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District Governor: Peggy Belanger


News from Around the District
By:  Carol Madsen, Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary 
How much do we know about the Global Grants our Clubs sponsor?  True, we hear about the proposed project when funds are sought and maybe even hear about the awarding of a Global Grant, but is that enough? Unless we’re actively involved in the project or the fundraising, it’s likely that our understanding is somewhat limited.  In discussions with Emma Bodwell, Chair of the District’s International Service Committee (DISC), she expressed concern that our international work is often very low key.  In an attempt to increase our understanding, I’ll attempt to highlight one of our recent Global Grants here.

By: Michelle Lester - Brunswick Rotary
Chairperson, PR/Image

Help is available! Visit the Public Image committee section of the District’s website for helpful examples and instructions. In addition, you can follow the links in blue below for more assistance.

Did you miss “Public Image: The Musical?” CLICK HERE to enjoy it on your schedule. You will gain thirty pro marketing tips for enhancing your Public Image efforts! There is also a Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/271383083703120 that you can join to receive tips on an ongoing basis.

In case you missed it, there is a new course available in the Learning Center:  Public Relations and Your Club.  Learn about strategies for using media and public relations to gain visibility, increase awareness of club initiatives, and publicize your impact in the community. To access the learning center, log onto Rotary.org, click on ‘member center,’ and then select “Learning and Reference.”  You can then select “Learnng Center” to access the new course.

The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation, based in Boothbay Harbor, ME, has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa. It’s long been a stated desire of many Rotarians to establish a peace center in this region. The new center hopes to open in 2026 and will be named the Otto and Fran Walter Rotary Peace Center.
Read more about this extraordinary gift and the people behind it, including our own Past District Governor Marty Helman, but following this link: https://www.rotary.org/en/gift-will-fund-new-rotary-peace-center-middle-east-or-north-africa
By: Juliana L'Heureux - (Juliana@mainewriter.com)
By its nature, social media is a short attention span media—you have to catch attention quickly while readers are scrolling through dozens of posts at a time. 
  • Social media is a highly competitive venture with a short attention span – in other words, get to the point!
  • Always attach images with your posts- many links from websites will automatically attach an image.
  • Be consistent. Post content related to Rotary as often as possible
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