World Immunization Week is April 24-30th.  Rotary International has spent over 40 years making sure children receive life-saving polio vaccines, beginning with our first immunization campaign in the Philippines in 1979.  Three Members of Brookline Rotary ~ all Past Presidents & Paul Harris Fellows -- share their thoughts & experiences volunteering for END POLIO NOW.
Image: Sharon Herman, Rotary Club of Brookline.
On Saturday, May 18, 2024, more than 800 Rotary clubs and 30,000 Rotarians across 10 states and 7 countries, will volunteer in their communities for an unprecedented Rotary Day of Service, collecting clothes for homeless, refurbishing parks, and, much, much more.
We need YOU to submit your club project to be added to the Day of Service website. The earlier your project is submitted, the longer it will be promoted on the website to get volunteers! Please fill out this simple form with all necessary information for submission. 
Can you Believe it’s already 2 months till RYLA? With RYLA fast approaching we are seeking volunteers to help make this event possible. We are looking to fill some key roles including session leaders, overnight monitors, first aiders, reality fair presenters, and more. If you are interested in volunteering at RYLA this year, please complete the sign-up form here.
Westborough, MA – Bicycles. Clocks. Rice cookers. Lamps. Necklaces. Knives. What do all these sundry items have in common? They were all fixed at the Repair Café on Saturday, April 13 at the Westborough Public Library. For over twenty years, the Repair Cafe, sponsored by the library and the Westborough Rotary Club, has offered this free and popular event to the community.
Photo: Knife sharpening and small repairs
The Rotary Club of Wellesley's "Taste of Wellesley" annual fundraiser to support our community is at The Wellesley Country Club on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 6:30 until 9 pm. We will host 300 guests at the event and tickets are selling fast. Get yours soon and avoid the last minute rush. If you have already purchased your tickets, THANK YOU! Tickets are on sale at $100.00 each here: or through our website:
Congratulations for completing all the steps to get your students registered for RYLA. All the important steps for registration are completed, but there are still some things you can do before RYLA commences in late June.
Consider sending out a press release to highlight the work your club has done. Consider inviting your students to a Rotary Meeting, Service Opportunity, Interact, or Fundraiser so they can learn about Rotary and the projects that are important to your club.
Brookline Rotary sold out a total of 560 burgers and hot dogs and collected donations for Special Olympics all the while cheering on runners to the finish line!
A long tradition for Brookline Rotary is hosting a concession stand and selling hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips and beverages while several other volunteers walk the route near mile 24 around Coolidge Corner collecting donations for our goal of $1,000 for Special Olympics. A fun-filled, family event!
The best information on your club's Foundation giving can be found in the Club Recognition Summary on  Club officers (President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Foundation Chair) should all have the necessary privileges to see this report.
Who will lead your club in the coming year? In addition to the President-elect every club needs to have its roster of executives planned at this point, hopefully ready to attend the District Assembly April 20 to learn what is needed in their new role.
June 20, 2024 the Rotary Club of Littleton would like to invite you to our first annual Summer Kick-Off Carnival. The Carnival will take place at 550 King Street in Littleton MA (the IBM property, use the Great Road entrance). The dates and times as follows:
  • Thursday June 20 6p – 10p
  • Friday June 21 6p – 11p
  • Saturday June 22 1p – 11p
  • Sunday June 23 1p – 9p
Upcoming Saturday April 27th - the 32nd Annual Earth Day Cleanup in Southborough. Anyone can volunteer to participate. No sign up required. Volunteers to gather 8-8:30 am at the Southborough Department of Public Works (DPW) Transfer station, just of Rt. 85 to get trash bags and adopt a part of town to clean and head out. Coffee and treats will be served at 8:30 AM. This year volunteers can receive a free safety vest on first come first serve basis - adult and kid sizes available. Volunteers should remember to bring work gloves and wear sturdy footwear. Sign up via Facebook
...and fundraising continues!
I-Ping Li is raising funds for students who care about community, and for whom a scholarship can make a meaningful impact. "I love that the Newton Rotary Foundation reaches out to parts of the community that need a boost." This scholarship program has supported future engineers, chefs, teachers and many other bright, talented college bound and skilled trade students.
2 Generators Installed In Prosthetic Clinic! 
Around mid -February, the Multinational Rotary Club of Kyiv (KMRC) successfully installed two 12 KW Generators at the Kyiv State-Owned Experimental Prosthetic-Orthopedic Enterprise (KSOEPOE).
The Generators were purchased with funds from a Rotary Club of Needham Division 7910 District Grant along with additional funds from Needham members and one non-Rotarian.
As noted in the 4/1 newsletter, Chris Spear passed away unexpectedly in late February.  His family invites all to attend a "life party" for him, a celebration of life to be held at Stow Acres Country Club on June 1 from 4-8 PM. Please RSVP by May 17 at with your name and number of guests. Feel free to post remembrances and pictures at as well. Carnival beads are welcome and encouraged.  
You and your Club members work hard all year to meet your goals.  You’ve accomplished a lot - now it’s time to be recognized for your effort and hard work!!!  Here is the 2023 – 2024 Club Awards Worksheet. Complete this form as if today were June 30 and assume that what you have planned for the rest of the year, you will accomplish. Remember, THE FOUR WAY TEST applies here!!!
Note that the worksheet automatically calculates the points you earn for each line item. Simply fill in the yellow cells and the spreadsheet will do the rest.
Questions? Contact our awards committee (PDGs Klaus Hachfeld, Bob Cassidy & Victor Tom) by sending an email to We will all see your question and you’ll receive a quick response.
Once completed, submit your form to THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF YOUR AWARDS FORM IS APRIL 13.
Good Luck!! The District WANTS to recognize your efforts….please take the time to complete and submit the form so we can celebrate your Club’s accomplishments!
Each year, Rotary International publishes criteria for a club to obtain the Rotary Citation.
By now, you should have entered your goals in Rotary Club Central – now you simply need revisit the goal center at (My Rotary login required) and document the goals that you’ve achieved.  
There are 26 categories - YOU select goals in 13 of them. If you achieve these goals, you get the Citation….simple as that!!
See the 26 goal categories and instructions here. They also be accessed from Rotary Club Central at If you haven’t already set your goals, there’s still time!
2023/2024 Environmental AwardsNew this year! Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards to recognize club and individual efforts to support the environment, fight climate change, reduce plastics use, or other initiatives that will help us leave a cleaner, more healthy and livable world for our kids and grandchildren.
For more information about the Environmental Awards click HERE. The application is available by clicking HERE, and the deadline for submission is April 13, 2023. 
The goal of these awards is to encourage clubs and members to undertake environmental initiatives and projects.
"Increase awareness" is an annual Rotary goal. Successful public image initiatives raise awareness and stimulate membership interest. 
The 2024 District 7910 Public Image Awards will celebrate excellence and spotlight effective, high-impact initiatives in four categories: 
  1. Outstanding Public Relations Work, Promotional Efforts & Materials
  2. Outstanding Web Presence
  3. Outstanding Social Media Presence
  4. Exemplary Public Image Presence
The Rotary 7910 Public Image Awards Entry Form is available to you now. You can start (and complete) your entry and edit it until the entry deadline on April 13. 
    The Westford Rotary Club members and volunteers will be very busy during April and May with Community Service projects. 
    The Westford Rotary Club will have a table at the Westford Health &Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 6 from 10 am - 2 pm at Stony Brook School. Westford Rotary Club will have free veggie, herb, and flower seeds available at the table for individuals and families to plant.  They will have information available on the other 2 events below too.
    Join us on April 30th to learn about this new and exciting ESRAG-sponsored project: the Million Solar Panel Challenge.
    Elizabeth Henke, of the ESRAG Renewable Energy Task Force, will tell us all about the Challenge, how it works, and how you and your club can participate. Click HERE to register!
    Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland is the chartered organization for Boy Scout Troop 157. The troop is having their annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction, on Friday, April 5th from 6-8:30 pm at the community center.
    Rotarians who would like to help cook at the event should contact Rich DeVito. Rotarians who can support the event by donating a silent auction item of between $50 or greater should contact Renae Shaday at ALL Rotarians are strongly encouraged to attend this fun event and support scouting in Weston.
    Do you know a teenager who is 15 to18.5 years old and who is looking for the adventure of a lifetime? The Rotary Youth Exchange program is still accepting applications for both the Short Term and Long Term exchange programs. But do HURRY! Time is running out...Short Term (summer month) applications are due by June 1, 2024, and Long Term (school year 2024-25) are due by May 1, 2024!
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    Elliott Rittenberg has been a Rotarian since 2009 when he joined the Rotary Club of Sharon in District7950. There he served as club treasurer, president in 2013 – 2014, and then as treasurer of the club’s charitable foundation. 
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