President's Message

Bert Carter
It has been heartening to see that in spite of the difficult time we are experiencing, our club continues to function.  Our Zoom meetings have been well attended and we are back to having guest speakers.  We had a great presentation last Friday from Tony Cignoli with lots of questions and lively discussion.  We have also added a Monday evening “cocktail” hour.  It has been a great opportunity for some additional fellowship in a time of isolation.   Rotary continues to be there for the community and for each other.
In that vein, our Rotary district will be sharing funds with each club in the district to support efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.  Our board will be meeting soon to discuss how to use these funds along with our usual grant making.  We will keep you informed as we move through this process.
Please join us on Friday. I hope to see many of you tomorrow!
In Fellowship and Service,



Owner, Delaney House & Log Cabin


Connecting is an essential element of being a Rotarian.  We are a strong club and will survive and even thrive on these challenging times if we keep the connection to each other.  We are planning to have a Virtual Rotary meeting tomorrow using  You will be able to see all the participants in our video call as you would in any video call. 
The video chat will be at THIS FRIDAY at 12:45PM
COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK ON YOU BROWSER to join the meeting! --> Please Join Zoom Meeting

NOTE: The Password was emailed to all the members and friends of Springfield Rotary Club via email from John Perez earlier this week.


Livestream Telethon on SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020
Here's what you can do:
1. Participate in the telethon on Facebook Live at 
2. Spread the word, invite others, post on social media with #RotaryResponds and @Rotary.
3. Donate now as an individual or as a club at


Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.

DPH Public Health Advisory: Stay-at-Home Advisory

This DPH Public Health Advisory is issued to provide guidance regarding Stay-at-Home and Safe Practices.  The purpose is to take strong action to reduce the potential exposure to COVID-19 to those instances for basic food, health and well-being and for the provision of our essential services.  Everyone in Massachusetts has an important role to play to slow the transmission of this virus.  Every instance of potential exposure that can be eliminated is an important step for that individual and for our community.


Do you have some news or information that might be of interest to fellow Rotarians?*
If so, please email Samalid Hogan at by Monday 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. 


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