Wakefield Rotarians Visible in the Community

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jul 27, 2021
Wakefield Rotarians have been hosting a table at the Wakefield Movies By The Lake. The group has been promoting memberships as well as their Red Sox Raffle to raise funds for their local projects. To learn more about the Red Sox Raffle, visit
 
The drawing is Thursday, August 5.  Get your tickets today.
 
Back row: President Bruce Donovan, new member Susan Hubbard, our first female President Judy Gordon, Past President Tom Stapleton, Past President Anthony Guardia.  Front Row: Past President Barbara Worley and President-Elect Gene Mullen.
 
Wakefield Rotarians Visible in the Community Amy Luckiewicz 2021-07-27 04:00:00Z 0

A Celebration of Our Heroes – Save the Date
 

Posted by Alexander Falk on Jul 26, 2021
Thursday, November 11 will be our annual Rotary Foundation event “A Celebration of Our Heroes” starting at 5:30 PM at the Danversport. The evening will include a social hour, silent auction, dinner, and Paul Harris Fellowship presentations.

All Rotary Club are invited to nominate one hero from their community to present them with a Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) recognition at the event. Candidates could be doctors, nurses, teachers, crossing guards, essential workers, emergency services personnel, armed forces, or anyone else whom the Rotary Club believes to be a community hero – especially those heroes who rose to the challenge during the recent pandemic and helped their communities through tough times. The online nomination form is being sent to Club Presidents. 

We would also like to ask all Rotary Clubs to start thinking about silent auction items: we would ideally like to see items with a minimum value of $100, so that we will have a great selection of high-value items that people will be eager to bid on! All monies raised in the silent auction will directly go to The Rotary Foundation!

There will be a program book for the event that will contain the bio for each hero as well as ads from event sponsors and local businesses to help reduce the cost of the dinner. Sponsorship and ad details will be announced in early September, and we hope that many of you will consider putting in an ad for your business to help support this event. 
 
A Celebration of Our Heroes – Save the Date  Alexander Falk 2021-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Register Now for District Business Meeting on Aug. 5

Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Jul 22, 2021
On August 5th we will be having a District Business Meeting, on Zoom, to take care of administrative tasks.  All club Presidents and Secretaries have been emailed the credentials for electors for their clubs and asked to return them to Tom Hankard, Chair of the Credentials Committee at TomHankard@yahoo.com.  Any member of the District is welcome to attend this meeting and learn more about the state of the District.
Also sent to the Clubs was a revision to the existing ByLaws of the District which will need to be approved by the majority of Electors present. We will also be confirming the appointment of Lori Karas as District Governor Nominee, and the positions of Assistant Treasurer, Secretary and Assistant Secretary as well as a new member of the Permanent Fund.
 
The Zoom link will be sent out on August 5th to all those who have registered on the district homepage in ClubRunner at:
 
I look forward to seeing you all there.
Register Now for District Business Meeting on Aug. 5 Terry Rezendes Curran 2021-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

Medford Awards $11,500 in Scholarships

Posted by Anne Powers on Jul 19, 2021
The Medford Rotary Club recently presented $11,500 in scholarship awards to graduating seniors from the City of Medford. The students were recognized for their academic achievement, community service and leadership. Congratulations to our recipients for their hard work, leadership and dedication to our community. Ed Hackett and his committee diligently reviewed all of the applications and chose the following recipients:
 
Leo McCabe Memorial Scholarship – Ruby Piscatelli
John C. Kirwan Memorial Scholarship – Jack Benoit and Rian Benoit
 
Joe Carr “Spirit of Life” Scholarship – Josephine Rizzo
Medford Rotary Leadership Award – Amy Orcutt
Mark Egitto “Service Above Self” Scholarship – Talia Ritchie
Charles Oxnard Citizenship Award – Tyler Lam
Joseph Mahoney Scholarship – Elizabeth Lazzaro
 
Good Luck as you start your college career. 
Medford Awards $11,500 in Scholarships Anne Powers 2021-07-19 04:00:00Z 0

Medford Welcomes DG Terry

Posted by Anne Powers on Jul 19, 2021
The Medford Club welcomed District Governors of District 7930.
 
Pictured here from left to right Marnee Walsh, Asst. District Governor, Alexander Falk, District Governor Elect, Terry Rezendes Curran, District Governor and Doug Shoop, President, Medford Rotary Club.
 
Terry greeted the members of the Medford Rotary thanking them for all their hard work and service over the past 18 months, especially during the Pandemic. She encouraged them to "keep helping" others through the many service projects that we undertake annually. The club is currently planning their annual Dictionary Giving, where they provided each 3rd grader in Medford with a student dictionary. Also in the works is their Annual Charter Night to celebrate their 98 anniversary as a Chartered Rotary Club. 
Medford Welcomes DG Terry Anne Powers 2021-07-19 04:00:00Z 0

Reading Brings Back Fall Street Faire

Posted by Tim Kelley on Jul 16, 2021
Reading Rotary’s Reading Fall Street Faire will return on Sunday, September 12 from noon to 5 pm in Downtown Reading.
 
The 13th Annual RFSF, hosted and coordinated by Reading Rotary, is an annual community event bringing together local restaurants, retail businesses and community groups for a fun-filled, family-friendly day.  The Faire route will feature numerous vendors and community group booths to visit.  This is always a fantastic day to celebrate community and to meet and mingle with friends and neighbors.
 
The Faire also features: Children’s Area, Kids’ Zone, performances on three stages, a Car Show, Football Tailgate, Cornhole Tournament, dunk tank, food, fun and much more. 
This is Reading Rotary’s biggest event and fundraiser of the year and the Town’s biggest community event. 
 
Event Chair John Feudo says of this year's Faire:  “After we have had to cancel or change so many community events, it is so exciting that we can put on the traditional Faire in the Downtown.  We are faced with the difficult task of cramming 6 months of planning into about 2 months, though.  So we hope vendors and sponsors will sign up in force!”
 
Vendors can register for booths here.  In addition, sponsorship opportunities are available.  For Sponsorship information view here or contact Jenniffer Rogers.  The RFSF attracts up to 15,000 visitors in one day.  All registration is done through the fallstreetfaire.com website.
 
Reading Brings Back Fall Street Faire Tim Kelley 2021-07-16 04:00:00Z 0

Greater Salem's Dental Initiative

Posted by Nick Shea on Jul 09, 2021
The Greater Salem NH Rotary Club committed to a multi-year program to support dental care through the Children’s Dental Network.
 
According to Dianne Powers, Program Director of the Children’s Dental Network, the program provided care to 142 Salem, NH students in Pre-K through Grade 12 towards the end of last year.
 
The program’s success is a result of the tremendous support provided by Dr. Michael Delahanty, Salem NH school superintendent. It should be noted that Dr. Delahanty is a also a member of the Greater Salem, NH Rotary Club.
The program enhanced its infection control protocols to operate safely.  It is estimated that the value of services, not including the network's education piece was $45,458.52.   
 
This effort covers 8 schools in Salem. In addition to the Greater Salem Rotary Club it is supported by other local community groups. In addition, the program is highly grateful for the dentists and their staffs who donate their time and expertise to this important health effort.
 
The Children’s Dental Network has functioned for 13 years. It provides dental care to children who don’t have access to dental coverage.
 
Greater Salem's Dental Initiative Nick Shea 2021-07-09 04:00:00Z 0

Manchester Essex President has Deep Roots

Posted by Dorothy Sieradzki on Jul 09, 2021
New Manchester-Essex Rotary President Jennifer Doane comes from a Rotary family. Her parents, Tom and Barb Guebert are lifelong Rotarians and both are past Presidents of the Carlyle, IL Rotary club. Tom is a past District Governor (2015-2016) of Southern IL, District 6510. They reside in Griffin, GA. Jennifer was a Rotary International Exchange Student in 1988-89, and spent her junior year of high school studying in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Jennifer in married to Michael Doane and has two children, Finn and Ava and is a resident of Manchester. 
 
Manchester Essex President has Deep Roots Dorothy Sieradzki 2021-07-09 04:00:00Z 0

DEI Think Tank Panel Discussion

Posted by David Hart on Jul 06, 2021
On June 29th the District 7930 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee hosted our final event for the 20-21 Rotary year: a panel discussion about how your Club and/or District can start or enhance DEI initiatives. 
 
The DEI Committee had secured four great panelists and DEI subject matter experts, who shared some great ideas and initiatives.
 
The four Panelists were:
  • Lexi Kantor – District 7930 DEI Committee Member, Boston Rotaract Club member and Human Resources professional for Ovia Health.
  • Bill Paulson - Rotary Club of Needham member, Past President, and Chair of the Rotary District 7910 Social Equity Task Force.
  • Cecilia Akuffo – HR professional, podcaster and producer of “Workplace Fairness and Dignity” (https://workplacefairnessanddignity.buzzsprout.com/).
  • Earl Miller - Greater Newburgh Rotary Club member, past President, past Assistant Governor and  currently leads the Rotary District 7210, “Think Differently,” DEI Team.
A recording of this event is now available for you to watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dfSPaBIbgiQ
 
The recording only includes the panel discussion of the evening, and does not include the Q&A session to preserve the privacy of the attendees and allowing them to ask questions in a safe space.
DEI Think Tank Panel Discussion David Hart 2021-07-06 04:00:00Z 0

Wakefield Offers Chance to See Sox Up Close

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jul 06, 2021
The Wakefield Rotary Club will be hosting a Red Sox ticket raffle at the WCAT Movies by the Lake. Thanks to a generous donation from Rotarian Frank Fiorentino and Mahoney, Fiorentino, and Co., PC, raffle participants can win a pair of tickets for the Red Sox versus Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Club President Bruce Donovan explained, “These tickets are a great way to support our local projects and enjoy our first place Sox. Your twenty dollar donation can win you great seats between the visitor on-deck circle and home plate and all proceeds will benefit our humanitarian projects.”

Project Coordinator Barbara Worley added, "We are excited to have the ticket donation from Rotarian Frank and his firm to kick off the Wakefield Rotary year with a fun and easy fundraiser. It's a good warm up to get in the swing of bringing in funds for local Rotary projects."

Tickets are on sale during the Movies by the Lake on the Common on July 8th, July 22nd, and August 5th. Visit the Rotary table to grab your chance to win. Tickets are also available at Holiday Travel (402 Main Street) and at WCAT (24 Hemlock Road). You can also Venmo the club @wakefieldrotaryclub. Indicate “sox raffle” in the memo and provide your contact information. Only 120 chances will be sold and the winning ticket will be pulled at 8:00p, on Thursday August 5th at the Movies by the Lake event.
Wakefield Offers Chance to See Sox Up Close Amy Luckiewicz 2021-07-06 04:00:00Z 0

RYLA Reunion

Posted by Christina Harris on Jul 02, 2021
Rotarians, if you are in touch with any of your former RYLA participants (particularly from 2017 - 2020), please reach out to them to make sure they have heard about the RYLA Reunion!
 
RYLA Reunion 2021 - July 25th via zoom (with Tisha!) and in person July 31st all day!
 
RYLA Reunion Christina Harris 2021-07-02 04:00:00Z 0

Rockport's Ugandan Children Center Project

Posted by Anne Lewis on Jul 02, 2021
The Rockport Rotary Club, with matching D7930 grants, has seen to completion the renovation of the House of Joy in the Village2Village Project Children’s Center in northeastern Uganda. The Village2Village Project is a charitable organization based in Indiana and serves children in an area of Uganda where four out of five families live in devastating poverty. Their House of Joy is not only a kitchen but a dining and activity center for nearly 200 children, their families and the community.
 
Rockport Rotary’s first district matching grant in 2019-2020 was designated for complete renovation of the ten year old building.   But significant structural problems were discovered that had to be addressed.  So a second grant in 2020-2021 provided funds for new countertops and cabinets, painting and the purchase of two high efficiency cook stoves, 15 tables and 150 chairs.
 
The House of Joy is now double the original size, more easily cleaned and structurally sound. It has enhanced lighting, arched open air windows and a new paint job inside and out.  Food storage, eating and cooking are much more hygienic. The new Rocket Stoves are 90% fuel efficient and produce little to no indoor smoke.   
 
Today the House of Joy is not only a place to eat but to learn, sing, dance and grow.
 
Rockport's Ugandan Children Center Project Anne Lewis 2021-07-02 04:00:00Z 0

Ipswich Creates "Flags for Heroes"

Posted by Robert Wicks on Jun 30, 2021
On June 14, 2021, the Town of Ipswich dedicated a field of 100 flags to honor heroes. A stunning display of large flags on ten foot poles will grace one of the main gateways of our town, the beautiful and historic South Green, until July 10.

Ipswich-Rowley Rotary developed this field of honor so that citizens could remember the heroes in our lives. The field recognizes anyone who made a difference in their life, such as a first-responder, medical professional, teacher, essential worker or someone who served in the military. It is an especially poignant year to begin this annual project to honor heroes given the COVID pandemic. 
 
The flags were dedicated during a special ceremony on Flag Day, June 14. 
Ipswich Creates "Flags for Heroes" Robert Wicks 2021-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

Gloucester Pancake Breakfast

Posted by Tracy Arabian on Jun 27, 2021
Spend a beautiful day in Gloucester! Start with pancakes, visit the Waterfront Festival and Gloucester's many attractions, and end your day with the District Cruise in Gloucester Harbor aboard the Beauport Princess.
 
The Gloucester Rotary will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Stage Fort Park, located on Hough Avenue in Gloucester, MA. This popular event takes place concurrently with the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, which is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and is held in Stage Fort Park on Saturday-Sunday, August 21-22, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. A special free parking area is available for Pancake Breakfast attendees. For information on Gloucester attractions, visit www.capeannvacations.com. For information on the District Cruise, visit https://rotary7930.org/event/pdg-joan-arsenault-s-district-conference/ (information and registration should be online shortly). 
 
Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast are $8 per person, $5 for children six and under, and are available in advance online at www.gloucesterrotary.org or from any Gloucester Rotarian. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the breakfast. 
Gloucester Pancake Breakfast Tracy Arabian 2021-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

In Person District Installation a Success

Posted by Tim Kelley on Jun 25, 2021
The District Installation celebration at Danversport Yacht Club was a fun and inspiring night for District 7930’s first large face-to-face gathering since the pandemic hit.  Congratulations to incoming DG Terry Curran, her team of District Leadership and all the incoming Club Presidents for a wonderful evening. 
 
Cowboy hats off to DG Betsy and her team for persevering and achieving so much through a most unusual, Zoom-filled year.
 
It was an uplifting and promising kick off to the 2021-22 Rotary year.  This year’s theme is Serve to Change Lives
In Person District Installation a Success Tim Kelley 2021-06-25 04:00:00Z 0

Reading Supporting Scouting

Posted by Tim Kelley on Jun 25, 2021
Reading Rotary recently presented Boy Scout Charlie Lloyd with a donation supporting his Eagle Scout Project.   Charlie is a Life Scout in Troop 702 in Reading working to complete the Eagle Scout rank.  Charlie's Eagle Scout Project is to repair and replace a trail boardwalk in Reading's Town Forest.  Charlie's project will add to the network of boardwalks throughout the Town Forest.  Charlie had to plan with and get the approval of the Town Forest Committee, the Trails Committee and Conservation in Town. 
 
A Boy Scout Eagle Project must help a non-profit or community entity for the improvement of the community.  Troop 702 Boy Scouts have completed many Projects in the Town Forest.  This boardwalk will be of service to hikers, campers, mountain bikers, dog walkers, cross country skiers, runners and many other types of people who use the Town Forest.
 
Reading Rotary's donation is part of an initiative to forge a partnership with Boy and Girl Scouts as there is a natural commonality of purpose in these organizations.  Reading Rotary is happy to be able to help Charlie achieve his lifelong goal of obtaining the Eagle Scout Rank.
 
Charlie's Project is scheduled to be completed this summer.
Reading Supporting Scouting Tim Kelley 2021-06-25 04:00:00Z 0
Newburyport's Beer & Dogs at the Bed Race Deborah Andrews 2021-06-24 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Year End Deadlines

Posted by Joan Kelly Arsenault on Jun 17, 2021
The Rotary Foundation’s year-end is 30 June. Click below for important year-end deadlines and information on ways to give. Make sure to share these resources with your club and encourage them to use the addresses shown on the Year-end deadlines document to prevent delays in giving. 
 
Rotary Foundation Year End Deadlines Joan Kelly Arsenault 2021-06-17 04:00:00Z 0

Boston Rotary 7 & JOYGURU Humanitarian Services 

Posted by Satya Mitra on Jun 15, 2021
As you know while the Corona crisis in the US is getting under control and life is getting back to old norm, situation in India is getting worse and currently it is absolutely devastating!  The suffering and pain of people are beyond imagination. They are fighting for life with a huge need of Oxygen Concentrators, Oxygen Generators, Vaccines and many other essential medical supplies.
 
JOYGURU HUMANITARIAN SERVICES and Boston Rotary #7 have taken the initiative to help hospitals in India to purchase life saving items such as: 

Oxygen concentrators, Ventilators, installation of oxygen generators and other essential medical supplies. 
 
There are so many people who are gasping for air and battling to survive. JOYGURU has already sent $50,000.00 to one hospital in Calcutta. There are two other hospitals who have requested help. 
 
We would like bring awareness of the situation to District 7930 and to possibly join us and serve humanity.
 
We appreciate your support! You can get more info at:
www.JoyGuru.org or by calling 508-641-8441or email satya@thegurutax.com
Boston Rotary 7 & JOYGURU Humanitarian Services Satya Mitra 2021-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Lynn's Camp Rotary Begins 2nd Century with a Ribbon Cutting for new Dining Hall
 

Posted by William Reilly on Jun 15, 2021
On June 5 2021, Camp Rotary had the ribbon cutting to open its new dining hall and to start its centennial year celebration. It was one hundred years ago, in April 1921, when the Rotary Club of Lynn purchased 48 acres, including a small camp, bordering Stiles Pond in West Boxford and Camp Rotary was born. That first year of Camp Rotary a dining hall was built to provide meals for the campers. In 2020 that hall was razed and construction began on its replacement.
 
This year marks the centennial year of the operation of the Camp. It is believed that Camp Rotary in West Boxford is the oldest continuous Rotary Camp/project in the world.
It is amazing to think that over 100 years ago a relatively new Rotary Club was formed in 1918 in Lynn. Those members of the Club had the foresight to envision a Camp which could be used to give underprivileged boys of Lynn an opportunity to experience an overnight camp in the woods of West Boxford. Some of those boys may have lost a father during the Great War.
 
 
Lynn's Camp Rotary Begins 2nd Century with a Ribbon Cutting for new Dining Hall  William Reilly 2021-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
Time to Party!! Register Now!! Joan Kelly Arsenault 2021-06-11 04:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meetings Success Story

Posted by Christopher Adams on Jun 09, 2021

The Greater Salem NH Rotary Club has been doing "Hybrid" meetings since August 7th. Crazy to think that was 10 months ago. Certainly there was a lot of guidance and guidelines to adhere to, as well as some trial and error. Rather than backtrack and talk about what was, I feel it more pertinent to offer considerations for groups now as they are working their way back.

Location

Our meetings are at the Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, NH. The space is large enough to allow members to have their space and respect distance. It's very important for it to feel like ONE meeting, not just those on Zoom and those in person. Then you really have two meetings and a disjointed group. The room we use has the ability to put Zoom up on multiple TV screens with a HDMI connection and use the TV audio. Members on Zoom can feel seen and interact with each other AND those who are in person. Happy "dollars" (we haven't gotten back to using cash) have a Zoom table when we go around. By tilting the computer, those on Zoom can see around the room to whoever is speaking. We focus on the flag during pledge of allegiance, crowd during meal, and podium during presentation. An unexpected benefit is our speaker ability has really grown. Speakers also have the choice of in-person or Zoom, so we've been able to get folks across the country. They can share their screen if on Zoom, or we share their presentation if in person.   

Hybrid Meetings Success Story Christopher Adams 2021-06-09 04:00:00Z 0

District Installation Registration is Now Open to ALL

Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Jun 04, 2021
Since the Governor’s announcement that “business is back to normal,” the Danversport Event Center has relaxed their COVID requirements and reopened to full capacity. What that means for us is that those incoming Presidents can invite their family, friends and fellow Rotarians to come and celebrate the upcoming Rotary year.  Consider skipping your Club meeting that week and instead join us for the installation on June 24. We also want to thank those Presidents who have guided our Clubs through the pandemic this past year. Since the International Convention next year is in Houston Texas our theme will be country, so feel free to come in your jeans, cowboy boots, bolo ties and/or cowboy hats.  The cost is $50.00 per person and can be paid during your on-line registration. Please don’t wait until the last minute as walk-ins will not be allowed. We need to give the facility firm numbers several days before.
 
The direct link to registration is:  http://rotary7930.org/event/district-installation/
 
District Installation Registration is Now Open to ALL Terry Rezendes Curran 2021-06-04 04:00:00Z 0

Bike Safety Day Returns for Amesbury's Children

Posted by Julia Phelps on May 28, 2021
In 2019, the Amesbury Rotary Club and Police Department rebooted Bike Safety Day (BSD) thanks to a District Granted supported by contributions from the Rotary Foundation.  And then in 2020 the pandemic hit, and we were in lockdown.  But the good news is that on a sunny Saturday in May 2021 we were able to be outside and reinstate BSD once again.

The Rotary Club provided free bike helmets and fitted all participants, conducted a free equipment check, and helped children complete a bike rodeo course.  On the course, children were able to practice their skills and learn about riding their bicycle safely.  
 
At the completion of the course, students were awarded a certificate of completion and a goodie bag.  The goodie bag included information about road safety, Rotary, and a 4-Way Test coin.

As a special treat, all participants were entered into a drawing with a chance to win a bicycle; one for boys and one for girls.  It was wonderful to see Bike Safety Day start again as we all begin our return to normalcy.  All of this because of our contributions to the Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund.
 
Bike Safety Day Returns for Amesbury's Children Julia Phelps 2021-05-28 04:00:00Z 0

Lynn Club Awards Five Scholarships for 2021

Posted by Bill Reilly on May 26, 2021
For the first time in 14 months, the Rotary Club of Lynn met in person Thursday night, May 20, 2021, for the purpose of awarding scholarships to five students. 
 
Though all five of this year’s winners come from Lynn schools, Scholarship Committee Chairman Raymond Bastarache said that all students who live in the city, regardless of high school, are eligible to win the $1,000 grants. In addition to Ray, three other Lynn Rotarians were part of the committee and are in the picture, left to right: Jeff Weeden, Jean-Marie Minton, Ray, and Richard Ruth. The students pictured are: Thanayri Ortiz, Samantha Parker, Kevin Biv, and Noah leGal.
 
The winners are Noah leGal and Matthew Sanchez from Classical, Samantha Parker and Kevin Biv of English, and Thanayri Ortiz of KIPP Academy.
 
Lynn Club Awards Five Scholarships for 2021 Bill Reilly 2021-05-26 04:00:00Z 0

$183,680 Raised for Our Foundation at Virtual Gala

Posted by Joan K. Arsenault, IPDG on May 25, 2021
Thank you to everyone in D7930 who attended The Rotary Foundation Virtual Gala!  The event as a whole raised $183,680 for TRF with over 1,500+ viewers.  For Zone 32, our District raised the highest amount of money ($12,680) and were the second largest ticket sellers.  Our pre-party was a huge success and we were able to meet new Rotary friends from D7790!  Thank you again for your generous support of Our Rotary Foundation!!! 
$183,680 Raised for Our Foundation at Virtual Gala Joan K. Arsenault, IPDG 2021-05-25 04:00:00Z 0

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee Updates

Posted by David Hart on May 24, 2021
As the Rotary year 20-21 is coming to an end, I would like to remind every Club of the District Governors DEI Citation.  As of May 21, four  (4) Clubs have submitted their DEI Goal Tracking Sheet to Governor Betsy and myself. 
 
Please remember that the DEI Goal and Tracker sheets are located on the District 7930 website. I know based on conversations I have had and emails I have received we have more than four Clubs out there that are working on their DEI initiatives.
 
Please submit your DEI Goal Tracker sheet via email to Governor Betsy Manzelli btzmnz1@gmail.com, and myself David Hart davidhart4251@gmail.com by June 15th.  
 
Our goal is to announce to the District all Clubs that have achieved the District 7930 District Governors Diversity Equity and Inclusion Citation 20-21 by June 30th.
 
On Tuesday, June 29, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM the District 7930 DEI Committee will be hosting our last event for the 20-21 Rotary Year. This event called “DEI Think Tank” will be a moderated panel discussion on what other Rotary Clubs are doing to identify and enhance their DEI initiatives.
 
The Panel Discussion will be for approximately 20-30 minutes and then be opened up to you for questions. To register go to the District 7930 website as registration is now open.
 
Further information and the panelist bios will be shared in the coming weeks
 
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/DEI-Panel

 

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee Updates David Hart 2021-05-24 04:00:00Z 0

District Mini Grants are Completed

Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on May 22, 2021
Congratulations to the 13 clubs in the District who applied and executed a mini-grant this spring.  Grants were available in three categories: Public Image, Membership and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  The Marblehead Harbor and Danvers clubs did grants in the Membership Area.  They updated and published a new tri-fold brochure for one club and produced flyers, invitations and business cards in the other. 
 
Two clubs, Gloucester and Peabody, chose to do grants in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Area. In Gloucester the $200 District Seed Grant will be used so that they may contribute to the equity initiative underway in the Gloucester School system.  Mila Barry, a Gloucester HS student received a grant from Gloucester Educational Foundation this year for seed funding towards her Art for Equity project.  Art for equity is totally youth-driven, and works to diversify bookshelves in the Gloucester Public School libraries by raising funds and purchasing books that empower people of color and celebrate the narratives of diverse voices. Gloucester Rotary will speak with Mila about her book wish list and then purchase books for her endeavor with the $200.  So that each member of Rotary is involved in the process and not just giving money aka lip service, we will ask each contributor to buy a book whether in their name or in Gloucester Rotary name.  This effort will match the seed money and give us the purchase power to make a difference in our schools libraries.  When the Interact Club restarts, our next phase will be to continue this work through the Interact population. 
 
District Mini Grants are Completed Terry Rezendes Curran 2021-05-22 04:00:00Z 0

Germany: From Peace to Power?

Posted by Alexander Falk on May 22, 2021

Can Germany lead in Europe without dominating it?

You are cordially invited to a presentation by the Inter-Country Committee (ICC) USA-Germany-Austria on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM CDT (1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT), hosted by the Rotary Club of Chicago, on Zoom. Our district 7930 is one of the founding districts of the ICC USA-Germany-Austria, which was initially established at the RI Convention in Hamburg in 2019.
 
Speaker: James D Bindenagel, Senior Professor, Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Germany
 
James Bindenagel is a former U.S. Ambassador and career U.S. diplomat.  He is currently Senior Professor and was the founding Henry Kissinger Chair at Bonn University in Germany. 
 
One of the questions of our time is the future of the liberal order. In "Germany From Peace to Power? Mr. Bindenagel posits a new role for Germany.  More than ever, the transatlantic partnership, whose core is the German-American relationship needs to re-invent itself to deal with 21st-century diplomacy.  This book makes the case for Germany playing a more significant leading role in Europe.  
 
Please click here to register for the event.
Germany: From Peace to Power? Alexander Falk 2021-05-22 04:00:00Z 0

Desperately Seeking a Club President?

Posted by Sarah Furie on May 17, 2021
Have you chosen a President for the next Rotary year yet?  If not, the clock is ticking!  Have you run through the possibilities?  Will a Past President step back up?  Will a few members split the year up and tackle a few months at a time?  Check out this interview with Tim Kelley from the Public Image Committee and Terry Curran, the District 7930 Governor Elect.  I ask them questions about what multiple club presidents look like.  How do they split up the work?  How do they represent their club at the district level?  How would they even get started?  Learn the answers to these questions and more here. 
Desperately Seeking a Club President? Sarah Furie 2021-05-17 04:00:00Z 0

Lucky 777 Raffle

Posted by Douglas B. Mauch on May 11, 2021
The Rotary Club of Chelsea is running a raffle to raise funds for scholarships, sending children to Camp Rotary and other community projects. Go to the Rotary Club of Chelsea website www.chelsearotary,org for raffle rules and list of prizes being offered.
 
Total of 77 Prizes.
75 prizes valued at $77 or more.
Prize pool to exceed $7777.
 
Only 777 tickets to be sold.  $25 per ticket. Purchase book of 4 for $100 and receive one free ticket.
 
Drawing date:  June 18, 2021.

 
Lucky 777 Raffle Douglas B. Mauch 2021-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Lynn Tech Students Present Tolerance and Inclusivity Workshop

Posted by William Reilly on May 11, 2021
At a recent virtual meeting of the Rotary Club of Lynn, some of the Skills USA team from the Lynn Vocational Technical Institute presented a workshop to the members. The workshop presentation was entitled Building Tolerance and Inclusivity. The presenting team members were: Juan Cubides-Ramirez, Nyssa Lewis, Brian Lopez-Mejia, assisted by Alexandra Rodriquez and Ambar Rodriquez. SkillsUSA is a national partnership, with over 20,000 chapters all over the country, formed by students, teachers and industries working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. . The Lynn chapter creates dozens of programs every school year.
 
In this time of racial divide and the issue of White Privilege the team of students led by faculty advisor Jason McCuish and co-advisor Claire Price decided on a presentation of Building Tolerance and Inclusivity. The objectives were as follows:
1. Grow in your understanding of empathy.
2. Define: marginalization ,micro aggression, implicit bias, and privilege.
3. Engage in reflections that will support your progression toward more tolerance and inclusivity.
 
Lynn Tech Students Present Tolerance and Inclusivity Workshop William Reilly 2021-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

RYLA Reunion 2021!

Posted by Christina Harris on May 11, 2021
We are so excited to announce the plan that is underway for RYLA 2021! This year, instead of inviting new participants, we will be focused on our RYLA Alumni (initially from the past 3 years) inviting them to participate in additional leadership training (and lots of fun!) with our RYLA Reunion 2021!

The Reunion will start off with an on-line leadership training session on July 25th. This session will focus on Resilient and Adaptive Leadership and will be led by Tisha - a superstar RYLA presenter from our 2019 RYLA!

 
RYLA Reunion 2021! Christina Harris 2021-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

Gabriel and Kasey Finally Together!

Posted by Rosie Tan Segil on May 07, 2021
Marblehead Rotary Service Dog Project is thrilled to announce its latest success in uniting nine-year-old Gabriel Bachour with his specially trained furry friend, who will help him navigate his world. Gabriel is autistic and has special needs that impose extra challenges on his everyday routines. His mom, Angelica Bachour, learned that he could thrive with a service dog. After surmounting many hurdles, heightened by a pandemic year, and with the combined efforts of Marblehead Rotary Club and Chelsea Rotary Club, Gabriel and Kacey are ready to take on their world - or, at least, the fourth grade. 
 
The World Class Service Dogs organization, NEADS, matched Gabriel with Kacey 8 months ago. And just two weeks ago, the two finally completed their training and held an official graduation from the program. Arthur Schwartz, Marblehead Club president, recognizes the financial challenges of bringing a well-trained service pet into a family. “But its enormous benefits to people with disabilities to improve their day-to-day function and secure their safety and well-being is well documented. So for us, it is a compelling decision.”
 
 
 
Gabriel and Kasey Finally Together! Rosie Tan Segil 2021-05-07 04:00:00Z 0

Reading Sponsors Senior Signs

Posted by Tim Kelley on May 07, 2021
Reading Rotary with Reading High Senior Class Parents and volunteers 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 2021.”  The signs were arranged in front of the Town Hall and Town Hall Annex facing the Reading Common.  The display is sponsored by Reading Rotary.  The set up was coordinated by Senior parent Mrs. Maria Casarano.  The signs were printed by Boyd’s Direct in Stoneham.
 
Rotarian Mike Collins, who chaired this project said: “We are so happy to be able to provide these signs for the Seniors who have faced a lot of adversity this year.  It makes it worth our efforts to see so many people enjoying them.” 
 
 
Reading Sponsors Senior Signs Tim Kelley 2021-05-07 04:00:00Z 0

May Matching Points

Posted by Joan Arsenault, IPDG on May 04, 2021
May Matching Points for $100 donation to the Annual Fund SHARE
 
Register for the May 12 gala or make a minimum $100 contribution to the Annual Fund in May and receive matching points from the District.
 
Qualifying contributions will be matched up to 500 points.
 
Campaign dates:  May 1 through May 31, 2021
May Matching Points Joan Arsenault, IPDG 2021-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

Our Foundation Needs You Now!

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Apr 30, 2021
"Our Foundation is the Grease on the Axle to Make the Wheels of Rotary Turn Round" 
Dean Rohrs, Trustee of The Rotary Foundation
 
Annual Fund-SHARE The Annual Fund is the main funding source for Foundation programs. Your gift empowers Rotarians to carry out sustainable service projects in your community and around the world.
 
At the end of each year, contributions directed to Annual Fund-SHARE from all Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund.
 
The Rotary Foundation uses the World Fund to support Rotary’s highest-priority grants and programs, which are available to all Rotary districts.
 
Our district uses the District Designated Fund to pay for Foundation, club, and district projects the clubs in choose. 

 
Our Foundation Needs You Now! Joan Arsenault 2021-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

Meet Groundwork Lawrence's Heather McMann

Posted by Ann Witzig on Apr 30, 2021
Ipswich Rotary welcomes Heather McMann, Executive Director, Groundwork Lawrence,
 
Thursday, May 6 at 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on Zoom.

Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) has been making change happen since its beginnings in 1999. Programs include:

Environmental and open space improvements
Healthy food access programs
Employment initiatives,
Community programming and events.

GWL creates the building blocks of a healthy community and empowers residents to improve their quality of life.

Check out their webpage - https://www.groundworklawrence.org
Meet Groundwork Lawrence's Heather McMann Ann Witzig 2021-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

Burlington Breakfast Hosts Nationwide Art Auction

Posted by Pooja Singla on Apr 27, 2021
EARLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW instead of May 3rd as was announced earlier!
 
BBRC would appreciate District and other clubs participation and help in order to achieve our common Rotary Goals!
 
The Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club presents its first, nationwide Virtual Art Auction. The online auction will take place on “bid.marlinart.com” for one day on Saturday, May 15 at 7 pm. 
 
Funds raised will benefit local charitable causes as the Breakfast Rotary Club continues to enrich Burlington with several community initiatives. Enjoy a lovely evening from the comfort of your home. 
 
Share this event with friends, family, and acquaintances nationwide. 
 
Early Registration is going on NOW at https://bid.marlinart.com
 
The first 75 guests to register will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. 
 
Burlington Breakfast Hosts Nationwide Art Auction Pooja Singla 2021-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

Pints for Polio Finally Here

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Apr 25, 2021
Rotary District 7930 Event at Granite Coast Brewing Company

Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 1 PM EDT – 5 PM EDT
 
Price: Free
 
Join us at Granite Coast Brewing on Sunday, May 2 from 1p-5p and help us End Polio!
 
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! Tip your bartenders 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!
 
Pints for Polio Finally Here Amy Luckiewicz 2021-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

District Assembly April 20

Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Apr 14, 2021

District Assembly is coming up on April 20 on Zoom.

 
What is the District Assembly you may ask?  It’s when we start training for the upcoming Rotary year.  This year we will again be on Zoom.  The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m.  First up is the Club Secretary Training.  Learn how to navigate through Club Runner and the important aspects of your job.  Next is the Club Treasurer Training.  One of our current club treasurers will give you tips and hints on how to keep your club up and running. Don’t remember how to get into your My Rotary account to make your donation to the Annual Fund?  PDG Joan Arsenault will show you and answer any questions you may have.  After that Alexander Falk and I will take you through the PowerPoint for the District Qualification for next years District Managed Grants.  Everyone who is present will get credit for attending the qualification and those clubs with at least 2 members will get the memorandum of understanding sent out to them.  After this session Rotarians will need to go online and view the training and take the quiz at the end of the session.  The final session for the evening will be the district budget.  District Finance Committee Chair, PDG Peter Simonsen will take us through next year's budget.  Please note that a quorum of Presidents Elect need to be present to approve the budget.  Please register to attend the assembly on the District Webpage.  The morning of the assembly the Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.
District Assembly April 20 Terry Rezendes Curran 2021-04-14 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Return from TX Plumbing Project

Posted by Ann Witzig on Apr 14, 2021
Rotarians bringing skills to aid Texas Disaster Plumbing Project.
 
Join Juan Gallego, Chelsea Rotary, on Thursday, April 29, 7:30 a.m. to learn about his team's experiences in Texas. Juan will share his story with the Ipswich Rotary and hopefully other interested Rotarians in District 7930. Contact aswitzig@gmail.com for the zoom link. 
 
Juan Gallego, Chelsea Rotary, financed and contributed his skills to a crew of volunteers fixing the broken plumbing created by the deep freeze in Teas.  Join Ipswich Rotary Zoom to hear his story.
Rotarians Return from TX Plumbing Project Ann Witzig 2021-04-14 04:00:00Z 0

Why did you leave us?

Posted by Alexander Falk on Apr 12, 2021

DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP COMMITTE SPRING WEBINAR

Join the District Membership Committee on Star Wars Day, Tuesday, May 4th, at 7:00 PM for an informative evening to discuss the results of our recent District Exit Interview Survey. In January 2021 we contacted former members of Rotary Clubs in district 7930, who left the district during 2018, 2019, and 2020. We received an amazing number of responses and will present a detailed analysis of why people leave Rotary Clubs in our district - and then facilitate a discussion on what we can learn from those answers.
This evening is primarily intended for Club Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Club Membership Chairs, and Assistant Governors, but any Rotarian interested in Membership is invited to join!
Advance registration is required. Please click here to register for this event.
You will receive the Zoom link on May 4th in the morning, but the link will only be sent to those who have registered in advance...
Why did you leave us? Alexander Falk 2021-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Leverkusen Rhein-Wupper is looking for a partner club

Posted by Alexander Falk on Apr 12, 2021
As some of you may know, our district 7930 is one of the founding districts of the new Inter-Country-Committee (ICC) Austria/Germany/USA that was established at the RI Convention in Hamburg, with PDG Joan Arsenault being one of the initial signatories on the ICC's founding documents representing the USA. As part of our membership in this ICC we recently heard from our friends in Germany that the newly formed Rotary Club Leverkusen Rhein-Wupper (located in Leverkusen, Germany) is looking for an International Rotary-Contact Club to manage joint projects and to cultivate friendship across the borders.
For more information, please see this PDF Flyer, which includes website links and contact information. If your club is interested in such a partnership, please reach out to this new club directly and reference that our district is a member of the ICC Austria/Germany/USA.
Rotary Club Leverkusen Rhein-Wupper is looking for a partner club Alexander Falk 2021-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Greater Salem Kicking It Up a Notch

Posted by Nick Shea on Apr 08, 2021
Since the Fall of 2020, the Greater Salem Rotary Club has amped up its support of the 5 New Hampshire towns it serves.  "Even though we were limited in certain activities, the Club decided that we needed to kick it up a notch with our support," said Club President Chris Adams. The Club decided to extend direct help to groups and residents impacted during the past year.  This support came in the form of direct grants to provide fuel assistance, grocery store gift cards, food for the holidays and gift baskets.  The Club also purchased personal protection equipment for local police and fire departments.  The Club also provided 20,000 masks that were distributed throughout the community. 
 
Importantly, these efforts involved cooperation with local groups and businesses.  For example, the Club worked with local energy companies to identify people who needed fuel to stay warm.  The Club also negotiated discounts with the companies so the donations had even more impact.
 
Greater Salem Kicking It Up a Notch Nick Shea 2021-04-08 04:00:00Z 0

Wakefield Rotary Hosts Un-Food Drive

Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Apr 07, 2021
Each year the Wakefield Rotary Club hosts a spring and fall food drives to benefit the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. With COVID-19 concerns still on everyone’s mind, the club got creative. Past President Barbara Worley explained, “We didn’t want to add contact points between our members and grocery store shoppers this year, so we did something a little different. Traditionally the Wakefield Rotary does a food drive at Shaw’s in March however this year we thought we might be able to make an impact another way. We created an Un-Food Drive.” In March, Rotarians were asked to make a direct financial gift to support the pantry and the results were amazing. Worley added, “We raised way more than we expected.”
 
 
Wakefield Rotary Hosts Un-Food Drive Amy Luckiewicz 2021-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Reading Promotes Rotary Readers

Posted by Tim Kelley on Apr 07, 2021
Reading Rotary just completed our Rotary Readers project.  Rotary Readers is an annual literacy project where two reading books and a backpack are given to each Reading Public Schools student in kindergarten and first grade.  This year over 550 literacy bags were delivered by Rotarians to the five Reading elementary schools.  Due to the pandemic, Rotarians delivered them to the school offices rather to each classroom.  In non-pandemic times, the books and bookbags would be delivered in conjunction with a time where Rotarians would read to each class.  This year the reading is being done virtually.
 
This literacy project has been adapted from our previous dictionary and thesaurus giveaways.  We heard from teachers that they preferred to have the younger students receive reading books.  Basic Education and Literacy is one of Rotary's Areas of Focus.  This particular project was adapted from a Gold Award literacy project by Mary Kate Kelley, who is a Past President of RMHS Interact and one of its charter members.
 
Pictured here is President Elect John Douglass delivering bookbags to Killam Elementary School.
 
 
Reading Promotes Rotary Readers Tim Kelley 2021-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Trivia for Tutoring

Posted by Audrey Gordon on Apr 06, 2021
Join us for TRIVIA FOR TUTORING!  this Thursday, April 8th, 8-10 PM. Hosted by Granite Coast Brewing
 
Your support will help a local Peabody hero-couple pay for much-needed tutoring for 2 of their 4, newly adopted daughters.
 
Register at us02web.zoom.us
 
Can’t make it and still want to support this family?  There are 3 ways to donate:
  1. Venmo at @belleisle-rotaryclub
  2. Paypal via Vera Carducci at vecarducci@gmail.com (Please put TRIVIA in the comments section)
  3. Mail checks to:
Belle Isle Rotary Club
2 Swift Terrace
East Boston, MA 02128
 
Prizes, raffles, and loads of fun - tell your friends!
 
THANKS so much for your support!
Trivia for Tutoring Audrey Gordon 2021-04-06 04:00:00Z 0

First Nationwide Virtual Art Auction

Posted by Pooja Singla on Apr 02, 2021
You are invited! Please join in this FREE Fundraiser by Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club in collaboration with Marlin Art:
 
WHAT: FIRST NATIONWIDE VIRTUAL ART AUCTION! 
WHEN: Saturday, May 15, 2021; 7:00 PM EST
 
Step by step 
1. FREE Registration opens On-Line, beginning May 3, 2021 at 9 am. 
 
2. BONUS: First 75 registrants are eligible to win $100 Amazon Gift Card!
 
2. Preview the Pieces of Art at NO COST beginning Thursday, May 13, 2021; 9 AM and you are able to pre-bid! All from the comfort of your home.
 
For more information, email Fran Fazio at franpf@verizon.net.
 
3. Event will be live on Facebook on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 7 pm EST. You may bid LIVE on the art pieces at the event.
First Nationwide Virtual Art Auction Pooja Singla 2021-04-02 04:00:00Z 0

Connecting Winchester Rotaries across the World

Posted by Jeffrey Wheeler on Mar 31, 2021
Did you know that there are 5 Rotary Clubs of Winchester in the world?  Four are in the USA (Kentucky, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia) and one is in the UK.  The 5 Presidents of these decided it would be interesting and fun to start holding regular informal get togethers this Rotary year, hosted by the UK Club. So far, we have held 5 of these using zoom, just for the 5 Presidents, making the discussions easier.  We hope these will continue into the next Rotary year, with 4 of the 5 Presidents changing and one doing a second term.  We have discussed and shared a whole variety of topics such as the many different and innovative ways to fundraise, how to attract new members especially younger ones, projects and, of course, how we have all coped during the pandemic.  We also managed to take a lovely screenshot photo with local landmarks for our respective backgrounds.
 
And a paragraph introducing each of the Clubs and Presidents:
 
Connecting Winchester Rotaries across the World Jeffrey Wheeler 2021-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

Join the Party and Raise Money for the Rotary Foundation

Posted by Joan Arsenault, IPDG on Mar 28, 2021
You are invited to Gala Fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation 
with Fellow Rotarians from Zones 28 & 32.
 
"Celebrating our Foundation!"
Wednesday 12 May 2021, 8:00 pm ET 
With a Pre-Gala Event 7-7:45 pm ET for Districts 7790 & 7930
 
Don’t Miss this Event!!! 
Your ticket gets you into the Zone Event as well as the Pre-Gala Event.
 
Special Early-Bird Bonus: Register before April 15th to be eligible for a drawing for 
RI Director Valarie Wafer personally to visit your club or district function!

 
Join the Party and Raise Money for the Rotary Foundation Joan Arsenault, IPDG 2021-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

Kudos to Clubs' Online PI

Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 28, 2021
Social media and online presence are important components of getting the word out about Rotary’s Service Above Self.
 
The Public Image Committee has recently reviewed the online PI of Rotary 7930’s Clubs for good examples of Club websites, Facebook and Instagram Pages.  There are a lot of excellent examples of online social media, the PI Committee would like to encourage Rotarians to take a look at our top 2 ranked Clubs for website, Facebook and Instagram. 
 
The following first and second place Clubs will receive Paul Harris Points for jobs well done.
 
Website:
 
Facebook:
First Place:  Wakefield
Runner up:  Melrose
 
Instagram:  Boston Rotaract
Runner up:  Reading
 
Many additional Clubs are also doing an excellent job in maintaining a consistent and updated info online.  Congrats and thanks to all Clubs who successfully promote their Public Image online.
Kudos to Clubs' Online PI Tim Kelley 2021-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

RI and COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted by Holger Knaack, RI President on Mar 28, 2021
 
 
In these difficult days, we are so heartened to receive such uplifting reports on the unrelenting efforts of our Rotary members who have responded in their communities against the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Today, the single question we hear time and again is, “Are we getting involved with COVID vaccination?”
 
The answer is yes.
 
This does not mean we will deviate from our commitment to eradicating polio, which remains our highest priority and continues to be our only corporate program. Polio vaccinations must continue unabated, as must our effort to raise $50 million per year for this effort.
 
RI and COVID-19 Vaccine Holger Knaack, RI President 2021-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

Supporting Community Growth through CultureHouse

Posted by Emily Joan Cooper on Mar 28, 2021
This year, the Peabody Rotary club hosted guest speakers from the sensational group, CultureHouse. It is a non-profit which improves livability in local communities by transforming unused spaces into vibrant social infrastructure. In layman's terms, CultureHouse is an urban living room where there is free wifi, no need to pay to visit or sit awhile, and the space can be used flexibly for events, workshops, test kitchens, or play (think small trampolines for kids of all ages). Basically, in partnership we will dream it with our community members, and we will do it. 
 
By researching the community's needs, engaging community members through advisory groups and participatory action, building spaces which foster community, and then operating those spaces to collect data for the city, they help folks and their municipalities find a path forward for continued development. The Peabody CultureHouse crowdfunding campaign launched on Monday, March 22nd and has already seen vital support from Rotarians. Please visit the crowdfunding page (https://www.patronicity.com/project/culturehouse_peabody) to help bring this lively, creative, joyful, much needed project to our district. 
 
Supporting Community Growth through CultureHouse Emily Joan Cooper 2021-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

Next Steps in DEI Journey

Posted by David Deutsch and David Hart on Mar 18, 2021
Next Steps on the DEI Journey 
DEI and Belonging
April 7, 2021 7-8:30PM
Via Zoom
 
Hosted By: The District 7930 DEI Committee 
Facilitated By: James and Linda Lopata from InnerOvation
 
This event will focus on the next steps Rotarians can take to promote 
DEI and Belonging in their Clubs and Communities. 
 
The evening's event will discuss topics such as:
 
 
Next Steps in DEI Journey David Deutsch and David Hart 2021-03-18 04:00:00Z 0

Open Door Food Distribution

Posted by Dorothy Sieradzki on Mar 14, 2021
Manchester-Essex Rotarians volunteered their services to pack and distribute food to 160 households as part of a District Grant. Families received produce, dry goods, fish, meat, specialty items like olive oil, coffee and baking mixes. It was a fabulous spring day to be outside. Manchester-Essex Rotary Club received a matching grant from Rotary District 7930. Our $2,000 investment became $4,000 for the Open Door. 
 
Pictured:  Stacey Scott, Judy Laspesa, Joanne Donnelly and Marcia Hubbard. 
Open Door Food Distribution Dorothy Sieradzki 2021-03-14 05:00:00Z 0

Arlington Rotary Polar Dunk

Posted by Daniel Ellard on Mar 11, 2021
After learning that the traditional district-wide Polar Plunge event to raise money for the End Polio Now campaign was canceled for 2021 because of COVID-19, the Rotary Club of Arlington decided to organize its own event. The result is the Polar Dunk, which will take place on Saturday, March 13th. Volunteers from the club will be plunged, one by one, into a carefully-scrubbed carnival-grade dunk tank filled with chilly water. The Arlington Media Center will be on hand to record the event for posterity -- which is particularly important this year, because COVID-19 restrictions do not permit the usual crowd of spectators!
 
If your club hasn't been able to organized its own End Polio Now fundraiser, the Arlington club invites you to sponsor one of our dunkers at the following web page: https://raise.rotary.org/Daniel-Ellard/fundraiser 
Arlington Rotary Polar Dunk Daniel Ellard 2021-03-11 05:00:00Z 0

Our Rotary Women

Posted by Jackie Rapisardi on Mar 09, 2021
March is Women's History Month and honors and celebrates the achievements and struggles American women have endured in the United States. Throughout history, American women have faced obstacles in gaining rights not only for themselves but for a variety of other under-represented and disenfranchised groups in America.
 
I felt it was most appropriate to celebrate the women in Beverly Rotary Club’s history, since it was a long time before women were allowed to be members of the Club and not just “Rotary Anns.”
 
The 1989 Council on Legislation of Rotary International vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.  “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. Not all of the members  in the Beverly Rotary Club were happy with this RI decision, but the majority prevailed. 
 
Our first female President, Kim Mannetta, was in office for the 2000-2001 year. Since then, we have had three more women as our Leaders and one more to take the leadership role next year: Jo Broderick, Sarah Macburnie-Liporto, Maureen Trefry and Diane Howard.
 
The Beverly Rotary Club is a growing club, with 113 members and 40 of them are women. What an accomplishment! So during this month of Women in History, we salute the 40 women who are a part of an outstanding, enthusiastic Beverly Rotary Club! Congratulations on being an amazing part of history!!!
Our Rotary Women Jackie Rapisardi 2021-03-09 05:00:00Z 0

Texas Disaster Relief:  Rotarians Assist Plumbers 

Posted by Juan Gallego on Mar 09, 2021
Juan Gallego, Chelsea Rotarian, has sent a brief update on the great need in Texas for disaster relief.
 
Here is today's message.  Many families are in great need of plumbing repairs. The homes we are fixing need re-piping and that takes lots of work.  It normally takes us 4 to 5 hours to do one house. Lots of the homes are trailer homes, very uncomfortable to work, other homes work are attics but, attics here are very low. The main thing is we are helping these families and we are happy to do it. We are working with organizations like - 
4Bresponse.org and The Fuller Center for Disaster Rebuilding (https://fullercenter.org/disaster-rebuilders/)

Will send you pics later.
 
Juan
 
If you would like to assist the Chelsea volunteers, the websites listed represent the groups organizing some of the relief efforts, and are in need of funds.  Or you can donate through the Chelsea Rotary Venmo, noting that your funds are meant for the Texas Plumbing Project. Venmo account @Chelsea-RotaryClub.  Please make sure to note donation as Texas Plumbing Project.
 
Texas Disaster Relief: Rotarians Assist Plumbers Juan Gallego 2021-03-09 05:00:00Z 0

Newburyport Getaway Raffle at Beauport Hotel

Posted by Deborah Andrews on Mar 02, 2021
2021 Getaway Raffle: Two Nights with Dinner at the beautiful Beauport Hotel in Gloucester, MA!
 
Raffle proceeds will fund scholarships for graduating seniors at Newburyport High School and at Triton Regional High School!
Are you ready to break out of the everlasting winter and stay at the beach with your favorite getaway partner?
 
For tickets got to https://newburyportrotary.org or mail check to Rotary Club of Newburyport, PO Box 831, Newburyport, MA 01950.  Your email or mailed receipt serves as your ticket.
 
$20 = 1 ticket.  $50 = 3 tickets.  Raffle tickets available between February 23 and May 1!  Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9.  Win and take a loved one away.
 
Two night stay in a Classic City view room with Sunday through Friday check-in.  Includes $150 gift certificate to 1606 Restaurant and Bar.  Value may fluctuate on dates.  No cash value.  You must call in advance to schedule.  Expiration Date is May 31, 2022.
Newburyport Getaway Raffle at Beauport Hotel Deborah Andrews 2021-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Beverly Turns 100

Posted by Jackie Rapisardi on Mar 02, 2021
When it comes to parties, the Beverly Rotary Club sure knows how to throw them, whether it’s in person or remotely. February 24, 2021 was the 100th Birthday of our club. We had a kickoff celebration at our meeting on the night of the 25th. Every member, past and present, had a delivery of a special cupcake with our Birthday logo, a party blower and a copy of our goals this year. A wonderful video recalling the past 100 years was played at our party meeting. State Representative Jerry Parisella and Mayor Michael Cahill both had proclamations for our Club. We were honored with special guests: Betsy Manzelli, Alex Falk, Lori Karas, David Deutsch and Joan Arsenault. We had a champagne toast given by our longest serving member, John Glovsky.  Lastly, we had a “workshop" about bubbly drinks at the end of the celebration. One ongoing activity for the club is to have each member perform at least 100 hours of community service this upcoming year.
 
We are also planning an event for each month until we have a culminating celebration next February (hopefully all together in person). Some of the monthly plans include a time capsule, scavenger hunt, 100 lights into the sky, an activity with our Interact Club and a special Literacy activity with the schools. We have more in the works but that’s just a tease.....maybe our sister clubs can join us in the fun! Happy Birthday, Beverly Rotary Club!!! Here’s to the next 100! 
 
If you would like to see our video, go to YouTube and look for Beverly Rotary Centennial. I’m sure you will know many people in it!
Beverly Turns 100 Jackie Rapisardi 2021-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Malden Donates to Warming Center 

Posted by David Hart on Feb 28, 2021
On February 17th The Rotary Club of Malden, donated $600.00 to the Malden Warming Center. The Malden Warming Center is located in the Church of The Nazarene in Malden headed by Pastor Gerry Whetstone. The Warming Center provides the homeless community in and around Malden a place to get in out of the cold overnight, dinner, and breakfast (provided by local partners). 
 
The donation came from the sale of “Malden Thanks You Essential Workers” signs to the community of Malden. The work that the Malden Warming Center does is both vital and essential to the homeless and the community.
 
 
 
 
Malden Donates to Warming Center David Hart 2021-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

Andover HS Interact Update

Posted by Isabel Rodenberger on Feb 28, 2021
The AHS Interact Club has been very active during the 2020-2021 school year even with Covid-19. Although we had to make several changes to accommodate the virus, we were still able to have an eventful fall/winter. We started the year by building our annual scarecrow for Andover’s scarecrow festival. We met outside Andover high school, underneath one of the open tents, to build our project. We had around 15 to 20 student participants. We made sure to take precautions as we socially distanced ourselves while we built our scarecrow.
 
Thanks to Rotary member, Michelle Houlihan, Interact connected with Hannah Finn from the One Wish Foundation. Together, we teamed up to organize a toy drive through the school. Due to some administrative complications, we had to run the drive outside of school. Although we had to deal with some obstacles, the toy drive was still a huge success! We were able to collect over 180 toys. As we worked on the drive with One Wish, we were also planning to make a few donations for Andover’s Seniors. Interact came together and wrote holiday letters for the Seniors at Marland Place (Assisted Living)! Aside from the letters, we donated over 200 hats to the Senior Center for the holidays. None of this would have been possible without the generous help of Jane Burns, Director of Elder Services. She was kind enough to give us another amazing opportunity to work with our seniors. Together, we are creating a student senior mentor program to help guide seniors through technology! We are planning to launch this in January of 2021. We are still working out the details. We cannot wait to work together after the new year!
Andover HS Interact Update Isabel Rodenberger 2021-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

International Women's Day  Conference

Posted by Natascha Finnerty on Feb 28, 2021
International Women’s Day is held every year on March 8th, a day to celebrate the social, political, economic, and cultural achievements of women around the world. The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 world. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted women and girls in significant ways, amplifying the inequalities they face every day. It is fundamental that women’s voices and experiences are central to national and global recovery plans. A key contributor to a more equal COVID-19 world is increasing women’s access to leadership roles. There is much to be done, in addition, we recognize the women around the world who are challenging gender bias and inequality and are changing the world as we know it. Even year on this day, we come together to celebrate achievements and to promote awareness about the importance of an inclusive world by making strides in women’s rights.
 
International Women's Day Conference Natascha Finnerty 2021-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

Live from Zambia

Posted by Bob Gravino on Feb 28, 2021
LIVE!!!!!  From Lusaka, Zambia!
Brunswick Rotary Club presents
Lonnie Hackett, Healthy Learners (formerly Healthy Kids/Brighter Future)
March 15, 2021 12:00PM 
 
Brunswick Rotary Club met Lonnie Hackett on March 31, 2014 when Lonnie was a Senior at Bowdoin College. He brought us an opportunity to help the poorest children in Lusaka through an innovative program which trained classroom teachers as front-line health care workers. 
 
Twelve clubs in District 7780 supported this program, now called Healthy Learners, and it has grown from serving 12,000 school-age children and will soon scale to serve a million children. The Rotary Club of Ipswich Massachusetts and Rotary Club of South Berwick-Eliot joined the Brunswick Rotary Club as International partners for a total of five Global Grants.
 
Live from Zambia Bob Gravino 2021-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

World Peace and Understanding Event

Posted by Betsy Manzelli on Feb 22, 2021
Join us for our virtual World Peace and Understanding event on March 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  Our speaker for the evening will be 2018-2019 Global Scholar recipient Seamus Matlack.   Seamus, a native of Boston, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2018 and went on to pursue a Master’s of Science Degree in Defense, Diplomacy and Development at Durham University in England.  Rotary Foundation’s Area of Focus of Peace and Conflict Resolution. The Durham University Master’s Program provides specific expertise in conflict prevention and sustainable peace, conflict intervention, and post conflict reconstruction as well as diplomacy and peace building. The thrust of the Master’s program is how to include and incorporate diverse members of local communities into peacekeeping operations.
World Peace and Understanding Event Betsy Manzelli 2021-02-22 05:00:00Z 0

Your Annual Fund at Work

Posted by Joan Arsenault & Annual Fund Subcommittee on Feb 21, 2021
Did you know that our Annual Fund giving supports many local and international projects? Your member benefit is truly at work in D7930!!
 
Last year, we spent $58,323 on club and district projects from our district designated funds, with 85% of the grants spent locally, including $13,500 for grants specific to COVID food relief, and approximately 15% spent internationally in Bangladesh, Uganda and Columbia. 27 total Grants were awarded in total, 17 to clubs and two to the district as a whole (Service Dog & Backpacks for Wonderfund Charity).
 
In addition, for the first time in history our district received a $94.950.00 global grant to be used within our district for PPE for Care Dimensions and PPE/food relief for St. Francis House. 
 
Your Annual Fund at Work Joan Arsenault & Annual Fund Subcommittee 2021-02-21 05:00:00Z 0

D7930/D7790 Corks & Caps Wine Fellowship 

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Feb 21, 2021
Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Looking to connect with fellow Rotarians and non-Rotarians from our district, Maine, Quebec, Louisiana, the Cape and Florida? Like or Love Wine? Then D7930/D7790 Corks & Caps Wine Fellowship is for you!!

Please join us the last Sunday of the each month from 5-6 pm EST. This fellowship is open to all Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike, so share with friends and family members.

Next wine fellowship is Sunday February 28th 5-6- pm. Our varietals for tasting will be a Merlot from California and a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

Email Joan and Suzanne at corksncapswine@gmail.com for your zoom invite. Hope to see you then!
D7930/D7790 Corks & Caps Wine Fellowship Joan Arsenault 2021-02-21 05:00:00Z 0

Texas Disaster

Posted by Bruce Mauch on Feb 21, 2021
Chelsea Rotarian Juan Gallego is again looking to put the Rotary commitment to  "Service above Self" to work.  Due to the extremely cold weather in Texas and loss of electricity to heat homes thousands of Texans are living in homes with broken water pipes.  There are not enough plumbers available in Texas to rapidly repair the frozen pipes.  Juan is looking for support from Rotary District 7930 to raise funds to fly local plumbers to Texas to help repair repair the frozen pipes.  Juan has pledged $5,000 of his own funds to incubate the fund raising and has committed to get a minimum of 20 plumbers to give one week of their time to travel to Texas.  The funds raised would be used for airfare to fly the plumbers to Texas.  Anyone interested in assisting Juan with this project please contact Juan at juangallego@comcast.net.
Texas Disaster Bruce Mauch 2021-02-21 05:00:00Z 0

Spring 2021 Mini-Grants for Membership, Public Image, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Feb 15, 2021
District 7930 is pleased to offer all clubs a one-time mini grant starting now!!!

Starting this week the District is offering all clubs a one-time reimbursement mini grant in the amount of $200.  We are focusing on the areas of Membership, Public Image and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Just fill out the application online, and your approval will be quickly forthcoming.  

What can you do?  Replace those club flyers that you have run out of.  Make new t-shirts for your club with the correct logos from Brand Central.  Have a friendraiser, as your club starts to meet in person again later this spring, inviting them to a social to learn about Rotary.  Develop and print an orientation package for new members joining your club. Sponsor a new diverse member to your club ($200 max) who might not be able to afford your regular club dues. Host a DEI training for your club...  These are only a few examples, your imagination is the limit.
Spring 2021 Mini-Grants for Membership, Public Image, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Terry Rezendes Curran 2021-02-15 05:00:00Z 0

New Member Welcome & Rotary Membership Benefits

Posted by Alexander Falk on Jan 29, 2021

If you missed the New Member Welcome & Rotary Membership Benefits webinar that the District Membership Committee hosted on January 25th, you can now watch a recording of the event on YouTube and also download the PowerPoint slides from the event, which include many useful links to Rotary International and district website resources. 

This presentation covered all the amazing membership benefits that are all included in your Rotary membership. We discussed benefits on the district level, zone level, education benefits, Rotary Foundation benefits, and benefits on the RI (Rotary International) level. Please feel free to share this information with your Rotary Club, and especially with new members who have recently joined or event prospective new members!

 
New Member Welcome & Rotary Membership Benefits Alexander Falk 2021-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

Burlington Breakfast Tech Assistance to Seniors

Posted by Pooja Singla on Jan 24, 2021
Burlington Breakfast Rotary Club, once again, made the Headline News of the Burlington Cable Access Television (BCAT).  BBRC’s ‘Tech Assist for Seniors’ program is appreciated and is expanding. 
 
A video with interviews was broadcast by BCAT TV on 01/20/2021.
 
Senior citizens in the area are benefitting from the Burlington Breakfast Rotary Technology Assistance Initiative program. 
 
BHS student volunteers have been instructing senior citizens in the technologies imperative to keeping connected in the COVID culture. 
 
Burlington Breakfast Tech Assistance to Seniors Pooja Singla 2021-01-24 05:00:00Z 0

Foundation Rated 4 Star Again

Posted by Joan Arsenault on Jan 24, 2021
We are excited to start this new year with great news: The Rotary Foundation has been honored with Charity Navigator's Four Star rating for the 13th year in a row. 
 
"Your achievement and 4-star rating will enhance your organization’s fundraising and public relations efforts,” says Michael Thatcher, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator. "This exceptional designation sets the Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."
 
Click the link below for the full story to share on Facebook, your district webpage, and wherever you reach donors. 
 
Foundation Rated 4 Star Again Joan Arsenault 2021-01-24 05:00:00Z 0

Environmental Justice for Us All

Posted by Ann Witzig on Jan 24, 2021
Environmental Justice is the fair treatment of all people with respect to environmental politics and their implementation.  A hallmark of environmental injustice is the persistence of geographic inequalities in the distribution of environmental burdens or amenities.
 
Who is our Guest Speaker?
 
Dr. Marcos Luna, Salem State University, Professor of Geography and Sustainability, describes the geography of environmental justice in our own backyard.
 
This presentation will illustrate how Environmental Justice is an important part of the struggle to improve and maintain a clean and healthful environment, especially for those who have traditionally lived, worked and played closest to the sources of pollution. 
 
Join the Ipswich/Rowley Rotary, Thursday, Feb 25 at 7:30 a.m. on ZOOM. 
 
Please RSVP aswitzig@gmail.com for the zoom link.
Environmental Justice for Us All Ann Witzig 2021-01-24 05:00:00Z 0

Marblehead's 100th Eagle Scout

Posted by David J Gardner on Jan 21, 2021
Marblehead Harbor Rotary Club is proud to announce Marblehead's 100th Eagle Scout, Liam Conley. Rotary's own Don Doliber was the Chair of the Eagle Board for this momentous occasion.
 
Liam is a Marblehead High junior and is a mature, outstanding young man who is reliable, patient, responsible, and has an excellent sense of self. He is beginning to think about life after high school which might include enlisting in the Marine Corps.
 
Liam's project was to restore the public benches at Fort Sewall. Once all stakeholders were on board, the service team that he recruited needed to disassemble, sand, replace damaged boards, reassemble, and place them back into the proper location. Each of these benches provides phenomenal views of Marblehead Harbor for residents and visitors to enjoy. This project consumed a total of 230 hours of planning and implementation.
 
Want to read more about Liam's Eagle Scout service project or Fort Sewall, click on Read More...
 
Marblehead's 100th Eagle Scout David J Gardner 2021-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

Reading's Adopt-a-Family Project

Posted by Tim Kelley on Dec 31, 2020
Each year Reading Rotary partners with the community for the Adopt-a-Family project for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Rotary works with the local organization ReadingCares and the Town to coordinate this long-standing community giving program.  Receiving families are matched anonymously with donor families and/or groups to provide meals for Thanksgiving and meals and gifts at Christmas.  Donor drop off in the first shift, then recipient families pick up their food and gifts during a later shift. 
 
There were approximately 60 families in need and donor families/groups were matched to provide Christmas gifts and holiday meals to these families anonymously.  Reading Rotary’s efforts were coordinated by Gregg Johnson and John Douglass.

 
Reading's Adopt-a-Family Project Tim Kelley 2020-12-31 05:00:00Z 0

Donating PPE to St. Francis House

Posted by Tim Kelley on Dec 18, 2020
picture of symphony hall
Rotary District 7930 received a grant from The Rotary Foundation to help with COVID relief and was able to provide St. Francis House (SFH) personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff who engage in face-to-face mental health services, and to assist with its food program.  St. Francis House, in Downtown Boston, is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts, serving an average of 500 poor and homeless men and women a day, 365 days a year. 
 
The funding District 7930 received from the Foundation was augmented by donations from a number of local Rotary Clubs, as well as from Rotary Clubs in Kyoto, which is Boston’s sister city.  The other local beneficiary of the Rotary grant is Care Dimensions, which offers hospice and palliative care services throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

 
Donating PPE to St. Francis House Tim Kelley 2020-12-18 05:00:00Z 0

Holiday Pops Reimagined 2020

Posted by Pam Peterson on Dec 07, 2020
picture of symphony hallRotary Club of Marblehead Harbor Presents a Free Concert For All!
Virtual Benefit Concert on December 12

Dear friends near and far: this has been a difficult year, and many of our beloved holiday traditions have had to be set aside. With this in mind, the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor is offering a special gift to all music lovers who want a virtual way to celebrate the holidays. The annual Holiday Pops Concert for 2020 will be offered online at no cost. This is our way of making the season bright!

 
Holiday Pops Reimagined 2020 Pam Peterson 2020-12-07 05:00:00Z 0

ClubRunner Mobile App Improvements

ClubRunner has done a pretty amazing job improving their mobile app this year. We highly recommend that you install the new ClubRunner mobile app on your phone so that you can interact better with your own Rotary Club as well as with District 7930.
 
The new mobile app now also includes all the information that you would normally look up in the printed district directory, but you can now have it all right in your pocket on your phone all the time. 
 
Read the full article here including the links to download the mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
ClubRunner Mobile App Improvements Alexander Falk 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

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
Guide to Hybrid Club Meetings Alexander Falk 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 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

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

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

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.