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President's Message
John Perez

 

In the book "Start with Why, How Great Leaders Inspire Others to Take Action" by Simon Sinek, he shares what all of the most influential leaders have in common. They all start with the why.  These leaders motivate their followers with a purpose before anything else. They share their message with others that believe what they believed. But, how do you find the ones who believe what you believe in the first place? For me, that place was our Rotary Club.
 
Why had we become Rotarians? Why we do what we do? Our primary purpose as Rotarians is to serve others. Our motto, Service Above Self, reflects this fact. Rotary Clubs are organized for the primary objective to help others, and the reward we receive is the personal satisfaction felt when you assisted or provided the means to assist others.
 

This week, we kick started our first service project participating in the New England Rotary Million Masks Donation. We received 20,000 disposable masks donated by Rotary district 7980 and the Rossi Foundation. Last Tuesday, our Club delivered a total of 18,000 disposable masks to First Responders and Essential workers of the City of Springfield.  We donated 10,000 disposable masks to the City of Springfield; 5,000 each for Police and Fire Departments, 2,000 masks to United Way of Pioneer Valley, 1,500 to the Shriner's Hospital, and to Spirit of Springfield, and 1,000 masks to the Gray House, Square One, and the City of Springfield Library. Thanks to Jack Toner, Keri Davidson, Sue Mastroianni, Bernie Spirito, Stephen Jablonski, Maurice Powe, and my son Giovanni for their assistance in coordinating, storing and carry boxes, and help to deliver these donations to all these deserving organizations.

VIRTUAL ROTARY MEETINGS

No Meeting this Friday, October 30th
 
Please join us next Friday, November 6th at 12:30pm
 
To join the zoom meeting please use the link below
 
Meeting ID: 483 994 1111

By phone: 1-929-205-6099

We hope you can attend!
 
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MESSAGE FROM ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

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WEEKLY REFLECTION

WHERE TO EAT IN THE PIONEER VALLEY
Are you looking for dinner without the hassle of cooking and cleaning dishes?
 
Check out the link below to see what local restaurants in your area have on the menu for take out and who is open for indoor/ outdoor dining.
 
 
Please remember to be safe and follow CDC guidelines.
 
 
CHANGING OF THE GUARD

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW

2020-2021 BOARD OFFICERS AND MEMBERS

 
 
 
 

WANT TO REACH ROTARIANS? 

 
Do you have some news or information that might be of interest to fellow Rotarians?*
 
If so, please email Samalid Hogan at smhogan413@gmail.com by TUESDAY of each week for inclusion in Friday's bulletin.
Our weekly Bulletin goes out to more than 70 local leaders every week and is a wonderful way to spread your message. *All submissions are subject to approval. 

ROTARY MAGAZINE

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Did you know you can easily reach the Rotarian Magazine, Rotary International, the District website and our own club website right from this bulletin?
Well, you can! Just check out the links under "ROTARY ONLINE" on your left.
 
 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Maurice Powe
October 28
 
Spouse Birthdays
Robin Sunter
October 1
 
Norma Lee
October 2
 
Nancy Perez
October 13
 
Rich Bravman
October 24
 
Anniversaries
Paul Lambert
Cynthia Lambert
October 1
 
Richard Fulkerson
Elena Leon Fulkerson
October 1
 
Gillian Amaral
Alex Amaral
October 21
 
Join Date
Ed Sunter
October 8, 2004
16 years
 
Claudine Wega
October 18, 2019
1 year
 
Ellen Freyman
October 18, 1991
29 years
 
Rosemary Woods
October 28, 2016
4 years
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Immediate Past President
 
Membership
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
The Rotary Foundation
 
Service Projects
 
Public Relations
 
Second Vice-President
 
Assistant Treasurer
 
Director
 
Director
 
Club Information
Rotary Club of Springfield - Meeting Fridays-12:15 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: john.perez@consiliumopis.com
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