President's Message
Samalid Hogan
Dear Rotarians, 
Do you remember why you became a Rotarian? I do, and I bet many of you became a Rotarian for the same reason because someone invited you to a Rotary event or Club Meeting.  
We have a lot going on this fall, and we welcome Rotarians and guests to our Club meetings and events. Bring someone along to take part and enjoy the award celebrations, and participate in volunteer activities, and networking events. 
I also have an important ask for all of you, please follow our Facebook's Club page and share/like our posts and events. Doing so will give our Club and events the most exposure and allow new guests and visitors to join us. 
Lastly, we know many of you are planning to attend our Annual Paul Harris Dinner and Community Awards event. Please do not delay purchasing your tickets and ads for the program book. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the event chair Jack Toner or me. We are here to help support each other. 
Thank you in advance for your continued support! I wish you all a happy and safe Labor Day celebration. 
Sincerely yours, 
Samalid Hogan
Prayers and Thoughts
Please join us in sending thoughts and prayers to Mike Tarby and his family.
Mike's mother, Frances V. Tarby passed away on August 15th. Here is a link to the obituary
Please join us in sending thoughts and prayers to Ellen Freyman and her family.
Ellen's mother, Ruth (Asroff) Weiss passed away. Here is a link to the obituary
Thank you Westfield Bank
Congratulations Rick Lee

Our Fellow Rotarian, Rick Lee, is a finalist in Page Turner Awards

Rick Lee’s book is a finalist in the 2022 Page Turner Awards competition to become a screenplay. Rick Lee told 22News he re-wrote “High Ground” to keep the technological material up to date, a book he feels deserve to be presented visually on screen.
Check out the official news announcement on News 22
The book is available for purchase online. 
Paul Harris Dinner
We are looking for donations for our TEACUP RAFFLE. Please email Samalid Hogan with a brief description of the Raffle Basket or Item you are donating. 
Club Meeting

Our Next Club Meeting is at a ***NEW LOCATION*** on September 9th

Time & Location: 12:00pm- 1pm at The Student Prince & the Fort located at 8 Fort St, Springfield, MA*

*Validated Parking is available at 23 Hampden Street, Springfield, MA



Paul Lambert joined the SSO in January, 2022 in the role of Interim Executive Director.  As a 20 year subscriber to the Symphony, Paul wrote that through “good faith, hard work and creative problem solving, we look forward to a bright future for this wonderful Organization – one that we all love.”

Prior to the SSO assignment, Paul had spent several decades at the Basketball Hall of Fame. He came to the Hall in June, 2002 in the newly created role of Vice President, Guest Experience & Programming.  He was directly responsible for the creation, development and execution of all Hall of Fame Events, initiatives and programs on a national scale. His work has transformed the Hall of Fame Enshrinement from a single local program into an annual series of high-profile, nationally recognized celebrations and media events which have served as the bedrock of the Hall’s development and outreach efforts within the global basketball community.

He was also directly responsible for all corporate and rental events within the Hall as well as management of the “Show Staff”—workers within the Hall of Fame who are responsible for the overall Guest Experience while visiting the Hall.

His role evolved to a newly created role—Vice President of Enshrinement Services and Community Engagement—where his work within the local communities served by Hall of Fame Events and programs will expand to include high profile community outreach opportunities utilizing the key assets and VIP presence of the Hall of Fame brand, members and Museum.

Paul serves on a number of local Boards and Community Organization steering committees including NCCJ, NEPM (past Board Chair), The Loomis Communities (incoming Board Chair), The Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Springfield Rotary, Longmeadow UNICO, the South Hadley Chorale and the South Hadley Cultural Council.

Friends of the Homeless Community Service
Help us serve dinner at the local homeless shelter on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of every month.
LOCATION: Friends of Homeless - 755 Worthington Street  Springfield, MA
Please arrive between 4:00 and 4:15 pm. An apron, gloves, and hair net will be provided. 
Dinner is served from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.


Do you have some news or information that might be of interest to fellow Rotarians?*
If so, please email 
Our biweekly bulletin goes out to more than 50 local leaders every other week and is a wonderful way to spread your message.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Carla Alves
Anibal Alves
August 11
Paul Sears
Jo Sears
August 13
Marie Angelides
Tass Angelides
August 21
Join Date
Valerie Dulude
August 2, 2001
21 years
Samalid Hogan
August 5, 2016
6 years
Adam Baldwin
August 18, 2021
1 year
Jack Toner
August 26, 2011
11 years
Club Information
Rotary Club of Springfield - Meeting Fridays-12:00 PM
Springfield Rotary
Service Above Self
Fridays at 12:00 PM
Student Prince Cafe & the Fort Restaurant
8 Fort Street
Springfield, MA 01103
United States of America
We are back to meeting in person for fully vaccinated members and guests. Zoom meeting login info is available on our website.
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