Rotary International District 7870 Information Center

All attendees, spouses, and and guests at the 2018 Foundation Galas must be registered.

In Vermont the event location will be at the American Legion Post 67, 637 Rte 103, Chester, VT on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

In New Hampshire it will take place a week later - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - at the Courtyard Marriott, 2200 Southwood Rd., Nashua, NH.

Please click here to download an information sheet, and here for a very useful two-page FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

To register, click one of the links (NH or VT) to the right. Thank you!

REGISTRATION

The ClubRunner system for registering Rotarian and spouse (if applicable) is straightforward. It also allows you to indicate that you will bring a (free) guest and to enter the guest's first, last, and badge name (e.g., "John Smith Jack"–without the quotes).

If you need help with registration, please click "Read more . . ." for detailed instructions.

As District 7870’s overall Rotary Public Awareness Strategy, District Governor Venu Rao is requesting your cooperation in celebrating the NH and VT Rotary Weeks (October 22 – 28) by participating in two activities.  This week in October is due to be proclaimed by NH and VT State Governors as Rotary Week in the two states.
 
  1. Plan to set up Rotary Banners across Main Street in your town for Rotary Week.  For cities with multiple Rotary clubs, you can cooperate with other Rotary Clubs in setting up the Banners. We will work with you to help design the content on the banners, estimate the cost and, if you need, even get the banners made for you.  The Rotary District will share half the cost of the banners.

  2. Pick one day during  the  Rotary  Week  (October 22 – 28) to  have  a  Social  and  invite  all  the  leaders  in your  town.    Invite  Selectmen,  School  Board  Members,  School  Superintendent,  High  School  Principal,  Police  Chief,  Fire  Chief,  State  Representative,  State  Senator,  etc.,  Give a ten minute presentation to tell  them  how  much  money  you  raise  and  how  much  of  it  is  given  away  as  charities  in  your  local  communities,  not  just  in  one  year,  but  in  the  last  ten  yours.  You can make this event as fancy as you want to by inviting speakers and recognizing local leaders with awards.  The most important thing to remember is to tell the story of all the good your Rotary Club does in your community. 
The incoming Rotary Youth Exchange students will be making a trip to Boston in November, to New York in April 2019, and a Rafting Trip in May 2019.. If you wish to pay the $1,300 for a student to make these trips, please click Pay Now.
 
 
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 and either pay by any credit card or by downloading the form and mailing a check as described on the form.
 
Click here for instructions about the process.
To order Wheel Stickers and pay by credit card, click here.
To pay by check, click here to get the necessary mail-with form.
 
The stickers will be sent to you by first class mail. Please verify your mailing address.
Has your club recently hosted an event or project or are you planning something in the near future that you would like to share with your fellow District 7870 Rotarians?
 
District 7870 depends on the content provided by clubs to publish them on the District Website, District Facebook and District Monthly News Letter, s appropriate.  Stories that showcase your club or event should be submitted via prrotary7870@gmail.com.
 
Write up the story in a common text editor such as Microsoft Word and make sure you answer the following questions:
 
Who - Who attended, who helped, who is invited
What - What is the event, is it a service project, fund raising project or fellowship event
When - What was the date or when will the event occur, include starting and ending time as appropriate
Where - Where was or is the event, provide a map if possible or at least a very specific address so a link can be created to a map complete with directions
How - How do you register, include a digital form in word or pdf or an online registration option
Why - Most importantly, why was or is the event being held, this is why someone would want to participate, be as engaging as possible
 
Send photos from the actual event if it has occurred or from a prior year complete with captions describing who is in the photo and the story behind the picture, when appropriate. Including a picture makes your story MUCH more interesting.
 
When writing a story, make the first paragraph as engaging as possible and that will be used on the home page, and the reader will have to click the “Read more” link to get the rest of the story. This will allow for more stories to be displayed on the home page and still allow you to tell your whole story.
Three members of District 7870 Youth Exchange committee recently attended a meeting of Eastern States Student Exchange  (ESSEX) in Greensboro, NC.  ESSEX is consortium comprised of 35 districts from Canada to Georgia and Bermuda that facilitates the exchange program and process for member districts.  The semi-annual meetings are an opportunity for attendees to learn about and discuss ideas, changes and advances in the exchange process.  
 
The group heard from two university admission officers about the value of youth exchange for college acceptance, learning information that could be helpful in promoting the program in high schools.  Members also shared information from the 2-day Youth Exchange Pre-convention held in Toronto last June.  A highlight of the meeting was speaker Linda Low, a peace scholar attending the Rotary Peace Center at Duke University.  “Travel is one of the best ways to learn important life lessons of empathy and understanding,” according to Low, and is what makes youth exchange so valuable in creating peace in the world. 
 
Photo from L to R: Kathie Stone, Jim Rumrill, Julie Rowland
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