Rotary Club of Chicopee



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Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Member spotlight: Peak performer scales Kilimanjaro
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian When Carole Kimutai was growing up in Nairobi, family members were always coming for long stays – a grandparent one month, a cousin the next. "Anyone who needed school fees would come to Nairobi, and my parents would assist," she says. "Or if my grandmother was sick, she would come to live with us until she was better. It was natural to help others." Years later, Kimutai was invited to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Nairobi-East, where she instantly felt at home. "I grew up seeing my parents help relatives, and now I am seeing people help quote-...
Convention: Hear the music
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Chances are, you’ve heard of Psy and his signature song, “Gangnam Style.” He’s the Korean pop star with dark sunglasses and a distinctive galloping horse dance who was everywhere a few years ago, including on a This Close ad for End Polio Now. But what you might not know is that Psy is merely the tip of the colossal iceberg known as K-pop, short for Korean pop. If you plan to attend the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul from 28 May to 1 June, you won’t have to search for K-pop – you’ll hear it in the streets, in cafes, in taxis, and on...

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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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The Rotary Club of Chicopee is always interested in meeting people who might desire to become new members. For further information, please contact the Club President or Membership Chair.

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The Rotary Club of Chicopee together with Budweiser Racing and the Chicopee Savings Charitable Foundation will hold their 13th Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday September 13. The event will run from 9 AM to 3 PM and will take place at the Moose Family Center located at 244 Fuller Road in Chicopee.

Sound system courtesy of Chicopee Electronics. DJ Shaggy providing music from 11 AM to 1 PM. Enjoy the music of Pink Floyd sponsored by PPG Automotive Paint and performed by Crazy Diamond from 1-3 PM.

General Admission: FREE   Advance vehicle registration: $15    Gate Registration: $20

For more information contact Event Chair Don Roy at or Jason Reed at


Click here for our Event Flyer and Registration






The Chicopee Rotary Club sponsored the City of Chicopee's Movie Night on Wednesday July 29. The Chicopee Public Library Bookmobile was there and the Chicopee Police Department handed out Junior Officer badges. Admission was free and water, food and a water slip n slide for the kids was provided. Several hundred attended the event. See photo albums

John Michon, Chris Rivers, Kate Parker, Sam Bilotti

The Rotary year 2014-2015 was another success for the Rotary Club of Chicopee. The club donated the following last year: $1,300 to the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning in memory of Walter Wrzesien; $1,000 to the Knights of Columbus toward their annual Thanksgiving Dinner; $500 to a Veterans Appreciation Dinner at the Elks Club in Chicopee; $2,600 to the Rotary Foundation; $3,000 for Paul Harris Presentations to three community leaders; $450 to send three local high school students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards; presented three $1,500 scholarships to deserving high school students; $500 to the Saint Stanislaus Sandwich Ministry; $1,500 to sponsor a City of Chicopee Parks and Recreation Movie Night; $1,000 to Sunshine Village; $500 to Links to Libraries and $500 to World is our Classroom. Total donations for the year were $17,350.

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