In Person and Virtual Meeting

 Our next in person meeting will be September 10, 2021 @ 12:00pm
At the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 930 7229 9120
By phone: 1-646-876-9923
 Our Guest speaker will be Bruce Stebbins
Commissioner Bruce Stebbins most recently served as a Commissioner for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the agency responsible for implementing and overseeing the expanded gaming law. Commissioner Stebbins assisted with drafting regulations, operationalizing the agency, and awarding the first casino licenses. He focused on community mitigation and effectuating the Expanded Gaming Act, focusing on workforce development, employment, diversity goals, and small business opportunities.
Before joining the Gaming Commission, Commissioner Stebbins was the Business Development Administrator for the City of Springfield and served two terms on the Springfield City Council from 2006 through 2009. He also served as Senior Regional Manager for the National Association of Manufacturers in the New England region from 1999 through 2010.
Bruce served in two Massachusetts administrations as a regional director, deputy director, and then head of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. His government experience also includes work in the Office of Political Affairs at the White House.
Commissioner Stebbins holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The George Washington University.
No Rotary meeting on Friday, September 17, 2021
Upcoming Meetings and Guest Speakers
No Rotary meeting on Friday, September 17, 2021
Paul Harris Dinner
The Rotary Club of Springfield will hold our Paul Harris and Community Grant Celebration
on September 21, 2021 At 5:30pm 
Twin Hills Country Club
(700 Wolf Swamp Road Longmeadow, MA 01106)
    A total of $10,000 in grants will be awarded to 5 local charities for capital improvement projects. 
The 2021 recipients are Community Music School, Forest Park Zoo, Jewish Family Services, Viviendo Sin Lamites and Tapestry. 
In addition, Springfield Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris will receive the Paul Harris Award, Rotary’s highest recognition, for her work during the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Springfield. 
The event will feature a full dinner buffet with dessert. 
A cash bar will be available.  
The ticket cost is $40 per person.  
To purchase tickets please visit the Rotary Club of Springfield website
Click on 2021 Paul Harris Dinner link to purchase tickets as well as advertisements in our event program book.
 Direct link to the sign-up is below:
If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out
Things to do in and around Springfield
Looking for something to do this weekend in or around Springfield?
Click on the link below for upcoming events and weekend activities
Slate of Officers 2021-2022
Slate of Officers and Directors
President - Maurice Powe
Vice-President - Samalid Hogan
Past President - John Perez
Secretary - Keri Davidson-Bravman 
Assistant Secretary - Valerie Dulude
Treasurer - Vacant 
Assistant Treasurer - Bernard Spirito
Foundation Chair - Jack Toner
              Membership Chair - Sue Mastroianni
Michael Kelly
Paul Lambert

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Three ways to support our Rotary Foundation
Every November, we celebrate The Rotary Foundation. Your support and generous gifts to the Foundation make it possible for us to be people of action and engage in life-changing projects worldwide. Here are three ways you can help maximize the effectiveness of our year-end giving campaigns and increase the amount of good we can do:
  1. Encourage your members to make a gift to the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, which is 1 December. Share our video message
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  3. Learn more about our new peer-to-peer fundraising tool, Raise for Rotary, where you can create fundraising pages that are easy to share with family and friends through social media and email.


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Well, you can! Just check out the links under "ROTARY ONLINE" on your left.

Club Information
Rotary Club of Springfield - Meeting Fridays-12:30 PM
Springfield Rotary
Service Above Self
Fridays at 12:00 PM
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1150 West Columbus Ave.,
MassMutual Room
Springfield, MA 01105
United States of America
We are back to meeting in person for fully vaccinated members and guests the Hall of Fame. Zoom meeting login info is viewable to Rotarians within our District. For other access, please contact President Maurice Powe at:
District Site
Venue Map
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Adam Baldwin
September 12
Rowland Hawthorne
September 21
Join Date
Alan Popp
September 5, 2008
13 years
John Perez
September 12, 2016
5 years
President's Message
Maurice Powe

President’s Message

Children are returning to school. The sound children, bikes and school busses are a welcome sign as we strive for normalcy. Be careful as you drive, the excitement and anxiousness of the little ones can be very distracting this time of year.
We celebrate Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah this week. Labor Day allows us to celebrate the contributions and achievements of the American workers. Rosh Hashanah is a time of rejoicing and of serious introspection, a time to celebrate the completion of another year while also taking stock of one’s life. Happy New Year to all our brothers and sisters.
As Rotarians now is a good time to reflect on why we do what we do and rededicate our selves to a life of service above self. Please join us as we celebrate our dedication to service at our Paul Harris Dinner on September 21, 2021, 5:30 P.M. at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow.  
Happy New Year!!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Adam Baldwin
September 12
Rowland Hawthorne
September 21
Join Date
Alan Popp
September 5, 2008
13 years
John Perez
September 12, 2016
5 years
Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Russell Hampton
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Bulletin Editor
Keri Davidson-Bravman