Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
October 31, 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!
Interact Cafes this Week:  Lynnfield and Marblehead

InteractCafe rejuv

Only two left.  Interactors, Rotarians and Faculty members around the district are engaging in a series of workshops -  InteractCafes.  There is a saying in business:  Success leaves clues. It means that success isn't accidental, in business, in Rotary, in life.
Visit one of the remaining Cafes — let them know how much they matter to us!  All InteractCafes start at 6 and end at 7:30.
  • Lynnfield HS - Nov 2
  • Marblehead - Nov 3
It's no coincidence that the Interact clubs that participated in the Cafes in 2019 remained strong, vibrant and active through the pandemic.  
There is another saying. A house that can withstand a hurricane is indistinguishable from one that can't -- until after the hurricane.  Our Interact houses have been through the toughest hurricane they've faced since the program began in 1962! 
Reading Rotarians Support Town Workers
Reading is experiencing trash collection woes, with its trash contractor missing many pick-ups since the beginning of October.  Some residents had missed pick-ups for 2 or 3 weeks.  The Town has had to scramble to try and fix the bad situation.  Town workers have stepped in to collect trash.  They have been working overtime to pick up what has been missed by the contractor.
Representing Reading Rotary, Jeanne Borawski and John Douglass delivered refreshments to the DPW in appreciation for all their extra effort and work.  Jeanne was interviewed by WBZ TV.
Rotarians offer a helping hand in times messy times.
Swampscott Awards over $25K in Scholarships
Swampscott Rotary is pleased and proud to announce that it awarded over $25,000 in scholarships in 2022.  These includes four college scholarships for $5000 each and five McCarriston Trade School Scholarships.
Swampscott Rotary's college scholarships, awarded to new graduates, have gone to Ana Lambiase (UMass), Neirit Mahabub, Alhassan Bangura (Syracuse) and Ayman Alzaeem (UMass Boston).
McCarriston Scholarships have gone to Brian Ferullo, Jeremy Swiniuch, Alen Constantino, Kyle MacGilvray and AJ Luciano. 
Pictured here are Doug Dubin, Debra Goldberg and scholarship recipient Ayman Alzaeem.      
Peabody Gives DCF Families Halloween Reunion and Costumes 
The Rotary Club of Peabody sponsored two Halloween events for families in DCF.  Our INTERACT group coordinated and ran a Halloween Costume Shop for kids who may not have otherwise been able to get costumes.  The event, made possible by donated costumes and these dedicated Rotary teens, was an enormous success.  This was followed by a Halloween Party for DCF families who may not otherwise be able to see their siblings during the year.  This year's event tripled in size with happy reunions, food, costumes and activities generously donated by the community. 
Fall Faire and Goat Pebble Bingo a Wild Success for Belle Isle
The Belle Isle Rotary Club had their 3rd Annual Fall Fair and Goat Pebble Bingo event on Saturday Oct 1, 2022.

Belle Isle Rotary members all pitched in and worked hard to make this event fun and successful.  Many families in our area do not drive nor do they have the funds to partake in an event such as the Topsfield Fair.  We were able to offer the children and families in our area of East Boston, Winthrop and Revere a FREE alternative to the expensive Topsfield Fair.  The children had hands on experiences with small animals, crafts and delicious fair foods.  The winner of the Goat Pebble Bingo was a generous neighbor that purchased a few tickets to the Goat Pebble Bingo and she was thrilled to find out she was a winner. 
Somerville's Food Drive
The Somervile Rotary Club held its semi-annual Food Drive on Saturday, September 17.  This event collects non-perishable food items, diapers, personal care items, Gift Cards and cash.  Beneficiaries include local food pantries, shelters, a local senior organization and an elementary school.
The Somerville Club has had a long-term focus on food insecurity issues in the city.  The cause has expanded to include much needed toiletries for vulnerable populations in shelters and schools.  There is also a big push to secure diapers since they are so difficult for disadvantaged families to secure.
Star Market Porter Square has been a great partner in this event.
Pictured from left to right are Sylvia Walker, Chair of the event and Ibrahim Hachem, Club member. 
Greater Salem Contribution Keeps on Giving
The Greater Salem NH Rotary was pleased to contribute $14,000 toward the necessary renovation of the Pleasant Street Church kitchen.  This kitchen is where Greater Salem Rotary prepares monthly community meals for those in need.

Pictured here are Mark McGinn, Pastor Ben Daggett-Gonzalez and John Pappalardo.
Club2Club Visit About Village2Village Project 
What makes Rotary a people's club?  It is by being a link in the extended community of like-minded individuals supporting each club's service projects and activities.  So, when Rotary Club of Rockport’s Nikki Marin and Ann Lewis heard that Marblehead is currently hosting a Youth Exchange Student from Uganda, it linked right to their long-standing involvement in the poverty alleviation program in Uganda.  Marblehead Club members were all ears as Nikki Marin, who sits on the board of Village2Village Project, presented their long-term commitment to uplifting impoverished Ugandans, meeting their needs, and building educated leaders to continue the work for years to come. 
Pictured here left to right are Marblehead Rotary Co-President Nancy Gwin, Rockport Rotary's Ann Lewis and Nikki Marin, and David Deutsch, Assistant to District Governor Alexander Falk and Marblehead Rotary member. 
Upcoming Events
Deadline for District Grants
Oct 31, 2022
DG-Track & Committee Chairs Mtg
Oct 31, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Nominating Committee Meeting
Nov 02, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Foundation Committee Meeting
Nov 02, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DG Visit Cambridge
Cambridge Saving Bank 2/F
Nov 03, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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