September, 2017
The month of September has been my Cape and Islands visitation month. It all went as planned - except that Tropical Storm Irma visited Nantucket instead of me. We'll get there later in the fall.
This month, I've learned about the Cape Kids Program, the Nobska Lighthouse restoration, and Paula and I had the opportunity to visit the Yarmouth Food Pantry in full operation. Congratulations to Falmouth for their new Interact Club. So impressive!
There are so many wonderful projects carried out by each Club in our District that I can't list them all here. Learning about them is one of the biggest thrills of my year.

On the District level, the 2nd Annual Motorcycle Run for Polio raised $935 and was great fun! Special thanks to Roger Cabral and PDG Russell Bertrand for arranging the ride, to Alden Blaho, the Weymouth Club, and MOMs for registration and breakfast, and to Akee Parwaz and North End Motors for the finish line BBQ. And thanks to the many riders! (Ride for Polio 2017 picture)
We have a new Insurance Company. Insurance info can be found on the District website under 'Club Resources'.
Barnstable Sunrise Club has relocated their meetings to the Cape Cod Community College, Route 132 West Barnstable in the Zammer Dining Room (off the Cafeteria). Park in Lot 9 and walk up short hill to building. They meet at 7am on Mondays, except holidays.
All Rotarians are invited to the Foundation Dinner on November 9, Venus de Milo, 755 Grand Army Highway, Swansea. Social Hour, 5:30-6:45, Dinner-7:00. Register on the District Website by Nov1 at Come be inspired by keynote speaker Razia Jan, Past President of Rotary Club of Duxbury, and founder and president of the Zabuli Education Center in Afghanistan. There will be a Rotary International Awards ceremony and an opportunity to share your projects.
Public Relations:
I wanted to let you know about a FABULOUS Rotary video that shows you how to access Rotary PR resources. The 41/2 minute video at provides pointers to where you can find Rotary PR materials, both on and in the Brand Center. Go to Home Page, under Club Resources, Public Image/Relations – the video is the first link.
Global Grant Scholarship:
The Global Grant Scholarship is available to one individual in District 7950 who is studying in a graduate program in another country, and whose field is related to one of the Six Areas of Focus. The applicant must have been accepted at a graduate program by March 1, 2018 and must have graduated from a high school or college that is located in District 7950. The amount of the scholarship is $30,000 and can be used over two years of study. Please direct all inquiries to Barbara Amidon, Rotary Club of Harwich Dennis,, 508-737-5749. More information is available on the district website, under Foundation, Grants. Please help us to promote this to your family and friends and their children.
New updates on the District Website – check it out:
Environmental Sustainability – Suggestions for Clubs, District-wide Calendar and Club Events, Youth Exchange Information, Cape Cod Council, Ride for Polio and other Photo Albums, (send me your action photos), and more. Let us know if you see anything that should be edited.
Collaboration: Are you looking for a Club to partner with for your special club project or a Global Grant? Send me your project and contact information to be listed on the district web site. Check it out under Foundation, Grant Information, Partner Opportunities.

Zone Institute in Hartford Conn, is October 19-21

For the first time this year, ALL ROTARIANS are invited to the Friday, Oct. 20th Lunch in Harford CT, featuring Rotary International President Ian Riseley and Sylvia Whitlock, Rotary International's first woman Club President. Link for information and to register:

Also new this year is a portion of the institute devoted to (Insert Young Professional photo) YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. Click here for more information.
Put Your Rotary Club Event On The Map!
A message from District Communications Co-Chair, Zach Whittenberger:
This is a friendly reminder and explanation regarding the two ways to put events on the map and minds of other Rotarians using the District website!
The first step is the creation of your event through your Club Runner account. When your club creates an event to be shown on the club website, there is a checkbox or dialog box which allows the event details to also be shown on the District 7950 homepage. This is a quick and easy way to spread the word about your event/fundraiser!
The second step involves the "Around the District" custom designed calendar on the District 7950 website. Events posted there will be included in the DG monthly newsletter that is distributed to all Rotarians in our district! Once on the website, the club president can login using their specific username / password and post their events. You can create links to your events social media, ask for volunteer help, upload flyers and other files for people to download and much more! This calendar can be accessed from the district's homepage ( or directly using the following link: Please contact Chuck Sauer ( if you need the username and password to be reissued.
What's happening “Around the District? Events for the next 6 weeks.
Communications Meeting
District Communications Committee Teleconfernce
Zone Institute Begins
Zones 24 & 32 Institute
Zone Institute Ends
Final day of Zone Institute
Bingo Spooktacular
Date: Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Doors Open at 12:30PM Games: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Location: Coventry Community Center
Address: 1277 Main Street Coventry, RI

Ages 18+ Only
Cost: $15
Cash Prizes of $20-$100 Per Game; 10 Games will be called
Dress up for the costume contest for an additional prize!
Register ahead of time at:
Pawtuxet Valley
Halloween Touch A Truck
Families are invited to explore and climb upon all different types of trucks! Cost is $10 per family and includes face painting, crafts and balloon animals.
Interviews for District Positions
Interviews for the following candidates: DGND, Budget & Finance, Nomination Committee.
District Budget & Finance Mtg
District Finance & Budget Mtg
Foundation Dinner
Foundation Dinner
DG Continuity Meeting
DG's Continuity Meeting
Rotary at UN Day
Rotary at UN
Youth Exchange Interviews
Interviews for Outbound Exchange Students
Congratulations and thank you for all the wonderful work you are doing and for Making A Difference. I am so proud to be your District Governor.
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