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Rotary Club of Westfield, MA
PO Box 754
Westfield, MA 01086-0754
Upcoming Events
The Rotary Club of Westfield welcomes all to the 5th annual Westfield Food Fest! The free community event will take place Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, 2019, in the heart of downtown Westfield.
Elm Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from School to Franklin streets and will serve as center stage for this two-day festival on Friday, August 23 (5-10 pm) and Saturday, August 24, from noon until 9:00pm.
This exciting two-day event will feature local restaurants and food trucks as well as entertainment from local musicians. It will be a free event to the public with the goal of encouraging area residents to utilize the city’s downtown. Westfield Rotarians will be selling beer and wine to adults at the festival.
The event features an exciting car show on Saturday from 12-3pm. Interested participants should contact foodfestcars@gmail.com. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 the day of the event.
Proceeds from the event will be returned to the community by the club in the form of grants for service projects which promote Rotary’s areas of focus.
For sponsorship or vendor opportunities, please contact Jennifer Gruszka at jennifergruszka45@gmail.com or visit our website, westfieldrotary.org.
Stay tuned for more information regarding food vendors, music and more!
The Rotary Club of Westfield is continuing its program of honoring high school students who have exhibited excellence as a student and as an individual.
The selected will receive a $1,000.00 check towards their future college/continuing education expenses and a Rotary Certificate of Achievement.
The following criteria will be used in determining the selection.
•          Students must be in their senior year of high school.
•          The student must maintain a good attendance record.
•          The student will have demonstrated community involvement.
•          The student should possess strong leadership qualities.
•          The student should be showing academic effort in all studies.
•          The student should exhibit a positive attitude towards themselves, their peers, teachers, and life.
•          The student shall exhibit the Rotary character traits of being truthful, being fair to all concerned, and building good will and better friendships with others.
The recipients will be invited to a Rotary meeting (every Monday at noon at Genesis Spiritual Center) to be recognized for their achievements and to be presented their awards. The student recipients will have their lunch paid for by Rotary. The student may be accompanied by parents and those additional guests are asked to pay for their own lunches ($12.00).
Please respond back by Friday, May 31st with your application and curriculum vitae.
The Rotary Club will plan on making the presentations by the end of June.
Please submit application to westfieldrotary7890@gmail.com
Please mail your selection to:
Rotary Club of Westfield
PO Box 754
Westfield, MA 01086
Westfield Rotary Club Helps Fund Community Center in Nicaragua

Twenty-three students and two faculty members from Westfield State University travelled to Granada, Nicaragua at the beginning of January as a service learning course.

Within two weeks, they worked alongside local builders to help construct a community center for the residents in a village outside of Granada.

In addition to building, the members immersed themselves into the culture and community they were working in, through various activities such as exploring local markets and planning lessons to teach children in the area.

On the last day, the builders, children, families and the Westfield State group got together to celebrate the new community center.

The Rotary Club of Westfield supported this project with a building materials grant to the Institute for Central American Studies in the amount of $1,500.00 which we presented on December 4, 2017.

The members of the Rotary Club of Westfield were visited at their regular Monday meeting by members of the West Springfield Rotary Club, Bob MacDonald and Dan Marini (President), who thanked the Westfield Rotarians for their support of project to help schoolchildren in India.