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District 7890




January 2018

Message from the Governor


Dave Mangs  2017-18

Rotarian Creates Leaders With A Passion For Making A Positive Difference


It is important to remember that Rotary touches the lives of Rotarians in a very profound and meaningful way.  Sometimes we fail to notice these changes among our fellow Rotarians and in ourselves because they are so very gradual. However, active involvement in our Clubs results in Rotarians becoming better human beings with leadership and public speaking skills, integrity, confidence, optimism, perseverance, and humility. Rotarians come to understand that maturity happens when we realize it is “time to pay back” to our community and to our Global Village. Rotarians find true happiness and meaning in their lives by dedicating themselves to “Service Above Self”, and by applying the values of the Four Way Test to the things we think, say or do. Thoughts lead to words or actions: what we say and what we do helps us to form our habits of living, and it is our habits that define our character. The positive transformation of character happens when we discover the difference between being a member of a Rotary Club and being a “Rotarian; for it is through our engagement in the Club and the acceptance of leadership roles, that we begin the path to positive change.


Rotary also offers wonderful educational and leadership programs which help us to grow as Rotarians. Rotary International staff and all who hold a District or RI leadership position are there to help our Clubs succeed. Every Rotary Club, Interact Club and Rotaract Club is a member of Rotary International.


Pre PETS and NE PETS are required programs for Presidents and President Elects(PEs). The highest office in Rotary International is the Club President. Pre-PETS this year will be held on the morning of Thursday, February 8th at the Holiday Inn in Enfield. Presidents and PEs are required to attend, and we encourage carpooling.  This year Presidents will be helped to finish the second half of the year with even greater success. Come and enjoy the networking and the success stories of our 59 clubs in District 7890.

At Pre-PETs, the PEs will have a dynamic program prepared by DGE Kate Sims that will prepare them for the NE PETS program March 8th through the 10th 12018. It is essential that all PEs attend this important educational event.  There is so much we look forward to sharing with you that will benefit both those new to leadership and those with earlier Club leadership experience.


Our District 7890 is part of an eight District conference called Northeast President Elect Training Seminar( NE PETS)  All year, the District leadership works to put together a program that will offer our incoming Presidents and Rotaract Leaders one of the best leadership training and educational programs in the Rotary World.


Interact Conference – March 24th 2018 – offers Advisors and Interactors a leadership program where we also learn about the most successful Interact service projects and fundraisers in the District. Rotarians  and youth leaders working to start new Interact Clubs or grow existing programs should join us to be inspired and empowered.


DISTRICT TRAINING ASSEMBLY- May 9th - Enfield Holiday Inn   

There is something for everyone at the District Training assembly. Although Club officers are required to attend, we also encourage every Rotarian who want to learn the best practices for a successful Rotary Club in the areas of membership, Foundation, public image, financial management, youth services and much more.  This year the annual District Business meeting will be held at the end of the District Assembly; voting delegates should enter this date into their calendar.


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – RYLA-  June 2nd- Springfield College..  

This annual one day, time- tested  leadership program serves  high school sophomores from  throughout the District.  Each year, an increasing number of Interactors have attended, with other youth attendees who then return to join our Interact Clubs.  Every Club should be sending our future leaders to RYLA.


ROTARY ROCKS PLYMOUTH- MAY18-20 – DISTRICT CONFERENCE – 7950 AND7890

This year’s conference is a must attend for all Rotarians in the District. We are partnering with Rotary District 7950 (Rhode Island and the Cape). Thanks due to hard work and planning, you can look forward to a weekend of fun and inspiration with outstanding breakout sessions, visits to Plymouth Plantation, Golf, whale watching, a magician, treasure hunt, inspirational speakers, hospitality rooms, music, outstanding meals and much more. Please register early!!


By engaging in your Rotary Club and District activities, you too will develop the Rotarian passion for making a positive difference!


– Dave A. Mangs, PhD

2017-2018 DG District 7890



Congratulations to Bridge Builder

Lamont Clemons

President of Springfield, MA Rotary Club

 

Lamont was featured in the Up Front section (page 11) of the January, 2018 Rotarian Magazine.  Along with his Rotary duties, he runs the city's entrepreneur program for teens and sits on the board of the local YMCA.

"I want to create bridges" he says. "Bridges leading young people and minorities to the business world.  There aren't all that many role models for minorities in Springfield.  I'm hoping to be one"

 

We at District 7890 are proud of you Lamont!!!!!

 


 Grant Management Webinars


It is that time again; time to start thinking about the next Rotary year: 2018-2019. As your club starts planning for 18-19, be sure to think about what service projects to work on that would benefit your local community and/or the international community.


To help your club fund local and international projects, the district has funding available in the form of District Designated Funds (DDF). The available DDF for next year comes from the Annual Fund - Share donations made by you and your club three years ago in 2015-2016. District Designated Funds help fund District and Global Grants.


In order for Rotary Clubs to qualify to receive these grant funds, two people from your club must attend a Grant Qualification Webinar. This year we are combining the District and Global Grant qualification into one webinar. Attendance by 2 members from your club is part of the qualification process in order to apply for grants for the 2018-2019 Rotary year. It would be very beneficial if the people involved in a potential  grant attend one of these  webinars.


The District grant process has been streamlined for 2018-2019 with fewer deadlines to remember and fewer forms. These changes make it crucial that you ask those actively involved in your club’s projects to attend so they “know the scoop”.


Attendees can register for one  of two webinars: Wednesday, February 21st from 7:00-8:00 PM or Monday, March 19th from 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

To register for either webinar go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5777076372422198019 


Select the date and time that works best for you by pulling down the dropdown menu.

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Grant publications and forms including the District Grant application form can be found by going to the district website: www.rotarydistrict7890.org and clicking on District Grants 2018-2019 under Site Pages.




 Youth News


Rotary Exchange Students Brave Frigid

“Big Apple” Weather and Enjoy The Sights!


Fourteen women exchange students from around the world visited New York City for a three day whirlwind tour. Our four girls joined friends from Districts 7950 (Cape Cod) and 7255 (Long Island) and caught a show at Radio City Music Hall, went up to the top of the Rock, froze while visiting the Statue of Liberty and marveled at the lights in Times Square. They loved eating in Chinatown and savored a wonderful Italian dinner in a cozy restaurant on 46th street. While they represented twelve countries, they felt right at home in New York with all their languages and others buzzing around them on the streets.

 

 

In the photos you will see Rich Friedman, District Youth Exchange Chair with District 7890 students from the Berlin, Northampton, Great Barrington and Putnam clubs as well as a group shot with exchange students from other districts. Thanks to our Rotary Clubs for sponsoring our kids this year.



RYLA Parent Letter


Below are excerpts from a letter sent to the WILLIAMSTOWN Rotary Club:


As I take time to think about how our lives have changed in many ways this past year there is one significant transformation that I must acknowledge. My son was selected by you to participate in your Youth Leadership Program in Springfield last June. He had a terrific time and returned inspired by opportunities he hadn’t realized were in his reach before and he was so encouraged to meet many students very much like himself.


Since the RYLA program he has participated in the New England Student Leadership Conference at Worchester State University and has been invited to attend the National Student Leadership Conference this coming summer at Fordham University.  He has taken the RYLA opportunity and expanded upon it in many ways – taking his quiet lead by example style and developing a new found confidence that he can push himself beyond his comfort zone, have new experiences and learn and share to everyone’s benefit.


My family would like to extend our thanks to the Rotary Club for gifting him with such a valuable experience. It has been greatly appreciated by all of us.


Around The District


Enfield


Preparations are underway for the ENFIELD Rotary Club's Cinco K May event to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 on Moody Road next to the former Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield. Runners and walkers are invited to pre register online at www.enfieldcincokmayo.com. Registration forms are also available in the downloads section of the club's website: www.enfieldrotary.org.


Proceeds will benefit the club's community projects and Enfield High School Scholarships. For information about sponsorship and day-of-race opportunities, please contact Kevin Mayo at 413 575-0579 or email cincokmayorace@gmail.com.



East Windsor Rotary Club Dictionary Project



The East Windsor Rotary Club held its annual Dictionary Project for third graders at the Broad Brook School in December 12 2017. The presentation of the dictionaries was done by Cathi and Peter Campbell, Rotarians and Laura Foxx, Principal Broad Brook School. Each student is given a new dictionary with their name in it and donated by the Rotary Club.


Franklin County

 

This year for the second time, the Franklin County Rotary Club and the Greenfield Kiwanis Club sponsored a Festival of Trees at the Yankee Candle Village. Featuring more than 60 decorated trees that were sponsored by local businesses, civic and social organizations, individuals and families, the event raised $18,954, proceeds of which were divided between Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter.




District Member News


Happy Anniversary To


90 Years

Ware

Chartered January 19, 1928


78 Years

Manchester

Chartered January 24, 1940


76 Years

Stafford

Chartered January 21, 1942


69 Years

Salisbury

Chartered January 25, 1949


66 Years

West Hartford

Chartered January 14, 1952


58 Years

New Milford

Chartered January 12, 1960


54 Years

Somers

Chartered January 1, 1964


46 Years

Bloomfield

Chartered January 21, 1972


30 Years

Washington

Chartered January 11, 1988


Welcome New Members!


NEW MEMBERS – DECEMBER

Farmington -- Michael Collins

Hartford -- Brendan Griffin, Anthony Nanni

Holyoke -- Shannon Rudder

Litchfield-Morris -- William Cox, Shelley Mosby, Andre Thibault

Southington -- Susan Urillo-Larson

Suffield -- Karen Berasi

Thomaston -- Jeffrey Madden

West Hartford -- Richard Marone

West Springfield -- Lisa Grenier

Willimantic -- Maureen Crowley, Lynne McPhee, Arthur Richardson


Reporting Attendance

 

Attention Clubs!!! It is important that you record your attendance. Be sure to update weekly attendance to the District Club Runner. This is a Rotary International requirement!!












































































































Rotary - Making A DifferenceContact Us / Submissions

 

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DEC

%

Agawam

32

*

Amherst

63

*

Avon-Canton

67

55

Bloomfield

25

*

Bristol, CT

37

69.89

Chicopee

30

*

Dalton

10

*

East Hartford

51

*

East Longmeadow

24

66.67

East Windsor

14

*

Easthampton

28

*

Enfield

52

*

Farmington

40

*

Franklin County

16

*

Glastonbury

77

81

Great Barrington

52

50.98

Hartford

30

51.37

Holyoke

71

*

Kensington-Berlin

15

58.82

Killingly-Brooklyn

*

*

Litchfield-Morris

24

58

Ludlow

25

*

Manchester

34

54.17

Monson

13

*

New Britain-Berlin

45

*

New Milford

41

*

Newington

20

74.6

North Adams

14

*

Northampton

29

25.17

Palmer

29

*

Pittsfield

61

*

Plainfield

19

75

Plainville

41

88.52

Putnam

59

72

Rockville Rotary

28

*

Salisbury

38

*

Simsbury-Granby

67

57.64

Somers

32

71

South Windsor

*

*

Southington

46

*

Southwick

16

41.67

Springfield

56

35.55

Stafford

26

*

Suffield

33

78.02

Terryville

11

72.7

Thomaston

38

58.03

Torrington-Winsted

*

*

Tri-Town

12

*

Ware

*

*

Washington

38

*

Watertown

38

75

West Hartford

52

55.29

West Springfield

65

69.75

Westfield - MA

32

*

Wethersfield/Rocky Hill

*

*

Wilbraham-Hampden

24

56.2

Williamstown

34

*

Willimantic

27

35.9

Windsor/Windsor Locks

20

71