District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Barbara Robichaud, Athol-Orange Diana Nestorova 2021-06-21 04:00:00Z 0 Athol-Orange,Barbara Robichaud,Unsung Hero

Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions 2021-06-14 04:00:00Z 0

Dis Con '21 Video Segments

FRIDAY, MAY 27: INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS

1. Opening Ceremony: In this segment: “Opening Remarks,” by Emcee and District Governor District Diana Nestorova; “Words of Wisdom,” by President Lynn Duffy-O’Shea, of the Rotary Club of the Brookfields; and “Toast to World Peace and Understanding,” by President Rob Bussey, of the Rotary Club of Southborough. https://youtu.be/Fcc_xKCWiDI

2. Hat Contest: This segment is hosted by Steve Levitsky and Sharon Spaulding, of the Rotary Club of Concord. https://youtu.be/YlZ_vMauXVc

3. Top Clubs with Net Membership Growth: This segment is hosted by Ron Bott, of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, who chairs the district's Membership Committee. https://youtu.be/YlZ_vMauXVc

4. RI ‘Service Above Self Award’ to Bud Flannery: This segment is hosted by District Governor District Diana Nestorova, who presents the award – Rotary International’s highest - to Bud Flannery, of the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough, who founded that club in 1962. https://youtu.be/gIdIW91Gk0A

5. Assistant Governor Awards and Recognitions: In this segment, those AG awards and recognitions are presented by: District Governor District Diana Nestorova; Assistant Governor Sue Peghiny, of the Rotary Club of Newton; and the district's Public Image chair, Laura Spear, of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley. https://youtu.be/wt_7DvqMUng

6. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Citations: In this segment, the DEI citations are presented by Bill Paulson, of the Rotary Club of Needham, who chairs the district's Social Equity Task Force. https://youtu.be/DYrcRO83qyk

7. Closing Remarks: In this closing segment, District Governor Diana Nestorova previews the Saturday, May 22 session of DisCon ’21. https://youtu.be/yPEJuEgjuQc

FRIDAY, MAY 27: ALL SEGMENTS

https://youtu.be/n8Amz34miis

1. Opening Ceremony: In this segment: “Opening Remarks,” by Emcee and District Governor District Diana Nestorova; “Words of Wisdom,” by President Lynn Duffy-O’Shea, of the Rotary Club of the Brookfields; and “Toast to World Peace and Understanding,” by President Rob Bussey, of the Rotary Club of Southborough.

2. Hat Contest: This segment is hosted by Steve Levitsky and Sharon Spaulding, of the Rotary Club of Concord.

3. Top Clubs with Net Membership Growth: This segment is hosted by Ron Bott, of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, who chairs the district's Membership Committee. 

4. RI ‘Service Above Self Award’ to Bud Flannery: This segment is hosted by District Governor District Diana Nestorova, who presents the award – Rotary International’s highest - to Bud Flannery, of the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough, who founded that club in 1962. 

5. Assistant Governor Awards and Recognitions: In this segment, those AG awards and recognitions are presented by: District Governor District Diana Nestorova; Assistant Governor Sue Peghiny, of the Rotary Club of Newton; and the district's Public Image chair, Laura Spear, of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley. 

6. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Citations: In this segment, the DEI citations are presented by Bill Paulson, of the Rotary Club of Needham, who chairs the district's Social Equity Task Force. 

7. Closing Remarks: In this closing segment, District Governor Diana Nestorova previews the Saturday, May 22 session of DisCon ’21. 

To learn more on District 7910, visit https://www.Rotary7910.org.

 

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Wild West Recipe Cards

Wild West Recipe Cards 2021-06-13 04:00:00Z 0

Polio -- Plus - Needs Your Help!   #endpolio

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Many thanks to everyone who pitched in and used our collective ingenuity to make this a great year in spite of all its challenges!
 
Let me ask you one more favor before the end of this month -- please be sure to send a donation to Polio Plus.
 
 
Polio -- Plus - Needs Your Help! #endpolio 2021-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Dis Con '21 Wildwest Cookbook 2021-06-12 04:00:00Z 0
Remembrance: Sandra Joyce, First Woman to be Member of Hudson Club District 7910 2021-06-11 04:00:00Z 0 Hudson,Remembrance,Sandra Joyce

Northborough Seeks Funding for Haitian Educational-Support Campaign

Posted by Leslie Harrison on Jun 11, 2021
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As Rotarians, we are often invited to support projects that are taking place in areas far from our homes. Many times, we do not know the participants, but we are also drawn to their cause. One of our members, who has volunteered in Haiti, brought to the attention of the Rotary Club of Northborough  the need for educational support materials for an ongoing project in Haiti.
 
Northborough Seeks Funding for Haitian Educational-Support Campaign Leslie Harrison 2021-06-11 04:00:00Z 0 Education,Haiti,Northborough,Youth,Zanmi Beni
Needham's Diversity Book Fair Benefits Elementary Schools Bill Paulson 2021-06-10 04:00:00Z 0 Diversity,Literacy,Needham,Social Equity

Watch ESRAG's '21 Rotary Pre-Convention Webinar, on June 11

Posted by Susan Peghiny and Elliott Rittenberg on Jun 10, 2021
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Here’s your guide to the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group's 2021 Rotary Pre-Convention webinar, to be broadcast this Friday, June 11 at 8:30 a.m. (ET). Relish a feast of 30-minute talks throughout the day by leading experts on environmental challenges and solutions.
Watch ESRAG's '21 Rotary Pre-Convention Webinar, on June 11 Susan Peghiny and Elliott Rittenberg 2021-06-10 04:00:00Z 0 ESRAG,Environmental Action Group,Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group

District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Robert Mosher

Robert Mosher never seeks the spotlight and always delivers quality results collaboratively.  

 

This year, he has:   

  • chaired our Bristol Lodge Service Team as he has since his father, the founder, stepped down;  
  • WW Rotary has prepared and served dinner at Bristol Lodge once a month every year for more than 30 years. Rob manages all our volunteers and interacts with the MHSA leadership team.  
  • chaired our first-ever Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale;  
  • Rob created the partnership with the Weston Baptist Church to take over their long-standing Christmas Tree Sale and then directed and  managed all of the success of the incredible experience that delivered volunteer and fellowship opportunities despite COVID restrictions.  
  • chaired our scholarship selection team for 10+ years; 
  • Rob engages experienced and new members each year to evaluate and select scholarship applications.   
  • advised our Interact Club at Weston High School; 
  • Despite the pandemic, the Interact Club has been successful this year and its members have joined our volunteer efforts, notably with the Christmas Tree Sale and, now, our spring conservation team efforts.  
  • participated on our RYLA selection team;  
  • Rob was a part of the team that succeeded in selecting and recognizing 18 students with our local RYLA award and sending 10 (perhaps 12) students to the RYLA OLA.  
  • been an invaluable member of our Board and advisor to me throughout my year as president.  
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Past President Mark Messina offered this additional, personal perspective:  

“Rob does soldier along quietly. Nothing flashy, just persistent and thorough thoughtfulness that helps keep the project moving forward while including and making available opportunities to anyone who may be interested in joining. I think it is special that he keeps the Bristol Lodge project his dad started with the club alive, and thriving. We haven’t missed a month ever, I think. It is always good to remind new members that his dad and mom were very active with our Rotary Club, and Rob honors their memory through this service.” 

District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Robert Mosher 2021-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Barbara Robichaud

Barbara has been a member of the Athol-Orange Rotary Club for over 30 years.  She is a Past-President, Past Secretary, Board Member-At-Large and currently Sergeant-At-Arms.  She has always been the “go-to” Rotarian that volunteers for all fundraising and project committees.  

This year, she has been the “rock” behind the very stressed President during the unprecedented conditions created by Covid-19.  While, many Rotarians have work and home commitments or health issues that precluded them from volunteering this year, Barbara stepped up for our grant project and our online fundraiser. 

 

Our grant was for a Habitat for Humanity home build in Athol.  We donated the windows and made a commitment to help.  Barbara not only came to two build days; she was the liaison to coordinate the work dates.  She loved the project so much, that she joined the Local Project Committee, which helped coordinate other aspects of the project including choosing the family. 

One of our fundraisers was on online auction.  She called every Rotarian reminding them to donate.  She picked up items when needed.  She spent days organizing and writing the scripts for all the items.  The auction was a combined event with the local YMCA.  That should net $3,000.  

 

Barbara joined most weekly meeting via Zoom and reminded in words and deeds the meaning of Rotary.  

District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Barbara Robichaud 2021-06-09 04:00:00Z 0

District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: John Grew

John has been a faithful member of this club since 1988.  Throughout that time, he has been a model Rotarian behind the scenes – a Silent Supporter, always ready to help when the Club needed him.   

As a young man, he learned several languages and had the opportunity to travel and live abroad. He is always ready to share his broad knowledge and experience, and is devoted to the idea of cross-cultural understanding through student exchange.  He has been an enthusiastic supporter of educational efforts, especially in Latin America, and a strong supporter of cultural exchange programs.  His love of languages and learning is always evident.   

He quietly stands behind the programs he loves, such as the Clean Water project in Nicaragua, and has made considerable contributions to strengthening the club even when the group may not yet have identified a weakness.  This year he was particularly helpful to us in moving our fundraising efforts to the internet.   

We are grateful for his friendship and his steadfast support, and are happy to nominate John Grew Jr.  as our club’s Unsung Hero. 

District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: John Grew 2021-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Public Image Update for June Laura Spear 2021-06-09 04:00:00Z 0 Public Image

Sustainability Expert Nils Tore Skogland to Present at ESRAG Biodiversity Meeting, on June 9

Posted by Susan Peghiny and Elliott Rittenberg on Jun 08, 2021
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Sustainability expert Nils Tore Skogland will present during the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group's Biodiversity Meeting this Wednesday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) via Zoom. Skogland will focus on Carbon Markets and Sequestration: True Strategic Sustainable Development.
 
Sustainability Expert Nils Tore Skogland to Present at ESRAG Biodiversity Meeting, on June 9 Susan Peghiny and Elliott Rittenberg 2021-06-08 04:00:00Z 0 ESRAG,Environmental Action Group,Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group,Nils Tore Skogland

District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Karen Fusco, Fitchburg

Posted by Diana Nestorova on Jun 08, 2021
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Karen Fusco, of the Rotary Club of Fitchburg, has performed all the duties of being secretary of her club - and so much more. Since March 2020, she has set up and hosted all of the Zoom sessions used for the club's regular weekly meetings. When the club's bulletin editor took a leave of absence to care for a family member, Karen took over those responsibilities, too. 

 

 
 
 
District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Karen Fusco, Fitchburg Diana Nestorova 2021-06-08 04:00:00Z 0 Fitchburg,Karen Fusco,Unsung Hero
Unsung Hero Awards 2021-06-07 04:00:00Z 0

District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Ken Masson, Merrimack Valley

Posted by Diana Nestorova on Jun 07, 2021
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Ken Masson, of the Rotary Club of Merrimack Valley, has embraced the call for diversity, equity and inclusion in multiple ways this Rotary year. He personally has sponsored two new members to his club, broadening its demographic mix and improving its female representation while lowering club members' median age.
 
 
 
District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Ken Masson, Merrimack Valley Diana Nestorova 2021-06-07 04:00:00Z 0 Ken Masson,Merrimack Valley,People with Disabilities,Unsung Hero

Brookline Club, Mothers Out Front Present 'Moving Beyond Plastics,' Tonight

Posted by Laura Walters on Jun 07, 2021
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Did you know that, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agencyonly 8.7 percent of all plastic produced was recycled in 2018Did you know that, as the EPA reports, the amount of plastic produced annually has gone up more than 500 percent since 1980 - and in excess of 1,200 percent since 1970
 
Are you interested in learning more on how plastic contributes to the climate crisis and the solid-waste crisis? Join the Rotary Club of Brookline and Brookline Mothers Out Front for a live, informative presentation, Moving Beyond Plastics, by Judith Enck, founder of Beyond Plastics and a former EPA regional administrator for the Obama administration. This freeonline event is tonight from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.
 
 
Brookline Club, Mothers Out Front Present 'Moving Beyond Plastics,' Tonight Laura Walters 2021-06-07 04:00:00Z 0 Beyond Plastics,Brookline,Mothers Out Front,Plastic Pollution

Register Now: Rotary@Work's Coaching and Advising Track, 'We're Opening. Are You Ready?,' on June 8

Posted by Thomas Bruckbauer on Jun 05, 2021
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The first session of the Coaching and Advising Track of our district's Rotary@Work Initiative is set for this Tuesday, June 8 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Please join fellow Rotarians and business coaches Thomas Bruckbauer and Ken Erdelt along with fellow Rotarians Roy Balfour and John Marchiony. To attend this free online event, you'll need to RSVP before 12:00 midnight on Sunday, June 6.
 
Register Now: Rotary@Work's Coaching and Advising Track, 'We're Opening. Are You Ready?,' on June 8 Thomas Bruckbauer 2021-06-05 04:00:00Z 0 Advising,Coaching,Rotary@Work
District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Anne Hentz, Acton-Boxborough Diana Nestorova 2021-06-04 04:00:00Z 0 Acton-Boxborough,Anne Hentz,Bid for Brighter Futures,Unsung Hero

District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Ray Pfau, Nashoba Valley

Posted by Diana Nestorova on Jun 02, 2021
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Ray Pfau, of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, has participated in numerous local community-service projects during the past year, including writing weekly letters to the senior residents in Bolton, making face shields, delivering masks, and stuffing a town police cruiser with donated food. He also helped to start up and promote an aging-in-place program for the Town of Bolton as well as bring his club into the program for support.
District '20-'21 Unsung Hero: Ray Pfau, Nashoba Valley Diana Nestorova 2021-06-02 04:00:00Z 0 Nashoba Valley,Ray Pfau,Repair Cafe,Unsung Hero
Watch: RI's 'Building a Welcoming Community for People with Disabilities' Lee Ann Searight, Rotary International 2021-05-30 04:00:00Z 0 People with Disabilities

Register Now: District Business Meeting and Memorial Service, this Wednesday

Posted by Diana Nestorova on May 29, 2021
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The annual Business Meeting of the Rotary clubs of District 7910 will take place this Wednesday, June 2 at starting at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. We expect that this important annual meeting will run between 60 and 90 minutes.
 
Prior to the meeting, your club needed to have enrolled the requisite delegates. Immediately following the meeting, the annual Memorial Service will be held.
 
Register Now: District Business Meeting and Memorial Service, this Wednesday Diana Nestorova 2021-05-29 04:00:00Z 0 District Business Meeting,District Memorial Service

Multi-Club Food Packaging Exceeds Goal to Benefit Rise Against Hunger

Posted by Chris Spear on May 27, 2021
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A multi-Rotary-club food-packaging event, to benefit Rise Against Hunger, exceeded its goal to package at least 20,000 meals in two hours. The group actually packaged 23,500 meals over several hours due to generous fundraising and lots of overtime work from volunteers.
 

 

Multi-Club Food Packaging Exceeds Goal to Benefit Rise Against Hunger Chris Spear 2021-05-27 04:00:00Z 0 Acton-Boxborough,Hudson,Littleton,Littleton High Humanitarian Club,Nashoba High Interact,Nashoba High Interact Club,Nashoba Valley,Rise Against Hunger,Workers Credit Union
Environmental Action Group: Rotary Happenings Globally Susan Peghiny and Elliott Rittenberg 2021-05-25 04:00:00Z 0 Environment,Environmental Action Group

Register Now: RI's 'Building a Welcoming Community for People with Disabilities' Webinar, This Thursday

Posted by Kenneth A. Masson on May 24, 2021
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Join Rotary International this Thursday, May 27 at 12:00 noon (ET) for the fifth webinar in RI's Accountability and Inclusion series, Building a Welcoming Community for People with Disabilities. In conversation with disability-rights advocates, we will learn to challenge assumptions we may have about people with disabilities, adopt practical solutions for making experiences more accessible for everyone, and recognize that exclusion happens when we solve problems using our own biases. 
 
Interpretation will be available in French, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. Everyone who registers will receive access to the webinar's video. If you can't attend this webinar, you could still register for it, which would give you access to the recording.
 
Register now - and submit your questions to RI's experts - by clicking here.
 
Register Now: RI's 'Building a Welcoming Community for People with Disabilities' Webinar, This Thursday Kenneth A. Masson 2021-05-24 04:00:00Z 0 Acountability and Inclusion,Disability Rights,People with Disabilities

DisCon '21: Celebrating Our Hootin’ and Hollerin' Wild West Hoedown

Posted by Diana Nestorova on May 22, 2021
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On happy tails, District 7910’s cowgirls and cowboys have giddy-upped into the sunset following our 2021 Virtual District Conference! On May 21 and 22, we celebrated our hootin’ and hollerin' Wild West hoedownHuge congratulations to all Rotary clubs and members that received awards and recognitions.
 
We had lots of fun with interactive games and contests, and rewarding silent and live auctionsHearty congrats to all of our Rotary clubs and members for a darn tootin’ successful Rotary 2020-2021 year.
 
 
DisCon '21: Celebrating Our Hootin’ and Hollerin' Wild West Hoedown Diana Nestorova 2021-05-22 04:00:00Z 0 District Conference
Rotary@Work's Questions Session on Marketing: 'What's Working Now?', on May 24 Roy Balfour and John Marchiony 2021-05-22 04:00:00Z 0 Marketing,Rotary Business Networking Series,Rotary@Work,Sales

Support Needham's Diversity Book Fair, through May 31

Posted by Bill Paulson on May 21, 2021
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The Rotary Club of Needham is nearing the end of its two-week Diversity Book Fair.  All the teachers in the town’s elementary schools have created book gift registries, with books that will help to diversify the set of books they have in their classrooms. Our goal is that every child should be able to see themselves in the books they read at school.
 
Support Needham's Diversity Book Fair, through May 31 Bill Paulson 2021-05-21 04:00:00Z 0 Diversity Equity Inclusion,Literacy,Needham
Westborough's 11th Trex Recycling Challenge, this Saturday Sharad Mehta 2021-05-21 04:00:00Z 0 Environment,Plastics Recycling,Westborough
Register for our DisCon '21! Bid Early - and Often - in our virtual Live and Silent Auctions! Jim Fusco 2021-05-17 04:00:00Z 0 District Conference

Deadline, May 24: Let's Save Lives in India through Rotary's COVID-19 Relief Project

Posted by Diana Nestorova on May 17, 2021
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As the COVID-19 virus surge sweeps IndiaRotary Zone 28 & 32 is reaching out to all of you for support and to change lives. After consultation with the chair of the Rotary India's COVID Task Force, Zone 28 & 32 has learned that the most urgent need is for portable oxygen concentrators. Because these units are portable, they will serve many people in the coming weeks and months. 
 
Due to the urgency of the situation in India, this project will be open until this May 24.
 
Deadline, May 24: Let's Save Lives in India through Rotary's COVID-19 Relief Project Diana Nestorova 2021-05-17 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Coronavirus Vaccinations,India
How to Use 32Auctions for '21 DisCon's 'Wide West Virtual Silent Auction,' through May 22 32Auctions 2021-05-14 04:00:00Z 0 Club Central,ClubRunner,Rotary.org,Websites
Watch: Environmental Action Groups' Latest Meeting Susan Peghiny and Elliott Rittenberg 2021-05-13 04:00:00Z 0 Environment,Environmental Action Group
Preview Two of DisCon '21's Many Coming Attractions Victor T. Tom 2021-05-13 04:00:00Z 0 Boston University Rotaract,District 7910,District Conference,MassBay Rotaract,WPI Rotaract
Learn about Clubrunner, Club and District Websites, and Rotary.org Susan Peghiny 2021-05-12 04:00:00Z 0 Club Central,ClubRunner,Rotary.org,Websites
Blackstone Valley Helps Clean Up Providence's Gano Park Bo Daley 2021-05-11 04:00:00Z 0 Blackstone Valley,Environment,Gano Park,Metro Providence

Nashoba Valley Leads Food Packaging Event to Benefit Rise Against Hunger, on May 15

Posted by Chris Spear on May 11, 2021
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A Food Packaging event to benefit Rise Against Hunger is set for this Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 12: 00 noon at Littleton High School. The goal, to package at least 20,000 meals in two hours, has been set by the event's main sponsors, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, Nashoba High School' Interact Club and Littleton High School's Humanitarian Club.
Nashoba Valley Leads Food Packaging Event to Benefit Rise Against Hunger, on May 15 Chris Spear 2021-05-11 04:00:00Z 0 Acton-Boxborough,Hudson,Littleton,Littleton High Humanitarian Club,Nashoba High Interact,Nashoba High Interact Club,Nashoba Valley,Rise Against Hunger,Workers Credit Union
Now Showing! Public Image - The Musical! Laura Spear 2021-05-10 04:00:00Z 0 Public Image

Rotary @Work

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Here are five reasons to join us again this month:
  1. Meet or reconnect with business people with impeccable business values and ethics.
  2. Find new clients, partners, and vendors.
  3. Learn something new about your business, how you present your business, or someone else’s.
  4. Meet prospective Rotary members. Wait, what? Yes, this “business” initiative has been the source of six new members this year for the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland.
  5. Get results: Here’s a success story: "I had a call today with an international company. At the end of the call, in setting the expectations to the salesperson, I mentioned that I am involved with various projects for the Rotary. It turned out that his father (in Ukraine) has been a Rotarian for years and he's been thinking of joining. The conversation instantly turned more welcoming and warmer. I invited him to one of our Rotary @ Work events and any other meetings we might have. Simply using the word 'Rotary' shifted his perspective and the conversation right away. I thought it was absolutely wonderful and so refreshing – at 7 a.m. for a conference call.”
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Rotary Disabilities Advisers

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Rotary Disabilities Advisers meets every Monday at 9:00 a.m. (ET)  via Zoom, to encourage Rotary districts, clubs and members to welcome more people with disabilities into the Rotary organization.

The RDA group consists of Rotarians and non-Rotarians globally, and focuses on areas of accessibility, awareness, inclusion, and support.

Those who have an interest in disability rights are encouraged to attend the next RDA meeting by contacting Ken Masson at daurotary@gmail.com.

Rotary Disabilities Advisers 2021-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

Lowell's 'Virtual Musical Trivia' to Benefit Club's Scholarship Fund, Local Non-Profits, on May 11

Posted by William Garr on May 09, 2021
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The Rotary Club of Lowell aims to make this Tuesdsay night's Virtual Music Trivia a real area event, to say officially goodbye to winter, Rotary-style. Event organizers invite current and former club members along with community members and District 7910 friends to join them from 6:30 to 7:45, to benefit the club's scholarship fund as well as local non-profits.
 
Lowell's 'Virtual Musical Trivia' to Benefit Club's Scholarship Fund, Local Non-Profits, on May 11 William Garr 2021-05-09 04:00:00Z 0 Education,Fundraiser,Lowell,Scholarships
Rotary@ Work's Sales & Marketing Session, on May 10 Roy Balfour and John Marchiony 2021-05-08 04:00:00Z 0 Marketing,Rotary Business Networking Series,Rotary@Work,Sales
Southborough Rises Above COVID-19 Liz Kaprielian 2021-05-07 04:00:00Z 0 Environment,Southborough
Zone 28 & 32 Seeks to Support, Change Lives in India's COVID-19 Surge Valerie Wafer, Rotary Zone 28 & 32 2021-05-05 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Coronavirus,India,Rotary International
Hot Off the Press! May's District Newsletter Palma Cicchetti 2021-05-04 04:00:00Z 0 District Newsletter May 2021
Charles River's 'Shredding' Raises Nearly $2,800 for Scholarships June Szretter 2021-04-30 04:00:00Z 0 Charles River,Environment
District's Environmental Committee Rebrands, Repurposes Elliott Rittenberg Sue Peghiny 2021-04-29 04:00:00Z 0 Support the Environment
Start Hosting Rotary Virtual/In-Person (V/IP) Meetings Now The Global Impact Group 2021-04-28 04:00:00Z 0 Meetings,The Global Impact Group,Virtiual Inperson Meetings
Watch: Rotary and UNAGB's 'Earth Day: Women's Rights and Climate Change' Webinar Susan Peghiny 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0 Climate Change,Environment,Newton,United Nations,Wome's Rights

Acton-Boxborough's Bud Flannery Honored with RI Service above Self Award

Posted by Diana Nestorova and Marianne Fleckner on Apr 22, 2021
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Congratulations to the one and only Bud Flannery (top, right), who was the founder of the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough nearly 60 years ago, in 1962. On AprIl 21, his fellow club members (bottom) honored Bud with Rotary International'Service above Self Award - RI's highest award - for his many years of service to both Rotary and his community.
Acton-Boxborough's Bud Flannery Honored with RI Service above Self Award Diana Nestorova and Marianne Fleckner 2021-04-22 04:00:00Z 0 Acton-Boxborough,Bud Flannery,Service Above Self
Westborough's 10th Trex Recycling Challenge, on April 24 Sharad Mehta 2021-04-22 04:00:00Z 0 Environment,Plastics Recycling,Westborough

Worcester Showcases Learning Opportunities at  Stearns Tavern

Posted by Bradford Wyatt on Apr 21, 2021
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The spotlight shown on Worcester's historic Stearns Tavern and that city's non-profit Seven Hills Foundation on April 8, during a Rotary Club of Worcester meeting. Tim Johnson, the Foundation's associate vice president, gave an excellent presentation on how his charitable organization provides learning opportunities for developmentally different individuals - with many of those opportunities available at the Tavern.
Worcester Showcases Learning Opportunities at Stearns Tavern Bradford Wyatt 2021-04-21 04:00:00Z 0 ASPiRE! Academy,Seven Hills Foundation,Stearns Tavern,Worcester
Brookline's Nicaragua Initiative Increases Access to Clean Water Richard Segan 2021-04-20 04:00:00Z 0 Brookline,Nicaragua,Quezalguaque,Water
District Newsletters 2020-2021 2021-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
It's Round-up Time! Register for Our Annual District Conference, on May 21 and 22 Jim Fusco 2021-04-18 04:00:00Z 0 District Conference

As Rotarians, Do We Consider Accessibility as Much as We Should?

Posted by Jeremy Opperman on Apr 17, 2021
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As Rotarians, do we consider accessibility as much as we should? Out of the mouths of babes: As a brand-new Rotarian, inducted only a few months ago, I am aware that I am pushing my luck, and cannot possibly know the answer to this question. However, as an experienced, blind disability-inclusion consultant, I feel more comfortable in asking the question, and inspired to know the answer - and to raise the flag for this cause.
As Rotarians, Do We Consider Accessibility as Much as We Should? Jeremy Opperman 2021-04-17 04:00:00Z 0 Diverse Abilities United Committee,Diversity Equity Inclusion
Sponsor Ayer, Harvard, Shirley and Devens' Ducky Wucky River Race, on May 15 Phil Goff 2021-04-16 04:00:00Z 0 Ayer,Devens,Ducky Wucky Race,Harvard,Shirley
Support Athol-Orange Area's, Athol Area YMCA's 'Stronger Together' Fundraiser, through April 30 Carol Courville 2021-04-16 04:00:00Z 0 Athol,Orange,Supporting Our Youth,YMCA
Watch: April's 'Open Doors with DG Diana' on Growing Rotary Membership Bob Wicks 2021-04-14 04:00:00Z 0 Bill Wittich,Growth,Membership,Open Doors With DG Diana

Bid Early - and Often! Acton-Boxborough's Virtual Silent Auction to Aid Worthy Local Causes Ends this Friday

Posted by Anne Hentz on Apr 14, 2021
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Bid early - and often - to benefit two worthy local causes: the Acton Food Pantry and Domestic Violence Services Network. Join the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough through this Friday, April 30 for its virtual silent auctionBid for Brighter Futures. To bid early - and often - visit click here.
 
Bid Early - and Often! Acton-Boxborough's Virtual Silent Auction to Aid Worthy Local Causes Ends this Friday Anne Hentz 2021-04-14 04:00:00Z 0 Acton Food Pantry,Acton-Boxborough,Domestic Violence Shelters Network,Vibalogics
Join 'Open Doors with DG Diana' on Growing Rotary, on April 21 Bob Wicks 2021-04-14 04:00:00Z 0 Bill Wittich,Growth,Membership,Open Doors With DG Diana
Join Rotary for World Immunization Week, through April 30 Rotary International 2021-04-13 04:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now,Polio Eradication,PolioPlus
ShelterBox: More than Name on Box of Aid ShelterBox 2021-04-11 04:00:00Z 0 Disaster Response,Shelter Box

Brookline's Anti-Asian Racism, Xenophobia Overview, on April 22

Posted by Susan Rack on Apr 10, 2021
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While anti-Asian racism has surged since COVID-19, racism and violence against Asian Americans have existed long before this pandemic. On Thursday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom, Chris Chanyasulkit, PhD, MPH, will provide the Rotary Club of Brookline a brief overview of the anti-Asian racism and xenophobia faced by Asian communities, and share ways to be an ally and support the Asian community.
 
Brookline's Anti-Asian Racism, Xenophobia Overview, on April 22 Susan Rack 2021-04-10 04:00:00Z 0 Asian American,Brookline,Diversity Equity Inclusion
Charles River's 'Shredding Event' Fundraiser, on April 24 June Szretter 2021-04-10 04:00:00Z 0 Charles River,Environment
Weston-Wayland's Adopt-a-Field Project Wins Conditional Approval Hamdog Hamlin 2021-04-09 04:00:00Z 0 Environment,Weston-Wayland
Westborough's Ninth Trex Recycling Challenge, on April 10 Sharad Mehta 2021-04-08 04:00:00Z 0 Environment,Plastics Recycling,Westborough
Remembrance: Bob Mead - A Quiet Man Who Carried a Big Stick Bob Cassidy 2021-04-07 04:00:00Z 0 Bedford,Bob Mead,Remembrance
Hot Off the Press: Our April District Newsletter Palma Cicchetti 2021-04-06 04:00:00Z 0 District Newsletter April 2021

Community Investors Shares Designation as NYSS Champion

Posted by Leone Johnson, Community Investors on Apr 02, 2021
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To all Rotarians in District 7910, thank you for inviting Community Investors to your March Zoom meeting, to share our mission of supporting physical, social and emotional wellness. You provided us an opportunity to show the recent Channel 5 News feature on our designation as a National Youth Sports Strategy Champion by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.
Community Investors Shares Designation as NYSS Champion Leone Johnson, Community Investors 2021-04-02 04:00:00Z 0 Community Investors,Recreation,Youth

Rotary's Involvement with COVID-19 Vaccination

Posted by Holger Knaack and K.R. Ravindran on Apr 01, 2021
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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."

 
Rotary's Involvement with COVID-19 Vaccination Holger Knaack and K.R. Ravindran 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19 Vaccinations,Rotary International

Acton-Boxborough's ‘Bid For Brighter Futures’ to Benefit Two Worthy Local Causes, on April 17-30

Posted by Anne Hentz on Apr 01, 2021
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Get ready to bid early - and often - to benefit two worthy local causes. Join the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough this April 17 through 30 for its virtual silent auctionBid for Brighter Futures, a fundraiser in support of the Acton Food Pantry and the Domestic Violence Services Network.
 

 
Acton-Boxborough's ‘Bid For Brighter Futures’ to Benefit Two Worthy Local Causes, on April 17-30 Anne Hentz 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0 Acton Food Pantry,Acton-Boxborough,Domestic Violence Shelters Network
Check Out April's Rotary Public Image Update Laura Spear 2021-03-30 04:00:00Z 0 Brand Center,Public Image
Westborough Lands Two Stories in Local Newspaper Elliott Rittenberg 2021-03-29 04:00:00Z 0 Guatemala,Holiday Light Display,Westborough
Mark Your Calendar! RI's 2021 Virtual Convention, on June 12-16 Rotary International 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary International,Rotary Virtual Convention,Rotary21
Rotary Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Ryan Hyland, Rotary International 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19 Vaccinations,Coronavirus Vaccinations,Rotary International Convention
Newton's Food-Assistance Efforts Attract Local Media Coverage Susan Peghiny 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0 Food Assistance,Food Insecurity,Newton
RI to Celebrate 75 Years of International Service with UN, on April 10 Rotary International 2021-03-24 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary International,United Nations

Westborough's Next Trex Recycling Challenge, on March 27

Posted by Sharad Mehta on Mar 23, 2021
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The Rotary Club of Westborough's Committee on the Environment will collect recyclable plastics during its eighth Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge, this Saturday, March 27 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at Kohls retail store in Northborough. We encourage everyone to bring their plastics collection directly to Kohls at the scheduled time on Saturday.
 
Westborough's Next Trex Recycling Challenge, on March 27 Sharad Mehta 2021-03-23 04:00:00Z 0 Environment,Plastics Recycling,Westborough
Take Virtual Tour of RI's World Headquarters - Then and Now Rotary International 2021-03-23 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary International,Virtual Tour,World Headquarters
Westford to Mount Shred Day, Kickoff Bags to Benches, on April 10 Walter Miska 2021-03-22 04:00:00Z 0 Environment,Recycling,Westford

Providing Clean Water Globally with Rotary Foundation

Posted by The Rotary Foundation on Mar 22, 2021
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So much in our lives depends on access to clean water. We wash our hands with it to keep ourselves and our communities healthy, cook meals with it to nourish our bodies, and rely on it for proper sanitation. Yet there are still communities around the world that don’t have reliable sources of clean water. And, you can help through The Rotary Foundation.
 
Providing Clean Water Globally with Rotary Foundation The Rotary Foundation 2021-03-22 04:00:00Z 0 Clean Water,Rotary Foundation
Register for Brookline's 'Quezalguaque Clean Water Initiative' Presentation, on March 25 Richard Segan 2021-03-21 04:00:00Z 0 Brookline,Clean Water,Quezalguaque

Rotary@Work's Business Networking Series: Questions Session, On March 22 
 

Posted by Roy Balfour and John Marchiony on Mar 21, 2021
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Our district's Rotary@Work's Business Networking Series continues this Monday, March 22 at 7:45 a.m. with a Questions session (rather than a Sales and Marketing Pitch session). This Monday, we'll dig into our biggest business challenges and the solutions to them, which we’ll explore together as a large group and in breakout rooms.
Rotary@Work's Business Networking Series: Questions Session, On March 22   Roy Balfour and John Marchiony 2021-03-21 04:00:00Z 0 Business Networking,Jobs, Growth, Mentoring,Rotary@Work
Diverse Abilities United Committee Needs ASL Volunteers Kenneth A. Masson 2021-03-18 04:00:00Z 0 Disabilities,Diverse Abilities,Diversity Equity Inclusion,Social Equity
Brookfields Donates PPE, Touchless Thermometers to Local Towns Bob Wicks 2021-03-17 04:00:00Z 0 Brookfields,COVID-19,Community Service,Coronavirus

RI's Learning Center Gets Upgrades

Posted by Rotary International on Mar 16, 2021
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Have you noticed Rotary International's new Learning Center home page? We’ve redesigned it to make it easier to find the courses you’re looking for. We’ve tailored one version of the page for Rotarians, Rotaractors, and club and district executive secretaries, and another version for non-members, including scholars, Interactors, and alumni.
 
 
RI's Learning Center Gets Upgrades Rotary International 2021-03-16 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary Learning Center,Toastmasters
Westford Invites All District Clubs to St. Patrick's Day Virtual Celebration, on March 18 Padma Sonti 2021-03-16 04:00:00Z 0 St.Patrick's Day,Westford
Environmental Committee Eyes Water, Education, Recycling as Activities Guide Elliott Rittenberg Sue Peghiny 2021-03-15 04:00:00Z 0 Education,Environmental Committee,Recycling,Water
Framingham Scholarship Applications Due, by April 1 Javier Cevallos 2021-03-13 05:00:00Z 0 Education,Framingham,Scholarships

District's New Rotary@Work Seeks to Increase Value of Rotary Membership

Posted by John Marchiony on Mar 12, 2021
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Most people join Rotary for fellowship, networking (personal/business), and to have an impact on both our communities and the world through service. District 7910’s new Rotary@Work initiative brings Rotarians together to support both each other and their communities by expanding business and professional development in three areas, to increase the value of Rotary membership: growthcareers and jobs; and mentoring/advice.

 

District's New Rotary@Work Seeks to Increase Value of Rotary Membership John Marchiony 2021-03-12 05:00:00Z 0 Business,Professional Development,Rotary@Work
ESSEX Cancels 2021-2022 Rotary Youth Exchanges ESSEX 2021-03-11 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Coronavirus,ESSEX,Eastern States Student Exchange

Job Postings

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to our Job Postings page. 
 
The Rotary@work group has created this page for Rotarians to connect with one another about job opportunities full time, part time, contract or seasonal. 
 
Please send job postings information to:  xyz@gmail.com
Make sure to include dates, job title, job description and contact.
 
 
 
Job Postings 2021-03-11 05:00:00Z 0
Watch March's Open Doors with DG Diana, on Youth and Rotary Bob Wicks 2021-03-09 05:00:00Z 0 Open Doors With DG Diana,Youth and Rotary
Check Out the Latest Rotary Public Image Update Laura Spear 2021-03-09 05:00:00Z 0 Public Image
MassBay Community College's Rotaract Club Is Chartered Susan Rack 2021-03-08 05:00:00Z 0 #Rotaract,MassBayCommunity College,Wellesley
RI PE Shekhar Mehta is NEPETS' Opening Speaker, on March 11 Diana Nestorova 2021-03-07 05:00:00Z 0 NEEPETS,Northeast Presidents-Elect Training Seminar,Shekhar Mehta
Newton Helps Coordinate Meals to People Hit Hard by Pandemic Ron Faccenda 2021-03-07 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Coronavirus,Food Insecurity,Newton
RI PE Shekhar Mehta to Share His Vision of Peace, on March 10 Valarie Wafer, Rotary Zones 28 & 32 2021-03-06 05:00:00Z 0 Marie-Paule Attema,Rotary Director Dialogue,Rotary Peace Center,Shekhar Mehta

Register - Free and Open to All - for Environmental Committee's Next Meeting, on March 9

Posted by Susan Peghiny and Elliott Rittenberg on Mar 05, 2021
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Our second Environmental Committee meeting is set for Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please join us as we continue to build the foundation of what promises to be a very active and engaged team of Rotarians who are committed to Rotary's new - and seventh - Area of Focus: Supporting the Environment.
 
Register - Free and Open to All - for Environmental Committee's Next Meeting, on March 9 Susan Peghiny and Elliott Rittenberg 2021-03-05 05:00:00Z 0 Environmental Committee,Support the Environment
Acton-Boxborough Hears from Assabet Co-op Market Marianne Fleckner 2021-03-03 05:00:00Z 0 Acton-Boxborough,Assabet Co-Op Market,Food
Westborough's Pot O' Gold Raffle to Fund Scholarships, through March 14 Dave Kaiser 2021-03-03 05:00:00Z 0 Fundraiser,Scholarship,Westborough

Support Weston Interactor's Teddy Bear Drive for LLS, through March 20

Posted by Samantha Burns on Mar 02, 2021
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I was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia when I was seven years old. My mom noticed strange bruising on my legs, one day after summer camp in 2011. She had mother’s intuition that something was wrong and did some research. What she read pointed to leukemia. After a quick blood draw from me, my doctor pulled her aside and said, “You’re right, I’m so sorry.” I had to be immediately hospitalized.
 
 
Support Weston Interactor's Teddy Bear Drive for LLS, through March 20 Samantha Burns 2021-03-02 05:00:00Z 0 Health Care,Interact,Leukemia,Weston-Wayland

Brookfields Rotarian Receives Teacher Excellence Award

Posted by Bob Wicks on Mar 02, 2021
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On February 28, the Phoenix Youth Symphony honored Sujoy Spencer (shown left), a member of the Rotary Club of the Brookfieldswith the 2021 Dr. Walter Temme Excellence in Music Education Award.  The orchestra schedules annually a tribute concert, to show appreciation for their music teachers. During this concert, one exceptional teacher is singled out for special recognition from nominations submitted by the students
Brookfields Rotarian Receives Teacher Excellence Award Bob Wicks 2021-03-02 05:00:00Z 0 Brookfields,Education,Sujoy Spencer

Deadline Approaching! Applications for District Recognition Awards and/or DEI Citations Due, by May 8

Posted by Laura Spear and Peggy Sheldon on Mar 01, 2021
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All applications for District 7910's Recognition Awards and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Citations are due by May 8. Both the Recognition  Awards and the DEI Citations will be presented at this year’s virtual District Conference.

 

Deadline Approaching! Applications for District Recognition Awards and/or DEI Citations Due, by May 8 Laura Spear and Peggy Sheldon 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0 Equity and Inclusion Citations,District Conference,Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Citations

Hot Off The Press: Our March District Newsletter

Posted by Palma Cicchetti on Mar 01, 2021
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The cover story of the March's District Newsletter is on 'Open Doors with DG Diana: "Youth and Rotary," to be held on March 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. 
 
Find Out About Our Youth Programs:
  • Hear from Interactors, Rotaractors, and RYLA alumni.
  • Meet our exchange students from prior years.
  • Learn about special programs created especially for youth in our communities.
Find Out About Our Amazing Scholarships:
  • David & Eleanor Morley Endowed Global Grant Scholarship
  • Rotary International Scholarship
  • Peace Fellowships
 
Hot Off The Press: Our March District Newsletter Palma Cicchetti 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0 District Newsletter March 2021
Recap and Video of Environmental Committee's Kickoff Meeting Susan Peghiny and Elliott Rittenberg 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0 Environment,Environmental Committee
Puné, India Club Seeks International Partner for Water, Education Projects Steven Sager 2021-02-27 05:00:00Z 0 #Water,Education,Global Grant,Pune India
Open Doors with DG Diana Highlighted in RI's Membership Update District 7910 2021-02-26 05:00:00Z 0 Membership,Open Doors With DG Diana
District Forms Diverse Abilities United Committee District 7910 2021-02-25 05:00:00Z 0 Differently Abled,Diverse Abilities United Committee,Diversity,Inclusion
Westborough's Next Trex Plastic Challenge, on February 27 Sharad Mehta 2021-02-25 05:00:00Z 0 Environment,Recycling,Westborough
Weston-Wayland Adopts a Field Charlie Hamlin 2021-02-24 05:00:00Z 0 Adopt A Field,Environment,Weston-Wayland
REMEMBRANCES 2021-02-21 05:00:00Z 0
Kuhn Hong Lee: A Promoter of Peace and Justice Rotary Club of Watertown 2021-02-20 05:00:00Z 0 Kuhn Hong Lee,Peace and Justice,Watertown
John Wackman: A Real Force in Repair Cafe Movement Ray Pfau 2021-02-19 05:00:00Z 0 Environment,John Wackman,Repair Cafe
Join 'Open Doors with DG Diana' on Youth And Rotary, on March 3 Bob Wicks 2021-02-17 05:00:00Z 0 Open Doors With DG Diana,Youth Service

Take Part in 'Ian Riseley, Rotary and Protecting the Environment, on March 2 

Posted by Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group on Feb 16, 2021
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You're invited to attend Ian Riseley, Rotary and Protecting the Environment, to hear about Rotary's new Area of Focus, on Tuesday, March 2 at 2:15 p.m. (ET)Please note: Materials for this Zoom event give the start time as 12:15 p.m. - but that's Mountain Time.
 
Take Part in 'Ian Riseley, Rotary and Protecting the Environment, on March 2 Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group 2021-02-16 05:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Environment,Ian Risely,Rotary Action Group,Sustainability
Westborough's Next Trex Plastic Challenge Set, February 13 Sharad Mehta 2021-02-12 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Environment,Westborough
Southborough To Celebrate Valentine's Day With 'Love For Our Frontline Workers,' February13 Rotary Club of Southborough 2021-02-09 05:00:00Z 0 Peace,Southborough

RI President-Elect Shekhar Mehta's '21-'22 Theme: Serve To Change Lives 

Posted by Ryan Hyland, Rotary International on Feb 05, 2021
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Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urges members to become more involved in service projects. Caring for and serving others, he says, is the best way to live because it  both changes other people’s lives, and also our own.
 

"Rotary kindled the spark within me to look beyond myself and embrace humanity."


Rotary International President-Elect

RI President-Elect Shekhar Mehta's '21-'22 Theme: Serve To Change Lives Ryan Hyland, Rotary International 2021-02-05 05:00:00Z 0 Serve to Change Lives,Service,Shekhar Mehta
Wachusett Area Offers 'Addiction Prevention: Engage The Community' Program Bonnie White 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 Addiction Prevention,Health,Wachusett Area

Gifts Of Hope Helps Individuals, Families Struggling To Meet Most-Basic Needs

Posted by Karin Gaffney on Feb 04, 2021
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Gifts Of Hope Unlimited, a Metrowest/Boston-based organization, collaborates with town social workers, Voices Against Violence, and other domestic-violence shelters who identify families struggling to meet their most basic needs. As a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Gifts of Hope provides financial assistance, home resources, and community-focused initiatives as a step towards a safe and empowered future.
Gifts Of Hope Helps Individuals, Families Struggling To Meet Most-Basic Needs Karin Gaffney 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 Domestic Violence,Gift Of Hope,Relationship Violence
Join Us For Monthly 'Open Doors With DG Diana' On Thriving Versus Surviving, February 10 Bob Wicks 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0 Conflict Prevention/Resolution,Open Doors With DG Diana,Peace
Take Part In 'Rotary At Work' Zoom Session, February 2 Roy A. Balfour 2021-01-31 05:00:00Z 0 #Networking,Rotary At Work,Rotary Means Business
Watch January's 'Open Doors With DG Diana:' Vocational Service Diana Nestorova 2021-01-30 05:00:00Z 0 Open Doors With DG Diana,Vocational Service

Rotary's '21 International Convention To Be Virtual, Date To Be Determined

Posted by Holger Knaack on Jan 29, 2021
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By now, we have sadly grown accustomed to hearing of the need to shift major public events to being ​held virtually rather than face-to-face. Unfortunately, Rotary International's Board of Directors was compelled to again make the difficult decision to celebrate this year’s International Convention as a virtual event.
Rotary's '21 International Convention To Be Virtual, Date To Be Determined Holger Knaack 2021-01-29 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Coronavirus,Rotary International Convention
Check Out January's Rotary Public Image Update Laura Spear 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0 Public Image
District's Environmental Committee Kick-Off Set, For February 23 Sue Peghiny and Elliott Rittenberg 2021-01-27 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Environment
RI Nets 13th Straight Charity Navigator 'Highest Rating' Rotary International 2021-01-26 05:00:00Z 0 Charity Navigator,Rotary Foundation

About Nabil Oudeh

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PDG Nabil Oudeh started his Rotary career in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada over 25 years ago.

Nabil is President and Founder of the Centre for Conflict Resolution International Ltd and CEO of UPVERSA INC a leadership development firm.

 
About Nabil Oudeh 2021-01-26 05:00:00Z 0

27 District Rotarians Attend RLI(I) Seminar

Posted by Dave Kaiser on Jan 23, 2021
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A total of 27 Rotarians from District 7910, along with a total of 30 Rotarians from other Northeast districts attended all parts of half-day seminar - on January 23 via Zoom - by the Rotary Leadership (and Learning) Institute for North East America. While the formal name of the organization is "Rotary Leadership Institute," our district has chosen to add "(and Learning)" because the seminars are also for people who may not want to be Rotary leaders but do want to learn more about Rotary.
 
27 District Rotarians Attend RLI(I) Seminar Dave Kaiser 2021-01-23 05:00:00Z 0 Leadership,Learning,RLI,Rotary Leadership Institute
Brookline Invites You To Help the Hungry, By February 9 Susan Rack 2021-01-22 05:00:00Z 0 #Fundraisers,Brookline,Community Service
Littleton Proposes COVID-19 Inoculation Plan Steve Glines 2021-01-22 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Coronavirus,Littleton
Wachusett Area's 'Serving Is the Heart Of Rotary' Set, For February 14 Brian Bullock and Richard Traina 2021-01-21 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Wachusett Area
Brookline To Screen 'Brookline, Facing Civil Rights' On January 28 Susan Rack 2021-01-20 05:00:00Z 0 Brookline,Social Justice
Local Ways To Take Part In MLK Jr. Day Social Equity Task Force 2021-01-17 05:00:00Z 0 Martin Luther King Jr.,Social Equity Task Force
Westborough Achieves 'Trex Plastics Collection' Goal Sharad Mehta 2021-01-17 05:00:00Z 0 Environment,Trex Plastics,Westborough

Summary And Video: Rotary At Work's January Economic Forum

Posted by Roy A. Balfour on Jan 16, 2021
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Paul Harris started Rotary asking fellow business professionals to use their skills to help their community. People join Rotary for fellowship, networking, but, unlike some Business Networking International groups, to also have an impact on their community and their world. Fellowship and networking are often overlooked, yet are Rotary's most powerful tools. Vocational service is one of Rotary’s main efforts. It is in that context that Rotary developed the "Rotary Means Business fellowship years ago for Rotarians, to help fellow Rotarians grow their businesses.
 
Summary And Video: Rotary At Work's January Economic Forum Roy A. Balfour 2021-01-16 05:00:00Z 0 Fellowship,Networking,Rotary At Work,Rotary Means Business
Franklin's First Virtual Fundraiser Set, February 12 Diane Padula 2021-01-15 05:00:00Z 0 Franklin,Fundraising
Red Cross Recognizes Tewksbury Club, Wamesit Lodge For Blood Donations Ken Sprague 2021-01-13 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Tewsbury
10 Ways To Be A Peacebuilder In The New Year Rotary International 2021-01-12 05:00:00Z 0 Peace,Peacebuilder
Acton-Boxborough Masks Up To Support Community Supper Ann Sorvari 2021-01-11 05:00:00Z 0 Acton-Boxborough,Community Service
DG Diana Inducts Two Worcester Members Rich Prager 2021-01-10 05:00:00Z 0 Diana Nestorova,Worcester
Hot Off The Press: Our January District Newsletter Palma Cicchetti 2021-01-05 05:00:00Z 0 District Newsletter
Connect With Rotary's Service And Project Partners Rotary International 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0 Projects,Rotary International Convention,Service

Tip O' The New Year's Hat To Our District 7930 Friends

Posted by District 7910 on Dec 31, 2020
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This is a slighly edited version of a December 11, 2020 story on WickedLocal.com:

Local Rotary clubs in District 7930 and Rotary International collaborated to deliver a $44,950 grant to non-profit Care Dimensions, the largest hospice- and palliative-care provider in Massachusetts, to be used for the purchase of personal protective equipment for their frontline workers.

 

Tip O' The New Year's Hat To Our District 7930 Friends District 7910 2020-12-31 05:00:00Z 0 District 7930,Health Care
Wellesley Named A 'Wellesley Hero Of 2020' District 7910 2020-12-30 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Wellesley
Southborough Marks 60th Year With Exemplary Service District 7910 2020-12-30 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Southborough
Top 5 Things To Know In January District 7910 2020-12-27 05:00:00Z 0 District 7910
Newton Raffles 'Monster Gourmet Gift Basket' To Support COVID-19 Research Rotary Club of Newton 2020-12-24 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Coronavirus,Fundraising,Newton
Give Back To Rotary This Holiday Season With Rotary Global Rewards Rotary International 2020-12-21 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary Global Rewards
Deadline: Nominate Your Outstanding Rotaract Project, By February 1 Rotary International 2020-12-19 05:00:00Z 0 Awards,Rotaract,Youth
Worcester Rings Bells For Salvation Army Bradford Wyatt 2020-12-19 05:00:00Z 0 Salvation Army,Worcester

Rotary Involvement With COVID-19 Vaccination

Posted by Holger Knaack  and K.R. Ravindran on Dec 19, 2020
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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 pandemicToday, the single question we hear time and again as we traverse the virtual world is, “Are we getting involved with COVID vaccination?” Considering the success and expertise we have gained in our polio eradication effort, this question is both natural and timely. The answer is yes. We will have an important role in the months ahead.
 
Rotary Involvement With COVID-19 Vaccination Holger Knaack  and K.R. Ravindran 2020-12-19 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Coronavirus,Rotary International

Rotary International's 2020-2021 Annual Report

Posted by Rotary International on Dec 19, 2020
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Rotarians and Rotaractors worldwide unite in service to improve communities near and far. Together, we: promote peace; provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; support education; fight disease; save mothers and children; grow local economies; protect the environment; provide disaster relief; and eradicate polio. This work takes commitment, knowledge, leadership, and above all, determination to take action.

 

Rotary International's 2020-2021 Annual Report Rotary International 2020-12-19 05:00:00Z 0 Annual Report,Rotary International
Weston And Wayland Holds First-Ever Christmas-Tree Sale John Marchiony 2020-12-18 05:00:00Z 0 Fundraisers,Weston-Wayland
Worcester Zooms Glögg Party Rotary Club of Worcester 2020-12-18 05:00:00Z 0 Holiday Party,Worcester
Highlights: Our 'Jingle & Mingle' Holiday Zoom Party District 7910 2020-12-17 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Holiday Party,People Of Action

Support Our 2020 Rotary Foundation Appeal

Posted by District 7910 on Dec 12, 2020
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It’s been quite a year. A global pandemic. Economic disruption. A renewed focus on social injustice. Climate change. And. through all this, Rotarians continue to demonstrate "service above self" in our communities and across the globe. Whether we’re restocking food pantries, helping to provide clean water, fighting addiction, eradicating polio, or supplying critical personal-protective equipment to our first responders, funding from The Rotary Foundation makes our work possible.
 
 
Support Our 2020 Rotary Foundation Appeal District 7910 2020-12-12 05:00:00Z 0 Foundation Appeal,Rotary Foundation

Acton Boy Scouts Troops' Holiday-Tree-Removal Fundraiser

Posted by Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough on Dec 11, 2020
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Over the years, Acton Boy Scouts of America Troop 284 has picked up holiday trees as a fundraiser to support local troop activities. This year, Troop 284 is joining forces with Troop 1, also from Acton, to expand the fundraiser to better support scouting in Acton and our community. This event allows the scouts to give back to the community by helping families with holiday-tree removal.

 

Acton Boy Scouts Troops' Holiday-Tree-Removal Fundraiser Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough 2020-12-11 05:00:00Z 0 Acton-Boxborough,Youth

Neponset Valley Sunrise Plays Secret Santa/Shopper

Posted by Matthew McKee on Dec 11, 2020
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In these interesting times, it is great to know that your local community members have got your back! The Rotary Club of Neponset Valley Sunrise was out a couple weekend ago, dropping bucks for gift cards from Salem Food Market, El Centro, La Taquria, Midway, Blue Ribbon BBQ, Big Bear Cafe, Brickhouse Cafe, Pizzadoro’s, Cathay Kitchen, Harrow’s, and Risers - all, in Dedham.

Neponset Valley Sunrise Plays Secret Santa/Shopper Matthew McKee 2020-12-11 05:00:00Z 0 Charitable Giving,Holiday Season,Neponset Valley
Hot Off The Press: Our December District Newsletter palma 2020-12-08 05:00:00Z 0 District Newsletter

Brookline Rotary Held Contact Free Thanksgiving Dinner Drive-By

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The Rotary Cub of Brookline helped support and encourage many families gather virtually to celebrate the holiday this year as well as provide Thanksgiving dinners for clients of the Brookline Food Pantry. The Brookline club also orchestrated a drive-by pick up on Noveember 25 of pre-purchased, traditional Thanksgiving dinners.   From 11:00Am to 5:00PM a parade of cars lined up for curbside pick-up of about 200 pre-purchased, traditional Thanksgiving dinners at Vine Ripe Grill, 1281 West Roxbury Pkwy, Chestnut Hill.  

 

Brookline Rotary Held Contact Free Thanksgiving Dinner Drive-By 2020-12-04 05:00:00Z 0 #Brookline Food Pantry,#Thanksgiving Dinner

Register Now: Our Economic Forum 'Brainstorming Session,' January 5

Posted by John Marchiony on Dec 02, 2020
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The essence of a Rotary Fellowship is to engage with Rotarians around a common interest. In keeping with January being Rotary Vocational Service Month, District 7910 invites all interested Rotarians to a one-hour Brainstorming Session on ways we can help with jobs, growth and mentoring. The session will be held on Tuesday, January 5 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Register Now: Our Economic Forum 'Brainstorming Session,' January 5 John Marchiony 2020-12-02 05:00:00Z 0 Economy,Growth,Jobs,Mentoring
Announcing '19-'20 Foundation Award Winners District 7910 2020-11-30 05:00:00Z 0 Foundation Awards,The Rotary Foundation
Marlborough Personalizing Santa Video Letters - Deadline Sunday, December 13 Rotary Club of Marlborough 2020-11-29 05:00:00Z 0 Holiday Season,Marlborough,Supporting Our Youth
Acton-Boxborough Collects Food For Acton Food Pantry Ann Sorvari 2020-11-28 05:00:00Z 0 Acton,Acton Food Pantry,Boxborough

Charles River Donates Supplies To Metrowest Medical Center

Posted by June Szretter on Nov 28, 2020
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The Rotary Club of Charles River has donated 1,500 medical masks and candy to the snack room of MetroWest Medical Center for first responders. The club, which serves Ashland, Framingham, Natick and Wellesley, thanked the nurses for their tireless commitment to the health of our community in the fight against COVID-19.  

 

Charles River Donates Supplies To Metrowest Medical Center June Szretter 2020-11-28 05:00:00Z 0 #rotarywellesley,Ashland,COVID-19,Charles River,Natick,Wellesley

Watch November's 'Open Doors With DG Diana:' Rotary Foundation

Posted by Diana Nestorova on Nov 27, 2020
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The monthly "Open Doors with DG Diana" online meeting on November 17, with more than 120 attendees, focused on The Rotary Foundation.  Our keynote speakers were Past Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran, chair of the Board of Trustees of The Rotary Foundation; and Amanda Lanigan, of Worthy Village, a Rotary Peace Scholar.
 
November is Rotary Foundation Month, which we celebrated during this online meeting. The amazing program also reviewed the District Grants and Global Grants that our clubs have participated in since July 1, and heard testimonials from our Rotarians and people we've helped with our grants.  
 
During the online meeting, the Rotary clubs of Charles River and Northborough had the best member attendance (per capita). They will each receive a Paul Harris award. The clubs will decide which one of their members will be awarded a Paul Harris, and the District will make contribution in that person's name. 
 
Because the online event - this year's District Foundation Meeting - was free, we encourage you to make a donation of $20 or more to the Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund. To make your tax-deductible donation, click here.
 
Watch November's 'Open Doors With DG Diana:' Rotary Foundation Diana Nestorova 2020-11-27 05:00:00Z 0 District Foundation Meeting,The Rotary Foundation
Get Ready To 'Jingle & Mingle' Starting Tonight At 7:00 On Zoom Diana Nestorova 2020-11-23 05:00:00Z 0 Holiday Party
Westborough's Elliott Rittenberg Named 2023-2024 District Governor Diana Nestorova 2020-11-23 05:00:00Z 0 Elliott Rittenberg,Westborough

Top 5 Things To Know In December

Posted by District 7910 on Nov 22, 2020
Top 5 Things To Know In December District 7910 2020-11-22 05:00:00Z 0

How Your Dollars Change Lives in District 7910

Posted by Diana Nestorova on Nov 19, 2020
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With Rotary Foundation Month coming to a close and the holidays just around the corner, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your investment in the Foundation! We’d like to share with you these inspirational stories of impact. Thank you for your contributions to The Rotary Foundation! We couldn’t have done it without you!
How Your Dollars Change Lives in District 7910 Diana Nestorova 2020-11-19 05:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Giving Tuesday,Rotary Foundation,SHARE,Smile Amazon
Shrewsbury Sets Table For 'Holiday Gift And Giving' Online Basket Auction Judy Merriman 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0 Fundraising,Holidays,Shrewsbury

Celebrating Service-Above-Self Lives: Skip Hall, Gary MacConnell and Tom Sturiale

Posted by District 7910 on Nov 15, 2020
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As we mourn the passings of long-time and dedicated Rotarians Preston "Skip" Hall (on left), Gary MacConnell (in middle) and Tom Sturiale (on right), we also celebrate their decades of tireless and dedicated service above self to their clubs and their communities. Skip and Gary were long-time members and past presidents of the Rotary Club of Worcester club, while Tom was a long-time member and past president of the Rotary Club of Framimgham.
 
Celebrating Service-Above-Self Lives: Skip Hall, Gary MacConnell and Tom Sturiale District 7910 2020-11-15 05:00:00Z 0 Framingham,Gary MacConnell,Skip Hall,Tom Sturiale,Worcester
New Videos In Rotary's PSA Campaign Rotary International 2020-11-13 05:00:00Z 0 Branding,Public Image
Newton's Elves Seek Toys For Kids Rotary Club of Newton 2020-11-13 05:00:00Z 0 Children,Newton
November Is Rotary Foundation Month Steven Sager 2020-11-12 05:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Rotary Foundation
Framingham Supplies Ramp For Elderly Shut-In Bob Schecter 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Elderly,Framingham
Bedford Runs 'Bike-Helmet Give-Away,' '9/11-Memorial Clean-Up' Events Victor T. Tom 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 9/11,Bedford,Bike Safety,Community Service,Youth
Hot Off The Press: Our November Newsletter Palma Cicchetti 2020-11-10 05:00:00Z 0 District Newsletter
Westborough Launches Trex-Recycling Effort Kathy Wilfert 2020-11-10 05:00:00Z 0 Environment,Recycle,Westborough
'Pie In The Sky' Time In Newton Marie Presti 2020-11-09 05:00:00Z 0 Community Servings,Health,Newton,Nutrition
Guide To Foundation Grants For Clubs Victor T. Tom 2020-11-07 05:00:00Z 0 Foundation Grants,Fundraising

Marlborough's Recycling Event Most Successful Yet

Posted by Rotary Club of Marlborough on Nov 07, 2020
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This year, the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce joined with the Rotary Club of Marlborough in their 10th annual Community Recycling event on September 26 and October 24 at the Navin Rink parking lot in Marlborough. After a wildly successful event on September 26, the October 24 event was even more successful — indeed, it was the most successful recycling day in the 10-year history of the semi-annual event.

Marlborough's Recycling Event Most Successful Yet Rotary Club of Marlborough 2020-11-07 05:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Environment,Marlborough
Rotary Youth Exchange: Your Passport To Adventure Vanessa Glavinskas - Illustrations, Ruby Taylor 2020-11-07 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary Youth Exchange
Foundation 101 2020-11-06 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange News 2020-11-06 05:00:00Z 0
Training RYLAns To Make Effective Presentations Rotary Super District 6400 2020-11-05 05:00:00Z 0 Interact,RYLA,Rotaract,Youth Service
Rotary Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Webinar, November 12 Rotary International 2020-11-04 05:00:00Z 0 Diversity,Equity,Inclusion
Watch Brookline, RI Polio-Eradication Videos Joyce Graff 2020-11-03 05:00:00Z 0 Boston University Rotaract,Brookline,Polio Eradication,World Polio Day

Join The 'Virtual World Interact Week' Party

Posted on Nov 02, 2020
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Join the virtual World Interact Week party to celebrate the power of Interact, featuring a special guest appearance, exciting new announcements, and an opportunity to connect with Interactors around the world. In addition to joining the virtual party, take action with your Interact club with these ideas to celebrate World Interact Week:
Join The 'Virtual World Interact Week' Party Rotary International 2020-11-02 05:00:00Z 0 Interact,Youth Service
Guide To Hybrid Club Meetings Rotary District 7930 2020-11-02 05:00:00Z 0 Hybrid Meetings
Rotary Public Image Update: November 2020 Laura Spear 2020-11-02 05:00:00Z 0 Brand Center,COVID-19,Learning Center,My Rotary,Public Image
Register Now: 'Open Doors With DG Diana' On Rotary Foundation, November 17 Bob Wicks 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0 Amanda Lanigan,Peace Scholar,Ravi Ravindran,Rotary Foundation

Amanda Lanigan 

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Vice President, Director at Worthy Village, Amanda Lanigan has worked as an educator in various capacities for nearly a decade. A Rotary Peace Fellow, sponsored by district is 7950, she is currently currently studying for her Masters in Conflict and Resolution as a Rotary Foundation Peace Scholar, abroad in Sweden.  Amanda holds a BA degree in History, with minors in Political Science and Secondary Education from Bridgewater State University. She has worked on education and cultural exchange programs in Mexico, Guatemala, and Cape Verde.

Amanda was involved with volunteer work in Guatemala and was deeply touched by the passion, work ethic, and community of all those involved. Upon returning home, she immediately began making an effort to bring opportunity into the organization, and continues to work on a daily basis to build Worthy Village. Through her efforts, our programs and methods were featured in the United Nations’ Youth Science-Policy Interface Publication on Disaster Risk Reduction. Amanda is deeply passionate about fostering cultural exchange and service learning opportunities for young people and adults.

Amanda hopes to explore the intersection of climate change and conflict, specifically regarding migration and food security. She is also interested in researching how peacebuilding methods can be utilized to empower marginalized groups.

Amanda has ten years of experience in the education and non-profit sectors. As an educator, Amanda aided in the development of programs designed to foster leadership, inclusivity, community service, and global citizenship. In the non-profit sector, she has worked with community leaders to develop programs focused on education, economic empowerment, and social services for underserved populations. She has also worked to enhance sustainability and cross-cultural communication in the non-profit sector. 

Over the summer, Amanda conducted research for International IDEA for her Applied Field Experience. There she conducted research on the impact of COVID on elections and Special Voting Arrangements. 

Currently, she is interning at Uppsala University with the Policing and Political Violence Project, and conducting research for the Dallaire Center of Excellence in Toronto on climate change and conflict. 

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Addressing Modern Slavery Worker Vulnerability During COVID-19

Posted by Matthew Friedman on Oct 31, 2020
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Note: Tatyana Kobb, a member of the Rotary Club of Newton and Rotary International's ambassador to the United Nations, shared this story. A key focus on the U.N. is to end modern-day salvery. This story is from Asia Global Online.
 
The massive labor dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of Asia-Pacific workers more susceptible to exploitation. Matthew Friedman, CEO of The Mekong Club, an international labor-rights advocacy group, explains how the coronavirus has created new vulnerabilities and what companies and managers can do to help mitigate abuses and keep workforces safe.
 
Addressing Modern Slavery Worker Vulnerability During COVID-19 Matthew Friedman 2020-10-31 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Modern Day Slavery,United Nations
Successful Greater Merrimack Valley 'Coats For Our Kids' Drive Dawn Marshall 2020-10-30 04:00:00Z 0 Billerica,Chelmsford,Children and Families,Rotary Room,Tyngsboro-Dunstable,Westford
Northborough Raises $1,600 With Online Trivia Competition Patricia Doyle 2020-10-29 04:00:00Z 0 Northborough,Service
Leominster Donates WASH Items For Local Use Johnny Ahern 2020-10-28 04:00:00Z 0 Hygiene,Leominster,Sanitation,WASH,Water
Attend Virtual West Africa Project Fair, November 9-13 Rotary International 2020-10-28 04:00:00Z 0 International Partnerships,Virtual Project Fair,West Africa
Northborough Kids Coat Drive Needs Sponsors Rotary Club of Northborough 2020-10-27 04:00:00Z 0 Children,Coat Drive,Helping Hands,Northborough

Promoting Your Events




 
 
  • Create an event flyer
     
  • Upload the flyer onto:
    --your club's website
    --your club's social media pages

     
  • Send the flyer to your local print and online newspapers
     
  • Remember to send your flyer to the District Team to promote through our Send Us Your Story form or email us at rotaryd7910@gmail.com

    We will promote your event on the District website, calendar, newsletter and social media.

 

TIP 1: Flyers should be saved as PDFs (for print publishing) or JPEGs (for online publishing)

For print or paper publishing, save the flyer as a PDF.  For online or digital publishing, save the flyer as a JPEG.
To convert a DOC file to a PDF or JPEG use File/Export/File Type (PDF or JPEG). 

TIP 2: Select High Resolution

Whenever possible, save your images as high resolution, so that they will appear as high-quality, crisp images.

 

Promoting Your Events 2020-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
NBC's Kristen Welker: Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Recipient District 7910 2020-10-26 04:00:00Z 0 Kristen Welker,Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Charles River Donates Masks To Natick Veterans June Szretter 2020-10-26 04:00:00Z 0 Charles River,Masks,Natick,Veterans
Worcester Covers COVID-19, Kids Clothing And Halloween Candy Rotary Club of Worcester 2020-10-25 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Children,Coats for Kids,Worcester
The State Of Rotary Membership Rotary International 2020-10-24 04:00:00Z 0 #Membership

Engaging Alumni To Strengthen Rotary

Posted by Rotary International on Oct 24, 2020
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Each year, thousands of people become part of the family of Rotary by participating in Rotary programs, including Rotary Peace Fellowships, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and New Generations Service Exchange. After a positive experience in these programs, Rotary alumni often wish to join a Rotary or Rotaract club.
Engaging Alumni To Strengthen Rotary Rotary International 2020-10-24 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary Alumni
Southborough Helps Local Families Facing Food Insecurity  Rotary Club of Southborough 2020-10-23 04:00:00Z 0 Food Insecurity,Southborough
Help Mark World Polio Day - One Day, One Focus: Ending Polio District 7910 2020-10-23 04:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now,Polio Eradication,World Polio Day
Move With Worthy Village, November 7 and 8 Dr. Louis de Pena 2020-10-20 04:00:00Z 0 Guatemala,Worthy Village
Second District Rotaract Meeting Held On Zoom Susan Rack 2020-10-19 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Coronavirus,Rotaract,Youth

Watch October's 'Open Doors With DG Diana:' Community And Youth Service During COVID-19

Posted by Diana Nestorova on Oct 17, 2020
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On October 15, scores of Rotarians took part in Open Doors With DG Diana, an online session focused on community-service and youth-service projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters were District Governor Diana Nestorova, Past District Governor Karin Gaffney, who is chair of the District Service Committee, and Christine Pinney, who is chair of the District RYLA Committee. To watch the 63-minute video, click here.
 
Watch October's 'Open Doors With DG Diana:' Community And Youth Service During COVID-19 Diana Nestorova 2020-10-17 04:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Community Service,Diana Nestorova,RYLA,Youth Service

Billerica Creates Rotary Room For Traumatized Children

Posted by Dawn Marshall on Oct 16, 2020
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The Rotary Club of Billerica had learned about students who had only trash bags for their belongings. Because of home circumstances, they were forced the night before to be taken into custody by the state Department of Children and Families. The DCF office in Chelmsford covers Ayer, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Shirley, Tewksbury, Townsend and Westford.

Billerica Creates Rotary Room For Traumatized Children Dawn Marshall 2020-10-16 04:00:00Z 0 Billerica,Chelmsford,Lowell,Tewksbury,Traumatized Children
Growing Membership, Fellowship Through Service Projects District 7910 2020-10-16 04:00:00Z 0 Membership,Rotary Room,Service Projects,Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Potential Global Grants With Overseas Clubs District 7910 2020-10-16 04:00:00Z 0 Ecuador,Global Grants,India,Nigeria,Turkey,Uganda
Neponset Valley Sunrise's Duck Race To Live-Stream October 24 Matthew McKee 2020-10-15 04:00:00Z 0 Duck Race,Neponset Valley

Brookfields Completes Desk-Shields Project For Schools

Posted by Bob Wicks on Oct 14, 2020
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Wrapping up a project that began in August, the Rotary Club of the Brookfields and its partners now have assembled and delivered more than 125 protective Plexiglass desk shields to seven elementary schools in our area.  The schools receiving shields are located in Brookfield, East Brookfield, North Brookfield, Spencer (Wire Village), Sturbridge (Burgess), Warren, and West Brookfield.
 
 
Brookfields Completes Desk-Shields Project For Schools Bob Wicks 2020-10-14 04:00:00Z 0 Brookfields,COVID-19,Coronavirus,Sturbridge

A Hurricane Force: Bahamian Rotarian Roosevelt Rolle Jr.

Posted by Anne Stein (Photo: Lyndah Wells Photography) on Oct 13, 2020
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Growing up in Nassau, Bahamas, Roosevelt Rolle Jr. remembers how his parents extended a hand to neighbors who needed food or to friends who were without a place to stay. In high school, Rolle joined Interact, and after college, the Rotaract Club of Freeport. “My love for Rotary grew another notch,” he says, “because we had so much fun and we did a lot of volunteer work in the community.”

 

A Hurricane Force: Bahamian Rotarian Roosevelt Rolle Jr. Anne Stein (Photo: Lyndah Wells Photography) 2020-10-13 04:00:00Z 0 Grand Bahama,Hurricane Dorian,Roosevelt Rolle Jr.

'Service Above Self Award' Nominations Sought By RI

Posted by Rotary International on Oct 09, 2020
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The purpose of Rotary International's Service Above Self Award is to honor outstanding Rotary and Rotaract club members whose service activities deliver an impact to humanity. The award is granted to up to 150 Rotarians and Rotaractors each year, and no more than one recipient from each district.
'Service Above Self Award' Nominations Sought By RI Rotary International 2020-10-09 04:00:00Z 0 Service Above Self
Acton-Boxborough Scares Up Contest Entry Steve Jones-D'Agostino 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 0 Acton-Boxborough,Cucurbit Farm,National Alliance on Mental Illness

Littleton Discovering Rotary Community Corps

Posted by Steve Glines on Oct 08, 2020
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In many parts of the world, Rotary is a very prestigious institution that you must be invited to join and, as you know, costs a lot to belong to - especially, in developing countries. The result is that, in much of the world, Rotary is something to aspire to.  While at the Rotary International Convention in Seoul, South Korea, I discovered the Rotary Community Corps concept. A Rotary Community Corps is a way for members of the local community to participate in Rotary without membership costs. It's also a way for aspiring Rotarians to show their commitment to service above self.

Littleton Discovering Rotary Community Corps Steve Glines 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 0 Littleton,Rotary Community Corps
Watch Don Wilson's 'Building Rotary Membership Through Passion And Asking' Workshop Ron Bott 2020-10-07 04:00:00Z 0 #Membership,Don Wilson
Hot Off The Press: Our October District Newsletter Palma Cicchetti 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0 Newsletter,Rotary District 7910 Website
Join October's 'Open Doors With DG Diana:' Service Projects Diana Nestorova 2020-10-06 04:00:00Z 0 Diana Nestorova,Service Projects
One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio - World Polio Day, October 24 Rotary International 2020-10-05 04:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now,Jonas Salk,Polio,World Polio Day

RYLA '20-'21 Kick-Off Is Coming

Posted by Christine Pinney on Oct 05, 2020
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We need your ideas to create the best RYLA ever. Yes, things are different now. The young people of District 7910 - our future leaders - need us more than ever. They need us to encourage and coach them, and to share our passion for service and our knowledge of all things Rotary. In the spirit of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, in this time of COVID-19, we will mentor with compassion and creativity, we will put our diverse heads and hearts together to innovate to create opportunities for learning and connections. 

RYLA '20-'21 Kick-Off Is Coming Christine Pinney 2020-10-05 04:00:00Z 0 #RYLA,Leadership,Youth
Looking For Creative Online-Fundraiser Ideas? Palma Cicchetti 2020-10-05 04:00:00Z 0 Branford,District 7980,Fitchburg,Fundraising,Groton-Pepperell,Milford,Needham,Worcester

Nigerian Rotarian Named One Of Time's '100 Most Influential People'

Posted by Ryan Hyland on Oct 04, 2020
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Dr. Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee, joins 100 pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, and titans as one of Time's "100 Most Influential People." Time recognized Funsho for his instrumental leadership and work with Rotary members and partners to achieve the eradication of wild polio in the African region. He is the first Rotary member to receive this honor for work toward eradicating polio.
 
Nigerian Rotarian Named One Of Time's '100 Most Influential People' Ryan Hyland 2020-10-04 04:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now,Nigeria,PolioPlus,Tunji Funsho

Education During COVID-19: Pathway Out Of Poverty

Posted by Arnold R. Grahl on Oct 03, 2020
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For years, Rotary clubs and districts have been using The Rotary Foundation's Global Grants to work with our partners to expand access to learning, realizing that education is a pathway out of poverty. The COVID-19 pandemic, with school closures, loss of jobs, and social distancing, has threatened to reverse some of those gains. Learn how Rotary and partner organizations are pivoting to meet the challenges imposed by the pandemic, including supporting remote learning. And find out how you can make sure your grant project has the desired impact and leads to sustainable outcomes.
 
Education During COVID-19: Pathway Out Of Poverty Arnold R. Grahl 2020-10-03 04:00:00Z 0 #Education,COVID-19,Coronavirus

Concord Builds Beds For Needy Kids, Membership Growth

Posted by Palma Cicchetti on Oct 02, 2020
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All children need a bed to sleep in. That is the mission of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a national non-profit that works to build thousands of beds for children so that no child anywhere across the nation will be sleeping on the floor. Getting thousands of children off the floor was the goal of SHP’s Build Day on September 26, called “Bunks Across America 2020,” during which local chapters built as many beds as possible on this one day. That may be 20 or more beds being built per chapter, and together across the nation with all the other chapters combined efforts, it amounted to thousands of beds being built in one single day.

Concord Builds Beds For Needy Kids, Membership Growth Palma Cicchetti 2020-10-02 04:00:00Z 0 #Membership,Children,Concord,Sleep in Heavenly Peace
RI VP Johrita Solari To Address Boston 7 Rotary Club of Boston 7 2020-10-02 04:00:00Z 0 Boston,Johrita Solari

District Leadership Nominations: Accepted Through October 8, Interviews On November 4

Posted by Pamela Anastasi on Oct 01, 2020
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We are beginning this year’s nominating cycle for district leadership positions, which is an exciting time for District 7910. The future of our clubs depends on qualified candidates serving in leadership roles throughout the district. In order for our clubs to grow and have more impact addressing local and international needs, there must be Rotarians who will fill leadership roles and provide vision and management skills in support of the business aspects of running our district.
 
District Leadership Nominations: Accepted Through October 8, Interviews On November 4 Pamela Anastasi 2020-10-01 04:00:00Z 0 District Governor,District Nominations,District Trustees,Sergeant at Arms
Rotary Zone 32 Promotes Public Image Efforts Laura Spear 2020-10-01 04:00:00Z 0 Brand Center,Learning Center,Public Image

Nashoba Valley Delivers For Rotary Million Mask Challenge Tour

Posted by Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley on Sep 29, 2020
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Members of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley have been delivering masks to organizations in the Bolton, Lancaster and Stow area, including public-safety offices and nursing homes, as part of the Rotary Million Mask Challenge Tour. Several hundred masks have been delivered with plans to deliver at least another 500 more. More masks will ship in early October. If you or your organization needs masks, contact info@nashobarotary.org.

Nashoba Valley Delivers For Rotary Million Mask Challenge Tour Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley 2020-09-29 04:00:00Z 0 Mask Challenge,Nashoba Valley

Watch September's 'Open Doors With DG Diana:' Fundraising And Membership

Posted by Diana Nestorova on Sep 28, 2020
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On September 22, numerous Rotarians took part in "Open Doors With DG Diana," an online session focused on fundraising and membership.
 
To watch the 67-minute video, visit this page.
 
To download the minutes, in PDF format, click here.
 
Note: To access the page, you need to be an active Rotarian in District 7910, and login to the District's ClubRunner account.
 
Check out past "Open Doors With DG Diana:'
Watch September's 'Open Doors With DG Diana:' Fundraising And Membership Diana Nestorova 2020-09-28 04:00:00Z 0 #Membership,Fundraising
Acton-Boxborough Celebrates First Child Heart Surgery In Pune, India Project Ann Sorvari 2020-09-27 04:00:00Z 0 Acton-Boxborough,Cardiovascular Disease,Global Grants,Pune India
Virtual Project Fair With Clubs In Equador Susan Peghiny 2020-09-19 04:00:00Z 0 Ecuador,Global Grants,Humanitarian Projects,XV Project Fair
Register: 'Open Doors With DG Diana' On Fundraising During The Pandemic, September 22 Diana Nestorova 2020-09-18 04:00:00Z 0 #Membership,COVID-19,Coronavirus,Fundraising

What Rotary Has To Offer Young Members

Posted by Tory Paxson on Sep 15, 2020
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What’s life like for people between the ages of 18 and 35 in the Boothbay region of Maine? Through Rotary, young people take on leadership positions that expand their skills while they serve. Rotary does more than help during a crisis like COVID-19; it provides experiences that translate into a better future in any career.
What Rotary Has To Offer Young Members Tory Paxson 2020-09-15 04:00:00Z 0 Boothbay Harbor,Membership
Social Equity Task Force - Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Bill Paulson 2020-09-13 04:00:00Z 0 Diversity,Equity,Inclusion,Social Equity Task Force
'Raise For Rotary' Now Live The Rotary Foundation 2020-09-12 04:00:00Z 0 Raise for Rotary,The Rotary Foundation

Don Wilson's 'Building Rotary Membership Through Passion and Asking'

Posted by Ron Bott on Sep 09, 2020
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Invest one hour of your time on Wednesday, September 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. and it could dramatically change your Rotary club’s membership trajectory. Take part in a fast-paced, interactive session with Don Wilson, renowned sales educator, featured TedX speaker, and author of What’s Your Woobie? – Simple Strategies on Your Uncomfortable Path to New Opportunities.

 

 
Don Wilson's 'Building Rotary Membership Through Passion and Asking' Ron Bott 2020-09-09 04:00:00Z 0 #Membership,Don Wilson
District 7910's Global Grant In San Andres, Mexico: Friendship And Service 20 Years In The Making Richard Manelis 2020-09-05 04:00:00Z 0 Global Grant,Mexico,San Andres

Hot Off The Press: Our September District Newsletter

Posted by Palma Cicchetti on Sep 04, 2020
Hot Off The Press: Our September District Newsletter Palma Cicchetti 2020-09-04 04:00:00Z 0 District 7910,Newsletter
Finding Confidence In Rotary Youth Exchange Geoffrey Johnson 2020-09-04 04:00:00Z 0 Binish Desai,India,Rotary Youth Exchange,Vibrant Valsad