Rotary Foundation Centennial Dinner on Thursday, November 17.
This is shaping up to be a great evening for District 7950. David Forward will be our Keynote Speaker that evening. He has authored the new book “Doing Good in the World”. The history of the Rotary Foundation. He is a wonderful story teller with a great English accent. Very easy to listen to.
Wouldn’t it be a great celebration if every club bought a whole table or even more? Please encourage your membership to attend. We won’t be here for the 200th anniversary! At least I don’t think I will be.
As always, thank you for your time. The state of the District 7950 is strong due to your leadership. I look forward to seeing you all on November 17th.
Let us make this a great event to remember for the next 100 years!!
World Polio Day Live Stream Event
The wold polio live stream event is being held on October 24th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Check out www.endpolio.org
PDG Lou Marciano has been taking the fight to polio across our district for many years. Click here to read a recent article about his efforts that were featured in two prominent newspapers recently!
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“The P-Bruins Rotary Night is a Polio Plus fundraiser that has become a great Rotary District 7950 tradition. The game will take place on Saturday, November 5th at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Formally the Providence Civic Center) at 7:05PM, be part of the celebration by supporting the event and the Polio Plus Campaign! A $5.00 donation will be made to the Polio Plus Campaign for every ticket sold as Rotary District 7950 and the Providence Bruins team up to End Polio Now! Tickets are $15.00/each and can be ordered by credit card over the phone or by check sent through mail. A 15 ticket commitment from each club in District 7950 will amass to a $5,000 donation for the Polio Plus Campaign!”
The criteria for getting the RI Presidential Citation and for the DG Awards of Excellance are available for downloading. In the menu go to Club Resources / Forms & Downloads.
The Council on Legislation met earlier this year and passed several changes to the ways Rotary Clubs and Districts can conduct their business. You can view these changes by clicking on the Club Resources / Forms & Downloads menu.
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