Welcome to Rotary District 7780

District Governor: Lawrence Furbish

2013-14 theme
We are a diverse group of 1700 Rotarians who meet in 39 clubs located in southern Maine and coastal New Hampshire. We come together to assist our local communities as well as the larger world community. We know that the key to service is fellowship and fun as well as commitment, and we are always looking for others who share our goals and wish to join us.  Check out these pages to learn more about what we do and see if Rotary is right for you.
District Governors Video Blog  



Rotarians and Clubs throughout District 7780 are invited to participate in a unique event to help feed hungry people in our communities. It is quite simple. Dozens of volunteers work on a food assembly line packing dry ingredients into smaller plastic bags, heat seal them, pack them into boxes, and deliver them to local food pantries to be distributed to area residents.

How can 7780 Clubs be involved? Donate funds to help purchase dry ingredients and/or volunteer to work on the Food Packaging line.   Any donation amount or any number of volunteers is welcome; a guideline is $1000 purchases 4000 meals and takes 12 volunteers working about 2 hours to package. Working with our partners, End Hunger NE and Outreach Inc, we have the potential to provide delicious and nutritious meals to tens of thousands food insecure people in our district.
To get involved, call Lawrence Furbish, District Governor at 207-490-6840, or Steve McFarland, Sebago Lake Rotary Club at  207-400-9284.  FMI – check out the End Hunger NE video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH7U6u06sqM&feature=youtu.be

As all of you are no doubt aware, the RYLA program in District 7780 is one of the most successful youth programs in this part of the country.  We have a rich history of developing the young leaders in our district with a curriculum based on  building a lifetime of service. While our history is solid, our future is in jeopardy.  We have been presented a new challenge that will take a collaborative effort to resolve and we are reaching out to you.
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a marvelous opportunity to learn more about Rotary. 
Brunswick Rotary Club
The Brunswick club now has a permanent home!
Starting August 25th, meetings will be held every Monday at 12 Noon
112 Pleasant St
Brunswick, ME 04011

We still have grant money available! Our available pool this year for Community and Springboard Grants is roughly $27,000, and $7,000 of that has not yet been awarded.  So, we are reopening the grant application window now, closing on September 1st.  If you had an idea for a project, but missed your chance, here's your opening.  If you need some help on structuring an application, we suggest you start with our district grant coordinator, Penny Jett, pennyjett@comcast.net.

Last spring, our District initiated a Four-Way Test video contest, replacing the former speech contest. Here are links to the three entries that were submitted.
​Check them out; some very creative material from our youth. This spring we will again be asking for submissions and we hope for more entries. Talk it up among your Interact Clubs and high school students. You will be hearing more about this at a later date.

An exciting adventure awaits your Rotary Club, as a potential Sponsoring Club of a Rotary Outbound exchange student and the Host Club of a fascinating Inbound Student from France, Italy, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Brazil, Auto name a few.  This program will expand your horizons as they've never been expanded before. This program provides the following opportunities for a student:
· Live in another culture
· Learn another language
· Make lifelong friends
· Become more confident
· Represent America
If your Club would like to be a part of this exciting adventure please contact the District Chairman of Rotary Youth Exchange to request a visit to your Club for more details on how this program works.  Contact Don Dyer (Rotary Club of Sebago Lake)   at 207-423-5371 or email at don@52acorn.com

Visit the literacy page for details about current plans and for updates as the year progresses.


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