In Person and Virtual Meeting

REMINDER: Friday, July 23rd Meeting is at Cal's Wood Fired Grill 
1068 Riverdale Road West Springfield, MA 01089
MEETING TIME: 12:00-1:30pm
Meal is $22.99 pp
Our guest speaker will be Kevin Fay
Kevin is President of the Springfield Photographic Society. In that capacity, he has coordinated several exhibitions put on by the club, including “43 Towns”, “The Agriculture of New England”, and “Capturing Our Worlds: Works by the Springfield Photographic Society” which is on display at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from June 2021 to June 2022. Kevin has led workshops at the Agawam Public Library, photography classes at the Springfield Museums, and has brought in acclaimed photographers for public and club presentations. He is a life-long photographer who has an extensive collection of photographs from his travels throughout the United States. His work has been recognized by the New England Camera Club Council and has been published by the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Springfield Republican.
Join Virtually
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Meeting ID: 943 9776 2346
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In Person and Virtual Meeting Keri Davidson 2021-07-21 04:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Club Meetings in July and August Keri Davidson-Bravman 2021-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

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
Slate of Officers 2021-2022 Keri Davidson-Bravman 2021-07-07 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Donates More Masks to Frontline Workers

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, The Rotary Club of Springfield distributed 6,000 disposable personal protective masks to the City of Springfield. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and John D. Perez, President of The Rotary Club of Springfield at the front steps of City Hall for the PPE distribution. Rotarians Paul Lambert, Maurice Powe and Stephen Jablonski also represented our Club at the presentation.
In total, 20,000 masks were donated to organizations serving Springfield’s residents, including The Gray House, Shriner’s Hospital, Open Pantry Community Services, MLK Community Center, The New North Citizens Council, Square One, and the Gandara Mental Services of Springfield.
John D. Perez, President, The Rotary Club of Springfield MA said  “I am proud that our club has the ability to distribute 20,000 disposable masks among our City's Municipal institutions and non-profit organizations assisting our residents.  We are proud to serve our residents by procuring and providing these masks to the City of Springfield as well as hospitals, animal shelters, food pantries, homeless shelters, and many others with these donations. This is the second donation of 20,000 disposable masks we procured and provided to our City's municipal government and non-profit organizations. 
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The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self" and reflects our desire to contribute and work together through the challenging times that we are living through today.”
The Springfield Rotary Club is currently meeting virtually biweekly on Fridays from 1230-130 p.m. and is a proud member of Rotary International. Anyone who is interested in attending a virtual meeting or would like more information on the Rotary Club of Springfield, please contact John D. Perez, President at or visit their Web site at 
Rotary Donates More Masks to Frontline Workers Sue Mastroianni 2021-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

In Memorium

Jearl Kelley, 69, father of our Club Member Michael Kelley, passed away at Baystate Medical Center on January 15, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Springfield and employed for 43 years as a truck driver, 30 of them as a long-distance driver.
Michael tells us his Dad died of complications of COVID-19 and that his death was very sudden. He had been ill a few days, was admitted to the hospital, and died shortly thereafter. Mr. Kelley was a lung cancer survivor.
He leaves his children, Annette Kelley of West Springfield, MA, and Michael J. Kelley and his wife Candida of Ludlow, MA; his brother William Kelley of Springfield and his grandchildren Michael B. Kelley and Alexander J. Kelley; and his ex-wife Jannette Kelley of Springfield.
Condolences may be sent to Michael and his wife Candida, and sons Michael Jr and Alexander at their home at 58 Duke St, Ludlow, MA 01056.
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LAST WEEK'S SPEAKER Samalid Hogan 2020-04-16 04:00:00Z 0


On behalf of District Governor Mark Brady:
Dear 7890 Rotarians,

As your District Governor, and in consideration of all the antivirus measures being taken, it is my duty to inform you that all gatherings large or small are now deemed risky business. Mark Maloney has said so in an email and “given us all permission to suspend in person Rotary meetings and events.”
I hereby am giving you permission to do this in 7890.

Let’s keep up what we can by electronic methods so things don’t get out of hand in our projects and future planning. Be sure to notify your scheduled speakers, venues, vendors, etc. I’m sure all will not only understand but support you in erring on the side of safety.

Let’s do this for 30 days, and reevaluate then. This thing may balloon, stay steady, or just die down by then. We’ll never know if all these measures helped the cause of safety, but we can and need to be able to say “we did the best we could.”

Many of our number are over 60, some magic line, and will not it seems tolerate this well.

People quarantined can get food, etc. dropped at their doors by Peapod, and the same with casseroles etc by members. Presidents, form calling trees to find out every member's or prospective member's status. This will be your main job to help watch over your Rotary Family in the time of need.

This can be turned into a positive this way. Nothing is ever all bad, if your eyes and heart are open.

In Rotary Service,

Thank you,

DG Mark


Mark your Calendar for the First Thursday's of the Month!
If you can help out, please email Mike Rzepka at or by text at 413-531-4104. Thank you!
FRIEND OF THE HOMELESS John Perez 2019-11-17 05:00:00Z 0


Allen Grosnick's photo and update was recently published in The Republican on October 13th. Allen recently went on a ski trip to Chile. He has been cancer free for seven years. 
Way to go Allen!! 
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