Saturday, March 21, 2009

MV Rotary Job Show Continues To Make News

MV Rotarian Bob McDonald, was a guest on The New England Job Show, which is sponsored by Merrimack Valley Rotary. Bob's segment was about getting your finances in order when you lose your job. Also shown is Ajita Perera, show host. The New England Job Show is a show for job seekers, by job seekers. The show has received press from many media including CBS, The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, Public Radio, WHDH, WMUR and much more. For more information about The New England Job Show, go to their blog at or to their web site

District Presents MV Rotary With PR Award

District 7910 awarded the Merrimack Valley Rotary Club the award For The Most Innovative Public Relations Project Of The Year at a recent PR Awards Dinner. Shown is Club President Ken Masson (left) accepting the award from District Governor Klaus Hachfeld The project is The New England Job Show, which has received press from around the United States.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rotary Polio Survivor's Association video

Below is a Rotary Polio Survivor's Association video featuring a past North Carolina district governor.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Kenya medical mission and "Stop Hunger Now

I have two new rotary related posts on my blog, the Chronicles of Carl . One is on my participation in a Stop Hunger Now food packet filling program in Pinehurst NC this Saturday. The other is a presentation I gave at the Southern Pines Rotary club Friday the 13th.

More informaion is also available at

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rotary License Plates

At the PR event on March 6, Carol Toomey, District Public Relations Chair and District Governor Elect, announced that Rotary license plates may now be ordered for Massachusetts cars.

Information on ordering can be found at the District 7910 web site Plates must be ordered through Rotary and, at present, are not available directly from the RMV.

According to Carol, a major portion of the proceeds from the sale of plates will go towards the drive to eradicate polio.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spreading the Word About Blogging

At the District 7910 Public Relations Event on Friday, March 6, Jill Lennon was one of the "speed-speakers" - the topic was Blogging. It was an effective way to reach many people; the speaker remained at a table but every 7-8 minutes, the other table attendees switched. Speakers had 5 minutes to pitch their topic! Let's hope this helps get the blogging interest spread throughout the district! Dan LeBlanc and I are happy to be guest speakers at any club and to present blogging, as well as helping clubs get started.