Thursday, August 15, 2019

Music Mends MInds

Jeff Krause and I visited Ansonia Rotary Club and they told us about this program.
People with Alzheimers or dementia from various homes are taken to a place where they all can sing together. And of course hear singing. This has been found to be a way to help the people and somewhat let them deal with their disease. Any of our Rotary Clubs could do a similar thing in their town.

Music Mends Minds

A publicity piece for LA area

A group of singers

Friday, August 2, 2019

Club visits as Governor-A Journey by Social Media

Hamden Rotary Club July 9, 2019- Facebook page

Inspiring meeting this morning with new District Governor Jack Solomon (L) welcoming our new Hamden President Maya Alban with our Assistant Governor Al May (R), flanking the new Rotary theme for 2019-2020, "Rotary Connects the World." Looking forward to another year of service to our community and the world!

Stamford rotary Club, July 9, 2019-

At Stamford there was interest in Interact Club and in support of STEM
Vanessa Love, the President of Stamfrod Rotary Club,  talking over plans for the year with a member
Colchester Rotary Club, July 10 ,2019- Facebook page

Great visit with our District Governor Jack Solomon! We now have the new Rotary President ‘s banner

Nancy Riella President of Colchester Rotary Club

Monroe Rotary Club July 11, 2019-Facebook Page

A pleasure to have our District Governor Jack Solomon at our meeting today. It's always great to hear all the great things Rotary does locally, state and world wide. Very inspiring.

Westport Sunrise-July 12, 2019-

From a summary by Roy Fuchs(thank you Roy)
Every governor develops a personal interest project for the year. His is the logical extension of a longstanding personal interest — getting district Rotarians involved in STEM education,
programs such as a high school robotics team. Here he mentioned Masuk High School in Monroe’s 100 member group.
He also mentioned FIRST LEGO League and the Invention Convention, both elementary and middle school programs.

This was preaching to the converted, given the success of Mark Mathias’ Maker Faire, our club’s involvement with it, and the fact that the club includes three Board of Education members.

Wilton Rotary Club-July 12, 2019
Pam Brown being Installed as President

Newtown Rotary Club-July 15, 2019

Hosting the 2019-2020 District Governor Jack Solomon and his wife Jan at this evening's meeting. Listening to a presentation about his vision for clubs in District 7980 this year as "Rotary Connects the World."

Mark Maloney on Membership

Mark and Gay Maloney and lots of Rotarians

Mark Maloney describes in this video below his message on the importance and ideas for membership.

Mark Maloney on Membership

Continue to do what you are doing which is working but add flexibility to attract new members and expand your service to your community.

Club Flexibility

Here is a link to Rotary's suggestions on engaging members

Packing meals with fellowship-Engaging Members

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Rotary Day at the UN- November 9, 2019

Rotary Day at the UN will be November 9, 2019. It will be a special Day.

Rotary has been at the UN from the beginning.

This year Rotary is encouraging the attendance of non-members so more people know of Rotary's involvement.

Youth(under 18) will not be going to the UN this year but are encouraged to set up a special program in our District. Please help me do that.

Model UN for Youth

voices of youth

There will be additional information in late August

Rotary at UN day

So let's plan on having a great delegation at the UN and a party at all our clubs.
November 9, that week.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

North Haven Rotary Club Community Recognition Luncheon

Each year the North Haven Rotary Club gathers the recipients of their grants, others from the town and their members to celebrate the good work being done in their town. In 2019 it was on July 16 at Fantasia.

Here is a list of the recipients of grants from the North Haven Rotary Club.

Notice the variety of the clubs participation in their town's activities
There were Boys and Girls Club, North Haven CERT,  Fire Department, Garden Club and many, many more.
There were a lot of people present, maybe more than 100.

A look at the room, lots of people

Mary Minotti, the outgoing President was in charge and Ron Bathrick the incoming President provided support and a look to the future.  A great event.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Rotary GPS-Links to Finding Information on the RI website

Ron Webb has prepared this list of links on the RI website.
It is a great help in finding the information that you need.



How to Create My Rotary Account


President's Theme and Citation

Personal Data Use Policy

Rotary's Privacy Policy

Youth Programs Youth Programs


President's Role

Treasurer's Role

Secretary's Role

Committee's Role

New Member Orientation

For these next few, you need to click on the appropriate subject on the left of the screen.

Setting Club Goals (Resources)

Membership (Resources)

Youth Services (Resources)

Services (Resources)

Foundation Giving (Resources)

Public Image (Resources)

Rotary Citation (Resources)


AG Role

DG Role

District Committee Roles


HELP (Wildcard)

Start a Club

Sponsor a Rotaract Club

Sponsor an Interact Club

Organize a Rotary  Community  Corps

How to Update Rotaract/Interact file:///C:/Users/Ronald%20Webb/Downloads/interact_rotaract_how_to_update_club_information_en.pdf

Foundation Link

District Grants

How to View Information file:///C:/Users/Ronald%20Webb/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/YTPN3RJ0/RC-Central%205_How%20to%20view%20information.PDF

Find a Rotarian

Thursday, June 27, 2019

District 7980 Installation, June 26, 2019-How to Publicize Rotary

It has been said that Rotary is a best kept secret.
The District 7980 Installation was held at St. Clements Castle in Portland, CT on June 26 and about 160 Rotarians and guests came. Tari Marshall Day made a Facebook post with lots of pictures.

Tari's post on the District Installation

But that's not what this post is about. This is about how one person can help publicize Rotary to the World. But also about how can we use the awareness we generate during the Installation season to make more people aware of what we do.

Barbara Moore of the East Hampton Rotary club decided that Jack Solomon becoming Governor of our Rotary District was a notable event which should be recognized. So what did she do.
1. She went to the East Hampton Town Council and got them to declare June 26, 2019 Jack Solomon Day. In my view it's really Rotary Day but in any case great publicity.

2. She contacted the General Assembly

And they wrote a  proclamation on Rotary Governor

3. And she contacted our US Senator Chris Murphy( I talked with him during his walk across Connecticut) and he wrote a Certificate of Accomplishment.

Pretty Remarkable what one Rotarian, Barbara Moore, can do to get recognition for Rotary. The East Hampton Town Council, The Connecticut General Assembly and a US Senator all endorsing Rotary.
Thanks Barbara. But we don't need to stop there, we can use this recognition to raise the level of awareness of Rotary. That's what we need to do.

At an Installation in East Haven, they too got their Representative to get a General Assembly Official Citation. Rotary is very well recognized in Connecticut.