Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
February 14, 2022

RI Convention Houston 2022

Discover New Horizons

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. Rotary International is excited to offer a special registration rate of US$495 through February 28th.   

In addition, the Board has determined that all participants, including Rotary International preconvention participants, must either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) OR provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival at the convention. Check for updates as RI continues to determine what safety protocols are necessary, based on the current recommendations for safe gatherings from the CDC.
Please join DG Terry, DGE Alexander, DGN Lori, and DGND Tom in Houston and register before February 28th to take advantage of the special rate of $495!
There will 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 save that date! More details to be announced later.
Celebrate our Foundation!
Join the Party and Raise Money for the Rotary Foundation!!!  You are invited to the Gala Fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation with Fellow Rotarians from Zones 28 & 32.
Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 8:00 pm ET.  With District 7930’s Pre-Gala Event 7-7:45 pm ET hosted by DG Terry & DGE Alexander
Don’t Miss this Event!!!  

Your ticket gets you into the Zone Event as well as the Pre-Gala Event & Matching Points
Click this link for detailed program information & ticket pricing:  Registration/Tickets for Zone Virtual Foundation Gala.  FYI, you will receive a separate Pre-Gala Event Link close to the event.
This Week's Polar Plunge Donations Tally
Fellow Rotarians…  I hope that you and your club are planning to join us on April 2nd in Gloucester for the Polar Plunge.  As in year’s past it would be wonderful if you would bring your club banners to hang over the railings on the back of the motor inn.  We have revised the registration sheet so that you can add all who are coming to cheer you on.  So, if you are the only member of your club plunging, but you are bringing 5 members/friends/family with you, please go back into the following link and re-register your club.  Clubs can register their participation by clicking here.
Donations to this year’s Polar Plunge are being directly made through the donate button in MyRotary or through your club’s Foundation Chair.  Once a club has donated a minimum of $1500 it qualifies them to receive the End Polio Now Certificate from Rotary International.   Last year only four clubs in our district reached that benchmark.  I’m pleased to say that the top four clubs below have already surpassed that level.  Let’s try to get our District back to more participation throughout the clubs.  The list below includes all donations made to PolioPlus from July 1, 2021, as of February 12, 2022.  Year to date we have raised $27,950.01 of our $100,000 goal.  There are 20 clubs in the district who have not started making their donations to Polio through MyRotary.  We cannot count donations if your club doesn’t record them.
1.  Marblehead
2.  Rockport
3.  Arlington
4.  Reading
5.  Lynn
6.  Chelsea
7.  Wakefield
8.  Parkway, Swampscott, Amesbury and Gloucester are tied
Water to save the life of children in La Guajira

Increasing Access to Clean Drinking Water for the indigenous Wayuu people

The Chelsea Rotary Club is cooperating with the Fonseca Club in La Guajira, Colombia on a new global grant to bring clean drinking water to the villages of the indigenous Wayuu people on the Guajira peninsula. The area where the Wayuu live is a desert climate and there are over 350,000 indigenous people in this northern peninsula in Colombia. Over 5,000 indigenous children have died in the last few years from lack of water and other diseases derived from lack of water.
Our objective is to build 24 wells that will serve around 7,000 indigenous people, including children. Children and their mothers are the ones who are searching for water, on an everyday basis, they have to walk, ride mules for miles in search of water.
For more information, and a photo gallery from a previous water project we did in the same region, please click here to view our project page in the NEPETS House of Friendship.
If you would like to contribute funds to this global grant, please contact Juan Gallego at
Lynn Honors 8th Grade Students
The Rotary Club of Lynn held its Eighth Grade Recognition Program Thursday, February 10th, at Old Tyme Family Cuisine.  This signature program, a staple on Rotary’s annual calendar, seeks to recognize young middle school students from Lynn who, each in their own way, has overcome an obstacle in their lives to achieve success both inside and out of the classroom.  This is the first recognition since the start of the pandemic.  The Club will have two more before the end of the school year.  The program's longtime sponsor is RiverWorks Credit Union.

Seated from L - R: Daniel Brown, North Shore Christian School; Sindy Carbajal Santos, Thurgood Marshall Middle School; Tyler Desmond, St. Mary’s, Marian Division; and Aysia Olaes, Breed Middle School. Back row, Dick Ruth, Rotarian and Program coordinator; Dr. Patrick Tutwiler, Rotarian and Superintendent of Lynn Public Schools; Peter Kopoulos, Chief Financial Officer for RiverWorks Credit Union, and Dr. John Dolan, Rotarian and Head of School at St. Mary’s High School.  Absent when photo was taken but recognized for her outstanding achievement was Jazlene Ledesma, Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, Discovery Program. 
Freezin' for a Reason:  Gloucester Rotary Polar Plunge to Eradicate Polio
The Gloucester Rotary will hold its annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 11am at the Cape Ann Motor Inn on Long Beach, located at 33 Rockport Road in Gloucester. Anyone wishing to support the #EndPolioNow campaign may make a donation online at Please indicate that your donation should support the “Polio Fund.”
Each of the D7930 clubs are encouraged to attend the Gloucester event or hold their own event—all with the goal of raising $100,000 this year for #EndPolioNow.  Clubs can register their participation by clicking here.
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
Virtual International Assembly
Feb 07, 2022 – Feb 15, 2022
Assistant Governor Meeting
Feb 14, 2022 6:00 PM
DEI Committee Meeting
Feb 15, 2022
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
District PI & Technology Committee Meeting
Feb 21, 2022 6:30 PM
Zone Foundation Gala D7930 Pre-Game
Feb 23, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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