The Rotary Club of Boston #7 is proud to offer tuition-only scholarships for Boston residents presently enrolled in a high school program or who have graduated from any public or private high school (or GED equivalent). Scholarships are awarded based on need, leadership qualities, community and citizenship activities as well as scholastic performance. Applicants must be attending or will attend a 4-year or 2-year undergraduate college, trade school, or vocational program.

Please note that we do encourage students interested in vocational/trade schools to apply.

The online application can be found here

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Questions can be directed to

Jason Gardner's story is unique and his knowledge is real. He is the founder of Radical Shift Coaching is a highly respected life coach with capabilities for unlocking human potential. With a long history in magic, escapology (think Houdini), and showmanship, he is known for his ability to help people free themselves from the straight jackets they put themselves in and reach full personal potential and freedom. 

The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) is a not-for-profit, community-based support organization dedicated to serving challenged Veterans of all eras. Now in its third decade, the NECHV is a private institution with a very public mission of offering a broad array of programs and services that enable success, reintegration, meaningful employment, and independent living. The NECHV offers effective and timely services for the most disaffected and vulnerable Veterans by providing more prevention and wellness focus programs. The NECHV serves Veterans in need from every era including those from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, regardless of where they lived or may travel.

C. Andrew "Andy" McCawley joined the NECHV in June 2011 after a 30-year career in the U.S.Navy as a Naval Officer and Aviator.

Johrita Solari is board chair and chief visionary officer of Solari Enterprises Inc., a property management company with 300 team members specializing in affordable rental housing. The company, which she co-founded with her husband, Bruce, was inspired by Rotary’s guiding ethical principles. “The Four-Way Test hangs in our lobby, and every team member sees it as they come into work,” Solari says. Johrita Solari joined Rotary in 1993. As governor of District 5320, she organized the district’s first million-dollar dinner fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation and helped it become the second known district consisting of 100% Paul Harris Fellow clubs. She has served on the committee for the Foundation’s Peace Major Gifts Initiative.
Join us for our first in-person and socially distant event since last February! Our host at The Anchor is Chris Sinclair, who welcomes us to this beautiful setting for a very safe event from 5-6 PM.
This lovely open setting is ideal for enjoying the sunset on Boston Harbor and seeing the city skyline. The Anchor is located at 1 Shipyard in Charlestown, MA
Jennifer Deluca is a tireless advocate for veterans and their families. She has served as the executive director of the Fisher House of Boston since September of 2010. No one works harder to embody the Fisher House mission to “ease the burden of military veterans and their families during illness or injury by providing a home away from home” than Jennifer. In her work to spread awareness of the Fisher House of Boston mission, she has proven time and again that she is a true servant to those who have served our country.  Jennifer’s understanding of the veteran community, as well as her extensive network within Boston’s private, public and political sectors, makes her uniquely qualified to manage a nonprofit organization that provides a critical service to so many individuals and families throughout the year. She is intimately acquainted with the sacrifices made by those who serve this Great Nation and is ready and willing to sacrifice for them as they sacrificed for us. Her singular focus is on ensuring that no military family is left wanting and that every person the organization serves finds comfort, healing, and peace.
Terry Rezendes Curran is in the leadership line for our Rotary International District 7930, as District Governor, 2021-2022
Please join the Boston 7 Rotary to welcome Terry Rezendes Curran, District Governor-Elect for our District 7930. Terry will give us an inspiring view into our District's Million Dollar Journey for the Rotary Foundation!
The Rotary Foundation, since it was founded more than 100 years ago, has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in our community and around the world. The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.
Our speaker, Mike Kuhn, DVM, is a swine veterinarian who has owned his own practice and worked for a leading animal health company. He lives in Westminster, Colorado, and currently consults with swine-related companies. He earned a master’s degree in Business Administration in 2004 from the University of Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames in 1983 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
1) COVID-19 and Our Food SupplyWhile our food supply was not in jeopardy, concerns remain over the impact of that supply interruption and what changes we may see going forward. 
2) Sustainable Farming: Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
3) Healthy Pigs = Healthy Food
  • *Improved animal health and disease prevention *Responsible Antibiotic Use  *FDA Safeguards
4) Healthy Food = Healthy Eating 
  • *USDA: Many cuts of fresh pork meet guidelines as lean  *American Heart Assn. certified hearth healthy: pork tenderloin and sirloin roast  *USDA: chops, roasts, and tenderloins safe to eat at 145 degrees Fahrenheit  *Pork is a complete protein and a key source of nutrients for a balanced diet.
To My Fellow Rotarians, Friends and Supporters:
As of March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, stating that:
WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.
We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
Here in the Commonwealth, Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency last Tuesday, March 11, 2020, as the number of coronavirus cases doubled in just 24 hours and rose to 92 cases. Leaders and the representatives of Massachusetts municipalities called for a coordinated and "cohesive" response to the coronavirus outbreak. 
As an active and responsible partner of the Boston community and most importantly in response to this pandemic, all club activities including service projects, committee meetings and other planned events will be postponed until further notice.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reminded everyone that, 
Several countries have demonstrated that this virus can be suppressed and controlled. 
The challenge for many countries who are now dealing with large clusters or community transmission is not whether they can do the same – it’s whether they will.  
Friends, we will do our part in promoting social distancing so all our meetings and activities are postponed for now. Rest assured that we are monitoring the situation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the CDC, and we shall continue to keep you informed. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.
Yours truly,
David Manzi
President, Boston Rotary #7
Bill Cleary, speaker   
PLAN VS. CRISIS: Complexities of Aging and Care
1.  The emotional aspects of aging and care
2.  The physical aspects of aging and care
3.  The financial aspects of aging and care
4.  The legal aspects of aging and care
5.  The family conversation
6.  All the options for care
7.  The cost of care
8.  What Medicare and Medicaid cover?
9.  The actualities of a “Nursing Home”
10. And much more...
Back by popular demand! Boston Rotary #7 "Vocational Talk series"!
John Ferguson, Vice President, Webster Bank and Satya Mitra, President of "The Guru Tax & Financial Services, Inc."
Also, learn about Rotary's Polio National Immunization Day, in which Satya recently participated!

Dr. John L Keller’s career in atmospheric science research & development started in the early 1970s. As a Senior Research Meteorologist at AIR Worldwide in Boston, Dr. Keller developed and implemented a model for the extreme wind climate of Northwest Europe. This model is part of AIR's "EuroCAT" modeling system, widely used by the property and casualty insurance industry to manage climate risk. Prior to joining AIR Worldwide, Dr. Keller was a staff meteorologist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. At Lincoln, he provided scientific support for the FAA's Integrated Terminal Weather System and NASA's Wake Vortex Program.

In 2005 Dr. Keller founded Weather Analytics, a company that provides data and analytical tools for managing climate risk. In addition to giving numerous conference and public presentations, Dr. Keller has published in many scientific journals, including Nature, the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, and Monthly Weather Review. 

Dr. John Keller will be giving a non-partisan, hopeful, expert presentation on climate change. He is a volunteer with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a national nonprofit organization whose activities include offering speakers for community organizations. Advisors to the Citizens’ Climate Lobby include former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz and former NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Director Dr. James E. Hansen. This talk is designed to educate, enable, and entertain. It may include short videos, slides, stories, and time for audience input and questions after the talk. In his talk, Dr. Keller will address a number of questions, including: 

1. How is global climate change expected to impact lives here and around the world for us and future generations?

2. Are there technical solutions that could significantly alter the climate's current trajectory? 

3. What specific actions can I take to speed up the deployment of these solutions? 
After participating in this meeting, members will feel (1) hopeful for a future stable climate, (2) energized, (3) inspired to get involved! 


Club Information
Boston #7

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Club Cafe
209 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Social gathering from 6:00pm-6:30pm with meeting starting at 6:30pm and ending promptly at 7:30pm. We will also have Zoom cpabilities!