Welcome to Rotary District 7780

District Governor: Dick Hall


News from the District & Beyond
For those on Facebook, we now have a new District Facebook Group!   It’s called Rotary 7780 – People of Action    Please go to this Group now and click “Join” to see what is happening in clubs around our District.
This District Group is available for all clubs and members to post about the various activities of your club – events, fundraisers, projects, awards, or anything else Rotary-related that you would like to share.
Shelter Box is a Rotary affiliated group, adopted in April 2000 by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, England.  Shelter Box provides emergency shelter and tools in times of dramatic need such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and tornados.
This is a project that several in this District have supported over many years. Read on for more about a unique fundraiser coming to New England this summer. 
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.
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
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Celebration of Life
A celebration of the life of Past District Governor Sheila Rollins will be held Sept 22, 2021.
District Conference 2021
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