President's Message
John Perez

January 28, 2021
Just a reminder to all our busy Rotary members: there is no regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Springfield tomorrow, Jan 29, 2021. Our next virtual meeting is set for one week from tomorrow on the same Zoom location
Our dear friend in Rotary, Michael Kelley, lost his father, Jearl Kelley to COVID on January 15th. Please see the article in this bulletin issue for more details. We wish Michael and his family our deepest condolences on this sudden and untimely loss.
Despite the stresses of this difficult news and a difficult last few months our club continues to soldier on, providing needed help to our community during this pandemic. I will have news of our latest steps toward that end next week.
John David
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bert Carter
January 2
Dene Kimball
January 2
Valerie Dulude
January 9
Mike Tarby
January 12
Paul Sears
January 13
Laurie Rosner
January 25
Spouse Birthdays
Don Tonge
January 8
Elizabeth Toner
January 13
Alicia Sierra
Jovi Sierra
January 12
Keri Davidson-Bravman
Rich Bravman
January 24
Join Date
Dene Kimball
January 1, 1966
55 years
Maryanne Herron
January 4, 2008
13 years
Richard Fulkerson
January 9, 2015
6 years
Bob Agnoli
January 17, 1975
46 years
Giselle Vizcarrondo
January 18, 2019
2 years
Michael Kelley
January 23, 2015
6 years
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Service Projects
Public Relations
Second Vice-President
Assistant Treasurer
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
In Memorium
Jearl Kelley, 69, father of our Club Member Michael Kelley, passed away at Baystate Medical Center on January 15, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Springfield and employed for 43 years as a truck driver, 30 of them as a long-distance driver.
Michael tells us his Dad died of complications of COVID-19 and that his death was very sudden. He had been ill a few days, was admitted to the hospital, and died shortly thereafter. Mr. Kelley was a lung cancer survivor.
He leaves his children, Annette Kelley of West Springfield, MA, and Michael J. Kelley and his wife Candida of Ludlow, MA; his brother William Kelley of Springfield and his grandchildren Michael B. Kelley and Alexander J. Kelley; and his ex-wife Jannette Kelley of Springfield.
Condolences may be sent to Michael and his wife Candida, and sons Michael Jr and Alexander at their home at 58 Duke St, Ludlow, MA 01056.
ClubRunner Mobile Update
The Rotary ClubRunner Mobile App has been overhauled as of last month. If you haven't updated yours on your mobile device you should do so ASAP. The old version no longer is supported.
Don't know about ClubRunner? Everything about your Club and its great people resides there. It's free and convenient to use to access member phone numbers, club events, and other Rotary News.  Check out the short video below to see for yourself!
Who? What? Where?

Please take a moment to log into your Rotary ClubRunner account to make sure our contact information on you is current.  Please look especially at your mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. With our Club meeting virtually until further notice this contact information is even more important. This may be the only way fellow club members can reach you.
BTW: If you don't know your user ID and password just drop an email to Rick Lee. Your personal information is NOT available to the general public on ClubRunner, only to other members of our own Club.
District 7980 Update

A message from Marc Glass, District Governor 20/21

You might have heard that there is another wave of Covid masks that will be available to clubs, for them to distribute in their areas. It won’t be the same where we had two locations to pick them up. It will probably be in my office and at that time I can also give clubs their theme pins in which I have had since late March.

Each club will have the opportunity to publicize the event on its own. If you are interested, please contact DGE Joanne Alfieri. More to follow on this.

I am happy to announce that Christine Burns will be your District Governor for the years 23/24. I and the rest of the team are looking forward to working with her. 

Dates to Remember:

March 11,12,13,18,19,20: NEPETS for incoming and Presidents that are staying for another year. All are required to attend as well as the AGs.

Details will follow.


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Club Information
Rotary Club of Springfield - Meeting Fridays-12:30 PM
Springfield Rotary
Service Above Self
Fridays at 12:30 PM
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1150 West Columbus Ave.,
MassMutual Room
Springfield, MA 01105
United States of America
Until further notice, our club meets online using Zoom. Our meeting ID and Password are viewable to Rotarians within our Rotary District. For other access, please contact President John Perez:
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Venue Map
Until further notice, our club meets online using Zoom.
Every other Friday at 12:30 PM
Passcode: ServAbvSlf
For more information please contact President John Perez: