Rotary District 7930

Join Leaders - Exchange Ideas - Take Action

Help Us Create a Lasting Change
in Communities Around the World

 

Becoming a Rotarian

 

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

 
 

Upcoming District Events

 

Speakers Bureau

Immediate Past District Governor Terri Kidder is working on a speaker's database which will include individuals willing to speak to Rotary clubs throughout the district on topics ranging from social causes, current events, business and personal development topics and anything else that you, as club members would like to include. If you have a recommendation, please email Terri Kidder.
 
 
 

Facebook Like Button

 
 
 
 

Member Only Downloads

 
 

RSS

Rotary, USAID collaboration improves sanitation facilities in Ghana
According to a 2012 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, Ghana has made great strides in providing its people with clean drinking water. But access to better sanitation has lagged. Only about 14 percent of Ghanaians have access to improved facilities, compared with the 54 percent target set for 2015 by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Addressing the issue isn't simple, as pit latrines need emptying, toilets need maintenance, and promoting hygiene requires education. The H2O Collaboration, a partnership between Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
 

What's Happening Around Our District

 

INSTALLATION DINNER IS COMING!

This year's District Installation Celebration isn't your ordinary dinner! Join us on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Danversport Yacht Club as we install our 2015-16 Club Presidents, Governor, Officers and Assistant Governors! We encourage you to reserve a table for your club, invite your friends and family for this fun evening starting at at 5:30pm with fun, fellowship, cash bar and some surprises. The buffet dinner and program begin at 7:00pm. Yacht Club casual attire encouraged.

To book a table, visit the District Installation Registration page here or download the multiple registration form.

Be sure to share the event with fellow Rotarians using the official Facebook event: 2015 District Installation
 
 
 

 
 

WHILE THERE'S LIFE, THERE'S HOPE

"However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope."
-Stephen Hawking

I watched the Stephen Hawking movie Theory of Everything a few weeks ago. At the end of the film, Stephen says to a lecture audience, "While there's life, there is hope." Hope is something I think of all the time.
 
It was something I thought about when I was working with victims of domestic violence and running art groups in shelters. Women would ask me what to paint. Over and over, I said paint hope.
 
I was continually impressed by what they created -- abstract colors, landscapes with the sun rising, self-portraits. Every creation was a statement.
 
Hope is what I dedicate my life to. I give homeless and disabled artists an avenue to sell their work and share their stories: to share their hope.
 
People think that my goal is to give hope to homeless and disabled individuals. In reality, I simply am a middleman as they share their hope with the world. These artists inspire others by starting a movement of celebrating strengths. These artists show the general public that despite what you are facing, you have something to contribute.
 
 
 

STONEHAM STAR AUDITIONS START THIS WEEK!

Dust off your instruments, shine your dancing shoes, and get ready to sing your favorite tune, because the Rotary Club of Stoneham is hosting the seventh annual talent competition Stoneham Star and invites you to showcase your special act!  Singers, dancers, jugglers, musicians, and anyone with an interesting talent are invited to audition to become the 2015 Stoneham Star. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the competition; first place also receives the distinction of “Stoneham Star."
 
Auditions will take place on Thursday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 20 from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Sunday, May 17 from Noon until 5:00PM. at Stoneham TV, 53 Central Street, Stoneham, Massachusetts. Your 15-minute audition time slot must be scheduled in advance; the audition fee is $10.00 per act. Proceeds from the competition will benefit Stoneham’s new Interact Club and the charitable efforts of the Rotary Club of Stoneham.
 
The finalists will perform on the main stage of the Stoneham Theatre on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 PM in front of local judges and a live audience. The show will be recorded for cablecast and online streaming by Stoneham TV. Audience Tickets for the performance will be $10.00 for children, students, and seniors; and $15.00 for adults.

 
 
 
 

2015-16 DISTRICT MANAGED GRANTS

It is time to plan your District Managed Grants projects for 2015-16! Effective grant projects address an identified need in the community and involve the active participation of club members. Projects must address one of the 6 Areas of Rotary Focus. All projects should actively benefit the target community for a sustained period. The District will match $1/$1 club, up to $3,000 for local projects and up to $5,000 for international projects. Travel grants are also available for individual Rotarians who travel to other countries for humanitarian causes. Please check the District Website for applications and guidelines. 
 
To download a District Managed Grant Application click here! Applications will be accepted from July 1 to August 31, 2015.
 
To be eligible, your club is required to send the President-elect or proxy and one other member to a District Grants Qualification Session. This is a great opportunity to ask questions of the District Foundation Committee reps and to speak with fellow Rotarians about their experiences with successful projects. If you weren’t able to fulfill this obligation on May 2, please check the District Website for another opportunity on May 21. This will be the final opportunity this year.
 
If you need assistance in planning your grant, please contact Martha Holden at holden@noblenet.org.
 
 

 
 

DISTRICT FOUNDATION REMINDER

Does your club plan to apply for a District or Global Grant in 2015-2016 Rotary year? Are you hoping to host a Global Scholar or submit a name for a Service Above Self Scholarship? If so, then ALL PRESIDENTS-ELECT MUST ATTEND A QUALIFICATION SEMINAR or send a proxy, per Rotary International and District Governor-Elect David, in order for your club to be qualified. Our District 7930 also suggests that 1 other member of the club also attends.

The final Qualifications Seminar this year will be Thursday, May 21st
at the Salem Five Bank in Salem, MA  6pm-9pm.
 
To register for the Qualifications Seminar, please either:
Register here for the Grants Qualifications Seminar!
or email David Manzi or Ingrid Brown  with the names of attendees and club.

All attendees must be registered by Tuesday, May 19th.
 
If you have already qualified but not yet submitted your Memorandum of Understanding, please do so before June 1, 2015 to Ingrid Brown at icybee@verizon.net or fax to (888)858-8015.
 
Let’s all work to Do Good In The World  through The Rotary Foundation!
 
 

 
 

IS YOUR CLUB LOGO RI COMPLIANT?

Rotary International has created an online tool to help clubs create new club logos that are guaranteed to match the new brand guidelines. This is a very quick and easy way to update your logo for use on your website, in your email signatures, in your social media posts and in all printed materials including apparel.
 
Go to rotary.org and click on MyRotary in the top banner. Then click on Manage in the white ribbon, then select Logos in the blue box under Brand Center. You will need to either create a user login or if you have already done so, login to the portal. Once you have reached this point you will be able to access all of the Rotary logos including The Rotary Foundation, Youth Programs and also the tool to create your clubs logo. Please click on the button Club Logo Template which will bring you to the tool. You have several choices on formatting but the primary one will be presented initially. If the name of your club would be awkward, you can choose one of the other options. You can save it as a pdf or as a jpg or both.
 

 
 

WIN A 3-NIGHT GETAWAY ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Can't join us at our annual Golf Tournament fundraiser on May 18? You still have an opportunity to bid on this exclusive silent auction item, "The Complete Island Retreat," and enjoy a 3 night stay for up to 8 guests in West Chop, Martha's Vineyard. View the complete description HERE.
 
Details:
  • 4 BEDROOM - 4 BATH
  • Value: $2500.00 - $4,000.00 (depending on dates)
  • Value based on per night + applicable Fees
  • Available Dates: Sept-Oct. 2015 or May 15-June 14, 2016 (some dates excepted)
  • Minimum Opening Bid: $1,500.00
If you would like to place a bid send email with contact info to: jackkean@comcast.net
Deadline for online bidding is Sunday, May 17, 2015.
 
 

 
 

2015 DISTRICT CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Two days have passed since the end of the 2015 District Conference concluded and it is time to find out what you missed since Friday afternoon. The afternoon program consisted of several sessions from a presentation by the Rotary Alumni Association of New England, a roundtable discussion about what makes your club fun, speed dating format that allowed clubs to share how they Do Good in the World and finally Rotary Jeopardy - a little wild but definitely a lot of fun. Then it was off to the Harvard Club for an evening of fellowship, great food and an amazing view of Boston with a time-lapsed type sunset. The bus ride added to the fun and provided a chance to chill and not deal with the hassle of driving into Boston on a Friday night.
 
Saturday kicked off with a Grants Qualification Seminar for both Assembly/Conference attendees and Rotarians who came just to learn about all of the possibilities available to clubs and assistance on how to apply for and receive district managed grants and more. The Youth Services Committee created a diverse program covering RYLA, Interact and Youth Exchange. From projects to fund raisers, Interactors demonstrated how they implement service projects, and one club hosted a photo booth and Team RYLA hosted a huge Jenga game. They provided coaching to adult teams in how to communicate and make good decisions while having an amazing experience. The youth, and some brave adults, then headed off to CoCo Keys for some fun in the water park.
 
Then it was off to the Seaglass Restaurant for an amazing evening amidst the ocean waves that all but surrounded all of us while we gathered for the cocktail hour and then dinner. An entirely different view than Friday night, one devoid of buildings and traffic, and replaced by the amazing beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. Another evening of great food and fellowship, an extremely successful live auction which produced some spirited bidding and allowed the Conference to amass $14,000 when added to the silent auction from Friday at lunch. This is just one more benefit when committed Rotarians gather to celebrate the great work we do, especially with a Rotary auctioneer, Don Kelly, a man who knows how to get the most out of a crowd.
 
 
 
 

D7930 AND THE STAMP OUT HUNGER PROGRAM

Be on the lookout for a postcard reminder from the United States Postal Service regarding their annual Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carrier Food Drive. This year, Rotary Districts 7910 and 7930, along with The Greater Boston Food Bank, Boyds Direct, the National Association of Letter Carriers and some incredibly generous individuals, 475,000 postcards will be distributed to households in the Greater Eastern Massachusetts area.
 
Please consider putting a bag or two of non-perishable food out on Saturday, May 9th. If possible, please make sure the items are not beyond the sell by date. The food collected in your city or town will be delivered to your community food pantries or to surrounding areas.
 

 
 

SUNDAY BRUNCH CONFERENCE KEYNOTE

District 7930 Rotarians commitment to community is clear. Here’s what the 1,965 members of 48 Rotary Clubs have accomplished in the first 46 weeks, 307 days, 442,080 minutes and over 2,000 Rotary Club meetings this year.  Oh, did I mention eight Early Act clubs, 40 Interact club, five Rotaract clubs, one Elder Act club, and six Youth Exchange students that are with us this year.  Yes, we did it all this year.

Let’s start with our youngest – some-day-to-be Rotarians – Earlyacters:
  • North Reading: put together care packages for members of the DPW to just say “thanks” for making sure their streets and sidewalks were clean this winter and that they were safe.
Interacters:
  • Gloucester: held a Pizza taste-off; wouldn’t we all like to be part of that competition. 
And then there are the grown-ups in District 7930 and boy do we like to eat and drink!
  • Andover, Amesbury, Melrose hosted beer and wine tasting events
  • Peabody: sponsored the Taste of the North Shore for the 11th year in a row
  • And we can’t forget Rockport’s Lobster-fest and Gloucester’s pancake breakfast and Lynnfield’s Chicken Bar-B-Que. 
 
 
 
 

GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED

Rotary District 7930 recently awarded two Global Grant Scholarships for FY 2015-2016.
 
The first recipient is Kaitlyn Winegardner. Kaitlyn is a Rhode Island native who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American History from Suffolk University. She has been a member of the Boston Rotaract Club for 8 years where she has served on the board as the International Service Chair and has played an active role in supporting the club’s service and professional events. Through her time with Rotaract she has led numerous fundraising and cultural events for the club, including 3 international exchange programs and an international service project that received the 2014 Rotary International Outstanding Project Award.
 
Kaitlyn will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Immigration Management from the University of Pompeu Fabra located in Barcelona, Spain. Her goal is to work with the international community to create sustainable solutions and policies so that migrants can thrive and live to their full potential, all while promoting Rotary’s goals of peace and conflict resolution and prevention.
While pursuing her degree, Kaitlyn plans to work on a service project with the Rotary community to address the issue of childhood malnutrition in Barcelona. Due to the severe economic problems that the country is facing, many areas are experiencing increasing levels of poverty. Her hope is to connect multiple Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Barcelona to collaborate on monthly service days at soup kitchens throughout the city. She would also like to extend their efforts to involve supporting local community centers and after school programs for children.
 
The second recipient is Gilda Rodrigues a native of East Boston, MA and graduate of Wheaton College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Pre-Health.  Gilda’s vision is to work in developing countries and provide better access to health care, and develop approaches to prevent endemic diseases in vulnerable locales. The Scholarship will give Gilda the chance to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for a Masters in Control of Infectious Diseases. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Master’s program will prepare her with invaluable multidisciplinary, practical methods in selecting and designing appropriate systems to control diseases. While studying Control of Infectious Disease at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Gilda plans to extend her knowledge of disease prevention to underserved communities. Gilda’s service project will utilize current LSHTM students and develop preventive education seminars to inform the public, particularly in underserved communities, about HIV/AIDS and prevention measures. 

District 7930 is very proud to have awarded these Global grant Scholarships to two motivated women. They represent Rotary’s motto of service Above Self. 
 

 
 

DAVID GARDNER ELECTED GOVERNOR FOR 2017-2018

At the Rotary District 7930 business meeting held May 1, the club delegates voted unanimously to accept the selection of David Gardner as District Governor 2017 - 2018. Dave has previously served as president of the Rotary Club of Stoneham in 2012-13, as Governor's Aide to Immediate Past District Governor John Hall, and will continue to serve as Assistant Governor of the eClub of New England, Chair of the Communications and Technology Committee and the Co-cordinator of the District Vision Facilitation Team. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a sustaining member and a member of the Paul Harris Society. In addition, he has been recognized with the Cliff Dochterman Award for Community Service which is awarded to a Rotarian who is also involved with Scouting and has provided exemplary service to both organizations.
 

 

LOOKING FOR HELP WITH CLUBRUNNER

Do you need some assistance with maximizing ClubRunner? Check out the following upcoming webinars!
 
  • Learn how to post, promote and manage events and volunteers! In this webinar we'll cover how to:
  • Set up online registrations
  • Set up volunteer sign up and task lists
  • Track volunteer signups and event registrations
  • Create Email notifications and invitations
...and the difference between the Basic Volunteers vs. Enhanced Volunteers features

Duration: 30 Minutes
 
eBulletin 3.0 May 20th at 3:00 pm
In this session, learn how you can update your content on your club's bulletin. Learn how you can:
  • Format and prepare your bulletin to send to all members and friends
  • Customize and design your bulletin using the new Bulletin Designer 3.0
  • Create and edit stories for your bulletin
  • And much more!
Duration: 30 Minutes
 
Website Designer 3.0 May 27th at 3:00 pm
Get a hands on demonstration of how to configure and customize your site using the Website Designer 3.0.
Duration: 30 minutes
 

 
 

2015 DISTRICT CONFERENCE & ASSEMBLY STARTS STRONG

This year District 7930 decided to combine the Assembly and Conference and hold the series of weekend events entirely in the district. The Assembly kicked off early this morning, May 1st to an opening Plenary by our incoming District Governor David Manzi. That was followed by a several breakout covering information relevant for club presidents-elect, secretaries and treasurers as well as other leaders for our clubs.From great ideas about Public Image and effective use of Social Media, to Networking to How to Make an Ask to Calendar Planning and information about how the Foundation works with our clubs to fund our projects. Then there was the introduction of our District Hunger and Homelessness Initiative (HHI) which will provide numerous opportunities for Rotarians to help existing organizations in their mission to resolve these two social issues. DG Dave also introduced Rotary Days, a new initiative of RI. Keep on the lookout on how these will impact our district and our communities in the coming months. There was something for almost everyone.
 
Then it was time for a combined Luncheon. Whether you came to the Assembly, just for lunch or for the afternoon program for the conference, or a combination of two or more, you were treated to an incredible presentation of a Service Above Self Award. The recipient, who was nominated by both RI Director Julia Phelps and DG Peter, was Ipswich Rotarian Keith Harris. His long journey in Rotary has spanned service to his club, the Ipswich Interact club, The Rotary Foundation, District Youth Services and of course his commitment to raise money for the Foundation through Pedaling for a Purpose. Please extend congratulations to Keith on receiving this tremendous recognition. The we all learned about how Rotary HUGS the world everyday. Maybe not in person but certainly in spirit. This image was brought to life by our Rotary International Representative and Director Nominee Joe Mulkerrin. He created spontaneous hugging from everyone in the room. Incredible way to kickoff the Conference.
 
 
 

UPCOMING GRANTS QUALIFICATION SEMINARS

Do you want to enhance your club experience? Then consider applying for a District Managed Grant or Global Grant. Planning and completing a service project always seems to unite a club and provide a deep level of purpose for your members.
 
Now is the time for your club to get qualified to apply for grants! In order to receive grants the club president for 2015-2016 and one other member are required to attend either session. If you want to send additional members to really build knowledge of the Rotary Foundation, consider sending more than the required two members.
 
During this 3 hour seminar, those attending will learn about updates in the application process and the steps necessary to submit and hopefully be awarded a grant from District 7930.
 

REGISTER HERE FOR THE GRANTS QUALIFICATION SEMINAR

BEING HELD AT THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE ON MAY 2, 2015

 
The seminar originally scheduled for April 15th at Salem Five Bank has been rescheduled. The second opportunity will be during our District Conference on May 2, 2015 at DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore at 50 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923.
 
Register Online by clicking on the date that you want to register.for May 2nd or May 2here.
 
You can also download and return the Grants Qualification Application prior to April 15, 2015 to DRFC Ingrid Brown at 11 Granite Street in Rockport, MA  01966, email to icybee@verizon.net  or by fax to 978-546-9058.  Space is limited on both sessions, so please register early.
 
For a list of grants awarded in the 2013-2014 calendar year, please read the article here!
 

 
 

2015 POLAR PLUNGE SURPASSES $107,000

To raise awareness and critically-needed funds to fight the crippling disease polio, over 200 people plunged into the icy waters off of Gloucester last Saturday as part of the Rotary District 7930’s 5th Annual Polar Plunge. The effort benefitted The Global Polio Eradication Initiative - a public-private partnership that also includes the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This year’s effort raised over $104,000 and will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At just 60 cents per vaccine, the effort will pay for over a half million polio vaccines. 
 
The Polar Plunge comes at an important time in the fight to eradicate polio, which would be only the second human disease to be eradicated. Case numbers of the disease have never been lower, and only three countries (Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan) have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus. However, a funding gap means immunization campaigns are being cut in high-risk countries, leaving children more vulnerable to polio. If polio isn’t stopped now, the disease could stage a comeback, affecting an estimated 200,000 children every year.
 
Rotary has contributed US$1.2 billion, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Overall, remarkable progress has been achieved in the fight against polio. Since 1988, the number of polio cases has been reduced from 350,000 a year to fewer than 700 cases in 2011. The Americas were declared free from polio in 1994, the Western Pacific region in 2000, and Europe in 2002. A highly infectious disease, polio still strikes children mainly under the age of five in parts of Africa and South Asia. Polio can cause paralysis and sometimes death. One Rotarian noted, “This event was completely fitting. This week we celebrate the 60th anniversary Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine. We’re going to fight this crippling disease until the end because Rotary keeps promises.” 
 
 

BOSTON ROTARY SEEKING SUPER HUMANS!

Rotary Club of Boston announces first Humanitarian of the Year AwardOn Saturday, May 9th, 2015, Rotary Club of Boston #7 invites Greater Boston to join them at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter in South Boston for an evening of food, music and fun as we celebrate and award the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year. This event is expected to be a key fundraiser for Boston #7, and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will be awarded to the charity with which the Humanitarian of the Year award winner is affiliated.
 
And who will be the lucky winner? That’s up to you. If you are – or know of – someone who is an amazing activist or a tireless crusader for a local charity, send in a nomination today. Nominees from all charitable organizations with ties to the Greater Boston area will be considered and forms are available on the website at www.bostonrotary.org on the Rotary Boston Facebook page. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2015.
 
We are also looking for corporate and other sponsors who would like to participate in making this event a successful and memorable one. There are six levels of sponsorship available. To determine the right fit for your organization, contact Glenn Quirion at gq0511@yahoo.com or Lilia Wood at lilia@ballroominboston.com.
 
For complete details of the event, and to stay updated as we release additional details, visit our website, www.bostonrotary.org, find us on Facebook or follow @bostonrotary7 on Twitter for more details.
 
 

 
 

5 INTERACT CLUBS QUALIFY FOR AWARD

Five District 7930 Interact Clubs have qualified for the 2014-15 Presidential Citation for Interact Clubs. This award recognizes active Interact Clubs who demonstrate participation in a combination of the following areas:
  • Partnering with another Rotary club on a project or event
  • Participating in an event that promotes international understanding
  • Introducing members to other Rotary opportunities for young leaders
  • Participating in a fundraiser to support polio eradication
  • Submitting a video for the Interact Video Contest
  • Participating in a project to support one of Rotary's areas of focus
  • Collaborating with a Rotary service partner
  • Participating in a career day or mentoring activity
  • Recommending an outbound Interactor who then joins a Rotaract Club
Congratulations to Gloucester High School Interact, Marblehead High School Interact, Reading Interact, Revere High School Interact and Wakefield Interact for successfully qualifying for this recognition!
 
 

 

CLUBS WITH HIGHEST MEMBERSHIP GAINS

District Governor Peter Simonsen is congratulating the following clubs for net membership gains this Rotary year as of March 30, 2015: Marblehead (10); Greater Salem (6); Wilmington (6); Peabody (4) and Wakefield (4.) Other clubs with net membership gains are: Beverly; East Boston-Revere; Gloucester;  Hamilton-Wenham, Saugus, Topsfield-Boxford-Middleton, West Roxbury, Andover, Burlington Breakfast, Haverhill, Ipswich, Marblehead Harbor, Reading, Salem, and Winchester. Congratulations to all the members who ASKED, INVITED, INDUCTED and ENGAGED friends, co-workers and associates in their communities.
 
Please continue to spread the Rotary message throughout your communities.
 

 
 

WHAT'S HAPPENING ON SATURDAY AT THE CONFERENCE?

Saturday is designed to be an event for the entire family. Starting at 10 am and running until lunch at noon, two events will occur simultaneously.
 
In one section of the ballroom, breakout sessions will include the presentation of a service project, where Rotarians have purchased library books for the new library at Ebussamba Primary School in Kenya, and a presentation by Camp Rotary in Boxford, illustrating the great things they do and explaining how your Rotary Club can help.

   

At the same time, an interactive youth expo will take place, showcasing the young people of District 7930. RYLA leaders will have three separate stations where they will teach leadership through activities designed for all ages. Youth exchange inbound students will be doing interactive activities where Rotarians and their families can experience 
the student's home cultures. Interact clubs will be asking attendees to be a part of their service projects by donating their expertise, time and efforts to help the cause. Rotaract students are planning a special activity that will involve attending Rotarians and their families in one of their projects.

You will be able to see what we do for young people throughout the world, help our young people with the good work they do here and abroad, learn about other cultures, become a better leader, meet and interact with our vibrant, talented young people; all the while having a GREAT time! Register now  and come prepared to work and play.  Register the whole family!!
 
 

 
 

SLOW FADE

Alzheimer’s affects more than five million people in the United States. Now there is new hope to stop this withering disease.

Sunbeams through the bars of a crib. Rolling cookie dough with Grandmother. A flash of lightning, the smell of ozone. Waves lapping the shore. That library smell. Snow blowing sideways. Glasses of wine, peals of laughter. Onions caramelizing. Baseball games with Dad. Airplane wing over clouds. “I now pronounce you …” Ornaments on the tree. Hospital corridor. Planting flowers.

Who are you? How do you define yourself? Is it the places you’ve been, the things you’ve accomplished, the way you look? Is it your relationships, your creativity, your faith? And what if it were all taken away?

“Your sense of self requires memory,” says Rudolph E. Tanzi, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and co-author of the 2012 book Super Brain, with Deepak Chopra. “And when you have Alzheimer’s disease, you lose your sense of self.”
 
 

We’re Ready to Play Golf, Are You?

The Rotary Club of Winchester is pleased to announce its 27th annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015. The tournament will again be held at the Winchester Country Club, a Donald Ross designed, prestigious, private course. The tournament benefits the Winchester Rotary Charitable Foundation, Inc. a registered 501(c)(3) organization which supports numerous local charitable organizations as well as the national and international works of Rotary International.

Winchester Rotary members expect another sold out event again this year. Since this popular tournament tends to sell out quickly, anyone interested in playing in the tournament is encouraged to register early and to tell their friends, family, business and professional associates, neighbors, partners and others who want to participate in this exciting event. In addition to greens fees & cart, your registration fee includes a BBQ luncheon, gourmet dinner buffet, golfer gift bags, and a silent auction with terrific items for golfers and non-golfers. Please visit the Club’s event website for additional information here!

The Winchester Rotary Charity Golf Tournament Committee would like to thank all of the past supporters in making this signature event a success, year after year. The club is very pleased to have tremendous corporate support in the form of sponsorships. Additional corporate sponsorship is always welcome, the highlight is the Eagle and Birdie level sponsorships, which include golf foursomes. Download the Golf Poster and/or the Flyer/Registration form.
 
 

 
 

NEW STORY SUBMISSION PAGE ANNOUNCED

In an effort to maximize the speed both the submission and posting of stories to the district website,  eBulletin, social media or for use in public image stories, the Technology and Communications Committee is announcing a new web tool. It is available at here or by clicking on the graphic on the left. You will be able to either type into the title and story fields or copy and paste from virtually any other program. Although this will not allow for any special formatting, we will try to emphasize the key points and ensure that we meet Rotary branding guidelines. You can also attach up to 2 photos and captions for those photos. Please crop the photos as you would like them to appear prior to uploading or provide special instructions in the area provided so that we can make the appropriate adjustments for you. 
 
You can choose the month that you would like your story to appear and where you want your story to be published within the body of the form. Don't forget to provide your name and email so we can contact you with questions and also advise you when the story is published.
 

 
 

2015 SERVICE ABOVE SELF SCHOLARSHIP

The 2015 Service Above Self Scholarship Application is now available for Rotary District 7930 clubs. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior from our district. This competitive award is funded by our Annual Giving donations to The Rotary Foundation.
 
The purpose of the Service Above Self scholarship from Rotary D7930 is as follows:
  • Recognize an outstanding high school senior who has demonstrated his/hercommitment to Service Above Self in their community, a town or city within Rotary District 7930, and financially assist the recipient with his/her future studies with this $10,000 award.
  • Instill, in the recipient, the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self through active involvement in a variety of Rotary activities and projects.
  • Encourage the recipient to dedicate his/her personal and professional life to improving the quality of life of people in their local community and beyond.
  • Develop leadership skills of the recipient in order to address humanitarian needs in his/her community and the world.
  • Foster a lifelong association between Rotary International and the recipient.
Clubs are encouraged to copy and share the application and to utilize the additional press release template. Each club is empowered to decide how to select their ONE single applicant for district consideration. The SAS Committee will interview candidates in June and one winner will be announced.
 
Please read carefully the instructions on the application and direct any questions to Amy Luckiewicz, SAS Chair at rotary7930scholarships@yahoo.com or call 781.588.0257.
 
Download the SAS Application and the Press Release!
 

 
 
 
 
ClubRunner © 2002–2015  All rights reserved.
Privacy Statement | Online Help | System Requirements