Upcoming Events
You may submit event information per the District 7910 Promotional GuidelinesIf your club does not use ClubRunner, please send your event information to Rotary District 7910 Newsletter. And make sure to add  jim.fusco2@gmail.com to you club's distribution list.
2016 District Conference
Save The Dates!
May 20, 21 and 22, 2016
Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth
2015 Foundation Forum & Dinner
By District 7910 Foundation Committee
Wednesday, November 4, 6:00-8:30 p.m. 
Holiday Inn, Boxborough
For more information, click here
To register, click here
2015 District Meal-Packaging Event


By All Participating District 7910 Rotary Clubs


Saturday, November 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Solomon Pond Mall, Marlborough/Berlin line
To register, click here
To view and download the October 27 news release, click here.
For more information, contact Steve Sager, co-chair of this Rotary program, at ssager@sagerlegal.com
To follow news and information, including last week's Boston Globe and MetroWest Daily News articles, about this event on our main Facebook page, click here
To invite all of your Rotary, Rotaract and Interact friends on Facebook to our Facebook Event page, click here
Interact Training
By District 7910 Interact Committee
Monday, November 16, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Boxborough
For more information or to register, click here

Club Visits


Visits By 

District Governor 

Jim Fusco


All my visits have now been completed. What a great experience.

If you have any special events you would like me to attend or any inductions/presentations you want me to make, just let me know.

For complete list of District/Club Events, click here

If your event does not show on that list, let me know.

DG Jim

District Events


Monday, November 2-Monday, November 16

  • To submit content for consideration for the Monday, November 9 issue of Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, please e-mail it Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com.
    The submission deadline is Friday, November 6. Text must be in Word format. Images must be in either JPEG or PDF format

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Governor's Message
November Is Active With Foundation, Meal-Packaging and Interact Events
By Jim Fusco
What an amazing week it was. Last Monday, I was at Marlborough High School to participate in the Reality Fair by the Rotary Club of Marlborough. What a great concept and it always amazes me that the schools don’t have classes on financial reality. I then went to RC Leominster to induct a new member. And that evening, I was at the District Trustee Meeting. Read more
Click here to view, download and/or print this newsletter, in PDF format
Click here to download and/or print the minutes of the District Conference Committee meeting in October. (Rotary member login required)

Welcome, New Rotarians!
Please welcome the newest Rotarians in our district:

District & Club Rounds
District Foundation Forum and Dinner: This Wednesday, November 4, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Boxborough
Immediate Attention Requested
To register, click here.
To view and download the event flyerclick here.

District Meal-Packaging Event: Saturday, November 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Solomon Pond Mall, Marlborough/Berlin line
Immediate Attention Requested
District 7910 has been challenged by End Hunger NE to beat the Boston Bruins' record of 61,500 meals packed! To registerclick here.
To make your tax-deductible donation to the District 7910 Charity Fund, to benefit End Hunger NE, click here.
To view and download the event flyer, click here.
To view and download the October 27 news release, click here.
For more information, contact Steve Sager of the Rotary Club of Framingham, who co-chairs this Rotary program, at ssager@sagerlegal.com.
To invite all of your Rotary, Rotaract and Interact friends on Facebook to this event via our Facebook Event pageclick here.
For news and information, including last week's Boston Globe and MetroWest Daily News articles, about this event on our main Facebook page, click here.
Concord Hosts Exclusive Sneak Preview Of ‘What Tomorrow Brings’
By Sharon Spaulding
On October 28, the Rotary Club of Concord hosted an exclusive sneak preview of What Tomorrow Brings. The documentary portrays the struggle of young Afghan girls to achieve education.
The Afghan school was founded and is run by Razia Jan, a Rotarian from Duxbury who returned to Afghanistan. Beth Murphy is the documentarian who produced the film about the school and the progress of the girls.
Jan’s organization, The Razia Ray of Hope Foundation, has broken ground on the first college for girls in rural Afghanistan.
Sharon Spaulding, a member of the Rotary Club of Concord, may be reached at ses@spauldingco.com.

Framingham’s Fourth Annual Pancake Breakfast Set For November 7
By Phil Reimann
Please plan to support the Rotary Club of Framingham’s Fourth Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 7 from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Keefe Technical High School, located on the east side of Framingham. To view and download the event flyer in PDF format, click here.
Those of us who attended and/or worked at the breakfast last year enjoyed each other’s company as we worked toward an important goal for our community.  Proceeds from the breakfast will again be used to purchase window air conditioners for Framingham seniors in public housing - something they are least able to afford with their limited financial resources, but something that is critical to their overall health and well being.
Framingham has more than 650 older residents in public housing. Last year, we were able to purchase and install an additional 35 window units for those most-at-risk elderly. Our goal is to surpass that number this year.   
This project is actually a collaboration between the Framingham Council on Aging Callahan Center, the Framingham Housing Authority, and the Framingham club. The Callahan Center staff consulted with maintenance and operations staff of the Housing Authority to develop specifications for the air conditioners.  The Housing Authority Tenant Services staff identified residents and dwelling units most in need of attention. Together these two organizations made a final selection of tenants to receive the units. The Framingham club purchased the units with the funds from the Pancake Breakfast and a grant from Rotary International.
Maintenance staff of the Housing Authority and volunteers made the first installation in April 2013. Additionally, the Housing Authority staff along with volunteers from the community will take out, clean, and store air-conditioning units this fall. Future cycles of removal, cleaning, storage, and reinstallation will be will performed by the Housing Authority and volunteers, thus ensuring the long-term viability of these units.   
We all remember the heat wave in July with temperatures above 90 degrees. The National Centers for Disease Control notes that those most at risk for heat stress and death are the elderly, the poor and those with existing health conditions. The CDC's research also shows that in 91 percent of heat-related deaths there was no air conditioning in the home. We can all take comfort in knowing that the air condition units installed last spring vitally aided residents in coping with the stifling heat and humidity of late June and early July.
This project brings many segments of the community together to help Framingham be a safer and more caring place for some of its members in greatest need. We hope to see you at the breakfast.
Phil Reimann, a member of the Rotary Club of Framingham, may be reached at pereimann@aol.com.

Major Club Happenings: November & December
Brookline: Dancing With the Brookline Stars - November 7

Acton-Boxborough & Littleton: Masquerade Ball - November 7

Auburn: Celebrate Auburn Veterans! - November 10
Nashoba Valley & WPI: Special Rotary Meeting - November 12

Concord & Lexington: Stop Hunger Now - November 14

Billerica: Cribbage Tournament, November 14

Clinton: Pancake Breakfast and $uper Raffle - December 6

Submit Major Club Happenings
Send flyers of your club's major events, in either JPEG or PDF format, to Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com.

Committee Spotlight
Polio Plus: I want to end polio. Join me.
By Carl Good III, PhD
With Africa on the brink of polio eradication and a great reduction in the number of cases in Pakistan and Afghanistan, we have almost eradicated another major infectious disease. I have been impressed by the 2015 Polio Plus Day events scheduled by the different clubs throughout District 7910. Support of the polio-eradication program could be by:
  • Holding a PPD at a school
  • Holding a PPD at a business such as a store or a grocery
  • Holding PPD at events where Rotary has presence
  • Distributing Polio Plus contribution envelops at events and business places
  • Dedicating fines or happy dollars for a month to Polio Plus
  • Making donations from club funds
We will be surveying the club presidents to determine which events have happened and which are ongoing. Thanks very much to all who have and are continuing to support this important program at such a key time.
Carl Good III, PhD, chair of District 7910's Polio Plus Subcommittee, may be reached at carlgood@yahoo.com.
Nomination Calls: Only 2 Days left to get your forms submitted!
By Carol Toomey
The deadline has been extended to November 3 (from October 15) for submitting nominating applications for the following District positions: District Governor for 2018-'19; two Trustees for the District Funds, two Trustees for the District Charity Fund (DCF); District Treasurer; Sergeant at Arms; and District Archivist. Read more

Register Now: Interact Advisor Training Seminar, November 16
By Ron Bott
Youth is the future of Rotary and we are doing something about it. Training is the solution to strengthening our youth organizations and this seminar is designed to do just that. Read more

Membership Corner: Rotarians of 7910 – Membership, Please!
By Tom Sturiale
The Rotary year is one-third over and will be half over in a few weeks following the holiday season, which will quickly pass. How are we doing? The club presidents have settled in after their honeymoon period and now fully realize the magnitude of their job and how to do it. Now it is time to lead and energize your clubs towards the major goals of Rotary. We need a strong membership effort and more participation in the good works funded by support from The Rotary FoundationRead more

Foundation Notes: Great News On Annual Giving Toward Cash For Grant
By Ralph Hammond
For next year's cash, as of this October 31, District 7910 has an average of $18 per member. We’re ahead of the same date a year ago by 124 percent, or more than $5,000. Last year, among 543 districts worldwide, we stood at No. 133, with only 25 percent of those other districts doing better. It would be great if we can grow to at least No. 133. Currently, we are on a pace to do even better. Read more

PR Tips: Promoting District PR Web Content
By Laura Spear
Check out the Public Relations section of the Rotary 7910 website. Learn more about the new branding that Rotary International rolled out in 2013. In addition to Rotary Brand Center, which contains information about the new logo, identity guidelines, and other branding content from Rotary International, the DistricPublic Relations section includes district training materials, links to how-to videos, PR best practices, sample materials that you can customize, and links to more information.
Creating awareness starts at the club level through relationships with your local press, social media with club members’ “friends,” local cable TV and radio promotion, and word of mouth. Consistency across clubs increases awareness. By increasing the public's understanding of Rotary, we're strengthening our ability to make an impact in communities around the world. Every club should be using the new voice and visual guidelines, including the new logo - today!
Laura Spear, chair of District 7910's Public Image Committee, may be reached at laura@spear.net.

Rotary International Spotlight
Miles To End Polio
On Saturday, November 21, Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko (shown, far left) and a team of staffers will join Rotary members to bike up to 104 miles in El Tour de Tucson to raise funds for polio eradication. The event is one of the top cycling events in the U.S., attracting more than 9,000 cyclists each year. John and the Rotary team aim to raise $3.4 million, which will be tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a total of more than $10 million, for the fight to end polio.
Click here to make a contribution to help Rotary create a polio-free world.
Membership Minute: New process for prospective, referred, and returning or relocating members
We are excited to introduce a new process for collecting and communicating online membership leads that will make it easier for club officers and district leaders to follow up on leads, and for prospective members to join a club. Prospective members who visit Rotary.org and select the “Join” button will provide their information using an online form. That information will be sent to Rotary, where the candidate will be screened for basic membership qualifications before being forwarded to district governors and district membership chairs to assign to clubs for follow up. A similar process will be in place for members to make referrals to other clubs or seek out a new club for themselves. All of these leads will be readily available when you sign in to MyRotary. Watch for this new process to be launched in mid-November.

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