Rotary District 7910 Newsletter - May 23, 2016
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.
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District & Club Rounds
Auburn Rotary Hears From PRISMA-Bound Oboist
The Rotary Club of Auburn’s guest speaker on May 18 was Lydia Consilvio, who is shown, left, posing with club President Marcia Davis. Lydia, who attended RYLA, is an Auburn High graduate who earned her undergraduate degree at the Eastman School of Music and is now seeking a graduate degree at Yale University.
A highly talented professional oboist, she will attend the two-week Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy Festival & Academy this June 13 to 25 in Powell River, British Columbia, which is supported by the Rotary Club of Powell River through the Rotary Symphony Support Program.
Meanwhile, renovation work has begun on Goddard Memorial Park in Auburn center. On May 18, the Town of Auburn DPW excavated for the concrete pads and framed the forms (one of which is shown in the photo) for the park benches that Auburn Rotary is supplying.
The initial park-renovation work being funded by Auburn Rotary consists of the purchase and installation of six park benches and one American Disability Act-accessible picnic table. The club is funding 50 percent of that work with its $1,350 of its own money and the other 50 percent with a $1,350 matching grant from District 7910.
To learn more about Auburn Rotary, click here.
Westford Rotarian Nicole Hamel Among Lowell Sun's 'True Achievers'
- Ashland High School: Zachary Schiffman
- Framingham High School: Kate O’Callaghan and Hodan Gudal
- Hopkinton High School: Sabrina Martin, Jonathan Petani, and Juliette Davi
- Holliston High School: Trevor Pennypacker
- Joseph P. Keefe Technical School: Erin Dowdy, Valeria Arauz, and Angela Grant
- Employee of the Year: Juanita Sullivan, Fitchburg City Hall
- Employee of the Year: Timothy DeCarolis, Fitchburg Department of Public Works
- Firefighters of the Year: Lt. Jack Gilmartin, Lt. Patrick Roy, and Firefighter Tim O'Kane
- Policeman of the Year: Officer Jude Chabot
- Teacher of the Year: Nicholas Pierce, St. Bernard's High School:
- Teacher of the Year: Christina Walen, Fitchburg High School
- Teacher of the Year: Elizabeth Flanagan, Montachusett Regional Vocational School
- Teacher of the Year: Meredith Weiss, Reingold School
- Teacher of the Year: Rebecca St. Jean, McKay Arts Academy
- Teacher of the Year: Sister Pauline LeBlanc, St. Bernard's Elementary School
- Teacher of the Year: Tammy Tony-Beaulac, Crocker School
Nashoba Valley, Acton-Boxborough And Maynard Rotary's 'Wings & Wheels' Headed Our Way
Next Nashoba Valley Rotary, Bolton Local 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
"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!"
Friday, June 3: Sturbridge Rotary - 'Dinner Dance'
Monday, July 18: Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship - 'Wine-Dinner at La Morra'
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Foundation Update: Timeline for 2016-’17 District Grants
- Per-capita Foundation contributions of $100 by this June 30. As of May 17, 27 clubs had qualified, four are very close and 20 others (see list, below) have until this June 30 to achieve the $100 per-capita level.
- Grant-management training: Two training sessions have been completed and as a result 26 Clubs have qualified under this criterion.
- ‘16-‘17 Memorandum of Understanding must be executed. As of May 18, only five clubs have signed the MOU. The other clubs will be required to execute the MOU before being able to submit grant applications. To download the MOU in PDF format, click here.
By Christine Pinney
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