District 7890
District 7890

DG Mike

Meet District Governor Michael J. Roy
Mike, an attorney, is Vice President, Compliance and CRA Officer at Easthampton Savings Bank.  He also serves on various compliance and real-estate related boards in Massachusetts.

District News

Registration is now open for the District Installation Dinner, which will be held on Wednesday June 16th at The Riverview in Weatogue, CT.  Click on this link to register.

Join us on Friday, May 29th for End Polio Now with the New Britain Rock Cats. $ 4 of every ticket will go to the Polio Plus Campaign.
The many good works that our clubs are carrying out globally and right here at home continually remind us of the meaning behind our motto: “Service Above Self.”  One case-in-point is the Danielson Rotary Club’s AMBER Alert project.
 As members of the Bloomfield and Terryville Rotary Clubs can tell you, reading truly is FUNdamental.  Their members are among the many Rotarians across the country who take a leadership position on child literacy.
Who doesn’t like a ballgame?  On May 29, your club can help end Polio while giving a fun night out to children and young people who might not otherwise have that opportunity.
Been out and about our District lately?  Then read on and see how East Hartford Rotarians are making a difference, outside, right now.
In partnership with other Rotary clubs, the South Windsor Rotary is working to bring new life to an El Salvadorian school.  

It happened again.  The Great Barrington Rotary has hosted its 21st annual ski weekend.  Unless, that is, we're counting the club’s first, unofficial outing!

A great way for Rotarians to make an immediate impact is to partner with local government to identify and address a pressing need.  Last fall, the Rotary Club of Newington (CT) did just that.  Result: about a hundred area kids whose families have a tough time meeting school expenses got a helping hand.
In five slum neighborhoods of the mid-sized southwestern Indian city of Shimoga, dark streets after sundown leave women afraid to go outside for fear of being assaulted and brutalized.  The West Springfield Rotary aims to change that.
The Rotary Peace Centers has announced that the application for the 2016 Rotary Peace Fellowship is now online.

In recent months, six Connecticut Rotary Clubs have worked together to raise thousands of dollars for the Angel Eye Webcam Project at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in Hartford and Farmington.

The Easthampton and Northampton Rotary Clubs threw their annual Christmas Bash for needy kids at the Pulaski Club in Easthampton on Monday evening, and Santa was a big hit at always.
More than 400 people filled Center Court at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield last week to honor three recipients of Rotary’s “Service Above Self” Award.
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) took place on Saturday, November 8, at the MassMutual Conference and Training Center in Chicopee.  This year’s program was a great success, with participation over doubled from last year!
Over the last several weeks, Rotarians throughout our District had the opportunity to hear first-hand from four international visitors whose lives have been touched by our organization.  Our Partners in Rotary – Katia Dantas (Brazil); Vanessa Harper (Venezuela); “Mr. C” (Thailand); and David Shakya (Nepal) spoke to events in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut about how The Rotary Foundation impacted their lives and work, and how they “paid it forward” and changed the lives of others.  The Partners wrapped up their visit with an inspiring presentation at our annual Foundation Dinner in Windsor.
Among the many committed Rotarians in our District, few exemplify the essence of our organization like 91-year old Past District Governor Neal W. Cox of the Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club.  PDG Neil has been working to promote world peace and understanding for almost five decades.  We interviewed him last week.
Amelia Charles of Deerfield, Massachusetts is in Bradford, England this week beginning a fully-funded master's degree program in global peace studies and conflict resolution.  Her story begins with a flash of insight, but the latest chapter wouldn’t have been written without Rotarians from our District.
The West Hartford Rotary Club has been informed that its application to The Rotary Foundation for a Global Grant to provide a visual media studio for the American School for the Deaf, in West Hartford, has been approved.
Rotary’s polio eradication efforts to eradicate received extensive media coverage this summer, thanks to RI outreach efforts, leadership of the National PolioPlus Committee (NPPC) chairs and engagement of Rotary’s polio ambassadors.
Rotary is about Polio eradication, right?  Right.  But you probably also know that the latest outbreak of the fatal Ebola virus, this time with a West African epicenter, is threatening to totally overwhelm struggling public healthcare systems in countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone.  Have you wondered what Rotary is doing to address to this international health crisis?
Recently, Emily Peer-Groves, a senior at Simsbury (CT) High School, had the chance to live in Bree, a Flemish town in Belgium, for almost a month through Rotary’s Short Term Youth Exchange program.  Emily wrote to tell us about what she describes it as one of her life’s formative experiences...
The Gladys B. Dunn and Robert E. Dunn Endowed Global Grant Scholarship for 2015 is now open for enrollment. For the informational flyer, eligibility requirements and application, go here:  Dunn Scholarship

As the owner and manager of the historic Hotel Northampton, Mansour Ghalibaf is one of Massachusetts’ most respected hoteliers and restaurateurs.  He’s also a member of the Northampton Rotary Club – which holds its Monday luncheons in the hotel.
Ghalibaf is the 2014 recipient of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s Faces of Diversity Award.  The award honors individuals in the restaurant industry who have realized the American Dream through hard work, determination  and enterprise.
“If you look up … ‘American Dream’ in the dictionary, I’m sure you’ll find a picture of Mansour Ghalibaf,”  said Peter Christie, former President and CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.
Read Ghalibaf’s amazing story here.

Our Area 4 Assistant Governor, George David Condon, IV was recently honored at a banquet to salute Business West's "40 Under Forty Class of 2014."  He was chosen by a panel of judges to receive the award and was profiled in a recent edition of Business West.

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