Upcoming 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 Rotary District 7910 Newsletter. And make sure to add  jim.fusco2@gmail.com to you club's distribution list.
2016 District Conference
Check out the fun, exciting video that Assistant Governor Richard Simon has produced to promote our 2016 District Conference. To view it, click here.
Save The Dates!
May 20, 21 and 22, 2016
Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth
Club Visits


 District Governor 

Jim Fusco


If you have any special events you would like me to attend or any inductions or presentations you would like 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 23-Monday, December 7

Tuesday, November 24
7:00-8:00 p.m.

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Governor's Message
Kept Busy Last Week
By Jim Fusco
I want to wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving. Many of you will be traveling so please have a safe trip. This will be a slow week for Rotary activities and all of you deserve the break!
I had another great week and am looking forward to Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season. Last week, I was kept busyRead more
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Welcome, New Rotarians!
Please welcome the newest Rotarian in our district:

Club Rounds
Montachusett Area: Literacy Is One Of Our Top Priorities
The Rotary Club of Montachusett Area is based in Leominster and literacy is one of our top priorities. Not only do we provide dictionaries to all third-graders in the Leominster Public Schools system, but we also participate in literacy fairs throughout the greater Leominster area.
Last Tuesday, a literacy fair called Project Apples was held at the Leominster Public Library and for the seventh straight year we were there to hand out free reading books and dictionaries to the attendees. More than 100 children with parents attended this event and we had an opportunity to educate them about Rotary. We are looking forward to continue our participation in the Project Apples next year. Thanks go out to our Literacy chair, Joan Ficarra, for coordinating our participation.

Bedford: ‘Rotary Breakfast With Santa’ Date Is Set
“Rotary Breakfast with Santa” will be held on Sunday, December 13 at Bedford High School. This year will mark the 29th time the Rotary Club of Bedford has sponsored this event, which has become a favorite family tradition in town. Children will have an opportunity to visit with Santa, to enjoy holiday coloring, crafts, and balloon making, and everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and more! (shown, left, are participants in last year's event posing with Santa.)
“We are actively soliciting sponsorships from businesses who support Rotary’s mission and may benefit from connecting with Bedford families,” says Mark Cieplinski, who is coordinating our club’s sponsorship efforts. The club believes that local businesses that provide kid-centered services or products will particularly benefit from exposure to the 700 people expected to attend. Support options range from advertisement in the coloring book that will go home with each child to support of one of the in-person activity tables that are popular attractions at the event.
“100 percent of the proceeds from this event go to support Rotary’s local and international service projects,” says Diana Jarvis, president of our club. “This year we are highlighting our efforts to support the Bedford Community Table and Food Pantry, Bicycle Helmet Distribution and Safety Day, and the club’s ‘Meals for Kids’ meal-packaging event.”   
Those interested in learning more should about "Rotary Breakfast with Santa" may visit  our web page, contact us at bedford.rotary@gmail.com, “like” our Facebook page, and/or call either Christine Pinney at 781-271-0398 or Melinda Nicholson 978-344-5035.

Needham: Video Promoted 'Rotary Pancake Breakfast 2015'
The Rotary Club of Needham produced a 90-second TV ad that promoted its "Rotary Pancake Breakfast 2015" on November 7. The video aired on November 5 on The Needham Channel. To watch it, click here

Wellesley: 'Stop Hunger Now' Packages 20,000 Meals
The Rotary Club of Wellesley sponsored a "Stop Hunger Now" meal-packaging event (shown, right) on October 17 at Wellesley Community Center. To view photos of the event, click here.
More than 110 volunteers reached the goal to package 20,000 meals in less than four hours. A great time was had by all. The meal-assembly process combined rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix. The meals included 21 essential vitamins and minerals sealed in small packages containing six servings. Meal packages are shipped around the world to support feeding programs and crisis relief. The packaged food stores easily, transports quickly and has a shelf life of two years. 
Established in 1998, Stop Hunger Now coordinates the distribution of food and their life-saving aid to crisis-burdened areas around the world. For more information, click here.

Westford: Posts 'Welcome to Westford' Sign
The Rotary Club of Westford's "Welcome to Westford" sign (shown, left) is again part of the newly refigured Route 110 landscape. The sign is located at Minot's Corner, which is the intersection of Boston Road and Littleton Road.

Major District Happenings: December
District Holiday Party - December 6, DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster

Major Club Happenings: December
Waltham: 90th Birthday Celebration, December 4

Clinton: Pancake Breakfast and $uper Raffle - December 6, Clinton Elementary School

Maynard: Christmas Parade - 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
Corporate Membership Opportunity
By Satya Mitra
During our visits to many clubs in our District, many Membership Committee members have discovered that there is a great interest in finding out about the opportunity of Corporate Membership. Hence, here are details of Corporate Membership, answering some of the commonly asked questions about this concept. Read more

Membership Corner: A Conversation About Membership
By Tom Sturiale
I attended a very interesting and inspirational Assistant Governors Area Meeting last Friday during which several approaches and issues regarding membership were reviewed. It is always inspirational to hear the many ways Rotary clubs approach community service, membership and public relations. And I always walk away with the same thought in mind, “If only everyone knew what we do, how we do it and the fun we have while doing it, they would run, not walk, to join Rotary.” Alas, this is not the case. Why not? And indeed, what should or could we do about it? Read more

Interact Update: Energetic, Lively And Engaged Advisor Training Seminar
By Ron Bott
District 7910 held its first-ever Interact Advisor Training Seminar on November 16 at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough. Thirty-five Rotarians and guests from 21 Rotary clubs participated energetically at the event. Read more

Foundation Notes: Great EREY News
By Ralph Hammond
District-wide as of last June 30, the end of the 2014-2015 Rotary year, we reached 18 percent of “Every Rotarian Every Year,” which is the rate of membership giving to The Rotary Foundation. Today, we are already at 17 percent of EYEY. Read more

PR Tips: Add Your Activities To The District 7910 Calendar
By Laura Spear
The district calendar is an easy way to publicize your event to fellow Rotarians. See the Rotary District 7910 Club Promotion Guidelines for more information.
Laura Spear, chair of District 7910's Public Image Committee, may be reached at laura@spear.net.

Club Planning & Awards: How to Become An Active And Vibrant Club
By Bob Cassidy
This is a look at the new Club Planning & Awards form. Read more

Club Planning: Worksheet reminder
By Jim Fusco​
Have you yet reviewed your club's progress with your Board of Director and your membership? Read more

RI Spotlight
Rotary International Recognizes Six Women For Their Leadership

Rotary International's Global Women of Action discussed their projects during the annual Rotary Day on November 7 at the United Nations in New York City. These Rotarians have organized and led efforts that have improved the lives of thousands around the world. To read more about the Global Women of Action, click here.

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