Upcoming Meetings

November 5th - TENTATIVE: Dr. Cheryl Zoll, CEO, Tapestry Health
 
November 18th - Service Above Self Luncheon (this will count as a regular Rotary Meeting)
 
November 19th - No meeting
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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!
 
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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.
 
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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. 
 
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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
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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!
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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 
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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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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!
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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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