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Polio's Retreat
As photojournalist Allison Kwesell walks through the narrow streets of an Indian village, familiarity sets in. She visited here four years ago, when she first met Samir and his family. He was two years old then and had recently contracted polio. Kwesell approaches the front porch of a home when she hears an older woman yelling “Samir! Samir!” She runs toward the voice, wondering if she’ll recognize the boy. She sees six children playing chase on the dry earth, the dirt forming clouds around their feet. From afar she notices a young boy, not unlike the other barefoot children in the backyard...
Rotaract award winners celebrated for their life-changing projects
The village of Kumbharwadi is one of many in a drought-prone region near Mumbai, India. Until recently, its residents had access to only one well with drinkable water. During the summer months, the well runs dry, and the women and girls of the village travel three to four hours a day to search for water. Enter Project Boond, undertaken by a Rotaract club, a Rotary club, and the Watershed Organization Trust to provide clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in Kumbharwadi. Nikunj Pherwani, 2013-14 president of the Rotaract Club of Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics in...
Young writers get published with the help of Rotary
In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family. The puppy grows into a big dog, enjoys walks along the beach, and survives a frightening autumn day when he is caught in a trap before being rescued by his family. Jordan's story is one of hundreds that were written by children ages 7-11 for a writing contest organized by the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020 and supported by clubs in 10 Caribbean nations. The best stories, including Jordan's, were published in "The Butterfly StoryBook," produced by the club and sold through...
 

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Chicopee

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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Hu Ke Lau Restaurant
705 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA  01020
United States
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A great time was had by all at the Changing of the Guard on Monday June 30. Richard and Gina Kos were the perfect hosts allowing us to use their home and providing a delicious array of goodies from appetizers to dessert. Judy Cote stepped down and passed the reins to Tom Foley for the upcoming year. Good luck Tom!Image 

 

 
 

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The Rotary Club of Chicopee presented three $500 scholarships to students from the local high schools. Pictured are the Scholarship Committee Chair John Arthur, Kamil Szmyd of Chicopee Comprehensive High School and Sarah Palmer of Chicopee High School.  An additional scholarship titled the "Bryan J. Chelte Technical Training Scholarship  Award" was awarded by the Chelte family to Piotr Liebersbach, (on right), also of Chicopee Comprehensive High School. Kylee Klinkowski of Chicopee Comprehensive High School also recieved an award but was unable to attend. 

 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Chicopee will present Paul Harris Fellow recognitions to three deserving individuals who have provided extraordinary service to their local communities. The event will be held on Thursday May 8, at the Delaney House in Holyoke, and will honor Teri Szlosek, Maureen Buxton and Frederick Borys.
 

 
 
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