Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
August 17, 2020

D7930 Receives RI Disaster Grant for Covid-19 Relief
The Rotary Foundation has approved D7930’s disaster response grant application for $25,000. $15,625 of the grant monies have been distributed to those who responded to a district-wide call for action for PPE last spring when COVID first hit us hard. The following agencies have received PPE for the amount of $3,125: Care Dimensions, Sunrise of Lynnfield Senior Living, SeniorCare Inc., Arlington Visiting Nurses and Community Care, and Beverly/Swampscott AFC Urgent Care.
In addition, $9,375 is slated for Police/Fire Departments and First Responders across the district. If your club is interested in supplying PPE to your local police/fire dept/first responders, please email PDG Joan Arsenault at by midnight of August 31, 2020 (this is a firm deadline). You will then receive information on how to proceed with this grant. Thank you. Congrats D7930! 
PDG Joan
Amesbury to Host Inclusivity Speaker
Moving from Diversity to Inclusive Opportunities
Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 12pm
via Zoom
All members and guests are welcome

Email for the zoom link
The Amesbury Rotary Club invites you to attend their August 26 meeting with Dr. Todd "Bowtie" Jenkins and a presentation "Moving from Diversity to Inclusive Opportunities for All." The RI 2020 Presidential theme is “Rotary Opens Opportunities” and we are charged to grow rotary and ensure it is an invitation to endless opportunities! The best way to grow, is to inspire and motivate existing members and to look for potential members who are missing. This presentation is not your ordinary diversity talk, so be prepared to get inspired, learn and have fun!
Click "Read More" for Dr. Todd "Bowtie" Jenkins bio.
Wine Fellowship - August 28

BBQ Wine Fellowship Tasting
Fri, Aug 28, 5pm
via Zoom

Email for the zoom link

The summer may be almost over but the BBQ is not!  September lends itself to great grilling in the back yard or deck with family & friends (at a social distance) or just you and your partner.  So what wines can still capture the summer magic?

For the next tasting, IPDG & wine connoisor Suzanne will lead us through a tasting of two varietals: white: Vinho Verde (Portugal) & red: Cote du Rhone. The Vinho Verde should be served very chilled and would be great with Shrimp from the grill tossed with lemon and garlic, fresh tomatoes and fresh basil. Cote du Rhone is generally lighter than many reds and accompanies most any meat from the grill (beef, pork, lamb sausages); serve preferably at about 68F.

You will hear more about these wines during our August 28th tasting at 5 PM via ZOOM.  In addition, Conrad Heede President of RI RWAF will also be joining us.

To receive the zoom link email Joan Arsenault at

See you then!.

Downtown Boston Virtual Fundraiser
Virtual Jazz/Funk Concert
Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 6-8pm
Tickets: Venmo $25 to @DowntownBostonRotary
Downtown Boston Rotary Club will host a virtual fundraising jazz/funk concert on Friday August 28, 2020, 6-8pm. All proceeds will go to our community partner — St. Francis House — a homeless shelter here in Boston. Our performers will be Boston-based The Kenmore Quartet.
To secure a ticket, Venmo $25 or more to @DowntownBostonRotary.
We're excited to end the summer on a high note and to show that the pandemic will not stop us from pursuing our fundraising endeavors in a perfectly safe way. Anyone anywhere can attend so please help us get the word out. We hope to see you there!
Jennifer E. Jones Makes Rotary History

First Woman
Named RI President Nominee

Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones will officially become president-nominee on October 1, 2020, if no other candidates challenge her.

Read full story here

Marblehead Interview with Pulitzer Prize Winner on YouTube
The Marblehead Rotary Club hosted a special webinar for it's weekly Zoom meeting on August 11th, with guest speaker Pulitzer-Prize winner and White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, Mr. Phil Rucker. Mr. Rucker previously has covered Congress, the Obama White House, and the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Rucker also is co-author of "A Very Stable Genius". He joined The Post in 2005 as a local news reporter.
During the meeting, Mr. Rucker was interviewed by two local journalists, Christine Stevens of the Marblehead Reporter and William Dowd of the Salem Gazette and Swampscott Reporter. Webinar attendees had the opportunity to submit questions in advance and during the webinar. Host for the evening was Arthur Schwartz, the President of the Marblehead Rotary Club.
The webinar was recorded and if you missed it you can now watch the recording on YouTube:
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Upcoming Events
PI Committee Meeting
Aug 17, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
DMC Meeting
Aug 18, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DEI Committee Meeting
Aug 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wine Fellowship - BBQ Tasting
Aug 28, 2020 5:00 PM
DEI Committee Meeting
Sep 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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