Upcoming Events
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2016 District Conference
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Produced by Assistant Governor Richard Simon
Save The Dates!
May 20, 21 and 22, 2016
Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth
Club Visits


 District Governor 

Jim Fusco


If you have any special events you would like me to attend or any inductions or presentations you would like me to make, just let me know.

For complete list of District/Club Events, click here

If your event does not show on that list, let me know.

DG Jim


District Events


Monday, November 30-Monday, December 14

  • To submit content for consideration for the Monday, December 7 issue of Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, please e-mail it Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com.
    The submission deadline is Friday, December 4. Text must be in Word format. Images must be in either JPEG or PDF format.

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Governor's Message
The Holiday Season Is Upon Us
By Jim Fusco
I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving and that your favorite football team won the game!
The holiday season is upon us and many clubs will be having their holiday parties. While I will try to attend as many as possible, I can’t attend all of them. Have a great time and enjoy the fellowship. Read more
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Welcome, New Rotarians!
Please welcome the newest Rotarians in our district (alphabetical, by last name):

District Rounds


Next Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship Dinner Set For January 19 In Sherborn

Planning has begun for the next District 7910 Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship Dinner, which will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - with a snow date of Wednesday, January 27. The venue will be Heritage of Sherborn, formerly known as the Sherborn Inn, located at 33 North Main St. in Sherborn. The property has been renovated and is a stunning attraction. To view and print the event flyer, in PDF format, click here.

In order to secure our primary and snow dates, payment of $70 per person (both Rotarians and non-Rotarians are invited to attend) must be received by December 10. To make your payment via PayPal, click here.

On Wednesday, December 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the home of Nashoba Valley Rotarians Richard and Fatima Simon, which is located at 33 Fox Run Rd. in Sudbury, the Fellowship will hold a general membership meeting to further organize itself, elect officers, and discuss and schedule events for 2016. Please respond by Monday, November 9 indicating whether you be able to attend the organizational meeting and officers election on December 9.

The inaugural Fellowship Dinner on October 21 at Tomasso Ristorante in Southborough was a wonderful success. All who attended had a marvelous, fun-filled evening. To a person, everyone was impressed with the quality of the food and wine selections. To view photos of that event, click here. Show, left to right, are Laura Spear of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley posing with Past District Governor Rich Dietz of the Rotary Club of Southborough.

For more information, contact either Carl Gomes of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley at 508-450-3374 or carlcgomes56@icloud.com, or Steve Jones-D'Agostino of the Rotary Club of Auburn at 508-930-8675 or srdagostino@icloud.com.

Club Rounds
Marlborough Club Raises More Than $12,000 In Annual Turkey Shoot
The Rotary Club of Marlborough raised more than $12,000 during its 33rd Annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser on November 21 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough. Shown, left, is club President Mike Lashua posing before a crowd of more than 600 guests.
To view two sets of photos of the event, click here and click here.

District Seeks Funds For Guyana Playground Project
Does your club have an international project? Would you like one?
Each year, a group of Rotarians on behalf of District 7910 travels to a third-world country to do a hands-on project wth local Rotarians there. Next February, the group is traveling to Guyana to help construct a playground at a school for special-needs students.
Your club can either make a contribution toward the project or sponsor (first come, first served) a particular playground item. If your requested item has already been sponsored, your contribution would be applied to another item.
Club checks, payable to "District 7910 - Guayana Project," should be sent to: Past District Governor Dick Manelis, 929 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701. Payments need to be received prior to December 31.
For any contribution of $500 or more, Dick will visit your club and do a presentation about the project. For more information, contact Dick at manelis711@yahoo.com.

Chelmsford Club's Holiday Concert Set For December 21
Join the Rotary Club of Chelmsford for some holiday cheer on Monday, December 21 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., during the club's weekly luncheon meeting at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford. Students from the Chelmsford High School Band and Chorus will be performing.
Please RSVP by Monday, December 14 if anyone from your club will be attending, to plan accordingly for the meals. This will be a great way to “make-up” a meeting and spend time with your fellow Rotarians! The cost for the luncheon is $12 per person.
We hope to see you there! Happy Holidays!
Dawn Ferrari, president of the Rotary Club of Chelmsford, may be reached at dferrari@nbtc.com.

Major District Happenings: December
District Holiday Party - December 6, DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster
White Sneakers Oprional

Major Club Happenings: December
Waltham: 90th Birthday Celebration, December 4

Clinton: Pancake Breakfast and $uper Raffle - December 6, Clinton Elementary School

Maynard: Christmas Parade - December 6

Bedford: Breakfast With Santa - December 13, Bedford High School

Submit Major Club Happenings
Send flyers of your club's major events, in either JPEG or PDF format, to Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com.
Committee Spotlight
Membership Corner: A Rotary Thanksgiving
By Tom Sturiale
Happy Thanksgiving! It’s a refrain exchanged among millions of Americans on this truly all-American holiday. The tradition began with the pilgrims at the end of their second year in Plymouth abd continued sporadically and unofficially for the next 240 years until Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November 1863 as a national holiday. He was urged by Sarah Josepha Hale, the editor of a women’s magazine, who had strived for more 25 years to have Thanksgiving declared a national holiday. Even then, it had to be declared each and every year and continued in that manner until President Franklin Roosevelt finally declared it a permanent national holiday in 1941. Read more

Corporate Membership Opportunity
By Satya Mitra
During our visits to many clubs in our District, many Membership Committee members have discovered that there is a great interest in finding out about the opportunity of Corporate Membership. Hence, here are details of Corporate Membership, answering some of the commonly asked questions about this concept. Read more

Foundation Notes: Way Ahead Of This Time Last Year
By Ralph Hammond
Now that we are all rested from a hearty Thanksgiving celebration, we can enter the holidays with a most positive pride of doing our part and thinking of what we can actually achieve in the future. The two bar graphs, below, may seem bleak, but more importantly both graphs show the fantastic future we can have and serious opportunities we can enjoy as we plan for the year ahead. Read more

District Positions: Archivist
By Jim Fusco
The District Archivist is elected for a term of three years by the District Nominating Committee (see next week's newsletter) in accordance with the District Resolutions. There is no restriction to the number of terms the District Archivist may serve. Read more

PR Tips: Keep Your Press Releases To The Point
By Laura Spear
 Recognize you’re competing with many other announcements and organizations for coverage. Emphasize the key points you want to communicate, and put the most important information at the beginning, focusing on the who-what-when-where-why facts. Review your releases before you send them out. If you can cut anything, do so. You’ll have a better shot of getting the article printed - especially in smaller, local papers.
Laura Spear, chair of District 7910's Public Image Committee, may be reached at laura@spear.net.

Club Planning & Awards: How To Become An Active And Vibrant Club
This is a look at the new Club Planning & Awards form. While it looks very similar to the old Best Club form, the similarity stops there. This is much more than just a form. It is a new methodology at the district level to get clubs organized and productive while at the same time helping them to recognize, through awards, the members of their club who are doing a lot of things to make the world a better place. How this form will help, is what this article is about. Read more

Club Planning: Worksheet reminder
By Jim Fusco​
Have you yet reviewed your club's progress with your Board of Director and your membership? Read more

RI Spotlight
Celebrities, Health Officials Come Together To Hail Progress Toward Polio's End
After a historic year during which transmission of the wild poliovirus was stopped in Nigeria and on the entire African continent, the worldwide eradication of polio is closer than ever, said top health experts at Rotary’s third annual World Polio Day event, held on 23 October in New York City. More than 150 people attended the live-streamed program co-sponsored by UNICEF, and thousands more around the world watched online. Jeffrey Kluger, Time magazine's editor at-large, moderated the event.
To read more of the November issue of the End Polio Now newsletter, click here.

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