Posted by Richard Naumann on Oct 22, 2019
Our district of 60 Rotary Clubs is located in the northeastern part of the United States with about half of our clubs situated in the northern Connecticut and the remainder in western Massachusetts.
The two major market areas in the district are those surrounding Hartford, capital of Connecticut, and Springfield, the third largest city in Massachusetts. Both of these market areas are strong in manufacturing and finance. Hartford is home to Pratt and Whitney Jet Engines, Travelers and Aetna Insurance while the Springfield market area is known for its paper products and is the home office to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Much of the countryside outside of Hartford and Springfield is somewhat rural where dairy and other farms can be found, along with a large tourist industry.

The Connecticut River flows through the Springfield and Hartford market areas. The river and its tributaries have in the past been a source of power for industry (to a limited extent they still are) and currently are used to help grow corn and shade tobacco and provide a site for recreational activities. The western part of the district is mountainous (Mt. Greylock, the highest is 3487 feet) and contains many lakes, rivers and streams. Boating, fishing, skiing (downhill and cross country), golf, summer theater and Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony, help to make this area a place for all seasons to be enjoyed by tourists from all over the United States.

There are a large number of private and public educational colleges and universities in the district. Museums of all types too - Springfield, for example, is home of the Basketball Hall of Fame, New Britain has a very famous museum of Native American Indian Art and Williamstown, in the most northwestern part of the district, has, in its Clark Museum, one of the finest collections of Impressionist Art in the United States.

We enjoy living and working in this environment and welcome all those who would like to visit.
WOODSTOCK --- In a call to arms, Rotary District 7890 Governor Mark Brady, challenged the Putnam Rotary Club to become an action club.
“Too many speakers (at Rotary Club meetings) and not enough action,” he told a packed room Oct. 22.
He offered kudos to the Putnam Rotary Club for having a wide presence in the community: the club sponsors a Rotary Interact Club for teens and a Rotaract Club for college students and young professionals. It’s the perfect feeder system for building the Putnam Rotary Club.
And, in addition to drawing from the Interact and Rotaract Club, he urged the Putnam Rotary members to amp up their pursuit of new club members. “Get people to come and then get them into action,” he said.
Action was Brady’s focus. His speech was sprinkled with examples of action projects that other clubs are doing. 
See a need, raise the dollars, enlist the help and get it done!