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DISTRICT 7930 FOUNDATION & MEMBERSHIP FORUM
On Tuesday, October 21, Rotarians will gather at the Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel and Conference Center at 1 Audubon Road in Wakefield, MA for exciting programs and new information about the Rotary Foundation and Membership.
Registration begins at 3:15 pm in the Conference Center lobby on the lower level. There will be a plenary in the main Ballroom at 4:00 pm followed by breakout sessions from 4:35 to 6:15 pm.
Ingrid Brown, PDG, Foundation Chair and her committee, and Peter Majane, Membership Chair and his committee will provide training and information on the following topics:
- Freezin’ for a Reason – How to engage your club in the international polio campaign
- District, Global Grants and Inbound Scholars – Ideas for projects and how to be a host Club
- Club Runner and access to Rotary International for Foundation Chairs – How to access Club reports
- Engage New Members: Extraordinary member growth
- The Rotary Foundation: What’s New and What Does It Mean To You?
- Annual Giving Reports – How to Use Them Effectively In Your Club
- Membership – Attracting the Next Generation of Rotarians”-Panel Discussion
Fellowship and Dinner with keynote speaker will follow the sessions at approximately 6:15 pm.
Presidents, President-Elects, Foundation and Membership Chairs should not miss this fun and informative forum. This is your chance to get and give ideas to and from other Clubs around the District.
The Sheraton Colonial is right off Rte. 95/128 in Wakefield, approximately 2 miles from the Route 93-Route 95/128 intersection.
2 PRESIDENTS SHARE ROTARY MOMENTS IN BURLINGTON
An amazing meeting occurred Friday the 12th as Amy Palmerino and Paul Gleason visited the Burlington Club as guest speakers. Amy (left in picture) and Paul are respectively Presidents of the Stoneham and Winchester Clubs and were greeted by the Burlington Club President Sarah Boulos (center in picture).
Amy and Paul spoke of exciting developments and events in Stoneham and Winchester and Rotary moments and that they enjoyed their visit to Burlington.
Sarah presented books to Amy and Paul who signed book plates. The Burlington Club donates books to the Burlington Public Schools.
Multi District RYE Orientation at Camp Rotary
District 7930 Youth Exchange Committee hosted Districts 7910, 7950, 7850 and 7870 for a multi-district Inbound Student Orientation at Camp Rotary. The 26 Inbound Students represent 17 different countries. Although it was extremely hot and we had a rockin’ storm Saturday evening, all of the students enjoyed each other and were able to share their concerns, worries and accomplishments since arriving to the US a few short weeks ago. We look forward to seeing other again during the course of the year.
BOSTON'S BEST COMICS AT ANDOVER ROTARY
Comedy returns in grand style to the Wyndham Hotel Andover for the Rotary Club of Andover's Annual Comedy Night on October 17, 2014. Once again comic/MC Dave Rattigan brings a cavalcade of comedians with TV, radio, comedy club and casino credentials. The evening is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Andover.
“We love bringing this event to the community,” said Rotary Club president Megan Donovan. “We have worked with Dave Rattigan for several years now and each show gets better and better.
Money raised from the event are used in the good works Rotary does locally, nationally and internationally.
“Rotary is helps support local charities like Lazarus House and the needs of our schools. But we also are helping to eradicate Polio and provide clean drinking water at an international level,” said Donovan.
The annual October event brings seasoned Boston area comics to the Wyndham Hotel. In addition to Rattigan, the evening features three comedians.
Deadline Extended for District Grant Submission
Will your club implement a new humanitarian project either locally or internationally this Rotary year? If so, please take note that the deadline for submitting a District 7930 Grant application has been extended from August 31, to September 26, 2014. As always first come/first served for qualified applicants who submit applications for projects that meet all guidelines. Please review guidelines below to determine whether your club has a project that is eligible for District funding support.
Is my club eligible?
Rotary clubs from District 7930 who have successfully filed their signed Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with the District Foundation Chairman may apply. The clubs must be in
good standing with Rotary International.
How do I link to the DMG application?
Please click on 2014 DMG Application and all applications must be submitted electronically, preferably via the Fillable PDF form.
Planning has begun on the 2015 Polar Plunge
The 2015 Polar Plunge Committee met on Wednesday, September 10th to begin planning and has some exciting new ideas for this years event. Watch the first video in a series planned for the next 5 months to get you involved and committed to the best Plunge ever. More details to come soon!
Marblehead High senior shares Prague Experience
RI President Gary C.K. Huang is urging all Rotary members to Light Up Rotary by organizing a Rotary Day in 2014-15. The concept is simple: hold a fun, informal event in your community to introduce the public to your club and Rotary. You’ll not only improve Rotary’s image in your community, you’ll also boost interest in joining your club.
HOST A ROTARY DAY
Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Neighboring clubs can pool their resources and co-host an event -- even entire districts can come together for a large-scale Rotary Day. Here are some ideas for your Rotary Day:
- An outdoor picnic or barbecue
- A sporting event or concert
- An event associated with a public parade or festival
- An event at a museum, art gallery, or cultural center
- A reception or buffet dinner
Find more tips for planning a Rotary Day visit Rotary Days!
The Wakefield, Saugus and Reading Clubs to Support Friends Forever
The Rotary Clubs of Wakefield, Saugus, and Reading teamed up again this year to sponsor a team of teens from Israel and Palestine through the Friends Forever, USA organization. Started by a Danvers Rotarian Robert Raiche, Friends Forever seeks to build long-lasting peace in war-torn countries by providing young people with personal experiences in peace. Based on the life-raft model, 5 Muslim teens and 5 Jewish teens visit the US and complete a service-based program. Their goal: to get to know each other, their differences and common interests, with the aim of gaining a life-long connection. When the teens return home, they will be challenged to keep their lessons learned here, alive in their home communities.
Photo: Saugus President Doug Currier and Wakefield President Bob Mailhoit pose with Israeli teens from Friends Forever
Adopt Some Ducks and Win Some Bucks
On September 6th , the Rotary Club of Haverhill will once again hold their annual fundraising event known as the Rubber Duck Regatta. 10,000 rubber ducks will plunge into the Merrimack River off the Comeau Bridge and spectators will cheer as the ducks race down the river towards the finish line. The proceeds that come from adoption of the rubber ducks will be donated to over 40 Merrimack Valley charities including the Haverhill Boys and Girls Club, Council on Aging, the Haverhill Historical Society, Haverhill Public Library, the Salvation Army, the YMCA, and others.
The person adopting the duck that reaches the finish line first will win $10,000 donated by Rockingham Toyota Honda of Salem, NH. The second place winners will win a weekend getaway in the White Mountains. Those wishing to donate and earn a chance to win the grand prize should log on to www.adoptaducktoday.com.
Support Global Grant Alum in Quest to Empower the Homeless
Liz Powers was the first Rotary Global Grant Scholar in Rotary District 7930. Liz is a social entrepreneur who has received multiple grants and awards for her work. As a Global Grant Scholar from 2011-2012 she founded an art show for homeless artists and earned a MSc from the University of Edinburgh.
Liz's Global Grant Scholarship was revolutionary for her growth as a social entrepreneur. After 8 years of working with homeless individuals, she is continuing on her path to empower individuals who could use a helping hand.
In December of 2013, Liz and her brother Spencer Powers founded ArtLifting, an art gallery that features the work of homeless and disabled artists. The artists receive the majority of the profit of each sale. This young company achieved early success. Liz and the ArtLifting team were selected as residents in the Harvard Innovation Lab. After competing against 1700 teams, ArtLifting was selected as one of the 128 finalists for MassChallenge, the largest startup accelerator in the world.
Donate to help Liz empower more homeless and disabled artists.
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