October 2 2023 • Issue 10.1
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Club Invitations & Success Stories • Calendar • Resources for Clubs & Rotarians
District News & Events
World Mental Health Day Webinar • October 10
Join RI President Gordon McInally, along with Zone Director Drew Kessler for this important webinar. Register here to receive the link to this virtual event. 
Pints for Polio - October 24  @ Revolution Hall, Lexington
What you can do on October 24, 2023: Come to Revolution Hall in Lexington, drink beer & eat heartily to support the Rotary End Polio Now campaign.And bring all your Rotary members, friends, and family. RSVP to attend here. 
Host & Sponsor: Revolution Hall is donating up to $1,000 of gift cards to use to purchase food and beverages. ServPro, as a sponsor, will donate $1 per pint purchased that day.
Become a Collaborating Club: When your club donates $100 to End Polio Now, you'll be listed as a participating Club on event promotion materials on both District's website and other communication channels and you will receive one $50 gift card to use at Revolution Hall on October 24. To be a collaborating club, email polio@rotary7910.org. Collaborating clubs: Weston-Wayland Rotary, Framingham Rotary, Natick Rotary. 
DGN Johnny (got) Bounced for the Foundation
At Toronto’s Learning to Lead, Rotary Zones 28 and 32 contested a "Zorb faceoff."
On Friday evening in Toronto there was a series of “battles” to see who can stay in the ring while bouncing off each other in Zorbs (an inflatable bubble that you wear).
The intrepid Johnny Ahern represented our District 7910 in this amazing (and amusing) competition. He got bounced, literally and figuratively. See the video.
Our District 7910 pledged $1000 of the $50,000 goal to support the Foundation for this event and has generated $1,010 in contributions. Total contributions are now above $100,000. Thank you!
If you'd like to add to that, please make a donation online this week. 
Confused about Rotary's Logo rules?
Rotary's rules for the use of its logo have changed. If you were an expert in logo use even two years ago, you probably need a refresher! In fact the rules changed in 2013, but many of us are still catching up.

Every large corporation evolves its logo usage over time to keep its look fresh and modern. It is important that we all adhere to the international brand guidelines to keep the look of our club fresh and consistent with all the other clubs throughout the world.
What does Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Have for Course Content?
RLI has a broad array of topics that gets introduced to those attending. RLI has three progressive levels (RLI1, RLI2, and RLI3) plus graduate courses. Each of the levels has it own content, however, the curriculum gets more strategic with each level. The course content is broken into seven units.
District 7910 Assists Leominster Recovery
On Sept. 11th, 2023, Leominster experienced historic and damaging floods when almost 10 inches of rain fell in the city within a few hours. Flash flooding caused massive sinkholes, washed out numerous roads, and left many residents and businesses with several feet of water causing massive damage. The Fix, where the Rotary Club of Leominster meets, was under 7 feet of water! Even with the loss of property, vehicles and more, the city is extremely fortunate that there were no reported major injuries or casualties.
Photo: Sump pumps and fans provided to OEM on behalf of District 7910
Successful Rotary Night at Fenway
What a fantastic night was had while Rotarians, friends, and family watched the Boston Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox on Sep. 22nd for Rotary Night at Fenway Park! Over 50 people across three districts joined together and cheered on the Red Sox for their 3-2 victory. Not only were tickets very affordable, but the Boston Red Sox were able to make a $255 donation to our district which we will pass along to The Rotary Foundation as part of our ticket sales. We are looking forward to doing this for years to come and expanding our group each year. Thank you to everyone that attended!
Photo: Our section of Rotarians at the Red Sox vs. White Sox Game 9/22/23
Want a Gigantic Rotary Wheel? 
Needham Rotary has an artifact that was lovingly crafted for our club: a wooden wheel 74 inches in diameter and 19 inches wide, which is painter blue and gold and inscribed “Rotary International.”
Would you like it for your Club or town? Contact Needham President Don to become the proud steward. 
Have you met Rotary Club Central?
Rotary Club Central (RCC) is your place to record the achievements of your club -- for club history, but also to let the district and RI know what good works your club is doing and how you are progressing.

Visit the District 7910 Learning Page to learn how to access and use this module to the advantage of your club.  Record your goals and aspirations, and the look back at the end of the year and pat yourselves on the back!

Wishes are not goals -- when we write them down, we are partway to seeing them become real.  When we make them Actionable and Measurable, we inspire ourselves to make them happen.  Set realistic goals -- if only to do as well as last year -- and then work together to make them happen! 
The Rotary Foundation Moment

We concentrate our efforts in order to maximize our local and global impact. Our most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to address these causes, and all humanitarian projects, scholars, and vocational training teams funded by The Rotary Foundation’s global grants work toward specific goals in these areas of focus:


Save these Dates ~ Mark Your Calendar

World Mental Health Day Webinar • October 10, 2023
World Polio Day
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023
October 31, 2023
District Holiday Party,
Thursday, Dec 14, 2023
Rotary Leadership Institute Jan 27, 2024
NE President-Elect Training Seminar (NE PETS), Thu Mar 7 - Sat Mar 9 2024
Guatemala Mangrove Project March 16 – 23, 2024
Voices for Peace @ Symphony Hall.
Sat, April 6, 2024
District Conference
May 3-5, 2024
DG Installation
Wed, June 26, 2024
Clubs: Invitations & Success Stories
Rotary Club of Northborough Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser - October 7
Please help the Rotary Club of Northborough grow our work for the community by supporting our big fall fundraiser - happening now! Take a chance on a hole in one during the sky-high Golf Ball Drop. Your golf ball may be the lucky one that reaches the target, and wins a prize of $500!

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 4:00 PM
Juniper Hill Golf Course, Northborough
You don’t need to attend the drop in order to participate. The winner will be notified.

Register at the website: https://rotaryclubofnorthborough.org/

Proceeds to benefit the work of the Rotary Club of Northborough, including local, national, and international projects.
Acton-Boxborough Rotary Co-Sponsoring NE Walk Against Hate - October 15
HATE is an anathema to everything Rotary stands for – consequently the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough is one of 25 diverse local community organizations who are co-sponsoring a New England WALK AGAINST HATE on Sunday, October 15, 2023.

The walk will be an inspiring family-friendly event, bringing together individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs. It's not just a walk - it's an event that demonstrates the collective power of Community.

Please tell your family, friends, and neighbors, and encourage them to participate in this important Community event.

Shrewsbury Recycling Fundraiser - October 15
Sunday, October 15th, Noon to 3pm
$45 per carload to recycle all of these types of items: 
• Printers
• Light fixtures
• Electrical Equipment
• Modems
• Radios
• Towers
• Routers
• Switch gears
• Chargers
• Small batteries (up to a quart)
• Battery operated tools
• Filing cabinets
• Printed circuit boards
• Bicycles
• Keyboards
• Small countertop appliances
• Metals (scrap included)
• Printers
• Ballasts
• Wire
• PC’s
• Scanners
• Servers
• Switches
• Microwaves
• Medical equipment
• Fire alarm equipment
• Lithium-ion batteries
• Copy & fax machines
• Metal desks
• Pots and pans
• Tools
• Appliances without freon
• Lawn mowers (all fuel/oil must be
iii drained)
Don’t have a carload? We have LOW SINGLE ITEM FEES for the above items.
Proceeds benefit service projects of The Shrewsbury Rotary Club. Please contact Beth Casavant
508-641-8174 or bethcasavant@gmail.com with questions.
Left Right Center - October 20
The most fun you’ll have playing a game that takes under 3 minutes to learn!
Cash Prizes, Raffles, 50-50, Pizza, Popcorn & Cash Bar !
When:  Friday October 20, 2023
Doors open at 6:00 pm & Game starts at 7:00 pm
Where:  The Elks Lodge, 134 North Main St., Leominster, MA
Tickets:  $20.00 per person    /    Tables of 10 Available /   Seats are Limited 
FOR TICKETS: Contact: Paul Gauvin  978-855-2145 paul@wsbeauty.com

21+ Event

Proceeds to benefit the charitable endeavors of both Rotary clubs

Brookline Dog Day - October 22
October 22, 2023, Brookline Rotary will host its third Dog Day from 11:00 - 3:00 at Brookline Avenue Playground at 575 Brookline Avenue. This has been an extremely popular community event for the entire family and a very successful fund raiser for the club. It includes vendors, interactive activities such as a costume parade and doggie yoga, food trucks and dog training demonstrations by the Brookline Canine Patrol, among other events. Attendees and volunteer can sign up by going to the Brookline Rotary club website: or tickets: https://bit.ly/dogday2023 and to volunteer: brooklinerotary.org/event/dog-day-2023 and click volunteer.
Hoarding Disorder: Addressing Mental Illness
In support of Rotary International President Gordan R. McInally’s commitment to mental health, the Westborough Rotary Club has invited accomplished speakers to discuss this critical issue.

At the club’s September 13 meeting, Lynn Faust, Executive Director of Metro Community Development Corporation, a regional non-profit corporation that promotes self-sufficiency in the MetroWest and greater Boston, specifically addressed
hoarding disorder.
Hoarding disorder, often called a “Disorder of Control, " is not new. However, as the public is destigmatizing mental illness, hoarding is beginning to come out in the open. Here’s the reality: Five percent of people are hoarders, which means 1 in 5 individuals suffer from this disorder. This disorder not only causes immense anxiety for the hoarder but also for their families.  
Upcoming District Events
Rotary Business Networking: In-person in Wayland
Oct 10, 2023
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM
World Mental Health Day Webinar
Oct 10, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Membership Meeting
Oct 11, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Open Doors
Oct 13, 2023
DG Open Doors
Oct 13, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Foundation Meeting
Oct 16, 2023
By-Laws Committee
Oct 16, 2023 6:00 PM
DG Visit to Groton-Pepperell
Oct 19, 2023
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Rotary & District 7910 Resources

Useful links:

Rotary Brand Center Updates

Here are links shared by Liz Theim, Brand Specialist for rotary.org: 
  1. How to use the Rotary name. General guidance: Always use your club name in the name. For example: 
    • Use "Rotary Club of Evanston Picnic at the Beach" rather than "Rotary Picnic at the Beach" 
  2. Rotary logo do’s and don’ts. General guidance: Use your custom Club logo, which has been made for you or can be made using the logo generator on Club Central. 

Rotary Learning Center - Something for everyone

Learn about Rotary club and district roles, as well as their impact on your community. Find resources and tools that support members in these roles.

Fellowships & Rotary Action Groups -- another corner

Rotary Action Groups: Visit this page to see complete information on the 25 dRotary Action Groups. 


Mental Health Initiatives (Rotary Action Group; RAGMHI): The Goals of RAGHMI are: Breaking Stigma; Raising Awareness; Increasing Capacity. 

Rotary Fellowships The Rotary Fellowships program is a structured program of Rotary International that comprises more than 75 independent fellowships. Join the growing number of Rotarians who are sharing their favorite activities and professional interests through organized recreational, vocational, and health/medical-related groups within Rotary. Visit the RI Fellowships page

Cycling: If you are a cyclist and might be interested in Rotary rides, please visit the Rotary 7910 Cycling Group page to join the email group (which you can leave at any time, of course).  


Pickleball: If you play pickleball, or want to, and might be interested in Rotary pickleball games, events or tournaments, please visit the Rotary 7910 Pickleball Group page to join the email group (which you can leave at any time, of course).  

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