Posted by Marion Spark on Apr 23, 2018
President Marion Spark presenting the 1st PrizeThe Newburyport Rotary Club held another successful Trivia Night on Thursday, April 12, at the Elks Hall in Newburyport. Fourteen teams participated and we raised $2985 from participants and sponsors which will go toward our three $3,000 scholarships. The winning team won$250 which they split five ways. Second prize was $25 gift certificates to Michael's Harborside for each team member and third price was an Untapped History Pub Tour of Newburyport for the team. Pizza and a cash bar were available and a fun time was had by all.
Newburyport Trivia Night Marion Spark 2018-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beth Robinson on Apr 23, 2018
Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor members who made Marblehead Scholarship Fundraising Dinner happenA festive time was had by all while raising funds for Marblehead Scholarship. Wick's Marblehead very generously donated 20% of the evenings receipts to the Scholarship’s permanent funds to provide 3 different scholarships to our community. An investment in education pays the best interest while we light the way to better futures.

The 2nd Chance Scholarship is still accepting applications! Please visit: www.marbleheadscholarship.org for more information.
Marblehead Scholarship Fundraising Dinner Raised over $7,000! Thank You! Beth Robinson 2018-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Apr 23, 2018
Rockport Rotary Club Presents “SPEAKEASY” 
A Wine, Beer and Whiskey Tasting
Celebrate the Roaring 20s/Prohibition Era
 
Rockport Rotary Club’s Wine, Beer and Whiskey Tasting
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 6-8:30 pm
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport
 
Wines & Spirits provided by: Seabreeze Liquors in Gloucester
Hors d'oeuvres catered by Chas E. Kreis will be served throughout the evening
Silent Auction and Raffle
Prizes for Best Costumes (costumes optional)
$35 per person. Tickets available from any Rockport Rotarian or call 978-985-2869.
 
Proceeds benefit Rockport Rotary Club's community & International service projects. Come join the party! Support the Rockport Rotary Club, sample some wine, beer and whiskey, enjoy some great food, bid on a host of raffle and silent auction items, and have some fun!
"SPEAKEASY" Wine, Beer & Whiskey Tasting Event! Mary Ciaraldi 2018-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Apr 23, 2018
Reading Interact Club serves at Rosie's PlaceOn April 18, 2017, the RMHS Interact Club took time from their April Vacation to prepare and serve lunch at Rosie's Place in Boston's South End.
 
Rosie's Place is a women's shelter which provides a safe and nurturing environment to help poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security. Rosie's Place provides meals and shelter and helps 12,000 women a year with wide ranging support including housing, and education services. Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women's shelter in the United States. Rosie's Place has a volunteer program for community organization who donate the cost of the meal and also prepare, serve and clean up. This also offers the opportunity for our members to interact with the clients of Rosie's. Reading Rotary sponsored Interact's trip today. Reading Interactors served over 150 lunches.

Also, helping with the meal were chaperones, Reading Rotarian and Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Doherty and recently appointed Reading Schools Assistant Superintendent Christine Kelley.  Reading Rotary thanks the Interact Club members for their service!
Reading Interact Serves at Rosie's Place Tim Kelley 2018-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Betsy Manzelli on Apr 23, 2018
Rotary Youth Exchange studentsYOUTH EXCHANGE NEEDS a club to host a student for the 2018-19 school year!

District 7930 is being assigned 6 inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students for the coming school year, and we have only 5 clubs so far who are able to host.  Would you like to join the team?
How does the Rotary Youth Exchange long-term program work?

In the long-term exchange program, a student from another country is coming to the US for an entire school year – from September until June the following year. Similarly, we are sending a high-school student from one of our communities abroad for an entire school year. 

This exchange year provides a wonderful cultural exchange and language learning opportunity for the student, and also exposes them to various service opportunities through the Rotary Club that is hosting the student. The student typically participates in the Interact Club meetings, and also comes to Rotary Club meetings at least once or twice per month, thereby also enriching the lives of club members, who get to meet a student from another country.
RYE Needs Host Club! Betsy Manzelli 2018-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Apr 16, 2018
high school students and Rotarians at RYLARYLA 2018
Friday-Sunday, May 10-12, 2018
 
Deadline Extended for Applications.  There is still time for your club to send students!
 
Your Rotary Club is invited to participate in the 2018 RYLA program.  If you have already participated, you know that this is a fabulous program for high school students to develop leadership skills. 

Don't miss this chance to provide the high school students in your community with this valuable experience!
 
Information: Christina Harris
Is Your Club Sending Students to RYLA? Tracy Arabian 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Apr 16, 2018
AltText Clubrunner ExampleIs your website accessible to people of all abilities?
 
Clubrunner websites are fairly accessible to individuals using a screen reader for the internet.  However, in order to make your website more accessible, you need to include "Alternative Text" for all of your images. 
 
In Clubrunner, when you place an image on the website or in an email, you will see a screen similar to the screenshot here.  The Alternative Text field should have an entry that briefly describes the image being used.  When a person uses a screen reader to access your webpage/email, the reader will include the Alternative Text to describe the image.
 
It's simple to do and makes your website more ADA friendly.
A More ADA-Friendly Website Tracy Arabian 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Apr 16, 2018
Newburyport Rotary annual Chef's Table DinnerThe Newburyport Rotary Club held its annual Chef's Table Dinner on Tuesday, March 20, where ten chefs cook tableside for ten diners. Local restaurants donate their chefs, food and time preparing a variety of cuisines, which are not typical everyday restaurant choices. The Chefs enjoyed being creative and diners were the recipients of something unusual. One of our chefs, Jen Normand from Sea Level, was a former contestant on the television program, Hell's Kitchen!
 
During the cocktail hour, guests were able to bid on silent auction items and our special wine raffle of 50 plus bottles of wine. We were able to raise almost $13,000 to go to local charities.
Newburyport Fundraiser Raises $13k Marion Spark 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Slade on Apr 16, 2018
A Night at the Races on Friday, May 4The Gloucester Rotary Club invites the public to attend their FUNdraising event – “A Night at the Races” on Friday, May 4, 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 appetizers, 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.  Contact David Slade for more information.
Gloucester FUNdraiser “A Night at the Races” Dave Slade 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Apr 16, 2018
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute’s SkillsUSA leadership teamAt a recent meeting of the Lynn Rotary Club,, members heard a most impressive presentation from the SkillsUSA leadership team at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute. The students presented their year long, community service project, “The Welcome Home Project”. Erick Martinez, Erick Hernandez and Club President David Barrios each shared in detail, accompanied by a slide presentation, how the project came about and how club members rallied the entire LVTI student body of some 800 students to get behind the initiative. The aim of the project was to celebrate and aid in Lynn’s accomplishment of being the first Massachusetts city to effectively end veteran homelessness.
 
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute Presentation Ray Bastarache 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Mindlin on Apr 16, 2018
Bada Bingo: The Rotante Family Murder Mystery Dinner The Chelsea Rotary Club proudly announces, and invites you to join us, at our 2018 Fundraiser on April 26, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at the Homewood Suites by Hilton 145 Beech Street, Chelsea.
 
Bada Bingo: The Rotante Family Murder Mystery Dinner will be a wonderfully entertaining night of comedy, mystery, and live music bingo. Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 to support our Club’s college scholarships, Project Fire Recovery, and many other local projects for children, the elderly, veterans and homeless families. Last year, thanks to your support, in addition to awarding six $1,500.00 college scholarships to deserving high school seniors living in Chelsea, we started a Pantry of Necessities that provides toiletries and other essentials to homeless children attending Chelsea schools.
 
Please join us for an evening of good food, fun and surprises, all to support a wonderful cause.
 
Info:
Maureen Foley, Pres.-Elect & Event Chair, 781.964.6576
David Mindlin, President, 617.884-8840
 
Bada Bingo: The Rotante Family Murder Mystery Dinner David Mindlin 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Apr 16, 2018
Reading Rotary John Halsey presents Eagle Scouts with Certificates from RotaryOn April 7, Reading Rotarian and Eagle Scout John Halsey presented certificates of congratulations to Troop 702's new Eagle Scouts, Ben House and Bryan Doucette at their Eagle Court of Honor. John has been working with District Governor David Gardner to strengthen the partnership between Rotary and Scouting. John is also on a Council Member for the Spirit of Adventure Council, which includes Reading. John has been busy attending Eagle Courts of Honor in Reading as Troop 702 (sponsored by Old South Church) and Troop 728 (sponsored by St. Agnes) have been producing a lot of Scouts reaching the Eagle rank. In his remarks during the Court of Honor, John said that Reading is known in the Spirit of Adventure Council as the Eagle's Nest because the town has produced more Eagle Scouts over the past 12 years than any other municipality in the Council, including Boston and much larger cities and towns.
Reading Recognizes Eagle Scouts Tim Kelley 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Apr 16, 2018
Wakefield Rotarians join Paul Harris SocietyPaul Harris Society Chair Bob Gravino recognized Wakefield Rotarians Jay Curley, Alicia Vargas Reddin, and Amy Luckiewicz as members of the Paul Harris Society and presented them with PHS Chevrons and District 7930 pins at the April 3rd meeting of the Wakefield Rotary Club. 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 sustain our impact around the world.
Wakefield Paul Harris Society Chevron Presentation Bob Gravino 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wicks on Apr 16, 2018
Rotary Leadership Institute 2018
Discover your passion in Rotary
 
Become a Better RotarianPrepare for Rotary Leadership
Engage with RotariansImprove Professional Skills
 
Sign up now for the only in-District RLI session
April 28,2018
Four Points Sheraton, Wakefield

Conveniently located just off Route 128
Last Chance to Register for Rotary Leadership Institute Bob Wicks 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Apr 15, 2018
If winter never ends, how can we believe that it is spring. Well it is, and time is running out to apply for one of three types of mini-grants: membership, public image and addiction prevention. We have extended the deadline to file these applications until April 30, 2018.
 
Membership
Previous mini-grants were aimed at increasing membership but this series is intended to increase the engagement of new members and to help them pursue their Rotary dream. These matching fund grants will be the perfect follow up to our recent Welcome Party where more than 50 new and prospective members learned about Rotary in an exciting fashion. The requirements are that a new member (joined after 7/1/16) must be the chair of the project and they must recruit another new or existing member to implement the project. In-meeting projects are encouraged. Download the Membership Mini-Grant here!
 
Public Image
Consider applying for a Public Image Mini-Grant if you need updated brochures, flyers, banners or signs, a direct mail campaign, promotional products, social media campaign or advertising. Current Rotary branding guidelines must be used and you must track the impact when applicable. Be sure to have a call to action and try to expand the message to provide a secondary message. For example, if you are advertising an event, also extend an invitation to attend an upcoming meeting as a guest. Don't miss out on these matching funds to promote your critical spring and early summer events! Download the Public Image Mini-Grant here!
 
Addiction Prevention
Through the Lahey Health sponsorship of the World Peace and Understanding Showcase and Dinner, we have ten matching $250 mini-grants that clubs can use to provide addiction prevention education, a special speaker at a public event, Narcan training, and so many more options. It is critical that this is a public event as the goal is to decrease the stigma associated with addiction and to prepare the communities we serve for the global grant being planned for clubs in New England. Download the Addiction Prevention Mini-Grant here!
Mini-Grants Deadline Extended David Gardner 2018-04-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Miranda Oakley on Apr 10, 2018
Boston Downtown club friend-raiserThis spring, the Downtown Boston Rotary Club held their first Friendraiser at Sacco Bowling/Flat Bread.
 
Friendraisers give Rotarians the opportunity to network, visit and meet with the public to explain to interested and prospective members what they can achieve through Rotary membership. At this event, like all other events this year, Downtown Boston Rotary Club collected socks for Friends of Boston’s Homeless. The goal is to donate 10,000 socks by July 1. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in this great event!
 
This Friendraiser was made possible by a generous mini-grant from District 7930.
Rotary Friendraisers Work! Miranda Oakley 2018-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Hankard on Apr 08, 2018
Imagine you needing to rebuild the morale and image of the department you manage or the company you own all due to the negativity of one of your employees?

Join us for the next Rotary Means Business on May 9 from 6-8pm at McLean Middleton Law Conference Center in Woburn. Derek Howe, a local leader in workplace threat protection, will show us how to combat workplace bullies and enable us to have safer and more positive work environments.

The cost is only $10, a light dinner and refreshments will be provided. Open networking begins at 6 pm -- bring your business cards!
 
Rotary Means Business Thomas Hankard 2018-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beth Robinson on Apr 08, 2018
Have you made your reservation yet?

Join us for a great cause and help us light the way to brighter futures!

Make your reservations now! Call Wick's Marblehead at (781) 476-2076 or visit their website at: www.warwick-place.com/wicks to reserve online!
Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor has been providing scholarships to local students who have demonstrated a passion and desire for a good education but may lack some of the funds. We are here to help!

20% of all proceeds from dinner receipts will be donated by Wick's Marblehead to our scholarship fund and donations to our fund will be matched up to $5,000! www.marbleheadscholarship.org
Marblehead Scholarship Fundraising Dinner Beth Robinson 2018-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Apr 08, 2018
The Doyon Elementary School EarlyAct Club, sponsored by Ipswich Rotary, volunteered at the Ipswich Dinner Bell on March 26th.  Over 35 4th and 5th graders served the multi-course dinner and mingled with those in attendance.  Doyon teachers and EarlyAct Club leaders Andrea Welsh and Elyesse Brand, assisted by Ipswich Rotarian Steve Rogé, ensured that food delivery, after dinner clean-up, and socialization with the attendees went smoothly and successfully.
 
EarlyAct Serves at Dinner Bell Bob Gravino 2018-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Mar 28, 2018

Don't Delay!
Service Opportunities are Filling Up Fast!

Book Your Club Today!

All listings in red that are crossed out are currently reserved for the following clubs: Billerica, Newton, North Reading, Reading, and Wellesley. There are still 7 time slots available and each one requires 10 volunteers to help serve meals and interact with the veterans who are supported by the New England Center and Home for Veterans.
 
If you or your club is interested in making the week before Memorial Day special for the special individuals who heroically exemplify Service Above Self, please click here. There will be some individual Rotarian slots available as well. Choose an available shift, or if you cannot commit to serving, NECHV welcomes donations to help cover these meals, please send these to:
 
The New England Center and Home for Veterans
c/o The Rotary Week of Service
PO Box 961500
Boston, MA 02108
 
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Opportunity to Serve Veterans David Gardner 2018-03-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 27, 2018

High Energy, High Value, High Fun Factor, Great Polar Plunge!!

This is your last chance to support our 47 clubs Polar Plunge.  

Our donation page is only open until April 1st – no fooling. Don't forget-- all donations will be tripled by the Gates Foundation!

At this point, we are at $79,000!

Thank you to all that plunged and donated to make this a signature fundraiser to eradicate polio and help the children of the world!

 
Last Chance to Support Polar Plunge! 2018-03-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tina Raimo on Mar 26, 2018
Come to the Gloucester High School Interact Club's 11th annual Pizza Taste-Off on Wednesday, April 4, 5:30-7:30pm at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square in downtown Gloucester. Taste them all for yourself and vote on the best!
 
Tickets $10 (children 5 and under $5). Tickets are limited to 300 and will be available at the door.
 
All proceeds will be donated to American Cancer Society.
11th Annual Gloucester Interact Pizza Taste Off Tina Raimo 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Mar 26, 2018
The Rotary Club of Chelsea hosted the Chelsea High School Interact Club members who participated in Student Government Day during a recent meeting.  The students spent the morning at the Chelsea City hall obtaining an understanding of how the City of Chelsea functions.  The students were greeted by City Manager Thomas G. Ambrosino.  They were then shown a slide show presentation of the city department heads describing their roles in running the city.  After the slide show the students were assigned to the various department heads to spend the rest of the morning observing how each department functioned.  
Chelsea Interact Student Government Day Bruce Mauch 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beth Robinson on Mar 26, 2018
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is offering scholarships worth a total of $18,500! There are two types of scholarship available-- the Enhanced Scholarship for students seeking a two or four year degree from a College or University and is awarded on the basis of need. The 2nd Chance Scholarship for those seeking to improve their employment by enrolling in a certificate course or similar program.

Do you know someone who might benefit from a scholarship? Please feel free to share this information with them. We are accepting applications. www.marbleheadscholarship.org
Marblehead Harbor is Offering $18,500 in Scholarships Beth Robinson 2018-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 21, 2018
The Hamilton-Wenham Club recently took a "field trip" in lieu of their usual Friday morning breakfast meeting.  On March 16, these early birds woke up a little earlier than usual and trekked to Gloucester for the annual SeniorCare Celebrate Spring Meals on Wheels Breakfast at the Gloucester House restaurant. 
 
The SeniorCare Meals on Wheels program brings a daily meal right to the door of homebound elders. Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults and are prepared by a professional caterer. In addition, homebound elders have a daily interaction with the delivery team—sometimes their only human contact that day. SeniorCare currently delivers Meals on Wheels to more than 550 elders each day. Annually, this means 136,216 home-delivered meals and 39,250 meals served at dining sites in Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Rockport, Topsfield, and Wenham.
Hamilton Wenham Field Trip Supports Meals on Wheels 2018-03-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Fitzgerald on Mar 19, 2018
The Rotary Club of Burlington is very excited to announce that Bob Ward, Boston 25 News Reporter will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Burlington on Wednesday, March 28, at 6pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Wheeler Road, Burlington .  Bob has covered numerous breaking news stories and intriguing criminal cases as a veteran reporter for Boston 25 News. His series, "New England's Unsolved," profiles unsolved criminal cases in collaboration with local law enforcement. Ward’s reports have been instrumental in uncovering new information in these cases.   Bob has been involved in many stories such as Molly Bish and he recently reported on the “cold case” in Burlington - George Aleskivitch.  He will be a fascinating speaker!    
 
A buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 pm and Bob will speak starting at 6:35 pm.  Guests are welcome to attend this event.  It is $20pp to cover the dinner.  If you are interested, please contact Frank Vozzella at Northern Bank and Trust 781-272-2880.    
Special Guest Speaker at Burlington Janet Fitzgerald 2018-03-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beth Robinson on Mar 19, 2018
Join the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor for a great cause and help light the way to brighter futures! Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor has been providing scholarships to local students who have demonstrated a passion and desire for a good education but may lack some of the funds.   We are here to help!
 
20% of all proceeds from dinner receipts will be donated by Wick's Marblehead to our scholarship fund and donations to our fund will be matched up to $5,000! Make Your Reservations Now! Call Wick's Marblehead at 781-476-2076 or visit their website.
Marblehead Scholarship Fundraising Dinner Beth Robinson 2018-03-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brenda Rondon-Ortiz on Mar 13, 2018
The Rotary Club of Lynn will be celebrating 100 years of service on May 2nd. We hope you will join this great celebration which will include a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auctions and a presentation from our keynote speaker Ian Riseley, Rotary International President.
 
Tickets are $75 each and a table of 10 is $650. Click here to purchase. For sponsorship/ program book opportunities, head over to our website www.lynnrotary.org or email Brenda Rondon Ortiz at brondon@beverlybank.com.
Lynn Rotary Celebrates 100 Years of Service Brenda Rondon-Ortiz 2018-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
District Offers Public Image Mini-Grants Amy Luckiewicz 2018-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Mar 13, 2018
Rotary District 7930 is pursuing Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin’s 2018 – 2019 theme of Be the Inspiration by partnering with the Rotary Club of Nkwazi in Zambia on an exciting global grant. Ipswich Rotarians Jim Stone and Bob Gravino traveled to Lusaka, Zambia, in May 2017 to see first-hand the success of this grant that trains classroom teachers as front-line health workers, with the help of District 7930 and 22 District clubs.
 
District 7930 Rotarians now have another good reason to go to the International Convention in Toronto in June, besides being able to view the Stanley Cup at the National Hockey League Museum. The District’s own Lonnie Hackett has been invited to speak at the Convention on this new model of school-based healthcare to address the challenges facing Zambian school children. He will discuss his healthcare model and the 2016 Global Grant for $123,000 sponsored by District 7930, resulting in better lives for more than 40,000 children.
 
Rotary Convention to Spotlight District 7930’s Global Grant in Zambia Bob Gravino 2018-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Mar 13, 2018
Kristin Kelleher, the District 7930 and Ipswich Rotary Club sponsored Rotary Global Grant Scholar for 2016–17, recently returned from London, England, having received her Master’s Degree in Environment, Politics and Globalization from Kings College. Kristin sent the following and asked that it be shared with District 7930 Rotarians. “My graduate studies in London would not have been possible without your continued support. I enjoyed every minute of my London experience, both in the classroom and during my women’s empowerment service project. I will be eternally grateful, and I cannot wait to continue with Rotary and to stay involved with Rotary activities.”
 
2016-17 Global Grant Scholar Kristin Kelleher Bob Gravino 2018-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beth Robinson on Mar 13, 2018
Do You Know Someone Who Might Benefit From This Scholarship? Please Feel Free To Share This With Them!

The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for the 2nd Chance Scholarship! The 2nd Chance Scholarship is for those whose education will benefit their employment. It can be used for certificate courses and programs to improve employment opportunities.  Successful recipients will receive up to $2500 paid directly to the educational institution on their behalf. Courses may be taken at a college or university, but may not be a part of a degree program.

It’s Easy to Apply! Visit: www.marbleheadscholarship.org
Marblehead Harbor 2nd Chance Scholarship Beth Robinson 2018-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Mar 13, 2018
The Newburyport Rotary is hosting its annual Chef's Dinner. Please join us for a wonderful dinner prepared right at your table by local chefs who have donated their time and talents with ten of your closest friends. There will also be our fabulous wine raffle and silent auction.
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Newburyport Senior Center
331 High Street, Newburyport, MA
Cash Bar | Dinner | Silent Auction | Wine Raffle
$85 per person

Proceeds to benefit local non-profit and charitable organizations. Primary recipient for 2018, Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley. RSVP to Dave Fowler at dfowler@ajh.org. Checks can be made out to Newburyport Rotary and mailed to Dave’s attention: Dave Fowler, Anna Jaques Hospital, 25 Highland Ave., Newburyport, MA 01950.
Newburyport Annual Chef's Dinner Marion Spark 2018-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Mar 04, 2018

"Be the Inspiration" District Assembly
April 19, 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Four Points Sheraton, Wakefield

Register Here  

Showcase Exhibitors Register Here
 

Wouldn't you like to learn from other Clubs what they are doing to grow and thrive? This is your chance! Hear from current Club Presidents; their strategies to attract, engage and retain members. Hear from Clubs about their Fundraisers, in-meeting service projects, grant projects and Global grants. Learn how to start a new Interact Club or re-energize an existing Interact. And finally, interested in travel, hear about "Rotaplast: The Mission".  Click "Read More" to see a detailed schedule.

"Be the Inspiration" District Assembly Bob Wood 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Mar 04, 2018
 
District 7930 held its World Peace and Understanding Dinner and Showcase at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Wednesday evening, February 28th. This event was organized to help educate Rotarians on the issues of addiction and to build a network of collaboration between Rotary, government and the service organizations who provide programs aimed at prevention, treatment and recovery.
 
This extraordinary event would not have been possible without the generous support of Lahey Health.
 
Over 200 attendees participated in the Showcase and Dinner, learning from the 32 Showcase exhibitors about the services they provide.  The event speakers describe the opioid epidemic; addiction preventive education; and government actions to treat addiction as both a behavioral health issue as well as a criminal act. Dr. Barry Ginsberg, from Lahey Health Behavioral Services, Heidi Heilman, CEO of Edventi, and Marian Ryan, the Middlesex County District Attorney shared their experiences and recommendations to overcome the opioid crisis. District Governor Dave Gardner announced a program by Lahey Health to fund 10 matching mini-grants to Rotary Clubs in District 7930 to implement projects in the area of addiction. He also thanked Lahey for sponsoring the Showcase and for funding complimentary tickets to the exhibitors to thank them for the great work they are doing in our communities. The appeal was made for Rotarians to offer their vocational skills to these organizations to help them fulfill their mission and to provide opportunities for service as we continue this year’s theme, Rotary: Making a Difference.
 
 
 
 
 

 

  
World Peace and Understanding Dinner and Showcase Bob Gravino 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Liz Cullen on Mar 04, 2018
The 2017-2018 Global Grant Scholars sponsored by District 7930 Rotary Clubs are available to speak to your club about their projects and their experiences as Global Scholars.  Click here to download a contact list for this year's Scholars.  (Please note:  Due to personal contact information on this list, you need to be logged into your Clubrunner account in order to download the list.)
Global Grant Scholars Available to Speak at Your Club Liz Cullen 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 04, 2018
RYLA is truly a life changing event for students – your club can be the agent of that change!  Imagine providing that kind of opportunity for up to 5 students in your community!  
 
Registration is now open for the 2018 District 7930 RYLA weekend.  Download materials here.

RYLA is a weekend of leadership development for high school students who have begun to exhibit leadership skills and want to take them to the next level. While the overall program is run by Rotary District 7930, each activity is carefully planned and facilitated by returning Seniors from prior RYLA years.
 
Fantastic Opportunity for High School Leaders! 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roger Bell on Mar 04, 2018
The Burlington Club's annual major fundraiser “Friday Night at the Fights” is back. This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Billerica Lodge of Elks. We look forward to another great night of boxing this year and greatly appreciate your support.
 
  • 10 Amateur boxing matches
  • Catered Dinner
  • Doors open at 6PM
  • Fights begin at 8PM
 
The Rotary Club of Burlington relies on major fundraisers like this one to further our mission to serve the community and support the great charitable organizations that benefit Burlington and the region.For ticket and table reservations contact: John Tuccinardi at 781-820-9635
 
Friday Night at the Fights Roger Bell 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chi Luu-Tran on Mar 04, 2018
Branding and Social Media Workshop
Monday, March 19, 6:00 - 7:00pm
General Assembly (125 Summer Street, Boston)
Register here
 
Interested in recruiting younger Rotarians to your club? Branding and social media are essential aspects of that initiative! Boston Rotaract is hosting a branding and social media workshop to benefit local Rotary Clubs and to fundraise for our clean water project.
 
Not Your Grandfather's Rotary Club: Branding and Social Media for Rotarians Chi Luu-Tran 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Mar 04, 2018
The Peabody Rotary Club will be holding its signature event, the 14th Annual Taste of the North Shore, on Tuesday, March 20th from 6-9 PM. This popular event is now being held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Danvers (formerly the Ferncroft), as additional space is needed to accommodate the growing list of restaurants taking part and the number of people attending.
 
Twenty-five of the area’s most popular restaurants will serve their tastiest dishes, from main courses to sides to desserts. In addition to the delicious food and great entertainment, 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.
 
14th Annual Taste of the North Shore Herb Harris 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jenn Rogers on Mar 04, 2018
Saugus Rotary Club will host it's first ever Pot Of Gold $10,000 Dinner/Raffle on 3/16/2018 at Rosaria Restaurant 190 Main St Saugus MA 01906.
 
This will be the clubs biggest fundraiser of the year. To buy tickets, contact a Saugus Rotary Club member by visiting our Facebook page or by visiting www.saugusrotaryclub.org.
Pot Of Gold $10,000 Dinner/Raffle Jenn Rogers 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Mar 04, 2018
Ipswich Rotary President Cushing Titcomb inducted a new member into the Ipswich Club on February 8th, when Deb Richards became the 70th member of Ipswich Rotary. Shown in the photo are Mary Foote-Hill, Club Secretary and member of the Membership Committee; Dottie Levesque, Deb's club sponsor; Deb and President Cushing. Ipswich recently began a Service Membership Program, and has implemented evening meetings on the second Wednesday of every month to accommodate club members not able to attend the Thursday morning meetings. Two additional members are scheduled to be inducted in the month of March.
Ipswich Rotary Inducts 70th Member Bob Gravino 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
It's Not Too Late to Sign Up David Gardner 2018-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nikki Misenheimer on Feb 26, 2018
The Newburyport Rotary's annual Chef's Dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Newburyport Senior Community Center starting at 5:30 p.m..  There will be 10 tables with dinner prepared by local chefs for 10 diners at each table. We will have our spectacular wine raffle and silent auction as well as a cash bar. The ticket price is $85 per person. For tickets, please email Dave Fowler at dfowler@ajh.org.
Chef's Dinner Schedule Nikki Misenheimer 2018-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Feb 26, 2018
District 7930 Rotary Foundation Chair Liz Cullen joined Ipswich Rotary Foundation Chair Russ Cole in honoring Viliam Walla, the Ipswich Club’s Rotary Youth Exchange student from Germany, for his bravery and fortitude in participating in this year’s Polar Plunge in Gloucester. Viliam joined two other Ipswich Rotarians, Keith Harris and Dave LeBel, in the 8th Annual Plunge in Gloucester. Viliam, Keith and Dave were each awarded the Ipswich Rotary Club’s Golden Plunger Trophy for taking on the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. In addition, Viliam received a special Bear of the North Woods hat for his ferocious entry into the breaking waves on the day of the Plunge.
Ipswich Rotary Recognizes Polar Plunger Bob Gravino 2018-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Feb 25, 2018
Please review and contact DG David Gardner ASAP to confirm your club's participation!  Deadline: Thursday, March 22, 2018.
 
Do you want to work on a project that has little or no cost, provides a significant environmental impact and will be great for Rotary's public image?
 
Then consider having your club participate in the Arbor Day Project. Our RI President, Ian Riseley, has asked that every Rotarian plant one tree before Arbor Day which is on April 27th. The district will be purchasing enough trees for every member of every club. Click the "Read More" button below for details on club responsibilities. 
    So, are you interested in making this happen? If so, please send me an email here and someone will send you additional details. Download the Arbor Day Information Sheet here!
    Commitments Needed for Arbor Day Tree Planting Project David Gardner 2018-02-25 05:00:00Z 0
    Week of Service to Veterans at NECHV David Gardner 2018-02-25 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Feb 19, 2018
    Lonnie Hackett, the founder and president of Healthy Kids/Brighter Future, will speak at the Rotary Foundation Supporters Dinner as part of the Presidential Peace Building Conference in Coventry, England, February 23 and 24. Lonnie is attending Oxford University as a Rotary Global Scholar, where he is pursuing a degree in public health.
     
    Lonnie, Bowdoin College Class of 2013, has visited many clubs in District 7930 to describe his non-profit, which helps the children in Lusaka, Zambia. Working in the poorest sections of Lusaka, the teachers learn to recognize and treat common childhood illnesses and educate children for better health. The Rotary Club of Brunswick successfully sponsored a Global Grant in 2014, to begin the training of classroom teachers as front-line health workers. A number of District 7930 clubs were partners in this Global Grant. In 2016, District 7930 clubs sponsored a larger Global Grant to continue the work in other schools and compounds in Lusaka.
     
    Healthy Kids/Brighter Future Bob Gravino 2018-02-19 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Tracy Arabian on Feb 18, 2018
    The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, March 23, 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 Trivia Night Tracy Arabian 2018-02-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Feb 18, 2018
    Please don't miss the opportunity to Make a Difference in the conversation about the opioid crisis, or more globally, addiction. Your participation should start with attending the Showcase that will present 15-20 organizations dedicated to reducing the impact that addiction is having on our friends and family, right here in our own backyard. Become familiar with the resources available, connect with parents who have suffered the tragedies of addiction, and even death, and discover ways in which your professional skills can contribute to their mission. There is no cost to attend the Showcase. We hope to see you there!
     
    Immediately following the Showcase, there will be a reception with cash bar where you can develop deeper connections to the professionals who exhibited at the Showcase or with your fellow Rotarians. There will also be a brief presentation by Heidi Heilman about an upcoming Rotary International pilot grant focused on educating students and adults about addiction prevention. This was started by the Rotary Club of Billerica and once approved, will service Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Rotary Clubs will be able to help fund the grant as well as apply to deliver the program to their community.
     
    During dinner, Keynote Speaker Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan will share her views on the entire conversation about diagnosis, addiction, recovery and what we need to do to prevent addiction from rearing its ugly head. Addiction, hunger, homelessness, health care, workforce development and education are all integral parts that need to be resolved if we want to minimize the perils that exist for those who struggle with basic life necessities. Dinner will cost $60. Register here!
     
    Finally, with the funding from Lahey Health, there will be a total of $2,500 in matching funds for up to 10 Rotary Clubs who will be selected to develop, implement and report the impact of a local community service project in this area. This will provide an opportunity to truly Make a Difference in the lives of those who suffer from addiction or to help prevent others from ever experiencing it.
     
    Want to know more about DA Marian Ryan or for the list of exhibitors. . .
    Register for the World Peace and Understanding Dinner and Showcase David Gardner 2018-02-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 18, 2018
     
    Amesbury is currently in third place, but if Rotarians in District 7930 cast a vote for them, they might actually win this competition and wind a $500,000 makeover. Click here to vote!
     
    You can vote once per day through Tuesday, February 20th.
    Will Amesbury Massachusetts Win $500,000 2018-02-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Wood on Feb 18, 2018
    "Be the Inspiration" District Assembly
    April 19, 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Four Points Sheraton, Wakefield

    Presidents-elect, Secretaries, Treasurers, Membership chairs/committees, Foundation Chairs/committees, and all service-minded individuals are welcome to this year's District 7930 "Be the Inspiration" District Assembly. Hear presentations from Clubs who have had successful service projects, membership drives, grant projects, global grants and more. Presidents-elect come for your final "business" meeting, goal setting session and qualify for a District Managed Grant. (This is required attendance for Presidents-elect.)

    Interactive sessions will be followed by the 2nd Annual Non-Profit Showcase, focusing in the areas of Homelessness and Hunger. Come only with your skills and a smile and a willingness to offer vocational help to 30 or more Non-Profits throughout our District.  While touring the booths enjoy heavy appetizers and an open bar.
     
    Mingle, connect, enjoy!
     
    Be the Inspiration! District Assembly Bob Wood 2018-02-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Are you, or do you know someone who is involved with fighting the battle against addiction as a professional? If so, please recommend that they consider attending the Showcase being held prior to the World Peace and Understanding Dinner. Through the Lahey Health sponsorship,  Rotary District 7930 is able to provide these exhibit tables free of charge. It is a tremendous opportunity to  share their mission, their core programs and to find potential volunteers within our Rotary community.
     
    Do you want to Make a Difference in the issues impacting every one of us in the conversation that is addiction? Well come to the Showcase and find resources that your community can use to battle this epidemic, how you can make a difference with advocacy, and/or find volunteer options based on your professional skills. The Showcase is free to all attendees, so please consider inviting your friends and family, it might save a life!
     
    The dinner will feature Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and she will share her thoughts about the current status and what needs to be done to beat this epidemic. Consider joining us for dinner at what will be the culmination of a great day as Rotary enhances our ability to educate, advocate and collaborate in the field of addiction.
     
     
     
    Showcase Featuring Those Who Fight Addiction 2018-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Snell on Feb 12, 2018
    Date changed to March 15 due to storm.
     
    The Rotary Club of Reading will host its 7th Annual Taste of Metro North. This family friendly event will take place at Reading Memorial High School Field House on Thursday, March 15, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30. Restaurants from Saugus to Burlington to Andover and of course Reading will share favorite items from their menus. Attendees are guaranteed to leave with their appetites fully satisfied.
     
    Guests can purchase their tickets online at tasteofmetronorth.com at the discounted price of $25 per person, or $50 for a family consisting of two adults and minor children. Tickets at the door are also available for the price of $30 pp/$60 family. In addition to a wide variety of restaurants, students from the Reading system will be providing an array of entertainment.
     
    Don't miss this great annual event where you will see lots of old friends and maybe make some new ones.
    7th Annual Taste of Metro North Brian Snell 2018-02-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Feb 12, 2018
    You are invited to the District Engagement Party!
    Come help build better clubs on Thursday, February 15th!
     
    Right on the heels of our tremendously successful Welcome Party for new Rotarians, it seems appropriate to continue to build on the excitement and vibrancy with all our members. This Thursday, February 15th, there will be an opportunity for you to network with other members and the district leadership and learn about some of the great ideas clubs are doing that is truly Making a Difference.
     
    We have arranged the following short presentations:
     
    1. Scott Lush of the Rotary Club of Downtown Boston will be sharing his approach to recruiting powerful speakers that attract members and non-members alike, how he markets these as events and the results that their club has achieved in membership development as a result. By the way, they are up 7 members!
    2. Cushing Titcomb of the Rotary Club of Ipswich will share their success with their Satellite Club, how it has generated a deeper connection to current members that enjoy the evening format, attracted service members. He will also provide a glimpse into their 25 Days of Giving during the holidays and how that project engaged a high percentage of members. Would you believe that Ipswich is up 6 members so far this year!
    3. Al Ruthazer of the Rotary Club of Andover will provide an overview of how their Andover Cares initiative has received tremendous response from their community in their effort to Make a Difference in the opioid crisis. The side benefits of tackling such a big issue is the public perception of their club, the ability to engage community leaders, and thus attract new members and allies in service. You guessed it, they have added 5 new members.
    4. The Rotary Club of Manchester-Essex will display the visuals the club created through a district public image mini-grant based on the People of Action Campaign. These were used in a social media campaign and as posters around town promoting the great work that Rotary does locally and internationally. Can you believe that they have added a remarkable 14 new members already this year?
    These are just a few of the presentations that will be made on Thursday and in the coming months. It would be fantastic if every club could send one representative to the meeting. I promise that it will be worth your time. One idea might build momentum that will add new members, new ideas, new challenges and increased impact.
     
    Do you have an idea to share that is reinventing Rotary in your community? Call or email me and we will get you a time slot at an upcoming meeting.
     
    We all have so much to share with each other that will help propel Rotary into the next century. How will you contribute?
     
    We will be meeting at the McLane Middleton Law Center at 300 Tradecenter, 7th Floor in Woburn, MA, 6-8 pm. Register here!
    District Engagement Party David Gardner 2018-02-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Feb 11, 2018
     
    Will you be among those who will be part of history as five districts around New England gather at the beautiful Mount Washington Hotel for the year end celebration for the 2017-2018 Rotary year?
     
    There are already 425 registered and we have space for another 100-150, maybe more. Although there are only a few rooms left at the Mount Washington Lodge, there are many 2-5 bedroom townhouses that are part of the Mount Washington campus as well as many other properties in the area including hotels, ski lodges and private homes. Once registered, you can visit the website that manages the Mount Washington properties or check out Airbnb for a host of other options. 
     
    Imagine meeting Rotarians and friends from the states and provinces that these district serve, including Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Quebec. The international flair will be similar to the International Convention but on a smaller scale. All of the benefits will be present and a wide array of programming to support you and your club in building the future of Rotary. Keynote speakers, including Ian Riseley, President of Rotary International, and other amazing people who exemplify the Power of One. Come hear and interact with our keynote speakers, participate in active discussion at the roundtable breakouts on Saturday afternoon, package meals in our service project led by youth from our YSE, Interact and Rotaract programs, enjoy the great lineup of entertainment throughout the weekend and mostly, share your passions with other Rotarians who are always Making a Difference.
     
    Visit the Summit website by clicking here! Or, if you are ready, register here! 
     
     
    Rotary Summit at Mount Washington - May 4-6, 2018 David Gardner 2018-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Feb 11, 2018
     
    How can we beautify our communities and have a positive environmental impact? President Ian Riseley's major environmental initiative is for every Rotarian to plant a tree during this Rotary year. If I were to tell you that the district would be funding this project by providing one 6-8" sapling for every member in every club, and that the club only needs to determine where they would plant the trees, would you be interested in supporting this initiative?
     
    Our goal is to have each club recruit and support a Champion who will work with the local community, from public works to the cemetery department, the school department or any other organization that would love to add beauty, shade and a more healthy environment. There will be three options: Sugar Maples, White Dogwoods and Red Maples. The trees will arrive in early April and will need to be planted within 5-10 days of receipt. Although it will take some work to manage this project, it will enhance the community, all through the power of Rotary.
     
     
     
    If you are interested in being a Champion at the club or district level, please email me as soon as possible at djg@boydsdirect.com. Thank you for all you do!
    President Ian's Worldwide Environmental Project David Gardner 2018-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 08, 2018

    World Peace and
    Understanding Dinner
    Wednesday
    February 28, 6-9 pm
    DoubleTree by Hilton
    Boston North Shore
    50 Ferncroft Road
    Danvers, MA  01923

    Keynote Speaker: Marian Ryan
    District Attorney, Middlesex County

    Register Here

    Elected to office in 2014, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan represents the Commonwealth’s largest county with 54 towns and cities and 26 colleges in urban, suburban, and rural areas, comprising over one quarter of the population of Massachusetts.

    District Attorney Ryan is a career prosecutor with significant courtroom experience having prosecuted many of Middlesex County’s most complex and challenging cases.  She is a talented appellate attorney and has briefed and argued more than 40 cases in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. As District Attorney, she is responsible for the prosecution of approximately 40,000 cases a year.

    From her experience she has learned that as important as prosecution is, prevention is equally as important and leads to a better outcome.  She is a recognized expert on developing and creating innovative solutions that are defined by not simply getting involved after a criminal act has occurred but instead taking meaningful steps to stop crime before it happens.
    DA Marian Ryan - Keynote Speaker at World Peace & Understanding Dinner 2018-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Feb 06, 2018

    World Peace and
    Understanding Dinner
    & Showcase

    Wednesday,
    February 28, 2018

    Showcase 3-5 pm
    Dinner 6-9 pm
    Doubletree by Hilton
    Danvers, MA


    Register Here

    It is with great excitement that I formally announce our Premiere Sponsor for the World Peace & Understanding Dinner with the Showcase focused on the Opioid Crisis. Lahey Health has agreed to invest $5,000 in this initiative which will include funding the Showcase, Two Complimentary Tickets for Dinner to Showcase Exhibitors, a Short Presentation at Dinner and the funding of Ten $250 Mini-Grants offered to Rotary Clubs willing to match for projects focused on the Opioid Crisis. The list of qualifying projects will be available in the next week or two and the application will be available prior to the event.

    Our keynote speaker will be Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and she will share her view of this overwhelming threat, what is being done in the public and private spheres and what we, as Rotarians, can do to Make a Difference.

     
    Prior to dinner there will be a Showcase with organizations that are dedicated to reducing and hopefully eliminating addiction and you will have an opportunity to volunteer your vocational talents to help them achieve success.
     
    The time is now for all of us to step up and Make a Difference! How will you help bring about peace?
     
     
    Rotary to Host Showcase in Conjunction with the World Peace & Understanding Dinner David Gardner 2018-02-06 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 05, 2018
    World Peace & Understanding Dinner
    Wednesday, February 28, 6-9pm
    Doubletree, Danvers, MA
    Register Here
     
    Locally, there is so much that we need to address. The biggest issue that is threatening our society today is addiction. The opioid crisis has affected almost all of us in some way and it is time to take action. This year's World Peace and Understanding Dinner on February 28th will be focused on this issue.
     
    Our keynote speaker will be District Attorney Marian Ryan and she will share her view of this overwhelming threat, what is being done in the public and private spheres and what we, as Rotarians, can do to Make a Difference.
     
    Prior to dinner there will be a Showcase with organizations that are dedicated to reducing and hopefully eliminating addiction and you will have an opportunity to volunteer your vocational talents to help them achieve success.
     
    The time is now for all of us to step up and Make a Difference! How will you help bring about peace?
     
     
    World Peace & Understanding Dinner 2018-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 05, 2018

    Congratulations & Thank You to Our Plungers & Donors!

    We're Approaching $70,000 in funds-- More than Half Way to Our Goal!

    It's not too late!  Donate Here!

    Look for the full story!  Coming Soon!
     
    Congratulations to Our Brave Plungers! 2018-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 05, 2018
    Pizza & Bowling Fundraiser
    Tues, February 20, 5-9pm
    Flatbread Company
    45 Day Street, Somerville, MA
     
    Come join Boston Rotaract on Tuesday, Feb 20, for a benefit night at Flatbread Company in Davis Square! We will be there from 5pm-9pm, and Flatbread will donate a portion of their proceeds to Boston Rotaract’s Pure Home Water service project. Pure Home Water is a non-profit with a mission to provide clean water to people in Ghana, they do this by creating low cost water filtration devices for families who lack access to clean water.
     
    Don’t miss out on a night of great food, great company and a chance to win some awesome prizes! We will have two lanes reserved for bowling and a strike out competition! The winner will get a prize donated by Flatbread! We will also be raffling off gift cards to local restaurant and other special prizes. There's no formal dress code, just bring yourself and friends. We hope to see you there!
     
    Boston Rotaract Fundraiser 2018-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 05, 2018
    Save 20% on Valentine's Day flowers and gifts with promo code ROTARY.

    Special offers are available to you from the Rotary Global Rewards program, including discounts from 1-800-Flowers.com and other gift brands. You can save 20% on flowers, baskets, chocolate, cookies, and more. Plus, 1-800-Flowers.com will give 8% of your purchase  back to Rotary.
     
    Rotary Global Rewards: Valentines Day Savings 2018-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bruce Mauch on Feb 05, 2018
    The Rotary Club of Chelsea and employees at the Homewood Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites hotels collected new and gently worn coats, jackets, sweaters and gloves to be distributed to local homeless children and families. The Rotary Club along with City leadership, local agencies and other volunteers participated in the “National Point in Time Count of People Experiencing Homelessness” on February 1. They went out in the pre-dawn hours to talk to and count homeless community members and bring them clothing, sandwiches, fruit and water. The Chelsea Rotary Club are “People of Action” and have served the community for over 90 years.
    Chelsea Coat Drive Bruce Mauch 2018-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Wicks on Jan 29, 2018
    Ipswich Rotary donates truckloads of supplies to the Open Door Food Pantry.
     
    At the club's meeting on January 18, Ipswich Rotarians loaded up two vans from their “25 Days of Giving” initiative in December. Using a reverse Advent Calendar method, club member families added one item daily according to a 25-day calendar leading up to the Holidays. Donations ranged from food to clothing to small kitchen appliances. Seen loading the Open Door van are Open Door Executive Director and Gloucester Rotary President Elect Julie LaFontaine, Ipswich Rotary President Cushing Titcomb, and Open Door Ipswich Manager Luke Kleindienst.
     
    Ipswich's 25 Days of Giving Bob Wicks 2018-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jan 29, 2018

    Join the party at the 8th Annual Rotary Polar Plunge!  

    Saturday, February 3, 2018

    Long Beach, Gloucester

    Shuttles begin: 10:00 am

    Into the water: 11:00 am

     

    As of this morning, we have raised $36,679!  This is almost 30% of our goal of $125k!

     

    The District Top 5 fundraising teams so far are
    1 - Wakefield $7,173
    2 - Woburn $5,551
    3 - Stoneham $2,376
    4 - Lexington $1,969
    5 - Arlington $1,705   

    It's not too late!  Please register to plunge or donate to a plunger today!

     
     
    #EndPolioNow
    It's Almost Time to Plunge!! 2018-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by William Nolan on Jan 29, 2018
    The Danvers Club is excited to have welcomed four new members into the club in the past two months-- Richard Keithahn, Chelsea Rosato, Annelie Sirois, and John Zannino.  Shown here is the most recent inductee, John Zannino with Tom Standring and President Bill Nolan. 
    Danvers Inducts 4 New Members in 2 Months William Nolan 2018-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Jan 28, 2018
    If you have not yet registered for the 2018 Rotary Summit at Mount Washington, you might want to do so very soon. We already have almost 400 people registered for this unique opportunity to attend a year-end conference with Rotarians and friends from around New England and Quebec. We have an amazing array of keynote speakers: RI President Ian Riseley, Shirley-Pat Chamberlain, Razia Jan, and Travis Roy. They will inspire and empower you to maximize your impact through Rotary service. Add compelling roundtable discussions on issues like the opioid crisis, human trafficking, building vibrant clubs and so much more and you have a recipe to engage members in service where they can find personal satisfaction. Our onsite project will demonstrate the abilities of our Rotary youth as they lead and manage Rotarians in packaging meals on Saturday afternoon. We will own the entire hotel property including all resort rooms, dining rooms, The Cave and all meeting space. If you have never been to the Mount Washington Hotel, there are dozens of nooks and crannies where you can meet other Rotarians who share your passion and can provide tips on how to enhance your success in club management, service projects or almost anything Rotary. Don't forget that there will be tons of fun with a myraid of entertainment throughout the weekend. 
     
     
     
    Are You Registered for the 2018 Rotary Summit at Mount Washington? David Gardner 2018-01-28 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jan 21, 2018
     
    Join the party at the 8th Annual Rotary Polar Plunge!  Please join Rotarians, Interactors, Rotaractors and friends of our 47 clubs who raise money and plunge in the waters off Long Beach, Gloucester on February 3rd, 2018.  This event is one of the most personally fulfilling, fun and rewarding events of the year.
     
    Rotary has lead the charge for the past 30 years to eradicate Polio worldwide!  The number of new cases worldwide was 360,000 in the mid 1980’s.  This number has dropped as of December 2017 to 20 cases worldwide. We need one last push to fully eradicate Polio.
     
    Since the first Plunge in 2011-- the brainchild of Gloucester President Josh Arnold-- this event has raised roughly a half-million dollars towards polio eradication.  Additionally, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has matched $2 for each $1 we raise in this effort which brings the total to $1.5 million!
     
    As of Sunday, January 21,
    the District Top 5 fundraising teams so far are
    1) Woburn $5336
    2) Wakefield $3368
    3) Stoneham $1781
    4) Arlington $1347
    5) Lexington $1240
    Top five fundraising individuals:

    1) Tyler Gates - Woburn
    2) James Major - Woburn and AG
    3) David Gardner - Stoneham and DG
    4) Danny Walbourne - Woburn
    5) Bill Hayner - Arlington

     
    We look forward to another strong turnout for our 2018 Polar Plunge.  Please register to plunge or donate to a plunger today!
     
     
     
    #EndPolioNow
    Less Than Two Weeks Until Plunge! 2018-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jan 21, 2018
    The Rotary Club of Lynn launched its Satellite Club over two years ago and the results have been impressive. Lynn’s membership has nearly doubled, the average age of its members has dropped significantly while the club’s diversity has increased to better reflect the urban community of Lynn. In addition, more members looking to volunteer has compelled leadership to greatly expand its menu of volunteer opportunities. One challenge that President Steve Upton, Vice-President Brenda Rondo-Ortiz and Satellite Chairman Dick Ruth faced was providing opportunities for the longtime luncheon members to socialize with the newer Satellite Rotarians at an evening event. That changed Tuesday when members from both clubs gathered at Old Tyme Italian Cuisine to hear fellow Rotarian and candidate for State Senate, Brendan Crighton, speak.
     
    Lynn's Satellite & Luncheon Clubs hold Joint Meeting Ray Bastarache 2018-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Betsy Manzelli on Jan 21, 2018
    For approximately 13 years, District 7930 has been participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program sending students abroad and hosting students here in our District.  These students are unofficial ambassadors for Rotary, their community and country helping to bring the world closer together while making lifetime friends.
     
    This year we are happy to share with the newest group of amazing young adults who will be the Outbound Students next year: (left to right)Cameron Abell from Beverly to Belgium, Alessandra Brizuela from Hamilton-Wenham to Ecuador, Christian Pulido from Beverly to Taiwan, Lia Whitman from Hamilton-Wenham to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Henry Prentiss from Rockport to Italy, Erika Hostrop from Marblehead to Peru.

    Over the course of the next 6 months these students and their parents will participate in Orientation with the Youth Exchange team as they prepare for their year abroad.  
     
    We welcome any Club in the District that would like more information in the Youth Exchange Program to contact Betsy Manzelli.
    Youth Exchange Outbound Students Betsy Manzelli 2018-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Jan 21, 2018
    Ipswich Rotary President Cushing Titcomb inducted two new members into the Ipswich Club at the once-monthly Wednesday evening meeting on January 10th. Clint Dalton became the 68th member of Ipswich Rotary and Kathy Bento the 69th club member. Shown in the photo are President Cushing, Clint, Clint’s sponsor President-Elect Martha Mauser, Club Secretary and sponsor Mary Foote-Hill, and Kathy. Ipswich recently began a Service Membership Program and has implemented evening meetings on the second Wednesday of every month to accommodate club members not able to attend the Thursday morning meetings. Two additional members are scheduled to be inducted at the Club’s evening meeting in February.
    Ipswich Inducts Two New Members Bob Gravino 2018-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Jan 15, 2018
    Our very own Robert "Bob" Wood is in San Diego, not escaping our weather, but rather collaborating with 540 incoming District Governors from around the world at the International Assembly. Hundreds of other Rotarians are supporting the final phase of training to prepare them to assume the role of leading and inspiring each one of us to Do Good in the World. 
     
    The 2018-19 Rotary theme is "Be The Inspiration". Bob, and his wife Susan, will be sharing what this means to them and how they will build their year to inspire us to be People of Action.
     
    The graphic seems to indicate a wave of inspiration, and I believe that Bob will continue the momentum established in recent years and will bring his own passions to his role as District Governor for 2018-2019.
     
    Congratulations Bob and Susan, and enjoy every minute of this wonderful experience.
    2018-19 Rotary Theme Announced David Gardner 2018-01-15 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jan 13, 2018
    Join the party at the 8th Annual Rotary Polar Plunge!  Please join Rotarians, Interactors, Rotaractors and friends of our 47 clubs who raise money and plunge in the waters off Long Beach, Gloucester on February 3rd, 2018.  This event is one of the most personally fulfilling, fun and rewarding events of the year.

    Rotary has lead the charge for the past 30 years to eradicate Polio worldwide!  The number of new cases worldwide was 360,000 in the mid 1980’s.  This number has dropped as of December 2017 to 20 cases worldwide. We need one last push to fully eradicate Polio.
     
    Since the first Plunge in 2011-- the brainchild of Gloucester President Josh Arnold-- this event has raised roughly a half-million dollars towards polio eradication.  Additionally, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has matched $2 for each $1 we raise in this effort which brings the total to $1.5 million!
     
    As of Saturday, January 13, the District Top 5 fundraising teams so far are
    1) Wakefield $2,779.84
    2) Stoneham $1,325.62
    3) Lexington $1,148.68
    4) Arlington $1,085.85
    5) North Reading $662.16

    We look forward to another strong turnout for our 2018 Polar Plunge.  Please register to plunge or donate to a plunger today!
     
     
    #EndPolioNow
    #EndPolioNow with a Splash! Tracy Arabian 2018-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Jan 13, 2018
    District 7930 held its first ever New Member Orientation Welcome Party at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Wakefield on January 11th. This interactive dinner event was organized to help Rotarians who joined since July 1, 2017 navigate the wide world of Rotary and learn more about the big picture of our organization.
    New Member Orientation Welcome Party Bob Gravino 2018-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jan 13, 2018
    Chelsea police officer Sammy Mojica was a recent guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Chelsea.  Officer Mojica is the Community Relations Officer for the Chelsea Police Department.   Officer Mojica spoke about several programs the Chelsea Police Department has in place to build positive community relations.  The one event the Rotarians were most interested in hearing about was how the Chelsea Police Department responded to a request by a little boy with cancer to be visited by a police officer.
    Chelsea Hosts Police Officer as Speaker Bruce Mauch 2018-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Jan 13, 2018
    Ipswich Rotary Club President Cushing Titcomb presented Ipswich Dinner Bell Executive Director Dorothy Calandra with a Paul Harris Fellow at the Ipswich Rotary evening meeting on December 13th at the newly opened True North Brewery in Ipswich. Ipswich Dinner Bell is a town-wide non-profit collaboration among Ipswich churches, individuals, and groups that exists to serve hot and nutritious meals free to all who come, while creating a mealtime atmosphere of fellowship. Meals are served every Monday evening at the Masonic Hall in Ipswich.
    Ipswich Presents Paul Harris Fellow to Community Leader Bob Gravino 2018-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Jan 13, 2018
    Recently, John Williams and Becky Linhart, both RCoMH Rotarians, presented information on the Enhanced Scholarship Trust which was founded in 2006 by the RCoMH Board of Directors to provide a permanent funding source for scholarships. The mission of the Trust is to grow, manage and administer scholarships to help meet the needs of the community.  The Enhanced Scholarship Trust is a 501(c)(3) and is managed by a professional capital management firm.  The goal is to provide six 4-full year scholarships for high school students seeking degree courses and a "Second Chance Scholarship" for individuals who would like to take a course to enhance their career.  Successful recipients for the Second Chance Scholarship will receive up to $2500 paid directly to the educational institution on their behalf. Courses may be taken at a college or university, but may not be a part of a degree program.
    Marblehead Harbor Enhanced Scholarship Trust Kathleen Murphy 2018-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Tim Kelley on Jan 13, 2018
    Reading Rotary helped coordinate the town Adopt-A-Family, a program which facilitates the giving of Thanksgiving meals and Christmas gifts and meals. Rotary worked with Reading Cares, another community service organization in town, along with the Town of Reading Elder Services and the Department of Public Works. Rotary has been partnering with these other organizations to see this community giving program through for the past several years.
    Reading Coordinates Adopt-A-Family Tim Kelley 2018-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Jan 11, 2018
     
    How many Rotarians made resolutions for the New Year?
     
    Did any include how you will make Rotary thrive during this year and well into this century?
     
    If not, here is a list of ideas you can use, or create your own! Either way, creating a few action items that increase the impact we can have in the world will fulfill this year's theme - Rotary: Making a Difference!
     
    Rotary may be the best kept secret and those that we care for the most are perfect choices to invite to experience Rotary. Our parents, children, siblings, school friends, colleagues, or anyone who has helped shape your life are perfect to share our work, either as a member or as a friend of Rotary. Give them the Gift of Rotary.
     
    I wish you the best throughout the year!
     
    Now that the New Year Buzz is Over David Gardner 2018-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Wicks on Jan 10, 2018
    Rotary Leadership Institute
    Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:30am-3:30pm
    Four Points Sheraton Wakefield - Boston
     
    Rotary Leadership Institute is a leadership development program that combines facilitated learning, collaboration and ideas exchange to improve Rotary Clubs and strengthen lives.  Primary topics include leadership, team building, planning, market-ing, communication and organization.  The program is enriched through the sharing of experiences and ideas with Rotarians from our District and beyond.
     
    Rotary Leadership Institute – Discover your passion in Rotary Bob Wicks 2018-01-10 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Simonsen on Jan 03, 2018
     
    Come join the party!  Please join Rotarians, Interactors, Rotaractors and friends of our 47 clubs who raise money and plunge in the waters off of Long Beach, Gloucester on February 3rd, 2018.  This event is one of the most personally fulfilling, fun and rewarding events of the year.

    Rotary has lead the charge for the past 30 years to eradicate Polio worldwide!  The number of new cases worldwide was 360,000 in the mid 1980’s.  This number has dropped as of December 2017 to 20 cases worldwide. We need one last push to fully eradicate Polio.

    Over the past 5 years, our clubs have raised close to $500K towards Polio eradication.  Additionally, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have matched $2 for each $1 we raise in this effort which brings the total to $1.5 million!

    We look forward to another strong turnout for our 2018 Polar Plunge.  Please register to plunge or donate to a plunger today!
     
    EndPolioNow at the 2018 Polar Plunge Peter Simonsen 2018-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Dec 31, 2017
     
    The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce  Betsy Manzelli as the selection for the District Governor for the 2020-2021 Rotary year. Her passion and commitment to service, especially with her long-term focus on youth development will provide the foundation for her to be a very successful Governor, and one that will engage our future leaders.
     
    Betsy has been an integral and dedicated member of the Hamilton-Wenham Rotary club, and has been instrumental in integrating young people with Rotary initiatives in the community. As a member, she has served as the club’s Youth Exchange Officer, Interact Advisor, Board Member, and President.

    Betsy has always been highly involved in the local community and joined Rotary nearly ten years ago, after her eldest daughter participated in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
     
     
    Betsy has been a board member of the Hamilton Wenham Rotary Club since 2011 and in 2013, she served as president for the club. For the past 7 years, she has been an active participant in the Polar Plunge, involving both Interact and Youth Exchange Students in the club’s fundraising efforts for Polio Plus and braving the frigid waters of the Atlantic with her students at the plunge each year.
    Betsy Manzelli nominated to be District Governor for 2020-21 David Gardner 2017-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Jeanne Schultz on Dec 31, 2017
    The Haverhill Rotary Club sponsors a Middle School EarlyAct Club at Hill View Montessori Charter Public School.  Teacher advisors, Cheryl Cleary and Joann Healey, work weekly with fourteen students to develop and implement community service projects.  Students sponsored a school-wide Food Drive for Thanksgiving which supported area food pantries;  worked with DCF of Haverhill on a Mitten Tree to collect gifts for local children; worked with HeadStart;  and made fleece blankets for DCF to hand out at Christmas.The Haverhill Rotary Club provided EarlyAct pins, certificates of membership and t-shirts for the students.
    Haverhill EarlyAct Holiday Activities Jeanne Schultz 2017-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Dec 31, 2017
    As 2017 comes to a close, the impact of the Rotary Global Grant submitted in 2016 by the Ipswich Rotary Club to improve children’s health in the capital city of Lusaka, Zambia, is more evident than ever.
     
    Working with the Rotary Club of Nkwazi and the Zambian Ministries of Education and Healthy, Healthy Kids/Brighter Future (HK/BF), the implementing NGO, is delivering 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.
     
    Lusaka, Zambia Global Grant Bob Gravino 2017-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Herb Harris on Dec 31, 2017
    The Peabody Rotary Club will host its signature event, the 13th Annual Taste of the North Shore, on Tuesday, March 20th from 6-9 PM. This popular event is now being held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Danvers. The event has been so popular among North Shore residents and businesses that it was moved to this new venue last year to accommodate our growing attendance.
     
    Twenty-five of the area’s most popular restaurants will serve their tastiest dishes, from main courses to sides to desserts. In addition to the delicious food and great entertainment, 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.

     
    Restaurants and Sponsors Sought for Taste of the North Shore Herb Harris 2017-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Dec 31, 2017
    The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor (RCoMH) had the pleasure of hearing from Sherry Fein and Sue Abrams who provided an update on the children’s playground at the Yakini Primary School in Arusha, Tanzania. Ms. Fein and Ms. Abrams, with the help and support of the RCoMH, were able to secure $30,000 to construct the playground including $3,000 coming directly from RCoMH.  The playground, which includes a trampoline and zip line,  benefits 600 children including 80 orphans.  Local residents learned new skills during construction of the playground - an added benefit which helped secure new employment opportunities.
    Marblehead Harbor Supports School in Tanzania Kathleen Murphy 2017-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Fama on Dec 31, 2017
    The Saugus Rotary Club has once again sponsored a festive Christmas luncheon for 180 senior citizens at the Saugus Senior Center. This has always been a very popular event and for regulars at the Saugus Senior Center the Rotary Club’s annual December bash is a can’t miss event. The Rotary Club provides a meal, dessert and entertainment for the town’s seniors. Rotarian Past President, David J. Fama was once again dressed as Santa Claus and stopped by every table to greet those in attendance.
    Saugus Sponsors Luncheon for Seniors David Fama 2017-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Dec 18, 2017
    Ipswich Rotary President Cushing Titcomb inducted a new member into the Ipswich Club during the Ipswich Rotary evening meeting on December 13th at the newly opened True North Brewery in Ipswich. Brian Nelson became the 67th member of Ipswich Rotary. Shown in the photo are President Cushing and Brian. Brian is the spouse of Ipswich Rotarian Julie Nelson, and their community service interests include The Open Door Food Pantry, Ipswich Dinner Bell, and the Ipswich High School Interact Club’s annual “Jingle Bell Walk”. Ipswich recently began a Service Membership Program, and has implemented evening meetings on the second Wednesday of every month to accommodate club members not able to attend the Thursday morning meetings. Three additional new members are scheduled to be inducted at the Club’s evening meeting in January.
    Ipswich Rotary Inducts 67th Member Bob Gravino 2017-12-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Marion Spark on Dec 18, 2017
    The Newburyport Rotary Club welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus on Sunday, November 26. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived courtesy of the U. S. Coast Guard and greeted crowds gathered on the waterfront and in Market Square for their arrival and annual tree lighting. Newburyport Club President, Marion Spark, and her husband, Jeff Beeton, portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus. They were paraded around town by Rotary Elves pulling and pushing their carriage. Three lucky children were also on the carriage since their mother was the winner of a live auction item donated by the Newburyport Rotary at the annual Newburyport Education Foundation which netted $600 for the NEF. The Newburyport High School Interact Club members were dressed as cartoon characters to greet the children as well. The Newburyport High School and Triton High School bands marched and played holiday music to enhance the festivities before the much anticipated lighting of the tree in Market Square.
    Newburyport Santa Parade Marion Spark 2017-12-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Dec 18, 2017
    The Wakefield Rotary Club recently recognized 14 of its members who have reached perfect attendance during the Rotary year 2016-17. 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. “This just demonstrates the commitment our members have to Rotary and the community,” commented long-time member Judy Gordon. Gordon along with fellow members Barbara Worley, Joe Buscaino, Jim Fitzgerald, Bruce Donovan, Tom Stapleton, Amy Luckiewicz, Lisa Roderick, Elaine Guaetta, Suzanne Bowering, Fred Singer, Jim Tarpey, Frank Fiorentino, and Jay Curley have accrued a cumulative number of 242 years of perfect attendance. Curley received special notice for his 46 years straight of perfect attendance.
    Wakefield Rotary Recognizes Committed Members Amy Luckiewicz 2017-12-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Tina Raimo on Dec 12, 2017
    Members of the Gloucester High School Interact Club, sponsored by the  Gloucester Rotary Club, organized the annual Christmas Party for students and families at Pathways for Children, a Head Start agency serving Cape Ann and surrounding communities, in early December at Pathways' facility in Gloucester.  

    Interact students  decorated  the Pathways gymnasium with Christmas trees, snowflakes, ornaments and large polar bear figurines the night before.  Children attending the party were able to make ornaments and other decorations, decorate their own holiday cookies baked during the week by Interact students, get their faces painted in festive holiday colors, have a special lunch served up by Interact members, meet the princesses from Frozen and Frosty the Snowman, and have a story read to them by Mrs. Santa Claus (A.K.A. Gloucester Rotary Club President Julie Geary).  The highlight, of course, was a visit from Santa himself, as students lined up to sit on his lap and tell Santa their Christmas wishes.

    The Pathways Christmas Party is one of Interact's major programs each year and annual provides holiday cheer to more than 100 children and their families.
    Gloucester Interact Hosts Children's Party Tina Raimo 2017-12-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Dec 11, 2017

    Plunging or Donating is Making a Difference!

    How will you Make a Difference in the goal to eradicate polio? I have an idea for you! Register to plunge at our 8th Annual Polar Plunge for Polio on February 3, 2018 at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester. Assemble at 10:30 am, say hi to friends and grab some hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate. We will be plunging at 11:00 am.
     
    If you have plunged in prior years, you know the excitement and the joy that is at the center of this incredible experience. The few moments of discomfort provides a glimpse into the impact that polio has on the lives of the children that we have helped immunize and will continue to do so until we have reach our goal: a polio free world! 
     
    If you cannot plunge, please donate to a plunger in your club and help them raise money to make the biggest impact possible. The holiday season is an excellent time to share the story, ask for pledges and to build momentum until the day of the plunge.
     
    Reach out to your friends, family, coworkers, and those who share in our work to provide better health to the world. Use each opportunity to demonstrate the great work that Rotary does locally and worldwide and maybe, just maybe, they will want to join our family and Do Good in the World.
     
    Our district goal is to raise $125,000 at this year's plunge, and with your help, we will get there. If we meet our goal, we can ensure that another 500,000 or more immunizations will be provided and, through your efforts and generosity, children will be saved from this horrible disease. In fact, I am sure that your prior donations have already saved many lives of children around the world. For that, I thank you - and so does the rest of the world!
     
    A special thank you to the Rotary Club of Gloucester for their vision to create this event eight years ago and for their steadfast support for each and every Polar Plunge. We could not pull this off without the guidance and help of the great Rotarians from Gloucester.
     
    Are you ready to register to plunge or donate? Click here!
     
    2018 Polar Plunge Registration is Open David Gardner 2017-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Marion Spark on Dec 11, 2017
    The Newburyport Rotary Club was the proud sponsor of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce Breakfast "Coffee & Commerce" featuring Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, who spoke about "Attracting and Retaining a Skilled Workforce" on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Masonic Hall on Green Street, Newburyport. Pictured here with Secretary Acosta are many Rotarians who attended along with Mayor Donna Holaday and State Representative, James Kelcourse.
    Newburyport Sponsors Breakfast Marion Spark 2017-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Helene Vincent on Dec 11, 2017
     
    The Boston Evening Rotary Club is doing a “Warm the Footsies” Fundraiser and was wondering whether you might be able to help?
     
    As the cold days and nights arrive, we are raising money to buy socks for homeless families in Massachusetts. For struggling families and the homeless, socks are one of the most needed personal items during the harsh winter months, but one of the least donated.
     
    We've teamed up with Flutter to create a unique raffle. Flutter raises money for local charities by creating local experiences that people enter to win with a $10 donation. Just a $10 donation, and a willingness to share the campaign, is all we’re asking for you to do.
     
    When you donate $10, you’ll automatically be entered to win a night out in Boston that includes these great prizes:
     
    • An overnight stay at the Westin Copley Place
    • Dinner for two at Joe's American Bar & Grill
    • Haircut and blow dry from Safar on Newbury
    • An 80-minute spa massage from Healthworks
    You can earn more chances to win by sharing our Flutter campaign with your networks, and the unique URL you’ll get with your donation. 
     
    You can make your donation by clicking here!
     
    It's a win/win situation, and so many cold feet will appreciate your support, as will we!
     
    Boston Evening Club and Warm the Footsies Helene Vincent 2017-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Julia Phelps on Dec 11, 2017
    Your Club could win $500 for its WASH Projects!

    What is World Water Day? World Water is celebrated on March 22nd. It focuses on the approximately 1.8 billion people worldwide who must rely on water contaminated with feces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid, polio and other waterborne diseases. The UN's Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty. In 1993, the UN General Assembly designated March 22nd as World Water Day. It is now a globally recognized event.
     
    World Water Day Competition Julia Phelps 2017-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Dec 11, 2017
    The District Membership Committee has announced the availability of the Winter 2017-18 Club Membership Mini-Grant. The purpose of this mini-grant is to increase membership and improve retention among the Rotary clubs of District 7930. Clubs may apply for funds to suppliment FRIENDraisers, improve its orientation process, or develop its mentor capabilities.
    Membership Mini-Grants! Amy Luckiewicz 2017-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Dec 11, 2017
    The Ipswich High School Interact Club held their annual Jingle Bell Walk on Saturday, December 2nd. Over 300 children, along with parents, older siblings and friends, greeted Santa at the Ipswich Town Wharf as Jolly Old Saint Nick arrived by the Ipswich Police Department Marine Patrol’s vessel, escorted by the Ipswich Fire Department’s fire boat spraying red and green water. Santa’s waterside arrival was followed by a short stroll to the Town Hall, where Interact Club members provided games and entertainment while the young passed their Christmas gift wishes to Santa.
     
    Ipswich Interact Hosts Jingle Bell Walk Bob Gravino 2017-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Dec 11, 2017

    On December 6th, 100 years ago, Halifax suffered a horrible explosion that devastated a large section of the city. Two ships, the Mont Blanc and the Imo collided in the narrows in Halifax Harbor. The Mont Blanc was a French ship carrying a full load of TNT and many other chemicals that provided the fuel to the sparks created when the ships continued to grind against each other. It went from bellowing smoke to smaller explosions that brought about the attention of many Haligonians. As they approached the harbor or viewed it from their homes, the explosions started to increase, until the fires swept into the cargo hold and reached the tons of TNT. The explosion was so immense that pieces of the ships were strewn miles from the harbor, including whole cannons. Buildings were leveled within a half mile radius, windows were shattered miles away all of which caused 2,000 deaths and 9,000 injuries, many of those were people blinded by the shattered glass.
     
    Don Sword, DG of District 7820, and I were honored with placing a wreath at the Commemoration. In pouring rain, hundreds of Haligonians and visitors from around the world, came to reflect on the 100th anniversary of this tragic event. From residents, to families of survivors and many dignataries, there was not a dry eye in the house. The tragedies were offset by the outpouring of love and support that occurred from Boston and around the world. 
     
    In addition, the blast created a tsunami that produced 30-60' waves from the harbor which swept away all of the settlements along the shore. To add insult to injury, the next day delivered a snow storm producing 16 or more inches of snow. This covered the blackened city with a freezing coat of snow, hampering the ability to find both survivors and those who perished in the blast.  It is hard to imagine that the city survived, and has prospered since that fateful day.
     
    Boston was the first to arrive in Halifax to provide assistance. A medical team from Massachusetts General Hospital boarded a train within hours and was on the way in the blizzard that required them to exit the train and shovel the track throughout the mission. The medical expertise, supplies and unfailing service to the people of Halifax is something that is still remembered today. In fact, Halifax demonstrates their appreciation yearly when they donate and deliver a 50-100' Christmas tree to Boston. Now you know the rest of the story!
    The Halifax - Boston Connection David Gardner 2017-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
    District Offers Public Image Mini-Grants Amy Luckiewicz 2017-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Dec 02, 2017
    Ipswich Rotary Club President Elect Martha Mauser presented Ipswich Dinner Bell Chef and Mason Denny Drislane with a Paul Harris Fellow at the Ipswich Rotary sponsored meal on November 27th at the Masonic Lodge in Ipswich. Shown in the photo are President Elect Martha, Dinner Bell Chef Denny, Denny’s wife Elana, and Past District Governor Dave Drislane (1964 – 1965), Denny’s brother, member of the Lynnfield Rotary Club, and frequent volunteer when the Ipswich Club is hosting the Dinner Bell. Ipswich Dinner Bell is a town-wide collaboration among nine Ipswich churches, individuals, and groups including the Masons, Ipswich Rotary, and Ipswich Lions. Knowing that hunger presents itself both physically and relationally, the Ipswich Dinner Bell is a non-profit cooperative organization that exists with a shared love of God and neighbor to serve hot, nutritious meals, free to all who come, and create a mealtime atmosphere of fellowship with one another. Meals are served every Monday evening at the Masonic Hall in Ipswich, and Denny is the chef who prepares the meal most weeks. The Ipswich Rotary Club sponsors a Dinner Bell meal once each quarter, and the Ipswich High School Interact Club sponsors a Dinner Bell meal once each year.
    Ipswich Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Presentation Bob Gravino 2017-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Tracy Arabian on Dec 02, 2017
    The Gloucester Rotary Club has published its annual 12-month Cape Ann photo calendar for 2018. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support the many community and international activities in which the club is involved.
     
    The calendar features photos from local photographers of Cape Ann in all its glory throughout the year. In addition to the beautiful photography, calendar owners are entered into a weekly raffle drawing with the chance to win $50 each week or $250 in June or $500 in December.
     
    Calendars are $25 each and are now available from any Gloucester Rotarian.
    Gloucester Calendar Fundraiser Tracy Arabian 2017-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Dec 02, 2017
     

    District Governor Dave Gardner recognized Lawrence Rotarians David Dreyfus and Diane Shikrallah as members of the Paul Harris Society with PHS Chevrons and District 7930 pins at the November 30th joint meeting of the Haverhill and Lawrence Rotary Clubs. Shown in the photo are Lawrence Rotary Club President Rachel Concepcion, David Dreyfus, DG Dave Gardner, Diane Shikrallah, District Governor Elect Bob Wood, and Haverhill Rotary Club President Melissa Cerasuolo. Dave showed slide shows of each club's activities and fundraisers and spoke to the need of clubs and Rotarians to bring new members into Rotary and to retain them through community service projects. 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 sustain our impact around the world.

    Paul Harris Society Chevron Presentation to Lawrence Rotarians Bob Gravino 2017-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Dec 02, 2017
    Andrew Maddox, President of the Rockport Rotary Club announced that the Rockport Rotary donated $14,100 toward hurricane relief. With three major storms hitting in less than a month, Rockport Rotarians answered the call in a major way — raising a combined total of $14,100 from club member contributions and matching funds from the club's coffers. Checks have gone out, including $4,700 each to:
    • Disaster Aid USA (a project of the Rotary Club of Historic Prince George’s Co, Maryland) for their on-the-ground relief efforts in the Greater Houston area after Hurricane Harvey
    • Rotary Foundation Donor-Advised Fund for Hurricane Maria
    • Rotary Foundation Donor-Advised Fund for Hurricane Irma
     
    Rockport Rotary trusts in the Rotary Foundation and Disaster Aid USA, and know that these funds will be put to the best use. The membership is happy to help out with the recovery after these destructive storms.
    Rockport Rotarians Donate $14,100 Toward Hurricane Relief Mary Ciaraldi 2017-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Nov 27, 2017
    The Wakefield Rotary Club was happy to use a portion of District Matching Grant funds to sponsor a full Thanksgiving dinner for members of the Wakefield Boys and Girls Club this year. Approximately 150 children and their families were served turkey, cranberries, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Wakefield Rotary President Mario Portillo commented, "We were so happy to sponsor this dinner. We know there are kids here, and everywhere, that may not have Thanksgiving dinner. We're very lucky to be able to provide that and are very grateful to the Boys and Girls Club staff for working so hard to cook the meal!"
     
    Wakefield Sponsors Thanksgiving Dinner with District Grant Amy Luckiewicz 2017-11-27 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Diane Barbour on Nov 27, 2017
    Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor 2017 Holiday Pops Concert Tickets are available online!
     
    This year’s Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Holiday Pops Concert, on Saturday, December 9, at Abbot Hall, is even more special than usual. The concert, a Marblehead holiday event enjoyed annually by friends and families, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This year’s event is being held in honor of Fraffie Welch, who was the originator of the concert, in partnership with Jodi Vigneron. But that’s not all! It is also the 20th anniversary of the Hillyer Festival Orchestra. Altogether this is a fabulous combination of the festive season, holiday music, and the celebration of a special Marblehead tradition.
     
    Marblehead Harbor Holiday Pops Concert Diane Barbour 2017-11-27 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Nov 27, 2017
    Ipswich Rotary President Cushing Titcomb inducted two new members into the Ipswich Club at recent evening meetings of the Club. At the September evening meeting, Cori Trembowicz became the 65th member of Ipswich Rotary. Cori’s community service interests include The Open Door Food Pantry and the Ipswich Dinner Bell.
     
    At the October evening meeting, Matt Bodwell became our 66th member. (Shown in the photo are Matt, President Cushing, Stacy Bodwell (Matt’s wife), and Paul Harris Society member and sponsor Jim Tedford.) Matt has been instrumental in assisting the Rotary sponsored Ipswich High School Interact Club during their annual “Jingle Bell Walk”, helping with arrangements for a costumed “Grinch” and the boat on which Santa arrives.
     
    Ipswich Inducts Two Members Bob Gravino 2017-11-27 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bruce Mauch on Nov 20, 2017
    The Rotary Club of Chelsea honored local veterans at their annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea.  Veterans from Chelsea, the Soldiers Home and members of the Chelsea Rotary Club enjoyed a specially prepared menu served in their honor, and they shared stories about where they or family members served, about service, gratitude and pride in country. 

    “Service Above Self” is the Rotary motto and the Club extended their gratitude to our veterans and active members of the US Military for their “Service Above Self” to protect our freedoms, liberty and way of life. 
     
    Veterans Honored in Chelsea Bruce Mauch 2017-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Nov 18, 2017
     
    I would like to thank each and every Rotarian for the commitment you have in the service to others. It is inspiring to be part of such an incredible organization that is Making a Difference every day in local communities and around the world. Over the past 10 weeks, during the official visits, it has become clear how much better the world is with Rotary. The pride, joy and love that I feel is such a blessing to me and I want to let you know how humbling and fulfilling it is to be the governor of District 7930.
     
    With your time, talent and treasure, we are approaching the end of polio on our planet. Although this is our signature project, daily you are providing food and shelter to the hungry and homeless, educating children, fighting disease and so much more. We need you and so many more people to join us in Doing Good in the World, especially today. Those who are less fortunate than us, need us, and I know that we will be there. Collectively, our clubs provide hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to families who would otherwise not have a one, and you have provided joy where there might have been sadness. 
     
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart and may you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Thanksgiving 2017 David Gardner 2017-11-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Nov 13, 2017
    In September 2017, Julia D. Phelps, Ed.D., was appointed as a Trustee of our Rotary Foundation and is currently serving on the Foundation’s Stewardship Committee.
     
    Julia joined the Rotary Club of Amesbury, MA in 1997 and served as president of the club in 2001-2002.  She was very active in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program and hosted several Ambassadorial Scholars.  After serving as president, she was asked to train incoming presidents at NE Presidents-elect Training Seminar (PETS).  Julia served as a host counselor for a Youth Exchange.

    Julia has served in several positions at the district level.  She worked on RYLA, served as Inbound Chair for Ambassadorial Scholars and was District Governor of District 7930 in 2007-2008.  She was the District’s Annual Giving Chair and the Chair for NE PETS.  Julia became District 7930’s Foundation Chair in July 2009 and led the district through the Future Vision Pilot.  She shared Future Vision insights at the New Orleans, Louisiana and Lisbon, Portugal International Conventions.
     
    Julia served as a Presidents Representative and the Rotary Foundation Alumni Chair (RFAC) for Zone 32.  She prepared Governors-elect on the Foundation’s new grant model at the International Assembly in 2012 and 2013.  She served as International Director from 2014 – 2016 and was until recently a member of the Operations Review Committee.  In September 2017, Julia was appointed as a Trustee of our Rotary Foundation and is currently serving on the Foundation’s Stewardship Committee. She’s also on RI’s Membership Committee.
     
    Julia Phelps Named Trustee of The Rotary Foundation, 2017-2020 Tracy Arabian 2017-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Tina Raimo on Nov 12, 2017
    Members of the Gloucester High School Interact Club fanned out across the city on October 27 as they delivered more than 420 lobster rolls sold during the month of October. The annual fundraiser took in $6,400 and netted close to $4,000 for the Club.  The students will be making a donation to the American Cancer Society from these proceeds.

    The students spent the evening before cleaning the lobster meat and undertaking the monumental task of organizing the delivery routes for the following day.  They gathered during the morning of the 27th in the Gloucester High School culinary kitchen to make the lobster rolls and assemble and pack the lunches for delivery for Friday lunchtime.  Earlier in the week, students also worked with Club President Julie Geary of Classic Cooks to bake the more than 400 homemade cookies that were part of the lunches.
    Gloucester Interact Lobster Roll Fundraiser Tina Raimo 2017-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Marion Spark on Nov 12, 2017
    As part of its literacy mission, the Newburyport Rotary Club distributed 248 dictionaries to third grade elementary school students Newburyport and Salisbury on Tuesday, October 24. We visited each third grade classroom and explained the importance of being able to read and had students look up several words and read their meaning. Each student got to fill in their bookplate with their name so that it would be theirs forever.
    Newburyport Distributes Dictionaries Marion Spark 2017-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Nov 12, 2017
    District Governor Dave Gardner recognized Rockport Rotarian Susan King as a member of the Paul Harris Society with a PHS Chevron and District 7930 pin at the November 2nd Rockport Rotary Club evening meeting. Shown in the photo are Rockport PHS members Bob Gillis and Ingrid Brown, Rockport President-elect Susan King, Rockport President Andy Maddox, and DG Dave Gardner. 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 sustain our impact around the world.
    Paul Harris Society Chevron Presentation in Rockport Bob Gravino 2017-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Nov 12, 2017
    The North Reading Community EarlyAct Club completed its first service project of the year with a focus on veterans who are recovering from injury. Students discussed the value of veterans in our community and their role in recognizing their service. The discussion was followed by a writing prompt asking students to each make a card for a veteran thanking them for their service and wishing he or she well. Youth Services Director Amy Luckiewicz noted, “The kids took a lot of time and effort into what they wrote. They wanted to make sure they gave thanks but also demonstrated concern for their well-being.” Students were also encouraged to ask questions, draw a picture, and share some interests. One student wrote, “Thank you veteran! I love my freedom!” Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the project was the sensitivity the students showed. The cards were delivered to Veteran Agent Susan Magner for delivery to hospital-bound veterans. The EarlyAct students would like to thank North Reading Rotarian Lisa Pappas from The Savings Bank and high school students Kylie Ford and Monika Stantcheva for their help with the project
    North Reading EarlyAct Completes First Service Project Amy Luckiewicz 2017-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Anne O'Connor on Nov 12, 2017
    Hamilton Wenham Rotary held a successful sock drive for veterans. At our Veterans’ Day meeting on November 10th, Betsy Manzelli of Hamilton Wenham Rotary presents boxes filled with packages of socks to Jim Nentwig of Santa’s Magic Inc. to be given to hospitalized veterans on Christmas Day.
    Hamilton-Wenham Sock Drive for Vets Anne O'Connor 2017-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Nov 05, 2017
     

    How can Rotary better serve you and your communities?

     
    We are introducing a new concept in District 7930 and we hope that it will help the district leadership learn how we can better serve clubs and members in your commitment to Making a Difference!
     
    On Wednesday, November 15, district leadership invites you to attend our first-ever Town Meeting. This will be an open forum for all members to express their ideas and concerns in an attempt to develop programs and tools to help you serve your communities more efficiently and effectively. Or, perhaps, it to share your ideas with others to enhance the impact we make.
     
    The session will start as a open conversation and will transition to round-table discussions about how to answer questions, solve problems or deliver opportunities. Topics will include membership, public image, fundraising, foundation support and the opportunity to share your ideas.
     
    Join us at the McLane Middleton Law Center at 300 Tradecenter in Woburn on the 7th floor in their conference room. Bring a friend from your club and have a great night helping us make Rotary better in our district.
     
    First Annual Town Meeting David Gardner 2017-11-05 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Nov 05, 2017
    Nominations are being requested for District Governor for the 2020 – 2021 and we need club support to find the best candidates to lead our District. Please consider nominating an individual from your club for one of these positions. Please contact David Gardner via email here!
     
    To read more about this position and their roles and responsibilities, please visit the District Position Description page.
     
    DISTRICT GOVERNOR FOR 2020 - 2021 (DGND)
     
    This District Governor 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 attend the Governors-elect training seminar and International Assembly in January prior to the year they have been selected to serve.
     
    If you feel that your club has such a leader among your members, one with proven strong leadership skills and decision making, please consider nominating them to help fulfill Rotary's ongoing missions. Nominations are due by November 15, 2017 and the nomination form can be downloaded here!
     
    Applications must be submitted via US Mail or E-mail by November 15, 2017. Please note that the form requires your club secretary to attest that the club is aware of and endorses your application. The candidate should also include a cover letter stating why they are interested in serving as District Governor.
    District Governor Nominations Due! David Gardner 2017-11-05 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Lori Karas on Nov 04, 2017
    This concert is going to be an incredible event at the one of the most prestigious music halls in the world, Boston Symphony Hall!
     
    This is a great example of Rotarians helping Rotarians!
     
    Please support United Sound's Julie Duty, the Executive Director of United Sound and a Rotarian from the Mesa West Club in Arizona!  
     
    To purchase tickets go to UnitedSound.org/Boston.
    Double Header: Baseball Legends & Jazz Icons Lori Karas 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Liz Cullen on Nov 04, 2017
     
    Rotary Foundation 101st Birthday Party
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Danversport Yacht Club

    Rotarian, Humanitarian and CNN Top Ten Hero, 2012 Razia Jan will be keynote speaker at our Foundation Celebration on November 14!
     
    “I have only one school and I hope and pray that it lasts forever”. Razia Jan, March3, 2015

    Razia Jan is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Duxbury, MA, District 7950 and founder of the Zabuli Education Center, a private K-12 girls’ school in rural, conservative Afghanistan. The school provides free education as well as meals, shoes, uniforms and coats to more than 430 girls in an area where 90% of the population is illiterate.

     
    Guess Who’s Coming to our Foundation Evening! Liz Cullen 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Tracy Arabian on Nov 04, 2017
    Rise Against Hunger Food Packing Evening
    Tuesday, November 28, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Night Shift Brewing
    87 Santilli Hwy, Everett, MA
    Register Here
     
    Grab a craft beer, enjoy some great food, and experience the happy energy of a team on a mission to end hunger in our lifetime! Rise Against Hunger is proud to partner with Night Shift, Boston Magazine's 2017 Best Brewery, to bring you an event that will touch your heart, please your palate and help fund our international disaster relief programs. You'll be able to bid on amazing raffle items, be inspired by our mission, and explore whether a local meal packaging event might be a fun way to connect your company, church, school or civic group to a great cause.
     
    Multi-Club January Food Packaging Event
    Hosted by Wakefield Rotary Club
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (snowdate Jan 30)
    Sheraton 4 Points
    1 Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA
    Download Flyer
     
    The Wakefield Club is seeking five or more clubs to join them to work together! Like last year's event, the day starts with a group lunch at $15 per person, followed by the mass packing event. Club buy-in minimum is $250 for 1,000 meals. These meals are brought back to your home food pantries THAT DAY and/or donated internationally (you can also send a portion internationally and keep some local).
     
    Two Events Support District Homelessness & Hunger Initiative Tracy Arabian 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Herb Harris on Nov 04, 2017
    In 2013, Peabody Rotary, with the help of a District Managed Grant, sponsored CPR training for teachers, administrators and staff at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. The club also donated a defibrillator to Peabody’s food pantry, Haven From Hunger.
     
    Last month, as school was releasing for the day, a 16 year-old student passed out. She was immediately given CPR by staff members and then Principal Eric Buckley used the High School’s defibrillator to revive the student. Because of their fast action and training, this young lady will be fine.
     
    Although we are not sure if the staff members who performed the CPR were part of the original Rotary training, we do know that the Rotary grant provided the basis for the CPR and solidified the importance of staff being prepared for emergencies such as this one. And this proves the value of the District Managed Grant program.
    Peabody's District Managed Grant May Have Saved a Life Herb Harris 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Nov 04, 2017
    The North Reading Community EarlyAct Club recently installed thirty students into the service club for the 2017-18 academic year. The co-ed club is open to students in grades three through five. North Reading Youth Services Director Amy Luckiewicz noted, “This has been our highest enrollment we have ever had since beginning the program in 2014.” At its installation meeting, the students took the EarlyAct Oath: I promise to do my best to understand, accept and help people. I will keep leadership, commitment and gratitude in my mind as I work to do service above self. The community club represents all schools in North Reading. Based on a Rotary International model, the projects and meetings focus on the values of gratitude, community, leadership, commitment, and inclusion. The club meets twice per month to plan and implement a local or international humanitarian project. Initiated in 2014, the group was formed by 4 parent volunteers: Sandy Garniss, Samantha Miller, Karen Buscemi, and Leslie Schultz in partnership with North Reading Rotary Club’s Peter Majane.
    North Reading Community EarlyAct Kicks Off Amy Luckiewicz 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Schu Schumacher on Nov 04, 2017
    The Lynnfield Rotary Club will host its ninth annual Turkey Trot on Sunday, November 19th at Market Street. The race will begin at 9:00am and is open to students age 18 and under and all adults. Race will feature give-aways for runners, age group runner awards, music and fun. Register for the race or come cheer on a friend! All proceeds will benefit the local scholarships, Healthy Lynnfield Coalition, and charitable projects of the Lynnfield Rotary Club. The club also has multiple sponsorship opportunities available. Lynnfield Rotary Club President Rob Schumacher commented, “We love hosting this event. It’s a great family event and Market Street offers a lot for non-runners. We hope to have a great turnout. Funds will continue to support community projects.”
     
    Race entry is available online at www.racemenu.com/trot or sign up the morning of the event at the check in table located in front of King’s. Please direct questions to lynnfieldrotaryclub@yahoo.com.
     
    Lynnfield Rotary Turkey Trot Schu Schumacher 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Marion Spark on Nov 04, 2017
    The Newburyport Rotary Club along with the Salisbury Police Department served a continental breakfast on Monday, October 16, consisting of coffee, fruit, muffins and donuts. The Rotarians provided cider donuts from Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury. Rotarian and Police Chief Tom Fowler spoke about Halloween hours for the town of Salisbury as well as IRS and cyber scams. The seniors especially enjoyed the fresh cider donuts and were able to take some home for a snack later.
    Newburyport Rotarians Serve Breakfast at Salisbury Senior Center Marion Spark 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Nov 04, 2017
    District Governor Dave Gardner recognized Malden Rotarians Dave Hart and Mark Golub as members of the Paul Harris Society with PHS Chevrons and District 7930 pins at the October 11th Malden Rotary Club meeting. Shown in the photo are PHS Chair Bob Gravino, DG Dave, Dave Hart, Mark Golub, and Malden President Ronnie Puzon. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Foundation and allows Rotary to sustain our impact around the world.
    Malden Club Honors Paul Harris Society Members Bob Gravino 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Annie Powers on Oct 23, 2017
    Bill Connors, member of the Rotary Club of Medford recently enjoyed a trip with his wife to Australia. He snapped this picture of a display of gnomes by the Rotary Club of Canberra East. There were hundreds of them! This was a community event and the Rotary Club of Canberra was a very visible part of it. Thanks Bill for sharing this with your fellow Rotarians.
     
    From Medford MA to Canberra Australia Annie Powers 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
    Rotaplast Celebration Thomas Hankard 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 23, 2017
    District Governor Dave Gardner inducted two new members into the Malden Rotary Club during his District Governor official visit on October 11th. Shown in the photo are Malden Club President Ronnie Puzon, Dave Gardner, and new Rotarians Dave Camell and Guillermo Hamlin. The inductions of Dave and Guillermo bring to five the number of new members that Malden Rotary has brought into the club since July 1st, including one new service member who is attending Malden’s new evening meetings on the first Wednesday of every month.
    Malden Inducts New Members Bob Gravino 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Oct 23, 2017
    The Wakefield Rotary Club will again be hosting a large food packaging project on January 23rd with a snow date of January 30th at Sheraton 4 Points.
     
    The Club is seeking five or more clubs to join them to work together! Like last year's event, the day starts with a group lunch at $15 per person, followed by the mass packing event. Club buy-in minimum is $250 for 1,000 meals. These meals are brought back to your home food pantries THAT DAY and/or donated internationally (you can also send a portion internationally and keep some local).
     
    Clubs Invited to Join Large Food Packaging Project Amy Luckiewicz 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
    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 Thomas Hankard on Oct 09, 2017
    Rotary Means Business
    Wed, Nov 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 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 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