Becoming a Rotarian
Upcoming District Events
Club Elections Due - President, President-elect
Dec 31, 2014
5:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mid-year President's Meeting
TBDJan 28, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
5th Annual Polar Plunge to Eradicate Polio
Cape Ann Motor InnJan 31, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bear Hill Golf ClubFeb 05, 2015 6:00 PM –
Feb 07, 2015 9:00 PM
World Peace and Understanding Dinner
Sheraton Colonial Boston NorthFeb 11, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
New England PETS for President-elects
SheratonMar 12, 2015 5:00 PM –
Mar 14, 2015 1:00 PM
Presidential Citation Information Due
Mar 15, 2015
5:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015 POLAR PLUNGE IS OPEN
MARBLEHEAD ROTARY WELCOMES 2 NEW MEMBERS
NORTH READING WELCOMES VAL CALLAHAN
Back row L-R: Peter Majane, AG D7930, Peter Simonsen, DG D7930, David Manzi, DGE D7930,
Front row, L_R: Val Callahan, DG D7910, Sheryl Meehan, DGN D7930, Michael Scannell NR Club President
DISTRICT 7930 FOUNDATION & MEMBERSHIP FORUM
I thank the breakout facilitators: Past Presidents Vanessa Silveira, Peabody Club; Christa Papavasiliou, Boston Rotaract Club; Don Doliber, Marblehead Harbor Club; Christopher Neville, Wilmington Club and Membership Chair Don Kelley Beverly Club.
Please read comments from the facilitators:
North Reading EarlyAct - Fostering Change
Volunteer and Donation Opportunity with Cradles to Crayons
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12, living in low- income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.
What: Donate clothing for needing kids and help out at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse. Bring warm winter clothing, boots, hats and gloves, coats, etc. to donate. See donation guidelines below.
How: If you want to participate, let Christian Sandberg, Community Service Director of Downtown Boston Rotary Club, know by October 21st by sending an e-mail to Sandberg.firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 617-459-1177.
When: 10/28/2014 6:15 PM for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Where: 155 North Beacon St, Brighton, MA 02135
Parking: There is currently construction around the facility so you are encouraged to carpool when possible and park on the streets surrounding the building---parking is available on North Beacon Street and Etna Street.
Amarok Society Speaks at Marblehead
JOIN ROTARIANS FROM SOMERVILLE FOR A NIGHT OF LAUGHS
Change your banner photo monthly or seasonal to show a variety of members in action,supporting a team, or in season‐themed clothes (think Halloween costumes). This will show that you pay attention to your page and update it regularly… and you’re a fun club.
After posting your new member press release (with photo) on Patch or Wicked Local, use the URL to post to Facebook. This will show the new member that you are recognizing them and it’s big news that they joined your club! You can also scan in a photo from the newspaper clipping of a new member instead of just the photo itself. Posting the clipping shows you made it a big announcement.
Encourage members to “check in” at your club and tag other members with comment such as, “We just heard from and an inspiring speaker, (insert name w/tag), and we are inspired now to……” Checking in is only available if you list your club as a business/organization. If not, you can easily change it but list your address as the location of your meetings vs. your PO box number.
Post quotes from members of all backgrounds once a month with photos about why they joined Rotary and why they STAY in Rotary.
Mention that Rotary is an opportunity to become a humanitarian. Include one example of how your club covers that mission with photo.
Talk about any personal stories from club members regarding their memories of an impactful project or connection with members. Better yet, make it a post on your website then link the URL to your Facebook page. This creates “unique content” for your website and helps grow that following as well.
Use Throwback Thursday as an opportunity to post an old photo and thank the members for their service.
Offer “teasers” such as “Want to know why our club was recognized for…” or post a curious photo from an event or project with the caption, “Come to a meeting and learn how this project impacted an entire community.”
Invite viewers to suggest captions to photos from an event or project and watch the social media engagement jump.
Finally, put out the ASK! Every other week, put out the open invite to visit your club WITH NO COMMITMENT! Be sure to add a club member’s name and contact info with which to RSVP. That person should sit with them at their first meeting. Remember, the best thing you can do is: SHARE WITH A COMMENT!
The more people you tag the better
Is your Rotary’s Facebook page listed on your stationary and business cards?
Thank sponsors for events on your page, they are likely to start following you
Some website editors allow you to live stream your Facebook page onto your front page!
Use the “insights” to help guide posts for example, post when your fans are most likely on line. Insights can tell you when that is!
Questions? Contact Amy Luckiewicz at 781.588.0257 or email@example.com
GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR
WINCHESTER CHILI FEST 2014
Presented by Winchester Rotary
Saturday November 1, 2014
4:00 PM to 8 PM
Winchester Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets: $5 Individuals, $15 Families, $15 Alcohol
Taste and vote for the best chili in Winchester as area restaurants and amateurs compete for best chili. The event is a family friendly event that will include music, food trucks, beer/wine and kids games. Sponsorship and entry opportunities are still available.
DISTRICT FOUNDATION & MEMBERSHIP FORUM
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.
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