Back in Person and Virtual Meeting

 
We will be hosting an in-person club meeting on Friday May 14, 2021,  for all FULLY VACCINATED  attendees.  
 
 We will meet at The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England 
 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, MA 01089.
 
The meeting will start at 12:15.
 
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen).
 
If you have not been fully vaccinated we will still be running the meeting virtually. Please use the below link to participate.
Using the link below
Meeting ID: 838 5339 1772
By phone: 1-929-205-6099

We hope you can attend!
 
Back in Person and Virtual Meeting Keri Davidson 2021-05-14 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. 
 
Views news coverage by clicking on the links below:
 
                                       
 
                                       
 
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 rotaryclubofspringfield@outlook.com or visit their Web site at  http://www.springfieldmarotary.org 
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

FROM THE ROTARY DISTRICT GOVERNOR

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
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FROM THE ROTARY DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2020-03-19 04:00:00Z 0

FRIEND OF THE HOMELESS

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

IN THE NEWS

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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PHOTOS FROM LAST WEEK'S MEETING 2019-10-04 04:00:00Z 0