Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
March 21, 2022

This Week's Polar Plunge Report
The top ten clubs in giving this week are:
1. Marblehead
2. Arlington
3. Wakefield
4. Rockport
5. Reading
6. Gloucester
7. Lynn
8. Chelsea
9. Lynnfield
10. Parkway
Thank you to the Greater Salem, Woburn and Salem clubs who have started adding their donations through MyRotary.  Donations to this year’s Polar Plunge are being directly made through the donate button in MyRotary or through your club’s Foundation Chair.  Once a club has donated a minimum of $1500 it qualifies them to receive the End Polio Now Certificate from Rotary International.  Last year only four clubs in our district reached that benchmark.  I’m pleased to say that the top six clubs above have already surpassed that level.  Let’s try to get our District back to more participation throughout the clubs.  
Year to date we have raised $35,559.01 of our $100,000 goal, that’s one third of the way there. There are 15 clubs in the district who have not started making their donations to Polio through MyRotary and I have got questions from many of them and some are planning to attend the plunge in Gloucester and then add their donations in.  We cannot count donations and add your club to the list, if your club doesn’t record them through the RI website.
Clubs can register their participation by clicking here. Currently, we have approximately 195 Rotarians, Interactors and friends coming to the beach to plunge.
Forming a District Environmental Committee

Looking for Rotarians interested in the Environment

As you may have heard, Rotary added the Environment as our seventh ahead of focus and our district is now looking into forming a new District Environmental Committee that will look into what environmental projects we can do locally within our own district, and also what other options may exist to participate in or start a new global grant in our seventh area of focus.

Possible local projects we may want to look into include pollinator habitat restoration (bees, monarch butterflies, etc.), beach cleanups, plantings in parks and on traffic islands, river/watershed restoration, etc. We are also thinking about joining Operation Pollination and potentially partnering with the National Park Service and National Heritage Areas in our region. 

Our goal is to ideally have the new District Environmental Committee begin forming this spring and then start their work at the beginning of the new 2022-23 Rotary year on July 1st. If you are interested in participating on this committee, please contact DGE Alexander Falk.

Jennifer Jones Speech at NEPETS
Rotary International President-Elect Jennifer Jones recently addressed all our Rotary Club Presidents-Elect at the Northeast PETS (President Elect Training Seminar) in early March. Her powerful speech referenced her presidential theme - Imagine Rotary - and also related a story from her first few days in the RI PE office in Evanston and the power of connections across the Rotary world.
Her message is not only inspiring for Presidents-Elect, but for all Rotarians. You can now watch her speech and the following Q&A here:
Winchester Continues to Add Members
Winchester Rotary club has been blessed with a wonderful core group of members who have help me as President over the past two years to maintain and grow our Club.  We are adding four new Service members along with two new Corporate members will be joining us shortly.  Thank you, Kurt Heisler, Co-President Elect.  What a great way to start off 2022! Keep all members moving forward and engaged!
Thanks to our great core team.
Jeff Wheeler President of Winchester Rotary Club 
Woburn Donates Defibrillator to Nexus
Last week Woburn Rotary donated a defibrillator to Nexus, Inc.  Nexus provides residential alternatives for developmentally challenged individuals that promote the highest quality of life possible and opportunities for full integration into the mainstream of life in their home. 
Executive Director Greg McGowan was on hand to receive the donation and spoke about Nexus currently serving individuals in Woburn and surrounding cities. 
District Conference is Live and In Person
Come join us and celebrate the emergence of our clubs from the pandemic.  Friday, May 6.  We are going to have a special Paul Harris Luncheon where we recognize all those who have generously donated to the foundation over the past year.
Our room block is only on hold until April 5, so please make your reservation now at our special rate of $149.
We hope to see you there.
RLI in Back in Person -- April 30
We’re back!  In-person Rotary Leadership Institute, Saturday, April 30, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Four Points, Wakefield, MA.  Located just off Route 128 and near the shops of Lynnfield’s MarketStreet,  The Four Points is one of the premier conference centers north of Boston and offers ample parking, comfortable meeting rooms, and hotel-wide Wi-Fi for break periods.  Parts I, II, III, Graduate and Facilitator training will be offered.  The registration fee for the day is $95 which will cover a continental breakfast, all curriculum materials, a mid-morning coffee break, and buffet luncheon.  Participants do not have to be club officers – All Rotarians are leaders in their communities and businesses!  All leaders know that learning never stops!  Rotarians participating in Session 1 or Session 2 will receive a $50 reimbursement after attending from the District.
Mark your calendars and register today at  Guided by experienced facilitators, the day will be full of Rotary fellowship and stimulating, challenging discussions about Rotary’s organization, resources for Rotarians about membership, strategic planning, club communication, fundraising, and a host of other subjects.  (Curriculum content is available at 
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The deadline for submitting items for the weekly District 7930 eBulletin is Friday morning in order to be included in the following Monday's edition.  If the eBulletin being prepared is getting to be too long and the story submitted is not time-sensitive, we may choose to delay including it until the following week.
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Upcoming Events
District PI & Technology Committee Meeting
Mar 21, 2022 6:30 PM
Assistant Governor Meeting
Mar 23, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DG-Track Meeting & Committee Reports
Mar 28, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Polar Plunge
Apr 02, 2022
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Foundation Committee Meeting
Apr 06, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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