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In Person and Virtual Meeting

 Our next in person meeting will be October 22, 2021 @ 12:00pm
At the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Join Zoom Meeting
https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/93072299120

Meeting ID: 930 7229 9120
By phone: 1-646-876-9923
 
 Our Guest speaker will be 
Anthony Cignoli

Anthony Cignoli is the President of the A. L. Cignoli Company, the public relations, political and governmental affairs company he founded in 1992. The company serves political and corporate clients across America. He is also President of Anthony L. Cignoli Associates, Inc.

Tony has built a reputation creating success for both political and corporate clients in challenging situations. The firm is recognized for a holistic approach to public and governmental affairs solutions, with an understanding of how to utilize modern applications of data mining, polling data and social media.

Tony's corporate clients have included a diverse group from: Tommorow.io, Hilton Hotels, El Paso Energy Ventures, AT&T, Verizon, Tennessee Gas, PetroPeru, Hard Rock International, Eastman, Ford, Green Thumb Industries and Suffolk Construction.

Tony is a veteran of over 400 political campaigns, including presidential elections in Peru, Prime Minister and Parliamentary campaigns in Italy and many American referendum campaigns. He has counseled Governor's races in Massachusetts and numerous states. He has provided advance for Presidential visits to assisting Voter ID and GOTV efforts in many campaigns.

Tony is a frequent commentator and political analyst for newspapers, radio and television news, including; The Huffington Post, CNN, PBS, WWLP and WGBY. He is a resource to newspapers such as The Republican-MassLive, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo.Com and Politico.

Tony personally and both of his companies conduct, contribute and guide pro bono services, in excess of $1 million annually to numerous charitable and philanthropic endeavors throughout America.
 
Hope you can join us!
 
Giving this Thanksgiving

GIVING this Thanksgiving!

YOU can HELP families, women, and children at Christina's House and the Gray House

 
Any donation will help! A $50 donation for example, will help purchase a full Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 4 at Christina's House. You can make your donation online via PayPal OR bring a check to our next Rotary meeting. Our VP, Samalid Hogan, has volunteer to purchase Stop & Shop Grocery Gift cards and personally deliver them to Christina's House.
 
About Christina's House: Many women and their children in the Springfield area go without housing on a daily basis. They have no place to call home and no place to feel safe. The lives of these mothers and their little ones are forever changed by their circumstances; their nutrition suffers putting them at risk for health concerns and their psychological health is often damaged. The voices of these families called out to us for help.
 
We are also doing a FOOD DRIVE for the Gray House and collecting Thanksgiving food items such as: Frozen turkeys, Gravy, Cranberry sauce, Stuffing or rice, Pink, red, or black beans, Cake mix & frosting, Pie crust & pie filling, and Grocery gift cards. Our Rotary President, Maurice Powe, has volunteered to bring your donations to the Gray House after the Rotary meetings. 
 
*** BRING YOUR FOOD DONATIONS TO A ROTARY MEETING ***
 
About the Gray House: The Gray House helps its neighbors meet their immediate needs and addresses the root causes of poverty by operating a food assistance program, adult education programs and after school and summer youth programming. Over 7,000 unique individuals are helped by these programs each year.
 
2021 Service Above Self Luncheon

11th Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Rotary Club of Springfield Service Above Self Award Luncheon

***Tickets for Sale Online - You can use PayPal, Credit, and/or Debit ***

On Thursday, November 18th, the Springfield Rotary Club will host its annual Service Above Self Luncheon at the Basketball Hall of Fame on the historic “Jerry Colangelo Court of Dreams” at Center Court.
 
At this annual celebration, the Springfield Rotary Club joins the Basketball Hall of Fame to present the “Service Above Self Awards”, honoring a local and national recipients. These prestigious awards are the Rotary Club’s highest honor, recognizing those individuals that put their service to others above personal goals. 
 
WEEKLY REFLECTION
 
 
Paul Harris Dinner Photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member
WHAT IS A ROTARY FOUNDATION SUSTAINING MEMBER?

A Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member is an individual who personally contributes $100 or more each Rotary year to the Annual Fund. These contributions also count toward Paul Harris Fellow, Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society, EREY, Major Donor, and club recognition.

Use the Club Foundation Banner Report to see your club’s Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members. 
This report also shows TRF Giving, Every Rotarian Every Year, Paul Harris Society Eligible and Rotary Direct members.
For $10 a month, you too can be a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member and help provide life-changing opportunities for those in need on a yearly basis!
 
We’re Rotary There’s No Limit To What We Can Do https://vimeo.com/175857712
 
Thank you all for your continued support of The Rotary Foundation!
Slate of Officers 2021-2022
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
 
 
Directors
 
Michael Kelly
 
Paul Lambert

Support Rotary Foundation

 
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
  2. Give the gift of Rotary this holiday season. Share our digital flyer with members and potential donors.
  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.
 
 

WANT TO REACH ROTARIANS? 

 
Do you have some news or information that might be of interest to fellow Rotarians?*
 
If so, please email keri.davidson@mass.gov 
Our biweekly bulletin goes out to more than 50 local leaders every other 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.
 
 

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: moepowe@gmail.com.
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District Site
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Venue Map
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Maurice Powe
October 28
 
Anniversaries
Paul Lambert
Cynthia Lambert
October 1
 
Join Date
Ed Sunter
October 8, 2004
17 years
 
Claudine Wega
October 18, 2019
2 years
 
Ellen Freyman
October 18, 1991
30 years
 
Rosemary Woods
October 28, 2016
5 years
 
President's Message
Maurice Powe

President’s Message

One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio 

World Polio Day is October 24, 2021. When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. We have made great progress against the disease since then. Today, polio cases have been reduced by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rotary remains committed to eradicating Polio. Get informed and help make Polio a subject of conversation in our community. Spread the word as to how the disease still affects children around the world. Donate to aid the fight to end Polio, with your help a Polio free world is achievable.  

I am looking forward to seeing you at our meeting on Friday October 22, 2021, at 12:00 P.M. This week we welcome two new members come out and join us as we grow our club through friendship and service.  

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Maurice Powe
October 28
 
Anniversaries
Paul Lambert
Cynthia Lambert
October 1
 
Join Date
Ed Sunter
October 8, 2004
17 years
 
Claudine Wega
October 18, 2019
2 years
 
Ellen Freyman
October 18, 1991
30 years
 
Rosemary Woods
October 28, 2016
5 years
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
Immediate Past President
 
Russell Hampton
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Bulletin Editor
Keri Davidson-Bravman