Rotary Club of Chicopee

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Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
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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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Chicopee Rotary recently presented Link to Libraries to with a $1000 to support their mission in local schools! 


14th Annual Rotary Classic Car Show

The Rotary Club of Chicopee held their Classic Car Show at the Moose Family Center at 244 Fuller Road on Sunday August 14. Thanks to the Chicopee Savings Charitable Foundation, the Polish National Credit Union, Williams Distributing, and the car show participants who braved the sweltering heat, the club was able to raise over $10,000. All proceeds will be used to fund Chicopee based programs, including the Boys and Girls Club, and a number of other programs ranging from literacy to veterans issues. A big shout out to Chicopee Electronics who provided the sound system and kept the music going for the 14th straight year. Many thanks also to the Moose Club for allowing us to use their facility. And finally, a thank you to Don Roy for handling the event chair duties.

Congratulations to the winners!
July 1 John Michon...$25
July 2 Gina Kos...$100
July 3 Don Roy...$100
July 4 Don Roy...$150
July 5 Paul Shea...$25
July 6 Francine Hayward...$25
July 7 Jeff Sattler...$25
July 8 Glen Golan...$25
July 9 Gloria Borys...$100
July 10 Dave Laverdiere...$100
July 11 Jay Doherty...$25
July 12 Joe Pereira...$25
July 13 Greg Spear...$25
July 14 Lucille Kolish...$25
July 15 Sam Bilotti...$25
July 16 Chris Rivers...$100
July 17 Bonnie Vallon...$100
July 18 Jeannette Bilodeau...$25
July 19 Gina Kos...$25
July 20 Barbara Dunn...$25
July 21 Chrystal Greenlead...$25
July 22 Judith Kennedy...$25
July 23 Barbara Dunn...$100
July 24 Darlene Farias...$100
July 25 Marc Dugre...$25
July 26 Maria Krieger...$25
July 27 Jennifer Burnham...$25
July 28 Greg Spear...$25
July 29 John Michon...$25
July 30 Lucille Kolish..$100
July 31 Cameron Houghton...$100


We had our annual Changing of the Guard Monday July 11. Fred passed the reins to Tania at the home of our gracious hosts, Richard and Gina Kos. A lot of our members brought their spouses, so we had an excellent turnout and a lot of fun. (see photo album)


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