Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jun 21, 2019
 
Please join us in inducting our Club Presidents, District Team and Rotaract Presidents on Thursday, June 27, at Danversport Yacht Club.  Cocktail hour at 6:00pm, and the dinner will be served at 6:45pm. 
 
Wear your best Hawaiian shirt/outfit. Learn about the 2019-2020 RI theme Rotary Connects the World and the Flamingo Challenge.
 
 
I hope to see you there!!!
Joan Arsenault
DG 2019-2020
 
p.s. Visit https://2020alohashirts.com if you want to order an official Rotary Hawaiian shirt.
Don't Miss Our Hawaiian Installation Celebration Joan Arsenault 2019-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jun 13, 2019
Dear Rotarians,
 
I’ve been proud to be a Rotarian for a long time. But today, the Rotarian spirit in me hit a whole new level. This letter is about a lot of things, but ultimately, it’s about what Rotary is best at…connecting with people.
 
This story starts five years ago in 2014. Back then, I was working as the Youth Services Director in North Reading, while still a Wakefield Rotarian. That year, North Reading Rotary had an abundance of applicants for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). Two students would have to be cut, and I just knew all of the candidates deserved RYLA. I reached out to my Wakefield Club President at the time, Bob Kimball, to see if Wakefield would be willing to fund two students from North Reading. As is common with many communities at the time, RYLA conflicted with Wakefield’s prom and SAT prep so we had no candidates from that class. Bob proposed the idea to our Board and unanimously they agreed to fund two students from North Reading. Ultimately, we sponsored a Sophomore, Annie Nietzsche, and a Junior Marc Flaherty.
An Open Letter: Invest in Youth Amy Luckiewicz 2019-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Pierce on Jun 03, 2019
The Gloucester Rotary Club will host a Sunset Cruise aboard the Privateer, docked at 63 Rogers St in downtown Gloucester, on Thursday, July 11, 2019.  Boarding begins at 6:00pm, and we leave the dock at 6:30pm, returning at 9:30pm. 
 
In addition to beautiful Gloucester vistas and refreshing ocean breezes, the cruise will include sandwiches, salads and desserts, a cash bar, and fun entertainment. 
 
Tickets are $35 each and can be reserved by contacting Brad Pierce at 978-884-9999.  The Privateer can accommodate 150 guests.  Last minute walk-ons are welcome, but advance reservations are appreciated.
Gloucester Sunset Cruise Brad Pierce 2019-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Hankard on Jun 03, 2019
As Rotarians are enjoying the RI Convention happening now in Hamburg, Germany, the rest of us at home can still lock in the special rate being offered for next year's convention in Honolulu, Hawaii! Register now to only pay $395 per person. Rates are also lower for Rotaractors and other guests under 30 years of age!

Click this link to register that includes detailed instructions on how to register. Some convention hotels are already sold out, so act fast!
Aloha Rotary -- Register now for RI 2020 Convention to lock in lowest price! Thomas Hankard 2019-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jun 03, 2019
Julia Phelps, Rotary Club of Amesbury and Trustee, Rotary International (2017-2020), was the speaker at a combined dinner meeting of Marblehead and Marblehead Harbor Rotary Clubs. She updated the memberships on the status of Rotary's Polio Plus program and the challenges the world faces on eliminating polio from the earth.
Julia Phelps Speaks at Marblehead Arthur Schwartz 2019-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christina Harris on May 27, 2019
We had a fantastic RYLA weekend May 10 - 12 with 70 kids (50 RYLArians and 20 student leaders) at Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, NH!  We had the kids going from morning until late at night.  They were exhausted, but by all accounts, it was a very impactful weekend!
 
Here are a few quotes from the evaluation forms:
“RYLA was by far one of the best weekends I’ve ever had.  I will never forget this experience, and I’ll apply what I’ve learned to my life”.
“I really enjoyed this camp and feel that I learned so many life lessons that will change me as a person forever”.
“I will be honored to come back and will make the time to attend training while in college.  I swear by RYLA and use the lessons & concepts I’ve learned here on a daily basis.  I want to start a Rotaract Club at my college this fall.  Love all of you.  You are all my big RYLA family." (A “Super Senior” (i.e., 3rd year leader))
 
RYLA Never to Be Forgotten! Christina Harris 2019-05-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on May 27, 2019
Manchester-Essex Club hosted visiting Rotarians from Australia this spring, Peter Sutherland and his wife Sally. Peter is the president-elect of his club. They are now home again. Peter sent this message to our President, Mike Storella.
 
Hello Mike,
Thanks again for delivering your Club Banner to me, and for having Sally and I at your meeting. We have made it home to Melbourne again and are missing The USA already. Attached is a photo of the presentation of the banner to our President at North Balwyn Rotary Club in D9800.

Peter Sutherland
Manchester-Essex Hosts Rotarians from "Down Under" Dot Sieradzki 2019-05-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on May 27, 2019
The Rotary Club of Lynn held its final Grade Eight Recognition Program Thursday at Old Tyme Family Cuisine. The program has been a staple on Rotary’s event calendar for over a decade thanks to the generosity of its longtime sponsor, RiverWorks Credit Union.

Each Lynn public and private school is asked to nominate one student from its eighth grade class for special recognition. Rotary is looking for students who have overcome challenges in their life and have a positive impact on the school and their classmates. Lynn Rotarian and local businessman Joe Coombs came up with the idea many years ago based on his personal experiences in middle school that were positively impacted by a classroom teacher. Recognized at its luncheon Thursday were: From left - right: Josilyn Flynn, North shore Christian School; Gabriel Mieses, Sacred Heart School, Sean Paul Miki-Cushing, Pickering Middle School; and Ashley Perez Lopez, Thurgood Marshall MS. Back row: Rotary President Brenda Peral, Rotarian and Master of Ceremonies Drew Russo and Program coordinator Wendy Silva.
Lynn Recognizes Scholars Ray Bastarache 2019-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Consider our Contacts module to be your clubs' online address book, integrated with your eBulletin and email. Besides basic information such as name, phone number and primary email address, you can also store details such as birthday, anniversary and nickname, in addition to contact information such as home and work address, secondary phone numbers and email addresses, etc.

Even import from or export contacts to Excel!

  • Create non-member lists to track sponsors, volunteers, supporters, prospective members and more!
  • Besides basic information, you can also store details such as birthday, anniversary, nickname, home or work address and more.
  • Create numerous groups to better manage your contacts and understand their involvement with your club. Separate them by friends, prospective members, bulletin subscribers, sponsors and more. Labels will allow you to color code and categorize each group making it easier to identify a certain set of people. This makes it easy to email just a few specific people, whether you want to send club announcements, a request for volunteers or an invitation to an event. 
Maximizing the Contacts Module on ClubRunner David Gardner 2019-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on May 07, 2019
The Gloucester Rotary Club has named Patrick Thorpe and Danny Williamson as Paul Harris Fellows, the prestigious award named after the Chicago lawyer who founded the Rotary movement in 1905. Thorpe was selected by a club committee of previous recipients of the award, while Williamson was chosen by members of the Interact Club, the very active group of Gloucester High School junior Rotarians.  Thorpe and Williamson were honored at a special dinner in May. 
Gloucester Honors Local Heroes Tracy Arabian 2019-05-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on May 06, 2019
Please join us in inducting our Club Presidents, District Team and Interact Presidents on June 27th at the Danversport Yacht Club 6 to 9 pm with registration beginning at 5:30 pm.
 
ATTIRE: Wear your best Hawaiian shirt/outfit. Visit https://2020alohashirts.com if you want to order an official Rotary Hawaiian shirt.
 
SEATING: Clubs will be seated together. 
 
 
Hope to see you there!!!
Joan Arsenault
DG 2019-2020
District Installation Hawaiian Style Joan Arsenault 2019-05-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on May 06, 2019
This past weekend our District hosted a 5 District conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Danvers. It was due to our own DG Bob Wood who had the vision for this stellar weekend of fellowship & a youth focused session called "Game of Throneless" organized by Keith and Christina Harris. DG Bob Wood was present for lunch and the annual business meeting and led our District throughout the day.
 
Thank you again to DG Bob Wood for making our District shine!
Shout Out to DG Bob Wood for a Great District Conference! Joan Arsenault 2019-05-06 04:00:00Z 0
2019 Memorandum of Understanding Liz Cullen 2019-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on May 05, 2019
For the past 49 years, the Lynn Rotary Club has served as the major sponsor of the Lynn Special Games. “I know this is our 49th year,” said Associate DPW Commissioner Lisa Nerich, the coordinator of the Special Games, “and I can’t recall any organization other than Rotary sponsoring this event. I doubt we could stage this without Rotary’s help.”
 
“Our members very much enjoy these school projects,” said President Brenda Peral. “The smiles of the children’s faces tell the reason why this project is so important to them."
 
The Special Games are held at the Lynn Vocational Technical Field house and brings together some 30 specialized classroom programs encompassing over 350 students with the full range of diagnosed disabilities. Teachers, classroom aids and about 100 student volunteers from LVTI work with children on the many playful activities set up around the field house. Several Lynn Police officers lead the parade of students and teachers around the facility along with Lynn School Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutweiller and Police Chief Michael Mageary. Carolyn Cole, a former Rotarian,  sang the National Anthem. Rotarians in attendance to support students were: Steve Upton, Harvey Rowe, Mackie & Ray Bastarache, Diana Moreno, Dick Ruth, Wendy Silva. Rev. Bill Simpson, Brenda Peral and President-elect Bill Reilly.  Lynn Rotarian Pattie Capano coordinated the event with Ms. Nerich.
Lynn Rotary Supports Special Games Ray Bastarache 2019-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maggie Howard on May 05, 2019
The Rotary Club of Gloucester recently collaborated with several local agencies to present a substance misuse prevention and self-care forum to every student at the Gloucester High School.  Over the course of two days, the forum brought together three local organizations, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI), Gloucester’s Health Department, and Children’s Friend and Family Services, to provide students with real stories of addiction and recovery, as well as the importance of self-care. 
 
Three recent Gloucester High School graduates, Cody Desmond, Lilly Salah and Christian Maki, who are in recovery, gave students some insight into their struggles through addiction and journey to recovery during a guided conversation with PAARI’s Care Advocate and Outreach Specialist, Tito Rodriguez.  This was followed by a presentation from Children’s Friend and Family who focused more on the prevention side of things, stressing the importance of self-care as an alternative to using substances to manage stress.  Students were provided with an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and the presentation was followed by a survey, with many students expressing how impactful the presentation was for them and also hoping that other opportunities would arise to invite the speakers back to the high school.
 
This forum was an opportunity for the Rotary Club of Gloucester to provide outreach and education around a topic that has profoundly impacted so many in the Gloucester community.
 
Gloucester Substance Misuse Prevention & Self-Care Forum at High School Maggie Howard 2019-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda W. Doliber on May 05, 2019
Parts 1, 2, 3, and Graduate were cancelled for April 27th at the Sheraton Four Points, Wakefield, and RESCHEDULED for October 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., same location.
 
A vibrant, discussion-based learning tool for current and potential club leaders and any club member who wants to learn more about our organization, Rotary Leadership Institute covers subjects like, but not limited to, strategies for attracting and retaining members, running successful fundraisers, and understanding our Foundation.
 
Remember to MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW, as registrations will close 10 days before the October 5 event!
 
RLI Wakefield Reschedule Linda W. Doliber 2019-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Apr 16, 2019
Don't miss out on our annual Chef's Table Dinner. It's 3 weeks away and tickets are going fast!
Chef's Table Dinner Marion Spark 2019-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Sister City Celebration! Lori Karas 2019-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda W. Doliber on Apr 16, 2019
Does your club need help with issues like recruiting and retaining members, planning for the future, plus fundraising, fellowship and service ideas? RLI is open to ALL Rotarians, not just club officers. However, district-wide, as of 4/12, fewer than 10 Rotarians have submitted intention to attend the April 27 Rotary Leadership Institute day at the Sheraton Four Points in Wakefield. A minimum of 8 attendees is necessary for each level (Parts 1, 2, 3 and Graduate). DON'T WAIT to register, as, based on registration numbers, RLI will decide whether or not to run the program in District 7930 ten days before the scheduled event. Register NOW at www.rlinea.org.
 
Questions, call Linda Doliber, Site Chair, at 781-631-6938.
 
DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY for an energizing, informative experience!
Urgent Late Breaking News, RLI Linda W. Doliber 2019-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Apr 16, 2019
The District Conference is right around the corner with opportunities for all to attend! Mark your calendars and sign up now: May 3 and 4 at the Doubletree Hotel in Danvers. Register here.

There are 5 Districts attending allowing for celebration, exploration and expansion of your rotary world. Find out what others are doing and how it can benefit your club. Make new friends while celebrating your club's year.

Consider having your club meeting at the Friday luncheon where DG Bob Wood will celebrate Paul Harris awardees. Join us at the annual business meeting in the afternoon and our memorial service. Then Dance the Night Away with the band Boston Commons.

Saturday is a program called Game of Thrones put together by our very own Keith and Christina Harris involving our youth. Don't miss out!!!

Saturday afternoon and evening join the other Districts in fun and fellowship touring Fenway Park as well as a boat cruise in Boston.
Don't Miss This Exciting Opportunity! Joan Arsenault 2019-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mallory McCoy on Apr 07, 2019
Have you been hearing the term Diversity & Inclusion and wondering how it applies to you and your club? You are invited to attend Rotary District 7930's first Diversity & Inclusion Workshop, with guest James Lopata. Learn more about this topic and how to make an impact on your dynamic club by gaining tools that will help you foster an inclusive community for every current or potential Rotarian!
 
Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: McLane Middleton, 300 Trade Center #7000, Woburn, MA 01801
 
Register Today!
Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Mallory McCoy 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Apr 07, 2019
The Rotary Club of Chelsea hosted the Chelsea High School Interact students for lunch after the students held their 2019 Government Day.  The Interact students took over the Chelsea city government for the morning.  The students assumed management and governance positions and experienced how city government works.  Included in the picture are the Chelsea High School Interact students who participated and the Chelsea Rotarians who hosted them for lunch.
Chelsea Interact 2019 Government Day Bruce Mauch 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christina Harris on Apr 07, 2019
Registration is now open for District 7930 RYLA 2019, which will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris. 
 
Student leaders have been meeting with Rotarians on Saturday mornings since December to train for their roles as Student Facilitators at this year's RYLA weekend.  Training activities range from physically challenging puzzles to serious discussions about diversity and sensitivity. 
RYLA Students & Rotarians Prepare Christina Harris 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 07, 2019
As planning began for the 2019 Polar Plunge, DG Bob Wood agreed to "take a dive" for the effort, allowing a caricature to be used to follow the progress of the District's fundraising this year.  As of April 4, we have raised $99,432 of the $125,000 goal set last fall.  It's not too late to donate to the plunge.  Contact your Club's Foundation or Polio Plus Chair for information on how you can donate to Rotary's signature program.
DG Bob Goes Diving for Polio Plus 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
Foundation Grant Mgmt Seminar Online Liz Cullen 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas Place on Apr 07, 2019
Doug Place, Past President of the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club, has been nominated to receive a Community Champion award for his efforts on behalf of his community.  Anyone who knows Doug and would like to vote for him, please go to https://a.pgtb.me/HQbVz2 and vote for him under the "Community" category before April 12.
Burlington Past Pres Nominated for Community Award Douglas Place 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alexander Falk on Apr 07, 2019
Camila Nagashirom, Rotary Youth Exchange student from Bolivia, swapping Rotary Club Flags with Alexander Falk.
 
Camilla was sponsored by Rotary Club, Grigota, Bolivia. She has been a wonderful addition to the Marblehead community we are grateful to have her with us.
Marblehead Swaps Banners Alexander Falk 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Apr 07, 2019
The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, April 26, 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.
 
In 2019, there will be a special raffle for Early Bird Registrations:
-- Register before April 12 and receive 2 chances to win
-- Register before April 19 and receive 1 chance to win
 
All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of general 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. Registration forms may be obtained any Gloucester Rotary Club member or downloaded at www.gloucesterrotary.org.
Gloucester Trivia Night Tracy Arabian 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Brady on Apr 01, 2019
On April 9, 2019, we will be holding our 9th Annual Celebration of Achievement Banquet at Merrimack Golf Course 210 Howe St. Methuen MA We will be honoring both a Teacher of the Year and a Student of the Year from the Methuen Public School System and Presentation of Mary Academy, as well as award college scholarships to high school seniors who reside in Methuen and attend Methuen High School, Presentation of Mary Academy or Central Catholic High School. In addition, the Club will present its “Service Above Self” Award, honoring an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution in the Methuen Community and most exemplifies the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self. Our Special guest speaker is Larry Giordano founder of Merrimack Valley Foster Kids.
 
Methuen's 9th Celebration of Achievement Julie Brady 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Samantha Drivas on Apr 01, 2019
Registration is now open for District 7930 RYLA 2019, which will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris.  Deadline for Applications is April 15, 2019.
 
In 2009, my addiction to Rotary began. Sponsored by my hometown Rotary club, I attended the District 7780 RYLA and after that weekend, I was hooked. I joke now that RYLA is the gateway drug to Rotary, but looking back on it, it could not have rung more true for me. The RYLA experience opened my eyes to the potential Rotarian community. In an effort to be more involved, I would become the President of my local Interact club the following year, and then receive a Rotary scholarship for my college studies. I often went back to the club that had sponsored me for both RYLA and the scholarship to share my experiences and the opportunities they had given me, and each time felt like I was walking into a family reunion rather than a room full of strangers. After college, I moved to Boston, a city that immediately felt uninviting and overwhelming to a Mainer. My remedy for homesickness? Find the nearest Rotary club. The minute I walked into the first Downtown Boston Rotary meeting, I knew that I had found a new home. I can say with one hundred percent certainty that the reason I walked into that meeting and became so involved in our club is because of that glimpse of community I received way back in 2009 through RYLA. While I may joke about RYLA as a gateway drug, it may be more a life-sustaining one as it truly is our youth programming from RYLA, to Interact, to Rotaract, that keeps the Rotary name alive.  For any club looking to attract millennials is to invest in the younger generations from the ground up. You never know, the high school junior you sponsor today for RYLA may be our District President in 10 years.
My RYLA Experience Samantha Drivas 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Apr 01, 2019
The Chelsea Black Community celebrates Black History Month with a month long series of events promoting black history in Chelsea.  As part of the celebration the CBC recognizes several local residents and business persons as Chelsea Trailblazers.  In recognizing this year’s Trailblazers the CBC took into consideration ethical behavior grounded on compassion, nurture and social bonds.  Ideals and convictions that pertain to human beings’ behavior toward each other and to the preferred organizations of their communities such as – historical experience, empathy and the need for integrity and harmony.  This year’s honorees include Chelsea Rotarians Saritin Rizzuto and Bruce Mauch.  The Chelsea City Council honored the 2019 CBC Trailblazers with resolutions at their March 4, 2019 meeting.
Chelsea Celebrates Black History Month Bruce Mauch 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alexander Falk on Apr 01, 2019
We are pleased to report that our District 7930 Rotary Youth Exchange Program has been recognized by NAYEN (the North American Youth Exchange Network) with a Bronze Achievement Award.
 
This is straight from the cover letter by Paul Reagan, NAYEN President 2017-19:
On behalf of the North American Youth Exchange Network, I want to congratulate you and District 7930 for the wonderful Rotary Youth Exchange Program that you support. Your program is being recognized for distinguishing itself at the Bronze Level of the NA YEN Achievement Awards. This recognition is for those districts that participate enthusiastically, conduct activities that are best practices, and strive to build strong programs.
Youth Exchange Program Recognized By NAYEN Alexander Falk 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Natascha Finnerty on Apr 01, 2019
Motivated by the huge numbers of people who need wheelchairs in the world, Cambridge members wanted to join forces with other clubs who have helped the disabled become abled. ALEM, in Mexico has a proven program to go a step further by training and employing disabled persons to repair wheelchairs in Mexico.

The Cambridge Club used the power of a district grant and donations to expand the program by asking "Club Rotario Cuernavaca Juarez, Mexico" to support us to help ALEM do more to expand their reach. Their idea was to conduct wheelchair maintenance workshop sessions at various cities, including Poza Rica, Veracruz; Cuernavaca, Morelos; and Taxco, Guerrero on the day before the repair days. A district grant was approved to both buy needed parts for repairing 500 wheelchairs and to train disabled persons how to repair the chars and set up a repair workshop. The Cambridge Rotary Club donated $2550 and the following clubs also donated funds: Boston, Marblehead, Marblehead Harbor and individual Rotarians from Cambridge. For a total of $4460 which was matched by the District.

 
Cambridge Rotary Teams Up with Alem in Mexico to Expand Wheelchair Repair Program Natascha Finnerty 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Holly Nahabedian on Apr 01, 2019
 
Enjoy a luscious three-course meal prepared TABLESIDE by the area’s most popular chefs! Have fun with your friends while raising scholarship dollars for local high school seniors! You are cordially invited to join us at the Rotary Club of Newburyport Chefs’ Dinner in the Grandview Ballroom at Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury, MA on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Proceeds support college scholarships for high school seniors at NHS and Triton and provide donations for important local nonprofits. Each chef will prepare a three-course meal tableside for 10 people.
Newburyport Chef's Table Dinner Holly Nahabedian 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanne Geisser on Apr 01, 2019
The Greater Salem NH Rotary Club is getting out into the towns we support with 4 separate events to share "everything Rotary and how we can support your community". The first event was March 26th in Pelham, NH and we had a terrific turnout! Upcoming events are April 16-Atkinson, May 21-Windham, and June 11-Hampstead.
 
Anyone is welcome to come to any of these events to learn more about Rotary and potential membership.
Greater Salem Rotary Roadshow Jeanne Geisser 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Williams on Apr 01, 2019
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is Awarding Scholarships Worth $18,500!

The Enhanced Scholarship and The Fraffie Welch Scholarship are for students seeking a two or four year degree from a college or university and will be awarded on the basis of need. Application Deadline is April 1, 2019. The 2nd Chance Scholarship for those seeking to improve their employment by enrolling in a certificate course or similar program. Application Deadline is July 15, 2019.

Do you know someone who might benefit from a scholarship? Please feel free to share this information with them. We are accepting applications now! To apply and learn more about these scholarships, please visit: www.marbleheadscholarship.org.
Marblehead Harbor is Awarding Scholarships Worth $18,500 John Williams 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Majane on Apr 01, 2019
As “People of Action”, District 7930 Rotary Members are invited to help address the issue of hunger and food insecurity in Suffolk County and Eastern Massachusetts. On May 18, 2019 from 9:30 to 12:00 pm District 7930 will be hosting a food sorting and packing service project at the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) in Boston. 50 volunteer slots are open and are on a first-come-first- serve basis. If enough children (ages 7-15) register, the GBFB will provide a project for them also. Register here.
 
The Greater Boston Food Bank is located at 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston. If you have any questions please contact: Peter Majane at 781-443-5148 or Dave Hart at 781-718-7799.
 
(click "Read More" link for more information on the Greater Boston Food Bank and the need in eastern Massachusetts)

 
Suffolk County Joint Service Project Peter Majane 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Brady on Apr 01, 2019
Last Month, the Methuen Rotary got together and prepared 150 "Party Bags" that were donated to the Methuen food pantries of Neighbor’s In Need. Decorated boxes were placed throughout Methuen and we collected all kinds of party supplies with the help of the Methuen community. The bags were decorated by the kids at Methuen YMCA and each bag contained cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, balloons, tablecloth and a variety party themed items. The reason behind this was to ensure that since people were already struggling to provide a meal to their family…they should also be able to celebrate and not worry about the expense of a party.
Party Bags Julie Brady 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Apr 01, 2019
The District Membership Team is proud to announce the next New Member Orientation Event!
 
Hosted at the Four Points Sheraton on Thursday, April 11th, the event will welcome over fifty new members and prospective members. All new members will receive mail and email invitations provided that they have been entered into Club Runner. Presidents and Membership Chairs are encouraged to provide this date to new members as early as possible and include the invitation in their welcome packets. For more information, please contact Amy Luckiewicz at rotary7930membership@yahoo.com. Members may register now at https://rotary7930.org/event/welcome-party--a-district-7930-orientation-2/
New Member Orientation Amy Luckiewicz 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Mar 25, 2019
Join us at the District Assembly this Wednesday, April 10, at the Sheraton Wakefield and hear this incredible speaker: LaShonda Delivuk!  LaShonda is a 28 year old Rotarian and current Club President who spoke recently at RI's International Assembly in San Diego. Her talk at our Assembly will be focused on teaching us practical strategies to manage our time, recruit and retain members and restore the joy of service.
 
The Assembly is geared towards all Rotarians with an initial training session for PE's, Treasures, and Secretaries.
 
Session Highlights:
  • Exploring Membership Options
  • Ways to Give through the Foundation
  • Club Health Checks: Growing Your Club to the Best It Can Be
  • Expanding Your Club's Reach through RI & District Tools
  • Going Global: Global Grant and Rotaplast Opportunities for Service
  • Learn Fundraising Successes and What to Avoid
  • District Grants: How to Qualify. Meet the District's Service Dog
  • Youth Services: Hear from our RYLA, Interact and Youth Exchange Students
Click here for time, schedule specifics and to register.
 
Last Chance to Register for Assembly Joan Arsenault 2019-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Creeden on Mar 17, 2019
Family Feud Style Trivia Night
March 24, 2019
 
More than 100,000 U.S. patients are currently waiting for solid organ transplants. Each day, about 77 people receive an organ transplant. Each day, 19 people die waiting for an organ transplant.
 
The numbers are overwhelming, but there is a way you can help a transplant patient right here in Middleton, Mass who needs your help. The friends and family of 21-year-old Nick Jarvis, are asking our community and the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) for life-sustaining assistance. Nick had a kidney transplant approximately one year ago and we are happy to report the kidney is working! But that is not where the story ends. In the past 15 months, Nick has attended 211 medical appointments and takes many expensive medications every day to keep his kidneys working. The COTA for Team Nick J community campaign is organizing an event to help with these and other transplant-related expenses. COTA funds are used for transplant-related expenses only, but can be used anytime in the patient’s life that he/she should need it.

 
TBM Co-Sponsors "Family Feud for Nick" Bernie Creeden 2019-03-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Ouellette on Mar 10, 2019
Mike Martini was recently recognized and was presented with a commemorative clock by Rotary Club of Woburn President Susan Hartmere. Mike has been an active Rotarian for over 40 years, is a Paul Harris Fellow and also a past president. Mike has remained active in the Woburn community volunteering his time to Woburn athletics and serves on many community boards.
Woburn Rotarian Honored Brian Ouellette 2019-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Mar 10, 2019
The Ipswich Rotary Club invites the public to attend the Taste of Ipswich and Beyond Wine and Food Gala on Thursday, March 14th, at The Mansion on Turner Hill in Ipswich. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
 
Come join us for an enjoyable evening of food, drink and good friends, all in support of the Ipswich Family YMCA and Ipswich Rotary programs.
Taste of Ipswich and Beyond Bob Gravino 2019-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christina Harris on Mar 10, 2019
Registration is now open for District 7930 RYLA 2019, which will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris. 
 
"Community means people rallying around each other and celebrating a shared trait. This trait can be as contentious as being pro-abortion, as rooted as Judaism, as tribal as being Armenian, or as simple as believing pineapple belongs on pizza. The best part  of being in a community is that no bond is trivial; any similarity can make you feel a little more connected and a little less alone. At RYLA, I found myself immediately embraced in an incredibly strong, tight-knit, and welcoming community; one I hope to share  with as many people as possible. While I was excited to find my people at the retreat, I was eager to start fresh, take risks, and step outside my comfort zone. In the 2 day span of the RYLA retreat, I met my best friend, Nyley Moise, and even after all this time we remain very close friends. The staff were kind and easygoing, and the counselorswere inspiring and fun to be around. I can confidently say that RYLA has made me a more proactive, confident, and ambitious leader." --Marina G, RYLA participant 2018
 
 
RYLA Develops Sense of Community Christina Harris 2019-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Slade on Mar 04, 2019
The Gloucester Rotary Club invites the public to attend their FUNdraising event – “A Night at the Races” on Friday, March 29, 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.
Gloucester Night at the Races Fundraiser Dave Slade 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Mar 04, 2019
Things you should know…  The mission departs from San Francisco on September 22 and returns to San Francisco on October 5th.  You must travel with the group on this portion of the trip so that the equipment boxes can be counted as your second piece of luggage. This is done as a group booking through Rotaplast and will cost you approximately $1,000.  You are responsible for your flights to and from San Francisco, you can use airline or credit card points if you have them, the cost is anywhere from $400 to $900 depending on when you book. You are welcome to add time before or after the trip. The hotel is included for double occupancy.  Single rooms run about $650 for the 10 days.  A breakfast buffet is included at the hotel daily, and lunch and snacks are provided at the hospital daily.  There is a hospitality room at the hotel, a contribution of approximately $50 is suggested to provide evening snacks.
Do you want to join the 2019 Rotaplast Mission to Cebu? Terry Rezendes Curran 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Luis Ribas on Mar 04, 2019
The Polar Plunge was a huge anti-polio fundraising success, but the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is taking it one... toe further with the Big Toe Plunge.

In a joint activity with Marblehead's InterAct, intrepid volunteers will dip their big toe at famed Devereux Beach, Saturday, March 23rd, at 10:00am. All District Rotarians are invited to participate and test their mettle against the mean surf of a (hopefully) balmy Spring day. Creative outfits and outlandish toe dipping will be encouraged. An anti-polio fundraiser will take place on location.
Marblehead Harbor Will Dip Big Toe for Polio Luis Ribas 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Mar 04, 2019
An overflow crowd of students, teachers, family members and Lynn Rotarians gathered at Old Tyme Family Cuisine recently to celebrate one of the club’s most popular events: Rotary's Eighth Grade Recognition Program which was started decades ago by longtime Lynn Rotarian Joe Coombs. Mr. Coombs admittedly struggled in middle school until one of his teachers showed him how to get on the right track. Coombs never forgot the help he received so he introduced his idea of recognizing one eighth grade student from each Lynn middle school to receive some recognition. The Lynn Executive Board love Coombs's idea and has run with it ever since. The program runs from January to May.
 
Lynn Honors 8th Grade Scholars Ray Bastarache 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Mar 04, 2019
Don't Miss this year's District Assembly with guest speaker LaShonda Delivuk current President of the Rotary Club of Lynchbury-Morning. This 28 year old woman joined Rotary when she was 23 years old!! Come here her inspiration talk about Balancing Time, Rotary and Work!
 
The District Assembly has something for all Rotarians! Training for secretary's and treasurers will be provided as well as a business meeting for PE's to address the district budget and other items. General sessions for all will focus on exploring membership options, Ways to Give through the Foundation, Fundraising, Expanding Your Clubs reach through RI and District Tech Tools, Youth Services, and Grant opportunities!!!
 
April 10th, registration opens at 2:30
Time: PEs, Secretaries, Treasurers session from 3 to 3:30 pm
General Sessions begin at 3:30 pm running to 6 pm
Fellowship: 6 to 6:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost: $47.50 per person
Place: Sheraton Four Points Wakefield
District Assembly April 10 Joan Arsenault 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas Hankard on Mar 04, 2019
Belle Isle Rotary Club March Madness Trivia Night
Benefiting the Rotary Club of Belle Isle Foundation, a 501 c 3 non-profit
 
Salesian Boys and Girls Club
150 Byron Street, East Boston
March 29, 2019
Doors at 6pm, Trivia at 7pm
Games will be on during Trvia
Nacho Bar, Pizza, and Cash Bar
$20 per person
 
March Madness Trivia Night Thomas Hankard 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Feb 24, 2019
RIPE Mark Maloney will speak at the Thursday evening dinner at NEPETS on March 7.  Because of this special speaker, the dinner has been opened to all Rotarians interested in hearing Mark speak.  If you are not attending NEPETS as a President-elect or member of the presentation team, this invitation is for the meal only.  $45 per meal, must be paid in advance by credit card no later than 5PM Wednesday, March 6> No walkins and no checks will be accepted at the door.  First-reserve-first-serve with 75 seats available.  Again, no walkins will be accepted for the Thursday dinner and all reservations must be completed no later than 5PM Wednesday, March 6.
 
Thursday, March 7, 2019
6pm Cocktails/Fellowship
7pm Dinner
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
 
We hope you consider this wonderful evening with RIPE Mark Maloney!!!
Meet RI President Elect Mark Maloney Joan Arsenault 2019-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tara Leary on Feb 24, 2019
On Thursday, February 14th, Saugus Rotary held their joint meeting with the Lynnfield Rotary Club and it was a huge success!!! We’d like to thank American security analyst, author and media personality Robert Siciliano for delivering an incredible presentation on identity theft and personal security. Opened our eyes to just how prevalent and important it is to protect yourself from fraudsters, hackers and criminals.
Joint meeting with Saugus and Lynnfield Tara Leary 2019-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori Becker on Feb 24, 2019
The Burlington Rotary annual major fundraiser “Friday Night at the Fights” is back. This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019, 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 table reservations contact:
John Tuccinardi at 781-820-9635
jtuccinardi@fedheat.com
Burlington Fight Night Lori Becker 2019-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Feb 20, 2019
David Manzi introduced Rotary District 7930's focus on homelessness and hunger at the World Peace and Understanding Dinner in February 2016.. Since then, Sheryl Meehan, David Gardner and our current DG, Bob Wood, have worked to inspire clubs to accept the challenge to do what we can as Rotarians to help those less fortunate. From the experiential program in February 2016, to the diaper program and other mini grants, district grants and individual club projects, many Rotarians have contributed greatly in so many ways in our communities.
 
Once again, Bob Wood has dedicated the World Peace & Understanding Dinner to the plight of homelessness. The keynote speaker, Chief Justice Timothy Sullivan of the Housing Court, will provide updates on the current status and share his thoughts on what is being done and can be done to build on the great work that our members have done.
World Peace Dinner Focus on Homelessness David Gardner 2019-02-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peggy Pedro on Feb 11, 2019
Our District is once again offering ten $500.00 scholarships to graduating seniors that attend a Technical High School.  The scholarships will be awarded to seniors that plan to pursue a trade after graduation.  The funds can be used to obtain a certificate or license as well as to purchase tools for their trade (electrician, plumber, automotive mechanic, carpenter, beautician etc.) 

This award is funded by our Annual Giving donations to The Rotary Foundation.

Clubs are encouraged to copy and share the application.  Applications are also being sent to the Guidance Departments of all the Massachusetts Vocational Technical High Schools in our District. The application has been sent to 16 high schools in our District.  This includes high schools that offer trade classes to their students.

The Scholarship Committee will meet in late April to select the winning candidates.  Please note that children and grandchildren of Rotarians are not eligible.
 
District 7930 Technical High School Scholarship Peggy Pedro 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Feb 11, 2019
World Peace & Understanding Dinner
February 28, 2019, 5:30pm
Sheraton Four Points Wakefield
$45 per person

Register Here
 
The Challenge of Housing
 
Please join us for an incredible evening with Chief Justice Timothy Sullivan of the Massachusetts Housing Court, who will be our speaker.  He will be focusing on the great challenge we face with housing in Massachusetts.
World Peace and Understanding Dinner Joan Arsenault 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christina Harris on Feb 11, 2019
"As the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said thousands of years ago, “When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'We did it ourselves’”. My time spent as not only a participant, but also as a facilitator within RYLA has equipped me with leadership tools that I can take with me wherever I go. One of the most incredible lessons that I learned as a leader is the importance of listening. I’ve seen that great leaders do not take over; rather, great leaders listen and allow team players to have a voice. The best leaders make people feel heard. Without the exposure to this lesson, and many other life-changing experiences within RYLA, I don’t think I would be as successful of a leader as I am today. RYLA has taught me how to be more fearless, more resilient, has connected me with incredible like-minded individuals, and has helped me to become the best version of myself."  --Marissa, RYLA participant & student facilitator
 
District 7930 RYLA 2019 will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris. 
RYLA Success Stories Christina Harris 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Coming to Wakefield Liz Cullen 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Ouellette on Feb 11, 2019
Members of Rotary Club of Woburn recently completed a service project to help families celebrate children's' birthdays. Spearheaded by Jim Major, the club organized supplies and ingredients needed for a family birthday celebration. The bags were donated to Woburn's food pantry located at The Council of Social Concern on Merrimack Street. Most club members were on hand to organize and distribute the supplies to make each bag, including president Susan Hartmere and recent past president William Sullivan.
Woburn Donates Birthday Bags Brian Ouellette 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Feb 03, 2019
SAVE THE DATE!
 
World Peace & Understanding Dinner
February 28, 2019, 6:00pm
Sheraton Four Points Wakefield
 
The Challenge of Housing
 
Please join us at the World Peace & Understanding Dinner focusing on critical issues surrounding housing and homelessness prevention in our District. Keynote speaker to be announced shortly.  Cost $45pp.  Information and registration.
World Peace and Understanding Dinner Joan Arsenault 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 03, 2019
We've seen a huge jump in registrations and donations over the past 10 days and we want to say thank you! We have well over 110 participants and look forward to meeting their friends, families, and towel holding supporters. And with just over 2 weeks to go to our most famous event of the year, the Polar Plunge Committee wanted to share some important updates.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out at your convenience to the team at polarplunge7930@gmail.com.
 
Click the "Read More" button for important logistics information and hints on raising money.
It's Almost Time to Plunge! 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Feb 03, 2019
Marblehead Rotary club is pleased to welcome Jason Silva as its newest member. Silva, recently appointed Marblehead Town Administrator, transferred his affiliation with the Salem Rotary Club to the Marblehead Rotary Club. Silva is a firm believer in the mission of Rotary— providing service to others, promoting integrity, and advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship.
 
Silva, A seasoned professional in the public sector, Jason brings a wealth of experience to the Town of Marblehead. Having worked at the local and state levels of government as well as in the non-profit arena, Jason brings a unique perspective to the complex issues important to communities and the region.
Marblehead Welcomes New Member Arthur Schwartz 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Feb 03, 2019
The Wakefield Rotary Club recently hosted a Patriots Appreciation Day by giving back to the community. Members and guests were invited to wear their favorite Patriots gear to a regular Tuesday meeting and bring in an item for the food pantry to donate to the Interfaith Food Pantry. Wakefield Rotary Past President Judy Gordon explained, "The food pantry was low on a bunch of items because of an increase in need from the community. Our club decided to donate needed items and celebrate the Pats going to the Super Bowl all in one day." Gordon explained that donations to the food pantry are common among Rotarians. "Although we were celebrating the Patriots, it's not unusual for Rotarians to step up when supplies are needed. But it was a fun way to celebrate our favorite football team and give back all in one!" To make a financial or item donation to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, please visit https://www.wifoodpantry.org.​
Wakefield Celebrates Pats by Giving Back Amy Luckiewicz 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori Karas on Feb 03, 2019
The American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts, along with members of the community, will come together to honor local heroes who have exemplified the mission of the Red Cross over the past year on March 28, 2019.
 
These heroes gave of themselves to better our communities and have given their time to benefit others. This breakfast is one of the largest events on the North Shore and we anticipate over 500 attendees from the business and non-profit communities alike.
 
Red Cross Community Heroes Breakfast Lori Karas 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Feb 03, 2019
The Rotary Club of Ipswich is hosting the 1st Annual Empty Bowl Dinner for The Open Door Ipswich Food Pantry on Wednesday, February 13th at the Hellenic Center, 117 County Road, Ipswich. Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs.
 
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry, which serves Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Hamilton and Wenham. The meal is simple; soup, bread, water and a cookie. Guests select and keep a one of a kind handcrafted bowl of their choice. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that “Somewhere – someone’s bowl is empty.”
 
Come join the Rotary Club of Ipswich as we work to eliminate food insecurity in our communities.
Ipswich Hosts Empty Bowl Dinner Bob Gravino 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brenda Ortiz-Peral on Feb 03, 2019
This past Thursday was our first 8th Grade Recognition Program of the year. Each year the Rotary Club of Lynn recognizes one 8th grade student from every middle school in Lynn each month between January and May. The students are awarded with a certificate, a $25 credit to open a savings account at Riverworks Credit Union and a Barnes & Nobles gift card.
 
We would like to give a shout out to Riverworks Credit Union for sponsoring this wonderful program.
Lynn Recognizes 8th Grade Students Brenda Ortiz-Peral 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jan 27, 2019
We've seen a huge jump in registrations and donations over the past week and we first wanted to say thank you! We have well over 110 participants and look forward to meeting their friends, families, and towel holding supporters. And with just over 2 weeks to go to our most famous event of the year, the Polar Plunge Committee wanted to share some important updates.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out at your convenience to the team at polarplunge7930@gmail.com.
 
Click the "Read More" button for important logistics information and hints on raising money.
Polar Plunge Update Amy Luckiewicz 2019-01-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jan 27, 2019
Rotary District 7930 has been awarded a $30k grant from the Rotary Foundation to sponsor a Vocational Training Team (VTT) to Kent, England this May. The team will study and exchange best practices in the areas of substance abuse prevention, mental health, school and law enforcement relationships, and school threat assessment. Rotarian Team Leader Amy Luckiewicz commented, “This team is the first time the Rotary Foundation has sponsored a law enforcement training team from this area. The ability to offer local School Resource Officers the opportunity to participate in this level of international learning is exciting, impactful, and rare.”  Four School Resource Officers were competitively selected to join the team to travel to England for two weeks. Sergeant Daniel Perenick (Winchester), Detective Dawne Armitstead (Winthrop), Detective Paul Lucci (North Reading), and Officer Megan Tierney (Newburyport) will join team leader Amy Luckiewicz (Wakefield) in May.

 
VTT Sponsored for Kent, England Amy Luckiewicz 2019-01-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jan 21, 2019
2019-2020 Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney announced the upcoming theme at the Rotary International Assembly.
 
Shortly afterwards, he wrote the following address to those in attendance, "Thank you for joining me this morning as I announced my theme for the 2019-2020 Rotary year: Rotary Connects the World. I encourage you to share our theme widely with your fellow club members and throughout your districts to help create enthusiasm and excitement for the year ahead. You can download theme materials here and share widely on Facebook. I look forward to everything we have planned for you this week during the Assembly, and I hope that you leave San Diego feeling inspired to help shape the future of Rotary. It is only by working together that we can truly accomplish great things."
 
Download theme graphics here. (must be logged in to MyRotary.org)
RI Theme for 2019-20 Announced Joan Arsenault 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Jan 21, 2019
Peabody Rotary is hosting its 15th annual Taste of the North Shore on Tuesday, March 19th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Danvers. There will be 25 restaurants serving their tastiest dishes, from main courses to sides to desserts. There also will be a silent auction of many coveted items—vacations, sports memorabilia, gift cards, lottery tickets, collections of wine and craft beer and more.
 
The highlight event of the evening will be the drawing of the $10,000 raffle winner. Tickets are $100, which includes admission for two to the event. The winner does not need to be present, but you really don’t want to miss the evening attended by over 400 people. What a great way for clubs in the district to support one of their own and perhaps enrichen their own clubs by $10,000!!
15th Annual Taste of The North Shore Herb Harris 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jan 21, 2019
Marblehead's Got Talent Final Competition
Boston Yacht Club
Wednesday, February 6, 6pm
   
The Marblehead Rotary Club is pleased to announce the finalists for the "Marblehead's Got Talent" competition. These talented performers will vie to win both prestige and scholarships at this year's benefit finale. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 6th beginning at 6PM at the Boston Yacht Club.Proceeds from this benefit event will be used to fund the night’s winners as well as other scholarships that will be awarded later in the year! Scholarship prize money for the winners has been doubled from last year’s edition. At the end of the program, the top three winners Marblehead's Got Talent finale competition will be awarded a $5,000, $3,000 & $2,000 scholarships for their talented efforts.
Marblehead's Got Talent Arthur Schwartz 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 21, 2019

Are You Ready to Plunge?

There are only 19 days left!

Has Your Club Registered a Team?

Have You Donated to #EndPolioNow?

 
#EndPolioNow
Polar Plunge 2019! 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Jan 12, 2019
The Rotary Club of Rockport Presents!
“LIVING THE ISLAND LIFE”
A Musical Comedy About Life in Rockport, MA
Saturday, January 19 (7:00 PM), Sunday, January 20 (2:00 PM)
John Lane Auditorium at Rockport High School
24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport, MA
Tickets available on line at: livingtheislandlife.eventbrite.com or call 603-721-1038
 
LIVING THE ISLAND LIFE is a new musical comedy about a family of six (including a large dog named Kitty) from Buffalo New York, on vacation in—they think—Rockport, Maine. They land, instead, on Cape Ann and learn about life on our side of the bridge through eleven locals’ colorful interpretations of “island” life and its people. In between uproarious laughs, the players sing very familiar musical tunes—with all-new lyrics. A grand showcase of community talent and local heroes will add to the audience’s delight.
Rockport Presents a Musical Comedy Mary Ciaraldi 2019-01-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christina Harris on Jan 11, 2019
Although I had considered myself to be a very open-minded individual before attending RYLA, I can say with absolute certainty that taking part in such an amazing camp has given me an entirely new appreciation for the unique experiences, struggles, and viewpoints of others. During the span of just a few days, the many team-building activities we had done allowed me to reflect on how similar my fellow campers and I were in our personal goals for RYLA, and how the attributes that did differentiate us helped us to compensate for each other's weaknesses and achieve tremendous success through working collaboratively.
 
As I grew closer with my family of rylarians, senior facilitators, and rotarians, I came to understand the true importance of leadership and kindness, and how being a part of a tight-knit community is easy once you find the courage to make yourself vulnerable and speak genuinely with those around you. Looking back, I am incredibly thankful that I chose to venture outside of my comfort zone by attending RYLA, rather than skipping out on what I now know to be a truly life-changing experience. Taking part in this camp has not only improved my confidence and leadership abilities by leaps and bounds, but has allowed me to form unbreakable bonds with countless others who also wish to make a positive difference in both the world and themselves.
 
Sophia attended RYLA and returned as a student facilitator.
 
District 7930 RYLA 2019 will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris. 
Students Praise RYLA (Pt 2) Christina Harris 2019-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
Saugus Throws Party at Senior Center David Fama 2019-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jan 11, 2019
When the clock struck nine on Tuesday morning, January 8, approximately 22 Lynn Rotarians and a few friends entered the third grade classrooms of Lynn Public School students armed with gifts - new student dictionaries. This is the 11th year that the Lynn Club has participated in the highly successful “Dictionary Project”, due in large measure to the financial support of the project’s sponsor, Equitable Bank, and the leadership of Lynn Rotarian Jim Harris, who has spearheaded this initiative since its inception back in 2008. The logistics of providing every public school third grader with a dictionary is daunting to say the least when one considers there are 19 elementary schools in Lynn, the eighth largest school district in Massachusetts. In addition, Lynn's third grade enrollment fluctuates daily, due in large part to the high mobility of its population. For example, the third grade enrollment moved up and down 50 students since September from 1200-1250. “Truth be told, I don’t know what we would do if we didn’t have Jim (Harris) taking the ball on this massive project,” admitted President Brenda Peral. “The Club is so lucky to have him. Our members know that to succeed in school and in life in America, you must be able to use the English language effectively.”
Lynn Rotary "Dictionary Project" Ray Bastarache 2019-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 07, 2019
"RYLA was one of the most unforgettable weekends of the year. I learned so many new things about myself and how to be a leader during that weekend. I made new friends and made memories to last a lifetime. We worked on problem solving and team building with through obstacle courses and games. These are skills that can help us greatly in the real world. 
 
As of right now, I am so excited to be returning to RYLA as a senior facilitator. We have only had one meeting but the group has already bonded in so many ways. I can already tell that the Rotarians chose a group of responsible and dedicated kids. RYLA is a community, and I look forward to the leadership we can provide this year. I’m already counting down the days until this year’s RYLA!"
 
Lydia (attended RYLA 2018)
 
District 7930 RYLA 2019 will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris. 
Students Praise RYLA 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
Newburyport Donates $3k to Local Nonprofits Deborah Andrews 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jan 07, 2019
At its annual holiday party, Marblehead Rotary Club members were generous in their support of the Marblehead Fire Department’s annual toy drive. Armed with packages both large and small, Rotarians continued to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to better our extended community. Marblehead Rotary Club President, Alexander Falk and Marblehead Rotary Club Past-President, David Deutsch delivered this truckload of gifts to the Chief of the Marblehead Fire Department, Jason R. Gilliland. Gilliland expressed appreciation for the Clubs’ support of the department’s efforts.
Marblehead Delivers a Truckload of Toys Arthur Schwartz 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jan 07, 2019
The Wakefield Rotary Club recently donated $400 to support California fire relief efforts. The funds were collected during their holiday meeting in December from members, guests, friends and family in attendance. Funds were sent to the Rotary District 5130 (California) Fire Relief Fund. The mission of the Rotary 5130 Fire Relief Fund is to provide help in the most efficient and effective way to those devastated by the wildfires in Lake County and neighboring Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties.
 
To learn more, please visit https://www.larca5130.org/
Wakefield Donates $400 to CA Fire Recovery Amy Luckiewicz 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Johnson on Jan 07, 2019
The Peabody Rotary Club surprised our club Vice President Chief Tom Griffin with a much deserved Unsung Hero Award in December.  This "surprise" took 3 months to pull together and was no easy task as "The Chief" was a Private Investigator.  The date was chosen so that his wife Patty, a School Teacher, and family would be able to attend as well.
 
The five Common Characteristics of an Unsung Hero--our Chief has every one:
Humility
Empathy
Committed to a cause
Courage to do the right thing
Consistent excellence and teamwork
 
What Our Chief has done for our community is immeasurable. To say he is ingrained in every fiber of the City of Peabody would be an understatement.
 
Our most sincere congratulations to this amazing man!
Peabody Celebrates an Unsung Hero Stephanie Johnson 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jackie Rapiardi on Jan 07, 2019
I had the pleasure of attending the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena this past New Year’s Day. Seeing these floats up close was on my bucket list. I was enthralled with all of the floats....but then came the “crocodile”! Rotary International created a float “Service Rocks” paying homage to Sir Elton John with his legendary hit "Crocodile Rock!!!” A total of 24,400 flowers covered the float. The Crocodile was 21 ft. tall, playing a rock-and-roll beat as his number one fan, a swamp snake, slithered and danced to the music. The crocodile even had heart-shaped glasses made from cranberries like Elton John’s signature glasses. The singer also inspired the classic keyboard top hat with stylish feathers. This was Rotary’s 40th consecutive float n the Rose Parade. The commentators talked about how Rotary “is known for service, literacy and peace.” “Service Rocks” encompassed Rotary’s love for community service and celebrated the Rose Parade theme: “The Melody of Life.” What a great experience I had! I’m so glad to be a Rotarian!
Service Rocks Jackie Rapiardi 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Jan 07, 2019
Christmas Bells are ringing.
 
No one said we were perfect. But we all had fun with our Holiday Classic Sing Along at two of the Sr. Housing Residences in Medford. Tom Burke arranged for the Medford Club to spread some holiday cheer. This has been a tradition for over 15 years. Dom Cammara led us in song as we entertained the residents at Riverside Ave and Bradlee Rd housing. Tina Buke and Nancy Caporale made gift bags for everyone attending with hand soap, lotion, tissues and cookies.
Caroling Caroling, Through the Night Annie Powers 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Dec 28, 2018
The Gloucester Rotary Club collected over sixty toys in early December that were donated to Action, Inc.'s Project Uplift to support North Shore families.
Gloucester Supports Project Uplift Toy Drive Tracy Arabian 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Dec 28, 2018
Medford Rotarians gathered together with their friends, neighbors and co-works to donate to the Mission of Deeds, 2nd annual coat drive. Mission of Deeds serves thousands of families and individuals throughout Middlesex and Essex counties. Our clients include the veterans, previously homeless, survivors of domestic abuse, refugees, the elderly, victims of fire or other tragedies, and those with disabilities. They strive to provide them with New beds, coaches (gently used) and household items such as pots & pans, blankets and sheets.
Medford Gather & Donate Coats and more Annie Powers 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Kilborn on Dec 28, 2018
John Somes (left) CEO of the Danvers YMCA accepts a check for $3,000 from Matt Schroeder of the Danvers Rotary Club.
 
The funds will be used by the YMCA to sponsor needy children attending summer programs.
Danvers Supports YMCA Becky Kilborn 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanne Geisser on Dec 28, 2018
We had a great turn out and prepared over 60 Holiday Food Baskets for the communities of Salem & Hampstead NH on December 15th. We're especially grateful to the Salem NH Fire Dept for housing this project AND delivering them to the lucky homes!
Greater Salem Food Basket Drive Jeanne Geisser 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Dec 28, 2018
Members of the Rotary Club of Chelsea rang the bells for the Chelsea Salvation Army at the Chelsea Market Basket.  The Chelsea Rotarians volunteer their services every year to cover both doors of the Market Basket for one full day.
Chelsea Supports Salvation Army Bruce Mauch 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Dec 28, 2018
The Rotary Club of North Reading recently hosted a holiday party at Peabody Court. The event welcomed seniors and residents to enjoy lunch and caroling. This year, attendees were treated to singing by the Interact Club, Peabody Court staff, Rotarians and volunteers. North Reading Rotary would like to thank Elder Services Director Mary Prenney and Maureen Hickey for their assistance with the event.
North Reading Serves Seniors Amy Luckiewicz 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Dec 28, 2018
For over a decade, the Rotary Club of Lynn has engaged the services of the Lynn Public Schools’ Fine Arts Department to entertain its members at the Club’s final meeting before Christmas. In past years, the LPS has sent its jazz band or concert singers but Thursday’s concert at the Ole Tyme Italian Cuisine was extra special as Dr. Sabrina Quintana, Assistant Director of Curriculum & Instruction for Music, sent four members of Lynn’s string ensemble. Lynn Rotarian and Past President Steve Upton, longtime public school administrator, coordinated the event.
Lynn Public Schools Fine Arts at Rotary Ray Bastarache 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dot Sieradzki on Dec 28, 2018
The Manchester-Essex Club awarded two past presidents with Paul Harris pins. At our annual holiday meeting Chris Shea and Dave Ray received the coveted pins. For Chris Shea, an active member since 1980, this was his third Paul Harris pin. Wives, Katy Shea and Debbie Ray were in attendance to share the honor.

Photo, from left, Deb and Dave Ray, President Mike Storella, President-elect Rob Lipkowitz, Secretary Dot Sieradzki, Katy and Chris Shea.
Manchester-Essex Honors Past Presidents Dot Sieradzki 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alexander Falk on Dec 28, 2018
The Marblehead Rotary Club collected and donated over 50 toys for the annual Christmas Firefighter Toy Drive this year. On Thursday, December 20th, President Alexander Falk and Past-President David Deutsch met with Chief Jason Gilliland to drop off an entire pickup truck full of toys at the Marblehead Fire Department.
Marblehead donates to Fire Dept Toy Drive Alexander Falk 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Dec 17, 2018

EAT, MEET + PARTY

Friday

Paul Harris Luncheon

Registration starting at 11:30 AM
Luncheon 12:30 PM

Annual Business Meeting

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Celebrate Rotary

Fun, Food and Entertainment
6:00 PM Cocktails | 7:15 PM Dinner
 

Saturday

Youth-centric programming/Youth Summit
 

Multi-District Conference
May 3-4, 2019
Doubletree Hotel, Danvers, MA
 
$150 early bird pricing now in effect (through Feb 2, 2019).
Don't Miss Early Bird Pricing for 2019 District Conference! Bob Wood 2018-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Su on Dec 17, 2018
Rotary of Somerville inducts a new member, Jen Atwood, the new director at East Somerville Main Streets whose mission is to improve the life of our community by building investment, connection and pride in the community of East Somerville. East Somerville Main Streets does this by strengthening the role of the East Broadway Business District as a commercial center and by promoting the East Broadway Business District as a remarkable and unique cultural destination, known for celebrating its traditions and heritage and maintaining the community’s diversity. In her prior role, Jen served the state as manager of the Local Cultural Council program at Mass Cultural Council. She is looking forward to focusing her efforts in supporting the local community in her new role. Joining Rotary is important to her both professionally and personally - to continue that ideal of service to one's community through multiple avenues.
Somerville Welcomes Jen Atwood Kevin Su 2018-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Dec 17, 2018
The Marblehead Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Linda Sullivan inducted into the club at a recent Thursday luncheon meeting held at the Boston Yacht Club. Marblehead Rotary Club President, Alexander Falk, presided over the induction ceremony.

A graduate of Northeastern University, Sullivan spent the early part of her career working in marketing and customer service on the east and west coasts for the water purification and filtration industry. Several years later, she found her true passion to be the publishing world at Little, Brown and Company in Boston. As Corporate Secretary and Clerk/ Manager of Corporate and Community Affairs, Sullivan was responsible for planning and executing all corporate events as well as building relationships in the Boston community through employee participation in children’s reading events, ESL adult tutoring, mentoring middle-school children and serving meals to the homeless and disadvantaged.
Marblehead Welcomes Linda Sullivan Arthur Schwartz 2018-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Murphy on Dec 17, 2018
New artwork from Brian Murphy, portraying fellow Rotary members, is made of found objects and discarded wood. Mark your calendar for Tuesday 12/18 from 5-7:30pm at Sterling Gallery 306 Cabot Street, Beverly. We will have a “Meet the Portraits” reception. Get to meet the people, in person, who inspired this art. Cards will be available for a small donation to the Beverly Rotary Scholarship Fund, to be signed by Jim Davies, Andrew DeFranza, Lee Yaffa and Rick Mooney.

Refreshments will be served. Hopefully you can make it.
Meet the Portraits on December 18 Brian Murphy 2018-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Ouellette on Dec 17, 2018
The Woburn Rotary Club recently honored two special Woburn residents with Paul Harris Awards. Retiring State Representative James J. Dwyer for over 10 years of service at the Mass State House and Kathy Flaherty for her philanthropic contributions to the Woburn community. Mayor Scott Galvin was on hand and presented each with a proclamation from the City of Woburn.
Woburn Honors Two Special Residents Brian Ouellette 2018-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pat Thorpe on Dec 17, 2018
The Gloucester Rotary Club has produced a beautiful 2019 calendar, featuring scenic photography from local artists.  In addition to the calendar, each purchase enters the buyer into a weekly raffle.  $50 prizes will be drawn each week with two bonus prizes of $500-- one in June and one in December.  Calendars are $25 each, and proceeds from the sale of calendars will be used to support the many projects of the Gloucester Rotary Club.
 
For more information on the calendars, or to purchase a calendar, please contact any Gloucester Rotarian.
Gloucester Calendar Now Available Pat Thorpe 2018-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christina Harris on Dec 17, 2018
Fifteen extraordinary teenagers who attended last year's RYLA weekend have signed on to be Senior Facilitators at the 2019 RYLA in May.  Their commitment to sharing this amazing program began this weekend with their first training session.  Over the next four and a half months, these young adults will work with each other and Rotarians to strengthen their leadership skills.  In May, the Senior Facilitators will lead eight teams of Junior Rylarians through a weekend of discovery and fun.
 
Registration is now open for Junior Rylarians.  Each Rotary Club in the District is encouraged to sponsor up to five students for the weekend.  Click here for more information and the Registration form.
 
The RYLA team is looking for Rotarians to help coordinate the program.  If you are interested and/or would like more information, please contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris.  
RYLA Facilitator Training Begins for 2019 Christina Harris 2018-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Dec 10, 2018
The Winter 2018/2019 Pubic Image and Membership Mini Grants are now open for submission. The purpose of mini-grants is to improve and/or increase the public image of the Rotary clubs of District 7930, encourage clubs to develop their orientation process, work on club development, host a "Friendraiser" event to attract new members or to provide support for new members to pursue their Rotary dreams. Categories for mini-grant approval are listed in the grant applications. All mini grant applications are due by January 21, 2019.
 
 
Winter Mini Grants Now Open Amy Luckiewicz 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Su on Dec 10, 2018
Rotary of Somerville inducts and welcomes 2 new members; Chris Rodrigues from East Cambridge Savings Bank and Vincent Maganzini from Rockland Trust to their club.
Chris Rodrigues joined East Cambridge Savings Bank in 2006 and has built many valued relationships over the past 12 years. As a Rotarian, Chris looks forward to promoting goodwill in the Somerville community in addition to building long lasting relationships will fellow Rotarians.
Somerville Rotary Inducts Two New Members Kevin Su 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Charlie Milner who was honored today with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition. For twenty years, Milner and his wife Toby have worked tirelessly on projects supporting literacy. Milner is a true custodian for the guiding principle of Rotary --- “Service over Self” -- the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.
Marblehead Rotary Honors Toby & Charlie Milner Arthur Schwartz 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Dec 02, 2018
The Engage the Community Program developed in New England has been chosen by the Rotarian Action Group for Addiction Prevention as the premier program for Rotary Clubs to implement in their communities. Based on the brain science of addiction with a focus on tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and opioids, Rotary Clubs will welcome  all stakeholders in their communities to convene and discuss the current status, the response required and action steps to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction. The initiative supports those who are currently committed to addressing and reducing addiction and educates youth and adults about how to reduce exposure to drug use and minimize the harm caused by addictive substances in our communities.
 
The community forum is the first step and welcomes all stakeholders to attend the event, including:
 
• Prevention Experts• Health Care Professionals
• Recovery Experts• Local Government Officials
• Schools & Educators  • Law Enforcement & First Responders                               
• Religious Leaders• Youth & Civic Group Leaders
• Parents• Rotarians

Through a mix of media and structured discussion, community stakeholders will review the brain science of addiction, and the increased risk to the teen brain. As participants learn about the driving forces of addiction and local activity working to address it, the program enhances supportive and collaborative relationships among stakeholders as they engage in shared action steps to address the issue upstream at the local level.

The Tookit is available for $895 and includes a thumb drive with the five videos and an instruction manual to assist with planning the forum.
 
Read more about the complimentary school based program . . .
Addiction Prevention Education Initiative Update David Gardner 2018-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jackie Rapisardi on Nov 18, 2018
There will be a special event at the historic Cabot Theater on Tuesday, December 4, featuring local artist Paula Cole and special guests as they perform the music of blues legend Bessie Smith.
 
The event will raise funds for the renovation of the balcony at the theater. Rotarians are being offered a special discounted price of $100 for premium seating to view the concert, plus you’ll get a special engraved seat with your name.
 
Buy tickets here for the special Rotary price, which includes a pre-show reception and a balcony seat inscription.
 
Or contact Kimberley Ballard at kimberley@thecabot.org for more details
Special Event at The Cabot Jackie Rapisardi 2018-11-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Nov 18, 2018
 
Join us on Wednesday, November 28, at Kitty’s Restaurant, located at 123 Main Street in North Reading, from 6:00 to 8:00p.m.
 
Cost is only $30 per person. Reservations are a must! Don’t miss out!
 
Learn about the Cebu Mission and sign up if you are interested in going in 2019!
 
Register online at Rotary7930.org
 
Rotaplast Welcome Home Celebration Terry Rezendes Curran 2018-11-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Nov 18, 2018
During October and from around the globe, alumni from the Rotary Youth Exchange program visited clubs to reflect on their experiences as student. Called Reconnect Week, Dr. Binish Desai visited Marblehead Rotary Club to discuss his company, Eco Eclectic Technology, which conducts research and invents products in pursuit of a clean India.
 
Desai is fond of saying “Nothing is useless in this world; what might be a waste to you is someone’s asset.” In 2005, when Desai was high school age and a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Waukegan, Illinois, he created his first commercial brick from recycled materials. From that experience, his path from Rotary led him to build an entire company on this concept, converting industrial waste into usable products.
Former RYE Student delivers talk to Marblehead Rotary Arthur Schwartz 2018-11-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Nov 12, 2018
 
DG Bob Wood wishes to thank all the clubs that participated in the Unsung Hero Event held last week in honor of Rotary Foundation Month.  Twenty-four Unsung Heroes were honored by their clubs and the district with a Paul Harris Fellow for their commitment to their communities.  The evening was filled with accolades, tears of joy and amazing story after story of people’s commitment to Service Above Self. 
 
Thank you to all who attended for the best evening ever!!!
Unsung Hero Event Spectacular!! Joan Arsenault 2018-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Ouellette on Nov 09, 2018
At a recent Rotary meeting, Woburn Police Chief Robert Ferullo announced his retirement after serving as Chief for seven years and as a police officer for almost forty years. Past Rotary president William Sullivan presented Chief Ferullo with a Paul Harris Fellow and stated "Chief, you have set an example for many by your contributions to your community. Your personal involvement makes Woburn a better place in which to live." The Chief's father, Robert Ferullo Sr. did the pinning. An emotional Chief Ferullo spoke of his love for the job and service to the Woburn community. He plans to stay active in the city after retirement.
Woburn Honors Retiring Police Chief Brian Ouellette 2018-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Kilborn on Nov 09, 2018
The Danvers Rotary Club and President Jacki Shambaugh (third from right) recently hosted a group of students from Northern Ireland. The Catholic and Protestant group are in the U.S. for 2 weeks funded by Friends Forever, a non-profit organization.
 
The Friends Forever program promotes trust, empathy, and friendships among cultures in conflict. Danvers Rotary presented them with a check for $2,000 to support their program.
Friends Forever Visits Danvers Becky Kilborn 2018-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 09, 2018
Using photography to tell a story can become complex and challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. By following a few guidelines, having a focused mindset, and applying a bit of confidence, you can take great pictures with less intimidation.
 
Read the full story by Rotary International Staff Photographer Alyce Henson here
Telling Rotary's Story Through Pictures David Gardner 2018-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Nov 09, 2018
The Wakefield Rotary Club recently recognized 13 of its members who have reached perfect attendance during the Rotary year 2017-18. 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, 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 253 years of perfect attendance. Curley received special notice for his 47 years straight of perfect attendance and the club was recognized for its commitment by Immediate Past District Governor Dave Gardner and Immediate Past Club President Mario Portillo.
Wakefield Recognizes Commitment Amy Luckiewicz 2018-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 09, 2018
Connect with us at our next 
Rotary Means Business Networking Event
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:00pm-8:00pm
The LANAM Club
260 N Main Street, Andover, MA
 
Light refreshments served, cash bar available
Bring business cards to swap

Learn more about the event and register at www.rotary7930.org
 
Questions?
Contact Marc Gillette 518-812-7097
Connect with Your Fellow Rotarians Amy Luckiewicz 2018-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheryl Meehan on Nov 03, 2018
As of Saturday, November 3, 2018, the Polar Plunge has raised $14,692 of the $125k goal for this year's Polar Plunge.
 
Have you seen the recently added Polar Plunge banner on District 7930's homepage?  DG Bob Wood--being the immensely good sport that he is-- has allowed the Polar Plunge team to use him humorously to help promote the plunge.
 
Rotary District 7930 (eastern Massachusetts & southern New Hampshire) will hold its 9th Annual Polar Plunge to Eradicate Polio on February 9, 2019 (snow date February 16). We will plunge into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean at Long Beach in Gloucester at 11am.
 
 
All Polar Plunge donations will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Help us make history! To learn more about Rotary’s fight to eradicate Polio, go to www.endpolio.org.
 
The Polar Plunge was originally inspired, and has been continuously supported by the Rotary Club of Gloucester since 2011.
 
#EndPolio
Polar Plunge Update Sheryl Meehan 2018-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Nov 03, 2018
At a recent luncheon meeting, the Gloucester Rotary Club honored community member Mike Mullen, who has supported the annual Polar Plunge for the past several years, receiving Rotary International's Major Donor award in 2018. The club also recognized Rotarian Michael Sarraf, who received his Paul Harris award this year. Also honored at the meeting were several Rotarians who have received their "plus-1" or more Paul Harris awards.  The Gloucester Club is proud of this ongoing commitment to serving our community and our world through support of the Rotary International Foundation.
Gloucester Celebrates Paul Harris Fellows Tracy Arabian 2018-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah Kruzel on Nov 03, 2018
The Greater Salem NH Rotary Club was excited to kick off their joint venture with the Red Cross on the Home Fire Campaign on Saturday Oct 20th and 27th.  The 20th they worked together with the Red Cross at the Salem NH Fire Dept Open House to sign up residents that needed smoke detectors installed. On the 27th, three of our newest Rotarians helped install 25 smoke detectors and 6 carbon monoxide detectors at 6 homes in Salem.  Moving forward we will be working in all five of our communities: Atkinson, Hampstead, Pelham, Salem and Windham. targeting the senior centers and using social media as well to get our word out! 
 
The Home Fire Campaign is a National initiative with the Red Cross, so if you have friends or family throughout the US that might need their help, encourage people to contact their local Red Cross to get scheduled!
Greater Salem Installs Smoke Detectors Deborah Kruzel 2018-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christina Harris on Nov 01, 2018
Registration is now open for the 2019 RYLA- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards- weekend on Friday-Sunday, May 10-12, 2019, at Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, NH.
 
RYLA is a weekend of discovery designed for high school sophomores and juniors. Designed for teens who have begun to exhibit leadership skills and want to take them to another level, RYLA features indoor and outdoor activities that challenge them to become leaders. The overall program is run by Rotary District 7930, and the entire weekend is carefully planned and facilitated by returning seniors from prior RYLA years. Every aspect of the weekend is intended to ensure a safe and challenging environment in which the participants are free to engage and grow.
 
Here are the results that some of our graduates have shared...
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved career skills and knowledge
  • A unique understanding of leadership and citizenship
  • Increased awareness of some of the other Rotary Youth Programs, like Interact and Youth Exchange.
  • An enhanced college application (RYLA has been around since 1961, and is recognized by many colleges and universities for its outstanding leadership development)
 
District 7930 clubs are invited to sponsor up to five students.  The sponsoring club will pay the $325 per student tuition, and student applicants will each pay a $25 registration fee.  RYLA applications can be downloaded from the District 7930 website at bit.ly/RYLA2019.  Limited spaces are available for the weekend-- clubs are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible.  Information packets will be mailed to Club Presidents and/or Club RYLA Coordinators in the coming month.
 
For more information about RYLA, contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris at christina@partnerwithchoice.com.
 
RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Christina Harris 2018-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Nov 01, 2018
The Newburyport Rotary Club will host the 3rd edition of its popular Trivia Night on Thursday, November 15th. Hosted by local Jeopardy! Champion Jill Santopietro Panall, the event will feature 10 rounds of challenging and diverse trivia questions, as we seek to crown the smartest team on the North Shore. The top team will win a cash prize of $250!
 
Teams of up to 5 players are invited to register by visiting the event page on Facebook or by emailing newburyportrotary@gmail.com to register or for more information. Entry is $25 per person. Food, beverage, and side events will be available.
 
We had a great time when we did this in April and we're looking forward to another fantastic event!
Newburyport Trivia Night Marion Spark 2018-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Oct 26, 2018
Unsung Heroes Dinner
Thursday, Nov 08, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Four Points by Sheraton
1 Audubon Road
Wakefield, MA 01880
Register Here
 
The Unsung Hero Event is fast approaching. There are three things you need to do prior to November 8th. The first is get together a table to celebrate your hero at the event. We will be presenting the awards, by a calling the honorees up to the front of the room with the President of the Club that is honoring them. The President will put the Paul Harris Recognition medallion on their honoree, and DG Bob Wood will present them with the certificate and Paul Harris Pin. We need some folks from your club to cheer all of this on.

The second is to get together a basket to be auctioned off during cocktails. The basket should have things that are reflective your community, no need to go beyond $100 value, and let Betsy Manzelli btzmnz1@gmail.com  know that you are bringing one. All proceeds will go to the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation.

And finally, come on November 8th, celebrate your hero, celebrate yourselves for being the inspiration always!
 
Last Chance to RSVP for Unsung Heroes Dinner Bob Wood 2018-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Beckman on Oct 26, 2018

Top 10 Reasons Why You Want to Participate in The District 7930 RYE Program

10.  No one who has welcomed a stranger from another land into his home can listen to a news story from the other side of the globe in quite the same way again.
 
9.  International exchanges, like this one, have been singled out by Colin Powell, an outstanding military leader and Secretary of State of the most powerful nation on earth, as the most  effective way to work toward international peace.
 
8.  Rotary Youth Exchange brings more people together in a community over a longer period of time than perhaps any other program Rotary does on a regular basis.   
 
7.  Rotary Youth Exchange is a continuing education program that is founded on the rock of American culture:  The American Family.
 
 
Why RYE? William Beckman 2018-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Majane on Oct 26, 2018

Rotary Means Business
Topic: Generational Magic
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018, 6-8pm
The Lanam Club, Andover
Information/Registration

Increase communication, cooperation, collaboration, performance, and productivity in the workplace. Learn how to put an end to the popular culture inspired generational myths that prevent you from capitalizing on the power of everyone, no matter what generation they are from, currently in your workplace.

This month’s Featured Cause/Charity:  Andover’s Downtown Businesses Relief Fund. Many of Andover’s downtown businesses were forced to close for a significant length of time following the Columbia Gas crisis.  This month’s cause/charity will be voluntary contributions to a fund established to support these impacted local businesses. 

Special Guest:  This month’s special guest Ironstone Farm. Ironstone, through its programs Challenge Unlimited and Ironstone Therapy, connects people and horses to improve the quality of life for those participating in the numerous programs there. The Rotary Club of Andover has sponsored many programs there, including one recently for individuals in early recovery from substance abuse and addiction. Other programs service cancer survivors, veterans (with PTSD), and individuals with a wide range of physics, social, cognitive, and other disabilities.

Rotary Means Business Peter Majane 2018-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Somerville Promotes World Polio Day Brian Rooney 2018-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Oct 26, 2018
The Peabody Rotary Club is the host club of Rotary Global Grant Recipient, Kazuki Motohashi. Kazuki received his $30,000 grant from District 2750 and the Tokyo Akebono Rotary club. He is studying at Tufts University for a PhD in Economics and Public Policy. He is passionate about environment and development, clean water and sanitation around the world, particularly in Southeast Asia. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Tokyo in 2012 and a Master’s degree in Public Policy in 2014. He subsequently worked on environmental policy at the Mitsubishi Research Institute. Representing Peabody Rotary as host members to assist Kazuki while he’s in the area are President Stephanie Johnson and members Martha Holden and Peggy Pedro.
Peabody Hosts Global Grant Recipient from Japan Herb Harris 2018-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Oct 26, 2018

The Wakefield Rotary Club is offering an amazing opportunity to dine ANYWHERE in the World! Want to have dinner in Italy? Lunch in Paris? Now is your chance!

One lucky winner will win round-trip tickets for two people, an overnight hotel in a 4-star hotel (or better), and a gift certificate to a restaurant of their choosing!

Single tickets are $100,
Packs of 10 are $750

Only 500 tickets will be sold. Raffle proceeds will benefit the local and international projects of the Wakefield Rotary Club. The new drawing date is February 5 and we are inviting folks to Dockside Restaurant for a cocktail party at 6pm. The drawing will be at 7pm.  Visit http://wakefieldrotaryclub.org/raffle-2018/ today!

Win a Dinner-- ANYWHERE! Amy Luckiewicz 2018-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Oct 23, 2018
The Gloucester Rotary Club held a Polio Awareness/Education meeting on October 23 in preparation for World Polio Day.  A special slide show was playing as members arrived and members were given purple beads, EndPolioNow stickers, and the opportunity to paint their pinky nail purple.  If a member didn't want to paint a nail, purple bands were available to wear on their pinky.  A rousing and competitive game of "End Polio Now Jeopardy" followed.  The meeting wrapped up with a short video in which the WHO Director-General and UNICEF Executive Director thank Rotary for our efforts to #EndPolioNow.  Following the meeting, the Rotarians had fun taking pictures with a variety of polio-inspired hashtag signs.  Members were then encouraged to share their pictures on their favorite social media sites.
 
#endpolio #worldpolioday #droptozero
Gloucester Holds Special Polio Meeting Tracy Arabian 2018-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Simonsen on Oct 21, 2018
 
Rotary is a bottom-up organization with the club playing the key role. This structure and culture is also reflected in Rotary International’s Council on Legislation. Every three years, each district around the world elects a Council on Legislation (COL) representative to serve a three-year term. Collectively, these representatives are charged with studying, deliberating and voting on proposals to change Rotary’s basic governing rules and documents.
 
The Council must act on two types of proposals: resolutions, asking the RI Board of Directors to make changes in the rules the Board has authority over, and enactments, which directly change the RI Constitution, Bylaws, and recommended Club Bylaws. Interestingly, the RI Board of Directors has no power themselves to change these three governing documents, only the Council can do that.
 
 
RI Council on Legislation Peter Simonsen 2018-10-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Oct 19, 2018
The Rotary Club of Lynn hosted its first “What is Rotary” informational meeting Tuesday at the Old Tyme Italian Cuisine on Boston Street. A large crowd of “prospective" Rotarians socialized with Lynn members and learned about the many volunteer initiatives the Lynn Club currently engages in.

“We were very pleased with the turnout,” admitted Club President Brenda Ortiz Peral. “We do a lot of service in the Lynn community, and this event allowed us to share our great story with the community at large. I know I can speak for our members when I say we were extremely pleased with the number of people who came and left with membership forms.”
Lynn Hosts Info Meeting Ray Bastarache 2018-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Fraser on Oct 19, 2018
The North Andover Rotary Club will host a special open forum and discussion on Thursday, October 25, at 6pm at Brightview (1275 Turnpike, Rt 114, North Andover) to discuss short and long-term solutions for business, homes, residents, renters and homeowners as regards  the recent Merrimack Valley Gas Fires. Town Manager Andrew Maylor and MA Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Jay Ash will be on hand for this important discussion.
 
Seating is limited. Interested parties should register immediately at info@northandoverrotary.org or via message at facebook.com/northandoverrotaryclub.
 
#MVGasFire
 
#MVGasFire Discussion Brian Fraser 2018-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 19, 2018

World Polio Day is this Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018.

What will your club do to raise awareness about
Rotary's End Polio Now campaign?

 
Where are we in the fight to end polio? What bold steps are we taking to get there?
Learn more at endpolio.org.
 
No child should have to suffer from this vaccine-preventable disease.
Help us make an impact on World Polio Day.
 
Smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated. Let’s make polio the second.
 
How can you triple your impact?
Thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
every donation made to Rotary to end polio will be tripled.
Donate today. endpolio.org/donate
 
 
 
#endpolio
What Will Your Club Do for World Polio Day? 2018-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Oct 19, 2018
The Marblehead Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Jeff Tucker inducted into the club at its weekly Thursday luncheon meeting held at the Boston Yacht Club. Marblehead Rotary Club President, Alexander Falk, presided over the induction ceremony.
 
Jeff is the Principal/Owner of Tucker Architecture & Landscape located at 59 Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead. Drawing from over 20 years of experience in regionally and nationally recognized firms, Jeff specializes in thoughtfully designed new homes, renovations and landscapes in tune with their surroundings.
Marblehead Welcomes New Member Arthur Schwartz 2018-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Ouellette on Oct 19, 2018
At a recent lunch meeting, the Rotary club of Woburn hosted District Gov. Bob Wood and past DG David Gardner. David presented the club and past President William Sullivan with many awards and citations including: Rotary International Presidential Citation 2017-18, Certificate of Appreciation for support of End Polio Now, Membership Certificate (net +3 in membership gain), Rotary Foundation $100 per capita 100% member participation, Rotary Foundation Average Giving 100% member participation and Rotary Foundation #1 club in District Annual Fund per capita (over $1000 per capita per member.
Woburn Club Honored Brian Ouellette 2018-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Oct 15, 2018
Unsung Heroes Dinner
Thursday, Nov 08, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Four Points by Sheraton
1 Audubon Road
Wakefield, MA 01880
Register Here
 
The Unsung Hero Event is fast approaching. There are three things you need to do prior to November 8th. The first is get together a table to celebrate your hero at the event. We will be presenting the awards, by a calling the honorees up to the front of the room with the President of the Club that is honoring them. The President will put the Paul Harris Recognition medallion on their honoree, and DG Bob Wood will present them with the certificate and Paul Harris Pin. We need some folks from your club to cheer all of this on.

The second is to get together a basket to be auctioned off during cocktails. The basket should have things that are reflective your community, no need to go beyond $100 value, and let Betsy Manzelli btzmnz1@gmail.com  know that you are bringing one. All proceeds will go to the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation.

And finally, come on November 8th, celebrate your hero, celebrate yourselves for being the inspiration always!
 
Unsung Heroes Dinner Bob Wood 2018-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Oct 14, 2018
The Chelsea Rotary Club is running a raffle for a trip for two to the Patriots/Miami football game on December 9, 2018.  Tickets are $25 each and only 250 tickets will be sold.  Details of what is included or shown below.  If interested in purchasing a ticket please contact Bruce Mauch, Secretary of the Chelsea Rotary Club, at brucem@chelseaclock.com. The drawing will be held at the Chelsea November 27 Rotary Meeting.
 
 
Patriots Miami Trip Raffle Bruce Mauch 2018-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Frechette on Oct 14, 2018
Time to get your teams ready!!!! The Methuen Rotary Club is holding it's 6th Annual Bocce Tournament. This year our tournament benefits the Methuen Girls Softball League Scholarship Fund and The Methuen MSPCA. there will be food, raffles, and tons of laughs . Never played before....No worries we are all amateurs and it's all about having fun and raining money for a great cause. Sponsorships are available.
 
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5pm-11pm
Sons of Italy, 459 Methuen Street, Methuen, MA
$50/person or $200/teams of four
Dinner only: $25/person
Information: Tim Frechette
978-697-6760, timof@comcast.net
www.methuenrotary.org
Methuen Bocce Tournament Tim Frechette 2018-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Oct 14, 2018
Andy and Jessica Barnett members of the Rotary Club or Marblehead Harbor and - as importantly, members of Marblehead Little Theatre ("MLT"), presented one of its first-even "Ginny Awards" to Alexander Falk, President, Marblehead Rotary Club.
 
For many years - Falk has served as Trustee of MLT and given generously and sincerely of his time to help maintain and improve the Firehouse, MLT's permanent "home". His commitment to the theater will have a lasting impact on the theatre and the surrounding community.
 
Ginny Morton has been the heart, soul and spirit of MLT. It was her vision to give MLT a permanent home. Ultimately, the Firehouse on School Street, Marblehead became the manifestation of of Ginny's vision.
 
Falk was away when the award was given out at the MLT Gala and so the Barnetts graciously came to our club's weekly luncheon to honor our deserving president.
Marblehead President Honored Arthur Schwartz 2018-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Creeden on Oct 14, 2018
TBM Rotary is planning to partner with Breakaway Restaurant in Danvers, where the Club meets on Tuesday’s at 6:00 pm on a Service Project. We are accepting donations to go directly to local homeless veterans through the Danvers Veteran’s Council. Items needed include socks, gloves, sleeping bags, blankets, canned goods, and toiletries among other things.
 
There will be an event at Breakaway on November 11th beginning at 4:00 pm featuring dinner, a comedian and music. Tickets are available for $15 pp through www.BreakawayDanvers.com.
Fundraiser for Homeless Veterans Bernie Creeden 2018-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Gardner on Oct 08, 2018
Did you know that there is a Rotary Initiative underway to provide Addiction Prevention Education to our communities and it is going regional and maybe global? 
 
The first community forum was held in May and there are almost a dozen being planned around New England and interest is spreading to New York, New Jersey, Halifax, Vancover and beyond.
 
Would you like to be apart of this initiative in your community, the district or beyond? If so, please consider joining the new Addiction Prevention Task Force in District 7930 and support the efforts of clubs and members who want to add addiction prevention support to Make a Difference! We need help in promoting the initiative, speaking at clubs and supporting clubs that decide to host Community Forums and implement the school based curriculum in their high schools.
 
Please send me an email and let me know how you would like to help by clicking here!
Do You Want to Support Rotary's Initiative on Addiction Prevention? Dave Gardner 2018-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Oct 06, 2018
Following the lead of Paul Harris and his Chicago #1 club, the Peabody Rotary Club was the sponsor of a public comfort station (aka a porta-a-potty) for the annual Progeria Research Foundation 5K Road Race. The very first Rotary project in 1905 was a public comfort station in Chicago. (Click the "Read More" link below to see a picture of the 1905 project.)
 
The Progeria Research Foundation is one of the local charities that the Peabody club supports. The event was held on Saturday, September 8th, and several racers were grateful to have the facilities available. Many Peabody Rotarians participated and a few did very well in the event. Dan Vassallo and his wife Katrina were the men’s and women’s winners; Chief Tom Griffin came in 2nd place in his age group; and Peggy Pedro came in 2nd place in her age group of walkers.
Peabody Sponsors Progeria Research 5K Comfort Station Herb Harris 2018-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Oct 04, 2018
Congratulations to all the members of District 7930 for achieving positive growth in membership during the 2017-2018 Rotary year. This is the first time in five years that we have had an increase. Through the efforts of the Membership Committee under the leadership of Amy Luckiewicz and Jim Major, they have provided the spark to inspire clubs to expand their reach into the community. Through exciting new programs like the mini grants for both membership and public image, clubs could access matching funds to attract individuals who share our vision of Service Above Self. Let's not forget the new Welcome Party program, which has had a sensational impact in terms of retention based on the early numbers. In fact, we moved from 90% to 96% retention this past year. Although we were only up 2, we were able to reverse the downward spiral that is still typical in North America. Only 3 ditsricts in our Zone, received this achievement.
 
But none of this would have been possible without the hard work of each of the 21 clubs who had positive membership growth. Their innovative approach to inviting their communities to be part of Rotary has produced some amazing results. Here is the list of clubs who have made it happen:
 
 

Official Club Results

Andover+8                 Everett+1               Reading+6                                  
Belle Isle+2Gloucester+2Salem, MA+3
Beverly+4Greater Salem, NH +1Saugus+3
Burlington+9Ipswich+6Stoneham
+2
Cambridge+1Manchester-Essex+15
Topsfield-Boxford-Middleton
+5
Chelsea+2Methuen+3Winchester+1
Downtown Boston Evening+13Parkway+1Woburn+3
 
If you want to know what these clubs did to grow their clubs and increase their impact, reach out to the Immediate Past President or Membership Chair and introduce those ideas to your club. Keep up the great work and continue to invite people to serve your community and the world, one day at a time!
D7930 Receives Positive Membership Growth Award David Gardner 2018-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Oct 02, 2018

The Wakefield Rotary Club is offering an amazing opportunity to dine ANYWHERE in the World! Want to have dinner in Italy? Lunch in Paris? Now is your chance!

One lucky winner will win round-trip tickets for two people, an overnight hotel in a 4-star hotel (or better), and a gift certificate to a restaurant of their choosing!

Single tickets are $100,
Packs of 10 are $750

Only 500 tickets will be sold. Raffle proceeds will benefit the local and international projects of the Wakefield Rotary Club. Visit http://wakefieldrotaryclub.org/raffle-2018/ today!

Dine Anywhere in the World! Amy Luckiewicz 2018-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 02, 2018
The Wenham Country Club came alive with excited and energized sports enthusiasts on a recent warm and sunny Sunday afternoon when the Rotary Club of Hamilton-Wenham held its first ever 0.5K Mini-Marathon to benefit youth and senior services in Hamilton and Wenham. Rotarians, family members and friends, of all sizes, shapes, ages and physical conditions, competed in a hotly contested romp around the golf links. Hydration (refreshment) stations were strategically located to keep the contestants in fine form for the event, and VIP entrants received the use of a gold cart if the course proved too difficult. Competitors and spectators alike cheered when event coordinator Anne O’Connor announced at the conclusion of the competition that the 0.5K Mini-Marathon would most likely become an annual fundraiser for Hamilton-Wenham Rotary. Ipswich Rotary President Martha Mauser was heard issuing a challenge to Marblehead Rotary President Alex Falk to see which club could outperform the other in next year’s Mini-Marathon.
Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Hosts The 0.5K Mini-Marathon Bob Gravino 2018-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Oct 02, 2018
The Parkway Rotary Club is happy to announce this year’s recipients of the Marilyn Larosa Education Scholarship. The scholarship goes to students headed to college from the Parkway neighborhoods of West Roxbury and Roslindale. Criteria for the award include public service, merit, need, and academics.

This year’s scholars and humanitarians are Johanna Brait and McKenzie Barnwell. Johanna Brait attended the Dexter Southfield School in Brookline where she played tennis and violin. She participated in the Make-A-Wish program as a volunteer and was a tennis instructor. She is enrolled at Holy Cross College where she will be studying biochemistry and Spanish.
Parkway Awards Scholarship Terry Rezendes Curran 2018-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Creeden on Oct 02, 2018
Register this week to be guaranteed a shirt for the @TBMRotary 39th Annual Fall Foliage Classic on October 14th at Proctor School in Topsfield. Do a good thing for you and a GREAT thing for our communities.
 
Run with us on a non Patriots game day Sunday to curb youth substance abuse and help other causes. Register at www.northshoretiming.com
TBM Rotary 39th Fall Foliage Classic Bernie Creeden 2018-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 02, 2018
Linda Doliber and Michael Elkin of the Marblehead Harbor Rotary Club were honored at a recent club meeting for their on-going commitment and dedication to The Rotary Foundation. Club President Mike Cognata presented Linda with a Paul Harris Fellow +3 pin for her noteworthy achievement, and long-time Rotarian Michael was acknowledged with a Paul Harris Society Chevron for his many years of support for The Rotary Foundation. District Paul Harris Society Chair Bob Gravino thanked Linda and Michael on behalf of the District and Rotary International, and spoke of the value of The Foundation to both Rotarians and those from around the world who benefit from its work. Be The Inspiration through your support of The Rotary Foundation and all the good it does in the world.
Rotary Foundation Awards at Marblehead Harbor Rotary Bob Gravino 2018-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Oct 02, 2018

On Sunday, September 16, TJ Kelley, a Reading Memorial High School senior and President of the RMHS Interact Club, was honored with his Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Old South Church in Reading. Reading Rotary President Tim Kelley (and TJ's dad) presented him with a congratulatory certificate on behalf of Rotary. The Certificate was part on an initiative started by PDG David Gardner to forge a partnership between Scouting and Rotary.

In addition to his involvement with BSA Scouts and the RMHS Interact Club, TJ has participated in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) weekend. This year will be his third RYLA as both a participant and on the planning team.

Keith and Christina Harris both Ipswich Rotarians and RYLA adults were on hand to celebrate with TJ and family.

From RYLA to Eagle Scout Tim Kelley 2018-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Block on Sep 30, 2018
The inaugural meeting of the ElderAct Club of Lynnfield was held on September 12, 2018 at the Lynnfield Senior Center. More than 50 people participated in this event which featured speeches from District Governor Bob Wood, District ElderAct Chair Mirjana Maksimovic, Lynnfield Rotary President Ron Block, and several members of the Marblehead Harbor Rotary and the ElderAct of Marblehead Harbor/Swampscott Club (ElderAct MS). Lunch was served compliments of the Lynnfield Rotary.
 
The event had great support and participation from Asst. District Governor Peter Majane, Past District Governors Dr. Victor Saldanha and Dave Drislane, and Lynnfield Rotarian Bob MacKenrick. ElderAct MS members described projects they have done from simply clipping coupons for military families abroad to installing lock boxes on the homes of selected people in their community.
Lynnfield Holds Inaugural Meeting of Elderact Ron Block 2018-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Johnson on Sep 30, 2018
The Peabody Rotary Club was recognized with the Peter Torigian Memorial International Festival Spirit Award in September! Mayor Bettencourt praised the Rotary Club of Peabody for being involved in every aspect of the City, including the International Festival, the schools, the Library, Haven from Hunger and Citizens Inn, all the things that raise the quality of life in our City.
Peabody Rotary Honored Stephanie Johnson 2018-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Sep 24, 2018
 
The District Leadership is excited to announce the 2017-2018 Rotary Citation recipients.
 
The Rotary Clubs of Amesbury, Beverly, Boston, Burlington, Cambridge, Danvers, Greater Salem, NH, Ipswich, Manchester-Essex, Marblehead, Medford, Reading, Salem, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester, and Woburn all exceeded the requirements to achieve this prestigious award. Congratulations to the Presidents and to every member on your role in this success.
2017-2018 Presidential Citations David Gardner 2018-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Unsung Heroes Awards 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Four Points by Sheraton, Wakefield
 
Have you selected your UNSUNG HERO yet? Have you submitted your name to Joan Arsenault? You don’t want your Club not to be represented at our November 8th Paul Harris UNSUNG HERO Awards dinner. 
 
Please take the time today to talk to your Club, select a HERO and submit the name to Joan today. There is a little bit more you can do. You can click here to register your hero and yourself, and your other Club members who are joining you should do the same.  It’s going to be a great event, one you really don’t want to miss.
 
Don’t forget, we’re also asking for a $100 valued locavore basket (items indicative of your community or your area) that will be auctioned off to attendees. All proceeds with go to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund, which will come back to us in three years. 
 
So, join me, the Governors’ track, the Foundation Committee and the other Clubs in the District in honoring someone who does things because that’s who they are, not what they can get out of it.  
 
Deadline Fast Approaching Bob Wood 2018-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Sep 15, 2018
On Sunday, September 9, the Reading Rotary put on the 2018 Reading Fall Street Faire. This year's Faire was a resounding success. Approximately 170 vendors and community groups set up booths along the Faire route on Haven, Main, High, Chute, Linden and Sanborn Streets in Downtown Reading. There was entertainment all day on two stages, one or Main Street and one on High Street. Other features were many blow up apparatuses for the children set up around the route. Other featured areas were: the Children's Area at the Reading Coop parking lot, a Car Show, NFL Tailgate, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Cornhole Tournament, flash mobs, food and drinks and much more. The day was kicked off with a 5K Road Race starting at Washington Park.
Reading Comes together at Fall Street Faire Tim Kelley 2018-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Sep 15, 2018
Early in September, our district hosted its third New Member Orientation Party in partnership with District 7910 in Newton, and we welcomed over 50 attendees. The event introduced new members to the overall big-picture of Rotary International, allowing clubs to focus more on club-level culture, policies, and information when they on-board new members. The vibe is fun, casual, and run like a party complete with snacks, dinner, dessert and decorations! The dress-code is “come-as-you-are.” Each session, we invite members who have joined within the past 2 years. If you are a veteran Rotarian, please encourage your new members to attend. If you're a new member, please watch this 1-minute video from Daryl Jaeger. Daryl is a new member from Downtown Boston and wanted to encourage others to attend the event.
 
The next Orientation events are below. Please click on the links to register:
Wednesday, October 3, 4-Points by Sheraton Wakefield
Thursday, April 11, 4-Points by Sheraton Wakefield
 
Both of these dates are at the same time as other district meetings in the same location. Carpooling is encouraged!
 
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Luckiewicz at 781-588-0257 or email rotary7930membership@yahoo.com.
 
We hope to see all of our new members there!
New Member Orientations a Success Amy Luckiewicz 2018-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Sep 09, 2018
Rotary Exchange Student, Maggie Larkin, reported on her Rotary Youth Exchange experience in Torrevieja, Spain. For the year, Larkin attended school at Colegio la Purisima. She was surprised to learn that most of her classmates had shared a classroom since they were three years of age.
 
When she first arrived, language and communication were difficult for Maggie. But, by Christmas, her language skills were strong enough to feel comfortable navigating day to day life and making friends and building those friendships.
In June Maggie, along with many friends, went on Eurotour visiting Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin & Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Slovenia, Slovakia, Venice and Rome. She tried many new foods in every location - but most importantly, Maggie reported that she has made friendships for a lifetime and she is grateful to everyone, including Rotary, Rotary Youth Exchange, and her sponsoring club Rotary Club of Marblehead, for providing her the opportunity.
Maggie Larkin Shares Her Youth Exchange Experience Arthur Schwartz 2018-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Fitzgerald on Sep 09, 2018
The Rotary Club of Burlington is excited is excited to announce a Dynamic group of speakers coming to our club in September
 
  • Pete Bouchard is a meteorologist at NBC 10 Boston - September 14th 12 Noon
  • Maria Stephanos Channel Five - September 21st 12:30 PM
  • Billy Jaffe - Billy Jaffe is an on-air ice hockey analyst for NESN, providing commentary for pre-game, post-game and intermission shows during Boston Bruins games - September 28th Noon
  • Hank Phillippi Ryan is an American investigative reporter for Channel 7 News on WHDH-TV, a local television station in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also an author of mystery novels - October 9th 6 PM
We meet at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Wheeler Road Burlington. The cost to attend is $20pp to pay for the cost of your meal. If you are intereested in attending, contact Janet Fitzgerald sullivanfh@ccomcast.net
Burlington Hosts Exciting Speakers Janet Fitzgerald 2018-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jackie Rapisardi on Sep 09, 2018
Our exchange student Aku Kavka arrived from Finland. He attended his first Rotary meeting with us last week. He was very well-spoken and is excited to get started in school, which starts this week. Welcome Aku!!! He is an ice hockey player who loves to ski. Aku will be studying here for his junior year at Beverly High School. We hope you have a wonderful experience! Glad you are our guest!!!
 
And, the Beverly Rotary Club received a surprise donation. Any business that had been in the Cummings Center for 20 years or more, got to pick a charity for them to donate $1000.. Lex Ushakoff of CCI Reprographics chose our club.
 
Thank you Lex and The Cummings Center!!
Surprises! Jackie Rapisardi 2018-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by DG Bob Wood on Aug 27, 2018

Unsung Hero – A definition

I’m sure many of you are wondering what exactly an UNSUNG HERO is. 

Is it the police person delivering a baby in the back seat of a car? Is it a fireperson going in and out of a burning building countless times to save lives? Is it a teacher who goes out of their way to be sure her class has everything it needs for the school year?

Well it could be, or it could be a wait staff that makes sure that a homeless person gets a cup of coffee and a muffin every day and takes it out of their tips to pay for it. Or it could be a janitor in school that does extraordinary things to make life better for the children. Or it could be anyone that makes random acts of kindness a lifestyle without ever thinking that it is unusual. Nor do they think they would or should get an award for what they do on a regular basis. 

THAT is an UNSUNG HERO. Someone who neither expects nor seeks praise nor an award for something they just consider the right thing to do. I hope this helps.  

Unsung Heroes Dinner
November 8, 2018, 6 - 9:30 PM
$50 a person
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
1 Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA

 
What is an Unsung Hero? DG Bob Wood 2018-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Aug 25, 2018
The Rotary Club of Winchester had a busy and productive meeting on August 16th with the induction of a new member, the presentation of a Paul Harris Society Chevron to a club member, and a talk on an on-going global grant. Christian Neckermann was inducted as a Rotarian by Club President Rich Mucci, assisted by Christian’s sponsor and Immediate Past President Steve Mix. Long time Rotarian Dick Sampson was presented with a PHS Chevron, acknowledging his many years of support for The Rotary Foundation. Brendan Pulsifer, a junior at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, related his two years of work as a summer student intern working with Bowdoin College graduate Lonnie Hackett (Class of 2014) and Healthy Kids/Brighter Future in Lusaka, Zambia. Brendan is a resident of Winchester and is an alumnus of Winchester Community Music School where he studied piano for many years. Winchester Rotarian Laurie Russell is the Executive Director of the school and has known Brendan and his family since he was a young boy.
No Summer Break for Winchester Rotarians Bob Gravino 2018-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Greater Salem Annual Golf Tournament Jeanne Geisser 2018-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Aug 25, 2018
Congratulations to Rosie Segil, recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Segil has worked tirelessly within Marblehead Rotary Club and on her own leading community service projects both locally and abroad. For the past few years in her native country, the Philippines, Segil has led a literacy project. Segil exemplifies the guiding principle of Rotary --- “Service over Self” -- the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.
Marblehead Honors Rosie Segil Arthur Schwartz 2018-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Aug 25, 2018
The Gloucester Rotary Club will publish a 12-month Cape Ann photo calendar for 2019 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.gloucesterrotary.org.  All entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018.
Gloucester Rotary Club Announces Photography Contest Tracy Arabian 2018-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Aug 20, 2018
The Ipswich Rotary Club presents Castle Royale on November 9, 2018, 7-11pm, at Castle Hill.
 
Cocktail Attire, Black Tie Optional 21+. Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Craps, Cash Bar, Chamber Music, Hors D’ouvres, Silent Auction. Choice of prizes for the winners.
 
Proceeds benefit Ipswich Rotary Charitable Trust.
 
$75 advanced purchase only. NO tickets at the door. $1000 in play chips per ticket, additional chips available for purchase. Tickets available online at www.ipswichrotary.org, First Ipswich Bank, and Institution for Savings, Ipswich & Rowley locations. 
 
Ipswich presents Castle Royale Joan Arsenault 2018-08-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 19, 2018
November 8, 2018, 6 - 9:30 PM
$50 a person
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
1 Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA
 
Join District Governor Bob Wood on November 8th as we celebrate the Unsung Heroes in our community. Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others. Join us as we celebrate that special person who wakes up every morning and puts others before him or herself and dedicates their life to helping others in need, truly embodying the motto: “Service above Self”

Each Club has been asked to select an Unsung Hero from their Club or Community to be awarded a Paul Harris Recognition at this event. Each awardee will a certificate, a pin and a medallion. Since this is a Rotary Foundation event, the Clubs have also been asked to form a Locavore Basket valued at $100 to be placed in a silent auction, proceeds to benefit the Rotary Foundation. Items in the basket should be indicative of the Club’s community or local area.

Clubs may be seated at their own table of 8 or 10 or combined with other clubs should they have fewer attendees. Please register here for yourself, your club, and please note that there is a special registration for the honoree, as there will be no charge for them at this event.  The deadline for submitting an Unsung Hero nominee to the District is October 1, 2018.
Unsung Heros Awards Night Bob Wood 2018-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Aug 19, 2018
The Members of the Rotary Club of Medford are ready to Welcome you to their 4th Annual Charity Casino Night on Saturday, September 29th at Memorial Hall in Melrose. They promise an evening of Fun, Gaming, Food, Libation, Raffles, Dancing and Laughs! Winners have their choice of several fabulous prizes!

We have professional dealers, so you feel like you are in Vegas. Last year, we even added a slot machine tournament for more ways to win - it was a big hit!
 
Would you like to help us out by becoming a Sponsor? Sponsorships include tickets and are a good bargain. Or offering up a Raffle Prize?
 
This is an event you don't want to miss! See you there!
Medford Casino Night Fundraiser Annie Powers 2018-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Russell on Aug 19, 2018
The Interact Club of the Rotary Club of Winchester recently held a successful eye glass drive, donating more than 325 pairs of eye glasses to the Woburn Lions Club for their Sight Program.
 
The high school students in the Interact Club choose an eye glass drive as their spring community service project. The students worked with local Winchester businesses and organizations such as the Winchester Library, the Jenks Center, the Fuller Cup, and Winchester Community Music School as drop off locations, in addition to collecting glasses as Winchester High School. Winchester’s Interact Club meets at Winchester High School, typically at the end of the school day, and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Winchester. Other service projects that the Winchester Interact Club has done include maintenance projects at Wright-Locke Farm, volunteering at Winchester’s Chili Fest, participating in Rotary District 7930 Polar Plunge for Polio Eradication, and more.
Winchester's Interact Club Eye Glass Drive a Success! Laurie Russell 2018-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jackie Rapisardi on Aug 19, 2018
Last week, Beverly had its annual Homecoming week. The Beverly Rotary Club was a large part of this community event. At Lobsterfest Day we had an informational booth at Lynch Park as a community support. The next day we served ice cream to hundreds of Senior Citizens in the park. This is a tradition since our past President Brad Gaige was involved with the Senior Center in town. Since his passing, the event is named after him. And, finally on the last day of Homecoming Week, we drew the winner to our Winner’s Choice Raffle, where a trip of a lifetime could be won: Fiji, Hawaii, the Masters’ Tournament or Tuscany! We are happy to announce that Marshall Handly of Beverly was the winner of his choice of a trip!!! Congratulations, Marshall!!!
Beverly Rotary Out at Homecoming! Jackie Rapisardi 2018-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Ouellette on Aug 19, 2018
Woburn native and resident Susan Hartmere, a Woburn Rotary Club member since 1992 and our current president, recently joined a Rotary Club International Humanitarian Group on a trip to West Africa to provide some much needed health assistance to residents in Ghana. This is her 11th such humanitarian trip. Her account of the assistance is as follows:
Woburn Rotarian Susan Hartmere Joins Health Seekers in Ghana Brian Ouellette 2018-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alexander Falk on Aug 19, 2018
It is wonderful to see when a Rotary Youth Exchange student gets involved in service projects on both ends of their exchange - the sponsoring club and the hosting club. This past year our Marblehead Rotary Club hosted Marisol, a youth exchange student from Thailand. Marisol is not just a great student, but also a very talented artist and produced stunning watercolor paintings and other works during her exchange year. She then decided to sell some of those works to raise money for a career-training project for mental-health patients that her sponsoring club in Thailand, the Nong-khae Rotary Club, is presently working on.
RYE Student Raises Money for Mental-Health Patient Career Training Alexander Falk 2018-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Aug 19, 2018
The Gloucester Rotary Club its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 18, at Stage Fort Park, serving hundreds of pancakes to hungry friends.  Shown here (left to right) Foundation Chair and Past President Steve Kaity, President Julie LaFontaine, District Governor Bob Wood, Past President Pat Thorpe, Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, and Gloucester Trivia Guru and Master Pancake Flipper Tom Dexter.
Gloucester Serves Hundreds of Pancakes Tracy Arabian 2018-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Aug 06, 2018
Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others.  On November 8th, join District Governor Bob Wood at the Sheraton Four Points in Wakefield to celebrate an unsung hero in  your community.  
 
Designate a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition as a tribute to a person who has made lives better in your community and/or around the world,  demonstrating shared purpose with the The Rotary Foundation and its six areas of focus:  Promoting Peace, Providing Clean Water, Saving Mothers and Children, Supporting Education, Growing Local Economies, and Fighting Disease. 

Join us as we celebrate that special person who wakes up every morning and puts others before himself/ herself and dedicates his or her life to helping others in need, truly embodying the rotary motto “Service above Self”!
 
Register here. For more information, contact Joan Arsenault.
Rotary Foundation Celebrates Unsung Heroes Joan Arsenault 2018-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Aug 05, 2018
The Gloucester Rotary Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 18, 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 on Saturday-Sunday, August 18-19, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. A special FREE parking area is available for Pancake Breakfast attendees.

Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast are $8 per person and are available from any Gloucester Rotarian or at the following Gloucester locations: North Shore Health Project, 5 Center Street, Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel F Lewis Street, Bank Gloucester, 160 Main Street, Cape Ann Savings Bank, 109 Main Street, and Institution for Savings, 4 Parker Street.  Tickets will also be available on the morning of the breakfast.   

Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will benefit the Rose Baker Senior Center, North Shore Health Project, the Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders and projects of the Gloucester Rotary Club.
 
Gloucester Pancake Breakfast Tracy Arabian 2018-08-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 05, 2018
The Rotary Club of Rockport is hosting its 22nd annual Lobsterfest, rain or shine, on August 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall Bandstand at Back Beach.Tickets are still only $25, and include a hot boiled lobster, clam chowder, corn on the cob, a roll, watermelon and soda or water. There will also be a cash menu of burgers, hot dogs, chips, beer and wine. Two Weeks from Everywhere will provide live entertainment.
 
Tickets are still available at the John Tarr Store, Village Silversmith, any Rockport Rotarian or call 603-721-1038. Advanced tickets are recommended.
 
The LOBSTERFEST will be followed by the Town of Rockport’s annual fireworks show, and the town will be illuminated for the occasion. Come for the day and enjoy the fun! For more information visit our website. Proceeds to benefit Rockport Rotary Club Community and International Service Projects.
Rockport's 22nd Lobsterfest 2018-08-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Aug 05, 2018
One of the community service project that the Rotary Club of Ipswich is involved in is maintaining the 9/11 Memorial and Garden in the Town of Rowley. The memorial honors the three Rowley residents who were killed on American Airlines Flight #11 on September 11, 2001, and was dedicated on September 8. 2012. The memorial is made from a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York City. In the spring and fall of the year, a work party of Ipswich Rotarians spend a Saturday morning sprucing up the garden and planting seasonal flowers to keep the area beautiful and to honor the memory of the married couple and woman who lost their lives in the tragedy of 9/11.
 
Rowley Select Board member and Ipswich Rotarian Bob Snow received a call in late July from a resident who lives across the street from where the married couple lived in Rowley. She asked Bob about the Memorial and who took care of it. The caller told Bob that the married couple’s oldest daughter was coming from California for her 30th high school reunion in the near future and asked if someone might clean up the Memorial and Garden. This was the daughter that the couple were flying out to visit on 9/11.
 
Without hesitation, Bob contacted the local garden center that donates plantings for the semiannual work on the garden, removed the old spring plantings and put the donated arrangements in the ground, arranged for the watering of the new plants, and replaced the worn American flags at the memorial with new ones provided by the Rowley Fire Department.
 
Be the Inspiration. Thank you, Bob Snow.
Service Above Self: Ipswich Rotarian Bob Snow Bob Gravino 2018-08-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Burns on Aug 05, 2018
The Wilmington Rotary Club will hold their 4th Community Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday, August 18, at Rotary Park at 10:00 am.
 
This year, we are also offering a "leadoff package" fpr a night at Fenway. Included are two tickets for the Red Sox/Cleveland Indians game on Monday, August 20th. Seats are in the third base grandstand, section 24, row 9, seats 9 & 10. Also a $50.00 gift card to Eastern Standard eatery, a five minute walk to Fenway plus a $ 50.00 gift card to the Red Sox Souvenir Shop complete this terrific package. To bid on line, go to Rotary Club of Wilmington, Ma.on Facebook or by phone, 978-944-0155. The lucky high bidder will be notified at the Ice Bucket Challenge.

It's important to note that ALL MONEY raised from this event will go directly to A. L. S. Research.
Wilmington Ice Bucket Challenge Mike Burns 2018-08-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Jul 30, 2018
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation? Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.

How does The Rotary Foundation use donations? Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.

What impact can one donation have? It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.

What are the areas of the Foundation’s focus? Promoting Peace, Providing Clean Water, Saving Mothers and Children, Supporting Education, Growing Local Economies, and Fighting Disease.  Even the United States has problems in all six areas of focus, the reason for Global Grants, assistance going in all directions to help promote a better world.
 
The Rotary Foundation Bob Wood 2018-07-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Jul 29, 2018
Rob Deina, outgoing President of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor signed the Charter and passed the gavel on to Mike Cognata, current President of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor (shown on the left) at the recent 2018 Installation Dinner.  The Dinner was attended by over 50 members and guests including Kang Yu, the Assistant District Governor. 
 
Mike Coganata stated that he has three primary goals for the upcoming year including  "finding individuals who live in Marblehead (or nearby communities) who are in need of assistance but are reluctant to ask for help.  Assistance could include help with medical bills, small home repairs, etc.  The second goal includes increasing the club's membership by creating greater awareness of the International Rotary Club mission and projects."  Mike went on to say that "This awareness will come through club activities, Facebook and other means to show the public the good work done by Rotarians."  The third goal includes "collaborating with other clubs in order to combine resources to be more effective in completing projects both locally and internationally."
 
Marblehead Harbor Installation Kathleen Murphy 2018-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Jul 29, 2018
The Rockport Rotary Club held their annual Installation of Officers and Board Members for the 2018-2019 year and Community Awards Dinner in June at the Pigeon Cove Tavern.

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Officers and Board Members: President (Sue King), President-Elect (Derek van Gulden), Vice-President (Ami Borovick), Secretary (Kecia German), Treasurer (Rob Audano), Sargeant at Arms (Phil Chalmers), Directors (Mary Ciaraldi, Sean Fennessy, Robert Liebow, Nikki Marin & James Moore), Past President (Andrew Maddox) and Foundation Chair (Dennis Doolin).
 
In Memoriam for Donald Thrasher, a long-time member of the Rockport Rotary Club was presented by Derek van Gulden.
 
Community awards were presented to June Sullivan for Citizen of the Year and Marcia Audano for Town Employee of the Year. A Special Recognition award was presented to the Sandy Bay Historical Society of Rockport and the Paul Harris Recognition to Sean Fennessy and Mary Ciaraldi.

 
Rockport Installation & Community Awards Mary Ciaraldi 2018-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeff Wisnia on Jul 29, 2018
The weather was beautiful for this year's Special Olympics softball tournament, sponsored by the Burlington Rotary Club. The tournament was started by the Burlington Club over 10 years ago and became an annual event hosted in Burlington by the Burlington Recreation Department. Eight teams participated in this year's event, two from our club's Special Olympics program and six sponsored by other communities' Rotary Clubs. Delicious burgers and franks were grilled  for the dining pleasure of the Special Olympians, their families visitors, and Rotarians.  This annual event  now brings over a hundred players, coaches, family  members and spectators to our town to enjoy the game and the food and drinks provided free to them by our club.    
Special Olympics Softball Tournament Jeff Wisnia 2018-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Jul 29, 2018
“People Coming Together”
September 20-22, 2018
 
The 2018 Montreal Zone Conference is a unique event and we want you to be a part of it.Previously known as the Zone Institute, it was open only to past, current, and incoming District Governors. It is now open to EVERY Rotarian with an interest in becoming more engaged in Rotary! The theme “People Coming Together” fits our goal in providing you an extraordinary and unforgettable event.
 
The 2018 Montreal Zone Conference will address our goals as Rotarians and the ways to make Rotary an integral part of our thinking, doing, and actions – with a goal of inspiring leadership for change and innovative solutions among all Rotarians in addressing the future of Rotary both locally and globally.
 
2018 Montreal Zone Conference Bob Wood 2018-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Jul 23, 2018

Rotary Foundation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$1billion. It has one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world.
 
What Does Wikipedia Say About Rotary? Bob Wood 2018-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Jul 23, 2018
Perhaps you should join our district Rotoplast mission to the Philippines.  The one remaining position is for a Recreational Therapist.  Don’t let the fancy name intimidate you. It’s one of the best positions on the team.  You are the friendly face our patients see before they go into the operating room. In your own air-conditioned space, you greet the children, give them quilts, toys and play with them--maybe with matchbox cars--maybe with coloring books. 
 
The mission leaves on September 30 and returns on October 14. If you’re ready to experience rotary passion, this could be it. Contact Terry Curan for more information. 
 
If your club would like a presentation on Rotaplast, contact Terry Curan . If your club is ready to financially support this mission, send your checks made payable to Rotaplast to District 7930, c/o David Boudreau, Institution for savings , 68 stores Avenue, Newburyport MA 01950.
Do You Like to Color? Terry Rezendes Curran 2018-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jackie Rapisardi on Jul 20, 2018
The Beverly Rocking Rotarians participated in the annual “Reid’s Ride” to support the AYA Alliance to fight cancers striking adolescents and young adults on July 15. The team consisted of Jackie Rapisardi, Captain of the team, Brian Murphy, Matt Blanchard and Stephanie Raby. The bike ride began at Lynnfield High School and went along a 28-mile, route to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. With the Beverly Rotary Club supporting them, the team raised over $5500. Jackie was the third highest fundraiser, while the team was 6th highest fundraiser!
 
Thanks to all of our family, friends and club members who supported the team!
Beverly Rocking Rotarians Jackie Rapisardi 2018-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Jul 20, 2018
Peabody Rotary recently awarded $12,000 in scholarships to several 2018 High School graduates. Financing of these scholarships comes from Peabody Rotary fundraising events such as the Torigian Golf Classic, the Taste of the North Shore and various other events throughout the year.

Pictured are the scholarship recipients with Peabody Rotary Scholarship Committee members Randi Holland, Dan Vassallo, Joe Scurio, Audrey Gordon, Curt Bellavance and Jeff Doherty.  The committee was chaired by Cathy Gravel (not pictured).
Peabody Rotary Awards $12k in Scholarships Herb Harris 2018-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Jul 20, 2018
Paul Harris Society Chair Bob Gravino recognized Marblehead Rotarians Alexander Falk (Club President), Keith Taylor, Julie Livingston (Club Secretary) and David Deutsch (outgoing Club President) as members of the Paul Harris Society with PHS Chevrons and District 7930 pins at the Club’s July 12th Installation Luncheon at the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead. 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. It was noted during the presentation that Marblehead Rotary was in a three way tie for District 7930 Clubs having the most PHS members.
 
Marblehead Rotary Installation Luncheon Bob Gravino 2018-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Jul 13, 2018
The District 7930 leadership is looking to fill several District jobs, requiring a variety of skill sets.  If you would like to work with an amazing group of Rotarians, download this list of job openings to see how you can help the District serve our clubs.
Your Expertise is Needed! Bob Wood 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Nangle on Jul 13, 2018
Camp Rotary, established in 1921 is the longest continuously running Rotary project in the world. Camp Rotary is a private, nonprofit, educational, independent, co-ed overnight camp for kids ages 7 - 15. The camp has a rich history dating back to 1921 when it was founded as a service project of the Rotary Club of Lynn. The Camp is owned by the Rotary Club of Lynn, and is managed by a board of independent officers and directors operating as Youth Service Managers, Inc.
 
The bylaws of YSM require a triennial review of our financial records, and we are looking for a committed CPA to review our financial records (not an audit). We use Quickbooks accounting software, and we would turn over a copy of the Quickbooks file for the review, along with recent treasurers notes, bank statements, etc.
 
Please contact YSM treasurer Gary Nangle at gpnangle@comcast.net if you would be able to help us with this review. Thank you.
Calling all CPAs! Gary Nangle 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jul 13, 2018
The Chelsea Rotary Club has been sending children to summer camp for 18 years and this summer, 20 Chelsea children got to experience a week at Camp Rotary on Styles Pond in Boxford, MA.
 
The Chelsea Police Department partnered with the Rotary Club and provided the transportation to and from Camp Rotary as part of their commitment to community service. The Chelsea Rotary Club covers all the expenses including a weekly field trip, cash for the camp store, a backpack full of personal necessities and a group photo.  Children are selected based upon essays they write explaining why they should attend Camp Rotary. Chelsea Rotary Past President Susan Gallant oversees this project.  Camp Rotary is a private, nonprofit, educational, independent overnight camp for kids ages 7 – 15. The camp was founded as a service project of the Lynn Rotary Club in 1921. 
Chelsea Club Changes Kids Lives Bruce Mauch 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jul 13, 2018
The District Membership and Public Image Committees are thrilled to announce Summer/Fall Mini Grants are now open! Public Image Mini Grants are matching grants up to $250 and all Membership Mini Grants are matching up to $200 (please see additional details for clubs that partner with other clubs).
Mini Grants Now Available Amy Luckiewicz 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jul 13, 2018
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year. IOAD aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
 
Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001. On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses.

 
International Overdose Awareness Day David Gardner 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jul 13, 2018
In keeping with the 2017-2018 Rotary International theme of “Rotary: Making a Difference,” the Gloucester Rotary Club is pleased to announce that our members raised $85,000. These funds were used to support local, regional and international non-profit organizations. Local groups were gifted $66,400, international causes received $14,100 and regional causes received $4,500.
 
Local recipients include: 1623 Studio, Action, Inc., Addison Gilbert Hospital, Backyard Growers, Bandstand Concerts, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Cape Ann Food Pantry, Cape Ann Plein Art, Cape Ann Symphony, Cape Ann YMCA, Care Dimensions, Christmas Parade, Day by Day Adult Care, First R Reading Program, Fishbox Derby, Fishermen's Memorial Service, Fishtown Horribles Parade, Friends of Council on Aging, Friends of Seacoast Nursing, Generous Gardeners, GHS Track Meets, Gloucester Adventure, Gloucester City Hall Restoration, Gloucester Education Foundation, Gloucester Fireworks, Gloucester Fund, Gloucester Rotary Foundation, Gloucester Stage Company, Grace Center, Inc., Harborlight Community Partners, Harvest Meals/Interfaith Commission, HAWC, Maritime Gloucester, Meals on Wheels Holiday Gift Program, Memorial Gifts, North Shore Health Project, P.A.A.R.I., Parent Teacher's Organization, Pathways for Children, RYLA, SAIL GHS, Sawyer Free Children’s Library, SeniorCare Inc., St. Peters Fiesta, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Stage Fort Park Playground & Gazebo, Teen Artist Guild, United Way of North Shore, Wellspring House, Wreathes Across America and several scholarships awarded to high school seniors.
Gloucester Rotary Donates $85,000 Tracy Arabian 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Brady on Jul 13, 2018
In the month of June the Methuen Rotary Club decided to start a new tradition by holding their 1st June Jubilee. 
 
"This past year, I have had the privilege to serve as the President of the Rotary Club of Methuen. When I accepted the position of President, I made it clear to my fellow Rotarians that I wanted our Club to give back to our community. As my service as President comes to a close, we came up with a way to do just that. We decided to hold our 1st Annual Rotary Club of Methuen’s Weekly June Jubilee. Myself and the Board of Directors have decided to donate $1,000.00 a week to Five (5) charities that serve Methuen. The charities chosen represent the issues that are important to our community and to Rotary Club. Each organization was sent a letter and invited to attend a luncheon so they could also speak about their organization. We plan on continuing this every year in June. As of now, the charities were chosen by the Club Members. The non profits chosen were The Clean River Project, Methuen YMCA, Debbie's Treasure Chest, Neighbors In Need, and Methuen Arlington Neighborhood. It has been well received in the community and we already cannot wait until next June to have another fantastic month." --Immediate Past President Jonathan Rossi
June Jubilee in Methuen Julie Brady 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Jul 13, 2018
The Rockport Rotary Club presented a Reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10AM on July 4th, at Dock Square in Rockport. Members of the club were dressed in period costumes and church bells were ringing to “gather” the towns people. Reverend Matt Wigton read the Declaration of Independence at 10AM. Audience participation was encouraged during the reading. It was a fun event and a great way to start the 4th of July festivities.
Declaration of Independence Reading in Rockport! Mary Ciaraldi 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jul 08, 2018
 
How would you like to have not only your own Rotary Club members contact information but also the entire District at your fingertips? You can and so much more by downloading the new and improved ClubRunner Mobile App. You can also access club and district leadership, stories and events all with just a few clicks. Connecting to them is as easy as clicking on the phone number or email address.
 
You can download it on the AppStore or GooglePlay and be on your way in minutes. Now would also be a good time to make sure that your profile is current, and if you do not have a picture saved, or your birthday listed, considering updating your information now!
 
Reach out and collaborate with other like minded Rotarians from around our district and be the People of Action that your are!
 
New & Improved ClubRunner Mobile David Gardner 2018-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jul 08, 2018
The Gloucester Rotary Club is pleased to sponsor The Continentals pop rock show band concert on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand in Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA.
Gloucester sponsors Waterfront Concert Tracy Arabian 2018-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jul 08, 2018
A new Rotary year has started and the membership team is in full swing! The Membership Team wanted to provide you with some important information about Rotary Membership Inquiries early on in the year. These automated emails come from Rotary International (RI) and may inform you that your club (or for Assistant Governors-clubs that you represent) has a membership lead. I wanted to give you some direction on what to do with those. Short answer: you can go ahead and delete RI Membership Inquiry automated emails...the district will make first contact. Any email from Jim Major or Amy Luckiewicz talking about a lead is the one to keep and follow up on.
 
Let us explain...
 
The District Membership Team has a plan to mange these leads in a shared system that ensures the best fit for the prospective member and also cuts some of the work for the club. Our plan includes the following:
 
 
What's Up with Membership Leads? Amy Luckiewicz 2018-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alexander Falk on Jul 08, 2018
The Marblehead Rotary Club bid farewell to their International Rotary Youth Exchange student, Marisol Wann from Thailand, at a recent club lunch meeting.  Marisol gave a heartfelt and emotional talk about her time in United States and Marblehead.  She shared movies with us on Thailand, her native home. And, then she shared movie clips and pictures of her experiences and talked beautifully about all her friends and her host families.  Marisol's video about her exchange year is available on YouTube.  She made a point to discuss how much she felt she had had matured over the year. Her friends in the States encouraged to try things to discover her true interest and learned about her devotion to art.
 
We wish Marisol the very best and hope she maintains here connections to us and our community as she ventures out into her future.
Marblehead Bids Farewell to RYE Student Alexander Falk 2018-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by ChenKai Kevin Su on Jul 08, 2018
On June 7, 2018, at the Mt. Vernon Restaurant & Pub, The Rotary Club of Somerville inducted Officers and Board members for the 2018–2019 year. Congratulations to Kevin Su, President; Cyrus Amin, VP & President-Elect; David Worzala, Treasurer; Gilda Nogueira, Secretary; and Board members John Keegan, Gene Ferraro, Paul Stanton, Nancy Kavanaugh, and Ann Kirby.
Somerville Induction Dinner ChenKai Kevin Su 2018-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alexander Falk on Jul 08, 2018
The Marblehead Rotary Club is proud to introduce its seven 2018 scholarship recipients:
 
Derek Marino is heading to Bates College in the fall. A class leader and award-winning student/athlete, Derek carries himself with humility and maturity even after having “lettered” in Football, Basketball and Baseball as well as being named the Captain of many of these teams. He was awarded the “Educational Athletics Achievement Award” a recognition from Massachusetts for community service and leadership.
 
Erika Massaro will be attending either Northeastern University or Tulane University in the Fall. She plans to study Public Health and Biology with the hope of pursuing a pre-medicine academic track. Massaro is proud of her outside involvements including being a volunteer at Beverly Hospital and tutoring students in Lynn and Salem through the North Shore Men(Tu)tors program – Massaro being a Co-President of that group.
Marblehead Scholarship Recipients Alexander Falk 2018-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Jul 03, 2018
Ipswich Rotary President Cushing Titcomb inducted a new member into the Ipswich Club on June 13th. Betsy Frost became the 73rd member of Ipswich Rotary. Shown in the photo are President Cushing; Betsy; and Bob Gravino, Betsy’s club sponsor. Betsy’s father, Oakley Melrose Frost, and grandfather, Oakley Taylor Frost, were members of Rotary in Vermont. Ipswich has an evening meeting on the second Wednesday of every month to accommodate club members not able to attend the club’s long-time traditional Thursday morning meetings. One additional new member is in line to be inducted into the Ipswich Club, and two prospective candidates are in the wings.
Ipswich Inducts 73rd Member! Bob Gravino 2018-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Shirley on Jul 03, 2018
In September the Rotary Club of Lawrence Massachusetts will celebrate the teachers of our community with our annual Teacher of the Year event.
 
18th Annual Lawrence Rotary Club Teacher of the Year Awards
Friday, September 7, 2018
The Claddagh Pub

399 Canal Street, Lawrence, MA
Buffet Dinner & Cash Bar 5 PM
Program Starts 6:15 PM
Tickets $25
 
Information: Diane Shikrallah 978-478-7317
 
 
    Lawrence Rotarians Celebrate Teachers Mike Shirley 2018-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jul 03, 2018
Providing funds for camperships and scholarships are one of the most visible and important community projects for The Marblehead Rotary Club. This week, the Marblehead Rotary Club kicked off its 2018 annual "Lobstah Raffle.”
 
This year, thirty kids are off to summer camp from last year’s raffle proceeds.
 
Tickets cost is $5 each or five tickets for $20. Each ticket buys you a chance to win 20 pounds of fresh lobster from Little Harbor Lobster Company. Four winning tickets will be drawn at the Marblehead Rotary Club luncheon on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Boston Yacht Club. Raffle tickets will be available throughout town over the next few weeks. Ticket sales will end on JULY 18TH.
Marblehead Rotary’s Lobstah Raffle is back! Arthur Schwartz 2018-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Creeden on Jul 03, 2018
TBM Rotary completed a successful year under the leadership of President Dan Mackey. Club members gathered on June 27th at Beverly Airport for a cookout and the Annual 50/50 drawing. President Dan flew away to celebrate the year during which the Club supported hurricane victims in Houston with a $10,000 donation to Rotary Clubs in Houston and sent a deserving family to Disney World in May along with the annual array of service projects and community support.
TBM President Flyaway! Bernie Creeden 2018-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alexander Falk on Jul 03, 2018
Please join us for an evening reception, including drinks and hors d'oeuvres, at the home of Alexander & Nora Falk to learn more about the clean water projects conducted by 3 Rotary Clubs within District 7930 in cooperation with the BARKA Foundation.
 
Location: Home of Alexander Falk, President, Marblehead Rotary Club, 452 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA 01945
Date/time: Thursday, July 19, 6-8pm
 
International Development Success Story:
Rotarians Improve Life for an Impoverished African Village through Clean Drinking Water
 
We did it! Rotary Clubs in Marblehead, Swampscott, Interact students at Marblehead and Swampscott high schools, and everyone involved in the Duct Tape Regatta over the past 5 years have played an integral role in delivering clean drinking water to Lampiadi, a rural village of 600 people in Burkina Faso, one of the most water-stressed nations on the planet.
Rotarians Improve Life for an Impoverished African Village Alexander Falk 2018-07-03 04:00:00Z 0

Thank you & Congratulations
DG David and Auntie Jo! 

 

Your leadership, friendship, dedication
and sense of fun have helped
District 7930 to Make a Difference!

Thank You DG David! 2018-06-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Jun 24, 2018
The Rotary Club of Reading presented a check on June 13th for $3,150 to District 7930’s Global Grant for Healthy Kids/Brighter Future in Zambia. The grant supports a school-based healthcare system for vulnerable children in Zambia’s capital city of Lusaka. Reading Rotarians Greg Ryan and Mike Collins are pictured presenting the check to Ipswich Rotary Club President Cushing Titcomb and Bob Gravino. The grant trains teachers as community health workers and connects children to the free and available Zambian national health care system, so that basic medical care and health education are more effectively and efficiently provided. Clubs and individuals interested in supporting this grant should contact Bob Gravino at rcgravino@aol.com.
Reading Club Supports Global Grant Bob Gravino 2018-06-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Jun 17, 2018
Parkway Rotary President Terry Rezendes Curran and Ipswich Rotarian Bob Arsenault recently gave a presentation on Rotaplast to the Doyon School EarlyAct Club at a joint Ipswich Rotary/Doyon EarlyAct meeting at the Ipswich school.
 
Terry and Bob spoke to the 80 plus 4th and 5th graders and the 35 Rotarians and guests about Rotaplast and its mission to provide free reconstructive surgery for cleft lip and cleft palate to children from the age of 3 months up to seventeen. Typically, this surgery would cost around $650, and each mission completes about 130 surgeries. Rotaplast does ten missions around the world each year with Rotaplast International paying all costs. Everyone on the Rotaplast team is a volunteer for the two weeks of the Rotaplast visit and they pay their own airfare for the trip.
EarlyAct Learns About Rotaplast Bob Gravino 2018-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Jun 17, 2018
A Great time was had at our 28th Annual Comedy Scholarship Fundraiser. For the past 28 years Tom Burke has been organizing this very successfully event with 3 great comedians and an awesome dinner. All this to raise funds for our annual scholarship awards.
 
Thanks again to Tom Burke for chairing this event for ALL 28 Years - Congratulations Tom!
28th Medford Comedy Night Fundraiser Annie Powers 2018-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Major on Jun 17, 2018
The Rotary Club of Woburn, an organization that promotes programs that enhance the quality of life for residents in the Woburn Community. The Rotary Club of Woburn is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “100K for 100” program. This Woburn –based organization was chosen from a total of 597 applicants, during a competitive review process.

Representing Rotary Club of Woburn, President William Sullivan and Treasurer Dan Walbourne joined 300 other guests at a reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $220 million to Greater Boston nonprofits alone.
 
  • The Rotary Club of Woburn is grateful to receive generous funds from Cummings Foundation. With this substantial grant our club will be able to:
  • Furnish a defibrillator to a worthy organization each year,
  • Install CO Monitors in elderly homeowners’ residences,
  • Supply local Veterans with new undergarments and socks,
  • Donate Birthday Party Bags filled with items to celebrate a child’s special day,
  • Host a luncheon for Woburn Memorial High School Seniors to celebrate their participation in Student Government Day,
  • Utilize the Fire Safety House at all city wide events and all elementary schools in Woburn. This will teach the children how to react to smoke and fire in a safe way.
Woburn Rotary Awarded $100k from Cummings Foundation Jim Major 2018-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by ChenKai Kevin Su on Jun 17, 2018
Somerville Rotary Club was honored to be at the Somerville High School Annual Awards Night. Somerville Rotary granted $2,000 scholarships to two well-deserving outstanding students of Somerville High School. A brief background on the these high achieving young women, Mei Mei Collins and she will be attending Harvard University in the fall to study Environmental Engineering, while Saja El Saudi will be attending University of Massachusetts, Boston. The night over $175,000 in scholarships was awarded and a lot of the donors were residences of Somerville looking out for the next generation. Big thanks to Past-President, Paul Kaufman for his hard work every year on the Rotary Educational Fund and to our own Somerville's Past-Mayor, Gene Brune for his contribution to the SHS Scholarships.
Somerville High School Annual Awards Night ChenKai Kevin Su 2018-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Jun 17, 2018
Spotlight on D7930 Global Grant-Supported Project @ Rotary Peacebuilding Summit in Toronto, June 22-23
 
With funding provided by a Rotary Global Grant submitted by District 7930 in 2016, a non-profit organization is partnering in Zambia with the Rotary Club of Nkwazi and the Zambian Ministries of Education and Health to improve the health care for vulnerable children in the capital city of Lusaka. The school-based health care model trains teachers as community health workers and connects children to the national health care system, so that basic medical care and health education are more effectively and efficiently provided.
D7930 Global Grant-Supported Project Bob Gravino 2018-06-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jun 14, 2018
The results are in for May 2018 and three clubs have added double-digit growth in their membership. Each of these clubs have had successful membership development programs and the results speak for themselves. Check out the chart below for the listing of all clubs with positive membership growth. District-wide, we are up 24 members as of today and we hope that clubs continue to induct and record all new members before June 30th.
 
 
Want to find out what the most successful clubs are doing, consider calling or meeting with them or the Membership Committee, and re-purpose their ideas and programs to add to your Team!
Membership Growth in 2017-2018 David Gardner 2018-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Jun 10, 2018
Ipswich Rotary President Cushing Titcomb inducted a new member into the Ipswich Club on May 9th. Alicia Zampitella became the 72nd member of Ipswich Rotary. Shown in the photo are President Cushing; Paula Bishop, Alicia’s club sponsor; and Alicia. Ipswich recently began a Service Membership Program, and holds evening meetings on the second Wednesday of every month to accommodate club members not able to attend the Thursday morning meetings. One additional new member is scheduled to be inducted at the June evening meeting before the close of this Rotary Year, bringing a total of eleven new members into the club since July 1, 2017, while losing two members who relocated from the area.
Ipswich Rotary Grows to 72 Members Bob Gravino 2018-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jun 10, 2018
The Rotary Club of Chelsea recently held its annual Scholarship/Educator of the Year Luncheon at Homewood Suites in Chelsea.  The Rotary Club presented five $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors.  Four of the scholarships are presented to students from Chelsea High School and the other scholarship is presented to a Chelsea resident graduating from an area high school.  The Rotary Club also presented their annual Chelsea Public School Educator of the Year award to Mrs. Sally Siriani from the Clark Avenue Middle School.  Shown in the picture are Rotary President David Mindlin, Esq, Bob Alconada, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, Michael Talbot, Principal of the Clark Avenue Middle School, Stefanie Rodrigues, Chelsea High School scholarship recipient, Dr. Mary M. Bourque, Superintendent of Chelsea Schools, Danelia Ramirez, Chelsea High School scholarship recipient, Mrs. Sally Siriani, Educator of the Year, and Lindsey Garcia, Northeast Vocational School scholarship recipient.
Chelsea Scholarship/Teacher of the Year Bruce Mauch 2018-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Take Your Training Online! Liz Cullen 2018-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jun 05, 2018

On Tuesday, June 26th, at the International Convention, from 2-3 pm there will be a breakout session that will introduce a global grant focused on addiction prevention education. The goal is to get as many clubs and districts excited about the possibility of tackling this epidemic in a meaningful way and one that we are capable of having a tremendous impact.

The program is designed to bring together community leaders, public health experts, parents and others in a World Cafe model to learn about the brain science of addiction and the driving forces that Rotary can address.

We will introduce the Rotary Toolkit on Community Engagement as a tool to educate our communities and our children of the risks involved with the developing mind, advocate for healthier outcomes and collaborate with those who want to reduce the effects of addiction. The Rotary Addiction Prevention Seminar is a new partnership initiative between the International Rotary Action Group for Addiction Prevention and Edventi, a prevention education curricula company. The model was developed for replication and scalability across communities and regions through Rotary.

The toolkit has been made available to Clubs to purchase here: http://www.edventi.com/addiction-prevention-toolkit

To learn more about the initiative and find out how to purchase and implement the toolkit, email:

Heidi Heilman: heidih@edventi.com

David Gardner at: djg@boydsdirect.com.

Addiction Prevention Seminar at the International Convention David Gardner 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jun 05, 2018

In partnership with the Massachusetts Prevention Alliance, the Rotary Club of Newton hosted the premiere launch of the new Rotary Addiction Prevention Seminar: Engage theCommunity. This three-hour multi-district event supported by District 7910 Governor, Karin Gaffney and District 7930 Governor Dave Gardner, brought together 75 stakeholders representing public health, public safety, recovery and grief supporters, family members, clergy, medicine, treatment and private business to learn about a new Rotary Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to engage communities in a discovery and learning experience about the driving forces of addiction that includes brain science and big business profit-driven strategies. The event’s featured guest was Dr. Bertha Madras, of Harvard Medical School, an appointed member of the White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

Is Rotary Ready to Tackle Addiction Prevention Education? David Gardner 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Jun 05, 2018
Peabody Rotary is again teaming up with the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce to hold the annual Torigian Golf Classic on Monday, June 18th. Proceeds from the tournament are used to fund the scholarship programs for each organization. This year, Peabody Rotary awarded $12,000 in scholarships to local 2018 High School graduates. Please consider joining us for a great day of golf and fellowship There are also some sponsorship opportunities still available. For those who do not golf, you might want to register to take a lesson from a golf pro and then join everyone for lunch.
 
More information on that added item is available at the Peabody Chamber of Commerce website.
 
Torigian Golf Classic Herb Harris 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anu Rayamajhi on Jun 05, 2018
Come join Boston Rotaract on Thursday, June 14th, for a fundraiser at 730 Tavern in Central Square. This is our last fundraiser for our international service project that benefits Pure Home Water, be there to celebrate the completion of this 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.
Karaoke & Bingo Bash! Anu Rayamajhi 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adria Leach on Jun 05, 2018
The Salem Rotary Club celebrated its 100th birthday at their meeting last Tuesday and installed a commemorative bronze plaque to the exterior of the Hawthorne Hotel, where the Club has met since 1925, to mark the occasion.

“It has been a great privilege of my life to serve as the 100th President of the Rotary Club of Salem,” said Jason Consalvo of Salem Five Bank. “I am honored to serve alongside a group of dedicated leaders. It is my hope that the final months of my term proceed with all the enthusiasm for service, fellowship, and fun that have been a hallmark of the first half of this Rotary year.”
 
The Club was formed on January 8, 1918, by 22 prominent Salem businessmen at the Roger Conant Inn. The Club challenged the formalities of the time by hosting noon meetings, a time when men traditionally went home for dinner, and by encouraging members to address each other by his first name, an intimacy forbidden at that time. The first officers included President George W. Ashton; Vice President J. Clarke Brown; Secretary Robert W. Hill; and Treasurer Robert P. Butterick. Directors included: S. Fred Smith, Aubrey Nelson, Arthur Palmer, and Lawrence Pedrick. The Club received its charter by Rotary Deputy Governor Lester Winchenbaugh of Boston on April 9, 1918. Women were permitted to join the Club in 1987. Deborah McNulty served as the Club’s first female president for the 1997-1998 year.
Salem Celebrates 100 Years of Service! Adria Leach 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Doherty on Jun 05, 2018
The Rotary Club of Wilmington supports the Wilmington Memorial Library’s programs to develop a culture of reading and learning in their community. The club, combined with a District Managed Grant, purchased innovative materials to encourage reading at the elementary and middle school and levels. The project also included the purchase of e-readers, which will help the library support the Wilmington High School summer reading program.
Wilmington Supports Literacy Program John Doherty 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Boudreau on Jun 05, 2018
A few good Rotarians are needed to fill out the upcoming Rotaract Mission to the Philippines.
 
Are you still searching to find your “Rotary Moment”?  Maybe  it’s waiting for you in Cebu City.  That’s where the medical mission for cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries that our district supports is going.  We leave on September  28 and head to the Philippines through San Francisco with a group of 25 volunteers. After approximately 10 days and 130 surgeries we come back filled with inspiration and wonder having made a huge impact in the lives of the patients.
 
Go to the Rotaplast website and see all that this great organization does. If you would like to be part of this mission, send an email to gaterrycurran@gmail.com. If you would like the Rotaplast Committee to come to your club and make a presentation contact GATerryCurran@gmail.com. If your club is ready to make a donation, send a check payable to Rotaplast to: Rotary District 7930, c/o David Boudreau, Institution For Savings, 68 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA  01950.  
Volunteers Needed: District 7930 Rotaplast Mission David Boudreau 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Nolan on Jun 05, 2018
You could say members of the town's Rotary Club are the Johnny Appleseeds of Danvers. The club recently donated 40 saplings to re-establish the apple orchard at Endicott Park. The hope is to revive apple picking at Endicott Park and eventually also sell the apples at the Danvers Rotary Farmers Market. Previously, only a handful of apple trees remained in the park's back orchard, in the field adjacent to the playground just off Curtis Way, the loop road inside the park. The aging trees had been slowly coming down. The donation was spurred by Rotary International President Ian H.S. Riseley, who challenged every Rotary Club to plant a tree for each of its members by Earth Day 2018. Danvers Rotary President Bill Nolan took up the challenge. He reached out to Christopher Sanborn, the town's director of natural resources and harbormaster, who suggested replanting the orchard. The 40 apple trees cost $3,500. Many of them have already been planted by students at Essex Tech.
Danvers Rotary Apple Orchard William Nolan 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dennis Ohara on Jun 05, 2018
The public is invited to enjoy the creativity and passion of over 30 local amateur and professional artists with 100 pieces of artwork at the second annual Rotary Club of Stoneham Arts Festival. The event will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the First Congregational Church of Stoneham, 1 Church Street, Stoneham, Massachusetts.

The club started the festival to showcase the wonderful talent in the Town and to bring community members of all ages together for an afternoon of cultural and artistic enrichment. The program is free for the public to view. Some of the artwork will be available for sale.
Stoneham Arts Festival Dennis Ohara 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jun 04, 2018
 
The 2017-2018 Rotary year has been one to remember. So much has been accomplished in our communities and around the world. It certainly takes a village to Make a Difference, but often, it is one person who exemplifies what it is to be a Rotarian. This is the person that walks the walk and talks the talk about Service Above Self. You have spoken, and here is the list of Rotarians of the Year for the clubs who participated in the nomination process:
 
ClubRotarian of the Year
Belle Isle
Ron Moses
BeverlyDick Wylie
Boston EveningHélène Vincent
BurlingtonJohn Tuccinardi
CambridgeRandy Lindel
ChelseaTodd Taylor
EverettErik Jackson
Hamilton-WenhamBetsy Manzelli
IpswichDotty Levesque
LexingtonDan Busa
LynnfieldTes Mercedat
MaldenRonnie Puzon
MarbleheadCarl Siegel
Marblehead HarborJessica Barnett
MedfordAnne Powers
MelroseJeff Newman
NewburyportNikki Misenheimer
ParkwayTerry Curran
PeabodySue Trahant
ReadingGregg Johnson
RockportSusan King
SalemJason Consalvo
StonehamAmy Morin
SwampscottBuck Weaver
WakefieldSuzanne Bowering
WinchesterJack Kean
WoburnBill Sullivan
 
To each of you we owe so much gratitude! You have been there in the trenches doing the work to make the club run smoothly, to guarantee the success of events and service projects, and most importantly to provide an example of what it is to be a Rotarian! You are my heroes for this year. Thank you for all you have done in the service to others!
 
Each nominee will receive a small token of our appreciation and hopefully a thunderous applause as their Club's Rotarian of the Year at the 2018 Club & District Installation and Cookout. Register here, and be there to support these incredible Rotarians.
Who Are the 2017-2018 Rotarians of the Year? David Gardner 2018-06-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on May 28, 2018
On Monday, May 21, a crew of Reading Rotarians traveled to downtown Boston to help serve lunch at the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) and kick off the District Week of Service for Veterans.
 
NECHV is a national leader in housing and serving Veterans who are at-risk of homelessness. NECHV supports Veterans with innovative services that enable success, meaningful employment, and dignified independent living.  NECHV serves over 350 Veterans each day in their home communities. It contains 60 affordable apartments, a distinct and separate 24 bed female Veterans transitional dormitory, and over 185 transitional and emergency beds. 250 Veterans reside at NECHV each night. Each year, NECHV serves over 100,000 resident meals. 450 Veterans complete NECHV training programs each year. More than 400 Veterans find permanent homes through NECHV each year. Current NECHV Veteran programs include Education, Clinical Support, Employment and Housing. It is open 24/7 every day of the year, serving Veterans.
 
Rotary served lunch and dinner all week at NECHV. Reading was the first Club with the help of Boston Rotary to start off this excellent service project.
Reading Support Week of Service for Vets Tim Kelley 2018-05-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on May 28, 2018
The Newburyport Rotary celebrated it's 95th birthday on Tuesday, May 8, with a fun party at Andiamo Restaurant with appetizers, cocktails and cake. The Club was founded on May 10,1923 by local businessman Norman Russell, and his friends.
Newburyport Celebrates 95 Years! Marion Spark 2018-05-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Fama on May 28, 2018
The Saugus Rotary Club recently held its annual Scholarship Luncheon at Price Restaurant in Saugus. The 5 recipients each received a $2,000 Scholarship. Pictured above (l-r) are Rotarian Kathy Cuccinelli, Nicole Viera, Amanda Napoli, Sophia Struzziero, Rotarian Ajla Rovcanin, Arianna Raftelis, President-Elect Tara Leary, Lauren Coccoluto and Past President David Fama.
Saugus Scholarship Luncheon David Fama 2018-05-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on May 28, 2018
On Thursday, May 10, members of the Rockport Rotary Club presented four Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) to the town of Rockport. The event was held at the Rockport Police Department. The Rockport Health Department had approached the Rockport Rotary Club for the need of AED’s for four of their beaches (Front, Back, Old Garden & Long Beach). In the off season the AED’s will be deployed for use in other location within Rockport. The club came through with a grant for $5,540 to pay for these life-saving devices. The Rockport Public School students used a 3-D printer donated by the Rockport Rotary Club in 2015 to create plaques for each AED kit.
Rockport Donates Four AEDs to Town Mary Ciaraldi 2018-05-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on May 25, 2018
Thanks to all the Rotary Clubs who participated in the Arbor Day Project. You planted a total of 2,700 trees across the district partnering with your communities. This project is sure to Make a Difference in our environment, both from a health and a beauty perspective.
 
If you have a story to tell about how you managed the project and would like to share in an upcoming eBulletin, please submit a story complete with photographs. 
 
Please share your story on social media with the hashtag #D7930ArborDay. 
 
Over the next few months, do your best to check up on your trees and provide water, and maybe a little love, so that they will thrive through the summer giving them the ability to survive their first winter. As the trees grow 2 feet or so this year, take pictures and continue to post on FaceBook. You will be amazed at how quickly those little twigs become trees that will enhance the environment for decades to come.
Arbor Day Project Photos and Stories Needed David Gardner 2018-05-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on May 24, 2018
On May 12, Reading Boy Scout Troop 702 held a Court of Honor to confer the rank of Eagle Scout on Dustin Rosh and Harrison Fiscus. As part of the ceremony, Reading Rotary presented both Eagles with a Certificate of Congratulations.
 
District Governor David Gardner has launched an initiative to partner more closely with Scouting. Reading Rotary has also sought to work with Scouts and has contributed to several Eagle Scout Community Service Projects, including Harrison's. Rotary and Scouting are natural partners as both are committed to service and high ethical conduct.
 
Reading Rotary will contribute $200 to a qualifying Eagle Scout Project or a Girl Scout Gold Award Project.
 
Harrison's Eagle Project was a boardwalk in the Town Forest. Dustin's Eagle Project was a beautification of the landscaping at Church of the Good Shepherd and installation of a Peace Pole. Both young men are graduating high school this spring. Dustin will attend Wake Forest. Harrison will attend University of California at Berkeley. Congratulations and thank you for your service to the community, Dustin and Harrison.
Reading Congratulates Eagle Scouts Tim Kelley 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alisha Shrestha, Interact Historian on May 24, 2018
On 14 February 2018, after school, students of the Interact Club were able to participate in painting bowls for the annual Chelsea Hunger Network. The Annual Chelsea Empty Bowls fundraiser helps feed hundreds of people in Chelsea each year. This year Interact members were able to show their artistic skills and put it for a good use to help fundraise. Some students used images from online for inspiration to create the bowls, and some used their own creativity to make unique designs. ̈I am so happy to see that so many students care about the well-being of the community. As president of this club it is nice to see that there are many students not only volunteering but having fun as well. I hope this can continue to be an event every year now so that the high school students of this city can be more involved with their community. ̈ President Fazila Nasimi.
Empty Bowls Painting Event Alisha Shrestha, Interact Historian 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lori Becker on May 24, 2018
Join us for the 32nd Annual Burlington Rotary Golf Classic! Start the day with 18 luxurious holes of golf with a cart, box lunch, snacks and cold drinks on the course. Afterward, we have a great dinner planned with hole prizes, raffles and a silent auction all to benefit local scholarships and our club's ongoing fundraising efforts.
 
Register foursomes here
* EARLY BIRD SPECIAL GOING ON NOW - Foursome: $690 (Regular rate $740. Save $50 now!)
Register single golfers here
 
Burlington Rotary Golf Classic Lori Becker 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on May 24, 2018
The Rockport Rotary Club held a wine, beer and whiskey tasting fundraising event” on April 28, 2018. The event was held at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. The Roaring 20s/Prohibition Era was the theme for the evening with period music, décor and dress attire. I was a fun and enjoyable evening for everyone that attended. A collection of fine wine, beer and spirits 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 served by fellow Rotarians dressed in formal Roaring 20s costumes.
 
Rockport Speakeasy Fundraiser Mary Ciaraldi 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah Kruzel on May 24, 2018
Do you love Cornhole or want to try for the first time? Come hang out June 10th afternoon with the Greater Salem NH Rotary Club while we raise money for our local food pantries of Pelham, Salem, Windham and Hampstead/Atkinson! We have cash prizes for both Social and Competitive players. Don't worry about rain, we have covering if necessary. Food included and cash bar.
Cornhole Tournament Deborah Kruzel 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Majane on May 24, 2018
Come and network with both Rotarians and guests, learn about their businesses, and share your capabilities. Make business contacts, exchange business cards, refer business.  Rotary Means Business encourages all attendees to support the success of their fellow Rotarians and guests by doing business with them, and by referring others to them.
 
Let’s all visit Rotary District 7010’s Rotary Means Business event on May 30, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham.  $15 if you pre-register by May 28 or $20 at the door.  Light appetizers and cash bar available.
 
 
Business Networking for Rotarians and their Guests Peter Majane 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on May 24, 2018
For those who attended the 2018 Rotary Summit at Mount Washington, you know that it was a monumental event bringing together over 500 Rotarians from around New England with speakers and programming that provided a once in a lifetime experience. None of this would have been possible without the support of so many of our sponsors. I want to personally thank each and every sponsor as you were instrumental in supporting the event's motto: Create Positive Impact, Through Caring Service, Powered by You! The Summit was meant to be a springboard to action and provide ideas and connections to other like-minded people. Your contributions will be Making a Difference for so many!
 
Please Read More to see the list of the sponsors and please thank all who supported the 2018 Rotary Summit at Mount Washington.
An Ovation for Our Summit Sponsors David Gardner 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on May 20, 2018

 

Deadline extended to Monday, May 29

Rotarians of the Year

I would like to express my gratitude to each and every Rotarian during the 2017-2018 Rotary year as you have all fulfilled this year's theme - Rotary: Making a Difference! 
One way to acknowledge the great work of Rotarians is to have our members nominate who was instrumental in a great year!
 
Club Rotarian of the Year
District 7930 will be honoring one individual from each club as the Rotarian of the Year. It might be someone who made a huge contribution to the success of one event this year or an individual who is in the background throughout the year ensuring that everything exceeds expectations, but it should be someone who exemplifies the Rotary Spirit in everything they do. If you would like to nominate someone to be recognized, please click on the link below and provide their name and a short statement about why you chose them for recognition. Please complete before May 25th so that we can prepare the presentation for the District Installation.
 

District 7930 Rotarian of the Year

The District is focused on serving each Rotary Club in an effort to help you make as big an impact as possible. Please reflect on who you feel has made the biggest difference to your club this year as a District Leader. It could be your Assistant Governor or a Committee Member who provided guidance or help with increasing the success of your Club. Once again, please complete by clicking the link below before May 25th so that we can prepare the presentation for the District Installation.

If you are interested in nominating a club member as the Rotarian of the Year for your club or, if you want to nominate a district leader, such as a committee member or chair, Assistant Governor, or someone else who has had a special impact please click here to forward your Rotarian of the Year Nomination.

Rotarian of the Year Nominations Due David Gardner 2018-05-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on May 14, 2018
Installation of District Officers and Club Presidents for 2018-2019
Cocktails & Cookout
Thursday, June 14, 2018, Danversport
 
The District Installation dinner will be a little less formal this year. Everyone is invited to celebrate our club and district leadership for the coming year!  Dinner will be served family style, and will be a cookout of beef tips, chicken and all the trimmings. Ceremonies and speeches will be  brief and to the point. Dress code is resort casual – khakis and polos for the guys – comfortable dress for the ladies. No ties! If you have a favorite Rotary shirt you’d like to wear, that might also be appropriate!
 
Let's have a party, let's
Be the Inspiration
Last Chance to Register for District Installation! Bob Wood 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on May 14, 2018
Please join us to learn how YOU can help fight addiction in your community.
 
Tuesday, May 29th 6pm – 9pm
The Price Center
27 Christina Street
Newton, MA 02461
 
Register here
District 7930 Rotarians - Register as a guest.
 
 
Objectives of the Seminar
 
  • Learn about the driving forces of addiction, and how to raise awareness and initiate change that will effectively work to reduce rates of addiction.
  • Collaborate with other community members and professionals on how to prevent addiction.
  • Find out how to replicate this seminar in your own community.
Rotary understands that addiction, like polio, is a preventable global disease. Rotarians in clubs across the country are mobilizing to bring solutions to the epidemic. This program is the launch of a new initiative to unite Rotary Clubs, the community, the public health sector and drug prevention specialists to raise awareness about what perpetuates addiction and about ways to be part of the solution.

The short, interactive seminar has been designed for easy replication and scalability for Rotary Clubs, individuals, and community organizations across the country to deliver in their communities and regions.

This program is designed for anyone in the community who is interested in taking action to reduce drug use and addiction.
This program is hosted by the Rotary Club of Newton.
 
Fight Addiction in Your Community David Gardner 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Liz Cullen on May 14, 2018
Seamus Matlack, who will graduate from the United States Military Academy later this month, has been chosen to represent District 7930 as our 2018-2019 Global Scholar in the Rotary Foundation’s Area of Focus of Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Seamus, a native of Boston, will pursue a Master’s of Science Degree in Defense, Diplomacy and Development at Durham University in England. In addition to his outstanding academic record, Seamus has had on the ground experience in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where he worked with refugees from Afghanistan and Iran and co-taught a debate class. Because of his knowledge of Farsi, he was able to converse with village elders and community leaders who rarely have an opportunity to interact directly with English speaking Westerners.

The Durham University Master’s Program provides specific expertise in conflict prevention and sustainable peace, conflict intervention, and post conflict reconstruction as well as diplomacy and peace building. The thrust of this Master’s program is how to include and incorporate diverse members of local communities into peace keeping operations.

The US Army has recognized the need to be conflict resolvers and peace builders while being soldiers. Anti-terrorist campaigns are now based on working within communities rather battle tactics. The program allowing West Point graduates to pursue a Master’s Degree between graduation and military service is relatively new. Seamus, with his expertise in conflict prevention and resolution, will be in the vanguard of this peace initiative.
Liz Cullen, District Foundation Committee Chair
 
West Point Cadet Awarded Global Grant Scholarship Liz Cullen 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 14, 2018
This year's RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) was this past weekend and it was an amazing weekend!
 
Fifty first time high school participants joined with 23 high school facilitators and a dozen or so Rotarians and Rotaractors at the beautiful Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, NH, for 48 hours of learning, leadership, fellowship and down right fun!  This year's theme (chosen by the high school facilitators during their training) was I Am Because We Are.
 
Thank you to the many Rotary clubs and members who worked together to provide this a great weekend for our future leaders.  These young adults are amazing!
I Am Because We Are Tracy Arabian 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pooja Singla on May 14, 2018
The Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club is hosting its 2nd Annual Champagne Art Auction on Friday, May 18, 2018, 6 pm-8 pm. The tickets are on sale now. Limited seats are available. Please join us and feel free to invite your friends and guests. All are welcome!

The ticket is only $30 per person. The ticket price includes
- Complimentary Champagne
- Hors D’oeuvres
- Beverages
- Front row to incredible art pieces guaranteed to inspire!
- Featuring Art in All Media & Price Ranges
- Also Auctioning Sports Memorabilia!

There will be a 50/50 Raffle too!
 
FOR TICKETS, Call: Pooja at (248) 895-1591; Ray at (781) 221-0018; Mike at (781) 273-0885 or Email Kevin at kbmassociates13@gmail.com. All proceeds from the event will be distributed to Boys Scouts, HELPIS,
 
Hope to see you on 18th.
2nd Annual Champagne Art Auction Pooja Singla 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Creeden on May 14, 2018
Mickey MouseTBM Rotary presents our Send A Family to Disney Sendoff Party at the Breakaway Restaurant on Route 1 N in Danvers on Saturday, May 19th fro 3:00-6:00 PM.
 
Come participate as the TBM Club sends a deserving family on their way to Disney World. There will be games, prizes, raffles, and Musical Bingo.
 
It will be a fun afternoon with a magical SEND-FF at 5:30 PM.
Send A Family to Disney Sendoff Party Bernie Creeden 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on May 14, 2018
Kristin Kelleher, the District 7930 and Ipswich Rotary Club sponsored Rotary Global Grant Scholar for 2016 – 2017, was inducted into the Boston Evening Downtown Rotary Club by President Helene Vincent and President-elect Jennifer Smith at the May 1st Boston Evening Rotary meeting. The guest speaker for the meeting was Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.
 
Kristin received her Master’s Degree in Environment, Politics and Globalization from Kings College, London, England, and is now employed by the Climate Action Business Association in Boston as their new Program Director, working with companies to help them become more sustainable and socially responsible.
Global Grant Scholar Inducted into Boston Evening Bob Gravino 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on May 14, 2018
If it's the first Monday of the month, you can take it to the bank that a group of Lynn Rotarians can be found at My Brother’s Table Soup Kitchen on Willow Street in Lynn serving meals, washing dishes and waiting on table for disabled patrons. Since July of 2015, Lynn Rotarians have committed to volunteering at The Table on the first Monday of each month and have not wavered on that commitment. “These patrons are our neighbors and need our help,” said Club President Steve Upton. “We enjoy making their day a little better. I can always count on a solid group of 6-9 Rotarians to step up on Mondays.”
Lynn Rotarians at My Brother’s Table Ray Bastarache 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on May 14, 2018
The Rotary Club of Ipswich gave a farewell sendoff to club member Bob Wicks on April 19th. Bob and his wife, Debbie, have relocated to North Brookfield, Massachusetts.
 
Bob joined Ipswich Rotary in 2005 and served as club president, president-elect, vice president and member of the board of directors. Club service included editor of the weekly e-newsletter, Latchstring (3 years); website, ClubRunner, and Facebook administrator; club secretary (4 years); and public relations chair. Bob’s emphasis on leadership and member development during his term as Club President (2011–2012) encouraged others to do the same. He mentored his successors and helped others to develop skills to prepare for leadership positions. His wise counsel included tips on recruitment of new members and retention of existing membership through involvement in club activities and community service.
 
Following his club presidency, Bob used his experience and talents as an assistant governor, serving eleven district clubs as AG over a six year period: Gloucester, Manchester-Essex, Rockport, Hamilton-Wenham, Newburyport, Amesbury, Greater Salem, Lynnfield, North Andover, Saugus and Winthrop.
 
Bob Wicks is a model of what embodies the best in Rotary. He sees a world that can be better and where he can make a difference; that his actions and those of others have created lasting change in the world, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
Ipswich Rotary and District 7930 will miss him and his ability to Make A Difference.
Ipswich Loses a Leader Bob Gravino 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alisha Shrestha, Interact Historian on May 14, 2018
Chelsea Interact ClubOn 16 December 2017, a considerable amount of students from Interact Club and adults from Rotary Club of Chelsea went to prepare lunch at Rosie’s Place in Boston. Rosie’s Place is a shelter for poor and homeless women who need​ ​a safe and nurturing environment for them to live. During the volunteering, students were able to prepare food such as scrambled eggs, beans, ham, salad, etc, as well as serve the homeless women food. After the women finished eating, students were able to clean the tables, fix chairs, and wash the dishes.
Chelsea Interact Goes to Rosie’s Place Alisha Shrestha, Interact Historian 2018-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on May 11, 2018
Make Positive Impact
Through Caring Service
Powered by You! 
 
The 2018 Rotary Summit at Mount Washington brought together over 625 Rotarians from five Rotary Districts covering New England and Quebec over the May 4-6th weekend. Our theme for the Summit was
Make Positive Impact Through Caring Service Powered by You!  This was a unique opportunity combining a stellar venue, inspirational speakers, informative breakout sessions,  a food packaging project, youth programming, delicious food, stellar entertainment and absolutely amazing fellowship.
 
Essentially this is what we do every day. But how can we make a bigger difference? How do we Finish Strong? Whether you attended the Summit or not, there is a message that has been resounding throughout our district and beyond all year. If we collaborate with our members, our community, other clubs and districts, our community and others who share our commitment, we can and will accomplish so much more. As we approach the final goal of polio eradication, we know that when Rotary commits to a goal, even with obstacles that would deter others, we will prevail. How will you find and act on your passion, reap the personal rewards of Doing Good in the World and bring health and happiness to those around you, locally or globally.
2018 Rotary Summit Snapshot David Gardner 2018-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on May 08, 2018
The Gloucester Rotary Club has named Sal Frontiero and Susan Kelly as Paul Harris Fellows, the prestigious award named after the Chicago lawyer who founded the Rotary movement in 1905. Frontiero was selected by a club committee of previous recipients of the award, while Kelly was chosen by members of the Gloucester High School Interact Club. Frontiero and Kelly will be honored at a special dinner on Wednesday, May 23, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square in downtown Gloucester. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
 
Tickets to the Paul Harris Distinguished Service Award Dinner are $47 per person and may be reserved by contacting event Chair Steve Kaity at 978-879-1051. The Dinner is open to the general public, and friends and colleagues of Frontiero and Kelly are encouraged to attend.
Gloucester Rotary Honors Paul Harris Fellows Tracy Arabian 2018-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on May 01, 2018
Eamon Wheeler, a 17 year-old junior at Rockport High School, was inducted into the Rotary Club of Rockport on February 1, 2018. Eamon is the youngest member of Rockport Rotary, District 7930, Zone 32, and perhaps Rotary International. He is a 4th generation Rotarian, following his great grandfather, Marshall Swan; his grandmother, Past District Governor Ingrid Brown; and his mother, Laurel Wheeler, into the Rockport Rotary Club.

Eamon was a charter member of the Rockport Elementary School EarlyAct Club, and finding it difficult to launch an Interact Club at Rockport High, he joined Rockport Rotary as a Service Member. Eamon has participated in club meetings, projects and fundraisers, the Polar Plunge and District Conferences, and plans to carry his love of Service Above Self forward to college after high school graduation in 2019. He is a dedicated and committed young man who is working to get others to follow his lead and join a Rotary club, to impact membership by bringing in new ideas and vitality and Making a Difference in the World.
4th Generation Rotarian Joins Rockport Bob Gravino 2018-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Graber on May 01, 2018
The Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club (BBRC) will host its second annual Champagne Art Auction on Friday, May 18th, from 6 to 9 pm. The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Wheeler Road, Burlington. Complimentary champagne and hors d'ouevres plus over 130 pieces of art across many styles and budgets.

All proceeds from the Champagne Art Auction will be divided equally among four (4) local charities. "Please come to enjoy the evening, no need to purchase a piece of art, the event is enjoyable in itself," stated Doug Place, BBRC President.
 
For tickets ($30 each) please contact Pooja at (248) 895-1591; Ray at (781) 221-0018; Mike at (781) 273-0885 or email Kevin at kbmAssociates13@gmail.com.
Champagne Art Auction Ray Graber 2018-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

OBITUARY for Gene hastings

Eugene Horace Hastings, 88, of Marblehead and beloved husband of Clara Brichze Hastings passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 25, 2018 after suffering a massive stroke six weeks earlier. He was born on January 27, 1930 in Salem, MA to the late Abner and Florence Hastings. Gene graduated Swampscott High School followed by a degree from Boston University in Business Administration. In 1961 he married Clara Brichze and they settled in Marblehead.

Gene spent his entire career at the Lynn Daily Evening Item as a photographer and later in advertising. He was a lifelong storyteller and enjoyed meeting and interacting with people all over the world.

A long time amateur radio ham operator his call sign was W1VRK. Gene was very active in the ham radio community both locally and beyond, serving local and national organizations. He served on the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Foundation Board of directors from 1993 to 2014 and was honored as a Director Emeritus. For many years he led one of the largest ham radio conventions in the country, out of Swampscott and Boxboro MA. Active in the long distance, DX communications, Gene gathered 333 contacts in the ARRL DXCC listings including countries, principalities, and outposts world-wide; at one point talking with the space shuttle. Locally he was a member and director of the North Shore Radio Association.

Gene was a member of the Lynn Rotary Club for over 38 years, beginning in July 1975 representing the Lynn Item. Over the years he participated in Rotary at the local, district, and international levels, serving as the Lynn Club President in 1986 and the Rotary District 7930 Governor for the 1996-1997 program year. He was a Paul Harris Fellow multiple times and received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. Gene served on the Camp Rotary Board of Directors for the Lynn Rotary Club and helped manage the day to day operation of Camp Rotary in Boxford, Massachusetts. 

Gene is predeceased by his brother, Robert and survived by his brother Wilmot, his wife Clara of 56 years, their son Edwin and his wife Connie of Westborough MA, daughter Leslie and her husband Tom Miller of Hamilton NJ, and son Laurence Hastings of Haverhill MA, grandchildren Catherine and Zachary Roebuck of Arlington TX, Elizabeth Hastings, Nathaniel Hastings, and Daniel Hastings, all of Westborough MA.

His Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Chapel at Swampscott Cemetery, 400 Essex Street Swampscott. 
 
Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Rte.1A) Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Lynn Rotary Charitable Corporation, P.O. Box 8100, Lynn, Massachusetts 01904.
 
Read a beautiful tribute to Gene from Donna D'Agostino.
Gene Hastings Celebration of Life 2018-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
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