District News
Two District 7890 Rotarians were honored at the Multi-District Conference on May 20th.
First, District Governor Dave Mangs was recognized for his service as District Governor
Second, past District Governor Eileen Rau was awarded the Service Above Self Award, the highest award given by Rotary International.  The Service Above Self Award is Rotary International's highest honor for individual Rotarians.  This award recognizes up to 150 Rotarians annually (out of over 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide!) who have who demonstrated their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time and talents with exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.
The 2018 Interact District Conference was held at the Silas Deane Middle School in Wethersfield, CT on March 24, 2018
Click HERE to view the photo album from this event.
DG Mangs was recently on a TV Spot  produced by Channel 5 in West Hartford, Ct.  "ROTARY MAKING A DIFFERENCE" with special guest Shirley-Pat Chamberlain. (click TV Spot  or the picture to start the YouTube video)
Rotarians everywhere are moved and saddened by the catastrophic events unfolding in Texas and Louisiana.  Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night August 25, 2017 between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, Texas as a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 MPH.  The first Category 4 storm to make landfall in the US since 2004, Harvey dropped record amounts of rain causing massive flooding.
The Rotary Districts in the areas impacted by Harvey have established funds to receive donations as they struggle to recover from the devastating flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.  Rotary is not attempting to take the place of the Red Cross, FEMA, the National Guard or other disaster relief organizations at the local, state or federal level.  As Rotarians, we have a responsibility to bring people and organizations together to better address our community needs.   Because our local Rotary Clubs are the “boots on the ground” consisting of community leaders in all walks of life, Rotarians are uniquely positioned to “make a difference” in this crisis, to advocate for their communities, to help set priorities, and to marshal resources (volunteers, workers, material and money) where they are most needed.
Because of the size of the area impacted, (the Houston area is slightly smaller than the state of Massachusetts) donations made directly to the Rotary Districts can be distributed to Rotary Clubs and their communities in the most cost effective and timely manner taking advantage of their knowledge of local conditions.  As a volunteer organization, we can also be assured that our donations are not being diverted to fund raising or administrative overhead.
Listed below (click 'read more') are the five Rotary Districts that deserve our support. Please note that District 5890, 5910, and 5930 appear to have sustained the most damage, and they also have Federal Tax Ids for their 501C-3 organizations that will receive your tax -deductible donations.  (Please make a note of the Fed. Tax. ID on your check or in your 2017 tax file and share this information with your accountant or tax preparer.) Also make sure that your donation lists your Rotary Club or town, and your Rotary District number. 
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