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Early-Reservation Discount Ends December 31!

Districts 7890, 7910, 7950 & 7980

April 28, 29 & 30, 2017

Rhode Island Conference Center, Providence

To register now for this "4 Districts, 3 Days, 2 Celebration Dinners, 1 Rotary International President John Germ" event, click here


We Hope You Celebrated Thanksgiving in A Meaningful Way


By Pat and Skip Doyle

We hope you all celebrated Thanksgiving in a meaningful way. It is a day that is celebrated on many different levels by each one of us. For us, it has always been a day for family.
Our family is a relatively small one and so we celebrate with three generations, including many in-laws and outlaws (as Skip calls them). Our day is always filled with good food and shared memories. Thanksgiving has also signaled the beginning of the magical Christmas season for us.
In the photography business, this was the busiest, happiest season of our year. The day after Thanksgiving, our studio was always packed with families - many, with students home from college - wanting us to capture their Christmas-card memories. 
Reflecting back on all of this brought us to thoughts of our Rotary family. We most certainly are thankful for it, but how healthy is it at this time? The latest statistics, unscientific as they may seem, has our Rotary family with a net gain of four members. We have, however, inducted more than 50 members since last July 1.
This statistic should be a red flag for all of us. We all need to look at our own clubs and see what has caused this lack of real growth. Why are we just treading water? Continuing the analogy of how healthy are we as a family, it would seem that we are in need of a check-up. What steps ought we to take?
On November 22, the District Membership Committee (shown, right) met and discussed this very topic. The proposal was put forward to continue the successful format of four Membership Workshops in four areas of the district.  This additional set of workshops will be held next March on a date to be announced.  It was the consensus of the committee that these workshops will be aimed at the generation of an action plan aimed at increasing membership and retention.
This may be the beginning of our path to recovery.
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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Linn Doll-Butler of Uxbridge Rotary
Please tell us what factors helped you decide to join Rotary. 
Community and fellowship.


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.



Auburn Supports Bay Path High’s Participation in Worcester County Coat Drive
The Rotary Club of Auburn supported the participation by Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in the sixth annual Worcester County Coat Drive, which was conducted by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. Between mid October and the end of November, Bay Path’s staff members gathered more than 400 gently used coats plus numerous other warm garments since the Coat Drive. That amount is nearly six times the school's overall goal - and more than 11 times its total for last year’s campaign.
Bay Path teachers Rick Carrero and Jennifer Reil, who advise the school's Interact club, organized this year's drive. Southbridge Credit Union, which has a branch at Bay Path and whose president, Jeffrey Davenport, is the Rotary Club of Southbridge's advisor to Bay Path's Interact Club, was highly supportive of the school's Coat Drive.
Shown, are: Bay Path Principal Clifford Cloutier (far left); Bay Path teachers Jennifer Reil (center), who is also an Auburn Rotarian, and Rick Carrero (third from right), both of whom advise Bay Path’s Interact Club; Officer Steven Salovardos (fourth from left) and Community Outreach Director Shawn McKenna (fourth from right) of the Sheriff’s Office; and four of the Bay Path students participating in this year’s Coat Drive.
To learn more about Auburn Rotary, click here.
To learn more about Bay Path High, click here.

Concord, Town Dedicate USS Concord Bell’s Installation
The USS Concord Bell Veterans Memorial project was conceived by the Rotary Club of Concord more 15 years ago, revived in 2012, and now, with the generous support of the Town of Concord’s Community Preservation Fund and help from many experts, donors and volunteers, has finally become a reality.
VIEW 17-MINUTE VIDEO (produced by Steve Kirk, president of Concord Rotary)
To learn more about Concord Rotary, click here.

Framingham Rips Apart Cooked Turkeys for Curtis Family Thanksgiving Dinner
The Rotary Club of Framingham joined other community volunteers on November 23 to help rip apart cooked turkeys for the annual Curtis Family Thanksgiving day dinner. This year’s event provided free meals to more than 2,000 people.
After the Curtis family closed their restaurant, Eagles All-American Grille in Framingham, in 2014, they carried on the tradition of hosting the Curtis Family Thanksgiving. The dinner is held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall, located at 55 Park St. in Framingham.
Shown, is Framingham club President Lindsey Morris displaying cooked turkey in a tray. 
To learn more about Framingham Rotary, click here.

Needham, Wellesley Team Up for Annual Football Banquet
In true Rotary spirit and camaraderie, The Rotary Clubs of Needham and Wellesley gathered recently at the Sheraton Hotel in Needham for their annual Football Banquet, hosted this year by Needham Rotary. After a welcome, the Pledge of Allegiance, song and prayer, Needham President Ted Shaughnessey and Wellesley President Scott Secrest gave the audience the background about Rotary and their respective clubs.
Guests were introduced, including the superintendents, principals and athletic directors of the Needham and Wellesley High Schools. Amid much applause, the head coached introduced their staff and senior players, including the captains.
To learn more about Needham Rotary, click here.
To learn more about Wellesley Rotary, click here.

Sturbridge Donates Funds for Holiday Meals
For the ninth consecutive year, the Rotary Club of Sturbridge has donated funds to organizations providing meals for families in need in the Tri-Community area. This year, funds were designated for the Tri-Community Church Collaborative, the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry and for needy families whose children attend Burgess Elementary School in Sturbridge.  The latter program is coordinated by Lisa Meunier, school nurse at Burgess.  All Rotary funds were donated directly to the Food Pantry, which coordinates the food supplies. Sturbridge Rotary also conducts an annual fundraiser each June to support the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry. One of the club’s goals is to help alleviate hunger in its local communities. So far in 2016, the club has contributed $4,100 toward this goal.
Left to right: President-Elect Dave Zonia; President Otto Prohaska; Lisa Meunier, Burgess Elementary School nurse; Bill Pioppi representing the Food Pantry; Community Service Chair Bob White; and Fundraising Chair Peter Zeh.
To learn more about Sturbridge Rotary, click here.
Watertown Holds $10,000 Raffle to Benefit Local Charities
The Rotary Club of Watertown Rotary held its annual $10,000 Raffle on November 4. Tickets were $100 each for a chance to win the First Prize of $10,000 The Second Prize was $500 and the Third through Seventh prizes were $200 each. All proceeds will go to benefit various local charities.
Left to right: John Airasian, membership chair; Anthony Donato, two-time past president; Jesse Wallace, 10K Raffle chair; and Lilia Weisfeldt, president.
To learn more about Watertown Rotary, click here.

Westborough Holds Annual Turkey Trot To Support Town's Public Schools
Member Patrick McGrath (left) and President Gerry Gross (right) of the Rotary Club of Westborough hit the pavement on a recent, beautiful Saturday, to run a 5K race in support of Westborough Public Schools.
To learn more about Westborough Rotary, click here.

Westborough Installs New Member
The Rotary Club of Westborough has welcomed and installed its newest member, Tony Vaver (second from right).  Sponsored by club Secretary Maureen Ambrosino (second from left), Tony has been a Westborough resident for 10 years, and is the local history librarian at Westborough Public Library.
Tony was installed by District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager (far right), a Westborough Rotarian. Steve reminded his fellow club members that when people become Rotarians, they not only join a particular club, but they also in excess of 35,000 clubs in more than 200 countries around the world that promote Rotary’s mission of ”service above self.”
Also shown is Westborough President Gerry Gross (far left).
To learn more about Westborough Rotary, click here.

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 Rotaryclick 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 Rotaryclick 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 Rotaryclick  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 football teams help to serve the meals.
On November 24, the two teams met again for their 111th time on Thanksgiving Day and their 133d time overall. Leominster defeated Fitchburg by a score of 49-12, and now holds a six-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 Rotaryclick 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 Dogslap 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 Americansand its Prison Pup Partnershipat 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 Rotaryclick 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 Rotaryclick 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 Rotaryclick 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 Rotaryclick  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 Rotaryclick here.

Wachusett Area Rotary, Chamber to Host Economic-Development Breakfast
 on December 2
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 websiteor e-mail the Chamber at
To learn more about Wachusett Area Rotaryclick  here.

Wellesley Helps 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 Rotaryclick 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 Rotaryclick  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 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


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 Guidelines. If your club does not use ClubRunner, please send your event information to Immediate Past Governor/Newsletter Editor Jim And, please make sure to add Jim to your club's distribution list.


november 28, 2016-January 30, 2017

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
Monday, January 9
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 10
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Boxborough

Sunday, January 15 - Friday, January 21
Thursday, January 26
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Monday, January 30



This Holiday Season: Spend Less. Give More. 

Use Rotary Global Rewards this holiday season and throughout the year for discounts and special offers on everything from airline travel to shopping to events. Look for offers that send a percentage of your purchase back to Rotary
  • Airline Discount Center: Discounts on more than 600 airlines and 4 percent back to Rotary 
  • Hotel Discount Center: Discounts at thousands of hotels and 10 percent back to Rotary
  • Amazon: Up to 8 percent back to Rotary
  • Hertz: Discounts on rental cars and 2 percent back to Rotary
Click here for more information
Click here to send an e-mail to Judy Merriman, chair of the District Rotary Global Rewards Committee
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
Deadline: December 2

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 one to go to that article:
Our Foundation: The growing popularity of online giving

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's 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.

'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: Discount ends December 15
Here's a letter from Steve Glines, chair of the District International Convention Promotion Committee.
To register and find hotel options, click here
For more information on the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta, click here

Foundation Note: Update on club-qualification status for Foundation grants

By Sanjay Deshpande

District 7910 conducted a third Grant Management Training session last week to help clubs, which had not participated in the earlier two training sessions, to qualify for Foundation grants during the rest of Rotary year 2016-2017, which ends next June 30.

As a result of last week’s session, our district now has 25 clubs that are fully qualified for participation in District and Global grants ‘16-‘17.

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: How to improve nembership in Rotary

By Tom Sturiale

Our district has four important initiatives aimed at improving membership in our clubs.  It is up to the clubs to take advantage of these efforts. A brief review follows:

To learn about the October 2016 Membership Workshopsclick here.





Membership Materials On Sale: Order now!

To order, click here







PR Tips: Make your press releases newsworthy

By Laura Spear

For a non-profit announcement to be considered newsworthy, it must have a broad, general interest to the target audience and a strong news angle (e.g. material information, new development, drama, human interest, local angle, consequence, etc.).




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 Karin Gaffney








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


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, December 5 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, December 2. 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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