Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
May 5, 2020

D7930 Half Way to Goal of 10,000 Acts of Peace

D7930 committed to performing 10,000 Acts of Peace  between February 12 (the date of the World Peace & Understanding Dinner) and June 1, 2020. 

What are you and your club doing right now to battle the COVID pandemic?  Log your acts under Disease Prevention and help us get to our goal of 10,000 Acts of Peace by June 1.
 
Have you donated food/funds to a food pantry?
Have you donated PPE to a human services agency?
Have your members volunteered their time?
Please log your Club's Acts of Peace here.

Together, we can easily hit the 10,000 goal!

 
Grant Management Seminar 2020-2021 Now Available Online
Any Rotary Club wishing to participate in a Rotary Foundation Global Grant and/or District Managed Grant must have at least two members qualified to manage grants. To qualify your Rotary Club, please follow these important three steps:
 
1. Watch a 16-minute Grant Management Seminar
2. Take a short Grant Qualification Quiz
3. Electronically sign the Memorandum of Understanding
 
The entire process is simple, convenient, and can be completed online.  For more information, visit the D7930 Foundation page or contact Foundation Chair Liz Cullen.
 
Please note that this process must be completed each year. 
D7930 Celebrates Lawrence, Malden, and Peabody
Rotary District 7930 "Roared into the Twenties" last Thursday night (April 30) at our first virtual District event, as we celebrated the 100 year anniversaries of the Lawrence, Malden, and Peabody Clubs!
 
DG Joan led the evening with proclamations of the multitude of accomplishments each club has experienced over the past 100 years, and Rotary International President Mark Maloney presented the keynote talk, reminding us that Rotary Connects the World. Music from the twenties and a chat to catch up with friends after the formal proceeds rounded out the evening.
 
Congratulations to the Lawrence, Malden and Peabody Clubs on your centennial anniversary!
Medford Rotary Feeds First Responders
Medford Rotary donated meals to Medford Fire, Medford Police, Armstrong Ambulance, Lahey Winchester ER, Bread of Life, and Lahey Burlington ER on two dates in April. More than 250 “plated” hot meals with salad & garlic bread were donated! This also helped Avelinnos in Medford. This restaurant is very supportive of Rotary’s many fundraisers and it is our way to give back to them as well.
 
“I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for sending lunch to the Medford Police Department. Thanks for also choosing a well deserving Medford restaurant (Avellino's). Your consideration and generosity are greatly appreciated."
--Detective Sergeant James Benoit, Medford Police Department
 
“I’d like to thank you, on behalf of Armstrong, for the lunch that you dropped off for our crews yesterday. They were so grateful, and the gesture really does mean so much at this difficult time. We are all leaning on our support systems to get us through these tying period, and the Rotary certainly made everyone feel so appreciated and cared for. So we send you big thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! Many thanks."
--Meredith A. Lambroff, Chief Business Officer, Armstrong Ambulance.
Lynn Rotarian Sets Up Covid-19 Food Bank
Capt. Kevin Johnson, who runs the Salvation Army in Lynn, is really something special. He only has 3 full time employees the rest are volunteers. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Lynn.
 
Kevin only has been in Lynn for about 2 years. When he and his wife came to Lynn they knew nobody. He started the Covid-19 food bank from scratch about a month ago, and now he is giving out hundreds of boxes of food daily. He gave out the 10,000th box in April! He has managed to involve a huge number of volunteers, many of them officials in the City of Lynn. In the time before the Coronavirus, he made the Salvation Army HQ available for the monthly food distribution in which many Lynn Rotarians are an integral part.
Reading Supports Essential Workers
Reading Rotary has begun placing signs around Reading to encourage those on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 pandemic. President Mike Collins said, "It's important to recognize the service of those the health care workers, first responders and essential personnel who are doing so much for the community. We are also reaching out to the town, schools and clergy to see how our Rotary volunteers can be of service now."
 
Reading Rotary has moved its meetings online and is continuing to work closely with the Reading Food Pantry to help those facing food insecurity during the quarantine. Rotary makes a weekly run into the Greater Boston Food Bank for the Reading Food Pantry and members are working in outreach to RFP clients.
Andover Supports Fuel-the-Fight
The Andover Rotary, Andover Cares, The Knights of Columbus, and other local civic organizations are partnering to help Fuel The Fight-The Andovers, Inc.75% of all (tax deductible) donations for Fuel The Fight made through Andover Cares will support feeding health care workers providing front-line support for citizens in our region. Any remaining donations will support this, or other local causes related to health and wellness in our community, which Andover Cares sponsors.
 
Our struggling local restaurants need business to help survive through the prolonged stay at home advisory period .... and Lawrence General Hospital employees working on the front line of the Covid pandemic need food because their  cafeteria is closed ... and moreover, the outpouring of public support in sending meals to the hospital has been a "tremendous" emotional boost to the healthcare workers while they face Covid-19 every day.
 
Click here for information about this program or to contribute to this important effort.
Stoneham Produces Essential Worker Thank You Signs
During this unprecedented time in history, we are reminded of the tremendous importance of essential workers in our community. This realization has sparked discussions among Rotary Clubs on ways in which they can assist and support their communities during this time of crisis. Many of these discussions have been interesting and productive.

The Essential Worker Thank You Sign program of the Stoneham Rotary Club was formed as a result of these conversations. The program offers a way to combine visual support for the workers who are not able to stay home during this critical time with financially supporting Covid-19 relief efforts. Essential workers include doctors, nurses, technicians and other hospital staff, EMTs, police officers, firefighters, transit personnel, grocery store employees, delivery drivers and more.
 
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Stuck at Home? Visit the East Nassau Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of East Nassau in the Bahamas has arranged a fabulous online speaker series.  Each Friday in May, there will be a Rotary leader speaking at 1pm. 
 
This Friday, May 8, RI President-Elect Holger Knaack will be speaking.  Rotarians from around the world are welcome to join the meeting. 
 
If you are looking for something different to do (or maybe you need a club attendance make-up), please send an email to rotaryclubeastnassau@gmail.com to receive the link to join the virtual Zoom meeting. Pre-registration is required to join the call.Connect using Zoom on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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!
 
 
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Upcoming Events
Assistant Governors Meeting
TBD
May 26, 2020 6:00 PM
 
Pints for Polio (tentative)
Granite Coast Brewing Company
Jun 14, 2020
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Installation Dinner (tentative)
TBD
Jun 25, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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