To download the event flyer in PDF format, click here
To download the event flyer in JPEG format, click here
To watch a 3-minute promotional videoclick here.

District 7910 Interact Summit 

Saturday, May 13

To download event flyer in PDF format, click here


A Great Multi-District Conference

By Pat and Skip Doyle

Our hearts are full  as we recover from our eventful  Multi-District Conference this past weekend in Providence. It was all that we had hoped for - with the one exception  that many of you were not there to share the moments with us.
Two-and-a-half years ago, governors from four New England districts got together and shared a vision of what a multi-district conference would look like. The criteria were:
  • Rotary International president as keynote speaker.  The result: He came.
  • Well-known speakers. The result: Michael Angelo Caruso and Lauren Templeton.
  • High-level entertainment. The result: WaterFire.
  • Engaging breakout sessions. The result: Alzheimers to Youth.
  • Busy House of Friendship. The result: NEADS dogs, and a Peace Book.
  • Good food. The result: Best-ever, at a District Conference.
  • World-class venue. The result: Providence Civic Center/Omni Hotel.
We fulfilled those criteria - and, as a bonus, we added both an Interact Conference and a Rotaract Conference.
Thank you to all in District 7910 who helped make our Multi-District Conference a success.
Here are two more highlights:

Satya Mitra of Worcester Rotary was named District 7910 Rotarian of Year

Shown: Rotary International President John Germ (far right) presents the ROY Award to Satya Mitra (second from left), as District Governors Pat Doyle (second from right) and Skip Doyle (far left) look on.

District 7910 Business Meeting Well-Attended
A resolution was unanimously approved, allowing immediate past presidents of Rotary clubs to serve on the District Nominating Committee. To read the new procedure, click here.
Shown, left to right: District Parliamentarian Steve Sager and District Secretary Michelle Gasbarro look on as District Governors Skip and Pat Doyle explain the new nominating procedure, which takes effect this July 1.
Coming Soon: Million Dollar Journey Dinner:
To register now for this wonderful celebration on May 25 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, click here.
The quote, "Be careful what you wish for," comes to mind - along with the ending, “Because you might get it.”  We wished for one million new dollars in donations or pledges for The Rotary Foundation in 2016-2017, and we got it - and more - thanks to the work of our Major Donor Gift Committee under the extraordinary leadership of Chair Satya Mitra. So far, we've raised more than $1.1 million in donations and pledges. Our goal is to reach the $1.5-million mark by this May 25 - and the $2-million mlestone by June 30, 2018.
Thank you, Satya, and all who made this happen!
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
2. 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 reachedat The RYLA season has begun and the RYLA Committee is working to make RYLA 2017 the "best RYLA ever." (See RYLA article, right-hand column.)
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 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-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, May 9  issue. The submission deadline for this issue is Friday, May 5.
Click here for past issues.


Alphabetical, by last name
  • Simon Curry, Chelmsford
  • Patrick Ellis, Worcester
Remember to ask ... ask ... ask!



Uxbridge: Lindsey Reichert is Guest Speaker
Lindsey Reichert whose Mother, Leslie, is a Past President of Uxbridge talked about her start-up project in India. Lindsey is fromGrove City College in Pa!
Littleton Hosts Candidates Night for School Committee Race
The Littleton Rotary hosted a Candidates Night on April 12 at Town Offices. School Committee candidates (shown) had the opportunity to introduce themselves to voters, and answer questions from the audience.
To learn more on Littleton Rotary, click here

Shrewsbury, Worcester Join Forces To Help Students Become Authors
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To learn more on:
Wachusett Area Holds Sock Hop
The District 7910 leadership team was well-represented atWachusett 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

Wellesley Goes Undercover for Arbor Day
To learn more on Wellesley Rotary, click here

Bedford Rises Against Hunger
On April 8, Bedford Rotary raised more than $19,000, assembled more than 300 volunteer packagers, and packaged more than of 62,000 meals. The event was a huge success, and the club has now packaged almost 320,000 meals over the last five years. To make matters even better, this year's two major corporate sponsors have already agreed to sponsor the event again in 2018! In the middle of all this, Bedford Rotary was recognized by Rise Against Hunger with a miniature Chinese gong (shown) for having already packaged 250,000 meals.
To learn more on Bedford Rotary, click here

Chelmsford Honors April’s Students Of The Month
Shown, left to right, are the Chelmsford High School students who were honored: Daniel Demitrov, Tyler Fleming, Anthony Del Trecco, Suzanne Misherfi, Meg Dugas, and Kristen Hohenstein.
To learn more on Chelmsford 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.
Auburn Is Inspired By Team Up India's Lindsey Reichert
Grove City College seniors, Lindsey Reichert (shown, left) and Kelsey Patton are looking to use the weapon of education to change the future health of India with their program called Team Up India. On April 12, Lindsey made a presentation to members of Auburn Rotary. Also shown are Immediate Past President Marcia Davis (right) and Immediate Past TreasurerJohn Convent (left).
For more information on Team Up India, which is seeking funding, contact Lindsey Reichert at
To learn more on Auburn Rotaryclick 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.

Nashoba Valley To Host Bolton Repair Cafe On May 20
What do you do with a broken toaster or lamp? Or with a shirt or blouse with a seam that is ripped out? Toss it? No way! Bring them to the Bolton Repair Café. The Nashoba Valley Rotary, with help from Bolton Local, is hosting the next Bolton Repair Café on Saturday, May 20, from9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held in the cafeteria of the Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic Street in Bolton.The school is located behind the Emerson School, which is on the same driveway/street.

For more information, contact Ray Pfau at 978-779-5545, or visit

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.

Auburn, Horses and Heroes Foundation Saddle Up for Tarentino Strong

Auburn Rotary and the charitable, non-profit Horses and Heroes Foundation just got an extensive write-up in Worcester Magazine and in-depth interviews on Worcester's WCCA-TV, WCTR-TV, and WICN-FM for their collaborative effort to dedicate a police-patrol horse, Tarentino Strong (shown, above, right), in honor of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarantino Jr. (shown, left) who was shot and killed in the line of duty last year during a routine traffic stop. 
The Dedication Ceremony will be held this Saturday, May 6 at 12:00 noon at Lemansky Park, located at 22 Baryman St. in Auburn, across the street from the Auburn Police Department. The horse is being purchased by the Revere-based Horses and Heroes Foundation, led by Skyllar Mullvaney (shown, above right, with Tarentino Strong), a member of Malden Rotary. The Foundation has bought and donated more than a dozen police-patrol horses in recent years in honor of police officers who were "involved in a selfless and heroic act while on duty."
To learn more on:

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 about:

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 June 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.


Thursday May 4: Wellesley - 'Taste of Wellesley'
To download event flyer in PDF format, click here

Saturday, May 6: Worcester - 'Casino Night To Build a Playground for Inner-City Kids'
To download Sponsorship Opportunities form in PDF format,click here

Sunday, May 7: Auburn - "Auburn Cub Scouts Pack 53 Needs Your Treasures'
To download flyer in PDF format, click here 

Saturday, May 13: Marlborough: 'We Want Your Junk! Community Recycling Fundraiser'

Saturday May 13: Newton - 'Newton Has Talent!'
To download event flyer in PDF Format, click here

Saturday, May 13: District - 'Interact Summit' 
To download event flyer in PDF format, click here

Monday, May 22: Concord - 'Golf Tournament'
For more information on the tournament, click here
For information on Concord Rotary, click here

Tuesday, May 23: Districts 7910 and 7930 - 'Pre-Convention Meet & Greet'

Thursday, May 25: District 7910 - 'Million Dollar Journey Dinner'
To register and pay, click here
To download the event flyer in PDF format, click here
To download the event flyer in JPEG format, click here
To watch a 3-minute video promoting our Million Dollar Journey Dinnerclick here.

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




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 And, please make sure to add Jim to your club's distribution list.
Submit Your Newsletter Content




FOR May 2 - June 6

Wednesday, May 3 
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location to be announced

Thursday, May 4 
6:30-8:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster
District Million Dollar Journey Subcommittee
Wednesday, May 10 
7:00-8:30 p.m.

The Guru Tax & Financial Services, Worcester
Saturday, May 13 
2:00-4:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Bedford Glen Hotel, Bedford
Monday, May 15
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Action Unlimited, Concord

Wednesday, May 16 
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location to be announced


Wednesday, May 16

6:30-8:30 p.m.

DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster

Thursday, May 17 
6:30-8:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster

Thursday, May 18
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Courtyard Hotel, Littleton
Monday, May 21 
1:00– 5:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster

Tuesday, May 22
6:00– 8:00 p.m.
Home of Karen and Jim Fusco, Leominster
Wednesday, May 23, 2017 
5:30–7:30 p.m
Hilton Garden Hotel, Waltham
Thursday, May 25 
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Wednesday, May 31
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Grill on the Hill, Green Hill Park, Worcester


Rotary International's '17-'18 Theme Logo


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

Zone Coordinators Are Standing By

Rotary Weekly: April 21 edition

Rotary Peace Centers: 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship applications now available 

Club & District Support Newsletter: February edition

Young Leaders in Action: March 17 edition

Rotary Polio Efforts Praised by Bill & Melinda Gates

RI Website Has Been Updated






For a sneak peak at the new Rotary International website, click here.

Read more about the web-refresh project

Learn more about the online tools available to you and your club

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

The Rotary Foundation Named 'World’s Outstanding Foundation'

Rotary Leader Newsletter: March edition


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.










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 issold out!

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

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

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 tocreate 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 yourRotary 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 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.


District 7910 To Celebrate Centennial Of Rotary Foundation With Million Dollar Journey Dinner 
Thursday, May 25 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester
By Satya Mitra and Sanjay Deshpande
To watch a 3-minute videopromoting our Million Dollar Journey Dinnerclick here.
To listen to a recent29-minute radio interview with Satya Mitra on 90.5 WICN, during which he promotes the Million Dollar Journey Dinnerclick here.

RYLA Right Now: Involve your students
By Christine Pinney

To download the RYLA information flyer, click here.

Polio Plus Update: A boy discovering his grandfather's battle with polio

Foundation Note: District Grants and Global Grants – April update

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

By Tom Sturiale
RLI Leads: Next RLI Is On May 6 In Peabody
RLI Breakfast at RI Conference in June in Atlanta: Click here
By David Kaiser
FAQs about RLI: Click here

What are the courses? Click here

For the complete RLI Northeast America schedule, click here.
Join Us at the RLI Breakfast at June's RI Convention in Atlanta

PR Tips: Identify your club’s experts!

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

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 Centraland 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

Rotarian Essay: Personal Responsibility - A Core Value for Rotarians - and Others We Touch
By Ron Goodenow

ESSEX Examples: Who's behind making us best
By Steve Glines
For more information on the RI Convention, click 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














Please note: Member login is required
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.