Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
April 11, 2022

District Assembly 2022

The District Assembly is our next step in the journey of training incoming club leaders for the upcoming Rotary year 2022-23, including the Grant Qualification Seminar, which is open to all club members. This year we will be in-person again and will be meeting at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield on Wednesday, April 27. 

For the Grant Qualification Seminar we recommend that each club send at least two members to attend - but there is no limit. If your club grant committee includes multiple members, it would be ideal if they could all attend and get qualified. The District Assembly is open to all Rotarians in our district!

The evening will begin at 6:00 PM with five parallel tracks for: Presidents-Elect, Secretaries, Treasurers, Foundation Chairs, as well as a fireside chat with DG Terry Curran (for all Rotarians who don't fall into any of the previously mentioned four roles).

At 7:00 PM we will be serving a soup & sandwich buffet and continue the evening with a working dinner meeting for all groups together, which includes the District Qualification Seminar and the presentation of the District Budget.

Please click here to learn more and to register for the District Assembly.

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
When:   April 30, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where:  Sheraton Four Points, Wakefield, MA
Who:     Rotarians from our district and surrounding New England districts.  New Rotarians and "Experienced" Rotarians who want to learn more and be re-energized for service
What:    Parts I, II, III: A discussion-based, participant-centered curriculum that focuses on the structure of Rotary, implementation of proven leadership skills and methods, and the spirited interchange of ideas for planning and implementing club growth, membership retention, acquiring leadership skills that work! Graduate course will cover the 7 Areas of Focus; Facilitator Training also offered (must have District Governor recommendation and pre-approval).
Fee:       $95 Rotarians; reduced fee for Rotaractors.  Covers continental breakfast, mid-morning coffee, all curriculum materials, and buffet luncheon.  All at a convenient conference center easily accessible via Route 128. Dist. 7930 registrants for Part I and II will receive a $50 reimbursement from Dist. Gov. Terry upon completion.  Special rate of $139/night if making a weekend of it (good for two days before 4/30 to two days after.  Specify RLI when making the reservation).
How:      REGISTER TODAY at  Past Institute attendees have given this course rave reviews! 
District Conference:  May 6.  Register Now!
Come join us and celebrate the emergence of our clubs from the pandemic.  Friday, May 6.  We are going to have a special Paul Harris Luncheon where we recognize all those who have generously donated to the foundation over the past year.
Our room block is only on hold until April 5, so please make your reservation now at our special rate of $149.
We hope to see you there.
RI Convention Houston 2022

Discover New Horizons

The 2022 Rotary International Convention is now just two months away so if you would like to attend, the time to register is now! We are pleased to announce that the Rotary International Board of Directors has confirmed that the 2022 Rotary International Convention will be an in-person event in Houston, TX, June 4th-8th. For more information see also this flyer from Zones 28&32.

Please join DG Terry, DGE Alexander, DGN Lori, and DGND Tom in Houston and register as soon as possible!
There will also be a special District 7930 TexMex dinner on Monday, June 6th, at 7:00 PM local time, at The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation Street in Houston so please make sure to register for that dinner as well.
Polar Plunge a Huge Hit
Saturday, April 2, Gloucester Rotary put on a hugely successful Polar Plunge.  Approximately 200 Rotarians from the District's 45 clubs plunged into the water at Long Beach in Gloucester.  In addition to the Plungers were many supporters, on lookers and cheerleaders.  The sun was out, but the water and air temperatures were both approximately a chilly 40 degrees.
Gloucester Rotary assembled a command center at the Cape Ann Motor Inn.  Gloucester President Tracy Arabian addressed the crowd right before the 11 am plunging time to emphasize that all donations made will be double matched by the Gates Foundation to End Polio.
The District goal is $100,000.00.  As of Plunge time, over $40,000.00 had been raised.  Donations will continue to be collected at this link.  Please designate "Polio Fund."  
Lynnfield Helps Entrepreneur Spread Kindness
This spring Lynnfield Rotary enjoyed a special presentation on Connor’s Kindness Project (CKP) as part of our Rotary Club lunchtime speaker’s series.  Connor Wright, the innovative founder of CKP, is a 12- year-old from Lynnfield MA who is often balancing his academic life, his passion for playing hockey, and his dedication to his successful business venture.  Connor’s Kindness Project is about making “Kindness Kits” to help improve the lives of local children who are emotionally, physically, or financially in need. 
“When Covid-19 hit things changed for all of us” Connor explained.  He decided to launch a non-profit, Connor’s Kindness Project.  He started with delivering Covid Care Packages, bags of thoughtful presents, to hospital workers on the frontlines of the Covid pandemic. From that success came Connor’s Kindness Kits. 
Connor has delivered boxes for the Woburn police department, local health care centers and for people near and far (Alabama) helping families with chronically ill children.  Connor’s Kindness Project starting small but now plans to deliver 2000 Kits!
To support Connor in his mission Lynnfield Rotary donated $1000.00 to his cause.  
Pictured here are Sharon Marrama and Connor Wright, from Connors Kindness Project with Lynnfield Rotary President Jack Moynihan. 
Peabody Helps Habitat for Humanity
The Rotary Club of Peabody has put in sweat equity for Habitat for Humanity, working two different projects helping get homes ready for families to move in.  These projects are based locally in Peabody and the club is thrilled to give back to their immediate community in such a tangible way. 
Pictured here are Peabody Rotarians on their Mar 26 build day.  #RotaryInAction
Corks & Caps Wine Fellowship
Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.

Corks & Caps Local Chapter of Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship (RWAF) was founded by two Rotary District Governors during the COVID-19 crisis in May 2019: DG Joan Arsenault (D7930) and DG Suzanne Uhl-Melanson (D7790). Joan and Suzanne share a passion for wine, Rotary and the desire to extend this appreciation to fellow Rotarians and non-Rotarians.

Our objective is to learn more about wine, wine and food pairings and any other topics related to the appreciation of wine so that our own appreciation of good wine will be enhanced.

Join us to learn more about wine and have fun at the same time!! Meet fellow Rotarians and non-Rotarian wine lovers across two districts, two countries and three plus states. We have members from MA, ME, NH, CT, LA, VT, Cananda and FL.

We meet the last Sunday of the month from 5-6 pm on zoom. Email Joan at for more information. All Welcome regardless of wine knowledge!!!! 
Wakefield Rotary Zeroes in on Arbor Day
The Wakefield Rotary Club will be honoring the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, recognized annually on the last day of April, with a free raffle to win a tree valued at $300 in support of the Town of Wakefield’s CommuniTREE Program.  Wakefield Rotary and the Beebe library will have an Arbor Day display with the raffle tickets from April 15th to May 1st.  Community members may visit the library during regular hours and register to win.  The drawing for the tree is April 29th at the library.  This year also marks the club’s 100th year of service to Wakefield and the global communities.  Project Chair Gene Mullen noted, “This project falls right in alignment with our club’s 100th anniversary as it fits one of our seven areas of focus.”  In addition to the raffle, the Rotary Club will contribute another $300 to the CommuniTREE Program to sponsor a new tree planting on the Beebe Library grounds. 
Upcoming Events
Assistant Governor Meeting
Apr 11, 2022 6:00 PM
District Membership Committee (DMC) Meeting
Apr 12, 2022 5:00 PM
District PI & Technology Committee Meeting
Apr 18, 2022 6:30 PM
DEI Committee Meeting
Apr 19, 2022
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
DG-Track Meeting & Committee Reports
Apr 25, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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