March 2023 • Issue 3.1
Big News & Good News
Three District Conference~April 22nd
Meet Rotary Change Maker Evan Burrell at our 3-District Conference

April 1 Updated Conference Info:

On Saturday, April 22, 2023, Rotary Districts 7890, 7910, and 7930 will come together at the Burlington Marriott for a 3 District Conference. Join us and meet keynote speaker Evan Burrell who's come all the way from Australia to talk to us. An accomplished public speaker, trainer, digital content creator, graphic artist, social media advocate and community volunteer, Evan has become known as a service minded Rotary superhero. See a special message from Evan at

The conference beings at 9:00 AM with registration, coffee, and snacks, followed by the business meeting at 10:00 AM. Our Paul Harris Recognition & Awards Presentation Luncheon will be at noon. Twelve afternoon breakout sessions will be presented in four parallel tracks from 2:00 - 5:00 PM. Fellowship, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be at 5:00 PM, followed by a festive dinner with our keynote speaker Evan Burrell.   Registration is now open and we invite you to click here to sign up for the District Conference:  Register today! 

At this year's District Conference, April 22, at Marriott Burlington, we will remember those of our members who passed away since last year's conference. Please submit by April 15 the name of any deceased member of your club we should include, along with their dates, a photo, and a brief memorial note by email to

Click "Read More" to learn more of what's planned.

District Assembly - Save the Date - May 6 - Register Today!

Join us on Saturday, May 6 at Assabet Valley Tech in Marlborough for our District Learning Assembly.

Join us on Saturday, May 6 at Assabet Valley Tech in Marlborough for our District Learning Assembly. Enhance you Rotary knowledge, meet fellow Rotarians and refine your Club leadership skills. All Rotarians are welcome. Tuition is just $20, and our curriculum will cover a variety of topics relevant to all Rotary members. Our program begins with continental breakfast at 8:00am, and will conclude by noon. Separately, a new member welcome and grant qualification will follow our learning sessions. Register today at

Rotary Day of Service - May 20, 2023

On Saturday, May 20, 2023, 12,000 Rotarians from 450 clubs across five states will be doing a wide variety  of  local  service projects in their communities. We would like to see all the clubs in District 7910 participate in this Rotary Day of Service - from Brookline to Sturbridge and from the Connecticut border to the New Hampshire border. There's a lot of information and action items, so please click through to read/learn more. 

Clubs in the District are busy putting their plans together for the Rotary Day of Service May 20. The Fitchburg club met recently to discuss their plans to replace an aging sandbox in a public park in their town, and Fitchburg East has decided to join with them - planning, building, and planting. President Alexander Vera gathered an enthusiastic group, including Tracy Gagnon and Johnny Ahern (in the Day of Service tee shirts). Photo credit Danielle Ray/Sentinel & Enterprise

Has your club registered its project? If not, please do so quickly so that we can include you on the regional Day of Service website, opening soon! Click here to submit your project.

Climate Cafe March 23: How To Talk About Climate Change (and not alienate people)
If you were unable to attend our March 23th conversation on "How to Talk About Climate Change", the recording and presenter slides are now available! Please click HERE to access them.
Our next Climate Cafe is Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30pm. Our topic is How to Talk About Climate Change. This can be challenging, including starting the conversation and responding to other people’s beliefs and feelings about the climate. In this session, we will explore ways to personally connect with others to create a safe space for climate conversations, including listening to people with doubtful or dismissive beliefs. 

Our guest will be Dr. Matthew Ballew, Ph.D., Research Specialist at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Click HERE to get more information or to register.
Weston (Kid) Fishing Derby on April 23rd
Calling all kid anglers (children who fish)! The Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland invites you to our annual Fishing Derby—a 40+ year tradition. Sunday, April 23 rd 9am-Noon at the Weston High School Pond. Bring your own gear, bait (no lures, please), and bucket. Fishing starts at 9 am sharp! Prizes are in four age categories up to age 14. FREE event, register online to attend. Rain or shine (the fish like to eat in all weather)!  

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Volunteers are welcome to help measure fish. Fishing is great family fun!

Southborough Rotarians Raising Money for Turkey-Syria Disaster Relief to March 31
Over 47,000 people have died due to the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Rescue missions continue. The Rotary Foundation Trustees decided that all donations marked Disaster Relief made from now until 31 March 2023, will go to the Turkey/Syria Disaster Response Fund and will be used to aid earthquake relief projects. In addition, the Trustees made available more than $125,000 to Rotary districts affected by the earthquake through Disaster Response Grants.
Shrewsbury Club Emergency Preparedness Kits Service Project on March 27
Are you ready for an emergency where you need to leave your home in a hurry or shelter in place? For most of us the answer is no. Rotarians in Shrewsbury will be creating 100 emergency preparedness kits as part of a service project to benefit local veterans, senior citizens and families served by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services and St. Anne's Human Services. 
Westford Rotary Donates Cultural, Diversity & Inclusion Books to WPS Students and the Community
The Westford Rotary Club in connection with author Shirley Holdman (member of the Billerica Rotary Club) and the Billerica Adventure Series has introduced the children’s book, “This is My Community,” which talks about Racial Diversity and Inclusion. It was first introduced at the Westford Remembers “International Block Party” in the Fall of 2022 and followed this Winter 2023 by donating the books for the 1st-2nd grades classrooms at Miller, Nabnasset, Abbot Elementary Schools and the Roudenbush Community Center Afterschool Program. 

In Westford and Billerica public schools, they are using the book as a classroom reading activity and discussion book. The book is written for K-2 grades.  

The Club has displayed and donated, “This is My Community” book to the Westford Community and students as part of the ongoing Westford Rotary Cultural/Diversity/Education Projects. 
Nourishing Newton Program
Nourishing Newton -- The Third Year

For the past two years, The Charles River Regional Chamber has received funds and distributed state funds to pay for meals made by local restaurants and coordinated for delivery to local food pantries by the Rotary Club of Newton. Alie Mahar, Director of Community Development, Scandinavian Living Center and Keilly Cutler, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley, both members of the Newton Rotary Club, have spearheaded this initiative with the Chamber and the local restaurants.  
Upcoming District Events
District Public Image Team Meeting
Mar 30, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bylaws Committee Meeting
Apr 04, 2023
Office Hours with DG Victor Tom
Apr 07, 2023
Business Networking - Quick Connect Networking
Zoom - RSVP required beforehand
Apr 10, 2023
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM
District Public Image Team Meeting
Apr 13, 2023
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
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Rotary 7910 District Resources

Speaker's Bureau

Looking for a good speaker? On our Speakers Bureau page, you'll find speakers that other Clubs recommend, such as: 

James Kostaras, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston


Ned Morgan, Executive Director, WaterCompass, who speaks on "Self-sustaining water projects in rural Uganda

Most people join Rotary for Fellowship, Networking (Personal/Business) and to have an Impact on our communities & the world through service. District 7910’s “Rotary@Work” initiative integrates business with contributes in all three ways. 
Two key resources for you: 
  • Twice-monthly business networking meetings; 
  • Rotary Wavelength, the community tool where you can find people based on 62 tags, their location, or profession. 
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