The Holiday Season Is Upon Us
By Jim Fusco
I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving and that your favorite football team won the game!
The holiday season is upon us and many clubs will be having their holiday parties. While I will try to attend as many as possible, I can’t attend all of them. Have a great time and enjoy the fellowship.
Last week was relatively quiet, with only one district meeting being held. On Tuesday, we had our Assistant Governors Meeting. I meet monthly with the assistant governors and point out things I would like them to convey to their clubs. Among the things we discussed: Continue to work with the club leadership to complete the club goals for membership and foundation on Club Central (click here); and continue to work with the club leadership to assure that they are using the Club Planning Worksheet (click here).
Nominating Committee: As I stated in last week’s newsletter, the District Nominating Committee met on November 17, nominated Steve Sager of the Rotary Club of Westborough as the District Governor for 2018-2019, selected Paul Gauvin of the Rotary Club of Fitchburg and David Frazier of the Rotary Club of Worcester as Trustees (‘16-‘19) for the District Funds, and selected Cheryl Rosen of the Rotary Club of Hudson as District Archivist (‘16-‘19). I think it is important that you know what the roles of these district positions are so, starting with this newsletter, I will be featuring one district position each week. This week, I will start with the position of District Archivist. To read that article, click here.
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 the 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:  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
District Holiday Party: This celebration will be held on Sunday, December 6 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Leominster, so mark your calendars. This is a great event that should not be missed, so please plan to be there. Remember that white sneakers are optional! To register, click here.
District Conference 2016 in PlymouthIt is hard to imagine, but your annual District Conference to celebrate your Rotary year is only 171 days away and registration opens tomorrow. Please check out the fun, informative "Plymouth Rocks" video that Assistant Governor Richard Simon has produced to promote our District Conference. To view it, click here or on image at left.
Rotaract Advisor Training: I feel that training is extremely important. With this in mind, we will be holding a Rotaract Advisor Training Seminar on January 27 Framingham State University. Details of this event are now being arranged by District Rotaract Chair Carl Gomes of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley and details will shortly be finalized.
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