has been participating in the program for over ten years and this year our activities included transporting the frozen turkeys from the Boston Food Bank and storing them in a freezer courtesy of Shaws Supermarket. The day of the event Rotarians moved the turkeys from Shaws Supermarket to the UCC Church where they stayed to assist families in gathering their turkeys and groceries for Thanksgiving and helping move them to their vehicles.
- Bob Arsenault (Ipswich Rotarian)
- Ray Bastarache (Lynn Rotarian)
- William Beckman (Beverly Rotarian)
- Lisa Collin (Amesbury Rotarian and Rotaplast co-Ambassador)
- Juan Gallego (Chelsea Rotarian)
- Barbara Hofelich
- Stephanie Johnson (Peabody Rotarian)
Eight clubs, Salem, Woburn, Peabody, Stoneham, Amesbury, Rockport, Arlington and Burlington Breakfast recognized new and multiple Paul Harris Fellows. District Foundation Chair, Liz Cullen, on behalf of The Rotary Foundation, recognized our newest Major Donor, Mark Golub, from the Rotary Club of Malden. The Foundation also recognized Alexander Falk, Rotary Club of Marblehead, and Julia Phelps and Steve Mackenzie, Rotary Club of Amesbury, for achievement of Level II Major Donor status and for their generous bequests to the Endowment Fund.
Club visioning defines and celebrates the unique culture of each club through a facilitated delivery of exercises. Visioning allows the club members to dream about what their club could become. From this dream comes a new sense of identity and a renewed commitment to make a club better.
Does your daily activity restrict your ability to be who you could be? If so, plan on attending the next Rotary Means Business meeting on November 28th. Our presenter, or coach will be Linda Stacy. Linda is a public speaker, a workshop facilitator, and a productivity coach. Linda is inspired to help her audiences and clients achieve their best lives – their Best Selves – by way of energy management and the *brass tacks* of healthy, efficient productivity.
Linda understands that as humans we are complex and to be our best at work, at home, and at play, we must balance commitments, master time, listen to our bodies, respond to the world around us, and remain open to the possibilities!
Whew! Linda calls upon herself (1st and foremost!) and others to approach this abundance with child-like wonder – instead of the burden of overwhelm that often drains our energy.
Living and Working Deliberately to Reach Your Goals – manage your time and your environment to support your best work.
If you want to get a glimpse into how you can achieve the you that you want to be, join us at the McLane Middleton Law Center in Woburn at 6:00 pm for some networking and an introduction to managing your time in a way that will bring about happiness and enhanced performance! Register here!
The Assistant Secretary reports to the District Secretary and assists in the performance of her/his duties. To quote the District by-laws: “The Assistant Secretary shall perform such duties as requested by the District Governor and in the absence or disability of the Secretary perform the duties of the Secretary and act in his/her stead.”
The duties of the District Secretary are delineated in the by-laws as :
The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honorees.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from the AFP, which gives us even more reason to celebrate during our Foundation’s centennial year,” says Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Kalyan Banerjee. “The continued strong support of Rotary members will help us keep our promise of a polio-free world for all children and enable the Foundation to carry out its mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace. We look forward to another 100 years of Rotary members taking action to make communities better around the world.”
The announcement came on 15 November, known to industry professionals since the 1980s as National Philanthropy Day. The award will be presented in early 2017 at the AFP’s annual conference in San Francisco.
- On October 2nd, Peabody celebrated its 100th birthday as a city with one of the largest parades in recent memory. Peabody Rotarians entered a float featuring many of the projects the club and RI has worked on, including actual running water. The float was designed by and the work overseen by member Stephanie Johnson, who was also preparing to go to Cebu City the following week. Depicted on the float were our District Managed Grant project of cleaning Farnham Park and providing handicapped accessible playground equipment, clean water, scholarships, Polar Plunge, cleft palate missions, hunger and homelessness initiative, the Rotary wheel and the 4-Way Test. Most club members, too numerous to list here, worked on the float over a two week period.
“For me it’s all about creating ‘the hook’ — that special magic dust that makes people want to engage in what we’re doing,” says Jones. “One of my favorite tips when organizing an event is to ask a local, national, or international figure to become the event’s honorary chair.
Rows of American flags will by flying in front of Arlington High School from November 1st - 13th, to recognize the deceased and thank the living. For some visitors, it is a place of contemplation. For others, it is a place to run with their children through a sea of red, white and blue. For everyone, it becomes a place of reflection for the people who have been the heroes in our lives.
On Sunday, November 6th, the Arlington Rotary Club held a ceremony honoring Kenneth Simmons and the many people who were acknowledged through the presentation of a flag in their name. Over 120 flags are being flown in honor of members of our Armed Forces, Police and Fire Personnel, First Responders, Parents, Teachers, Coaches, Mentors, and Community Leaders. The display is absolutely magnificent and represents all that is good in the world. If you get a chance to visit the display, you can find it on the front lawn or the Arlington High School until November 13th.
Flags for Heroes is a fund raising activity sponsored by the Rotary Club of Arlington and will not only demonstrate appreciation for all those who serve our nation and our communities, it provides the funds to further impact Arlington in meaningful ways.
The idea of recognizing a Rotarian who has personally contributed $1,000 or has had a $1,000 contributed in their name occurred in 1957. That year two Rotarians were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. One of those gentlemen was Rufus, also known as “Rough-House,” Chapin, one of Paul Harris’ closest friends. Chapin joined the Rotary Club of Chicago in 1905 when the club was just a few months old. He was a banker, who had a great sense of humor. He gave of his time and talents for many years without hesitation. In fact, he served treasurer for 33 years. Some things never change in Rotary! He died in 1947, so his Paul Harris Fellow recognition was given to him posthumously.
On November 18th, you and members of your club will have the opportunity to name Rotarians, friends of Rotary, community members and/or family members as Paul Harris Fellows. They will join the ranks of over 3,300 men and women in District 7930 that have also received this recognition and millions who have received this recognition around the world.
That evening we will also hear from author, David C Forward, who wrote Doing Good in the World. David is currently the Governor of Rotary District 7500 in New Jersey. He’s been a Rotarian since 1978 and wrote A Century of Service: The Story of Rotary International, that chronicled our first 100 years as an organization. A very sought after speaker, he will share with us other memorable stories of Rotarians and our Foundation that evening.
Make sure you register today for a fun and informative evening when we celebrate 100 years of our Foundation making the world a better place.
As all of you know, within Rotary, November is Rotary Foundation Month. Most of you know by now that I am passionate about our Foundation. Supported by generous contributions from our members, our Rotary Foundation transforms funds we contribute into projects that change lives within our communities and around the world. I am so thankful that, due to our Foundation, we are eradicating Polio, preventing disease, providing clean water, promoting and providing education, building peace and supporting local communities. November – is also the month we, in America, celebrate Thanksgiving. This year we have so very much to be thankful for due to OUR FOUNDATION.
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You may have already seen our #IAmRotary on our 7930 Facebook page and you'll see more. Now is the time to roll out your own campaign featuring your own members! Club Public Image Chairs will receive electronic toolkits in October and are welcome to start their campaigns anytime. Also, don't forget our Instagram contest to win a custom pop-up banner for your club is still going on! Thanks for your work and all you do to improve your club's Public Image!