Welcome to the official website of Rotary District 7950
Welcome to the official website of Rotary District 7950 We are a district of 65 Rotary Clubs in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.   Our clubs provide opportunity for over 3000 men and women to "give back" to their local communities and the world community through Rotary's guiding principle of "Service Above Self". If you're a member of one of our clubs, this site offers useful resources on district policies and events. If you're not a Rotarian but would like to learn more about one of world's most effective and enjoyable service organizations click here. Our district leadership team is led by our District Governor Charlene Jarest.
Welcome to the Rotary District 7950 website!
 
District Governor: Charlene Jarest

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Home Page News
The District 7950 website is being redesigned with a fresh new look and new organization of content to make it easier for Rotarians and visitors to get the information they want. We're aiming for a relaunch by the end of August.
 
One feature of the new home page will be an ever-changing series of photos of Rotarians as People of Action, so we hope all clubs will dig into their archives for photos showing members in action, planning or performing service in their communities.
Charlene J. Jarest, an Attleboro resident and 29-year member of the Fall River Rotary Club, has been installed as the fifth woman District Governor to head the leadership team for District 7950, the 65 Rotary clubs of Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
 
 
Other district officers were also installed at the online ceremony held Friday, June 26. 
 
Following the district installation, Charlene's home club in Fall River held its installation in the same online gathering. The Fall River club is marking its 100th anniversary this year.
 
“My mission for the coming year is to move forward from the Covid-19 crisis by helping all our clubs develop new ways to advance Rotary’s mission of Service Above Self,” said Jarest. “I want us to be stronger and more effective in addressing the problems in our communities and around the world, and more appealing to like-minded people who want to effect positive change by becoming Rotarians.”
 
Jarest was the second woman to serve as president of the Fall River Rotary Club and the first woman to hold that title twice. She has served as an assistant district governor.
 
She has been very active in the Greater Fall River and New Bedford communities, holding leadership positions in such organizations as the United Way, Greater New Bedford & Fall River Chambers of Commerce, People Inc., Fall River Committee to Employ Persons with disAbilities, Leadership SouthCoast Steering Committee, and UMASS Dartmouth Management Advisory Board. 
 
Charlene and her husband, Jake, have two daughters and four grandchildren.
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Youth Exchange
The Rotary Youth Exchange program offers a tremendous opportunity for students to live and study abroad, as well as opportunities for local families to host a student from another country.  Click here to learn more.
Service Matters
Our own Dave Clifton and Valerie Perry host a service oriented radio show on Fridays 3 pm to 4 pm Est.  Click here for more info and to listen live.
 
 
 
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