Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Dec 10, 2018
The Winter 2018/2019 Pubic Image and Membership Mini Grants are now open for submission. The purpose of mini-grants is to improve and/or increase the public image of the Rotary clubs of District 7930, encourage clubs to develop their orientation process, work on club development, host a "Friendraiser" event to attract new members or to provide support for new members to pursue their Rotary dreams. Categories for mini-grant approval are listed in the grant applications. All mini grant applications are due by January 21, 2019.
 
 
Winter Mini Grants Now Open Amy Luckiewicz 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kevin Su on Dec 10, 2018
Rotary of Somerville inducts and welcomes 2 new members; Chris Rodrigues from East Cambridge Savings Bank and Vincent Maganzini from Rockland Trust to their club.
Chris Rodrigues joined East Cambridge Savings Bank in 2006 and has built many valued relationships over the past 12 years. As a Rotarian, Chris looks forward to promoting goodwill in the Somerville community in addition to building long lasting relationships will fellow Rotarians.
Somerville Rotary Inducts Two New Members Kevin Su 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Charlie Milner who was honored today with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition. For twenty years, Milner and his wife Toby have worked tirelessly on projects supporting literacy. Milner is a true custodian for the guiding principle of Rotary --- “Service over Self” -- the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.
Marblehead Rotary Honors Toby & Charlie Milner Arthur Schwartz 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Dec 02, 2018
The Engage the Community Program developed in New England has been chosen by the Rotarian Action Group for Addiction Prevention as the premier program for Rotary Clubs to implement in their communities. Based on the brain science of addiction with a focus on tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and opioids, Rotary Clubs will welcome  all stakeholders in their communities to convene and discuss the current status, the response required and action steps to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction. The initiative supports those who are currently committed to addressing and reducing addiction and educates youth and adults about how to reduce exposure to drug use and minimize the harm caused by addictive substances in our communities.
 
The community forum is the first step and welcomes all stakeholders to attend the event, including:
 
• Prevention Experts• Health Care Professionals
• Recovery Experts• Local Government Officials
• Schools & Educators  • Law Enforcement & First Responders                               
• Religious Leaders• Youth & Civic Group Leaders
• Parents• Rotarians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Official Club Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unsung Hero – A definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us as we celebrate that special person who wakes up every morning and puts others before himself/ herself and dedicates his or her life to helping others in need, truly embodying the rotary motto “Service above Self”!
 
Register here. For more information, contact Joan Arsenault.
Rotary Foundation Celebrates Unsung Heroes Joan Arsenault 2018-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Aug 05, 2018
The Gloucester Rotary Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Stage Fort Park, located on Hough Avenue in Gloucester, MA.  This popular event takes place concurrently with the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, which is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce on Saturday-Sunday, August 18-19, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. A special FREE parking area is available for Pancake Breakfast attendees.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rotary Foundation

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

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

Pictured are the scholarship recipients with Peabody Rotary Scholarship Committee members Randi Holland, Dan Vassallo, Joe Scurio, Audrey Gordon, Curt Bellavance and Jeff Doherty.  The committee was chaired by Cathy Gravel (not pictured).
Peabody Rotary Awards $12k in Scholarships Herb Harris 2018-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Jul 20, 2018
Paul Harris Society Chair Bob Gravino recognized Marblehead Rotarians Alexander Falk (Club President), Keith Taylor, Julie Livingston (Club Secretary) and David Deutsch (outgoing Club President) as members of the Paul Harris Society with PHS Chevrons and District 7930 pins at the Club’s July 12th Installation Luncheon at the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Foundation, allowing Rotary to sustain our impact around the world. It was noted during the presentation that Marblehead Rotary was in a three way tie for District 7930 Clubs having the most PHS members.
 
Marblehead Rotary Installation Luncheon Bob Gravino 2018-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wood on Jul 13, 2018
The District 7930 leadership is looking to fill several District jobs, requiring a variety of skill sets.  If you would like to work with an amazing group of Rotarians, download this list of job openings to see how you can help the District serve our clubs.
Your Expertise is Needed! Bob Wood 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Nangle on Jul 13, 2018
Camp Rotary, established in 1921 is the longest continuously running Rotary project in the world. Camp Rotary is a private, nonprofit, educational, independent, co-ed overnight camp for kids ages 7 - 15. The camp has a rich history dating back to 1921 when it was founded as a service project of the Rotary Club of Lynn. The Camp is owned by the Rotary Club of Lynn, and is managed by a board of independent officers and directors operating as Youth Service Managers, Inc.
 
The bylaws of YSM require a triennial review of our financial records, and we are looking for a committed CPA to review our financial records (not an audit). We use Quickbooks accounting software, and we would turn over a copy of the Quickbooks file for the review, along with recent treasurers notes, bank statements, etc.
 
Please contact YSM treasurer Gary Nangle at gpnangle@comcast.net if you would be able to help us with this review. Thank you.
Calling all CPAs! Gary Nangle 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jul 13, 2018
The Chelsea Rotary Club has been sending children to summer camp for 18 years and this summer, 20 Chelsea children got to experience a week at Camp Rotary on Styles Pond in Boxford, MA.
 
The Chelsea Police Department partnered with the Rotary Club and provided the transportation to and from Camp Rotary as part of their commitment to community service. The Chelsea Rotary Club covers all the expenses including a weekly field trip, cash for the camp store, a backpack full of personal necessities and a group photo.  Children are selected based upon essays they write explaining why they should attend Camp Rotary. Chelsea Rotary Past President Susan Gallant oversees this project.  Camp Rotary is a private, nonprofit, educational, independent overnight camp for kids ages 7 – 15. The camp was founded as a service project of the Lynn Rotary Club in 1921. 
Chelsea Club Changes Kids Lives Bruce Mauch 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jul 13, 2018
The District Membership and Public Image Committees are thrilled to announce Summer/Fall Mini Grants are now open! Public Image Mini Grants are matching grants up to $250 and all Membership Mini Grants are matching up to $200 (please see additional details for clubs that partner with other clubs).
Mini Grants Now Available Amy Luckiewicz 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Jul 13, 2018
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year. IOAD aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
 
Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001. On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses.

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

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

Thank you & Congratulations
DG David and Auntie Jo! 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heidi Heilman: heidih@edventi.com

David Gardner at: djg@boydsdirect.com.

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

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

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

Pure Home Water is a non-profit with a mission to provide clean water to people in Ghana, they do this by creating low cost water filtration devices for families who lack access to clean water.
Karaoke & Bingo Bash! Anu Rayamajhi 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adria Leach on Jun 05, 2018
The Salem Rotary Club celebrated its 100th birthday at their meeting last Tuesday and installed a commemorative bronze plaque to the exterior of the Hawthorne Hotel, where the Club has met since 1925, to mark the occasion.

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

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

 

Deadline extended to Monday, May 29

Rotarians of the Year

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

District 7930 Rotarian of the Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBITUARY for Gene hastings

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

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

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

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

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

His Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Chapel at Swampscott Cemetery, 400 Essex Street Swampscott. 
 
Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Rte.1A) Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Lynn Rotary Charitable Corporation, P.O. Box 8100, Lynn, Massachusetts 01904.
 
Read a beautiful tribute to Gene from Donna D'Agostino.
Gene Hastings Celebration of Life 2018-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Apr 23, 2018
President Marion Spark presenting the 1st PrizeThe Newburyport Rotary Club held another successful Trivia Night on Thursday, April 12, at the Elks Hall in Newburyport. Fourteen teams participated and we raised $2985 from participants and sponsors which will go toward our three $3,000 scholarships. The winning team won$250 which they split five ways. Second prize was $25 gift certificates to Michael's Harborside for each team member and third price was an Untapped History Pub Tour of Newburyport for the team. Pizza and a cash bar were available and a fun time was had by all.
Newburyport Trivia Night Marion Spark 2018-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beth Robinson on Apr 23, 2018
Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor members who made Marblehead Scholarship Fundraising Dinner happenA festive time was had by all while raising funds for Marblehead Scholarship. Wick's Marblehead very generously donated 20% of the evenings receipts to the Scholarship’s permanent funds to provide 3 different scholarships to our community. An investment in education pays the best interest while we light the way to better futures.

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

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

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

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

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

Don't miss this chance to provide the high school students in your community with this valuable experience!
 
Information: Christina Harris
Is Your Club Sending Students to RYLA? Tracy Arabian 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Arabian on Apr 16, 2018
AltText Clubrunner ExampleIs your website accessible to people of all abilities?
 
Clubrunner websites are fairly accessible to individuals using a screen reader for the internet.  However, in order to make your website more accessible, you need to include "Alternative Text" for all of your images. 
 
In Clubrunner, when you place an image on the website or in an email, you will see a screen similar to the screenshot here.  The Alternative Text field should have an entry that briefly describes the image being used.  When a person uses a screen reader to access your webpage/email, the reader will include the Alternative Text to describe the image.
 
It's simple to do and makes your website more ADA friendly.
A More ADA-Friendly Website Tracy Arabian 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marion Spark on Apr 16, 2018
Newburyport Rotary annual Chef's Table DinnerThe Newburyport Rotary Club held its annual Chef's Table Dinner on Tuesday, March 20, where ten chefs cook tableside for ten diners. Local restaurants donate their chefs, food and time preparing a variety of cuisines, which are not typical everyday restaurant choices. The Chefs enjoyed being creative and diners were the recipients of something unusual. One of our chefs, Jen Normand from Sea Level, was a former contestant on the television program, Hell's Kitchen!
 
During the cocktail hour, guests were able to bid on silent auction items and our special wine raffle of 50 plus bottles of wine. We were able to raise almost $13,000 to go to local charities.
Newburyport Fundraiser Raises $13k Marion Spark 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Slade on Apr 16, 2018
A Night at the Races on Friday, May 4The Gloucester Rotary Club invites the public to attend their FUNdraising event – “A Night at the Races” on Friday, May 4, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe’s Wharf in Gloucester. Doors open at 6:30 pm. All proceeds from this event will support local and international programs of the Gloucester Rotary.
 
A Night at the Races promises to be a fun-filled evening for adults with all the suspense and excitement of being at the racetrack. High quality, video-taped horse races are narrated from start to finish by lively announcers. During the evening there will be complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and variety of raffles. At various points during the evening, betters will be able to use their winnings to bid on merchandise and services that have been donated for the event. For the most fun, reserve a table – bring a group. Tickets are $10 per person.  Contact David Slade for more information.
Gloucester FUNdraiser “A Night at the Races” Dave Slade 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Bastarache on Apr 16, 2018
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute’s SkillsUSA leadership teamAt a recent meeting of the Lynn Rotary Club,, members heard a most impressive presentation from the SkillsUSA leadership team at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute. The students presented their year long, community service project, “The Welcome Home Project”. Erick Martinez, Erick Hernandez and Club President David Barrios each shared in detail, accompanied by a slide presentation, how the project came about and how club members rallied the entire LVTI student body of some 800 students to get behind the initiative. The aim of the project was to celebrate and aid in Lynn’s accomplishment of being the first Massachusetts city to effectively end veteran homelessness.
 
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute Presentation Ray Bastarache 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Mindlin on Apr 16, 2018
Bada Bingo: The Rotante Family Murder Mystery Dinner The Chelsea Rotary Club proudly announces, and invites you to join us, at our 2018 Fundraiser on April 26, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at the Homewood Suites by Hilton 145 Beech Street, Chelsea.
 
Bada Bingo: The Rotante Family Murder Mystery Dinner will be a wonderfully entertaining night of comedy, mystery, and live music bingo. Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 to support our Club’s college scholarships, Project Fire Recovery, and many other local projects for children, the elderly, veterans and homeless families. Last year, thanks to your support, in addition to awarding six $1,500.00 college scholarships to deserving high school seniors living in Chelsea, we started a Pantry of Necessities that provides toiletries and other essentials to homeless children attending Chelsea schools.
 
Please join us for an evening of good food, fun and surprises, all to support a wonderful cause.
 
Info:
Maureen Foley, Pres.-Elect & Event Chair, 781.964.6576
David Mindlin, President, 617.884-8840
 
Bada Bingo: The Rotante Family Murder Mystery Dinner David Mindlin 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tim Kelley on Apr 16, 2018
Reading Rotary John Halsey presents Eagle Scouts with Certificates from RotaryOn April 7, Reading Rotarian and Eagle Scout John Halsey presented certificates of congratulations to Troop 702's new Eagle Scouts, Ben House and Bryan Doucette at their Eagle Court of Honor. John has been working with District Governor David Gardner to strengthen the partnership between Rotary and Scouting. John is also on a Council Member for the Spirit of Adventure Council, which includes Reading. John has been busy attending Eagle Courts of Honor in Reading as Troop 702 (sponsored by Old South Church) and Troop 728 (sponsored by St. Agnes) have been producing a lot of Scouts reaching the Eagle rank. In his remarks during the Court of Honor, John said that Reading is known in the Spirit of Adventure Council as the Eagle's Nest because the town has produced more Eagle Scouts over the past 12 years than any other municipality in the Council, including Boston and much larger cities and towns.
    Reading Recognizes Eagle Scouts Tim Kelley 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Apr 16, 2018
Wakefield Rotarians join Paul Harris SocietyPaul Harris Society Chair Bob Gravino recognized Wakefield Rotarians Jay Curley, Alicia Vargas Reddin, and Amy Luckiewicz as members of the Paul Harris Society and presented them with PHS Chevrons and District 7930 pins at the April 3rd meeting of the Wakefield Rotary Club. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Foundation, allowing Rotary to sustain our impact around the world.
Wakefield Paul Harris Society Chevron Presentation Bob Gravino 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Wicks on Apr 16, 2018
Rotary Leadership Institute 2018
Discover your passion in Rotary
 
Become a Better RotarianPrepare for Rotary Leadership
Engage with RotariansImprove Professional Skills
 
Sign up now for the only in-District RLI session
April 28,2018
Four Points Sheraton, Wakefield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book Your Club Today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register Here  

Showcase Exhibitors Register Here
 

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

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

 

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

RYLA is a weekend of leadership development for high school students who have begun to exhibit leadership skills and want to take them to the next level. While the overall program is run by Rotary District 7930, each activity is carefully planned and facilitated by returning Seniors from prior RYLA years.
 
Fantastic Opportunity for High School Leaders! 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roger Bell on Mar 04, 2018
The Burlington Club's annual major fundraiser “Friday Night at the Fights” is back. This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Billerica Lodge of Elks. We look forward to another great night of boxing this year and greatly appreciate your support.
 
  • 10 Amateur boxing matches
  • Catered Dinner
  • Doors open at 6PM
  • Fights begin at 8PM
 
The Rotary Club of Burlington relies on major fundraisers like this one to further our mission to serve the community and support the great charitable organizations that benefit Burlington and the region.For ticket and table reservations contact: John Tuccinardi at 781-820-9635
 
Friday Night at the Fights Roger Bell 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chi Luu-Tran on Mar 04, 2018
Branding and Social Media Workshop
Monday, March 19, 6:00 - 7:00pm
General Assembly (125 Summer Street, Boston)
Register here
 
Interested in recruiting younger Rotarians to your club? Branding and social media are essential aspects of that initiative! Boston Rotaract is hosting a branding and social media workshop to benefit local Rotary Clubs and to fundraise for our clean water project.
 
Not Your Grandfather's Rotary Club: Branding and Social Media for Rotarians Chi Luu-Tran 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Herb Harris on Mar 04, 2018
The Peabody Rotary Club will be holding its signature event, the 14th Annual Taste of the North Shore, on Tuesday, March 20th from 6-9 PM. This popular event is now being held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Danvers (formerly the Ferncroft), as additional space is needed to accommodate the growing list of restaurants taking part and the number of people attending.
 
Twenty-five of the area’s most popular restaurants will serve their tastiest dishes, from main courses to sides to desserts. In addition to the delicious food and great entertainment, a highlight of the evening will be the drawing of a $10,000 grand prize! Raffle tickets are $100 each and include two admissions to the Taste. Odds are in your favor as only 300 raffle tickets will be sold. The winner does not need to be present. Non-raffle admission is $40 per person.
 
14th Annual Taste of the North Shore Herb Harris 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jenn Rogers on Mar 04, 2018
Saugus Rotary Club will host it's first ever Pot Of Gold $10,000 Dinner/Raffle on 3/16/2018 at Rosaria Restaurant 190 Main St Saugus MA 01906.
 
This will be the clubs biggest fundraiser of the year. To buy tickets, contact a Saugus Rotary Club member by visiting our Facebook page or by visiting www.saugusrotaryclub.org.
Pot Of Gold $10,000 Dinner/Raffle Jenn Rogers 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Mar 04, 2018
Ipswich Rotary President Cushing Titcomb inducted a new member into the Ipswich Club on February 8th, when Deb Richards became the 70th member of Ipswich Rotary. Shown in the photo are Mary Foote-Hill, Club Secretary and member of the Membership Committee; Dottie Levesque, Deb's club sponsor; Deb and President Cushing. Ipswich recently began a Service Membership Program, and has implemented evening meetings on the second Wednesday of every month to accommodate club members not able to attend the Thursday morning meetings. Two additional members are scheduled to be inducted in the month of March.
Ipswich Rotary Inducts 70th Member Bob Gravino 2018-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
It's Not Too Late to Sign Up David Gardner 2018-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nikki Misenheimer on Feb 26, 2018
The Newburyport Rotary's annual Chef's Dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Newburyport Senior Community Center starting at 5:30 p.m..  There will be 10 tables with dinner prepared by local chefs for 10 diners at each table. We will have our spectacular wine raffle and silent auction as well as a cash bar. The ticket price is $85 per person. For tickets, please email Dave Fowler at dfowler@ajh.org.
Chef's Dinner Schedule Nikki Misenheimer 2018-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Gravino on Feb 26, 2018
District 7930 Rotary Foundation Chair Liz Cullen joined Ipswich Rotary Foundation Chair Russ Cole in honoring Viliam Walla, the Ipswich Club’s Rotary Youth Exchange student from Germany, for his bravery and fortitude in participating in this year’s Polar Plunge in Gloucester. Viliam joined two other Ipswich Rotarians, Keith Harris and Dave LeBel, in the 8th Annual Plunge in Gloucester. Viliam, Keith and Dave were each awarded the Ipswich Rotary Club’s Golden Plunger Trophy for taking on the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. In addition, Viliam received a special Bear of the North Woods hat for his ferocious entry into the breaking waves on the day of the Plunge.
Ipswich Rotary Recognizes Polar Plunger Bob Gravino 2018-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gardner on Feb 25, 2018
Please review and contact DG David Gardner ASAP to confirm your club's participation!  Deadline: Thursday, March 22, 2018.
 
Do you want to work on a project that has little or no cost, provides a significant environmental impact and will be great for Rotary's public image?
 
Then consider having your club participate in the Arbor Day Project. Our RI President, Ian Riseley, has asked that every Rotarian plant one tree before Arbor Day which is on April 27th. The district will be purchasing enough trees for every member of every club. Click the "Read More" button below for details on club responsibilities. 
    So, are you interested in making this happen? If so, please send me an email here and someone will send you additional details. Download the Arbor Day Information Sheet here!
    Commitments Needed for Arbor Day Tree Planting Project David Gardner 2018-02-25 05:00:00Z 0
    Week of Service to Veterans at NECHV David Gardner 2018-02-25 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Feb 19, 2018
    Lonnie Hackett, the founder and president of Healthy Kids/Brighter Future, will speak at the Rotary Foundation Supporters Dinner as part of the Presidential Peace Building Conference in Coventry, England, February 23 and 24. Lonnie is attending Oxford University as a Rotary Global Scholar, where he is pursuing a degree in public health.
     
    Lonnie, Bowdoin College Class of 2013, has visited many clubs in District 7930 to describe his non-profit, which helps the children in Lusaka, Zambia. Working in the poorest sections of Lusaka, the teachers learn to recognize and treat common childhood illnesses and educate children for better health. The Rotary Club of Brunswick successfully sponsored a Global Grant in 2014, to begin the training of classroom teachers as front-line health workers. A number of District 7930 clubs were partners in this Global Grant. In 2016, District 7930 clubs sponsored a larger Global Grant to continue the work in other schools and compounds in Lusaka.
     
    Healthy Kids/Brighter Future Bob Gravino 2018-02-19 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Tracy Arabian on Feb 18, 2018
    The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, March 23, at the Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. Teams of four will compete for the title of Cape Ann Trivia Champions.
     
    All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players. Proceeds from this event will support programs of the Gloucester Rotary Club. The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase.
     
    Gloucester Trivia Night Tracy Arabian 2018-02-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Feb 18, 2018
    Please don't miss the opportunity to Make a Difference in the conversation about the opioid crisis, or more globally, addiction. Your participation should start with attending the Showcase that will present 15-20 organizations dedicated to reducing the impact that addiction is having on our friends and family, right here in our own backyard. Become familiar with the resources available, connect with parents who have suffered the tragedies of addiction, and even death, and discover ways in which your professional skills can contribute to their mission. There is no cost to attend the Showcase. We hope to see you there!
     
    Immediately following the Showcase, there will be a reception with cash bar where you can develop deeper connections to the professionals who exhibited at the Showcase or with your fellow Rotarians. There will also be a brief presentation by Heidi Heilman about an upcoming Rotary International pilot grant focused on educating students and adults about addiction prevention. This was started by the Rotary Club of Billerica and once approved, will service Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Rotary Clubs will be able to help fund the grant as well as apply to deliver the program to their community.
     
    During dinner, Keynote Speaker Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan will share her views on the entire conversation about diagnosis, addiction, recovery and what we need to do to prevent addiction from rearing its ugly head. Addiction, hunger, homelessness, health care, workforce development and education are all integral parts that need to be resolved if we want to minimize the perils that exist for those who struggle with basic life necessities. Dinner will cost $60. Register here!
     
    Finally, with the funding from Lahey Health, there will be a total of $2,500 in matching funds for up to 10 Rotary Clubs who will be selected to develop, implement and report the impact of a local community service project in this area. This will provide an opportunity to truly Make a Difference in the lives of those who suffer from addiction or to help prevent others from ever experiencing it.
     
    Want to know more about DA Marian Ryan or for the list of exhibitors. . .
    Register for the World Peace and Understanding Dinner and Showcase David Gardner 2018-02-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 18, 2018
     
    Amesbury is currently in third place, but if Rotarians in District 7930 cast a vote for them, they might actually win this competition and wind a $500,000 makeover. Click here to vote!
     
    You can vote once per day through Tuesday, February 20th.
    Will Amesbury Massachusetts Win $500,000 2018-02-18 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Wood on Feb 18, 2018
    "Be the Inspiration" District Assembly
    April 19, 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Four Points Sheraton, Wakefield

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

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

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

    Keynote Speaker: Marian Ryan
    District Attorney, Middlesex County

    Register Here

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

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

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

    World Peace and
    Understanding Dinner
    & Showcase

    Wednesday,
    February 28, 2018

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


    Register Here

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

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

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

    Congratulations & Thank You to Our Plungers & Donors!

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

    It's not too late!  Donate Here!

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

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

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

    Saturday, February 3, 2018

    Long Beach, Gloucester

    Shuttles begin: 10:00 am

    Into the water: 11:00 am

     

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Betsy has always been highly involved in the local community and joined Rotary nearly ten years ago, after her eldest daughter participated in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
     
     
    Betsy has been a board member of the Hamilton Wenham Rotary Club since 2011 and in 2013, she served as president for the club. For the past 7 years, she has been an active participant in the Polar Plunge, involving both Interact and Youth Exchange Students in the club’s fundraising efforts for Polio Plus and braving the frigid waters of the Atlantic with her students at the plunge each year.
    Betsy Manzelli nominated to be District Governor for 2020-21 David Gardner 2017-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Jeanne Schultz on Dec 31, 2017
    The Haverhill Rotary Club sponsors a Middle School EarlyAct Club at Hill View Montessori Charter Public School.  Teacher advisors, Cheryl Cleary and Joann Healey, work weekly with fourteen students to develop and implement community service projects.  Students sponsored a school-wide Food Drive for Thanksgiving which supported area food pantries;  worked with DCF of Haverhill on a Mitten Tree to collect gifts for local children; worked with HeadStart;  and made fleece blankets for DCF to hand out at Christmas.The Haverhill Rotary Club provided EarlyAct pins, certificates of membership and t-shirts for the students.
    Haverhill EarlyAct Holiday Activities Jeanne Schultz 2017-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Dec 31, 2017
    As 2017 comes to a close, the impact of the Rotary Global Grant submitted in 2016 by the Ipswich Rotary Club to improve children’s health in the capital city of Lusaka, Zambia, is more evident than ever.
     
    Working with the Rotary Club of Nkwazi and the Zambian Ministries of Education and Healthy, Healthy Kids/Brighter Future (HK/BF), the implementing NGO, is delivering health care to children by educating elementary school administrators and teachers to recognize illness in their students and provide them access to government clinics in their communities.
     
    Lusaka, Zambia Global Grant Bob Gravino 2017-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Herb Harris on Dec 31, 2017
    The Peabody Rotary Club will host its signature event, the 13th Annual Taste of the North Shore, on Tuesday, March 20th from 6-9 PM. This popular event is now being held at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Danvers. The event has been so popular among North Shore residents and businesses that it was moved to this new venue last year to accommodate our growing attendance.
     
    Twenty-five of the area’s most popular restaurants will serve their tastiest dishes, from main courses to sides to desserts. In addition to the delicious food and great entertainment, a highlight of the evening will be the drawing of a $10,000 grand prize! Raffle tickets are $100 each and include two admissions to the Taste. Odds are in your favor as only 300 raffle tickets will be sold. The winner does not need to be present. Non-raffle admission is $40 per person.

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

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

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

    Plunging or Donating is Making a Difference!

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

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

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

    District Governor Dave Gardner recognized Lawrence Rotarians David Dreyfus and Diane Shikrallah as members of the Paul Harris Society with PHS Chevrons and District 7930 pins at the November 30th joint meeting of the Haverhill and Lawrence Rotary Clubs. Shown in the photo are Lawrence Rotary Club President Rachel Concepcion, David Dreyfus, DG Dave Gardner, Diane Shikrallah, District Governor Elect Bob Wood, and Haverhill Rotary Club President Melissa Cerasuolo. Dave showed slide shows of each club's activities and fundraisers and spoke to the need of clubs and Rotarians to bring new members into Rotary and to retain them through community service projects. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Foundation, allowing Rotary to sustain our impact around the world.

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

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

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

    The students spent the evening before cleaning the lobster meat and undertaking the monumental task of organizing the delivery routes for the following day.  They gathered during the morning of the 27th in the Gloucester High School culinary kitchen to make the lobster rolls and assemble and pack the lunches for delivery for Friday lunchtime.  Earlier in the week, students also worked with Club President Julie Geary of Classic Cooks to bake the more than 400 homemade cookies that were part of the lunches.
    Gloucester Interact Lobster Roll Fundraiser Tina Raimo 2017-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Marion Spark on Nov 12, 2017
    As part of its literacy mission, the Newburyport Rotary Club distributed 248 dictionaries to third grade elementary school students Newburyport and Salisbury on Tuesday, October 24. We visited each third grade classroom and explained the importance of being able to read and had students look up several words and read their meaning. Each student got to fill in their bookplate with their name so that it would be theirs forever.
    Newburyport Distributes Dictionaries Marion Spark 2017-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Nov 12, 2017
    District Governor Dave Gardner recognized Rockport Rotarian Susan King as a member of the Paul Harris Society with a PHS Chevron and District 7930 pin at the November 2nd Rockport Rotary Club evening meeting. Shown in the photo are Rockport PHS members Bob Gillis and Ingrid Brown, Rockport President-elect Susan King, Rockport President Andy Maddox, and DG Dave Gardner. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Foundation, allowing Rotary to sustain our impact around the world.
    Paul Harris Society Chevron Presentation in Rockport Bob Gravino 2017-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Nov 12, 2017
    The North Reading Community EarlyAct Club completed its first service project of the year with a focus on veterans who are recovering from injury. Students discussed the value of veterans in our community and their role in recognizing their service. The discussion was followed by a writing prompt asking students to each make a card for a veteran thanking them for their service and wishing he or she well. Youth Services Director Amy Luckiewicz noted, “The kids took a lot of time and effort into what they wrote. They wanted to make sure they gave thanks but also demonstrated concern for their well-being.” Students were also encouraged to ask questions, draw a picture, and share some interests. One student wrote, “Thank you veteran! I love my freedom!” Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the project was the sensitivity the students showed. The cards were delivered to Veteran Agent Susan Magner for delivery to hospital-bound veterans. The EarlyAct students would like to thank North Reading Rotarian Lisa Pappas from The Savings Bank and high school students Kylie Ford and Monika Stantcheva for their help with the project
    North Reading EarlyAct Completes First Service Project Amy Luckiewicz 2017-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Anne O'Connor on Nov 12, 2017
    Hamilton Wenham Rotary held a successful sock drive for veterans. At our Veterans’ Day meeting on November 10th, Betsy Manzelli of Hamilton Wenham Rotary presents boxes filled with packages of socks to Jim Nentwig of Santa’s Magic Inc. to be given to hospitalized veterans on Christmas Day.
    Hamilton-Wenham Sock Drive for Vets Anne O'Connor 2017-11-12 05:00:00Z 0
    District Governor Nominations Due! David Gardner 2017-11-05 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by David Gardner on Nov 05, 2017
     

    How can Rotary better serve you and your communities?

     
    We are introducing a new concept in District 7930 and we hope that it will help the district leadership learn how we can better serve clubs and members in your commitment to Making a Difference!
     
    On Wednesday, November 15, district leadership invites you to attend our first-ever Town Meeting. This will be an open forum for all members to express their ideas and concerns in an attempt to develop programs and tools to help you serve your communities more efficiently and effectively. Or, perhaps, it to share your ideas with others to enhance the impact we make.
     
    The session will start as a open conversation and will transition to round-table discussions about how to answer questions, solve problems or deliver opportunities. Topics will include membership, public image, fundraising, foundation support and the opportunity to share your ideas.
     
    Join us at the McLane Middleton Law Center at 300 Tradecenter in Woburn on the 7th floor in their conference room. Bring a friend from your club and have a great night helping us make Rotary better in our district.
     
    First Annual Town Meeting David Gardner 2017-11-05 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Lori Karas on Nov 04, 2017
    This concert is going to be an incredible event at the one of the most prestigious music halls in the world, Boston Symphony Hall!
     
    This is a great example of Rotarians helping Rotarians!
     
    Please support United Sound's Julie Duty, the Executive Director of United Sound and a Rotarian from the Mesa West Club in Arizona!  
     
    To purchase tickets go to UnitedSound.org/Boston.
    Double Header: Baseball Legends & Jazz Icons Lori Karas 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Liz Cullen on Nov 04, 2017
     
    Rotary Foundation 101st Birthday Party
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Danversport Yacht Club

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

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

     
    Guess Who’s Coming to our Foundation Evening! Liz Cullen 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Tracy Arabian on Nov 04, 2017
    Rise Against Hunger Food Packing Evening
    Tuesday, November 28, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Night Shift Brewing
    87 Santilli Hwy, Everett, MA
    Register Here
     
    Grab a craft beer, enjoy some great food, and experience the happy energy of a team on a mission to end hunger in our lifetime! Rise Against Hunger is proud to partner with Night Shift, Boston Magazine's 2017 Best Brewery, to bring you an event that will touch your heart, please your palate and help fund our international disaster relief programs. You'll be able to bid on amazing raffle items, be inspired by our mission, and explore whether a local meal packaging event might be a fun way to connect your company, church, school or civic group to a great cause.
     
    Multi-Club January Food Packaging Event
    Hosted by Wakefield Rotary Club
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (snowdate Jan 30)
    Sheraton 4 Points
    1 Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA
    Download Flyer
     
    The Wakefield Club is seeking five or more clubs to join them to work together! Like last year's event, the day starts with a group lunch at $15 per person, followed by the mass packing event. Club buy-in minimum is $250 for 1,000 meals. These meals are brought back to your home food pantries THAT DAY and/or donated internationally (you can also send a portion internationally and keep some local).
     
    Two Events Support District Homelessness & Hunger Initiative Tracy Arabian 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Herb Harris on Nov 04, 2017
    In 2013, Peabody Rotary, with the help of a District Managed Grant, sponsored CPR training for teachers, administrators and staff at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. The club also donated a defibrillator to Peabody’s food pantry, Haven From Hunger.
     
    Last month, as school was releasing for the day, a 16 year-old student passed out. She was immediately given CPR by staff members and then Principal Eric Buckley used the High School’s defibrillator to revive the student. Because of their fast action and training, this young lady will be fine.
     
    Although we are not sure if the staff members who performed the CPR were part of the original Rotary training, we do know that the Rotary grant provided the basis for the CPR and solidified the importance of staff being prepared for emergencies such as this one. And this proves the value of the District Managed Grant program.
    Peabody's District Managed Grant May Have Saved a Life Herb Harris 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Nov 04, 2017
    The North Reading Community EarlyAct Club recently installed thirty students into the service club for the 2017-18 academic year. The co-ed club is open to students in grades three through five. North Reading Youth Services Director Amy Luckiewicz noted, “This has been our highest enrollment we have ever had since beginning the program in 2014.” At its installation meeting, the students took the EarlyAct Oath: I promise to do my best to understand, accept and help people. I will keep leadership, commitment and gratitude in my mind as I work to do service above self. The community club represents all schools in North Reading. Based on a Rotary International model, the projects and meetings focus on the values of gratitude, community, leadership, commitment, and inclusion. The club meets twice per month to plan and implement a local or international humanitarian project. Initiated in 2014, the group was formed by 4 parent volunteers: Sandy Garniss, Samantha Miller, Karen Buscemi, and Leslie Schultz in partnership with North Reading Rotary Club’s Peter Majane.
    North Reading Community EarlyAct Kicks Off Amy Luckiewicz 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Schu Schumacher on Nov 04, 2017
    The Lynnfield Rotary Club will host its ninth annual Turkey Trot on Sunday, November 19th at Market Street. The race will begin at 9:00am and is open to students age 18 and under and all adults. Race will feature give-aways for runners, age group runner awards, music and fun. Register for the race or come cheer on a friend! All proceeds will benefit the local scholarships, Healthy Lynnfield Coalition, and charitable projects of the Lynnfield Rotary Club. The club also has multiple sponsorship opportunities available. Lynnfield Rotary Club President Rob Schumacher commented, “We love hosting this event. It’s a great family event and Market Street offers a lot for non-runners. We hope to have a great turnout. Funds will continue to support community projects.”
     
    Race entry is available online at www.racemenu.com/trot or sign up the morning of the event at the check in table located in front of King’s. Please direct questions to lynnfieldrotaryclub@yahoo.com.
     
    Lynnfield Rotary Turkey Trot Schu Schumacher 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Marion Spark on Nov 04, 2017
    The Newburyport Rotary Club along with the Salisbury Police Department served a continental breakfast on Monday, October 16, consisting of coffee, fruit, muffins and donuts. The Rotarians provided cider donuts from Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury. Rotarian and Police Chief Tom Fowler spoke about Halloween hours for the town of Salisbury as well as IRS and cyber scams. The seniors especially enjoyed the fresh cider donuts and were able to take some home for a snack later.
    Newburyport Rotarians Serve Breakfast at Salisbury Senior Center Marion Spark 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Nov 04, 2017
    District Governor Dave Gardner recognized Malden Rotarians Dave Hart and Mark Golub as members of the Paul Harris Society with PHS Chevrons and District 7930 pins at the October 11th Malden Rotary Club meeting. Shown in the photo are PHS Chair Bob Gravino, DG Dave, Dave Hart, Mark Golub, and Malden President Ronnie Puzon. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Foundation and allows Rotary to sustain our impact around the world.
    Malden Club Honors Paul Harris Society Members Bob Gravino 2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Annie Powers on Oct 23, 2017
    Bill Connors, member of the Rotary Club of Medford recently enjoyed a trip with his wife to Australia. He snapped this picture of a display of gnomes by the Rotary Club of Canberra East. There were hundreds of them! This was a community event and the Rotary Club of Canberra was a very visible part of it. Thanks Bill for sharing this with your fellow Rotarians.
     
    From Medford MA to Canberra Australia Annie Powers 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
    Rotaplast Celebration Thomas Hankard 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 23, 2017
    District Governor Dave Gardner inducted two new members into the Malden Rotary Club during his District Governor official visit on October 11th. Shown in the photo are Malden Club President Ronnie Puzon, Dave Gardner, and new Rotarians Dave Camell and Guillermo Hamlin. The inductions of Dave and Guillermo bring to five the number of new members that Malden Rotary has brought into the club since July 1st, including one new service member who is attending Malden’s new evening meetings on the first Wednesday of every month.
    Malden Inducts New Members Bob Gravino 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Oct 23, 2017
    The Wakefield Rotary Club will again be hosting a large food packaging project on January 23rd with a snow date of January 30th at Sheraton 4 Points.
     
    The Club is seeking five or more clubs to join them to work together! Like last year's event, the day starts with a group lunch at $15 per person, followed by the mass packing event. Club buy-in minimum is $250 for 1,000 meals. These meals are brought back to your home food pantries THAT DAY and/or donated internationally (you can also send a portion internationally and keep some local).
     
    Clubs Invited to Join Large Food Packaging Project Amy Luckiewicz 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 15, 2017
    Lonnie Hackett, last year’s recipient of a District 7930 Global Grant, has been awarded a $35,000 Rotary Global Grant Scholarship and is studying this year for a Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration at Oxford University in the UK.
     
    Lonnie is a 2014 Bowdoin College graduate and the Founder and President of Healthy Kids/Brighter Future (HK/BF), a non-profit organization working in Zambia to deliver health care to children by educating elementary school administrators and teachers to recognize illness in their students and provide them access to government clinics in their communities.
     
    Update on Healthy Kids Global Grant Bob Gravino 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 15, 2017
    District Governor Dave Gardner recognized Peabody Rotarian Peggy Pedro as a member of the Paul Harris Society with a PHS Chevron and a District 7930 pin at a recent Peabody Rotary Club meeting. Dave was assisted by two Peabody Rotarians who were awarded PHS Chevrons at a Club meeting in July; Alyse Barbash and District Governor Elect Bob Wood. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Foundation, allowing Rotary to fulfill the promises we make to improve our communities and communities around the world. In his visit Dave addressed Rotary's challenge of retaining and gaining members and encouraged each club member to invite two people to a meeting or service project over the next few months to demonstrate the good that Rotary does.
    DG David Gardner Visits Peabody Club Bob Gravino 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 15, 2017
    Bill Hayner and David Wyman of the Arlington Rotary Club are presented with Paul Harris Society chevrons and District 7930 pins at the October 4th Arlington Club meeting by Bob Gravino, District Paul Harris Society Chair. Bill and David were recognized for their commitment as Paul Harris Society members to ensure that Rotary has the resources needed to carry out our missions of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace.
     
    The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor generous Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Rotary Foundation.
    Arlington Rotarians Join Paul Harris Society Bob Gravino 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bruce Mauch on Oct 15, 2017
    The Rotary Club of Chelsea in conjunction with the Winter Hill Yacht Club treated 100 veterans and their families from the Chelsea Soldiers Home and surrounding areas to a two hour cruise of the Boston Harbor. 
     
    The veterans were treated to a light breakfast prior to the cruise and lunch after the cruise.  Eighteen members of the WHYC donated their boats and crew for the cruise.  The Lowell High School Air Force ROTC program provided eight ROTC cadets to help with feeding the veterans.  Speakers prior to the cruise included Lt. Dol. Mike Harmon, USMC retired, Lowell High School Aerospace Instructor and ROTC advisor Lt. Col. Eileen Ironfield, Air Force retired, Byron Bishop, Director of Somerville Veteran Services and New Hampshire State Rep. Sgt. Al Balbasara, USMC retired. 
     
    This annual event by the Rotary Club of Chelsea and the Winter Hill Yacht Club to honor our veterans had veterans from all branches of the service and all military conflicts since the Viet Nam War participate.
    Veterans Honored with Cruise Bruce Mauch 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Thomas Hankard on Oct 09, 2017
    Rotary Means Business
    Wed, Nov 1, 6pm
    McLane Middleton Law Center, Woburn
     
    Network with friends and Rotarians and learn on how to improve your presentations – on-the-phone, one-on-one and one-to-group. Speaking before a group is the #1 fear in America. This workshop will help you to control nervousness and be more effective in all your presentations. This workshop will help you to assess your current level of skills and strategies and give you some best practices to raise your presentation fitness to new heights.
     
    Not only is this a great skill to improve, we will all learn from a fellow Rotarian! Arlington Rotarian Kevin Greeley is the Founder and President of Greeley Communications Inc. He was a 10-year professor, debate and golf coach at Emerson College in Boston. He has trained business professionals across the US and he will be sharing his expertise at Rotary Means Business on November 1!
    Improve upon a Vital Skill: Public Speaking! Thomas Hankard 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Susan Stewart on Oct 09, 2017
    The Burlington Rotary would like to invite you to "Remembering 30 Years of the AIDS Quilt and Wine Tasting" on November 4 at Grandview Farms, located at Center Street in Burlington, MA. Viewing of the AIDS Quilt will take place on November 4 from noon to 7pm and will be free to all. The Wine Tasting Event will take place from 5pm to 7pm, with several wines from Wegmans and Food from local restaurants. Cost for the Wine Tasting is $25. Everyone is welcome!
     
    For more information, contact Susan Stewart via email or at 781-229-6060.
    AIDS Quilt & Wine Tasting Susan Stewart 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Marion Spark on Oct 09, 2017
    District Governor, Dave Gardner, made a joint visit to Newburyport and Amesbury Rotary Clubs on Thursday, September 28. Dave's lovely wife, Joan, accompanied him.
     
    We were also privileged to have Bob Wood, District Governor Elect, and Joan Arsenault, District Governor Nominee, attend. Shown in the picture are Joan Arsenault, Dianne Webster (Amesbury President), Marion Spark, Dave Gardner and Bob Wood (left to right).
    DG Dave Gardner Joint Visit Newburyport and Amesbury Marion Spark 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 09, 2017
    The Rotary Club of Arlington is sponsoring a Flags for Heroes program. The Flags for Heroes is not limited to military and participants may want to honor someone special in their lives. A flag with the name of your hero will be flown for one week in front of the Arlington High School from November 3 – 13, 2017. A dedication will be on Sunday, November 5th at 1:00 pm in front of the High School. To participate in this program, contact Arlington President Bill Hayner before October 20.
    Arlington sponsors Flags for Heroes Bob Gravino 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Oct 09, 2017
    Rotary Foundation Committee member Bob Gravino recognized Wilmington Rotarian John Doherty as a member of the Paul Harris Society with a PHS Chevron and a District 7930 pin at a recent Wilmington Rotary Club meeting. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor generous Rotarians who contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Rotary Foundation. Contributions to The Rotary Foundation, whether given at the level of Every Rotarian Every Year (any amount), Sustaining Member ($100/year), or Paul Harris Society, ensures that Rotary will have the resources needed to carry out our mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace.
    Paul Harris Society Chevron Presentation Bob Gravino 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Oct 09, 2017
    The Wakefield Rotary Club is hosting its second Taste of Autumn on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:00pm until 10:00pm at the Crystal Community Club (77 Preston Street, Wakefield). Join us for a fun evening of wine and beer tasting with samplings from local restaurants, raffles and auction with proceeds to benefit the local charitable projects of the Wakefield Rotary Club.
     
    Tickets $30 in advance or $35 at the door. 21+ only. Buy your tickets at Holiday Travel 402 Main Street in Wakefield or online at www.wakefieldrotaryclub.org!
    Wakefield's Taste of Autumn Amy Luckiewicz 2017-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Francesco Maurelli, Rotary eClub Esperanto on Oct 09, 2017
    Pasta for Polio
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:00pm
    Eataly Boston ( 800 Boylston St, Boston)
    $95 per person
    Register here

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

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

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

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

    How to contribute

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

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

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

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

    Make Your Contribution Here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you for your help.
     
    Northeast PETS Search Committee
    Marge Barker, 2019 General Chair    
    David Gardner, 2020 General Chair
    Our Future Presidents Need Your Help! David Gardner 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bruce Mauch on Aug 25, 2017
    The Rotary Club of Chelsea is raising funds to drill water wells in indigenous areas of Colombia. The project is called Saving the WAYUU Children.  Chelsea Rotary Past President Juan Gallego is hosting a fundraiser dinner at his home in Chelsea on Friday, September 8, 2017.  The requested donation is $100 per person and there is a limit of 35 dinner guests.  Click "read more" to see full menu.  
     
    Please contact Juan at juangallego5@icloud.com to RSVP for the dinner.  Donations can also be sent to the Rotary Club of Chelsea Charitable Foundation Inc., PO Box 505647, Chelsea, MA 02150.
     
    Chelsea Colombian Water Project Bruce Mauch 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Bob Gravino on Aug 25, 2017
    Rotary Foundation Committee member Bob Gravino recognized Peabody Rotarians Alyse Barbash and Bob Wood as members of the Paul Harris Society with PHS Chevrons and District 7930 pins at a recent Peabody Rotary Club meeting. The Paul Harris Society is a formal recognition program to honor generous Rotarians who elect to contribute $1,000 or more annually to The Rotary Foundation.
     
    Contributions to The Rotary Foundation, whether given at the level of Every Rotarian Every Year (any amount), Sustaining Member ($100/year), or Paul Harris Society, ensures that Rotary will have the resources needed to carry out our mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace.
    Peabody Rotarians Recognized as Paul Harris Society Bob Gravino 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Aug 25, 2017
    David Deutsch was formally installed as the new President of the Marblehead Rotary Club. Deutsch accepted the presidency and was handed the gavel from Dr. Keith Taylor, Marblehead Rotary Club’s acting Sergeant-at-Arms. Deutsch follows the successful term of outgoing President Ron Amon.
    In his acceptance speech, Deutsch stressed that “making a difference in people’s lives” was a major motivating factor for joining Rotary and for accepting a leadership role. He warmly reflected on his daughter, Sophie, who recently won two medals at the Maccabee games in Israel. Her trip to compete was supported by the club.
    Marblehead Club Installs New President Arthur Schwartz 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Kathleen Murphy on Aug 25, 2017
    The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor recently completed a two-week food drive to benefit the Marblehead Food Pantry. With the help of local businesses including Crosby's Market, Shubie's, Marblehead Community Center, National Grand Bank and Marblehead Bank the club collected over 110 bags of food and over $400 in cash donations.  The Marblehead Food Pantry is grateful for the club's efforts and results particularly because the need is greater during the summer months when students are not in session. The collection organized by the club received special assistance from the ElderAct of Marblehead and Swampscott.  From left to right: Jessica Barnett, Rotarian and Food Drive Coordinator; Diane Barbour, Rotarian; Cynthia Kilbarger, Rotarian and Janet Fitch Parker, Director of the Marblehead Food Pantry.
    Marblehead Harbor Food Drive Kathleen Murphy 2017-08-25 04:00:00Z 0