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UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS:
 
2019 DISTRICT CONFERENCE MAY 3-4, 2019
FERNCROFT DOUBLETREE, DANVERS, MA
CELEBRATE ROTARY
District Conference -Youth Conference on Homelessness May 4, 2019
 
UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS:
 
Hudon Book Drive April 23, 2019
Sturbridge Dinner Dance April 26, 2019
Southborough Earth Day April 27, 2019
-- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
-- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED --
 
Worcester Casino Night April 27, 2019
 
Concord - Kenya Project Presentation April 28, 2019
Groton-Pepperell Opiod Prevention May 5, 2019
 
Marlborough Italian Night - May 8, 2019
Weston Interact 5k Run May 11, 2019
 
Wellesley Opioid Forum May 22, 2019
 
Natick Tour of Natick Bike Ride June 16, 2019
 
Tyngsborough Fishing Day June 23, 2019
 
Milford Lobster Raffle June 26, 2019
 
Westford Rotary's Blues 'n Brews September 7, 2019
 
Framingham Golf Tournament July 20,2019
 
 
FUTURE DISTRICT EVENTS:
 
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2019 HAMBURG
 
 
District Welcome

Welcome to the District 7910 Website !

 
District Governor: 
District Governor's 
 
 
Rotary District 7910
           
Steve Sager
2018-2019 District Governor
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
District News
It’s almost time to Eat, Meet & Party (the event formerly known as “The District Conference”)!
 
We’re doing “The District Conference” a little differently this year.  Eat, Meet & Party is all about celebrating our club & individual accomplishments, recognizing some folks who have gone above and beyond the call for our district, and meeting & enjoying the company of Rotarians across our district (and some from a few other districts too, if you’re so inclined). 
 
Every single member in the district is welcome and encouraged to attend! Have you registered yet? 
 
On Friday, May 3rd we’ll recognize our Paul Harris Society Members & Fellows and announce this year’s Foundation Award Winner.
 
Then, we’ll have a quick District Business Meeting.  PLEASE send at least one representative from your club to vote!  (Credentials document attached).  While only 1 member from each club can vote, ALL are welcome to attend.  This is a GREAT way to learn about how your district works and how your dues are managed.
 
That evening we’ll put on our party clothes and dancin’ shoes for cocktails, dinner & dancing (we have an amazing, award winning-band…don’t miss this!).  Rotarians are known as people who know how to have a good time.  Let’s live up to that reputation!
 
Saturday, May 4th starts with an opportunity for you to participate in something completely different.  “Game of Throneless”, a full engagement simulation that will totally challenge what you think you know about homelessness and test the boundaries of your comfort zone. 
 
Then, we head over to Fenway Park for a tour of one of the most unique ballparks in the country (batting practice, anyone?), and finally close out this fun weekend with a relaxing Boston Harbor Cruise that evening.
 
There’s a LOT to love here – and everyone will love it more if YOU’RE there!
 
To get details, register, and book a room at the hotel (if you wish), click HERE today!
The next trip to Moca, Puerto Rico is scheduled for May 16-20, and volunteers are needed.  The project, funded by a Rotary Foundation District Grant, partners with three Rotary clubs in the Moca area, and delivers approximately $20,000 worth of items to replace articles destroyed by Hurricane Maria, including beds, mattresses, washing machines, refrigerators and stoves. There are spaces available for volunteers to help.  Please contact Gary Hough as soon as possible if you are interested in this mission.  Gary can be reached at 508-335-5336 or holdenhunt@aol.com.  Read the continuation for more information.
 
Want to test your Rotary knowledge? Need a resource for new member orientation? Rotary Basics is now an online course that introduces Rotary in an interactive, multimedia format. 

In this new Learning Center course, you can read about members around the world, learn about our values and causes, watch videos, and deepen your understanding of Rotary. You can also take a quiz to test your Rotary knowledge. 

The course was designed for new members, but it’s also a great refresher for other members or even an overview for nonmembers who want to know what Rotary is all about. 
 

Rotary World Peace Conference 2020 will be held in Ontario, California, USA on January 17 and 18, 2020. Rotary International President Elect Mark Maloney will be opening the conference.

The mission of the Rotary World Peace Conference 2020 is to bring together experts with solutions to major issues that are occurring in our personal lives, homes, schools, businesses, and communities around the world. Leaders from health care, academia, government, public safety, religions, business, and communities are invited to meet together and to share the solutions presented by experts. The format will allow for action plans to be developed such that real and measurable actions can be undertaken when attendees return home. In addition, the conference will showcase learning and positive change that have occurred in the four years, since the Rotary World Peace Conference 2016.

Welcome to April! Spring is here.  Our team has returned from Guatemala on a very successful trip, and the District Conference is coming up.  But first, a word about Rotary International's monthly theme for April: Maternal and Child Health.  It is one of The Rotary Foundation's six (6) areas of focus. Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Rotary’s projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.  More information on Rotary's work in maternal and child health is found <HERE>
 
Guatemala Project.  While our global grant to build stoves in Guatemala focused on disease prevention, it was clear to all of us that we were impacting maternal and child health also (and saving the environment).  All of our Rotarians who travelled to help install the stoves were impacted by the people we helped.  The saying that when you set out to help others you end up helping yourself rang true with this trip.  Some of our first time global grant participants were stunned at the squalid living conditions of the people.  Others were impacted by how grateful the entire villages were with what seemed like a small act to us.  I was personally impacted by a scene repeated several times during our visit.  We walked into one home (typically an adobe structure with a tin roof that had one room for living (for a family of 10) and another for the cooking area. When we walked in one of the kids ran out to get their father off his job to see what we were doing.  The father (or grandfather) would come rushing to the house and start talking a mile a minute in his native Tz'utujil language. About 80% of all communication is non-verbal, and even though none of us spoke the Mayan Tz'utujil tongue, we all understood that he was thanking us and telling us how this was helping his family.  A few pictures from the trip are on the continuation page of this article, and we will have a full story up on the website soon.  In all, Rotarians from our district installed 100 stoves in 2 Mayan villages of San Pablo La Laguna and San Marcos La Laguna.  There are an additional 85 stoves that will be installed by local Rotarians and our partner HELPS International.  
 
District Conference.  The program for the District Conference is shaping up, but we need every Rotarian from the District to attend and participate! Please, please, please do not wait any longer to sign up.  We need to provide head counts to the hotel and make final plans.  Talk to your club about rescheduling your meeting so you can all be part of the Friday luncheon on May 3, 2019 celebrating not only our Guatemala Stove Project, but other Rotary Foundation funded projects this year.  We also need you to send delegates to our annual business meeting of our clubs.  Friday evening is a spectacular dinner dance gala.  Trust me, you do not want to miss this opportunity to celebrate Rotary and reconnect with Rotarians from other clubs.  There is something for everyone!
 
Saturday has an awesome program! We will start with a wonderful breakfast, but then our youth (Interactors, Exchange Students, RYLANS) assisted by Rotaractors from all five (5) districts will be there to focus on homelessness in a program entitled the Game of Throneless.  Like a reality fair, our youth will be randomly assigned "homeless" for you to interact with.  The morning concludes with a soup kitchen style lunch with the kids and adults, and a frank discussion on how we can be part of the solution.  There are also optional trips to Fenway Park for a tour and batting practice, and a Boston Harbor Cruise, adn everything else you expect from a District Conference smiley.
 
Please sign up today at <THIS LINK> or just tell everyone to sign up at bit.ly/D7910-Conference2019, and please share the flyers below with your club.
 
Have a great April.  Click the Read More Link for Guatemala Pictures.  Check the website, facebook and Instagram regularly for updates on what's happening in District 7910.  Remember to submit your club's stories and event flyers. 
 
DG Steve
 

 

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2019 DISTRICT CONFERENCE!
 
We have an awesome program; you do not want to miss it.
 
Friday May 3, 2019
Paul Harris Luncheon celebrating the Rotary Foundation
Annual District Meeting of the Clubs
Gala Dinner Dance
 
Saturday May 4, 2019
Breakfast
Game of Throneless - Joint Rotarian, Rotaract and Interact Focus on Homelessness Event
Soup Kitchen Lunch
 
Optional Activities:
Fenway Park Tour and Batting Practice
Indoor Water Park
Harbor Cruise
 
 
 
Follow Read More for flyers to share with your club!
 
 
The District Training Assembly is THIS SATURDAY!
 
Have YOU Registered Yet?  Only $20pp with a limit of $100 per club.
 
Click HERE to Register for the  General Assembly
 
Click HERE to Register for the New/Prospective Member Orientation
(Invitation Only or You can Invite YOUR Prospective Members)
 
Click HERE to Register for the Grants Training
(Also invitation only)
 
At the end of February, a group of Rotarians and friends traveled to Cartagena, Colombia on an international service project.  This trip was the brainchild of Framingham Rotarian Dick Manelis, who works to offer an international service opportunity every year or so.  The first trip, in 2001, was to a small village a few hours south of Veracruz, Mexico.  Service activities have included building homes, renovating a girls' orphanage, staffing remote eye clinics, replacing school ceilings, painting schools, building playgrounds, and handing out well over 1000 stuffed animals at orphanages, hospitals and schools.  They’ve been to every country in Central America except Haiti, and four countries in South America. 
 
Joining him this year in Colombia was Chris Swain (Framingham), Emilee Twamley (Medway), Susan Hartmere (Woburn), Jenny Whitcomb and Sharon Tardie (Lunenberg), Lunenberg, Brittany Smith (a PHF from Sacramento) and Steve D’Agnostino (Nashoba Valley). 
 
The trip was a collection of different volunteer experiences, as well as opportunities to learn about and explore the Colombian culture.
No Regrets at the Hire A Vet Breakfast
Matt McKee
 
(Dedham, MA, March 20, 2019) The Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club’s annual Hire a Vet Breakfast took place on Wednesday morning at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham. Connecting Veterans and Businesses together - this highly successful annual breakfast brings veterans and local companies together for employment and other opportunities.
 
If you'd like to gain powerful insight into making changes in your club join RI for a webinar on Courageous Leadership on Wednesday, March 27th at  3:00pm 
 
Forty percent of club leaders say that “attracting new members” is the biggest challenge their clubs face. But is recruitment the issue? Or is it actually learning how to create healthy clubs that offer a vibrant membership experience, one that is irresistible to both members and visitors? Do we have the courage to ask ourselves the necessary, hard questions in order to move forward?  This webinar will:

• Inspire you and your club to think in new ways about growth
• Understand how transformation can happen
• Take action to implement new approaches to lead your club or district

Using stories of transformation from Rotary and in their professional careers, trainers Louisa Horne and Doug Logan outline one strategy for making necessary changes to the club experience while including members in the process.   

Click HERE to registerAll Rotarians are welcome!
 
Everyone who registers will receive access to the recording and slides. 
Rotary Connects the World!  2019-2020 Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney announced next year's theme to the District Governors Elect at the Rotary International Assembly.  The theme for the 2019-2020 Rotary year is: Rotary Connects the World.
 
President-elect Mark writes: "I encourage you to share our theme widely with your fellow club members and throughout your districts to help create enthusiasm and excitement for the year ahead.  . . . It is only by working together that we can truly accomplish great things."
 
You can Download theme graphics here. (must be logged in to MyRotary.org)