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Greetings from District Governor Billy Roberts
Every month has a theme set by Rotary International, and the August theme is "Membership." In the past, Rotary's strict meeting and attendance policies made it difficult at times for us to recruit and retain members. Before COVID, some clubs began to take advantage of new, more relaxed meeting policies instituted by RI, moving to bi-weekly meetings, meeting in a variety of places, even hosting meetings online. That's one reason why, when COVID hit, Rotary clubs were able to adapt quickly and and host virtual meetings through online services such as Zoom. 
 
With wide-spread vaccination, a lot of clubs have moved back to in-person meetings, or were planning to do so at the end of the summer. The Delta variant is giving many pause to consider if that's the right decision for them. If your club chooses to host in-person meetings, I urge you to make it easy for those who aren't comfortable attending in-person to attend on-line. Hosting a hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting doesn't have to involve elaborate video conferencing facilities--you can give Zoom attendees access to the meeting with a lap-top set up at the end of a meeting table. If you need help hosting a hybrid meeting, please contact our District technology specialists Kyle Mueller or Patrick Wendell, who will be more than happy to help you.
 
As you plan for the fall, there are some other simple actions that you can take to make your meetings and events more inclusive. When you schedule them, are you aware of the holidays of different religions? Are your live meeting sites accessible for disabled people? Will your virtual meetings work for the sight and hearing impaired? Are you asking members if they have any dietary restrictions?  These are small steps, but they show that we're respecting the needs of others.
 
 
Reminder:
District Installation Celebration 9/18
 
On September 18th District 7950 will be hosting an Installation Celebration at the Sea Crest Hotel in Falmouth RI, at 5 pm. We'll recognize the work of Immediate Past District Governor Charlene Jarest and her leadership team, hearwhat’s coming this fall, and view projects from around the District that clubs are most proud of (Club Presidents--Please prepare a table-top display showcasing your club's favorite project).  
 
Please RSVP by August 31, 2021
 
Cost: $75.00 per person
Send checks to:
Rotary Club of Barnstable Sunrise
PO Box 102 – Centerville, MA 02632
or use PayPal:
 
It will be a wonderful evening--we hope to see you all there!
 
 
 
Meet your Area Assistant Governors
 
Area 1
 
Bob Tucker
focalpointstudio@gmail.com
 
Chatham, Harwich-Dennis, Nantucket, Nauset (Orleans), Yarmouth
 
Area 2 
 
Kathy Schatzberg 
kschatzberg@capecod.edu
 
Barbstable Sunrise, Bourne-Sandwich, Falmouth, Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard, Osterville
 
Area 3 
 
Joanne Tully
jtully@southshorebank.com
 
Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Quincy, Randolph-Avon-Canton 

 
Area 4 
 
Joel Kopke
kopkejoel@yahoo.com
 
Duxbury, Middleboro, Plymouth Sunrise, Plymouth,
Tri-Town-Hanover
 
Area 5 
 
Steve Savrann
steve6680@gmail.com
 
Attleboro, Foxboro, Mansfield, N. Attleboro, Norwood, Sharon
 
Area 6 
 
Deb Tennant
daz9250@gmail.com
 
Abington, Bridgewaters, Brockton, Rockland-Hanson, Stoughton
Area 7 
 
Paula Raposa
mp.raposa@gmail.com
 
Dartmouth, Fair Haven, Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton
 
Area 8 
 
Betty Galligan
betty@neberrypr.com
 
Bristol, East Providence-Seekonk, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Warren-Barrington
 
Area 9 
 
Sharon Johnson
agsharon7950@gmail.com
 
Cumberland-Lincoln, Metro Providence, North Providence, Scituate RI, Smithfield, Woonsocket
 
Area 10 
 
Lisa Furtado
lfurtado@tccsri.com
 
Craston, Pawtucket, Pawtuxet Valley, Providence, Warwick
Area 11 
 
Bob Cruz
Robertcruz1010@gmail.com
 
Chariho, East Greenwich, Jamestown, North Kingstown, Wakefield, Westerly
 
Area 12 
 
Lois Drukman
ldrukman@comcast.net
 
Cohassett, Hingham, Nantucket-Hull, Scituate MA, Weymouth
 
 
 
 
Upcoming events around the District
 
Bourne-Sandwich: Cape Kid First Annual Golf Tournament, August 24 at 11am https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4832/Event/cape-kid-meals-first-annual-golf-tournament
 
Cumberland-Lincoln: 2021 Petwalk, October 23rd
 
Duxbury: Town-wide Read “This Chair Rocks—A Manifesto on Ageism” September 21st 7pm https://www.duxburyforall.org/events/town-read-this-chair-still-rocks-by-ashton-applewhite
 
Mansfield: Golf Tournament at Franklin Country Club, October 25th https://www.mansfieldrotaryclub.org
 
Pawtuxet Valley: Ben Boyle & Ron Kostyla Golf Classic for SHARE August 29th  https://www.pawtuxetvalleyrotary.org/Stories/boyle-kostyla-golf-classic-for-share
 
Tri-Town: South Shore’s Largest Flea Market at Marshfield Fairgrounds September12 https://tritownrotary.com
 
 
 
Our Native American heritage
Our District is seated in the ancestral homeland of the Massachusetts, Narragansett and Wampanoag tribes. To learn more about their heritage and the work of the three tribes today, please visit
 
Russell Hampton
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