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Grants Qualification Seminar
Double Tree by Hilton at FerncroftApr 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Apr 16, 2014 at 03:30 PM – 09:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute
Holiday Inn PeabodyApr 26, 2014 at 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM
2014 District 7930 Conference
May 02, 2014 at 03:00 PM – May 04, 2014 at 12:00 PM
District Installation Dinner
Danversport Yacht ClubJun 26, 2014 at 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
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2014's Polar Plunge Makes "This Close" Much More Likely
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February Rotary District 7930 Newsletter
On February 23rd Rotary International celebrated its’ 108th anniversary and used it as an opportunity to step-up our commitment to eradicate Polio in the world. Notably, when Rotary launched the Polio Plus initiative in 1988 there were 350,000 people in the world infected by the dreaded virus every year. In 2012 the number of reported cases had dropped to 222 worldwide. Rotarians have donated over $1.2 Billion to the effort and countless volunteer hours to immunize children around the world, village by village and country by country.
How appropriate that District 7930 started out the month of February with “Polar Plunge IV”. It was my first and I have to say it was extraordinary. There were over 300 people on the beach and the spirit was infectiously positive. I especially liked the fact that we had folks from Rotary clubs and Interact and Rotaract clubs all over the district. We are truly an amazing team and when we work together toward a common humanitarian goal — we change lives. My thanks to all the organizers and plungers, especially to the many members of the Rotary Club of Gloucester that hosted the event once again. I was truly touched to join the entire crowd in singing “God Bless America” while we all focused on the giant American flag that was hanging from the balconies of the Cape Ann Motor Inn.
In the end, we raised over $80,000 for Polio Plus and since the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match $2 for $1, it will result in a total contribution of $240,000 and 400,000 polio vaccines. Great work District 7930! And a special thank you to the TOP Three Clubs: Wakefield - $18,877, Hamilton/Wenham - $8,907 and Stoneham - $4,001.
2014 Rotary District 7930 Annual Conference
Zone 24/32 Photo Contest
You Would Like to Promote?
District 7930 has introduced a new site page to do just that. Whether you are looking to recruit volunteers or financial contributions from Rotarians, there will now be a place on the district website to have your project details represented. It will be organized by project and the article can contain both text and a graphic along with contact information.
Remember to provide the who, what, when, why, where and how in your article.
Please send your information to David Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the text in a word document and the image(s) either as jpg or png files.
ANALYZE, DESIGN, IMPLEMENT, EVALUATE
The Membership Committee has developed the Home Based Business Initiative, a campaign that provides leads to help attract future Rotarians. It is geared to home-based businesses. The image above is the postcard front and is designed to provide a glimpse of what Rotary is and to develop interest in learning more about Rotary. This program is optional for each club and the cost will be shared by each club and the district based on the number of home-based business in each city or town. Last week every president should have received a mailing with a cover letter describing the program, two sample postcards that demonstrate the personalization that is going to be utilized and a contract form that provides the commitment and the details that clubs would like to include in the promotion. Please review these documents carefully and respond as soon as possible so that you can capitalize on late fall and holiday events that could add further interest. Click on more for additional details.
- Who - Who attended, who helped, who is invited
- What - What is the event, is it a service project, fund raising project or fellowship event
- When - What was the date or when will the event occur, include starting and ending time as appropriate
- Where - Where was or is the event, provide a map if possible or at least a very specific address so a link can be created to a map complete with directions
- How - How do you register, include a digital form in word or pdf or an online registration option
- Why - Most importantly, why was or is the event being held, this is why someone would want to participate, be as engaging as possible