President's Message
John Perez

I congratulate all the recipients of our Rotary Club grants that we awarded last week. We are encouraged by our achievements this year, and we would like to increase the number of grants in June 2021.   


 This week, I would like to write about scarcity, and particularly the scarcity mindset. At one point in my life, I thought that I didn’t have enough to share with others. I was working on commission as an insurance agent, and I was living from paycheck to paycheck. Later in life, I discovered that I was living in a scarcity mindset.  

 I first learned about the scarcity mindset from Dr. Covey’s book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. A scarcity mindset believes that there will never be enough for everyone, resulting in feelings of fear, stress, and anxiety. I had all of those.  

(Here’s a link to a great interview in NPR about what living on a scarcity mindset could do); 

Some of the signs of the scarcity mindset are; believing that a hard situation is permanent, using thoughts and words of scarcity, not being generous with time, money, relationships, and overindulgence (overeating, hoarding resources, hoarding toilet paper, more recently). I suffered all of those as well. Later in life, I learned that the best way to conduct myself was to change to a mindset of abundance.  

The abundance mentality thinks that there is plenty out there and enough to spare for everybody. The abundance mentality focuses on the long term, creates positive feelings toward others, and adjusts our ability to handle money more effectively to the benefit of the individual and the collective.

 You may not have an abundance of resources, but you might have time to volunteer for our service projects. You may not have time, but you may offer encouragement and support to others who are working on our service projects. We all could contribute to a service project; planning, organizing, making calls, offering solutions during a meeting, and financing part of a project. In Rotary, there is room to all abilities if you have the disposition and the mindset to serve others.


Please, join us this Friday, July 17th at 12:30 pm in our weekly virtual meeting.
Alicia Garcia from the Springfield Boys & Girls Club
For 129 years the Springfield Boys & Girls Club mission is to provide, in a safe environment, programs that inspire, educate, guide, enable and support all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, respectful citizens and leaders. Since the pandemic, COVID-19 has placed challenges and opportunities in serving the Springfield youth. The Club is presenting new ways to engage, develop and inspire youth while abiding by the new regulations of social distancing. Learn how the Boys & Girls Club is paving the way to servicing youth in Springfield during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2020 - 12:30PM
Link below:

Meeting ID: 483 994 1111
Password: ServAbvSlf

By phone:
Zoom link was sent in this week's Newsletter


It gives me great pleasure to invite any Rotarian the opportunity to join a team of dedicated people, who is known as our DG track.
We are looking for people that would be interested in becoming the District Governor for the years 2023/2024.
Before you come up with the excuses that you don't have the time, we have made it easier for you since during my year we added the position of Governors Aide.
This person helps the District Governor in all aspects during their year and takes the burden off of one person doing it all.
The process is easy to apply.
Go to our District 7890 website and there is an application you need to fill out.
Send it to Dick Borden and myself, and you will be invited to the interview process in October.
If you have any questions, you can contact Dick Borden at or myself at
You can also call me at any of the numbers below.
Please consider this opportunity to serve your District in a fun and enjoyable way.
Yours in Rotary,
Marc D.Glass

Rotary International

District 7890

Governor 2020-2021

Home   860-644-2930

Office    860-282-0016

Cell       860-841-0843







On Thursday, June 11th 2020, John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame and Frank Colaccino, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Governor; CEO of the Colvest Group and Committee Chair of the Westfield Bank 2019 Service Above Self Luncheon Committee presented a check for $6,500 to The Rotary Club of Springfield. This is the largest contribution The Basketball Hall of Fame has made to the Springfield Rotary Club since the inception of the Awards luncheon 10 years ago.
The contribution was from the proceeds of the 10th Annual Service Above Self luncheon held at the Hall of Fame last November. The Westfield Bank 2019 Service Above Self Award Winners were local honoree the Jimmy Fund Golf Committee of Western Massachusetts. National honoree were Bob & Chris Hurley, for living out the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”.  
The Rotary Club of Springfield is planning to award $10,000 in grants to Springfield-based non-profit organizations that benefit the Greater Springfield Community virtually in July, 2020. This year all grant projects will relate to serving the Springfield Community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Photo L-R Paul Lambert, Rotarian and Vice President, Enshrinement Services & Community Engagement; John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame; Frank Colaccino, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Governor, CEO of the Colvest Group and Chair of the Luncheon Committee; Sue A. Mastroianni and Jack Toner, Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Springfield 


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Mike Healy
July 6
Rick Lee
July 16
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July 17
Sue Mastroianni
July 23
Lucie Lewis
July 28
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July 12
Sue Mastroianni
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July 8
Maurice Powe
Terry Powe
July 19
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Harley Dulude
July 28
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July 17, 2015
5 years
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July 17, 1998
22 years
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