Speaker: Joan Arsenault, who is 7930’s District Foundation Chair and she served as District Governor from 2019-2020.

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.

Joan Arsenault joined Rotary in 2006. She is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Major Donor, as well as, a member of the Paul Harris Society.
 Joan Arsenault brought two Foundation Grants into the District that were initiated during her year as DG: the 25K Disaster Relief Grant for PPE to local communities and the $94K Global Grant benefiting St. Francis House (for food relief and PPE) and Care Dimensions (for PPE). She is currently seeking a Global Grant to Save the Ipswich River the Lifeblood of Our Communities, hosted by Ipswich-Rowley Rotary with their international global grant sponsor, The Ipswich East Rotary, England.
 During the last quarter of her year, and amidst COVID, Joan co-founded the Corks & Caps, Local Chapter of the Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship with D7790 and sits on the BOD of RI’s Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship.
 Joan is a medical speech pathologist and owner/CEO of MassTex Imaging, LLC, a mobile medical practice for swallowing disorders, servicing New England, and sits on the BOD for the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.
 Joan is a member of the Ipswich-Rowley Rotary and resides in Ipswich with her husband Bob and dog Sally. She often sees her son Gage and his two dogs as he rents an apartment over their garage.