Welcome to a New Rotary Year
Dick Hall 
District Governor 2021-2022

It is a great privilege to address you as District Governor and welcome you all to the new Rotary year. Early July is an important time in the Rotary calendar. It is a time to look back at what we have achieved in the previous year and to thank those who have supported Rotary through service at the club and district level. It is also a time of renewal as we welcome our new leaders and learn of their plans for the year ahead.

Let me tell you a little about myself and my Rotary story.
By: Dick Hall - DG 7780
As part of my goals as District Governor for this year, I would like to support Clubs with their Environmental Projects and with Polio Awareness. As you know, the Environment is a new area of focus for Rotary, having always been integrated into other areas of focus in the past.  And you are all aware I am sure of the huge role that Rotary has played in the eradication of Polio in the world.  The following projects address these issues and we hope that with Clubs working together we can make an even bigger impact.

Ocean, Lake, River Cleanup-District Coordinator
September 18 is International Ocean Cleanup Day.  The Portland Sunrise Club organized an Ocean cleanup in 2019, where they also partnered with companies to use as their company service day.  This was a very successful event and can serve as a model for other clubs.
Purple Pinkie Event
As you are aware, when children are given the polio vaccine, their pinky finger is painted purple to show they have been vaccinated.  The Purple Pinky event is done in the schools
Pints for Polio

October 24, we celebrate World Polio Day. For 9 days, incorporating two Fridays and two Saturdays weekends, October 8, 9, 15, & 16, we would like to hold a pints for polio event.  The concept is that each club will invite a local brewery
Passing of PDG Sheila Rollins
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of former District Governor Sheila Rollins. She died on June 29th after a short but grave illness. She will be laid to rest  Thursday, July 1st, at 6:30 pm at Cedar Brook Burial Ground, 175 Boothby Road, Limington, ME.
Congratulations to Rotary Citation Winners
Message from 2020 - 2021 District Governor Peggy Belanger
Each Rotary year the RI President selects opportunities to achieve goals that strengthen Rotary and our clubs. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.
To achieve the Rotary Citation, Rotary Clubs review the 25 available goals, select at least 13, achieve those goals, and then report their achievement in Rotary Club Central.
I am pleased to announce that the following District 7780 Rotary Clubs achieved the Rotary Citation:  
  • Hampton RC (20 Goals Achieved)
  • Dover, Kennebunk Portside, and Westbrook-Gorham RC’s (14 Goals Achieved)
Please join me in congratulating these clubs for a job well-done!!
Shelter Box Adventure
Shelter Box is a project that several in the district have supported over many years.  I just want to tell you about this unique fundraiser.  Feel free to check it out and donate if you want, but this is not a push to do so. 
The District International Service Committee (DISC) is seeking a few new members. 
By: Emma Bodwell - DISC Chair
      Bridgton-Lake Region
DISC’s mission is to support and improve the reach and awareness of international activities in the District. 
July 2021
District Calendar
Governor Visit- Bethel Rotary Club
Jul 06, 2021
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Governor Visit- Durham Great Bay Rotary Club
Jul 07, 2021
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Governor Visit-Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club
Jul 08, 2021
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Governor Visit-Bath Sunrise
Jul 09, 2021
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Foundation Committee Meeting
Jul 13, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
President's Forum
Jul 15, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Governors Visit-River Valley Rotary Club
Jul 19, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
District Governor Track Meeting
Jul 19, 2021
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Governor Visit-Fryeburg Rotary Club
Jul 20, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Governor Visit-Westbrook Gorham Rotary
Jul 20, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Governor Visit- Biddeford Saco Rotary
Jul 21, 2021
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Governor Visit-Saco Bay Rotary
Jul 22, 2021
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Governors Visit-Kennebunk Rotary Club
Jul 22, 2021
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Governor Visit-Rochester Rotary Club
Jul 26, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Hampton & Exeter Fellowship
Jul 26, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Governor Visit-Hampton Rotary Club
Jul 27, 2021
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Governor Visit-Freeport Rotary Club
Jul 28, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:42 AM
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Russell Hampton
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