Peabody Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser

Join the Peabody Rotary Club on Monday, November 23, 2020 for our 2nd Virtual Trivia Night! Kick back with a beverage or two and help the Peabody Rotary Club in supporting service projects throughout the City.
 
What a perfect way to kick off a week of giving thanks!
 
"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast." --William Shakespeare
Peabody Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser Stephanie Johnson 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

Bishop Fenwick Interact Service Project

The Bishop Fenwick Interact Club, along with the assistance of members of the Peabody Rotary Club, provided leaf cleanup services to four homes needing assistance, where the homeowners are currently going through Cancer treatments. The Interact Club was able to assist, following all Covid-19 safe measures. Nice work BFIC!
Bishop Fenwick Interact Service Project Stephanie Johnson 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

TBM Fill the Pantry Project

TBM Rotary is conducting a fundraising raffle to benefit the Tri-Town Food Pantries and other community programs sponsored by the Club. The prize is a 2.1cubic foot freezer (Valued at $250) plus $250 in food gift cards. You can order your entries by email by sending a message to TBMRotary66@gmail.com. Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20. The drawing will be held live on Facebook @TBMRotary on December 20, 2020.
TBM Fill the Pantry Project Bernie Creeden 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0
RI Presidential Citation 2020-21 Betsy Manzelli 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

Wakefield Hybrid Meeting and Project

The Wakefield Rotary Club recently hosted its second hybrid meeting since COVID-19 restrictions began. Meeting both in-person, with socially distanced protocol, and offering a simultaneous meeting online, the group gathered to greet one another and complete a double service project. Wakefield Rotary President John Tramontozzi explained, “During these difficult times, Wakefield Rotarians recognize the need and desire to connect with our members regularly. About once a month, when we perform a service project, those who are able to participate in person are welcome to do so with proposer CDC guidelines including face coverings and social distancing.”
Wakefield Hybrid Meeting and Project Amy Luckiewicz 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

Danvers Pavilion Dedication

Danvers Rotary Club recently held a ceremony at Endicott Park to donate a covered picnic pavilion to the Town of Danvers. The dedication was attended by the Town Manager, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, town employees, and Rotarians. The $78,000 project was started in the spring of 2019 and required approval from numerous town boards. Coordinated by Danvers Rotarians, the 24’ x 44’ structure was ordered from Engineered Wood Structures in Holland, Michigan and assembled by a local contractor. Park staff will rent the pavilion for family reunions, birthday parties, and other events.
Danvers Pavilion Dedication Becky Kilborn 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Harbor Holiday Pops Reimagined

Holiday Pops Reimagined 2020
Sat, Dec 12, 2020, 7pm
Virtual Concert

If you can imagine a Winter Wonderland filled with beautiful children’s voices, holiday stories, lovely orchestral music, solos and duets, Santa Claus and Chanukah, all sprinkled with Marblehead memories and tributes, then you will begin to see what HOLIDAY POPS REIMAGINED 2020 will be. The virtual concert will take on Saturday December 12 at 7:00 pm. It’s FREE, though donations are welcome. The virtual concert can be viewed on Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Facebook page.

Marblehead Harbor Holiday Pops Reimagined Pam Peterson 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

Show Me the Money: Demystifying the Annual Fund

Show Me the Money”
Demystifying Your Member Benefit The Annual Fund
Wed, Nov 18, 2020
7:00-8:30pm
 
This informative evening will be led by Elizabeth Davis, Rotary International Annual Giving Officer and will focus on your Annual Fund and how to use these funds to make an impact in your community and around the world!
Show Me the Money: Demystifying the Annual Fund Joan Arsenault 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0

Corks & Caps Wine Tasting

Corks & Caps Local Chapter
Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship
Sun, Oct 25, 2020
5pm
 
This month’s meeting will feature guest speaker Fred Mullins, who works for VIAS Imports, a wine importer; and wine varietals from the Piemonte (Piedmont), Italy region.
Corks & Caps Wine Tasting Joan Arsenault 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Guide to Hybrid Club Meetings Alexander Falk 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Co-sponsors Blood Drive

The Marblehead Rotary Club and Lynch van Otterlook YMCA will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, October 25, 2020, 10am-3pm.
 
Advance appointments are required. No walk-ins will be accepted. Visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter “schedule an appointment” or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). All Successful Donors will get a free COVID antibody test.
Marblehead Co-sponsors Blood Drive Arthur Schwartz 2020-10-19 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Honored at Zone Summit

District 7930 is part of Zone 32, which consists of 22 districts. D7930 was recognized at the recent Zone Summit and received the following awards:
 
Largest Contribution to the Annual Fund:
1. 7980: $303,863
2. 7390: $307,857
3. 7930: $274,196
Largest Per Capita Giving:
1. 7930 - $156
2. 7980 - $152
3. 7450 - $146
Largest Polio Giving:
1. 7930 - $104,292
2. 7430 - $82,633
3. 7475 - $ 75,988
 
Congratulations to all Rotarians in District 7930 for their contributions, hard work and commitment to our Foundation, with special thanks to the District Foundation Committee, the District Million Dollar Journey committee and the District Polio/Polar Plunge committee for making our year a huge success!
D7930 Honored at Zone Summit Joan Arsenault 2020-10-19 04:00:00Z 0

Ipswich High School Interact Plans Service

Ipswich High School Interact is a Rotary sponsored service club sanctioned by the Ipswich Public Schools and advised by Ipswich Rotary. Last week, the club leaders presented their plans for two new service projects at the weekly meeting of the Rotary club, currently held on Zoom.
Ipswich High School Interact Plans Service Keith Harris 2020-10-19 04:00:00Z 0

Ipswich Announces IpswichRowley-opoly

Just in time for the holidays, the Ipswich Rotary Club has announced its new “IpswichRowley-opoly” game for $30 per game. All proceeds from the sales of the game will benefit the on-going work of the club during the pandemic.
Like its predecessor issued many years ago, this collector game board features many local businesses and professionals who generously support our club during this fundraiser. Be among the first to collect $300 when you pass “Bank Gloucester,” receive a Chamber Card from the “Ipswich Y,” or purchase the “Institution for Savings Depot Square” branch for just $200. All in play money, of course. If you enjoy “Monopoly”, you’ll enjoy playing this game with all the local fun built in.
Ipswich Announces IpswichRowley-opoly Bob Wicks 2020-10-19 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Harbor Plans Holiday Pops Concert

The Rotary Club of Marblehead has been hard at work reimagining its traditional Holiday Pops Concert, to continue its long-standing tradition of community celebration at holiday time. Despite the challenges of these times. Rotary Club President Patricia Sullivan and Concert chairs Judith Black, Betty Lautner and Jessica Barnett have created a new virtual format that will be full of music, local talent, sing- a-longs and holiday memories from Marbleheaders.
 
Holiday Pops Reimagined 2020 will take place on Saturday evening, December 12, at 7:00 pm. Gather together with a few special friends and family to enjoy a delightful evening of holiday cheer. A donation of $50 will reserve a space for you and your group, providing access to the concert.
Marblehead Harbor Plans Holiday Pops Concert Pam Peterson 2020-10-19 04:00:00Z 0

Wakefield Rotary Offers Service and Safety

The Wakefield Rotary Club never stopped meeting during the COVID-19 crisis. Like many, it just moved online, and members have been meeting weekly each Tuesday. Club President John Tramontozzi commented, “I looked forward to these meetings every week. Being disconnected from people, this was a welcome interaction.” But recently the club decided to try to host a hybrid meeting, an effort to ensure safety while giving an opportunity to do a service project. Members were offered a socially-distanced in-person meeting as well as an opportunity to attend the meeting virtually via Zoom.
Wakefield Rotary Offers Service and Safety Amy Luckiewicz 2020-10-19 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Fall Forum Recording

D7930 Fall Forum Recording on YouTube
 
 
Please enjoy an introductory talk by Connor Lapresi, Area Director and Club President of The Last Word Toastmasters International in Burlington, MA, as well as two breakout sessions on Membership and Transitioning during the Pandemic. (click read more to skip to a specific point in video)
D7930 Fall Forum Recording Betsy Manzelli 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
District Welcomes Dr. Bowtie Todd Jenkins David Hart 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Cambridge Looking for Artists

The Cambridge Rotary Club invites you to support local charities and showcase your artwork by participating in the virtual "Chalk on Your Walk" event. Due to COVID, the annual "Chalk on the Walk" fundraiser in Harvard Square was cancelled. However, the groups served by the Cambridge Rotary need help more than ever!

The event will showcase artwork by artists and children online. Not only will this support many local charities, it will be a great way to document this unusual time through art.
 
Cambridge Looking for Artists Karen Saltiel 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Cambridge Donates PPE to Police

With the assistance of a special District grant for First Responders, the Rotary Club of Cambridge donated much needed disposable gloves and face masks to Cambridge's Finest.
Cambridge Donates PPE to Police Karen Saltiel 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Burlington Breakfast Raffle Fundraiser

Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club
Semi Annual Fundraising Fall 2020 Raffle
November 19, 2020

It's time to connect again to achieve our common goals of community service projects!BBRC appreciates the opportunity of helping other Rotary Clubs in fundraising projects and now BBRC needs your help fundraising to help support--
1. National Ataxia Foundation
2. Rise Against Hunger
3. ongoing assistance to local senior citizens, scout troops, and more
Burlington Breakfast Raffle Fundraiser Pooja Singla 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Arlington Flags for Heroes Dedication

This year's Flags for Heroes Dedication Ceremony will be held on November 8 at 1pm. Arlington Rotary has dedicated this year's installment to the Corona Virus Heroes and in memory of Corona Virus Victims.
 
Please consider sponsoring a flag in honor or memory of your hero. They may be men and women who are serving or have served as members of the military, first responders, parents, teachers, coaches, mentors, community leaders, or other heroes.You may sponsor as many heroes as you want, and a flag with the name of your heroes will be flown at Park Circle on Park Avenue from October 25th through November 11th. To sponsor a flag for $30 or more info please visit http://arlingtonmarotaryflags.org for details.All proceeds of this fundraiser will help support Arlington Rotary Club Scholarship program and other projects the club supports in Arlington.
Arlington Flags for Heroes Dedication Becca Harris 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Arlington Assists VA Hospital

Members of Arlington Rotary Club answered the call for donations from the Bedford VA Hospital. The club and the Arlington community came together to donate over 400 books, 400 DVDs, 100 pairs of sweatpants and 100 CDs.Thank you for club member, Paul Buckley, for spearheading this effort. The Bedford VA has provided Paul with a list of other items the hospital is in need of, if you are interested in joining the cause please contact him at arlexins@gmail.com for more info.
Arlington Assists VA Hospital Becca Harris 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Save the Date- D7930 Fall Forum

District Virtual Fall Forum
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Watch for registration information
 
Featuring a speaker from the Thursday Toast Toastmasters Club and three breakout sessions:
(1)  Transitioning during the Pandemic
(2)  Membership Workshop
(3)  The World of Rotary International Foundation
 
Watch your email and the D7930 social media for registration information in the very near future.
Save the Date- D7930 Fall Forum Betsy Manzelli 2020-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Burlington Breakfast Club Installs International Satellite Members

The Burlington Breakfast Rotary, a small but mighty Club, once again is shining brighter. BBRC is expanding and thriving. Its "People of Action" honor Rotary’s motto of "Service Above Self." As Rotarians, in our quest to make a difference in society, Rotary indeed opened opportunities by installing its first International Satellite member in India. This showcase project may present a template/model for other clubs as well in Rotary District 7930 and beyond.
 
Burlington Breakfast Club Installs International Satellite Members Pooja Singla 2020-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Goes Virtual Betsy Manzelli 2020-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Newburyport Helps with Turkey Dinner Project

The Newburyport Club has a great service project coming up Saturday, September 26, 2020.  The club will be helping Operation Warming Hearts and the Salvation Army preparing, assembling and delivering 300 meals to the greater Newburyport area as well as notes and cards with positive messages, words of encouragement or even a homemade greeting card. Volunteers are needed to pick up food, prep and package food and deliver meals. Could you or your family write notes or cards? What a fun family project it could be! For information or to volunteer, contact Marion Spark at marion.spark@nemoves.com.
Newburyport Helps with Turkey Dinner Project Marion Spark 2020-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Peabody Trivia Fundraiser

Trivia for a Cause
Thurs, Sept 24, 2020
8pm
Register at www.rotarypeabody.org

The Peabody Rotary Club and Granite Coast Brewing Company will host an online general knowledge trivia game on Thursday, September 24, to benefit the club’s local scholarship fund.

Teams of up to six players will use their preferred digital device to compete in several rounds of trivia from the comfort of their own home. Hosted by Crew Ryan of Captain Crew’s Question Cruise, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their answers with their teammates, even if they are not playing from the same physical location. Prizes and raffles will also be awarded.

Peabody Trivia Fundraiser Tom Griffin 2020-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Clubs Honored by RI Past President Mark Maloney

Receiving the Rotary Citation is an honor bestowed on clubs who have achieved the goals set forth by the RI President. I am honored to announce that 24 Clubs in D7930 received the Rotary Citation from Past President Mark Maloney for Rotary year 2019-2020!
 
Rotary Citation
with Platinum Distinction
Boston #7
Burlington Breakfast
Burlington
Cambridge
Newburyport
Reading
Somerville
Stoneham
Winchester
Rotary Citation
with Gold Distinction

Amesbury
Arlington
Belle Isle
Greater Salem
Marblehead
Peabody
Rotary Citation
with Silver Distinction

Rockport
Wakefield
 
Rotary Citation
Lexington
Lynnfield
Methuen
North Reading
Parkway
Salem
Woburn
 
Congratulations and thank you for your outstanding achievements to Rotary and our District!
 
IPDG Joan Arsenault
D7930 Clubs Honored by RI Past President Mark Maloney Joan Arsenault 2020-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

Corks & Caps Wine Fellowship

Corks & Caps Wine Fellowship
Sun, Sept 27, 2020
5pm
Register at CorksNCapsWine@gmail.com

All Rotarians and friends/families are welcome to join us. Fellowships no longer require you to be a Rotarian, to join so please invite friends/family who are wine lovers!

Our September and October virtual tasting program will be led by Rotarian Gene Pellerano from Ellsworth/D7790. Gene has worked in a wine shop for 20 years and will be organizing the meetings/speaker/wine varietals. More info to follow. If you wish to join us in September please email Joan Arsenault at CorksNCapsWine@gmail.com.

Corks & Caps Wine Fellowship Joan Arsenault 2020-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

The District 7930 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee will host a workshop and discussion on Diversity Equity and Inclusion featuring Dr. "Bowtie" Todd Jenkins, Founder and CEO of Bowtie Leadership and Development, Inc., a global leadership management training and coaching firm with a focus on bringing diverse people together to increase individual or organizational productivity and performance.
 
Although a date has not been set the DE&I Committee is anticipating late October or early November. This will be a virtual event via Zoom and all Rotarians are invited to attend. When you register for the event you may also submit any questions for Dr. Jenkins and the DE&I Committee.
 
Further details and information will be released shortly.
D7930 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee David Hart 2020-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Clubs Receive Disaster Relief Grant Funds

22 clubs responded to participate in the 25K Disaster Grant awarded to D7930 from RI. Each club will be reimbursed $426 for the purchase of PPE for Police/Fire Departments and First Responders. Congratulations to the following Rotary Clubs:Amesbury, Belle Isle, Burlington Breakfast, Burlington, Cambridge, Chelsea, Gloucester, Gr. Salem, Hamilton-Wenham, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lynn, Manchester-Essex, Marblehead, Marblehead Harbor, Methuen, Peabody, Reading, Boston Rotaract, Salem, TBM and Winchester.
 
Thank you for being a part of this amazing grant!
D7930 Clubs Receive Disaster Relief Grant Funds Joan Arsenault 2020-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Announces Photography Contest

Deadline to submit photos extended to Sunday, September 27, 2020.
 
The Gloucester Rotary Club will publish a 12-month Cape Ann photo calendar for 2021 as a fundraiser.  All profits will go to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s many community and international activities. In Order to publish a beautiful calendar, the Club is requesting high quality digital photos that reflect the amazing communities of Cape Ann throughout the year—photos that reflect what the photographer feels “community” means to him/her, whether it is a person, place or event.  As we will be featuring one photo per month, we need images from each season:  winter, spring, summer and fall.  Photographs from Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester will be accepted. Click here for full contest rules and requirements. All entries must be received by Sunday, September 27, 2020.
Gloucester Announces Photography Contest Pat Thorpe 2020-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

Boston 7 Welcomes RI VP Johrita Solari

The Boston 7 Rotary Club is excited to welcome Rotary International Vice President, Johrita Solari as a special speaker to their October 7 zoom meeting at 6:30pm. Visitors are encouraged and may register for this meeting here. For information, contact Boston 7 President David Manzi at david.manzi201@gmail.com.
 
Johrita Solari is board chair and chief visionary officer of Solari Enterprises Inc., a property management company with 300 team members specializing in affordable rental housing. The company, which she co-founded with her husband, Bruce, was inspired by Rotary’s guiding ethical principles. “The Four-Way Test hangs in our lobby, and every team member sees it as they come into work,” Solari says.
 
Boston 7 Welcomes RI VP Johrita Solari David Manzi 2020-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

Burlington Breakfast Technology Assistance Program

The Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club in an effort to assist seniors and others having difficulty with technology and how to use a variety of electronic devices, is introducing a “Technology Assistance Program” This novel community service initiative is designed to connect seniors and computer challenged individuals with others via technology. This service is especially timely during this unprecedented period of the coronavirus in place of traditional, person to person meetings and get-togethers.
 
Burlington Breakfast Technology Assistance Program Pooja Singla 2020-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
Clubrunner App Improvements Alexander Falk 2020-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

Manchester-Essex Golf Tournament

22nd Annual
Manchester Essex Rotary / Landing Restaurant Golf Tournament
Tuesday, October 6, 2020      
12:30 Shotgun Start
Florida Scramble or Best Ball Format
The Meadow at Peabody Golf Course
80 Granite Street, Peabody MA 01960
 
$100 Entry Fee includes
Greens Fee, Golf Cart, Beverages, Prizes, Lunch
           
To Benefit: Manchester Essex Rotary Scholarship Fund
 
Information contact Chris Shea, 508-843-4979 
 
Manchester-Essex Golf Tournament Chris Shea 2020-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

A Message from RI President Holger Knaack 

 
Dear Rotarians,
 
It our pleasure to announce to you that the African region has just been certified wild poliovirus-free.
 
Rotary members have played an invaluable role in the effort to rid the African region of wild polio. We should be proud of all the hard work that we’ve done to eliminate the wild poliovirus throughout Africa and in nearly every country in the world.
 
This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries of the African region. It has involved millions of health workers traveling by foot, boat, bike and bus, innovative strategies to vaccinate children amid conflict and insecurity, and a huge disease surveillance network to test cases of paralysis and check sewage for the virus.
 
Over the last two decades, countless Rotary members in countries across the African region and around the world have worked together to raise funds, immunize children, advocate with local and national leaders, and raise awareness about the importance of vaccination, enabling the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to effectively respond to and stop polio outbreaks.
 
This milestone is an incredible public health achievement for Rotary members, the African region, and our GPEI partners, and a huge step forward on the road to global polio eradication. But we still have important work to do in order to eradicate wild polio in the last two endemic countries.
 
We have faced many challenges in our journey to eradicate polio. But we’ve made remarkable progress, and the polio infrastructure that Rotarians helped build will serve as a lasting legacy that will continue to help protect vulnerable children against other diseases for decades to come.
 
We are calling on you today to recommit yourselves to ending polio. We need each and every one of you to help finish this fight and continue raising $50 million each year for PolioPlus. The eradication of wild polio in the African region shows us that polio eradication is achievable, and shows how our hard work, partnerships and financial commitment continue to propel us forward, even during a global pandemic.
 
Thank you for your continued efforts, for achieving a wild polio-free African region, and for remaining committed to fulfilling our promise of a polio-free world.
 
Sincerely,

Holger Knaack                                                                                        
President, Rotary International                                                          
 
K.R. Ravindran
Chair, The Rotary Foundation
 
Rotary International President Holger Knaack and Nigeria National PolioPlus Chair Dr. Tunji Funsho congratulate Rotarians on eradicating wild polio in the African Region. Watch here.
A Message from RI President Holger Knaack Holger Knaack 2020-08-25 04:00:00Z 0

Exciting Announcement from WHO

 
In 1996, the great African leader Nelson Mandela launched the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign with Rotary International’s support, setting out a vision for a polio-free Africa. At the time, wild polio paralyzed 75,000 children each year.  Today, August 25, 2020, after four years without a single case of wild polio, the World Health Organization will make an announcement during a live stream from 10am to 12pm EST. 
 
#endpolionow
Exciting Announcement from WHO 2020-08-25 04:00:00Z 0

Wine Fellowship - August 30

BBQ Wine Fellowship Tasting
Sun, Aug 30, 5pm

(please note date correction)
via Zoom


Email CorksNCapsWine@gmail.com for the zoom link

The summer may be almost over but the BBQ is not!  September lends itself to great grilling in the back yard or deck with family & friends (at a social distance) or just you and your partner.  So what wines can still capture the summer magic?

For the next tasting, IPDG & wine connoisor Suzanne will lead us through a tasting of two varietals: white: Vinho Verde (Portugal) & red: Cote du Rhone. The Vinho Verde should be served very chilled and would be great with Shrimp from the grill tossed with lemon and garlic, fresh tomatoes and fresh basil. Cote du Rhone is generally lighter than many reds and accompanies most any meat from the grill (beef, pork, lamb sausages); serve preferably at about 68F.

You will hear more about these wines during our August 30th tasting at 5 PM via ZOOM.  In addition, Conrad Heede President of RI RWAF will also be joining us.

To receive the zoom link email Joan Arsenault at CorksNCapsWine@gmail.com.

See you then!.

Wine Fellowship - August 30 Joan Arsenault 2020-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Interview with Pulitzer Prize Winner on YouTube

The Marblehead Rotary Club hosted a special webinar for it's weekly Zoom meeting on August 11th, with guest speaker Pulitzer-Prize winner and White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, Mr. Phil Rucker. Mr. Rucker previously has covered Congress, the Obama White House, and the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Rucker also is co-author of "A Very Stable Genius". He joined The Post in 2005 as a local news reporter.
 
During the meeting, Mr. Rucker was interviewed by two local journalists, Christine Stevens of the Marblehead Reporter and William Dowd of the Salem Gazette and Swampscott Reporter. Webinar attendees had the opportunity to submit questions in advance and during the webinar. Host for the evening was Arthur Schwartz, the President of the Marblehead Rotary Club.
 
The webinar was recorded and if you missed it you can now watch the recording on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WeRmLmFwW54
Marblehead Interview with Pulitzer Prize Winner on YouTube Alexander Falk 2020-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

Amesbury to Host Inclusivity Speaker

Moving from Diversity to Inclusive Opportunities
Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 12pm
via Zoom
 
All members and guests are welcome

Email amesburyrotary@gmail.com for the zoom link
 
The Amesbury Rotary Club invites you to attend their August 26 meeting with Dr. Todd "Bowtie" Jenkins and a presentation "Moving from Diversity to Inclusive Opportunities for All." The RI 2020 Presidential theme is “Rotary Opens Opportunities” and we are charged to grow rotary and ensure it is an invitation to endless opportunities! The best way to grow, is to inspire and motivate existing members and to look for potential members who are missing. This presentation is not your ordinary diversity talk, so be prepared to get inspired, learn and have fun!
 
Click "Read More" for Dr. Todd "Bowtie" Jenkins bio.
Amesbury to Host Inclusivity Speaker 2020-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Receives RI Disaster Grant for Covid-19 Relief

The Rotary Foundation has approved D7930’s disaster response grant application for $25,000. $15,625 of the grant monies have been distributed to those who responded to a district-wide call for action for PPE last spring when COVID first hit us hard. The following agencies have received PPE for the amount of $3,125: Care Dimensions, Sunrise of Lynnfield Senior Living, SeniorCare Inc., Arlington Visiting Nurses and Community Care, and Beverly/Swampscott AFC Urgent Care.
 
In addition, $9,375 is slated for Police/Fire Departments and First Responders across the district. If your club is interested in supplying PPE to your local police/fire dept/first responders, please email PDG Joan Arsenault at joan@massteximaging.com by midnight of August 31, 2020 (this is a firm deadline). You will then receive information on how to proceed with this grant. Thank you. Congrats D7930! 
 
PDG Joan
D7930 Receives RI Disaster Grant for Covid-19 Relief Joan Arsenault 2020-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

Downtown Boston Virtual Fundraiser

Virtual Jazz/Funk Concert
Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 6-8pm
Tickets: Venmo $25 to @DowntownBostonRotary
 
Downtown Boston Rotary Club will host a virtual fundraising jazz/funk concert on Friday August 28, 2020, 6-8pm. All proceeds will go to our community partner — St. Francis House — a homeless shelter here in Boston. Our performers will be Boston-based The Kenmore Quartet.
 
To secure a ticket, Venmo $25 or more to @DowntownBostonRotary.
 
We're excited to end the summer on a high note and to show that the pandemic will not stop us from pursuing our fundraising endeavors in a perfectly safe way. Anyone anywhere can attend so please help us get the word out. We hope to see you there!
Downtown Boston Virtual Fundraiser Teodor Antoniu 2020-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

Jennifer E. Jones Makes Rotary History

First Woman
Named RI President Nominee

Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones will officially become president-nominee on October 1, 2020, if no other candidates challenge her.

Read full story here

Jennifer E. Jones Makes Rotary History 2020-08-06 04:00:00Z 0

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update

At the last DEI committee meeting on July 30, we discussed the latest version of a draft document of how to help clubs become more inclusive and inviting to a broader audience. This will be rolled out to Assistant Governors and to clubs in the coming months. If you are interested in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Rotary, please consider attending our next call, and potentially joining the committee.  More information about the D7930 DEI Committee.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update Alexander Falk 2020-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Hosts Washington Post White House Bureau Chief

Please join the Marblehead Rotary Club for a special meeting on Aug 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM that will be conducted as a webinar. Our guest will be Pulitzer-Prize winner & White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, Mr. Phil Rucker.
 
Mr. Rucker previously has covered Congress, the Obama White House, and the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Rucker also is co-author of "A Very Stable Genius". He joined The Post in 2005 as a local news reporter.
 
Marblehead Hosts Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Alexander Falk 2020-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Newburyport Interact Serves Community Marion Spark 2020-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

Corks & Caps D7790-7930 Wine Appreciation Meet

Calling all Wine Lovers! Join us on Sunday, August 30, at 5 pm for the next Corks & Caps D7790-7930 Wine Appreciation Local Chapter of RWAF. Our Wine Leader will be PDG Conrad Heede, current President of RI's RWAF. All Rotarians and non-Rotarians are welcome to attend so please invite others. If planning on joining us, email Joan at CorksNCapsWine@gmail.com. The zoom link, info on specific wine varietals for tasting and how to join our wine chapter will be provided. Hope to see you on August 30th! Cheers & Clink!
Corks & Caps D7790-7930 Wine Appreciation Meet Joan Arsenault 2020-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

Nominations for District Governor for 2023-2024 are Now Being Accepted

This important individual leads and supports the clubs in D7930 by inspiring and motivating them to Do Good in the World! All clubs are encouraged to propose suitable candidates who meet the qualifications to serve. One of these requirements is that at the time of taking office, must have been a past president of a club, completed seven years of membership in one or more clubs, and to have attended governors-elect training seminar and International Assembly. If you feel that your club has such a leader among your members please consider nominating them to help fulfill Rotary's ongoing missions. More information and application. Deadline to submit nominations: October 21, 2020.
 
Nominations for District Governor for 2023-2024 are Now Being Accepted 2020-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Peabody Honors Cathy Gravel

Cathy Gravel received Rotarian of the Year for the Rotary Club of Peabody 2019-2020 Centennial Year at a social distanced celebration on June 25th.Cathy is the kind of Rotarian you want in any club. The kind that always says yes. The kind that volunteers proactively to fill the gaps.
 
Peabody Honors Cathy Gravel Stephanie Johnson 2020-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Embraces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 
A top priority for Rotary District 7930 is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. To that extent, our district Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is excited to announce that we have not only added many more (and diverse) members to our committee, but also created a new page on our district website that includes both Rotary and non-Rotary resources to help you with training, background information, and assessments regarding unconscious bias, creating an inclusive environment, and taking a clear anti-racist stance.
D7930 Embraces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Betsy Manzelli 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Elderact Club of Marblehead & Swampscott Heidi Whear 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
RI Offers Free Public Image Webinar Amy Luckiewicz 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Next Wine Fellowship - July 26

Wine Fellowship
Sunday, July 26, 2020, 5:00pm
Napa Valley, The Region and the Grapes
Guest Speaker: Zahava Kraicer, Frank Family Vineyards, Calistoga, CA
 
For this Wine Fellowship we have a special guest, Zahava Kraicer, Tasting Room Manager at Frank Family Vineyards.
 
Zahava will be talking to us about Napa Valley as a region.  We will talk about soil, climate, barrels, wine labeling and the grape varietals that grow in the valley.  You may download a map of the Napa Valley, which we will be referring to throughout the talk.
 
Next Wine Fellowship - July 26 Joan Arsenault 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
Newburyport Gardens at the Rotary Marion Spark 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

International Grant Project: A Focus on Menstrual Hygiene

 
The Downtown Boston Rotary Club is kicking off the new Rotary year working on an international grant that will benefit up to 15,000 women and girls, and would love your support!
 
By partnering with Rotary clubs in Ghana and around the world, as well as experts in the field and several non-profit organizations, DBRC is working to address menstrual health management in rural Ghana, which affects women and girls who lack access to sanitary products, as well as hygienic, safe spaces in which to use them. Menstruation causes 1 in 10 young women to miss school, some dropping out altogether. Affected individuals may also face increased risk of disease and/or social stigma. Access to safe and affordable menstrual health management resources for young women in Africa is crucial for their long-term health and economic empowerment.
International Grant Project: A Focus on Menstrual Hygiene Mallory Mccoy 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Boston Rotaract celebrates 2019-2020 Accomplishments

 
Throughout the past year, Boston Rotaract had a positive impact in the Greater Boston community! The club is proud of their growth and fundraising efforts for both local and international service projects.
Boston Rotaract celebrates 2019-2020 Accomplishments Lizzy Egan 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports ShelterBox

The last few months have been unlike anything we have ever seen, and as a Rotarian I am proud of our ability to adapt and respond in our communities and around the world. I have presented ShelterBox to clubs in “virtual” meetings across the country and have witnessed how Rotary efforts are making a difference. It is inspirational.
 
Total Rotary club and individual Rotarian support for ShelterBox USA in District 7930 (through 6/26/2020) is $7,827!
 
Four D7930 clubs contributed $2,477 of the total donations, including the Bronze Donors Interact Club of Marblehead High School and the Rotary Club of Topsfield, Boxford, Middleton.
Rotary Supports ShelterBox Bill Tobin, ShelterBox USA 2020-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

A BIG Thank You from DG Joan

On my last day as District Governor, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your time, talent and commitment to your club and our district over the past year.
 
For me, this past year as District Governor has been an unbelievable experience and something I wouldn't trade for the world!  All of D7930’s successes are yours and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have accomplished.  It’s been an amazing flamingo journey and one that I’ll cherish forever!!!

Wishing my very best to 2020-2021 District Governor Betsy, the upcoming Presidents and the DG track as they continue D7930’s journey.  I know they will have a stellar year!!
 
I’m proud to have been a part of your team. It has been a privilege!!
With gratitude and heartfelt appreciation,
 
Yours in Rotary,
Joan
 
Joan Arsenault
District Governor, 2019-2020
Rotary Connects the World
A BIG Thank You from DG Joan Joan Arsenault 2020-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Installation Video Now Online

If you missed the event last Thursday, the D7930 2020-2021 Installation celebration can now be viewed online at https://youtu.be/0flGde_-ASo.
 
Congratulations to DG Joan Arsenault on a successful year and to DGE Betsy Manzelli as she begins her leadership of the 2020-2021 Rotary year.
D7930 Installation Video Now Online Betsy Manzelli 2020-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

Newburyport Awards Scholarships

The Newburyport Rotary Club is proud to announce their 2020 scholarship recipients.
1. Norman H. Russell Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 goes to Bridget Lane of Newburyport from Newburyport High School.
2. George A. Cashman Community Service Scholarship of $3,000 goes to Annemarie Noe of Newburyport from Newburyport High School
3. Norman H. Russell Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 goes to Fay Paicos of Salisbury from Triton High School.
 
The club interviewed several students from both Newburyport High School and Triton remotely via Zoom. The committee had a difficult choice but felt these students rose to the top and deserved their support through the scholarships.
 
The Newburyport Club was fortunate to have the awardees attend their weekly Rotary meeting today via Zoom.
Newburyport Awards Scholarships Marion Spark 2020-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Lonnie Hackett Recognized as the 2020 Zone 32 Donald MacRae Peace Award Winner

Maine native, Bowdoin College graduate and founder of the Healthy Learner project in Zambia Lonnie Hackett has been named the winner of the 2020 Rotary Zone 32 Donald MacRae Peace Award. Healthy Learners is a non-profit organization working in Zambia to deliver health care to vulnerable children by educating elementary school administrators and teachers to recognize illness in their students and provide them access to government clinics in their communities.
 
The award is named in honor of Halifax Rotarian Donald MacRae who first proposed that Rotary promote goodwill and peace among nations in 1918. The award is for outstanding achievement in advancing international understanding, goodwill, and peace. Zone 32 consists of more than 1000 Rotary Clubs from Bermuda to Canada as well as parts of the United States.
Lonnie Hackett Recognized as the 2020 Zone 32 Donald MacRae Peace Award Winner Bob Gravino 2020-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

New Area of Focus: Supporting the Environment

RI President Mark Maloney shared on Facebook today (June 26, 2020) that Rotary International has created a new area of focus: supporting the environment. This new area of focus to support the environment will give Rotarians and Rotaractors even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact. Learn more: https://on.rotary.org/3i4zNxl
New Area of Focus: Supporting the Environment RI President Mark Maloney 2020-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Wine Tasting

 
D7930 & D7790 Local Chapter of Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship
Leading the Wine Tasting:  D7930 DGND Alexander Falk
Sunday, June 28, 2020
5:00pm
Wine Tasting Joan Arsenault 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Celebration of Women in Rotary

Save the Date
A Celebration of Women in Rotary
Tuesday June 30, 2020
5:00pm
 
On 4 May 1987, the US Supreme Count changed the face of Rotary International forever.  On that date the Court unanimously ruled that Rotary couldn't discriminate based on sex and they had to admit women into local Rotary Clubs.  The Council on Legislation followed up soon after changing the by-laws and constitution of our organization.
Celebration of Women in Rotary Joan Arsenault 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
Greater Salem Distributes Masks Maria Bertolone 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Membership Reminder

Our district is down 77 members as of June 10.  Please remember to add members on or before 30 June to count for the current Rotary year, 2019-20. Clubs are still inducting members, so do your best to continue to attract members during this time!!  If you’re planning a virtual induction ceremony, consider having the new member induction video from RI President Mark Daniel Maloney ready to show.
Membership Reminder Joan Arsenault 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Exceeds Expectations!

 
In February, D7930 Rotarians were given the challenge to perform 10,000 Acts of Peace before the end of the fiscal year-- June 30, 2020.  The amazing Rotarians in our district blew that goal out of the water so quickly that the goal was reset to 20,000 Acts of Peace.  As of June 15, we are at 20,028 and still counting!
 
 
Thank you to every Rotarian in this District!!
D7930 Exceeds Expectations! 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

RI Virtual Convention 2020

RI Virtual Convention 2020
June 20-26, 2020
 
Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will link you with Rotary and Rotaract members from around the world. Sign up now for this free online event that takes place 20-26 June. Our first virtual convention is open to all Rotary members and participants.
 
RI Virtual Convention 2020 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

PDG Stephen May

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Past District Governor Steve May, from District 7930, has passed away. He was formerly a member of the Rotary Club of Reading.  Steve was District Governor from 2010 to 2011, and also served as a Club president, District Foundation Chair, and Assistant Governor. He was a Paul Harris Major Donor.  Steve relocated to Florida, and is being laid to rest there.
PDG Stephen May Joan Arsenault 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Downtown Boston Welcomes Ontario Visitor

The Rotary Club of Downtown Boston would like to thank the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario for sharing the International Rotary Fellowship with us during our club's first online meeting. We had over 50 attendees and our guest speaker of the month was Jeff Werner- former Executive Director of the New England Carpenter benefits Fund. The topics covered ranged from business planning to a nationally recognized extended care program. Despite being compelled by the current circumstances to hold our meeting virtually, we were pleased that this online medium allowed us to connect briefly with our fellow Canadian Rotarians.
Downtown Boston Welcomes Ontario Visitor Teodor Antoniu 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Burlington Breakfast Assists Fire Victims

In a deadly fire at a house in Burlington, the owner of the house and his mother lost their lives. BBRC Rotarians Ray Graber, Kevin McKelvey, Pooja Singla and Taufiq Sheikh of Brookline's Bank set up an account to help with the funeral services. Contribution from BBRC Rotarians, Brookline Bank and some community help, the family was presented with $750 to help with funeral arrangements. The club's efforts were truly appreciated!
 
What a Rotary moment!
Burlington Breakfast Assists Fire Victims Pooja Singla 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

District 7930 Memorial Service

 
At the June 10th business meeting and memorial service, Rotary District 7930 remembered all the Rotarians who have passed in the last twelve months. Even though it was an online event, it was a very moving ceremony and many members spoke out after the memorial to share their thoughts about those that have left us.
 
The Memorial Service has been recorded and is now available here on YouTube.
District 7930 Memorial Service Joan Arsenault 2020-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Installation Celebration 2020-2021

District Virtual Installation
Thursday, June 25, 2020
7:00pm
Register in advance for this event
 
Come one, come all and join with the celebration of the wonderful job our current club President's have accomplished this year and welcome our new Presidents for the new Rotary year, 2020-21. This will be a unique and very different installation for District 7930 but we need to band together and celebrate!

 

D7930 Installation Celebration 2020-2021 Betsy Manzelli 2020-06-04 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Representatives Elected

D7930 announces the results of the recent vote for Council on Legislation Representative and alternate and the RI Nominating Committee Representative and alternate.
 
Council on Legislation Representative
Trustee Julia Phelps
Alternate PDG Peter Simonsen
 
RI Nominating Committee Representative
PDG Ingrid Brown
Alternate PDG Peter Simonsen
 
Please join me in congratulating these Rotarians!
D7930 Representatives Elected Joan Arsenault 2020-06-04 04:00:00Z 0

Care From Your Chair

Online Auction to Battle COVID-19
May 31 to June 13 (ends 8pm sharp)
Donation Link
Zoom cocktail Party Link on June 13th 6-8pm

 
The Beverly Rotary Club has served its community for almost a century. Today, our help is needed more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a health and economic crisis that has not been seen in our lifetimes, and our neighbors are hurting.
 
That’s why we created the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, and seeded it with more than
$11,000 in pledges from Beverly Rotarians.
 
We know that money will run out quickly. That is why we are launching the Care From Your Chair fundraiser later this month. You don’t have to leave your house to help your neighbors -- you can simply log on to the internet and make a bid on any one of dozens of fun items, including: Artwork, Jewelry, Fine furniture, Gift cards, Golf outings, and Sports memorabilia.
Care From Your Chair Jackie Rapisardi 2020-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Rotarians Step Up the Plate-- 18,259 times!

In February, D7930 Rotarians were given the challenge to perform 10,000 Acts of Peace before the end of the fiscal year-- June 30, 2020.  The amazing Rotarians in our district blew that goal out of the water so quickly that the goal was reset to 20,000 Acts of Peace.  As of June 3, we are at 18,259-- only 1,741 away from our doubled goal!
 
 
Let's hit this goal before the district installation event on June 25! 
D7930 Rotarians Step Up the Plate-- 18,259 times! Joan Arsenault 2020-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

Wine Appreciation Fellowship

D7930 & D7790 launch our Rotary Wine Appreciation Chapter (RWAF)!
 
Twenty-three wine lovers crossing three states and two districts, met May 31 for a wonderful wine tasting of two wine varietals:  Pinot Grigio and Zinfandel.  DG Suzanne from D7790 led us in tasting and tips on how to taste wines, the reason for corks versus twist caps, and what glasses are recommended for sipping white versus red wines.  An overall fun, fun, fun time!
 
Our next Local Chapter of RWAF is slated for Sunday June 28th at 5 pm.  Our very own DGND Alexander Falk will be leading the tasting of Grüner Veltliner - a grape variety that is grown primarily in Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic and Sangiovese - an Italian grape varietal that is best known for its role in Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, as well as many "Super Tuscans."  We will also be sharing food pairings with these two wines.  Hope you can join us.  Open to Rotarians, Spouses and Friends.  More info to follow via Club Runner.  If interested in joining us, you can also contact DG Joan at joan@massteximaging.com.
Wine Appreciation Fellowship Joan Arsenault 2020-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

RI Annual Fund

Dear Rotarians,
As you know, the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation is where our voluntary $100 per year donation under the Every Rotarian Every Year program goes, but let's keep in mind the wonderful SHARE model of the Rotary Foundation: 50% of all the funds donated to the Annual Fund come back to our district three years later in the form of District Designated Funds (DDFs), which we can then deploy for both global grants and district-managed grants to help our Rotary Clubs do wonderful projects - both in their communities and around the world. For example, this year the following are just some of the projects we supported with DDFs: Service Dog, Backpacks for Children in Need, Covid Food Relief, as well as global projects such as toilets in India, etc.
 
As this Rotary year comes to an unusual end in less than a month, I wanted to ask you for your help. Think about the many Rotary District 7930 in-person events you have missed this spring, and how much money you have saved on drinks, dinners, and gas mileage...  we would really appreciate it, if you could donate some of those monies to the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation right now: https://my.rotary.org/en/donate and make sure that Annual Fund is checked. Thank you so much!!
RI Annual Fund Alexander Falk 2020-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

Take Out Polio - Donate Your Lunch Money

Take Out Polio Lunch Event
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
12:00nooon
 
Let's multitask in our efforts to fight viruses! In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we still have a promise to keep to the world's children - ending the preventable scourge of polio. Please join Polio Plus Chair Michael McGovern and Rotary Foundation Trustee Julia Phelps for a Livestream on June 10th. And join us in donating at least $10 to The Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus fund during the week of June 8-17 at: https://www.endpolio.org/donate.

Those of us lucky to be working from home should consider chipping in a little of the lunch money we've been saving. Ditto the meeting meals we haven't purchased holding Rotary meetings on Zoom. And remember, every dollar we give becomes three with the Gates Foundation match!
Take Out Polio - Donate Your Lunch Money Julia Phelps 2020-05-28 04:00:00Z 0

Burlington Donates to Food Pantry

The Rotary Club of Burlington recently donated 150 pounds of food to the People Helping People Food Pantry in Burlington. The PHP Food Pantry serves an average of 155 families per month and it spiked to 184 families in March due to the COVID 19 virus crisis. Pictured left-to-right; Roger Bell – Rotary Club of Burlington President, Jane McIninch and Cheryl Barnes - People Helping People Co-Coordinators.
Burlington Donates to Food Pantry Roger Bell 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0
Looking For Volunteers PI Committee 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Wine Appreciation Tasting Event

An Amazing Evening for D7930 & D7790

Rotary Wine Appreciation Tasting Event
Sunday, May 31, 2020
5:00 pm
 
Learn about the Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship (RWAF)
 
Join DG Joan Arsenault and DG Suzanne Uhl-Melanson for an evening of fun sipping on wine while hearing about the new RWAF Chapter being formed in our two districts.  This evening we will be tasting the following wines:  Pinot Grigio and Zinfandel.  Purchase one of each and consider choosing a wine from these varietals that you have never tried.  We will be comparing tasting notes and hearing about the characteristics of each grape variety.  And of course we will want you all to share what you have brought to the tasting.   You will also hear about the specifics of joining the Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship (RWAF) Chapter as well as plans for future wine events.
 
Partners are also encouraged to attend.
 
See you on the 31st for our first "sipping" adventure!

DG’s Joan & Suzanne
Joan Arsenault – District Governor 2019/2020, District 7930
Suzanne Uhl-Melanson - District Governor 2019/2020, District 7790
Wine Appreciation Tasting Event Joan Arsenault 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Rotaplast Mission to Cebu Postponed

Fellow Rotarians,  I received the following email from PDG Donna Lee Rubin recently on the status of our international service mission to Cebu in the Philippines.
 
“I’m saddened to say that due to the global travel restrictions and the uncertainty of the spread of the pandemic, we must postpone the 2020 mission to Cebu.  I have notified PDG Anton in Cebu who will communicate with the sponsoring Rotary Club , patient recruiters , hospital and volunteers. They are truly admirable, loyal and so hard working.  We are so appreciative of the ongoing enthusiasm and support from the clubs and donors in my dear District 7930. You are all so special to me and I miss you…

What an impact D7930 has made globally having sponsored missions since 2001 which is when I brought Rotaplast to Massachusetts and beyond in our Zones.I was DG and went on the first district sponsored mission to Bolivia just weeks after 911 and the full Boston team all stayed on the team to join the mission. It was fabulous and was the platform for helping so many children in need globally for years to come.
 
Now in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be canceling missions through at least July 2021. We hope to get out on the other side of this and resume future missions. Hopefully D7930 will be there to sponsor the next mission to Cebu.
D7930 Rotaplast Mission to Cebu Postponed Terry Rezendes Curran 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Inter Country Committee Austria-Germany-USA Meeting

The Inter Country Committee (ICC) Austria-Germany-USA was formed a year ago at the Rotary International Convention 2019 in Hamburg, Germany, and had an online meeting conducted via Zoom on May 18, 2020.  Participants from Rotary districts in the three countries collaborate to help define future projects that will be conducted in a cooperative effort between those countries. Participating from Rotary District 7930 were DG Joan Arsenault, DGND Alexander Falk, and Martha Mauser, past and future president of the Ipswich Rotary Club as well as Inbound Coordinator for District 7930 in the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
Inter Country Committee Austria-Germany-USA Meeting Alexander Falk 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Reading Supports Senior Graduates

On Saturday morning, May 16, Reading Memorial High School Senior Class Advisors and Parents along with Rotarians planted an array of lawn signs with each graduating Senior’s picture and the message “We Love Our Seniors Reading Memorial High School Class of 2020.” The signs are arranged in front of the Reading Town Hall facing the Reading Common. The display was set up as a surprise to students and their families and was spearheaded by Senior parent Mrs. Kathy Kinney and sponsored by Reading Rotary. The signs were printed by Art Hayden of Hayden Specialties in Wilmington
 
Reading Supports Senior Graduates Tim Kelley 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Burlington Donates Bleeding Control Kits to Schools

The Rotary Club of Burlington purchased and donated 7 Bleeding Control Kits to the Burlington Public School System late last year. Bleeding Control Kits are designed to provide essential equipment that empowers the general public to take action as immediate responders in stopping life-threatening bleeding caused by traumatic injuries. Pictured left to right – Rotary Club of Burlington President Roger Bell, Burlington Fire Fighter Lt. Mark Saia, Burlington Police Lt. Glen Mills, Burlington Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Conti and Burlington Police Chief Michael Kent.
Burlington Donates Bleeding Control Kits to Schools Roger Bell 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Hand Sanitizer Distributed to North Shore Agencies

From the Department of Many Hands Make Light Work……

Recently, the Rotary Clubs of Manchester-Essex, Gloucester, Rockport and Beverly assisted in delivering Ryan and Wood Hand Sanitizer to deserving folks in the communities.

In March of this year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bob and Kathy Ryan, owners of Ryan and Wood Distillery in Gloucester, halted their thriving spirits production to focus on making hand sanitizer. The recipe, made from their vodka distillate, hydrogen peroxide and glycerol, came from recommended guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization. Production has been brisk, with each 500 gallon batch disappearing off the shelves as fast as they’re put up. Bob and Kathy have been generously donating to medical facilities and essential organizations. Bob reached out to the area Rotary Clubs to see if they would help get the sanitizer to folks we know of in our communities who could benefit from it.
 
Hand Sanitizer Distributed to North Shore Agencies Dot Sieradzki 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

10,000 Acts of Peace Achieved!

We did it! 
We met our goal of 10,000 Acts of Peace! 

Let’s keep it going!  With all of the service in our communities occurring due to COVID19, I would like to challenge us to get to 20,000 Acts by June 15th.  Let’s celebrate our Acts of Peace at the Virtual District Installation on June 25th.

 
 
DG Joan
10,000 Acts of Peace Achieved! Joan Arsenault 2020-05-12 04:00:00Z 0

MA First Lady Lauren Baker to Address D7930

You are invited to an incredible evening with First Lady of Massachusetts Lauren Baker on Tuesday, May 19, at 7pm via Zoom. This amazing evening will be a fireside chat format with First Lady Lauren Baker.   Hear about the Mass Coronavirus Relief Fund and its impact on our communities. There will be an opportunity for Q&A during the meeting.
 
Questions related to Mass Coronavirus Relief Fund are being collected prior to the webinar. To submit your question, contact Lori Karas at lori.karas@outlook.com prior to the event. 
 
We are looking forward to you joining us.  What a great opportunity about hearing what is happening in the state as well how this fund is impacting the people in areas where we work, live and serve.
 
This fireside chat webinar has been recorded, and you can now watch on YouTube, if you missed the live event:
https://youtu.be/_tgywnGXXJc
MA First Lady Lauren Baker to Address D7930 Joan Arsenault 2020-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Harbor Assists Fellow Residents

The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is giving $250 gift certificates to qualified applicants who lost their jobs due to Covid-19. The certificates are meant to help Marblehead residents purchase food and other basic necessities from town grocers. “Our goal is help individuals who have been laid off from ‘non-essential’ positions who may have been receiving an hourly wage and/or surviving on tips,” said club President Kathleen Murphy. “They are financially the most at risk group, struggling to pay for food and essentials.”

The Marblehead Harbor has so far raised $6,700 and continues to fundraise to provide as much assistance as possible.
 
If you wish to contribute please reach out to Kathleen Murphy at kathleen.murphy@gibsonsir.com.
Marblehead Harbor Assists Fellow Residents Luis Ribas 2020-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Reading Rotary Receives $1,000 from Cummings Foundation

Reading Rotary is delighted to announce that it recently received a donation of $1,000 from Cummings Properties. Cummings Community Giving seeks to recognize and support communities of its staff, clients, volunteers and associates. The gift was made in honor of and at the recommendation of John Bogosian of Reading. John is a much-appreciated volunteer of the Cummings Foundation.
Reading Rotary Receives $1,000 from Cummings Foundation Tim Kelley 2020-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Burlington Donates PPE to Front Line

The Rotary Club of Burlington located,obtained and distributed 2 cases of sterile gloves to the town's Public Safety front line departments today. Club President Roger Bell is pictured here with Burlington Fire Chief Michael Patterson.
Burlington Donates PPE to Front Line Roger Bell 2020-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary's relationship with TGIG and Volunteer Surge

 
On Wednesday, May 6th, CEO Scott Doll of The Global Impact Group (TGIG) discussed Rotary's relationship with TGIG and Volunteer Surge and how we can use tele-support to Reach Those Who Are Physically Isolated. This Zoom call was recorded, and if you missed the live meeting, you can now watch it here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5prBNSvxQr0
 
Also, please watch this video from TGIG.org on the Volunteer Surge, too: https://youtu.be/BLp5eV6WG50
Rotary's relationship with TGIG and Volunteer Surge Joan Arsenault 2020-05-07 04:00:00Z 0

Grant Management Seminar 2020-2021 Now Available Online

Any Rotary Club wishing to participate in a Rotary Foundation Global Grant and/or District Managed Grant must have at least two members qualified to manage grants. To qualify your Rotary Club, please follow these important three steps:
 
1. Watch a 16-minute Grant Management Seminar
2. Take a short Grant Qualification Quiz
3. Electronically sign the Memorandum of Understanding
 
The entire process is simple, convenient, and can be completed online.  For more information, visit the D7930 Foundation page or contact Foundation Chair Liz Cullen.
 
Please note that this process must be completed each year. 
Grant Management Seminar 2020-2021 Now Available Online Liz Cullen 2020-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Celebrates Lawrence, Malden, and Peabody

Rotary District 7930 "Roared into the Twenties" last Thursday night (April 30) at our first virtual District event, as we celebrated the 100 year anniversaries of the Lawrence, Malden, and Peabody Clubs!
 
DG Joan led the evening with proclamations of the multitude of accomplishments each club has experienced over the past 100 years, and Rotary International President Mark Maloney presented the keynote talk, reminding us that Rotary Connects the World. Music from the twenties and a chat to catch up with friends after the formal proceeds rounded out the evening.
 
Congratulations to the Lawrence, Malden and Peabody Clubs on your centennial anniversary!
 
D7930 Celebrates Lawrence, Malden, and Peabody Joan Arsenault 2020-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

Stoneham Produces Essential Worker Thank You Signs

During this unprecedented time in history, we are reminded of the tremendous importance of essential workers in our community. This realization has sparked discussions among Rotary Clubs on ways in which they can assist and support their communities during this time of crisis. Many of these discussions have been interesting and productive.

The Essential Worker Thank You Sign program of the Stoneham Rotary Club was formed as a result of these conversations. The program offers a way to combine visual support for the workers who are not able to stay home during this critical time with financially supporting Covid-19 relief efforts. Essential workers include doctors, nurses, technicians and other hospital staff, EMTs, police officers, firefighters, transit personnel, grocery store employees, delivery drivers and more.
 
Stoneham Produces Essential Worker Thank You Signs Dennis O'Hara 2020-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

Andover Supports Fuel-the-Fight

The Andover Rotary, Andover Cares, The Knights of Columbus, and other local civic organizations are partnering to help Fuel The Fight-The Andovers, Inc.75% of all (tax deductible) donations for Fuel The Fight made through Andover Cares will support feeding health care workers providing front-line support for citizens in our region. Any remaining donations will support this, or other local causes related to health and wellness in our community, which Andover Cares sponsors.
 
Our struggling local restaurants need business to help survive through the prolonged stay at home advisory period .... and Lawrence General Hospital employees working on the front line of the Covid pandemic need food because their  cafeteria is closed ... and moreover, the outpouring of public support in sending meals to the hospital has been a "tremendous" emotional boost to the healthcare workers while they face Covid-19 every day.
 
Click here for information about this program or to contribute to this important effort.
Andover Supports Fuel-the-Fight Demetrius Spaneas 2020-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

Reading Supports Essential Workers

Reading Rotary has begun placing signs around Reading to encourage those on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 pandemic. President Mike Collins said, "It's important to recognize the service of those the health care workers, first responders and essential personnel who are doing so much for the community. We are also reaching out to the town, schools and clergy to see how our Rotary volunteers can be of service now."
 
Reading Rotary has moved its meetings online and is continuing to work closely with the Reading Food Pantry to help those facing food insecurity during the quarantine. Rotary makes a weekly run into the Greater Boston Food Bank for the Reading Food Pantry and members are working in outreach to RFP clients.
Reading Supports Essential Workers Tim Kelley 2020-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

Lynn Rotarian Sets Up Covid-19 Food Bank

Capt. Kevin Johnson, who runs the Salvation Army in Lynn, is really something special. He only has 3 full time employees the rest are volunteers. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Lynn.
 
Kevin only has been in Lynn for about 2 years. When he and his wife came to Lynn they knew nobody. He started the Covid-19 food bank from scratch about a month ago, and now he is giving out hundreds of boxes of food daily. He gave out the 10,000th box in April! He has managed to involve a huge number of volunteers, many of them officials in the City of Lynn. In the time before the Coronavirus, he made the Salvation Army HQ available for the monthly food distribution in which many Lynn Rotarians are an integral part.
Lynn Rotarian Sets Up Covid-19 Food Bank William Reilly 2020-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

Medford Rotary Feeds First Responders

Medford Rotary donated meals to Medford Fire, Medford Police, Armstrong Ambulance, Lahey Winchester ER, Bread of Life, and Lahey Burlington ER on two dates in April. More than 250 “plated” hot meals with salad & garlic bread were donated! This also helped Avelinnos in Medford. This restaurant is very supportive of Rotary’s many fundraisers and it is our way to give back to them as well.
 
“I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for sending lunch to the Medford Police Department. Thanks for also choosing a well deserving Medford restaurant (Avellino's). Your consideration and generosity are greatly appreciated."
--Detective Sergeant James Benoit, Medford Police Department
 
“I’d like to thank you, on behalf of Armstrong, for the lunch that you dropped off for our crews yesterday. They were so grateful, and the gesture really does mean so much at this difficult time. We are all leaning on our support systems to get us through these tying period, and the Rotary certainly made everyone feel so appreciated and cared for. So we send you big thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! Many thanks."
--Meredith A. Lambroff, Chief Business Officer, Armstrong Ambulance.
Medford Rotary Feeds First Responders Annie Gelineau Powers 2020-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

Stuck at Home? Visit the East Nassau Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of East Nassau in the Bahamas has arranged a fabulous online speaker series.  Each Friday in May, there will be a Rotary leader speaking at 1pm. 
 
This Friday, May 8, RI President-Elect Holger Knaack will be speaking.  Rotarians from around the world are welcome to join the meeting. 
 
If you are looking for something different to do (or maybe you need a club attendance make-up), please send an email to rotaryclubeastnassau@gmail.com to receive the link to join the virtual Zoom meeting. Pre-registration is required to join the call.Connect using Zoom on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Stuck at Home? Visit the East Nassau Rotary Club 2020-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Half Way to Goal of 10,000 Acts of Peace

D7930 committed to performing 10,000 Acts of Peace  between February 12 (the date of the World Peace & Understanding Dinner) and June 1, 2020. 

What are you and your club doing right now to battle the COVID pandemic?  Log your acts under Disease Prevention and help us get to our goal of 10,000 Acts of Peace by June 1.
 
Have you donated food/funds to a food pantry?
Have you donated PPE to a human services agency?
Have your members volunteered their time?
Please log your Club's Acts of Peace here.

Together, we can easily hit the 10,000 goal!

 
D7930 Half Way to Goal of 10,000 Acts of Peace Joan Arsenault 2020-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

Update: 10,000 Acts of Peace

D7930 Logs 916 Acts of Peace in One Week-- going from 3,174 to 4,090!

D7930 committed to performing 10,000 Acts of Peace  between February 12 (the date of the World Peace & Understanding Dinner) and June 1, 2020.  What are you and your club doing right now to battle the COVID pandemic?  Log your acts under Disease Prevention and help us get to our goal of 10,000 Acts of Peace by June 1. 
 
Have you donated food/funds to a food pantry? 
Have you donated PPE to a human services agency? 
Have your members volunteered their time?

Please log your Club's Acts of Peace here

Together, we can easily hit the 10,000 goal!
Update: 10,000 Acts of Peace Joan Arsenault 2020-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

Boston Rotaract Goes Virtual!

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom - it was great seeing our friends from their living rooms! Boston Rotaract kicked off the its virtual April with a member meeting on Monday, sharing progress from the last quarter and hearing what members have been doing to take care of themselves during this time. A few special Rotarians joined the call and the club welcomes other district Rotarians to join their meetings and events. The group welcomed a Rotary superhero, Evan Burrell from Sydney, to speak about his Rotaract and Rotary journeys, as well as about the importance of personal branding and telling your digital story.
Boston Rotaract Goes Virtual! Mirabella Pulido 2020-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

Greater Salem Rotary Serving During Covid-19

Hugo Overdeput and his family delivered a delicious home cooked meal for St Joseph hospital workers in So NH.
Craig Dufton through his company United Compressor & Pump donated much needed tyvek suits and supplies to AFC Urgent Care, Beverly MA.
 
 
Greater Salem Rotary Serving During Covid-19 Jeanne Geisser 2020-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

Trustee Julia's Call to Action

Like all of you, I've been home for over a month watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold and feeling like I should be doing more! I'm healthy, I have food on the table, and I'm able to stay home. Not everyone can say that! And then our district had this awful virus hit us personally with the death of Beverly Rotarian, Don Kelly.  Don was club president when I served as governor (2007-08).  He was a great club president, and even better Rotarian, a better yet community supporter. What a loss …. Just like all the others who’ve died because of this virus.
 
So, here's what I've come up with .... JULIA'S COVID-19 CHALLENGE.  Many of you have already given, thank you!  For those of you who haven’t … here’s your chance.
 
I'm challenging a 200 of my friends and friends of Rotary in District 7930 to donate $25 to Rotary's Disaster Response Fund. One-thousand donations (Rotarians and non-Rotarians) will result in one COVID-19 Disaster Response grant ($25,000) being funded for a Rotary district somewhere in the Rotary world. I have almost 4,000 followers on Facebook and 150 of them have already given.  We have almost 2,000 members in District 7930 and I hope that I can count on at least 10% (200) of you  to rise to the challenge.  If you’ve already given, thank you again!
 
 
I hope I can count on 200 of my friends in District 7930 to step up and donate. Let me know when you donate (email, PM, or on my FB timeline) so I can keep track of how we're doing.
 
Thank you and let's make a difference!
 
Julia D. Phelps, Ed.D.
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2017 - 2020
Director, Rotary International, 2014 - 2016
Trustee Julia's Call to Action Julia Phelps 2020-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

Pandemic Resources

Information about the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 situation is changing continuously

For the most up-to-date information, visit:

Want to know how you can help?

  • Many local Chambers of Commerce are putting together resource lists. Contact your Chamber for information.
  • Want to help your local food pantry?  Find a list of all Massachusetts food pantries at Feeding America.
  • Want to help deliver Meals on Wheels lunches to shut-in seniors?  Find a list of Massachusetts elder service agencies at 1-800-AgeInfo.
  • Want to make a mask for yourself or a bunch of masks to donate to a local agency?  Nora and DGND Alexander Falk made an excellent video tutorial on mask-making.

Beware of Scams!

Pandemic Resources PI Committee 2020-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Trustees of the Foundation Increase Flexibility of Grants for COVID-19

Update 4/13/2020: District Clubs have jumped onto this opportunity to help their communities!  At this time, all funds have been committed.  Thank you D7930 for your commitment to serving!

I would like to share with you some great news from District 7930 and the Rotary Foundation!

The Rotary Foundation recently gave districts more flexibility in using DDF money. Clubs who are grant qualified have access to apply for a District grant up to $6,000 per grant (50% Club/50% District) to be used for COVID 19 FOOD RELIEF. There are ONLY 25 clubs who qualified this year and each of those clubs/members received a separate email from me. Qualified clubs need to submit grants by May 1 and complete the project by June 1. Grants will be approved on a first come, first serve basis until the $19,000 is depleted.
 
You can find the Grant application here: https://grant.clubrunner.ca/50227/Grant/NewRequest.
 
In addition, any monies that you haven't spent in your current district grant can be repurposed for a Covid-19 response.

 
Trustees of the Foundation Increase Flexibility of Grants for COVID-19 Joan Arsenault 2020-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Ten Thousand Acts of Peace

Have You Logged in Your Club's Acts of Peace?

D7930 committed to performing 10,000 Acts of Peace  between February 12 (the date of the World Peace & Understanding Dinner) and June 1, 2020.  What are you and your club doing right now to battle the COVID pandemic?  Log your acts under Disease Prevention and help us get to our goal of 10,000 Acts of Peace by June 1. 
 
Have you donated food/funds to a food pantry? 
Have you donated PPE to a human services agency? 
Have your members volunteered their time?

Please log your Club's Acts of Peace here

Together, we can easily hit the 10,000 goal!
Ten Thousand Acts of Peace Joan Arsenault 2020-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

What is Your Club Doing Today?

How has your Club adapted to today's new reality of online meetings?  What innovative ways are you continuing to support your members, your community and the world?
 
Please share your story with us. The District would love to know what you are doing and how you are managing.
 
What is Your Club Doing Today? PI Committee 2020-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Polar Plunge a Huge Success!

Last Saturday's Polar Plunge was a huge success!  Almost 200 Rotarians and friends plunged into the frosty waters at Long Beach in Gloucester-- raising more than $91,000 to End Polio Now! We are currently $99,000 away from raising ONE MILLION Dollars since the first Polar Plunge 10 years ago.
 
Thank you to everyone involved with the Plunge, including our plungers, donors, sponsors, and the many people and organizations who donated their time and resources to make the Plunge a success!
Polar Plunge a Huge Success! Joan Arsenault 2020-03-03 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 Pints for Polio Fundraiser

Pints for Polio Fundraiser
Sunday, March 22, 2020m 12noon-7:00pm
77 Main St, Peabody, MA
 
Join us at Granite Coast Brewing on Sunday, March 22, help us #endpolio! All bartender tips will be donated to The Rotary Foundation’s End Polio campaign.
 
Invite your friends, family, colleagues and clients to join you for a pint and help us end polio! Granite Coast is family and dog-friendly. Bring your own food to the brewery! Tip your bartender well and help us inch closer to a polio-free world! Each $1 raised will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation!
 
You're welcome to bring in your own food or Wild Fox Pierogi will host a pop up 12-4pm.
D7930 Pints for Polio Fundraiser Amy Luckiewicz 2020-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Winchester Meal Packing Event

It's time to register for this year's Winchester Rotary Club's Rise Against Hunger meal packing event on Thursday, March 19, 4pm at Hadley Hall! This is an event we encourage members to bring colleagues, family, kids and friends to help us pack over 14,000 meals in less than 2 hours! There will be a pizza party after the work is done.

Many hands make light work....Register here
Winchester Meal Packing Event Linda Doucette 2020-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Methuen Celebration Of Achievement

Please join the Methuen Rotary Club at our 10th Annual Celebration Of Achievement, where we honor students, teachers and the "Service Above Self" recipient. On April 14, 2020 at 6pm at the Merrimack Golf Course, 210 Howe Street, Methuen, MA. Our special Guest Speaker will be Donna-Lee Young Rubin, the Chief Executive Officer of Rotaplast International.

Tickets $50, includes family style dinner, coffee, dessert and cash bar. Register at methuenrotary.org.
Methuen Celebration Of Achievement Julie Brady 2020-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
D7930 Ambassadorial Scholar Honored 2020-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Chelsea Trailblazers 2020

The Chelsea Black Community celebrates Black History Month with a month long series of events promoting black history in Chelsea.  As part of the celebration the CBC recognizes several local residents and business persons as Chelsea Trailblazers.  In recognizing this year’s Trailblazers the CBC took into consideration ethical behavior grounded on compassion, nurture and social bonds.  Ideals and convictions that pertain to human beings’ behavior toward each other and to the preferred organizations of their communities such as – historical experience, empathy and the need for integrity and harmony.  This year’s honorees include Chelsea Rotarian PP Susan Gallant.  Susan was recognized for commitments to the Chelsea Rotary Club and the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce.  Susan organizes and coordinates the Chelsea Rotary’s project of sending 20 Chelsea children to Camp Rotary every year.  She also runs the Chelsea Chamber’s annual Pot-O-Gold and Brighter Holidays Breakfast with Santa.  The Chelsea City Council honored the 2019 CBC Trailblazers with resolutions at their February 10, 2020 meeting.
Chelsea Trailblazers 2020 Bruce Mauch 2020-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

National Immunization Day in New Delhi, India

Although India is certified Polio free since year 2011, still there is a fear of its coming back. Hence, every year as a precautionary measure India organizes a National Immunization Day (NID) to deliver Oral Poliovirus Vaccine drops to every child under 5 years of age. This year the NID was on January 19th. 2020 in India. Invitations were sent to many Rotary Clubs in the world to come to India and have Rotarians from allover the world volunteer and participate in immunizing children by dropping those two precious drops of polio vaccines. It is a tremendously rewarding feeling to realize that you administered those two drops of vaccine and saved a child from being a victim of polio! The joy of that experience can only be felt as there is no proper words to describe that heartfelt feeling!

It was my longtime dream to participate in NID and personally deliver the polio vaccine drops and save at least a child suffering lifelong from polio. The opportunity landed this year. Past Rotary International Director, Brad Howard of California lead a program that invited Rotarians from USA to join together and participate in India’s NID on January 19th and 20th. I was so excited to get this message and immediately applied for my dream come true program. There were 49 fellow Rotarians from different Clubs of USA, Canada and Barbados joined together and went to India to experience this unique opportunity. Majority of Rotarians in our group was from USA. 
National Immunization Day in New Delhi, India Satya Mitra 2020-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

100 Year Celebration for Lawrence, Malden & Peabody

Roar into the Twenties & Celebrate 100 years of Rotary with the Lawrence, Malden and Peabody Clubs and Meet RI President Mark Maloney!

Roaring Into the Twenties Celebration
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6-9pm
Danversport
 
Early Bird Special Registration Closes March 18, 2020
 
Here’s your chance to meet a Rotary International President Mark Maloney close to home and go to a party at the same time!  Plus, with early bird pricing you can save $20 dollars (or $40 for a couple) by registering for the 100th  Anniversary Celebration before Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  On the 19th of March the price goes to $100 per person. 
 
(Click "Read More" for more information and a chance to sponsor the celebration.)
 
100 Year Celebration for Lawrence, Malden & Peabody Julia Phelps 2020-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

World Peace and Understanding Dinner Inspires Acts of Peace

Last week's D7930 World Peace & Understanding Dinner was host to inspiring table discussions between RYLArians, Interactors, Youth Exchange students and Rotarians as they defined local community peace projects. These projects will be implemented between now and June 1st, 2020 as part of the District's commitment to create 10,000 acts of peace. These acts will also count towards PeaceJam's Billion Acts of Peace!
 
World Peace and Understanding Dinner Inspires Acts of Peace Joan Arsenault 2020-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 Youth Exchange Students

This year's Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) students were introduced at the Rotary District 7930 World Peace & Understanding dinner last week and participated in the PeaceJam activities of the evening.
D7930 Youth Exchange Students Alexander Falk 2020-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

Polar Plunge on Leap Day!

"How can I help eradicate polio from the world?"

 
Funny you should ask.  In less than two weeks, Rotarians and friends from all over District 7930 will leap into the frosty waters off Gloucester-- all in the name of eradicating polio!
 

Text ENDPOLIO to 71777 to make a donation right now or to join our plungers on February 29, 2020, at Long Beach. Click here for more information

Polar Plunge on Leap Day! Amy Luckiewicz 2020-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

Woburn Students Return RYLA as Leaders

Woburn students Adam Ghili and Lauren Tramonte spoke at a recent Rotary Club of Woburn meeting and told of their experiences at last year's RYLA weekend. Both were empowered by the challenges of those few days at RYLA and came through as more confident individuals and leaders. Both will be returning in May to be leaders to the new RYLA students and families. Congratulations to both!
 
If your club would like more information about RYLA, contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris at Christina@PartnerWithChoice.com or 978-270-6706 or visit the RYLA webpage
Woburn Students Return RYLA as Leaders Brian Ouellette 2020-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Rotary "Night at the Races"

The Gloucester Rotary Club will hold their annual “A Night at the Races” on Friday, March 20, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe’s Wharf in Gloucester.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  All proceeds from this event will support local and international programs of the Gloucester Rotary.

A Night at the Races is a fun-filled evening with all the suspense and excitement of a racetrack. High quality, video-taped horse races are narrated from start to finish by lively announcers.  During the evening there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar, and variety of raffles. At various points during the evening, players will be able to use their winnings to bid on merchandise and services that have been donated for the event.  For the most fun, reserve a table – bring a group.  Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased online or at the door on the night of the event.  
Gloucester Rotary "Night at the Races" Brandon Pratt 2020-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

Hamilton-Wenham to Visit Gloucester for This Week's Meeting

The Hamilton-Wenham Club typically meets on Friday mornings at 7:30am at the Wenham Tea House.  However, this Friday, February 14, 2020, 7:30-9:30am, the Club will meet at the Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester, during the SeniorCare Valentine's Day Meals on Wheels Fundraiser Breakfast.  SeniorCare provides a variety of services to seniors in nine North Shore communities, including Hamilton and Wenham.  
 
Any Rotarian in need of a makeup or simply wanting to have a delicious meal with a fun group is welcome to join the Club Friday morning.  For more information, please contact DGE Betsy Manzelli for details.  Tickets for the breakfast are $15 per person, and may be purchased online or at the door during the breakfast. 
Hamilton-Wenham to Visit Gloucester for This Week's Meeting Betsy Manzelli 2020-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

Winchester Annual Golf Tournament

The Rotary Club of Winchester's 32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020, at the Winchester Country Club. Our tournament is held to benefit the Winchester Rotary Charitable Foundation, Inc. The fund supports numerous local charitable organizations as well the national and international works of Rotary International. We rely solely on our valued sponsors, donors, and auctions to raise the funds to support our annual charities fund.
 
We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the exclusive Winchester Country Club each year for our golf tournament. The WCC offers only a few non-member golf events each year. The Rotary Club of Winchester Charity Golf Tournament is fortunate still to be one of the very few to offer exclusive access to golf at the WCC.
 
For full information on the Tournament, including sponsorship and registration, please visit our webpage. Additional Questions can be directed to golf@winchesterrotary.org.
Winchester Annual Golf Tournament Linda Doucette 2020-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

Polar Plunge Getting Close!

"How can I help eradicate polio from the world?"

 
Funny you should ask.  In just over two weeks, Rotarians and friends from all over District 7930 will leap into the frosty waters off Gloucester-- all in the name of eradicating polio!
 

Text ENDPOLIO to 71777 to make a donation right now or to join our plungers on February 29, 2020, at Long Beach. Click here for more information

Polar Plunge Getting Close! Amy Luckiewicz 2020-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 2020 Conference Early Bird Registration Now Open

District 7930 Conference
Saturday, May 16, 2020 
Gloucester, MA
 
$90 Early Bird Special
Available NOW to 3/15/2020

$115 after 3/15/2020

Service Projects begin at 1pm:
  * Wonderfund backpack filling
  * The Open Door project
  * SeniorCare Meals on Wheels project
 
D7930 Celebration Cruise at 5pm:
  * Join us aboard the Beauport Princess, boarding from Cruiseport Gloucester (6 Rowe Square, Gloucester). 
  * Eat, Dance and Celebrate while we cruise Gloucester Harbor 
  * Attire = Hawaiian festive
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
District Captain Joan and First Mates: Stephanie Johnson and Lori Karas
 
D7930 2020 Conference Early Bird Registration Now Open Joan Arsenault 2020-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

PM Imran meets RI Delegation to Discuss Polio

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Pakistan’s biggest priority is to eradicate polio from the country, adding that the government will utilise every measure in its fight against the disease.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Pakistan’s biggest priority is to eradicate polio from the country, adding that the government will utilize every measure in its fight against the disease. The prime minister met with a delegation of the organization Rotary International working towards polio eradication, where he was accompanied by Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza.
 
PM Imran meets RI Delegation to Discuss Polio RI Polio Plus Chair Michael McGovern 2020-02-06 05:00:00Z 0
D7930 Spring 2020 Mini Grants Available 2020-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

Chelsea Welcomes 4 New Members

The Rotary Club of Chelsea installed four new members in January.  New members standing next to President Peter Zaksheski are Rabbi Mark Golub, Chaplain at the Hingham Harbor Senior Center, Robert Repucci, Executive Director of Winnisimett Real Estate Inc., Cheryl Poppe, Superintendent of the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea and Mary-Lou Ireland, Director of Assessing for the City of Chelsea.
Chelsea Welcomes 4 New Members Bruce Mauch 2020-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

Ipswich Rotary's Empty Bowl Dinner

The Rotary Club of Ipswich will host the 4th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Thursday, February 20, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Hellenic Center, 117 County Road, Ipswich.  Proceeds from the event will benefit The Open Door Ipswich Food Pantry, which serves Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Hamilton and Wenham. Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs. The meal is simple; soup, bread and a cookie. Guests select and keep a one of a kind handcrafted bowl of their choice. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that “Somewhere – someone’s bowl is empty.”
Ipswich Rotary's Empty Bowl Dinner Bob Gravino 2020-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

World Peace and Understanding Dinner

D7930 World Peace & Understanding Dinner
Wed, Feb 12, 2020
Spinelli's, Lynnfield
$45 /Rotarians & Guests
$20 /Rotaractors & Youth
Register here
Registration closes at 11:59pm on Monday, February 10, 2020

 
This year’s World Peace & Understanding Dinner will be interactive, and will be led by youth and PeaceJam.  Young people will be working hand-in-hand with Rotarians to develop new projects that can bring peace to our local communities within the context of Rotary's Six Areas of Focus.  Together, we will develop these projects and then go back to our communities and implement them as a team.
 
We will also be challenged to log ten thousand acts of peace as Rotary District 7930. These will be part of the PeaceJam One Billion Acts of Peace campaign, which has been nominated 8 times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
Don't miss this amazing night! Register here
Registration closes at 11:59pm on Monday, February 10, 2020
World Peace and Understanding Dinner Alexander Falk 2020-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

Amesbury Addresses Combined Sewage Overflows in Merrimack River

One of the main initiatives of Rotary is clean water, sanitation and hygiene education. These are the basic necessities for a healthy environment and productive life. The Rotary Club of Amesbury is focusing on this initiative locally by addressing the Combined Sewage Overflows (CSO’s) into the Merrimack River.

Over 800 million gallons of untreated sewage were released into the Merrimack River in 2018. Untreated sewage can cause life threatening disease including cholera, typhoid, dysentery and hepatitis A.
Amesbury Addresses Combined Sewage Overflows in Merrimack River Peter Doyle 2020-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 Membership Mini Grant (Spring 2020)

The D7930 Membership Committee is happy to share a fresh opportunity for clubs to host FRIENDraisers to attract new members and present alternative forms of membership. Clubs can apply for up to $200 reimbursement match. Partner with another club and we'll reimburse up to $300!

The purpose of this mini-grant is to encourage the Rotary clubs of District 7930 to develop their orientation process, work on club development, host a "Friendraiser" event to attract new members or to provide support for new members to pursue their Rotary passions.

Please carefully read all of the qualifications, requirements and timelines.

Questions?

Contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs
Terry Curran (terrycurran7930@gmail.com)
Peter Majane (
peter.majane@gmail.com)

 

D7930 Membership Mini Grant (Spring 2020) Terry Rezendes Curran 2020-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

Reading Welcomes 3 New Members

Reading Rotary held a New Member Open House on January 15 and inducted three new members: Jeanne Borawski, Andrea Evans Zoia and Gabe Moraga.
 
Membership Chair Lisa Gibbs and a team including, John Douglass, Brian Tobin and Mike Collins, organized a very successful Open House at RCTV (Reading Community Television). The Membership Committee sent out invitations to businesses and other prospects in town and encouraged members to bring at least one guest as a potential member. They also passed out some Rotary swag, a new Club brochure and applications to all visitors. We had 11 additional potential new members attend and it was a great time.
 
As part of the Open House, new members Jeanne, Andrea and Gabe were inducted by Vice President John Douglass.
Reading Welcomes 3 New Members Tim Kelley 2020-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

Marblehead's Got Talent

Please join the Marblehead Rotary Club for one of our most important fundraising events of the year: The Finale of Marblehead's Got Talent on February 7, 6-10 PM, at the Boston Yacht Club, 1 Front Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. This event will include live performances by our seven finalists, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and live and silent auctions - you just have to come to see the amazing talent that is competing this year!
 
Marblehead's Got Talent is a Performing Arts Scholarship that is being awarded by the Marblehead Rotary Club in cooperation with the Marblehead High School Interact Club via a talent show competition. First prize is a $5000 scholarship, second prize is a $3000 scholarship, and 3rd prize is a $2000 scholarship.
 
Please come and join us for a fabulous evening of amazing performances, and to help us raise the monies we need to award these scholarships. Tickets are available online for $50 per person at http://marbleheadsgottalent.com/.
 
Marblehead's Got Talent David Deutsch 2020-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

RI Theme 2020-21 Announced

RI Theme 2020-21:

Rotary Opens Opportunities

Rotary International President-elect Holger Knaack is encouraging Rotarians to seize the many opportunities Rotary offers to enrich their lives and the communities they serve. Read the full story here.
RI Theme 2020-21 Announced Betsy Manzelli 2020-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

Dedication of the Robert Wood Executive Boardroom

Please join the Wood family, the Rotary Club of Peabody, The Sheraton & D7930 for the Dedication of the Robert Wood Executive Boardroom on Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5-6 pm, at the Sheraton Wakefield Four Points. Light refreshments will be served at 5pm in the hotel lobby, and the meeting room Dedication will begin at 5:30pm. Tamara Husband, Director of Catering will deliver opening remarks followed by the blessing of the room by Sister Lenore Coan from the Rotary Club of Ipswich.

While there is no cost, Registration is requested to provide a count for the hotel who is providing the refreshments. Register here.

Please note:  The Mid-Year Leadership meeting will follow at 6 pm and has a separate registration.

Dedication of the Robert Wood Executive Boardroom Joan Arsenault 2020-01-13 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 2020 Rotaplast Team Being Formed

D7930 is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Rotaplast Mission to Cebu City, Philippines October 11-25, 2020. If you are interested in going on the Mission as a Non-Medical Team Volunteer, please contact DGN Terry Curran at terrycurran7930@gmail.com. Applications for this mission will close on March 31, 2020.
D7930 2020 Rotaplast Team Being Formed Terry Rezendes Curran 2020-01-13 05:00:00Z 0

Need a Speaker?  Ask RYLA!

RYLA is:
Life changing!
Amazing!
Fun!

RYLA wants to speak to your Rotary or Interact Club!  Contact Christina Harris at Christina@PartnerWithChoice.com or 978-270-6706 to schedule.  RYLA Changes Lives!!

Watch our brand new RYLA video!

Download the RYLA application here.

D7930 RYLA 2020
Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, 2020
Camp Glenbrook, Marlborough, NH
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary International’s leadership training program for young people.  Rotary District 7930 has a long-running annual program for high school students. Sophomores and juniors are invited to attend a weekend long event, where they learn leadership and life skills including goal setting, cultural understanding, problem solving, communication, public speaking, networking, community building, team building and more!
Need a Speaker? Ask RYLA! Christina Harris 2020-01-13 05:00:00Z 0
Plunging for Polio Amy Luckiewicz 2020-01-06 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 2020 Conference - Save the Date!

District 7930 Conference
Saturday, May 16, 2020

Save the Date

Rotary Cruise Theme Song  (to the tune of the Love Boat)
Rotary, traditional yet new
Come aboard, were expecting you
Service Above Self, lifes sweetest reward
Let it flow, it floats back to you
District Conference - soon will be making another run
District Conference - promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure, Your mind to celebrate
Rotary won’t be boring anymore
It’s an open smile at a friendly time
Yes Rotary.  It’s Rotary,

We look forward to cruising with you! 
First Mates Stephanie Johnson and Lori Karas
D7930 2020 Conference - Save the Date! Lori Karas 2020-01-06 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 RYLA 2020 Registration Now Open

Watch our brand new RYLA video!

Download the RYLA application here.

D7930 RYLA 2020
Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, 2020
Camp Glenbrook, Marlborough, NH
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary International’s leadership training program for young people.  Rotary District 7930 has a long-running annual program for high school students. Sophomores and juniors are invited to attend a weekend long event, where they learn leadership and life skills including goal setting, cultural understanding, problem solving, communication, public speaking, networking, community building, team building and more!
 
Your Rotary club can support RYLA by
  • Asking school administrators and Interact club advisers to promote RYLA
  • Inviting former RYLA participants to speak about their experience at a club meeting
  • Budgeting to send local participants to the district RYLA weekend
  • Recruiting young people with leadership potential in the community to attend district RYLA
  • Organizing RYLA reunions or follow-up events
  • Contacting your district RYLA chair to find out how your club can participate
Want more information? Would you like a RYLA speaker to visit your Club?  Contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris
D7930 RYLA 2020 Registration Now Open Christina Harris 2020-01-06 05:00:00Z 0

Newburyport's Holiday Giving

On December 17, 2019, the Newburyport Rotary Club held their holiday evening meeting at the Custom House Maritime Museum to donate $5,000 to local charities. The recipients were the Salvation Army, Pettengill House, Anchor Diaper Bank, Community Service and the Boys and Girls Club. Each received $1,000.
Newburyport's Holiday Giving Marion Spark 2020-01-06 05:00:00Z 0
60 Days Until the Polar Plunge! Tracy Arabian 2019-12-31 05:00:00Z 0

A New Year's Resolution You Can Keep (for a lifetime!)

As we approach the end of 2019 and start a new year and a new decade, it’s a great time to reflect on your commitment to OUR Rotary Foundation and create your Rotary legacy. In March of 2019, DG Joan & DGE Betsy, with the blessing of then DG Bob, announced our district’s Million Dollar Journey to support the Rotary Foundation.
 
Now you might be asking, “what is a Million Dollar Journey?” The idea originated in District 5110 in Oregon in 2014 with the goal to raise a minimum of $1 Million in new donations for the programs of The Rotary Foundation with minimum donations of $10,000 from each donor in cash or a bequest. Our journey started in March 2019 and will conclude on October 15, 2020. We will celebrate our Million Dollar Journey on Thursday, October 15, 2020 by unveiling the exact amount of money we’ve raised for the Rotary Foundation during this time period. Our guest speaker for the evening is Past RI President and Trustee Chair (2020-21) Ravi Ravindran.
 
A New Year's Resolution You Can Keep (for a lifetime!) Julia Phelps 2019-12-31 05:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Supports North Shore Track Meet

The Gloucester Rotary Club supported the Northeastern Conference Freshman-Sophomore Meet at Beverly High’s Henry Cabot Lodge Fieldhouse on Saturday, December 21, 2019. Students from several north shore high schools participated in this annual event.
Gloucester Supports North Shore Track Meet Josh Arnold 2019-12-23 05:00:00Z 0
D7930 Rotaplast Welcome Back Party Terry Rezendes Curran 2019-12-23 05:00:00Z 0

Update: D7930 Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge Team wanted to share with you some important updates about our upcoming 2020 Polar Plunge...
  1. It's not too late to register! Our 2020 Polar Plunge to End Polio is on Saturday, February 29, 2020 (snow day March 14th) and we can't wait to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a BIG goal. Register today to participate in the 2020 Polar Plunge, a Rotary District 7930 tradition since 2009! Click to register as a Plunger.
  2. It's not too late to register as a Virtual Plunger...no jumping into the water for you, just fundraising! Click to register to register as a Virtual Plunger.
  3. Parking at the event will be strictly enforced. Please plan on parking at Good Harbor Beach on Thatcher Road and take the free 2-minute shuttle to Long Beach.
  4. Room reservations at the Cape Ann Motor Inn are now OPEN! Please make your reservation directly through them by calling (978)281-2900. They sell out fast! Call ASAP if your team needs a changing room.
  5. This year, to save on costs, we have a new participant shirt policy. If you register by February 1, 2020 AND have raised (as recorded on Mobile Cause) a minimum of $25.00, you get a free shirt. Off-line donations recorded on Mobile Cause count! If not...shirts will be $5 at the door while supplies last. You'll get your ticket for your shirt at check-in. If you are virtually plunging and not planning on attending the plunge, please contact me ASAP to reserve your shirt.
  6. ALL participants MUST have a waiver signed and participants must be in high school or older. If students are carpooling, please ensure they bring their waivers SIGNED by their legal guardian. Rotarian advisers may not sign waivers for students. Visit our site to download a waiver today.
  7. Sponsorship opportunity information will be coming soon!
Don't forget..friends and family are welcome to come to Long Beach in Good Harbor on February 29th to hold a towel, take pictures, scream and shout and cheer us on!
 
Please don't hesitate to contact Amy Luckieiwcz at (781)588-0257 or at polarplunge7930@gmail.com with any questions or to share your success stories in fundraising.
 
THANK YOU so much for helping!
Update: D7930 Polar Plunge Amy Luckiewicz 2019-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

Marblehead and Swampscott Rotary Scholarship Luncheon

Congratulations to Megan Battinelli, Swampscott Cheer Team & Céire Rocco, Marblehead Cheer Team recipients of scholarships by the Marblehead and Swampscott Rotary Clubs. The recognition of these student athletes took place at the Rotary's annual luncheon held at the Tedesco Country Club.
 
Honoring both student leadership and sportsmanship is the meaning of the annual luncheon. Supporting this aim, each year, Marblehead Rotary awards its scholarship to a Swampscott athlete, and Swampscott Rotary does the same for a Marblehead athlete.
 
On hand to speak and to participate in the event were District Governor, Joan Arsenault and and District Governor-Elect, Betsy Manzelli.
Marblehead and Swampscott Rotary Scholarship Luncheon Arthur Schwartz 2019-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

Greater Salem Dedicates International Tree to World Peace

The Greater Salem NH Rotary participated in the Festival of Trees in Pelham, NH. This year our “International Tree” was dedicated to World Peace. The ornaments on this tree signify a handful of the many countries Rotary reaches out to every day and is a hopeful reminder of Rotary and your connection throughout the world.
Greater Salem Dedicates International Tree to World Peace Ginger DiGrazia 2019-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

Peabody Mourns Cara Murtaugh

The Peabody Rotary Club is reeling from the unexpected loss of Cara Murtagh, who died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving. Peabody TV has released a video highlighting the life of Peabody Superintendent of Schools Cara Murtagh. The nine-minute video features clips from her funeral service as well as clips from Peabody TV's archive of Murtagh speaking at various school functions and meetings. View the video here.
Peabody Mourns Cara Murtaugh Stephanie Johnson 2019-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

GROW ROTARY D7930 Membership Forum

Want to Grow Rotary in your community? Then this is for you! Join Rotarians from across New England to learn how you can offer flexibility in membership models so more people can get involved with Rotary. There are so many people in every community who is interested in service, in volunteering, in making a difference. We will show different membership models that your club can use to appeal to more people, accommodate more life-styles, and involve more people in Rotary. Practical ideas, proven examples, real Rotarians sharing real ideas. 

Please register for GROW ROTARY - D7930 Membership Forum on Jan 16, 2020 7:00 PM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8510354542928449036

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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GROW ROTARY D7930 Membership Forum Peter Majane 2019-12-17 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 World Peace and Understanding Dinner

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Dec 03, 2019
D7930 World Peace & Understanding Dinner
Wed, Feb 12, 2020
Spinelli's, Lynnfield
$45 /Rotarians & Guests
$20 /Rotaractors & Youth
 
 
PeaceJam will be our speakers for District 7930 World Peace and Understanding Dinner.
 
For this World Peace & Understanding Dinner, we are doing something new: This will be an interactive evening led by youth and PeaceJam. We ask that you invite your Interact Clubs, Rotaractors, RYLA students, Youth Exchange Students and any other youth interested to this event.
 
The PeaceJam Foundation is an international organization whose mission statement is "to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody." The 'One Billion Acts of Peace' Campaign has been nominated 8 times for the Nobel Peace Prize. 14 Nobel Laureates have joined the campaign with the mission that: Everyone matters. Everyone can make a difference.
 
Together, we are unstoppable.
 
Young people will be working together with Rotarians to brainstorm about new projects that can bring peace to our local communities - in the six areas of focus that Rotary cares about. During the evening, we will develop project ideas, and then it is our goal that after this evening Rotarians and young leaders will go back to their communities and implement ten thousand acts of peace in our Rotary District 7930, that will be part of the PeaceJam One Billion Acts of Peace campaign.
D7930 World Peace and Understanding Dinner Joan Arsenault 2019-12-03 05:00:00Z 0

Medford Collecting Warm Clothes

Posted by Annie Powers on Dec 03, 2019
The Medford Rotarians are collecting new hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for the clients of Bread of Life, Malden. The clients that come to the kitchen for meals come are out in the cold until they open with no hats and gloves. Our members are asking their friends, co-workers and clients to help in this effort. Our many bank members are placing baskets in their lobby for their customers to donate items to this worthy cause.
Medford Collecting Warm Clothes Annie Powers 2019-12-03 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 10th Annual Polar Plunge to End Polio

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Nov 18, 2019
As you know, 2020 is a LEAP YEAR and the Polar Plunge Team has just the idea of how you can spend your extra day for good! 
 
The 2020 Polar Plunge to End Polio will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 (snow day March 14th) and we can't wait to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a big goal.
 
D7930 has set the goal of reaching $1 MILLION in cash gifts by June 30th and we're so close!
 
Don't forget--
YES! Your fundraising will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
YES! Your cash donations and fundraising will earn Paul Harris Credit
YES! You can invite your friends, family, and non-Rotarians (in high school or older) to plunge with you
YES! You can make a difference in preventing polio world-wide
 
Need more information? Visit the Polar Plunge webpage or contact the Polar Plunge Committee at polarplunge7930@gmail.com.
D7930 10th Annual Polar Plunge to End Polio Amy Luckiewicz 2019-11-18 05:00:00Z 0

Beverly Club Supports Kennedy Kares

Posted by Brian Murphy on Nov 18, 2019
The Beverly Rotary Club and the Learning Express Toy Store are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of a seasonal toy drive for the benefit of Kennedy Kares. The drive was held at the Learning Express Toy Store in North Beverly Plaza on Dodge Street on Saturday November 16, 2019.
 
Kennedy Kares is an organization founded by Kennedy Steiner, now a sophomore at Beverly High School. Six years ago, at the age of eight, Kennedy responded to the unfortunate theft in Danvers of several boxes of newly collected toys scheduled to be donated to the U.S. Marine sponsored “Toys for Tots” program. When it became clear to Kennedy that many expectant and needy children would not be receiving any gifts for Christmas, she donated many of her own toys and collected 100 toys as part of MIX 104.1 WWBX-FM radio toy drive. She became committed to a course of action that such a problem should never happen again if she had anything to do with it. Following this experience, Kennedy has individually spearheaded annual toy drives reaching levels of 8,200 brand new toys in 2018 and over 30,000 toys over the past six years. These have all been donated to Toys for Tots, Beverly Hospital and Mass General Hospital.
 
Earlier this year, the Rotary Club of Beverly recognized Kennedy for her outstanding and sustained love for children in need, clearly distinguishing this young woman with Rotary’s most prestigious community based Paul Harris Award. The Rotary Club is now pleased to reaffirm Kennedy’s pledge to create joy and happiness for many hope-filled children during this up-coming holiday season. 
Beverly Club Supports Kennedy Kares Brian Murphy 2019-11-18 05:00:00Z 0

Boston Rotaract raises $2,314 for Found in Translation

Posted by Mirabella Pulido on Nov 18, 2019
Boston Rotaract is excited to announce that it surpassed its fundraising goal of $2,000, successfully raising $2,314 via two community fundraisers and donations. The money will go to Found in Translation (FiT) to support scholarships for two Language Access Fellows.

Most recently, the club raised over $900 at its “Bowling Over Barriers” fundraiser on October 29 at Flatbread Company in Somerville. It was a fun night of pizza, bowling, raffles, and fellowship. Open to the public, around 70 folks attended, although a percentage of all flatbreads purchased from 5-11 PM went to supporting Rotaract’s benefit night. This event was held in addition to “Karaoke 4 Charity” in late September, which raised near $1,400 in one night.
 
Boston Rotaract raises $2,314 for Found in Translation Mirabella Pulido 2019-11-18 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 District Governor Nominated for 2022-2023

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Nov 11, 2019
The D7930 Nominating Committee met on November 5th. 2019.  After interviewing candidates. the decision was made to nominate Alexander Falk, past president of The Rotary Club of Marblehead, as the District Governor for Rotary Year 2022-2023.
 
According to the By-Laws of District 7930, if there are no dissensions by December 31, 2019, Alexander will be considered elected by acclimation.
D7930 District Governor Nominated for 2022-2023 Joan Arsenault 2019-11-11 05:00:00Z 0

Foundation Dinner Inspires

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Nov 11, 2019
The Foundation Dinner at Andover Country Club was an amazing event.
 
Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker told us about the needs of thousands of children served by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and how the non-profit organization Wonderfund helps meet some of those needs.  Then, we heard from Micaila Britto, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who suffered severe injuries in the line of duty, about her experiences with her new service dog, Rabbit, gifted to her by donations from several D7930 clubs and individuals and District Foundation monies.  Rabbit took center stage and charmed everyone in the room.
 
Finally, several local "Unsung Heroes" were honored with Paul Harris medals. Each hero has an inspiring story that reminded all of us of the importance of Service Above Self.
 
Thank you to the planning committee, the dinner attendees and, in particular, the community heroes honored at the dinner.
Foundation Dinner Inspires Joan Arsenault 2019-11-11 05:00:00Z 0

Past District Governor Bud Curtis, Rockport Rotary Club

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Nov 07, 2019
It is with great sadness to inform you that Past District Governor Bud Curtis of the Rotary Club of Rockport passed away on November 4th. 
 
Bud was the last surviving charter member of the Rotary Club of Rockport and served as District Governor in 1984-1985.  He was the President of the Rockport Club in 1961 and served as Team Leader on Cultural Exchanges to England and India.  Bud was a dedicated Rotarian and maintained perfect attendance until the last years of his life.
 
Bud ran Curtis News in Rockport for 40 years and was very well known and loved in his town.  He will be missed.
 
Our thoughts are with the Rotary Club of Rockport and Bud's sons and their families.
 
Services for Bud were held on Saturday November 9, 2019.  
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to:
 
Rotary Club of Rockport
PO Box 54
Rockport MA  01966
 
Condolences may be given at:  www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Past District Governor Bud Curtis, Rockport Rotary Club Joan Arsenault 2019-11-07 05:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Rotary Calendar Fundraiser

Posted by Pat Thorpe on Nov 05, 2019

The Gloucester Rotary Club has produced a beautiful 2020 calendar, featuring scenic photography from local artists.  In addition to the calendar, each purchase enters the buyer into a weekly raffle.  $50 prizes will be drawn each week with two bonus prizes of $500-- one in June and one in December.  Calendars are $25 each, and proceeds from the sale of calendars will be used to support the many projects of the Gloucester Rotary Club.
 
For more information on the calendars, or to purchase a calendar, please contact any Gloucester Rotarian, or calendars may be purchased online (shipping/handling fee will be applied).

Gloucester Rotary Calendar Fundraiser Pat Thorpe 2019-11-05 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 Membership Evening Inspires

Posted by Peter Majane on Nov 04, 2019
The district membership forum was well received and attended, including members from D7930 New England E Club and D7910.Keynote speaker PDG Kate Sims provided an informative, interactive and inspired presentation on membership ideas.
 
The points of interest included: Respect, Relevance, Inclusion, Engagement, Open-minded thinking, Mentoring, Coaching, Collaboration, Service and Corporate (Group) members and other membership types, Discussing and accepting differences and having FUN while serving local communities.
 
Value proposition was discussed: what brings individuals together and what are member and prospective member’s passion. Is the club meeting it?
 
The evening ended with roundtable discussions and many great ideas were provided.
 
Any questions? Please contact District Co-Chairs Terry Curran (TerryCurran7930@gmail.com) Peter Majane (peter.majane@gmail.com).
 
D7930 Membership Evening Inspires Peter Majane 2019-11-04 05:00:00Z 0

Second D7930 InteractCafe Scheduled

Posted by Keith Harris on Nov 04, 2019
The first InteractCafe in Winchester was a big hit!  The idea was simple: take motivated teens and Rotarians, bring them together, allow them to mingle and exchange ideas, and send them home with everything they need to make their clubs even stronger!  It was so much fun to watch everyone meet and share with their counterparts from other clubs - everyone was so energized!  
 
We are holding a second InteractCafe on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 6:00pm to 7:45pm, at Ipswich High School. For information or to register, contact keith@partnerwithchoice.com.
 
What does this have to do with your role as RYLA Coordinator you might ask!  Good question. . . there is such great synergy among all of our youth programs that we want to bring everyone together to share ideas and enthusiasm!  We will have a table for RYLA Coordinators to share ideas about marketing, organization, funding, etc..  As added incentive we will be showing the new RYLA promo video - it is amazing!
 
We want everyone – adults and kids alike – to leave InteractCafe with a renewed energy and vision for our Youth Programs!  Some marketing materials for RYLA 2020 (May 8-10 at Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, NH) will be available at this meeting!  Wait until you see the new video! 
Second D7930 InteractCafe Scheduled Keith Harris 2019-11-04 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 Foundation Dinner in the News!

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Nov 04, 2019
This week's D7930 Foundation Dinner will honor Micaila Britto, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who suffered severe injuries in the line of duty.  The Salem News told Ms. Britto's story in an article that appeared recently.  Read the article here.
 
D7930 will gift a Great Dane service dog to Ms. Britto to assist with the aftermath of her injuries.  In addition, the District will honor several Unsung Heroes nominated by clubs.  Rounding out the evening will be a special talk from our guest speaker Lauren Baker, First Lady of Massachusetts and member of the Board of Directors of Wonderfund, a private non-profit serving children of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
 
Registration for the dinner closes today at 3pm.  Register here.
D7930 Foundation Dinner in the News! Joan Arsenault 2019-11-04 05:00:00Z 0

D7930 Rotaplast Changes 75 Lives!

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Oct 28, 2019
A Big Thank You to the Rotaplast Mission Team and the Clubs and Individuals who donated and raised $65,000 to allow the District to sponsor this mission and send 8 non-medical personnel over.  Another Successful Mission occurred. There were 75 patients and 85 surgeries performed. 
 
One of the many stories of how the 2019 Cebu City Rotaplast Mission changed lives:
 
Reynald is a 14-year-old boy who came in to the hospital for a cleft lip repair. But before he came in, his mother had stopped at his school to notify them that Reynald would be absent for the duration of the repair. To her surprise, she learned that he hadn’t been showing up in school this year – other students were bullying him because of the way he looked with his cleft lip. As a result of the repair and care he receives from our Rotaplast mission, he’ll be able to go back to school. Saving Smiles, Changing Lives.
D7930 Rotaplast Changes 75 Lives! Joan Arsenault 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

Help Andover Rotary help Steven

Posted by Marc Gillette on Oct 28, 2019
On the evening of May 1, 2019, Rotary of Andover Citizens Who Care recognized Steven Crowley as Student of the Year for his volunteer work in the community and with middle school kids at the Andover Youth Center – in front of about 250 Andoverites who boisterously supported him for his good work.
 
His brother and sister couldn’t be there that night– they were away at college – but his mom, Amy, was busy snapping photos and his dad, Thomas, was super busy just being proud dad.
 
Then the unthinkable happened.
 
Shortly after their arrival home, right after the family walked through the door, Thomas had a heart attack and sank to the floor. Steven saw this happen right in front of him yet mustered to call 911 while his mom tended to his dad’s needs. However, on this, Steven’s night of nights, Thomas, only 60 years old, didn’t make it.
Help Andover Rotary help Steven Marc Gillette 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

First D7930 InteractCafe a success!

Posted by Keith Harris on Oct 28, 2019
Interact taps into the best that can come from a partnership between Rotarians and young people. In 7930, we want to help your club embrace that potential. We are committed to a more robust Interact experience for everyone involved. This is why we designed the InteractCafe.

The first InteractCafe was held this past week at the Winchester High School. The idea was simple: take motivated teens and Rotarians, bring them together, allow them to mingle and exchange ideas, and send them home with everything they need to make their clubs even stronger. It was also important to keep it local and relatively brief (being on a school night). Topics included membership growth, fundraising, international projects and developing closer relationships with sponsor Rotary clubs. Attendees also had time to share with each other, to meet their counterparts in other clubs. At the end of the evening, the new District 7930 RYLA video was shown for the first time - and the kids LOVED it! This event is designed to be regional, and a second InteractCafe is being planned for Thursday, November 14, on the North Shore (likely at Ipswich High School). Stay tuned for details!
First D7930 InteractCafe a success! Keith Harris 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Interact Cafe

Posted by Keith Harris on Oct 21, 2019
District 7930 is hosting its first ever Interact Cafe--a casual evening designed to help strengthen our Interact clubs and the program as a whole--on Wednesday October 23, 2019, 6-7:30 pm at Winchester High School. This casual cafe style evening will be hosted by Rotarians and Interactors with a world of experience, there to help you connect, network and learn.
 
What topics will be addressed?
How can your Rotary club get an Interact club started.
How can we grow our Interact club.
How can your Interact club do an awesome International Project.
What are other clubs doing for fund-raising?
The evening will end with a sneak peek at our brand new District 7930 RYLA video!
 
D7930 Interact Cafe Keith Harris 2019-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

Everett Comics for College Scholarship Comedy Night Fundraiser

Posted by Andrew Delory on Oct 21, 2019
Please join the Everett, MA club on Thursday October 24, 2019 for our annual "Comics for College" Comedy Night Fundraiser at Giggles Comedy Club, located inside of Prince House of Pizza, 571 Broadway, Saugus.
 
All proceeds from the event go directly towards our clubs annual grant of 10 - $1,000 college scholarships to deserving Everett seniors. The night will feature 3 comedians, 50/50 raffle and a Basket Raffle. Tickets are $25 pp/$250 per table of 10.

Come enjoy some great laughs and good company as we raise funds to help the next generation of Everett teens go to college and leave their mark on the world!

Please RSVP to Andrew Delory - a.delory@comcast.net
Everett Comics for College Scholarship Comedy Night Fundraiser Andrew Delory 2019-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Public Image Mini Grants for Fall 2019

Posted by David Deutsch on Oct 14, 2019

The deadline to submit your PI Mini Grant application is this Friday, November 15, 2019.

The D7930 Public Image Committee is pleased to share an opportunity for clubs to increase their Public Image with a D7930 Mini Grant. Clubs can apply for up to $250 reimbursement match. The deadline to submit your application is November 15, 2019. Your project must be completed and all paperwork submitted by January 1, 2020.  Download the application here.
 
Please carefully read all of the qualifications, requirements and timelines.
 
Questions? Contact the PI Committee at publicimage7930@gmail.com.
 
Download Public Image Mini Grant overview/application here.
 
D7930 Public Image Mini Grants for Fall 2019 David Deutsch 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day Dinner in Gloucester

Posted by Tracy Arabian on Oct 14, 2019
World Polio Day Dining Fundraiser
Thursday, October 24, 2019 5-9pm
Castle Manor Inn, 141 Essex Ave., Gloucester, MA
Call for reservations: 978-515-7386
 
The Gloucester Rotary Club and Castle Manor Inn are taking action on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.
 
There will be a Dining Fundraiser at the Sea Glass Restaurant at the Castle Manor Inn, located at 141 Essex Avenue (Rt 133) in Gloucester on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 5pm to 9pm. The Castle Manor Inn will donate 10% of all dining proceeds from this event to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s #EndPolioNow fundraising Campaign. All funds raised at this dinner will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
Reservations are recommended—978-515-7386. For more information about the Sea Glass Restaurant, visit their website at www.castlemanorinn.com.
 
World Polio Day Dinner in Gloucester Tracy Arabian 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Newburyport Trivia Night

Posted by Dan Hartman on Oct 14, 2019
Newburyport Trivia Night
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Doors open at 6:30pm, Game starts at 7:00pm
Elks Club, 25 Low St, Newburyport, MA
 
It's back! The Newburyport Rotary Club presents its annual Trivia Night. Will your team take the prize as the Smartest People on the North Shore?
 
Come for the challenge. Come for great prizes, including cash to first place. Come out to have a great night in Newburyport, but definitely come on down to the Elks Club at 6:30 PM on Thursday October 24th. Information/registration: www.newburyportrotary.org.
 
Now, which comes first, our question, or your answer?
Newburyport Trivia Night Dan Hartman 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Bowling Over Barriers with Boston Rotaract!

Posted by Lizzy Egan on Oct 14, 2019
Bowling Over Barriers with Boston Rotaract
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 5-11PM
Flatbread Company at Sacco’s Bowl Haven
45 Day Street, Somerville MA
 
Come eat pizza and go bowling for a good cause on Tuesday, October 29, at Flatbread Company at Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Somerville! All proceeds will go to funding scholarships for Found in Translation, an organization that trains low-income, multilingual women to become medical interpreters. The cost to fund one Language Access Fellow is $1,000 -- help us fund TWO fellows this year!
 
Flatbread Company will donate $3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread sold during the benefit night. You can register for the event in advance on Eventbrite: https://bowlingoverbarriers.eventbrite.com
Bowling Over Barriers with Boston Rotaract! Lizzy Egan 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Boston Rotaract Karaoke 4 Charity Fundraiser Huge Success!

Posted by Lizzy Egan on Oct 14, 2019
Boston Rotaract is excited to announce the results of our Karaoke 4 Charity fundraiser!
 
The event, held on September 30th at Hong Kong in Faneuil Hall, was a huge success - we raised over $1,300 for Found in Translation, which teaches low-income multilingual women to become medical interpreters.
 
A ticket was required to enter our reserved section at the venue & appetizers were included in the ticket price. Boston Rotaract had printed materials at the event promoting our club and information about meetings so prospective members could get a quick understanding of what our club is about. We collected email addresses as well, so we can thank attendees for joining us at the event and invite them to future meetings.
Boston Rotaract Karaoke 4 Charity Fundraiser Huge Success! Lizzy Egan 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Newhall Fields Community Farm - Rotary District Grant

Posted by Stephanie Johnson on Oct 14, 2019
The Peabody Rotary Club has partnered with Newhall Fields Community Farm in Peabody and the City of Peabody by writing a grant which will supply an irrigation system on 2 acres of land. This irrigation system will allow the farm to grow nutritious food and supply food for Peabody and surrounding communities that is accessible, affordable and nutritious.
 
Volunteers and recipients will have the opportunity to learn about farming, nutrition and food sustainability all within an urban area. The ability to make use of the 2 acres of land thru irrigation will greatly impact farm production and other offerings to the public.
Newhall Fields Community Farm - Rotary District Grant Stephanie Johnson 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Learn from Each Other and Enjoy Time Together

Posted by Linda W. Doliber on Oct 14, 2019
District Governor Joan Arsenault welcomed 14 Rotarians to Part 1 of the Rotary Leadership Institute on October 5 at the Sheraton Four Points conference facility in Wakefield. In the day-long sessions, participants shared comments and experience on topics ranging from Rotary membership growth and retention, qualities of strong leaders, ethics, the Foundation, and creative fundraising.
 
Upcoming institute dates/locations and registration info is available at www.rlinea.org.
 
Helping Rotarians to be stronger leaders.
Rotarians Learn from Each Other and Enjoy Time Together Linda W. Doliber 2019-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Interact Cafe in Winchester Area

Posted by Keith Harris on Oct 06, 2019
For Rotary clubs and Interact Clubs in the Winchester area, the District is hosting its first ever Interact Cafe--a casual evening designed to help strengthen our Interact clubs and the program as a whole--on Wednesday October 23, 2019, 6-7:30 pm at Winchester High School. This casual cafe style evening will be hosted by Rotarians and Interactors with a world of experience, there to help you connect, network and learn.
 
What topics will be addressed?
  • How can your Rotary club get an Interact club started.
  • How can we grow our Interact club.
  • How can your Interact club do an awesome International Project.
  • What are other clubs doing for fund-raising?

The evening will end with a sneak peek at our brand new District 7930 RYLA video!
 
This is for Interact student leaders, Rotary and faculty Advisors and club leaders that want to either start an Interact club or strengthen their existing club. While we are gearing it for the area around Winchester, any clubs are welcome to join. If this goes well, we will host one on the North Shore in November.
 
Meet and talk with other Interact leaders. Network, ask questions, get answers!
 
Cost is free, refreshments provided. Email Keith Harris, keith@partnerwithchoice.com to register.
Interact Cafe in Winchester Area Keith Harris 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Service Dog Recipient Chosen

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Oct 06, 2019
I hope you will join the District and be a part of the District Grant to award a Service Dog through the Service Dog Project, Inc to our recipient Micaila Britto.
 
Micaila is a United States Marine Corps Veteran who served for seven years before being medically retired due to injuries sustained while in service. Micaila’s Military Occupational Specialty was Aircraft Launch and Recovery with an expertise in the recovery efforts for emergency landings of helicopters and aircraft. It was the injuries she sustained during a recovery mission that forced her into medical retirement.
 
Micaila suffers from debilitating migraine headaches from a severe brain injury, and struggles with balance and mobility issues and chronic pain. Despite these injuries Micaila is passionately involved in Veterans Services.
 
Please consider supporting this Veteran with a Service Dog. Donations at the red ($250 +), white ($500+) and blue ($1000+) levels with be involved in the presentation as well as receive pins and be on a plague given to Micaila. Please send donations to: Service Dog Project, Po Box 3635, Peabody, MA 01960 or to Joan directly at 79 Old Right Rd, Ipswich, MA 01930.
 
Micaila will receive her Service Dog at the District Foundation Dinner on Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6-9pm, at the Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury Street, Andover, MA. Register here.
 
Click "Read More" for event flyer
Service Dog Recipient Chosen Joan Arsenault 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Cambridge Wine Tasting Supports International Projects

Posted by Natascha Finnerty on Oct 06, 2019
Cambridge Rotary will be raising our glasses in a wine tasting event at the classy and magical Phillips Auditorium at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, on October 23, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm.
 
Mingle, enjoy wine and snacks. Live jazz, polio campaign and information about our two projects for girls in Bangladesh and Colombia will be on display, as well as mentors to our 2 STEM programs. Free parking.
 
 
Cambridge Wine Tasting Supports International Projects Natascha Finnerty 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Melrose Hosts 2nd Annual Family Feud!

Posted by Jessi Eisdorfer on Oct 06, 2019
The Second Annual Family Feud! will be hosted by Melrose Rotary Club on Friday, November 8, 2019, 7-10pm, at Melrose Memorial Hall, 590 Main St, Melrose, MA.  Teams of 5 adults will face-off in a fun evening of survey questions, hilarious answers, and audience participation. Silent auction and cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Melrose Rotary Club Charitable Fund. Free to Watch - no ticket needed. Team entry fee is $250.
 
Melrose Hosts 2nd Annual Family Feud! Jessi Eisdorfer 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange Students Arrive

Posted by Alexander Falk on Oct 06, 2019
Six inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students in District 7930, hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Marblehead, Hamilton/Wenham, Rockport, Ipswich, North Andover, and Salem, NH, and one student from District 7910 hosted by Bedford had their orientation at Bretton Woods, NH, in September.
 
The students come from Germany, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, India, Chile and Brazil, and will spend a year in a US high school, living with host families. Former exchange students, called Rotex, helped to mentor and train the students on topics such as school, host families and learning how to live in the United States. The students also got to experience the Zipline and a trip up the Cog Railway to the top of Mt. Washington, with a special tour of the weather station.
 
Would your Rotary Club like to learn more about this program? Contact Alexander Falk, District Youth Exchange Chair, or Martha Mauser, Inbound Coordinator, to learn more.
Rotary Youth Exchange Students Arrive Alexander Falk 2019-10-06 04:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Rotary Trivia Night

Posted by Tracy Arabian on Sep 29, 2019
There is still space available for this Friday's Trivia Night!
 
The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m.  Teams of four will compete for the title of Cape Ann Trivia Champions.  
 
All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players.  Proceeds from this event will support programs of the Gloucester Rotary Club.  The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase.  
 
Gloucester Rotary Trivia Night Tracy Arabian 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Membership Mini Grant (Fall 2019)

Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Sep 29, 2019

The Membership Committee is happy to share a fresh opportunity for clubs to host FRIENDraisers to attract new members and present alternative forms of membership. Clubs can apply for up to $200 reimbursement match. Partner with another club and we'll reimburse up to $300!

The purpose of this mini-grant is to encourage the Rotary clubs of District 7930 to develop their orientation process, work on club development, host a "Friendraiser" event to attract new members or to provide support for new members to pursue their Rotary passions.

Please carefully read all of the qualifications, requirements and timelines.

Questions?

Contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs
Terry Curran (terrycurran7930@gmail.com)
Peter Majane (
peter.majane@gmail.com)

Download Mini Grant overview/application here

Coming soon-- Public Image Mini Grants. Watch the D7930 website, Facebook page, and eBulletin in the coming weeks.

 

D7930 Membership Mini Grant (Fall 2019) Terry Rezendes Curran 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Membership Forum

Posted by Peter Majane on Sep 29, 2019

ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION

Keynote Speaker:
Kate Sims
Past District Governor District 7890 (Western MA & CT)

October 30, 2019
Kitty’s Restaurant & Lounge
123 Main Street, North Reading

Registration fee: $10 per person

Register now to join this exciting and informative educational session

6:00pm – 6:30 pm
Registration, Refreshments, Light Meal & Fellowship

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Why Membership Matters
Membership Data - Does it tell a story?
Younger Members - Relevant & Meaningful
What is your Value Proposition?
Competitive Market, What is our Differentiator
Networking, Community Service and Opportunity
Friendship, Business and Connections
Strategy and Goals
Club Options –Flexibility

7:30pm – 8:00pm
Roundtable Discussion on Membership Topics

For fun, wear your favorite flamingo clothes or bring your favorite flamingo item. Prizes will be awarded for the best outfits & items!

D7930 Membership Forum Peter Majane 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0

Haverhill Hosts a Young Innovator

Posted by Megan Shea on Sep 29, 2019
The Haverhill Rotary Club is pleased to host speaker Charlie Ruth Castro on Thursday, October 3, at its noon meeting at the Haverhill Country Club.
 
Charlie Ruth is a lawyer, innovator and a Rotarian on a mission. She was one of six Young innovators recognized during Rotary Day at the United Nations last November. Jack Rummel is hosting this speaker, promising that she’s an entertaining speaker with a powerful message.
 
Please learn more about her from this Feb 7 2019 Rotary Blog.
Haverhill Hosts a Young Innovator Megan Shea 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Harbor Spreads the Word at the Farmers' Market

Posted by Luis Ribas on Sep 29, 2019
Members of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor spent a recent Saturday morning at the local farmers' market to tell visitors what we do and how much fun we have doing it. The club hopes that spreading the word about 'service above self' will help attract new members. Members engaged with people who approached the Rotary table and invited them to come to a meeting for a free breakfast and a bit of fellowship.
Marblehead Harbor Spreads the Word at the Farmers' Market Luis Ribas 2019-09-29 04:00:00Z 0

Seven D7930 Clubs Receive Rotary Citation

Posted on Sep 23, 2019
7 Clubs Receive Rotary Citation from 2018-2019 Rotary Year
 
Please join me in congratulating the following Clubs from our District who were recipients of the Rotary Citation 2018-2019 RI Presidential Award:
 
Rotary Club of Malden, 2018-2019 President Ronnie Puzon
Rotary Club of Marblehead, 2018-2019 President Alexander Falk
Rotary Club of Medford, 2018-2019 President John Murphy
Rotary Club of Somerville, 2018-2019 President Kevin Su
Rotary Club of Wakefield, 2018-2019 President Barbara Worley
Rotary Club of Winchester, 2018-2019 President Rich Mucci
 
(story edited/corrected 9/25/2019)
 
Seven D7930 Clubs Receive Rotary Citation 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Rotaplast Mission Departs for Philippines

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Sep 23, 2019
The Rotaplast Mission in Honor of Bob Wood District Team left for Cebu City, Philippines on Sunday Sept 22.  Our team members are:
 
Jim Stone and Julie Nelson from the Rotary Club of Ipswich
Nick Shea from the Rotary Club of Greater Salem
Ami Borovick and Susan King from the Rotary Club of Rockport
Bill and Becky Beckman from the Rotary Club of Beverly
Brian Ahern from Rotary Club of Danvers.
 
You can follow their blog on https://rotaplast.org/blog/.   We are continuing to collect monies for this mission. New donations and previous pledges can be sent to District 7930, c/o David Boudreau, Institution for Savings, 68 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950.
D7930 Rotaplast Mission Departs for Philippines Joan Arsenault 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0

Methuen Bocce Tournament

Posted by Julie Brady on Sep 23, 2019
Methuen Rotary Club is holding its 7th Annual Bocce Tournament to benefit the Methuen YMCA Summer Camp program on November 2, 2019, 5:00-11:00pm. Two levels of competition, food and raffles always make this a fun time.

If you are interested in joining us, sponsoring or donating to the raffles, please visit us at www.methuenrotary.org
Methuen Bocce Tournament Julie Brady 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0

Greater Salem Golf Tournament

Posted by Jeanne Geisser on Sep 23, 2019
The Greater Salem Rotary Club is hosting its 5th Annual Golf Tournament October 4th at Windham Country Club. The tournament is "real golf" for the serious golfer, but yet lots of fun, raffles, prizes for all! This is one of Greater Salem's biggest fundraisers of the year.
 
So come and join us! To Register go to www.birdeasepro.com/realgolf.
 
We need golfers and sponsors both! Hope to see you there!
Greater Salem Golf Tournament Jeanne Geisser 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Harbor Scholarships Keep Dreams Alive

Posted by Luis Ribas on Sep 23, 2019
The Upward Bound Second Chance scholarship is awarded annually by the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor to persons seeking certificate courses and programs likely to improve employment opportunities.

Recently the club welcomed scholarship winner Skarleth Ponce who received her check and shared plans to attend North Shore Community College to become a dental assistant. That's another great example of Rotary's generosity at work. Skarleth Ponce (r) is pictured above with Club President Kathleen Murphy (l), and Scholarships Committee Steve Lipsky (c).
Marblehead Harbor Scholarships Keep Dreams Alive Luis Ribas 2019-09-23 04:00:00Z 0

Greater Salem NH Club Giving 2018-2019

Posted by Jeanne Geisser on Sep 15, 2019
The Greater Salem NH Club wrapped up the 2018-2019 year, proudly with having made a difference for a number of organizations in the 5 towns we served! Food pantries were a big focus, with sizeable donations or services delivered to St. Anne's, Pleasant St., St Patrick's, & Shepherd's Pantries with cash donations or preparation of meals on an ongoing basis . The pasta lunches have been a great hit! We also gave considerable donations to Hampstead and Atkinson Libraries for furniture, childrens chromebooks, etc, Salem Children's Dental Network, Field of Dreams, 5 High School Academic Scholarships (increased from 3) and a Robotics Club sponsorship too!. Honoring the memory of those lost in battle or other events also was very special with support for the Vietnam Moving Wall, 911 Monument Project, Homeland Heroes Foundation. And so much more! We hope to make it even bigger in 2020!
Greater Salem NH Club Giving 2018-2019 Jeanne Geisser 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Honors Christine Sloss

Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Sep 15, 2019
Congratulations to Christine Sloss recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Christine was recognized during the Rotary Installation luncheon held on July 25th at the Eastern Yacht Club
 
A class leader at Marblehead High, Christine embraced her commitment to community service leadership. She was the President of the Marblehead High School Interact Club.
Marblehead Honors Christine Sloss Arthur Schwartz 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

Lynn Recognizes Three Longtime Rotarians

Posted by Ray Bastarache on Sep 15, 2019
In the past two weeks, the Rotary Club of Lynn recognized the outstanding contributions of three longtime and faithful Rotarians with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow pin. District Governor Joan Arsenault was on hand Thursday to present pins to past President Stephen Upton and Club Treasurer Arthur Horgan while President William Reilly presented Dave Richardson with his pin at the August 29th meeting.
 
Richardson, a former funeral home director, first joined the Lynn Rotary Club in August, 1975, and over those 44 years he served with distinction in every administrative position within the Club. 
Lynn Recognizes Three Longtime Rotarians Ray Bastarache 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

North Reading Rotary Refocuses on Addiction Prevention

Posted by David O'Neil on Sep 15, 2019
The Rotary Club of North Reading is pleased to announce that it will now serve as District 7930's first cause-specific Rotary Club. Rotary world-wide is known for tackling humanitarian issues including the global eradication of polio, water and sanitation issues, woman’s health, literacy and more. These issues are addressed locally and globally at the discretion of the independent clubs. Recently, Rotary International voted to allow local clubs to focus on individual causes as they deem appropriate. Current North Reading Rotary President Dave O’Neill explained, “Every year our club takes a hard look at how we can help North Reading residents. It led to a lengthy discussion, bringing in experts in different fields, and completing an assessment over the summer. It was unanimous. Our members want to tackle addiction prevention.” He continued, “When you think about how many families, generations even, are affected by addiction, it’s heart breaking. We want to help.”
North Reading Rotary Refocuses on Addiction Prevention David O'Neil 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

Karaoke 4 Charity with Boston Rotaract

Posted by Lizzy Egan on Sep 15, 2019
Karaoke 4 Charity
Monday, Sep 30, 2019, 6pm
Hong Kong
65 Chatham Street,Boston, MA
 
Join Boston Rotaract for a fun and philanthropic night at Hong Kong!
 
Come sing/eat/drink/socialize at Hong Kong in Faneuil Hall to raise money! All proceeds will go to funding scholarships for Found in Translation (FiT), an organization that trains disadvantaged bilingual women to become medical interpreters. The cost to fund one Language Access Fellow is $1,000 -- help us fund TWO fellows this year!
 
 
Karaoke 4 Charity with Boston Rotaract Lizzy Egan 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Posted by Jeffry Cadorette, RID on Sep 08, 2019
A message from Jeffry Cadorette, Rotary International Director (2018-20), Rotary Club of Media, PA (District 7450)
 
On Monday morning, I texted with Past RI President Barry Rassin. While Nassau was spared the full force of Dorian, and he and Esther are fine, other parts of his country are devastated having been dealt a blow with Dorian’s full fury. Dorian is now headed toward the US and other parts of our neighboring  Zones 33 & 34.
 
Whether you want to help Barry’s District, the Bahamas, or one of the states in the southern part of the US that are awaiting Dorian, this link will give you information on how to do that.
 
At the bottom of the link is a form telling you additional ways you can donate. The Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is set up in North Carolina and is able to make international donations. You can designate where you would like the funds to be directed in the memo portion of the check you write. A representative from each district in Zone 33 & 34 will determine where to allocate the funds. They have experience with this DAF and process having had multiple hurricanes last year. Share this link on social media wherever you deem appropriate.
 
Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts Jeffry Cadorette, RID 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

Looking for a Speaker for your Meeting?

Posted by Peter Majane on Sep 08, 2019
Peter Majane from the North Reading Club would love to visit your club to speak about exciting memberships opportunities:
Rotary Connects
 
Elderact: an innovative Rotary sponsored project that brings the model of Rotary meetings, leadership structure and Rotary Leadership Institute and community service project planning and implementation to senior centers, senior nursing facilities, and senior residences that will off numerous opportunities to collaborate
 
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI): a 4-part program designed to encourage the exchange of Rotary information and ideas via a small group discussion format. Topics covered in the one-day sessions include: Membership Recruitment and Retention, Club Publicity, Creating Successful Fundraiser, Ethics, Goal Setting, and Our Foundation.
 
Contact Peter at peter.majane@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule a date to come speak to your club.
Looking for a Speaker for your Meeting? Peter Majane 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

Lynn Distributes Food to Families

Posted by Ray Bastarache on Sep 08, 2019
You can take it to the bank that on the last Saturday of each month, a group of Lynn Rotarians will gather at Salvation Army Headquarters on Franklin Street to distribute food to over 400 Lynn family members. “This is a project we took on back in 2015 when the last food pantry in the city closed,” recalled Lynn President Bill Reilly. "We started distributing food in September, 2015, in the St. Mary’s Church parking lot and did that right through the winter months. It was tough work, not just unloading the huge truck from the Greater Boston Mobile Food Bank, but also carrying out there long rectangular tables from the St. Mary’s High School cafeteria. After a couple of years we moved to Catholic Charities on North Common Street and now we’re at Salvation Army. Some of our members arrive around 6am to help unload but most are here by seven.” Front row l to R: Mackie Bastarache, Diane Reilly, Lorry Willis, Paula Clancy and Claire Price. back row: Bill Reilly, Ray Bastarache, Paul Price, Dan Cahill (Swampscott Rotary) and Steve Upton.
Lynn Distributes Food to Families Ray Bastarache 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

Beverly Hosts Paddle Board Harbor Cleanup

Posted by Jackie Rapisardi on Sep 08, 2019
Two more new members from the Beverly Rotary Club took advantage of the grant offered by our club to do a project in the community on August 17. Matthew Blanchard and Connor Mooney organized an event to clean up trash floating in our ocean and washed up on surrounding beaches.The event took place at Obear Park in Beverly. About twenty people attended and had fun while cleaning up our community waters! Paddleboards and trash bags were provided, but some people brought their own paddleboards. They collected much more trash than they were anticipating. A few things they found in the ocean/surrounding beaches were a lamp, plastic chair, and sink. Great camaraderie with a great goal to help our community!
Beverly Hosts Paddle Board Harbor Cleanup Jackie Rapisardi 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 RLI in October

Posted by Linda W. Doliber on Sep 08, 2019

Are you a long-time Rotarian who is finding your Rotary life a little ho-hum?

Are you a new or newer member who would like to know more about Rotary, its programs and organization?

Would you like to connect with other Rotarians to share ideas for service and fundraising?

Rotary Leadership Institute
Saturday, October 5, 2019
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Four Points Sheraton, Wakefield
 
Don't wait to sign up for Rotary Leadership Institute, October 5, 7:30-3:00 at the Wakefield Sheraton Four Points. The curriculum is designed along discussion format, rather than lecture; and, the energy generated among the faculty and participants will encourage stronger leadership skills for Rotarians who are already leaders in their professions and communities.You do not have to be on your club's officer track. RLI is open to all Rotarians. Register before September 23 at www.rlinea.org. The $100 fee covers all curriculum materials, continental breakfast, mid-morning coffee break and lunch.
D7930 RLI in October Linda W. Doliber 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

Boston Rotaract Races 4 Research

Posted by Lizzy Egan on Sep 08, 2019
Members of Boston Rotaract volunteered at and ran in the annual ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) Race 4 Research on Sunday, August 18, in Cambridge, MA.
 
The Race 4 Research is a chip-timed 5K road race around Technology Square, as well as a separate four-mile walk and wheelchair ride along the Charles River. An after party and awards ceremony was held outside the ALS TDI office to celebrate participants finishing the race and walk.
 
Five Boston Rotaract members ran the 5K. In addition, seven other Rotaractors volunteered, helping the ALS TDI staff set up and break down the race areas. Volunteers also served as course marshalls during the race to help direct runners toward the finish line.
 
All proceeds benefit the ALS TDI, the first nonprofit bio-tech organization focused toward ALS Research. The 2019 Race 4 Research raised over $39,000, helping bring the ALS TDI closer to a cure for the disease.
Boston Rotaract Races 4 Research Lizzy Egan 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

Medford Installs 2nd Term President

Posted by Annie Powers on Sep 08, 2019
The Medford Rotary Club recently installed its new officers and directors at its annual Charter Night held at Century Bank in Medford. The bank offers a beautiful view overlooking the Boston Skyline and they graciously hosted us again for this event. Annually, the service club elects new leadership. Anne Gelineau Powers, Financial Advisor at Baystate Financial was sworn in as President. Anne is serving her second term as President, she also served in 2015-16. Other officers include Chuck Mahoney, President-Elect, Cheryl Staude, Secretary, Alan Martorana, Treasurer and long time Rotarian, Bob Bates, Sargent-at-Arms.
 
The club’s 2018-19 Board of Directors include: Herbert Boudreau, Scott Cutler, Isabelle DosReis, Bob Kaminer, Tricia Rizzo, Doug Shoop, Pat Theberge and Richard Wolfson and John Murphy ex-officio.
Medford Installs 2nd Term President Annie Powers 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Photography Contest

Posted by Pat Thorpe on Aug 30, 2019
The Gloucester Rotary Club will publish a 12-month Cape Ann photo calendar for 2020 as a fundraiser.  All profits will go to the Gloucester Rotary Club’s many community and international activities.
 
Full contest rules and requirements are available online at www.gloucesterrotary.orgAll entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Gloucester Photography Contest Pat Thorpe 2019-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

TBM Hosts 4oth Fall Foliage Classic

Posted by Lisa Foley on Aug 28, 2019
4oth Annual Fall Foliage Classic in Topsfield
Sunday, October 20, 2019
1:00 pm
Proctor School
60 Main Street
Topsfield, MA
 
The Topsfield-Boxford-Middleton Club will hosst its 4oth Annual Fall Foliage Classic in Topsfield on Sunday, October 20. The event is a family friendly event and the club's major fundraiser. This year's main beneficiary is the Northshore Education Consortium.
 
We would argue that you will not find a more beautiful course as this race is held at the height of foliage!
TBM Hosts 4oth Fall Foliage Classic Lisa Foley 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Cambridge Hosts Bowlio for Polio

Posted by Joe Kobialka on Aug 28, 2019
Bowlio for Polio
Friday, September 9, 2019
6:00 - 8:00pm
Sacco's Bowl Haven
45 Day Street
Somerville, MA
 
The Cambridge Rotary Club is sponsoring a evening of bowling at Sacco's Bowl Haven, 45 Day Street in Somerville (Davis Sq.) from 6-8 on the evening of September 9th. Please come join us for bowling and Rotary fellowship while supporting a wonderful cause.
 
Please email Foundation Chair Karen Saltiel if you plan on coming. We look forward to seeing you there.
Cambridge Hosts Bowlio for Polio Joe Kobialka 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Boston Rotaract Completes 2-year Clean Water Project

Posted by Lizzy Egan on Aug 28, 2019
Boston Rotaractors raised nearly $10,000 during the 2018-2019 Rotary Year with the goal of providing sustainable clean water solutions to communities in Ghana. August 12, 2019 marked the successful completion of their long-term international service project.
 
In order to pursue the two-year clean water mission, the club collaborated with two organizations: 1. Pure Home Water (PHW) and 2. The Rotaract Club of Adenta Central.
 
PHW is an MIT-based social enterprise that creates and distributes household drinking water technologies in the northern region of Ghana. Boston Rotaract donated $8,500 to two separate PHW initiatives from 2018-2020. As a result, 222 sustainable water filters were given to families, providing access to clean water to 1,500 people across three communities in Tamale, Ghana. The project was completed in July 2019.
Boston Rotaract Completes 2-year Clean Water Project Lizzy Egan 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Chelsea Moves to New Meeting Location

Posted by Bruce Mauch on Aug 28, 2019
Rotary Club of Chelsea has a new meeting location effective 9/3/2019:
Holiday Inn Chelsea
1012 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150
Chelsea Moves to New Meeting Location Bruce Mauch 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Veteran's Service Dog Award

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Aug 28, 2019
District 7930 is working with the Service Dog Project, Inc., located in Ipswich Massachusetts, to award a Great Dane Service Dog to a Veteran. We are pleased to announce that we have found an awardee for the Service Dog! More info to come....
 
If you or your club would like to participate in this service project, please send your donations to District 7930, PO Box 3635, Peabody MA  01960, Attn:  Service Dog Project. Make the check payable to District 7930 and note "Service Dog Project" in the memo.
 
All donation amounts are accepted. However if you would like to be considered a sponsor the levels are as follows:
Red: $250+ donation
White: $500+ donation
Blue: $1,000+ donation
 
To date we have raised $2,000 towards the Service Dog which is a cost of over $20,000, including training of the dog and the Veteran.We hope we can count on your support!
 
All sponsors will be recognized at the Foundation Unsung Hero Celebration on November 7th at the Andover Country Club. Register here for the dinner celebration.
D7930 Veteran's Service Dog Award Joan Arsenault 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Celebration of Life Honoring IPDG Bob Wood

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Aug 18, 2019
Celebration of Life Honoring IPDG Bob Wood
Sunday, October 6, 2019
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Seaglass Restaurant
4 Oceanfront North
Salisbury MA
 
Susan Wood, her son Bradley, and daughter-in-law Anita cordially invite Rotarians, family and friends to a Celebration of the Life of Immediate Past District Governor Bob Wood on Sunday, October 6, 2019, 3-6pm, at Seaglass Restaurant, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury MA.
 
Light Hors d'oeuvre will be served, and there will be a cash bar.  
 
Please RSVP by September 20 as Susan needs a headcount for the afternoon.  Registration
D7930 Celebration of Life Honoring IPDG Bob Wood Joan Arsenault 2019-08-18 04:00:00Z 0

Beverly Newbies Help Their Community

Posted by Jackie Rapisardi on Aug 18, 2019
The Beverly Rotary Club is giving all new Rotarians $250 in seed money for a service project of their own devising. The only rules are that it has to be a service project -- they can't simply turn around and donate the money somewhere else -- and that the project has to involve the help of other Rotarians. The idea is to help get new members into the swing of things quickly, and pair them with veteran members it might otherwise take them months to get to know.
Beverly Newbies Help Their Community Jackie Rapisardi 2019-08-18 04:00:00Z 0

Last Dinner in Camp Rotary Dining Hall

Posted by Rich Cowdell on Aug 18, 2019
Camp Rotary is hosting a last meal in the original dining hall on September 7, 4 - 8 PM. It is a fund raiser to help defray the cost of the new dining hall that will be built during the off season. The original dining hall was built in 1921 when the camp was founded. Camp Rotary is located at 372 Ipswich Road in Boxford, MA.
 
In addition to purchasing a ticket to the dinner, there are opportunities to make larger donations by being a sponsor of the dinner. Information/registration
 
Last Dinner in Camp Rotary Dining Hall Rich Cowdell 2019-08-18 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 Rotary Leadership Institute this Fall

Posted by Linda W. Doliber on Aug 11, 2019
Rotary Leadership Institute
Saturday October 5, 2019
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sheraton Four Points
Wakefield, MA
 
Whether or not you are on track to be a club officer, as a Rotarian you are already a leader in your profession and community.
 
BUT…Good leaders know that they can always learn more to help them become better leaders!
D7930 Rotary Leadership Institute this Fall Linda W. Doliber 2019-08-11 04:00:00Z 0

D7930 to Honor a Veteran with a Service Dog

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Aug 05, 2019

Save the Date: November 7, 2019

Foundation Celebration-- Service Dog Award

Our district is looking for your help to honor a Veteran who would benefit from a service dog.  Service Dogs cost approximately $20,000, and we are looking for your Club to donate funds to provide a Great Dane from the Ipswich Service Dog Project to a Veteran.
 
Great Danes are perfect service dogs to help those in need, suffering from PTSD or having balance/walking difficulty.  The District will be providing $10,000 from Foundation funds, and we are asking for Club donations to support this most incredible gift. 
D7930 to Honor a Veteran with a Service Dog Joan Arsenault 2019-08-05 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Connects!

Posted by Peter Majane on Aug 04, 2019
Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney's 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, is a powerful statement. In theme with President Mark's vision, District 7930 has established a new membership initiative: Rotary Connects. “The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more,” Maloney said, and he believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience. District 7930 also thinks so.
 
Please join us on August 21st to CONNECT.
 
Rotary Connects! Peter Majane 2019-08-04 04:00:00Z 0

Holiday Pops Tickets on Sale Now!

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jul 29, 2019
Rotarians please share link below with all Family, Friends and Fellow Rotarians within and outside of our District.

Rotary is going to the Holiday Pops on Friday, December 13, 2019 to END POLIO NOW!!! This will be an evening to remember with the Boston Pops live concert, a visit from Santa, and a special reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Your ticket includes a donation to The Rotary Foundation's efforts to End Polio Now and the Districts Goal of raising ONE MILLION DOLLARS during our 10 years of the Polar Plunge!!

Yes, this February we will be having our 10th Annual Polar Plunge. Over the past 9 years we have raised: $810,537.81. To reach our million dollar goal by the end of the Rotary year, we need to raise $189,462.19.

Use this link for ticket prices and to purchase tickets. Please share the link with Friends, Family and other Rotarians. To request accessible seating or if you have questions about this event, please contact us at lori.karas@outlook.com. NOTE: All tickets will be held at WILL CALL and will not be mailed.

Buy early as tickets are limited and we expect to sell out!!!
 
Ticket sales for Rotary night close on Nov 8, 2019
Holiday Pops Tickets on Sale Now! Joan Arsenault 2019-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

Make a Difference... Feed a Child and A Family

Posted by David Hart on Jul 29, 2019
Join the Burlington, Medford, Malden and North Reading Rotary Clubs at the Greater Boston Food Bank.
 
On September 14, 2019, from 9:30 to 12:00 pm, the Rotary Clubs of Burlington, Medford, Malden and North Reading will host a food sorting and packing service project at the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) in Boston.
 
50 volunteer slots are open and are on a first-come-first- serve basis.   Register here.
Make a Difference... Feed a Child and A Family David Hart 2019-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Honors HS Graduate Christine Sloss

Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jul 29, 2019
Congratulations to Christine Sloss recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Christine was recognized during the Rotary Installation luncheon held on July 25th at the Eastern Yacht Club.
 
A class leader at Marblehead High, Christine embraced her commitment to community service leadership. She was the President of the Marblehead High School Interact Club.She also worked as a coordinator for all the North America Interact Clubs in a new, joint Rotary and UNICEF program, called the Initiative Interchange. The purpose was to raise money for universal education. This past summer, Christine organized a Rotary service trip to Nepal to help deliver physical therapy to injured survivors of the earthquake that devastated the country in 2015.
 
Christine exemplifies the guiding principle of Rotary --- “Service above Self” -- the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life. She plans to continue her education in public administration, urban planning, and environmental sustainability
Marblehead Honors HS Graduate Christine Sloss Arthur Schwartz 2019-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

Beer & Dogs

Posted by Marion Spark on Jul 29, 2019
The Newburyport Rotary will be selling beer and dogs at the annual Lion's Club Bed Race on August 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in The Tannery Marketplace parking lot located at 75 Water Street, Newburyport.

Come join us for some fun!
Beer & Dogs Marion Spark 2019-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

Rotaplast Mission Named in Memory of PDG Bob Wood

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jul 22, 2019
Donna Lee Rubin, PDG 7930 & CEO of Rotaplast International, Inc informed the District that this year's Rotaplast Mission in Cebu City, Phillipines is named in Memory of PDG Bob Wood.

The Mission to Cebu City, Philippines is slated for September 22 through October 5, 2019. This will be the 14th mission sponsored by our District! I am in strong support support of our District's international mission.
 
My husband Bob was a participant in the 2015, 2016 and 2018 Missions. He participated in the 2015 Mission due to the passion of PDG Bob Wood and also joined the Ipswich Rotary Club due to PDG Bob Wood and this mission. As a speech pathologist, I have personally worked with children with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate helping them eat and speak. In addition, the 2019-2020 Rotary Presidents voted to support this mission when they met at PETS.

It is our goal to perform 150 surgical procedures, bringing total surgeries sponsored by District 7930 to over 1,250! All medical equipment and supplies are shipped with the team, and the $65,000 mission ($600 per surgery) will be funded by private donations and our district’s Rotary Clubs. We are sending 8 non-medical volunteers.

I hope we can count on your club to help us reach our goal. With your club’s support, we can make a real difference in the lives of children restoring their dignity, and giving them the ability to smile, swallow, eat, breathe and speak more normally.

Checks made payable to Rotaplast, may be sent directly to District 7930, c/o David Boudreau, Institution for Savings, 68 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950.
 
Rotaplast Mission Team 2015
Rotaplast Mission Named in Memory of PDG Bob Wood Joan Arsenault 2019-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Pancake Breakfast

Posted by Maggie Howard on Jul 20, 2019
The Rotary Club of Gloucester MA will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 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 17-18.
 
Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast are $8 per person, $5 for children aged six and under, and are now available online or from any Gloucester Rotarian and at the offices of Horvitz & Frisch, P.C., located at 128 Main Street in Gloucester. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the breakfast.  
Gloucester Pancake Breakfast Maggie Howard 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Rockport Lobsterfest

Posted by Andy Maddox on Jul 20, 2019
The Rockport Rotary Club’s annual Lobsterfest is a unique outdoor dining and fundraising event at the Legion Bandstand, serving boiled lobster, clam chowder and more.
 
 
The Lobsterfest takes place on Saturday, August 10, 3-7 PM (rain or shine), at the American Legion Hall Bandstand at scenic Back Beach in Rockport, MA. Tickets are $35 and include Hot Boiled Lobster, Clam Chowder, Corn-on-the-Cob, Roll, Watermelon & Soda /Water. There will also be a cash menu of burgers, hot dogs, chips, beer & wine. Live entertainment by “Two Weeks from Everywhere.”

Advanced tickets are recommended, and are available at: John Tarr Store, Village Silversmith or from any Rockport Rotarian or visit www.rockportrotary.org. Proceeds to benefit Rockport Rotary Club Community and International Service Projects.
 
The Lobsterfest will be followed by Rockport Illuminations’ annual fireworks show, and festive lanterns will be displayed throughout the town all weekend for the occasion.  Come for the entire weekend and enjoy the fun!
Rockport Lobsterfest Andy Maddox 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Lobstah Raffle

Posted by David Deutsch on Jul 20, 2019
Providing funds for camperships and scholarships are one of the most visible and vital community projects for The Marblehead Rotary Club. This week, the Marblehead Rotary Club kicked off its 2019 annual "Lobstah Raffle." This year, thirty kids are off to summer camp from last year's raffle proceeds.
 
Tickets are $5 each or you can buy a packet of five tickets for $20 (that's one ticket free). Each draw gives you a chance to win 20 pounds of live lobster from Little Harbor Lobster Company. On Thursday, July 25th, we will draw four winning tickets during the Marblehead Rotary Club luncheon at the Eastern Yacht Club. Raffle tickets will be available throughout town over the next few weeks; ticket sales will end on July 24th.
 
Marblehead Lobstah Raffle David Deutsch 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Methuen Celebrates Rotarian of the Year

Posted by Julie Brady on Jul 20, 2019
The Methuen Club kicked off the 2019-2020 Year right. At the annual Installation Dinner that took place on June 25th at Mexico Lindo , six (6) Members were given Paul Harris Fellows. Also, Connie Doto was awarded Rotarian of the Year.
Methuen Celebrates Rotarian of the Year Julie Brady 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Chelsea Honors Past Presidents

Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jul 20, 2019
The Rotary Club of Chelsea recently honored their past presidents at a luncheon meeting.  Eighteen past presidents attended the luncheon hosted at the Homewood Suites Boston in Chelsea.  Past President Allan I. Alpert was the most senior past president having held the office in the 1977 – 1978 Rotary year.
Chelsea Honors Past Presidents Bruce Mauch 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Memorial Gifts to Honor PDG Bob Wood

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jul 15, 2019
We have received questions about how individuals and clubs can make memorial gifts in honor of PDG Bob Wood.
 
Susan Wood has asked that no flowers be sent.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in the name of Robert C. Wood to the Annual Fund/Share Program of the Rotary Foundation. Checks should be sent to Liz Cullen, District Foundation Chair, 283 Wethersfield Street, Rowley, MA  01969. Please note on the check: In memory of DG Bob Wood.
 
A Celebration of Life will occur at the end of the summer or early fall and details will be forthcoming once known.
Memorial Gifts to Honor PDG Bob Wood Joan Arsenault 2019-07-15 04:00:00Z 0

Meet RI President Mark Daniel Maloney

Posted on Jul 12, 2019
For nearly 40 years, Mark Daniel Maloney and his family have demonstrated that Rotary connects the world. Now the self-described 'cheerful traveler' embarks on the next phase of his life's journey: serving as Rotary International's new president.
 
Meet RI President Mark Daniel Maloney Tracy Arabian 2019-07-12 04:00:00Z 0

Chelsea Honors Scholars & Educators

Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jul 11, 2019
The Rotary Club of Chelsea honored their 2019 scholarship winners and the 2019 Chelsea Public School’s Educator of the Year at a recent luncheon meeting.  The Club awarded scholarships to five graduating seniors from Chelsea High School; Jocelyn Poste, Alny Herrera, Deedee Hernandez, Ivan Romero and Nildaliz Enamorado-Rodriguez.  The Club also awarded a 6th special scholarship to Lizet Vasquez in memory of Rotarian Joanne Tarason who passed away recently.  

Jennifer Stanford, a teacher at Chelsea’s John Silber Early Learning Center, was recognized as the 2019 Educator of the Year.
 
Chelsea Honors Scholars & Educators Bruce Mauch 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0

Fun, Fellowship and Flamingos!

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jul 11, 2019

Presidential Class of 2020 Starts Their Year with Fun, Fellowship, Connection & the Flamingo Challenge at the District Installation!

A big congratulations to our Club Presidents as they start the 2019-2020 Rotary Year! The District Installation launched RI President Mark Maloney's theme of "Rotary Connects the World." This paired with the new RI vision statement "Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves." makes this coming year so inspiring and lets not forget FUN!!! 

The Flamingo Challenge is on!!! Ask your fellow Rotarians what that means if you are not sure. 

And don't forget Aloha!!! The RI Conference is in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii this year, from June 6-10, 2020. REGISTER early as it may sell out quickly.
 

Fun, Fellowship and Flamingos! Joan Arsenault 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0

Rotaractor Runs 128km for Teach for Bulgaria

Posted by Georgi Kardzhaliyski on Jul 10, 2019
My love affair with Rotary started when I was a junior in high school and was selected for a Fulbright program. One of the participants told me about Interact during the break of a preparation course for applying to U.S. colleges, and inspired me to start my high school’s first ever Interact Club, which I ran successfully with my co-president and about 10 members for a year until I graduated.

I got a scholarship to attend a college in Massachusetts and moved from my small town of Septemvri, Bulgaria. On 17 August 2009, several flights later, I found myself in the United States of America, a country where I knew nobody and no one spoke a word of Bulgarian. The moment I landed at Boston logan Airport symbolized my departure from a world that was familiar and comfortable; I realized I had left my family, homeland, and culture behind yet to discover a whole new community, country, and new friends.
Rotaractor Runs 128km for Teach for Bulgaria Georgi Kardzhaliyski 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Lynn Awards Scholarships

Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jul 10, 2019
The Rotary Club of Lynn’s Scholarship Committee reviewed a record number of application packets this spring from graduating seniors before awarding four Thomas P. Maloney & Robert A. Hastings Memorial Scholarships at its luncheon meeting Thursday at Old Tyme Family Cuisine.
 
“This is my fifth year on the scholarship committee,” said chairman Ray Bastarache,”and I know I can speak for the entire committee when I say this was the most stellar group of applicants that we’ve had. Perhaps we share that opinion every year but truth be told, this class was, in one word, exceptional!”
Lynn Awards Scholarships Ray Bastarache 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Methuen's June Jubilee

Posted by Julie Brady on Jul 10, 2019
The Methuen Rotary Club celebrated it’s 2nd Annual June Jubilee by giving away money to deserving non –profits in Methuen. Each organization was invited to lunch and to speak about how the donation will help the people that are served in the community. President Julie Brady had the honor of presenting $1000.00 checks to each of the following organizations. Commander Curt Williams Accepted on behalf of the Methuen V.F.W. Post 8349. Larry & Eileen Giordano accepted on behalf of Merrimack Valley Foster Kids, City Councilor Jessica Finocchario and Cole Welch , President, accepted on behalf of the Merrimack Valley Prevention and Substance Abuse Project and Julia Pesek , Community Relations Director accepted of behalf of the MSPCA Nevins Farm.
Methuen's June Jubilee Julie Brady 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Awards Six Scholarships

Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jul 10, 2019
Christine Sloss will be heading to Suffolk University in the fall. A class leader at Marblehead High, Sloss embraced her commitment to community service. She is the President of the Marblehead High School Interact Club (Rotary Club at the High School level) and is working as a coordinator for all the North America Interact Clubs in a new, joint Rotary and UNICEF program, called the Initiative Interchange, to raise money for universal education. This summer, Sloss organized a Rotary service trip to Nepal to help deliver physical therapy to injured survivors of the earthquake that devastated the country in 2015. Sloss plans to continue her education in public administration, urban planning, and environmental sustainability.

Christopher Gally will be attending Bowdoin College in September. During his tenure at Marblehead High, Gally was a three-sport athlete and the quarterback of the successful football team. One of his teachers called him the epitome of a student-athlete; a quiet leader who inspires others through his example. Gally is a member of the National Honor Society and is an Assisting Minister and Acolyte at his church.
Marblehead Awards Six Scholarships Arthur Schwartz 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

Rockport and Partners Supports Action, Inc.

Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Jul 10, 2019
A matching grant from the Rockport Rotary Club and Rotary District 7930, along with in kind donations from Emerson Swan, Inc and Breen and Sullivan Mechanical Services, has provided the Action Emergency Shelter at 370 Main Street in Gloucester with a new energy efficient air conditioning system.  This system will help to keep shelter guests and staff cool all summer long and save thousands of dollars in energy costs over the long term.
 
On June 12, Rockport Rotarians visited the shelter to experience their grant dollars in action.
Rockport and Partners Supports Action, Inc. Mary Ciaraldi 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

2018-19 District Governor Robert C. Wood, 1947-2019

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jul 01, 2019
Beloved Rotarian, Robert C. Wood, originally of Darien, Connecticut, later of Cambridge and Georgetown Massachusetts, and Derry, New Hampshire, passed peacefully on June 30, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Bob served his full term as Rotary 7930 District Governor from July 1, 2018 until his death, June 30, 2019. Bob was the cherished husband of Susan for 47 years, father to Bradley and his wife Anita, grandfather to Taylor, as well as friend and mentor to many.  
 
Bob joined Rotary in 2001 and was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Greater Georgetown and served as that club’s second president. He later joined the Rotary Club of Peabody in 2009. He served Rotary District 7930 in many capacities including District Registrar, Assistant Governor, District Treasurer, and most notably District Governor during the 2018-2019 “Be the Inspiration” Rotary Year. 
 
Bob had a passion for the Rotary Foundation, as it was his self-proclaimed charity of choice. Further, Bob was a Major Donor as well as multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He was a strong supporter behind the scenes to over a dozen District Governors. He was instrumental in launching the Homeless and Hunger Initiative in Rotary District 7930 – a program that is well engrained in Rotary Clubs throughout Rotary District 7930.
 
2018-19 District Governor Robert C. Wood, 1947-2019 Joan Arsenault 2019-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chelsea Provides Camp Scholarships

Posted by Bruce Mauch on Jun 26, 2019
The Rotary Club of Chelsea annually sponsors twenty Chelsea children to one week at Camp Rotary.  The Club pays all expenses for the camp week including tuition, field trips, cabin pictures and canteen funds.  
 
Camp Rotary is an overnight camp located on Stiles Pond in Boxford, MA owned by the Rotary Club of Lynn and managed by Youth Services Managers, Inc.  The Rotary Club of Chelsea covers all expenses for the children sponsored.  The children are chosen based upon essays submitted to the Rotary Club of Chelsea explaining why they should be selected to attend camp.  Prior to camp the selected children and their parents are required to attend a pre-camp meeting held at the Chelsea Salvation Army.  At the meeting camp director Dr. Rich Cowdell explains to the children and their parents what to expect during their week at Camp Rotary.  He also answers questions from the children and their parents.  Rotary Club of Chelsea Past President Sue Gallant is the chairperson of this Rotary project.  She works with the Chelsea Public Schools to distribute the applications to Chelsea students, coordinates transportation to and from camp with the Chelsea Police Department and makes sure all the children are properly prepared to attend camp. That includes supplying each child with a backpack filled with items they will need for camp.  Since 1998 the Rotary Club of Chelsea has sponsored over 350 Chelsea students at Camp Rotary thanks to the generosity of the Chelsea Club members and local businesses.  
Chelsea Provides Camp Scholarships Bruce Mauch 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Rotary Club Welcomes Blair Lord

Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jun 26, 2019
The Marblehead Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Blair Lord into the club at its weekly Thursday luncheon meeting held at the Boston Yacht Club. Marblehead Rotary Club President, Alexander Falk, presided over the induction ceremony.
Marblehead Rotary Club Welcomes Blair Lord Arthur Schwartz 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Lynnfield Focuses on Membership

Posted by Ron Block on Jun 26, 2019
Like every Rotary club we needed to increase our membership. It’s quite simple – without a sizable group, running projects becomes difficult. The same people can’t be asked to step up for each project again and again without risking burn out. Even with the best of attitudes (which all Rotarians have, right?) it gets difficult to keep diving into the pool on a regular basis.
 
Where do we begin? The first thought is to have a reception to showcase the club. Ok, it’s not a bad idea but many organizations run many events and the bulk are not successful. It’s a buyer’s market. You need to show your potential members how your club represents their best opportunity for volunteering. You need a story that is accurate and compelling.
Lynnfield Focuses on Membership Ron Block 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Lynn President Honored by State Senator

Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jun 26, 2019
State Senator Brendan Creighton of Lynn presented an Official Citation to outgoing Lynn Rotary President Brenda Peral at a recent meeting. During Peral’s tenure as president, the Lynn club grew its membership significantly, held two successful fundraisers and increased its menu of volunteer opportunities. William Reilly is the new Rotary President.
Lynn President Honored by State Senator Ray Bastarache 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Don't Miss Our Hawaiian Installation Celebration

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jun 21, 2019
 
Please join us in inducting our Club Presidents, District Team and Rotaract Presidents on Thursday, June 27, at Danversport Yacht Club.  Cocktail hour at 6:00pm, and the festivities begin at 6:45pm. 
 
Wear your best Hawaiian shirt/outfit. Learn about the 2019-2020 RI theme Rotary Connects the World and the Flamingo Challenge.
 
 
I hope to see you there!!!
Joan Arsenault
DG 2019-2020
 
p.s. Visit https://2020alohashirts.com if you want to order an official Rotary Hawaiian shirt.
Don't Miss Our Hawaiian Installation Celebration Joan Arsenault 2019-06-21 04:00:00Z 0

An Open Letter: Invest in Youth

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jun 13, 2019
Dear Rotarians,
 
I’ve been proud to be a Rotarian for a long time. But today, the Rotarian spirit in me hit a whole new level. This letter is about a lot of things, but ultimately, it’s about what Rotary is best at…connecting with people.
 
This story starts five years ago in 2014. Back then, I was working as the Youth Services Director in North Reading, while still a Wakefield Rotarian. That year, North Reading Rotary had an abundance of applicants for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). Two students would have to be cut, and I just knew all of the candidates deserved RYLA. I reached out to my Wakefield Club President at the time, Bob Kimball, to see if Wakefield would be willing to fund two students from North Reading. As is common with many communities at the time, RYLA conflicted with Wakefield’s prom and SAT prep so we had no candidates from that class. Bob proposed the idea to our Board and unanimously they agreed to fund two students from North Reading. Ultimately, we sponsored a Sophomore, Annie Nietzsche, and a Junior Marc Flaherty.
An Open Letter: Invest in Youth Amy Luckiewicz 2019-06-13 04:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Sunset Cruise

Posted by Brad Pierce on Jun 03, 2019
The Gloucester Rotary Club will host a Sunset Cruise aboard the Privateer, docked at 63 Rogers St in downtown Gloucester, on Thursday, July 11, 2019.  Boarding begins at 6:00pm, and we leave the dock at 6:30pm, returning at 9:30pm. 
 
In addition to beautiful Gloucester vistas and refreshing ocean breezes, the cruise will include sandwiches, salads and desserts, a cash bar, and fun entertainment. 
 
Tickets are $35 each and can be reserved by contacting Brad Pierce at 978-884-9999.  The Privateer can accommodate 150 guests.  Last minute walk-ons are welcome, but advance reservations are appreciated.
Gloucester Sunset Cruise Brad Pierce 2019-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

Aloha Rotary -- Register now for RI 2020 Convention to lock in lowest price!

Posted by Thomas Hankard on Jun 03, 2019
As Rotarians are enjoying the RI Convention happening now in Hamburg, Germany, the rest of us at home can still lock in the special rate being offered for next year's convention in Honolulu, Hawaii! Register now to only pay $395 per person. Rates are also lower for Rotaractors and other guests under 30 years of age!

Click this link to register that includes detailed instructions on how to register. Some convention hotels are already sold out, so act fast!
Aloha Rotary -- Register now for RI 2020 Convention to lock in lowest price! Thomas Hankard 2019-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

Julia Phelps Speaks at Marblehead

Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jun 03, 2019
Julia Phelps, Rotary Club of Amesbury and Trustee, Rotary International (2017-2020), was the speaker at a combined dinner meeting of Marblehead and Marblehead Harbor Rotary Clubs. She updated the memberships on the status of Rotary's Polio Plus program and the challenges the world faces on eliminating polio from the earth.
Julia Phelps Speaks at Marblehead Arthur Schwartz 2019-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

RYLA Never to Be Forgotten!

Posted by Christina Harris on May 27, 2019
We had a fantastic RYLA weekend May 10 - 12 with 70 kids (50 RYLArians and 20 student leaders) at Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, NH!  We had the kids going from morning until late at night.  They were exhausted, but by all accounts, it was a very impactful weekend!
 
Here are a few quotes from the evaluation forms:
“RYLA was by far one of the best weekends I’ve ever had.  I will never forget this experience, and I’ll apply what I’ve learned to my life”.
“I really enjoyed this camp and feel that I learned so many life lessons that will change me as a person forever”.
“I will be honored to come back and will make the time to attend training while in college.  I swear by RYLA and use the lessons & concepts I’ve learned here on a daily basis.  I want to start a Rotaract Club at my college this fall.  Love all of you.  You are all my big RYLA family." (A “Super Senior” (i.e., 3rd year leader))
 
RYLA Never to Be Forgotten! Christina Harris 2019-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Manchester-Essex Hosts Rotarians from "Down Under"

Posted by Dot Sieradzki on May 27, 2019
Manchester-Essex Club hosted visiting Rotarians from Australia this spring, Peter Sutherland and his wife Sally. Peter is the president-elect of his club. They are now home again. Peter sent this message to our President, Mike Storella.
 
Hello Mike,
Thanks again for delivering your Club Banner to me, and for having Sally and I at your meeting. We have made it home to Melbourne again and are missing The USA already. Attached is a photo of the presentation of the banner to our President at North Balwyn Rotary Club in D9800.

Peter Sutherland
Manchester-Essex Hosts Rotarians from "Down Under" Dot Sieradzki 2019-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Lynn Recognizes Scholars

Posted by Ray Bastarache on May 27, 2019
The Rotary Club of Lynn held its final Grade Eight Recognition Program Thursday at Old Tyme Family Cuisine. The program has been a staple on Rotary’s event calendar for over a decade thanks to the generosity of its longtime sponsor, RiverWorks Credit Union.

Each Lynn public and private school is asked to nominate one student from its eighth grade class for special recognition. Rotary is looking for students who have overcome challenges in their life and have a positive impact on the school and their classmates. Lynn Rotarian and local businessman Joe Coombs came up with the idea many years ago based on his personal experiences in middle school that were positively impacted by a classroom teacher. Recognized at its luncheon Thursday were: From left - right: Josilyn Flynn, North shore Christian School; Gabriel Mieses, Sacred Heart School, Sean Paul Miki-Cushing, Pickering Middle School; and Ashley Perez Lopez, Thurgood Marshall MS. Back row: Rotary President Brenda Peral, Rotarian and Master of Ceremonies Drew Russo and Program coordinator Wendy Silva.
Lynn Recognizes Scholars Ray Bastarache 2019-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Maximizing the Contacts Module on ClubRunner

Consider our Contacts module to be your clubs' online address book, integrated with your eBulletin and email. Besides basic information such as name, phone number and primary email address, you can also store details such as birthday, anniversary and nickname, in addition to contact information such as home and work address, secondary phone numbers and email addresses, etc.

Even import from or export contacts to Excel!

  • Create non-member lists to track sponsors, volunteers, supporters, prospective members and more!
  • Besides basic information, you can also store details such as birthday, anniversary, nickname, home or work address and more.
  • Create numerous groups to better manage your contacts and understand their involvement with your club. Separate them by friends, prospective members, bulletin subscribers, sponsors and more. Labels will allow you to color code and categorize each group making it easier to identify a certain set of people. This makes it easy to email just a few specific people, whether you want to send club announcements, a request for volunteers or an invitation to an event. 
Maximizing the Contacts Module on ClubRunner David Gardner 2019-05-14 04:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Honors Local Heroes

Posted by Tracy Arabian on May 07, 2019
The Gloucester Rotary Club has named Patrick Thorpe and Danny Williamson as Paul Harris Fellows, the prestigious award named after the Chicago lawyer who founded the Rotary movement in 1905. Thorpe was selected by a club committee of previous recipients of the award, while Williamson was chosen by members of the Interact Club, the very active group of Gloucester High School junior Rotarians.  Thorpe and Williamson were honored at a special dinner in May. 
Gloucester Honors Local Heroes Tracy Arabian 2019-05-07 04:00:00Z 0

District Installation Hawaiian Style

Posted by Joan Arsenault on May 06, 2019
Please join us in inducting our Club Presidents, District Team and Interact Presidents on June 27th at the Danversport Yacht Club 6 to 9 pm with registration beginning at 5:30 pm.
 
ATTIRE: Wear your best Hawaiian shirt/outfit. Visit https://2020alohashirts.com if you want to order an official Rotary Hawaiian shirt.
 
SEATING: Clubs will be seated together. 
 
 
Hope to see you there!!!
Joan Arsenault
DG 2019-2020
District Installation Hawaiian Style Joan Arsenault 2019-05-06 04:00:00Z 0

Shout Out to DG Bob Wood for a Great District Conference!

Posted by Joan Arsenault on May 06, 2019
This past weekend our District hosted a 5 District conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Danvers. It was due to our own DG Bob Wood who had the vision for this stellar weekend of fellowship & a youth focused session called "Game of Throneless" organized by Keith and Christina Harris. DG Bob Wood was present for lunch and the annual business meeting and led our District throughout the day.
 
Thank you again to DG Bob Wood for making our District shine!
Shout Out to DG Bob Wood for a Great District Conference! Joan Arsenault 2019-05-06 04:00:00Z 0
2019 Memorandum of Understanding Liz Cullen 2019-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

Lynn Rotary Supports Special Games

Posted by Ray Bastarache on May 05, 2019
For the past 49 years, the Lynn Rotary Club has served as the major sponsor of the Lynn Special Games. “I know this is our 49th year,” said Associate DPW Commissioner Lisa Nerich, the coordinator of the Special Games, “and I can’t recall any organization other than Rotary sponsoring this event. I doubt we could stage this without Rotary’s help.”
 
“Our members very much enjoy these school projects,” said President Brenda Peral. “The smiles of the children’s faces tell the reason why this project is so important to them."
 
The Special Games are held at the Lynn Vocational Technical Field house and brings together some 30 specialized classroom programs encompassing over 350 students with the full range of diagnosed disabilities. Teachers, classroom aids and about 100 student volunteers from LVTI work with children on the many playful activities set up around the field house. Several Lynn Police officers lead the parade of students and teachers around the facility along with Lynn School Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tutweiller and Police Chief Michael Mageary. Carolyn Cole, a former Rotarian,  sang the National Anthem. Rotarians in attendance to support students were: Steve Upton, Harvey Rowe, Mackie & Ray Bastarache, Diana Moreno, Dick Ruth, Wendy Silva. Rev. Bill Simpson, Brenda Peral and President-elect Bill Reilly.  Lynn Rotarian Pattie Capano coordinated the event with Ms. Nerich.
Lynn Rotary Supports Special Games Ray Bastarache 2019-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Substance Misuse Prevention & Self-Care Forum at High School

Posted by Maggie Howard on May 05, 2019
The Rotary Club of Gloucester recently collaborated with several local agencies to present a substance misuse prevention and self-care forum to every student at the Gloucester High School.  Over the course of two days, the forum brought together three local organizations, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI), Gloucester’s Health Department, and Children’s Friend and Family Services, to provide students with real stories of addiction and recovery, as well as the importance of self-care. 
 
Three recent Gloucester High School graduates, Cody Desmond, Lilly Salah and Christian Maki, who are in recovery, gave students some insight into their struggles through addiction and journey to recovery during a guided conversation with PAARI’s Care Advocate and Outreach Specialist, Tito Rodriguez.  This was followed by a presentation from Children’s Friend and Family who focused more on the prevention side of things, stressing the importance of self-care as an alternative to using substances to manage stress.  Students were provided with an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and the presentation was followed by a survey, with many students expressing how impactful the presentation was for them and also hoping that other opportunities would arise to invite the speakers back to the high school.
 
This forum was an opportunity for the Rotary Club of Gloucester to provide outreach and education around a topic that has profoundly impacted so many in the Gloucester community.
 
Gloucester Substance Misuse Prevention & Self-Care Forum at High School Maggie Howard 2019-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

RLI Wakefield Reschedule

Posted by Linda W. Doliber on May 05, 2019
Parts 1, 2, 3, and Graduate were cancelled for April 27th at the Sheraton Four Points, Wakefield, and RESCHEDULED for October 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., same location.
 
A vibrant, discussion-based learning tool for current and potential club leaders and any club member who wants to learn more about our organization, Rotary Leadership Institute covers subjects like, but not limited to, strategies for attracting and retaining members, running successful fundraisers, and understanding our Foundation.
 
Remember to MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW, as registrations will close 10 days before the October 5 event!
 
RLI Wakefield Reschedule Linda W. Doliber 2019-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

Chef's Table Dinner

Posted by Marion Spark on Apr 16, 2019
Don't miss out on our annual Chef's Table Dinner. It's 3 weeks away and tickets are going fast!
Chef's Table Dinner Marion Spark 2019-04-16 04:00:00Z 0
Sister City Celebration! Lori Karas 2019-04-16 04:00:00Z 0

Urgent Late Breaking News, RLI

Posted by Linda W. Doliber on Apr 16, 2019
Does your club need help with issues like recruiting and retaining members, planning for the future, plus fundraising, fellowship and service ideas? RLI is open to ALL Rotarians, not just club officers. However, district-wide, as of 4/12, fewer than 10 Rotarians have submitted intention to attend the April 27 Rotary Leadership Institute day at the Sheraton Four Points in Wakefield. A minimum of 8 attendees is necessary for each level (Parts 1, 2, 3 and Graduate). DON'T WAIT to register, as, based on registration numbers, RLI will decide whether or not to run the program in District 7930 ten days before the scheduled event. Register NOW at www.rlinea.org.
 
Questions, call Linda Doliber, Site Chair, at 781-631-6938.
 
DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY for an energizing, informative experience!
Urgent Late Breaking News, RLI Linda W. Doliber 2019-04-16 04:00:00Z 0

Don't Miss This Exciting Opportunity!

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Apr 16, 2019
The District Conference is right around the corner with opportunities for all to attend! Mark your calendars and sign up now: May 3 and 4 at the Doubletree Hotel in Danvers. Register here.

There are 5 Districts attending allowing for celebration, exploration and expansion of your rotary world. Find out what others are doing and how it can benefit your club. Make new friends while celebrating your club's year.

Consider having your club meeting at the Friday luncheon where DG Bob Wood will celebrate Paul Harris awardees. Join us at the annual business meeting in the afternoon and our memorial service. Then Dance the Night Away with the band Boston Commons.

Saturday is a program called Game of Thrones put together by our very own Keith and Christina Harris involving our youth. Don't miss out!!!

Saturday afternoon and evening join the other Districts in fun and fellowship touring Fenway Park as well as a boat cruise in Boston.
Don't Miss This Exciting Opportunity! Joan Arsenault 2019-04-16 04:00:00Z 0

Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

Posted by Mallory McCoy on Apr 07, 2019
Have you been hearing the term Diversity & Inclusion and wondering how it applies to you and your club? You are invited to attend Rotary District 7930's first Diversity & Inclusion Workshop, with guest James Lopata. Learn more about this topic and how to make an impact on your dynamic club by gaining tools that will help you foster an inclusive community for every current or potential Rotarian!
 
Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: McLane Middleton, 300 Trade Center #7000, Woburn, MA 01801
 
Register Today!
Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Mallory McCoy 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Chelsea Interact 2019 Government Day

Posted by Bruce Mauch on Apr 07, 2019
The Rotary Club of Chelsea hosted the Chelsea High School Interact students for lunch after the students held their 2019 Government Day.  The Interact students took over the Chelsea city government for the morning.  The students assumed management and governance positions and experienced how city government works.  Included in the picture are the Chelsea High School Interact students who participated and the Chelsea Rotarians who hosted them for lunch.
Chelsea Interact 2019 Government Day Bruce Mauch 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

RYLA Students & Rotarians Prepare

Posted by Christina Harris on Apr 07, 2019
Registration is now open for District 7930 RYLA 2019, which will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris. 
 
Student leaders have been meeting with Rotarians on Saturday mornings since December to train for their roles as Student Facilitators at this year's RYLA weekend.  Training activities range from physically challenging puzzles to serious discussions about diversity and sensitivity. 
RYLA Students & Rotarians Prepare Christina Harris 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

DG Bob Goes Diving for Polio Plus

Posted on Apr 07, 2019
As planning began for the 2019 Polar Plunge, DG Bob Wood agreed to "take a dive" for the effort, allowing a caricature to be used to follow the progress of the District's fundraising this year.  As of April 4, we have raised $99,432 of the $125,000 goal set last fall.  It's not too late to donate to the plunge.  Contact your Club's Foundation or Polio Plus Chair for information on how you can donate to Rotary's signature program.
DG Bob Goes Diving for Polio Plus 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0
Foundation Grant Mgmt Seminar Online Liz Cullen 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Burlington Past Pres Nominated for Community Award

Posted by Douglas Place on Apr 07, 2019
Doug Place, Past President of the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club, has been nominated to receive a Community Champion award for his efforts on behalf of his community.  Anyone who knows Doug and would like to vote for him, please go to https://a.pgtb.me/HQbVz2 and vote for him under the "Community" category before April 12.
Burlington Past Pres Nominated for Community Award Douglas Place 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Swaps Banners

Posted by Alexander Falk on Apr 07, 2019
Camila Nagashirom, Rotary Youth Exchange student from Bolivia, swapping Rotary Club Flags with Alexander Falk.
 
Camilla was sponsored by Rotary Club, Grigota, Bolivia. She has been a wonderful addition to the Marblehead community we are grateful to have her with us.
Marblehead Swaps Banners Alexander Falk 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Trivia Night

Posted by Tracy Arabian on Apr 07, 2019
The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, April 26, at the Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. Teams of four will compete for the title of Cape Ann Trivia Champions.
 
In 2019, there will be a special raffle for Early Bird Registrations:
-- Register before April 12 and receive 2 chances to win
-- Register before April 19 and receive 1 chance to win
 
All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of general knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players. Proceeds from this event will support programs of the Gloucester Rotary Club. The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase. Registration forms may be obtained any Gloucester Rotary Club member or downloaded at www.gloucesterrotary.org.
Gloucester Trivia Night Tracy Arabian 2019-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Methuen's 9th Celebration of Achievement

Posted by Julie Brady on Apr 01, 2019
On April 9, 2019, we will be holding our 9th Annual Celebration of Achievement Banquet at Merrimack Golf Course 210 Howe St. Methuen MA We will be honoring both a Teacher of the Year and a Student of the Year from the Methuen Public School System and Presentation of Mary Academy, as well as award college scholarships to high school seniors who reside in Methuen and attend Methuen High School, Presentation of Mary Academy or Central Catholic High School. In addition, the Club will present its “Service Above Self” Award, honoring an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution in the Methuen Community and most exemplifies the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self. Our Special guest speaker is Larry Giordano founder of Merrimack Valley Foster Kids.
 
Methuen's 9th Celebration of Achievement Julie Brady 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

My RYLA Experience

Posted by Samantha Drivas on Apr 01, 2019
Registration is now open for District 7930 RYLA 2019, which will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris.  Deadline for Applications is April 15, 2019.
 
In 2009, my addiction to Rotary began. Sponsored by my hometown Rotary club, I attended the District 7780 RYLA and after that weekend, I was hooked. I joke now that RYLA is the gateway drug to Rotary, but looking back on it, it could not have rung more true for me. The RYLA experience opened my eyes to the potential Rotarian community. In an effort to be more involved, I would become the President of my local Interact club the following year, and then receive a Rotary scholarship for my college studies. I often went back to the club that had sponsored me for both RYLA and the scholarship to share my experiences and the opportunities they had given me, and each time felt like I was walking into a family reunion rather than a room full of strangers. After college, I moved to Boston, a city that immediately felt uninviting and overwhelming to a Mainer. My remedy for homesickness? Find the nearest Rotary club. The minute I walked into the first Downtown Boston Rotary meeting, I knew that I had found a new home. I can say with one hundred percent certainty that the reason I walked into that meeting and became so involved in our club is because of that glimpse of community I received way back in 2009 through RYLA. While I may joke about RYLA as a gateway drug, it may be more a life-sustaining one as it truly is our youth programming from RYLA, to Interact, to Rotaract, that keeps the Rotary name alive.  For any club looking to attract millennials is to invest in the younger generations from the ground up. You never know, the high school junior you sponsor today for RYLA may be our District President in 10 years.
My RYLA Experience Samantha Drivas 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chelsea Celebrates Black History Month

Posted by Bruce Mauch on Apr 01, 2019
The Chelsea Black Community celebrates Black History Month with a month long series of events promoting black history in Chelsea.  As part of the celebration the CBC recognizes several local residents and business persons as Chelsea Trailblazers.  In recognizing this year’s Trailblazers the CBC took into consideration ethical behavior grounded on compassion, nurture and social bonds.  Ideals and convictions that pertain to human beings’ behavior toward each other and to the preferred organizations of their communities such as – historical experience, empathy and the need for integrity and harmony.  This year’s honorees include Chelsea Rotarians Saritin Rizzuto and Bruce Mauch.  The Chelsea City Council honored the 2019 CBC Trailblazers with resolutions at their March 4, 2019 meeting.
Chelsea Celebrates Black History Month Bruce Mauch 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange Program Recognized By NAYEN

Posted by Alexander Falk on Apr 01, 2019
We are pleased to report that our District 7930 Rotary Youth Exchange Program has been recognized by NAYEN (the North American Youth Exchange Network) with a Bronze Achievement Award.
 
This is straight from the cover letter by Paul Reagan, NAYEN President 2017-19:
On behalf of the North American Youth Exchange Network, I want to congratulate you and District 7930 for the wonderful Rotary Youth Exchange Program that you support. Your program is being recognized for distinguishing itself at the Bronze Level of the NA YEN Achievement Awards. This recognition is for those districts that participate enthusiastically, conduct activities that are best practices, and strive to build strong programs.
Youth Exchange Program Recognized By NAYEN Alexander Falk 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Cambridge Rotary Teams Up with Alem in Mexico to Expand Wheelchair Repair Program

Posted by Natascha Finnerty on Apr 01, 2019
Motivated by the huge numbers of people who need wheelchairs in the world, Cambridge members wanted to join forces with other clubs who have helped the disabled become abled. ALEM, in Mexico has a proven program to go a step further by training and employing disabled persons to repair wheelchairs in Mexico.

The Cambridge Club used the power of a district grant and donations to expand the program by asking "Club Rotario Cuernavaca Juarez, Mexico" to support us to help ALEM do more to expand their reach. Their idea was to conduct wheelchair maintenance workshop sessions at various cities, including Poza Rica, Veracruz; Cuernavaca, Morelos; and Taxco, Guerrero on the day before the repair days. A district grant was approved to both buy needed parts for repairing 500 wheelchairs and to train disabled persons how to repair the chars and set up a repair workshop. The Cambridge Rotary Club donated $2550 and the following clubs also donated funds: Boston, Marblehead, Marblehead Harbor and individual Rotarians from Cambridge. For a total of $4460 which was matched by the District.

 
Cambridge Rotary Teams Up with Alem in Mexico to Expand Wheelchair Repair Program Natascha Finnerty 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Newburyport Chef's Table Dinner

Posted by Holly Nahabedian on Apr 01, 2019
 
Enjoy a luscious three-course meal prepared TABLESIDE by the area’s most popular chefs! Have fun with your friends while raising scholarship dollars for local high school seniors! You are cordially invited to join us at the Rotary Club of Newburyport Chefs’ Dinner in the Grandview Ballroom at Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury, MA on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Proceeds support college scholarships for high school seniors at NHS and Triton and provide donations for important local nonprofits. Each chef will prepare a three-course meal tableside for 10 people.
Newburyport Chef's Table Dinner Holly Nahabedian 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Greater Salem Rotary Roadshow

Posted by Jeanne Geisser on Apr 01, 2019
The Greater Salem NH Rotary Club is getting out into the towns we support with 4 separate events to share "everything Rotary and how we can support your community". The first event was March 26th in Pelham, NH and we had a terrific turnout! Upcoming events are April 16-Atkinson, May 21-Windham, and June 11-Hampstead.
 
Anyone is welcome to come to any of these events to learn more about Rotary and potential membership.
Greater Salem Rotary Roadshow Jeanne Geisser 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Harbor is Awarding Scholarships Worth $18,500

Posted by John Williams on Apr 01, 2019
The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is Awarding Scholarships Worth $18,500!

The Enhanced Scholarship and The Fraffie Welch Scholarship are for students seeking a two or four year degree from a college or university and will be awarded on the basis of need. Application Deadline is April 1, 2019. The 2nd Chance Scholarship for those seeking to improve their employment by enrolling in a certificate course or similar program. Application Deadline is July 15, 2019.

Do you know someone who might benefit from a scholarship? Please feel free to share this information with them. We are accepting applications now! To apply and learn more about these scholarships, please visit: www.marbleheadscholarship.org.
Marblehead Harbor is Awarding Scholarships Worth $18,500 John Williams 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Suffolk County Joint Service Project

Posted by Peter Majane on Apr 01, 2019
As “People of Action”, District 7930 Rotary Members are invited to help address the issue of hunger and food insecurity in Suffolk County and Eastern Massachusetts. On May 18, 2019 from 9:30 to 12:00 pm District 7930 will be hosting a food sorting and packing service project at the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) in Boston. 50 volunteer slots are open and are on a first-come-first- serve basis. If enough children (ages 7-15) register, the GBFB will provide a project for them also. Register here.
 
The Greater Boston Food Bank is located at 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston. If you have any questions please contact: Peter Majane at 781-443-5148 or Dave Hart at 781-718-7799.
 
(click "Read More" link for more information on the Greater Boston Food Bank and the need in eastern Massachusetts)

 
Suffolk County Joint Service Project Peter Majane 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Party Bags

Posted by Julie Brady on Apr 01, 2019
Last Month, the Methuen Rotary got together and prepared 150 "Party Bags" that were donated to the Methuen food pantries of Neighbor’s In Need. Decorated boxes were placed throughout Methuen and we collected all kinds of party supplies with the help of the Methuen community. The bags were decorated by the kids at Methuen YMCA and each bag contained cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, balloons, tablecloth and a variety party themed items. The reason behind this was to ensure that since people were already struggling to provide a meal to their family…they should also be able to celebrate and not worry about the expense of a party.
Party Bags Julie Brady 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

New Member Orientation

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Apr 01, 2019
The District Membership Team is proud to announce the next New Member Orientation Event!
 
Hosted at the Four Points Sheraton on Thursday, April 11th, the event will welcome over fifty new members and prospective members. All new members will receive mail and email invitations provided that they have been entered into Club Runner. Presidents and Membership Chairs are encouraged to provide this date to new members as early as possible and include the invitation in their welcome packets. For more information, please contact Amy Luckiewicz at rotary7930membership@yahoo.com. Members may register now at https://rotary7930.org/event/welcome-party--a-district-7930-orientation-2/
New Member Orientation Amy Luckiewicz 2019-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Last Chance to Register for Assembly

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Mar 25, 2019
Join us at the District Assembly this Wednesday, April 10, at the Sheraton Wakefield and hear this incredible speaker: LaShonda Delivuk!  LaShonda is a 28 year old Rotarian and current Club President who spoke recently at RI's International Assembly in San Diego. Her talk at our Assembly will be focused on teaching us practical strategies to manage our time, recruit and retain members and restore the joy of service.
 
The Assembly is geared towards all Rotarians with an initial training session for PE's, Treasures, and Secretaries.
 
Session Highlights:
  • Exploring Membership Options
  • Ways to Give through the Foundation
  • Club Health Checks: Growing Your Club to the Best It Can Be
  • Expanding Your Club's Reach through RI & District Tools
  • Going Global: Global Grant and Rotaplast Opportunities for Service
  • Learn Fundraising Successes and What to Avoid
  • District Grants: How to Qualify. Meet the District's Service Dog
  • Youth Services: Hear from our RYLA, Interact and Youth Exchange Students
Click here for time, schedule specifics and to register.
 
Last Chance to Register for Assembly Joan Arsenault 2019-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

TBM Co-Sponsors "Family Feud for Nick"

Posted by Bernie Creeden on Mar 17, 2019
Family Feud Style Trivia Night
March 24, 2019
 
More than 100,000 U.S. patients are currently waiting for solid organ transplants. Each day, about 77 people receive an organ transplant. Each day, 19 people die waiting for an organ transplant.
 
The numbers are overwhelming, but there is a way you can help a transplant patient right here in Middleton, Mass who needs your help. The friends and family of 21-year-old Nick Jarvis, are asking our community and the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) for life-sustaining assistance. Nick had a kidney transplant approximately one year ago and we are happy to report the kidney is working! But that is not where the story ends. In the past 15 months, Nick has attended 211 medical appointments and takes many expensive medications every day to keep his kidneys working. The COTA for Team Nick J community campaign is organizing an event to help with these and other transplant-related expenses. COTA funds are used for transplant-related expenses only, but can be used anytime in the patient’s life that he/she should need it.

 
TBM Co-Sponsors "Family Feud for Nick" Bernie Creeden 2019-03-17 04:00:00Z 0

Woburn Rotarian Honored

Posted by Brian Ouellette on Mar 10, 2019
Mike Martini was recently recognized and was presented with a commemorative clock by Rotary Club of Woburn President Susan Hartmere. Mike has been an active Rotarian for over 40 years, is a Paul Harris Fellow and also a past president. Mike has remained active in the Woburn community volunteering his time to Woburn athletics and serves on many community boards.
Woburn Rotarian Honored Brian Ouellette 2019-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Taste of Ipswich and Beyond

Posted by Bob Gravino on Mar 10, 2019
The Ipswich Rotary Club invites the public to attend the Taste of Ipswich and Beyond Wine and Food Gala on Thursday, March 14th, at The Mansion on Turner Hill in Ipswich. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
 
Come join us for an enjoyable evening of food, drink and good friends, all in support of the Ipswich Family YMCA and Ipswich Rotary programs.
Taste of Ipswich and Beyond Bob Gravino 2019-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

RYLA Develops Sense of Community

Posted by Christina Harris on Mar 10, 2019
Registration is now open for District 7930 RYLA 2019, which will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris. 
 
"Community means people rallying around each other and celebrating a shared trait. This trait can be as contentious as being pro-abortion, as rooted as Judaism, as tribal as being Armenian, or as simple as believing pineapple belongs on pizza. The best part  of being in a community is that no bond is trivial; any similarity can make you feel a little more connected and a little less alone. At RYLA, I found myself immediately embraced in an incredibly strong, tight-knit, and welcoming community; one I hope to share  with as many people as possible. While I was excited to find my people at the retreat, I was eager to start fresh, take risks, and step outside my comfort zone. In the 2 day span of the RYLA retreat, I met my best friend, Nyley Moise, and even after all this time we remain very close friends. The staff were kind and easygoing, and the counselorswere inspiring and fun to be around. I can confidently say that RYLA has made me a more proactive, confident, and ambitious leader." --Marina G, RYLA participant 2018
 
 
RYLA Develops Sense of Community Christina Harris 2019-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Night at the Races Fundraiser

Posted by Dave Slade on Mar 04, 2019
The Gloucester Rotary Club invites the public to attend their FUNdraising event – “A Night at the Races” on Friday, March 29, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe’s Wharf in Gloucester.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  All proceeds from this event will support local and international programs of the Gloucester Rotary.
 
A Night at the Races promises to be a fun-filled evening for adults with all the suspense and excitement of being at the racetrack. High quality, video-taped horse races are narrated from start to finish by lively announcers.  During the evening there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar, and variety of raffles. At various points during the evening, betters will be able to use their winnings to bid on merchandise and services that have been donated for the event.  For the most fun, reserve a table – bring a group.  Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased from any Gloucester Rotarian.
Gloucester Night at the Races Fundraiser Dave Slade 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0

Do you want to join the 2019 Rotaplast Mission to Cebu?

Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Mar 04, 2019
Things you should know…  The mission departs from San Francisco on September 22 and returns to San Francisco on October 5th.  You must travel with the group on this portion of the trip so that the equipment boxes can be counted as your second piece of luggage. This is done as a group booking through Rotaplast and will cost you approximately $1,000.  You are responsible for your flights to and from San Francisco, you can use airline or credit card points if you have them, the cost is anywhere from $400 to $900 depending on when you book. You are welcome to add time before or after the trip. The hotel is included for double occupancy.  Single rooms run about $650 for the 10 days.  A breakfast buffet is included at the hotel daily, and lunch and snacks are provided at the hospital daily.  There is a hospitality room at the hotel, a contribution of approximately $50 is suggested to provide evening snacks.
Do you want to join the 2019 Rotaplast Mission to Cebu? Terry Rezendes Curran 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Harbor Will Dip Big Toe for Polio

Posted by Luis Ribas on Mar 04, 2019
The Polar Plunge was a huge anti-polio fundraising success, but the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is taking it one... toe further with the Big Toe Plunge.

In a joint activity with Marblehead's InterAct, intrepid volunteers will dip their big toe at famed Devereux Beach, Saturday, March 23rd, at 10:00am. All District Rotarians are invited to participate and test their mettle against the mean surf of a (hopefully) balmy Spring day. Creative outfits and outlandish toe dipping will be encouraged. An anti-polio fundraiser will take place on location.
Marblehead Harbor Will Dip Big Toe for Polio Luis Ribas 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0

Lynn Honors 8th Grade Scholars

Posted by Ray Bastarache on Mar 04, 2019
An overflow crowd of students, teachers, family members and Lynn Rotarians gathered at Old Tyme Family Cuisine recently to celebrate one of the club’s most popular events: Rotary's Eighth Grade Recognition Program which was started decades ago by longtime Lynn Rotarian Joe Coombs. Mr. Coombs admittedly struggled in middle school until one of his teachers showed him how to get on the right track. Coombs never forgot the help he received so he introduced his idea of recognizing one eighth grade student from each Lynn middle school to receive some recognition. The Lynn Executive Board love Coombs's idea and has run with it ever since. The program runs from January to May.
 
Lynn Honors 8th Grade Scholars Ray Bastarache 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0

District Assembly April 10

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Mar 04, 2019
Don't Miss this year's District Assembly with guest speaker LaShonda Delivuk current President of the Rotary Club of Lynchbury-Morning. This 28 year old woman joined Rotary when she was 23 years old!! Come here her inspiration talk about Balancing Time, Rotary and Work!
 
The District Assembly has something for all Rotarians! Training for secretary's and treasurers will be provided as well as a business meeting for PE's to address the district budget and other items. General sessions for all will focus on exploring membership options, Ways to Give through the Foundation, Fundraising, Expanding Your Clubs reach through RI and District Tech Tools, Youth Services, and Grant opportunities!!!
 
April 10th, registration opens at 2:30
Time: PEs, Secretaries, Treasurers session from 3 to 3:30 pm
General Sessions begin at 3:30 pm running to 6 pm
Fellowship: 6 to 6:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost: $47.50 per person
Place: Sheraton Four Points Wakefield
District Assembly April 10 Joan Arsenault 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0

March Madness Trivia Night

Posted by Thomas Hankard on Mar 04, 2019
Belle Isle Rotary Club March Madness Trivia Night
Benefiting the Rotary Club of Belle Isle Foundation, a 501 c 3 non-profit
 
Salesian Boys and Girls Club
150 Byron Street, East Boston
March 29, 2019
Doors at 6pm, Trivia at 7pm
Games will be on during Trvia
Nacho Bar, Pizza, and Cash Bar
$20 per person
 
March Madness Trivia Night Thomas Hankard 2019-03-04 05:00:00Z 0

Meet RI President Elect Mark Maloney

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Feb 24, 2019
RIPE Mark Maloney will speak at the Thursday evening dinner at NEPETS on March 7.  Because of this special speaker, the dinner has been opened to all Rotarians interested in hearing Mark speak.  If you are not attending NEPETS as a President-elect or member of the presentation team, this invitation is for the meal only.  $45 per meal, must be paid in advance by credit card no later than 5PM Wednesday, March 6> No walkins and no checks will be accepted at the door.  First-reserve-first-serve with 75 seats available.  Again, no walkins will be accepted for the Thursday dinner and all reservations must be completed no later than 5PM Wednesday, March 6.
 
Thursday, March 7, 2019
6pm Cocktails/Fellowship
7pm Dinner
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
 
We hope you consider this wonderful evening with RIPE Mark Maloney!!!
Meet RI President Elect Mark Maloney Joan Arsenault 2019-02-24 05:00:00Z 0

Joint meeting with Saugus and Lynnfield

Posted by Tara Leary on Feb 24, 2019
On Thursday, February 14th, Saugus Rotary held their joint meeting with the Lynnfield Rotary Club and it was a huge success!!! We’d like to thank American security analyst, author and media personality Robert Siciliano for delivering an incredible presentation on identity theft and personal security. Opened our eyes to just how prevalent and important it is to protect yourself from fraudsters, hackers and criminals.
Joint meeting with Saugus and Lynnfield Tara Leary 2019-02-24 05:00:00Z 0

Burlington Fight Night

Posted by Lori Becker on Feb 24, 2019
The Burlington Rotary annual major fundraiser “Friday Night at the Fights” is back. This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the Billerica Lodge of Elks. We look forward to another great night of boxing this year and greatly appreciate your support.
 
10 Amateur boxing matches
Catered Dinner
Doors open at 6PM
Fights begin at 8PM
 
The Rotary Club of Burlington relies on major fundraisers like this one to further our mission to serve the community and support the great charitable organizations that benefit Burlington and the region.
 
For table reservations contact:
John Tuccinardi at 781-820-9635
jtuccinardi@fedheat.com
Burlington Fight Night Lori Becker 2019-02-24 05:00:00Z 0

World Peace Dinner Focus on Homelessness

Posted by David Gardner on Feb 20, 2019
David Manzi introduced Rotary District 7930's focus on homelessness and hunger at the World Peace and Understanding Dinner in February 2016.. Since then, Sheryl Meehan, David Gardner and our current DG, Bob Wood, have worked to inspire clubs to accept the challenge to do what we can as Rotarians to help those less fortunate. From the experiential program in February 2016, to the diaper program and other mini grants, district grants and individual club projects, many Rotarians have contributed greatly in so many ways in our communities.
 
Once again, Bob Wood has dedicated the World Peace & Understanding Dinner to the plight of homelessness. The keynote speaker, Chief Justice Timothy Sullivan of the Housing Court, will provide updates on the current status and share his thoughts on what is being done and can be done to build on the great work that our members have done.
World Peace Dinner Focus on Homelessness David Gardner 2019-02-20 05:00:00Z 0

District 7930 Technical High School Scholarship

Posted by Peggy Pedro on Feb 11, 2019
Our District is once again offering ten $500.00 scholarships to graduating seniors that attend a Technical High School.  The scholarships will be awarded to seniors that plan to pursue a trade after graduation.  The funds can be used to obtain a certificate or license as well as to purchase tools for their trade (electrician, plumber, automotive mechanic, carpenter, beautician etc.) 

This award is funded by our Annual Giving donations to The Rotary Foundation.

Clubs are encouraged to copy and share the application.  Applications are also being sent to the Guidance Departments of all the Massachusetts Vocational Technical High Schools in our District. The application has been sent to 16 high schools in our District.  This includes high schools that offer trade classes to their students.

The Scholarship Committee will meet in late April to select the winning candidates.  Please note that children and grandchildren of Rotarians are not eligible.
 
District 7930 Technical High School Scholarship Peggy Pedro 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

World Peace and Understanding Dinner

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Feb 11, 2019
World Peace & Understanding Dinner
February 28, 2019, 5:30pm
Sheraton Four Points Wakefield
$45 per person

Register Here
 
The Challenge of Housing
 
Please join us for an incredible evening with Chief Justice Timothy Sullivan of the Massachusetts Housing Court, who will be our speaker.  He will be focusing on the great challenge we face with housing in Massachusetts.
World Peace and Understanding Dinner Joan Arsenault 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

RYLA Success Stories

Posted by Christina Harris on Feb 11, 2019
"As the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said thousands of years ago, “When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'We did it ourselves’”. My time spent as not only a participant, but also as a facilitator within RYLA has equipped me with leadership tools that I can take with me wherever I go. One of the most incredible lessons that I learned as a leader is the importance of listening. I’ve seen that great leaders do not take over; rather, great leaders listen and allow team players to have a voice. The best leaders make people feel heard. Without the exposure to this lesson, and many other life-changing experiences within RYLA, I don’t think I would be as successful of a leader as I am today. RYLA has taught me how to be more fearless, more resilient, has connected me with incredible like-minded individuals, and has helped me to become the best version of myself."  --Marissa, RYLA participant & student facilitator
 
District 7930 RYLA 2019 will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris. 
RYLA Success Stories Christina Harris 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Coming to Wakefield Liz Cullen 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

Woburn Donates Birthday Bags

Posted by Brian Ouellette on Feb 11, 2019
Members of Rotary Club of Woburn recently completed a service project to help families celebrate children's' birthdays. Spearheaded by Jim Major, the club organized supplies and ingredients needed for a family birthday celebration. The bags were donated to Woburn's food pantry located at The Council of Social Concern on Merrimack Street. Most club members were on hand to organize and distribute the supplies to make each bag, including president Susan Hartmere and recent past president William Sullivan.
Woburn Donates Birthday Bags Brian Ouellette 2019-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

World Peace and Understanding Dinner

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Feb 03, 2019
SAVE THE DATE!
 
World Peace & Understanding Dinner
February 28, 2019, 6:00pm
Sheraton Four Points Wakefield
 
The Challenge of Housing
 
Please join us at the World Peace & Understanding Dinner focusing on critical issues surrounding housing and homelessness prevention in our District. Keynote speaker to be announced shortly.  Cost $45pp.  Information and registration.
World Peace and Understanding Dinner Joan Arsenault 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

It's Almost Time to Plunge!

Posted on Feb 03, 2019
We've seen a huge jump in registrations and donations over the past 10 days and we want to say thank you! We have well over 110 participants and look forward to meeting their friends, families, and towel holding supporters. And with just over 2 weeks to go to our most famous event of the year, the Polar Plunge Committee wanted to share some important updates.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out at your convenience to the team at polarplunge7930@gmail.com.
 
Click the "Read More" button for important logistics information and hints on raising money.
It's Almost Time to Plunge! 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Welcomes New Member

Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Feb 03, 2019
Marblehead Rotary club is pleased to welcome Jason Silva as its newest member. Silva, recently appointed Marblehead Town Administrator, transferred his affiliation with the Salem Rotary Club to the Marblehead Rotary Club. Silva is a firm believer in the mission of Rotary— providing service to others, promoting integrity, and advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship.
 
Silva, A seasoned professional in the public sector, Jason brings a wealth of experience to the Town of Marblehead. Having worked at the local and state levels of government as well as in the non-profit arena, Jason brings a unique perspective to the complex issues important to communities and the region.
Marblehead Welcomes New Member Arthur Schwartz 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

Wakefield Celebrates Pats by Giving Back

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Feb 03, 2019
The Wakefield Rotary Club recently hosted a Patriots Appreciation Day by giving back to the community. Members and guests were invited to wear their favorite Patriots gear to a regular Tuesday meeting and bring in an item for the food pantry to donate to the Interfaith Food Pantry. Wakefield Rotary Past President Judy Gordon explained, "The food pantry was low on a bunch of items because of an increase in need from the community. Our club decided to donate needed items and celebrate the Pats going to the Super Bowl all in one day." Gordon explained that donations to the food pantry are common among Rotarians. "Although we were celebrating the Patriots, it's not unusual for Rotarians to step up when supplies are needed. But it was a fun way to celebrate our favorite football team and give back all in one!" To make a financial or item donation to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, please visit https://www.wifoodpantry.org.​
Wakefield Celebrates Pats by Giving Back Amy Luckiewicz 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

Red Cross Community Heroes Breakfast

Posted by Lori Karas on Feb 03, 2019
The American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts, along with members of the community, will come together to honor local heroes who have exemplified the mission of the Red Cross over the past year on March 28, 2019.
 
These heroes gave of themselves to better our communities and have given their time to benefit others. This breakfast is one of the largest events on the North Shore and we anticipate over 500 attendees from the business and non-profit communities alike.
 
Red Cross Community Heroes Breakfast Lori Karas 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

Ipswich Hosts Empty Bowl Dinner

Posted by Bob Gravino on Feb 03, 2019
The Rotary Club of Ipswich is hosting the 1st Annual Empty Bowl Dinner for The Open Door Ipswich Food Pantry on Wednesday, February 13th at the Hellenic Center, 117 County Road, Ipswich. Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs.
 
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry, which serves Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Hamilton and Wenham. The meal is simple; soup, bread, water and a cookie. Guests select and keep a one of a kind handcrafted bowl of their choice. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that “Somewhere – someone’s bowl is empty.”
 
Come join the Rotary Club of Ipswich as we work to eliminate food insecurity in our communities.
Ipswich Hosts Empty Bowl Dinner Bob Gravino 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

Lynn Recognizes 8th Grade Students

Posted by Brenda Ortiz-Peral on Feb 03, 2019
This past Thursday was our first 8th Grade Recognition Program of the year. Each year the Rotary Club of Lynn recognizes one 8th grade student from every middle school in Lynn each month between January and May. The students are awarded with a certificate, a $25 credit to open a savings account at Riverworks Credit Union and a Barnes & Nobles gift card.
 
We would like to give a shout out to Riverworks Credit Union for sponsoring this wonderful program.
Lynn Recognizes 8th Grade Students Brenda Ortiz-Peral 2019-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

Polar Plunge Update

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jan 27, 2019
We've seen a huge jump in registrations and donations over the past week and we first wanted to say thank you! We have well over 110 participants and look forward to meeting their friends, families, and towel holding supporters. And with just over 2 weeks to go to our most famous event of the year, the Polar Plunge Committee wanted to share some important updates.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out at your convenience to the team at polarplunge7930@gmail.com.
 
Click the "Read More" button for important logistics information and hints on raising money.
Polar Plunge Update Amy Luckiewicz 2019-01-27 05:00:00Z 0

VTT Sponsored for Kent, England

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jan 27, 2019
Rotary District 7930 has been awarded a $30k grant from the Rotary Foundation to sponsor a Vocational Training Team (VTT) to Kent, England this May. The team will study and exchange best practices in the areas of substance abuse prevention, mental health, school and law enforcement relationships, and school threat assessment. Rotarian Team Leader Amy Luckiewicz commented, “This team is the first time the Rotary Foundation has sponsored a law enforcement training team from this area. The ability to offer local School Resource Officers the opportunity to participate in this level of international learning is exciting, impactful, and rare.”  Four School Resource Officers were competitively selected to join the team to travel to England for two weeks. Sergeant Daniel Perenick (Winchester), Detective Dawne Armitstead (Winthrop), Detective Paul Lucci (North Reading), and Officer Megan Tierney (Newburyport) will join team leader Amy Luckiewicz (Wakefield) in May.

 
VTT Sponsored for Kent, England Amy Luckiewicz 2019-01-27 05:00:00Z 0

RI Theme for 2019-20 Announced

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jan 21, 2019
2019-2020 Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney announced the upcoming theme at the Rotary International Assembly.
 
Shortly afterwards, he wrote the following address to those in attendance, "Thank you for joining me this morning as I announced my theme for the 2019-2020 Rotary year: Rotary Connects the World. I encourage you to share our theme widely with your fellow club members and throughout your districts to help create enthusiasm and excitement for the year ahead. You can download theme materials here and share widely on Facebook. I look forward to everything we have planned for you this week during the Assembly, and I hope that you leave San Diego feeling inspired to help shape the future of Rotary. It is only by working together that we can truly accomplish great things."
 
Download theme graphics here. (must be logged in to MyRotary.org)
RI Theme for 2019-20 Announced Joan Arsenault 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

15th Annual Taste of The North Shore

Posted by Herb Harris on Jan 21, 2019
Peabody Rotary is hosting its 15th annual Taste of the North Shore on Tuesday, March 19th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Danvers. There will be 25 restaurants serving their tastiest dishes, from main courses to sides to desserts. There also will be a silent auction of many coveted items—vacations, sports memorabilia, gift cards, lottery tickets, collections of wine and craft beer and more.
 
The highlight event of the evening will be the drawing of the $10,000 raffle winner. Tickets are $100, which includes admission for two to the event. The winner does not need to be present, but you really don’t want to miss the evening attended by over 400 people. What a great way for clubs in the district to support one of their own and perhaps enrichen their own clubs by $10,000!!
15th Annual Taste of The North Shore Herb Harris 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

Marblehead's Got Talent

Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jan 21, 2019
Marblehead's Got Talent Final Competition
Boston Yacht Club
Wednesday, February 6, 6pm
   
The Marblehead Rotary Club is pleased to announce the finalists for the "Marblehead's Got Talent" competition. These talented performers will vie to win both prestige and scholarships at this year's benefit finale. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 6th beginning at 6PM at the Boston Yacht Club.Proceeds from this benefit event will be used to fund the night’s winners as well as other scholarships that will be awarded later in the year! Scholarship prize money for the winners has been doubled from last year’s edition. At the end of the program, the top three winners Marblehead's Got Talent finale competition will be awarded a $5,000, $3,000 & $2,000 scholarships for their talented efforts.
Marblehead's Got Talent Arthur Schwartz 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

Polar Plunge 2019!

Posted on Jan 21, 2019

Are You Ready to Plunge?

There are only 19 days left!

Has Your Club Registered a Team?

Have You Donated to #EndPolioNow?

 
#EndPolioNow
Polar Plunge 2019! 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

Rockport Presents a Musical Comedy

Posted by Mary Ciaraldi on Jan 12, 2019
The Rotary Club of Rockport Presents!
“LIVING THE ISLAND LIFE”
A Musical Comedy About Life in Rockport, MA
Saturday, January 19 (7:00 PM), Sunday, January 20 (2:00 PM)
John Lane Auditorium at Rockport High School
24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport, MA
Tickets available on line at: livingtheislandlife.eventbrite.com or call 603-721-1038
 
LIVING THE ISLAND LIFE is a new musical comedy about a family of six (including a large dog named Kitty) from Buffalo New York, on vacation in—they think—Rockport, Maine. They land, instead, on Cape Ann and learn about life on our side of the bridge through eleven locals’ colorful interpretations of “island” life and its people. In between uproarious laughs, the players sing very familiar musical tunes—with all-new lyrics. A grand showcase of community talent and local heroes will add to the audience’s delight.
Rockport Presents a Musical Comedy Mary Ciaraldi 2019-01-12 05:00:00Z 0

Students Praise RYLA (Pt 2)

Posted by Christina Harris on Jan 11, 2019
Although I had considered myself to be a very open-minded individual before attending RYLA, I can say with absolute certainty that taking part in such an amazing camp has given me an entirely new appreciation for the unique experiences, struggles, and viewpoints of others. During the span of just a few days, the many team-building activities we had done allowed me to reflect on how similar my fellow campers and I were in our personal goals for RYLA, and how the attributes that did differentiate us helped us to compensate for each other's weaknesses and achieve tremendous success through working collaboratively.
 
As I grew closer with my family of rylarians, senior facilitators, and rotarians, I came to understand the true importance of leadership and kindness, and how being a part of a tight-knit community is easy once you find the courage to make yourself vulnerable and speak genuinely with those around you. Looking back, I am incredibly thankful that I chose to venture outside of my comfort zone by attending RYLA, rather than skipping out on what I now know to be a truly life-changing experience. Taking part in this camp has not only improved my confidence and leadership abilities by leaps and bounds, but has allowed me to form unbreakable bonds with countless others who also wish to make a positive difference in both the world and themselves.
 
Sophia attended RYLA and returned as a student facilitator.
 
District 7930 RYLA 2019 will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris. 
Students Praise RYLA (Pt 2) Christina Harris 2019-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
Saugus Throws Party at Senior Center David Fama 2019-01-11 05:00:00Z 0

Lynn Rotary "Dictionary Project"

Posted by Ray Bastarache on Jan 11, 2019
When the clock struck nine on Tuesday morning, January 8, approximately 22 Lynn Rotarians and a few friends entered the third grade classrooms of Lynn Public School students armed with gifts - new student dictionaries. This is the 11th year that the Lynn Club has participated in the highly successful “Dictionary Project”, due in large measure to the financial support of the project’s sponsor, Equitable Bank, and the leadership of Lynn Rotarian Jim Harris, who has spearheaded this initiative since its inception back in 2008. The logistics of providing every public school third grader with a dictionary is daunting to say the least when one considers there are 19 elementary schools in Lynn, the eighth largest school district in Massachusetts. In addition, Lynn's third grade enrollment fluctuates daily, due in large part to the high mobility of its population. For example, the third grade enrollment moved up and down 50 students since September from 1200-1250. “Truth be told, I don’t know what we would do if we didn’t have Jim (Harris) taking the ball on this massive project,” admitted President Brenda Peral. “The Club is so lucky to have him. Our members know that to succeed in school and in life in America, you must be able to use the English language effectively.”
Lynn Rotary "Dictionary Project" Ray Bastarache 2019-01-11 05:00:00Z 0

Students Praise RYLA

Posted on Jan 07, 2019
"RYLA was one of the most unforgettable weekends of the year. I learned so many new things about myself and how to be a leader during that weekend. I made new friends and made memories to last a lifetime. We worked on problem solving and team building with through obstacle courses and games. These are skills that can help us greatly in the real world. 
 
As of right now, I am so excited to be returning to RYLA as a senior facilitator. We have only had one meeting but the group has already bonded in so many ways. I can already tell that the Rotarians chose a group of responsible and dedicated kids. RYLA is a community, and I look forward to the leadership we can provide this year. I’m already counting down the days until this year’s RYLA!"
 
Lydia (attended RYLA 2018)
 
District 7930 RYLA 2019 will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris. 
Students Praise RYLA 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
Newburyport Donates $3k to Local Nonprofits Deborah Andrews 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Marblehead Delivers a Truckload of Toys

Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jan 07, 2019
At its annual holiday party, Marblehead Rotary Club members were generous in their support of the Marblehead Fire Department’s annual toy drive. Armed with packages both large and small, Rotarians continued to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to better our extended community. Marblehead Rotary Club President, Alexander Falk and Marblehead Rotary Club Past-President, David Deutsch delivered this truckload of gifts to the Chief of the Marblehead Fire Department, Jason R. Gilliland. Gilliland expressed appreciation for the Clubs’ support of the department’s efforts.
Marblehead Delivers a Truckload of Toys Arthur Schwartz 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Wakefield Donates $400 to CA Fire Recovery

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jan 07, 2019
The Wakefield Rotary Club recently donated $400 to support California fire relief efforts. The funds were collected during their holiday meeting in December from members, guests, friends and family in attendance. Funds were sent to the Rotary District 5130 (California) Fire Relief Fund. The mission of the Rotary 5130 Fire Relief Fund is to provide help in the most efficient and effective way to those devastated by the wildfires in Lake County and neighboring Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties.
 
To learn more, please visit https://www.larca5130.org/
Wakefield Donates $400 to CA Fire Recovery Amy Luckiewicz 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Peabody Celebrates an Unsung Hero

Posted by Stephanie Johnson on Jan 07, 2019
The Peabody Rotary Club surprised our club Vice President Chief Tom Griffin with a much deserved Unsung Hero Award in December.  This "surprise" took 3 months to pull together and was no easy task as "The Chief" was a Private Investigator.  The date was chosen so that his wife Patty, a School Teacher, and family would be able to attend as well.
 
The five Common Characteristics of an Unsung Hero--our Chief has every one:
Humility
Empathy
Committed to a cause
Courage to do the right thing
Consistent excellence and teamwork
 
What Our Chief has done for our community is immeasurable. To say he is ingrained in every fiber of the City of Peabody would be an understatement.
 
Our most sincere congratulations to this amazing man!
Peabody Celebrates an Unsung Hero Stephanie Johnson 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Service Rocks

Posted by Jackie Rapiardi on Jan 07, 2019
I had the pleasure of attending the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena this past New Year’s Day. Seeing these floats up close was on my bucket list. I was enthralled with all of the floats....but then came the “crocodile”! Rotary International created a float “Service Rocks” paying homage to Sir Elton John with his legendary hit "Crocodile Rock!!!” A total of 24,400 flowers covered the float. The Crocodile was 21 ft. tall, playing a rock-and-roll beat as his number one fan, a swamp snake, slithered and danced to the music. The crocodile even had heart-shaped glasses made from cranberries like Elton John’s signature glasses. The singer also inspired the classic keyboard top hat with stylish feathers. This was Rotary’s 40th consecutive float n the Rose Parade. The commentators talked about how Rotary “is known for service, literacy and peace.” “Service Rocks” encompassed Rotary’s love for community service and celebrated the Rose Parade theme: “The Melody of Life.” What a great experience I had! I’m so glad to be a Rotarian!
Service Rocks Jackie Rapiardi 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Caroling Caroling, Through the Night

Posted by Annie Powers on Jan 07, 2019
Christmas Bells are ringing.
 
No one said we were perfect. But we all had fun with our Holiday Classic Sing Along at two of the Sr. Housing Residences in Medford. Tom Burke arranged for the Medford Club to spread some holiday cheer. This has been a tradition for over 15 years. Dom Cammara led us in song as we entertained the residents at Riverside Ave and Bradlee Rd housing. Tina Buke and Nancy Caporale made gift bags for everyone attending with hand soap, lotion, tissues and cookies.
Caroling Caroling, Through the Night Annie Powers 2019-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Supports Project Uplift Toy Drive

Posted by Tracy Arabian on Dec 28, 2018
The Gloucester Rotary Club collected over sixty toys in early December that were donated to Action, Inc.'s Project Uplift to support North Shore families.
Gloucester Supports Project Uplift Toy Drive Tracy Arabian 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Medford Gather & Donate Coats and more

Posted by Annie Powers on Dec 28, 2018
Medford Rotarians gathered together with their friends, neighbors and co-works to donate to the Mission of Deeds, 2nd annual coat drive. Mission of Deeds serves thousands of families and individuals throughout Middlesex and Essex counties. Our clients include the veterans, previously homeless, survivors of domestic abuse, refugees, the elderly, victims of fire or other tragedies, and those with disabilities. They strive to provide them with New beds, coaches (gently used) and household items such as pots & pans, blankets and sheets.
Medford Gather & Donate Coats and more Annie Powers 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Danvers Supports YMCA

Posted by Becky Kilborn on Dec 28, 2018
John Somes (left) CEO of the Danvers YMCA accepts a check for $3,000 from Matt Schroeder of the Danvers Rotary Club.
 
The funds will be used by the YMCA to sponsor needy children attending summer programs.
Danvers Supports YMCA Becky Kilborn 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Greater Salem Food Basket Drive

Posted by Jeanne Geisser on Dec 28, 2018
We had a great turn out and prepared over 60 Holiday Food Baskets for the communities of Salem & Hampstead NH on December 15th. We're especially grateful to the Salem NH Fire Dept for housing this project AND delivering them to the lucky homes!
Greater Salem Food Basket Drive Jeanne Geisser 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Chelsea Supports Salvation Army

Posted by Bruce Mauch on Dec 28, 2018
Members of the Rotary Club of Chelsea rang the bells for the Chelsea Salvation Army at the Chelsea Market Basket.  The Chelsea Rotarians volunteer their services every year to cover both doors of the Market Basket for one full day.
Chelsea Supports Salvation Army Bruce Mauch 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0