Club Executives & Directors
Rotary Club of Westfield, MA
PO Box 754
Westfield, MA 01086-0754
The Westfield Rotary Club held it's installation dinner on June 29, 2015, welcoming our newest President, Jennifer Gruszka
on Jun 25, 2015
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".
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.
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.
Posted by Lynn Boscher
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.
Posted by Lynn Boscher
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.