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District Governor: Thomas Fletcher
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The natural disasters that have occurred this year are unprecedented. I am asking all Rotarians to consider giving generously to help those in need. It is certainly disheartening to see the news today and see that Hurricane Nate struck Louisiana and Mississippi. As I write this email the damage done by Nate is still unknown and many are without power. 
The devastation on that Hurricane Maria had on Puerto Rico is heart breaking. Please consider giving $10.00 each to support the effort to help Puerto Rico. If every Rotarian in our district gave $10.00 we would raise almost $11,000. So I am asking you to please consider sending your donation to The District Office and we will forward it on to the appropriate organization.
Rotary is already working to help make a difference. The Rotary Foundation is collecting emergency relief funds to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
In addition, Rotary has established Donor Advised Funds for Puerto Rico and Mexico.  Listed below is a recap of those funds:
                Puerto Rico Recovery – Account # 614
                Mexico Earthquakes – Account # 613
                Hurricane Harvey – Account # 608
                Hurricanes Irma and Maria – Account # 296
Attached is a form you can use to make your contribution.
The Puerto Rico Recovery fund was established with a $1 million gift from the Murray Family Foundation with hopes that it will be matched by Rotarians and friends.
Shelter Box, Rotary's partner for disaster relief, is providing tents for use as privacy tents to be pitched within the convention centers housing families that have been evacuated. Please direct inquiring Rotarians to the web story on Rotary.org for the most up-to-date information or to contact RI by writing to relief@rotary.org.  
In addition, Linda Nese asking for donations so she can send a truck loaded with supplies for both Florida and Puerto Rico.  Linda sent me an update for you to read about her efforts to make a difference:
Hi Tom,
I wanted to update you on what has been going on with our disaster relief projects. 
Florida – Our truck leaves tomorrow evening for the Keys.  We are sending cleaning supplies, bug spray, paper products and personal care items.   We still have room in the truck for more donations if any of the clubs is able to help us.   The Gloucester Twp./Pine Hill Rotary dropped off a large donation of sponges, buckets, mops, flashlights and work gloves on Saturday and Peg and Joe Castor also made a personal donation of work gloves, peroxide, vinegar and other items that are in demand.
Puerto Rico – I connected with Bert Lopez who is coordinating efforts in South Jersey.  I was asked to speak at a rally yesterday in Atlantic City on behalf of “Hand Up” and the rotary to talk about our involvement.  I was joined by Mayor Don Guardian, several state senators, Local 54 and other organizations who will be providing aid to Puerto Rico.  Our center in Brigantine will be used as the holding site for all donations.  Our volunteers will sort, pack and label donations that will be flown by the National Guard to Puerto Rico for distribution.   Mayor Guardian will also be putting together a team to go there directly to cook meals and take them to people in remote towns that are not getting any relief.  We are looking for donations of rice, beans, nutritious foods In flip-top cans, water and gift cards to grocery stores to purchase food.  
I will keep you updated. Thanks, Linda
This is the 30th year of women in Rotary. To commemorate this milestone we are having a joint celebration with District 7450 on November 7th, 2017, at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield Pa. We will honor five women from our district who best represent the spirit of Rotary.
We received many applications for these awards and choosing the winners was not an easy task. I am pleased to inform you that we have selected our honorees:
                Renuka Desai – Health Care
                Judy Balliere - Life Time Achievement
                Kathy Ross - Non-Profit
                Pamela Fisk - Education
                Karen Hagerman - Business
Please come out and support these amazing women and learn their stories.
There will be lots of opportunities to support this event through sponsorships and the purchase of tickets to the dinner. We are also very pleased to announce that Past RI Vice President Jennifer Jones and Current RI Vice President Dean Rohrs will be the guest speakers at this event.  Both of these women are awesome speakers, so it'll be worth more than the price of a ticket to hear them.   There will be much more on this event in the coming weeks.
Many have asked me for a list of needed supplies and this is what we are in most need of:
Trash Bags
Ziploc bags
Bug spray
New socks/underwear
Cleaning products
Personal care products
Storage bins
Work gloves
Gift cards (home depot, gas cards, Walmart, etc.)
Thanks so much!
Linda Nese
To Register for the Vocational Service Award Dinner, please use the link below.
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Edison, NJ 08817

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District 7640 Foundation Committee 
Seeking Applications for
2017-18 Rotary Peace Fellowships
Each year, Rotary International funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers.  Through training, study and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalyst for peace and conflict resolution.  
District 7640 is seeking candidates (who are NOT active or honorary Rotarians) for the following opportunities:
Master’s Degree Fellowship (15-24 months) at one of five premier universities 
Professional Development Certificate (3 month program) in peace and conflict prevention resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.
Eligibility Criteria
• Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service.
• Excellent leadership skills
• Master’s degree applicants:  minimum 3 years or related full time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
• Certificate applicant:  minimum 5 years of related full time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
A few examples of qualified professionals
• Community development specialists 
• Military, security and law enforcement personnel
• Mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution personnel
• Professionals involved in human rights, refugee issues, disaster relief
• Documentary film producers
Interested applicants should visit and complete application on:
Application deadline:  May 31, 2016
For more information or a presentation for your club, contact Mary Lynne Reynolds (Chair, District 7640 Peace Fellowships) at mlreynolds@mhaswnj.org or 

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