Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
December, 2016
Holiday Greeting to all Rotarians and their families! Without the support of our friends, family, and others, none of our Rotary accomplishments would be at all possible. Thank you again, Happy Holidays to all Rotarians, your Friends and Families! Please enjoy the uplifting spirit of the Holidays.
What a November we had in the District 7950! November 5th was the P Bruins Hockey Game. Many thanks to all the Rotarians and clubs who purchased 538 tickets and raised $2690 for Polio Plus. Many thanks to Pam Burkett, president of the North Providence Rotary, and PDG David Clifton from the Sharon Rotary Club for spending time at the Rotary Polio Plus display table. Does anyone remember what the final score was???
Just 12 days later...
Close to 300 Rotarians attended our Rotary Foundation Centennial Dinner in support of The Rotary Foundation.
Our keynote speaker, DG David Forward, was fantastic to say the least, offering truly inspirational examples of work done by the foundation around the world.
AG Charlene Jarest from the Fall River Club sold 25 copies of David’s “Book Doing Good in the World”. David commented on and autographed all 25. PAG David Sampson from the Rotary Club of Bourne Sandwich purchase the John Germ autographed Rotary Scarf, David Citron from the Weymouth Rotary purchased the John Germ autographed tie. Thanks to both of you.
Twelve Rotary Atlanta Coke bottles were sold for $100 donations to the foundation. The big news here is the Rotary Club of Chariho bought 6 bottles. My own Wakefield Rotary President, Spenser Seitz, had a wild card game with 4 decks of cards. All proceeds went to the foundation. The huge surprises at the end: winner Paul Corrigan from the Weymouth Club gave his winnings to the foundation and then Spencer matched the winnings with a donation to the foundation.
Just a super exciting evening for District 7950 and its Governor, who at times wonders if anyone will show up to these things! Last but not least a huge thank you to PDG Valerie Perry from the East Providence Seekonk Rotary Club for serving as the registrar.
Many Rotary Foundation awards were handed out for outstanding achievement for the Rotary year 15-16 lead by IPDG Kristine David. Great leadership and the results show. Kristine and PDG David Clifton presented PDG Joe Clancy from the Weymouth Rotary Club the prestigious Rotary International Meritorious Service Award for service to the Rotary Foundation and District 7950. Certainly well deserved, Joe’s services to our District are commendable! Thank you for all you do and have done!
We are beyond the end of Rotary Foundation Month, however Rotarians worldwide are energized by the Rotary Foundation Centennial message. Annual Fund giving worldwide is up 11% through the end of October. And, on the heels of World Polio Day, giving to the PolioPlus Fund has increased nearly 22% from this time last year, as Rotarians are responding with urgency to the call to eradicate Polio.
As 2016 winds down, now is a great time to explore and promote stock and other gifts from investments prior to the New Year. In the US, individuals who are 70 ½ and older can now make tax-free charitable gifts directly from a traditional or Roth IRAs.
Second Generation Hurvitz Joins Abington Rotary
Harvey Hurvitz, son Of PDG Sam Hurvitz, was inducted into the Abington Rotary Club November 29, 2016. Harvey spoke fondly about memories of his father.
“At one time the club had over 40 members. I believe it was because of people like Sam Hurvitz. He was Rotary. It was a big part of his life. He gave to Rotary and it gave him the opportunity to practice “Service Above Self.”
He attended many Rotary International Conventions and met many Rotarians from around the world and his business grew and prospered because of the Four Way Test. He had given thousands of dollars to support Rotary on both the local and district level.” In Sam’s memory, Harvey continues to support Rotary and the Abington Rotary Club. We are all better off because of Sam and honored to have Harvey as a member of the Abington Rotary Club
Presidential Citation Online Tool Adoption
Your achievement of these goals will be automatically recorded in our database after you've completed each activity.
Complete at least two of the following:
  • Have at least 50 percent of club members list their skills and interests in their My Rotary profiles and unlock them so they’re visible on their public profiles.
  • Post at least one project, including photos and detailed information, on Rotary Showcase.
  • Contribute to or post a project in need of help on Rotary Ideas.
  • Have at least two club members participate in discussion groups in My Rotary.
Warwick Rotary Raffle
IT WAS HIS IDEA: Knowing they could both use a car, Al Morin bought Dorothy Griffin and Madeline Hopkins tickets in the Warwick Rotary Club car raffle. While not enough tickets were sold for the car, the club held a $10,000 cash raffle and Madeline was the winner.
Greeting President-Elects, Incoming Presidents Class of 2017-2018,
First let me wish you, your family and your Rotary Club family a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season.  I hope you are as excited as I am about our upcoming challenge and opportunity to lead our clubs and district in the next Rotary year. 
As a reminder the Mid-Year / Pre PETS (Presidents Elect Training Seminar) is a meeting attended by all Presidents-Elect in preparation for NEPETS (North East President Elect Training Seminar). Pre-PETS is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017 at White’s in Westport.  Please note that the NEPETS, scheduled for March 9 -11, 2017 in Framingham, is mandatory for all Presidents-Elect per Rotary International rules. More information regarding both meeting is on the way.
The Mid Year Meeting portion should be attended by all of the current Rotary Club Presidents for DG Russell to go over goals, the Presidential Citation and wrapping your Rotary year up.
Thank you
Steve Certa DGE
20 Answers to the Question: Why Join Rotary? The First 5 Answers:
  1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
  2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
  3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.
  4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership: - learning how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.
  5. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
Enjoy the Holiday Season and New Year!!!
Russell Bertrand DG 16-17
Rotary Serving Humanity
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