Greetings from your new District Governor:
Billy Roberts
I hope the summer finds you healthy and eager to connect in person again with fellow Rotarians!  While it was a difficult year for everyone, I’m deeply proud of what we in Rotary were able to accomplish, in spite of the pandemic. We rose to the occasion and lived our motto, “Service above Self”. Over the course of the year, I look forward to meeting you and helping your clubs to grow and provide valuable service to your communities—here in the U.S. and around the world.
In my term as District Governor, I’ll be assisted by a team of talented and dedicated people who’ve taken on District leadership roles to help you and your club in every way they can.  Please don’t be shy—reach out to them and take advantage of all they have to offer!
 Your District 7950 leadership team
  District AG Coordinator: Lori DiPersio (East Providence-Seekonk)
  My goal is to help Assistant Governors as they work to aid and support their Club Presidents.
  District Diversity Chair: Joe Small (Nantasket-Hull)
  Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee's goal this year is to meet each club "where
  they are".
  District Foundation Chair: Steve Certa (Weymouth)
  My goals are to encourage Foundation giving by all Rotarians in the District and to distribute
  all the available District Designated Funds each Rotary year. My committee and I will strive
  to make District Grants a simple process and will always be available to assist Rotarians in
  pursuing successful grant applications.
  District Governor Elect: Dave Sampson (Bourne-Sandwich)
  As District Governor Elect, I’m here to serve and support the Continuity Team as I’m
  preparing to be District Governor in 2022-23.
  District Governor Nominee: Angela Ponte (Quincy)
  I’m here to serve and support the Continuity Team as I’m preparing to be District Governor
  in 2023-24.
  District Membership Chair: Missy Garlisi (Braintree)
  Our primary committee focus is to help clubs to emerge stronger and wiser from the COVID-
  19 pandemic. We will work with clubs to help them embrace & implement new types of
  membership and meeting formats that will attract new members and enhance membership
  District Public Image Chair: Bruce Rutter (Duxbury)
  Our goal is to help clubs enhance the public profile of Rotary, building support for projects
  and attract new members. Our committee will help clubs plan & execute
  communication programs and will provide customizable messages for clubs to use in social,
  digital and print media.
  District Secretary: Harvey Trieff (Fall River)
  My goal is to assist clubs in the use of ClubRunner and My Rotary. This will help their
  operations and maintain a useable database for the District.
  District Steward: Bertrand Russell (Wakefield RI)
  My subcommittee is responsible for ensuring the careful management of Rotary grant funds
  and for educating Rotarians oneffective grant management.
  District Trainer: Bill Tennant (Braintree)
  My role is to help run District-wide training programs and to provide continuing education for 
  District Treasurer: Roger Cabral (Fall River)
  My subcommittee is responsible for ensuring the careful management of Rotary grant funds
  and for educating Rotarians on effective grant management.
  Immediate Past District Governor: Charlene Jarest (Fall River)
  I’m here to support the Continuity Team and new Governor Roberts, helping them to achieve
  their goals.


Save the date!
District Installation Celebration 9/18
To recognize the accomplishments of what was a difficult but productive year and share ideas for the new, we’ll be hosting a District Installation Celebration at the Sea Crest Hotel in Falmouth RI on September 18th, at 5 pm.  At this event we’ll toast the work of Immediate Past District Governor Charlene Jarest and her leadership team, hear a few words about what’s coming this fall, and view projects from around the District that clubs are particularly proud of.  And of course, we’ll enjoy the camaraderie that is so vital a part of Rotary! I hope you’ll be able to join us.  More information will follow shortly.
Note to Club Presidents:  Please prepare a table-top display showcasing the project your club is most proud of.  For more information, contact Governor Billy Roberts at
Upcoming events around the District
Bourne-Sandwich: Cape Kid First Annual Golf Tournament, August 24 at 11am
Cumberland-Lincoln: 2021 Petwalk, October 23rd
Duxbury: Town-wide Read “This Chair Rocks—A Manifesto on Ageism” September 21st 7pm
Foxboro: Breakfast Social at The Commons August 3rd at 8:30am
Mansfield: Golf Tournament at Franklin Country Club, October 25th
Metro Providence: “Pollinator Power” about pollinator friendly gardening, August 3rd
Pawtuxet Valley: Ben Boyle & Ron Kostyla Golf Classic for SHARE August 29th
Plymouth Sunrise: Online Raffle “Rotary Basket #11” now until August 12th
Quincy: Summer Fun at the Pour Yard, August 3rd at 5:30pm
Tri-Town: South Shore’s Largest Flea Market at Marshfield Fairgrounds September12
Woonsocket: “Satisfaction” at The Stadium Theatre July 30th at 5:30 pm“satisfaction”-at-the-stadium-theatre/
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
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