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Time: Oct 21, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Johrita Solari is board chair and chief visionary officer of Solari Enterprises Inc., a property management company with 300 team members specializing in affordable rental housing. The company, which she co-founded with her husband, Bruce, was inspired by Rotary’s guiding ethical principles. “The Four-Way Test hangs in our lobby, and every team member sees it as they come into work,” Solari says.
 
Solari joined Rotary in 1993. As governor of District 5320, she organized the district’s first million-dollar dinner fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation and helped it become the second known district consisting of 100% Paul Harris Fellow clubs. She has served on the committee for the Foundation’s Peace Major Gifts Initiative.
 
The Solaris are members of the same Rotary club and support the Foundation as Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and members of the Arch Klumph Society. During Solari’s second year as director, her daughter Gianna will serve as a district governor, making it the first time in Rotary history that a mother and daughter have served in these two leadership roles simultaneously.
Join us for our first in-person, SOCIAL DISTANCING event since February!
Our host, Chris Sinclair of The Anchor located at 1 Shipyard in Charlestown, Ma welcomes us for a beautiful setting in a very safe, OPEN-SPACED and social distanced evening.
From 5pm-6pm, please rsvp for a great open setting and enjoy the beautiful scene of Boston Harbor and the city skyline!
The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) is a not-for-profit, community-based support organization dedicated to serving challenged Veterans of all eras. The NECHV was founded in 1989 as a shelter for Veterans experiencing the disruptive condition of homelessness; it has transformed its focus to a Veteran-centric health and wellness service provider. Now in its third decade, the NECHV is a private institution with a very public mission of offering a broad array of programs and services that enable success, reintegration, meaningful employment, and independent living. The Center offers effective and timely services for the most disaffected and vulnerable Veterans by providing more prevention and wellness focus programs. The NECHV serves Veterans in need from every era including those from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, regardless of where they lived or may travel.
Jennifer Deluca is a tireless advocate for veterans and their families. She has served as the executive director of the Fisher House of Boston since September of 2010. 
 
No one works harder to embody the Fisher House mission to “ease the burden of military veterans and their families during illness or injury by providing a home away from home” than Jennifer. In her work to spread awareness of the Fisher House of Boston mission, she has proven time and again that she is a true servant to those who have served our country. 
 
As Executive Director of Fisher House of Boston, Jennifer’s passion for the cause is infectious and has helped to grow the organization since its inception. Under her direction, Fisher House of Boston was able to build a base of support necessary to assist the families of active duty military and veterans receiving inpatient care at the VA in West Roxbury. In her role, she oversees all aspects of operations, engages in awareness raising and advocacy, and manages fundraising and donor relations. She is committed to ensuring the organization meets all financial requirements in complete transparency and fiscal responsibility while maintaining a high level of service to as many active duty military and veterans and their families as possible. 
 
In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities at the helm of the organization, Jennifer is a visionary who spearheaded the creation of the unique Fisher House of Boston Hotel Program, a Fisher House initiative unique to the Boston area. Jennifer created this program in 2014 after realizing that many of our active duty and veteran service members were not only being treated at the VA Campus Hospital but were instead receiving care at Boston’s world-renowned hospitals. Recognizing the overwhelming need to relieve the stress placed on military families coming to Boston for hospital care, Jennifer and her team created the Hotel Program to cover the cost of a hotel stay for those families, placing them as close to the hospital treating their family member as possible. The Fisher House of Boston Hotel Program has grown over 523% since its first year, reaching even more families in their time of need. 
 
Jennifer’s understanding of the veteran community, as well as her extensive network within Boston’s private, public and political sectors, makes her uniquely qualified to manage a nonprofit organization that provides a critical service to so many individuals and families throughout the year. She is intimately acquainted with the sacrifices made by those who serve this Great Nation and is ready and willing to sacrifice for them as they sacrificed for us. Her singular focus is on ensuring that no military family is left wanting and that every person the organization serves finds comfort, healing, and peace.
TERRY REZENDES CURRAN

Rotary International District 7930, District Governor, 2021-2022
 
Please join the Boston 7 Rotary and welcoming Terry Rezendes Curran, District Governor-Elect for our District 7930 to give us an inspiring outlook into our District's Million Dollar Journey for the Rotary Foundation!
 

The Rotary Foundation - Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in our community and around the world.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

Protecting Our Food Supply and Our Planet
Overview
 
 
1) COVID-19 and Our Food Supply
 
While our food supply was not in jeopardy, concerns remain over the impact of that supply interruption and what changes we may see going forward. 
 
2) Sustainable Farming
 
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
 
3) Healthy Pigs = Healthy Food
  • Improved animal health and disease prevention 
  • Responsible Antibiotic Use 
  • FDA Safeguards
 
4) Healthy Food = Healthy Eating
  • USDA: Many cuts of fresh pork meet guidelines as lean
  • American Heart Assn. certified hearth healthy: pork tenderloin and sirloin roast
  • USDA: chops, roasts and tenderloins safe to eat at 145 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Pork is a complete protein and key source of nutrients for a balanced diet.
Please join us for a great meeting! Amy Luckiewicz will review the often forgotten pieces of Public Image and share easy ways for BR7 to show the world what we're about.
 
Amy is a member of the Wakefield, MA Rotary Club and Past President. Born and raised in Lynn, Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Human Services and Leadership Development from Northeastern.
Currently, she is a Zone 32 Public Image Zone Assistant Director and Assistant Governor to four clubs. Amy has experience in Foundation scholarship management and has co-Chaired the District's Polar Plunge for Polio. She served on a Rotaplast mission to Cebu, Philippines and a water project to La Ceiba, Honduras. Professionally, she works for the North Reading Police Department where she manages a federal youth substance use prevention grant. For fun, Amy likes to travel and SCUBA dive.
 
To My Fellow Rotarians, Friends and Supporters:
 
As of March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, stating that:
WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.
We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
Here in the Commonwealth, Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency last Tuesday, March 11, 2020, as the number of coronavirus cases doubled in just 24 hours and rose to 92 cases. Leaders and the representatives of Massachusetts municipalities called for a coordinated and "cohesive" response to the coronavirus outbreak. 
As an active and responsible partner of the Boston community and most importantly in response to this pandemic, all club activities including service projects, committee meetings and other planned events will be postponed until further notice.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reminded everyone that, 
Several countries have demonstrated that this virus can be suppressed and controlled. 
The challenge for many countries who are now dealing with large clusters or community transmission is not whether they can do the same – it’s whether they will.  
Friends, we will do our part in promoting social distancing so all our meetings and activities are postponed for now. Rest assured that we are monitoring the situation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the CDC, and we shall continue to keep you informed. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.
 
Yours truly,
 
David Manzi
President, Boston Rotary #7
PLAN VS. CRISIS:
Complexities of Aging and Care. We discuss the following and how it affects the aging loved one and the family.
1. The emotional aspects of aging and care
2. The physical aspects of aging and care
3. The financial aspects of aging and care
4. The legal aspects of aging and care
5. The family conversation
6. All the options for care
7. The cost of care
8. What Medicare and Medicaid cover?
9. The actualities of a “Nursing Home”
10. And much more...
 
Back by popular demand! Boston Rotary #7 "Vocational Talk series"!
 
John Ferguson, Vice President, Webster Bank and Satya Mitra, President of "The Guru Tax & Financial Services, Inc."
 
Also, learn about Rotary's Polio National Immunization Day, in which Satya recently participated!

Dr. John L Keller’s career in atmospheric science research & development started in the early 1970s. As a Senior Research Meteorologist at AIR Worldwide in Boston, Dr. Keller developed and implemented a model for the extreme wind climate of Northwest Europe. This model is part of AIR's "EuroCAT" modeling system, widely used by the property and casualty insurance industry to manage climate risk. Prior to joining AIR Worldwide, Dr. Keller was a staff meteorologist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. At Lincoln, he provided scientific support for the FAA's Integrated Terminal Weather System and NASA's Wake Vortex Program.

In 2005 Dr. Keller founded Weather Analytics, a company that provides data and analytical tools for managing climate risk. In addition to giving numerous conference and public presentations, Dr. Keller has published in many scientific journals, including Nature, the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences and Monthly Weather Review. 

Dr. Keller will be giving a non-partisan, hopeful, expert presentation on climate change. He is a volunteer with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a national nonprofit organization whose activities include offering speakers for community organizations. Advisors to the Citizens’ Climate Lobby include former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz and former NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Director Dr. James E. Hansen. This talk is designed to educate, enable, and entertain. It may include short videos, slides, stories, and time for audience input and questions after the talk. In his talk, Dr. Keller will address a number of questions, including: 


1. How is global climate change expected to impact life here and around the world for us and future generations?

2. Are there technical solutions that could significantly alter the climate's current trajectory? 


3. What specific actions can I take to speed up the deployment of these solutions? 
After participating in this meeting, members will feel (1) hopeful for a future stable climate, (2) energized, (3) inspired to get involved! 
 

Join us for our first Vocational Talk of 2020!

When a lawyer named Paul Harris, a coal dealer, a mining engineer, and a merchant tailor first met in 1905 in Chicago, they gave birth to Rotary and, by the nature of their diverse occupations, to the association’s most distinctive feature – the classification principle. Today, the classification principle, though modified, remains a cornerstone of Rotary. 

  • Parts of your job you find most rewarding and most difficult.
  • Forecast employment opportunities in your field for the coming decade.
  • Advice you would give persons entering your career field.
  • How your profession is being impacted by technology, government regulations, and environmental factors.
  • Ethical issues you face at work, and how the Rotary 4-Way Test and the Rotary Code of Conduct helps you deal with them.
On January 15, we welcome Angela Spears and Jose Sierra to give us some insight into their careers, their journey as Rotarians as it relates to Rotary and "Service Above Self"! 
 
 
Happy New Year!!
 
*****PROGRAM ALERT*****
 
Our next scheduled meeting will be January 15 (please note it is a Wednesday, not our standard Thursday) 6:30pm-7:30pm
 
Fisher College, Trustees Library - 118 Beacon Street, Boston, Ma
 
A featured notification will be posted about this meeting shortly...
 
Tom Hankard a member of the Belle Isle Club, which encompasses East Boston, Revere and Winthrop. 
 
Tom is co-chair of the 10th Annual Rotary District 7930 Polar Plunge where District 7930 is on a mission to reach the $1 million dollar mark of funds raised via this event on February 29, 2020.
 
Please come and here the wonderful things the Polar plunge committee as well as the Foundation on achieving the goal of $1 million dollars!
Please note meeting time change.  We will meet at Fisher College 118 Beacon St Boston to join Fisher College. 12pm

Annual Honor Your Veterans Luncheon. This year’s keynote speaker is Kurt J. Power and Kurt will also be award the Distinguished Veteran Award for 2019.

 

Also, November 7 is our District Foundation Dinner and Unsung Hero in our Communities!

when:  November 7.  6:00pm-9:00pm.
where:  Andover Country Club 60 Canterbury Street Andover, Ma 
cost:  $60.00 per person
why:  special guest speaker, Lauren Baker and Veterans Service Dog Project.  The District will be awarding a service dog to a former combat United States Marine who was injured. The Boston 7 club has donated $1,000 toward the service dog's training for this hero.
As a former combat Marine myself, this is very important to me and I hope you can join me at what will be an emotional night!  The Club has nominated Steven Godfrey as an Unsung hero in our community!
rsvp:  www.Rotary7930.org

 

Gail Gregory, Title IX Girls Running Club
Title IX Girls provides girls with tools, strategies, and space to manage their mental health.

Gail Gregory is the Director of Development at Title IX Girls Running Club.  In her role at Title IX Girls, Gail develops and manages fundraising campaigns, cultivates and maintains relationships with current and prospective donors, and increases public awareness of the organization. 

 

Please join us for a very special guest - District 7930 District Governor Joan Arsenault!
 
Joan will give her State of the District on September 5 at 6:30pm.
 
Where:  Fisher College, Trustees Library at 118 Beacon St.  Boston, Ma 
 
Please come and enjoy dinner and fellowship.
Cost:  $0
What a wonderful service project this past Wednesday!
Rotarians and friends getting together to serve some of 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 and Past District Gov Val Callahan
THANK YOU!
Come join us at 6:30pm tonight, August 1 for Fellowship, Dinner and help induct two new members into our Club!
delicious Italian food and hearty sandwiches - FREE!
 
Hope to see you there!
Greetings,
 
We are pleased to have our first Rotary meeting of 2019-2020 tomorrow!
 
Please join us for food, fellowship and fun at our meeting in the Trustees Library at Fisher College located at 118 Beacon Street between 6-7pm.
 
Come learn about what Boston Rotary #7 has in store for this year.  New programs such as BR7 Networking events and our new Veterans Outreach Program!
 
I hope to see you there!
 
My best,
David 

What a fun finish to the presidential term of Lori Karas, when  members of the club and friends explored historic Beacon Hill. The walking tour guided was by Margo C of Boston by Foot Tours. http://bostonbyfoot.org

Afterwards the group was joined by other Rotarians to fill a long table at the Beacon Hill Bistro and enjoy delicious dinner and drinks. Thanks for two good years, Lori!

 

 

 
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 invite you the international friendship ceremony at which a Japanese Stewartia tree will be planted in the Boston Public Garden. The tree planting will be near the Make Way for Ducklings statues near the corner of Beacon and Charles Street. 
 
Please join us on Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM in the Boston Public Garden. 

This is a rain or shine event. For more information, contact: info@bostonrotary.org or 617.426.7133
 
The celebrations will continue at the Japan Festival happening in the Boston Common on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. Visit their website at https://www.japanfestivalboston.org/.
Coming Up This Month
 
Leadership
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership Director
Immediate Past President
Public Relations
Scholarships Chair
 
Club Information

Boston #7

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Fisher College
118 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Phone:
(617) 999-3705
You will find the information listed under Events and on the Calendar about the time and meeting locations or if it will be held online. Call to confirm (617) 999-3705.