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Feb 08, 2016 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Framingham State University, North Hall, Commons Room
100 State St. (Main Campus)
16 State St. (North Hall)
Framingham, MA  01701
United States

This event is free and open to all Rotarians and Rotaractors. Free parking is available in all campus lots. To reach campus police for parking and event locations, call 508-626-4911.

To download the two-page flyer, in PDF format, which contains directions to and a map of the Framingham State campus, click here.


  • Registration and Pizza: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance, District Rotaract Chair Carl Gomes: 6:00-6:05 p.m.
  • Seminar Overview, District Youth Services Chair Carol Toomey: 6:05-6:10 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion: 6:10-7:00 p.m.
  • Breakout Sessions, Facilitated by Worcester Rotarian Robin Currie: 7:00-8:20 p.m.
  • Closing Remarks, Carl Gomes and Robin Currie: 8:20-8:30 p.m.


  • Moderator: Carol Toomey of Nashoba Valley Rotary, chair  of District Youth Services Committee
  • Karen Jacobs of Brookline Rotary, advisor to Boston University Rotaract
  • Victor Tom of Bedford Rotary, advisor to MIT Rotaract
  • Pat Doyle of Northborough Rotary, co-District Governor Elect
  • Rita Newman or Mike Figueroa of WPI Rotaract

Issues (each panelist will speak for 7-10 minutes on his/her issue):

  • Karen Jacobs: How to form a Rotaract club, including the roles and responsibilities of the president, the Rotary advisor and - in the case of campus-based clubs - the faculty advisor
  • Victor Tom: How to run a Rotaract club, including outlining the criteria for the Presidential Citation
  • Pat Doyle: How to sustain a Rotaract club, including membership and financial viability and sustainability
  • Rita Newman or Mike Figueroa: Why I'm a Rotaractor, including what I expect and need from the Rotary and faculty advisors

For more information, contact Rotaract Committee Chair Carl Gomes at or 508-450-3374, or Vice Chair Steve Jones-D’Agostino at  or 508-930-8675.