October 12th Bulletin


Last Week: Retired Judge Fred Rutberg spoke about his new endeavor as president of The Berkshire Eagle. He called the newspaper our town square and a part of our citizenship. It was good to hear that the paper is back in the hands of local people. I’m looking forward to the changes.   


This Week’s Program: Tad Ames from Berkshire Natural Resources will speak about The High Road program. A plan that will connect Berkshire towns through a trail system.


Induction: I’m happy to officially welcome Pamela Pescosolido to our club this week.


Save the Date: November 20th will be a busy and fun day for our club. In the morning we will meet at Berkshire South for the Girl Scout Pancake Breakfast. In the afternoon we will meet on main street to hang the holiday decorations. Please join us for for one or both events. In case you're wondering The Patriots don’t play until 4:15 that day. It’s a perfect plan.


Attendance: Our club attendance is down. I would like to ask all members to keep at least a 50 percent attendance, either by making the meetings or by doing your part with a committee. There is plenty to do. If you are working behind the scenes, please let Sabrina know so she can give you credit for a make up. Please keep in mind that Crissey Farm has been very good to us over the years. Mary White works hard to bring us good speakers. We need to do our part and fill the seats. This is also a great time of year to bring a guest.


District Events: The 2016 Annual Rotary Foundation Celebration Dinner will be held November 3, 2016 at Chez Josef; 76 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam, MA from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


The Rotary Leadership Institute will be held November 12th, 2016 at The Mass Mutual Training & Conference Center. 350 Memorial Drive., Chicopee, MA



Next Board Meeting: November 7th

Book drive:  Please remember to bring children's books for the book house.

People's Pantry food of the week:  Pasta Sauce