Reserve a room for the District 7790 Conference at the Samoset now and take advantage of the discounted rate of only $159.
Booking link;    Rotary Intl District 7790
Special rooms have been put aside for Rotarians on the weekend of May 1st. This will be a wonderful time to share experiences with friends and family at the Premiere resort along the coast of Maine. Let's all have a fun time.
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A special event during Suzanne’s visit to our club Nov 13th and 14th by  surprising PHF ceremony.
Denys Lamontqgne , PP 2 years in a row (2016-2018),  played a key role for the merger success ,  leading to Quebec LaCité Club. In true rotarian spirit, Denys brought countless new ideas that reshaped the resulting  Club .
Sandra Beaulé, is on her second term as president. She joined Quebec-centre about a year before the merger and became involved very quickly and here she is, with all the Energy, good humor and rigourous work that she is known for. Sh’s a visionnary, caring for the efficency of the club years ahead..
All the members were  thrilled of Suzanne’s (and husband !) presence with us,
We appreciate the fact that she worked hard to address our members in french. A truly rotarian  gesture.
Claude Raymond, PP, PHF
Secretary, Quebec LaCité Rotary Club
7790 District Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
May 1, 2 and 3, 2020
Samoset Resort, Rockport Maine
Crystal $3,500
  • Saturday Night Dinner Sponsorship-Tickets for 6
  • Receive 4 minutes to present how your company’s values align with Rotary’s
  • Full page ad in Conference Program Booklet
  • Mentions by Emcees throughout weekend
  • Signage in House of Friendship as well as on front screens during sessions
  • Website and Social Media presence
Double Ruby $2,500
  • Friday Night Dinner Sponsorship-Tickets for 4
  • Receive 3 minutes  to present how your company’s values align with Rotary’s
  • Full page ad in Conference Program Booklet
  • Mentions by Emcees throughout weekend
  • Signage in House of Friendship as well as on front screens during sessions
  • Website and Social Media presence
Ruby $1,500
  • Saturday Lunch Sponsorship-Lunch Tickets for 4
  • Receive 2 minutes to present how your company’s values align with Rotary
  • Full page ad in Conference Program Booklet
  • Mentions by Emcees throughout weekend
  • Signage in House of Friendship as well as on front screens during sessions
  • Website and Social Media presence
Double Sapphire $1,000
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast Sponsorship-Breakfast tickets for 4
  • Receive 1 min (slides or video about your business or organization)
  • Full page ad in Conference Program Booklet
  • Mentions by Emcees throughout weekend
  • Signage in House of Friendship as well as on front screens during sessions
  • Website and Social Media presence
Sapphire $750 -Table Sponsorship
  • Half page ad in program in Conference Program Booklet
  • Table tent cards on tables all weekend
  • Listing in Hall of Friendship and on front screens during sessions
  • Website and social media presence
Sustaining  $500-Table sponsorship
  • One third page ad in Conference Program Booklet
  • Table tent cards on tables all weekend
  • Listing in Hall of Friendship
  • Website and social media presence
Program Advertisement
$200--quarter page ad in program
To Support Rotary District 7790 Conference please contact:
Suzanne Uhl-Melanson, District Governor
Christine Black
On behalf of DG Suzanne Uhl Melanson, please review the attached documents and procedures in order to submit your nominations for the 2022-2023 Governor Nominee.
This is an important part of our District process and it is our responsibility as Rotarians to propose candidates whom we deem capable of accomplishing this important leadership role in our District.
This announcement is being made within 60 days of the Nominating Committee meeting to take place on Saturday, march 14th 2020. Candidate proposals should be received on or before January 10th 2020 before 5P.M.
Please submit the name of an eligible candidate from your club to the Nomination Committee by sending to:
Thank you for your commitment to serving Rotary.
Yours in Rotary,
Marcel Noël, IPDG
Chair of nominating committee District 7790
Suzanne Uhl-Melanson joined the Waterville Rotary Club November 1999.  After just dabbling in Rotary- showing up to meetings but not really participating, she decided to become more involved.  She joined the Board of Directors, attended her first District Conference in Quebec City and was hooked!
We just received word from the Government of India that they are planning to hold a polio National Immunization Day (NID) January 19, 2020.  We will be organizing a group program to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to participate in the NID and house-to-house activities.  This will be the 32nd such trip we have organized to take North American Rotarians to participate in a polio NID.
Frequently, we hear the comment, “I would like to participate in an NID, but I don’t know how to find out about these trips.”  You now have the information to share with your Rotarians.
Along with participation in the polio immunization activities, we will meet with the World Health Organization and local Rotary clubs in Delhi and Jaipur.  We will also take a couple of days to travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and Jaipur to see the Pink City.
Tentatively, our group will depart on Friday, 10 January from North America and return on January 21, 2020.  We are working with the Indian Rotary leadership to finalize the itinerary, Rotary programs and accommodations.  We hope to have specific information available the week of October 28, 2019, if not earlier.  You will receive the material as soon as it is available.
We are sending you this message so you are aware that an NID will be held in 2020 in India, and we will be organizing a program.  Please share this information with others in your club and in your district.  We will have a limit as to how many people we can take, and typically, these trips sell out in a week or two.  Please tell any interested Rotarians to send us an email so we can add them to our database to ensure they are among the first to receive a notice when the itinerary is finalized.
Please let us know if you have any questions.  
Jolene R. Bortz
Howard Tours
516 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 834-2260 voice
(510) 834-1019 fax
"We look forward to traveling with you"
If your club wants to take advantage of matching money from Rotary for your club projects, your club must become "Qualified".
In previous years, we had to attend the Grants Management Seminar portion of the Foundation Seminar in Waterville on Saturday in November. Some clubs found it difficult to have a member devote an entire Saturday to this.  
This year we are trying to provide you with a better understanding of your expectations for your club to "wait" at Grants Management Seminar:
1) One more members can attend the Zoom Grants Management Seminar on Monday, November 4th from 7 to 8:30 pm. The detailed information for the Zoom meeting is at the end of this email.
2) On November 4th, your club could have a "Foundation Party" by getting together with other nearby clubs,
3) After the month of June, one of the most important members of the audience, and one of the members of the audience.
4) Your club could request that I visit your club or a group of neighboring clubs for a personalized training session. Obviously, this is a mutually agreeable date. Email me if you would like to visit your club for training. That would need to take place before November 10th, between January 5th and 13th, or between Feb 5th and Feb 21st, as these are the dates I will be in Maine.
5) Your club could request that I "visit" your club for personalized Zoom when I'm not in Maine. Email me if you would like to use this option.
Remember that your club needs to meet the Grants Management Seminar for your club to become "Qualified" to receive any type of Rotary grant funding.
You must register for the Grants Management by clicking the event in the calendar, or by emailing me with:
1) Club Name,
2) Names and email addresses of Rotarians who wish to wait for the November 4th Zoom session, 
3) Names and email addresses of members who want to watch the recorded session,
4) If you would like me to a personalized seminar to your club, send a suggested date.
I look forward to helping your club receive Rotary funding through District Grants or Global Grants for your club's projects.  
As they say in Guatemala,
Deb Walters
Chair of the District 7790 Foundation Committee
Deborah Walters is invited to a meeting.

Topic: Grants Management Seminar for Maine Clubs
Time: Nov 4, 2019 07:00 PM Eastern Time (USA and Canada)

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District 7790 Presidents
We managed to convince some club presidents to take a small photo with Suzanne Uhl-Melanson, Governor District, just before the District Assembly. - with Joan Phaup, Real Paul-Hus, Christiane Fontaine and Suzanne Uhl-Melanson.
Thank you to all the Paul Harris Society members who give $1000 or more to The Rotary Foundation annually for your dedication and support on behalf of the Paul Harris Society. You play an integral part in promoting and expanding the society, which now has more than 23,000 members in 141 countries. 

In this Paul Harris Society Resource, hear from society members Alok Mohatta and Saurin Shah, learn about resources available on the society's web page, and find tips for promoting the society during this giving season. 
Smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated.
Let’s make polio the second. Join the fight on World Polio Day.
How can you triple your impact?
Thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every donation made to Rotary to end polio will be tripled.
Donate today.
Dear Rotarians,
As a member of The Rotary Foundation’s Major Gifts Initiative Committee, it is my pleasure to share with you an exciting donor appreciation opportunity.  Our Rotary Foundation would like to thank donors from New England who make a new, outright gift of $10,000 and above or a bequest commitment of $25,000 and above starting 1 September 2019 by inviting them to attend a private event at Harvard University on 29 April 2020.  Donors who have supported any of The Rotary Foundation’s funds, programs, or grants will be invited--but space is limited.  This special donor appreciation event will include a walking tour of campus with RI President Mark Maloney (Harvard College, AB History, ‘76) followed by a celebratory reception and dinner in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
We are also excited to announce that Mr. Alexander Falk – immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Marblehead, Massachusetts, and currently Assistant Governor and Youth Exchange Chair in District 7930 – and his wife Nora have made a lead gift in support of this effort with a $250,000 increase in their bequest to The Rotary Foundation.  Thanks to Alexander’s and Nora’s generosity and leadership, we look forward to hosting a highly successful donor appreciation event at Harvard in support of our Rotary Foundation!
Each year since the roll-out of Future Vision, The Rotary Foundation has sponsored seven scholars on average to Harvard through Global Grants.  In fact, since 2014 our Foundation has awarded over $1.4 million in scholarships for 34 students to enroll in MA degree programs related to Rotary’s Areas of Focus at Harvard. 
We encourage you to utilize the attached promotional piece on your District’s website and social media channels in order to help secure new major gifts and bequests.  Space for the event is limited, so please do not delay.  Trustee Julia Phelps, Harvey Newcomb at The Rotary Foundation, and I are available to answer any questions.
Thank you in advance for your help as we invite those major donors in New England who make new major gifts or bequests to “go back to school” this spring with RI President Mark at his college alma mater!
Best regards,
Marty Helman
The Rotary Foundation’s Major Gifts Initiative Committee

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