Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet three times a month at a wine bar after work, share a social outing once a month, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president...
Colorado joins Kosovo club to restore sanitation in blighted local schools
Blighted schools in the mountain city of Peja in western Kosovo are a reminder of the ethnic strife and war that ravaged this area in the 1990s. To restore ruined sanitation facilities in some of those schools, local Rotary members recently partnered with their counterparts from Colorado, USA. Though residents have been slowly rebuilding the city's infrastructure after years of neglect under earlier governments, most resources are going to improve roads, rebuild homes, and create new businesses. Little money remains to restore the schools. As a result, students have fallen ill, stayed home...
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Join us for our first annual Rotary Club Raffle with $1,700 in prizes! Remember to check this page every day starting January 1, 2015 to see if you're a winner.
January 1.....$150.....Karen Murphy
January 2.....$25.....Sue Feyre
January 3.....$100.....Mark Beaulieu
January 4.....$100.....Paul Soja
January 5.....$25.....Kathleen Doherty
January 6.....$25.....Kenny Ely
January 7.....$25.....Margaret Moriarty
January 8.....$25.....Adella Strycharz
January 9.....$25.....Hubie Gottschlicht
January 10.....$100.....Linda Januszkiewicz
January 11.....$100.....Bob Garczynski
January 12.....$25.....Karen Rattell
January 13.....$25.....Dottie Benoit
January 14.....$25.....Ryan Robinson
January 15.....$25.....Joyce Arthur
January 16.....$25.....Carolyn Ouellette
January 17.....$100.....Lucille Kolish
January 18.....$100.....Jennifer Bartosz
January 19.....$150.....William Muldoon
January 20.....$25.....Kristin Burk
January 21.....$25.....Jerry Yuen
January 22.....$25.....Francis Labreck
January 23.....$25.....Linda Januszkiewicz
January 24.....$100.....James Joyce
January 25.....$100.....Patricia Holmes
January 26.....$25.....Anne Morano
January 27.....$25.....Michael Roy
January 28.....$25.....Janine Laverdiere
January 29.....$25.....Kim Burk
January 30.....$25....Lee Ouellette
January 31.....$100.....James Patrick
Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you for supporting the Rotary Club of Chicopee!
The Rotary Club of Chicopee with help from the Chicopee Savings Charitable Foundation presented a Christmas Dinner at Lorraine's Soup Kitchen and Pantry on December 25, at 11:30 AM. Our thanks to Hubie Gottschlicht and the Munich Haus who prepared the meal!
Welcome the season this Saturday December 6 from 10 AM to 11 AM with hot chocolate and breakfast treats. We'll be reading holiday stories to the families who use the Chicopee Public Library. Rotarian Gina Golash-Kos organized the event, and fellow Rotarians Fred Borys, Marc Dugre, Tom Guertin, Gene Kirejczyk and wife Cindy, Lucille Kolish and John Michon attended. A special thanks to Mayor Richard Kos who read for us, and Cindy Kirejczyk for preparing the homemade treats, (see event photos above).
Chicopee Rotarians helped Santa provide gifts to 16 Kid's Club participants at the Gray House. The academic year end party was held at the Gray House's Sheldon Street location on Thursday December 4. Refreshments were served and a good time was had by the children, their parents, Kid's Club volunteers and administrators, (see photos above).