April 2023 • Issue 4.2
Big News & Good News
Three District Conference - April 22
Meet Rotary Change Maker Evan Burrell at our 3-District Conference
April 11 Updated Conference Info:
Our 3 District Conference is coming up fast on Saturday, April 22nd, at the Burlington Marriott and we are so excited to share this amazing program with you! This is going to be an event that no Rotarian is going to want to miss.
Please click here to register nowRegistration deadline is ????????
The full-day conference package includes coffee & snacks, business meeting, award luncheon, afternoon breakout sessions, house of friendship, cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, and dinner with keynote speaker Evan Burrell and is $199 per person.
NEW: Based on recent feedback and many requests received, we are now also offering two HALF-DAY packages!!! 
Lunch-only option w/ half-day conference - $99
Access to the conference for the first half of the day, including coffee & snacks, business meeting, lunch, breakout sessions, house of friendship.
Dinner-only option w/ half-day conference - $109
Access to the conference for the second half of the day, including breakout sessions, house of friendship, cocktail hour, and dinner with keynote speaker Evan Burrell.
We were also able to extend the ad deadline by a few days, so if you would like to be a sponsor or simply put an ad into the program book – you can still do that until Friday, April 14. Here are the details: 
For the program details and more information, please click the Read More link below...
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District Assembly - Save the Date - May 6 - Register Today!

Join us on Saturday, May 6 at Assabet Valley Tech in Marlborough for our District Learning Assembly.

Enhance you Rotary knowledge, meet fellow Rotarians and refine your Club leadership skills. All Rotarians are welcome. Tuition is just $20, and our curriculum will cover a variety of topics relevant to all Rotary members. Our program begins with continental breakfast at 8:00am, and will conclude by noon. Separately, a new member welcome and grant qualification seminar will follow our learning sessions.

Register today at https://rotary7910.org/event/district-assembly-2

Rotary Day of Service - May 20
On Saturday, May 20, 2023, 12,000 Rotarians from 450 clubs across five states will be doing a wide variety  of  local  service projects in their communities.
We would like to see all the clubs in District 7910 participate in this Rotary Day of Service - from Brookline to Sturbridge and from the Connecticut border to the New Hampshire border. There's a lot of information and action items, so please click through to read/learn more. 
Clubs in the District are busy putting their plans together for the Rotary Day of Service May 20. The Fitchburg club met recently to discuss their plans to replace an aging sandbox in a public park in their town, and Fitchburg East has decided to join with them - planning, building, and planting. President Alexander Vera gathered an enthusiastic group, including Tracy Gagnon and Johnny Ahern (in the Day of Service tee shirts). Photo credit Danielle Ray/Sentinel & Enterprise. 
Has your club registered its project? If not, please do so quickly so that we can include you on the regional Day of Service website, opening soon! Click here to submit your project.
Support Newton's Marathon Runner; Raising funds for women's shelters and scholarships (Apr 17)
Ashley Garcia will run the 127th Boston Marathon on April 17th, representing the Newton Rotary Foundation. She aims to raise $7,500 to fund the vocational and RYLA scholarships awarded to Newton High School students each spring. Ashley spoke to the club on February 7th, receiving her race jersey from President Andy Willinger and President-Elect Liz Tavares.

This will be Ashley’s 9th Boston Marathon, with her first coming ten years ago in 2013. A mother of 3, Ashley is a critical care nurse in the intensive care unit at Beth Israel in Boston, working on the front lines up to 60 hours a week throughout the Covid crisis.
Weston (Kids) Fishing Derby - Sun, April 23
Calling local children who fish, or want to learn!
The Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland invites you to our annual Fishing Derby—a 40+ year tradition. Sunday, April 23rd 9 am-Noon at the Weston High School Pond. Bring your own gear, bait (no lures, please), and bucket. Fishing starts at 9 am sharp! Prizes are in four age categories up to age 14.
This is a FREE event. Please register online to attend. Rain or shine (the fish like to eat in all weather)!  

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Volunteers (signup here) are welcome. Fishing is great family fun!
No Mow May! (May 1-31)
What is No Mow May? The goal of No Mow May is to allow grass to  grow un-mown through the month of May, allowing wild flowers to come through and create habitat and forage  for early season pollinators. This is particularly important in urban areas where  floral resources are often limited, suburban areas where heavy landscaping is common, and everywhere in Massachusetts this year because of the early spring.

Marlborough Rotary Brings Back Golf Tournament - May 3
Golf is back! The Rotary Club of Marlborough is starting up its annual Golf Classic after almost a decade. The Marlborough Rotary Club Classic will be held at Juniper Hills Golf Club in Northborough on May 3rd starting at 9 AM. The cost of playing in this scramble is $140 per golfer. Golfers will receive a cart, a round of golf, and a wonderful meal. Raffles will also be included, along with other fun activities. Patrons can also enjoy the meal for $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the "Rotary Homestead" - A temporary residence for homeless women. For additional information and to sign up, please go to www.marlboroughrotary.org
Ukraine in Our Heart Task Force - May 7
Save the date! Join us on Sunday, May 7 at 10:00 am to be part of the creation of a US-Ukraine Rotary Task Force.
The war continues and the needs are greater than ever.  Hear and see presentations from our Ukranian Rotarians, as well as US Rotarians about the projects that we did in the last 14 months through Rotary's Disaster Response Fund, personal donations and hands on help. Check our District calendar for meeting info and Zoom link as we get closer to the date. Please contact PDG Diana Nestorova with question.
Rotary Climate Action NOW Project Premiere (12pm, Sat, May 13)
The Rotary Climate Action Now Project (RCAN) will premiere May 13th at noon at the Westborough Environmental Action Fair! This is a D7910 Environmental Action Group effort to provide a "project in a box" for clubs to show the incredible Climate Feedback Loop films, lead a meaningful discussion afterwards, and inspire people to prioritize effective group climate action. We are the keynote of the event, which is being held at the Westborough High School and the producer of the films, Melanie Wallace, will kick off the event.  Come learn how YOUR club could take a significant step toward fighting the climate crisis.
Wachusett Area Rotary Germinates Seeds for Pollinator Garden (May 20)
Members of the Wachusett Area Rotary Club got together to start the process of germinating seeds in preparation for their Rotary Day of Service event. The seedlings will be used to create a pollinator garden which will be built on May 20. The effort is in support of native pollinator species that are threatened and at risk in Northeastern Massachusetts.
Photo: Members of Wachusett Area Rotary Club Germinate Seeds for Pollinator Garden.
Lowell Rotary Club Park Cleanup (May 20)
As part of the 20 May Service Day, the Lowell Rotary will join forces with the community to clean up and refurbish the City owned Rotary Club Park. The Park has suffered neglect for several years, so we will spend two days, 8 April and 20 May bringing it back up to something in which we all can take pride.
Screening of Bending the Arc, tribute to Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer (Thu, May 24)
The Rotary Club of Northborough is hosting a screening of Bending the Arc, a groundbreaking documentary that tells the story of Partners In Health and the work of extraordinary doctors and activists, including the late Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl.

Their work, forty years ago, to save lives in a rural Haitian Village grew into a battle for the right to health for all. You may have heard of Partners In Health through their US Covid response and their fight against Ebola in West Africa.
Watertown Rotary Club Growing, Adding New Initiatives 
"Coming out of the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Watertown struggled with attendance at its weekly lunch meetings and events, but recently, the club’s membership has started growing.
On March 28, three new members were inducted as Rotary Club members in a ceremony held at Demos Watertown: Diane DiMascio Cinar of CK Realty Group, Christian Dallas of Dallas Insurance, and Massimo Zeppa of Keller Williams Realty.
All three of the new members said that Rotary’s service mission attracted them.
“I am so happy to be a Rotary member,” said DiMascio Cinar. “I have lived in Watertown since 1957. I’m a retired teacher in the Watertown (and) Waltham public schools. I graduated from Watertown High, so happy to give back to the community where I have lived all along.” 
Dallas said: “My family’s business has been in the Watertown community for close to 60 years or so, I am still pretty new to the area, I’ve been working here about two years, but since I’ve started everyone in the Watertown community has been very welcoming to me. I am happy to be here.”
Zeppa said he is grateful to the community that he grew up in.
“I am a lifelong resident. Watertown has given me so much, and finally my girlfriend inspired me to give back to the community that I am a part of,” Zeppa said. “For the rest of my life I will be giving back to Watertown because I don’t know where I would be without Watertown.”
Read the whole article and see more pictures on the Watertown News website.  Caption: Newly inducted Rotary Club members, from left, Christian Dallas, Massimo Zeppa and Diane DiMascio Cinar, with Watertown Rotary President Kim Severino, and District Governor Dr. Victor Tom. 
Groton-Pepperell Rotary supports local causes with fundraising
Over the last few months, the Groton-Pepperell Rotary Club spread the love to local non-profits and causes that they are passionate about. Donations were made to two local food pantries, Loaves & Fishes, PACH and Stone Soup Kitchen. They also donated to the Town of Pepperell K9 Unit and Groton Fire Department Gift Fund.
Photo: Stone Soup Kitchen
Rotary International Highest Award to Concord Rotary's June R. Grace
June R. Grace, a member of the Rotary Club of Concord, has been awarded the Rotary International Service Above Self Award by the RI Board of Directors. June is one of 101 Rotarians from around the world receiving the award this year. The Service Above Self Award is considered the highest honor that RI can bestow on a member. Nominees must have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level. Emphasis is placed on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.
Photo: Former D-7910 Service Above Self Award recipients with June Grace: All are PDGs: Carol Toomey, Richard Manelis, Klaus Hachfeld.
Upcoming District Events
District Public Image Team Meeting
Apr 13, 2023
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
RYLA: Student Registrations Are Due
Apr 15, 2023
District Foundation Committee Meeting
Apr 17, 2023
Office Hours with DG Victor Tom
Apr 21, 2023
District Business Meeting @ District Conference
Apr 22, 2023
District Charity Fund (DCF) Bus Meeting at DISCON
Apr 22, 2023
Burlington Marriott Hotel
Apr 22, 2023
Business Networking: Deeper Dive
Apr 24, 2023
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM
District Trustee Meeting
Apr 25, 2023
District Public Image Team Meeting
Apr 27, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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