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Rotary Scholar’s unique ability in bringing clubs together
In a municipal hospital in Cubatão, Brazil, a new mammography machine funded by a Rotary global grant provides breast cancer screening to women who previously had to wait for weeks before they could get in for a checkup with a doctor. A Rotary global grant also funded training for medical staff and cancer awareness education for people in the community. Isis Mejias Carpio of Houston, studying at the University of São Paulo on a Rotary scholarship, played an instrumental role in bringing together Rotary clubs in two countries to make the grant possible. Members of the Rotary Club of Cubatão,...
Rick Burns’ thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
Humanitarian Rick Burns, a retired civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army, has been helping people in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. He's seen a lot of good, but he's also seen what happens when good intentions go awry. Take the fertile grounds of Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, for example. Burns recalls an initiative to help fruit exporters become profitable again after the war. Cold storage facilities were built, but because no one considered the country's spotty electricity, the facilities ended up being too expensive to maintain. "We really want to make...
Pedaling coast-to-coast for a purpose
Keith Harris is pedaling for a purpose. At the tender age of 50, he's set out on an eight-week, 4,400-mile bike ride across the U.S. to raise $25,000 for The Rotary Foundation. He's also hoping to raise an additional $2,500 for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where a few years ago he was treated for a life-threatening heart condition. "The trip is sort of my midlife crisis," he admits but it's not the first time he's pedaled across the country. He made the trek about 20 years ago, before he married his wife, Christina. Harris has been a Rotary member for 18 years. He's...
 

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Chicopee

Service Above Self

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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