Our District membership is growing! 
We’re pleased to report that we had 1,802 members at the start of this Rotary year on July 1st, and just a few weeks later, we’ve added 10 more members to our District!  With the pandemic largely behind us and people eager to be active again in their communities, we have an opportunity to ramp up our recruitment efforts. Rotary is much more flexible now with meetings and attendance, and some of the barriers we faced recruiting new members in the past are gone. Think about who you know who might be a good addition to your club, and invite them to a meeting to get a feel for Rotary, the great projects they can participate in, and the wonderful people they can get to know as members!
Whether your club is looking to grow or reenergize existing membership, your District Membership Committee is available to meet with you to discuss ideas and share what recruitment efforts are working in other clubs around District 7950. To learn more, please contact Membership Chair Melissa Garlisi (Braintree); you can reach her at 781.267.6854 or .
Save these dates
District Foundation Dinner: Friday, November 4, 2022 at the Rosebrook Event Center, 50 Rosebrook Place, Wareham, MA 02571.
District Mid-Year Meeting: January 21, 2023, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532. 
2023 PETS: March 10 & 11, 2023, Boston Marriott Newton Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI):   March 18, 2023, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532. 
2023 Post PETS: April 1, 2023, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA 02532.
Annual District Conference: April 28-30, 2023, Seacrest Beach Resort, 350 Quaker Road, Falmouth, MA 02556.
Please note an important change in Grants policy
There’s been a change in our District 7950 District Grant Application policies; to become fully compliant with the “Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation District Grants”, District Grant Applications must be submitted before October 15, 2022.
  • No work can be performed, or funds spent before the entire District 7950 Block Grant 2023 is approved by The Rotary Foundation. This is why it’s so important for applications to be received before October 15th. We expect approval from the Rotary Foundation by November 15, 2022.
  • You’ll be informed by the District Foundation Chair if your project has been approved and can proceed. Clubs will then have up to 12 months to complete their projects.
Any questions please email District Foundation Chair Steve Certa at
North Providence: A small club with a big heart.
The North Providence Rotary Club may have only ten active members, but it’s a powerhouse when it comes to fundraising and service projects! Over the next three months alone, the club has plans for seven activities, including participating in the North Providence Town Festival, joining a fundraising walk for Parkinson’s, volunteering at the North Providence PTA/PTO Fall Festival, hosting its annual bowling fundraiser “Pins for Polio,” distributing dictionaries to every third grader in Johnston and North Providence (something the club has done for 17 years!), volunteering at the Roger Williams Park Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, and attending a wine tasting fundraiser at Gasbarro’s on Federal Hill.
How do they find the time and energy to do so much?  “We like to get things done.” says President Pamela Burkett, “And we like working together for good causes.”
Our District is making big strides in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
19 clubs were recognized at the District Conference for achieving the "first tranche" of the District Governor's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Citation Award. Going forward those 19 clubs will be challenged to continue their individual journeys by completing all of the milestones identified in the DEI Framework. If you are one of the 19 clubs receiving a citation, the DEI committee encourages you to reach out to neighboring clubs to collaborate on DEI initiatives where applicable. 
District Governor Dave Sampson is hoping we can more than double the number of clubs receiving the citation this year. For the 47 clubs who haven't yet qualified, you’ll be contacted soon by members of the District DEI Committee and the District Leadership Team to begin your work in DEI. To the extent possible, you’ll be paired with other clubs who've begun this work and encouraged to work in a mentorship model with them. 
All clubs in District 7950 will be provided with a digital DEI toolkit of resources provided by our Rotary Zone 28/30 in the coming weeks. 
District Committees need volunteers!
If you’d like to help with DEI, Membership, or Public Image, please contact these committee chairs:
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