadline for District Conference 'Harbor Cruise'
Foundation Update: Per-capita Foundation contributions in '16-'17
By Christine Pinney
Please inform selected students and alternates that they must:
Mark Your Interact and Rotaract Calendars!
Status of District 7910 club contributions
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