Rotary District 7870 Information Center
Dear Rotarians:
Most of us have now completed our second week of social distancing.  As “People of Action” we Rotarians are looking for ways to serve our communities in a safe manner.  We also miss the Rotary fellowship we have at our weekly meetings.
We would like to encourage clubs to consider conducting their weekly meetings by videoconference.  We at the District level have been using Zoom (and similar programs) to conduct meetings.  We have heard that several clubs have been using the free Zoom program for their meetings.  They have been able to invite guest speakers from around the District and around the world.  It is important to have these club meetings, not only to work out how we can help our local communities but also to provide face-to-face contact during this time of social isolation.  If you decide to pay for Zoom Pro service, Rotary members get a 20% discount using the “ZOOMROTARY” code.
If you would like help setting up meetings using Zoom there are several resources at the District to help you.  You should chat with your Assistant Governor.  Additionally, District Treasurer Randell and DGN John are both active users of videoconferencing tools and are willing to help.
Please take a look at March’s Rotary Minute that talks about Connecting During the CoVid19 Response
March’s Rotary Minute also has a link that describes the easing of global grant requirements to make it easier to address domestic CoVid19 projects.  “The Foundation is waiving the 30 percent foreign financing requirement for any new global grant that addresses COVID-19. Note that these grants still require both a host and international partner”.  Through the work of District Foundation Chair Rick Manganello and District Grants Chair Venu Rao, we have access to many potential international partners for our domestic projects.  Let’s put our thinking caps on.
We look forward to seeing you online and remember to post you activities on the District Facebook Page so we can share best practices.
Advocating for Fellowship in Rotary Service,
DG Nancy, DGE Steve, DGN John and District Treasurer (DGND) Randell
The District 7870 Nominating Committee has selected Randell Barclay to be elected District Governor for 2022-2023 Rotary Year.
Photo: Randell with several of this year's inbound foreign exchange students.
Randell is currently the Club President of the Wallingford, VT Rotary Club.
Congratulations Randell!
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.
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.
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