Welcome to Rotary District 7780

District Governor: Marge Barker

The District 7780 Nominating Committee selected Andrew “Andy” Glazier of the Rotary Club of Kittery, Kittery, ME to be the District’s Governor for the term of 2019-2020. Andy has been a Rotarian at heart for over 25 years by serving wherever needed alongside his wife and life partner Pam Gray of the same club.  Andy was inducted in 2012 and served as President 2014-2015 and Assistant Governor the past two years.  
Andy served as a Major in the US Army Corp of Engineers for 17 years Ready Reserves, 5 years active duty and 4 years ROTC. For 29 years he managed building construction projects ranging from multi-million dollar commercial buildings, to high-end coastal residential, to work force housing.  
Andy is working on the 2017 District Conference, chaired the 2016 District Assembly, attended the 2015 Zone Institute’s Future Rotary Leaders Program, and serves on the faculty of RLI. As a Rotarian, Andy traveled to Guatemala, Cuba and has attended the 2005 International Convention in Chicago.
From the Governor -
This Veteran’s Day weekend found me in New York City working with five extraordinary Rotarians led by Kevin Raymond, District Interact Chair, and forty-eight juniors and seniors from throughout the entire District where we spent a whirlwind twenty-four hours.  Nineteen schools and our exchange student from Italy shared in this experience. This trip’s primary focus is participating in Rotary Day at the United Nations.  Rotary’s close ties with the United Nations, formerly known as the League of Nations, goes back to 1945 when 49 Rotarians helped draft the UN charter.  Rotary has an emphasis on building peace and goodwill in the world and the relationship with the United Nations is part of that ideal. 
Interactors for throughout the eastern seaboard joined together in a day-long event where this year’s topic focused on “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies”.  The morning’s events started with Ambassador Won-Soo Kim, Past General Secretary RI Edwin Futa, Rotary International President John Germ and Chief of Polio UNICEF Reza Hossaini.  Our students sat at the very same desk as global representatives might have while making world changing decisions such as the creation of the state of Israel in 1947. 
Our trip not only took us to the UN but Times Square, Broadway, the famed New York subway and the 9/11 Memorial Museum near Ground Zero.  An incredible twenty-four hours.
Council on Legislation
The District Nominating Committee selected Lawrence Furbish of the Rotary Club of Sanford-Springvale, Maine, to be our Council on Legislation representative. Lawrence brings to the Council a 30-year career as a legislative researcher for the Connecticut General Assembly not only in research, but also in analyzing and summarizing both state and national constitutions, statutes, regulations, and court cases. Lawrence is a past District Governor and currently the District Finance Chair, and District Polio Plus Chair. Marty Helman has been selected as the alternate in the event Lawrence will be unable to serve.
What is the Council on Legislation?
Every three years, Rotarians from around the Rotary world meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that governs Rotary. They consider enactments, which change Rotary’s governing documents, and position statements by the RI Board. The representative selected in 2016 will participate in 2017, 2018, and 2019 Councils on Resolutions and 2019 Council on Legislation.
Finance Committee
The Nominating Committee selected Warren Spencer of the Rotary Club of South Berwick-Eliot for a three-year term on the District’s Finance Committee commencing July 1, 2017. Warren has been a dedicated Rotarian and has been involved with Rotary for most of his life. He recently served as president of the South Berwick-Eliot club, was part of the group that chartered the club, and was among the most senior members when there was only one club in South Berwick.  He is very involved in the community and takes all his commitments seriously. In addition to his vast background in finance and banking and experience as financial officer for a number of non-profits, he is a hard worker and a fine Rotarian.
The Rotary Clubs of York Maine and Kampala Sesse Islands (Uganda) collaborated on a Global Grant (with involvement and support of seven clubs in D7780 and  twenty  clubs in D9211)  that shipped two containers of medical equipment and supplies (cost of approximately $50,000, market value of nearly $500,000) and supported a VTT to travel to Uganda to assist the staff of Nsambya Hospital to develop their program, and a VTT from Nsambya who will travel to Maine for additional training on best practices in patient treatment and program management.  
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