Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
September 21, 2020

Save the Date-- D7930 Fall Forum
District Virtual Fall Forum
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Watch for registration information
Featuring a speaker from the Oracle Burlington Toastmaster Club and three breakout sessions:
(1)  Transitioning during the Pandemic
(2)  Membership Workshop
(3)  The World of Rotary International Foundation
Watch your email and the D7930 social media for registration information in the very near future.
D7930 Clubs Honored by RI Past President Mark Maloney
Receiving the Rotary Citation is an honor bestowed on clubs who have achieved the goals set forth by the RI President. I am honored to announce that 24 Clubs in D7930 received the Rotary Citation from Past President Mark Maloney for Rotary year 2019-2020!
Rotary Citation
with Platinum Distinction
Boston #7
Burlington Breakfast
Rotary Citation
with Gold Distinction

Belle Isle
Greater Salem
Rotary Citation
with Silver Distinction

Rotary Citation
North Reading
Congratulations and thank you for your outstanding achievements to Rotary and our District!
IPDG Joan Arsenault
Nominations for District Governor for 2023-2024 are Now Being Accepted
This important individual leads and supports the clubs in D7930 by inspiring and motivating them to Do Good in the World! All clubs are encouraged to propose suitable candidates who meet the qualifications to serve. One of these requirements is that at the time of taking office, must have been a past president of a club, completed seven years of membership in one or more clubs, and to have attended governors-elect training seminar and International Assembly. If you feel that your club has such a leader among your members please consider nominating them to help fulfill Rotary's ongoing missions. More information and application. Deadline to submit nominations in October 21, 2020.
Peabody Trivia Fundraiser

Trivia for a Cause
Thurs, Sept 24, 2020
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The Peabody Rotary Club and Granite Coast Brewing Company will host an online general knowledge trivia game on Thursday, September 24, to benefit the club’s local scholarship fund.

Teams of up to six players will use their preferred digital device to compete in several rounds of trivia from the comfort of their own home. Hosted by Crew Ryan of Captain Crew’s Question Cruise, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their answers with their teammates, even if they are not playing from the same physical location. Prizes and raffles will also be awarded.

Newburyport Helps with Turkey Dinner Project
The Newburyport Club has a great service project coming up Saturday, September 26, 2020.  The club will be helping Operation Warming Hearts and the Salvation Army preparing, assembling and delivering 300 meals to the greater Newburyport area as well as notes and cards with positive messages, words of encouragement or even a homemade greeting card. Volunteers are needed to pick up food, prep and package food and deliver meals. Could you or your family write notes or cards? What a fun family project it could be! For information or to volunteer, contact Marion Spark at
Corks & Caps Wine Fellowship

Corks & Caps Wine Fellowship
Sun, Sept 27, 2020
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All Rotarians and friends/families are welcome to join us. Fellowships no longer require you to be a Rotarian, to join so please invite friends/family who are wine lovers!

Our September and October virtual tasting program will be led by Rotarian Gene Pellerano from Ellsworth/D7790. Gene has worked in a wine shop for 20 years and will be organizing the meetings/speaker/wine varietals. More info to follow. If you wish to join us in September please email Joan Arsenault at

D7930 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
The District 7930 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee will host a workshop and discussion on Diversity Equity and Inclusion featuring Dr. "Bowtie" Todd Jenkins, Founder and CEO of Bowtie Leadership and Development, Inc., a global leadership management training and coaching firm with a focus on bringing diverse people together to increase individual or organizational productivity and performance.
Although a date has not been set the DE&I Committee is anticipating late October or early November. This will be a virtual event via Zoom and all Rotarians are invited to attend. When you register for the event you may also submit any questions for Dr. Jenkins and the DE&I Committee.
Further details and information will be released shortly.
Burlington Breakfast Club Installs International Satellite Members
The Burlington Breakfast Rotary, a “small but mighty” Club, once again is shining brighter. BBRC is expanding and thriving. Its ‘People of Action’ honor Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self.’ As Rotarians, in our quest to make a difference in society, Rotary indeed opened opportunities by installing its “first” International Satellite member in India. This showcase project may present a template/model for other clubs as well in Rotary District 7930 and beyond.
D7930 Clubs Receive Disaster Relief Grant Funds
22 clubs responded to participate in the 25K Disaster Grant awarded to D7930 from RI. Each club will be reimbursed $426 for the purchase of PPE for Police/Fire Departments and First Responders. Congratulations to the following Rotary Clubs:Amesbury, Belle Isle, Burlington Breakfast, Burlington, Cambridge, Chelsea, Gloucester, Gr. Salem, Hamilton-Wenham, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lynn, Manchester-Essex, Marblehead, Marblehead Harbor, Methuen, Peabody, Reading, Boston Rotaract, Salem, TBM and Winchester.
Thank you for being a part of this amazing grant!
Gloucester Announces Photography Contest
Deadline to submit photos extended to Sunday, September 27.
The Gloucester Rotary Club will publish a 12-month Cape Ann photo calendar for 2021 as a fundraiser.  All profits will go to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s many community and international activities. In Order to publish a beautiful calendar, the Club is requesting high quality digital photos that reflect the amazing communities of Cape Ann throughout the year—photos that reflect what the photographer feels “community” means to him/her, whether it is a person, place or event.  As we will be featuring one photo per month, we need images from each season:  winter, spring, summer and fall.  Photographs from Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester will be accepted. Click here for full contest rules and requirements. All entries must be received by Sunday, September 27, 2020.
Rotary Leadership Institute Goes Virtual
There will be a pilot Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) virtual event this Saturday, September, 26, 2020, 9am-2pm, with breaks throughout.
For information and registration, visit
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
Public Image Committee Meeting
Sep 21, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Meeting
Sep 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Corks & Caps Wine Appreciation Fellowship
Sep 27, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fall Forum
Oct 07, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Public Image Committee Meeting
Oct 19, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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