Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
May 27, 2020

Wine Appreciation Tasting Event

An Amazing Evening for D7930 & D7790

Rotary Wine Appreciation Tasting Event
Sunday, May 31, 2020
5:00 pm
Learn about the Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship (RWAF)
Join DG Joan Arsenault and DG Suzanne Uhl-Melanson for an evening of fun sipping on wine while hearing about the new RWAF Chapter being formed in our two districts.  This evening we will be tasting the following wines:  Pinot Grigio and Zinfandel.  Purchase one of each and consider choosing a wine from these varietals that you have never tried.  We will be comparing tasting notes and hearing about the characteristics of each grape variety.  And of course we will want you all to share what you have brought to the tasting.   You will also hear about the specifics of joining the Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship (RWAF) Chapter as well as plans for future wine events.
Partners are also encouraged to attend.
See you on the 31st for our first "sipping" adventure!

DG’s Joan & Suzanne
Joan Arsenault – District Governor 2019/2020, District 7930
Suzanne Uhl-Melanson - District Governor 2019/2020, District 7790
D7930 Business Meeting and Memorial Service
Save the Date
District Business Meeting and Memorial Service
June 10, 2020
Please send information on any Rotarians who have passed since last year's District Conference (May 3-4, 2019). 
The following information should be sent to Lori Karas at as soon as possible:
a head shot as well as 5-10 pictures of pictures that depict memories of the Rotarian
Name of Person, Club, Years in Rotary, Date of passing, Rotary positions held, any personal note you wish to say
Looking For Volunteers
The Public Image / Technology Committee is currently looking for volunteers to join our committee for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.
Please review this detailed Job Description and contact us at if you are interested.
D7930 Rotaplast Mission to Cebu Postponed
Fellow Rotarians,  I received the following email from PDG Donna Lee Rubin recently on the status of our international service mission to Cebu in the Philippines.
“I’m saddened to say that due to the global travel restrictions and the uncertainty of the spread of the pandemic, we must postpone the 2020 mission to Cebu.  I have notified PDG Anton in Cebu who will communicate with the sponsoring Rotary Club , patient recruiters , hospital and volunteers. They are truly admirable, loyal and so hard working.  We are so appreciative of the ongoing enthusiasm and support from the clubs and donors in my dear District 7930. You are all so special to me and I miss you…

What an impact D7930 has made globally having sponsored missions since 2001 which is when I brought Rotaplast to Massachusetts and beyond in our Zones.I was DG and went on the first district sponsored mission to Bolivia just weeks after 911 and the full Boston team all stayed on the team to join the mission. It was fabulous and was the platform for helping so many children in need globally for years to come.
Now in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be canceling missions through at least July 2021. We hope to get out on the other side of this and resume future missions. Hopefully D7930 will be there to sponsor the next mission to Cebu.
Inter Country Committee Austria-Germany-USA Meeting
The Inter Country Committee (ICC) Austria-Germany-USA was formed a year ago at the Rotary International Convention 2019 in Hamburg, Germany, and had an online meeting conducted via Zoom on May 18, 2020.  Participants from Rotary districts in the three countries collaborate to help define future projects that will be conducted in a cooperative effort between those countries. Participating from Rotary District 7930 were DG Joan Arsenault, DGND Alexander Falk, and Martha Mauser, past and future president of the Ipswich Rotary Club as well as Inbound Coordinator for District 7930 in the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
Burlington Donates Bleeding Control Kits to Schools
The Rotary Club of Burlington purchased and donated 7 Bleeding Control Kits to the Burlington Public School System late last year. Bleeding Control Kits are designed to provide essential equipment that empowers the general public to take action as immediate responders in stopping life-threatening bleeding caused by traumatic injuries. Pictured left to right – Rotary Club of Burlington President Roger Bell, Burlington Fire Fighter Lt. Mark Saia, Burlington Police Lt. Glen Mills, Burlington Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Conti and Burlington Police Chief Michael Kent.
Reading Supports Senior Graduates
On Saturday morning, May 16, Reading Memorial High School Senior Class Advisors and Parents along with Rotarians planted an array of lawn signs with each graduating Senior’s picture and the message “We Love Our Seniors Reading Memorial High School Class of 2020.” The signs are arranged in front of the Reading Town Hall facing the Reading Common. The display was set up as a surprise to students and their families and was spearheaded by Senior parent Mrs. Kathy Kinney and sponsored by Reading Rotary. The signs were printed by Art Hayden of Hayden Specialties in Wilmington
Hand Sanitizer Distributed to North Shore Agencies
From the Department of Many Hands Make Light Work……

Recently, the Rotary Clubs of Manchester-Essex, Gloucester, Rockport and Beverly assisted in delivering Ryan and Wood Hand Sanitizer to deserving folks in the communities.

In March of this year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bob and Kathy Ryan, owners of Ryan and Wood Distillery in Gloucester, halted their thriving spirits production to focus on making hand sanitizer. The recipe, made from their vodka distillate, hydrogen peroxide and glycerol, came from recommended guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization. Production has been brisk, with each 500 gallon batch disappearing off the shelves as fast as they’re put up. Bob and Kathy have been generously donating to medical facilities and essential organizations. Bob reached out to the area Rotary Clubs to see if they would help get the sanitizer to folks we know of in our communities who could benefit from it.
Burlington Donates to Food Pantry
The Rotary Club of Burlington recently donated 150 pounds of food to the People Helping People Food Pantry in Burlington. The PHP Food Pantry serves an average of 155 families per month and it spiked to 184 families in March due to the COVID 19 virus crisis. Pictured left-to-right; Roger Bell – Rotary Club of Burlington President, Jane McIninch and Cheryl Barnes - People Helping People Co-Coordinators.
Share Your Club's Stories
Has your club recently hosted an event or project or are you planning something in the near future that you would like to share with your fellow District 7930 Rotarians?
The weekly eBulletin depends on the content provided by clubs, so please submit your stories and we will publish them on the district website and in the next eBulletin. Stories that showcase your club or event should be submitted via the website portal at this link.
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.
If you want some guidelines on creating stories, please read more!
Upcoming Events
May 31, 2020 5:00 PM
District Business Meeting & Memorial Service
Jun 10, 2020 3:30 PM
Installation Dinner: Virtual
Jun 25, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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