Governor's Message: Plenty To Do Last Week
By Jim Fusco
I hope everyone is in the Holiday Spirit. I wish you all Happy Holidays. Many clubs are having their Holiday celebrations and I thank all who have invited me to attend. Unfortunately, since I have not figured out yet how to be in two or three (sometimes four) places at the same time, I have needed to give my regrets way too often. Have a great time and enjoy the Fellowship!

Last week, I had plenty to do. On Monday, December 7, we held a District Conference Committee meeting and it was decided that committee members will begin in January to visit clubs to promote the District Conference. The Rotaract Club of Worcester Polytechnic Institute installed its new officers (see the item on the front page of this newsletter) but, unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to a conflict. On Saturday, December 12, I attended the Senior Breakfast sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wachusett Area and had an opportunity to meet many of the more than 400 guests. Sunday, December 13 was a fun day because I participated in the Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fitchburg (see the item on the front page of this newsletter).
This week, I will have plenty on my plate as I attend the Rotary Club of Athol-Orange Holiday Party, the Rotary Club of Auburn Scholarship Night, and the Rotary Club of Brookline Weekly Meeting. And on Friday, I will be ringing the bell for Salvation Army. There are several other Holiday Parties scheduled and I will try to attend as many as possible.
District Conference 2016 in Plymouth - Reminder: It is hard to imagine, but your annual District Conference to celebrate your Rotary year is only 157 days away and registration is openTo registerclick here. Please check out the fun in the informative "Plymouth Rocks" video that Assistant Governor Richard Simon has produced to promote our District Conference. To watchclick here or on image at left.
Slate of Officers – Reminder: Every club should be thinking about who will lead your club for 2016-2017. Each club should now be creating its Slate of Officers for that year. Your slate should be approved by your Board of Directors and presented to your club membership for a vote prior to this December 31 so please assure that your selection process is underway. Once the selections have been approved, they need to be entered in and in District Club Runner. Your assistant governor would help you, if necessary.
Club Planning Worksheet - Reminder: I have requested every president to use this worksheet as a tool to guide them to a successful year. One of the important ways to make this tool work is to appoint a "champion" to monitor progress and to report progress to the Board of Directors and the membership on a monthly basis. If you have not yet put this into place, then please do so. For a copy of the Worksheet, click here.
District Banners - Reminder: All of you have seen our district PR banners being displayed at club and district events. To reserve one of those banners, contact Laura Spear, who chairs our district's Public Image Committee, at
Rotaract Advisor Training - Reminder: I feel that training is extremely important. With this in mind, we will be holding a Rotaract Advisor Training Seminar on Monday, February 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Framingham State University. Additional details, which are being arranged by District Rotaract Chair Carl Gomes of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, will shortly be finalized.
Last week, I told you that I would be including my State of The District Address in this issue. But I have since decided to wait until the December 21 issue to assure I get everything included. In addition, I have decided that I will give my Newsletter team a week off - my gift to Editor Steve Jones-D'Agostino - so there will not be a Newsletter on December 28.
Thank you for being part of a great organization and for being a Gift to the World.
We will have a great year! 
Jim Fusco, 2015-2016 governor of District 7910, may be reached at