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    Thank You For Your Efforts
 
I wanted to thank you, Rotarians of D7780, for all you have done and continue to do for our communities as we tirelessly work to assist ME & NH efforts to reduce rates of Covid-19 infections/spread.

You might be asking, Peggy, how are we doing this?  Well, there are soooo many ways : 
 
 
All are Invited - Opening Night of NEPETS
Thursday, March 11 @ 6:45 PM
 
We are excited to have
RI President-Elect Shekhar Mehta as the Keynote speaker for the 2021 North East President-Elect Training Seminar (NEPETS). 
 
In addition, Valarie Wafer, RI Director, and Anis Mojgani, Poet Laureate Oregon, will be part of the Opening Night.
 
Registration is required to obtain the Zoom link.
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World Understanding and Peace Summit
By: D7780 Governor Peggy Belanger
 
Like many other Rotary Districts, D7780 virtually celebrated World Understanding and Peace on February 23, 2021, the Rotary's 116th birthday.
 
As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of Rotary’s Mission.  Rotarians believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have global effects.  "As “People of Action”, Rotarians Support Peace Fellowships & Scholarships; address Poverty, Discrimination, Ethnic Tension, Lack of Access to Education; and address the Unequal Distribution of Resources”.
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District 7780 Seeks Peace Fellowship Candidates
The 2022 Rotary Global Peace Fellowship application is now available, and District 7780 needs your help finding the next cohort of global peace and development leaders.
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Biddeford and Saco Rotary Club Linking Locally and Internationally
Biddeford – Donald Pilon, President of the Biddeford and Saco Rotary Club, (BSRC) officially signed a twinning agreement with the Cosmopolitan Rotary Club in Amman Jordan. The two Rotary groups met via Zoom to officially join as sister clubs. This is the second twinning outreach of this sort for the Biddeford and Saco Rotary Club. The other sister club is the Rotary Club of Bideford, England. “It’s an honor for us to connect with such a talented group in Amman,” noted Pilon. “We have a great deal we can learn from one another.”
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Rotoractors and Rotarians with Rotoract Experience Wanted
By: Dick Hall, District Governor-Elect
 
We are seeking Rotaractors and Rotarians with Rotaract experience to fill advisory, sponsorship and committee membership positions. 
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International Cafes Have Rave Reviews! 
By: Emma Bodwell DISC7780 Chair
 
International Cafés have proved to be a successful way of getting the word out about district projects that Clubs and individual Rotarians are working with or sponsoring. In this age of Zoom and virtual meetings, it is an opportunity to hear from folks from around the country and the world about projects and opportunities for all of us. 
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March 2021
 
District Calendar
President Elect Training-Open to All Rotarians
Mar 11, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:30 PM
 
President Elect Training
Mar 12, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:30 PM
 
President Elect Training
Mar 13, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Brunswick Rotary Club Lonnie Hackett
ZOOM
Mar 15, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
DG Track Meeting
Mar 15, 2021
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
 
President's Open Forum with Governor
Mar 18, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
President Elect Training
Mar 18, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:30 PM
 
President Elect Training
Mar 19, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:30 PM
 
President's Open Forum with Governor
Mar 20, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 
President Elect Training
Mar 20, 2021
6:45 PM – 8:30 PM
 
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District History
for March 2021
By: PDG Marie Williams, District Historian
 
Last month I asked the clubs to share how they are working around COVID – any changes they have made.  I got one reply from Kathi Perkins from the Rotary Club of Westbrook-Gorham.
 
THANK YOU, Kathi! 
 
Kathi shared the following about her club:  .....Read More..
 
News from Across the District
Here is news about 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 next month to: Rotarynews7780@gmail.com 
 
 
 
Russell Hampton
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