Rotary Club of Chicopee



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Rotary AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. "Even with the Ebola outbreak at its worst expected levels, it's never going to reach what we've seen with the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, speaking at Rotary's World AIDS Day event in Evanston on 1...
Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan
Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss. Gary C.K. Huang, PresidentRotary International
Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths
After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. "My expectations were high, and dramatically exceeded," he remembers. But a less-than-pleasant aspect of the experience was the indoor smoke pollution he encountered in the guest houses and private homes he visited. Many families in the Himalayas use rudimentary cookstoves or, in some cases, an open fire pit inside the home to...

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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 with help from the Chicopee Savings Charitable Foundation will present 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 will prepare the meal!

Join us for our first annual Rotary Club Raffle with $1,700 in prizes! Remember to check this page starting January 1, 2015 to see if you're a winner.
Want more tickets? Contact Director Chris Rivers at 413-896-5875.

Chicopee Rotarians will gather and wrap gifts for the residents of Birch Manor Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center on Tuesday, December 16th at 7:30 pm. Rotarians have generously donated wrapping paper and bows for the occasion.

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).

The Rotary Club of Chicopee was glad to welcome Ronald Belair from the Knights of Columbus to our meeting. The club presented Ron with a check for $1,000 toward the Knights annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Volunteers begin food preparation on Monday of Thanksgiving week, providing meals to the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club dinner that evening. By Thanksgiving day the Knights are ready for their feast, which includes meals delivered to the elderly and disabled, along with a sit down meal for people in need or alone. Rotarians John Arthur, Gina Golash, John Michon and Chris Rivers with his team from Phillips Insurance helped with the food preparation. 

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