Welcome to Rotary District 7980

I firmly believe that each and every Rotarian, regardless of age, length of involvement, vocation, physical ability, or monetary wealth has something special and unique to offer those less fortunate. My Governor’s project, therefore, is Mukund’s Mentors. It offers the opportunity to every Rotarian in our District to be engaged and to participate in a worthwhile project within our own communities; an opportunity to invest in our communities in the best way – giving of ourselves, our time, and our skills to improve the lives of others, be it a child, an adult, or even a fellow Rotarian. It is putting Service Above Self into action.

Our District focus for the 2014-15 Rotary year is “Make Service Fun”. I believe that it is essential that we enjoy our avocation. When we do so as an organization and in our service projects, we will be more engaged as Rotarians, retain members, and make ourselves more attractive to others who would like to join us.

Mukund Nori, District Governor 2014-15

District 7980 includes the 4 southern counties in Connecticut -  Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and
New London.



This is Rotary

Dear Rotary Family,
Thank you for a great District Conference whether or not you attended it. Your service through your projects in your community and around the world helped us showcase our District.
To those 200+ who attended, a personal thanks for taking the time. Your participation made the Conference such a great success. You brought the theme of Family of Rotary to life from the keynote speeches through the panel discussion and youth program on Saturday, and ending with the Foundation program on Sunday. With your help, we packed 10,800 meals to help feed some of the food insecure in New Haven and Fairfield Counties. To top it all, between the Dunk the Gov event and the auctions on Saturday night, we raised $10,000 dollars to be divided between Our Rotary Foundation and ShelterBox for aid to Nepal. THANK YOU for Lighting Up Rotary and Making Service Fun throughout our conference. This is Rotary!
To those who could not attend, I hope you will consider attending next year in Providence, RI. It is a great way to meet friends, make new ones, participate in fantastic service projects, and, at the core of it, a lot of fun, fellowship, and food.

Click here for more photo highlights from the Rotary District 7980 Conference 2015


Confucius once said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to curse the darkness." Although the Chinese philosopher died nearly 2,400 years before Rotary was founded, RI President 2014/15 Gary C.K. Huang calls him "the world's first Rotarian." Inspired by his teachings, Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15.

We have 2,320 Rotarians in our District but only about 300 friends have joined our Facebook group so far. Please click on the Facebook ICON to JOIN the District 7980 Facebook group. Encourage your fellow Rotarians to join as well.


The Presidents of our 61 Rotary Clubs in District 7980 worked  diligently to achieve their stated goals this year and all of the Clubs accomplished some pretty amazing things for their communities and the world that we live in.

We left goal setting up to each Club rather than being prescriptive on the goals that we , the district, wanted them to achieve. Our district leadership team worked closely with each Club and monitored their progress towards their goals. This process kept everyone alert and engaged during the entire year.

The successful efforts of our Clubs and their Rotarians were recognized on the 'Wall of Fame' at our District Conference this past weekend with personalized super-sized awards (2.5' x3.5 ') that acknowledged the unique accomplishments of each of our Clubs.

Please take a few minutes to scan through each of the following Club recognitions <by clicking here> and you will be blown away by the amount of good that our Clubs do. It will certainly be easier to answer that question "What does Rotary Do?" the next time that you are asked.


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