Posted by David Deutsch on Oct 14, 2019
The D7930 Public Image Committee is pleased to share an opportunity for clubs to increase their Public Image with a D7930 Mini Grant. Clubs can apply for up to $250 reimbursement match. The deadline to submit your application is November 15, 2019. Your project must be completed and all paperwork submitted by January 1, 2020.  Download the application here.
 
Please carefully read all of the qualifications, requirements and timelines.
 
Questions? Contact the PI Committee at publicimage7930@gmail.com.
 
Download Public Image Mini Grant overview/application here.
 
D7930 Public Image Mini Grants for Fall 2019 David Deutsch 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Oct 14, 2019
World Polio Day Dining Fundraiser
Thursday, October 24, 2019 5-9pm
Castle Manor Inn, 141 Essex Ave., Gloucester, MA
Call for reservations: 978-515-7386
 
The Gloucester Rotary Club and Castle Manor Inn are taking action on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.
 
There will be a Dining Fundraiser at the Sea Glass Restaurant at the Castle Manor Inn, located at 141 Essex Avenue (Rt 133) in Gloucester on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 5pm to 9pm. The Castle Manor Inn will donate 10% of all dining proceeds from this event to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s #EndPolioNow fundraising Campaign. All funds raised at this dinner will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
Reservations are recommended—978-515-7386. For more information about the Sea Glass Restaurant, visit their website at www.castlemanorinn.com.
 
World Polio Day Dinner in Gloucester Tracy Arabian 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan Hartman on Oct 14, 2019
Newburyport Trivia Night
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Doors open at 6:30pm, Game starts at 7:00pm
Elks Club, 25 Low St, Newburyport, MA
 
It's back! The Newburyport Rotary Club presents its annual Trivia Night. Will your team take the prize as the Smartest People on the North Shore?
 
Come for the challenge. Come for great prizes, including cash to first place. Come out to have a great night in Newburyport, but definitely come on down to the Elks Club at 6:30 PM on Thursday October 24th. Information/registration: www.newburyportrotary.org.
 
Now, which comes first, our question, or your answer?
Newburyport Trivia Night Dan Hartman 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lizzy Egan on Oct 14, 2019
Bowling Over Barriers with Boston Rotaract
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 5-11PM
Flatbread Company at Sacco’s Bowl Haven
45 Day Street, Somerville MA
 
Come eat pizza and go bowling for a good cause on Tuesday, October 29, at Flatbread Company at Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Somerville! All proceeds will go to funding scholarships for Found in Translation, an organization that trains low-income, multilingual women to become medical interpreters. The cost to fund one Language Access Fellow is $1,000 -- help us fund TWO fellows this year!
 
Flatbread Company will donate $3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread sold during the benefit night. You can register for the event in advance on Eventbrite: https://bowlingoverbarriers.eventbrite.com
Bowling Over Barriers with Boston Rotaract! Lizzy Egan 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lizzy Egan on Oct 14, 2019
Boston Rotaract is excited to announce the results of our Karaoke 4 Charity fundraiser!
 
The event, held on September 30th at Hong Kong in Faneuil Hall, was a huge success - we raised over $1,300 for Found in Translation, which teaches low-income multilingual women to become medical interpreters.
 
A ticket was required to enter our reserved section at the venue & appetizers were included in the ticket price. Boston Rotaract had printed materials at the event promoting our club and information about meetings so prospective members could get a quick understanding of what our club is about. We collected email addresses as well, so we can thank attendees for joining us at the event and invite them to future meetings.
Boston Rotaract Karaoke 4 Charity Fundraiser Huge Success! Lizzy Egan 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephanie Johnson on Oct 14, 2019
The Peabody Rotary Club has partnered with Newhall Fields Community Farm in Peabody and the City of Peabody by writing a grant which will supply an irrigation system on 2 acres of land. This irrigation system will allow the farm to grow nutritious food and supply food for Peabody and surrounding communities that is accessible, affordable and nutritious.
 
Volunteers and recipients will have the opportunity to learn about farming, nutrition and food sustainability all within an urban area. The ability to make use of the 2 acres of land thru irrigation will greatly impact farm production and other offerings to the public.
Newhall Fields Community Farm - Rotary District Grant Stephanie Johnson 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda W. Doliber on Oct 14, 2019
District Governor Joan Arsenault welcomed 14 Rotarians to Part 1 of the Rotary Leadership Institute on October 5 at the Sheraton Four Points conference facility in Wakefield. In the day-long sessions, participants shared comments and experience on topics ranging from Rotary membership growth and retention, qualities of strong leaders, ethics, the Foundation, and creative fundraising.
 
Upcoming institute dates/locations and registration info is available at www.rlinea.org.
 
Helping Rotarians to be stronger leaders.
Rotarians Learn from Each Other and Enjoy Time Together Linda W. Doliber 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Keith Harris on Oct 06, 2019
For Rotary clubs and Interact Clubs in the Winchester area, the District is hosting its first ever Interact Cafe--a casual evening designed to help strengthen our Interact clubs and the program as a whole--on Wednesday October 23, 2019, 6-7:30 pm at Winchester High School. This casual cafe style evening will be hosted by Rotarians and Interactors with a world of experience, there to help you connect, network and learn.
 
What topics will be addressed?
  • How can your Rotary club get an Interact club started.
  • How can we grow our Interact club.
  • How can your Interact club do an awesome International Project.
  • What are other clubs doing for fund-raising?

The evening will end with a sneak peek at our brand new District 7930 RYLA video!
 
This is for Interact student leaders, Rotary and faculty Advisors and club leaders that want to either start an Interact club or strengthen their existing club. While we are gearing it for the area around Winchester, any clubs are welcome to join. If this goes well, we will host one on the North Shore in November.
 
Meet and talk with other Interact leaders. Network, ask questions, get answers!
 
Cost is free, refreshments provided. Email Keith Harris, keith@partnerwithchoice.com to register.
Interact Cafe in Winchester Area Keith Harris 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Oct 06, 2019
I hope you will join the District and be a part of the District Grant to award a Service Dog through the Service Dog Project, Inc to our recipient Micaila Britto.
 
Micaila is a United States Marine Corps Veteran who served for seven years before being medically retired due to injuries sustained while in service. Micaila’s Military Occupational Specialty was Aircraft Launch and Recovery with an expertise in the recovery efforts for emergency landings of helicopters and aircraft. It was the injuries she sustained during a recovery mission that forced her into medical retirement.
 
Micaila suffers from debilitating migraine headaches from a severe brain injury, and struggles with balance and mobility issues and chronic pain. Despite these injuries Micaila is passionately involved in Veterans Services.
 
Please consider supporting this Veteran with a Service Dog. Donations at the red ($250 +), white ($500+) and blue ($1000+) levels with be involved in the presentation as well as receive pins and be on a plague given to Micaila. Please send donations to: Service Dog Project, Po Box 3635, Peabody, MA 01960 or to Joan directly at 79 Old Right Rd, Ipswich, MA 01930.
 
Micaila will receive her Service Dog at the District Foundation Dinner on Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6-9pm, at the Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury Street, Andover, MA. Register here.
 
Click "Read More" for event flyer
Service Dog Recipient Chosen Joan Arsenault 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
D7930 2019-2020 Directory Now Available Joan Arsenault 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Natascha Finnerty on Oct 06, 2019
Cambridge Rotary will be raising our glasses in a wine tasting event at the classy and magical Phillips Auditorium at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, on October 23, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm.
 
Mingle, enjoy wine and snacks. Live jazz, polio campaign and information about our two projects for girls in Bangladesh and Colombia will be on display, as well as mentors to our 2 STEM programs. Free parking.
 
 
Cambridge Wine Tasting Supports International Projects Natascha Finnerty 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jessi Eisdorfer on Oct 06, 2019
The Second Annual Family Feud! will be hosted by Melrose Rotary Club on Friday, November 8, 2019, 7-10pm, at Melrose Memorial Hall, 590 Main St, Melrose, MA.  Teams of 5 adults will face-off in a fun evening of survey questions, hilarious answers, and audience participation. Silent auction and cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Melrose Rotary Club Charitable Fund. Free to Watch - no ticket needed. Team entry fee is $250.
 
Melrose Hosts 2nd Annual Family Feud! Jessi Eisdorfer 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alexander Falk on Oct 06, 2019
Six inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students in District 7930, hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Marblehead, Hamilton/Wenham, Rockport, Ipswich, North Andover, and Salem, NH, and one student from District 7910 hosted by Bedford had their orientation at Bretton Woods, NH, in September.
 
The students come from Germany, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, India, Chile and Brazil, and will spend a year in a US high school, living with host families. Former exchange students, called Rotex, helped to mentor and train the students on topics such as school, host families and learning how to live in the United States. The students also got to experience the Zipline and a trip up the Cog Railway to the top of Mt. Washington, with a special tour of the weather station.
 
Would your Rotary Club like to learn more about this program? Contact Alexander Falk, District Youth Exchange Chair, or Martha Mauser, Inbound Coordinator, to learn more.
Rotary Youth Exchange Students Arrive Alexander Falk 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Sep 29, 2019

The Membership Committee is happy to share a fresh opportunity for clubs to host FRIENDraisers to attract new members and present alternative forms of membership. Clubs can apply for up to $200 reimbursement match. Partner with another club and we'll reimburse up to $300!

The purpose of this mini-grant is to encourage the Rotary clubs of District 7930 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 passions.

Please carefully read all of the qualifications, requirements and timelines.

Questions?

Contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs
Terry Curran (terrycurran7930@gmail.com)
Peter Majane (
peter.majane@gmail.com)

Download Mini Grant overview/application here

Coming soon-- Public Image Mini Grants. Watch the D7930 website, Facebook page, and eBulletin in the coming weeks.

 

D7930 Membership Mini Grant (Fall 2019) Terry Rezendes Curran 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Majane on Sep 29, 2019

ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION

Keynote Speaker:
Kate Sims
Past District Governor District 7890 (Western MA & CT)

October 30, 2019
Kitty’s Restaurant & Lounge
123 Main Street, North Reading

Registration fee: $10 per person

Register now to join this exciting and informative educational session

6:00pm – 6:30 pm
Registration, Refreshments, Light Meal & Fellowship

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Why Membership Matters
Membership Data - Does it tell a story?
Younger Members - Relevant & Meaningful
What is your Value Proposition?
Competitive Market, What is our Differentiator
Networking, Community Service and Opportunity
Friendship, Business and Connections
Strategy and Goals
Club Options –Flexibility

7:30pm – 8:00pm
Roundtable Discussion on Membership Topics

For fun, wear your favorite flamingo clothes or bring your favorite flamingo item. Prizes will be awarded for the best outfits & items!

D7930 Membership Forum Peter Majane 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Sep 29, 2019
The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, November 1, 2019, 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 October 4 and receive 3 chances to win
    Register before October 11 and receive 2 chances to win
    Register before October 18 and receive 1 chance to win
 
All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players.  Proceeds from this event will support programs of the Gloucester Rotary Club.  The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase.  
 
Gloucester Rotary Trivia Night Tracy Arabian 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Megan Shea on Sep 29, 2019
The Haverhill Rotary Club is pleased to host speaker Charlie Ruth Castro on Thursday, October 3, at its noon meeting at the Haverhill Country Club.
 
Charlie Ruth is a lawyer, innovator and a Rotarian on a mission. She was one of six Young innovators recognized during Rotary Day at the United Nations last November. Jack Rummel is hosting this speaker, promising that she’s an entertaining speaker with a powerful message.
 
Please learn more about her from this Feb 7 2019 Rotary Blog.
Haverhill Hosts a Young Innovator Megan Shea 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Luis Ribas on Sep 29, 2019
Members of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor spent a recent Saturday morning at the local farmers' market to tell visitors what we do and how much fun we have doing it. The club hopes that spreading the word about 'service above self' will help attract new members. Members engaged with people who approached the Rotary table and invited them to come to a meeting for a free breakfast and a bit of fellowship.
Marblehead Harbor Spreads the Word at the Farmers' Market Luis Ribas 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 23, 2019
7 Clubs Receive Rotary Citation from 2018-2019 Rotary Year
 
Please join me in congratulating the following Clubs from our District who were recipients of the Rotary Citation 2018-2019 RI Presidential Award:
 
Rotary Club of Malden, 2018-2019 President Ronnie Puzon
Rotary Club of Marblehead, 2018-2019 President Alexander Falk
Rotary Club of Medford, 2018-2019 President John Murphy
Rotary Club of Somerville, 2018-2019 President Kevin Su
Rotary Club of Wakefield, 2018-2019 President Barbara Worley
Rotary Club of Winchester, 2018-2019 President Rich Mucci
 
(story edited/corrected 9/25/2019)
 
Seven D7930 Clubs Receive Rotary Citation 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Sep 23, 2019
The Rotaplast Mission in Honor of Bob Wood District Team left for Cebu City, Philippines on Sunday Sept 22.  Our team members are:
 
Jim Stone and Julie Nelson from the Rotary Club of Ipswich
Nick Shea from the Rotary Club of Greater Salem
Ami Borovick and Susan King from the Rotary Club of Rockport
Bill and Becky Beckman from the Rotary Club of Beverly
Brian Ahern from Rotary Club of Danvers.
 
You can follow their blog on https://rotaplast.org/blog/.   We are continuing to collect monies for this mission. New donations and previous pledges can be sent to District 7930, c/o David Boudreau, Institution for Savings, 68 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950.
D7930 Rotaplast Mission Departs for Philippines Joan Arsenault 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Brady on Sep 23, 2019
Methuen Rotary Club is holding its 7th Annual Bocce Tournament to benefit the Methuen YMCA Summer Camp program on November 2, 2019, 5:00-11:00pm. Two levels of competition, food and raffles always make this a fun time.

If you are interested in joining us, sponsoring or donating to the raffles, please visit us at www.methuenrotary.org
Methuen Bocce Tournament Julie Brady 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanne Geisser on Sep 23, 2019
The Greater Salem Rotary Club is hosting its 5th Annual Golf Tournament October 4th at Windham Country Club. The tournament is "real golf" for the serious golfer, but yet lots of fun, raffles, prizes for all! This is one of Greater Salem's biggest fundraisers of the year.
 
So come and join us! To Register go to www.birdeasepro.com/realgolf.
 
We need golfers and sponsors both! Hope to see you there!
Greater Salem Golf Tournament Jeanne Geisser 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Luis Ribas on Sep 23, 2019
The Upward Bound Second Chance scholarship is awarded annually by the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor to persons seeking certificate courses and programs likely to improve employment opportunities.

Recently the club welcomed scholarship winner Skarleth Ponce who received her check and shared plans to attend North Shore Community College to become a dental assistant. That's another great example of Rotary's generosity at work. Skarleth Ponce (r) is pictured above with Club President Kathleen Murphy (l), and Scholarships Committee Steve Lipsky (c).
Marblehead Harbor Scholarships Keep Dreams Alive Luis Ribas 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeanne Geisser on Sep 15, 2019
The Greater Salem NH Club wrapped up the 2018-2019 year, proudly with having made a difference for a number of organizations in the 5 towns we served! Food pantries were a big focus, with sizeable donations or services delivered to St. Anne's, Pleasant St., St Patrick's, & Shepherd's Pantries with cash donations or preparation of meals on an ongoing basis . The pasta lunches have been a great hit! We also gave considerable donations to Hampstead and Atkinson Libraries for furniture, childrens chromebooks, etc, Salem Children's Dental Network, Field of Dreams, 5 High School Academic Scholarships (increased from 3) and a Robotics Club sponsorship too!. Honoring the memory of those lost in battle or other events also was very special with support for the Vietnam Moving Wall, 911 Monument Project, Homeland Heroes Foundation. And so much more! We hope to make it even bigger in 2020!
Greater Salem NH Club Giving 2018-2019 Jeanne Geisser 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Sep 15, 2019
Congratulations to Christine Sloss recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Christine was recognized during the Rotary Installation luncheon held on July 25th at the Eastern Yacht Club
 
A class leader at Marblehead High, Christine embraced her commitment to community service leadership. She was the President of the Marblehead High School Interact Club.
Marblehead Honors Christine Sloss Arthur Schwartz 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Sep 15, 2019
In the past two weeks, the Rotary Club of Lynn recognized the outstanding contributions of three longtime and faithful Rotarians with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow pin. District Governor Joan Arsenault was on hand Thursday to present pins to past President Stephen Upton and Club Treasurer Arthur Horgan while President William Reilly presented Dave Richardson with his pin at the August 29th meeting.
 
Richardson, a former funeral home director, first joined the Lynn Rotary Club in August, 1975, and over those 44 years he served with distinction in every administrative position within the Club. 
Lynn Recognizes Three Longtime Rotarians Ray Bastarache 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David O'Neil on Sep 15, 2019
The Rotary Club of North Reading is pleased to announce that it will now serve as District 7930's first cause-specific Rotary Club. Rotary world-wide is known for tackling humanitarian issues including the global eradication of polio, water and sanitation issues, woman’s health, literacy and more. These issues are addressed locally and globally at the discretion of the independent clubs. Recently, Rotary International voted to allow local clubs to focus on individual causes as they deem appropriate. Current North Reading Rotary President Dave O’Neill explained, “Every year our club takes a hard look at how we can help North Reading residents. It led to a lengthy discussion, bringing in experts in different fields, and completing an assessment over the summer. It was unanimous. Our members want to tackle addiction prevention.” He continued, “When you think about how many families, generations even, are affected by addiction, it’s heart breaking. We want to help.”
North Reading Rotary Refocuses on Addiction Prevention David O'Neil 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lizzy Egan on Sep 15, 2019
Karaoke 4 Charity
Monday, Sep 30, 2019, 6pm
Hong Kong
65 Chatham Street,Boston, MA
 
Join Boston Rotaract for a fun and philanthropic night at Hong Kong!
 
Come sing/eat/drink/socialize at Hong Kong in Faneuil Hall to raise money! All proceeds will go to funding scholarships for Found in Translation (FiT), an organization that trains disadvantaged bilingual women to become medical interpreters. The cost to fund one Language Access Fellow is $1,000 -- help us fund TWO fellows this year!
 
 
Karaoke 4 Charity with Boston Rotaract Lizzy Egan 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeffry Cadorette, RID on Sep 08, 2019
A message from Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Director (2018-20), Rotary Club of Media, PA (District 7450)
 
On Monday morning, I texted with Past RI President Barry Rassin. While Nassau was spared the full force of Dorian, and he and Esther are fine, other parts of his country are devastated having been dealt a blow with Dorian’s full fury. Dorian is now headed toward the US and other parts of our neighboring  Zones 33 & 34.
 
Whether you want to help Barry’s District, the Bahamas, or one of the states in the southern part of the US that are awaiting Dorian, this link will give you information on how to do that.
 
At the bottom of the link is a form telling you additional ways you can donate. The Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is set up in North Carolina and is able to make international donations. You can designate where you would like the funds to be directed in the memo portion of the check you write. A representative from each district in Zone 33 & 34 will determine where to allocate the funds. They have experience with this DAF and process having had multiple hurricanes last year. Share this link on social media wherever you deem appropriate.
 
Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts Jeffry Cadorette, RID 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Majane on Sep 08, 2019
Peter Majane from the North Reading Club would love to visit your club to speak about exciting memberships opportunities:
Rotary Connects
 
Elderact: an innovative Rotary sponsored project that brings the model of Rotary meetings, leadership structure and Rotary Leadership Institute and community service project planning and implementation to senior centers, senior nursing facilities, and senior residences that will off numerous opportunities to collaborate
 
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI): a 4-part program designed to encourage the exchange of Rotary information and ideas via a small group discussion format. Topics covered in the one-day sessions include: Membership Recruitment and Retention, Club Publicity, Creating Successful Fundraiser, Ethics, Goal Setting, and Our Foundation.
 
Contact Peter at peter.majane@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule a date to come speak to your club.
Looking for a Speaker for your Meeting? Peter Majane 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Sep 08, 2019
You can take it to the bank that on the last Saturday of each month, a group of Lynn Rotarians will gather at Salvation Army Headquarters on Franklin Street to distribute food to over 400 Lynn family members. “This is a project we took on back in 2015 when the last food pantry in the city closed,” recalled Lynn President Bill Reilly. "We started distributing food in September, 2015, in the St. Mary’s Church parking lot and did that right through the winter months. It was tough work, not just unloading the huge truck from the Greater Boston Mobile Food Bank, but also carrying out there long rectangular tables from the St. Mary’s High School cafeteria. After a couple of years we moved to Catholic Charities on North Common Street and now we’re at Salvation Army. Some of our members arrive around 6am to help unload but most are here by seven.” Front row l to R: Mackie Bastarache, Diane Reilly, Lorry Willis, Paula Clancy and Claire Price. back row: Bill Reilly, Ray Bastarache, Paul Price, Dan Cahill (Swampscott Rotary) and Steve Upton.
Lynn Distributes Food to Families Ray Bastarache 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jackie Rapisardi on Sep 08, 2019
Two more new members from the Beverly Rotary Club took advantage of the grant offered by our club to do a project in the community on August 17. Matthew Blanchard and Connor Mooney organized an event to clean up trash floating in our ocean and washed up on surrounding beaches.The event took place at Obear Park in Beverly. About twenty people attended and had fun while cleaning up our community waters! Paddleboards and trash bags were provided, but some people brought their own paddleboards. They collected much more trash than they were anticipating. A few things they found in the ocean/surrounding beaches were a lamp, plastic chair, and sink. Great camaraderie with a great goal to help our community!
Beverly Hosts Paddle Board Harbor Cleanup Jackie Rapisardi 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda W. Doliber on Sep 08, 2019

Are you a long-time Rotarian who is finding your Rotary life a little ho-hum?

Are you a new or newer member who would like to know more about Rotary, its programs and organization?

Would you like to connect with other Rotarians to share ideas for service and fundraising?

Rotary Leadership Institute
Saturday, October 5, 2019
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Four Points Sheraton, Wakefield
 
Don't wait to sign up for Rotary Leadership Institute, October 5, 7:30-3:00 at the Wakefield Sheraton Four Points. The curriculum is designed along discussion format, rather than lecture; and, the energy generated among the faculty and participants will encourage stronger leadership skills for Rotarians who are already leaders in their professions and communities.You do not have to be on your club's officer track. RLI is open to all Rotarians. Register before September 23 at www.rlinea.org. The $100 fee covers all curriculum materials, continental breakfast, mid-morning coffee break and lunch.
D7930 RLI in October Linda W. Doliber 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lizzy Egan on Sep 08, 2019
Members of Boston Rotaract volunteered at and ran in the annual ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) Race 4 Research on Sunday, August 18, in Cambridge, MA.
 
The Race 4 Research is a chip-timed 5K road race around Technology Square, as well as a separate four-mile walk and wheelchair ride along the Charles River. An after party and awards ceremony was held outside the ALS TDI office to celebrate participants finishing the race and walk.
 
Five Boston Rotaract members ran the 5K. In addition, seven other Rotaractors volunteered, helping the ALS TDI staff set up and break down the race areas. Volunteers also served as course marshalls during the race to help direct runners toward the finish line.
 
All proceeds benefit the ALS TDI, the first nonprofit bio-tech organization focused toward ALS Research. The 2019 Race 4 Research raised over $39,000, helping bring the ALS TDI closer to a cure for the disease.
Boston Rotaract Races 4 Research Lizzy Egan 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Powers on Sep 08, 2019
The Medford Rotary Club recently installed its new officers and directors at its annual Charter Night held at Century Bank in Medford. The bank offers a beautiful view overlooking the Boston Skyline and they graciously hosted us again for this event. Annually, the service club elects new leadership. Anne Gelineau Powers, Financial Advisor at Baystate Financial was sworn in as President. Anne is serving her second term as President, she also served in 2015-16. Other officers include Chuck Mahoney, President-Elect, Cheryl Staude, Secretary, Alan Martorana, Treasurer and long time Rotarian, Bob Bates, Sargent-at-Arms.
 
The club’s 2018-19 Board of Directors include: Herbert Boudreau, Scott Cutler, Isabelle DosReis, Bob Kaminer, Tricia Rizzo, Doug Shoop, Pat Theberge and Richard Wolfson and John Murphy ex-officio.
Medford Installs 2nd Term President Annie Powers 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pat Thorpe on Aug 30, 2019
The Gloucester Rotary Club will publish a 12-month Cape Ann photo calendar for 2020 as a fundraiser.  All profits will go to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s many community and international activities.
 
Full contest rules and requirements are available online at www.gloucesterrotary.orgAll entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Gloucester Photography Contest Pat Thorpe 2019-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lisa Foley on Aug 28, 2019
4oth Annual Fall Foliage Classic in Topsfield
Sunday, October 20, 2019
1:00 pm
Proctor School
60 Main Street
Topsfield, MA
 
The Topsfield-Boxford-Middleton Club will hosst its 4oth Annual Fall Foliage Classic in Topsfield on Sunday, October 20. The event is a family friendly event and the club's major fundraiser. This year's main beneficiary is the Northshore Education Consortium.
 
We would argue that you will not find a more beautiful course as this race is held at the height of foliage!
TBM Hosts 4oth Fall Foliage Classic Lisa Foley 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Kobialka on Aug 28, 2019
Bowlio for Polio
Friday, September 9, 2019
6:00 - 8:00pm
Sacco's Bowl Haven
45 Day Street
Somerville, MA
 
The Cambridge Rotary Club is sponsoring a evening of bowling at Sacco's Bowl Haven, 45 Day Street in Somerville (Davis Sq.) from 6-8 on the evening of September 9th. Please come join us for bowling and Rotary fellowship while supporting a wonderful cause.
 
Please email Foundation Chair Karen Saltiel if you plan on coming. We look forward to seeing you there.
Cambridge Hosts Bowlio for Polio Joe Kobialka 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lizzy Egan on Aug 28, 2019
Boston Rotaractors raised nearly $10,000 during the 2018-2019 Rotary Year with the goal of providing sustainable clean water solutions to communities in Ghana. August 12, 2019 marked the successful completion of their long-term international service project.
 
In order to pursue the two-year clean water mission, the club collaborated with two organizations: 1. Pure Home Water (PHW) and 2. The Rotaract Club of Adenta Central.
 
PHW is an MIT-based social enterprise that creates and distributes household drinking water technologies in the northern region of Ghana. Boston Rotaract donated $8,500 to two separate PHW initiatives from 2018-2020. As a result, 222 sustainable water filters were given to families, providing access to clean water to 1,500 people across three communities in Tamale, Ghana. The project was completed in July 2019.
Boston Rotaract Completes 2-year Clean Water Project Lizzy Egan 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Aug 28, 2019
Rotary Club of Chelsea has a new meeting location effective 9/3/2019:
Holiday Inn Chelsea
1012 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150
Chelsea Moves to New Meeting Location Bruce Mauch 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Aug 28, 2019
District 7930 is working with the Service Dog Project, Inc., located in Ipswich Massachusetts, to award a Great Dane Service Dog to a Veteran. We are pleased to announce that we have found an awardee for the Service Dog! More info to come....
 
If you or your club would like to participate in this service project, please send your donations to District 7930, PO Box 3635, Peabody MA  01960, Attn:  Service Dog Project. Make the check payable to District 7930 and note "Service Dog Project" in the memo.
 
All donation amounts are accepted. However if you would like to be considered a sponsor the levels are as follows:
Red: $250+ donation
White: $500+ donation
Blue: $1,000+ donation
 
To date we have raised $2,000 towards the Service Dog which is a cost of over $20,000, including training of the dog and the Veteran.We hope we can count on your support!
 
All sponsors will be recognized at the Foundation Unsung Hero Celebration on November 7th at the Andover Country Club. Register here for the dinner celebration.
D7930 Veteran's Service Dog Award Joan Arsenault 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Aug 18, 2019
Celebration of Life Honoring IPDG Bob Wood
Sunday, October 6, 2019
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Seaglass Restaurant
4 Oceanfront North
Salisbury MA
 
Susan Wood, her son Bradley, and daughter-in-law Anita cordially invite Rotarians, family and friends to a Celebration of the Life of Immediate Past District Governor Bob Wood on Sunday, October 6, 2019, 3-6pm, at Seaglass Restaurant, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury MA.
 
Light Hors d'oeuvre will be served, and there will be a cash bar.  
 
Please RSVP by September 20 as Susan needs a headcount for the afternoon.  Registration
D7930 Celebration of Life Honoring IPDG Bob Wood Joan Arsenault 2019-08-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jackie Rapisardi on Aug 18, 2019
The Beverly Rotary Club is giving all new Rotarians $250 in seed money for a service project of their own devising. The only rules are that it has to be a service project -- they can't simply turn around and donate the money somewhere else -- and that the project has to involve the help of other Rotarians. The idea is to help get new members into the swing of things quickly, and pair them with veteran members it might otherwise take them months to get to know.
Beverly Newbies Help Their Community Jackie Rapisardi 2019-08-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rich Cowdell on Aug 18, 2019
Camp Rotary is hosting a last meal in the original dining hall on September 7, 4 - 8 PM. It is a fund raiser to help defray the cost of the new dining hall that will be built during the off season. The original dining hall was built in 1921 when the camp was founded. Camp Rotary is located at 372 Ipswich Road in Boxford, MA.
 
In addition to purchasing a ticket to the dinner, there are opportunities to make larger donations by being a sponsor of the dinner. Information/registration
 
Last Dinner in Camp Rotary Dining Hall Rich Cowdell 2019-08-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda W. Doliber on Aug 11, 2019
Rotary Leadership Institute
Saturday October 5, 2019
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sheraton Four Points
Wakefield, MA
 
Whether or not you are on track to be a club officer, as a Rotarian you are already a leader in your profession and community.
 
BUT…Good leaders know that they can always learn more to help them become better leaders!
D7930 Rotary Leadership Institute this Fall Linda W. Doliber 2019-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Aug 05, 2019

Save the Date: November 7, 2019

Foundation Celebration-- Service Dog Award

Our district is looking for your help to honor a Veteran who would benefit from a service dog.  Service Dogs cost approximately $20,000, and we are looking for your Club to donate funds to provide a Great Dane from the Ipswich Service Dog Project to a Veteran.
 
Great Danes are perfect service dogs to help those in need, suffering from PTSD or having balance/walking difficulty.  The District will be providing $10,000 from Foundation funds, and we are asking for Club donations to support this most incredible gift. 
D7930 to Honor a Veteran with a Service Dog Joan Arsenault 2019-08-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Majane on Aug 04, 2019
Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney's 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, is a powerful statement. In theme with President Mark's vision, District 7930 has established a new membership initiative: Rotary Connects. “The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more,” Maloney said, and he believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience. District 7930 also thinks so.
 
Please join us on August 21st to CONNECT.
 
Rotary Connects! Peter Majane 2019-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jul 29, 2019
Rotarians please share link below with all Family, Friends and Fellow Rotarians within and outside of our District.

Rotary is going to the Holiday Pops on Friday, December 13, 2019 to END POLIO NOW!!! This will be an evening to remember with the Boston Pops live concert, a visit from Santa, and a special reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Your ticket includes a donation to The Rotary Foundation's efforts to End Polio Now and the Districts Goal of raising ONE MILLION DOLLARS during our 10 years of the Polar Plunge!!

Yes, this February we will be having our 10th Annual Polar Plunge. Over the past 9 years we have raised: $810,537.81. To reach our million dollar goal by the end of the Rotary year, we need to raise $189,462.19.

Use this link for ticket prices and to purchase tickets. Please share the link with Friends, Family and other Rotarians. To request accessible seating or if you have questions about this event, please contact us at lori.karas@outlook.com. NOTE: All tickets will be held at WILL CALL and will not be mailed.

Buy early as tickets are limited and we expect to sell out!!!
 
Ticket sales for Rotary night close on Nov 8, 2019
Holiday Pops Tickets on Sale Now! Joan Arsenault 2019-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Hart on Jul 29, 2019
Join the Burlington, Medford, Malden and North Reading Rotary Clubs at the Greater Boston Food Bank.
 
On September 14, 2019, from 9:30 to 12:00 pm, the Rotary Clubs of Burlington, Medford, Malden and North Reading will host 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.   Register here.
Make a Difference... Feed a Child and A Family David Hart 2019-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jul 29, 2019
Congratulations to Christine Sloss recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Christine was recognized during the Rotary Installation luncheon held on July 25th at the Eastern Yacht Club.
 
A class leader at Marblehead High, Christine embraced her commitment to community service leadership. She was the President of the Marblehead High School Interact Club.She also worked as a coordinator for all the North America Interact Clubs in a new, joint Rotary and UNICEF program, called the Initiative Interchange. The purpose was to raise money for universal education. This past summer, Christine organized a Rotary service trip to Nepal to help deliver physical therapy to injured survivors of the earthquake that devastated the country in 2015.
 
Christine exemplifies the guiding principle of Rotary --- “Service above Self” -- the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life. She plans to continue her education in public administration, urban planning, and environmental sustainability
Marblehead Honors HS Graduate Christine Sloss Arthur Schwartz 2019-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Jul 29, 2019
The Newburyport Rotary will be selling beer and dogs at the annual Lion's Club Bed Race on August 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in The Tannery Marketplace parking lot located at 75 Water Street, Newburyport.

Come join us for some fun!
Beer & Dogs Marion Spark 2019-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jul 22, 2019
Donna Lee Rubin, PDG 7930 & CEO of Rotaplast International, Inc informed the District that this year's Rotaplast Mission in Cebu City, Phillipines is named in Memory of PDG Bob Wood.

The Mission to Cebu City, Philippines is slated for September 22 through October 5, 2019. This will be the 14th mission sponsored by our District! I am in strong support support of our District's international mission.
 
My husband Bob was a participant in the 2015, 2016 and 2018 Missions. He participated in the 2015 Mission due to the passion of PDG Bob Wood and also joined the Ipswich Rotary Club due to PDG Bob Wood and this mission. As a speech pathologist, I have personally worked with children with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate helping them eat and speak. In addition, the 2019-2020 Rotary Presidents voted to support this mission when they met at PETS.

It is our goal to perform 150 surgical procedures, bringing total surgeries sponsored by District 7930 to over 1,250! All medical equipment and supplies are shipped with the team, and the $65,000 mission ($600 per surgery) will be funded by private donations and our district’s Rotary Clubs. We are sending 8 non-medical volunteers.

I hope we can count on your club to help us reach our goal. With your club’s support, we can make a real difference in the lives of children restoring their dignity, and giving them the ability to smile, swallow, eat, breathe and speak more normally.

Checks made payable to Rotaplast, may be sent directly to District 7930, c/o David Boudreau, Institution for Savings, 68 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950.
 
Rotaplast Mission Team 2015
Rotaplast Mission Named in Memory of PDG Bob Wood Joan Arsenault 2019-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maggie Howard on Jul 20, 2019
The Rotary Club of Gloucester MA will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Stage Fort Park, located on Hough Avenue in Gloucester, MA.  This popular event takes place concurrently with the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, which is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and is held in Stage Fort Park on Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18.
 
Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast are $8 per person, $5 for children aged six and under, and are now available online or from any Gloucester Rotarian and at the offices of Horvitz & Frisch, P.C., located at 128 Main Street in Gloucester. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the breakfast.  
Gloucester Pancake Breakfast Maggie Howard 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andy Maddox on Jul 20, 2019
The Rockport Rotary Club’s annual Lobsterfest is a unique outdoor dining and fundraising event at the Legion Bandstand, serving boiled lobster, clam chowder and more.
 
 
The Lobsterfest takes place on Saturday, August 10, 3-7 PM (rain or shine), at the American Legion Hall Bandstand at scenic Back Beach in Rockport, MA. Tickets are $35 and include Hot Boiled Lobster, Clam Chowder, Corn-on-the-Cob, Roll, Watermelon & Soda /Water. There will also be a cash menu of burgers, hot dogs, chips, beer & wine. Live entertainment by “Two Weeks from Everywhere.”

Advanced tickets are recommended, and are available at: John Tarr Store, Village Silversmith or from any Rockport Rotarian or visit www.rockportrotary.org. Proceeds to benefit Rockport Rotary Club Community and International Service Projects.
 
The Lobsterfest will be followed by Rockport Illuminations’ annual fireworks show, and festive lanterns will be displayed throughout the town all weekend for the occasion.  Come for the entire weekend and enjoy the fun!
Rockport Lobsterfest Andy Maddox 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Deutsch on Jul 20, 2019
Providing funds for camperships and scholarships are one of the most visible and vital community projects for The Marblehead Rotary Club. This week, the Marblehead Rotary Club kicked off its 2019 annual "Lobstah Raffle." This year, thirty kids are off to summer camp from last year's raffle proceeds.
 
Tickets are $5 each or you can buy a packet of five tickets for $20 (that's one ticket free). Each draw gives you a chance to win 20 pounds of live lobster from Little Harbor Lobster Company. On Thursday, July 25th, we will draw four winning tickets during the Marblehead Rotary Club luncheon at the Eastern Yacht Club. Raffle tickets will be available throughout town over the next few weeks; ticket sales will end on July 24th.
 
Marblehead Lobstah Raffle David Deutsch 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Brady on Jul 20, 2019
The Methuen Club kicked off the 2019-2020 Year right. At the annual Installation Dinner that took place on June 25th at Mexico Lindo , six (6) Members were given Paul Harris Fellows. Also, Connie Doto was awarded Rotarian of the Year.
Methuen Celebrates Rotarian of the Year Julie Brady 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jul 20, 2019
The Rotary Club of Chelsea recently honored their past presidents at a luncheon meeting.  Eighteen past presidents attended the luncheon hosted at the Homewood Suites Boston in Chelsea.  Past President Allan I. Alpert was the most senior past president having held the office in the 1977 – 1978 Rotary year.
Chelsea Honors Past Presidents Bruce Mauch 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jul 15, 2019
We have received questions about how individuals and clubs can make memorial gifts in honor of PDG Bob Wood.
 
Susan Wood has asked that no flowers be sent.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in the name of Robert C. Wood to the Annual Fund/Share Program of the Rotary Foundation. Checks should be sent to Liz Cullen, District Foundation Chair, 283 Wethersfield Street, Rowley, MA  01969. Please note on the check: In memory of DG Bob Wood.
 
A Celebration of Life will occur at the end of the summer or early fall and details will be forthcoming once known.
Memorial Gifts to Honor PDG Bob Wood Joan Arsenault 2019-07-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 12, 2019
For nearly 40 years, Mark Daniel Maloney and his family have demonstrated that Rotary connects the world. Now the self-described 'cheerful traveler' embarks on the next phase of his life's journey: serving as Rotary International's new president.
 
Meet RI President Mark Daniel Maloney Tracy Arabian 2019-07-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jul 11, 2019
The Rotary Club of Chelsea honored their 2019 scholarship winners and the 2019 Chelsea Public School’s Educator of the Year at a recent luncheon meeting.  The Club awarded scholarships to five graduating seniors from Chelsea High School; Jocelyn Poste, Alny Herrera, Deedee Hernandez, Ivan Romero and Nildaliz Enamorado-Rodriguez.  The Club also awarded a 6th special scholarship to Lizet Vasquez in memory of Rotarian Joanne Tarason who passed away recently.  

Jennifer Stanford, a teacher at Chelsea’s John Silber Early Learning Center, was recognized as the 2019 Educator of the Year.
 
Chelsea Honors Scholars & Educators Bruce Mauch 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jul 11, 2019

Presidential Class of 2020 Starts Their Year with Fun, Fellowship, Connection & the Flamingo Challenge at the District Installation!

A big congratulations to our Club Presidents as they start the 2019-2020 Rotary Year! The District Installation launched RI President Mark Maloney's theme of "Rotary Connects the World." This paired with the new RI vision statement "Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves." makes this coming year so inspiring and lets not forget FUN!!! 

The Flamingo Challenge is on!!! Ask your fellow Rotarians what that means if you are not sure. 

And don't forget Aloha!!! The RI Conference is in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii this year, from June 6-10, 2020. REGISTER early as it may sell out quickly.
 

Fun, Fellowship and Flamingos! Joan Arsenault 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Georgi Kardzhaliyski on Jul 10, 2019
My love affair with Rotary started when I was a junior in high school and was selected for a Fulbright program. One of the participants told me about Interact during the break of a preparation course for applying to U.S. colleges, and inspired me to start my high school’s first ever Interact Club, which I ran successfully with my co-president and about 10 members for a year until I graduated.

I got a scholarship to attend a college in Massachusetts and moved from my small town of Septemvri, Bulgaria. On 17 August 2009, several flights later, I found myself in the United States of America, a country where I knew nobody and no one spoke a word of Bulgarian. The moment I landed at Boston logan Airport symbolized my departure from a world that was familiar and comfortable; I realized I had left my family, homeland, and culture behind yet to discover a whole new community, country, and new friends.
Rotaractor Runs 128km for Teach for Bulgaria Georgi Kardzhaliyski 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jul 10, 2019
The Rotary Club of Lynn’s Scholarship Committee reviewed a record number of application packets this spring from graduating seniors before awarding four Thomas P. Maloney & Robert A. Hastings Memorial Scholarships at its luncheon meeting Thursday at Old Tyme Family Cuisine.
 
“This is my fifth year on the scholarship committee,” said chairman Ray Bastarache,”and I know I can speak for the entire committee when I say this was the most stellar group of applicants that we’ve had. Perhaps we share that opinion every year but truth be told, this class was, in one word, exceptional!”
Lynn Awards Scholarships Ray Bastarache 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Brady on Jul 10, 2019
The Methuen Rotary Club celebrated it’s 2nd Annual June Jubilee by giving away money to deserving non –profits in Methuen. Each organization was invited to lunch and to speak about how the donation will help the people that are served in the community. President Julie Brady had the honor of presenting $1000.00 checks to each of the following organizations. Commander Curt Williams Accepted on behalf of the Methuen V.F.W. Post 8349. Larry & Eileen Giordano accepted on behalf of Merrimack Valley Foster Kids, City Councilor Jessica Finocchario and Cole Welch , President, accepted on behalf of the Merrimack Valley Prevention and Substance Abuse Project and Julia Pesek , Community Relations Director accepted of behalf of the MSPCA Nevins Farm.
Methuen's June Jubilee Julie Brady 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jul 10, 2019
Christine Sloss will be heading to Suffolk University in the fall. A class leader at Marblehead High, Sloss embraced her commitment to community service. She is the President of the Marblehead High School Interact Club (Rotary Club at the High School level) and is working as a coordinator for all the North America Interact Clubs in a new, joint Rotary and UNICEF program, called the Initiative Interchange, to raise money for universal education. This summer, Sloss organized a Rotary service trip to Nepal to help deliver physical therapy to injured survivors of the earthquake that devastated the country in 2015. Sloss plans to continue her education in public administration, urban planning, and environmental sustainability.

Christopher Gally will be attending Bowdoin College in September. During his tenure at Marblehead High, Gally was a three-sport athlete and the quarterback of the successful football team. One of his teachers called him the epitome of a student-athlete; a quiet leader who inspires others through his example. Gally is a member of the National Honor Society and is an Assisting Minister and Acolyte at his church.
Marblehead Awards Six Scholarships Arthur Schwartz 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Jul 10, 2019
A matching grant from the Rockport Rotary Club and Rotary District 7930, along with in kind donations from Emerson Swan, Inc and Breen and Sullivan Mechanical Services, has provided the Action Emergency Shelter at 370 Main Street in Gloucester with a new energy efficient air conditioning system.  This system will help to keep shelter guests and staff cool all summer long and save thousands of dollars in energy costs over the long term.
 
On June 12, Rockport Rotarians visited the shelter to experience their grant dollars in action.
Rockport and Partners Supports Action, Inc. Mary Ciaraldi 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jul 01, 2019
Beloved Rotarian, Robert C. Wood, originally of Darien, Connecticut, later of Cambridge and Georgetown Massachusetts, and Derry, New Hampshire, passed peacefully on June 30, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Bob served his full term as Rotary 7930 District Governor from July 1, 2018 until his death, June 30, 2019. Bob was the cherished husband of Susan for 47 years, father to Bradley and his wife Anita, grandfather to Taylor, as well as friend and mentor to many.  
 
Bob joined Rotary in 2001 and was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Greater Georgetown and served as that club’s second president. He later joined the Rotary Club of Peabody in 2009. He served Rotary District 7930 in many capacities including District Registrar, Assistant Governor, District Treasurer, and most notably District Governor during the 2018-2019 “Be the Inspiration” Rotary Year. 
 
Bob had a passion for the Rotary Foundation, as it was his self-proclaimed charity of choice. Further, Bob was a Major Donor as well as multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He was a strong supporter behind the scenes to over a dozen District Governors. He was instrumental in launching the Homeless and Hunger Initiative in Rotary District 7930 – a program that is well engrained in Rotary Clubs throughout Rotary District 7930.
 
2018-19 District Governor Robert C. Wood, 1947-2019 Joan Arsenault 2019-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jun 26, 2019
The Rotary Club of Chelsea annually sponsors twenty Chelsea children to one week at Camp Rotary.  The Club pays all expenses for the camp week including tuition, field trips, cabin pictures and canteen funds.  
 
Camp Rotary is an overnight camp located on Stiles Pond in Boxford, MA owned by the Rotary Club of Lynn and managed by Youth Services Managers, Inc.  The Rotary Club of Chelsea covers all expenses for the children sponsored.  The children are chosen based upon essays submitted to the Rotary Club of Chelsea explaining why they should be selected to attend camp.  Prior to camp the selected children and their parents are required to attend a pre-camp meeting held at the Chelsea Salvation Army.  At the meeting camp director Dr. Rich Cowdell explains to the children and their parents what to expect during their week at Camp Rotary.  He also answers questions from the children and their parents.  Rotary Club of Chelsea Past President Sue Gallant is the chairperson of this Rotary project.  She works with the Chelsea Public Schools to distribute the applications to Chelsea students, coordinates transportation to and from camp with the Chelsea Police Department and makes sure all the children are properly prepared to attend camp. That includes supplying each child with a backpack filled with items they will need for camp.  Since 1998 the Rotary Club of Chelsea has sponsored over 350 Chelsea students at Camp Rotary thanks to the generosity of the Chelsea Club members and local businesses.  
Chelsea Provides Camp Scholarships Bruce Mauch 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jun 26, 2019
The Marblehead Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Blair Lord 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.
Marblehead Rotary Club Welcomes Blair Lord Arthur Schwartz 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Block on Jun 26, 2019
Like every Rotary club we needed to increase our membership. It’s quite simple – without a sizable group, running projects becomes difficult. The same people can’t be asked to step up for each project again and again without risking burn out. Even with the best of attitudes (which all Rotarians have, right?) it gets difficult to keep diving into the pool on a regular basis.
 
Where do we begin? The first thought is to have a reception to showcase the club. Ok, it’s not a bad idea but many organizations run many events and the bulk are not successful. It’s a buyer’s market. You need to show your potential members how your club represents their best opportunity for volunteering. You need a story that is accurate and compelling.
Lynnfield Focuses on Membership Ron Block 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jun 26, 2019
State Senator Brendan Creighton of Lynn presented an Official Citation to outgoing Lynn Rotary President Brenda Peral at a recent meeting. During Peral’s tenure as president, the Lynn club grew its membership significantly, held two successful fundraisers and increased its menu of volunteer opportunities. William Reilly is the new Rotary President.
Lynn President Honored by State Senator Ray Bastarache 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
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 festivities begin 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
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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.