Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 15, 2017
Lonnie Hackett, last year’s recipient of a District 7930 Global Grant, has been awarded a $35,000 Rotary Global Grant Scholarship and is studying this year for a Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration at Oxford University in the UK.
 
Lonnie is a 2014 Bowdoin College graduate and the Founder and President of Healthy Kids/Brighter Future (HK/BF), a non-profit organization working in Zambia to deliver health care to children by educating elementary school administrators and teachers to recognize illness in their students and provide them access to government clinics in their communities.
 
Update on Healthy Kids Global Grant Bob Gravino 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 15, 2017
District Governor Dave Gardner recognized Peabody Rotarian Peggy Pedro as a member of the Paul Harris Society with a PHS Chevron and a District 7930 pin at a recent Peabody Rotary Club meeting. Dave was assisted by two Peabody Rotarians who were awarded PHS Chevrons at a Club meeting in July; Alyse Barbash and District Governor Elect Bob Wood. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Foundation, allowing Rotary to fulfill the promises we make to improve our communities and communities around the world. In his visit Dave addressed Rotary's challenge of retaining and gaining members and encouraged each club member to invite two people to a meeting or service project over the next few months to demonstrate the good that Rotary does.
DG David Gardner Visits Peabody Club Bob Gravino 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 15, 2017
Bill Hayner and David Wyman of the Arlington Rotary Club are presented with Paul Harris Society chevrons and District 7930 pins at the October 4th Arlington Club meeting by Bob Gravino, District Paul Harris Society Chair. Bill and David were recognized for their commitment as Paul Harris Society members to ensure that Rotary has the resources needed to carry out our missions of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace.
 
The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor generous Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Rotary Foundation.
Arlington Rotarians Join Paul Harris Society Bob Gravino 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Oct 15, 2017
The Rotary Club of Chelsea in conjunction with the Winter Hill Yacht Club treated 100 veterans and their families from the Chelsea Soldiers Home and surrounding areas to a two hour cruise of the Boston Harbor. 
 
The veterans were treated to a light breakfast prior to the cruise and lunch after the cruise.  Eighteen members of the WHYC donated their boats and crew for the cruise.  The Lowell High School Air Force ROTC program provided eight ROTC cadets to help with feeding the veterans.  Speakers prior to the cruise included Lt. Dol. Mike Harmon, USMC retired, Lowell High School Aerospace Instructor and ROTC advisor Lt. Col. Eileen Ironfield, Air Force retired, Byron Bishop, Director of Somerville Veteran Services and New Hampshire State Rep. Sgt. Al Balbasara, USMC retired. 
 
This annual event by the Rotary Club of Chelsea and the Winter Hill Yacht Club to honor our veterans had veterans from all branches of the service and all military conflicts since the Viet Nam War participate.
Veterans Honored with Cruise Bruce Mauch 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Susan Stewart on Oct 09, 2017
The Burlington Rotary would like to invite you to "Remembering 30 Years of the AIDS Quilt and Wine Tasting" on November 4 at Grandview Farms, located at Center Street in Burlington, MA. Viewing of the AIDS Quilt will take place on November 4 from noon to 7pm and will be free to all. The Wine Tasting Event will take place from 5pm to 7pm, with several wines from Wegmans and Food from local restaurants. Cost for the Wine Tasting is $25. Everyone is welcome!
 
For more information, contact Susan Stewart via email or at 781-229-6060.
AIDS Quilt & Wine Tasting Susan Stewart 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Oct 09, 2017
District Governor, Dave Gardner, made a joint visit to Newburyport and Amesbury Rotary Clubs on Thursday, September 28. Dave's lovely wife, Joan, accompanied him.
 
We were also privileged to have Bob Wood, District Governor Elect, and Joan Arsenault, District Governor Nominee, attend. Shown in the picture are Joan Arsenault, Dianne Webster (Amesbury President), Marion Spark, Dave Gardner and Bob Wood (left to right).
DG Dave Gardner Joint Visit Newburyport and Amesbury Marion Spark 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Hankard on Oct 09, 2017
Rotary Means Business
Wednesday, November 1, 6pm
McLane Middleton Law Center, Woburn
 
Network with friends and Rotarians and learn on how to improve your presentations – on-the-phone, one-on-one and one-to-group. Speaking before a group is the #1 fear in America. This workshop will help you to control nervousness and be more effective in all your presentations. This workshop will help you to assess your current level of skills and strategies and give you some best practices to raise your presentation fitness to new heights.
 
Not only is this a great skill to improve, we will all learn from a fellow Rotarian! Arlington Rotarian Kevin Greeley is the Founder and President of Greeley Communications Inc. He was a 10-year professor, debate and golf coach at Emerson College in Boston. He has trained business professionals across the US and he will be sharing his expertise at Rotary Means Business on November 1!
Improve upon a Vital Skill: Public Speaking! Thomas Hankard 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 09, 2017
The Rotary Club of Arlington is sponsoring a Flags for Heroes program. The Flags for Heroes is not limited to military and participants may want to honor someone special in their lives. A flag with the name of your hero will be flown for one week in front of the Arlington High School from November 3 – 13, 2017. A dedication will be on Sunday, November 5th at 1:00 pm in front of the High School. To participate in this program, contact Arlington President Bill Hayner before October 20.
Arlington sponsors Flags for Heroes Bob Gravino 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 09, 2017
Rotary Foundation Committee member Bob Gravino recognized Wilmington Rotarian John Doherty as a member of the Paul Harris Society with a PHS Chevron and a District 7930 pin at a recent Wilmington Rotary Club meeting. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor generous Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Rotary Foundation. Contributions to The Rotary Foundation, whether given at the level of Every Rotarian Every Year (any amount), Sustaining Member ($100/year), or Paul Harris Society, ensures that Rotary will have the resources needed to carry out our mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace.
Paul Harris Society Chevron Presentation Bob Gravino 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Oct 09, 2017
The Wakefield Rotary Club is hosting its second Taste of Autumn on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:00pm until 10:00pm at the Crystal Community Club (77 Preston Street, Wakefield). Join us for a fun evening of wine and beer tasting with samplings from local restaurants, raffles and auction with proceeds to benefit the local charitable projects of the Wakefield Rotary Club.
 
Tickets $30 in advance or $35 at the door. 21+ only. Buy your tickets at Holiday Travel 402 Main Street in Wakefield or online at www.wakefieldrotaryclub.org!
Wakefield's Taste of Autumn Amy Luckiewicz 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Francesco Maurelli, Rotary eClub Esperanto on Oct 09, 2017
Pasta for Polio
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:00pm
Eataly Boston ( 800 Boylston St, Boston)
$95 per person
Register here

On 24 October, we will mark World Polio Day. It is a day to celebrate how far we have come and an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness and funds to complete the work of eradication. I ask every Rotary club to participate in some way in World Polio Day activities" says Rotary International President Ian H.S. Riseley in his October presidential message.
Pasta for Polio Francesco Maurelli, Rotary eClub Esperanto 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Oct 01, 2017
I am so proud of the great response from our district Rotarians with donations to the relief efforts in Texas, Alabama, and Florida. Thank you for your generosity and for the positive impact your donations will make. The most recent  devastation in Puerto and the Caribbean present another opportunity to assist our neighbors to the south. 
 
Here is the update to the donor advised funds.

Rotary Hurricane Relief Funds and Efforts
(Includes new information as of September 30, 2017)
 
Here is a summary of the three Rotary Foundation Donor-Advised Funds that will provide hurricane relief from the recent storms. 
 
The three donor advised funds are listed below:
 
Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico
Account name: Puerto Rico Recovery Fund Account #614.
 
Hurricane Irma: Impact on Caribbean and Florida
Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund Account #296.
 
Hurricane Harvey: Texas/Alabama region
Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund Account #608
 
Here’s how to donate to any of these three funds, which will be distributed under the direction of the Rotary districts involved in each region,
 
You can contribute by check or wire transfer or online with a credit card at the following link. You'll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above. If you would like a credit card receipt, please check the address box to share your address with Rotary.
 
Learn how you can contribute by clicking here!
 
In addition, our district clubs are working on new communication channels to funnel more specific support to clubs in Southwest Florida and Puerto Rico.  We will be sharing more information on these specific efforts in the coming weeks.  Thank you for caring, and for making a difference in lives of neighbors who have been badly disrupted by these three hurricanes.
 
An impact report detailing the contributions from our clubs will be presented. Early indicators are that we will collectively donate over $50,000 and it may even approach $100,000. You are truly Making a Difference!
 
Update on Hurricane Relief Donations David Gardner 2017-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Sep 30, 2017
Rotarians and friends with offices in the Cape Ann area are invited to support the GHS Interact Club by pre-ordering a lobster roll (including chips & a cookie) for $15. It will be delivered to your office for lunch on Friday, October 27.
 
All profits go to the GHS Interact Club, a service club that raises money to support both local and global causes.
 
To place an order
email ghsinteract01930@gmail.com
or fax to 978-281-9733.
Gloucester Interact Lobster Roll Fundraiser Tracy Arabian 2017-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Sep 30, 2017
The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, October 27, at the Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. Teams of four will compete for the title of Cape Ann Trivia Champions.
 
All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players. Proceeds from this event will support programs of the Gloucester Rotary Club. The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase.
 
Gloucester Rotary Trivia Night Tracy Arabian 2017-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Sep 30, 2017
The Newburyport Rotary Club attended the annual Salvation Army's 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, September 27th. A Tennessee BBQ dinner was served by the Salvation Army Advisory Board with a Patriot's football them decor.  Major Todd a Hughes (a Rotarian) gave the award for the "Service Club Most Money Raised." We raised $3,712 via bell ringing and donations. Many Rotarians are members of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. They are Kate Kelly, Nikki Meisenheimer, Peter Doyle and Lyndi Lanphear. Pictured are Kate Kelly, a Todd Hughes, Peter Doyle, Marion Spark, Kate Batchelder and Lyndi Lanphear who attended and helped serve the awards dinner.
Newburyport Rotary Wins Salvation Army Award Marion Spark 2017-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Creeden on Sep 30, 2017
TBM Rotary welcomed new member Anthony Geary and his wife Nicole as part of DG David Gardner's official visit to TBM on September 26th.
TBM Welcomes New Member Bernie Creeden 2017-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Sep 30, 2017
Recently, over 20 Rotarians from RCoMH helped deliver ice cream sundaes to over 40 shut-ins in Marblehead. The effort was a collaboration between RCoMH and Marblehead's Council on Aging. The senior citizens who are homebound appreciated the visit from Rotarians and enjoyed an old favorite - the chocolate fudge sundae with whip cream and a cherry on top.
Marblehead Harbor Sweetens Seniors' Day Kathleen Murphy 2017-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Newburyport Welcomes New Member Marion Spark 2017-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Creeden on Sep 24, 2017
The Rotary Club of TBM will hold its 38th Annual "Topsfield Fall Foliage Classic" on Sunday, October 15, at 1:00 PM at the Proctor School, 60 Main Street in Topsfield. There are officially timed 5 mile, and 5K races as well as a 1.25 mile "Fun Run" and 3.0 mile "Family Walk". There are prizes, raffles and refreshments for all participants.
 
 
Contact Race Director Lisa Foley for more information at 978-989-2701.
 
Proceeds from this year's race will benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition as well as current TBM Rotary initiatives including literacy in local schools, Tri-town food pantries and hurricane relief efforts.
Topsfield Fall Foliage Classic Bernie Creeden 2017-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Sep 24, 2017
The Rotary Club of Chelsea helped the Chelsea Public School System celebrate school opening for the 2017 – 2018 school year by distributing books to children attending the local school system.   The Chelsea Rotary Club purchased over 500 used books for children in grades 1 through 12.  They were then given to children who attended the Back to School Celebration at the Chelsea Middle School.  Participating in the distribution was President David Mindlin, Past President Brian Hatleberg and two of his children.
Chelsea Celebrates Back to School Bruce Mauch 2017-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Sep 24, 2017
On Sunday, September 10, an enormous crowd estimated over 15,000 attended the Reading Fall Street Faire organized by Reading Rotary. This was the first year for the Rotary club hosting the event, which had been run by the Town of Reading for 8 previous years. The Town had initiated the Faire as a community event for raising funds for downtown improvements. The Town of Reading approached Reading Rotary to take over running the event in large part due to stretching thin of Town resources due to budgetary issues.
Huge Turnout for Reading's Fall Street Faire Tim Kelley 2017-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Johnson on Sep 18, 2017
The Peabody Rotary Club recently sponsored a Porta Potty for the Progeria Research Foundation Race. The Club chose to sponsor the porta potty in recognition of the first Rotary project-- public restrooms in Chicago. (Click the "Read More" link below for more information on Rotary's first project.)
Peabody Rotary Sponsors Race Stephanie Johnson 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Melissa Cerasuolo on Sep 18, 2017
On Thursday, August 31st, the Haverhill Rotary club had the pleasure of awarding Angela Walukevich with the 2017 Linda Sundell Scholarship. She was joined at the weekly lunch by her Mom Peggy and Linda's brother Paul Rheaume and sister Paula Churchill. 

The Linda Sundell Scholarship is near and dear to the clubs’ heart as a past member and board member. Linda touched all who knew her with her positive compassion for people and her joy for life. She exemplified what it means to live a life of meaning that is greater than oneself, and she always encouraged the best in others.
Haverhill Awards 2017 Scholarship Melissa Cerasuolo 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Sep 18, 2017
The Newburyport Rotary Club held its annual Beer and Dogs fundraiser during the Yankee Homecoming Bed race down Federal Street. The event was held on the parking lot of the Tannery Marketplace owned by Rotarian David Hall, who banned parking in his lot and cordoned off the area for our fundraiser. The hot dogs were donated by Tendercrop Farm of Newbury. Tables and chairs were set up by Rotarian Kate Kelly of Kelly Taylor Rental. A total of $1,600 was raised as a result of the event. Lots of fun was had by all!
Hot Dogs & Beer! Marion Spark 2017-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
 
Our hearts go out to our friends, relatives and strangers who are suffering in Texas and Florida. As compassionate people, we want to reach out to help immediately. Knowing that, Rotary International has set up two donor designated funds; one for the victims of Harvey and the other for the victims of Irma. The link is below.
This might be a good place to mention the Foundation’s role in disaster relief. The Rotary Foundation is not a first responder. We leave that to experts such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, as well as Shelter Box, a partner of Rotary. However, when their valiant work is finished and rescue and recovery have been completed, that is when Rotary’s work, rehabilitation, begins.

Our job is to help replace the service infrastructure through short and long term projects: to help restore libraries and classrooms, restock food pantries; reopen day care centers, restore parks and playgrounds. In short, to help rebuild communities. The money that you have contributed to The Annual Fund over the past three years and this year will be used for future Foundation-matched grants both large and small. Your donations will be used to rebuild the lives of the hurricane victims, adults and children alike. 
 

How to contribute

Two Rotary Foundation donor advised funds have been set up to accept donations for disaster relief and recovery in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

Hurricane Harvey
Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund
Account number: 608

Hurricane Irma
Account name: Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund
Account number: 296

You can contribute by check or wire transfer or online with a credit card. You'll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above.  If you would like a credit card receipt, please check the address box
to share your address with Rotary. 

Make Your Contribution Here.

A perfect example of this is an emerging Marblehead Harbor Global Grant project in Nepal. Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake in April, 2015 in which 9,000 people were killed and 22,000 injured. Dozens of organizations and hundreds of rescue workers from all over the world rushed to Nepal’s aid. Their work has been done and they have gone home.  However, hundreds, if not thousands of victims of the earthquake still suffer from injuries and, if they live outside the capital, Katmandu, have never had access to any kind of physical therapy.  The “Rehab Nepal” project will establish physical therapy units within existing medical clinics and train local Nepalese in the science of physical therapy, providing care now and in the future. This is literally Rotary’s work of rehabilitation!

To contribute to the hurricane relief funds:
https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-helps-disaster-victims

To contribute to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund (Paul Harris Credit):
https://www.rotary.org/en/donate and click on SHARE.

If you have any questions, please contact me at lizgcullen@yahoo.com
 
Liz, District Foundation Committee Chair
The Foundation at Work: Today and Tomorrow Liz Cullen 2017-09-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Graber on Sep 12, 2017
The Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club distributed the proceeds from its recent Champagne Art Auction to four charities-- Burlington Police Patrolman's Association, People Helping People, Burlington Relay for Life, and HelpIs-- at its August 24 meeting. This was the club's first Champagne Art Auction and sold 110 tickets. The next auction will be held in a larger venue in the spring. 
 
Burlington Breakfast Donates Auction Proceeds Ray Graber 2017-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 11, 2017
September 28, 4-8pm
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
1 Audubon Road
Wakefield, MA  01880
Take this opportunity to meet District Rotarians and attend interesting breakout sessions.  Take back new ideas to your club!
 
  • Membership - Service Memberships
  • Public Image: How to run an #IAmRotary Campaign
  • Service Projects: The Gifts That Keep on Giving
  • Effective Meetings and Transformational Leadership
The breakout sessions will be followed with a light dinner (cash bar) and networking.
 
Have questions? Contact Terri Doerfler.
7930 Today & Tomorrow: Learn, Network, Engage 2017-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Sep 11, 2017
Nominations for District Governor for the 2020 – 2021 are being requested from our membership. If you know of a past President from your club or a leader in District 7930, please consider nominating them to serve as Governor. Please contact David Gardner via email by clicking here!
 
To read more about this position and their roles and responsibilities, please visit the 
 
 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR FOR 2020 - 2021 (DGND)
 
This important individual leads and supports the clubs in the District by inspiring and motivating them to "Do Good in the World!" All clubs are encouraged to propose suitable candidates who meet the qualifications to serve. One of these requirements is that at the time of taking office, the candidate must have been a Past President of a club, completed seven years of membership in one or more clubs, and will attend the Governors-elect training seminar and International Assembly after they have been selected to serve.
 
If you feel that your club has such a leader among your members, one with proven leadership skills and decision making, please consider nominating them to help fulfill Rotary's ongoing mission. The nomination form can be downloaded here!
 
Applications must be submitted via US Mail or E-mail by October 15, 2017. Please note that the form requires your club secretary to attest that the club is aware of and endorses your application.
Who Would You Nominate to Be Governor in 2020-21 David Gardner 2017-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Sep 11, 2017
The Rotary Club Medford is proud to have inducted their newest member on September 8, Laura Hankard Vasquez, mother of Belle Isle Rotarian, Tom Hankard! “When Governor Dave made the call out for us to tell two people we know about Rotary and invite them to any Rotary Club meeting, not just your own club, I said to myself – my mom would be a perfect Rotarian,” said Tom.
 
Club President Richard Michienzi commented that he is, “more than pleased to have Laura become an active member of our club.” Laura is a life-long resident of Medford and worked for many years for the City of Medford and is excited to serve Medford and Rotary.
Like Son, Like Mother Annie Powers 2017-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Sep 11, 2017
The Rotary Membership and Public Image Committee, along with District Governor Dave Gardner, are thrilled to announce 22 total mini grants have been approved for the Summer, 2017 term. Membership and Public Image Co-Chair Amy Luckiewicz noted, "We are really thrilled that we can award all of these grants. Clubs got pretty creative with their public image grants this year." Co-Chair Jim Major added, "We also saw a great commitment from the clubs to invest in membership. This is the most amount of membership mini grant applications we've ever had."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
District Awards Public Image and Membership Summer Mini Grants Amy Luckiewicz 2017-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Sep 11, 2017
On August 24, the Newburyport Rotary Club prepared and served a cookout dinner to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army of Newburyport serves a free meal every Thursday to those in need. The Rotary Club serves prepares and dinner at least quarterly to the Salvation Army. Major Todd Hughes is a member of the Newburyport Rotary Club. Several members of the Newburyport Rotary Club are on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army.
Newburyport Serves Salvation Army Marion Spark 2017-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 01, 2017
The Rotary Foundation and clubs along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, USA, are collecting emergency relief funds to help flood victims of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into southeast Texas last week.

With an estimated damage of $190 billion, Hurricane Harvey could be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.
 
“The power of Rotary is in the foundation's ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,” says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas.
 
“We know that a disaster of this magnitude will require our financial assistance for months into the future,” says District 5930 Governor Betty Ramirez-Lara. “Our disaster relief committee will provide support where we believe it can best be used.”
Rotary Helps Hurricane Harvey Victims 2017-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Sep 01, 2017
The Rotary Club of Chelsea installed its newest member, Janette McWilliams, at its August 22, 2017 luncheon meeting. Taking part in the installation was President David Mindlin, Membership Co-Chair Peter Zaksheski, Jeanette’s sponsor PP Bruce Mauch, Membership Co-Chair PP Allan Alpert and Immediate Past President Reverend Sandra Whitley. The installation ceremony included a welcome to Rotary, a brief history of Rotary, presentation of the Four way test, importance of the motto “Service Above Self”, Oath of Membership and presentation of her Rotary pin. Jeanette is the Director of MGH Chelsea.
Chelsea Installs Newest Member Bruce Mauch 2017-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Sep 01, 2017
Liz Cullen, District Rotary Foundation Chair, visited the Ipswich Rotary Club on August 31 to present multiple Paul Harris Fellows to two Ipswich Club members. Bob Wicks was awarded a PHF+6 and Ted Garside a PHF+2 for their continued support of The Rotary Foundation. Ipswich Club President Cushing Titcomb assisted in the presentation. District Clubs interested in learning more about The Foundation and its programs can contact Liz at lizgcullen@yahoo.com to arrange a visit and presentation by a member of the District Rotary Foundation Committee.
Ipswich Multiple Paul Harris Fellows Bob Gravino 2017-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Aug 30, 2017
The Gloucester Rotary Club will publish a 12-month Cape Ann photo calendar for 2018 as a fundraiser.  All profits will go to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s efforts to raise money that supports the many community and international activities in which the club is involved.
 
In Order to publish a beautiful calendar, the Club is requesting high quality digital photos that show the unique beauty of Cape Ann throughout the year-- landscapes, seascapes, harbor scenes, sunrises/sunsets, boats, wildlife, etc.  As we will be featuring one photo per month, we need images from each season:  winter, spring, summer and fall.  Photographs from Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester will be accepted.    
 
Full contest rules and requirements are available online at www.gloucesterotary.org.  All entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017.
 
Gloucester Rotary Club Photo Contest Tracy Arabian 2017-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Aug 28, 2017
One of the most significant training programs in the Rotary world is Presidents-elect Training Seminar held annually over the second weekend in March. The Northeast PETS team is constantly improving the program to provide the best training possible to our Presidents and Assistant Governors.

The team consists of Immediate Past District Governors, Governors-elect, Governors-nominee and a host of support people who all contribute in meaningful ways.

We would like to invite you to consider serving in one of the open positions or to nominate a leader in the district who would be qualified to support our team. The attached page details the job openings and requirements and should help qualify interested applicants. If you have additional questions or would like to know more about NEPETS, please visit our website at www.rotarynepets.org or call or email the Event Chair, Louisa Tripp at 802- 371-9819 or louisatripp@yahoo.com. The deadline for nominations is September 15th and interviews will occur in October.
 
 

Thank you for your help.
 
Northeast PETS Search Committee
Marge Barker, 2019 General Chair    
David Gardner, 2020 General Chair
Our Future Presidents Need Your Help! David Gardner 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Aug 25, 2017
The Rotary Club of Chelsea is raising funds to drill water wells in indigenous areas of Colombia. The project is called Saving the WAYUU Children.  Chelsea Rotary Past President Juan Gallego is hosting a fundraiser dinner at his home in Chelsea on Friday, September 8, 2017.  The requested donation is $100 per person and there is a limit of 35 dinner guests.  Click "read more" to see full menu.  
 
Please contact Juan at juangallego5@icloud.com to RSVP for the dinner.  Donations can also be sent to the Rotary Club of Chelsea Charitable Foundation Inc., PO Box 505647, Chelsea, MA 02150.
 
Chelsea Colombian Water Project Bruce Mauch 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Aug 25, 2017
Rotary Foundation Committee member Bob Gravino recognized Peabody Rotarians Alyse Barbash and Bob Wood as members of the Paul Harris Society with PHS Chevrons and District 7930 pins at a recent Peabody Rotary Club meeting. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor generous Rotarians who elect to contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Rotary Foundation.
 
Contributions to The Rotary Foundation, whether given at the level of Every Rotarian Every Year (any amount), Sustaining Member ($100/year), or Paul Harris Society, ensures that Rotary will have the resources needed to carry out our mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace.
Peabody Rotarians Recognized as Paul Harris Society Bob Gravino 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Aug 25, 2017
David Deutsch was formally installed as the new President of the Marblehead Rotary Club. Deutsch accepted the presidency and was handed the gavel from Dr. Keith Taylor, Marblehead Rotary Club’s acting Sergeant-at-Arms. Deutsch follows the successful term of outgoing President Ron Amon.
In his acceptance speech, Deutsch stressed that “making a difference in people’s lives” was a major motivating factor for joining Rotary and for accepting a leadership role. He warmly reflected on his daughter, Sophie, who recently won two medals at the Maccabee games in Israel. Her trip to compete was supported by the club.
Marblehead Club Installs New President Arthur Schwartz 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Aug 25, 2017
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor recently completed a two-week food drive to benefit the Marblehead Food Pantry. With the help of local businesses including Crosby's Market, Shubie's, Marblehead Community Center, National Grand Bank and Marblehead Bank the club collected over 110 bags of food and over $400 in cash donations.  The Marblehead Food Pantry is grateful for the club's efforts and results particularly because the need is greater during the summer months when students are not in session. The collection organized by the club received special assistance from the ElderAct of Marblehead and Swampscott.  From left to right: Jessica Barnett, Rotarian and Food Drive Coordinator; Diane Barbour, Rotarian; Cynthia Kilbarger, Rotarian and Janet Fitch Parker, Director of the Marblehead Food Pantry.
Marblehead Harbor Food Drive Kathleen Murphy 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dominic Rebelo on Aug 25, 2017
The Parkway Rotary Club of West Roxbury and Roslindale held its first annual Marilyn LaRosa Memorial Scholarship luncheon at West on Centre in West Roxbury. From all of the applications received, two scholarships were awarded. The scholarship was renamed for long time Rotarian Chairperson Marilyn LaRosa who passed away after a long battle with cancer.
 
Marilyn LaRosa was a local Rotarian and humanitarian. She was also the owner of LaRosa Real Estate. In her memory, the Parkway Rotary Club of West Roxbury and Roslindale have renamed their education scholarship the Marilyn LaRosa Memorial Scholarship.
Marilyn LaRosa Memorial Scholarship Dominic Rebelo 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Aug 25, 2017
Medford Rotarians are excited about their 3rd Annual Charity Casino Night! Many of you have been in the past and had a great time. Awesome Prizes!!  NEW this year a slots Tournament! 3 winners Come Join Us! Tickets are available at mefordrotarycasinonight.eventbrite.com or by contacting Anne Gelineau Powers at apowers@ebsb.com.
 
3rd Annual Charity Casino Night
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Memorial Hall, Melrose
 
We hope you can make it!
Medford Charity Casino Night Annie Powers 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Creeden on Aug 25, 2017
TBM Rotarians Bernie Creeden (Left) and Bob Murphy (Center) present a check to Frank Leary, Director of the Middleton Food Pantry to support the efforts of the Food Pantry during summer months. The Middleton Food Pantry is located in the Council on Aging facility on Maple Street. The Pantry is open on Fridays from 1-3 pm and 5-6 pm. Food and monetary donations are accepted during COA office hours each week. TBM Rotary members will be making similar contributions to the Boxford and Topsfield food Pantries during the month of August. The contributions are part of TBM's commitment to local service as part of Rotary International. TBM Rotary now meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm at the Breakaway Restaurant on Route 1 in Danvers.
TBM Rotary Club Supports Local Food Pantries Bernie Creeden 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jonathan Rossi on Aug 19, 2017
Time to get your teams ready!!!!
 
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Methuen, we would like to invite you to attend our 5th Annual Bocce Tournament!! This year our tournament benefits the Methuen Senior Center's Adopt A Grandparent Program. Come enjoy a night with friends and play some Bocce, all in support of a wonderful cause.
 
We hope to see you there!
Methuen Annual Bocce Tournament Jonathan Rossi 2017-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Creeden on Aug 19, 2017
The TBM Rotary awarded three scholarships to graduating high school seniors at Masconomet and Essex Tech. This years's recipient of the dr. Joseph Carroll Memorial Rotary Scholarship is Brittany Gotts of Masconomet High School . Brittany will be attending Simmons College. She is enrolling in a six year program leading to a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Brittany will also be playing Volleyball at Simmons. Kyra Charie, also a Masconomet graduate, will be a first year student at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Kyra plans to study business marketing. Nicole Benoit, a graduate of Essex Tech, will enroll at Dean College in Franklin and plans to study Early Childhood Education. The TBM Club has presented scholarships annually for more than forty years .
TBM Rotary Scholarship Recipients Bernie Creeden 2017-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Aug 19, 2017
The Chelsea Rotary Club softball team and their fans celebrated winning the 2017 Softball League championship at Castle Hill Park in Salem.  The Chelsea team defeated the Salem/Marblehead team 5 – 2 in the championship game.  The Chelsea team won the regular season with a 5 – 3 record.  To win the championship Chelsea had to defeat the Beverly Rotary Club in the 1st round 2 games to none and then defeat the Salem/Marblehead team 2 games to none in the championship series.  The Chelsea softball team was made up of Rotarians from the Chelsea, Everett and Salem, NH Rotary Clubs.
2017 Softball League Champions! Bruce Mauch 2017-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Aug 19, 2017
Past Public Image Mini-Grants have been very creative!
 
Medford, for example, used mini-grant funds to brand blue sunglasses to be distributed at a town event. Beverly Rotary created unique display boards that highlighted how the club gives back locally. In Danvers, the club decided to use their funds to hire a paid social media intern. Additional qualified items include new apparel for club members, branded name tags, pop-up banner, web advertising, social media paid ads, professional photography, and brochure development.  How will you use your mini-grant?
 
Contact rotary7930publicimage@yahoo.com to check if your idea qualifies!
How Will You Use Your Mini Grant? Amy Luckiewicz 2017-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Creeden on Aug 13, 2017
President Dan Mackey welcomes new members Terry Sheppard, a realtor with LAER Realty Partners and Sean Mackey, a social-media marketeer with Workout Marketing to the TBM Club at its new meeting location, Breakaway on Route 1 North in Danvers. The Club now meets on Tuesday's at 6:00 PM.
TBM Rotary Welcomes New Members Bernie Creeden 2017-08-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Aug 08, 2017
The Saugus/Chelsea Rotary Bowling League is looking for new members for the 2017 season. The league bowls at the Townline Bowling Lanes on Rt. 99 in Malden. The League bowls a short season starting September 6, 2017 and ends in early December. The league bowls Wednesday evening starting at 5:15 PM and end by 6:30 PM. Most of the members than go out to eat afterward to socialize. Teams are made up of two members each and are randomly selected. This is an 80% handicap league and you do not need to be a Rotarian to join the league. If interested in joining the league please contact Bruce Mauch at brucem@chelseaclock.com.
Saugus/Chelsea Rotary Bowling League 2017 Bruce Mauch 2017-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Liz Cullen on Aug 06, 2017

What is a District Managed Grant?
District Managed Grants (DMGs) support local and international humanitarian service projects. They are funded through a Rotary Foundation Grant awarded to District 7930. These grants are managed by the District 7930 Foundation Committee and the District Managed Grant Subcommittee. Any questions should be directed to the chairmen of these district committees.
Deadline Approaching for District Managed Grants Liz Cullen 2017-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Aug 06, 2017
Please take our 2018 Rotary Mount Washington Summit Survey
 
Our 2018 District Conference will be an amazing, five-district Rotary event at the Mount Washington Summit, May 4-6, 2018, featuring Rotarians from Quebec, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.
 
Planning is well underway.  Rotary International President Ian Riseley has agreed to be our Friday night Keynote Speaker on May 4.
 
Our planning committees need your help: will you please take a brief, seven question survey to help us exceed YOUR expectations for this event? 
 
 
Thanks!
 
DG Dave
Provide Your Input for the Summit at Mount Washington David Gardner 2017-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Aug 06, 2017
Don't miss this incredible event at the Turner Hill Mansion, Ipswich, Friday October 27th, 7:30 to midnight. The theme this year is Mardi Gras!!! Time to PARTY!!!
 
Costumes Welcome/Black Tie Optional/Cocktail Attire. Tickets are $75 pp, 21+, and include buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction and DANCING, DANCING, DANCING with live music provided by the band Boston Common. Advance sales only online at www.ipswichrotary.com, from any Ipswich Rotarian or at the Ipswich and Rowley branches of First Ipswich Bank and Institution for Savings. No tickets sold at the door.  All proceeds benefit Ipswich Rotary Charitable Trust Projects
Ipswich Hosts 10th Annual Masquerade Ball Joan Arsenault 2017-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Burns on Aug 06, 2017
August is designated “Ice Bucket Challenge Month” until a cure for A.L.S. is found. Last year’s enormous success was terrific, but further monies are needed for continuing the research into curing this hideous disease. Towards that end, the Wilmington Rotary Club will be holding the third Community Wide Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 AM. The Challenge will be held, rain or shine, at Rotary Park and everyone is welcome to come and join with Rotarians for this Challenge.

A.L.S., commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the Brain and Spinal Cord, and is always fatal. Unfortunately too many of us have been visited by this disease, through family, neighbors or friends.
Wilmington’s 3rd Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Mike Burns 2017-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Jul 31, 2017
The Rotary Club of Rockport presents Lobsterfest 2017!
Saturday, August 12 from 3-7 PM (rain or shine)
American Legion Hall Bandstand at Scenic Back Beach-Rockport, MA
 
$25—includes Hot Boiled Lobster, Clam Chowder, Corn-on-the-Cob, Roll, Watermelon & Soda /Water. There will also be a cash menu of burgers, hot dogs, chips, beer & wine.
 
Live entertainment by “Stillhouse Down”
Rockport's 2017 LobsterFest Mary Ciaraldi 2017-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jul 31, 2017
It had been several months since the Greater Boston Mobile Food Bank truck made a delivery in Lynn on the first Saturday of the month, but that streak ended last Saturday when Catholic Charities on North Common Street, opened its parking lot and a host of volunteers stepped up to help distribute food to some 300 Lynn citizens. The Rotary Club of Lynn, a faithful volunteer since the project began two years ago this September at St. Mary’s, was there to answer the call from volunteer coordinator Mary Magner.
Lynn Rotary Supports Mobile Food Bank Ray Bastarache 2017-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Jul 31, 2017
The Elderact Club of Swampscott and Marblehead made a donation to the Fraffie Welch Scholarship Fund in the amount of $300. Accepting the donation was Rob Deiana, President of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor. Graduating seniors from Marblehead High School can apply for the Fraffie Welch Scholarship. Awards are based on the level of commitment and type of community involvement.
 
For information on the Fraffie Welch Scholarship, please visit www.rotaryclubofmarbleheadharbor.org
Elderact Supports Fraffie Welch Scholarship Fund Kathleen Murphy 2017-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jul 31, 2017
The Rotary Club of Gloucester MA will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Stage Fort Park, located on Hough Avenue in Gloucester, MA.  
 
This popular event takes place concurrently with the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, which is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and is held in Stage Fort Park on Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. A special FREE parking area is available for Pancake Breakfast attendees.
Gloucester Annual Pancake Breakfast Tracy Arabian 2017-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Jul 31, 2017
Deb Andrews and Nikki Meisenheimer were awarded Paul Harris Fellow Plus-1 pins by Marion Spark, Newburport President, and Liz Cullen, District Foundation Chair.
Newburyport Celebrates Paul Harris Plus 1 Marion Spark 2017-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Jul 31, 2017
In keeping with a tradition, set as a goal by Marine Veteran and Rotary District 7930 Past District Governor, Dave Manzi, the Rotary Club of Medford makes donations to two Veterans Causes.
 
Medford Rotarians voted to donate to the "Run to Home Base"  This is the 8th annual run at Fenway to raise money in support of Veterans and their Families.  Held Saturday, July 15th at Fenway Park in front of thousands of Vietnam Veterans at one of the first and largest ceremonies to honor returning Vietnam Veterans in the Boston Area.  Our donation was made to support a participant in the run.  
Medford Donates to Veterans Causes Annie Powers 2017-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jul 28, 2017
We're thrilled to announce that the Summer, 2017 Public Image Mini-Grant is now OPEN for application! This is a matching grant of up to $250 each. The purpose of this mini-grant is to improve the public image of the Rotary clubs of District 7930. Categories for mini-grant approval are listed in the grant application. We encourage you to use vendors that offer high quality and consider multiple bidders. Please carefully read the details, qualifications and responsibilities of the grant.
Public Image Mini-Grants Available Amy Luckiewicz 2017-07-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jul 28, 2017
The Membership/Public Image Team is happy to share a fresh opportunity for clubs to host FRIENDraisers to attract new members and present alternative forms of membership. Clubs can apply for up to $250 reimbursement match. Partner with another club and we'll reimburse up to $300! Is your club offering an alternative form of membership like Service Members, Corporate, Non-Profit or Satellite Clubs? If so, your application will get priority! Please carefully read all of the qualifications, requirements and timelines.
New Friendraiser Membership Mini-Grants Available Amy Luckiewicz 2017-07-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jul 28, 2017
Congratulations to Ron Amon, Don Morgan and Jason Fitzgibbons, each a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow honor. We are blessed to have these excellent people as either active members or working with the club thru community services involvements. Each exemplifies the guiding principle of Rotary --- “Service over Self” -- the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.
Marblehead Rotary Awards Paul Harris Fellows Arthur Schwartz 2017-07-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Jul 26, 2017
The Medford Rotary Club is happy to present a donation to Pastor Ronald Pierre of the Evangelical Church of Holiness for their Food Pantry.  Pastor Ronald Pierre joined the Rotarians for lunch and was presented the donation for the Food Pantry, which is in need of a new refrigerator.  Pastor Pierre said "the generous  gift certificate to Home Depot will help toward this purchase."  He also thanked the Medford Club for donating holiday food baskets to his church for the past several years.  The Church in turn distributes these food baskets so families in need can have a real holiday meal. 
 
Anne Powers, Past President met Pastor Pierre at a Rotary District Assembly along with other Non-Profits who are in need of donations, or hands on service.  She was happy to see that we could join with one of these non-profits right here in Medford.  It was a win - win situation for both the Food Pantry and Medford Rotary.   
  
For more information, for service opportunities or to join the Rotary Club of Medford, contact us at  medfordrotaryclub@gmail.com or like our Facebook Page.  
 
Medford Rotary Donates to Food Pantry Annie Powers 2017-07-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shiela Lally on Jul 26, 2017
The Boston Rotary Club will host an evening with the "Hepatitis Zero" Expedition, a Hepatitis Eradication Rotary Action Group project on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Fisher College, 118 Beacon Street, room 53, in Boston.
 
This project involves the round the world trip of two brothers in a converted ex-military ambulance. Fred, the speaker, will talk about the aims of RAG and the Hepatitis Zero project, the origins of both the RAG and the project's, his experience so far on the trip, in South and Latin America and how Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians can help in eradicating hepatitis. The speaker will take place in 118 room 53 located on the fifth floor. Following the speaker we will have light refreshments including beer and wine on the beautiful roof deck.

Please visit www.bostonrotary.org to register.
Hepatitis Zero Shiela Lally 2017-07-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Jul 26, 2017
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert "Rob" Deiana as President 2017-2018.  Rob follows in the footsteps of outgoing President William "Bill" Bartin.  Rob has been a member of the RCoMH for the last four years volunteering for numerous service projects and activities.  Rob's goals for the next year include preserving the traditions of the club; encouraging new membership; and embracing the mission of Rotary International.  Rob stated that "thanks the the leadership of Bill Bartin the club is in wonderful shape. We are a vibrant and active group and I look forward to working with the board of directors and members to serve those in need in our local and international communities."
 
Rob lives in Marblehead with his wife Dawna and their daughters. 

For membership and service projects information for Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor, please visit www.rotaryclubofmheadharbor.org.
Marblehead Harbor Celebrates New Leadership Kathleen Murphy 2017-07-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shiela Lally on Jul 26, 2017
The Boston Rotary Club will host an evening with the "Hepatitis Zero" Expedition, a Hepatitis Eradication Rotary Action Group project on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Fisher College , 118 Beacon Street (room 53) in Boston. 
 
This project involves the round the world trip of two brothers in a converted ex-military ambulance. Fred, the speaker, will talk about the aims of RAG and the Hepatitis Zero project, the origins of both the RAG and the project's, his experience so far on the trip, in South and Latin America and how Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians can help in eradicating hepatitis. The speaker will take place in 118 room 53 located on the fifth floor. Following the speaker we will have light refreshments including beer and wine on the beautiful roof deck.

Please visit www.bostonrotary.org to register.
Hepatitis Zero Shiela Lally 2017-07-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jul 22, 2017
Boston Red Sox vs Oakland
Wednesday, September 13
Fenway Park
 
How would you like to join 200 Rotarians and friends from around New England to root for our hometown heroes – The Boston Red Sox vs. the Oakland A’s at the beloved Fenway Park? Hopefully, on September 13th, they will still be on top of the AL East, and will be on their way to the playoffs and maybe another World Series banner! Districts 7910, 7930, 7950 and 7780 are all part of this extravaganza, so you are sure to meet some new friends and get a few new ideas on how to make more impact.
 
 
Rotary at the Red Sox!! David Gardner 2017-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Jul 22, 2017
On July 11, 2017, Marion Spark, President 2017-2018 of the Newburyport Rotary presided over her first official meeting. She presented Peter Doyle, Past President 2016-2017, with an honorary gavel. She also presented outgoing Secretary, Nikki Meisenheimer, with a Rotary polo shirt, thanking her for her years of service as club secretary.
   
To start off the new year for the Newburyport Rotary, Cindy Johnson (with the help of Deb Andrews) hosted a Social at her home for all members, spouses and significant others. Even though the evening did not cooperate to be in her beautiful garden, fun was had by all!
Newburyport Celebrates New Year Marion Spark 2017-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Jul 17, 2017
The Medford Rotary Club is proud to announce the installation of its new officers and directors on June 22, hosted by the Century Bank, Medford. The club met for an evening of awards and leadership recognition. Outgoing President Bob Kaminer passed the gavel to newly elect President, Attorney, Richard Michienzi.  Richard is celebrating 28 years as a member of the Medford Club.   Other officers elected include, President Elect, John Murphy, Vice President, Anne Powers, Attendance Secretary, Jack Hayes, Secretary, Cheryl Staude, and Treasurer, Allan Martorana. 
Medford Club Installs 2017-18 Officers Annie Powers 2017-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jul 17, 2017
Several years ago, Lynn Rotarian and local lawyer Harvey Rowe Jr., the President of Panakio Adjusters, was looking for a way to provide service to the less fortunate. For many years, Rowe, the longtime chairman of the Board for My Brother’s Table Soup Kitchen in Lynn, had traveled to places like Quito, Ecuador, and Juarez, Mexico, to work for Habitat for Humanity and once accompanied a youth group on a service trip to Pittsburg. He had read in his church bulletin about a mission trip to Appalachia to work with poor white Americans living in the hills of West Virginia and Kentucky. “I wanted to help these people,”said Rowe, “but I also wanted to understand what happens in the lives of the poor and the psychological impact that spiritual and material poverty has on their children.” So when Rowe returned from first journey to eastern Kentucky in 201, he was determined to actively recruit his fellow Rotarians and friends to join with him in this worthwhile mission. Rowe first approached his friend, Ray Bastarache, past President of the Lynn Rotary Club, to jump on board four years ago and since Rotary Satellite Club members, Bill Reilly and Mike Clancy, have eagerly joined the group. Sally Chapman of Lynn has also made the service trip to Appalachia.
Lynn Rotarians Doing Good in Appalachia Ray Bastarache 2017-07-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Jul 15, 2017
LAST CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!!
 
District 7930 announces its third annual Rotaplast mission to Cebu City, Philippines. The mission will depart on October 8, 2017 from San Francisco International Airport. We are looking for five additional non-medical volunteers to staff the mission. Jiserel,  pictured here, is one of the 114 patients from last year’s mission. You can see the transition happen this way, or before your very eyes. This is a chance to take action to change lives by helping to save smiles.
Rotaplast Mission 2017 Bob Wood 2017-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Slade on Jul 15, 2017
In keeping with this year’s Rotary International theme of “Rotary Serving Humanity,” the Gloucester Rotary Club is pleased to announce that our members raised over $100,000 during the 2016-2017 Rotary year. These funds were used to support local, regional and international non-profit organizations. Local groups were gifted $84,000, international causes received $12,000 and regional causes received $5,000.
Gloucester Rotary Exceeds $100,000 in Donations Dave Slade 2017-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jul 15, 2017
Did you know that District 7930 has a robust social media presence?
 
Get your club stories heard by using our easy online submission tool. You can select if your story, event, or picture gets posted to our eBulletin, Website or social media! Just click here and fill out the online submission form. Be sure to include images and flyers to maximize your impact!
 
Also, be sure to follow us on social media!
 
For more information about promoting your Club's image, contact District PI Committee Co-Chairs Amy Luckiewicz or Jim Major at rotary7930publicimage@yahoo.com.
Get Those Stories Out! Amy Luckiewicz 2017-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Liz Cullen on Jul 15, 2017

What is a District Managed Grant?
District Managed Grants (DMGs) support local and international humanitarian service projects. They are funded through a Rotary Foundation Grant awarded to District 7930. These grants are managed by the District 7930 Foundation Committee and the District Managed Grant Subcommittee. Any questions should be directed to the chairmen of these district committees.

Who can apply?
Rotary clubs from District 7930 who have completed the 2017-2018 Grants Management Seminar and filed their signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the District Foundation Chairman may apply. The clubs must be in good standing with Rotary International. This includes payment of dues and being current on reporting for previous grants.
 
For more information, contact District Foundation Chair Liz Cullen or District Managed Grants Sub-Committee Chair Laureen Wessel.
District Managed Grant Application Now Available Liz Cullen 2017-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Jul 14, 2017
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor recently presented Patricia Sullivan and James Nye with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Award. A Top Ten Charity, as ranked by CNBC, the Rotary Foundation seeks to “do good in the world,” through six areas of focus including peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development. The award was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 
Marblehead Harbor Presents Paul Harris Fellowship Awards Kathleen Murphy 2017-07-14 04:00:00Z 1
Posted by Mauch, Bruce on Jul 06, 2017
Effective July 11, 2017, the Rotary Club of Chelsea will hold its regular Tuesday luncheon meetings at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea, 145 Beech Street, Chelsea, MA 02150. Meetings will start at 12:15 PM. Telephone number for the Homewood Suites is (617) 660-9110.
Chelsea Club Meetings at New Location Mauch, Bruce 2017-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jul 06, 2017
The Gloucester Rotary Club will host its annual summer social on Tuesday, August 1, with a sunset cruise aboard the Privateer. All Rotarians and friends are welcome! Snacks, finger sandwiches, cash bar and music with DJ Scottie Mac. $25 per person.

Boarding begins at 6:30pm at the 7 Seas Wharf (63 Rogers Street, Rt. 127, Downtown Gloucester). Cruise departs at 7pm, returns to dock at 10pm.

For information & reservations, call 978-884-9999. The boat can handle 150 guests-- last minute walk-ons are welcome! (RSVP in advance if possible to help with headcount.)
Gloucester Sunset Cruise Tracy Arabian 2017-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Kilborn on Jul 05, 2017
The Danvers Rotary Club presented a check for $4,000 to the Great Oak School for construction of a new playground area. This playground will replace an older one used by Great Oak  students, neighborhood residents, Town of Danvers Fun Club after school program, and players on the adjacent ball fields. Construction is scheduled for August, 2017.  Shown (left to right) are Neal Waldman and Becky Kilborn, Rotary Trustees, Sharon Burrill, Principal of Great Oak School, and Mary Beth O'Connell, Rotary President.      

For additional information contact Becky Kilborn at 508-641-7865.
 
Danvers Supports Great Oak School Playground Becky Kilborn 2017-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Jul 05, 2017
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor recently presented checks in the amount of $1,000 to Jen Wassan, Development Director of Windrush Farm and Donna Crotty, Executive Director of Girls Inc. in Lynn, MA.  Both organizations are non-profit and provide valuable services to residents living in the North Shore.  
 
Ms. Wassan, recently made a presentation to club members and described the unique programs offered through the farm which are designed to expand and enrich the lives of children and adults with physical or emotional disabilities through equine assisted activities and therapies.  Windrush Farm, located in North Andover, MA was one of the first therapeutic riding centers in the US.  To learn more about their programs, to volunteer or to donate, please visit www.windrushfarm.org.
Marblehead Harbor Supports Local Non-Profits Kathleen Murphy 2017-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Manuel on Jul 01, 2017
District Rotary Softball Picnic
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
5:30 p.m. to dusk
John George Park, off River Street in Danvers
 
We are looking to get retired softball players from as long as 40 years ago to come! We will supply food and soft drinks. The picnic starts at 5.30 and goes to dusk.
 
Over the years Medford, Saugus, Lynn, Burlington, Peabody, Hamilton, Ipswich, Melrose/Wakefield, Lawrence, along with the current teams from Danvers, Marblehead/Salem, Beverly, Woburn, and Chelsea have many people who have played in the league!
 
For more information, contact tommanuel@verizon.net.
D7930 Softball Picnic Tom Manuel 2017-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andy Maddox on Jul 01, 2017
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All Visitors and Town Folk of Rockport are called to Dock Square at TEN o'clock, the morning of July 4th to hear our Town Crier deliver the Declaration of Independence.
 
This event takes place promptly at 10 am at Dock Square. Rain or shine. Come out and join our costumed performers in this rousing recreation of history.
Declaration of Independence Reading Andy Maddox 2017-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Snell on Jun 28, 2017
The recent Installation Dinner held by the Reading Rotary Club was more than a celebration of the past year and look towards the future. President Elect Brian Snell wanted the evening to send an important message.
 
As guests arrived at the hall, they were welcomed by a service project that created Summer Care Packages for 50 children in the Foster Care system. The care package consisted on items purchased by the club as well as donations from Rite Aid, Salem Five, Reading Cooperative Bank, Coventa, Dr. Leo Spyrou, and Samantha's Harvest/the Gibbs Family.
 
But more impactful than the service project were the presentations by Laurie Roscoe of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and Nicole McLaughlin of the Plummer Youth Promise. Roscoe began with an overview of the situation in the state, reporting that there are more than 6,000 children in the foster care system and more entering every day. She emphasized that no community is untouched by the need to help these children. Foster care parents are needed everywhere so that an affected child's life is disrupted as little as possible.
Reading Rotary Shines a Light on the Need for Foster Parents Brian Snell 2017-06-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Jun 27, 2017
Hannah Trimarchi is the recipient of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor "Harbor Heroes Program". The program is designed to recognize a local student's involvement in a project or projects that improve the lives of others.

Hannah is involved with the Jefferson Forum Community Service Club. In this capacity Hannah is working to make public education the best that it can be to the largest amount of students. She has helped design surveys to assess school climate and she is a delegate to the New England Student Advisory Council. Hannah is also the first female in 15 years to be elected Chairwoman of the MA State Student Advisory Council. The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor gave a donation to My Brothers Table in Lynn, MA on behalf of Hannah. Hannah plans to study politics in college. 
Harbor Heroes Kathleen Murphy 2017-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
A District Grant Qualification Seminar will be held tonight-- June 26, at 6pm at the Stoneham Senior Center, 136 Elm Street, Stoneham, MA. 
 
Is your club considering applying for a District Managed Grant or participating in a Global Grant this coming Rotary year? If so, your club must be qualified. This means that the president-elect and one other member of your club must attend the Qualification Seminar. The seminar will be held Monday, June 26 at 6:00 at the Stoneham Senior Center. You can register through the District 7930 website.
District Grant Qualification Seminar 2017-06-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Schwartz, Arthur on Jun 23, 2017

The Marblehead Rotary Club is proud to introduce its five 2017 scholarship recipients:

Mairead Anne Bresnehan is heading to University of Rochester where she will pursue her passion for science and biology. During her career at Marblehead High School, Bresnehan not only demonstrated strong academic credentials but showed commitment to her community and demonstrated leadership. She was the president of the Marblehead High School chapter to the National Honor Society. For the community, she volunteered for many years at My Brothers Table and cofounded a tutoring/mentor program to provide support for children in Salem and Lynn. During her career at Marblehead High School, Bresnehan was the recipient of the Harvard Book Award and the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award.

Marblehead Awards Five Scholarships Schwartz, Arthur 2017-06-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Jun 20, 2017
The 28th annual Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, July 1, rain or shine, at Tuck’s Point in Manchester by the Sea, MA. The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club needs volunteers to host this event. We have many returning workers, most notably Sen. Bruce Tarr and Rep. Brad Hill who return every year to flip pancakes. We welcome all volunteers, new faces and regulars. Please email RSVP@manchesteressexrotary.org to help us plan. Students in need of community service hours are welcome.
 
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Children 6 and under are free.
 
This breakfast is a true-blue slice of Americana and draws crowds of all ages, townies and newcomers alike. Start or continue a tradition with your family by volunteering to serve at this event. If you don’t have email, call Dot at 526-8040, and leave a message.
Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast Dot Sieradzki 2017-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Jun 20, 2017
The Rockport Rotary Club and the Rockport Police Department held their 2nd Annual Bike Safety Ralley on Saturday, June 3 at the Rockport High School. There was an obstacle course around the High School track, helmet fitting and replacements, bike inspection and bike registration.

32 children of all ages registered their bikes and scooters and completed the course. They received a ribbon and certificate upon completion. 5 new helmets were given out and some repairs and adjustments on several bikes were made - air for the tires, straightening handle bars, etc.
Rockport Bike Safety Rally Mary Ciaraldi 2017-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Jun 20, 2017
Robert Erbetta, Retired Navy Captain and RCOMH spoke to fellow Rotarians about "Campaign Drug Free Navy/Marine Team" program at a recent meeting of the Marblehead Harbor Club. Retired Captain Erbetta is helping to fight drug addiction by delivering the Drug Free America program to school age children. Because Erbetta is so skilled in communications and delivering impactful presentations he is also training other naval officers so the message can be delivered to more students in more schools. To learn about the program please contact Erbetta at raerbetta@comcast.net.
Campaign Drug Free Navy/Marine Team Kathleen Murphy 2017-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jun 19, 2017
The Gloucester Rotary Club honored Joseph Ciolino and Mara Destino as Paul Harris Fellows at the annual Paul Harris Distinguished Service Award Dinner earlier this month. Ciolino was selected by a club committee of previous recipients of the award, while Destino was chosen by members of the Gloucester High School Interact Club. In addition to recognition as Paul Harris Fellows, both Ciolino and Destino received citations from the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, which were presented by Senator Bruce Tarr.
Gloucester Honors Ciolino & Destino Tracy Arabian 2017-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paula Parziale on Jun 19, 2017
Join us for a Taste of MarketStreet on Sunday, June 25th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  100% of your $10 Admission will be donated to The Haven From Hunger through the Lynnfield Rotary Club.  Pre-Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite by clicking here! Eventbrite ticket holders enter through "Eventbrite Only Line" at each gate. 

General Admission also available at the gate.
Taste of MarketStreet to benefit Haven from Hunger Paula Parziale 2017-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jun 17, 2017
An overflow crowd of Lynn Rotarians, family members, friends and colleagues of local attorney T. Richard Cuffe attended Thursday’s meeting at the Porthole Restaurant to recognizes the many contributions Cuffe has made to the Lynn community.
Lynn Club Honors T. Richard Cuffe Ray Bastarache 2017-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sue Gallant on Jun 16, 2017
This summer, the Chelsea Rotary Club is once again sponsoring 20 lucky Chelsea students between ages 7 and 15 to an all expense paid week of overnight camp at Camp Rotary in Boxford, MA. Since 1998, the Chelsea Rotary Club has sponsored over 270 children at the overnight camp with the help of many generous community partners. The Chelsea club provides transportation to and from camp, pays all tuition, field trip, cabin picture and camp store fees as well as gives each scholarship winner a backpack filled with toiletries, beach towels and all kinds of items they can use for their week at camp.  
Chelsea Rotary Sponsors 20 Campers at Camp Rotary Sue Gallant 2017-06-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Jun 16, 2017
The Peabody Rotary Club recently completed its latest District Managed Grant project. New playground equipment was purchased and installed at Citizen’s Inn over two weekends in April and May. On the weekend of the District Conference in May, Peabody Rotarians, with the help of Rotarians from Ipswich, Amesbury, Reading and Hamilton-Wenham, landscaped the area, spreading woodchips and mulch and planting flowers. Peabody Rotary thanks Terri and Mike Doerfler (Amesbury), Bob Arsenault, Bob Gravino and John King (Ipswich), Ann O'Connor (Hamilton-Wenham) and Brian Snell (Reading) for their invaluable help. Citizen's Inn has been providing housing for homeless families for thirty four years. Executive Director Corey Jackson is a Peabody Rotarian.
Peabody Club Provides New Playground Equipment Herb Harris 2017-06-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeff Wisnia on Jun 16, 2017
Rita Orchanian, the incoming Burlington High School Interact Club President for the 2017-2018 school year was introduced to the members of the Burlington Rotary Club at its June 9th meeting. Rita has been in The Interact Club throughout her time at Burlington High School and will graduate at the end of the next school year.
 
Pictured above from left to right are our Club's President Brad Bond, the next Interact President Rita Orchanian, our Club's President-Elect John Tuccinardi and Rita's Parents Andrea and Zohrab Orchanian.
Burlington High School Interact Jeff Wisnia 2017-06-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Jun 10, 2017
Ingrid Brown, Past District Governor was presented with the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service on Friday, May 19, at the Rotary District 7930 Conference at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. The Citation was presented to Ingrid by Sheryl Meehan, District Governor of District 7930. The Citation for Meritorious Service is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding active service to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Ingrid has been an active member of the Rockport Rotary since 1996. In addition to being a Past District Governor of District 7930 (2009-2010), she was also president of Rockport Rotary (2003-2004) and the District 7930 Rotary Foundation Chair (2013-2016). Ingrid has been involved with the Earlyact Club in the Rockport schools and now works with Rockport Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program. She has hosted Rotary Global Scholars and members of Group Study Exchange Teams.
Rockport's Ingrid Brown Honored at Conference Mary Ciaraldi 2017-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Kilborn on Jun 08, 2017
The Town of Danvers has a large senior population who take advantage of the many programs provided at the Danvers Senior Center located on Stone Street. Danvers Rotary is pleased to support the seniors, and recently presented the Senior Center with a check for $10,000 for two new vans, which will provide transportation to seniors in Danvers.  The vans transport senior citizens to medical appointments, adult day care, shopping, and educational trips. 
Danvers Rotary Helps Fund Senior Transportation Becky Kilborn 2017-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jun 08, 2017
The Chelsea Rotary Club honored Jaclyn Abes as the 2017 Chelsea Rotary Club Teacher of the Year at its weekly Rotary luncheon at the Marriott Residence Inn.  Jaclyn is a fourth grade teacher at the Hooks Elementary School.  The Club also recognized five students from the Chelsea High School and one Chelsea student from Pope John High School as Chelsea Rotary Club’s 2017 scholarship winners.   Superintendent Mary Bourque of the Chelsea Public Schools introduced the award recipients.  She also gave a brief explanation of why Jaclyn Abes was chosen as this year’s Teacher of the Year.  The students all discussed the college plans.
Chelsea Club Honors Teacher & Graduates Bruce Mauch 2017-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by MB Margolis on Jun 07, 2017
The Melrose Rotary Club has continually focused on outreach projects to help fill the needs of our community. Past President ( 2014-15) Mary Beth Margolis knew that such a need existed through her involvement in the Community Coalition of Melrose. Melrose Rotary is a member of this umbrella organization which brings together non profit organizations to discuss projects and plan events. For quite sometime a group of Melrose gardeners had been hoping for a community garden spot but space in the 4 square mile city of Melrose was at a premium and finances were limited. Through her work on the Melrose Board of Alderman, Mary Beth helped identify an unused portion of parkland and began to reach out the the garden community. Thanks to a matching District grant which was noticed in the e bulletin, the Melrose Rotary Board of Directors approved an application and committed $3000 to the project. The City of Melrose matched the Rotary funds and the local Whole Foods and Whittemore Hardware store also contributed. Nineteen beds were carved out from the space allotted and included one for nearby residents of the Senior Housing, McCarthy House. Work began May 20th with several Rotarians helping to fill the beds. Despite the late Spring weather, most of the beds are now planted and there's a 50+ name waiting list for any additional beds!
 
The Grand Opening is scheduled for June 17th at 8 AM at the Franklin Field Community Gardens. We hope many of our Melrose Rotarians and District leaders will join us to celebrate this wonderful collaboration!
Melrose Rotary leverages District Grant MB Margolis 2017-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Jun 07, 2017
The Rotary Club of Medford continues its long-standing tradition of honoring graduating seniors with a scholarship. The scholarships are given in memory of Medford Rotarians who contributed to Rotary for many years and in many different ways. This year's recipients were honored at a dinner with the families, where the scholarships were presented. The recipients are Jeffrey Fernandes of Austin Prep receiving the Mark Egitto scholarship. The Joseph Carr scholarship was presented by his son, to Matthew Hirl who is graduating from Malden Catholic. Emiline Antunes of Medford High received the Charles Oxnard Scholarship award. The Joseph Mahoney Scholarship was presented to Mary Listro a graduate of Matignon High School. Lydia Ryan earned the Medford Leadership Scholarship as a graduating senior from Medford High School and Ryan Kreatz also a Matignon Grad received the Public Safety Scholarship in memory of retired Fire Chief, Leo McCabe. How appropriate that Ryan comes from a long line of Medford firefighters. On June 6th, our final recipient Ailish Fallon, will receive the M Club Scholarship in memory of Mrs. Ellard a former gym teacher at Medford High School.

President Bob Kaminer thanked the students for their hard work and dedication, and wished them well as they moved forward to college. Bob also introduced the Scholarship Committee members, John Hackett, Sr., Edward Hackett, Patrick Theberge and Anthony Giamberadino for their time & effort. Our annual scholarship program is funded by the proceeds from our many social events. All of our Rotarians should be applauded for their hard work throughout the year running our Comedy Night, Casino Night, Raffles and other fundraising events.
Medford Awards Scholarships Annie Powers 2017-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pedro, Peggy on Jun 06, 2017
During the month of February, the District 'Service Above Self' Scholarship Committee reached out to the Guidance Departments at all the Technical High Schools in our District. The committee made available scholarships to graduating seniors to aid them in furthering their plans after high school.

As a result, we are pleased to announce that the committee has awarded $4,500.00 in scholarships to nine graduating seniors. We congratulate the recipients who have all incorporated 'Service Above Self' in their school, work, community, and personal activities.

We are confident that these scholarship recipients will continue to incorporate 'Service Above Self' in their future endeavors.
Service Above Self Scholarships Pedro, Peggy 2017-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jun 04, 2017
This past weekend (June 2-4, 2017), 52 sophomores and juniors from high schools throughout District 7930 joined with 8 high school facilitators and several young adult leaders and Rotarians at Camp Rotary in Boxford, MA, for RYLA 2017-- an extraordinary weekend of fun, fellowship and leadership.
 
Many thanks to the following clubs for sponsoring these amazing young adults and giving them a weekend that none of them will ever forget--
Amesbury
Arlington
Beverly
Burlington Bkft
Cambridge
Chelsea
Everett
Gloucester
Gr Salem
Hamilton-Wenham
Ipswich
Lawrence
Lynnfield
Marblehead
Marblehead Harbor
Medford
Melrose
North Reading
Reading
Salem
Saugus
TBM
Wakefield
Winchester
 
More information about this great weekend will follow-- once the Rotarians involved recuperate from the weekend. 
RYLA Students Embrace Leadership Tracy Arabian 2017-06-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jun 01, 2017
The Gloucester Rotary Club has named Joseph Ciolino and Mara Destino as Paul Harris Fellows, and will honor both at the annual Paul Harris Distinguished Service Award Dinner on Wednesday, June 14, at Cruiseport Gloucester. Ciolino was selected by a club committee of previous recipients of the award, while Destino was chosen by members of the Interact Club, the very active group of Gloucester High School Junior Rotarians.
 
Joseph Ciolino was born in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School before attending Wentworth Institute in Boston and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After college, Joe began his career in 1970 at the Building Center in Gloucester, where he spent 21 years, rising in the company to become Store Manager and Vice President. He later managed Three Lanterns Ship Supply for three years, but the highlight of his work’s life came in 1991 when he opened The Weathervane Gift Shop on Main Street in downtown Gloucester.
Gloucester Honors Two Community Leaders Tracy Arabian 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Burns on Jun 01, 2017
Think that you know the capital of Nebraska?  Well on Friday, June 23rd you and three friends can show off your Knowledge of things Trivial.  The Wilmington Rotary Club is hosting the 8th Annual Trivia Night on Friday, June 23rd at the Shriners Fez Room, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington.  Doors will open at 6:00 PM.  Comedian Steve Bjork will ask the first question will at 7:00 PM.

What is Tom Brady’s middle name? Other trivia experts think that they know! Do you?  The cost for your team of four is $100. The winners will receive a handsome trophy along with priceless bragging rights for the year.  The defending Champions are from the Wilmington Police Department, who have stated that despite being armed, they will surrender the trophy but only if you can better them at Trivia.  There will be a cash bar.
Wilmington Rotary’s Annual Trivia Night Mike Burns 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Jun 01, 2017
The Peabody Rotary Club will once again join forces with the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce for their annual Torigian Golf Classic on Monday, June 12th. It will be best ball format with a 7:30AM shotgun start at the Ferncroft Country Club in Danvers. Registration, breakfast and driving range begin at 6:30. All proceeds will be dedicated to scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Hole-in-one prize is a Boston Whaler. For more information and to register and/or sponsor, go to www.peabodychamber.com.
 
Torigian Golf Classic Herb Harris 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Kilborn on Jun 01, 2017
On behalf of the Friends of Endicott Park, Bill and Lois McKenzie accepted a check for $3,500 from the Danvers Rotary Club.  The funds were donated for interactive exhibits which will be part of the new nature center under construction at Endicott Park.  Pictured (from right to left) are Mary Beth O'Connell, Danvers Rotary President, Bill McKenzie, Lois McKenzie, and Becky Kilborn, Chair of the Danvers Rotary Trust.   
Danvers Rotary Supports Nature Center Becky Kilborn 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on May 29, 2017
Installation Dinner 2017-2018
Danversport Yacht Club
June 29, 2017, 6:00 pm
$60 /person
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 26
 
Please join with our Fellow Rotarians from across District 7930 as we kick off the new Rotary year. We will be installing all 49 Rotary Club Presidents along with the President of the Rotaract Club of Boston. Gather your club members to come and support your incoming President and register a table or two as we introduce the 2017-2018 Rotary Theme - Rotary: Making a Difference. What a perfect theme as it is really what we are all about. The work that members, under the leadership of their President, do year in and year out in service to others. Celebrate what we have done and become inspired about what we can do.
Last Chance to Register for Installation Dinner! David Gardner 2017-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Burns on May 29, 2017
The Wilmington held their first Alumni Meeting on May 17th. Current members were asked to bring a former member to the meeting. More than 12 Alumni's attending the meeting and offered up some terrific stories for earlier Club activities and events. Pictures of past events were passed around to all. The meeting provided current members with a good sense of the clubs history and the Alum's were able to see what the current members have planned. President Jonathan Eaton issued an open invitation to all Alum's to feel free to attend future meetings. The success of this meeting was beneficial for both current members and offering the opportunity for former members to become re-involved in the Club's future activities.
Wilmington Rotary holds Alumni Meeting Mike Burns 2017-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on May 29, 2017
The Gloucester Rotary Club held its Third Annual Interact Pinning Ceremony in early May at Gloucester High School. Rotary and Interact club members, local dignitaries, school officials and parents joined in to celebrate this amazing group of young people and their contributions to our community.
 
Interact Faculty Advisor Michael Perreault spoke about the club’s many accomplishments over the past year. The club planned, funded and managed every aspect of the annual Pathways Holiday Party for the children of Gloucester and their families. The club also engaged in many smaller community service opportunities such as Rotary District 7930’s annual Polar Plunge, Gloucester Education Foundation’s Power of Play, the Gloucester Pride Stride, the West Parish Fifth Grade Party and the Empty Bowl food pantry fundraiser. Finally, the club donated more than $4,500 to local, national and international organizations. Included in this giving was a $1,000 donation to the Rotary Foundation in honor of Mara Destino, founder of the Adaptive Lacrosse Program.
 
In order to fund these good works, the Interact Club held their annual Lobster Roll Sale and Pizza Taste Off fundraisers.
 
As part of the Pinning Ceremony, Interact members Karissa Murray and Jenna Taormina were honored for their exceptional leadership this year, and Rotarians Tina Raimo, Julie Geary and David Stotzer were recognized for their tireless support of the club.
 
The Gloucester Rotary Club is proud to sponsor the Gloucester High School Interact Club. These young adults are our future!
Gloucester Interact Pinning Ceremony Tracy Arabian 2017-05-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Excerpted from Rotary News on May 28, 2017

So why did he join Rotary? “This may sound frivolous, but because I was asked.”

He was invited to speak at a Rotary club, “they seemed like nice people”, and then when they approached him a couple of weeks later saying that a new club was being chartered, and would he like to join, “I asked Juliet for her opinion. She was happy with the concept that it broadens our acquaintance levels.” At the ‘interest meeting’, he found “all the business and community leaders of the suburb where we lived were present. We had fun, enjoyed ourselves and when the structure of what Rotary does was explained, I thought why would I not want to be involved in this group which had the crème de le crème of that area?”

On his priorities as RI President, Riseley says, “I’ll be very happy if at the end of my year of Rotary leadership, the world knows more about Rotary than it does now.” Ian is urging Rotarians to keep account of the hours of community work they complete. This, he says, comes also from “my professional curiosity” to keep an account of the number of hours Rotarians put in as volunteers. Till now, the Rotary world has no clue about this collective figure, which when available would give Rotary image coordinators something specific to talk about.

Riseley is also very passionate about the environment and asks all Rotary leaders to ensure that at least one tree per member is planted per club; this would make our planet greener by at least 1.2 million trees in the coming year.

Want to learn more about our incoming RI President? Click here!

Why did RI President-elect Ian Riseley join Rotary? Excerpted from Rotary News 2017-05-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on May 22, 2017
We are fortunate that we have two consecutive International Conventions that are close to New England - this year in Atlanta and next year in Toronto. With 54 Rotarians and guests attending the 100th Birthday Celebration of the Rotary Foundation in Atlanta this year, we hope to have even more people make the trip to Toronto!
 
Would you like to be part of the team to promote and plan events for an amazing experience. If we start now, we might be able to have over 100 people attend what will be an incredible event where Rotarians from around the world gather to celebrate past accomplishments and plan to continue to fulfill the theme for 2017-18 which is Rotary: Making a Difference.
 
Please email David Gardner if you would like to be part of an incredible team!
 
If you want to register and get the early bird price of $295, keep an eye out for the registration roll-out during the week of June 10-14 at the Atlanta Convention. Visit riconvention.org.
 
2018 Rotary International Convention David Gardner 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on May 22, 2017
 
DG Sheryl Meehan and Conference Chair/DG 2019-2020 Joan Arsenault wish to thank the members of the conference committee for making the weekend a huge success.  Over 209 Rotarians, guests and Rotaractors participated in this incredible event of Service, Fellowship and Fun!  (click the "Read More" button to see a few pictures)
 
Thank you all for participating and hope to see you next year at DG Dave Gardner's Summit at Mt. Washington!
 
District Conference a Huge Success Joan Arsenault 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Hankard on May 22, 2017
Installation Dinner 2017-2018
Rotary: Making a Difference in District 7930
An Event to Honor and Install all Incoming Club Presidents!
Friends, Family and District Leaders are invited!
Danversport Yacht Club
June 29, 2017, 6:00 pm
$60 /person
2017-2018 Installation Dinner Thomas Hankard 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on May 22, 2017
Rockport Rotarian Janelle Favaloro dropped off 100 “Personal Care Packets” to the Grace Center earlier this month. 70 of the packets were for people that use the Grace Center and 30 for the Family Promise program.
 
The “Personal Care Packets” initiative headed by Janelle started back in April. With the help of her fellow Rotarians, friends, family and generous community donations the club was able put together 100 packets. The packets contained water, granola bars, socks, women's personal products, soap, deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, razors, tooth brushes, paste, floss, Kleenex, and hand sanitizer. Between donations of items, money, and a board budget of $250, the club was able to produce these packets for about $2.80 a piece.
 
The Grace Center is Gloucester’s safe, free day resource center for people who are homeless or in need of support. It offers breakfast, lunch, community and connection to resources.
Personal Care Packets Donated Mary Ciaraldi 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas Place on May 22, 2017
Champagne Art Auction
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6pm
Busa Wine & Spirits, 34 Cambridge Street, Burlington
$25 /ticket
Information: 781-273-0885
 
Burlington Breakfast is sponsoring a great night supporting four local programs that do good in Burlington! Net proceeds from ticket sales and art auction to benefit People Helping People, HELPIS, Relay for Life, and Burlington Police Patrolman’s Association.
 
Join Burlington Breakfast Rotary at Busa Wine and Spirits at the Crossroads Plaza in Burlington for only $25.
Wine and Art for a Good Cause Douglas Place 2017-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on May 12, 2017
RYLA 2017
Friday-Sunday, June 2-4, 2017
Camp Rotary, Boxford, MA
 
Thank you to all of the clubs that are sending students to RYLA.  We still have space for students.  Deadline Extended for Applications.  There is still time for your club to send students!

High School students from schools all over our district are invited to a weekend at Camp Rotary in Boxford.  We can accept 80 students and the program traditionally is sold-out with a waiting list. This year, we were forced to hold RYLA during the weekend that many schools hold their graduations.  This is making it difficult to find students.  Please help us find students!!
RYLA Students Needed Immediately Tracy Arabian 2017-05-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on May 12, 2017
Newburyport Rotary Trivia Night
Fund Raiser for College Scholarships for Local Students
Friday, June 9, 6-8:30pm
Newburyport Senior Center
 
Are you the Cliff Clavin of Newburyport? Full of facts, statistics, and trivia? Are you smarter than a fifth-grader? If you’re ready to be crowned the Smartest Person in Newburyport, join us for a fun evening of trivia, food and drinks!
 
$25 per person entry fee
Food & Drink Available for purchase

Bring a team of up to 5 players or we will create a team for you! For information and to submit Team Roster, contact: Peter, pwdoyle@gmail.com.
Newburyport Rotary Trivia Night Marion Spark 2017-05-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wicks on May 09, 2017
Healthy Kids/Brighter Future (HK/BF) is a mission based initiative founded by an amazing young leader, Lonnie Hackett. The goal of this Maine native and 2014 Bowdoin graduate is to improve the health and learning of at risk children in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Lusaka, Zambia. The program trains a teacher health corps and makes local schools a point of access to primary healthcare and health information.
 
In 2015, Ipswich Rotary began partnering with the Rotary Club of Brunswick, Maine to raise funds to support this important health and peace initiative. Under the leadership of Past President Bob Gravino, several clubs from our Rotary District joined Brunswick and Ipswich in raising over $37,000 in 2016 through a Global Matching Grant from Rotary International.
Ipswich Rotary Supports Better Health in Zambia Bob Wicks 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on May 09, 2017
Come join the Chelsea  Rotary and the Everett Rotary Club on Thursday, June 1, at Town Line Luxury Lanes from 7-9pm for their annual Bowl-a-Thorn.
 
This will be a fun night of bowling to support Chelsea's Local Service Projects and Everett's Annual Scholarship.
 
The theme this year is Sports, so come dressed in your favorite sports themed attire. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed individual and team.
 
Chelsea/Everett Rotary Bowl-A-Thon Bruce Mauch 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on May 09, 2017
Medford Rotary President Bob Kaminer welcomed Lindsay Smythe, Executive Director Boys & Girls Club of Medford & Somerville. The Medford Boys & Girls Club services over 200 children between the ages of 6 to 18. They help them with homework, give the kids a snack, teach them life skills, have FUN and mentor the older kids on a path after high school. Lindsay felt, that the kids at their club could volunteer to help Rotary with a service project to give back to the Medford Community.
 
We found it very noteworthy that Lindsay was a former recipient of a Global Scholarship from Rotary District 7930, where she studied abroad in Milan, Italy. We also invited Lindsay to join our Rotary Club and we hope she will accept our invitation to do so.
Medford Rotary Hosts Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Medford/Somerville Annie Powers 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Landry on May 09, 2017
The Rotary Club of Winchester celebrated its 90th Anniversary at a recent meeting. The club was Chartered on April 28, 1927. The membership commemorated the event at their regular weekly luncheon with Jack Kean presenting a retrospective of the club's first 90 years and its countless financial contributions and service projects in support of the Winchester Community and beyond.
 
Dave Landry, current club president is flanked on the right by Cheryl Meehan, District Governor and on the far right by District Governor Nominee Bob Wood. To the president's immediate left is District Governor Elect Dave Gardner and Rotary Club member and Club Historian, Jack Kean.
Winchester Rotary Celebrates 90 years! David Landry 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sr. Leonore Coan on May 08, 2017
 
The Rotary Assembly of April 19, 2017, gathered 150+ Rotarians and non-profit Partners from District 7930 in a combined networking and educational forum. Our district leadership in collaboration with the district Homelessness and Hunger Initiative planned and organized educational sessions and a Showcase for non-profit shelters, food pantries and similar organizations to enlist Rotarians in service opportunities to support their missions with technical and professional skills. The goal was to match skills with needs in areas such as social media, accounting, marketing, and contracting services among so many other possibilities.

The Assembly also offered a program track for effective advocacy techniques and tips to staff executive boards.. Jonathan Tetrault, from the Boston Food Bank, shared an update of the hunger trends in our area: Bob O’Hara coached attendees on how to create more impact when advocating, and Abbie Von Schlegal provided her insight on how to build a successful non-profit board.
 
The Assembly track provided the traditional training for Rotary Club leadership including Presidents-elect, Secretaries and Treasurers. The third session in this track provided the background to the next step in Visioning: Vision to Action.
April 19 was Rotary at Its Best! Sr. Leonore Coan 2017-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sr. Leonore Coan on May 08, 2017
 
The Rotary Assembly of April 19, 2017, gathered 150+ Rotarians and non-profit Partners from District 7930 in a combined networking and educational forum. Our district leadership in collaboration with the district Homelessness and Hunger Initiative planned and organized educational sessions and a Showcase for non-profit shelters, food pantries and similar organizations to enlist Rotarians in service opportunities to support their missions with technical and professional skills. The goal was to match skills with needs in areas such as social media, accounting, marketing, and contracting services among so many other possibilities.

The Assembly also offered a program track for effective advocacy techniques and tips to staff executive boards.. Jonathan Tetrault, from the Boston Food Bank, shared an update of the hunger trends in our area: Bob O’Hara coached attendees on how to create more impact when advocating, and Abbie Von Schlegal provided her insight on how to build a successful non-profit board.
 
The Assembly track provided the traditional training for Rotary Club leadership including Presidents-elect, Secretaries and Treasurers. The third session in this track provided the background to the next step in Visioning: Vision to Action.
 
The third track provided an extension to the free workshops offered in January in the areas of social media, membership and creating more engaging websites. 
 
There was something for everyone and this event provided a new perspective of Rotary, not only to the non-profits who attended but also, to Rotarians. If you did not attend but would like more information about these programs, please click on each name below to send an email:
 
Social Media - Amy Luckiewicz
Membership - Jim Major
Website Update - Tracy Arabian
HHI Initiative - Sr. Leonore Coan
 
For a copy of the HHI 
April 19 was Rotary at Its Best! Sr. Leonore Coan 2017-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Simonsen on May 08, 2017
100th Anniversary Rotary Foundation Celebration Golf Tournament
Monday, June 5, 2017, 11:00am
Wenham Country Club (Golf Course)
Wenham Tea House (Awards Dinner)
 
Come join Rotarians from our 47 Clubs in a day of fellowship, fun and support for the Rotary Foundation.  There are special opportunities for members and Clubs to support the Rotary Foundation with sponsorships.

Winning Clubs in both flights will receive their own engraved Foundations 100th Anniversary Cup and bragging rights among our clubs.

The tournament will be made up of two flights:
Best Ball of the foursome
Fun Flight - Scramble

Attached is additional information and sign up form. For additional information call Peter Simonsen 978-621-7304
Golf Tournament Peter Simonsen 2017-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on May 04, 2017
After months of discussion, Reading Rotary has taken on responsibility for running the Reading Fall Street Faire (RFSF). The RFSF is a popular community event held the second Sunday of September in Reading's downtown. Vendors and community groups can purchase a booth to sell food or other goods or, in the case of community groups, can use the opportunity to distribution information about themselves. The RFSF began nine years ago by the Town of Reading to raise funds for improvement of Reading's downtown. It has grown and had approximately 15,000 people attend in 2016.
 
The RFSF had been organized through the Town's Street Faire Committee and was comprised of volunteers. Due to budgetary and resource concerns, the Town wanted to cease its role as organizer.
Reading Rotary Takes On Fall Street Faire Tim Kelley 2017-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wicks on May 04, 2017
At its monthly evening meeting in April, Ipswich Rotary inducted new members Sheryl Henderson, Ipswich Manager at TD Bank; John Muldoon, publisher of www.thelocalne.ws; and Cathy Sutherby, owner of The Village Pancake House in Rowley. Sheryl, John and Cathy join a dedicated team of over 60 caring professionals who are committed to making a difference through service in Ipswich, Rowley and the world. Also announced at the meeting was a schedule of community service projects planned for Ipswich and Rowley in the coming months.
Ipswich Rotary Inducts Three New Members Bob Wicks 2017-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on May 04, 2017
Medford Rotarians join Interact Students at Café’ Electra for luncheon meeting and to present donations. First, a donation was made to the Interact Club that Medford Rotary sponsors. The donation was presented to Aimee Saulnier, MHS Faculty Advisor for the Interact Club by Rotary President, Bob Kaminer. Interact is a High School Club sponsored by the Medford Rotary Club. Just like the Rotary Club of Medford, they raise monies to help others in need. This year, they participated in various fundraisers and in a drive to collect gloves, hats and socks for MHS “Closet” where students and their siblings who are in need can take these items for free.
Medford Rotary Club supports High School Students Annie Powers 2017-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on May 02, 2017
Experience the Magic District 7930 Conference
May 19-20, 2017
Salem, MA
 
District 7930 Conference is honoring Club Presidents at the Saturday evening dinner gala at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem on May 20. Have you have signed up to support your club and President for this event?
 
There is dinner and dancing as well as a Parade/Grand Entrance with Each Club President carrying your club flag/banner. Club Awards will be announced as your President is called. Please be there to support the hard work and accomplishments of Your Club during the 2016-2017 year.
 
Full conference package pricing available as well as A La Carte Options for the entire conference.
District 7930 Conference Joan Arsenault 2017-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on May 01, 2017
RYLA 2017
Friday-Sunday, June 2-4, 2017
Camp Rotary, Boxford, MA
 
Deadline Extended for Applications.  There is still time for your club to send students!
 
I would like to invite your Rotary Club to participate in the 2017 RYLA program.  If you have already participated, you know that this is a fabulous program for high school students to develop leadership skills.  If you are not familiar with RYLA, please indulge me and let me tell you about RYLA.

High School students from schools all over our district are invited to a weekend at Camp Rotary in Boxford.  We can accept 80 students and the program is almost always a sell-out with a waiting list. 
Is Your Club Sending Students to RYLA? Tracy Arabian 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Join Leaders | Exchange Ideas | Take Action Joan Arsenault 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on May 01, 2017
The Rockport Rotary held their “Annual Wine Tasting Event” on April 22, at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. Approximately 225 guests attended the event and enjoyed an evening of fun. A collection of fine wines was provided by Seabreeze Liquors of Gloucester. Chas. E. Kreis from Rockport catered the event with an assortment of delicious cold and hot hors d’oeuvres. Fellow Rotarians dressed in formal attire elegantly served during the evening.

In addition to the wine testing and great food, an assortment of prizes were raffled during the event. Also, beautifully arranged wine baskets with a variety of themes were auctioned at the end of the evening.

The Rockport Rotary Club wants to extend a special thank you to everyone that attended the event, sponsors and all participants for their contribution: Seabreeze Liquors of Gloucester, The Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Chas Kreis, our sponsors (First Ipswich Bank, Bank Gloucester, and Cape Ann Savings Bank), fellow Rotarians, friends and our community for making our Wine Tasting a success.  All proceeds will benefit the Rockport Rotary Club’s community & international service projects.
Rockport Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser Mary Ciaraldi 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on May 01, 2017
President Bob Kaminer welcomed & installed our 2 newest Rotarians at our luncheon meeting on Thursday, April 20, at Bertucci’s, Medford. Linda Cataldo and Angela Rais applied for membership a few weeks ago and have been joining us as our guest for lunch. We are happy to say that both of them were welcomed today as new members by more than 25 Rotarians at our regular luncheon.

Both women are from Medford and Linda even grew up with one of our current Rotarians, Roland Racicot from Roland’s Jewelers. They are excited to put their skills to work volunteering their time and raising funds for our many charity projects and having fun along the way.

President Bob said, “We are very happy to have such enthusiastic new members ready to serve Rotary and the Medford community”.

For further information about the Rotary Club of Medford, joining our club or service opportunities to volunteer, visit our Website www.medfordrotaryclub.org or like our Facebook page Rotary Club of Medford, Ma
Medford Welcomes Two New Members Annie Powers 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Apr 25, 2017
There is a new Clubrunner app available for cellphones that takes about a minute to download and install.  Once you login with your usual Clubrunner username/password, you can find all of your Club member information in an instant.  If a new member joins, you can transfer that member's contact information to your cellphone's phonebook in a single push of a button.  Need to lookup a club event?  It's right there!  
 
This app is going to quickly become one of my most-used apps on my phone.  
 
Your Club on Your Cellphone! Tracy Arabian 2017-04-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Josephine McCullough on Apr 24, 2017
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club's major fund raiser takes place Saturday, May 6, 5-8:30pm at the American Legion Hall, behind Manchester's Town Hall. We will air the Kentucky Derby live. There will be music, dinner, wine tasting, cash bar and a live auction hosted by Senator Bruce Tarr. Available items include, sports & event tickets,, “instant wine cellar,” amazing artwork by local Cape Ann artists, many gift baskets and bundles, gift certificates to North Shore restaurants, etc. It is a lot of fun and tickets are $25.00 each. All the proceeds go to the Rotary fund which supports local efforts including scholarships for deserving Manchester and Essex students (last year we gave away $10K, which was raised at this auction), programs at the local schools, Gloucester Open Door food pantry, local community service projects in Essex and Manchester. Put on your best derby hat, there will be a prize for best lady's hat and best gent's hat. Have a good time for a great cause.
Kentucky Derby Auction and Party Josephine McCullough 2017-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Apr 24, 2017
The Wakefield Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Nick McPherson has been inducted as the newest member of the service club. McPherson is a realtor with REMAX Partners in Andover. A native of Danvers, he resides in North Reading with his fiancé Casey Reilly. “I wanted to get involved, help people, and meet Rotarians. I’ve loved working with this club and all of its hands-on community projects,” McPherson noted. McPherson’s sponsor Amy Luckiewicz added, "Already, Nick has volunteered for projects that involve hands-on work. He has a great energy and has been a natural fit to our friendly club.”
 
The Wakefield Rotary Club is one of the fastest growing Rotary clubs in the area with the addition of seven new members since July 1, 2016 (the start of the new Rotary year).
Wakefield Installs New Member Amy Luckiewicz 2017-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Apr 22, 2017
Wow! We are down to the Final Countdown to the District Conference. As we celebrate your club's year, DG Sheryl will be honoring the Rotary Presidents by asking them to bring their club flag or banner and themselves/guests/fellow Rotarians to the Saturday night Dinner Gala. The Presidents will be asked to come in together as a group, carrying their club's flag or banner. DG Sheryl will be announcing Club Awards as the Presidents parade into the room. Please support your President's year by attending this fun filled evening!!
 
District Conference Trivia-- First Three People to Get All Answers Correct Will Win a Red Polar Plunge T-shirt from 2016. Send answers to Joan at joan@massteximaging.com.
  1. Who is the guest speaker at the Friday luncheon?
  2. Which club has its President's band playing at the Saturday Night Dinner Gala?
  3. Name one service project taking place Saturday morning.
  4. What is the name of the boat we are taking on the Friday night cruise?
  5. At what hotel is the conference being held?
 
In the words of Paul Harris-- Take Action!!  Sign up Now!
 
 
Saturday Evening Dinner Gala with Parade of Presidents and Club Awards Joan Arsenault 2017-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Josephine McCullough on Apr 22, 2017
Talking Sports with WEEI Radio's Kirk Minihane
Wednesday, May 3, 6:30-8:30 pm
7 Central Restaurant, Manchester by-the-Sea
 
Join us for some hot-stove sport talk on the Pats, spring training report on the Red Sox and catch up on the latest with the Bruins & Celtics!
 
$25 at the door includes buffet dinner - Cash bar
 
Please RSVP to Josephine McCullough – RSVP@manchesteressexrotary.org - by May 1st.
Manchester-Essex Hosts Prospective Member Event Josephine McCullough 2017-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Apr 22, 2017
Easter Sunday was a totally spectacular summer-like day --- perfect for egg hunting. The club members the milk-chocolate eggs on-ice until the last minute -perfect weather for the kids, but way to hot and a little risky for the chocolate.
 
Hundreds of kids showed up to hunt down 8,000 (88 pounds) of chocolate eggs as well as toothbrushes (strongly recommended by Dr Easter Bunny-Corine Barone). The entire haul was scooped up in about ten minutes leaving he Seaside Park landscape almost barren.
 
All-in-all, a wonderful, community-family experience. A big thanks to all the volunteers who set up and supervised
Community Easter Egg Hunt in Marblehead Arthur Schwartz 2017-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Hankard on Apr 22, 2017
Taking inspiration from the success of Rotary Means Business, the Belle Isle (East Boston-Revere-Winthrop) and Chelsea clubs are having a Business Networking Night on May 3. The event will take place a the brand new Homewood Suites Hotel Event Center, at 145 Beech Street in Chelsea (behind Chelsea High School and the Speedway Gas Station).
 
Everyone is invited, Rotarians and Friends old and new! All Clubs are invited to participate especially the clubs local to the Chelsea area! The cost is only $15 to attend which features soft drinks, and heavy appetizers. A cash bar is also available.
 
Bring your business cards and be prepared to participate in a small service project benefiting those right here in our area!
 
To sign up, contact Tom Hankard at thankard@websterfirst.com or 508-671-5116.
Business Networking Night sponsored by Belle Isle and Chelsea Thomas Hankard 2017-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Apr 17, 2017
A large group of Lynn Rotarians and family members, along with District Governor Sheryl Meehan, Asst. District Governor Joan Arsenault and past DG David Manzi, gathered at Temple Shirat Hayam in Swampscott on April 5th when the Lynn Club was recognized for outstanding volunteerism at My Brothers' Table’s 5th Annual Founders' Celebration. Lynn Rotarian and former President of My Brother’s Table Executive Board, Attorney Harvey Rowe, presented the award to Lynn President Ray Bastarache, who accepted on behalf of the members. “Our commitment to serve the poor and homeless in our city is firm,” declared Bastarache. “We are blessed to have so many members who want to help that occasionally we’ve sent Rotarians home because we had too many volunteers for the jobs that needed to be done.“
Lynn Rotary Honored Ray Bastarache 2017-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Apr 17, 2017
It had been many years since the Rotary Club of Lynn sponsored an Interact Club, even with five high schools in the city; three public, one charter and one private high school. Veteran Lynn Rotarians recall how Lynn English once had an Interact charter but, for whatever reason, the club dissolved.
 
Fortunately, a new day has arrived in the city, thanks in large measure to two longtime and now retired Lynn Public School employees, Club President Ray Bastarache and President Elect, Steve Upton. In the spring of 2016, Bastarache and Upton (a Classical graduate and member of its Hall of Fame), had several meetings with groups of Classical students, with the assistance of guidance counselor Chris Hayward, and determined that genuine interest and enthusiasm was present from among the students. A follow-up meeting with Classical Principal Gene Constantino, who was thrilled at the prospect of a new club focusing on community service would be on campus, he threw his complete support behind it. History teacher Dena Capano, at the urging of Constantino, stepped in to be the Club's faculty moderator and membership continues to grow.
 
Photo caption:  Interact students volunteering to serve meals at My Brother’s Table Soup Kitchen in Lynn
New Interact Club in Lynn Ray Bastarache 2017-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Apr 17, 2017
Tomorrow is the last day to register for the 2017 District Assembly!
 
District Assembly
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 1-5pm
Doubletree Danvers
Register Now
 
If you are a President-elect, secretary or treasurer, there is position-specific training for you!
 
If you are a chair or a member of a public image, membership or communications committee, including webmasters, there are three different workshops that sill help you gain additional skills to support your club.Or if you would like to learn more about the homelessness and hunger issues in our area, how to successfully advocate for any cause, or learn more about how to staff effective boards, then the HHI track is for you. Find out if there is a non-profit who could utilize your professional skills to help them be more successful in their mission.
 
There is something for everyone! Come join over 120 Rotarians and non-profit leaders and help Rotary continue to Make a Difference!
Last Call for the District Assembly David Gardner 2017-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Heidi Whear on Apr 17, 2017
In 2006 Bruce Whear a Salem Rotarian became increasingly involved in LifeBridge and its mission. LifeBridge is a facility with transitional beds and permanent housing as well as a full servicing soup kitchen in the heart of downtown Salem, MA. Bruce signed up to make one dinner a month in the soup kitchen. Over the past 10 years, Bruce along with his loving wife Heidi and varying groups of family, friends and volunteers have spent the first Wednesday of every month in the kitchen, cooking and serving about 80 - 100 dinners.
 
Bruce typically calls over or visits the kitchen to see if there are any existing donated vegetables, desserts or perishable items that the kitchen manager, Karen, would like us to cook before they become unusable. Many Civic minded local stores and farms donate excess produce and other food items throughout the year. Bruce then adjusts the menu and shops & donates whatever is needed to complete the meal that evening.There are typically a multitude of vegetables and salad fixings in the fridge in need of immediate use. A medley of sauteed veggies or an Asian flavored stir-fry are always well received by the hungry clients. Bruce loves to bring in fresh milk with some chocolate syrup as a special treat & receives great satisfaction that the clients know when he cooks there will be plenty of chocolate milk for all. (A tribute to his Dad.)
Serving at LifeBridge in Salem, MA Heidi Whear 2017-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Apr 15, 2017
Rockport Rotary Club Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser Event!
 
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • 6:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Shalin Liu Reception Hall
    37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
  • Wines provided by: Seabreeze Liquors in Gloucester
  • Hors d'oeuvres catered by Chas E. Kreis will be served throughout the evening.
  • Silent Auction and Raffles
  • $35 per person--Available from any Rockport Rotarian or contact Jack Reed at 978-546-3221.
  • Proceeds benefit Rockport Rotary Club's community & International service projects.
Come support the Rockport Rotary Club, sample some wines, enjoy some great food and have some fun!
 
Rockport Wine Tasting Fundraiser Mary Ciaraldi 2017-04-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Apr 07, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Chrystal Kornegay, Undersecretary, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, will be our guest speaker at the District Conference Luncheon on May 19th at the Hawthorne Inn, Salem, MA. Given the Districts Homeless & Hunger Initiative, this is an event not to BE missed!!!
 
Chrystal Kornegay’s passion for creating projects and programs that result in stronger communities for modest income working families is evidenced throughout her 20+ years’ experience in community development. In January 2015, Ms. Kornegay became the Baker Polito Administration’s Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development. Prior to that, Chrystal was Urban Edge’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In that role she combined a laser focus on excellence with keen business management skills to result in a 20% growth in revenue, a 10% growth in the affordable housing portfolio and a 10% growth in the number of households served.
 
Chrystal Kornegay to Speak at Dist Conference Lunch Joan Arsenault 2017-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Apr 05, 2017

Rotary International District 7930
District Assembly – Non-profit Showcase
April 19, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton, Danvers/Middleton

 
Registration begins – 1:00 pm
Programs from 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Non-Profit Showcase – 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Cash Bar and Fellowship – 4:30 – 5:30 pm
 
 
This event has something for everyone. Whether you are a President-elect, Secretary, or Treasurer, there will be sessions for you. If your Club has been “Visioned” in the last two years, the third session of the Assembly is for you, taking your Club’s vision to action. For those responsible for building an effective environment for members and connecting with your community, the workshops are a perfect fit.
 
TimePresidents-elects,Membership, Public ImageNon-Profit Showcase
 Secretaries & Treasurers& Communications Workshops& Seminar Series
2:00-Annual Business MeetingMembership: Finding New MembersHunger & Homeless Trends
2:50 pmDGE David Gardner& Developing an Orientation ProgramJonathan Tetrault, Greater Boston Food Bank
    
3:00-Secretary & TreasurerPublic Image: Using Social MediaEffective Advocacy Techniques
3:50 pmRoundtablesto Attract and Engage MembersRobert O'Hara, No Labels
    
4:00-Vision to ActionCommunications & TechnologyStaffing Effective Boards
4:50 pmIntroduction & DiscussionCreating an Engaging Home PageAbbie von Schlegell, TFRE, a. von schlegell & co.
 
The Showcase will feature 20 – 25 local non-profits from Boston to Lawrence, Lexington to Rockport. Our partners in caring for the homeless and hungry will share their mission, their core programs and support they need in services that Rotarians can provide to help them fulfill their care for those who need us. Consider your professional skills or even your avocations and maybe you can provide meaningful assistance to help Rotary: Making a Difference!
 
Why You Should Attend the District Assembly Bob Wood 2017-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Apr 04, 2017
Experience the Magic District 7930 Conference
May 19-20, 2017
Salem, MA
 
Time is fast approaching for the event of the year--not to be missed!
 
We are excited to announce an addition to our service projects on Saturday, May 20, at the Hawthorne hotel. In addition to making party bags for food pantries we will be putting together items for the homeless. We plan on making 250 bags to be distributed to Family Promise, Citizens Inn Between and shelters in Lynn. Each bag to contain socks, toothbrush and toothpaste, combs, toilet paper, steno pads and pens, and arts and craft activity books for the children's bags . 125 bags will be for adults and 125 bags for children.
Service Update for District Conference Joan Arsenault 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Means Business Spring Events David Gardner 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Apr 04, 2017
The Marblehead Rotary Club is pleased to announce that it will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1:30 PM sharp, Sunday, April 16th at Seaside Park (behind the Our Lady Star of the Sea Community Center).
 
This event will be held “weather permitting” and is open to all Marblehead residents 10 years of age and under with a special area will be for children under 5. The Marblehead Rotary Club plans to donate 8,000 chocolate eggs for this event and requests that all participants bring their own baskets and be at the location at or before 1:30 p.m.!
 
Don’t be late! All 8,000 chocolate eggs will be hunted down and claimed within five to ten minutes from the start! Look for signs to be posted around town on Thursday, April 13th to confirm this event.
Marblehead Sponsors Easter Egg Hunt Arthur Schwartz 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Apr 04, 2017
The Gloucester Rotary Club invites you to attend their FUNdraising event – “A Night at the Races” on Friday, April 28 at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe’s Wharf in Gloucester. Doors open at 6:30 pm. All proceeds from this event will support local and international programs of the Gloucester Rotary.
 
A Night at the Races promises to be a fun-filled evening for adults with all the suspense and excitement of being at the racetrack. High quality, video-taped horse races are narrated from start to finish by lively announcers. During the evening there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar, and variety of raffles. At various points during the evening, betters will be able to use their winnings to bid on merchandise and services that have been donated for the event. For the most fun, reserve a table – bring a group. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased from any Gloucester Rotarian.
 
Sponsorships are available.  For information, contact Gloucester Rotarian George Roark.
A Night at the Races in Gloucester! Tracy Arabian 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Apr 04, 2017
Rotarians, friends and family are welcome to join the Wakefield Rotary Club for our 5th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Boys & Girls Club and the local and international humanitarian projects of the Wakefield Rotary Club. Golfers will enjoy 18 holes on the beautiful Gannon Golf Course on Monday, May 15th. Sponsorship options are also available.
 
 
  • $125 per golfer before April 15th
  • $150 per golfer after April 15th
  • Ask us about a special deal for veterans!
 
Registration is now available online or through our brochure at www.wakefieldrotaryclub.org/golf
Golf for Good with Wakefield Rotary Amy Luckiewicz 2017-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Boggie on Apr 01, 2017
Interested in learning how to dance salsa and bachata? Interested in supporting a worthwhile cause? Want to meet Boston Rotaractors and Greater Boston professionals coming from diverse backgrounds with similar interests?
 
Join Boston Rotaract for our annual Salsa Night fundraiser on Wednesday, April 12 at Ryles Jazz Club! Boston Rotaract holds this event every year in support of our international service projects. This year, we will be supporting schoolchildren in Benin, Africa.
 
Anyone over 18 is welcome regardless of skill level. There will be a free lesson, followed by an open dance floor and a cash bar throughout. We have held this event for over 5 years , and it is always a great night!
Dance the Night Away at Salsa Night James Boggie 2017-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Mar 29, 2017
District 7930 Annual Conference
May 19-20, 2017
Salem, MA
 
"Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.” – Thomas Jefferson     

The District Conference is right around the corner. Register now to save your spot in this remarkable two day event.

Remembrance of Those Who Served: please send a list of any Rotarian who passed away during the timeframe of May 2016 to present. Include their time as a rotarian, any positions held and any other notable information and email to Laura Allain at: trotter33@aol.com

Foundation Auction Items: DG Sheryl Meehan is asking each club to donate at least one auction item for the District Conference Silent Auction. Please contact Lisa Shanko, President of the Rotary Club of Ipswich at lshanko@firstipswich.com, regarding the item you are donating. Suggested cost is $100.00.

Live Auction Items: If you have a great idea for a LIVE AUCTION item please contact Bill Beckman, President of the Rotary Club of Beverly at wbeckman@custommedicine.com

As Benjamin Franklin reminds us "You May Delay, But Time Will Not, And Lost Time is Never Found Again." 
 
Never Put Off for Tomorrow Joan Arsenault 2017-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Heidi Whear on Mar 29, 2017
The ElderAct Club of Marblehead/Swampscott has been busy the past two years planting, growing and harvesting organic vegetables. The Marblehead Community garden is a project of the Elderact of M/S sponsored by the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor and the Town of Marblehead Parks and Recreation Department. Volunteers provide the materials and labor throughout the growing season. Harvesting and delivery of vegetables happens twice a week through out the season. The club has provided over 100 pounds of various vegetables to each elderly housing project in Marblehead in the past year.
ElderAct Club Grows Organic Vegetables for Low Income Seniors Heidi Whear 2017-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judith Black on Mar 29, 2017
In a land of plenty you’d think, given the will, it would be easy to end hunger and homelessness. I have only one small vantage point on the issue and that is from the kitchen of the Crombie Street Mission, which became the Salem Mission, which became Lifebridge, in Salem, MA. For 33 years I have headed up the 4th Thursday night crew of cooks and servers, and from where I stand, it is complicated. Think of a funnel that draws folks with many kinds of challenges and pulls them all to the same place. When state mental hospitals and other state funded facilities closed, opting for ‘integration’ of their population, what actually happened was that most them were dumped on city streets. Helpless against their own demons or misfortunes, they become homeless and hungry. They are the mainstay of the shelter.
Cooking monthly for Lifebridge over 33 years Judith Black 2017-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Mar 29, 2017
The Marblehead Rotary Club is pleased to announce the kickoff for the 2017 "Marblehead's Got Talent" competition. High School age performers will vie to win both prestige and scholarships at this year's benefit. The final competition and benefit evening will be held on Friday, May 12th at the Boston Yacht Club!

ANY high-school age student is qualified to participate in the event including those attending Marblehead High School currently OR (this is a change from prior years) are a Marblehead resident enrolled in a private high school.
 
  • Auditions will be held on two nights; Tuesday April 4th and Tuesday April 11th at 7 PM sharp.
  • Semi-Finals will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at 7 PM sharp.
 
All auditions will be held at Marblehead High School.
 
Rotary members on the organizing committee are Ron Amon (Chairman), Geoff Lloyd, Julie Livingston, Gene Arnould, David Deutsch and Greg Bates. To register for the event, please forward an email to Ron Amon at nyyronamon@gmail.com
2017 "Marblehead's Got Talent" Competition Auditions Arthur Schwartz 2017-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Mar 25, 2017

Does your daily activity restrict your ability to be who you could be? If so, plan on attending the Rotary Means Business meeting on May 15th!

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, in the community 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 on May 15th for some  networking and an introduction to managing your time in a way that will bring about happiness and enhanced performance!

Learn more about Linda by clicking Read More...

Tricks to Balancing Home-Work-Rotary David Gardner 2017-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Mar 25, 2017
RYLA 2017
Friday-Sunday, June 2-4, 2017
Camp Rotary, Boxford, MA
 
The full team of Rotarians and Students who will be facilitating the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) weekend in early June met this week for their first joint training session.  The students have been meeting since January-- learning leadership techniques and getting to know each other.  Rotarians have now joined the training sessions, which will continue through April and May in preparation for the actual RYLA weekend in early June.
 
All District 7930 Rotary Clubs are encouraged to send students to RYLA. Click here for more information about RYLA.  Click here for a video about RYLA.
 
For more information about RYLA, please feel free to contact any of the following Rotarians-- all have several years of RYLA experience:
RYLA Students & Rotarians Training Tracy Arabian 2017-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Mar 25, 2017
A nationwide “March for Meals” campaign to raise awareness of hunger issues among seniors in our nation is held each March. In the past two weeks, North Shore Rotarians Ken Riehl (Gloucester), Lisa Shanko (Ipswich) and Bob Gillis (Rockport) have volunteered their time in order to deliver Meals on Wheels lunches to elders in their communities. SeniorCare, the Aging Services Access Point, for Cape Ann and other North Shore communities, wishes to thank these Rotarians for their commitment to Service Above Self.  
 
For more information about the Meals on Wheels and other critical programs for elders in our District, visit:
www.SeniorCareInc.org
www.esmv.org
www.nselder.org
www.glss.net
www.minutemansenior.org
www.springwell.com
www.mves.org.
 
Rotarians Support Meals on Wheels Tracy Arabian 2017-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Mar 25, 2017
Rotary International Convention
June 10-14, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
 
The Rotary International Convention is sure proving to be an exciting event. Held in affordable Atlanta, June 10-14th, over 50 Rotarians and family members from our District are already signed up. And did you hear that Bill Gates is scheduled to speak live? We cannot wait to hear an update on how close we are to eradicating polio!
Last Call for Atlanta! Amy Luckiewicz 2017-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Mar 25, 2017
District 7930 Annual Conference
May 19-20, 2017
Salem, MA
 
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." --Mahatma Gandhi
 
Our district is committed to solving homelessness and hunger through our Hunger & Homelessness Initiative. Join your fellow Rotarians on Saturday May 20th from 8:00 to 11:30 am at the District Conference using your passion and energy to partner with non-profit organizations that support the homeless.
 
Family Promise in Beverly: Rotarians will be painting two bathrooms and putting in laminate floors
Family Promise's mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.
 
Citizens In Between in Peabody: Rotarians will be working on a playground project
Citizens In Between: For every family we serve, break the patterns of instability that lead to homelessness.
 
Homeless Shelter in Lynn: information coming soon
 
Hawthorne Hotel in Salem: Rotarians will be making party bags for food pantry clients led by Amy Luckiewitz.
 
REGISTER NOW for this incredible opportunity for fun, fellowship and service!!
 
Don't forget to get a room at the Hawthorne early as Salem State University graduation is that weekend and we have only blocked out ten rooms. Ask for the Rotary District Conference when you register for a room!!
The best way to find yourself... Service Joan Arsenault 2017-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 25, 2017

Does your daily activity restrict your ability to be who you could be? If so, plan on attending the Rotary Means Business meeting on a date to be determined in May. If you would like to help determine the date complete the doodle poll here.

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!

How to be Your Best Self 2017-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Mar 24, 2017
District 7930’s District Assembly/Hunger & Homelessness Showcase
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 1-5pm
Doubletree Inn, Danvers
 
District 7930’s District Assembly and Hunger and Homelessness Showcase are a unique opportunity to learn and grow in Rotary. There are three tracks available to all attendees. Choose one or attend all three!

The Showcase will feature non-profit organizations in our District who are ready to let Rotarians know who they are and what the need, not in donations, but in donations of “in-kind” services and volunteering. Bring your expertise and volunteer at an organization near you to help bookkeep, design a web, or do some printing. Forge a relationship that will carry though to your life and your community.
2017 District Assembly David Gardner 2017-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beth Robinson on Mar 23, 2017
We have sad news to share with you, our dear friend in Rotary and founder of our club, Fraffie Welch, passed away on March 13, 2017.

“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
Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor
Fraffie Welch, Founder of Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor passes on at 79 Beth Robinson 2017-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
How Can Clubs Benefit from Flexibility? David Gardner 2017-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Mar 19, 2017
If you are not sure, register for the 2017 District Assembly! Not only will we be providing training for secretaries, treasurers, and presidents-elect, we have lots more in store for you. With the successful workshop held in January, it has been decided to run another series of workshops a the Assembly in the areas of membership, public image, and communications & technology. If you missed the first one, and you are interested in increasing your club's success, definitely plan time to attend one or all three of these workshops. Each of these three areas are truly the responsibility of every member, and if we join together and create a well-oiled machine, we will be able to accomplish so much. Learn more here!
 
In addition, there will be a special Non-profit showcase which will bring together a multitude of organizations focused on the homelessness and hunger issues in our backyards. We are encouraging them to identify professional skills that they need assistance and reach out to Rotarians to fill those roles as volunteers. Our members have a broad range of skills that non-profits often cannot afford and our commitment to service may be the perfect answer. The opportunities will provide a deeper purpose and will make a huge difference in how these organizations move forward. If you would be willing to volunteer, please complete this short survey. We will keep your information confidential and will only use it to let you know if there is a match with one of the non-profits. Of course, you can attend the Showcase and introduce yourself.
 
So, register and come to the Assembly and learn how you can make Rotary better, in your community and around the world.
How Will You Support Rotary this Year? David Gardner 2017-03-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Mar 18, 2017
After a weekend of inspiration and collaboration, Presidents-elect from District 7930 and seven other districts around New England, are now prepared to complete the plans for their year of leadership in their clubs.  Northeast PETS was totally transformed this year in order to help all incoming presidents to Inspire to Lead, Empower to Achieve. That was our promise to them and we are asking them to pay it forward in their clubs.
 
Thursday afternoon provided icebreakers with a purpose. Andy Winig challenged everyone to share Rotary with passion that inspires others to become engaged with our mission. Imagine 250+ people pairing off and practicing and beginning to master an effective "Why Rotary" elevator speech. Then it was off to three business networking opportunities with 10 people each: exchanging business cards, sharing their professional story, and developing relationships with other Rotarians. The last session of the afternoon was a presentation by Mitty Chang on How to Reshape Your Digital Story and learn how to engage young professionals. Lots of ideas and excitement were the story of the afternoon.
 
Ian Riseley, RI President-elect was our keynote speaker for dinner. His charm and sense of humor were clearly visible as he shared his vision of the 2017-18 Rotary theme: Rotary: Making a Difference. It is what we do as Rotarians every day. His unique spin on this is how important it is for Rotary to begin to track volunteer hours and dollars donated in service to the world. Each club has been asked to make sure they document the impact we have in ClubCentral so that RI can aggregate the worldwide numbers and demonstrate how critical Rotary is to those who need us.
Presidents-elects Return from NEPETS Inspired! David Gardner 2017-03-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wicks on Mar 17, 2017
Rotary Leadership Institute - District 7930
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Peabody
May 6, 2017
 
Rotary Leadership Institute is a leadership development program of discovery learning, collaboration and the exchange of ideas designed to improve Rotary Clubs and strengthen lives. The program is energized by facilitated learning in the areas of leadership, team building, planning, marketing, communication and organization. It is further enriched through the sharing of experiences and ideas with Rotarians from our District and beyond.

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.
 
Discover your passion in Rotary Bob Wicks 2017-03-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 17, 2017
The Rotary Clubs of Reading and North Reading will jointly present the Taste of Metro North on March 29, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Reading Memorial High School Fieldhouse. This will be the 6th annual hosting of this popular food tasting event.
 
To date, 27 of the finest area restaurants will be represented. The restaurants will serve samplings of their menus. Admission is $25 for individuals and $50 for families if purchased online at www.tasteofmetronorth.com. Buy your tickets online and save $5 to $10. 2017 Taste of Metro North is returning to Reading after being hosted successfully in 2016 at North Reading High School. Last year over 400 people attended.

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.
Taste of Metro North Returns to Reading High Tim Kelley 2017-03-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheryl Meehan on Mar 17, 2017
Earning the Presidential Citation is an honor and one that RI President John F. Germ hopes all clubs strive to achieve. The time limit for achieving the citation goals for the 2016-17 Rotary year is approaching rapidly. To earn the citation, please complete all activities and enter your accomplishments in Rotary’s database by 30 June.
 
How can I see my club's progress?
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.
 
Are Club Central Goals different from Presidential Citation Goals?
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.
 
What about the citation for Rotaract and Interact Clubs?
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.
Club Presidential Citations 2017 Sheryl Meehan 2017-03-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheryl Meehan on Mar 17, 2017
District 7930 Rotary Clubs are invited to suggest eligible Rotarians for the District Representative to the Rotary International 2017, 2018 and 2019 Councils on Resolutions and the 2019 Council on Legislation (COL). The term begins July 1, 2017. The COL will convene for the purpose of amending the constitutional documents of Rotary International. The selection shall be made by Club Election at the District 7930 Business meeting procedure as per RI By-Laws.
 
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.
District Representative to Rotary International Sheryl Meehan 2017-03-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 14, 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.

Reading Interact Serves Homeless in Philly Tim Kelley 2017-03-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Mar 13, 2017
The Rotary District 7930 Softball League is looking for teams and players to join the league for the 2017 season. The league is an ASA sanctioned slow pitch league. Games are played Monday to Wednesday evenings starting the first week of May. Each team plays one game per week. The regular season ends the middle of July followed by playoff games.
 
Each team is allowed four non-Rotarians on their team if they can not field a team of Rotarians only. Some teams consist of Rotarians from several Rotary clubs so if your club cannot sponsor a team but you would like to play we will find a team near you that you can join. The league is a great opportunity for Rotarians from different Rotary clubs to get to know each other.
 
For information about the league please contact league commissioner Bruce Mauch at brucem@chelseaclock.com.
District Softball League Looking for Teams and Players Bruce Mauch 2017-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Mar 10, 2017
RYLA 2017
Friday-Sunday, June 2-4, 2017
Camp Rotary, Boxford, MA
 
I would like to invite your Rotary Club to participate in the 2017 RYLA program.  If you have already participated, you know that this is a fabulous program for high school students to develop leadership skills.  If you are not familiar with RYLA, please indulge me and let me tell you about RYLA.

High School students from schools all over our district are invited to a weekend at Camp Rotary in Boxford.  We can accept 80 students and the program is almost always a sell-out with a waiting list. 
Is Your Club Sending Students to RYLA? Tracy Arabian 2017-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Audrey Gordon on Mar 06, 2017
From the well-established Century House, to the new Berry Tavern, to over 20 other fabulous restaurants, join host Peabody Rotary Club for it popular annual “Taste of the North Shore” on Tuesday, March 21, from 6-9pm at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Danvers – a new, bigger location due to the popularity of the event.  With Title Sponsors Fosters Point Financial, GraVoc, Metro Credit Union, MRG Construction, Peabody Wealth Advisors, Salem Five Bank, TD Bank, and hundreds of North Shore residents, you can enjoy the Rotary’s 13th Annual celebration featuring a variety of delectable food, lots of fun, and great entertainment.
 
Twenty-five of the area’s most popular restaurants will serve their tastiest dishes, from main courses to sides to desserts. In addition, a highlight of the evening will be the drawing of a $10,000 grand prize!  Raffle tickets are $100 each and include two admissions to the Taste.  Odds are in your favor as only 300 raffle tickets will be sold.  The winner does not need to be present.  Non-raffle admission is $40 per person.
 
To purchase tickets and view participating restaurants and sponsors visit www.peabodyrotarytaste.com.  
Peabody Presents Taste of the North Shore Audrey Gordon 2017-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Mar 05, 2017
This will be an exciting week for all of our incoming Presidents. On Thursday, March 9th, the afternoon program has been designed to provide new ways to approach communicating about Rotary. The first session is about how to introduce others to Rotary in a way that creates excitement about what we do and why. Directly following, there will be a business networking session which will bring us back to the roots of Rotary and provide an opportunity to use the the newly acquired or enhanced elevator speech skills. Finally, in the third session, the presentation will provide ways to use technology to enhance awareness about Rotary locally and around the globe.
 
Ian Riseley, the 2017-18 RI President, will be delivering a keynote to 450 Rotarians from around New England on Thursday evening! Ian is one of the most engaging speakers and is committed to documenting and increasing the impact that Rotary produces. The 2017-18 theme: Rotary: Making a Difference will be presented and he will share his thoughts on what Rotary can do in the coming year to fulfill the theme.
 
PETS has been entirely revamped, starting with the PrePETS programs that our Presidents-elect participated in over the past few months. The eight District Governors created a common curriculum which shifted the knowledge and technical aspects of club management to be delivered before PETS, so that we can focus on our theme: Inspire to Lead, Empower to Achieve. All of the programming will be focused on how to use the tools and programs that RI has to build and effectively engage membership, demonstrate how participating in Foundation Grants will increase vibrancy and develop additional leadership skills that will assist in building a stronger Rotary.
 
Please wish your Presidents-elect well and share in their excitement when they return all fired-up next week. There is much to do and Rotary needs each and every one of us to succeed.
Presidents-elect Head to 2017 NEPETS this Week! David Gardner 2017-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Mar 05, 2017
You are invited to the Gloucester High School Interact Club's 10th annual Pizza Taste-Off on Wednesday, March 29, 5:30-7:30pm at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square in Gloucester, MA. Taste them all for yourself and vote on the best!
 
Tickets on $10 (children 5 and under $5). Tickets are limited to 300 and will be available at the door.
 
All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
 
Gloucester Interact Pizza Taste Off Tracy Arabian 2017-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 05, 2017
Harrison Fiscus is a Life Scout in Troop 702 in Reading working to complete the Eagle rank. Harrison's Eagle Project was to construct a sixty one foot long boardwalk on a trail in Town Forest. The trail was extremely muddy and a hazard for hikers. Harrison's project added to the network of boardwalks throughout the Town Forest. Harrison had to plan with and get the approval of the Town Forest Committee, the Trails Committee and Conservation in Town. A Boy Scout Eagle Project must help a non-profit or community entity for the improvement of the community. Troop 702 Boy Scouts have completed many Projects in the Town Forest.
 
Reading Rotary's donation is part of an initiative in Rotary to forge a partnership with Boy and Girl Scouts as there is a natural commonality of purpose in these organizations. Reading Rotary is happy to be able to help Harrison achieve his lifelong goal of obtaining the Eagle Scout Rank. Harrison's Project was completed this past fall.
 
Photo caption: Rotarian Tim Kelley presents Harrison Fiscus with a donation supporting his Eagle Scout Project. Also pictured is Troop 702 Scoutmaster John Meyers.
Reading Supports Eagle Scout Project Tim Kelley 2017-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Feb 23, 2017
June is only a few months away and registration for the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta is still open. Curious what to expect at this year's Rotary International Convention? If Bill Gates as a speaker isn't enough, check out some of the great learning and fellowship opportunities offered this year including:
  • over 90 offerings for breakouts
  • multiple speakers including international change-makers
  • District dinner, trip to Atlanta Aquarium and Coke World
  • Atlanta Braves Strike Out Polio night
  • Tour the CDC
  • Candlelight vigil to end human trafficking
  • and lots more!
Check out a preliminary calendar of events! To register for the conference, click here.
Events Announced for Atlanta Convention Amy Luckiewicz 2017-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
Happy 112th Birthday Rotary! John Germ, RI President 2017-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
Take your ClubRunner Website to the Next Level 2017-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Feb 21, 2017
The Rotary Club of Rockport hosted its Annual Valentine's Day Luncheon for the Senior Citizens of Rockport on Valentine's Day, February 14, at The Fish Shack Restaurant in Rockport. Approximately 90 seniors attended the event.
 
A delicious baked haddock dinner and dessert were provided by restaurant owners Karen and Ken Porter, and family. Tuck's Candy Factory at Dock Square provided beautiful chocolate treats for each participant. Gretchen Anderson of the Rockport Garden Club assembled ribboned long-stemmed carnations which were given out to the guests. Valentine's Day cards, created by four of Rockport Elementary School Art Teacher Simon Paddock's classes, were given to each participant. Two Rockport High School instrumentalists, Clara Mazo on the violin, and Jace Mason on the cello, played to an appreciative audience.
 
Rockport Annual Valentine’s Day Luncheon for Seniors Mary Ciaraldi 2017-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Feb 21, 2017
Finding nice persons in this big and complicated world is truly a magical thing. But for me? Finding fellow Rotarians isn't only magical.... It's a Blessing!!!!
 
This year's district conference is focusing on Service and Fellowship, the foundations of Rotary. Join us Saturday night to give thanks to your Rotarian Friendships at a Party Not to Be Missed!!
 
We end the District Conference with an all out party at the Hawthorne Inn including the Parade of Presidents, dinner and, Yes, Dancing!!
 
Our own Bill Beckman, President of the Rotary Club of Beverly, will be performing with his band Horizon & The Horns, an award-winning Boston band that's played all over New England over the last 3 decades. They play music from all genres to keep you and your guests on the dance floor all night long!
 
Full conference package as well as a-la-carte available. Don't wait!! Save your spot for this magical Service and Fellowship Conference. Register here.
 
Title Quote from Paul Harris My Road to Rotary
“Friendship was the foundation rock on which Rotary was built and tolerance is the element which holds it together.” Joan Arsenault 2017-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Victor Saldanha on Feb 20, 2017
The Rotary Club of Lynnfield, with support from Rotary International, District 7930, Wachusett area clubs and India clubs, completed a $42,160 Girls School project in rural central India. This Grant provided 480 desks for eight schools, which will provide seating for up to 1,500 girls a year-- 15,000 girls over the expected 10-year life of the desks. In addition to the desks, the project included rain water collection and purification by reverse osmosis filters to provide clean drinking water, and computers, projectors and  screens.  This impacts several areas of focus for RI-- Education & Literacy and Clean Water & Hygiene.
 
Based on the success of this project, RI has approved another Grant with a budget of $69,000 to complete another 13 girls schools in rural central India. The Rotary Club of Lynnfield is proud to participate in this venture too.
 
(please click the READ MORE link for a photo gallery)
Lynnfield Impacts 15,000 Young Girls in India Victor Saldanha 2017-02-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Feb 17, 2017
"Magic is about creating a moment of awe and astonishment. And that can be a beautiful thing."  -- David Blaine
 
Join your fellow Rotarians for a fun filled weekend to celebrate DG Sheryl Meehan's and Your Club President's Year!!!!
 
Don't miss this magical party!!!! Let the fun begin!!!!
 
Friday, May 19th: Pub Crawl Highlights following the Hannah Glover Cruise--
  • FIRST STOP 9-10 pm: SEA LEVEL AT PICKERING WHARF. Located on historic Pickering Wharf overlooking picturesque Salem Harbor, Sea Level Oyster Bar is big, fun, and delicious. It’s what summer in New England is all about.
  • SECOND STOP 10-11 pm: NATHANIEL'S at Hawthorne Inn. The Hawthorne Hotel has been a Salem landmark since 1925 and reflects on a rich heritage with famous guests such as U.S. presidents and Hollywood.
  • Want to continue the Party?? Join us in the Hospitality Suite at the Hawthorne Hotel.
Make Your Own Magic! Join Us at The District Conference. REGISTER NOW!
 
Title quote by Marcia Wieder
"Every Day Use Your Magic to Be of Service to Others" Joan Arsenault 2017-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Feb 17, 2017

With the Polar Plunge a few weeks behind us, we are asking all clubs to wrap up their donations by April 1, 2017.

Please note the following:
  • All donations made ONLINE via Mobile Cause will be accounted for by the District including assigning proper Paul Harris points.
  • All check and cash donations should be processed via your club's Foundation Chair (see details below).
  • Do NOT send money to the district for the Polar Plunge.
  • Checks for polio donations should be made payable to The Rotary Foundation, not your club's name.
 
Polar Plunge Accounting Amy Luckiewicz 2017-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rev. Sandra Whitley on Feb 17, 2017
Chelsea Rotary Fundraising Night is coming up soon: Thursday March 2, 2017.
 
This year’s fundraiser supports two of our projects-- Scholarships and a “Pantry of Necessities” for homeless schoolchildren. We award $7500 in scholarships to five deserving Chelsea students as they enter college and this year we are launching a “Pantry of Necessities” to provide toiletry items to homeless Chelsea schoolchildren.
 
There are five ways you can help.
 
1. TAKE A CHANCE “WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO” RAFFLE

Win $1000 in travel on Delta Airlines. There are 2 $500 vouchers for travel anywhere, anytime, any class. The world is waiting! 
Runners up can win some great prizes too.
Raffle Tickets are $50. The drawing will be held at the Pot O' Gold event. You don’t have to be at the event to win.

 
Chelsea Rotary Annual Pot O’ Gold Rev. Sandra Whitley 2017-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John F. Germ, 2016-17 RI President on Feb 14, 2017
I am thrilled to announce that Bill Gates will be speaking this June at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have been working together on polio eradication for a long time, and our strong partnership will continue through the final years of the effort. 
 
Bill and his wife, Melinda, in their much-anticipated Annual Letter, released today, offer a glimpse of their appreciation for Rotary and the incredible progress we’ve made toward polio eradication through our joint effort with national governments, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
 
With the most effective resources in place, it’s possible that we have seen, or soon will see, the last case of polio in history. At the convention, Bill will say more about how we can — and will — end polio together. 
 
I hope you will join me and Bill at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 10-14 June. This is one speaker you’re not going to want to miss. Register now.
 
John F. Germ
2016-17 RI President
 
Rotary president invites members to Atlanta John F. Germ, 2016-17 RI President 2017-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Club Workshop Tracy Arabian 2017-01-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheryl Meehan on Jan 29, 2017
I remember feeling so horribly hot, sweaty and the pains in my legs were horrendous! I felt so achy all over, my neck felt so stiff! That was the day I started a journey working through my fears and physical problems with the help of so many wonderful people. That day, my father carried me into Children’s Hospital and, after being evaluated; I was taken away from my parents to a ward for children with contagious cases of polio. Until then, I had never seen a child in crutches, paralyzed by the ravages of polio. However, that day I entered their world and was one of them. During the 1940’s and 1950’s, the annual number of polio cases in the United States peaked to approximately 58,000 cases a year. Many, showed no symptoms or minor symptoms and quickly recovered. Some of us weren’t as lucky.
Reflecting on My Experience with Polio Sheryl Meehan 2017-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Heidi Whear on Jan 27, 2017
As Rotarians, we understand what service is about.  Service runs through our veins.  It motivates us get up in the morning.  It feeds our souls.  One small gesture for another's well-being brings us joy beyond measure; often more joy than the person on the receiving end.  Imagine taking that one more step.  Imagine bringing Peace Through Service.
 
There is an extremely dedicated group of volunteers in Syria who risk their lives daily to pull fellow humans from bombed buildings.  They are called the "White Helmets" and in the past 4 years they have rescued 74,000 men, women and children.  The White Helmets are a non-governmental Syrian Defense group who have consciously decided not to take political sides.  They just want to save the lives of their neighbors.
 
Join us for the World Peace and Understanding Dinner as we learn more about how they are creating Peace Through Service. 
 
World Peace and Understanding Dinner
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm. 
Cost $55/person.
Four Points By Sheraton, Wakefield, MA
 
Register Here
 
How Will You Answer the Call for Help? Heidi Whear 2017-01-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jan 21, 2017
RI President-elect, Ian Riseley shares his thoughts on the theme for the 2017-18 Rotary year.
 
 
2017 Rotary International Assembly David Gardner 2017-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jan 18, 2017
Rotary Internatioal President-elect Ian Riseley announced the theme for the 2017-2018 Rotary year - Rotary: Making a Difference. How appropriate, as it is what we do every day. 
 
Key elements to his plan for the year are protecting the environment and doing what we can do to curb climate change.
 
Ian challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year on 1 July and Earth Day on 22 April 2018. Trees remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, which slows global warming.
2017-2018 Rotary Theme Announced David Gardner 2017-01-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jan 12, 2017

Do you know about RYLA-- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards?

Check out this RYLA video from a few years ago (some of the dates and other details are out of date).  This year's RYLA will be held on June 2-4, 2017.  

If your club hasn't participated in the past, you should consider this amazing program for your high school students!

Have questions?  Contact Rotarians Jim Babbin, Andy Maddox, David Gardner, Evan Diamond, Peter Majane, Tracy Arabian, Julie Geary, or Keith Harris-- they'll tell you more than you ever imagined possible.  

The 2017 RYLA Student Application is now available.

 
 
 
 
What is RYLA? Tracy Arabian 2017-01-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen McKenzie on Jan 11, 2017
2017 DISTRICT 7930 POLAR PLUNGE
LEVERAGING YOUR MONEYS 2-FOR-1
GIVE YOUR ALL: END POLIO NOW
 
Did you know that whatever you donate, solicit in pledges, or contribute in sponsorships for this year’s Polar Plunge effort gets matched $2 for each dollar raised for polio by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its partnership agreement with Rotary International? 
 
Think about it! For every $100 raised by you, $200 is matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a total contribution of $300 to eradicate Polio in the world. This could be the year! Rotary International and its worldwide partners; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; World Health Organization; Center for Disease Control and Prevention; and UNICEF are working together to maximize all resources to eradicate polio everywhere in the world. Please provide your generous support!
 
Polar Plunge Donations Stephen McKenzie 2017-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jan 09, 2017
Rotarians are generous in giving their time, talent and treasure. It's key that we continue to give to our Rotary Foundation's programs, including the Annual Fund. So again, this year, we're committed to the Other People's Money, or OPM, Strategy. Instead of reaching into your own pocket, the Plunge Committee is  asking you to ask a friend, neighbor, family or co-worker to sponsor your plunge or virtual plunge. This strategy has been proven to increase awareness of polio eradication and increase fundraising!
 
Want proof? The number one club for the past 2 years has hit the $20k mark in polio fundraising. How much of that was OPM? Last year it was 75% of their total donations!

For more information on how to process donations and more download the Plunge Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions document.
What's the OPM Strategy? Amy Luckiewicz 2017-01-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Heidi Whear on Jan 08, 2017
Daily we hear disparaging news from Syria and we wrench our hands feeling so helpless in combating this atrocity.  Families are trapped in their homes, then surrounded, tortured and killed by their own government, backed by Russian forces as they bomb residential neighborhoods, hospitals, schools and drinking water aquifers.
 
On February 8 we are hosting Sam Khatib, a national leader in the Syrian American Council as he shares thoughts on a few life-saving efforts and what we can do to help.
 
  • Heros of Peace - "The White Helmets" are 3,000 heroic volunteers who selflessly rescue people from bombed buildings throughout Syria.  They run to buildings after the bombs have fallen; and to date they have saved 74,000 people.  The White Helmets are Nobel Peace Prize nominees and recipients of US assistance through the US Agency for International Development. 
  • Local efforts to gather and send assistance to refugees in Syria and Turkey through NuDay Syria. 
  • 4.8 million refugees have fled Syria.  10,000 Syrians have come to the U.S. and a handful have found their way to New England.  
As Rotarians we feel the call.  It rattles us when we know we want to help but don't know how. Come. Learn. Act thoughtfully.
 
World Peace and Understanding Dinner
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm. 
Cost $55/person.
Four Points By Sheraton, Wakefield, MA
 
 
World Peace and Understanding Dinner Heidi Whear 2017-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christina Harris on Jan 06, 2017
Syria - Half a world away.  Torn apart by civil war.  Victimized by international forces beyond their control. Can we do more than watch helplessly from the sidelines? Yes - we can! We are Rotarians.  We are driven to make a difference, to work for peace wherever it is absent. 

Join us. Become informed. Leave Inspired. This is Rotary Serving Humanity.
 
World Peace and Understanding Dinner
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm. 
Cost $55/person.
Four Points By Sheraton, Wakefield, MA
 
World Peace and Understanding Dinner Christina Harris 2017-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kristin Noon on Jan 06, 2017
It's time! Our Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, February 4th in Gloucester. Registration is now available! Please see the instructions page and flyer links for detailed. Please remember that friends, families, and Interactors are welcome to join us! "Virtual plunging" is always an option as well for those who want to support fundraising efforts, but not go into the water. Each dollar will be again matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation!

Contact with questions: Kristin Noon at polarplunge7930@gmail.com.
 
 
 
 
 
2017 Polar Plunge Registration is Ready! Kristin Noon 2017-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 03, 2017
We're thrilled to offer three opportunities for furthering your education in the areas of Public Image, Membership and Technology and Communications. These Workshops will be offered completely FREE to all Rotarians.
 
Here's the schedule:
Monday, January 30th in Woburn.  register here
Thursday, February 16th in East Boston  register here
Wednesday, April 19th in Danvers (at the District Assembly)
 
Each session offers 3 great tracks. Sign up for 1 or attend all! Please see the workshop flyer for more information.

Contact with questions: Amy Luckiewicz (781)588-0257 or rotary7930publicimage@yahoo.com
FREE Workshops Announced 2017-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rev. Sandra Whitley on Jan 01, 2017
On Tuesday, November 8th, the Rotary Club of Chelsea hosted veterans from all five branches of the armed services to its Annual Veterans Luncheon “A Salute to Service.” There were over 50 veterans and Rotarians in attendance at the luncheon held in the Terranova Grille at the Wyndham Boston/Chelsea. Each veteran in attendance was invited to introduce themselves, the branch of the military they served in and tell a short story they may have from their time in the service. Each veteran was presented with a token of the club's appreciation for their attendance and their service. After the inspirational remarks from our greetings given by the Chelsea City Manager Thomas Ambrosino and the inspirational remarks by the Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans Services, Francisco Urena, each veteran was presented with a token of the club’s appreciation for their attendance and their service. The event was concluded with the singing of the Armed Forces Medley of Songs from Army, Navy, Marines, Coat Guard, and Air Force by the veterans present. Also among those present were Soldiers Home, Superintendent Cheryl Poppe and Veterans Services Officer, Francisco Toro. The Secretary of Veterans Services shared with the attendees about his story in military and that Massachusetts is leading the nation where in every town and city in the commonwealth there is a Director of Veteran Services there to provide for and care for our over 365,000 veterans in the state.

In addition to the Annual Veterans' Luncheon, the Chelsea Rotary Club hosts veterans in August to a cruise around Boston Harbor and a delicious cookout held in conjunction with the Winter Hill Yacht Club. The Chelsea Rotary Club thanks all veterans for their service to our country and hopes to see more of them at our annual events honoring them in 2017.
Chelsea Hosts Annual Veterans Luncheon Rev. Sandra Whitley 2017-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Snell on Dec 28, 2016
26 years ago, the Town of Reading created a program called Adopt-a-Family. The program would match Reading people in need with Reading residents or organizations. At Thanksgiving, a holiday meal is provided by the donor family, while at Christmas, the donation consists of a meal and gifts for children under 18 and adult children with disabilities. Ten years ago the club jumped in to help as budget cuts reduced staffing on the project. Soon after, the Rotary Club assumed responsibility with another smaller organization in town called ReadingCares. This year, more than 200 donor families and organizations stepped forward to make this Thanksgiving and Christmas a memorable one for nearly 50 families in Reading. The process is a team effort in getting the word out to the community. Then once the donors and recipients are registered, much of the work can take place online as a result of the clubs interest in streamlining. The fruits of the labor are seen on Distribution Day just prior to the holiday. Donors arrive at the DPW Garage early and drop their donation which is organized by the volunteers and a few hours later the recipient families arrive at the garage to pick up their donation. The entire process is kept anonymous to both the donors and the recipients.
 
Standing before the donations this past Distribution Day are: Betsy Schneider, ReadingCares, Julie Redard, Linda Ananian, Brian Snell, Reading Rotary President-Elect, John Doherty, Rotary Past President, Kerry Valle, Joanne Redard, Linda Lydecker, Brian Tobin, Joe Ferioli, Brian Crosby, Rotary Past President.Missing from picture: Linda Snell, Gregg Johnson, Rotary Past President, Richard Lombardo, Rotary Past President, John Douglas, Rotary Past President.
Another Successful Year for Adopt-a-Family and Reading Rotary Brian Snell 2016-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Dec 27, 2016
The Rotary International Convention in Atlanta is months away, but already the district has reached its goal of 50 registrants! But we're not full! The district is planning several fellowship events including a trip to the Georgia Aquarium and more. Friends and family are always welcome! 19 Clubs have committed to sending a representative. Can we make it 25? If you are interested in registering still, please contact Amy Luckiewicz at rotary7930publicimage@yahoo.com and she'll help you register online.

A big thanks to the following clubs who are sending representatives:
 
Amesbury (4)
Arlington (1)
Belle Isle (1)
Chelsea (1)
Danvers (1)
E-Club (2)
Hamilton-Wenham (3)
Ipswich (1)
Lynnfield (2)
Malden (1)
Newburyport (2)
Parkway (1)
Peabody (2)
Rockport (5)
Salem (1)
Stoneham (3)
Wakefield (13)
Wilmington (1)
Winchester (3)
Woburn (1)
 
Atlanta Convention Update Amy Luckiewicz 2016-12-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Dec 27, 2016
Effective January 3, 2017 the Rotary Club of Chelsea will be holding its regular Tuesday luncheon meetings at the Dockside Restaurant, 170 Everett Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150.
 
Meetings will start at 12:15 pm.
 
Telephone number for the Dockside Restaurant is (617) 466-0031.
CHELSEA ROTARY CLUB IS MOVING Bruce Mauch 2016-12-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Dec 23, 2016
As a fundraiser to benefit the Polar Plunge, Peabody Rotary will hold a Trivia Night Fundraiser on Thursday, January 5th, 2017, at the AOH Hall, 58 Lowell Street in Peabody. The doors will open at 6:00PM and the games will begin at 7:00PM. There will be free hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and a 50/50 raffle.
 
The registration fee is $150 per team of five. If a team is interested in playing, please call Karen Conard at 508-265-0229. Complete your registration form and bring it and your payment to the event. Download printable registration form here.
 
Peabody Rotary wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season and a HEALTHY 2017!
Peabody Rotary to Hold Trivia Night to Benefit Polar Plunge Herb Harris 2016-12-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Dec 21, 2016
The Wakefield Rotary Club recently recognized fourteen of its members who have reached perfect attendance during the Rotary year 2015-16. Although the minimum attendance requirements by Rotary International have eased, many of the Wakefield Rotarians take pride in attaining or maintaining perfect attendance. This is achieved by attending regular weekly meetings, by visiting other clubs both locally and world-wide or by attending an e-meeting online. “It really shows the commitment our members have to Rotary and the community,” commented immediate past Club President Bob Kimball, who presented the recognitions. Kimball along with fellow members Joe Buscaino, Jim Fitzgerald, Bruce Donovan, Tom Stapleton, Amy Luckiewicz, Lisa Roderick, Elaine Guaetta, Suzanne Bowering, Judy Gordon, Fred Singer, Jim Tarpey, Frank Fiorentino and Jay Curley have accrued a cumulative number of 229 years in perfect attendance. Curley received special notice for his 45 years straight of perfect attendance.
Wakefield Club Recognizes Perfect Attendance Amy Luckiewicz 2016-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Simonsen on Dec 19, 2016
Come join the Party!
 
  • When: February 4, 2017  11:00 AM
  • Where: Long Beach Gloucester
This is our chance to help the children of the world by helping to fund  polio eradication efforts.   In 1988 there were 350,000 new cases of Polio worldwide. Through October 2016 there have only been 27 new cases.  The goal of Rotary and its partners is to completely eradicate the polio virus.  Without the complete eradication the virus could infect 100,000 within 10 years.
 
The members of the 47 clubs in our District have come together over the last several years for our annual Polar Plunge event at Long Beach.   These members and supporters have made a significant statement of caring for the children of the world.
 
Links to our fundraising page will shortly be forwarded to the President of your club and on the District 7930 website.
 
Come support a great fun event!
 
Get ready for 2017 Polar Plunge! Peter Simonsen 2016-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Dec 19, 2016
Charitable Gift Will Reduce Cost and Waste for Free Meals for Locals in Crisis.

Today members of the Rockport Rotary Club delivered a truckload of new 100 commercial-quality place settings to the Grace Center. The plates, bowls, mugs, cups, and silverware will be used for the Grace Center’s program of free breakfast and lunch for area residents in need, which currently feeds an average of 70 people a day.

Presenting the gift were Rockport Rotarians Mary Ciaraldi, Publicity Chair and realtor at J. Barrett & Company; Anne Lewis, retired, who heads the group’s grants committee; Rev. Derek van Gulden, pastor of the Rockport Congregational Church; Jack Reed, President of the Rockport Rotary Club; Bob Gillis, EVP of Cape Ann Savings Bank; and Elise Sinagra, Director of Sales, Marketing & Community Integration at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (not pictured).

Accepting the gift were Grace Center Executive Director Rev. Thomas Bentley and co-founder Rev. Anne Deneen. “Since we started in 2011, the Grace Center has relied on expensive paper products, but this commercial-quality bamboo melamine set will dramatically reduce costs and trash,” explained Rev. Bentley. “We are so grateful to the Rockport Rotary and Rotary District 7930 for this generous gift and for making the Grace Center part of their homelessness and hunger initiative.”

“The Rockport Rotary raises money to support local initiatives that are sustainable, and this is something that meets a great need,” explained Anne Lewis, who oversees the groups charitable giving. “The Rockport Rotary raised $2,000 and our district matched our gift.”

For more information about the Grace Center, visit gracecenterinc.org. To learn more about the Rockport Rotary Club, visit rockportrotary.org.
 
Rockport Presents Grace Center with Placesettings Mary Ciaraldi 2016-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Dec 16, 2016
 
Experience the Magic of Your Presidency and DG Sheryl Meehan's year by attending the District Conference May 19, 20 Salem Mass. The Presidents from Salem, Lynn, Beverly, Danvers, Peabody and Ipswich are spearheading this celebration. Here are some highlights:
 
  • Friday May 19th Noon: DG Sheryl Meehan is asking you to hold your meeting at the Hawthorne Inn in Salem for Remembrance of Fellow Rotarians who have passed, awards, fellowship and more!!
  • Friday Night Cruise on the Hannah Glover from 6-9 followed by a pub crawl through downtown Salem.
  • Saturday Morning: Join fellow Rotarians on service projects around the Salem area organized by our Presidents. The focus will be on homelessness. Family, friends, Interactors and Rotaractors are all welcome. Lunch will follow with highlights from the projects.
  • Saturday Afternoon: A scavenger hunt is planned around Salem and Rotaract will be providing training sessions.
  • Saturday Night: FUN! FUN! FUN! Dinner and dancing to Finish off our celebration!! We are pleased to announce our very own Bill Beckman will be performing with his band Horizon & the Horns! A night NOT to miss!!!
The committee is busy finalizing details. Registration will begin in January so be on the look out for further information and cost. Register early!! Expected to be a sell out!!!

If you wish to stay at the Hawthorne Inn I suggest you call soon as only 10 rooms were held and it is also the graduation weekend of Salem State University. Ask for the Rotary District Conference.
 
Experience the Magic and See You in Salem!!!!
 
District Conference 2017 Update Joan Arsenault 2016-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
 
In December the Reading Rotary Club visited kindergarten classes to distribute reading books and book bags to every kindergarten student in the Reading Public Schools. Reading Rotary picked this project to advance one of Rotary six areas of focus: basic education and literacy. Reading Rotary looks for projects to help those who are in need, provide support to young people to reach new heights and support organizations who are also doing great work in supporting others.
 
The Rotary Reader Project was adapted from Mary Kate Kelley’s Girl Scout Gold Award literacy bag project; Mary Kate is a Past President of the Reading Memorial High School Interact Club and one of its Charter Members. This project involved the RMHS Interact as Interact Members helped assemble the bags for distribution. Each drawstring book bag contained two reading books and information about Rotary.
 
Reading Rotary Readers Project Tim Kelley 2016-12-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Dec 14, 2016
During each holiday season, SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program gives a small gift to each of our homebound elders who receive daily Meals on Wheels lunches. These gifts are delivered with their meal around the middle of December. 

SeniorCare would like to thank the Ipswich Rotary Club and the Gloucester Rotary Club for assisting with the cost of these gifts in each of their communities.  Rotary’s generosity is greatly appreciated!

Meals on Wheels is a nationwide program that provides a nutritious meal to homebound elders daily. SeniorCare provides these meals to more than 1,500 seniors throughout the North Shore area. Approximately 100 seniors in Ipswich receive a daily lunch. Many times, the delivery driver is the only contact during the day for these seniors. 

About SeniorCare
SeniorCare Inc. serves nine communities on Boston’s North Shore, serving more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over.  We provide services to adults with disabilities and elders in Beverly, Essex, Ipswich, Gloucester, Hamilton, Manchester by the Sea, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham. Established in 1972, SeniorCare’s volunteers and staff work to fulfill its mission as a consumer-centered organization which provides and coordinates services to elders and others. This allows them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice, while remaining part of their community.
 
Thank You to Ipswich & Gloucester Rotary Tracy Arabian 2016-12-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeff Wisnia on Dec 13, 2016
 
Members of the Burlington Rotary's Interact Club gathered to present over 1800 pairs of white athletic socks to US military veterans.
 
The socks were collected by members of the Burlington High School Interact Club who placed collection boxes around town and Burlington Rotary Club members. Particular thanks go to to Burlington Rotary member Lisa Healey who collected an amazing 1549 pairs of socks through requests to friends, coworkers and acquaintances. Many of the students pictured above are holding pairs of socks to be turned over to veterans.
 
Three US military veterans attended the meeting. They accepted and took the socks to where they will be given to other veterans who need them.
 
Socks For Veterans Jeff Wisnia 2016-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Dec 06, 2016
The Gloucester High School Interact held their annual Holiday Party for the children of Gloucester this past weekend at Pathways for Children. Dozens of families with almost 200 children attended the party, where they made arts & crafts, played games, decorated cookies, listened to holiday story-telling, enjoyed a delicious lunch and met with Santa.
 
This annual event is planned and executed completely by the Gloucester High School Interact Club members.  
Gloucester Interact Annual Children's Party Tracy Arabian 2016-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wicks on Dec 05, 2016
In November, Ipswich Rotary completed a very successful “Sock Drive for the Homeless”, part of the club’s ongoing Homelessness and Hunger Initiative. Rev. Brian Gearin of Starlight Ministries in Boston joined the club at a breakfast meeting to describe the need and to help the Rotarians understand how good people can suddenly find themselves homeless.
 
Following the meeting, the club packed Rev. Gearin’s car chock full of socks collected during the drive. Yes, we left a bit of room in the car for Rev. Gearin.
Ipswich Rotary Collects for the Homeless Bob Wicks 2016-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Dec 05, 2016
Did you catch this in December’s Rotarian Magazine?
 
If you read the December edition of the Rotarian magazine, you may have found some worthwhile and thought provoking material.
 
The following snippets from articles show what Rotarians are doing or what others are saying about Rotary. They provide beneficial ideas as we work to grow membership and encourage and foster the ideal of service to others. Doing good in the world because of Rotary Serving Humanity.

 
Building Membership In Your Club Bob Gravino 2016-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheryl Meehan on Nov 29, 2016

Dear Rotarians,

It is my honor to announce the District 7930 Nominating Committee’s selection of the 2019 – 2020 District Governor of District 7930 – Joan Kelly Arsenault of the Ipswich Rotary Club.
 
Joan Arsenault has worked in the medical arena as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 1981 and has been the CEO/Managing Partner of MassTex Imaging, LLC since 2006.  Joan is one of 20 Speech Pathologists in New England Board Certified in Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders.  She sits on the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and is a member of the Speech Pathology Associations in MA, ME, NH and the CT Medical Speech Pathology State Association Group.  Joan is an Adjunct Professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions and Northeastern University supervising graduate students as well as guest lecturing.  Joan received a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Memphis and Bachelors of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Stockton State College.  Joan has continued to conduct research, presentations and written numerous articles on her chosen profession and medical expertise.
 
Read more about Joan and the bylaws as they pertain to approval or challenge to the nomination as recommended by the District Nominating Committee.
 
Nominating Committee's Selection for DG for 2019-20 Sheryl Meehan 2016-11-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beth Robinson on Nov 28, 2016
The Rotary clubs of Marblehead and Marblehead Harbor were delighted to host Friends Forever teens from Northern Ireland for a day of fun and sharing. Started in 1986 by Rotarian, Bob Raiche, Friends Forever (FF) has spanned three decades with one goal: to create trust, empathy and friendships between cultures in conflict - ONE YOUTH AT A TIME. Having its roots in the Northern Ireland Protestant/Catholic conflict, FF has opened the gates to Palestinian/Israeli and Uganda youths as well as expanding the nature of the Irish program to new groups entering the area bringing even more differences. The year long commitment to work together toward a more peaceful world spans far beyond with these teens and their uncanny ability to really change their family and friends and all of the people they meet here in the US. Ironically, coming to the States as the “Life Raft Formula” to show the new groups how people of different religions, origins and backgrounds get along with no problem, now works both ways. The teens meet up with a delegation from MHS Interact students for the day and the conversations are most revealing - on both sides! They spend a very joyful day of discovery!
 
The Rotary Clubs of Marblehead and Marblehead Harbor Host Friends Forever Teens from Northern Ireland Beth Robinson 2016-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeff Wisnia on Nov 28, 2016
Pictured here are Burlington Rotarians and helpers standing in front of boxes of frozen turkeys shortly before the turkeys and all the other foods for a lovely Thanksgiving Day meal were given to families in need of them. This is an ongoing annual activity of the Burlington Food Pantry and takes place at the UCC Church in Burlington. Our club
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.
Thanksgiving Meal Program Jeff Wisnia 2016-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Nov 28, 2016
On Friday night, November 18, the Reading Rotary held its annual fundraising Auction. This was the 17th year. The Fall Auction was held this year at Montvale Plaza in Stoneham. 200 guests packed the room and bid on silent and live auction items, raffles and lucky "leaves" containing gift cards. The event was Chaired by Tim Kelley, Lori Foley and Christine Kelley. Rotarians John Douglass and Steve Chuha reprised their roles as Auctioneers. John and Steve entertained the crowd as Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. From sponsorships, silent and live auction items and raffle items, Reading expects its final net will be over $25,000.00 for Reading Rotary's community commitments.
Reading Rotary holds 17th Annual Auction Tim Kelley 2016-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Boudreau - Rotaplast Co-Ambassador on Nov 22, 2016
Members of the latest mission to Cebu, Philippines were honored by our District at a surprise dinner held November 14 at Stonewood Tavern in Peabody!
 
The team was just back serving as non-medical volunteers from District 7930, which generously sponsored the mission to Cebu from October 9-22, 2016.  This is the 11th time our District has sponsored a lifesaving Rotaplast mission!  The non-medical volunteers who assisted in providing 105 children with reconstructive surgery are:
 
  • 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)
Rotaplast Mission Members surprised with a Celebration! David Boudreau - Rotaplast Co-Ambassador 2016-11-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewic on Nov 21, 2016
The Salem Rotary Club was selected as the District Instagram Contest. 13 photos were submitted to be the first District Instagram featured on our page @Rotary7930. Salem will also receive a customized pop-up banner for them to use when out in the town and at events. All photos will be published over the next several weeks. Want to share a photo to our Instagram? Send them with caption to Amy at rotary7930publicimage@yahoo.com. To view the winning photo, visit our page https://www.instagram.com/rotary7930.
 
Salem wins Instagram Contest Amy Luckiewic 2016-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheryl Meehan on Nov 21, 2016
Help is needed at the District Level for the jobs that keep the District running. They are jobs of responsibility, but jobs that need a steady hand and a willing mind. These are the jobs of Assistant District Secretary and Assistant District Treasurer.

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 :
Do you have a desire to help? Sheryl Meehan 2016-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Nangle on Nov 21, 2016
A club visioning session provides a vision for the future of the Club, and a written plan that promotes consensus, consistency, and continuity. The statement of goals and initiatives developed during a vision session provides a road map that’s easy for leaders and club members to grasp, and implement. It serves as a foundational piece for any club that wants to grow and become more effective.

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.
 
Why Vision??? Gary Nangle 2016-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Liz Cullen on Nov 20, 2016
District 7930 knows how to party! One hundred and sixty-five Rotarians from thirty-one clubs gathered last Friday evening at the Danversport Yacht Club to celebrate the 100th birthday of The Rotary Foundation. Balloons, crowns, party hats, horns and birthday cake were the order of the evening. The party was a celebration of all that we, as individual Rotarians and as clubs, do to save and change lives in our communities and in the international community of the world.

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.
 
Happy Birthday, Rotary Foundation! Liz Cullen 2016-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation.

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.
Rotary Earns Top Marks from Fundraising Community Reprinted from Rotary News 2016-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Nov 12, 2016
  1. 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.
     
Peabody Rotary Celebrates Peabody's 100th Birthday Herb Harris 2016-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner from Rotary Leader on Nov 11, 2016
When you hold a fundraiser like a barbecue, rubber duck race, or beer tasting event, in addition to raising money for your project or cause, you make people aware of your club, and you enable potential members to experience the fun and fellowship that Rotary offers.
 
Rotary Vice President Jennifer Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, in Ontario, Canada, has used her background in advertising and marketing to promote events for her club and Rotary. These have included a Rollin’ With Rotary road trip that made Rotary front-page news in communities from Windsor to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.

“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.
Hold a Great Rotary Event David Gardner from Rotary Leader 2016-11-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Nov 08, 2016

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. 

Arlington's Flags for Heroes Ceremony David Gardner 2016-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Nov 07, 2016
10 Rotary Clubs recently participated in a project with End Hunger New England to prepare, pack and fund for 16,000 meals. Members of the Rotary Club joined a team of over 100 Rotarians, friends and family at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield last Tuesday afternoon. The project started at 7:30 am when Rotarians brought the production line and raw materials from curb side on into the ballroom where the event was held. Matthew Martin, the area director for Outreach, Inc., parent company of End Hunger New England, provided a brief overview of their mission and instructions on how to maximize the process.
 
As part of the Rotary District 7930's Homelessness and Hunger Imitative, the project funded beans, rice and vegetables fortified with vitamins. Project Coordinator and Wakefield Rotarian Mario Portillo explained, "We selected that meal because it was both kosher and gluten-free. We wanted it to be appealing to both children and adults." The delivery process began immediately after the packaging event. Clubs took a portion of the meals and returned to their local communities to donate to those in need. Many thanks to Rotarians from Wakefield, Reading, Lynn, Lynnfield, Belle Isle, Stoneham, Saugus, Hamilton-Wenham, Peabody and Danvers for your hard work! Additional meals were donated to benefit Haiti and will be sent via Outreach, Inc.
10 Clubs Participate in Food Packaging Event Amy Luckiewicz 2016-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Nov 07, 2016
Last Sunday, under an inky, grey sky and in the presence of the color guard from the U.S.S. Constitution and with bagpipes majestically playing the “Marines Hymn” -- over one hundred runners participated in the the third annual Don Humphreys Veterans Memorial road race. Prior to the race start, Congressman Seth Moulton, a retired U.S. Marine Corp veteran, delivered a moving talk about Don Humphreys and the impact Mr. Humphreys had on our community and on Mr. Moulton’s life.
 
Runners took a scenic pass through downtown Marblehead and were supported by dozens of Marblehead Rotary Club volunteers. When the race was completed, all the participants were invited to share snacks and stories at the Boston Yacht Club. Overlooking a stunning beautiful, but stark, Marblehead Harbor, the winners were given gift certificates and all the participates were grateful to have helped further an important cause.
 
All proceeds from this race will support the Marblehead Rotary Club’s scholarship program and will provide a funds to support a son or daughter of a veteran or a student entering a military academy.
Don Humphreys Veterans Memorial 5K Road Race – a third annual success Arthur Schwartz 2016-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Nov 07, 2016
At first glance, we all seem to manage our time exactly the same. We all get 24 hours a day. It is what we do with it that can impact our lives in meaningful ways. If you are not achieving your personal and professional goals as you had planned, perhaps the process is what is broken, not your desire.
 
If you would like to begin to delve into how to make the changes to drive more impact, you might want to attend the next meeting of Rotary Means Business. Our featured speaker is Linda Stacy. Linda is a Boston-based Productivity Specialist and author of The Whole Package Professional: The Definitive Guide to Productivity, Success and Fulfillment in Business and Life. She created the LivingBluPrints System based on her experience as busy professional in the management consulting industry, an entrepreneur, and years of research, training, and living her best life.
 
We have not yet chosen a date for the event because we want to impact as many Rotarians and friends as possible. If you let us know the dates you are available in the doodle poll, http://doodle.com/poll/h2x9kpa5zxnwh7nrwe will be sure to choose the most popular date.
 
Still not sure, visit Linda's website http://www.livingbluprints.com/ to gather more information!
 
Keep an eye out for the date in the next few days, and yes, we will send an email reminder to everyone who sends an email to djg@boydsdirect.com. If you would like to be added to theRotary Means Business contact list, please let me know that as well. Otherwise, it will be listed in next weeks eBulletin.
How Well Do You Manage Your Time? David Gardner 2016-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julia Phelps on Nov 06, 2016
On Friday night, November 18, 2016 we will be celebrating the 100th birthday of the Rotary Foundation, OUR Rotary Foundation.  That evening clubs and individuals will be recognizing new Paul Harris Fellows.  Have you ever wondered, who was our first Paul Harris Fellow and when did that recognition take place?

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. 
 
Rotary’s 1st Paul Harris Fellow Julia Phelps 2016-11-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheryl Meehan on Oct 31, 2016
I can’t believe that November is here! Where has the time flown? During the last few months, I have focused on club visits and have been amazed by what our members consistently do – day in and day out! Every club, no matter how large or small, has committed to projects benefiting their community and the world at large. I am so proud, yet humbled, by the dedication and commitment our members demonstrate every day to making our world a better place. I am enriched by how warmly I have been welcomed by members in each and every club and am constantly confirmed that every Rotarian is an exceptional human being making a difference in our world.

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.
October Message from Governor Sheryl Sheryl Meehan 2016-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeff Wisnia on Oct 21, 2016
This week The Burlington Rotary Club continued its annual Rick Karwan Memorial Dictionary Program, by giving every third grade student in Burlington's four elementary schools a new dictionary. Shown above are four Burlington Rotary club members at one of the schools and the stacks of dictionaries to be given out, and one of the school teachers preparing the students for a short program delivered by a Rotarian which includes an introduction to words in the dictionary related to the principles of Rotary and its unselfish helping of people in need around the world.
Dictionaries for Third Graders Jeff Wisnia 2016-10-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Russell on Oct 21, 2016
Bring the family to the 3rd Annual Chili Fest presented by Rotary Club of Winchester on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Winchester Town Hall Auditorium from 4 to 8 PM. Come taste and vote for the best chili as area restaurants and professional chefs compete. Does a member in your Rotary club have a fabulous chili recipe to enter? Cook up a batch for the amateur contest and you could win $500 for the charity of your choice. A panel of celebrity judges will judge the amateur contest.
 
The event is a family friendly that will include music, food trucks, beer/wine and kids activities. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $5 for individuals, $15 for families and $15 for an alcohol wristband. Winchester Town Hall is located at 71 Mount Vernon Street in Winchester. Parking is conveniently located directly across from Town Hall.
Winchester hosts 3rd Annual Chili Fest Laurie Russell 2016-10-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Oct 16, 2016
The Gloucester Rotary Club was proud to partner with the Rotary District 7930 in providing a $500 mini grant ($250 District contribution, $250 Gloucester Rotary Club) to The Open Door Food Pantry, serving Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, and Ipswich, to purchase diapers for families in need.
 
The Open Door Executive Director Julie LaFontaine explains the importance of this grant.
“Since the completion of our 2,000 square foot warehouse expansion and capacity-building project in January 2016, The Open Door has partnered with local collaborators including North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force, Ipswich Birth to Three, Action Inc., Pathways for Children (our local Head Start provider) and the Integrated Preschool in Gloucester, to set up the only Diaper Bank on the North Shore. Low income families spend between 6-10 percent of their income every month on diapers. 1-in-3 families experience diaper need, and not having enough diapers can impact the health and nutrition outcomes of children and their families.
 
 
Gloucester Rotary Club Takes Advantage of District Mini Grant Tracy Arabian 2016-10-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Oct 16, 2016
The District Public Image Committee is thrilled to share with you our new Public Image Toolkit developed right here in D7930! Our #IAmRotary campaign is designed to help clubs increase their social media visibility while promoting membership. Tools include:
1) Instructions
2) Sample Prompts
3) Prop Photos

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!
#IamRotary Amy Luckiewicz 2016-10-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Oct 16, 2016
The District 7930 Public Image Committee is happy to announce that 12 clubs were awarded the Autumn, 2016 Public Image Mini Grant. The committee unanimously voted, and was approved by District Governor Sheryl, to expand the budget for this round of applications. Reading, Lawrence, Wakefield, Wilmington, Melrose, Medford, Andover, Cambridge, Downtown Boston, Hamilton-Wenham, Burlington Breakfast and Peabody all were awarded funds. Public Image Chair Amy Luckiewicz explained, "The applications were really varied this year. We funded polo shirts for members, pop-up banners, brochure printing, business cards, promotional products, and all sorts of stuff. It really speaks to the clubs' leaders that they understand the importance of getting Rotary visible at the local level. I know the committee was thrilled at the response and we were so happy to invest some of our budget back into the clubs again this year. We're paying out just over $2,000!"
 
For more info on Public Image or to schedule a member of the Public Image as a speaker, email Amy at rotary7930publicimage@yahoo.com.
Public Image Mini Grants Awarded Amy Luckiewicz 2016-10-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen McKenzie on Oct 11, 2016
World Polio Day - October 24, 2016
To make everyone aware that this disease is just an airplane ride away, Rotary started World Polio Day, held annually in October.  Over the years, we have marked this occasion in various ways.  Clubs have held fundraisers or held numerous events to bring awareness to the “End Polio Now” efforts.  More recently, we created live-streamed events featuring prominent public health experts and journalists, along with some of our celebrity ambassadors.  This year the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will partner with Rotary International to host a live-streamed event at its headquarters in Atlanta.  Experts will discuss the milestones, promising developments, and remaining challenges in the fight to eradicate polio.
 
February 4, 2017  -  District 7930 Polio Polar Plunge
Come join the District as a plunger, supporter at the event, or gather pledges to raise funds for this ever popular District event to achieve continuing success to raise funds to defeat Polio now.  Clubs are encouraged to provide plungers, to start soliciting pledges from non-rotarians in the community, to hold fundraisers for the cause or just do whatever possible to raise awareness for the cause.  We can also use help in finding sponsors for the event.  It is a fun event with lots of laughs and brave souls plunging into frigid waters.
 
Polio Updates - World Polio Day and Polar Plunge Stephen McKenzie 2016-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beth Robinson on Oct 11, 2016
Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Foundation Dinner celebrated the Centennial of the Rotary International Foundation, the main charitable arm of Rotary International as well as honor people in the community for outstanding service with Paul Harris Fellowship awards.
 
Pictured l-r = Paul Harris Fellows (from left): Diane Barbour, Lenny Cameron, Dave Rodgers, Bob Erbetta.and Gabrielle Shannon Kenney and Liz Cullen, District Foundation Chair is 3rd from the left. Gabrielle at age 14 is one of the youngest individuals ever given a Paul Harris Fellow award.
Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Honors Paul Fellow Receipents Beth Robinson 2016-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mallory McCoy on Oct 03, 2016
The Boston Rotaract Club  will host the Women in Rotary: Not (Just) Your Grandfather’s Rotary Club forum this Wednesday, October 5 from 6:30 8:30 p.m. at the Back Bay Social Club in Boston. This event will focus on the experience and impact of women in Rotary who are leaders in Rotary International and in their professional and personal lives.

Founded in 1905, Rotary International is a global community of more than 1.2 million like-minded individuals in 35,000 clubs who have a passion for service. However, the Rotary International Constitution required membership to be limited to men until 1989 - two years after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that mandated gender equality in Rotary in the United States. Today, there are more than 200,000 women in Rotary, comprising nearly 20 percent of Rotary’s membership.
Women in Rotary Hosted by Boston Rotaract Mallory McCoy 2016-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julia Phelps on Oct 02, 2016
What does a birthday party for something 100 years old look like? 
How do you celebrate 100 years? 
 
Rotary District 7930 is going to answer those questions and more at the 100th Birthday Party for our Rotary Foundation.  The party will be on Friday, November 18, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Danversport Yacht Club, located at 161 Elliott Street in Danvers, MA.
 
Rotary founder, Paul Harris and Rotary Foundation founder, Arch Klumph, will be there and you and your club members will be able to have your pictures made with each of them. And a birthday party would not be complete without party favors, balloons, dinner, birthday cake and ice cream.  Keynote speaker David Forward, author of 100 Years of Doing Good & A Century of Service, will share interesting stories about our Foundation.  Club presidents will be able to recognize a new Paul Harris Fellow recipient from their community.  New Major Donors, Bequest Society members & Paul Harris Society members will also be introduced.
 
You don't want to miss this party. 
 
Tickets are $55 per person and may be reserved online here after October 5th. Major Donors, Bequest Society Members and Paul Harris Society Members should RSVP with Julia Phelps via email. For more information about this event, email Julia Phelps.
District Celebrates The Rotary Foundation's 100th Birthday Julia Phelps 2016-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Sep 28, 2016
Join us for a scenic race through downtown Marblehead. The race course begins at the Boston Yacht Club, 1 Front Street, Marblehead overlooking Marblehead Harbor and will take you through old town Marblehead, back through the community, returning to the BYC.
 
The race is in memory of Don Humphreys. Don was a WWII Marine veteran of Guadalcanal, a dedicated pilot, a loving friend to young and old, and a Marblehead Rotarian who personified the Rotary ideal of “service above self”. He believed in the good work of Rotary and it's commitment to providing scholarships to deserving high school gradutates. By participating in this race, you are strengthening and continuing his legacy!

 
Don Humphreys 5K - 2016 Online Registration Arthur Schwartz 2016-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Sep 23, 2016
Ipswich Rotary will host its annual masquerade ball, an evening of western themed fun for a good cause on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Turner Hill Mansion in Ipswich. Proceeds will benefit the club’s Hunger Initiatives in Ipswich and Rowley. Suggested dress is a themed costume or black tie/cocktail attire. Features include live music by “Boston Common”, dinner, dancing, cash bar and silent auction.
 
Tickets are $75 person, available from any Rotarian, and at Ipswich or Rowley branches of First Ipswich Bank and Institution for Savings. Advance ticket sales only, must be 21 and over. For more Information, call 978-500-2648 or visit www.ipswichrotary.org.
"Boots & Bling" Masked Ball to fight hunger Joan Arsenault 2016-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Su Mansur on Sep 22, 2016
The first meeting of the current Presidents and Presidents-Elect was held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Sheraton, Boston-North.  The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by District Governor Sheryl Meehan following a meet and greet social hour powered by a game of Bingo.  Those attending went about introducing themselves and asking for signatures in specific categories on their Bingo card.  Those who completed the card with all squares signed received a scratch card.  There were winners!

Governor Sheryl invited Bob Wood, District Governor-nominee, to lead the assembly in the The Pledge of Allegiance which he followed with a moment of silence for all those who have served and the reciting of the Four-Way Test.

After the opening ceremony everyone was invited to partake of the superb buffet dinner that was awaiting them in the anteroom.
Presidents and First PrePETS Meeting Su Mansur 2016-09-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Sep 19, 2016
The District Public Image Committee is seeking to create a list of Rotarians who can help out with the public image development of other clubs. These volunteers will be kept in a database and the Public Image Chair will make referrals. This is for CLUB assistance only, and not personal or business projects.
 
Specifically, we're looking for Rotarian:
 
  • Graphic Designers
  • Photographers
  • Social Media Specialists
  • Web Designers
 
If you'd like to be available to help other clubs, please email your name, preferred phone and email to Amy Luckiewicz at rotary7930publicimage@yahoo.com.
 
Public Image Help Wanted Amy Luckiewicz 2016-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Sep 19, 2016
The District Public Image Committee is thrilled to announce that we're kicking off our District Instagram Page with an interactive contest!
 
Be the first club featured on our District’s Instagram page @rotary7930! Clubs may submit up to 5 photos with captions to rotary7930publicimage@yahoo.com. All appropriate photos will be posted to the district account, but only 1 will be selected as our FIRST EVER POST!
 
Photos should show Rotarians in action, no head shots please! Please make sure you have permission to use images of anyone under 18. Winning image will be selected by the District Public Image Committee and winning club will receive a custom-made pop-up banner to highlight your club’s projects (worth over $250!).Deadline for photo submission is November 1, 2016 by email only.
 
Click here for a printable flyer to share with your Rotary Club. We're offering a great prize! Any club can enter, any club can win! This is a great way to highlight your club IN ACTION!
Make District Photo History Amy Luckiewicz 2016-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paula Parziale on Sep 17, 2016
Lynnfield Rotary sponsored the very first, First Responders Day on Tuesday evening Sept. 13. The club honored the towns "heros" of police, fire and EMT departments. Led by past president Jason Kimball donations were made to the Police and Fire Depts. Guest speakers were local Selectmen Chris Barrett and Rotarian Dick Dalton.

The citizens of the town and surrounding communities were in attendance to honor our first responders. There were antique fire engines on display. A free BBQ was enjoyed by all catered by a local deli. A fabulous end of summer gathering of friends, neighbors and residents honoring our towns finest!

We are planning on making this an annual event. Many thanks to ALL first responders, the true unsung heros!
First Responders Day, Lynnfield Paula Parziale 2016-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Sep 15, 2016
Perfect attendance in anything is rare. 45-years of perfect attendance is an achievement. Jay Curley joined the Wakefield Rotary Club in 1971 and it was clear to him, that he wanted to make a commitment. That commitment to service above self has led him to a 45-year record of perfect attendance with the club, an achievement that the club recently recognized by inviting Curley to talk about his experiences in family, career and Rotary.
 
Born with a passion for athletics, Curley played local hockey and baseball as a child and teen. A gifted athlete, he attended Arizona State on a baseball scholarship where he majored in chemistry, hoping to one day go into the medical field. Attending school during an active draft, Curley joined the Army ROTC in college. He was preparing to live his dream of professional baseball, having been drafted by Baltimore, when he got notification of his military activation. “Life is like a bumper car. You go in one direction, get hit, and go in another direction. That’s what happened to me with my baseball career,” Curley explained.
Wakefield Club Hears From Legacy Member Amy Luckiewicz 2016-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Sep 13, 2016
Join us for an evening of fun with wine and beer tastings along with samplings from local restaurants, raffles and auction. Proceeds to benefit the local charitable projects of the Wakefield Rotary Club.
 
$30 Tickets available online (with small transaction fee) at www.wakefieldrotaryclub.org or at Holiday Travel (no transaction fee), located at 402 Main Street in Wakefield, MA
 
Join Wakefield Rotary's Taste of Autumn Amy Luckiewicz 2016-09-13 04:00:00Z 0
I'm a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar alum in Boston the last 3 weeks of October as part of my world record road trip to all 413 U.S. National Park Service sites.
 
Having just visited Rotary HQ in Evanston and written a blog for their website (being published Sep. 16), they encouraged me to reach out to clubs along my path and offer myself as a speaker.
 
Since I'll be in the greater Boston area so long (there are 14 park units), I wanted to offer my availability to your district's clubs.
 
More information about my trip can be found in this Washington Post story.
 
World Record Rotary Alum available to Speak in October Mikah Meyer 2016-09-10 04:00:00Z 0
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Landing Restaurant in Marblehead, present the Annual Fall Golf Tournament & Dinner on Tuesday Afternoon, October 4 at the Meadows in Peabody. (80 Granite St, Peabody, MA 01960, Phone: (978) 532-9390). The $100 entry fee includes an afternoon of golf, cart, and prime rib dinner to follow at the Marblehead Landing (81 Front Street, on Marblehead Harbor (781) 639-1266). There will be a 50/50 raffle and prizes. Proceeds benefit the M-E Scholarship Fund. Hole sponsorships are available for $50.
 
Contact David Ray at 978-857-1353 or Chris Shea at 508-843-4979 to register or for more information.
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club annual Golf Tournament Dorothy Sieradzki 2016-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Sep 05, 2016
The District 7930 Homelessness and Hunger Initiative Committee has announced a District-wide Mini Grant for this fall. The grant is intended to provide diapers to our homeless and hungry throughout the District. While there are limited funds available, this will provide a desperately need item to our shelters and pantries at a time of the year when the average citizen is not thinking of helping out.

The way the grant will work is as follows:
  1. Club contacts non-profit and discusses potential of the grant.
  2. Club gets signed agreement from the non-profit that they will purchase diapers with the $500 grant and are able to do so at reduced prices.
  3. Club sends copy of signed agreement to the District Treasurer at email address below.
  4. District Treasurer/HHI Chair approves, writes check, sends check to Club made out to non-profit.
  5. Club takes District check for $250 and matching Club check for $250 to non-profit as a grant.
 
Clubs interested in this mini-grant should work on this project now as the Grant opportunity will expire on October 28, 2016. There are 10 grants available at this time so it is first come, first served.
 
Contact Bob Wood at bobcwood@verizon.net with any questions or concerns.
HHI Mini Grant Announced Bob Wood 2016-09-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gardner on Sep 01, 2016
Morgan Goldstein, Marketing and & New Media Manager for the 2017 U.S. Senior Open at Salem Country Club is interested in speaking at clubs in District 7930.

Presentation Summary
The United States Senior Open is returning to historic Salem Country Club for the first time since the famous 2001 championship. The 2001 event made history for selling out their ticket allotment one year in advance as well as having a star filled field including Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
 
Even though this is the national championship in senior golf, it’s also a large scale community event. Throughout the course of June 26 – July 2, 2017, there will be 120,000 spectators and 3,000 volunteers.  These thousands of people will be eating at local restaurants, renting cars, shopping, staying at local hotels and more. As a result, there’s over $25 million economic impact to the local economy. There’s lots of ways to become involved with the championship from volunteering to get a behind the scenes view, watching from one of the on course pavilions or public viewing structures and entering clients in Salem Country Club’s historic clubhouse.
 
If you are interested in having Morgan come to speak at your club, please contact her at 978-818-6006 or via email at mgoldstein@brunoeventteam.com.
US Senior Open Speaker Available Dave Gardner 2016-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Sep 01, 2016
The Chelsea Rotary softball team and their fans celebrate winning the 2016 District 7930 Rotary Softball League championship. Chelsea defeated the Salem/Marblehead team 17 to 13 in the championship deciding game held at Castle Hill in Salem. Chelsea defeated Danvers, the regular season champions, in the first round of the playoffs two games to none with both games decided by two runs. In the championship series Salem/Marblehead won the first game played at Castle Hill 8 to 7. Chelsea won the second game played at Carter Park in Chelsea 16 to 13. Chelsea than won the third game in the best two of three championship series. The Chelsea team consisted of Rotarians from the Chelsea, Everett and Salem, NH Rotary clubs
Rotary Softball Championship Bruce Mauch 2016-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Davies on Aug 31, 2016
The Boston Rotaract Club is proud to host Women in Rotary: Not (Just) Your Grandfather’s Rotary Club on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Back Bay Social Club in Boston. This event will focus on the experience and impact of women in Rotary who are leaders in Rotary International and in their professional and personal lives.
 
Founded in 1905, Rotary International is a global community of over 1.2 million like-minded individuals who have a passion for service. However, the Rotary International Constitution required membership to be limited to men until 1989, two years following a landmark Supreme Court case which mandated gender equality in Rotary in the United States. Today, there are over 200,000 women in Rotary, comprising nearly 20% of Rotary’s membership.
 
Women in Rotary will feature Carol Agate, the lawyer who represented female Rotarians in the Supreme Court case. She will be joined by a panel of strong female leaders in Rotary - including Julia Phelps (2014-2016 Rotary International Director), Elise Cadigan (one of six Rotarians on The Rotary Foundation Programs Committee), and Sheryl Meehan (2016-2017 District Governor for D7930). 
Women in Rotary: Not (Just) Your Grandfather’s Rotary Club Rebecca Davies 2016-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Terri Doerfler on Aug 30, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sheraton Four Point, 1 Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA
Registration 3:15-3:45
Opening Plenary 3:45-4:05
Breakouts 4:15-6:00
Fellowship 6:00
Dinner & program 6:30-8:30
 
Keynote Speaker will be Past Rotary International Director Mike Colasurdo and will be joined by Carolyn Johnson, Assistant Rotary Coordinator, Zone 32.
 
Informative and interactive sessions will include:
 
Your Foundation Dollars: Changing the World
See how cluibs are using grants to do their projects!
 
RI Policy Changes: Option to grow your club size through new options available.
Learn how clubs are increasing membership!
 
If you are a President, Foundation Chair, Membership Chair, or want to help your club grow and perform more service, then you should attend the 2016 Membership and Foundation Forum.
 
Download the Membership and Foundation Flyer here! Print it and share it with your club!
 
For bios for Michael Colasurdo, Sr. and Carolyn Johnson, please click on Read More.
 
2016 Membership and Foundation Forum Terri Doerfler 2016-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anne Powers on Aug 25, 2016
The Medford Rotary Club is excited to announce it is hosting its 2nd Annual Charity Casino Night on September 24th @ 7 p.m., Memorial Hall in Melrose.
 
Tickets are $50 per person and include $500 in chips - Professionals Dealers - real craps tables and roulette wheel - Black Jack - Poker and more!

DJ and dancing - food stations - Cash Bar - Raffle drawings - Door Prize & Winners have their choice of some amazing prizes!

All proceed Benefit Medford Rotary Club Scholarships and Charities.
 
We expect it to be a sell out again this year, so don't wait to get your tickets. Go online to medfordrotarycasinonight.eventbrite.com or contact Anne Powers at apowers@ebsb.com
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Medford Hosts Annual Charity Casino Night Anne Powers 2016-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Aug 17, 2016
The Gloucester Rotary Club will publish a 12-month Cape Ann photo calendar for 2017 as a fundraiser.  All profits will go to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s efforts to raise money that supports the many community and international activities in which the club is involved.
 
In Order to publish a beautiful calendar, the Club is requesting high quality digital photos that show the unique beauty of Cape Ann throughout the year. Gloucester photos are preferred, but images from other Cape Ann towns will be considered. Water—either ocean or tidal river—must be visible somewhere in all entries. Images from each season: winter, spring, summer and fall are encouraged. A selection committee from the Rotary Club will make the choices.  
 
Full contest rules and requirements are available online at www.gloucesterotary.us.  All entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. on September 16, 2016.
Gloucester Rotary Club Announces Photography Contest Tracy Arabian 2016-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheryl Meehan on Aug 15, 2016
I can’t believe that we’re in the middle of August already! Where has the time flown?  August is Membership and New Club Development month – strengthening and growing Rotary – by engagement and attraction. I hope you will read Rotary International President John Germ’s August message regarding Membership which is can be read here. Today we have so many options for more flexibility in meeting frequency, format and attendance. We no longer expect perfect attendance but ask our members to make a difference in our communities and throughout the world. People come into Rotary for all kinds of reasons, but they stay because it’s fun and it’s satisfying because at the end of the day, we can stand back and be proud of what we have accomplished in in our communities and throughout the world. Please share this great feeling with others! If you do, we’ll grow our membership by leaps and bounds!
Governor Sheryl's Message for August Sheryl Meehan 2016-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Nangle on Aug 09, 2016
Please join Danvers Rotary at our own Danvers Farmer's Market, every Wednesday from 4 pm to 7 pm. The Market has many vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, beverages, hand-crafts and more. Come support a Rotary fundraiser, while shopping for healthy, fresh and LOCAL products. Check out vendors and entertainment, get alerts and more with our Danvers Farmers Market app available at the app store.
Danvers Farmers Market Gary Nangle 2016-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Aug 09, 2016
Ever wonder what food pantry clients do if they have a special celebration coming up?
 
Help them out by doing this great, low-cost project with your club! It's easily completed during a meeting. Members package “party bags to-go” in assembly line, complete with party supplies. The bags are donated to a food pantry or program of your choice. They are then available for clients to take for special occasions. The District will provide you with party bags to fill, packages of generic candles, packages of generic party horns, and assorted invitations for the pantry to have available. Clubs just supply the following: Cake mix and frosting, table covers, any additional themed decorations, cups or plates, decorative napkins.
 
To order jump-start your project, contact Amy at rotary7930publicimage@yahoo.com to order your supplies and schedule your project day at your convenience! We'll also give you a press release template to use to announce your project!
 
Party Bags To-Go Project Amy Luckiewicz 2016-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Public Image Mini Grants Available Amy Luckiewicz 2016-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Aug 09, 2016
For more than 35 years, George Livingstone has been making Wakefield Rotarians fill with emotion. Each week, the 92-year-old delivers the club's invocation and you never know what he'll say. Sometimes, it's an original poem, sometimes it's a reflection on world happenings. And sometimes, it's just a really funny joke. "He's one of my favorite parts of our meetings," noted new member Anthony Guardia. "He really kicks off our meetings with something to think about," added Rotarian Judy Gordon.

So in late July, it was to everyone's thrill that George was the featured speaker, re-introducing Rotarians to his personal history and thoughts on serving others. Born in 1924, George skipped the 3rd grade and graduated high school at age 16, at the start of WWII. In 1941-42, making $60 a month, George began his professional training as an apprentice draftsman and volunteered for the Coast Guard, serving his country as a Carpenter's Mate 1st Class. Retiring after a 40-year career as an architect at then age 86, George enjoys his grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A proud Wakefield resident, he takes pride in the fact that he "can still cut my own grass." Reflecting on is time in Rotary, George commented, "Each week I look forward to seeing you all. It's really a joy to serve others through Rotary. It's my joy."
Long-Time Member Re-introduces Himself Amy Luckiewicz 2016-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Aug 05, 2016
The Rotary Club of Gloucester MA will hold its annual Comedy Show Fundraiser on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square in downtown Gloucester, MA. This year’s Comedy Night features comedians Tony V., Steve Calechman, Chris Dimitrakopoulos, and Dave Rattigan. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.
 
Don't miss this evening of fun and laughter! Tickets are $25 each, and are available from any Gloucester Rotarian or at Carroll K. Steele Insurance, 32 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA. This event always sells out! For more information, contact Ruth Pino (ruth@ruthpino.com).
 
Proceeds from the Comedy Show will benefit local and international service projects of the Gloucester Rotary Club. More information about this event and the Rotary Club of Gloucester is available online at www.gloucesterrotary.us and www.facebook.com/RotaryGloucesterMA.
Gloucester Rotary Presents its Annual Comedy Show on September 1 Tracy Arabian 2016-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jonathan Eaton on Jul 31, 2016
For the second straight year, the Wilmington Rotary Club is organizing the Ice Bucket Challenge. On Saturday, August 27, club members will be dumping water on their heads, filling buckets for other people to dump water on their heads, and raising money for ALS research.
 
All of the money raised will be given to the Angel Fund. Last year, the club was able to raise over $5,000.
 
Come on down to Rotary Park on Adelaide Street in Wilmington on Saturday, August 27, between 10 and 12.
Wilmington Rotary's Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Research Jonathan Eaton 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Demetrius Spaneas on Jul 26, 2016
Join with the Rotary Club of Andover in the fight against the opioid addiction crisis facing our communities. Find out more at rotaryandover.org.
 
THE ANDOVER CARES FESTIVAL
 
On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Andover Rotary will host its 2nd annual Andover Cares Music Festival to raise awareness about the impact addiction has on individuals, families, and our communities. The Festival also raises funds to support the Andover Cares Fund, which supports opioid addiction education efforts and services. In 2015, Andover Rotary and Andover Cares raised $60,000. The goal this year is to raise $75,000 to support opiate and addiction education and resources.
 
The Andover Cares Music Festival will feature live local musical talent, talks and discussion forums, and a resource area with experts in the addiction recovery field. Plus there will be lots of entertainment for the kids and plenty of food and beverages to make the festival a day for the entire family.
Andover Rotary's 2016 Andover Cares Music Festival Demetrius Spaneas 2016-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Jul 25, 2016
The Rotary Club of Rockport Presents….LOBSTERFEST 2016!
 
  • Date: Saturday, August 13 from 3-7 pm (rain or shine)
  • Location: American Legion Hall Bandstand
  • at Scenic Back Beach-Rockport, MA
  • Tickets: $25—includes Hot Boiled Lobster, Clam Chowder, Corn-on-the-Cob, Roll, Watermelon & Soda /Water
  • There will also be a cash menu of burgers, hot dogs, chips, beer & wine.
  • Live entertainment by “Stillhouse Down”
  • Tickets are available at: John Tarr Store, Village Silversmith or from any Rockport Rotarian
Rockport Rotary Club-Lobsterfest 2016 Mary Ciaraldi 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jul 25, 2016
This Fall, the Wakefield Rotary Club hopes to team with 5-8 other clubs on a food packaging project. With a date to be decided, the club is inviting any D7930 Club to join them in working with End Hunger New England. Clubs opt in with a $500 pledge and volunteers. Your $500 purchases 2,000 meals to be donated to any food pantry of your choice! Clubs must notify Amy Luckiewicz by August 1st of their intent to join in on this project. Rotarians can opt in or out of a fellowship lunch during the project. Clubs must also identify 1 Champion to coordinate for their club.
 
This project also helps your club qualify for the Rotary International District Citation! Got questions? Contact Amy at 781-588-0257 or at wakefieldrotaryclub@yahoo.com.
Wakefield Invites Clubs to Join in On Hunger Project Amy Luckiewicz 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jul 25, 2016
Rotarians from Districts 7910 invited District 7930 Rotarians to join them for an evening at LaMorra Restaurant in Brookline at a wine tasting event. The 32 Rotarians and partners enjoyed wine pairings with the their salads, another with the main entree and finally with dessert. The opportunity to mingle with fellow Rotarians from Eastern and Central Massachusetts and share our thoughts about Rotary and life in general, was wonderful. We were graced with a number of incredible Boston and MIT Rotaract Clubs, and two special guest from the Netherlands and Cyprus. The dialog was mostly about how we as Rotarians need to alter our clubs to welcome the next generation of those who will carry the torch.
D7930 joins D7910 for a Wine Fellowship Event David Gardner 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shery Meehan on Jul 24, 2016
Rotary International President John Germ has stated that this year, Rotarians all over the world will be classified as the All Star Team. As District 7930, we are one big team (“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller). As a team, we are making a difference – each and every day. As I conduct my District 7930 Club Visits, I see so many Rotarians within our District making that difference.

This month started with our Installation Dinner which was truly an amazing event celebrating last year’s accomplishments and installation of Club Presidents. During this glorious night, I think everyone in attendance experienced the Magic of Rotary – I know I did! Thank you to Christina Harris and each and every member of her team for an exceptional start for our 2016 – 2017 year.

It’s now July 25th and I wonder where the time has flown!  July 7th I conducted my very first club visit with Rockport Rotary.  On July 4th, Rockport Rotary conducts the Reading of the Declaration of Independence as an annual event which is so well received within not only the community but also by visitors to their beautiful town!
 
Governor Sheryl's Message for Week Ending July 22nd Shery Meehan 2016-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jul 23, 2016
 

The Gloucester Rotary Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Stage Fort Park, located on Hough Avenue in Gloucester, MA. This popular event takes place concurrently with the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, which is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and is held in Stage Fort Park on Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days.

Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast are $7 per person and are available from any Gloucester Rotarian or at the Rose Baker Senior Center at 6 Manuel F Lewis Street in downtown Gloucester, Bank Gloucester, Cape Ann Savings Bank and at Institution for Savings; Gloucester branch locations only. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the breakfast.

Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will benefit the Rose Baker Senior Center, North Shore Health Project, and the Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders. More information about this event and the Rotary Club of Gloucester is available online at www.gloucesterotary.us and www.facebook.com/RotaryGloucesterMA.

 

Gloucester Rotary Pancake Breakfast Tracy Arabian 2016-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jul 23, 2016
Has your club recently hosted an event or project or are you planning something in the near future that you would like to share with your fellow District 7930 Rotarians?
 
The weekly eBulletin depends on the content provided by clubs, so please submit your stories and we will publish them on the district website and in the next eBulletin. Stories that showcase your club or event should be submitted via the website portal at this link.
 
The deadline for submitting items for the weekly District 7930 eBulletin is Friday morning in order to be included in the following Monday's edition.  If the eBulletin being prepared is getting to be too long and the story submitted is not time-sensitive, we may choose to delay including it until the following week.
 
If you want some guidelines on creating stories, please read more!
 
 
Share Your Club's Stories Tracy Arabian 2016-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jul 17, 2016

Enjoy a day of fellowship, food and fun!

On August 27th, as we close out the summer and get ready to go back to school and our fall calendar, plan on joining 100 or more Rotarians, family and friends for a day as we celebrate our Rotary family. Cedardale is located in Groveland and will host a day with so many options to enjoy yourself that there is something for everyone. From toddlers, to teens to adults, there will be the opportunity to meet and make friends with others from around the district. Everyone is invited, and we encourage Interactors, RYLArians, Rotaractors, Rotarian partners, children and grandchildren and any friends who you think would enjoy this great day!
 
Pricing is $35.00 for adults and young adults over the age of 15 and $20.00 for those 15 and under. The cost will include admission to Cedardale from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm with the use of all facilities including a barbecue lunch of salad, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, corn on the cob and watermelon. Drinks will be extra.
 
Come for a few hours or stay the whole day! Make the last weekend before Labor Day a memorable one!
 
To download a flyer about the Family Day at Cedardale, click here!
 
 


Challenge another Rotary Club
to a fun,or competitive, game of volleyball.

More fun than going to the gym!


Hang out in the pool or cool off
under the giant mushroom.

Fun for the youngsters and the young at heart!


Can Interactors or RYLArians beat
Rotarians in a game of cornhole?

Is youth more important than experience?


Grab a hamburg, hot dog, sausage and some salad,
along with corn on the cob and some watermelon!

Food always goes with fellowship!

District 7930's Family Day at Cedardale David Gardner 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jul 17, 2016
We are all in the Rotary family. As are our families and we would like to increase the interaction between Rotarians and those who we call family! That includes our spouses and partners, the youth that participate in RYLA, Interact and all of our Rotaractors. Wouldn't it be nice to have an event where we can get to know each other a little better and share our passion for Rotary and the missions each of us serve.
 
To that end, Sheryl Meehan would like to have a couple of family oriented events throughout the year that serve the many generations we represent. If you have children or grandchildren or friends who would like to attend, please feel free to invite them. After much research, and with trying to maintain a reasonnable price point, we have selected Cedardale in Groveland. We would have one of the two sites to ourselves from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm with activities that would appeal to all age groups. From swimming, to beach volleyball, to corn hole, wiffleball, mini golf and so much more. It could be unstructured or we could create a Rotary Olympics. Your input will drive that conversation. We hope to have a large group of Rylarians and Interactors and I am sure they would love to challenge Rotarians in any one of the activities available.
 
The only date available at this time is August 27th, so we want to try to find out if there are enough people interested to plan this event for the summer. The pricing would be approximately $29.00 for youth under 12 and $35.00 for everyone over 12. The cost includes admission for the day, and a barbecue including salad, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, potato chips, corn on the cob and watermelon. 
 
 
Rotary Family Day - Are You Interested? David Gardner 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wicks on Jul 12, 2016
Last week Ipswich Rotary and the Ipswich East Rotary Club of Ipswich, UK celebrated a long tradition of biannual exchange visits and friendship. The week long visitation of the Ipswich, UK club to Massachusetts marked the 18th such visit spanning almost 40 years, every two years since 1988.

Among the traditions of Twinning is for the visiting club to make a significant donation to improve lives in the host community. This year, Ipswich East, UK donated a new custom crafted counter with a built-in electronic scale to the Ipswich Open Door food pantry. Active support of the new, expanded food pantry is a major commitment of Ipswich Rotary.

Twinning guests stay with host Rotary families during their visit. Over the years, many lasting friendships have been formed.
 
Ipswich East Rotary, UK Visits Ipswich Bob Wicks 2016-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dorothy Sieradzki on Jul 12, 2016
The 27th annual Red, White, and Blue Pancake Breakfast marks the start of the July Fourth 3-day-weekend celebration in Manchester-by-the-Sea. This breakfast is a true-blue slice of Americana and draws crowds of all ages, townies and newcomers alike. A hearty breakfast of pancakes with blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream, scrambled eggs, bacon, and home-fries takes place in one of the most scenic settings on Cape Ann. The Manchester Lions Club started the tradition in 1989 and since 2009 the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club took on the event.

This community event partners the Rotary club with volunteer organizations and vendors throughout Cape Ann: HP Hood provides the dairy products, local restaurant 7 Central provides the kitchen, First Parish Chapel provides the utensils, Crosby's receives the goods. Over 30 citizens, including students, turn out to work. Sen. Bruce Tarr and Rep Brad Hill return every year to flip pancakes.
Manchester-Essex Hosts 27th Annual Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast Dorothy Sieradzki 2016-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 10, 2016
This Global Grant award is one to be proud of – and they are!
 
Victor Saldanha, PDG, expresses profound gratitude to: President Dick Simmons, the Board of the RC of Lynnfield and club Rotarians for their support and encouragement, specific mention to the Rotary 7930 Leadership team of Dave Manzi, Ingrid Brown and Grant Chair, Anne Lewis for their involvement.
 
Lynnfield Rotary Club and Global Grant partner with the Rotary Club of Cantonment, India. have recently been notified that they have received a Global Grant of $42,164 to enhance the Education and quality of life of girls in India.  With this grant the girls attending 8 schools in the state of Telengana India will soon receive school furniture, e-learning equipment including hardware and software. The remainder of the funds will be used for clean water materials.
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Lynnfield! 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Excerpted from Rotary Leader on Jul 10, 2016
Sometimes, getting people to join your Rotary club is the easy part. It’s keeping them, long after the glow of the induction ceremony has worn off, that can prove challenging. The Rotary Club of Evanston, Illinois, USA, has used several strategies that help new members feel connected.

“You have to get them involved, give them a responsibility,” says club president Wally Bobkiewicz. “Every new member is asked to join at least one committee.” Bobkiewicz also gives new members a club meeting assignment, such as acting as greeter or sergeant-atarms, and makes certain they sign up for social events and service projects. “And it’s worked,” he says. Since December, the 98-year-old club has increased its membership 10 percent, to 48 members. One of the newcomers is Cindy Beebe, a retired federal agent who now operates her own security business. Within 24 hours of joining, Beebe had signed up for the garden committee. She’d also received the New Member Welcome Kit, along with a club roster and custom club brochure. Beebe says she found the roster, which includes each club member’s name, photo, and business affiliation, the most helpful. “I’m good at faces but not names,” she admits.
Practical tips to keep new members connected Excerpted from Rotary Leader 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Daniel Doherty on Jul 09, 2016
What could be better than a warm summer day, a beautiful green field, and the crack of a bat? How about the crack of a plastic bat, mixed with laughter and cheers, with friends and family on the field?
 
For the third year in a row, Danvers Rotary Club is bringing a Wiffle® ball tournament to Danvers. A miniature form of America’s pastime, Wiffle ball is designed for small spaces, making it far easier to play than baseball. The tournament is professionally run. There is no running of base paths. There are multiple fields. This is a great team building exercise for your business. It’s a perfect summer game for all ages and a great opportunity for your club to enjoy Rotary friendship and fellowship.
 
Danvers Rotary - Wiffle Ball Tournament Daniel Doherty 2016-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Collinsworth on Jul 07, 2016
In his theme speech for the Rotary year, 2015-2016 Rotary International (RI) President K.R. Ravindran challenged all Rotarians to use the year to "bring the work of Rotary forward -- to make its mark on the world." Boston Rotaract truly took this challenge to heart in the last year. With the RI theme, Be a Gift to the World, in mind, we aimed our efforts on serving in three of six RI areas of focus: fighting disease, saving mothers and children, and supporting education. This allowed us to use our members’ unique talents and passions to maximize our club’s impact and ensure that we met the needs of the communities we served.
 
In a state with over 33,000 nonprofits and many other organizations committed to doing good, our club remains a go-to when someone needs a hand. We have spent the past year getting to know the Boston community better and serving where we were needed most. We served 355 hours with local organizations and also completed our international project in support of school children in Ganvie, Benin, Africa who will soon have a new boat to provide them safe and reliable transportation to and from school.
A Rotaractor's Perspective to Rotarians Serving Humanity Amy Collinsworth 2016-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheryl Meehan on Jul 04, 2016
July is always an exciting time for Rotarians.  In Rotary, a new year begins every July 1st and provides an occasion to reflect – to look at the Past, Present and Future.  Our lives are filled with significant dates for celebrating – from birthdays to anniversaries, holidays and milestones.  And so it is with July 1st – a time for Rotarians to look at our Clubs and District; to celebrate what we have accomplished and what we envision for our future.

What a year it has been!  I want to thank PDG Dave Manzi who has capably lead our District over the past year and introduced many District initiatives that we will be continuing throughout 2016 – 2017.  I also want to thank all the Assistant Governors, District Officers and Chairs and, most especially our Club Presidents, Officers and Members for a job well done in making a difference in our communities and internationally.
 
Paul Harris believed serving humanity was the most worthwhile thing a person could do.  In honor of this belief, Rotary International President, John Germ, selected “Rotary Serving Humanity” as the Rotary International theme for 2016 – 2017. This theme will be a constant reminder that our commitment is to “to do good in the world”.
District Governor Sheryl Meehan's Message Sheryl Meehan 2016-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peggy Pedro on Jul 04, 2016
Rotary District 7930 has named Alexander Golding of Wakefield as the recipient of the 2016 Service Above Self Award, a $10,000. scholarship to help him pursue higher education. Committee Chair Peggy Pedro, explained "Each candidate was very highly qualified and all represented their communities with distinction. Alex's community involvement and commitment to others less fortunate than himself aligned him with the spirit of the scholarship. Alex has been involved in community service activities since his childhood. Alex traces his community involvement back to a day when his parents pushed him in a stroller as a one year old while they volunteered to clean up a bike path. We applaud Alex's family for instilling in him a lifelong commitment to Service Above Self in the communities in which he has lived."

Alex's personal motto is "Tikkun Olam" which means "Repair the World". For the past three years, Alex has volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity work site in Raleigh, North Carolina. Locally, Alex has served as a Teen Leader for three years improving different aspects of local communities. This past year, he worked at a homeless shelter in Lynn beautifying the area around the shelter. Alex has also volunteered at soup kitchens, played games with developmentally disabled adults, painted walls at a number of underprivileged schools, and read to children in an ESL program. All of these activities validate Alex's belief that "repairing the world by starting with the least fortunate around us makes the biggest difference and inspires others to go on and create a better global community for everyone".
Wakefield Teen Awarded Service Above Self Award Peggy Pedro 2016-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Graber on Jun 29, 2016
On June 25th, members of the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club (BBRC) assisted other volunteers and Burlington Food Pantry staff in moving the contents of the pantry in preparation for a complete overhaul of the space. Food items were re-shelved in the church basement and non-perishable items stored in a pod.
 
A new linoleum floor will replace the worn carpeting, shelving donated by the BBRC will be erected, and the walls repainted. "We worked hard and had a great time helping these 'unsung heroes' who work behind the scenes helping people in need," Said Steve Shaw, BBRC president. "We will get together on July 1st to put it all back once the renovations have been completed."
 
Burlington Food Pantry Renovations Ray Graber 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jun 27, 2016
The drawing for the Lobster Raffle will be on July 21rd!

This week, The Marblehead Rotary Club kicked off its 2016 annual "Lobsta Raffle" This year, forty kids are off to summer camp from last year’s raffle's proceeds.
 
Tickets cost is $3.00 each or three tickets for $5.00 or fifteen tickets for $20.00.  Each ticket buys you a chance to win four prizes: each consisting of 20 lbs of fresh lobster from the Marblehead Lobster Company.  The four winning tickets will be drawn at the Marblehead Rotary Club luncheon on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Raffle tickets can be purchased on line at the Marblehead Rotary Club website. (http://www.marbleheadrotary.com). Raffle tickets will be available throughout town over the next few weeks. Ticket sale will end on JULY 18TH. Drawing will be held on July 21 during the weekly Marblehead Rotary Club luncheon at the Boston Yacht Club.
The Marblehead Rotary Club's Annual "Lobsta Raffle" Tickets Available Arthur Schwartz 2016-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jun 26, 2016
The Gloucester Rotary Club will host its annual summer social on Thursday, July 28, 2016, with a sunset cruise around Cape Ann aboard Seven Seas Whale Watch's Privateer.

Boarding begins at 6:30pm at the 7 Seas Wharf (63 Rogers Street, Rt. 127, Downtown Gloucester). Cruise departs at 7pm, returns to dock at 10pm.

$25 per person. Snacks, finger sandwiches, cash bar and on-board DJ. All Rotarians and friends are welcome!

For information & reservations, call 978-884-9999 or you can download the flyer here. The boat can handle 150 guests - last minute walk-ons are welcome! (RSVP in advance if possible to help with headcount.)
Gloucester Rotary Summer Social Tracy Arabian 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Excerpted from the June 2016 Rotary Service Newsletter on Jun 26, 2016
 
Friendship is one of the top reasons members join and stay in Rotary. To boost these ties, Rotary Fellowships offer members, spouses, and Rotaractors the chance to connect with one another while enjoying their favorite recreational or professional pursuits. Over 60 Rotary Fellowships cover interests from tennis to wine, marathon running to cooking, scuba diving to recreational vehicles, jazz to computers, and more.

Rotary Fellowships arrange regional and international events, contests, and meetings where members bond and build lasting friendships outside their clubs, districts, and even countries. June is Rotary Fellowships Month, so make sure to read our Rotary Service Connections blog to learn how several fellowships combine fun and friendship with service. By connecting Rotarians, family members, program participants and alumni with shared interests, the fellowships extend the Rotary experience beyond local communities.
 
Join or form a Fellowship!
 
For more information about the upcoming Wine Fellowship Event, please click here!
Rotary Fellowships: Mixing passion, friendship, and service  Excerpted from the June 2016 Rotary Service Newsletter 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Jun 26, 2016
The Homelessness and Hunger Initiative, started under DG Dave Manzi and continuing on for the next three years has become a popular theme for District 7930 Clubs. President-elects throughout the District have stated in their installation speeches that this will be their focus in the coming year.

The District, under Dave Manzi has accomplished a lot in a few short months. We’ve produced an amazing video, the link to which is in the left column of the District Website. We also packed 30,000 meals at the EndHungerNewEngland food packaging event at the Non-Profit Center in Boston during the District Conference. Simultaneously, food packaging was occurring in Lynn, a joint project with other civic organizations, and in Ipswich, where the Ipswich Interact Club worked with the Ipswich Lions Club to package meals as well. The total meals packaged for either local or international consumption on May 14 was around 60,000 meals.
 
Image at right is the ad that appeared in the Boston Globe North.
Homelessness and Hunger seems to have struck a chord! Bob Wood 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jun 26, 2016
 
The Gloucester Rotary Club is pleased to sponsor the first in this year's Antonio Gentile Bandstand Concert at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA. The Continentals, a Pop-Rock show band, will perform during this free community concert on July 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm (Rain date: July 15). The concert is sponsored by the Gloucester Rotary Club in memory of long-time Rotarian Rudy Macchi.
 
Gloucester Club Sponsors Concert Tracy Arabian 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jun 23, 2016
“Right up until the night before I was to leave,” admitted Lynn English junior Evelyn DeLeon, “I was asking myself, what did I sign up for? I got a phone call from Jose (Jurado) who said to me, ‘you have to go because you talked me into going’. I  figured- what the heck!”

Meaghan, a freshman at English, heard about RYLA from her guidance counselor and while she didn’t have a clue what it was all about, when she heard she might learn some leadership skills, she was all for it. Evelyn, the lone Classical student to attend RYLA thanks to the generous financial support she received from the Ipswich Rotary Club, found herself in a quandary.
Lynn Students Share their RYLA Experience Ray Bastarache 2016-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jun 22, 2016
The Rotary Club of Lynn recently hosted a group of 10 Lynn Classical High School student refugees, as well as the students’ teachers, at its evening Satellite Club meeting. The program’s title, Living in Two Worlds Film Festival, came about thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation, examines the challenges, hardships but also the rewards of life as teenagers now living in America and attending public schools. Each of the 10 students shared their stories in a three-minute video narrated by the individual student.

“I think I can speak for all our Rotarians when I say we were in awe as to how brave these students and their families were to make the decision they made to leave their homeland,” remarked President Ray Bastarache. “The horrors they have seen at such young ages…”
High School Students Teach Lynn Rotarians Ray Bastarache 2016-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jun 22, 2016
This week District Governor David Manzi presented the North Reading Rotary Club with recognition of being a 100% Paul Harris Club. All 16 members of the club have received the Rotary Foundation recognition. In large thanks to Club Foundation Chair Steve May, the awards were presented at a dinner earlier in June, making North Reading the sole 100% PHF Club in the District.
 
The club was also honored with the Governor's Citation this year as one of 15 clubs to qualify for the citation.
 
For more information on how to contribute to the Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund, please click here!
North Reading Named 100% Paul Harris Club Amy Luckiewicz 2016-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jun 20, 2016
Over the past few weeks the District Public Image Committee has been hard at work trying to enhance the Rotary image in our communities. With funding approved by Governor Dave and a well thought out program pioneered by Amy Luckiewicz with an excellent design by Mark Flaherty advertisements were placed in many local newspapers and even in the Boston Globe. Here is a synopsis of the ads and the results that have been recorded so far:
 
 
 
  • 24 custom ads in print newspapers directing people to join their local clubs including 1 in the Boston Saturday Globe
     
  • Color ad highlighting food insecurity in our communities and directing people to join Rotary and the Homelessness and Hunger Initiative in the Sunday Globe North
     
  • 2 targeted campaigns on Facebook and Twitter highlighting women in Rotary , networking and young professionals
     
  • 4 additional Facebook targeted campaigns highlighting the family of Rotary, membership opportunities, youth programs and the upcoming Red Sox event on July 8th
District Public Image Campaign Is Producing Results David Gardner 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur B. Schwartz on Jun 20, 2016
The Marblehead Rotary Club is proud to introduce its six 2016 scholarship recipients:

Justyn N. is heading to George Washington University where she will pursue her passion for political science. During her career at Marblehead High School, Justyn showed an early interest for politics by being both the class president and member of the student government for all of her four years. Overcoming some challenges with dyslexia, she excelled in English and won the Excellence in English award in 2016.
 
Additional recipients described in Read More!
Marblehead Rotary Club Awards Six Scholarships Arthur B. Schwartz 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathi Spurr, Katherine Felpel and Brian Snell on Jun 20, 2016
The devastating events that took place on June 12th at the Orlando Night Club Pulse, have saddened a nation. Technology has brought the reality of the situation to our finger tips. Hearing voices of people that are no longer with us, seeing text to loved ones, hearing gun shots, it’s all beyond words  The Reading Rotary wants to help.
 
We have reached out to the Orlando Rotary and done our own research. Equality Florida Action, Inc. has established a fund on the “GOFUNDME” site to help the victims and their families www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund. Reading Rotary and the Orlando Rotary have vetted the authenticity of this fund raising mission. In addition, the "Gofundme" company is donating $100,000 to the fund which essentially erases their normal 5% fee. The Red Cross has suggested that blood donations are needed over the next six weeks as supplies are at critical levels.
 
The Reading Rotary has donated $1,000 and hopes that other clubs will join us in this worthy cause in some way. What better way to show Rotary is part of the community and “Service above Self.” 
Reading Rotary Supports Orlando Kathi Spurr, Katherine Felpel and Brian Snell 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Join the Fun at the 2016-17 District Installation Christina Harris 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jun 19, 2016
District Governor Dave Manzi is happy to invest District 7930 funds back into developing club membership! This month you may notice Rotary in the news and social media...a lot! The Public Image and Membership committees joined up to publish two dozen custom color and black and white ads in local and regional newspapers, including a color ad in the Boston Globe North Saturday edition. Ads were custom designed to fit Rotary's Master Branding, and each ad directed readers to investigate their local club though our District website. The ads specified clubs in the newspapers' distribution areas. A color ad was also placed in the Boston Globe North Sunday edition highlighting our Homelessness and Hunger Initiative (HHI).
Public Image Final Push Amy Luckiewicz 2016-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wicks on Jun 05, 2016
This weekend, a dozen Ipswich Rotarians pitched in to finish painting the new Open Door Food Pantry in Ipswich. Team leader Dave LeBel and Steve Rogé applied the prime coat on May 18, and a team of Rotarians joined forces to finish the job on June 5. Final trim work will be completed shortly. Participating in this community service project were Rotarians Gerry Beauchamp, Chris Doktor, Bob Gravino, George Gray, Dave LeBel, Julie Nelson, Brian Nelson, Nat Pulsifer, Steve Rogé, Lisa Shanko, Doug Shealy, and Bob Wicks.

With Rotary’s help, the shelves were stocked a few weeks ago and the new food pantry is open for business. The Open Door will serve Ipswich residents on Tuesdays, from 11 am – 5 pm and Thursdays from 11 am – 7 pm.
 
Ipswich Rotary Supports New Food Pantry Bob Wicks 2016-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sr. Leonore Coan on Jun 05, 2016
Only at Fenway on July 8, 2016, will you be able to enjoy the pleasure of HOME (Boston) with 279 fellow Rotarians and Family at the Red Sox - Tampa Bay game.

Our Fenway Family for the evening will be international with visitors from across the Pond.  The Ipswich Rotary Club is hosting Rotarians and Family from Ipswich England 
Take all your field, Fan and selfies from Section 90. 
Florida in Boston! Sr. Leonore Coan 2016-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by excerpted from RI's Club and District Support Newsletter on Jun 02, 2016
Rotary Fellowships are independent groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants and alumni who share a common passion.  Members come together around hobbies or interests such as cricket or jazz, or vocations such as writing or medicine.  
 
Some fellowships are social; some do service projects.  Join a fellowship or start a new one.  See the Rotary Fellowships Handbook for more details or visit the Rotary Fellowships page here!
Do You Know that June is Rotary Fellowship Month? excerpted from RI's Club and District Support Newsletter 2016-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jun 01, 2016
 
Rotary District Governor David Manzi is thrilled to announce that 13 clubs qualified for District Governor's Citations. This year's District Governor Citation is presented to a club for completing a minimum of eight out of twelve qualifying activities or projects, including activities such as supporting veterans, taking an active stand to reduce substance use in a community, supporting an international medical mission to benefit children, reducing hunger in their home community, and more. Rotary District Governor David Manzi commended the Rotarians for their effort,
13 District Governor Citations Awarded Amy Luckiewicz 2016-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on May 30, 2016
The 2017 Rotary International Convention will be held from June 10-14, 2017.
 
Great rates will be available unitil June 6 and won't be any cheaper!
 
We hope to have a large delegation this year from Team 7930! Take advantage of an extra-special early registration rate of $265.00 for the 2017 Rotary Convention in honor of The Rotary Foundation visionary Arch Klumph and his birthday of 6 June, as well as the first contribution of $26.50.

At the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Rotary president Arch Klumph shared his dream to create a Rotary endowment fund. In 2017, we will celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation and the good works completed by Rotarians over the last 100 years — because one man dared to dream.

Join us in Atlanta! Register and pay today, as this special price is good for only a limited time until June 6  — at riconvention.org.
Looking to attend the 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta? Amy Luckiewicz 2016-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan Weir on May 30, 2016
 
 
Join us on June 21, 7-9 pm as we celebrate our past and our future!
 
Break Away
221 Newbury Street
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Topsfield, Boxford, and Middleton will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its charter. There will be a cash bar, hors d'oeuveres, a bit of fun with Rotary and tri-town trivia, and some thank yous to neighbors who have helped the club in its work.
Beginning a Second Fifty Years of Service Above Self Dan Weir 2016-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom Hankard on May 25, 2016
Celebrate the first year of the Belle Isle Rotary Club, a combination of East Boston-Revere and Winthrop with a Winthrop Rotary Club tradition -- the Chinese Auction!

Never been to a Chinese Auction? The concept is simple, a night of food, raffles, auctions, fun, and fellowship! A small entry fee of $15 enters you into a door prize of an iPad Mini and all-you-can-eat Chinese cuisine!

New auction and raffle items are being added daily! Red Sox tickets, bottles of wine, a boat owner's survival kit, a lemon lovers basket, as well as gift cards to numerous North Shore restaurants!
Celebrate with Belle Isle! Tom Hankard 2016-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Hereb Harris on May 24, 2016
 
Peabody Rotarians recently gave Farnham Park in Peabody a much needed face-lift as the first phase of a Rotary District Matching Grant. The Rotarians raked, removed and discarded debris, and cleaned the exterior and front entrance to the park, adding new mulch and flowers. Phase Two will include the purchase and installation of an adaptive swing set for children with disabilities. Swings not only provide great memories, but can be absolutely therapeutic for children of all ages and abilities.
 
This project is the result of a Rotary District Matching Grant written and developed by members of the Peabody Rotary Club.
 
Peabody Rotary Cleans Farnham Park Hereb Harris 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on May 24, 2016
Dowling was inducted into the club at its luncheon on Thursday, May 19, 2016. He is the owner/manager of Marblehead Collision.
 
Dowling was born and raised in Saugus, Massachusetts and graduated from Saugus High School in 1998. Directly following high school years, Dowling joined his Dad in the auto body repair business. His father owned a local shop in Saugus and Dowling worked with his dad for nine years until his father retired and the business was ultimately sold. Dowling continued in the auto business and was hired to be an auto appraiser for variety of insurance firms as well as major dealerships.
Marblehead Rotary Club Welcomes Don Dowling Arthur Schwartz 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on May 22, 2016
As this Rotary year winds down, it is time to prepare for our annual club and district installations and start anew!
 
On June 30th, the gavel will officially be passed to our incoming Governor, Sheryl Meehan. As Sheryl assumes the leadership of Rotarians in District 7930, she will share her vision of this year's theme: Rotary Serving Humanity. Equally important is the installation of club presidents who will serve their members and their communities. This is a time for members from across the district to witness and celebrate the future of Rotary which will be achieved through the leadership of our new presidents.
 
As customary, the event will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club, with a reception starting at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and the installation. Please show your support of your incoming president and join with other members from your club to witness the kickoff of the 2016-17 Rotary year.
 
District Installation Right Around the Corner David Gardner 2016-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on May 22, 2016
If you like offensive baseball, this may be the year to go to a Red Sox game. The team's batting average is just below .300 and they are tearing up their competition. Even the pitching is beginning to improve. Tied for first in the AL East, now is the time to register to go to the Rotary Night at Fenway on July 8th.
 
The district has reserved 280 seats in the right field grandstands hopefully to witness a win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Joining us will be 50 plus members of the Ipswich Rotary Club and their twin club from Ipswich, England. That leaves about 230 seats for Rotarians, family and friends. This will be a gorgeous night, not guaranteed, but being their with so many incredible people will certainly be amazing.
 
 
Want a view from these seats, click here! Hover over section 90!
Rotary Night at Fenway David Gardner 2016-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on May 20, 2016
The Rotaplast team has been selected for the Cebu Mission leaving on October 9 and returning October 23, 2016. From a group of 12 volunteers, 7 were selected for the 7 slots available.
 
This is a strong team, with two team members returning for their second mission so that the new members will have support and a knowledge base the team last year also had with Lisa Collin, Barbara Hoelfich and Dave Boudreau helping us all along the way.
 
Those 7 are:
  1. Bob Arsenault – Quarter Master - Ipswich
  2. Ray Bastrache – Patient Transporter - Lynn
  3. Bill Beckman – Ward Coordinator – Beverly
  4. Juan Gallego – Sterilizer - Chelsea
  5. Barbara Hoelfich – Recreation Therapist – Cambridge
  6. Stephanie Johnson – Medical Records – Peabody
  7. Jeffrey Newman – Photo Journalist – Melrose
  8. Rotaplast assigned – Nancy Faletta – PACU assistant – San Francisco
Rotaplast Mission 2016 Team Announced Bob Wood 2016-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on May 19, 2016
Want to map out your future success? Then you should register for the next Rotary Means Business Meeting on June 14th. You will learn about SMART Goals and possibly, time permitting, about Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
 
Planning is always important, but understanding how to set goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely is the real key. Without building the culture to follow SMART goals, success with be harder to achieve. The ability to measure that success is important to build momentum and to alter the goal or process to achieve the intended success and that is where KPI comes into play.
 
Our facilitator for the evening is one of our own Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Andover, Al Ruthazer. He promises to provide a glimpse into the world of successful planning for your business and brings 30 years of experience in business consulting to the table to strengthen your understanding and ability to achieve your goals.
 
Read more about Al by clicking Read More or download his one sheet summary here!
 
Learn about SMART Goals and KPI Indicators David Gardner 2016-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on May 19, 2016
The North Reading Community EarlyAct Club recently completed its final project of the year with a visit to seniors living in the town's public housing. Youth Services Director Amy Luckiewicz noted, “This year, more than ever, the kids seemed really concerned about the quality of life for seniors. We’ve did this project last year, but they quickly voted to continue this year again.” After a planning session, the children began planning their service project in partnership with Maureen Hickey from the Housing Authority. Forty flower pots were hand-painted by the students and brought over to the senior housing. With the help from RYLA alum and graduating NRHS senior volunteer Annie Nitzche, the children carefully planted the flowers and hand-delivered them to every resident of Peabody Court Housing.
 
North Reading Community EarlyAct Visits Seniors Amy Luckiewicz 2016-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gardner on May 16, 2016
Updated Information
 
Rotarians, family and friends have been invited to join District 7910's Wine Fellowship event on Tuesday, July 18 from 5:30-8:30 pm at LaMorra Bicari Ristorante located at 48 Boylston Street in Brookline Village. Enjoy a four-course meal with carefully chosen wine pairings. Can you think of a nicer way to enjoy fellowship with Rotarians and friends in Eastern and Central Massachusetts than over wine and dinner? 
 
The cost will be $70.00 per person for those interested in sampling the wines and $50.00 per person for those interested in the meal only. Tax and tip are included in these prices. Participation is limited so don't delay. Register here!
 
This event will introduce the possibility of a Wine Tasting Fellowship for District 7930. So, if you are interested, please join us!
Inter-district Wine Tasting Event Dave Gardner 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on May 15, 2016
To kick off our Rotary Conference and Assembly weekend, over 50 Rotarians, friends and family signed up for our 2016 Mystery Dining! Not knowing where they were going to eat, what was going to be served, how they were getting there, or even who they were eating with, guests were told to meet on the roof of Fisher College. The evening kicked off with fellowship and a cocktail reception as the group was checked in and assigned to a "team." Slightly later than planned, the teams gathered and were loaded onto an Old Town trolley for their ride to their assigned restaurants. Terry Curran's team arrived at Scampo at the Liberty hotel and were surprised by a visit from celebrity chef Lydia Shire. Their 3-course meal included choices such as mozzarella salad, salmon and tiramisu. Janice Casoli led a team to the waterfront restaurant Chart House. This historical restaurant features John Hancock's original security safe! After a loud sing-a-long to Sweet Caroline, the final team led by Maria Bertolone, traveled to Red Lantern for a family-style Asian cuisine dinner. Everyone's favorite was the ending pu-pu platter desserts including s'more spring rolls, grilled pineapple, rhubarb rangoon and chocolate and sea salt truffles!

Chairs David Manzi and Amy Luckiewicz would like to thank our guests and table hosts Janice Casoli, Terry Curran, and Maria Bertolone as well as Shiela Lally and Fisher College for all of their help. We truly appreciated your support, patience, trust and fun spirit!
Mystery Dining at the Conference Amy Luckiewicz 2016-05-16 00:00:00Z 0