Rotary Club of Chicopee

 
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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
 
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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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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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