Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
February 21, 2022

TexMex District Dinner in Houston

If you are planning to go to the RI Convention in Houston, please join us for an evening of relaxation and fun and some awesome Tex-Mex food at The Original Ninfa's on Navigation!

Monday, June 6th, 2022, at 7:00 PM (local time) we will gather for a family style "Fajita Fiesta” meal at a cost of 35.00 per person plus 8.25% tax and 18% gratuity. So we are collecting a $46 per person as a registration fee, which includes tax, gratuity, and the credit card processing fee. Payment is required at the time of registration, and we can only accept credit card payments (sorry, no checks!).

Drinks will be on individual tabs and will be separate.

Seating is limited, so we can only accommodate 40 people at this event. Please click here to register to reserve your spot! We will be opening the registration to friends in other districts in 1-2 weeks, so please register ASAP before the event fills up...

And if you have not registered for the RI Convention in Houston yet, please use this link to learn more. The special low registration rate of $495 is only available until February 28th!

Celebrate our Foundation!
Join the Party and Raise Money for the Rotary Foundation!!!  You are invited to the Gala Fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation with Fellow Rotarians from Zones 28 & 32.
Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 8:00 pm ET.  With District 7930’s Pre-Gala Event 7-7:45 pm ET hosted by DG Terry & DGE Alexander
Don’t Miss this Event!!!  

Your ticket gets you into the Zone Event as well as the Pre-Gala Event & Matching Points
Click this link for detailed program information & ticket pricing:  Registration/Tickets for Zone Virtual Foundation Gala.  FYI, you will receive a separate Pre-Gala Event Link close to the event.
This Week's Polar Plunge Update
Fellow Rotarians…  The first (that I know of) plunging has taken place at St. Camillus parking lot in Arlington, where the Arlington Club members have been plunged into a dunk tank.  Don’t think that the dunk tank had any heated water in it.  No, on the contrary, these brave Rotarians and friends plunged down into the icy water with President Becca losing her glasses on her tumble.  Thankfully one our senior members had their “grabber” handy and was able to fish them out of the tank.  If your club is also doing a separate “Plunge,” let  me know and I’d be happy to join you, if I’m available.  
As in year’s past, it would be wonderful if you would bring your club banners to hang over the railings on the back of the motor inn.  We have revised the registration sheet so that you can add all who are coming to cheer you on.  So, if you are the only member of your club plunging, but you are bringing 5 members/friends/family with you, please go back into the following link and re-register your club.  Clubs can register their participation by clicking here.
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 $1,500.00, 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 five clubs below have already surpassed that level.  Let’s try to get our District back to more participation throughout the clubs.  
The list below includes your donations made to PolioPlus from July 1, 2021, as of February 19, 2022.  But this is just a list of the TOP TEN.  Year to date we have raised $29,250.01 of our $100,000 goal.  There are still 20 clubs in the district who have not started making their donations to Polio through MyRotary.  We cannot count donations and add your club to the list, if your club doesn’t record them through RI.
1.      Marblehead
2.      Wakefield
3.      Rockport
4.      Arlington
5.      Reading
6.      Lynn
7.      Chelsea
8.      Lynnfield
9.      Parkway, Swampscott and Amesbury are tied
Beverly's Centennial Soiree
As our year-long celebration comes to a end, we reminisce on the past and look forward to the future.  We are having our culminating event on the very date that the Beverly Rotary Club was started 101 years prior!

Join us for a fun time of socializing, hors d’oeuvres, dancing to live music and examining our time capsule! The details are on the invitation posted. Click here for the link to purchase tickets.  Maybe you’ll join us?
Help needed for 12-yr old boy from Ukraine
A Ukrainian 12-yr old boy with electrical burns over 90% of his body was recently airlifted from Ukraine and brought to Shriners Hospital (Mass General) in Boston. This was done with assistance from Ukraine Rotary Club Kyiv-Sophia and Rotary Clubs in our neighboring District 7910. Dr. Gennadiy Fuzaylov, who is treating the boy advised that his mother Oksana is staying in Mass General Hospital "parent apartment" available to her only while her son is in the hospital for treatment. However sometime in the next 3-weeks Taras will be released and both mother/Oksana & Son/Taras, who do not speak English, will need a place to stay near Massachusetts General Hospital as Taras needs to receive follow up treatments for up to 6 Weeks then needs to return to Ukraine.
Marblehead High Interact Builds Toilets in India
In February 2020, the Interact Club of Marblehead started a fundraising project to build toilets for individual homes in Mewat in the Nuh district, 2 hours south of New Delhi, India.  Predominantly populated by Meos (indigenous Muslims), Mewat lags on almost every developmental measure, where sanitary facilities such as toilets and clean drinking water are persistently lacking in homes and schools. 
As a result, Mewat is a hot spot for international development assistance.  It is also a go-to site for National Immunization Day (NID) in the Delhi region for Rotarians from many parts of the world.  The latrine project addresses the multiple issues endemic to poverty-stricken villages like Mewat, in which women often bear the most.  Girls have suffered from higher dropout rates, poor maternal health, high infant mortality, and violence when they try to relieve themselves in the open without a closed-in structure. 
When the lockdown hit in March 2020, activities across non-essential organizations, schools, businesses came to a standstill.  However, as the new virus spread globally, the sponsoring club for the latrine project in India, the Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan, and its lead US partner, Rotary Club of Morgan Hill in California, were committed to seeing this project through.  More than ever, it became urgent to build these toilet stations as these communities were reporting an unprecedented spike of Covid 19 cases.  As a result, the fundraising efforts for this project took on a pressing turn.
Peabody's Biggest Fundraiser is Back in Person
The Rotary Club of Peabody is hosting its biggest fundraiser of the year "Taste of the North Shore" in person again this year!  This popular fundraiser promised an evening of fun, prizes and, of course, delicious food from some of the best restaurants to be found on the North Shore.  All proceeds benefit scholarships for Peabody High School children and our other community projects throughout the year.

Join us at 6 pm at the DoubleTree in Danvers on March 1. Raffle tickets for our $10,000 grand prize includes 2 admissions to the event and cost $100. Business sponsorships are still available.  For tickets and more information click here.

*Full vaccination or negative COVID test required. Masks will be required at all times, except for eating.*

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 
Upcoming Events
District PI & Technology Committee Meeting
Feb 21, 2022 6:30 PM
Zone Foundation Gala D7930 Pre-Game
Feb 23, 2022
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Rotary Zones 28 & 32 Foundation Virtual Gala
Feb 23, 2022
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
DG-Track Meeting & Committee Reports
Feb 28, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
DEI Discussion Series 3
Mar 02, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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