Rotary District 7870 Information Center
 
DISTRICT 7870
2019 ROTARY FOUNDATION DINNERS
 
 
There will be two regional Rotary Foundation Dinners:
 
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the American Legion Post 67, 635 VT-103 S, Chester, VT
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott Event Center in Nashua, NH
 
The Rotary Foundation Dinners will take place from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.   
 
The Foundation Dinners will have food stations and there will also be a cash bar.  During the Foundation Dinners, Rotarians and Non – Rotarians will be encouraged to network with each other, view the displays, and presentations. The Rotary Foundation Dinners will showcase many of the Rotary Foundation Projects that our District is engaged in.  It is also an opportunity to learn about Rotary and the Foundation, as well as, using this event as a means of encouraging non-Rotarians to consider becoming members. 
 
There will be a formal program at each event with featured speakers on Foundation activities.  The dinner time will be 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The formal program will begin at 7:30pm .    There will also be several presentations by Rotary Clubs from our District that are sponsoring Foundation Projects and would be interested in other Clubs participate in their projects.
 
The cost is $37.50 per person for Rotarians and their Spouses.  Every Rotarian is encouraged to bring a friend, who could be a Prospective New Member, for free.  Tickets will be pre-sold to provide an indication of the anticipated attendance.  Please purchase your tickets on the District Website using credit or debit card.  You may make a check payable “Rotary International District 7870” and mail a check to :
 
Randell Barclay, Treasurer
9171 Cold River Road
Shrewsbury, VT 05738
 
As the ticket pricing indicates, we would encourage you to invite a non-Rotarian to the Foundation Dinner  so that they may consider becoming a new member, as it will be a great way to introduce them to Rotary. 
 
Each Event Ticket will include one raffle ticket and the chance to win some excellent raffle prizes.  Additional tickets will be available for purchase for $5 each or 3 for $10. 
 
In advance of the Dinners, the Club Presidents for 2019-20120 will be asked to commit to the following:
  • Promote attendance at one of the Foundation Dinners convenient to their area and encourage them to bring their District Grant and Global Grant Projects to display at the Dinner
  • Provide a raffle prize equal in value to $25 or $1 dollar per club member whichever is greater
  • Provide 3 to 5 pictures via email of club event(s) to rotaryrick@outlook.com for the purpose of being included in a power point presentation
 
 
We hope to see you all at the Rotary Foundation Dinners. 
The incoming Rotary Youth Exchange students will be making trips to Boston in November 2019, New York in April 2020 and a Rafting Trip in May 2020. If you wish to pay the $1,300 for a student to make these three trips, please click Pay Now.
In 2006, District 7870 initiated a special honor for extraordinary Rotarians in the District called the District Treasure Award.
 
This award recognizes the District 7870 Rotarian whose service exemplifies every aspect of Rotary, including, but not limited to, Rotary Foundation support, membership recruitment, and club extension, attendance at district assemblies, district conferences, RI conventions, plus active participation in club, community and international humanitarian projects. In summary, the recipient must emulate the level of involvement and dedication to Rotary as the first District Treasure Award winner, PDG Al Kerr who this recognition is modeled after.
 
This year’s recipient, Charlie Boucher, was nominated by the BOD of the Gilford Rotary Club.
 
Charlie has been a member of Gilford Rotary Club since 1995 and has worked at club events such as Gilford Old Home Day pancake breakfast, the concession stand at the race track, and Co-Chair of the Christmas Tree Sale.
 
He worked many hours when Gilford Rotary built a covered bridge in town to enable school children to walk from school across the bridge to the Town Offices so that they did not have to walk on the main road.
 
Charlie also helped with the building of the Glendale Shelter for Island residents and also worked to help build the retaining wall for the Ray Wixson Memorial Garden, along with other Gilford Rotarians.
 
Besides having outstanding attendance, he is a Major Donor and a Sustaining Member for the Rotary Foundation.
 
Charlie has attended several Rotary International Conventions, many District Conferences, District Assemblies, Pre-PETS, and PETS.   For several years the pictures he took of the Club presidents were used in the District Directories. 
 
Charlie has been the registrar and A/V person for the District Conferences for several years as well as registrar for two years of Zone meetings when Ken Grabeau was a Director of Rotary International .
 
In addition to all of that, Charlie Boucher does a lot of behind-the-scenes work in his Club and for the District, such as driving his wife, Alley, all around the District when she was District Governor.
   District Governor Venu Rao, Charlie Boucher, RI Representative Robert Hall
A year ago, the Community Health Center of La Jagua, Honduras, reported many cases of diarrhea, with some cases of children diagnosed with hepatitis. The situation in La Jagua was identified as “critical”, in dire need of safe water and sanitation solutions.
 
Thanks to funding provided by Rotary District 7870 (southern NH & VT) and a group of volunteers from the United States that have become well-known as The Amigos of Honduras, installed a biosand water filter in Escuela Pedro Nufio's classroom and also constructed three latrines, with five taps in the hand-washing station.
 
Click here for the full story.
You can now purchase the new NH ROTARY License Plates from the NH DMV.
 
You will need to purchase a pair of Rotary Wheel License Plate Stickers for application to those DMV License Plates. The price is $19.00 for the two stickers and you must order here (see right-hand column) and either pay by any credit card or by downloading the form and mailing a check as described in the downloadable instructions.
 
The stickers will be sent to you by first class mail. Please verify your mailing address.
The District 7870 Nominating Committee has selected John Siemienowicz to be elected District Governor for 2021-2022.
 
Photo:  John with wife Allise de Smet. Both are members of the Milford Rotary Club.
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