Welcome to Rotary District 7780

District Governor: Marge Barker


District Grant applications are due June 1!  Don’t procrastinate – in order to be “fair to all concerned” any applications that arrive after the deadline will NOT be considered.  To take advantage of District Grants, clubs must have had two members go through the online grants modules, sign and send their club MOU to grants@rotary7780.org; publish the name of their Club Foundation Chair in Clubrunner and set an Annual Giving Goal online at Rotary.org/myrotary.  Be sure to use the dedicated email to file the application itself: grants@rotary7780.org.  

These grants are funded in direct proportion to the amount of money we donate to Annual Giving in previous years.  And because our giving is increasing, so is the money available for these grants! A record $42,798 will be distributed to clubs for District grants in just a few weeks! Be part of it!

And as the Rotary year winds to a close, remember to get remaining donations to Annual Giving and Polio Plus in to Rotary so that the funds will be counted as part of this year’s giving.  Checks are good – online donations are good – Rotary Direct means that you decide the frequency and amount and the rest is done for you!

All Rotarians are invited to celebrate the RYLA experience, to thank our Club and District leaders for their service and to induct our new Club Presidents and Officers for Rotary 2017-2018! The Changeover will take place at Camp Hinds in Raymond, Maine. Here’s the format-
District Changeover (5:00 to 6:45 PM) Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017
5:00-5:30 PM Arrive and make your way down to the waterfront site of the former dining hall (the area where we’ve done this for the past couple of years). We will provide soft drinks and water.  Please bring small “apps to share” for this social part of the event.  
5:45 PM   District Changeover activities include the following:
  •     Salute and thank the incumbent Club Presidents and officers
  •     Induction of next year’s Club Presidents and officers
  •     Special thank-you to District Governor Marge
  •     Induction of next year’s District officers
The social event for Rotarians will continue until about 6:45.  At this point, some Rotarians may choose to leave, and all of us remaining will move to the NEW dining hall to have supper with RYLA campers. This will be followed by the RYLA skits and events. It’s a wonderful chance to meet and understand those who make the RYLA experience possible, from the campers themselves to the counselors and our RYLA chair, Phil Giordano. Register now please! http://rotary7780.org/event/district-changeover-at-camp-hinds/
There is a nominal $10 fee for the supper. There is no cost to attend the changeover event only: if you do not intend to stay for supper, enter “NO SUPPER” in the comment field when you register and do not make a payment. Very limited accessible parking at the old dining hall. Otherwise please plan to park “up top” and walk down to the water. In case of inclement weather our social will be held inside the former dining hall. Thanks, we will hope to see you at the water’s edge!
Very good news. Polio cases thus far this year are still down with no new cases since my last report: year-to-date, three cases in Afghanistan and two cases in Pakistan.


As a District, we had a goal this year of raising $44,060 and as of May 17 we have raised $54,228 with still over a month to go. CONGRATULATIONS! When you add in the $17,616 of our Foundation District Designated Funds that have been donated we, as a district, have donated $71,845. And I know there were Polio Plus donations coming out of Governor Marge’s District Conference that have not yet been counted and I believe many clubs will be donating as the end of the Rotary year approaches.

There are 15 clubs that have already met or exceeded their End-Polio-Now giving goals and several other that are very close. In addition, a number of clubs who didn’t set a goal have raised significant Polio Plus money. However, there are 6 clubs that have yet to make a Polio Plus donation this year. One of our goals is to have every club in the district make a donation; last year we missed it by only one. The amount doesn't matter, but the symbolism of your club, or individuals from your club, stepping up to support this effort is huge. Still plenty of time, but please be sure your club does something. Last year, the one club that didn’t give was surprised, having thought that they did. If you have any doubt whether or not your club has donated, let me know and I’ll give you the information. Let’s be a district that supports End Polio Now 100%.

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