Programs
Monday, June 27, 2022, is a special day! 
 
Join us for the changing of the guard - to thank outgoing president John K. Ferguson for a wonderful year and to welcome the incoming president - Leila Brandao Dos Santos! And if this were not special enough, we are HAPPY to enlarge our tent and WARMLY welcome transferring members from the Downtown Boston Evening Rotary Club! Plus we have a special program planned!
 
The meeting will be held at Club Cafe at 6:00 PM. The waiters will circulate and take orders for your choice of food and drink and each person will pay their own tab. All are welcome.  
You are invited to join the Installation of District Officers and Club Presidents in District 7930.
 
As it is almost the 4th of July, accordingly, we will have a summer cookout-style dinner buffet with Danversport's own New England Clam Chowder, Warm Dinner Rolls, Strawberry Salad and Caesar Salad, Quinoa and Vegetable Salad, Watermelon Salad, Grilled Steak Tips, Chipotle BBQ Chicken, Hardwood Smoked Pulled Pork, Herbed Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob, and we will finish the evening with Blueberry Tarts and coffee/tea.
 
Doors will open at 5:30 and we will have cheese platters, vegetable crudites, and a cash bar for fellowship from 6:00 – 6:45 PM. A brief opening ceremony will be held from 6:45 – 7:00 PM followed by dinner starting at 7:00 PM. At 7:45 PM we will begin the installation festivities. The dinner cost per person is $65.
 
Accordingly, we will have a summer cookout style dinner buffet with Danversport's own New England Clam Chowder, Warm Dinner Rolls, Strawberry Salad and Caesar Salad, Quinoa and Vegetable Salad, Watermelon Salad, Grilled Steak Tips, Chipotle BBQ Chicken, Hardwood Smoked Pulled Pork, Herbed Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob, and we will finish the evening with Blueberry Tarts and coffee/tea.
 
Doors will open at 5:30 and we will have cheese platters, vegetable crudites, and a cash bar for fellowship from 6:00 – 6:45 PM. A brief opening ceremony will be held from 6:45 – 7:00 PM followed by dinner starting at 7:00 PM. At 7:45 PM we will begin the installation festivities. The dinner cost per person is $65.
Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St, Danvers, MA 01923
 
RSVP to 

Alexander Falk

President & CEO - Altova, Inc. 
District Governor 2022-23 - Rotary District 7930
Past-President 2018-19 - Marblehead Rotary Club

 
Paul C. Shellito, M.D. will speak about his work and career in surgery, but will spend more time talking about what is more interesting: the history of medicine and surgery in Boston, at the MGH, and at Harvard Medical School, which goes  back to colonial times. 
 
 

Mark Horbag is vice president and senior consultant for the Global Benefits Practice in Lockton Northeast’s Boston office. His responsibilities include GBM management and implementation, M&A support, and global benefits financing (multinational pooling, global underwriting, captives).

 
Satya Mitra will speak about Rotary in general with a concentration on financial aspects including 
Club Accounts, Check Writing, Club Fees, Club Expenses, Foundation Funds, Fund Raising, Membership Growth, Member Involvement, and a President’s Role in making a Club be Vibrant.
Steve Brown will be sharing an update of a talk he presented at the Tucson Presidio Rotary Club several weeks ago about the unfolding war in Ukraine. He will provide some historical perspective on Ukraine and Russia and share an except from his 2002 journal when he visited Ukraine on behalf of Rotary, together with current correspondence with Serhii Danylkiv, MD, a Ukrainian Rotarian, who had to flee Bucha/Kyiv three weeks ago.

Meet Frank from Mexico

FRANCISCO J. BARRERA is studying Epidemiology at the Harvard “T.H. Chan” School of Public Health

Francisco Barrera (Frank) recently finished medical school and is currently studying for a master’s degree in Epidemiology at Harvard’s “T.H. Chan" School of Public Health. His full tuition was covered with a Rotary Scholarship Global Grant.


 
 
 
 
 
Rebecca Schultzberg is a Senior Philanthropy Officer for Thompson Island Outward Bound, a Boston nonprofit that provides outdoor learning programs for public schools students on its Island campus in the Boston Harbor.
 

Meredith O’Connell has over a decade of experience with mission-driven work focusing on systems, communication, & strategies that enhance an organization's visibility and impact.

 
 
 
Boston by Foot (BBF) is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1976 to celebrate Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage through guided wallking tours. While Jonathan has been part of BBF for the last 5 years, he is someone that does not typically fit the profile one might expect of a volunteer. After all, he was born and raised in the Philippines and was never taught American History in his formative years. He moved to the US to pursue an undergrad degree and eventually a career in Insurance, which didn’t really intersect much with history, architecture, or culture….
 
 
 
Rahul Mahendra Raj (left) with his sponsor Satya Mitra (right).
 
Rahul’s presentation will focus on the Rotary Club of Bangalore Downtown and their Projects, as he feels this would be appropriate for the new president taking over for some ideas and projects that she could plan. 
 
Rahul Mahendra Raj  
Financial Analyst
EntrepreneurShares LLC
 
Bill Beach has worked in the sports industry for over 10 years, focusing most of his career on corporate partnerships, an area that is significantly impacted by Name, Image, and Likeness rules in college athletics.
Demetri Sampas has been following Theranos for over ten years now, for several reasons: Being in the space of early detection and diagnostics, it is important for him to be aware of how things can go very wrong, and to know how to prevent these problems from occurring in the first place. However, his interest in Theranos pre-dates Mal-ID. Early on in finding his calling as an entrepreneur, he was fascinated by the startup and venture capital culture in Silicon Valley that may have set the stage for Theranos. Finally, he had become a legal junkie lately, though primarily for practical purposes. Following this case and attending the trial has taught him enormously about the process and the profession.
 
Valentine Callahan began in Rotary in 1992, making this her 30th anniversary with our organization. It’s fair to say that Rotary has changed her life forever. Within Rotary she’s been club president, Foundation Chair, GSE leader, assistant governor, and Governor of 7910. Currently, she’s our Foundation Chair. She’s a Major Donor, Sustainer, and Bequest Society member.
Janika LeMaitre (she/her/hers):  "Handling Gender-Neutral Pronouns with Style"
We use pronouns to refer to a person without using their name. The most common pronouns, he/she, specifically refer to a person's gender. For queer, gender non-conforming, non-binary or transgender people these labels may not fit, causing stress and anxiety. Proper pronoun etiquette demonstrates your acceptance of persons displaying these characteristics.
 
Leila Brandao dos Santos is 23 years of age and resides in Boston's North End. Leila immigrated to the USA from Portugal at the age of three and is now pursuing the "American Dream". During this time she persevered, gained valuable experience, and currently she is attending the Harvard Extension School. Leila has become a great supporter of Boston Rotary #7, and she willingly volunteered to be the 2022-23 Club President. 

    

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. We connect people:   Rotary unites more than a million people. 1.4 million members and 46,000 clubs. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. We transform communities:    We take action locally and globally. 16 million volunteer hours each year. Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact. We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions. We solve problems:   No challenge is too big for us. Nearly 3 billion children immunized against polio. For more than 110 years, we’ve bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease. Our causes: Promoting Peace - Fighting Disease - Providing Clean Water - Saving Mothers and Children - Supporting Education - Growing Local Economies - Protecting The Environment Join Leaders:   Club activities, social events, and volunteer projects offer networking opportunities that build personal and professional connections. And Rotarians can extend those networks by visiting other clubs around the globe.

 
Rotarians served America's Heroes at The New England Center and Home for Veterans. L to R: Friend of BR7 David Feltner, longtime member Paul Shellito, David Manzi, Past District Gov Doraiswami, Past District Gov Val Callahan.
 
Did you know that Kyoto and Boston have been sister cities since 1959? Kyoto is also Boston’s first-ever Sister City! To celebrate the 60th anniversary, the Rotary Clubs of Kyoto South and Boston #7 held an international friendship ceremony at which a Japanese Stewartia tree was planted in the Boston Public Garden, near the Make Way for Ducklings statues near the corner of Beacon and Charles Street. The event was held Saturday, April 27 2019 in the Boston Public Garden in conjunction with JapanFestivalBoston.org. 
 
Club Information
Boston #7

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:00 PM
Club Cafe
209 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Social gathering from 6:00 pm-6:30 pm the Meeting starting at 6:30 pm and ending promptly at 7:30 pm. We will also have Zoom capabilities but may not always use it. —————— Mailing Address: Rotary Club of Boston PO Box 990127 Boston, MA 02199