News From District 7910
November 1, 2018
DG Steve's November Message
Welcome to November! We are 1/3 of the way through this Rotary year of being the inspiration!  It is far too early to pause to reflect upon our accomplishments as so much more is being planned by clubs in our District.  We have had a few Rotary Days already, and several more are being planned.  Clubs have been raising money to pay for their service projects, and those fundraisers have been fun.  All of us who, together, pitch in to take a small part in producing these Club service projects and fundraisers, ARE the inspiration.  

The Rotary Foundation.  November is The Rotary Foundation Month.  This month we celebrate a vital part of our Rotary community, the Foundation. Many of the projects we do, and much of the impact Rotary does in the world, is funded by The Rotary Foundation money.  Money that you and your clubs donate to the Foundation!  Clubs in our District are celebrating The
Northborough to Host Forum on Child Trafficking

Child trafficking happens here in the U.S. and in virtually every other country. The Rotary Club of Northborough together with the Northborough Junior Woman's club are partnering to present a fair Trade luncheon and a screening of the award winning film "Not My Life."Many people are familiar with UNICEF’s work providing children with things like emergency aid, clean water and medical care, but UNICEF also has a strong record protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse. The End Trafficking project

Temple Beth Am in Framingham to Hold Solidarity Service Friday Night
Temple Beth Am in Framingham is inviting all Rotarians, along with the entire MetroWest interfaith and civic communities, to its Friday night service on November 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm.  Temple Beth Am is located at 300 Pleasant Street, Framingham, Massachusetts.  

As we are all well aware, this past Saturday morning, as the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh was deep in their Sabbath
Host Family Needed for Exchange Student
Interested in hosting an exchange student?  A student from Peru is looking for a host family starting in January 2019.  KIKE is 17 years old, is a soccer player, has Good English skills, no medical problems, looks to be a good academic student.  Please ask around to see if your club can find a host.  For more information, please follow the link to contact our District Essex (Eastern Student Exchange) Subcommittee Chair, Marcia Davis and District Governor Nominee and Youth Chair, Diana Nestorova.
Rotaractors Plan to Inspire
On Monday evening, 10/29/18,  8 district Rotaractors from 3 of our five clubs met with District Governor, Steve Sager; Governor Nominee and Youth Chair, Diana Nestorova; and Rotaract Chair, Susan Rack, in Framingham for pizza, information sharing and fellowship.  The clubs represented were Boston University Rotaract Club, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Rotaract Club, and the community based Wellesley Rotaract Club.  
New Club Awards Available This Year!
In addition to the awards that we have typically given out every year, Rotary International is offering new awards to recognize members and clubs within a district. Start thinking now about how your club can recognize your members and the service you do! Members of the Rotary community help make clubs stronger, communities better, and peace possible. Thank them for their dedication and valuable contributions by recognizing them with a Rotary award.
Rotary Announces Partnership with Habitat for Humanity
Rotary has a new partnership with Habitat for Humanity International that will enhance club and district service activities by providing access to Habitat’s resources and programming. Clubs can work with Habitat affiliates and local communities to design and provide long-term, affordable housing to families in need of shelter. And now they can use global grants to fund the types of low-cost shelters that Rotarians and Rotaractors have been building with Habitat for Humanity for years.
Marlborough Rotary at Trunk or Treat!
On October 21st, the Marlborough Rotary Club participated in the first annual “Trunk or Treat” event, sponsored by the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club (MJWC) and the One Hines Women’s Network.  The event was held at The Campus in Marlborough, a business complex located off of Rt. 20, just west of Rt. 495.  
Trunk or Treat provided safe, free, family-friendly trick-or-treating, craft activities, food trucks, pumpkin carving contests, costume contests, music and more.  There was a photo booth, and free pumpkins and decorating kits were given out so that families could continue the fun at home.
Hudson Charters New Interact Club!
On Tuesday October 16th the Hudson Rotary Club celebrated the official charter of the Hudson Interact Club. The student organization joins 12,300 Interact Clubs in more than 133 countries. The club will host and participate in various service projects with the assistance of their advisor Pamela Porter. Rotarians celebrated the occasion by presenting the students with certificates, pins, tshirts, and a club banner. The students meet Wednesdays at 2pm in room F105 at Hudson High School. To learn more about the Hudson Interact Club visit Founded in 1923, the Hudson Rotary Club is a service organization that supports the community of Hudson as well as other regional and international service projects.
Sturbridge and Southbridge Rotary New Organic Food Project Successful

The Rotary Community Corps of Sturbridge and Southbridge is wrapping up a successful first year with their sponsored “Community Food Collaborative”.  With loving and careful attention during the long hot summer, the garden continued to thrive.  The watering team diligently ensured that the crops received enough moisture.  The team also was busy weeding, mulching and cleaning up the area in and around the garden while the organic vegetables continued growing.  

Repair Cafe in Sudbury!
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with support from the Sudbury History Center and the Sudbury Senior Center, hosted a Sudbury Repair Café on October 20, 2018.  This free event was held at Sudbury Senior Center in Sudbury.  Residents of Sudbury and surrounding towns were invited to come and find out what a Repair Café is all about.

At a Repair Café, everything centers on making repairs.  Knowledgeable volunteers help repair items such as clean and mendable clothing, knitted and crocheted items, lamps, small appliances, computers and other electronics, bikes, outdoor power equipment, toys, and jewelry.  They also can sharpen knives, scissors, and garden tools.  Visitors pay only for needed parts, and when possible are encouraged to bring parts with them to save time.

How Many ESSEX Students Does It Take to Carve a Pumpkin?
On Saturday, September 29, four of the inbound ESSEX students met at the home of Jane Schroeder, the Inbound District Chair for ESSEX, for fellowship and information. For several of them, this was the first timethey had participated in carving a pumpkin. Shown in the picture, from left to right, are David, Kirstine, Ambre, and Daiya. Also attending Marcia Davis, District Chair for ESSEX, Sherrie Whittemore, YEO for the Framingham Club, and Jeanne Reimonn, Outbound District Chair for ESSEX. 
If you are interested in learning more about ESSEX Youth Exchange Program or scheduling a speaker for your club, please contact Marcia Davis;
Sign Up Now for Guatemala Stove Project


MARCH 23-30, 2019

Please join Rotarians from Rotary District 7910 with our hands-on District Sponsored Global Grant Project installing stoves in the rural villages around Panajachel, Guatemala.  This International Service project is done in collaboration with several Guatemala Rotary Clubs.

Are you a Rotarian interested in installing stoves in homes where currently an open fire in the center of the house is used for cooking. Cooking on an open fire in an unventilated area increases respiratory diseases and burn injuries, particularly with mothers and children.  It also results in rapid deforestation as open fires are inefficient.  These stoves will improve the ventilation in homes thereby decreasing  the carbon monoxide, it will reduce injuries, and will decrease wood consumption by at least 50%.

November Service Project in  Moca Puerto Rico Planned
As a continuation of our District 7910 Hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, Nelson Quinones, Moca Rotary President, Gary Siegel, Liberty, NY Rotary club and Gary Hough, Wachusetts Area Rotary Club, began planning a mission to Puerto Rico in mid November.  If you are interested in participating in this trip, the total cost should be $900 - $1,500 depending on travel and what you spend on the island.
The trip is planned for November 15-19. The mission would include a vaccination clinic for Influenza and typhoid that would benefit 500 people in Moca. Dr. Lemuel Soto will work with Rotary, church and Municipal officials to organize
We are pleased to announce the opportunity to participate in the organization of the new District 7910 Rotary Passport Club.  A passport club is technically a club in Rotary District 7910, but its members attend meetings of other clubs, help in their service projects and fundraisers, and do all the things club based Rotarians do, except on their own schedule.  Passport Clubs are a perfect solution for people who wish to be Rotarians but do not have the flexible schedule to permit attendance at regular meetings.  While the focus of membership recruitment for the club is on new members, the Passport Club is also suitable for Rotarians who would otherwise leave a club due to time commitments.  Read on for more detail about how a passport club works.
Events Around the District
Steering Committee (District)
Nov 01, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
District Board of Directors
Nov 01, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
NEPETS Committee Meeting
Framingham Sheraton
Nov 03, 2018
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Interact Committee Teleconference - all are welcom
dial - in
Nov 05, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Rotary Means Business (RMB) Acton
Nov 07, 2018
District 7910 Foundation Dinner
Sheraton Framingham
Nov 08, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
RYLA Committee Kickoff Meeting
100 Domino Drive
Nov 12, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Area #3 Team Meeting
RFK School
Nov 13, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
District Council Meeting
Nov 13, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Nominating Committee Candidate Interviews
Nov 14, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
AG Meeting: Live
Office of Steve Sager
Nov 28, 2018
6:50 PM – 8:50 PM
Steering Committee (District)
Courtyard Littleton
Nov 29, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
District Board of Directors
Courtyard Littleton
Nov 29, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Area #7 Area Meeting
Dah Mee
Dec 05, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Area #6 Team Meeting
Panera Bread
Dec 10, 2018
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Resolutions Committee Meeting
Dec 11, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
RYLA Committee Meeting: Telephone
Dec 12, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
District Holiday Party
Dec 16, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
RYLA Committee Meeting
Jan 03, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
NEPETS Committee Meeting
Jan 05, 2019
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
GUATEMALA 3/23-30/2018 
Framingham Rotary's Pancake Breakfast - November 3
Needham Rotary's Pancake Breakfast - November 3
Marlborough Recycle Day November 10
Weston Pints for Polio November 11 Jack's Abbey
Northborough Human Trafficking Luncheon December 1, 2018
Framingham Golf Tournament July 20,2019
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