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Districts 7890, 7910, 7950 & 7980

April 28, 29 & 30, 2017

Rhode Island Conference Center, Providence

To register now for this "4 Districts, 3 Days, 2 Celebration Dinners, 1 Rotary International President John Germ" event, click here


It's Official: Pam Anastasi is District Governor-Nominee-Designate


By Pat and Skip Doyle

It's official. Pam Anastasi of the Rotary Club of Billerica has been named our district governor-nominee-designate for the 2019-2020 Rotary year. She has joined Immediate Past District Governor Jim Fusco, District Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney, District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager and us as members of the District Steering Committee. As a district, we are very proud of our Steering Committee. We feel this group will guarantee the bright future we all wish for District 7910.
The Steering Committee exists to help our clubs achieve their goals. Please call upon any one of us when you have problems that you think we can help you solve. Together, let's build membership, spread the reality of Rotary and successfully complete our Million Dollar journey.      
Our wish for all of you in the coming dark days that end with the shortest day of the year is that you will do all you can to lighten the time with feasts and colorful lights and decorations.  Take advantage of every opportunity to have a celebration to keep your clubs from falling into deep depression. Invite us, and we will try to join you as often as possible.
Left to right: DGE Karin Gaffney, IPDG Jim Fusco, DGND Pam Anastasi, DG Skip Doyle, DGN Steve Sager and DG Pat Doyle, during the District Holiday Party on December 4 in Sturbridge.
Thank You! Thank You!! Thank You!!!
Our District Food Packaging Event on November 12 at the Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough was a solid success.
More than 100 volunteers from around the district packaged 20,000 meals, which will be sent to Haiti to help feed the children left homeless by the hurricane (see article in left hand column). These volunteers were Rotarians and their friends and families, young and old There were Interactors from local clubs, passersby who wanted to help and past and present participants of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. We raised more than $4,000 toward our goal of $5,000 - so we are still actively seeking donations.
It is hard to pick out a highlight from the event, there were so many. One is perhaps the numbers of people with whom we were able to talk about what Rotary is - the reality of Rotary, not the perception. This event puts us a little further toward our goal of making Rotary more visible and more real in our district. Thank you also to the Solomon Pond Mall for allowing us to utilize their space for this event.
Always remember, you can call us with questions at 508-393-9031.
District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle may be reached at and, 
Click here to submit content for the December 12 issue. The submission deadline for this issue is December 9.
Click here for past issues.


Alphabetical order, by last name:
  • Romeo Adams, Wellesley
  • Phill Goff, Ayer

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2016-2017 District Directory

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Vinny Tingley of Natick Rotary
Please tell us what factors helped you decide to join Rotary. 
Raising awareness with postings on social media, such as Facebook. Signs and banners all over town.


We share with you the results of club-membership growth in our district during Rotary year 2016-2017, which began July 1.
This is a unique opportunity for Rotarians and friends to discuss partnering on humanitarian projects affecting our local communities.


In both Excel and PDF formats, we share with you the Club Planning Worksheet for Rotary year 2016-2017, which began on July 1.
Please enter your club information in the indicated cells.



District Holiday Party: A great success
Past District Governor Klaus Hachfeld (right) of Sturbridge Rotary and Sergeant Kevin Williams (left) of the Brookfield State Police Barracks pose with some of the many donated Teddy bears.
District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle hosted the annual District Holiday Party on Sunday, December 4 at the Publick House in Sturbridge. Ninety-five attendees enjoyed the festivities. with entertainment provided by the Tantasqua Regional High School "Choraleers." Attendees brought Teddy bears. which were presented to Sergeant Kevin Williams of the Brookfield State Police Barracks. The grand finale was the "coronation" of Pam Anastasi of the Rotary Club of Billerica as district governor-nominee-designate. She will serve as district governor for Rotary year 2019-2020. Thank you to Past District Governor Klaus Hachfeld and his wife, Glenys Hachfeld, both of whom are members of the Rotary Club of Sturbridge  for planning this event, and to MC Steve Jones-D'Agostino of the Rotary Club of Auburn,  and our ace district photographers, Immediate Past District Governor Jim Fusco of the Rotary Club of Montachusett Area and Cheryl Rosen of the Rotary Club of Hudson.
Tantasqua Regional High School "Choraleers," led by Derek Ternullo (second from left), performed several holiday-season songs in acapella style during the Holiday Party. They were introduced by Past District Governor Klaus Hachfeld (far right) of Sturbridge Rotary.

Bay Path High Wins District’s First Interact Video Contest
The newly formed Interact Club at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton has won the District Interact Committee’s first Interact Club Video Contest - and with it, the $250 prize. The winning video, for the November contest, was inspired by Bay Path High’s participation in the sixth annual Worcester County Coat Drive, conducted by the Worcester County Sheriff's Office(see “Auburn Supports Bay Path High’s Participation in Worcester County Coat Drive,” below).
The Interact Committee is also pleased to announce that all Interact clubs are again invited to submit a video for a December competition.
To learn more about Bay Path High, click here. To learn more about Interact, click here.
Bay Path’s Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Auburn and Southbridge. To learn more about Auburn Rotary, click here. To learn more about Southbridge Rotary, click here.

Framingham’s Annual Online Auction Underway Through December 7
The Rotary Club of Framingham’s 45th Annual Online Auction is in full swing! Click here for just a few of the cool auction items available to bid on. But it all ends this Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00 p.m. (EST), when the Auction closes. So don't miss out! Be sure to check out the Auction site to see all the items and get in your bids.

To learn more about Framingham Rotary, click here.
Franklin Rotaract Club Installed at Dean College
The new Rotaract Club of Dean College was installed on November 17. Shown, are the 18 of the 19 charter members of the Rotaract club posing with Rotary Club of Franklin President Terry Katsaros (left, behind podium) and District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager (right, behind podium).
Shown, is Frank Cusano (right), immediate past president of Franklin Rotary, accepting the Rotary International citation for membership retention on behalf of his club from District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager (left)
To learn more about Franklin Rotary, click here.

Tewksbury Recognizes High School Seniors
Tewksbury Memorial High School seniors Alexandra Bourassa (left) and Kathleen Garcia (right) were honored by the Rotary Club of Tewksbury at a luncheon on November 17 at the Tewksbury Country Club.
To learn more about Tewksbury Rotary, click here.
Westborough Funds, Celebrates Festival of Lights
As part of the Rotary Club of Westborough’s ongoing service commitment to the community, the club has provided funding for the Festival of Lights each year during the holidays, decorating the trees located on Main, Milk and South streets in downtown Westborough. The Festival of Lights celebrates the beginning of the holiday season, as residents gather for a holiday parade, to watch as the lights are turned on for the first time, and children young and old meet Santa to request their holiday wishes. This year’s Festival included visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, portrayed by the club’s own Jim Tepper and Maureen Ambrosino, respectively.
Left to right: President Gerry Gross, and Santa.
To learn more about Westborough Rotary, click here.

Auburn Supports Bay Path High’s Participation in Worcester County Coat Drive
The Rotary Club of Auburn supported the participation by Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in the sixth annual Worcester County Coat Drive, which was conducted by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. Between mid October and the end of November, Bay Path’s staff members gathered more than 400 gently used coats plus numerous other warm garments. That is nearly six times Bay Path's overall goal - and more than 11 times its total for last year’s campaign.
Bay Path teachers Rick Carrero and Jennifer Reil, who advise the school's Interact club, organized this year's drive. Southbridge Credit Union, which has a branch at Bay Path and whose president, Jeffrey Davenport, is the Rotary Club of Southbridge's advisor to Bay Path's Interact Club, was highly supportive of the school's Coat Drive.
Shown, are: Bay Path Principal Clifford Cloutier (far left); Bay Path teachers Jennifer Reil (center), who is also an Auburn Rotarian, and Rick Carrero (third from right), both of whom advise Bay Path’s Interact Club; Officer Steven Salovardos (fourth from left) and Community Outreach Director Shawn McKenna (fourth from right) of the Sheriff’s Office; and four of the Bay Path students participating in this year’s Coat Drive.
To learn more about Bay Path High, click here. To learn more about Interact, click here.
Bay Path’s Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Auburn and Southbridge. To learn more about Auburn Rotaryclick here. To learn more about Southbridge Rotary, click here.

Concord, Town Dedicate USS Concord Bell’s Installation
The USS Concord Bell Veterans Memorial project was conceived by the Rotary Club of Concord more 15 years ago, revived in 2012, and now, with the generous support of the Town of Concord’s Community Preservation Fund and help from many experts, donors and volunteers, has finally become a reality.
VIEW 17-MINUTE VIDEO (produced by Steve Kirk, president of Concord Rotary)
To learn more about Concord Rotary, click here.

Framingham Rips Apart Cooked Turkeys for Curtis Family Thanksgiving Dinner
The Rotary Club of Framingham joined other community volunteers on November 23 to help rip apart cooked turkeys for the annual Curtis Family Thanksgiving day dinner. This year’s event provided free meals to more than 2,000 people.
After the Curtis family closed their restaurant, Eagles All-American Grille in Framingham, in 2014, they carried on the tradition of hosting the Curtis Family Thanksgiving. The dinner is held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall, located at 55 Park St. in Framingham.
Shown, is Framingham club President Lindsey Morris displaying cooked turkey in a tray. 
To learn more about Framingham Rotaryclick here.

Needham, Wellesley Team Up for Annual Football Banquet
In true Rotary spirit and camaraderie, The Rotary Clubs of Needhamand Wellesley gathered recently at the Sheraton Hotel in Needham for their annual Football Banquet, hosted this year by Needham Rotary. After a welcome, the Pledge of Allegiance, song and prayer, Needham President Ted Shaughnessey and Wellesley President Scott Secrest gave the audience the background about Rotary and their respective clubs.
Guests were introduced, including the superintendents, principals and athletic directors of the Needham and Wellesley High Schools. Amid much applause, the head coached introduced their staff and senior players, including the captains.
To learn more about Needham Rotaryclick here.
To learn more about Wellesley Rotaryclick here.

Sturbridge Donates Funds for Holiday Meals
For the ninth consecutive year, the Rotary Club of Sturbridge has donated funds to organizations providing meals for families in need in the Tri-Community area. This year, funds were designated for the Tri-Community Church Collaborative, the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry and for needy families whose children attend Burgess Elementary School in Sturbridge.  The latter program is coordinated by Lisa Meunier, school nurse at Burgess.  All Rotary funds were donated directly to the Food Pantry, which coordinates the food supplies. Sturbridge Rotary also conducts an annual fundraiser each June to support the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry. One of the club’s goals is to help alleviate hunger in its local communities. So far in 2016, the club has contributed $4,100 toward this goal.
Left to right: President-Elect Dave Zonia; President Otto ProhaskaLisa Meunier, Burgess Elementary School nurse; Bill Pioppirepresenting the Food Pantry; Community Service Chair Bob White; and Fundraising Chair Peter Zeh.
To learn more about Sturbridge Rotaryclick here.
Watertown Holds $10,000 Raffle to Benefit Local Charities
The Rotary Club of Watertown Rotary held its annual $10,000 Raffle on November 4. Tickets were $100 each for a chance to win the First Prize of $10,000 The Second Prize was $500 and the Third through Seventh prizes were $200 each. All proceeds will go to benefit various local charities.
Left to right: John Airasian, membership chair; Anthony Donato, two-time past president; Jesse Wallace, 10K Raffle chair; and Lilia Weisfeldt, president.
To learn more about Watertown Rotaryclick here.

Westborough Holds Annual Turkey Trot To Support Town's Public Schools
Member Patrick McGrath (left) and President Gerry Gross (right) of the Rotary Club of Westborough hit the pavement on a recent, beautiful Saturday, to run a 5K race in support of Westborough Public Schools.
To learn more about Westborough Rotaryclick here.

Westborough Installs New Member
The Rotary Club of Westborough has welcomed and installed its newest member, Tony Vaver (second from right).  Sponsored by club Secretary Maureen Ambrosino (second from left), Tony has been a Westborough resident for 10 years, and is the local history librarian at Westborough Public Library.
Tony was installed by District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager (far right), a Westborough Rotarian. Steve reminded his fellow club members that when people become Rotarians, they not only join a particular club, but they also in excess of 35,000 clubs in more than 200 countries around the world that promote Rotary’s mission of ”service above self.”
Also shown is Westborough President Gerry Gross (far left).
To learn more about Westborough Rotaryclick here.
Milford Distributes '16 Tab to 13,000 Homes - Record sales, 94 photos, 334 smiling faces
To read the Milford  RotaryTabclick here.
Here’s an example of the content in the 2016 issue of Milford Rotary Tab:
2015 Paul Harris Award Recipients
Front row, left to right: Allan and Lauren VillatoroFrank Saba, since-retired CEO of Milford Regional Medical Center; Mary Ann Mastroianni; and Susan McWade Surapine.
Back row, left to right: Thomas C. Sawyer, Foundation chair; Michael DiCiccoJim Fusco, then-district governor; Russ DennettRalph Mastroianni; and Paul Surapine.
To learn more about Milford Rotary, click here.
Wellesley Helps Sixth-Graders Students Learn of Rotary Four-Way Test, Interact Global Grant Project
About 80 students from the Wellesley Middle School used a lesson plan developed by English teacher Claire Lee (standing, right) to exercise the iconic Rotary tool for decision-making. The Grade 6 students were invited to list good and bad decisions they remembered and weigh them using the Rotary Four-Way Test. They were also invited to participate in a writing contest expanding on the same topic. John Adams(seated, left), Cynthia Sibold and Bob Anthony represented the Rotary Club of Wellesley in offering the writers judged to be the top three prizes valued at $400.
To view the Rotary Four-Way Test Worksheetclick here.
To read the history of the Four-Way Testclick here.
To learn more about Wellesley Rotaryclick here 

On to Atlanta in 2017: Early-Registration Discount Ends December 15
Planning to attend? Contact District Chair Steve Glines.
More than 43,000 attendees left the Rotary International Convention in South Korea inspired to end polio for good, to celebrate The Rotary Foundation's centennial, and to champion changes that will help Rotary appeal to a broader audience. On the last day, RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran shared a personal story of his mother’s triumph over polio. 
To read the storyclick here.
To register for the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta, click here.

Pat and Skip Doyle Installed as '16-'17 DGs
District 7910's 2016 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards were held on June 24 through 26 at Fitchburg State University, ending with the installation of longtime RYLA supporters Pat and Skip Doyle as District Governors for 2016-2017. The three-day RYLA event was attended by 188 sophomores. To learn more about RYLA, visit
To watch a video of the installationclick here.

District Banners Available
Our district banners are available for your use when you have an upcoming event or fundraiser. 
If you want to reserve one of the banners, please contact PR Chair Laura Spear at


Today - Monday, December 5: Sturbridge Rotary - 'Lottery Ticket Raffle'
 To download the event flyer, click here.

Tuesday, December 6: Hudson - 'Overcoming Distractions - Thriving with Adult ADHD'
To download the event flyer, click here

Through Wednesday, December 7: Framingham - 'Click & Bid 2016 Online Auction'
All proceeds benefit Framingham Rotary's community-service efforts.
To learn more and to bid, click here.

Wednesday, December 7: Rotary Means Business - 'Networking Fellowship for Rotarians and Friends'
To download the event flyer, click here.


Through December 11: Leominster - 'Festival of Trees'
The Rotary Club of Leominster is participating in the annual Festival of Trees, which is being held through next Sunday in Tata Auditorium at Leominster City Hall. Leominster Rotarian Lynn Gaudet did an outstanding job decorating this year's tree (shown, below) with Rotary ornaments. Money raised from the event will go to support the Mayor’s Fuel Fund and city events! Tata Auditorium is open today, tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, the Colonial Band will perform starting at 2:00 p.m. The Silent Auction will close on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Melissa Tasca of City Hall at 978-534-7525 ext. 260 or Or, visit the Festival of Trees' Facebook Events page, click here.


Send flyers of your club's major events and activities, in either JPEG or PDF format, to Immediate Past District 
Governor/Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco at


You may submit event information per the District 7910 Promotional Guidelines. If your club does not use ClubRunner, please send your event information to Immediate Past Governor/Newsletter Editor Jim And, please make sure to add Jim to your club's distribution list.


december 5, 2016-JANUARY 30, 2017

Wednesday, December 7
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham

Monday, January 9
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 15 - Friday, January 21
San Diego
Wednesday, January 25
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 26
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Newton/Waltham area (to be announced)
Monday, January 30



This Holiday Season: Spend Less. Give More. 

Use Rotary Global Rewards this holiday season and throughout the year for discountsand special offers on everything from airline travel to shopping to events. Look for offers that send a percentage of your purchase back to Rotary
  • Airline Discount Center: Discounts on more than 600 airlines and 4 percent back to Rotary 
  • Hotel Discount Center: Discounts at thousands of hotels and 10 percent back to Rotary
  • Amazon: Up to 8 percent back to Rotary
  • Hertz: Discounts on rental cars and 2 percent back to Rotary
Click here for more information
Click here to send an e-mailto Judy Merriman, chair of the District Rotary Global Rewards Committee
The Association of Fundraising Professionals has selected The Rotary Foundation for its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation for 2016, a recognition that honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs.

Young Leaders in Action
To submit a video for the Interact Video Awards, click here
Deadline: December 2

Haiti Devastated by Hurricane Matthew
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country on October 4, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless.

'Rotary Leader' Newsletter: November 2016
Click on each one to go to that article:
Our Foundation: The growing popularity of online giving

Building Peace and Helping Refugees in Nigeria
The Rotary Club of Yola-AUN is located on the campus of the American University of Nigeria, smack-dab in the region where Boko Haram is most active.  

Membership Minute: Impact Begins with You
A positive member experience begins long before someone joins a Rotary club. Start by introducing prospective members to Rotary with the Impact Begins With You brochure.

Dean Rohrs: '16-'17 RI Director for Zones 24 & 32

To read Dean's December newsletter, click here.

To read Dean's highlights of the latest RI Board of Directors meetingclick here.

Meet Jeff Cadorette: Our New RI Director

Meet Sam Owori: Our '18-'19 RI President
Sam Owon is a Ugandan businessman and a member of the Rotary Club of Kampala.

A Letter from '16-'17 RI President John Germ and Foundation Chair Kalyan Banerjee







Dear fellow Rotarians,

At the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Past President Arch C. Klumph proposed a revolutionary idea: an endowment fund for the purpose of doing good in the world. Since then, The Rotary Foundation has grown tremendously and in many ways, serves as the foundation for Rotary as we know it today.


For information on the April 2017 Rotary International Convention, click here.

Campaign to End Polio: What you don't know

When was the last time there was polio in Europe?

What Millennials Love about Rotary
Millennials, an ethnically diverse, fiercely independent generation of digital natives, are doing more than just snapping selfies—they’re looking for a way to make a difference in their communities.

Get Ready for Your District Rotary Foundation Seminar

The Rotary Foundation is celebrating its 100th year of Doing Good in the World. Take the opportunity to strengthen your district and clubs during your district's Rotary Foundation Seminar by using resources from

Go to the Promotional resources tab to download the following Centennial Promotional Kit materials:

  • Ideas and activities for clubs
  • Doing Good in the World promotional flier
  • Doing Good in the World bookmark
  • Sample press release
  • Centennial letterhead
  • Centennial PowerPoint template
  • History of the Rotary Foundation PowerPoint
  • Centennial postcard

Let others know about these materials they can use to promote the Foundation in their clubs and communities. 

Membership Materials on Sale: Order Now!
To order, click here

New Tools for Membership Tool Belt

Looking to enhance your club membership experience?

A How-To Membership Leads Video


Click here for a new video that helps district and club leaders make the most of the recently enhanced Membership Leads resource. It shows how to track a prospective member from the initial membership-leads submission all the way to connection with a local club. It also outlines the role of club and district leaders in the redesigned process, highlighting how their participation will help strengthen membership, and features the new Rotary resources available to support them. Join the conversation in the Membership Best Practices discussion group to tell us how you’re using the new Membership Leads resource to grow and diversify membership.

RI Membership Resource Guide

To download the Guide in PDF format, click here

RI Makes Changes in 'Brand Center' Online Tool

We hope that you've found Rotary International’s Brand Center a useful tool to create customized logos and brochures - and to tell Rotary's story in a consistent and engaging way. To gain access, you will need to login with your Rotary Membership ID.

'16-'17 Rotary Theme: 'Rotary Serving Humanity'

To download the image in JPEG format, click here.

Check Out 'Rotary Voices' Blog
Check out Rotary Voices, the official blog of Rotary International. This blog features stories by and about Rotary members, Rotary program alumni, and the people we partner and work with.


Club Central: Short video on how to post your club goals
This 20-minute webinar recording is designed for club leaders to assist in posting goals on Rotary Club Central. Bob Wallace and Ian Lancaster,  facilitators from Rotary Zone 24 East, provide practical start-up information.

'17 RI Convention in Atlanta: Discount ends December 15
Beyond Borders Dinner on June 11: To register now, click here.
Here's a letter from Steve Glines, chair of the District International Convention Promotion Committee.
To register and find hotel options, click here
For more information on the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta, click here

Million Dollar Dinner: RI Past President Kalyan Banerjee to be keynote speaker
By Satya Mitra
I am pleased to inform you that Kalyan Banerjee, a past Rotary International president and chair and trustee of The Rotary Foundation, has confirmed his attendance next May 25 for our district’s Million Dollar Dinner. He needs to attend another event in Zurich, Switzerland on May 27 May, so he will leave early on May 26.
The venue, Mechanics Hall in Worcester, has been reserved for this gala event. Let’s do a grand celebration of the centennial year of The Rotary Foundation.

Polio Plus Update: Let's meet this modest goal
By Carl Good III

Our districtwide goal is that each club can generate contribution to the Polio Plus Fund of at least $26.50 per member during the 2016-2017 Rotary year. which ends next June 30. We appeal to all 51 clubs to do their best to meet this modest goal.

Foundation Note: Update on club-qualification status for Foundation grants

By Sanjay Deshpande








District 7910 conducted a third Grant Management Training session last month to help clubs, which had not participated in the earlier two training sessions, to qualify for Foundation grants during the rest of Rotary year 2016-2017, which ends next June 30.

As a result of last week’s session, our district now has 25 clubs that are fully qualified for participation in District and Global grants ‘16-‘17.
Rotary Means Business: First meeting in 2 days on December 7
By Ron Bott
The first Rotary Means Business event in District 7910 will be held on Wednesday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham. The cost is $15 for Rotarians and $20 for non-RotariansLight appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Interact Actions: Interact teens needed to help next June in Atlanta

By Bob Anthony

I was amazed by the telephone discussion with Bob Pfahnl, the Interact chair for District 5170 in California. Their model includes a vibrant teen council for the district and a districtwide project called Circle of Love. The achievements include 100 Interact clubs delivering tens of thousands of volunteer hours and fund raising more than $200,000. The amazing thing was that they were asking help to learn from District 7910!
How to launch an Interact club
In Seminar 2 of the District Interact Teen and Advisor Training Seminar, held on September 17 in Needham, Bob Anthony, chair of the District Interact Committee, discusses “How to launch an Interact club,” including the certification letter, roles and responsibilities of the president, the Rotary advisor and, in the case of school-based clubs, the faculty advisor.

Membership Corner: Does your club’s strategy have an impact on membership?

By Tom Sturiale

What is this all about? What does it mean? Why should we have a strategy? We are Rotary!

To learn about the October 2016 Membership Workshopsclick here.





Membership Materials On Sale: Order now!

To order, click here







PR Tips: Get visual

By Laura Spear

Visual content engages the public and media outlets.




Click here for an excellent example of a club-event promotional video by Concord President Steve Kirk.

RAAGNE Newsletter: Update on visioning process
By Klaus Hachfeld
Hello, members and friends of the Rotary Alumni Association of Greater New  England! Here is to the latest edition of the RAAGNE newsletter! Over the past year, we went through a visioning process to work out the future direction of RAAGNE.

Speaker's Bureau: Looking for good speaker for your club?
By Steve Levitsky
It's not always easy to come up with ideas week after week. We have many suggestions for you. Here are just a few:
  • Rwandan genocide: Carine Boggis
  • Elevator-pitch tips: Andy Winig
  • Positive-results hypnosis: Bob Martel
  • Differentiation and game-changing simplicity: Stephen Melanson

Treasurer's Report: Message about your dues


By Jack Hoell







Rotary International dues bills will be invoiced in January based on membership numbers that are shown on your membership roster as of this December 31, so ensure that your membership numbers are accurate and up-to-date. District dues will be based on the same membership numbers that are used by Rotary International The RI and District dues bills will be sent to club presidents and secretaries in mid January. 


District Charity Fund: How does DCF operate?


By Karin Gaffney








The District Charity Fund is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit that can be used by the Rotary clubs in District 7910. 


Communications Link: Seeking club photo, video albums

By Steve Jones-D'Agostino








Does your District committee or Club have Rotary-related photo and/or video albums that you'd like to share with other Rotarians?



To submit content for consideration for the Monday, December 12 issue of Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, please e-mail it to Immediate Past District Governor and Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco at

The submission deadline for that issue is Friday, December 9. All text must be in Word format. All images must be in either JPEG or PDF format. Please identify the people, left to right, who are shown in your photos, including their first and last name as well as their club or other title.


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