September 18, 2023 • Issue 9.2
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Join us September 22 at Fenway Park for Rotary Night!
Join us for a spectacular evening at Fenway Park for Rotary Night as the Boston Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox on Friday, September 22nd! Rotarians, friends, and family from across multiple districts could join us for only $39 per ticket while supporting our Foundation. $5 of each ticket purchased will come back to us to support The Rotary Foundation! Enjoy a Friday evening game at this gorgeous park and check out the city of Boston while you are here.

Tickets for the Rotary Night game must be purchased at: in order for us to be grouped together and for the donation to get back to our district. The DEADLINE for ticket purchase is September 18th at 11:59PM so don't wait! We would love you to wear your Rotary gear and we look forward to seeing you at Fenway Park!
Our DGN will be Bouncing for the Foundation!
At Toronto’s Learning to Lead this month, Rotary Zones 28 and 32 are planning a Zorb faceoff.
On Friday evening in Toronto there will be 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 will represent our District 7910 in this amazing (and amusing) competition.
Will you sponsor Johnny and raise money for The Rotary Foundation?
Our District 7910 has pledged $1000 of their $50,000 goal to support the Foundation for this event. 
Climate Cafe September 28, 2023 at 6:30pm!
Join us on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30pm to learn about some fascinating pollinator research being done right here in Massachusetts!
Dr. Robert Gegear founder of the Gegear Lab at UMass Darthmouth and his team are attempting to answer questions such as: What is the significance of floral display complexity? Why does foraging vary among pollinator species? What are the causes and consequences of global pollinator decline? How effective are different restoration and conservation strategies for native pollination systems?
To address these questions, they use highly integrative experimental approaches that combine concepts and methodologies from fields such as animal behavior, human psychology, molecular biology, community ecology, and computational biology.
Click to learn more about the Gegear Lab.
ESRAG Provides Guidance for Clubs to be Carbon Friendly
Visit to learn how YOUR club can become carbon friendly in its meetings, events, and other activities. The site identifies projects that clubs can consider doing, and ideas on how to make what you're already doing more gentle on the environment. The process can also be used for your residence, other organizations you may belong to, businesses and municipalities.

If you’d like a slideshow to use to present the idea to your club, click HERE to download.
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.”
Over the past several years, we have used it once a year. We roll it up a ramp onto a pickup truck to be displayed in Needham's Fourth of July Parade. Some of our members with commercial warehouses graciously housed it for us. But then, our fuel dealer consolidated, and it went to a wine merchant, who found it blocked his loading dock, so it found an uneasy home during the President Don's garage. It's time for a new home. 

I’m writing to ask whether and how I can serve up this offering to a club that would appreciate this iconic symbol of Rotary. Contact Needham President Don to become the proud steward. 
Why Should You Attend Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)?
There are many different reasons why you should join Rotary Leadership Institute. RLI will offer you a positive experience with other Rotarians and the more you learn, the better Rotarian you will become.
1. You will gain a greater understanding of Rotary. 
2. You will be in an environment where you can exchange ideas.
3. You will be engaged with other Rotarians just like you.
4. you will improve communications.
5. You will learn how to build teams.
6. You will gain project leads.
7. You will be an enhanced member.
8. You will understand public image.
9. You will have fun!
Rotary Foundation Moment 

The SHARE system is how The Rotary Foundation distributes funds to districts. 

When you contribute to Annual Fund-SHARE, the first 5% is deducted for operational costs. The remainder of the contribution is divided between the World Fund and District Designated Funds (DDF). The Trustees of the Rotary Foundation allocate money from the World Fund, and your district allocates DDF to the programs that people in your area want to support.

The name defines what the system does, because contributions are shared throughout the world.

You can help our district and support meaningful projects by giving to the Annual Fund-SHARE!
D7910 Morley Scholarship Awarded to Resident of Stow (sponsored by Rotary of Nashoba Valley)
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is delighted to announce that the David and Eleanor Morley Endowed Global Grant Scholarship has been awarded to Katherine Painter, a lifelong resident of Stow. RNV sponsored Katherine as a candidate for this scholarship and is thrilled that she was selected! This unique Scholarship was established in 2002 by David and Eleanor Morely, to be granted to a resident of Rotary District 7910 who will be doing graduate-level study outside the US in one of Rotary’s areas of focus. David Morley was a Rotarian, a graduate of Worcester Polytech Institute, and had a long career at General Electric. 
Photo: Katie and RNV members
2023 District Nominations Requested
It is the beginning of this year’s nominating cycle for District leadership positions and this 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. The link for the general call for nominations is found here, and the link for the applications for DGND and District Trustees is found here.
Learning: Meet the Presidents and Learn
This year's Learning Agenda begins with a series of interviews with recent club Presidents who have successfully led their clubs forward. In each interview we focus on the "secret sauce" brought to the club by this leader, and provide hints for making the club more exciting and successful over time.

Save these Dates ~ Mark Your Calendar

World Polio Day
Tue, Oct 24, 2023
District Holiday Party,
Tue, Dec 12, 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
Marlborough Club to Host Golf Tournament - Sept 20
The Rotary Club of Marlborough will be hosting an exciting golf tournament at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Northborough on September 20th. We are hopeful that other clubs will participate with foursomes and sponsorships as all proceeds will be used for the Rotary Homestead, a homeless shelter for single women in greater Marlborough.
A round of golf is just $140 which includes golf, a cart, and a delicious meal afterwards. We will be also having a raffle and silent auction (donations gladly accepted.

Come on over to beautiful Juniper for some exercise, fellowship, and fun!
See this 1-page overview for more information. 
Business Networking 4-6pm Thursday, Sept 21, in Southborough
The Rotary Club of Southborough is co-hosting a business networking event on Thursday, 9/21 from 4-6pm at Cordaville Hall in Southborough. We aim to have a low-key mix and mingle networking vibe. We will have an ice cream truck there and the first 100 ice creams are on us - so bring the kids if you would like!
In addition with our commitment to service, we encourage any donations during the event to support those who have been affected by the Maui fires - this is in conjunction with Rotary District 5000.
Weston Antique & Classic Car Show Returns Sept 23rd!
Join us for the 2023 Weston Antique & Classic Car Show.  The weather is perfect this time of year and we look forward to seeing all our friends return again to support this great event. Arrive early for best location. Thanks for your support!

Join us for the 26th Annual Weston & Wayland Rotary Club Antique & Classic Car Show scheduled for September 23rd, 2023. Rain or shine promises to be another great event for car owners and families alike.
The 2019 Car Show attracted over 200 cars ranging from Classic Muscle Cars to Micro Messerschmidts and over 2,000 attendees. We are pleased to be bringing this show back to life after covid!
October 7, 4:00 PM - Rotary Club of Northborough Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser
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:

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.

Rotary Club of Concord Presents the Al Filipov Awards on 9/11
Each year on 9/11 The Rotary Club of Concord hosts an appreciation awards ceremony in memory of a beloved Concord Rotarian, Al Filipov, and all those who perished 22 years ago during the attacks at the World Trade Center. "Al Filipov was a humble man, who was all about making people's lives better," stated Sharon Spaulding. "He prioritized service to the community. It is fitting on this day that we honor the first responders in Concord who keep us safe every day."
Photo: Left to right, Sergeant Tia Manchuso of the Concord Police Department, Concord Rotarian Steve Levitsky, Firefighter Samantha McChesney of the Concord Fire Department
Upcoming District Events
Bandey-Hefler Fellowship Exchange
Sep 13, 2023 – Sep 25, 2023
Business Networking - Quick Connect Networking
Zoom - RSVP required beforehand
Sep 26, 2023
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM
7910 Public Image Team Meeting
Sep 26, 2023
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Climate Cafe: Pollinator Research at Umass
Sep 28, 2023
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
DG Open Doors
Sep 29, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Walk to End Alzheimer's - Worcester County
Oct 01, 2023
View entire list

Rotary & District 7910 Resources

Useful links:

Rotary Brand Center Updates

Here are links shared by Liz Theim, Brand Specialist for 
  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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