Welcome to Rotary District 7780

District Governor: John LoBosco


This is a reminder of the IRS annual filing requirement for all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and U.S. territories.

Whether your club is a subordinate under Rotary International’s 501(c)(4) group exemption or is independently tax-exempt, the IRS requires that all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and its territories file an annual information return. For those clubs whose tax year follows the Rotary year, the deadline to file is 15 November. The form a club must file is dependent upon its gross receipts for the year. For more information, please see Frequently asked questions about annual reporting requirements for exempt organizations at www.irs.gov.

District 7780 has 2 Rotaract clubs, University of New Hampshire (UNH), and Saint Joseph’s College.  Bowdoin College has started to form a club but they are in the very early stages of development.
Here is a list of some of the activities our Rotaract Clubs are involved in.
Emily McPherson and Krista Mastrogiacomo, co-Presidents of the UNH Rotaract Club shared that their club is involved in…
Relay for Life, beach cleanup, Quackfest with Durham club, and our trick or treat for canned goods. Our biggest event coming up is our trick or treat for canned goods event where we collect canned goods from the surrounding towns to donate to “End 68 Hours of Hunger”.  This is an organization that provides food to children who do not have access to food over the weekends. We have been able to collect over a thousand goods for this event. Another big event we are involved in is helping the Exeter Rotary Club with their holiday auction. We are helping to find donors for the auction and we will help to run the auction.
Austin Bear, President of the Saint Joseph’s College Rotaract Club, writes that his club is involved in…
Halloween celebration at an assisted living home for adults with disabilities on October 28th,  Helping a Rotary club with their 35th anniversary and spaghetti dinner on November 3rd, Thanksgiving food drive for local food pantry (November)
Meeting with representatives from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI),  to discuss “awareness events” we can bring to campus, November 29.
Christmas for a family drive to provide a disadvantaged family with Christmas gifts (December)
Polar dip for Maine Children’s Cancer Program.
What’s next for Rotaract?
Rotaractors are excited about a future humanitarian project in Puerto Rico, January 2019. 
An Invitation from District Governor John LoBosco
Join us at a Special District Assembly to discuss Foundation, Membership, and International Service Opportunities and Strategies!
WHO:  All Rotarians are welcome!  We are hoping, in particular, for a good turnout from club Foundation, Membership, and International Service chairs.
WHEN:  Saturday morning, November 3, 2018 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
WHERE:  Husson University, 340 County Road, Westbrook, Maine.
REGISTRATION:  We need you to register so we know how many to expect.  The venue can seat up to 135 people, so we will have a waiting list after we reach that number.  Please register ASAP at the link available on the District home page or here.
District 7780 is seeking applicants for our Rotary year 2021-2022 District Governor and candidates for the District Finance Committee.

One of the most important decisions we make as a District is choosing our future leaders; we are seeking the most qualified person for the position of District Governor for the Rotary Year 2021-2022. If you have a demonstrated history of leadership and collaboration as a Rotarian and are willing to share your passion and talents as our District Governor, please seriously consider this opportunity.  If you know a Rotarian with these qualities, please encourage them to consider serving in this important leadership position.

Do Not Miss this Exciting Opportunity for Your Family to be involved in Rotary Youth Exchange! The District is kicking off a Rotary Short Term Youth Exchange for the summer of 2019.

This is a great opportunity for your family to send your high school student to France, Italy or another foreign country and host the foreign student from that country for 3-4 weeks here in New England. This is also a great opportunity for your club to get involved in exchange on a short-term basis with little expense. Short Term Youth Exchange involves two high school students, one from the US and one from another country, and their families pair up. The US student travels to and is hosted by the foreign family for 3-4 weeks. Then the two students travel together to the US where the foreign student is hosted for 3-4 weeks before returning home.
Everyone’s Phone Number at Your Fingertips
Have you done the easy ClubRunner download yet?
How would you like to have not only your own Rotary Club members contact information but also the entire District at your fingertips? You can and so much more by downloading the new and improved ClubRunner Mobile App. You can also access club and district leadership, stories and events all with just a few clicks. Connecting to them is as easy as clicking on the phone number or email address.You can download it on the AppStore or GooglePlay and be on your way in minutes. Now would also be a good time to make sure that your profile is current, and if you do not have a picture saved, or your birthday listed, considering updating your information now! Reach out and collaborate with other like minded Rotarians from around our district and be the People of Action that your are!

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Events & Registration
District Calendar
View the full District Calendar for committee meetings, club events and much more.
Future Events
Mid-Year Dinner
Monday evening, January 28, 2019
PETS Training
Thursday, March 7 - Saturday, March 9, 2019
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