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Political strife, protecting U.S. diplomats are part of the job for former Rotary Peace Fellow
As an agent for the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, Justin Peele applies the education he received in conflict resolution as a Rotary Peace Fellow to a job that puts him in some dicey situations – including one in 2013 in which his actions won him State Department recognition for his courage and decisiveness. Peele is one of 2,000 DS agents who protect U.S. diplomats and embassies around the world. The Diplomatic Security Service, the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. State Department, is the most extensive global security agency in the government, operating in more than 160...
Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria
Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease. "Rotarians have [gone] into remote areas of the country by car, canoe, motorbike, and even on foot to ensure every child gets the vaccine," says Rotary's Nigeria PolioPlus Committee Chair Tunji Funsho. In Katsina state, members of the Nigeria PolioPlus Committee (NPPC) recently met with leaders of two communities notoriously opposed to immunization, mainly on religious grounds and in protest of the lack of basic health care. They persuaded...
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,...
 

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Chicopee

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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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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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