We NEED volunteers like you!


Volunteer Chair Corrine Badenhoff
Please read my full article in the right-hand column of this newsletter! 
Our goal is to have at least two volunteers per RYLAn, to make sure each one of our sessions is beneficial to all participating. Because we have such a large group of RYLAns this year, we will need all of you in creating a successful RYLA experience!  We are looking for help in many different ways, and for several different time blocks. Please click here to visit our RYLA 7910 web page for more information.


Learn About, Volunteer For RYLA, June 23-25, Fitchburg

By Pat and Skip Doyle

The first thing we would like you to do when you finish reading this message is to go to our Rotarian Youth Leadership Awards website and read about all the wonderful things you can take part in, on June 23 through 25 at Fitchburg State University. The first page gives you some idea of the scope of the RYLA program. But don’t stop there. Click on the "Get Involved" box.This will take you to a page where you can volunteer to take part in this amazing weekend.
We have been a part of the RYLA family for more years than we want to count. Each year, we help train more than 200 high school students as they travel on their paths to becoming leaders in their schools and beyond.
It is our involvement with the District RYLA Committee and the young people who run this program that keeps us young because they are the lifeblood of the Rotary of the future. If you have never been to RYLA before, please plan to spend some time with us and learn about our program. If you want to return and volunteer for a particular session, please sign up on the RYLA website. If you are looking to possibly become a session facilitator, sign up now for a training session to be held this Wednesday evening. Feel free to give us a call if you want more information, at 508-393-9031.
Last but not least, please consider donating as a member or as a club to the Food Packing event to be held on the Friday afternoon of the RYLA weekend. There is a place on the first page of the RYLA website where you can donate to the Rise Against Hunger Program for the RYLA weekend.  The more money raised, the more food that can be packaged. Many of our RYLA graduates cite the Food Packing as the single most important thing they did during the weekend. Let's help them raise a record amount of money and pack a record amount of meals.
Volunteer and donate today. Don’t wait! You won’t be sorry.
Thank You for Your Support of Our Million Dollar Dinner
It is our pleasure to share with you the highlights of our district's Million Dollar Journey Dinner on May 25 at historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester. This was a joyous celebration of the Centennial Birthday of The Rotary Foundation, and of our district having met - and surpassed - the Million Dollar Journey goal of raising $1 million in donations and pledges to the Foundation. We topped $1.3 million, and the new goal is to reach $2 million by June 30, 2018.
We would like to thank each and every one of you who attended the special evening. It was an unforgettable event, the likes of which many of us have never seen in our district.
What started out as a celebration to honor the 100th birthday of the Foundation and those who had so generously pledged or donated to the Foundation became a celebration of all that the Foundation means to our district. It is almost impossible to single out one part of the evening as a highlight as there were so many.
  • An inspirational speech by Rotary International Director Dean Rohrs, who is also director of Rotary Zone 24/32
  • The international flair of Indian dancers from the Natyamani School of Dance (shown, above)
  • The wonderful jazz ensemble from Joy of Music
  • The historical surroundings of Mechanics Hall
  • The wonderful food prepared by Struck Catering
  • The beautiful birthday cake (shown, below) provided by Concord Teacakes to celebrate not only the birthday of the Foundation but also the birthday of Past District Governor Carol Toomey
  • The district's amazing Million Dollar Journey Dinner Committee that pulled everything together, led by Assistant Governor Satya Mitra and Carol Toomey 
The evening culminated in the surprise announcement of the first named District 7910 Foundation Award: the Ed Hall Outstanding Foundation Achievement Award. It is named after longtime Worcester Rotarian and past district governor Edward C. Hall (shown, second from left, next to District Governor Pat Doyle).
Our only disappointment is that so many Rotarians from District 7910 were not able to attend. You missed a wonderful opportunity to join in fellowship with your fellow Rotarians.
Our wish is that the next time you are presented with such an opportunity, you will find a way to join us.
To view photos of the Million Dollar Journey Dinner, taken by Worcester Rotarian Rich Prager, click here.
To watch video of Dean Rohrs' keynote address, taken by Auburn Rotarian Steve Jones-D'Agostino, click here.
To read the Telegram & Gazette Q&A with Dean Rohrs, click here.
Reminder for Club Presidents, Presidents-Elect and Concerned Members
This is a very important message for club presidents, presidents-elect and concerned members of all 51 Rotary clubs in District 7910. All clubs under the leadership of their presidents have two tasks they should absolutely complete before this June 30.
The first one is a district-related task. It is time for you to finish up your Club Planning Worksheets. Throughout the year, we hoped that you would use these sheets to first plan your year and then check to make sure you were on track to having a successful year. Now, it is time to review the sheets with your club, make corrections, and add new information.  You should have this completed by June 15,  you have until June 30 if there is any additional information you would like to add. When completed, you should send the form to Past District Governor Klaus Hachfeld.
Why would you want to send the form along to Klaus? you might ask. The answer is this: It gives the district a snapshot of what our clubs have done throughout the year. But beyond that, the district has a tradition of awarding plaques,  patches, certificates and a special district bell to clubs that have earned them during the year. In the past, these awards have been made at the District Conference. This year, since the deadline for completion of the worksheet was extended to the end of June, the awards will be made to the individual clubs at special club events. Please contact your assistant governor for help in completing this task.
The second task stems from a Rotary International request. Every club is eligible to receive the Presidential Citation. In order to receive this award, a club must fill out the information requested on Club Central which will be posted there during the first week of June - by June 30. Our goal is to have 100-percent club participation from our district.  Please help us come closer to our goal. Assistant governors will be giving you a call to see how you are progressing, and to offer help in completing this task.
Four important things to know:
1. The weekly submission deadline for the Newsletter is 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 jim.fusco2@gmail.com.
2. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards: The RYLA Club Pack has been updated and posted on RYLA7910.org. 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 chair@ryla7910.org. The RYLA Committee is working to make RYLA 2017 the "best RYLA ever." Be sure to sign-up to volunteer. In this issue's "RYLA Right Now," read more.
3. 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.
4. As your district governors, we have resolved to:
  • Revisit as many clubs as possible by this June 30
  • Help our clubs achieve the goals they set last July
  • Do all we can to build membership in the district
  • Plan a grand event to celebrate our Million Dollar Journey
  • "Move the ball forward," in harmony with District Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney, District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager and District Governor-Nominee-Designate Pamela Anastasi
'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, June 13 issue. The submission deadline for this issue is Friday, June 9.
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  • Neil Grossman, Worcester
Remember to ask ... ask ... ask!


Dean Benedict, Concord
Dean Benedict, a member of the Concord Rotary,  would have reached 50 years of perfect attendance this year. He served District 7910 as an assistant governor for three years. Many of you will remember him from the District Conference in 2010 , when he played Paul Harris at the Paul Harris Dinner (shown, above)
Donations in his memory may be made to the Transportation FundShriners Hospital for Children , 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit www.concordfuneral.com.


Thai And Stop Me: Countless shared memories and laughs
By Cassidy in Thailand
A lot has happened in the past few weeks here in Phitsanulok! As things are winding down and the main part of our Exchange here is finished, everyone is preparing to (you guessed it) go home! This is bittersweet in a lot of ways. However, at the start of this month, I told myself that things wouldn't be the same as they were for the beginning and middle of my exchange. It's different now, because we no longer feel as though we have all the time in the world. In fact, we've already started saying goodbyes.
The first goodbye I had to say was to my very good friend, Eduardo, who is from Brazil. He is one of the kindest and most genuine people I've ever met. Just a little while ago, we had a goodbye party for all of the Exchange students, to say goodbye to those who were leaving soon. This was the last time we Exchange students were all together. It was an incredible night, and I was lucky to get to also see my friends Tuter and Team (future Exchange students for next year), but it was also sad knowing that this group of people would be broken up. I spent the next day with Eduardo and some friends, making quality memories. The next morning, I went over to the airport in Phitsanulok, and I had to say goodbye to one of my friends, knowing I may never see him again.
Saying goodbye isn't an easy thing to do. And, being honest, I'm pretty terrible at it. I hate goodbyes because it feels permanent; the last memory of a person being that moment. So, after saying goodbye, I didn't feel great. I wished we had more time, went out more, did more of everything. But, the fact is, you will never feel like you've had enough of anything when it's time to say goodbye to it. Exchange has truly taught me that.
Besides, when I remember my friends and family, I'm not going to remember the moment I said goodbye to them. I will remember the countless memories and laughs we shared together.

Cassidy is an Eastern States Exchange Student sponsored by the Rotary Club of UxbridgeTo visit their website, click here. 

To learn more on ESSEX, click here.

'ESSEX BLOG' PAGE (in case you want to share a link to this article)


District Membership, PR Committees Hold Their Final Meeting
Thank you to District Public Relations Chair Laura Spear (second from left), Membership Chair Satya Mitra (center) and Membership Vice Chair Tom Sturiale (second from right) for their service. These are three-year positions, and their time is up. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

They are shown posing with District Governors Pat Doyle (far left) and Skip Doyle (far right).
Dedham Hosts Veterans Dinner
Dedham Rotary hosted dinner for Dedham veterans on May 18 at the American Legion in Dedham. In attendance along with several retired veterans, were Agent Bill Aiken and State Rep. Paul McMurtry.
To learn more on Dedham Rotary, click here.

Framingham Awards $45,000 In College Scholarships To Area High School Seniors
Shown, not in order, are the winners of $4,500 each in scholarships: From Keefe Technical High School, Simone McHugh, Makayla Hicks, Ana
Luisa Batista, and Nalidee Gonzalez. From Hopkinton High SchoolAmber Walsh, Grace Marquedant, Caroline Goodwin, Alexandra Hagan, and Austin Odell. From Framingham High SchoolWilliam Slater.
To learn more on Framingham Rotary, click here.
Fitchburg Welcomes State Rep. Hay
Fitchburg Rotary President Dan Cunningham poses with State Rep. Stephan Hay
To learn more on Fitchburg Rotary, click here.

Hudson Honors Hudson High Seniors
Hudson Rotary recently presented four students from Hudson High School with college-scholarship awardsThe actual money will be given after they complete their first semester of college. They attended along with family members and their principal, Brian Reagan.
The recipients are (alphabetical, by last name):
  • Meghan Brennan, William Wood Scholarship AwardShe will be attending UMass-Amherst in the fall.
  • Zachary Chaulk, Roger Baker Scholarship AwardHe will be attending Bentley College in the fall.
  • Jared Colbert, Hudson Rotary Club Scholarship Award He will be attending Emerson College in the fall.
  • Natalie Crowley, Poirier -E.J. Wetherbee Scholarship Award. She will be attending the College of the Holy Cross in the fall.
To learn more on Hudson Rotary, click here.

Nashoba Valley Premiers Video Funded By District Grant
Sophie Wadsworth (shown, standing), executive director of The Nature Connection,  introduced the video, funded by a District Grant.
To learn more on Nashoba Valley Rotary, click here.

Needham Holds Reality Fair
Needham Rotary held a Reality Fair was May 25.  The fair was moved to the cafeteria from the library this year.  Juniors were in attendance and will be, going forward.  Mark Messina, of Weston-Wayland Rotary, visited with the idea of his club starting the same program. It is great to see our Rotary clubs sharing ideas.
To learn more on Needham Rotary, click here.
Needham Volunteers At Needham Community Farm
Needham Rotary helped the Needham Community Farm in readying itself for the 2017 growing season. Ten members of the club and friends joined Theresa Strachila of NCF, and worked on multiple assignments to prepare the garden for this year's growing season. Tasks included leveling the land for more garden beds, repairing the existing wooden beds and structures, and helping to assemble a vegetable drying tent. This is the third year the club has helped.
To learn more on Needham Rotary, click here.

Uxbridge Awards Scholarships To Northbridge High Students
Uxbridge Rotary President Linn Doll-Butler is shown presenting two scholarships at Northbridge High School.
To learn more on Uxbridge Rotary, click here.

Uxbridge Cleans Up!

Uxbridge Rotarian Jane Mitchell, with a helper, cleans up Uxbridge.
To learn more on Uxbridge Rotary, click here.

Framingham's 6th Annual Spring Craft Fair A Huge Success
To learn more on Framingham Rotaryclick here

Worcester Honors Satya Mitra As District Rotarian of Year


Big, hearty, service-way-above-self congrats to Worcester Rotarian Satya Mitra(shown, right) for being named Rotarian of the Year for District 7910. During the Worcester Rotary meeting on May 4, Worcester Past President Roger Frost (shown, left) presented the award to Satya, who is a Worcester past president, an assistant governor, and chair of the district's Million Dollar Journey campaign. Also shown are District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle, who announced the award during the Multi-District Conference on April 28 through 30 in Providence.



To learn more on Worcester Rotary, click here.

Auburn Saddles Up With Horses And Heroes Foundation, Auburn Police To Dedicate Tarentino Strong
Photo oif Tricia Tarentino and Tarentino Strong
The Horses and Heroes Foundation Inc., which partnered on May 6 with the Auburn Rotary and the Auburn Police Department to dedicate police-patrol horse Tarentino Strong in honor of slain Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr., journeyed to the nation's capital last week during National Police Week. Foundation founder and President Skyllar Mullvaney, who is also a member of the Malden Rotary, joined the Tarentino family at last Saturdays' ceremony to dedicate a place on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, in honor of Officer Tarentino, who was shot and killed nearly a year ago, on May 23, 2016, during a routine traffic stop. Also last week, Tarentino Strong went on police-patrol duty in Washington, DC.
To learn more on:

Uxbridge Hears From Lindsey Reichert On Team Up India
Lindsey Reichert (shown), whose mother, Leslie Reichert, is a past president of Uxbridge Rotary, recently talked to that club about her Team Up India start-up project. Lindsay and Kelsey Patton, who are seniors at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, are looking to use the weapon of education to change the future health of India.
Using kids' love of sports, Team Up India will be a sports program in India that will teach children proper eating habits and will fight malnutrition. This program will combine football (soccer, as it's called in the U.S.) training with classroom sessions to teach the children about healthy foods. This will help them make the connection between what they eat and how they perform in every aspect of life. 
For more information on Team Up India, which is seeking funding, contact Lindsey Reichert at lindseyreichert77@gmail.com.
To learn more on Uxbridge Rotary, click here.

Shrewsbury, Worcester Join Forces To Help Students Become Authors
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Wachusett Area Holds Sock Hop
The District 7910 leadership team was well-represented at Wachusett Rotary'Cruisin' Sock Hop on April 21 at The Manor in West Boylston.
Left to right: District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle; District Governor-Nominee Steve Sager; Immediate Past District Governor Jim Fusco and his wife, Assistant Governor Karen Fusco; District Governor-Nominee Designate Pam Anastasi;  District Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney and her husband, Dana Gray; District Foundation Chair and Table Host Sanjay Deshpanade, a past president of Wachusett Area Rotary.
During the Cruisin' Sock Hop, Wachusett Area President Gary Hough (below) danced up a storm!
To learn more on Wachusett Area Rotary, click here

Fitchburg Supports Citizenship Preparation
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Fitchburg Rotary has donated $1,000 to help support free citizenship-preparation classes that are offered in Fitchburg by Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area.
To learn more on Fitchburg Rotary, click here
Westborough Holds Repair Cafe
To learn more on Westborough Rotary, click here

Worcester Funds Opioid-Crisis Fight
Worcester Rotary has donated $41,000 to the City of Worcester in support of the city's efforts to fightopioid addiction in the Worcester area.
Shown, left to right: City Manager Ed Augustus, Mayor Joseph Petty, club President Barbara Guthrie, Immediate Past President Robert Mangan, Past President Satya Mitra,  and Rotarians Ron Fraser, Bill Moore and Fred Nathan
To learn more on Worcester Rotary, click here.

Franklin Donates $500 To Franklin Food Pantry
Left to right: President Terry Katsaros; and Erin Lynch, director of Franklin Food Pantry
To learn more on Franklin Rotary, click here.

RI PE Ian Riseley Addresses NorthEast PETS '17

Shown at the 2017 Northeast Presidents Elect Seminar last Thursday in Framingham, are the eight governors-elect in the Northeast posing with Rotary International President-Elect Ian Riseley (second from right). Among the DGEs is our own Karin Gaffney (third from right).
To view event photos by District 7910 Photographer Cheryl Rosen, a member of the Rotary Club of Hudson, click here.
Spontaneous donations at NEPETS totaled $5,500 for a Right to Read literacy project run by Shirley-Pat Chamberlain (shown, left) of the Rotary Club of Williams Lake, British Columbia. All eight districts decided to match the contribution, bringing the total up to$11,000. That is enough to fund half the$22,000 cost to get the library up and running.

In Support of Polish-Ukrainian Rotary Project

By Roy Balfour













The Polish-Ukrainian Rotary project deals with rehabilitation in Poland of a group of 25 Ukrainian children who  are 10 to 12 years old, plus three accompanying adults. The children belong to families who lost their parents in the war unleashed in the East of Ukraine. This project has been successfully going on for the last three Rotary years successfully, and its main financial burden was carried by Polish Rotary clubs.


Multi-Club Power Play
Needham Teams Up with Framingham, Newton, Waltham and Watertown on India Solar-Power Project
Needham, Framingham, Newton, Waltham and Watertown Rotary 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 Jubilee Hills Rotary, 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 on:

Great Club Fundraising Tool
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 Video Highlights Rotary Foundation's Fundraising Goals
We are all well aware that The Rotary Foundation is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. Steve Kirk, president of Concord Rotary, has produced a five-minute video that outlines our own district’s fundraising goals for the current Rotary year, which ends this June 30.
To learn more about The Rotary Foundationclick here.

Watch Video: Governor Baker Addresses District 7910 Rotarians
The Rotary Club of Billerica has provided a video of Governor Charlie Baker's address to District 7910 Rotarians last September 27 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bedford.
To watch the two-hour-47-minute videoclick here.
The Rotary Clubs of BedfordBillerica, LowellNewtonand 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.
To learn more on:

See You at RI Convention This Month In Atlanta
Register now!
For more information on the RI Convention, click here & click here
Planning to attend? Contact District RI Convention Chair Steve Glines.
To learn moreclick here.
To register for the 2017 RI Convention in Atlantaclick here.

Pat and Skip Doyle Installed as '16-'17 DGs
To watch a video of the installationclick here.


Sunday, June 18: Natick - 'Tour de Natick'

Saturday, July 15: District 7910 - 'District Governor Installation Ceremony'
To download event flyer in PDF format, click here

Friday, July 21: Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship - 'Rotary Wine & Dine at the Ballpark!"
Click here to register and pay via PayPal
Click here to download event flyer in PDF format
Click here to download event flyer in JPEG format


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 jim.fusco2@gmail.com.





Submit Your Events

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 Fuscojim.fusco2@gmail.com. And, please make sure to add Jim to your club's distribution list.
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Atlanta, Georgia
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg
Courtyard Hotel, Littleton
June 15
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Action Unlimited, Concord
June 7
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

June 10– June 14
Fitchburg State University
June 11
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Courtyard Hotel, Littleton
June 15 
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
5:30-9:00 p.m.
Hanover Park, Fitton Field, Worcester

Fitchburg State University
June 22
3:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Fitchburg State University
June 23-June 25
Billiards Cafe
Jun 26
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Courtyard Hotel
Jun 29, 2017 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


'17-'18 Rotary Theme: For use in next Rotary, starting July 1 

To download the image in PNG format, click here.

'16-'17 Rotary Theme: For use in current Rotary year, ending June 30

To download the image in PNG format, click here.

'17-'19 UNESCO-IHE Scholarship Applications Available
By Abby McNear

Zone Coordinators Are Standing By

Rotary Weekly: May 19 edition

Rotary Peace Centers: 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship applications now available 

Club & District Support Newsletter: May edition

Young Leaders in Action: March 17 edition

Rotary Polio Efforts Praised by Bill & Melinda Gates

RI Website Has Been Updated

Club & District Report from RI
By Katlin Bautz

In 2017: Spend Less. Give More. 

To learn more about Rotary Global Reward, click here
To download the Rotary Global Reward flyer, click here
Contact Judy Merriman, chair of the District Rotary Global Rewards Committee at judymerriman@townisp.com.

Rotary Leader Newsletter: May Edition
The Rotary Foundation Named 'World’s Outstanding Foundation'

Meet Ian Riseley: '17-'18 RI President
Ian Riseley will address the 2017 World Affairs Seminar, "Education & Social Justice: Shaping the World You Will Inherit," on June 26 in Wisconsin

Beyond Borders

By Dean Rohrs, RI Vice President and RI Director for Zones 24 & 32

To read the April issue of Beyond Borders, click here.

To watch a 30-minute interview with Dean Rohrs during her recent visit in May to Worcester, click here.

To read Dean Rohr's highlights of the January RI Board of Directors meeting, click here.










In the April issue:  

  • Director Dean and Trustee Bryn start off the issue with their thoughts on PETS, youth in Rotary, and the strength of our Coordinator team
  • Director-elect Jeffry talks about the importance of coordination, particularly as the "old" Rotary year gives way to the new
  • International PolioPlus Committee Chair Mike defines success in ending polio
  • We learn specifically how each of our districts can do our part to End Polio Now
  • We hear about a long-term relationship between a club in Nova Scotia and one in Uganda that continues to result in tangible benefits
  • We learn how three clubs in Connecticut are marking The Rotary Foundation's centennial with a commitment to save 100 lives
  • We get a first-hand report from Rotary's newest nation:  Myanmar
  • And, planning continues for Zone Institute 2017 in Hartford, while the Beyond Borders Dinner in Atlanta is sold out!

Meet Jeff Cadorette: Our New RI Director

Meet Sam Owori: Our '18-'19 RI President
Sam 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 toolkit, click here
For information on the 2017 Rotary International Convention, click here.
To read a profile of John Germ, click 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's 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 centennial.rotary.org.

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
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.

Check Out 'Rotary Voices' Blog

Check out Rotary Voicesthe 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.


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Message from DGE Karin Gaffney: Join me at my installation as district governor
Both my installation ceremony as your governor for District 7910 for the Rotary year that begins July 1 plus the installation of Mary Garcia as president for Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley are scheduled for July 15  at my home in Littleton. This event is casual and will be an outdoor event to capitalize on the fun of summer weather! Every Rotarian from District 7910 is invited along with partners/spouses – it’s truly a “more the merrier” event. Cost is only $25 per person and includes dinner as well as dancing and fellowship.
Don’t miss the fun!
The address for the installation party is 17 Bulkeley Road in Littleton.
For more on District 7910, visit Rotary7910.org and Facebook.com/RotaryDistrict7910.

Foundation Note: District 7910 Major Donors and Bequest Society Members

Interact Actions: Fun with Interact Peer Leadership & Depression Prevention
By Bob Anthony

RYLA Right Now: We Need Volunteers Like You!
By Corinne Badenhoff
2017 District RYLA Conference, June 23, 24, and 25, Fitchburg State University 
RYLA Right Now - Come Join the FUN @RYLA!
17 Days and counting to RYLA and we still need lots of help.
We are looking for help in many different ways, and for several different time blocks. Please click the link to visit our RYLA 7910 website. 
And I urge you all to please pass this along to your club members too.
Our 190 RYLAns need you!!
http://www.ryla7910.org/get-involved                  Questions? Contact me - Corinne Badenhoff          volunteers@ryla7910.org

Rotarian Essay: Something very big is falling in the cracks
By Ron Goodenow

Membership Corner: March's Membership Workshops were well-attended

By Tom Sturiale

RLI Leads: Rotary Leadership Institute breakfast at RI Conference
By David Kaiser
FAQs about RLI: Click here

PR Tips: Know what role your club plays in your community
 By Laura Spear
Click here for an excellent example of a club-event promotional video by Concord President Steve Kirk.



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 laura@spear.net.

Sixteen humanitarian trips have now been completed

By Dick Manelis
Sixteen humanitarian trips have now been completed on behalf of District 7910. We have been able to extend the hand of friendship and provide hope to hundreds of people in third-world countries in Central and South America. These efforts are a partnership between those who volunteer their time and resources and the clubs that offer financial support for the various projects. Without both, we could not accomplish what we do. I would like to extend a special "thank you" to those clubs that have supported these efforts over the years: Dedham, Framingham, Marlborough, Montachusett Area, Nashoba Valley, Needham, Uxbridge, Westborough, and Uxbridge.
Past District Governor Richard Manelis, a member of Framingham Rotary, may be reached at manelis711@yahoo.com.

ESSEX Examples: Who's behind making us best
By Steve Glines
Its not too early to start thinking about Toronto. Discount prices start on June 10th!
Recently a gathering was held for those attending the Rotary International Convention on June 23 to 25 in Atlanta.
For amazing information for those of you going to Atlanta, click here
For more information on the RI Convention, click here.
To register now for the 'Beyond Borders' Dinner on June 11click here.
Bill Gates to be keynote speaker
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

By Steve Jones-D'Agostino











Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship Outing

Set For July 21 At Worcester’s Hanover Park.

Worcester Bravehearts designate ‘Rotary Wine & Dine Night,’

with on-field recognition and announcements.

Fellowship’s Carl Gomes to throw out first pitch,

as Bravehearts host  Wachusett Dirt Dawgs.

Cost is $50 per person.

Includes: ‘Bullpen Buffet’ Dinner, 3 Glasses of Wine, 1 Game Ticket, and 1 Replica Bravehearts Hat.

Free Parking!

Click here to learn more and buy tickets via PayPal.






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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.