“Fraffie was a strong leader and pioneer in the Rotary movement. She was among the first group of women to become members. She cared deeply about our club and was always helpful with her advice about how we should respect its people and traditions. I will miss her strength, good humor and many kindnesses.” – Bill Bartin, President of Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor
Each session is highly interactive, with a minimum of lecturing, providing lots of opportunity to share and experience ideas. Sessions are led by Rotary leaders who have been trained in facilitation techniques that maximize the discovery learning experience. Most workshops are limited to 10-15 participants who participate in interactive discussion, role playing and problem solving activities.
Course fees are per registrant per day, and cover the cost of breakfast and lunch, meeting space, and learning tools. It is recommended that clubs cover the workshop fee. The District will reimburse clubs for one participant taking a Part I workshop in Peabody.
Any member who has a My Rotary account can view their club's citation dashboard by signing in to My Rotary. Then, under Manage, in Club & District Administration, go to Reports and look under the "Awards" section. If a club member who isn’t an officer wants to record citation progress in Rotary Club Central, you can delegate your level of access (PDF) temporarily to allow them to do that.
Some of the goals in the 2016-17 Presidential Citation are tracked in Rotary Club Central. These are clearly marked in the Presidential Citation brochure (PDF). It is your responsibility as a club leader to ensure that you record your club’s achievement of these goals in Rotary Club Central on time.
You can view these reports in the same location. Rotaract club presidents can view their dashboard report and make updates on Rotary.org. In order to be nominated for the Presidential Citation, Interact clubs must also have their achievements reported to RI. In May, sponsor Rotary clubs will receive instructions for reporting Interact clubs that qualify for the Presidential Citation. RI cannot accept nominations by email, mail, or phone.
The following restaurants are participating: Bertucci's; Bunratty's Tavern; Caffe Nero; Chocolate Truffle; Christopher's; Coldstone Creamery; Dunkin Donuts; Fuddrucker's; Fusillis; Harrow's; Horseshoe Grill; Joe Fish; Kelly's Roast Beef; Kitty's; Laurie's 9:09; Legal C Bar; Oye's; Piantedosi Bakery; Reading Public Schools; Red Heat Tavern; Residence at Pearl Street; Roxy's Grilled Cheese; Ryer's Store; Sakura Organic; Starbucks; Teresa's Prime; Temazcal; and Wahlburgers. The Premier Sponsor for the event is the Savings Bank.
Any club in the district may suggest a candidate for Representative, but if a club suggests a Rotarian who is a member of a different club, the Rotarian's club must agree in writing for the nomination to be accepted. Clubs must provide a brief (one page suggested) resume indicating their candidate’s background and reason he or she should be selected.
To be eligible, the candidate must be a current member of a club in the District and must have served a full term as District Governor as at July 1 , 2017.
The Reading Memorial High School Interact Club traveled to Philadelphia on the weekend of March 10 to 12 on a field trip chaperoned by Reading Rotary. As part of the trip 14 Interact Members served meals to approximately 200 people at the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, a soup kitchen and homeless shelter. The RMHS Interact planned the trip to include both sightseeing and service. Inspired by the hunger and homelessness initiative in District 7930, Interact Club President Allie Foley said: "We really wanted to find a community service project that helped the homeless." In addition to serving dinner on Saturday evening, the Interact Club made fleece blankets to donate to Sunday Breakfast. Interact Sponsor Reading Rotary Club donated $500 to the Rescue Mission.
In addition to the service, the group toured some historic sites in Philadelphia, saw the Liberty Bell, raced Superintendent and Interact Club Advisor John Doherty up the Museum of Art step a la Rocky Balboa.
Other highlights of the trip were visiting Reading Terminal Market and seeing Philadelphia's St. Patrick's Day Parade.