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District Events
District Conference 2014 Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014
District Training Assembly - Windsor Marriott May 12, 2014 05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
District 7890 at the Rock Cats! Jun 13, 2014 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
District News
Posted by Don Chandler


We all know the motto of Rotary International is SERVICE ABOVE SELF. We also know that we have a four way test. I have visited all our District Rotary Clubs and I know that many Clubs recite the four way test. We do this as a reminder that we need to conduct our lives in an ethical way. Our four way test is not unique to Rotary. There are some large corporations such as Walgreen Pharmacy that have also adopted the test. So where did the test come from? In 1932 a Rotarian, belonging to the Chicago Rotary Club, needed a code of ethics primarily to be used by his business. It took him a while to refine it to what we now have. The test was added by the then Rotary international President Richard Vernor in 1942. RI President Herb Taylor transferred the copyright to RI in 1954-55 I contently use the test as a guideline, and I am sure most of our Rotary members do too. But don’t forget the key words that come before the test. I believe they are just as important, and to me make the test more meaningful. Of the things we think say or do. 1 Is it the truth……….Please add these 8 words and the test will mean a little more for you as well.
I have been plugging the District Conference in Portsmouth, for me the District conference is a big deal. I know it is going to be great, but the Conferences success can only be determined by our ability to share the fun. I also know that many Rotarians leave registering to the last minute. The hotel and  location are great, but the hotel is not super large. Please register soon! Remember April 25 through 27 is just over three weeks away.
Upcoming events besides the Conference are the District assembly being held at the Windsor Marriot May 12th at 5.30pm. I recommend all Club Board members and new members attend. There will be something of interest for all Rotarians, Dinner will be also served.For more information on both the District Conference and the Assembly please go to Rotary District 7890 web page.
Stay warm and dry,
Mike Barnett
District 7890 Governor 2013-2014



Posted by Michael Roy on Apr 06, 2014

The District Training Assembly will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM on May 12, 2014. The location will be the Hartford/Windsor Marriott, 28 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT. Click the image below to see the flyer with more information:


We have added the capability to the online registration for one Club member to sign up multiple attendees. This will be helpful for Clubs who want to pay for all their registrants with one check. Click here to go directly to the registration site:

District Training Assembly Registration

Posted by Michael Barnett on Jan 30, 2014

DG Mike's District Conference will be held April 25-27. The location will be the Sheraton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary and our District and explore a picturesque and historic town. Also, as always, the Conference is a great place to meet new Rotarians and renew old friendships.
Here's an outline of the weekend's agenda:
     3:00 PM First Plenary Session
     5:00 PM Cocktail Reception
     6:00 PM Dinner
     7:00 AM Breakfast
     9:00 AM Second Plenary Session
     12:00 PMFree time
     6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
     7:00 PM Dinner & Entertainment

     8:30 AM Third Plenary Session
     9:45 AM Buffet Brunch


Conference Pricing:
    Two people, all meals, Fri. and Sat. night $ 650
    Two people, all meals, Thurs., Fri. and Sat. nights $ 820
    One person, all meals, Fri. and Sat. night $ 500
    One person, allmeals, Thurs., Fri. and Sat. nights $ 670
    Meals only, one person $ 155
    Saturday dinner only, one person $ 50

Register online now, by clicking here:    Register Online   (opens in new window)
             (Please use recent versions of either Internet Explorer or Chrome)

And a help document for registering:     Help Me Register  (opens in new window)

If you have questions, email dchandler@maxit.us 

Register now and we look forward to seeing you in Portsmouth!


Posted by Don Chandler

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Posted by Don Chandler on Jan 31, 2014

There is a document available that helps Club Officers use Rotary Club Central. It has step by step instructions for setting up goals and retrieving reports. Click below to open the Guide.

Rotary Club Central Guide


Posted by Don Chandler on Jan 31, 2014

You can view the April 2014 District Bulletin here:

April 2014

Posted by Eileen Rau on Dec 22, 2013

In November, the Rotary Foundation notified our District that Amelia Charles from Deerfield, MA was chosen as our District’s first ever Rotary Peace Fellow. It was very appropriate that the application and interview process for Amelia took place during a year when the Rotary theme was Peace Though Service.

The Rotary Peace Fellowships program develops leaders who are catalysts for peace and conflict resolution in their communities and around the globe, one of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus. Each year up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellows are chosen to participate in a master’s degree or certificate program at one of our partner universities. Fellows study subjects related to the root causes of conflict and explore innovative solutions that address real world needs. We have peace centers located around the globe.

In September, Amelia will be leaving for West Yorkshire, England to begin a 15 month Masters Degree Program at Bradford University. On her application she wrote, “In this master's degree, I want to develop my analytical understanding of peace and conflict and my technical and theoretical skills in a range of issues related to development. With a specific focus on the Middle East and Africa, I also aim to understand the interlinking contemporary and historical challenges facing sustainable peace in these regions.”

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado concentrating in peace and religious studies, participated in numerous peace programs and was awarded several certificates in peacemaking.  Currently she is working for the Al Khatim Adlan Center for Enlightenment and Human Development in Kampala, Uganda and Khartoum, Sudan.  The Al Khatim Adlan Center (KACE) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization established in 2007 in Khartoum, Sudan and registered in Uganda in 2010. Through human and cultural development projects, KACE implements a varied program that works to establish the conditions for long-term peace and stability in Sudan. The KACE vision is to see a democratic and multicultural Sudan, where all people are equal in dignity, rights, and opportunities.

When asked why she applied for the Rotary Peace Fellowship, Amelia wrote, “As a result of both personal and professional experiences during my time in Sudan, I feel strongly committed to working in development in the Middle East and Africa, areas of ongoing political and religious tension. Graduation from a Rotary Peace Center university will support this career goal in a number of ways, especially through connecting with the dynamic network of Rotarians.”

Amelia was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Holyoke with the help of AG Christine Burns. Many thanks go to PDG Jeff Tager who guided the application and interview process to such a successful outcome. Amelia will be back in the United States this summer before she begins her studies in England. Please, join me in congratulating Amelia on her appointment as our District’s first ever Rotary Peace fellow. – Eileen Rau PDG
Posted by Don Chandler

In a joint project, Rotary Clubs of Avon-Canton, Farmington, Simsbury-Granby and West Hartford donated $2,700 to Interval House in Hartford, to  replace their broken cook-tops. A check presentation was made on Dec. 5 by Simsbury-Granby Rotarian Prasad Menon to the the Executive Director, Cecile Enrico.



Posted by Don Chandler

PDG Prasad received the following letter and photos of our recent Matching Grant project in India:

Dear PDG Prasad,
Greeting from India.The 800 school benches project in which you were a partner has been successfully implemented.The Grant was also reported on to TRF and file closed. But,what will never be a closed chapter is the joy of the school children and the gratitude of local Rotary clubs to you and D 7890 that made the project possible. I am attaching a few pictures that tell the story. I know you will enjoy looking at these photographs..

I do hope you will be at Sydney for the convention. Let us plan to meet up for a cold beer Down Under.

Loving friend,Sam





Posted by Don Chandler

The District Directory (pdf file) is now available here: District Directory  You will need to login with your Club Runner Login Name and Password.


Posted by Sue Klock

The Rotary Foundation tells us clubs that set a goal have a per capita of just over $100 – approximately 110% higher than clubs that do not set a goal and roughly 33% of clubs that do not set goals end up being non-contributing clubs. 

If Rotarians in your club want to learn more about how to enter its goals into Rotary Club Central, there is a webinar available which may be most convenient for them.  Link to Webinar

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