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 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 9-Monday, November 23

  • To submit content for consideration for the Monday, November 16 issue of Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, please e-mail it Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com.
    The submission deadline is Friday, November 13. Text must be in Word format. Images must be in either JPEG or PDF format

    2015-2016 District Directory
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Governor's Message
An Awesome Foundation Forum And Dinner
By Jim Fusco
It is hard to believe that we are now in the fourth month of our 2015-2016 Rotary year.
Last week, I had the honor of inducting two new members of the Rotary Club of Neponset Valley. Congratulations to Neponset Valley! Keep up the great work!
We had an awesome District Foundation Forum and Dinner last Wednesday, with 29 clubs represented. Special thanks go out to Foundation Chair Roy Balfour, Foundation Activities Chair Pam Anastasi and Steve Levitsky for putting on a great program.  Of course, it couldn’t have been a success without the hard work of our table moderators. What an amazing Forum it was an amazing event! 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 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.
Auburn Club To 'Celebrate Our Auburn Veterans' On November 10
By Steve Jones-D'Agostino
State Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and State Representative Paul Frost (R-Auburn) will present Senate and House citations, respectively, honoring Auburn's veterans during the "Celebrate Our Auburn Veterans" Dinner, which will be held this Tuesday, November 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post 279, located at 88 Bancroft St. in Auburn.Free parking will be available. Net proceeds will benefit Veterans Inc. The event is being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Auburn and the Tuttle Post, which is located at 88 Bancroft St. in Auburn. Dinner tickets are $12 per non-veteran adult, $8 per veteran and $8 per child under 12. Tickets are available at the Tuttle Post as well as through Tuttle Post members and Auburn Rotarians.
Veterans Inc. is a national leader in ending homelessness among veterans. The Worcester-based organization has one of the highest rates in the nation - 85 percent - for transitioning veterans out of homelessness. A 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Massachusetts, Veterans Inc. is the largest provider of support services to veterans and their families in New England. Since 1990, the organization has helped more than 60,000 veterans in need and today operates offices and programs in all six New England states.
For more information on the "Celebrate Our Auburn Veterans" Dinner, contact either Marcia Davis, president of the Rotary Club of Auburn, at 508-254-1214 or largotutor@verizon.net, or Bill MacLean, finance officer of the Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post 279, at 508-832-2701 or finance@cptpost279.net. To view the event flyer in JPEG format, click here.
Steve Jones-D'Agostino, Public Relations chair of the Rotary Club of Auburn, may be reached at srdagostino@icloud.com.
Marlborough Club Holds Annual Turkey Shoot On November 21
By Peggie Thorsen
Marlborough Rotarians will hold their club's 33rd Annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 21 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough. The evening will start at 6:00, and the last prize should be won by 9:00.
(Shown, left: Hundreds of people and prizes, along with Rotarian-worker Pete Marshall and his daughter, await the start of last year’s Turkey Shoot.)
“This is our big fundraiser of this season,” President Michael Lashua states. “Through the money raised at the Turkey Shoot, the Marlborough Rotary Club can make a special holiday season for deserving children, teens, seniors, and families.”
This year’s co-chairs of the Turkey Shoot are Dr. Nick Kofos and Emily Greenwood. They are enthusiastic about the upcoming event. “The Turkey Shoot is always an outstanding fundraising event,” Nick says. “We plan for this year’s Turkey Shoot to be just as great an evening for the more than 700 people we expect to attend it. It’s truly heartwarming to see the people from the Marlborough community come out in support of the Rotary Club’s efforts each year, and our members really appreciate the generosity and support of the community!”
The Turkey Shoot will offer a wide variety of prizes including gift certificates to restaurants, gifts for the home, and all the fixings for complete turkey dinners. The event will include the traditional “Turkey Specials,” which consist of super prizes like a bicycle, theater tickets, or even major league sports tickets!  Separate raffles will be held for a special table of children’s prizes. Everyone can register free for the door prize of a television. More than 200 prizes with a total value of more than $8,000 will be given away in a little more than three hours.
To add to the party atmosphere, Rotarians will operate a snack bar with pizza, soft drinks, and even homemade baked goodies, so families can make a night of it.  It is an evening that parents, kids, and grandparents alike can enjoy – together.
“Businesses throughout the area donate items and gift certificates to this event,” Emily adds. “The prizes seem to be non-stop.”
For more information, visit marlboroughrotary.org or call 508-409-6619 #5. To view the event flyer in JPEG format, click here.
Peggie Thorsen, Publicity chair of the Rotary Club of Marlborough, may be reached at mathorsen@verizon.net.
Marlborough Club, Chamber And High School Team Up For Financial Literacy
By Peggie Thorsen
For the 12th straight year, the Rotary Club of Marlborough partnered with Marlborough High School (MHS) and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce to produce the Reality Fair for seniors on October 26 at Marlborough High. And, for the 10th year, Digital Federal Credit Union was the principal sponsor of this financial-literacy event.
(Shown, left: Michael Lashua, president of the Marlborough club, discusses retirement planning with Marlborough High seniors.)
The Reality Fair gives Marlborough High seniors a taste of what it takes to earn a living and keep a budget in a fun, interactive format with volunteers from the local businesses playing themselves. Play money and a Wheel of Fortune/Misfortune give the project a game-like atmosphere – one that the teens want to win. 
The volunteers love the interaction with the students as they see the light dawn in the kids’ eyes.  Moreover, the volunteers make a positive impression on the teens as trustworthy people with whom they will feel safe in giving them business in the future.
“As one who has volunteered at the Reality Fair for the last several years, I am proud that the Marlborough Rotary Club started the Fair at Marlborough High School eleven years ago,” Rotary Club President Michael Lashua said, “and we are grateful to DCU for their ongoing sponsorship of this event, this partnership now in its 10th year.”
Peggie Thorsen, Publicity chair of the Rotary Club of Marlborough, may be reached at mathorsen@verizon.net

Major Club Happenings: November & December
Worcester, Nashoba Valley & WPI: Special Rotary Meeting - November 12

Concord & Lexington: Stop Hunger Now - November 14
For those volunteering for this event: You will be done at noon so we hope you will join us at the Solomon Pond Mall at 1:00 pm for our District Food Packaging event.

Billerica: Cribbage Tournament, November 14

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

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
Register Now: Interact Advisor Training Seminar, November 16
By Ron Bott
Youth is the future of Rotary and we are doing something about it. 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

Club Planning & Awards: How to Become An Active And Vibrant Club
By Bob Cassidy
This is the first in a two-part series on the new Club Planning & Awards form. Read more

Membership Corner: The Rotary Value Proposition 
By Tom Sturiale
The “Rotary Value Proposition” has been discussed before but it is such a powerful message that we should keep developing the idea until we all are comfortable with the concept. Read more

Foundation Notes: Great News, District Grant Warning
By Ralph Hammond
Thank you to all who attended the Foundation Forum and Dinner on November 4 in Boxborough. Read more

PR Tips: Promoting Brand Center
By Laura Spear
From Rotary International, here are five reasons for why you should use the Rotary Brand Center. Read more

Rotary International Spotlight
Miles To End Polio: November 21 in Tucson, Arizona
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: Welcome kits now available
Rotary is developing new resources to help support clubs’ efforts to strengthen their membership. Visit shop.rotary.org to order welcome kits to share with new members. Customize your kits with a club brochure, personalized member certificates, and ID cards available in the Brand Center (Rotary membership login required).
Rotary Weekly: Rotary Scholar receives warm welcome in Scotland

From the moment Rotary Scholar Ally Vincent arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland, for her master’s studies, local Rotary members made her feel at home. Vincent, a former member of Interact and Rotaract, says her passion for Rotary grows every day.

To read more of the November 7 issue of Rotary Weekly, click here.
Rotary's Donor Advised Fund: It's like having your own foundation, only better
Rotary's Donor Advised Fund makes philanthropy simple. Open a charitable giving account today with $10,000 or more and recommend grants to your favorite U.S.-based charities at your convenience. You advise how you want account funds invested and how and when to make grants to IRS-approved charities. Rotary provides professional asset management and takes care of all of the administrative details.

Contributions are U.S. tax-deductible in the year they are made, allowing you to maximize your deductions in years when they are most beneficial. You may also avoid unnecessary capital gains taxes on gifts of appreciated securities.

Rotary offers Individual accounts for Rotarians and friends and Group accounts for clubs, districts and Rotary-affiliated groups.

For more information contact planned.giving@rotary.org, call 847-866-3100 or visit rotary.org/plannedgiving.

To read more, click here.
Rotary Youth Exchange: Alumni are staying connected through social media

More than 20 years later, the friendships forged during the Rotary Tour of the USA in 1991 are thriving thanks to social media. Over 250 of the 300-plus participants from the Eastern States Student Exchange program stay connected through Facebook and share how Rotary Youth Exchange has made a lasting impact on their lives. Discover the ways alumni can connect and get involved through Rotary:

To read the rest of the November issue of Rotary Youth Exchange, click here.

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