Million Dollar Journey Dinner Was An Unforgettable Event

It is our pleasure to share with you the highlights of our district's Million Dollar Journey Dinner on May 25 at historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester. This was a joyous celebration of the Centennial Birthday of The Rotary Foundation, and of our district having met - and surpassed - the Million Dollar Journey goal of raising $1 million in donations and pledges to the Foundation. We topped $1.3 million, and the new goal is to reach $2 million by June 30, 2018.
 
We would like to thank each and every one of you who attended the special evening. It was an unforgettable event, the likes of which many of us have never seen in our district.
 
What started out as a celebration to honor the 100th birthday of the Foundation and those who had so generously pledged or donated to the Foundation became a celebration of all that the Foundation means to our district. It is almost impossible to single out one part of the evening as a highlight as there were so many.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • An inspirational speech by Rotary International Director Dean Rohrs, who is also director of Rotary Zone 24/32
  • The international flair of Indian dancers from the Natyamani School of Dance (shown, above)
  • The wonderful jazz ensemble from Joy of Music
  • The historical surroundings of Mechanics Hall
  • The wonderful food prepared by Struck Catering
  • The beautiful birthday cake (shown, below) provided by Concord Teacakes to celebrate not only the birthday of the Foundation but also the birthday of Past District Governor Carol Toomey
The district's amazing Million Dollar Journey Dinner Committee that pulled everything together, led by Assistant Governor Satya Mitra and Carol Toomey 
The evening culminated in the surprise announcement of the first named District 7910 Foundation Award: the Ed Hall Outstanding Foundation Achievement Award. It is named after longtime Worcester Rotarian and past district governor Edward C. Hall (shown, second from left, next to District Governor Pat Doyle).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our only disappointment is that so many Rotarians from District 7910 were not able to attend. You missed a wonderful opportunity to join in fellowship with your fellow Rotarians.
 
 
 
 
 
Our wish is that the next time you are presented with such an opportunity, you will find a way to join us.
 
To view photos of the Million Dollar Journey Dinner, taken by Worcester Rotarian Rich Prager,  click here.
 
 
 
 
To watch video of Dean Rohrs' keynote address, taken by Auburn Rotarian Steve Jones-D'Agostino, click here.
 
 
 
 

Satya Mitra Named District 7910's  2016-2017 Rotarian of the Year

Big, hearty, service-way-above-self congrats to Worcester Rotarian Satya Mitra (shown, right) for being named Rotarian of the Year for District 7910. During the Worcester Rotary meeting on May 4, Worcester Past President Roger Frost (shown, left) presented the award to Satya, who is a Worcester past president, an assistant governor, and chair of the district's Million Dollar Journey campaign (see below). Also shown are District Governors Pat and Skip Doyle, who announced the award during the Multi-District Conference on April 28 through 30 in Providence.
 
 
To learn more on both the Million Dollar Journey Dinner and JoyGuru Humanitarian Services, listen to Satya Mitra's interview for 'The Business Beat,' which aired recently on 90.5 WICN. click here.
 

 

don't worry, be happy!

JOIN THE ROTARIAN WINE APPRECIATION FELLOWSHIP FOR 'ROTARY WINE & DINE NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK!' FRIDAY, JULY 21, 5:30 P.M., HANOVER PARK, FITTON FIELD, WORCESTER. 

ROTARIANS AND NON-ROTARIANS ARE WELCOMED TO ATTEND!

COST IS $50 PER PERSON. INCLUDES: ‘BULLPEN BUFFET’ DINNER, 3 GLASSES OF WINE,
1 GAME TICKET, AND 1 REPLICA BRAVEHEARTS HAT. FREE PARKING.

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For more information:

Carl Gomes, Nashoba Valley Rotary, 508.450.3374, carlcgomes56@icloud.com

Steve Jones-D’Agostino, Auburn Rotary, 508.930.8675, srdagostino@icloud.com

 

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Governor's Message: Celebrating Bobbie Knable And Tour De Natick By Pat and Skip Doyle
 
RYLA Right Now:  Come join the fun @RYLA By Corinne Badenhoff
 
Foundation Note: Global Grants available for low-cost shelters and simple schools By Sanjay Deshpande
 
Polio Plus Update: What polio used to look like - By Carl Good III
 
Don't Worry, Be HappyRotarian Wine Appreciation Fellowship set for July 21 at Worcester's Hanover Park - By Steve Jones-D'Agostino
 
Rotarian Essay: Rotary and civics education - A great opportunity By Ron Goodenow
 
Interact Actions: Fun with Interact Peer Leadership & Depression Prevention - By Bob Anthony
 
Membership CornerMarch's Membership Workshops were well-attended - By Tom Sturiale
 
Thai And Stop Me: Countless shared memories and laughs - By Cassidy in Thailand

 

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