October, 2019
A “vibrant” Rotary Club is one that’s growing (or at least not shrinking), that’s known all over town for its community service, that does its share to support International Service and that embraces change. The district is offering a workshop on Saturday October 26th, 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM – to help your club in those areas and more. Also being offered is a Foundation Grants Seminar.
All Rotarians will find useful information and inspiration at this event. Registration opens at 7:30AM. Location is Whites of Westport, 66 State Rd, Westport, MA.
You can sign up now at We have reduced the cost of this event to only $20 per person Including Continental Breakfast and boxed lunch.
Our annual Foundation Celebration Dinner is scheduled for Thursday November 14th at Whites of Westport. Guest Speaker for the evening is Past Zone Director and current Rotary International Polio Plus Chairperson Michael McGovern. Michael’s presentation on where we have been, where we are and where we are going with Polio will be enlightening and totally enjoyable for all. Also planned is a recognition of Major Donors and the annual Foundation Awards Presentation.
Cash Bar begins at 5:30 PM with the Celebration Dinner beginning at 6:00 PM. Cost is $50 per person. Registration is open at
The 2020 Rotary International Convention is scheduled for June 6-10, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Make plans to join Jill and me and next year’s District Governor Charlene Jarest and her husband Jake for an event-filled International Convention. For more information including costs, please visit  Hope to see you in Hawaii. Aloha!
Our District Youth Exchange Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 exchange year.  Offerings include both a long-term exchange (10-11 months) and a short-term program (6-8 weeks).
Applications for both programs are currently being accepted by the committee. The first cutoff date for the long-term program is November 12 with interviews being held on November 17. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2020 but country availability will become more limited as time passes.
Short term applications will be processed with individual interviews scheduled as applications are received. More information and applications can be found at For additional information or to have  the committee speak at your club, please contact District Chair Jill  Albright at  or 508-844-3864.
Club presidents, who among your members do you see as potential future leaders of the district? Your club can help determine the future direction of District 7950 by nominating qualified candidates for leadership positions. Nominations are now being accepted for the position of District Governor 2022-2023.
Qualifications for District Governor Nominee (to serve as District Governor 2022-2023) are:
  • Nominee must be a Rotarian in good standing of a club in the district
  • Nominee must be of outstanding personal caliber and must maintain full qualifications of membership
  • The integrity of the nominee’s classification must be without question
  • Nominee must be a member of a functioning club, in good standing, that has no outstanding indebtedness to Rotary International or District 7950
  • Nominee must have served as a Rotary Club President for a full term
  • Nominee must have been a Rotarian for at least seven (7) years at the time of taking office
  • Nominee must demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability, physically and otherwise, to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of District Governor
Traditionally, the nominating committee also looks for nominees with a record of club and district participation, an outstanding attendance record, and demonstrated civic interest in their community. Rotary International suggests that nominees have necessary computer skills, and also mandates attendance at the Governors-Elect Training Seminar and the International Assembly.
A Governor Nominee data form is available at The nominee should submit a general statement of Rotary participation at the District, Zone and International levels of Rotary International. Where appropriate, this statement should include reference to all Rotary awards received by the nominee. A letter of endorsement from the club president must be submitted as well.
Nominations are also being accepted for several additional district positions. A brief profile of the nominee should be included as part of a letter of endorsement from the club president for each:
  • District Budget and Finance Committee Member – (One Past District Governor to serve a two-year term from 07/01 2020 – 06/30/2022).
  • District Budget and Finance Committee Member – (One Past Club President to serve a two- year term from 07/01/2020 – 6/30/2022).
  • District Nominating Committee Member – (Two Past Assistant Governors or Past Area Representatives to serve a two-year term from 07/01/2020 – 06/30/2022).
Please send all nominations and supporting documents, postmarked no later than October 23, 2019 to: District Governor Stephen Albright at the address below or via email at the address below. Submissions postmarked or emailed after October 23, 2019 will NOT be considered.
Interviews of the candidates for District Governor Nominee will take place beginning at 1:00 PM on Thursday November 7, 2019 at Whites of Westport, Westport, MA. Specific times will be assigned to each candidate. Failure to appear for any reason will automatically eliminate the candidate from consideration.
Stephen Albright, DG
128 South Sea Ave
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
From Membership Chair Billy Roberts:
We hear regularly that Rotary is undergoing significant change.  The change is designed to add to what we have and explore new realms of possibility, inviting a wider population to join our ranks.  Here in North America we realize that operating norms have changed dramatically: in our home life, in our relationships, in the workplace and in society in general. 
With these realities in mind, Rotary Clubs are encouraged to experiment with different types of membership. Some examples include:
  • Service Membership – An individual who wishes to participate with Rotarians in the service projects created by Rotary Clubs either locally or internationally.  They are kept informed of the club’s plans and activities and are welcome to participate, however they are not voting members.
  • Corporate Membership – An organization joins a Rotary Club as a member and sends various individuals to represent it at meetings and service activities from time to time.  If more than one person attends a meeting from the same organization, each must pay the meeting/meal cost.  They cast one vote representing their single membership.
  • Family Membership – Rotarians who are members in good standing who wish to invite a spouse/partner or children can do so using this type of membership.  The spouse/ partner may not be listed in the Rotary International listing but is a Rotarian in good standing in the club and has full rights and privileges in the club.  A reduction of dues applies and is determined by each club.
  • Associate Membership – Individuals who wish to support Rotary Club projects financially but are unable to participate in Rotary activities regularly can be invited to join using this type of membership.  This is an indication of dedication to the cause of Rotary without active participation.
  • Honorary Membership – This designation is typically used to honor a dignitary in the community or a member of the club who is no longer able to participate due to health or other impediments.  There are no dues or expectation of participation, but they are always welcome should they wish to attend.
  • Rotaract Membership – Rotary has now determined that Rotaract members are able to join Rotary clubs while at the same time continuing their Rotaract status.  Each club is urged to welcome those who wish to join Rotary and to facilitate their participation in activities and leadership roles within the club.
Each club has the freedom to try these models out exploring how they might meet the needs of some individuals who wish to be a part of our Rotary experience.
The District 7950 Membership Committee is available to assist your club as you explore these new possibilities.  Please contact us at: email:
District Calendar 2019-20
October – Economic and Community Development
                October 26 – Vibrant Club Training (Open to all)
                Whites of Westport
November – Rotary Foundation Month
                November 7 – Budget & Finance Committee (AM)
                November 7 – District Governor Nominee Designee                                            Interviews (PM)
                November 14 – Foundation Dinner 
                November 22 – Providence Bruins Game
                                             For Polio Plus
December – Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
                December 8 – District Governor’s Council Lunch
January, 2020 -- Vocational Service Month
February, 2020 - Peace & Conflict Resolution Month
                February 15 - President PrePETS Workshop
                                       Grants Training Seminar
District Governor
Stephen Albright
District Governor Elect
Charlene Jarest
District Governor Nominee
Billy Roberts
Immediate Past District Governor
William Tennant, IPDG
DG’s Administrator
Jill Albright
District Secretary
Harvey Trieff
District Treasurer
Roger Cabral
Assistant Treasurer
Juan Barrera
District Trainer
Russell Bertrand, PDG
District Foundation Chair
Kristine Musco David, PDG
District Grant Steward
Stephen Certa, PDG
District Grants Chair
Jean Sullivan
District Membership Chair
Billy Roberts
District Public Image Chair
Art Norwalk
District International Services Committee
Paulette Boudrot
District Budget & Finance Chair
William Tennant, IPDG
District Nominating Chair
Stephen Albright, DG
Council on Legislation Chair
Policies & Guidelines Chair
Joseph Clancy, PDG
Technology and Website Chair
Chuck Sauer, AG
AG Coordinator
Lori DiPersio
Area 1 – Brad Boyd – Harwich/Dennis, Chatham, Nantucket, Nauset, Yarmouth
Area 2 - Robert Mascali – Falmouth, Barnstable Sunrise, Bourne Sandwich, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard, Osterville
Area 3 - Walter White –
Quincy, Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Randolph/Avon/Canton, Weymouth
Area 4 – Joel Kopke – Plymouth Sunrise, Duxbury, Middleboro, Plymouth Noon, Tri-Town
Area 5 - Steve Savrann –
Sharon, Attleboro, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norwood
Area 6 - Akee Parwaz –
The Bridgewaters, Abington, Brockton, Rockland/Hanson, Stoughton
Area 7 – Joe Livingston –
Taunton, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, New Bedford
Area 8 – Lori DiPersio (Acting) – 
Bristol, East Providence/Seekonk, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Warren/Barrington
Area 9 – Shameem Awan – Cunberland/Lincoln, Metro Providence, North Providence, Scituate RI, Smithfield, Woonsocket
Area 10 – Ed McDonough – Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Pawtuxet Valley, Providence
Area 11 Chuck Sauer –
East Greenwich, Chariho, Jamestown, North Kinston, Wakefield, Westerly
Area 12 Diane
Cohasset, Hingham, Nantasket/Hull, Scituate MA
Russell Hampton
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