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