Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
September 19, 2022

Robert C Wood Memorial Heroes Celebration 2022

Registration is now open & program book ads / sponsorships can be purchased online

Thursday, November 10th will be our annual Rotary Foundation event, but this year we are renaming it the “ROBERT C. WOOD MEMORIAL HEROES CELEBRATION” in honor and memory of our friend, the late Past District Governor Bob Wood (2018-19). This event will be starting at 5:30 PM at the Danversport and we hope that many of you will be attending. The evening will include a social hour, silent auction, dinner, and Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) presentations.
Online registration is now open - please click here to purchase your tickets! This page also includes all the details about the dinner menu for the event as well as the program outline.
In addition, we invite all businesses in the district to support the event by taking out an ad in the program book or becoming a sponsor for the event. In addition we now offer the option to purchase a small Well Wisher listing (two lines, text only, approximately 20 words).  Program book ads, sponsorships, and well wisher listings can be purchased online here!

As a reminder, all Rotary Club are invited to nominate a hero from their community to present them with a PHF recognition at the event. Candidates could be doctors, nurses, teachers, crossing guards, emergency services personnel, veterans, or anyone else whom the Rotary Club believes to be a community hero. The online nomination form has been sent to Club Presidents and Foundation Chairs, and the nomination deadline is October 10th. Please send your heroes nominations ASAP!

We would also like to ask all Rotary Clubs to start thinking about silent auction items: we would ideally like to see items with a minimum value of $200, so that people will be eager to bid high and bid often! All monies raised in the silent auction will directly go to The Rotary Foundation! The Online Auction submission form as also been sent to Club Presidents and Foundation Chairs.
Save the Date: Oct. 13 PolioPLUS Webinar
Join our zoom webinar on October 13 from 7 to 8:15 to disucss PolioPLUS. Learn how to use the district's fundraising platform, hear ideas for fundraisers, hear about the PolioPLUS Society, the recent detection of vaccine-derived poliovirus in NY, the new vaccine & more!

The time for urgent action is now. Hope to see you at our webinar on October 13.
Yours in Rotary, The District Rotary Foundation Committee
Women in Rotary Spotlight:  Kelsea Lawler
"The women of Rotary that have inspired me are compassionate, powerful do-gooders. While I can't name them all, I can talk about the very first. I met Patricia Doyle when I was 15 as an attendee of RYLA. It was a truly transformative experience with Pat at the core of the program. I was so inspired that I attended the conference as a facilitator the next two years and again as a volunteer every year since then. But Pat is so much more than RYLA. Over the past two decades, she has taught me what it means to be a leader, both in and out of Rotary. As a teacher herself, I was inspired to take up the profession with her as my role model and mentor. When she became the District Governor alongside her husband, Skip, I took note of her studious diplomacy mostly due to her ability to remember everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, she has ever met. And not only remember them, but care for them."
Kelsea Lawler, Parkway Rotary Club President
Why are you happy that there is more female leadership in Rotary International? Email us your quote and photo at
Swampscott's Annual Cookout for Residents with Disabilities
On August 27 the Swampscott Rotary Club sponsored and held our 37th annual picnic for North Shore residents with disabilities behind Swampscott High School.  Our picnic is coordinated with Bridgewell and the North Shore ARC.
We had a beautiful day, mostly sunny and not too hot.  Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, drinks and cake was served and over 80 guests attended.  During the day we were all entertained by music from our long-time volunteer DJ, David Legere.  
The day was enjoyed by all.  It has been our privilege and pleasure to hold this great event for many years!
Many Rotarians, family members, and Swampscott High School students also help setup, cook and serve and interact with our guests.
We continue to be proud to uphold our Rotary motto of " Service above Self."
Pictured here from left to right are exchange student Sebastian Sanchez, Bryan Cousin, Vicktor and Philipp Zeissig, Joe Caponigro, Fran Peralta, Doug Dubin, Debra Goldberg, Scholarship winner Ayman Alzaeem & Peter, Buck Weaver.
Greater Salem Commemoration of 9-11
The Greater Salem NH Rotary's Annual Commemoration of 9/11 was held at the Salem NH Fire Station.  The tribute this year was a reflection of 9/11 and supporting families to realize peace-of-mind.  Our speaker was John Beland who shared stories on the development and rewarding experiences of the 9/11 Lakes Region NH Respite Program.  The Respite Program is a safe haven for families of individuals connected to the 9/11 catastrophe to mend in a serene environment.
Cambridge Welcomes Global Scholar
The Rotary Club of Cambridge Welcomes Global Scholar Sara Fattori.  Cambridge Rotary Club is hosting Sara Fattori from Bologna, Italy.  Sara will be studying for her Master’s Degree in International Relations at Tufts' prestigious Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. 
TBM Fall Foliage Classic Road Race
After a two-year COVID pandemic absence, the TBM Fall Foliage Classic returns for its 41st Running on Sunday, October 16th at 11:00 AM. The races start at Proctor School in Topsfield and follow a most picturesque route through the countryside of Topsfield and Boxford to the finish line at Topsfield Town Hall.  Register for the 5-mile, 5 k or fun run or 3-mile walk. Long sleeve heavy-weight shirts will be presented to the first 200 registrants. Individuals and Teams of all ages are welcome to participate. This year's event will support the Food Pantries in Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton. 
Register online or day of event.  For questions about race or t-shirt sponsorship opportunities, email Sara 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.
For some guidelines on creating stories, please read more!
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