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District 7890




November 2017

Message from the Governor


Dave Mangs  2017-18

Rotarians “Rotary Means Business”

Is Now A Rotary District 7890 Program


The kick-off meeting of ”ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS” – RMB -  was held at Rooftop 120 in  Glastonbury,CT on November 9, 2017. A special thanks to our District RMB Chair: West Hartford Rotarian Bennett Forrest, and Cody Guarnieri Past President of the Hartford Rotary Club (and also a former Rotaractor) whose law firm Brown, Paindiris and Scott, LLP sponsored the event. Almost 50 people were in attendance. From the moment one entered the event you could feel the energy of Rotarians and their guests enjoying this exciting networking opportunity. As Bennett reported in his follow-up letter to attendees:


“Clearly there is an unfulfilled need in the Rotary community for events like this and I hope we can build on the momentum our event last night created. In order to keep the momentum going I would first encourage you to get together one-on-one with your fellow Rotarians that you met last night. Sustained networking is a process, not an event and is all about the relationship building that happens over time. Gather often outside your regular Rotary meetings to talk more specifically about how you can help each other's businesses. The common bond of Rotary gives us a unique opportunity to meet with like-minded people from all over the area and collaborate, not only on the various Rotary projects that our individual clubs support, but also for straightforward, mutually-beneficial business transactions!


Moving forward, we will likely form one RMB chapter for the entire district. This will give us unity and less administrative work, while giving latitude for groups of clubs from similar geographic areas to hold their own RMB events. If you are interested in holding an event in your area of the district, I would encourage you to join the District 7890 RMB Committee which will be formed shortly. Please let me know if you are interested.”


If you are interested in helping us to bring this important program to your area, please email Bennett Forrest at bennettforrest@kw.com or call his cell: 860-977-3176.


Remember when Paul Harris set up Rotary there were three priorities: first Networking and Referral (to generate business for fellow Rotarians), second Social and Fun, and third Service. Rotary Means Business gives us the opportunity to have a meeting where we have the time to meet others where we can help one another both as consumers of needed services or products, or as providers. This is a program that can be done in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce or others in the business community. We envision that this program will be available in all of our 10 Areas in District 7890. It is best to invite multiple Clubs to the event so we can increase communication and networking between Clubs in our District. We will encourage new members and further engage our existing members.


We learn from the Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions as adopted by the Council on Legislation in 1989:


“As a Rotarian engaged in a business of profession, I am expected to:

1. Consider my vocation to be another opportunity to service.

2. Be faithful to the letter and the spirit of the ethical codes of my vocation to the laws of my country, and to the moral standards of my community.

3. Co all in my power to dignify my vocation and to promote high ethical standards in my chosen vocation.

4. Be fair to my employee, employees, associates, competitors, customers, the public, and all those with whom I have a business or professional relationship.

5. Recognize the honor and respect due to all occupations which are useful to society.

6. Offer my vocational talents; to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community.

7. Adhere to honesty in my advertising and all representations to the public concerning my business or profession.

8. Neither seek from nor grant to fellow Rotarians a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or profession.”


NOW IS THE TIME TO BRING ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS TO ALL OF OUR CLUBS AND OUR FELLOW ROTARIANS.


Thank you for your support.

– Dave A. Mangs, PhD

2017-2018 DG District 7890



We Are Getting Close to the Endgame



After another year of dwindling polio cases, Rotary leaders, top health experts, and celebrities said on October 24th—World Polio Day—that the paralyzing disease has never been closer to being eradicated globally.


A special live streamed presentation—End Polio Now: Countdown to History—featured the people who work tirelessly to end the disease and reviewed the progress that the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has made.


Co-hosted by Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the 45-minute program took place before a live audience at the Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA, and was streamed online to viewers worldwide. Mark Wright, news host for the local NBC television station and president of the Rotary Club of Seattle, and CNN news host Fredricka Whitfield led the event. 


Wright updated the audience on the latest figures of polio cases saying that the total number of cases caused by the wild poliovirus so far this year is 12, with seven cases in Afghanistan, five in Pakistan, and none in Nigeria. This is a 70 percent reduction from 2016 and is the lowest count of polio cases in history.


“The scale of the effort is staggering,” he said. “Every year 2.2 billion doses are delivered to 430 million children, through a sophisticated vaccine supply and logistics network.”


Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the Gates Foundation’s chief executive officer, began the event by praising Rotary members and front-line health workers for their dedication to ending the disease. 


Desmond-Hellman said, "Nothing would be possible without the efforts of thousands of volunteers across the world who, sometimes in perilous situations, deliver and administer polio vaccines to protect children. That's worth celebrating."


She added, "Those unsung heroes are also in the company of Rotarians. Everywhere around the world, Rotarians show us, with their quiet but inspiring determination, how you can make it possible for 16 million children to be alive and walking."

 


 Coming Soon:

The Rotary Foundation Webinar


Have all of your questions answered:

  •  What is The Foundation?

  •  When I give to The Foundation what am I actually giving to?

  •  What is the Annual Fund?

  •  What is a Paul Harris Fellowship?

  •  Where does the money go?

  •  What are Foundation Points and what can I do with them?


This is a great opportunity to learn in the comfort of your own office or home. Please, join us on Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm.


To Sign up for the December 5th webinar go to http://rotarydistrict7890.org and click on Foundation 101 in the right hand column of events.


You will receive a confirmation email after you register and 2 reminder notices before December 5th.


Around The District


Agawam



Governor David Mangs presents Sara Chafee, president-elect of the AGAWAM Rotary Club with a citation for her continued services internationally in Ethiopia and Uganda. She is preparing for another trip to Ethiopia in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for the follow-up.

 

Litchfield-Morris

Tails of Hope


On November 12, 2017 Tails of Hope Foundation and Faithful Friends Service Dog Foundation honored disabled Veteran War Heroes and their PTSD service dogs in a patriotic and stately ceremony. The Rotary Club of LITCHFIELD-MORRIS was publicly thanked for their support of the Foundation.  


Honored Guest was Lt. David Lim, one of fourteen survivors of the 9/11 World Trade Center collapse. Lt. Lim presented the Tails of Hope Foundation Sirius Courage Award to Air Force Veteran Dennis Frederick and his service K9, “Bailey”. Veteran Frederick  was a military police officer for the Special Command Division working as part of a Joint Force Unit of all five branches of the military and later as a Port Authority Police Officer who saved hundreds of lives when the World Trade Center was attacked on 9/11/2001.


Newington



Recently the NEWINGTON Rotary Club donated plastic wedges known as "Door Chocks" to the Newington Fire Department. Rotarian Mal Murphy suggested the idea and stated "In essence, it's a tool designed for firefighters by firefighters." With the help of his business partner, John Szugda, president (and former firefighter) of Bermier Precision Products of Southbridge, MA, Mr. Murthy arranged for the productions of hundreds of door chocks. These "Door Chocks" are used by firefighters to prop open doors and prevent pinching hoses said Murphy. Firefighters know these plastic wedges are chock full of other uses. The wedge can be used on activated sprinkler heads to quickly and effectively stop the flow of water simply by wedging two of them together at opposing angles inside the sprinkler head. The wedge is also useful in opening windows to allow firefighters to safely and securely hold windows in the open position to aid in ventilation and allow a safe secondary egress option. Fire Chiefs from Newington, Wethersfield and Rocky Hill were pleased to be part of the project and stopped by a Rotary meeting to take possession of the highly visible fluorescent-colored pink and orange door chocks. The chocks are marked with he inscription: Newington Rotary Supports Our Firefighters!


West Springfield

Area Rotary Clubs Target Indian Literacy


WEST SPRINGFIELD Rotarians Bob MacDonald and Dan Marini visited the WESTFIELD Club to explain their Global Grant project which will introduce “e” learning to Indian schools and also address hygiene issues in targeted schools. Bob MacDonald stated the program will involve about 25 schools in Karanataka Province on the west coast of India, in and around the city of Shimoga. He thanked the members of the Westfield Club for their contribution to the project and also said that the AGAWAM Rotary Club had contributed. Donations are pending from the SOUTHWICK and SPRINGFIELD Rotary Club.  The Rotary Club of Shimoga will make a similar donation and the from clubs will be matched by the Rotary International Foundation.


The funds which will add up to approximately $40,000 will fund hardware and training to bring smart boards, laptops and similar digital devices to 25 schools in Shimoga to improve children’s education and result in literate graduates. Also funded will be sinks with running water in each of the schools. Bob explained that the crowded and primitive schools included will benefit both from the running water and the opportunity to teach the children the benefits of good hygiene. He said that simply teaching the children to wash their hands will interrupt the disease vectors and make a significant difference in the health of both the children and their families.

 


District Member News


Happy Anniversary To


71 Years

Simsbury

Chartered November 20,  1946


69 Years

Southington

Chartered November 10, 1948


58 Years

Newington

Chartered November 27, 1959


Welcome New Members!


NEW MEMBERS – OCTOBER

Amherst -- Beth Pearson

Avon-Canton -- Joseph Raycraft

Bristol -- Jessica Pieri

East Longmeadow -- Alex Cantor

Farmington -- Brendan Goodrich

Hartford -- David Santis

Litchfield-Morris -- Suzanne LoRusso

Manchester -- Cathryn Fogel

Newington -- Cherilyn Spatola

Salisbury -- Jose Flores, Donald Mayland

West Springfield -- Carly Camossi

Westfield -- Nichole Nietshe


Reporting Attendance

 

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Contact Us / Submissions

 

Did your email address change? Have some news to share?

Your new contact information or newsletter submissions (including graphics, photos or files as attachments) should be sent by the 10th of the month to:


PDG Karen Andrews at karen1710@comcast.net



OCT

%

Agawam

32

*

Amherst

63

51.97

Avon-Canton

70

53.19

Bloomfield

25

*

Bristol, CT

36

64.04

Chicopee

30

*

Dalton

11

*

East Hartford

51

63.62

East Longmeadow

24

76.84

East Windsor

14

73.21

Easthampton

28

*

Enfield

52

64.82

Farmington

40

*

Franklin County

16

*

Glastonbury

76

*

Great Barrington

55

*

Hartford

32

50

Holyoke

71

*

Kensington-Berlin

15

33.33

Killingly-Brooklyn

*

*

Litchfield-Morris

21

64.8

Ludlow

25

*

Manchester

34

52.42

Monson

13

*

New Britain-Berlin

43

*

New Milford

41

*

Newington

21

70.73

North Adams

14

*

Northampton

32

*

Palmer

29

*

Pittsfield

64

*

Plainfield

21

*

Plainville

39

*

Putnam

60

77.3

Rockville Rotary

28

*

Salisbury

36

*

Simsbury-Granby

72

*

Somers

32

60

South Windsor

*

*

Southington

46

*

Southwick

24

*

Springfield

56

28.48

Stafford

26

*

Suffield

37

*

Terryville

12

75

Thomaston

37

59.46

Torrington-Winsted

*

*

Tri-Town

12

*

Ware

*

*

Washington

12

*

Watertown

40

52

West Hartford

50

47.02

West Springfield

63

79.25

Westfield - MA

32

65.13

Wethersfield/Rocky Hill

*

*

Wilbraham-Hampden

26

74.9

Williamstown

35

47.14

Willimantic

25

42.8

Windsor/Windsor Locks

20

38