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Agawam
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Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.
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Agawam Senior Center
954 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001
United States of America
We meet the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Agawam Senior Center (in-person and via Zoom) and on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield. Visit our calendar page for more information.
Rotary Day of Service
Agawam Rotary Club In Action
The Agawam Rotary Club's 2024 Rotary Day of Service project was very rewarding. Club members distributed Summer Activity Bags, that promote reading, play, and safety during the summer, to youth from Brady Village in Agawam and we met some wonderful families! Everyone had fun! Thank you to the Agawam Schools for donating books to the project! Thank you everyone for a great event!
 

Getting ready for the Rotary Day of Service! The Agawam Rotary Club is distributing Summer Activity Bags to youth ages infant to 18 at Brady Village in Agawam on Tuesday, May 21st at 5:30pm-6:30pm. Rotarians and volunteers are welcome to help distribute bags and oversee family games.

We had a great group of Rotarians and some family members stuffing bags yesterday at the Pavilion at School Street Park. Thank you for all your help!

 
Rotarians are dedicated to service above self. Hosting Guest Speakers from area non-profits, is one way Rotary Members learn about opportunities to help the community. On April 3, 2024, Agawam Rotary Club members heard from Bob Fastie, Executive Director of the Parish Cupboard in West Springfield. The Parish Cupboard provides meals and groceries to individuals and families in need throughout West Springfield, Agawam, and Feeding Hills.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at our Valentine's Day Dinner, donations were presented to Therese Ross, Director of Rick's Place; Marlene DeJesus, representing the Agawam Public Schools Family Resource Center; and Debra F. Mainolfi Board member of Unify Against Bullying, to support their organizations' efforts in the community.
 
Pictured left to right are: Therese Ross, Club President John Barber, Club Member Marlene DeJesus, and Debra F. Mainolfi 
 
 
The Agawam Rotary Club created a pollinator garden next to the existing community garden at the Agawam High School.  The garden is an educational opportunity for the students and will be dedicated to the teachers and staff of the Agawam Public Schools.
 
 
 
 
On Wednesday, August 2, 2023, the Agawam Rotary Club hosted several Agawam High School students at a luncheon at the Agawam Senior Center.
 
Shown above left to right are Agawam Rotary Club members Marlene DeJesus, Michael Squindo, George Bitzas, Donna Bys, RYLA Students Hazel Meyer, Isabella Olivera, and Samantha Dean, Club President John Barber, RYLA Student Mia McGregor, Club member Joe Clark, Mayor Bill Sapelli and Club member Dave DeLancey.
 
 
The 2023 Agawam Rotary Club Scholarship winners were hosted for lunch at Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield on June 21, 2023.
 
Pictured left to right – (Front) Gabriel Zollo, Olivio Salva , Marissa Rufo, Emily Gariepy, Maureen Cayer – Scholarship Chair,  (Rear) Matthew Benard
Rotary members, family, and friends joined together on April 9, 2022 for the District Day of Service to clean out, and freshen up the old senior center located in the Agawam housing Authority. This was the first step in transforming this space into a FUNctional space for the Agawam Housing Authority. 
On September 29th , a cargo ship arrived in Boston with 800,000 masks on board to be distributed to communities across New England. The mask cargo was part of a project launched by Rotary District 7980 which includes southern Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. With an additional 200,000 mask donation from East Hampton, CT Rotarian Ted Rossi and the Rossi Family Foundation the project was named the “Rotary Million Mask Challenge Tour.”
Speakers
Healing Voices Project
May 01, 2024 12:15 PM
Agawam/West Springfield Parish Cupboard
Apr 03, 2024 12:15 PM
All Our Kids, Inc.
Mar 06, 2024 12:15 PM
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Guiding Principles of Rotary

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideals of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the following:

  • FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four-Way Test

This test, which guides all Rotarians and Rotary activities, has been translated into more than 100 languages and asks the following four questions:

Of the things we think, say, or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Mission

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Avenues of Service

Based on the Objects of Rotary, the Avenues of Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  • New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects, and exchange programs.

Diversity and Rotary

Rotary International recognizes the value of diversity within individual clubs. Rotary encourages clubs to assess those in their communities who are eligible for membership, under existing membership guidelines, and to endeavor to include the appropriate range of individuals in their clubs. A club that reflects its community’s diversity with regard to professional and business classifications, gender, age, religion, and ethnicity is a club with the key ingredients to its successful future.

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