January 2021
Upcoming Events
District Foundation Committee Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Jan 05, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
NE PETS Meeting
Jan 09, 2021
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
International Cafe
Jan 09, 2021
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Pre-Pets Session 1 – Rotary international
Jan 12, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DISC - District International Service Committee
Jan 14, 2021
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Rotary Recovery Initiative: ACE's Forum
Jan 14, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Track Meeting
Jan 18, 2021
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Pre-Pets Session 2 – The District
Jan 19, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Leadership Opens Opportunities Forum
Jan 25, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Assistant Governor Meetings 2020-2021
Jan 27, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Rotary District 7780 Works to Distribute COVID Vaccines
Rotary District 7780 has earmarked ten thousand dollars to support vaccine distribution efforts in Maine and New Hampshire, Governor Peggy Belanger announced in mid-December.
Maine funds will be supporting the vaccine distribution chain in partnership with Maine EMS. 
New Hampshire funds will be allocated to vaccination efforts to be identified by our seven clubs in the Seacoast region.
Dr. Nirav Shah, Maine CDC Director, named Paul Harris Fellow
Recovery Forum
January 14
The Rotary 7780 District Recovery team presents a live forum: Rotary 7780 progress report-community responses to ACE's.
January 14 at 6:30 PM via Zoom: please join us!
Featured speakers include Governor Peggy Belanger, District Recovery Chair Bob MacKenzie, Pinetree Institute Executive Director Larry McCullough, along with three Rotarians who have completed the initial training on ACEs awareness.  Brittany LaShier of Kennebunk, Cate Rafferty of Dover, and Moe Sullivan of Portsmouth will brief us on the training and how they are "paying it forward" by training others in their disciplines. 
District 7780 News for January
District dues "free" this year for members under thirty
Rotary 7780 Midyear Dinner "virtual" on January 25
Financial statements for 2019-2020 ready for Clubs, members to review
Help wanted!  Grow Rotary and Grow your own skills too: Rotary District positions you may be able to fill 
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No Place Like Rotary
for the Holidays
Forty-one clubs, forty-one teams of Rotarians working to make their home communities and the world a happier place in a challenging holiday season.  Here is a small sample of holiday projects and fundraisers from around our district: if we missed yours, please know that your work is appreciated and honored, and send your stories for the next newsletters to
COVID is Deadly
So Are Opioids
As of early autumn, Maine had 140 deaths due to COVID-19 (9/23) and there were 442 COVID deaths in NH (10/1), including 104 in Rockingham County and 13 in Strafford County where our district’s Rotary Clubs are located.
  • Opioid deaths continue through the pandemic and are rising in Maine
  • As of March 30, Maine had 127 OD’s.   As of August, NH had 200 OD’s with the highest per-capita rate occurring in Strafford County.
  • The Maine expectation for the first half of the year was the state would reach 259 OPIOID deaths, and at the end of the year at this rate Maine could exceed its 2017 overdose death rate (418).  
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