District News

President’s Social

One of the best ways for next year’s Club Presidents to prepare for their year as leaders is to meet their peers. President Elects from across the district gathered recently at NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum for a fun 2-hour Presidents Social. They enjoyed meeting new faces, met Assistant Governors, shared project ideas and club traditions as well as concerns for their year as club leaders. Each President Elect brought an appetizer to share and several took advantage of the beautiful venue and toured the arboretum. The incoming class of Club Presidents is looking pretty good!

2014 Latrine & Sanitation/Hygiene Project

Do you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Do you want to represent not just your club, or your district, but Rotary in ways that make a difference?

The Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Santiago Monumental (District 4060) and the Rotary District 7710 will join forces again to reduce gastrointestinal diseases caused by current sanitary conditions.

Join District Governor Leigh Hudson as he and up to 38 other Rotarians journey to Santiago, Dominican Republic to construct 65 latrines, provide 65 Water Sanitation filter systems, provide 65 Hand Washing Stations, educate & showcase proper hand and food washing plus basic sanitation skills, and provide local community families with needed supplies (mosquito nets, linens, soap, books and toys).

Below is a link to more information on this project. Please contact DG Leigh Hudson to become a part of the team.

Santiago 2014 Details

Check out photos from our previous trip.

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)

On January 18, 2014 the Rotary Leadership Institute will be held at Western Wake Campus in Cary, NC.   This one day interactive course at three levels is designed to enhance a Rotarian’s knowledge of Rotary ideals, objectives, and organization, and enhance their leadership skills that can be used on both the club and district level.

As a Rotarian in District 7710 you are highly encouraged to register for one of the RLI sessions at this event. In return, you will come back to your club with stronger Rotary contacts, new ideas, and more dedication to the work Rotary can do here and around the world.

District 7710 offers the facilitated (versus lecture-based) training once a year. Participants have a choice of completing the entire RLI course over three years within our district setting, or speeding up the process by attending sessions in adjoining districts.

All levels are held simultaneously in the 9:00 to 4:30 time period.  Registration and breakfast begins at 8:00 AM. Lunch is also provided. Attendees take the three part course in order, one part per institute day.  Part I centers around what being a Rotarian means, Part II focuses on effectiveness in your local club, and Part III blends techniques, collaborations, and programs to strengthen the Rotary journey.

Registration fee for the institute is $95 for Part I, $85 for Part II, and $75 for Part III.  The RLI Zone site for registration is www. rli33.org or http://rlinews.blogspot.com. Click on the registration section for more detail.  Note that in many cases, individual clubs will sponsor one or more of their members for RLI training. Check with your club leadership.

If you need overnight accommodations, we recommend the Hilton Doubletree Cary.  On the same weekend, there will be an RLI faculty meeting and training session at the Doubletree, so by staying there you’d be among fellow Rotarians and would have a chance to meet some of the RLI faculty.  Dinner on Friday the 17th will be a Dutch treat for enrolled participants at a nearby restaurant.  You can call the Doubletree at 919-239-4777 to make your reservation.

4 Way Essay Contest

Below is the information for the Four-Way Test Week and Essay Contest. There are two components. The first one is the essay contest. The second is Four-Way Test Week, which is the week of October 21-25, during which we encourage you to hold events which highlight the Four-Way Test. We have provided a sample presentation for you.

If you have questions, please contact Martin Tetreault (see contact information below).

Timetable
Contest Chairman Instructions & Deadlines
Local Club Chair Form
Contest Rules
Student Entry Form
Sample Flyer
Sample Press Release
Four Way Test Presentation

Contact Information:

Martin Tetreault, Chairman
District 7710 Four-Way Test Committee
P.O. Box 1028
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577

E-Mail: martin@smithfieldlaw.com

Work: (919) 934-6670
Cell: (919) 631-9847

Rotary Global Run 4 Water

The Global Run 4 Water is being organized by Rotarians from all over the world. Each club can chose a different date if they wish, the idea is to create awareness while raising funds for Water.
Do you want your Rotary Club to increase its profile?
Is there a real drive to heighten the awareness of Rotary in your community?
Is your Club eager to increase their membership?
Is there a genuine desire to get serious about attracting new interest in your organization?

Then encourage your Club to adopt this high profile project – District 7710’s Rotary Global Run 4 Water.

Garner Mid-Day Presents Awards

The Garner Mid-Day Rotary Club recently recognized community members and club members who exemplify their motto of “Service above Self.”

The club hosted the Garner Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Networking Breakfast held at Garner United Methodist Church on July 10. In addition to sharing Rotary’s mission and projects with over 60 attendees, the club also presented three community awards at the event which was emceed by Assistant District Governor and club member Chuck Killian.