Rotary Club of Westfield, MA
 
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center
53 Mill St.
Westfield, MA 01085
 
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center
53 Mill St.
Westfield, MA  01085
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Mondays at 12:00 PM
Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center
53 Mill St.
Westfield, MA  01085
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3546/#sthash.jXI4FMWT.dpuf

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Rotary Club of Westfield, MA
PO Box 754
Westfield, MA 01086-0754
 
 
The new date for the Fireworks for Freedom at Stanley Park is Sunday, August 16, with a rain date of Monday, August 17.
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Westfield is hosting the Food Fest event on Saturday, August 29 from noon to 8:00pm, and Sunday, August 30 from noon to 6:00pm.  The event will take place on Elm Street.
 
Click on the link above to learn more.
 
 
Entertainment schedule is subject to change
 
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015
 
12:00n  Deuce and a Quarter
 
Music from the Beatles to the Band and back again. Guitar, drums, bass, keyboard and great vocals--the essence of rock and roll.  All of the "greats" from the 60's onward, plus artists from the 50's that set the tone for rock and roll but never broke through to popularity.
 
1:00pm Marion Dunk and Chip
 
3:00pm Tony Polo and Company
 
4:00pm  Breakdown Lane
 
Breakdown Lane is a relatively new band comprised of members with years of experience from around western Mass.  Our mainstay is classic rock but we branch into other areas such as blues, psychedelic, and even a little disco among others.  Our energy and enthusiasm  is contagious and you will find yourself caught up in the excitement. 
 
5:00pm Harry Rock
 
Harry Rock is a local musician who focuses on rock/folk cover songs from his generation of the early 70's. Listeners will enjoy hearing songs from Dylan, The Band, the Eagles, the Grateful Dead, James Taylor and more. Rock is a regular on the open mic circuit as well as playing for special events and gatherings.
 
 
5:30pm Blue Devil Blues
 
With sounds like: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray Band, George Thorogood & The Destroyers,  and Larry McCray the Blue Devil Bluez is a dynamic Blues Rock/Rhythm and Blues band with a big sound. This band is out of Western Mass. and features experienced and multi-talented musicians from Mass, Ct, and New York.
 
7:00pm Harry Rock
 
Harry Rock is a local musician who focuses on rock/folk cover songs from his generation of the early 70's. Listeners will enjoy hearing songs from Dylan, The Band, the Eagles, the Grateful Dead, James Taylor and more. Rock is a regular on the open mic circuit as well as playing for special events and gatherings.
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, August 30, 2015
 
12:00n  Performance Music
 
1:30pm Old Country Road
 
Brings back the sound of some of the pioneering country artists. Through their music, Old Country Road is dedicated to keeping the sound of the "Golden Years" of country and bluegrass music alive. The band features Dan Pilachowski on flat-picking guitar, Peter McLean on dobro or resophonic guitar, Dave Helman on bass, Mark Leveille, Mandolin and Vocals, and Ron Jackson on rhythm guitar and vocals. 
 
3:00pm Deirdre Reilly
 
Internationally acclaimed Singer/Songwriter “Dee Reilly has “it – everything it takes to earn a singular place on the world’s musical stage” … Fred Kewley, Former Agent to Chet Atkins.
Deidre Reilly beautifully personifies the dramatic influence that Irish music has had on today’s American Country scene.  Born in Holyoke to a mother from County Cork and a father from County Mayo, Ireland, Deidre began performing as age 5.  As a teenager she sang with her step-father’s show band and traveled around New England and parts of New York with her own band.  Deidre’s talents were revealed on a national level at age eighteen when she toured the United States with Paddy Noonan’s Irish Variety Show.  In 1989 Deidre auditioned at the Berkeley School of Music in Boston for talent scouts from the Opryland Show Park in Nashville.  After hearing Deidre sing, there was little deliberation amount the scouts about offering her a contract to perform in their most popular show “Country Music USA” for the coming summer season.  Deirdre eagerly accepted that contract and was well on her way to exploring the world of music that she innately was destined to pursue.  That summer let to 3 consecutive seasons at Opryland Show Park where she quickly began to open many doors in the music industry.
 
4:30pm Charlie Galvin Band
 
Live music will be performed by The Charlie Galvin Band of Westfield offering selections from folk, folk rock, country and country rock, southern rock, and old time rock and roll. 
 

 
The Westfield Rotary Club held it's installation dinner on June 29, 2015, welcoming our newest President, Jennifer Gruszka
 

 
 
 
Due to the anticipated inclement weather for this weekend, the Fireworks for Freedom event, scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Stanley Park, has been postponed.  The event has been rescheduled for a date later in the summer. More details will be announced shortly.
We appreciate your understanding.
 

 
 
 
Westfield Rotarians supported Noble VNA's Annual Wine Tasting on May 15, 2015. President Elect Jennifer Gruszka, Past President Mark Boardman, Holly Lewis
 

 
 
Past President Robert Goyette and past member Donald Carignan were honored by the Westfield State Foundation for 35 years of service to the Interfaith Center.
Rotarians Goyette and Carignan were on the founding committee that originated the idea of an Interfaith Center at Westfield State University.  In addition they help to obtain the site and raise the funds.  Additionally Rotarian Robert Goyette constructed the original building and recently repaired and refurbushed the physical facillities.  These Rotarians have put meaning into our motto "Service Above Self".
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Goyette                                                
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Donald Carignan
 
 
 
The Westfield YMCA's 2015 Chili, Chowder and Chocolate Off (Chili Division) was won for the 2nd year in a row by the Westfield Rotary Club.  Stiff competition was received from the Westfield Police Department (2nd Place) and Allessios (3rd place). 
 
 

 
 
Eric Forish, Forish Construction and Past President of the Westfield Rotary Club was presented with his 4th Paul Harris Fellowship Award on January 5, 2015.  The award was presented by Past President Robert Goyette.
 
The award acknowledges "service above self" which that individual has offered to their community, their nation or indeed to the world. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary and this award program was created to fund many Rotary Foundation programs. A contribution $1,000 in the recipient’s name to the Rotary Foundation was made in the recipients honor to continue the funding of many Rotary Foundation programs, including the Polio Plus program dedicated to the eradication of polio worldwide.
 

 
President "Tink" Hartdegen toasting the club
December 15 marked the Westfield Rotary Club's 76th Anniversary and Christmas Party.
President "Tink" Hartdegen makes a toast to the club.
 
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Westfield participated in the Arbor's Country Days celebration.  Rotarians Christina Beeke, Lynn Boscher, Timothy Flynn, Gary Gover, Jennifer Gruszka, Carl Hartdegen, Robert Herrick, Rock Palmer, Donna Tatlock-Calkins and Richard Teodore performed admirably at their assigned duties from cooking, popping popcorn, selling hot dogs, hamburgs, cheeseburgs and chocolate chip cookies and soda and water.
 
 
The 2014 Installation of President Cynthia "Tink" Hartdegen. President Dawn had her tie cut unceremoniously by incoming President Tink as she relinquished the reins of the club.
 
For photos of the installation please see Photo Album section
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
April 26, 2014 marked the 30th Annual Noble Hospital 5K Run/Walk.  Three Rotarians participated in this event to raise money for Noble Hospital's oncology unit.  Past President and Secretary Lynn Boscher, President Dawn Carignan-Thomas, and Past President and Treasurer Robert Herrick.  Photos are in the photo album.
 
 
 
Blasts from the past will contain old historical Rotary photos.  This photo is from 1987 at a Rotary Event.  Shown in picture are members; Larry Nauftulin, Mark Boardman, Robert F. L. MacDonald, and Jeffrey Glaze
 
 
Westfield Rotary takes 1st Prize at the YMCA's Chili, Chowder and Chocolate cookoff.
 
 
 
 
Westfield celebrated its 75th Anniversary on February 22, 2014.  With over 125 guests attending, the Club honored two new Paul Harris recipients, Sister Elizabeth Oleksak from the Sisters of Providence and our own State Senator Donald F. Humason, Jr.  Pictures from the event are listed in our photo album.
 

 
The Rotary Club of Westfield joins the City of Westfield in the 2013 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Green.
 
 
 
 

Speakers

Aug 10, 2015
Carol Martin
Westfield Whip Museum
Aug 10, 2015
Aug 16, 2015
Aug 17, 2015
Al Kasper
Savage Arms
Sep 07, 2015
No meeting
Labor Day
Sep 14, 2015
Tia Holloway
Med Express
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 21, 2015
Elizabeth Walz
Genesis Spiritual Center
Oct 12, 2015
Sofie Goetke
Rotary Youth Exchange Student Program
Oct 12, 2015
Nov 09, 2015
Dec 14, 2015
Dec 14, 2015
Dec 21, 2015
Dec 28, 2015
Jan 11, 2016