President's Message

Bert Carter

I hope you all had the opportunity to celebrate Easter or Passover or just to relax over the past weekend.  These are difficult times and it is important to mark special occasions to keep some sense of family and community.

One way to do this is to join us for our Rotary Zoom meeting on Fridays.  The opportunity to share fellowship with each other is invaluable to maintaining our emotional health and our important relationships with each other.

This week we will have a speaker.  We hope to make the meetings familiar by getting back to speakers and other regular business.  We will continue to have the opportunity to share our experiences with each other to provide mutual support and maintain our sense of community as a club.

I look forward to seeing you this Friday via ZOOM!

In Fellowship and Service,


Marc D. Glass
Governor 20-21
Rotary International
District 7890
Marc has been a member of the East Hartford Rotary club since 2009 and has served as a Director, Secretary, Treasurer and President.  At the District level, he has been an Assistant Governor and continues to be the Insurance Chair.  Marc is a Paul Harris Fellow, a major donor and a Bequest Society member.  He has been to several International Conventions and enjoyed each one!  Marc is looking forward to being the District Governor in 20/21 for District 7890 and leading our district in the “Roaring 20s”.
On a personal level, Marc was born in Philadelphia, moved to New Jersey and attended college in that area, graduating with a BS in Business Administration.  He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and is proud to say he has seen all of Philadelphia’s major sports teams win a World Championship, including his beloved Eagles.
Marc resides in South Windsor, Connecticut and is the owner of the Marc D. Glass Insurance Agency in East Hartford, Connecticut.  He has been married to his wife, Lori, for 38 years.  They are the proud parents of three adult children, two daughters and one son.  Marc’s hobbies include playing golf, traveling and watching all sports.
In 2006, Ed began running a High Risk Re-Entry program at the Sheriff’s Department.  In addition to running that program, he also oversees eleven staff in Springfield and six in Holyoke as part of community safety initiatives.
In 2011, Ed and the Sheriff’s Department partnered with law enforcement, service providers and faith agencies and began a pilot called the South Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative (SHSNI), which is now called the Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative (HSNI).
Outside of Ed’s professional career, he and his wife (Jennifer) have a great passion for people and volunteer approximately twenty hours per week in the Holyoke community. Ed has been a born again believer since January of 1999 and has been active in the Champions of Honor ministry at Bethany Assembly of God for the past eight years.  Ed has also been a guest speaker at many men’s conferences and community events.


Tony Cignoli

Government Relations Consultant and Contractor


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
To join by phone, dial One tap mobile
+19292056099  -- Meeting ID: 483 994 1111
NOTE: The Password was emailed to all the members and friends of Springfield Rotary Club via email from John Perez earlier this week.


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.


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If so, please email Samalid Hogan at by Monday of each week for inclusion in Friday's bulletin.
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