Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
September 27, 2021

DEI News & Save the Date
The District 7930 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee is proud to announce that seven (7) Clubs have achieved the District 7930 Governor’s 20-21 DEI Citation.
The following clubs achieved at least 13 of the 25 action steps are:
Burlington Breakfast
When told about the achievement of the seven clubs, PDG 20-21 Betsy Manzelli remarked “I am very proud of the efforts of the seven clubs; not only the achievement the DEI Citation but also that their efforts highlight the work they perform in their communities.”
Over the next several weeks PDG Manzelli and District 7930 DEI Committee Chair will be visiting the above seven clubs to present their District 7930 DEI 20-21 Citation.
Please note the next DEI event is on September 29.  Click here to register.
Ipswich River District Global Grant
Our water sources, the Ipswich River and adjacent watersheds, the Parker and the Essex, are threatened and may disappear if conservation action is not taken.
Please join us on September 30th on Zoom, 7-8 pm to hear about the In-District Global Grant “Save the Ipswich River and Watershed:  The Lifeblood of our Communities”.  Find out how you and/or your club can participate in this grant including a District Rotary Day of Service.  This global grant is the second In-District Global grant that our district has ever undertaken.  Be a part of this historic moment and help us save our River and water supply!!!  Registration required in order to receive the zoom link, which will be sent the day of the event.  Questions? Contact Joan Arsenault (, Ann Witzig ( or Ingrid Miles ( 

Stay Current on All Things Rotary
Every week you read this newsletter learning new and wonderful things about Rotary.  Some members feel comfortable in their local group, some seek more from the district and other can’t stop until they’ve circled the globe again and again.  Regardless of the depth or the topic, Rotary International offers a remarkable amount of information.
Start by clicking log into “MyRotary,” and then click on the blue “Manage Subscriptions” button to subscribe.  Here are a list of some of our current newsletters:
End Polio Now
Giving & Grants 
Membership Minute
Peace in Action
Rotary Convention 
Rotary Leader
Rotary Service 
Rotary Weekly
Rotary Youth Exchange 
The Rotarian Newsletter
Training Talk
Vocational Service 
Young Leaders in Action
Belle Isle Awards Paul Harris Fellow Award
The Belle Isle Rotary had a wonderful night Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Marina Wharf Restaurant in Revere presenting member and Past President Ashley Melnik with a Paul Harris Fellow.  Many Rotarians including DG Terry Rezendes Curran were in attendance as well as many of Ashley's friends and family. In addition, Ashley Melnik was recognized as an Unsung Heroine Award in June 2021 presented at the State House for her community of Revere where she works as City Clerk and does a lot of good deeds for local Veterans. 
Belle Isle Gears up for 2nd Goat Pebble Bingo
The Belle Isle Rotary Club is gearing up for their annual Goat Pebble Bingo Bash on Saturday Oct 2, 2021 to be held at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, 150 Byron St East Boston, MA.

The goats will be arriving and be let loose on the bingo squares and a lucky $20 ticket holder will win $1000!

We will have a petting zoo, Fall Fair treats, face painting and pumpkin decorating. 
A Celebration of our Heroes - Registration is open
Thursday, November 11 will be our annual Rotary Foundation event “A Celebration of Our Heroes” starting at 5:30 PM at the Danversport. The evening will include a social hour, silent auction, dinner, and Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) presentations.

All Rotary Club have been 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 earlier this summer, and the nomination deadline is October 11th.

Registration is now open!

Registration is required for this in-person event. We will be adhering to all current Covid-19 regulations to make sure this is a safe event for all Rotarians. Any person not vaccinated will be required to wear a mask, and you may choose to wear a mask even if you are vaccinated, if you are concerned about gatherings in indoor spaces. As you know, the Danversport facility has a very large ballroom, so we are confident that we can have people spaced out sufficiently to ensure a safe dining experience.
Microfinance - Empowering people across the globe

Please join us for this webinar on November 18th at 5:00 PM EDT to look into Microfinance and how we can easily come together to help to empower people around the globe to lift them out of povery by providing them with small loans to support them in buying chickens, buying a sewing machine, fabrics, seeds, and many other things that enable them to be more productive members of their societies.

We will look, in particular, at the non-profit organization Kiva that provides a platform to connect borrowers around the globe - via field partners in their home countries - with lenders in the US and Europe who come togehter to support those loans via crowd-funding.

Microfinance is an important topic for Rotary's area of focus concerning "Growing Local Economies" and, in particular, is a large focus for the Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development


Upcoming Events
DG Nominations Open
Aug 01, 2021 12:00 PM –
Oct 15, 2021 12:00 PM
DG-Track Meeting & Committee Reports
Sep 27, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Governor's Visit -- Somerville
Mount Vernon Restaurant
Sep 28, 2021 12:00 PM
DEI video and discussion series
Sep 29, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Ipswich River Global Grant Presentation
Sep 30, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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