Due to a change in ownership of the Boxborough Holiday Inn, most of our district meetings will be relocated. 
Please verify the meeting locations for all events and committee meetings just prior to the meeting date.



Tuesday, March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Auburn
Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Acton
Tuesday, March 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wellesley
Thursday, March 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., West Boylston



Download the Conference Highlights flyer (shown):

To download the Conference Sponsorship Donation form in PDF format, click here
To download the Rotary Waterfire Fundraiser brochure in PDF formatclick here


Multi District Conference is Fast Approaching

By Pat and Skip Doyle

Greetings to all District 7910 Rotarians. Join us on April 28 through 30 in Providence.
As you all know, the 2017 Multi District Conference is fast approaching. We have a great weekend planned with fantastic world-class speakers at the event. As we have said, it is an"international" convention that does not require a passport or an airplane ticket.
On Friday at 12:00 noon, District 7980 is sponsoring a Paul Harris luncheon. Rotarians from District 7910 are invited to attend. This will be followed by an opening ceremony with break-out sessions.
On Friday, April 28 at 12:00 noon, we will have a Paul Harris Luncheon, followed by the Opening Ceremony with Break-out Sessions. For those of you who have purchased the full weekend package, there will be a cocktail reception with Rotary International President John Germ (second from right) and his wife,Judy Germ (far right)(They are shown posing with Skip Doyle, far left, and Pat Doyle, second from left).
John Germ will also be the keynote speaker for our Dinner on Friday. At the end of that event, we will be invited to Providence’s famed outdoor attraction, WaterFire (shown, left). To download the WaterFire fundraiser brochure in PDF format, click here.
During Breakfast on Saturday, April 29, we will have an enthusiastic motivational speaker and Rotarian, Michael Angelo Caruso (shown, right). You may want check him out on YouTube. Breakfast will be followed by 45-minute break-out sessions on many topics as well as individual district business meetings.
Rotary Means Business will hold an event on Saturday afternoon. All Rotarians and their guests are invited to network and then stay for Saturday evening dinner, featuring Lauren Templeton (shown, left),  president of Templeton and Phillips Capital Management, LLC, and co-author of Investing the Templeton Way and the Maximum Pessimism Report.
Sunday, April 30 will feature a time to honor deceased Rotarians. That ceremony will be followed by a brunch with aninternational flair, featuring Rotary Exchange Students from the four districts as well as a Group Study Exchange team from Australia. The GSE team’s focus is peace and conflict resolution.
A top-quality event such as this does not come without expenses. That is why we encourage you and your club’s Rotarians toregister early. The District Conference Committee has just approved al la carte pricing for Rotarians who cannot attend for the entire event. To register for the Multi-District Conferenceclick here.
District 7910 Rotary clubs, businesses and Rotarians will also have the opportunity to sponsor the Multi District Conference in more than one way. First, with an ad in the magazine-style event program. These can be a small as one line with a personal note from an individual Rotarian, to different-size ads of up to full-page. To download theProgram Ad Rates in PDF format, click here(Note: The ad-rates offer is exclusively for individuals from Districts 7890, 7910, 7950, and 7980, and does not apply to either Rotary clubs or businesses. )
The Conference Committee is also looking for Gold, Platinum, and Signature sponsors for the WaterFire event. To download the Sponsorship Donations form in PDF format, click here.
Thank you very much for the moral and financial support over the past year. Rotary International, District 7910 and we are very much appreciative. No one can do alone this job of district governor. We all need each other to make this a successful Rotary year for our communities, clubs and members - as we continue to follow RI President John Germ’s theme for this Rotary year: Rotary Serving Humanity.
Thank you again, we look forward to seeing everyone at the Multi-District Conference in April in Providence.
Shown, left, are the governors of the four Rotary districts that are holding this year's Multi-District Conference: Skip and Pat Doyle(far left and second from left) of our own District 7910Frank Mangels of District 7980Russell Bertrand of District 7950, and Frank Wargo of District 7890.)
Seeking three trustees
We are now seeking two Rotarians to become trustees of the District Board of Trustees plus one Rotarian to become a trustee of the District Special Fund Board. The need for two trustees for the Board of Trustees is due to an unforeseen circumstance.
Those who applied before are eligible to apply again. For more information, contact us at and
Six important things to know:
1. The weekly submission deadline for the Newsletter will remain the same: Friday. As usual, text content must be submitted in Word format, and image content, in either JPEG or PDF format. Continue to submit your content to Immediate Past District Governor/Newsletter Editor Jim Fusco at
2. Resolutions: The District Resolutions Committee met on January 10 and addressed three changes to the DistrictResolution that will be proposed and voted on at the annual District Business Meeting, to be held during the Multi-District Conference in Providence, on Saturday morning, April 29. For more information on the District Resolutions, contact Resolutions Chair Doug Detweiller (shown, right) at
3. District Nominations: The District Nominating Committee is seeking qualified applicants to serve as DistrictTrustee for 2017 to 2019 and District Charitable Fund Trustee for 2017 to 2020. Clubs and club leadership are asked and encouraged to actively recruit and promote service in Rotary through their members' service as district leaders. The deadline for submitting applications is this February 18. All completed applications should be either e-mailed to Nominating Committee Chair Michael Ellis (shown,right) at, or mailed to him at: Michael Ellis, District 7910 Nominating Committee, 88 Coburn Ave., Gardner, MA  01440Postmarked mail after February 18 will not be accepted. To download the Trustee Nomination Form, click here. To download the Nomination Form Supplement, click here.
4. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards: The RYLA Club Pack has been updated and posted on When you download it, you will notice changes from last year. Please read the material carefully and direct your questions to Christine Pinney, chair of the RYLA Committee,who may be reached at The RYLA season has begun and the RYLA Committee is working to make RYLA 2017 the "best RYLA ever." (See RTLA article in right hand column)
5. Club Planning Worksheet: To download the Club Planning Worksheet, click here.This worksheet is made available to clubs so they can gauge their progress in achieving the goals they set last July.  This month is a good time to review the worksheet and see how far you have come and how much farther you need to go as a club. You may surprise yourselves and realize that you are well on the way to earning district recognition. We recommend the club president appoint the president-elect to be the "champion" of the Worksheet, and to use it as a guide for the club, and to report monthly to the club's membership and board on the club's progress.
6. As your district governors, we have resolved to:
  • Revisit as many clubs as possible in the next few months.
  • Help our clubs achieve the goals they set in July
  • Do all we can to build membership in the district
  • Plan a grand event to celebrate our Million Dollar Foundation Journey
  • "Move the ball forward," in harmony, with District Governor-ElectKarin Gaffney, District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager and District Governor-Nominee-Designate Pamela Anastasi
  • Celebrate all of this at our Multi-District Conference this April in in Providence
'GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE' PAGE (in case you want to share a link to this article)
District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle (shown, right) may be reached
Click here to submit content for the Tuesday, February 21 issue. 
The submission deadline for this issue is Friday, February 17.
Click here for past issues.


  • Colleen Murphy, Westford
Remember to ask ... ask ... ask!


Michael Schweiger, Framingham

 Before he made a name for himself in the hotel industry, longtime Framingham resident Michael Schweiger made a fateful journey across Europe. At age 11, he was forced to flee his boyhood home in Germany, traveling through Italy to reach safety in Palestine.

Dr. Morton Wolf, Dedham

“Doc,” as he was affectionately known, was a local veterinarian for more than 50 years. Active in many civic organizations, Doc was a beloved Rotarian who for more than 30 years was recognized by all who knew him as a kind, gentle and dignified man - always ready to lend a hand. Dr. Wolf, who was 95 years old, will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral services and sitting shiva took place on January 30.


Steve Jones-D'Agostino, Auburn Rotary

Please tell us what factors helped you decide to join Rotary?

Satya Mitra! He kept "Rotarying" me until I finally submitted! (Just kiddin', Satya.)






Applications Sought for David and Eleanor Morley Endowed Global Grant Scholarship

To learn more about the Morley Scholarship, click here.

To download the Morley Scholarship flyer in PDF formatclick here.




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.


PRE-PETS Meetings Held in Waltham & Leominster
DGE Karin Gaffney is preparing the incoming PEs for their year by holding Pre-PETS meetings. One meeting was held in Waltham on Saturday and another in Leominster on Monday. All are looking forward to NEPETS (North East President Elect Training Seminar) that is being held in Waltham on March 9, 10 & 11.
In photo is DGE Karin Gaffney

Shrewsbury Welcomes Justin Mussler & Anna Chittim as Corporate Members
In photo left-right President Frank Jelinch, Justin Mussler, Anna Chittim
Uxbridge Donates $500 to Tri-County Meals On Wheels
On February 7, the Rotary Club of Uxbridge presented a $500 check to Tri County Meals on Wheels.
Left to right: Joan MacKinnon; Bev Clarke, fundraiser; Kristen McCarthy, President Linn Doll-Butler and Mike Rooney.

Needham, National Honor Society Join Forces for Food Packaging
The Rotary Club of Needham recently joined forces with 80 students from Needham High School's National Honor Society. They teamed up with Stop Hunger Now.
To View the Photo Album <click here>
Westborough Congratulates Plus-Three Paul Harris Award Recipient Nelson Ball 
The Rotary Club of Westborough congratulatesNelson Ball (shown, right ) for his most recent Paul Harris “Plus Three” Award recipient.He's shown posing with Kathy Gemma, Westborough Rotary's Foundation chair.
To learn more aboutWestborough Rotaryclick here.

Franklin Presents Rotaract Charter Certificate, RYLA grant
Terry Katsaros (left), president of the Rotary Club of Franklin, recently presented Robert (Nua) Toy-Giles (right), president of theRotaract Club of Franklin at Dean College,with that Rotaract club's charter certificate.
Also recently, Julie Rougeau (left), Franklin Rotary's Vocational/RYLA chair, and Terry Katsaros (middle), presented a $1,000 scholarship grant to UMass student Nicole Rabovsky (right), a 2016 graduate of Franklin High School.
To learn more about Franklin Rotaryclick here.

Southborough Expands Scholarship Program











The Rotary Club of Southborough has announced a second scholarship for high school students from Southborough. The winning student will receive $1,000 per year to help attend a four-year Massachusetts state college or university. Applicants will be judged on academic achievements and public service. Prior to this, Southborough Rotary was only able to help one student for four years. Thanks to stepped-up fundraising efforts and generous donations, the club is now able to expand its program. The new scholarship means the club doesn't have to wait for its current recipient to graduate in 2020, to award another scholarship.

Applications are due by April 10. The application forms areavailable at the Algonquin Regional High School’s Guidance Office, and by contacting Southborough Treasurer Carl Guyer

Shown, are several members of Southborough Rotary.

To learn more about Southborough Rotary, click here.

Multi-Club Power Play
Needham Teams Up with Framingham, Newton, Waltham and Watertown on India Solar-Power Project
The Rotary Clubs of Needham, Framingham, Newton, Waltham and Watertown have partnered to fund a $6,000 solar-power project (shown, left) for Film Nagar High School in Hyerabad, India. The host club there is the Rotary Club of Jubilee Hills, in District 3150.
Needham paid $3,000 of the $6,000 - $1,500 of which should come back as District Grant match. Watertown, Waltham, Newton and Framingham paid $500 each.
To learn more about:

Bedford Gears Up  for April Meal-Packing Event
Members of the Rotary Club of Bedford were recently invited to speak with Rod Brooks, president and CEO, and the Marc Vermouth, New England program manager of Stop Hunger Now. Held at the Red Heat Tavern in Bedford, the meeting was in recognition of Bedford Rotary’s enduring (annually since 2013) and successful meal-packing programs (more than one-quarter-million total meals packaged to date) in the Bedford area assisted by other Rotary clubs and industry partners. Rod Brooks congratulated and thanked Bedford Rotarians for their efforts, and revealed expanded directions for Stop Hunger Now, including water, agriculture and educational programs to combat worldwide hunger. In the next few weeks, Stop Hunger Now will announce a new global branding and logo to reflect this focus.
For 2017, Bedford Rotary has secured the morning of Saturday, April 8 at Middlesex Community College (Bedford Campus) for this year’s exciting meal-packing event. The club plans to have again multiple Rotary club and industry partners, including BAE Systems as the major corporate sponsor.  If you are interested in joining this year’s event, please contact this year’s chair, Past District Governor Bob Cassidy, at
Shown right: During Bedford Rotary's 2016 meal-packing event, volunteers from Rotary, industry and nearby communities had fun fighting world hunger, with assembly lines running from raw rice, in the foreground, to packaged boxes, in the background.
To learn more about Bedford Rotary, click here.
Hudson, Nashoba Valley Brewfest Showcased in Rotarian Magazine
The Rotary clubs of Hudson and Nashoba Valley were showcased in the "Brewfest" section of the January issue of the Rotarian Magazine.
To read the first page of the article (shown, left), in PDF format, click here.
To read the second page of the article (shown, right), in PDF format, click here.
To learn more about Hudson Rotary, click here.
To learn more about Nashoba Valley Rotaryclick here.

Dedham Publishes Cookbook: Get your copy now
Hot off the press is the first Rotary Club of Dedham Cookbook!  It features 420 recipes from Rotarians and their families across the U.S. and some from far away as Russia.  Special dishes featured come from the kitchens of all Americans - great ethnic foods, desserts and beverages.

The Cookbook cover features a full-page color photo of the MIT Endicott House in Dedham, where the club meets on Thursdays. This fundraising Cookbook is available for $25, plus shipping. You may purchase it at, or by contacting Past President Sandra Nelson at Happy New Year - and bon appetit!

To learn more about Dedham Rotary, click here

A Great Fundraising Tool for All Clubs
Westborough Uses PayPal to Raise Nearly $2,000 for Polio Plus
Tresearch charities that have a registered 501(c)3 account with PayPalclick here.
To learn more about Westborough Rotary, click here.
District Highlights Fundraising Goals in Video
We are all well aware that The Rotary Foundationis celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017.Steve Kirk, president of the Rotary Club of Concord, has produced a five-minute video that outlines our own district’s fundraising goals for the current Rotary year, which ends next June 30.
To learn more about The Rotary Foundationclick here.

Now Available: Video of Governor Baker's District Rotarian address
The Rotary Club of Billerica has provided a video of Governor Charlie Baker's address to District 7910 Rotarians on September 27 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bedford. To watch the two-hour-47-minute videoclick here.
The Rotary Clubs of BedfordBillerica, LowellNewton and Shrewsbury sponsored the event, which  was a unique opportunity for Rotarians and friends to discuss partnering on humanitarian projects affecting our local communities. To view event photosclick here.

A Great Fundraising Idea for All Clubs
Milford Distributes '16 Tab to 13,000 Homes - Record sales, 94 photos, 334 smiling faces
To read the Milford  RotaryTabclick here.
To learn more about Milford Rotary, click here.

On to Atlanta in 2017: Register now!
More Information on the RI Convention <click here>
Planning to attend? Contact District Chair Steve Glines.
To learn moreclick here.
To register for the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta, click here.

Pat and Skip Doyle Installed as '16-'17 DGs
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


Thursday, February 23: Nashoba Valley Celebrates its 5th Birthday
Friday & Saturday, March 3 & 4: Gardner - "Annual TV Auction"
To download event flyer, click here 

Saturday, March 11: Uxbridge - 'Wine and Chocolate Tasting'
To visit and "like" our Facebook page, click here 
To download event flyer, click here 

Wednesday, March 15: District 7910 - 'Deadline for Morley Scholarship Applications'
To learn more, click here
To download flyer in PDF format, click here

Friday, March 17: Auburn - 'St. Patrick's Day Music & Wine Fundraiser'
To learn more, and to purchase tickets, click here
To download event flyer in PDF format, click here

Friday, March 17: Billerica - 'Finnegan's Wake Hilarious'
To download flyer in PDF format, click here

Tuesday, March 21; Thursday, March 23; Tuesday, March 28; or Thursday, Match 30: - District 7910 - 'Membership Workshops'
To download flyer in PDF format, click here

Friday, April 7: Concord - 'Pops for a Playground'


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.







Wednesday, February 15
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Home of DG Skip & Pat Doyle, Northborough
Thursday, February 16
6:30-8:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster
Thursday, February 16
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Courtyard Hotel, Littleton

Tuesday, February 27
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Marlborough
Wednesday, February 28
Time to be determined
Thursday, March 1

Thursday, March 1
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel & Suites, Chelmsford
Tuesday, March 7 
6:30-9:00 p.m.

DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster
Sheraton Framingham
Mar 09, 2017 – Mar 11, 2017

DoubleTree Leominster
Mar 12, 2017 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Rotary Peace Centers: 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship applications now available 
Rotary International
Rotary Releases $35 Million to Combat Polio

RI Website Has Been Updated

Club & District Report from RI
By Katlin Bautz

In the New Year: Spend Less. Give More. 
To learn more about Rotary Global Rewardclick here
To download the Rotary Global Reward flyer,click here
Contact Judy Merriman, chair of the District Rotary Global Rewards Committeeat

The Rotary Foundation Named 'World’s Outstanding Foundation'

'Rotary Leader' Newsletter: January 2017

Meet Ian Riseley: '17-'18 RI President

Dean Rohrs Named RI Vice President

'Beyond Borders:' January 2017

By Dean Rohrs, RI Director for Zones 24 & 32

To read the January 2017 issue of Beyond Borders, click here.










In the December issue:

  • Dean Named RI Vice President. 
  • Director-Nominee Jeff Cadorette (see below) discusses his "journey"  toward directorship - and promises to take us along with him on a great ride.
  • Read about the International Assembly in San Diego
  • Bryn Styles reports on Polio: "Dollars Up, Polio Cases Down
  • Calgary West Rides for Polio
  • Multilingual, Multinational Commitment to "End Polio Now"
  • Conflict Resolution: Grassroots Peacemaking

To read Dean's highlights of the January 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


To download the World Polio Day toolkitclick here
For information on the April 2017 Rotary International Convention, click here.
To read profile of John Germclick here

2017 Rotary Zone 24 & 32 Institute

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 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.

New Tools for Membership Tool Belt

Looking to enhance your club-membership experience?

A How-To Membership-Leads Video



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.


RI President Ian Riseley Announces '17-'18 Rotary Theme ...

... And Here It Is 

Theme logo 2017-18 EN

Governor-Elect Report: Register now for NEPETS, March 9-11, Framingham
RI President-Elect Ian Riseley to be Keynote Speaker

Rotary International President-Elect Ian Riseley and his wife, Juliet Riseley - shown (middle and right) recently posing at the International Assembly in San Diego with District Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney (left).
Get a  chance to meet Ian and Juliet Riseley when they attend the 2017 Northeast Presidents-Elect Training Seminar, where Ian will be the keynote speaker on the evening of Thursday, March 9.  
To watch the promotional video for Ian Riseley's talkclick here.
To learn more about Ian Riseley, click here.

Million Dollar Dinner: $850,000 raised so far

Membership Corner: Mark your calendar for March Membership Workshops

RYLA Right Now

By Christine Pinney
  1. Decide the # of RYLAns that your club will sponsor - $300/RYLAn
  2. Get the form/check to RYLA treasurer by/before March 1. (treasurer links to:
  3. Keep making progress with the RYLA club action plan - (links to
To learn more about RYLA, click here.
Christine Pinney, chair of the District RYLA Committee, may be reached at -



Foundation Note: Foundation-giving scorecard in '16-'17









Polio Plus Update: Donation a great birthday present to Rotary






Nominations Call: Needed - Qualified trustee applicants
By Mike Ellis
Member picture
ESSEX Examples: Who's behind making us best
By Doug Detweiler
  • March 18, Wells, Maine
  • March 25, Lincoln , Rhode Island
FAQs about RLI: Click here

What are the courses? Click here

For the complete RLI Northeast America schedule, click here.

More Information on the RI Convention <click here>
By Steve Glines
More Than 100 Breakout Sessions
There will be more than 100 breakout sessions at the RI Convention in Atlanta. Help us plan the sessions by taking a survey: TAKE SURVEY
Our Interact Family is Growing: Monty Tech Interact Club to be chartered by Montachusett Area on Wed Feb 15th


Rotary Essay: It's Time to Treasure Rotary - and For Rotary to Give Loud Voice to Its Values
By Ron Goodenow

Treasurer's Report: All Clubs have been sent their District and RI invoices
By Jack Hoell
If it has not been received, contact Jack Hoell ASAP!
District and RI dues are billed in July and in January








Speaker's Bureau: Looking for good speaker for your club?

By Steve Jones-D'Agostino













Our information-packed, 332-page Directory for this Rotary year is now available for automatic download, in PDF format.
The Directory includes: District 7910 and Rotary International general information; a complete District 7910 clubs listing; a complete District 7910 membership listing; District 7910 Resolutions; and Yellow Pages of Rotarian-run businesses:
Please note: Member login is required.
Click hereto download