Welcome to Rotary International District 7790. We are 53 Rotary Clubs located in Central Maine, USA (23 clubs) and Eastern Quebec, Canada (30 clubs). The 1,800 Rotarians that make up our district, although culturally and linguistically different, all share the Rotary spirit and aim to put Service Above Self in our daily endeavors.
No matter the club and no matter the role we individual Rotarians play in our clubs and the district, the simple truth is that we are all part of a larger family of business professionals and leaders giving of ourselves to help improve conditions in the world. The service work of individual Rotarians and the work of Clubs in District 7790 goes on daily throughout each Rotary year and we should all be proud to call ourselves Rotarians.
The theme for Rotary International for the 2013-2014 year is “Engage Rotary, Change Lives”. Rotary International President Ron Burton has challenged us all to recognize the energy and power for service to others that can be harnessed when we work within the framework of our Rotary family to help to change lives within our local and international communities. The Rotary family proves the axiom “many hands make light work” in so many service activities, in so many places, and in so many ways. The challenge for each Rotarian during this Rotary year will be to identify situations in need of support and to then imagine how that support can be delivered by engaging the clubs, the district, Rotary International or The Rotary Foundation in service provision.
I encourage my fellow Rotarian district members to get to know your district, to learn of the many wonderful activities our clubs are engaged in, to seek out opportunities to share in the work and the fun of Rotary, and most importantly to look within to find the inner Rotarian. Become energized once again by membership in Rotary, an organization that serves the world. The good works we each strive to achieve in Rotary can best be addressed by adopting the theme of service by engagement. Engage Rotary, Change Lives!