Friday, November 1, 2019

District 7980 Conference-Mystic 2020-NOW September 25 to 27, 2020 in Mystic Connecticut

District 7980 Conference
Mystic Marriott, September 25  to 27 , 2020

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Be a Part of All This

Ron Beaubien-President Mark Maloney's Representative and he was RI Director and aide to RI President John Germ, 
Jeffry Cadorette-What a great speaker on Rotary!!!
Ryan Leigh Dostie-Author of Formation- A Womans Memoir on Stepping out of Line
            Named by Esquire as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year: Chanel Miller's Know My Name meets Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Anthony Swofford's Jarhead in this powerful literary memoir of a young soldier driven to prove herself in a man's world.
Opioids-New London's Overdose Action Team
             talks about what they do and what you can do
Mystic Aquarium-The President tells of the Aquarium and tells us about the Oceans
Robotics teams-Three high schools, Meet them up close
Rotary Public Image from Nikki Mederos on storytelling

In addition
Rotary International Awards
The Pettengill and Osterman
Talks by our clubs on what they do-Community, International, Club, Vocational Service
Youth-meet our Exchange students,  Interactors, Rotaractors 
Rotary Builds Business at scale
March of the Presidents
Memorial Service for those we've lost

District Conference Highlights

Friday 4 PM Conference Opening-welcome to Mystic by Rob Simmons-former Congressman.    Ryan Leigh Dostie on her book Formation
Friday 6:30 PM Dinner
RI awards-Members of our District are honored for what they have done
Ron Beaubien-President Mark Maloney's Representative and RI Director and aide to RI President John Germ, 

8:30 AM Youth Programs-Youth Exchange, Interact, Rotaract
10:20 AM Jeffry Cadorette-RI Director
11 AM Opioids-New London Overdose Action Team
noon Lunch  Paul Harris Lunch Celebrating the Rotary Foundation and District 7980 Role
1:30 PM Toastmasters and Rotary
2 PM Dr. Stephen Coan-Mystic Aquarium
3 PM Robot Teams at House of Friendship 
5:30 PM  Rotary Builds Business in House of Friendship
7 PM Presidents march into ballroom with bagpipes
 Mark Maloney's Representative Ron Beaubien
Pettengill and Osterman club Awards
Jeffry Cadorette-RI Director

8:00 AM Business Meeting
8:30 AM Memorial Service
9:30 AM Our clubs talk about what they do!
10:15 AM Nikki Mederos talks about story telling with Robert Friend
11:00 AM Conference Closing  Ron Beaubien
11:10 AM Enjoy Mystic

At this District Conference

At our district Conference the Presidents representative is Ron Beaubien and his wife Vicki

Ronald L. (Ron) Beaubien:  Rotary Biography Recap:

Ron, a Rotarian since 1976 in Coronado, California with a classification of Insurance, is President of Island Insurance Services, a full-service insurance agency in Coronado, CA.  Locally, he has also been president/chairman of the Coronado Chamber of Commerce, Coronado Hospital Foundation, Selective Service Draft Board and the San Diego Crime Commission. A 15-year member of the United States International University (USIU) Board of Directions, Ron is also a Mason and a Shriner. 

He is also a past Director of the Bank of Coronado.  Among many other community and service awards, in 1993, Ron and his wife, Vicki, were presented the “Coronado Distinguished Citizen Award” for outstanding and long-term service to their community.

A brief recap of Ron’s Rotary experiences includes:

*1994-5: Governor of District 5340 in Southern California;
*Numerous positions in the District and Zones 23-24, now 25-26, including GETS, Zone Institute Co-Convener and Chair, multiple events as a Speaker, Presenter, Discussion Group Leader or Panelist;
*2003-5: RI Board of Directors;
*2001: Disaster Relief Chair; 2007-8 International Membership Development and Retention Chair - chairing seven International Membership Conferences (North America) in 2007 and 12 International Membership Conferences (throughout the Rotary world) in 2008;
*Group Discussion Leader at the International Assembly in 2000 and 2001;
*For 8 years a member of either RI Audit and/or Finance and Investment Advisory Committees (Known now as the combined RI&TRF Finance Committee);
*Representative to and COL Committee member;
*2012 Moderator of the Rotary Coordinator/ Rotary Public Image Coordinator Institute;
*Most recently Ron and Vicki served as Aide to RI President John and Judy Germ;
*Many positions and activities within the Rotary Foundation as well Ron & Vicki are multi-level Major Donors.
A native Californian, Ron and Vicki have been residents of Coronado, California since 1968 and celebrated 51 years of marriage last November. They have two sons, both graduates of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.   Layne, a Three Time Olympian for the United States Water Polo Team (Athens, Beijing & London) earning an Olympic Silver Medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is currently taking over Ron’s insurance company. Brady is married and working in the film industry in Hollywood – as owner and Founder of an award-winning graphic arts company as well as co-owner of Cine-Concerts producing over 1,200 movie enhanced orchestral concerts in more than 60 countries.

Beaubiens To Serve As Aides To Rotary President-nominee

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Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:34 am

Ron Beaubien, Past-President of Coronado Rotary Club and Past District Governor of District 5340, and his wife Vicki will assume the duties as aides to the President-nominee of Rotary International, John F. Germ and his wife Judy. This assignment will last through June 30, 2017.

President-nominee, Germ, said in his confirmation letter that “we know that we can count on you to help us navigate through the various challenges of planning, preparing and serving Rotary in this new and challenging assignment. I am looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the growth and vibrancy of Rotary and I will need your help at each step of the way.”

Beaubien, President of Crown Insurance Services, Inc. has been a member of Rotary since 1976. He has served on various Rotary International committees and attended numerous regional, zone and international institutes as well as International conventions.  In India he chaired and participated in a Polio Plus National Immunization Day. As Rotary International Director in 2003- 2005, Coronado Rotary Club named him Rotarian of The Year.   
Working and serving Rotary is a large part of Beaubien’s life, however, he has served the Coronado community as well as San Diego as chairman of the Coronado Hospital Foundation, chairman of the Selective Service Draft Board and member of the San Diego Crime Commission. Ron was a director and secretary of the Bank of Coronado for 20 years and is past president of the Coronado Chamber of Commerce. He and Vicki were presented the Coronado Distinguished Citizen Award for outstanding service to the community by the Coronado Chamber of Commerce.

More about 

Paul Harris Lunch

Speaker Mike McGovern-RI Polio Plus chair and former VP of RI
Michael K. McGovern
PolioPlus Committee
Chair, Rotary International
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Michael K. McGovern is current Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee and Past Vice President of Rotary International in 2007-08.
Mike joined Rotary in 1986 as a member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA. He has served as club president, district  governor, district foundation chair, Rotarian Action Group chair, international training leader, RI committee member and chair, director of Rotary International and vice  president of Rotary. He has served in numerous other positions at the district, zone and international levels and has attended numerous councils on legislation in various roles.
Mike holds the Rotary classification of “Town Government” as the full-time appointed town manager of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He was previously president of the Maine Municipal Association and has served on regional boards for the United Way and the American Red Cross. Mike is a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation and a recipient of the Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service.

Jeffry Cadorette

Director 2018-20 
Rotary Club of Media 
Pennsylvania, USA 
Jeffry Cadorette had a 25-year career as a physical therapist in private practice as president and CEO of Physical Therapy Associates of Delaware County in Pennsylvania until merging his practice with Riddle Memorial Hospital to form the Riddle Rehabilitation Institute and Riddle Sports Medicine. He is now associate broker and executive vice president at Media Real Estate Co., where he is active in all phases of commercial real estate sales and leasing, tenant representation, and new project development.

A Rotarian since 1977, Cadorette has served RI as a committee member, Council on Legislation delegate, international training leader, seminar trainer, and president’s representative. He was worldwide coordinator of Rotary Foundation alumni coordinators from 2010-11.

Cadorette is a Foundation Benefactor and Major Donor and has received the Citation for Meritorious Service, the Distinguished Service Award, and RI’s Service Above Self Award.

Ryan Dostie-Youth Exchange alum, Global Scholar, Author
Talking about the Effect of Rotary on her

Ryan Leigh Dostie goes by Ryan Leigh Dostie only in written work because her mother christened her with an extremely masculine first name, and Ryan without the Leigh seemed kind of confusing on a book cover. She secretly believes her name is the reason she joined the military, because names have that kind of formative power. She’s always been a writer, if you consider a short story in second-grade with the dubious plot of a girl making best friends with a wild mountain lion as “writing.” On her elementary school bucket list were four items: go to college, travel, become an author, have a horse. Ryan is working real hard on getting that horse.
She loves to travel and once wanted to visit every major city in the world. Now she would just like to see the countryside of new places and discover paths less traveled. Maybe that’s because she’s learned the beauty of a place is in its raw, untouched landscape, or maybe it’s because she suddenly doesn’t like crowds. With age comes agoraphobia. More accurately, with war comes agoraphobia.
Ryan has studied six languages (Japanese, Persian-Farsi, Dari, French, Ancient Greek) but only her mother says Ryan speaks six languages, because honestly Ryan has forgotten almost of all that, save for some conversational Japanese.
As far as hobbies go, Ryan likes to pick things up and put them down, preferably heavy and slowly (i.e. Olympic Weightlifting), but will move faster if her trainer yells loud enough (i.e. Crossfit). She loves to read, but will never admit to how little she actually does, because it’s shameful. While a journalist and photographer in the Connecticut National Guard, Ryan learned she really enjoys photography and maybe she’s even good at it. It's pretty amazing what you can do with an automatic setting on expensive cameras these days.
Ryan secretly loves Urban Fantasy because she has an unhealthy obsession with the ancient world and its impact on modern society and religions, and what better genre to explore such delightful connections? Ryan will happily regale you with tales of powerful, ancient deities, and how the biggest war god was originally a woman. Yet her current works revolve around women in the military and combat, because women are there, they exist, and have for a very long time. She would like to add her voice to literature regarding the “The Long War,” America’s ongoing conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ryan has a beautiful, adventurous daughter, who has a delightful passion for horses (this is how Ryan hopes to trick her husband into getting that horse), as well as big dogs (Ryan wants another dog, too). Ryan is married to a Marine, whose ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome is probably the exact thing Ryan needs in a man and husband. He’s a devoted father, hard working teacher, volunteer fireman, EMT, and often caretaker of all household animals. We understand his reluctance for more animals. We will persevere.
Video at New Haven book store

Interview with Ryan Leigh Dostie onWNYC by Alison Stewart
June 7, 2019

Book by Ryan Dostie Formation-A womans memoir of Stepping out of Line

A Talk on Opioids Treatment-Jennifer Muggeo and Carol Jones
For almost three years, the City of New London, Ledge Light Health District, Alliance for Living and many other community organizations, first responders.  government agencies, individuals with lived experience and families from New London and surrounding towns formed the Overdose Action Team (OAT), which is focused on improving local response to the opioid epidemic through data sharing and coordinating intervention efforts.

The OAT was awarded one of only 13 grants in the country in 2018 through the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program. As a result of this funding, three Recovery Navigators were deployed in locations through the city where data shows the highest numbers of overdoses. Since the project began, the navigators have engaged over 300 people, with many of those contacted initiating medically based treatment as a result. The program is so successful that the grant was almost doubled and the work expanded to other Southeastern Connecticut communities. We currently have 5 Recovery Navigators working in the community.
Here is a video on channel 8 of Jen Muggeo who will be one of our speakers
Opioids-New London effort Jen Muggeo

Talk on the Environment, the Oceans and STEM

STEPHEN M. COAN, PH.D. of Mystic Aquarium

Dr. Stephen M. Coan is president and chief executive officer of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which operates Mystic Aquarium and JASON Learning.  Committed to protecting the ocean environment, Sea Research Foundation accomplishes this through public engagement in conservation, STEM education, and research programs related to the ocean environment.
 Mystic Aquarium is the largest cultural attraction in Southeastern New England with annual attendance of 750,000.  JASON Learning is a digital based STEM curriculum that annually reaches 3 million students throughout the world.
 Dr. Coan has been an officer of Sea Research Foundation since 2001. He was appointed chief operating officer in 2004, and completed a radical restructuring of the organization’s financial platform, including reduction of $20 million in debt. He became president and CEO in 2006.   Under his stewardship, Sea Research Foundation has enjoyed record setting fund raising, and took over management of JASON Learning from National Geographic Society in 2010.  In 2014, Mystic Aquarium was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service at the White House in recognition of its unique array of community and national programs serving at-risk youth and people with special needs. 
Prior to joining Sea Research Foundation, Dr. Coan was the chief education officer of the JASON Foundation for Education, now known as JASON Learning. He has served as executive director of two educational organizations and held faculty appointments at Tufts University, Bentley College and Cambridge College. He is a trustee of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Horizons in Windham, Conn., the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation in Baltimore, Md., and a founding trustee of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association.
 Dr. Coan earned his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and both a Masters in Management degree and a doctorate in social policy from the Heller Graduate School at Brandeis. 

Mystic Aquarium video
African Penguins at Mystic Aquarium

Robots from High School Robot Teams for you and your kids to play with

On Saturday

Interact and Rotaract

Youth Exchange

On Sunday

The Memorial Service-a moving remembrance of the Rotarians we have lost this year.

Talks by Clubs on What they do really well

Public Image

Nikki Mederos-Public Image Coordinator for Zone 32 and great storyteller.
Niurka “Nikki” Mederos District Governor
North Hudson Rotary Club
401 Gorge Road, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
Mobile: 201-956-1667 Email:
A lifelong resident of Hudson and Bergen counties, Niurka “Nikki” Mederos is the Director of the External Affairs/Outreach Community at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, NJ. During her 35-year tenure at the medical facility, Ms. Mederos has worked within local communities to promote the hospital’s services, build community partnerships and provide healthcare outreach programs to local residents. Additionally, she has organized dozens of community health fairs and health screenings to connect with thousands of members from the community.

Rest of Sunday
Find a Restaurant for Lunch with Some Rotarians
Go to Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, Naval Museum or...

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