President's Message
John Perez


In the book "Start with Why, How Great Leaders Inspire Others to Take Action" by Simon Sinek, he shares what all of the most influential leaders have in common. They all start with the why.  These leaders motivate their followers with a purpose before anything else. They share their message with others that believe what they believed. But, how do you find the ones who believe what you believe in the first place? For me, that place was our Rotary Club.
Why had we become Rotarians? Why we do what we do? Our primary purpose as Rotarians is to serve others. Our motto, Service Above Self, reflects this fact. Rotary Clubs are organized for the primary objective to help others, and the reward we receive is the personal satisfaction felt when you assisted or provided the means to assist others.

This week, we kick started our first service project participating in the New England Rotary Million Masks Donation. We received 20,000 disposable masks donated by Rotary district 7980 and the Rossi Foundation. Last Tuesday, our Club delivered a total of 18,000 disposable masks to First Responders and Essential workers of the City of Springfield.  We donated 10,000 disposable masks to the City of Springfield; 5,000 each for Police and Fire Departments, 2,000 masks to United Way of Pioneer Valley, 1,500 to the Shriner's Hospital, and to Spirit of Springfield, and 1,000 masks to the Gray House, Square One, and the City of Springfield Library. Thanks to Jack Toner, Keri Davidson, Sue Mastroianni, Bernie Spirito, Stephen Jablonski, Maurice Powe, and my son Giovanni for their assistance in coordinating, storing and carry boxes, and help to deliver these donations to all these deserving organizations.


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Denise M. Gloekler, PT, DPT, PCS, cNDT, Director of Rehabilitation, Motion Analysis and Sports Health and Medicine at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, MA will be our speaker this Friday, June 5, 2020.  Denise’s topic will be Shriner’s Motion Analysis Lab.
The Motional Analysis Lab can determine how or why a child has a problem walking.  The patient has small magnets placed on their body and a camera picks up each movement.  The cameras then transfer this into an “avatar” type figure which allows the doctors to assess the patient’s needs.  By looking at the “avatar”, the doctors are able to diagnosis the next best step for the child. Rehab or surgery, which they try to avoid. 
Denise received her Bachelor of Science degree, distinction in physical therapy, from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2010.  She is board certified in pediatrics through the American Physical Therapy Association and certified in the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach. She has devoted her career to pediatrics, working in hospitals and in public school and private settings.  During her career, she was an adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce University and an associate professor at Hesser College. 


We love to celebrate our fellow Rotarians!
JULY 2020

Mike Healy, July 06; Rick Lee,  July 16;  Rosemary Woods, July 17; Sue Mastroianni, July 23;
Lucie Lewis, July 28 
Sue Mastroianni, Chris Mastroianni, July 8th, 31 years!
Maurice Powe, Terry Powe, July 19, 23 years!
Valerie Dulude, Harley Dulude, July 28, 36 years!



Please bring any sold raffle tickets to the meetings and give them to Bert. 
Club assembly is scheduled for March 20, 2020.


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Rotary Club of Springfield - Meeting Fridays-12:15 PM
Springfield Rotary
Service Above Self
Fridays at 12:30 PM
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1150 West Columbus Ave.,
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Springfield, MA 01105
United States of America
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