District Governor's Citation 2019-2020
 
UNITE PEOPLE
Achieve a minimum of 15 points
Club visits:                          For each club visit in your country                                               1 point
                                             For each Club visit over the border                                              5 points
                                             For each Club visit to your Nut/Bolt partner club                      10 points
District Assembly:             Attendance of 1 member/ Club                                                     2 points
                                            Attendance of 2 members/ Club                                                    5 points
District Conference:         Attendance of 1 member                                                                5 points
                                           Attendance of 2 members                                                             15 points
Attend another Club's fundraising or celebration event                                                     5 points
Attend another Club's fundraising or celebration event over the border                        15 points
 
MEMBERSHIP
Achieve a minimum of 15 points
Sponsor a new type of membership:
                                Satellite Club                                                                                           15 points
                                Each Corporate membership                                                                 10 points
                                Each Family membership                                                                          5 points
                                Passport Club                                                                                           15 points
                                Rot­­aract Club                                                                                           20 points
 
TAKE ACTION
Achieve a minimum of 40 points
Conduct 3 Community Events w/ People of Action Signs pictures                                    20 points
For each community project over 3                                                                                       10 points
Partner/participate with another local organization for a Community Project    add 5 points to above
Update your website with Theme Logo and People of Action sign                                    15 points
MyRotary updated w/Current Officers & Goals                                                                 20 points
 
FOUNDATION
No minimum so add the points!
Attain EREY giving of $100 from 25% of club members                                                   5 points
Attain EREY giving of $100 from 50% of club members                                                   10 points
Attain EREY giving of $100 from 75% of club members                                                   20 points
Attain EREY giving of $100 from 100% of club members                                                 40 points
Write a District Grant                                                                                                            20 points/grant
Write a Global Grant                                                                                                              60 points
 
If you achieve the District Governor's Citation you will:
                Grow your Club membership
                Retain more Club members
                Build Fellowship
                Brand Rotary as a leading philanthropic organization
                Do good in your community and the world
                Forge new partnerships to do more good
                Have FUN!
 
The DISTRICT CITATION is awarded to Clubs with a total of 85 points (and with achieving minimums in UNITE, MEMBERSHIP, TAKE ACTION categories).
The Club with the highest points will receive a VERY SPECIAL AWARD!!
 
 
 
The DG Citation must be presented to the District Governor (with proof) no later than June 30, 2020.
 
REMEMBER TO ALSO SUBMIT YOUR INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CITATION!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denis Blouin, Eng. M.Sc.
 
 
 
Personal :
Denis was born on September 17, 1947, in Windsor in the Eastern Townships. He went to the Polytechnic School of the University of Montreal, for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree he obtained in 1973. He married Camillia Rochefort on June 29, 1974. They have two children: Nicolas and Émilie. He is now the grandfather of four grandchildren: Élianne, Guillaume, Antoine, and Agathe.
Professional:
Denis Blouin has been an engineer since 1973 in the construction sector and as a project manager for maritime, municipal, road and transportation projects. His fields of expertise include industrial, structures and buildings, engineering structures and maritime infrastructures, roads, and municipal infrastructures. He holds a master's degree in organizational management obtained in 2001.
Retired from consulting engineering in January 2016, he has been self-employed since then in the management of civil, marine and municipal engineering projects.
He has been Chairman of the Management Committee of the Niche of Excellence - Industrial, Mining and Metallurgical Process Engineering (IPIMM) since 2014 and Chairman of the ACCORD Regional Committee for the North Shore region since 2018. The ACCORD (Action concertée de coopération régional de développement) approach is a government action priority aimed at stimulating the economy of Québec's regions.
Volunteering :
Denis is also a committed volunteer in his community. Thanks to his availability, dedication, and generosity, he has contributed to the creation and development of several community organizations.
Denis is on the boards of directors, as director or president, of the Club d'athlétisme de Sept-Iles, the Corporation of adapted transport de Sept-Iles, Taxi-Bus, the Sept-Iles Chamber of Commerce, the Association des parents et amis des malades émotionnels, Centraide Duplessis and the Élyme des sables, a palliative care home. Over the years, Denis has devoted his time and energy to these organizations. He still chairs the boards of directors of 3 of these organizations, in addition to being a director at the Caisse populaire Desjardins de Sept-Iles.
He has already received two major honors in recognition of his volunteer involvement: in 2008, he became a member of the Ordre du Mérite Nord-Côtier and in 2018, he received the Lieutenant Governor of Québec Medal.
Rotary :
It is also in the Rotary Club of Sept-Îles that Denis has distinguished himself since 1999 by successively assuming the presidency, from 2002-2003, and the secretay since then, as well as the operation of the advisory committee for a few years. His work is recognized by his peers because it gives the Club an organizational structure. His efforts and the achievement of results resulted in Denis receiving the great honor of Rotary, the Paul Harris Fellow, in 2005. His constant support to the Rotary Foundation has brought him a PHF + 2 since then. As if that wasn't enough, in 2012, he goes on a humanitarian mission with a group of Rotarians in Guatemala, as a volunteer at "Safe Passage" and to visit completed District projects..
 
 
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Past District Governor Stephen P. Johnson, 72, passed away peacefully March 24, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family and closest friends. 
 
Steve joined the Rotary Club of Bangor, Maine in 1995. His Rotary service began with multiple terms on the Board of Directors, which eventually led to serving as Club President 2007/2008. During his presidency, he provided positive leadership, vision and inspiration, and became a mentor to many Rotarians. He went on to serve District 7790 as an Assistant Governor for Area 9 from 2009 to 2012.
 
Steve served as a District Governor in 2013/2014. Once Steve’s term as District Governor ended, he continued to serve in many capacities including the Executive Committee and District 7790 Representative for the Rotary Council on Legislation. His service work is highlighted by the ongoing efforts for providing clean water and sanitation to Bilwaskarma, Nicaragua that is in desperate need of assistance. Steve provided leadership, encouragement and his business expertise closer to home where he worked alongside Sarah in assisting with the development of Sarah’s House of Maine, a “home away from home” for people receiving cancer treatments. Steve is a 9-time Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society and is also recognized as a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation.    
 
Steve is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Debbie, his son Eric, daughter Lisa and her husband Jeremy Hosier, his granddaughters Maxwell and Vail Hosier, his sister Pat and her husband Mike Watts.

 
Please see Steve’s full obituary and feel free to share you your memories or condolences on the site’s Memory Wall.
 
 
 
 
District Conference Canceled
During these challenging times with the Covid19 virus we have all been asked to stay home and not meet in large groups. Until further notice district meetings will be held by ZOOM over the internet. 
The 2020 District 7790 Conference will not be held this year. We will try to fit in some of the more important programs during the October Annual meeting assuming all is well by then.
 
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March is here and what should be a celebration of Spring and St. Patrick's Day , we are dealing with a worldwide virus COVID 19.

Many countries are in a virtual lock-down as we try to curb the spread of the virus. Here in America we are now experiencing some of the same. It has caused panic and fear of the unknown resulting in panic buying when we are told stay in place.  We need to remain calm as the precautions being taken will help slow the spread of the virus.
We live in a global environment and will should expect to see more viruses , but as long as we keep are wits about us, practice cleanliness and continue to clean public places well in the future , hopefully it will reduce exposure.
Our club is open to all Rotarians who need to do a makeup or just want to read about great programs from around the world. Please join us at www.rotaryeclubone.org and click on makeups.
We hope to see you there.  Be safe and wash your hands!
Jane E. Anthony, ARM, CPIW
President 2019-2020
Rotary eClub One
janerotaryeclub1@gmail.com
 
 
Les Rotary E Clubs en période difficile
Mars est là et ce qui devrait être une célébration du printemps et de la Saint-Patrick, nous avons affaire à un virus mondial COVID 19.
De nombreux pays sont pratiquement bloqués alors que nous essayons de freiner la propagation du virus. Ici, en Amérique, nous vivons un peu la même chose. Il a provoqué la panique et la peur de l'inconnu, ce qui a entraîné une panique d'achat lorsqu'on nous a dit de rester sur place.  Nous devons rester calmes car les précautions prises contribueront à ralentir la propagation du virus.
Nous vivons dans un environnement mondial et nous devons nous attendre à voir davantage de virus, mais tant que nous gardons notre esprit alerte, que nous pratiquons la propreté et que nous continuons à bien nettoyer les lieux publics à l'avenir, nous espérons que cela réduira l'exposition.
Notre club est ouvert à tous les Rotariens qui ont besoin de se maquiller ou qui veulent simplement se renseigner sur les programmes de qualité du monde entier. Veuillez nous rejoindre à www.rotaryeclubone.org et cliquez sur maquillages.
Nous espérons vous y voir.  Soyez prudents et lavez-vous les mains !
Jane E. Anthony, ARM, CPIW
Président 2019-2020
Rotary eClub One
janerotaryeclub1@gmail.com
 
An evening of celebration as outbound youth exchange discovered which countries they will visit this year! Youth exchange inbounds were in black, Outbounds in red. They have an interesting way of finding their country during an evening of activities!. A memorable evening of celebration!
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
 
 
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
Manager
Howard Tours
516 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 834-2260 voice
(510) 834-1019 fax
"We look forward to traveling with you"
 
 
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. 
NEW DATES FOR INTERVIEW AND SUBMISSION
 
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: marcel.noel@rotary-7790.org
 
Thank you for your commitment to serving Rotary.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Marcel Noël, IPDG
Chair of nominating committee District 7790
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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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