Hot Off the Press! 2016-2017 Rotary District 7910 Directory

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Districts 7890, 7910, 7950 & 7980

April 28, 29 & 30, 2017

Rhode Island Conference Center, Providence

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Happy Thanksgiving to all!

By Pat and Skip Doyle


It was another week of daily Rotary events, varied and eventful.
Last Sunday, November 13 saw the Executive Board meet for the first time as a complete group. The district governors, governor-elect, governor-nominee and governor-designate are charged with the duty of moving the district forward - and we are on the way.
Last Monday, the Nominating Committee met again to choose two trustees for the next three years. Chosen were John Tata of the Rotary Club of Leominster and Paul Dumouchel of the Rotary Club of Needham. In the near future, the Nominating Committee will meet again to choose a trustee replacement for Pam Anastasi and two trustees for the District Charity Fund.  
Last Tuesday, we visited officially the Rotary Club of Uxbridge. This was our 51st and last official visit. What a great club this is with which to end our official visits. They have added many new and active members and they are fully involved in community activities. We wish them and all the clubs in our district the best in the future. 
The rest of the week was filled with a Conference Committee meeting, a Public Relations Committee meeting, and a Million Dollar Journey event. Last Thursday,  we had the honor of inducting three new young members to the Rotary Club of Groton-Pepperell. We also presented the club with two Rotary International Membership Awards for the 2015-2016 Rotary year: one, for membership growth ;and one, for membership retention.
Meanwhile, Jim Fusco, our immediate past district governor, has been busy visiting clubs to present them with Rotary International Foundation Awards earned during the '15-'16 year.  We ended the week with the exciting Turkey Shoot put on by the Rotary Club of Marlborough and the Breakfast with the Bands hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Fitchburg and Leominster.
It is our wish that you and your families have a very happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the day.
Thank You! Thank You!! Thank You!!!
Our District Food Packaging Event on November 12 at the Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough was a solid success.
More than 100 volunteers from around the district packaged 20,000 meals, which will be sent to Haiti to help feed the children left homeless by the hurricane (see article in left hand column). These volunteers were Rotarians and their friends and families, young and old There were Interactors from local clubs, passersby who wanted to help and past and present participants of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. We raised more than $4,000 toward our goal of $5,000 - so we are still actively seeking donations.
It is hard to pick out a highlight from the event, there were so many. One is perhaps the numbers of people with whom we were able to talk about what Rotary is - the reality of Rotary, not the perception. This event puts us a little further toward our goal of making Rotary more visible and more real in our district. Thank you also to the Solomon Pond Mall for allowing us to utilize their space for this event.
Always remember, you can call us with questions at 508-393-9031.
District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle may be reached at and, 
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Alphabetical order, by last name
  • Cathy Crowley, Groton-Pepperell
  • Michelle Drolet, Charles River
  • Matt Evans, Groton-Pepperell
  • Steve James, Groton-Pepperell
  • Howard Kendall, Nashoba Valley
  • Jan Luchetti, Weston-Wayland
  • Mac Spencer, Weston-Wayland


Rocci Elia, Clinton

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Dan Cunningham of Fitchburg Rotary
Please tell us what factors helped you decide to join Rotary. 
My desire to serve!



Uxbridge (chartered 1926)
Left to right: District Governor Pat Doyle; President Linn Doll-Butler; Assistant Governor John Sbrogna; and District Governor Skip Doyle.


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.


In both Excel and PDF formats, we share with you the Club Planning Worksheet for Rotary year 2016-2017, which began on July 1.
Please enter your club information in the indicated cells.



Acton-Boxborough's Veterans Day Breakfast 'Simply Fantastic'
The Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough held its 2016 Veterans Day Breakfast on November 11 at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton. The school's Honor Society members who attended the event provided exemplary service and entertainment to the veterans and their family members. Acton-Boxborough Rotarian Frank Sibley, who took this and other event photos, calls the turnout "simply fantastic."
To learn more about Acton-Boxborough Rotary, click here.

Auburn's Pancake Breakfast Raises $3,500 for Local High School Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Auburn's annual "Flips for Scholars" Pancake Breakfast on October 23 at Auburn High School raised a net total of $3,500 for scholarships to be awarded to local high school graduates. Over the course of more than 50 years, Auburn Rotary has raised in excess of $420,000 for such scholarships.

Club scholarships awarded at the end of the 2015-2016 school year will be presented on Wednesday, December 21 during a Dinner Ceremony with the four recipients and their parents, which will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. at Chuck’s Steak House, located at 10 Prospect St. (immediately off Route 20) in Auburn. 
The recipients are as follows (alphabetical, by last name):
  • Thomas Anderson, an Auburn High School graduate who attends Worcester State University
  • Abigail Lucas, an Auburn High graduate who attends the University of Connecticut
  • Zachary Martins, a Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School graduate who attends the University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Zachary Randall, an Auburn High graduate who attends the University of Maine
To learn more about Auburn Rotary, click here.

Chelmsford Honors Students of Month for November
Each month of the school year, Chelmsford High School administrators choose two seniors from each of the school's three houses to be honored by the Rotary Club of Chelmsford for having been significant contributors to their school and community. First, the honorees speak at a club meeting. Then, they are interviewed on "Lions Pride,"
a local cable television show. This month, the honorees are, left to right: Riley Higgins, of Emerson House; Sophia Haywood, of Hawthorne House; Sarah Benda, of Whittier House; Jason Shin, of Whittier House, Eric Miu, of Emerson House; and David Cote, Hawthorne House. 
To learn more about Chelmsford Rotary, click here.

Concord’s Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen Serves Thanksgiving Dinner to Needy
On November 8, the Rotary Club of Concord purchased and prepared a traditional Thanksgiving meal for more than 100 clients at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen. Bristol Lodge has been serving hot, nutritious meals to those in need for the last three decades. Every evening, dedicated volunteers from throughout the Metro Boston area gather to prepare and serve food to up to 100 community members without access to affordable, healthy food. 

While volunteer groups range in size and frequency of service, those giving back at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen perform site setup and cleanup and a variety of other tasks to maintain the Soup Kitchen’s cleanliness, organization and overall condition. Soup Kitchen employees oversee the facility each afternoon and evening, ensuring that participants are served nutritious meals in a clean and welcoming environment.

In addition to an ongoing partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank, the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen relies on food donations from volunteer groups and community partners. Donations include a variety of proteins, vegetables, fruits, grains and dairy. With tens of thousands of meals served annually, the Soup Kitchen continues to be a critical resource for individuals and families in Waltham and beyond.
WATCH ONE-MINUTE VIDEO (produced by Steve Kirk, president of Concord Rotary)
To learn more about Concord Rotary, click  here.
Fitchburg, Leominster Team Up for 22nd Time for Breakfast for the Bands
For 22 years, the Rotary Clubs of Fitchburg and Leominster have joined together to sponsor Breakfast for the Bands. Proceeds raised at this event are given to the Fitchburg High and Leominster High school band programs. The bands from both high schools entertained the attendees while members of the schools' football teams help to serve the meals. This Thursday, the two teams will meet again for their 111th time on Thanksgiving Day and their 133d time overall. Leominster holds a five-game lead in this rivalry.
Left to right: Fitchburg Rotary event Chair Paul Gauvin; District Governor Pat Doyle; Leominster Rotary event Chair John Tata; and District Governor Skip Doyle.
To learn more about Fitchburg Rotary, click here.
To learn more about Leominster Rotary, click here.

Framingham’s Quilt Auction Supports Service-Dog Initiative
By Liz Kaprielian
The 45th annual Online Auction fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Framingham, which went live on November 15, includes a very special item. The Delightful Dogs lap quilt, Item No. 124, is a fun and colorful dog-themed quilt. Scattered throughout the quilt are various dogs with fun messages.
The quilt was created as a special auction item to support Framingham Rotary’s Service Dog Initiative. The club is sponsoring puppy Harris and his service-dog training through NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services, also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans) and its Prison Pup Partnership at MCI-Framingham.
Shown, left to right, in 2015 are: Peter Harvell, director of veterans services and benefits for the Town of Framingham; Paul Henderson, prison superintendent of MCI Framingham; Laura Galvani, prison programs director of MCI Framingham; and Liz Kaprielian, a director of Framingham Rotary, holding a Prison Pup. Another Prison Pup is shown, sitting.
To watch a three-minute video about Framingham Rotary’s Service Dog Project, click here.
To learn more about Framingham Rotary, click here.

Groton-Pepperell Inducts Three Members
Left to right:  New members Steve Jannes, Matt Evans and Cathy Crowley; President Duncan France; and District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle.
To learn more about Groton-Pepperell Rotary, click here.
Marlborough's Turkey Shoot a Huge Success
The Rotary Club of Marlborough held its 34rd Annual Turkey Shoot on November 19 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough. Through the money raised at the Turkey Shoot, the club can make a special holiday season for deserving children, teens, seniors, and families.
Left to right: District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle pose with President Peggy Shelton and Member Nick Kofos during the Turkey Shoot. Peggy and Nick co-chaired the event.
To learn more about Marlborough Rotary, click here.

Milford Distributes '16 Tab to 13,000 Homes - Record sales, 94 photos, 334 smiling faces
To read the Milford  RotaryTabclick here.
Here’s an example of the content in the 2016 issue of Milford Rotary Tab:
2015 Paul Harris Award Recipients
Front row, left to right: Allan and Lauren VillatoroFrank Saba, since-retired CEO of Milford Regional Medical Center; Mary Ann Mastroianni; and Susan McWade Surapine.
Back row, left to right: Thomas C. Sawyer, Foundation chair; Michael DiCiccoJim Fusco, then-district governor; Russ DennettRalph Mastroianni; and Paul Surapine.
To learn more about Milford Rotary, click here.

Nashoba Valley's Breakfast Honors Veterans













Veterans discussed the recent election and what they planned to do for the rest of the day over pancakes and eggs, at a Veterans Day breakfast at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley.

Some reflected about their service.

Robert “Bob” Walrath (shown), 78, was in the 9th Regiment Marine Corps during the Cold War. As he sipped coffee, he spoke of his time in the service.

Photo: Jacquelyn Jarnagin, The Beacon-Villager


To learn more about Nashoba Valley Rotary, click  here.
Newton Wishes Us Happy Holidays
By Paul Sullivan
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all that is good in our lives, to be grateful for our friends and family, and to serve people in need. This year, more than ever, the Rotary Club of Newton urges you to help others this Thanksgiving, and we've got a couple of ideas to assist.
To learn more about Newton Rotary, click here.

Wachusett Area Rotary, Chamber to Host Economic-Development Breakfast
The Rotary Club of Wachusett and the Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will co-host an Economic Development Breakfast on Friday, December 2 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Manor Banquet Facilities, located at 42 West Boylston St. in West Boylston. The guest speaker will be Jay Ash (shown), secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The cost is $20 per person. The event is open to the public.
Guests will have an opportunity to hear the latest economic-development news from around the Commonwealth and learn what it means for the Wachusett area. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion. To register, either visit the Chamber’s website or e-mail the Chamber at
To learn more about Wachusett Area Rotary, click  here.

Westborough Salutes Its Club’s War Veterans
Shortly after the bell rang for the November 9 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westborough, President Gerry Gross took a moment to recognize and thank the club’s war veterans. Westborough Rotary is thankful to be among an honorable group of courageous men who have served our country over the years:
  • Paul Gallagher: Army, Infantry, Korea
  • Jim O’Connor: Army, New York National Guard, Captain
  • Paul Reilly: Army, Captain, Desert Storm
  • Jim Tepper: Marines, Colonel, Helicopter pilot, Vietnam
Thank you to these men and all men and women who have served to defend and protect the liberties we enjoy today!
To learn more about Westborough Rotary, click  here.

Chelmsford's Comedy Show A Howling Success
The Rotary Club of Chelmsford's Comedy Show on November 5 at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford was both a financial success and a fun-filled evening. Those attending enjoyed snacks and drinks as they viewed a variety of raffle baskets before the show.
Comedian David DiLorenzo opened the show and kept the audience laughing for a half-hour. Then, hypnotist Tommy Vee took over. For about an hour and a half, he hypnotized  20 volunteers and had them keep the audience thoroughly enjoying themselves.
The evening concluded with the basket winners being drawn. The Lowell Five,Enterprise Bank and Village Electric were among sponsors who supported the event.
To learn more about Chelmsford Rotary, click  here.

Chelmsford Serves 54 Lunches to Seniors
The Rotary Club Chelmsford has provided for and served lunches to senior citizens at two Chelmsford Housing Authority sites during the past three weeks. On October 24, they fed more than 30 seniors at Chelmsford Arms and on November 7, they fed another 24 at McFarlin Manor. Chelmsford Rotary plans to continue this program after the holidays. 
To learn more about Chelmsford Rotary, click  here.

Chelmsford Serves Coffee, Donuts at Veterans Park
The Rotary Club of Chelmsford served coffee and donuts on November 7 during the Veterans Day ceremonies at Veterans Park in Chelmsford. The club has provided this service for a number of years and those in attendance particularly appreciate the hot coffee on what is often a cool and windy day.  The local Dunkin' Donuts donated coffee and donuts as it has done for a number of years.
To learn more about Chelmsford Rotary, click here

Framingham's Pancake Breakfast A Huge Success
The Rotary Club of Framingham held its fifth annual Pancake Breakfast on November 5 at Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham. Proceeds from this event will help to purchase air-conditioning units for elderly people living in public housing in Framingham.
To learn more about Framingham Rotary, click  here.

Wellesley Sixth-Graders Students Learn of Rotary Four-Way Test, Interact Global Grant Project
About 80 students from the Wellesley Middle School used a lesson plan developed by English teacher Claire Lee (standing, right) to exercise the iconic Rotary tool for decision-making. The Grade 6 students were invited to list good and bad decisions they remembered and weigh them using the Rotary Four-Way Test. They were also invited to participate in a writing contest expanding on the same topic. John Adams(seated, left), Cynthia Sibold and Bob Anthony represented the Rotary Club of Wellesley in offering the writers judged to be the top three prizes valued at $400.
To view the Rotary Four-Way Test Worksheetclick here.
To read the history of the Four-Way Testclick here.
To learn more about Wellesley Rotary, click here 

District's Membership Workshops a Huge Success
District 7910 conducted a total of four regional Membership Workshops on October 24, 25 and 26. The workshops were a response to many requests for meeting locations nearer club bases and more interactive discussions rather than a forum-speech format. The workshops were well-attended and the discussions were wide-ranging and very interesting. The comments are being summarized and will be distributed to all participants.
Shown: The Membership Workshop on October 25 at Chuck's Steak House in Auburn, which was attended by members of the Auburn, Brookfields, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Southbridge, Sturbridge, Uxbridge, Westborough and Worcester clubs.
To learn more about District 7910, click  here.

On to Atlanta in 2017: Early-Registration Discount Ends December 15
Planning to attend? Contact District Chair Steve Glines.
More than 43,000 attendees left the Rotary International Convention in South Korea inspired to end polio for good, to celebrate The Rotary Foundation's centennial, and to champion changes that will help Rotary appeal to a broader audience. On the last day, RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran shared a personal story of his mother’s triumph over polio. 
To read the storyclick here.
To register for the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta, click here.

Pat and Skip Doyle Installed as '16-'17 DGs
District 7910's 2016 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards were held on June 24 through 26 at Fitchburg State University, ending with the installation of longtime RYLA supporters Pat and Skip Doyle as District Governors for 2016-2017. The three-day RYLA event was attended by 188 sophomores. To learn more about RYLA, visit
To watch a video of the installationclick here.

District Banners Available
Our district banners are available for your to 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


Thursday, November 24: Needham - 'Thanksgiving Dinner'
To learn more, click here.

Thursday, November 24: Westborough - 'Thanksgiving Dinner'
To learn more, click here.

Sunday, November 27 - Westborough - 'Festival of Lights'
To learn more, click here.

Monday, December 5: Sturbridge Rotary - 'Lottery Ticket Raffle'
 To download the event flyer, click here.

Through Wednesday, December 7: Framingham - 'Click & Bid 2016 Online Auction'
All proceeds benefit Framingham Rotary's community-service efforts.
To learn more and to bid, click here.

Wednesday, December 7: Rotary Means Business - 'Networking Fellowship for Rotarians and Friends'
To download the event flyer, click here.



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


You may submit event information per the District 7910 Promotional GuidelinesIf your club does not use ClubRunner, please send your event information to Rotary District 7910 Newsletter. And make sure to add the e-mail address of Immediate Past Governor/Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco,, to your club's distribution list.



Monday, November 21 
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Boxborough

Tuesday, November 22 
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Boxborough
Monday, November 28 
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 30

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 4
2:00-5:30 p.m.
Publick House, Sturbridge
Wednesday, December 7
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham


The Association of Fundraising Professionals has selected The Rotary Foundation for its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation for 2016, a recognition that honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs.

Young Leaders in Action
To submit a video for the Interact Video Awards, click here

Medical Mission Brings a Healing Touch to Rwanda

Haiti Devastated by Hurricane Matthew
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country on October 4, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless.

'Rotary Leader' Newsletter: November 2016
Click on each box to go to that section

Building Peace and Helping Refugees in Nigeria

The Rotary Club of Yola-AUN is located on the campus of the American University of Nigeria, smack-dab in the region where Boko Haram is most active.  



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.

Dean Rohrs: '16-'17 RI Director for Zones 24 & 32

To read Dean's November newsletter, click here.

To read Dean's highlights of the latest 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 and Foundation Chair Kalyan Banerjee







Dear fellow Rotarians,

At the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Past President Arch C. Klumph proposed a revolutionary idea: an endowment fund for the purpose of doing good in the world. Since then, The Rotary Foundation has grown tremendously and in many ways, serves as the foundation for Rotary as we know it today.


For information on the April 2017 Rotary International Convention, click here.

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 Rotary Foundation seminar by using resources from

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 Materials on Sale: Order Now!
To order, click here

New Tools for Membership Tool Belt

Looking to enhance your club membership experience?

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.

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.

Rotary Global Rewards: Sign-Up Today!

Click here for more information
Click here to e-mail District Chair Judy Merrimam
Have you tried Rotary Global Rewards — Rotary International’s new member-benefit program that offers discounts on travel, hotels, dining, entertainment and more? Rotary Global Rewards will make your Rotary membership even more rewarding.

'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.


'17 RI Convention in Atlanta: A letter from Steve Glines, chair of the District International Convention Promotion Committee
Dear District 7910 Rotarian,
It’s time to register for the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. Do it today since the early-registration discount ends December 15.
To register and find hotel options, click here
For more information on the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta, click here

Foundation Note: Progress in our Million Dollar Journey and Celebration

By Sanjay Deshpande
Satya Mitra (shown, bottom), chair of our Million Dollar Journey and Celebration, has made progress in the drive to add $1 million to The Rotary Foundation Endowment Fund during Rotary 2016-2017, which ends next June 30, through major gifts and bequest pledges.

Rotary Means Business: First meeting on December 7
By Ron Bott
The first Rotary Means Business event in District 7910 will be held on Wednesday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham. The cost is $15 for Rotarians and $20 for non-RotariansLight appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Polio Plus Update: Our goal is $35.60 per member
By Carl Good III

Our goal as a district is that each club can generate $35.60 per member for Polio Plus during the 2016-2017 Rotary year, which ends next June 30. 

Membership Corner: RYLA is a great membership opportunity

By Tom Sturiale

(This article ran originally in the July 4, 2016 issue.)
Our district completed another successful Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event last June at Fitchburg State University, with 188 high school sophomores attending from more than 40 schools. These enthusiastic, energetic and creative kids attended an incredible series of training and education events over a three-day period. Each year, a group of 25 to 30 of the RYLAns are selected as group leaders to train the next year’s RYLAns. Of those, a select few are chosen to supervise the group leaders the following year. The graduation and awards ceremony was held on the final afternoon and more 400 parents and Rotarians were in attendance.


To learn about the October 2016 Membership Workshopsclick here.





Membership Materials On Sale: Order now!

To order, click here







PR Tips: Monitor the news

By Laura Spear

If you want to get in the news, this is pretty obvious – you have to know what is in the news.




Click here for an excellent example of a club-event promotional video by Concord President Steve Kirk.

RAAGNE Newsletter: Update on visioning process
By Klaus Hachfeld
Hello, members and friends of the Rotary Alumni Association of Greater New  England! Here is to the latest edition of the RAAGNE newsletter! Over the past year, we went through a visioning process to work out the future direction of RAAGNE.

Speaker's Bureau: Looking for good speaker for your club?
By Steve Levitsky
It's not always easy to come up with ideas week after week. We have many suggestions for you. Here are just a few:
  • Rwandan genocide: Carine Boggis
  • Elevator-pitch tips: Andy Winig
  • Positive-results hypnosis: Bob Martel
  • Differentiation and game-changing simplicity: Stephen Melanson

Interact Actions: How to launch an Interact club

By Bob Anthony

In Seminar 2 of the District Interact Teen and Advisor Training Seminar, held on September 17 in Needham, Bob Anthony, chair of the District Interact Committee, discusses “How to launch an Interact club,” including the certification letter, roles and responsibilities of the president, the Rotary advisor and, in the case of school-based clubs, the faculty advisor.

Treasurer's Report: Message about your dues

By Jack Hoell







Rotary International dues bills will be invoiced in January based on membership numbers that are shown on your membership roster as of this December 31, so ensure that your membership numbers are accurate and up-to-date. District dues will be based on the same membership numbers that are used by Rotary International The RI and District dues bills will be sent to club presidents and secretaries in mid January. 


District Charity Fund: How does DCF operate?


By Al Bowers







The District Charity Fund is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit that can be used by the Rotary clubs in District 7910. 


Click here to read the article "Veteran gave in Vietnam and continues to give today," which is about Al Bowers of the Rotary Club of Athol-Orange and was published in the November 9 edition of The Boston Globe.

Communications Link: Seeking club photo, video albums

By Steve Jones-D'Agostino








Does your District committee or Club have Rotary-related photo and/or video albums that you'd like to share with other Rotarians?






To submit content for consideration for the Monday, November 28 issue of Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, please e-mail it to Immediate Past District Governor and Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco at

The submission deadline for that issue is Friday, November 25. All text must be in Word format. All images must be in either JPEG or PDF format. Please identify the people, left to right, who are shown in your photos, including their first and last name as well as their club or other title.


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Jim Fusco, Immediate Past District Governor and Newsletter Editor

Steve Jones-D'Agostino, District Webmaster and Newsletter Copyeditor

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