Rotary Club of Westfield, MA
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Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center
53 Mill St.
Westfield, MA 01085
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53 Mill St.
Westfield, MA  01085
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Westfield, MA  01085
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Rotary Club of Westfield, MA
PO Box 754
Westfield, MA 01086-0754
Rotarian Keith Harris of the Ipswich, MA Club visited the Westfield, MA Rotary Club on Monday, February 1, 2016. Keith discussed his cross-country bicycle ride, completed in 2014, during which he raised over $42,000 for The Rotary Foundation. More information about his journey can be obtained by visiting his website

Keith surprised Westfield's President Jennifer Gruszka with a Paul Harris Fellowship Recognition in appreciation for her facilitation efforts during his journey and for the continued friendship between the two clubs. 

The Rotary Club of Westfield honored Dr. Gary Gover for 50 Years of active membership at it recent Stewardship Awards Dinner
President Jennifer Gruszka, Past Presidents Dr. Gary Gover and Robert Goyette, Priscilla Gover, Susan Collins

The Rotary Club of Westfield honored two local companies for their commitment to the Westfield community with the first Rotary Stewardship Awards.  The honorees are Westfield Bank and the Westfield Gas and Electric.
Rotary and other civic organizations would not be able to have the success they have had without their support and commitment.  The Rotary Club of Westfield thanks you both for all you have done for our club and the Westfield community.

The Rotary Club of Westfield welcomes their newest member, John Slattery, Executive Chef of Papps Bar and Grill.  Welcoming John is Jennifer Gruszka President and Tim Flynn, President Elect.

Rotary President, Jennifer Gruszka presents a symbolic whip to Susan Canning after her recent presentation on KEVS Foundation.  KEVS Foundation facilitates FREE youth heart screenings, helps to provide program resources for public access defibrillator programs and teaches the importance of early bystander CPR/AED education and awareness in our communities.

Sofie Goetke returns after 27 years to visit the Rotary Club of Westfield.
Check out the Photo Album Page
Westfield Rotary's 2015 "Food Fest" was a great success.  Pictures are now posted in our Photo Album.

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.
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.
Feb 10, 2016
Feb 22, 2016
Sgt. Jeffrey Baillargeon
Westfield Police Department Special Response Team (SRT)
Mar 14, 2016
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