Pedaling for a Purpose: Ipswich Rotarian Cycling Across U.S. in Support of The Rotary Foundation to Speak in our District
Riding his bike across the United States to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation, Keith Harris has inspired generosity with every push of the pedal. Read the story below for information on Ketih's visits to our District from Aug. 11 to Aug.13.
National Restaurant Association Honors Hotelier and Northampton Rotarian Mansour Ghalibaf
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.
Assistant Governor David Condon Announces Birth of a Daughter
AG-Area 4 David and Michaelan Condon announced that Erin Elizabeth Condon was born on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:08am. She was 8lbs 9oz. and 20 inches long. David said "both mom and baby are doing very well and everyone is healthy!" Congratulations from the entire District!!
West Springfield Rotarian George David Condon Honored at “40 Under Forty” Luncheon
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.
The Rotary Foundation has approved a $30,000 global matching grant application submitted by our District on behalf of Rebecca Stein-Lobovits, of Northampton, Mass. The funds will defray her expenses as she pursues a graduate degree in public health in Paris. Stein-Lobovits shares Rotary International’s goal of improved healthcare in the developing world.
Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Names Rotarian Barbara Baran 2014 Business Person of the Year
Barbara Baran, member and Past President of the Holyoke Rotary Club, was recently named 2014 “Business Person of the Year” by the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. Baran is Business Development Officer at the Holyoke Credit Union.
Basketball Hall of Fame Presents $3,500 Check to Springfield Rotary Club
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently presented a check for $3,500 to the Rotary Club of Springfield. The contribution was from the proceeds of the Holiday Showcase/Service Above Self luncheon held at the Hall of Fame in December 2013. The money will be used for the Springfield Rotary's Service Fund Grants, awarded to deserving Springfield-based non-profit organizations for capital items. Left to right in the photo are Basketball Hall of Fame Trustee Frank Colaccino, Springfield Rotary Club Preseident Jay Lieb, and Basketball Hall of Fame President and CEO John Doleva.
Another Successful Year for Youth Exchange; New Short-Term Program Off to Promising Start
On June 19th, it was a wrap, with the Litchfield-Morris Rotary Club hosting an end-of-the-year picnic for our District’s Youth Exchange (YEX) students, their host families and other Rotarians at the Litchfield Country Club.
This year, we hosted students from Brazil, Spain, Ecuador, France, and Venezuela. The students got an insider’s look at our country, learned English and made new life-long friends. They also participated in a wide range of activities, like performing at Carnegie Hall, vacationing in Hawaii and participating in high school sports that aren’t available in their home countries.
District Leadership Meetings
Marriott, Windsor, CTOct 28, 2014
4:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Marriott, Windsor, CTNov 06, 2014
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute
Mass Mutual Conference and Training CenterNov 08, 2014
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Holiday Inn, Enfield, CTFeb 11, 2015
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sheraton, Framingham, MAMar 12, 2015 12:00 PM –
Mar 14, 2015 2:00 PM
Marriott, Hartford, CTApr 24, 2015 3:00 PM –
Apr 25, 2015 5:00 PM
District Training Assembly
Holiday Inn, Enfield, CTMay 13, 2015
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
District Installation Dinner
Jun 16, 2015
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM