Rotary District 7930 eBulletin
July 18, 2022

ROTARY NOW - Innovative Approaches to Grow Membership


Innovative Approaches to Grow Membership

Please join us on August 17th for a District Membership Committee Webinar on Zoom from 7-8 PM that will include the following three segments:

  • Panel Discussion on Membership Growth - features representatives from the top 3 growing clubs in Rotary year 2021-22
  • Create a Welcoming Environment in your Club - DEI considerations to enhance member engagement and belonging
  • Building a Membership Brochure - promoting club membership in your communities

Please click here to register. You will then receive the Zoom link on the day of the event.

Wanted Host Family for Grad Student
The Parkway Club is looking for an individual or individuals to house a graduate student who will be attending Simmons College in the fall. The incoming student is our last year's scholar, Fransisco's sister. She has received funding for tuition but not for housing. Please contact us as soon as possible if you can host her for a month, a couple of months, or the full year.
Please contact President of the Parkway Club, Kelsea Whittemore at
Successful Lobstah Raffle Scholarship Fundraiser
Marblehead Rotary's annual fundraising and summer favorite, Lobstah Raffle, is a blockbuster hit!  Since 2002, Lobstah Raffle has raised thousands of dollars for scholarships and camperships for Marblehead Youth and Children.  For twenty years, and held every Fourth of July weekend, Lobstah Raffle kiosks located all over downtown have been an iconic presence during our Festival of Arts weekend for returning visitors, locals, and community members!  This week, we have drawn four winners of 20-pound live lobsters. This year has been a record year, with over 25K raised!  Sold-out tickets went for $5 for one ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. 
Pictured from top left clockwise: Lobstah Raffle chair Marsha Christensen (far left), co-chair Aviv Hod (middle), and volunteer and Rotarian Linda Sullivan. Next are photos of children and furry friends participating in the fun during the festival. 
Manchester-Essex Announces Scholarship Winners
The Scholarship Winners have been announced!  Thank you to Judy Laspesa and the scholarship committee for their efforts in soliciting applications and selecting the winners. Here is the excerpt from our press release:
The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club is pleased to announce the 2022 "Service Above Self" scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating leadership, integrity, and academic success.  Graduating high school seniors must either attend Manchester-Essex Regional High School or have parent(s) or legal guardian(s) residing in Manchester or Essex, Massachusetts. Students must be enrolling in a certificate or degree-granting program in the fall of 2022.
Congratulations to this year's recipients who are both attending Suffolk University in Boston.  Jacob Brown will be studying Business and Law.  Isabella Thurlow will be studying Psychology, Criminal Justice and Law.
Gloucester Pancake Breakfast
Spend a beautiful day in Gloucester! Start with pancakes and then visit the Waterfront Festival and Gloucester's many attractions.
The Gloucester Rotary will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Stage Fort Park, located on Hough Avenue in Gloucester, MA. This popular event takes place concurrently with the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, which is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and is held in Stage Fort Park on Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days.  A special free parking area is available for Pancake Breakfast attendees.  For information on Gloucester attractions, visit
Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast are $8 per person, $5 for children six and under, and are available in advance online or from any Gloucester Rotarian. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the breakfast. 
Stoneham Rotary Begins 2022-23 Membership Year
Rotary Club of Stoneham President David Gardner (Boyd’s Direct) recently announced Rotary International’s theme for the 2022-2023 year – Imagine Rotary. 
President Gardner notes that the intent of this powerful messaging is for individuals to consider what impact they could have locally and around the globe if they invest their time, talent, and treasure to find ways to provide meaningful service to others who need help.  For Rotary members, that could involve any of the Five Avenues of Service - Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service, or Youth Service, or it could overlap one or more of these areas.  He also noted that the seven dots surrounding the Rotary circle in the middle of the logo signify the Rotary ‘s Seven Areas of Focus – peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention & treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development and supporting the Environment.  These seven areas suggest the areas in which the Five Avenues of Service might find opportunity. 
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.
For some guidelines on creating stories, please read more!
Upcoming Events
DG Visit Boston #7
Club Cafe
Jul 18, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Public Image & Tech Committee
Jul 18, 2022
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
DG Visit Salem
Hawthorne Hotel
Jul 19, 2022
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
DEI Committee
Jul 19, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Youth-Exchange Committee Meeting
Jul 20, 2022
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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