February 15, 2024 • Issue 25
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Club Invitations & Success Stories • Calendar • Resources for Clubs & Rotarians
District News & Events
Rotary Leadership Institute Feb 27+29, 2024

Virtual Rotary Leadership is coming...by popular request.

WHEN: 2 evenings, February 27 + 29, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
WHERE: From the comfort of your own home!
WHO: For any Rotarians who want to learn more about Rotary’s structure, programs, leadership styles, fundraising, and service opportunities. It is not necessary to be on a club leadership track to participate.
COST: $25 for the combined 2 nights. 
NEW FLYER: Download this PDF to print & hand out to club members
Register now at https://rlinea.org/ and then, on the left side, click on More Info under the heading "RLI NEA Seminar - Dist 7930-Wakefield, MA-Virtual; February 27th 2024"
The Ry-Llama Says! Its time to begin selecting your students!
Reminder that Payments are due March 1st!

Congratulations on making it through the first 3 steps of the club action plan. Now it is time to begin selecting the students you want to send. Refer to steps 5, 6 and 7 of the club action plans for instructions on how to select your students. 

April 15th is the deadline for submitting student names, so please take steps to ensure the selection process is completed in time (do not leave this to the last minute). 

For form and letter templates and all other support documents please use the support materials website

RYLA Dates: June 21,22,23
RYLA cost: $325 per student
Have Questions? 7910ryla@gmail.com
Register Now! • 4-District Conference • May 3 - 5
Join Rotarians from four Districts in three states on May 3 - 5 at the Wellsworth Hotel (formerly the Southbridge Hotel) as we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our clubs and members.
We'll have fellowship, fun and service at an event designed for Rotary members and our families. Inspiring speakers, field trips to local attractions and even an evening of music and dancing will make this conference an event you won't want to miss. Mark your calendars!
Early bird registration is open - Register today! 
Advertise your business, Honor your leaders (NE PETS)
Rotary AdThis year NE PETS is offering an opportunity for Rotarians to feature their businesses with business card size images. These ads will reach all 500+ attendees from Rhode Island and Connecticut to Maine and southern Quebec.

Clubs and individuals are also invited to Honor their incoming President or other leaders with a 100-character message.

Either ad can be submitted here. Thank you for helping to support this important learning experience for all our leaders for 2024-2025!
What are District and Global Grants
The Rotary Foundation has spent more than US$3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects around the world. Rotary members can work with communities through Foundation grants, and two key options are district and global grants.

District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Your district chooses what activities it will fund with these grants, such as humanitarian projects, scholarships, youth programs, or vocational training teams.

Global grants fund large, international activities with sustainable and measurable results in Rotary’s areas of focus. These can include humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate-level study, or vocational training teams.

To make these grants happen we need your help and donations: DONATE NOW.
New: 2024 Club Public Image Awards
Annually, one of the most frequently cited goals among Rotary Club Presidents is "increase awareness of the significant contributions our Club makes to our communities, and the impact of our efforts."
The 2024 District 7910 Public Image Awards will celebrate excellence and spotlight effective, high-impact initiatives in four categories: 
  1. Outstanding Promotional Efforts and Materials
  2. Outstanding Web Presence
  3. Outstanding Social Media Presence
  4. Exemplary Public Image Presence
    New! Environmental Awards for District 7910!
    2023/2024 Environmental AwardsNew this year! Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards to recognize club and individual efforts to support the environment, fight climate change, reduce plastics use, or other initiatives that will help us leave a cleaner, more healthy and livable world for our kids and grandchildren.
    For more information about the Environmental Awards click HERE. If you still have questions feel free to contact Sue Peghiny at suef0503@gmail.com

    The goal of these awards is to encourage clubs and members to undertake environmental initiatives and projects.

    Save these Dates ~ Mark Your Calendar

    Clubs: Invitations & Success Stories
    Win Dinner On Us, from the Natick Rotary. Enter by Feb 29.
    Natick Rotary Club’s “Dinner On Us" offers multiple chances to win gift cards to great area restaurants. The Grand Prize is worth $2,000! Enter by midnight on February 29th (Leap Day!). 

    The Grand Prize is ten $200 gift cards to Natick Rotary members' favorite restaurants, including Sweet Basil in Needham where 33 Rotarians from 9 clubs in District 7910 gathered for the first "Rotary Friendship Dinner" on March 12. See photos from the Friendship Dinner
    The Fix is Free at the Repair Cafe Feb 24
    Repair Cafe flyerPlan ahead for this popular event. Have something that needs fixing? Don't throw it away before you give the Repair Café a chance to extend its life!! Bring it to Scott Hall 24, Vernon Street, Framingham on Feb 24 from 2 to 5. Co-sponsored by Rotary Club of Framingham and Transition Framingham.

    We're looking for additional volunteers who can sharpen knives (or want to learn how!), repair clothing, repair jewelry and fix sewing machines; If you can help, sign up at: tinyurl.com/FramFixVolunteer
    Wachusett Area Rotary Club Left-Right-Center Tournament March 8, 2024
    L-C-RJoin the Wachusett Area Rotary Club on Friday, March 8, 2024 for a fun evening playing Left-Right-Center! The game is easy to learn and easy to play - no experience necessary. Win cash prizes! There will also be a 50/50 raffle for more opportunities to win cash prizes.

    Space is limited - reserve your tickets now!

    $30 admission includes game play and light hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available.
    For tickets contact Rotarian Richard Traina 978-549-7700 | Traina@comcast.net

     Join Westford Rotary at the March 10 Cornhole Tournament
    The Westford Rotary Club would love to have other District 7910 members join in the fun and fundraising for the 1st Annual Westford Cornhole Contest. See flyer for details.
    Upcoming District Events
    Pre-PETS Meeting #1
    Feb. 15, 2024
    6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Rotary Climate Action Now (RCAN) - Sturbridge Club
    The Publick House Historic Inn
    Feb. 20, 2024
    6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Rotary Climate Action Now (RCAN) at ESRAG
    Feb. 21, 2024
    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    Pre-PETS Meeting #2
    Feb. 21, 2024
    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Open Doors • DG Office Hours
    Feb. 26, 2024
    View entire list
    Photo Albums
    Friendship Dinner

    Rotary & District 7910 Resources

    Useful links:

    Rotary 7910 Learning Page

    • Learn from interviews with successful recent Club Presidents. 

    Rotary Learning Center - Something for everyone

    Learn about Rotary club and district roles, as well as their impact on your community. Find resources and tools that support members in these roles.
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