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.

Membership Forum & Dinner
By District 7910 Membership Committee
Wednesday, October 14
For more information and to register, click here

New! Inaugural Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship Dinner


By District 7910 RWAF


​Wednesday, October 21


For more information, click here


Purple Pinkie Day
By District 7910 Polio Plus Committee
Clubs Promote Polio Awareness In Their Local Communities
Hint: Think about donating October Happy $ collections to Polio Plus!
​Saturday, October 24
For more information, click here
Purple Pinkie links, click here


Rotary Leadership Institute
Next Session in/near District 7910: Saturday, October 31Boxborough
RLI stands for Rotary Leadership Institutea multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world. RLI is not an official program of Rotary International and is not under its control. RLI seeks to have Rotary Clubs in its member districts identify those Rotarians who appear to have the potential for future club leadership (not necessarily as club presidents) and provide those so identified with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations.
Registration for October 31, Boxborough
Foundation Forum & Dinner
By District 7910 Foundation Committee
Wednesday, November 4
For more information, click here
To register, click here

Food Packaging Event
By All Participating District 7910 Rotary Clubs
Saturday, November 14
For more information, contact Steve Sager
If you or your Club wants to participate in this event by making a donation let Steve know.
To register, click here
Interact Training
By District 7910 Interact Committee
Monday, November 16
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 this list let me know.

DG Jim

District Events


Monday, October 12- Tuesday, October 20

  • To submit content for consideration for the Monday, October 19 issue of Rotary District 7910 Newsletter, please e-mail it Jim Fusco at jim.fusco2@gmail.com.
    The submission deadline is Friday, October 16. Text must be in Word format. Images must be in either JPEG or PDF format

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Governor's Message
Help Push Us Over The Top On Purple Pinkie Day
By Jim Fusco
It has been a great week for our District. Our Bandey-Hefler Fellowship guests have now been here for 14 days and return home tomorrow. It's so sad to see them leave, but it has also been a great visit. Tonight, the Bandey-Hefler Farewell Dinner will be held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, where we will celebrate with our new friends and wish them luck as they return to England tomorrow. Read more
Click here for minutes of Conference Committee's October 2015 meeting (Rotary member login required)

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

District & Club Rounds
Nashoba Valley: An Invitation To Join the Malawi Malaria Project
By Richard Simon
Dr. Brian Lisse (shown, far right) and his colleagues at Bridges To Malawi lead a medical team each year to Malawi, Africa. The team includes up to 10 high school volunteers. 
Dr. Lisse says, “Although we save lives, the team feels sad and helpless each time an infant or new mother dies of Malaria. So we founded Bridges to Malawi, whose latest endeavor is to spray a contact killing insecticide which targets the mosquitos that spread Malaria, using techniques endorsed by the World Health Organization.” The results have been fantastic, with fewer deaths and much healthier and productive villagers. The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley has initiated a Rotary Global Grant application, with plans for quadrupling the scope of the pilot program to serve 20,000 people in the near future.The grant has been joined by the Rotary Club of Lilongwe, Malawi and a cooperating organization called K2-TASO, a health clinic in the Malawi project area.
This $60,000-plus Rotary Foundation Grant is looking for Rotary club partners to begin this life-saving malaria project next year. BTM is funding $16,000 in the project in addition to funding by Rotary clubs. We are pleased to be partnering with Lon Penna of the Rotary Club of Niskayuna in New York and his club has already committed $1,000, with other New York Rotary clubs expected to join. The grant has been joined by the Rotary Club of Lilongwe as the host project Rotary Club.
We are making appointments for Dr. Lisse to speak at your club. Prospective clubs that want to fund/partner an international Rotary Foundation Grant Project should have funding in the $1,000 range and we will accept $500 pledges.
Click here for more information on the Malawi Malaria project.
Richard Simon, an assistant governor and immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, may be reached at rlsimon@comcast.net.
Leominster: Brisk Clam Chowder Sales At Johnny Appleseed Festival
The Rotary Club of Leominster participated again recently in the Johnny Appleseed Festival by selling clam chowder. Sales were brisk and it was a beautiful day for fellowship and working together as a club serving our community. We were also fortunate to have Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito (shown, seventh from left) visit us for awhile! She is posing with Leominster Rotarians, including 2015-2016 President Claire Freda (sixth from left).

Leominster: Promotes Its Birthday At City's Anniversary Celebration
By Claire Freda
The Rotary Club of Leominster continues to be a vital part of the Leominster community as its presence was clearly noticed during the weekend of Leominster's 100th anniversary celebration as a city and 250th since it was originally incorporated as a town.
The Leominster club is celebrating its 90th birthday since organized in 1925. As the club's president, I was quoted in the local daily, the Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper, saying, “It was like celebrating with an older sibling!"
Club members and their families worked proudly on the float with the Johnny Appleseed theme and decorated it to share this Rotary year's theme of being "a gift to the world." It was a perfect way to thank the citizens of Leominster for supporting the club’s major fundraisers, which has enabled the RC Leominster Rotary to donate more than $1 million over the past 90 years. The applause and cheers the club members and their families received while walking with the float marked a proud day for all Leominster Rotarians.
Claire Freda, president of the Rotary Club of Leominster, may be reached at councillor3@aol.com.

Merrimack: Explore Halibut Point State Park On November 1
By Ken Berard
The Rotary Club of Merrimack Valley invites you to explore the Halibut Point State Park’s trails and tidepools, to picnic on its rocky ledges, to enjoy its sweeping views, and to learn about Cape Ann’s historic granite industry. On Sunday November 1, 10 a.m., we meet in the parking lot, weather permitting.  
This is a casual fellowship event open to all Rotary members, family and friends who want to have a good time while getting exercise in a beautiful locale. The daily parking fee is $5 for Massachusetts vehicle and $6 non-Mass. vehicles.
Click here for the Halibut Point State Park brochureClick here for the Halibut State Park websiteIf you need more information, feel free to contact me at 978-494-3363.
Ken Berard, president of the Rotary Club of Merrimack Valley, may be reached at ken.berard@cbacre.org.

Major District & Club Happenings: October & November
D7910 Bandy Hefler Fellowship Exchange: Through October 13

Athol: Gourmet Dinner and Auction - October 13

District 7910: Membership Forum and Dinner - October 14

Westwood: Best Of Westwood - October 16

Marlborough: We Want Your Junk - October 17

Wellesley: Stop Hunger Now Food Packaging - October 17

Nashoba Valley: Bolton Repair Cafe - October 17

Billerica: 5k Road Race - October 18

District 7910: Rotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship - October 21

Chelmsford Comedy Night - October 24

Dedham: Taste Dedham! - October 29

Worcester: Glow Ball Tournament - October 30

District 7910: Foundation Forum - November 4

Littleton & Acton-Boxborough: Masquerade Ball - November 7

Brookline: Dancing With the Brookline Stars - November 7

Auburn: Celebrate Auburn Veterans! - November 10

Concord & Lexington: Stop Hunger Now - November 14

Billerica: Cribbage Tournament, November 14

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.
District Committee Spotlight
World Polio Day: We Are On The Verge Of Making History
By Carl M. Good III, PhD
Success! There are three distinct strains of the polio virus. As seen below, type 2 has been declared eliminated from the wild!  Let's finish off strains 1 and 3! We are in the end game. Here is a hint to help raise money for Polio Plus: Designate your Happy Dollars collected in October to be donated to Polio Plus!  Read more

Membership Corner: The Object Of Rotary's Second Goal
By Tom Sturiale
The second goal of the Object of Rotary is stated as: “High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.” This is another well-stated objective that is not so easy to communicate to non-Rotarians and, possibly, some of us as well. Read more

Foundation Notes: Way to go, Brookfields, Bedford and all D7910 Rotarians!
By Ralph Hammond
Way to go, Brookfields! You are the third Rotary club in our district – along with Charles River and Tyngsboro-Dunstable – to reach 100-percent “Every Rotarian Every Year.” (Achieving EREY means every member of a Rotary club has made a contribution of some amount each year to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund/SHARE. Read more

Membership Forum And Dinner: Make every effort to attend this Wednesday, October 14
By Satya Mitra
I request you to make every effort to join the upcoming District 7910 Membership Forum and Dinner this Wednesday, October 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough. Please see the flyer for details. I urge you to register online as soon as possible. Read more

Nomination Calls: Deadline for applicants is this Thursday, October 15
By Carol Toomey
Please remember that nominating applications for the following District positions are due by this Thursday, October 15: 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 Carol Toomey
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

PR Tips: Know which Rotary colors to use
By Laura Spear
Use the blues in our leadership colors as the predominant palette, with Rotary Azure as your default color. Reserve Rotary Gold for “pops” of color. Highlight headings, subheads, icons, and buttons with colors from our palette.
For more information, see the Voice and Visual Identity Guidelines at www.rotary.org/brandcenter.
Laura Spear, chair of District 7910's Public Image Committee, may be reached at laura@spear.net.
Zone 24 & 32 Focus
Director’s Newsletter
By Marty Peak Helman
It was great to see so many of you at the recent 2015 Zone Institute in Providence, where we renewed friendships and sought out new Rotary ideals of service. This month's Director’s Newsletter spotlights some of these ideas, particularly:
  • A remarkable idea to "sell" Rotary by promoting what it does, not how it does it
  • How pocket change can accumulate into a game-changer
  • An opportunity to donate to the Rotary Peace Centers - and watch your donation double in size
  • A call to action for the polio end-game
  • How District 5010 is making public image a district-wide priority
  • This year's Donald MacRae Peace recipients
Also in this issue:
  • Current membership numbers by district
  • An invitation to join Zone 24-32 Rotarians at the Beyond Borders dinner in Seoul, South Korea and at next year's Zone Institute in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Names of all those who became Bequest Society members in 2014-2015
Click here for an issue chock-a-block with great ideas! Happy autumn reading!
Marty Peak Helman, editor of Director’s Newsletter, may be reached at martyrotary@gmail.com.

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