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BOB MARTEL, Use the Power of Your Mind

Bob has spoken at the Rotary Clubs of Dedham, Hudson & Nashoba Valley.
Mind Magic: How to Use the Power of Your Mind For Wellness, Success, and Happiness
This 20 minute presentation will provide an introduction to the power of self hypnosis as a tool for changing habits, increasing confidence and esteem, and improving overall performance in academics, athletics and in business. Based on input from the group, a few minutes will be allocated to a relaxation technique that all in attendance will learn to master.
 Presenter: Robert Martel is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist and Principal Consultant at Positive Results Hypnosis located in Holden, MA. He is a veteran of the US Navy’s Submarine Service.


How to Get Your Rotary Groove Back: Tips for Being a Vibrant Club
The New Rotary Branding: Not Your Grandfather’s Wheel
Rotary Public Image: 15 Tips to Tout Your Club
Laura Spear
RC of Nashoba Valley
b:(978) 562-4521


I cannot tell my students to “stand out” unless I do the 
same. Right?
Pertinent topic for parents of any college bound high school students.

(508) 520-6642


Len Sandler is the author of "See You on the High Ground" which tells the incredible story of Raynham's SFC Jared Monti, the first Medal of Honor recipient from MA since the Viet Nam war.  Details are on  Len would like to do a presentation of the story and conduct a book signing at any Rotary meeting in the District.  Thank you for your consideration.

Len Sandler
4 Greenbrier Drive
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-3411



Carl M. Good III, PhD.

560 Longley Road

Groton, MA  01450



Dr. Good is a Molecular Geneticist with studies in virology and disease detection who has been on Rotary Immunization Days in Bangladesh and Nigeria.  He can relate his experiences in the field as well as the latest on the Rotary polio immunization program.  Dr. Good is also polio chair for the district this year.



Karen J. Albert
SOAR 55 Volunteer Outreach Manager
Family ACCESS of Newton (formerly Newton Community Service Center)
492 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465-1920
617-969-5906 x351
Fax: 617-964-3975
Office hours: Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9:30-4:00
SOAR 55 (Service Opportunities After Reaching 55) is a volunteer-connector organization for adults aged 55 and over who would like to share their professional and experience-based skills with local public and nonprofit organizations that need help in Newton and Metro West. We offer a personalized, professional and unique approach to matching each individual with a rewarding and satisfying volunteer opportunity. SOAR 55 has more than 300 volunteers serving at 90 sites in assignments that range from tutoring children, mentoring college enrolled inmates, assuming leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, to management consulting.
SOAR 55 is part of a national network of RSVP volunteer agencies under the federal Umbrella of the Corporation for National & Community Service.



Marjorie Turner Hollman

Personal Historian/Freelance Writer
Learn about Easy Walks in Massachusetts at
I’m the author of 2 local walking trails books, Easy Walks in Massachusetts, and More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.
The guides cover the following towns: Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, Medway, Milford, Millis, Uxbridge, Wrentham, and Woonsocket, RI, Ashland, Dover, Easton, Foxboro, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Mansfield, Medfield, Natick, Norfolk, Sharon, Sherborn, Walpole, Westborough.
I am presently lining up speaking dates for September and October, focused on enjoying fall foliage right around the corner from where we live. I have numerous slides of photos from locations in all these towns, and enjoy sharing them with groups, to encourage folks to look close to home for fall color.
Presentations are custom designed to be from 10 to 20 minutes or longer, if desired. My speaking fee is negotiable. When I speak I ask that my books be available for sale after the program.
Marjorie is based in Bellingham and is willing to travel within one hour from her home.

Make Each Day Count (A Motivational Speaker)

Tyke Crowley


Recommended by the Rotary Club of Littleton



Ray is employed by the Oracle Corporation.  Repair Cafes encourage sustainability, save people money and avoid people throwing things away and buying new ones.

Recommended by the Rotary Club of Hudson


JEFF'S PLACE - Children's Bereavement Center Inc.

Jeff's Place facilitates healthy integration of loss for children, teens and their families by helping them feel connected with each other and less alone in their grief journey.

34 Deloss Street, 2nd floor, Framingham, MA 01702



DAVE OSTROWSKY, author from Natick, MA who grew up in Newton

Dave's recent book is titled "Game Over or Game On? How Pro Athletes Leave Sports and Enjoy the Game of Life"


Recommended by the Rotary Club of Concord


GOT A SPEAKER  ????????

If your club has enjoyed a high-quality speaker, consider sharing the speaker's information as follows:

Name of speaker

Organization that the speaker represents

Subject of the topic

Make sure the speaker is willing to present to other clubs!

Please send any recommendations to Steve Levitsky -

Questions?  Please call Steve at 978-337-4050


Speaker: Dan Shaughnessy, Sportswriter for the Boston Globe

​Subject: Sports in the printed media

Rotary Club Presentations To Date: Brookline & Newton (10/25/14)



Speaker: Sajid Baseer Shaikh, Rotary Club of Lahore, Pakistan

​Subject: Polio in Pakistan

Rotary Club Presentations To Date: Hudson (10/7/14)

Details: Click here


Speaker: Dan Fenn, former aide to JFK

​Subject: President John F. Kennedy

Rotary Club Presentations To Date:  Marlborough (10/9/14)

Details: Click here

Photo: Click here


Speaker: Brad Stevens head coach of the Boston Celtics

​Subject: Basketball

Rotary Club Presentations To Date: Wellesley (10/21/14)




Speaker: Joanie Mayhan

Subject: Paranormal: "Flying Monkeys, Clowns, Snakes and our other fears"​

Rotary Club Presentations To Date: Montachusett Area (10/30/14)

Details: Click here

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Speaker: Lindsay Morand, great niece of E.B. White, who was author of "Charlotte's Web," and president of E.B. White Memorabilia Inc.

Subject: Life history of E.B. White

Rotary Club Presentations To Date: Montachusett Area (9/18/14); Fitchburg (9/23/14)

Contact: 978-697-7951;




About the Author

PDG Ed King, who hails from the Northborough Rotary Club, is District 7910's Youth Service Chair. Ed has been known to use the phrase “like herding cats” when describing his role. It's unclear whether he's referring to the youth we serve, or the Rotarians he works with. Lasso Ed's attention by sending an email to


Committee Spotlight - July 27, 2015

Committee Spotlight
You Are Just Named Membership Chair.  What Now?
By Tom Sturiale
The club president has just asked you to chair the Membership Committee - and to double the size of the club during the next two years. You gladly accept the challenge - and then ask yourself, “Oh, my! What do I do now?” 

Club Planning & Awards: How to Become An Active And Vibrant Club
By Bob Cassidy
This is the first in a two-part series on the new Club Planning & Awards form.  While it looks very similar to the old Best Club form, the similarity stops there. This is much more than just a form.

Public Relations: PR Tip - The 'New'  Rotary Branding
By Laura Spear
Use the “new” Rotary branding in all of your promotional materials. Rotary International published a new Visual Identity Guide in 2013 and updated it in January 2015. Download a copy from the Rotary Brand Center, or order a copy from ($5 each).
Laura Spear, chair of District 7910's Public Relations Committee, may be contacted at

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