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The District Conference is planned for April 29 to May 1st at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, MA.  The theme is Hawaii 7890.  The Cape Codder Resort & Spa is right off the highway and offers convenient parking. We plan to begin on Friday evening with a cocktail hour followed by a delicious Luau dinner. Click here to Register Today!  (Click here more information on the location)
Rotarian Keith Harris of the Ipswich, MA Club visited the Westfield, MA Rotary Club on Monday, February 1, 2016. Keith discussed his cross-country bicycle ride, completed in 2014, during which he raised over $42,000 for The Rotary Foundation. 
On January 4, 2016, members of the Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club presented their second check at Hartford's CCMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 
On November 24th, the West Hartford Rotary club presented a check for $3086 to the West Hartford "Town that Cares" at Town Hall.  The money was raised in conjunction with Liberty Bank.

In the picture:  Cindy Lang, immediate past president; Kyle Egress, president; Bob Kor, president-elect; Suzanne Oslander, Town that Cares, Eileen Rau, past district governor, Fernando Vidal, Rotarian and Chair of the Liberty Bank/ Rotary Food Drive.


The Rotary Club of Westfield welcomes their newest member, John Slattery, Executive Chef of Papp's Bar and Grill.  Welcoming John is President Jennifer Gruszka and Tim Flynn, President Elect.

In a small village in rural Afghanistan, girls who are graduating from high school have nowhere to go for college. We can change that. We can build a school today where these girls can go to become nurses, teachers and engineers. The Zabuli Technical College will make history as the first girls’ college in rural Afghanistan.
The many good works that our clubs are carrying out globally and right here at home continually remind us of the meaning behind our motto: “Service Above Self.”  One case-in-point is the Danielson Rotary Club’s AMBER Alert project.
 As members of the Bloomfield and Terryville Rotary Clubs can tell you, reading truly is FUNdamental.  Their members are among the many Rotarians across the country who take a leadership position on child literacy.
Been out and about our District lately?  Then read on and see how East Hartford Rotarians are making a difference, outside, right now.
In partnership with other Rotary clubs, the South Windsor Rotary is working to bring new life to an El Salvadorian school.  

It happened again.  The Great Barrington Rotary has hosted its 21st annual ski weekend.  Unless, that is, we're counting the club’s first, unofficial outing!

A great way for Rotarians to make an immediate impact is to partner with local government to identify and address a pressing need.  Last fall, the Rotary Club of Newington (CT) did just that.  Result: about a hundred area kids whose families have a tough time meeting school expenses got a helping hand.
In five slum neighborhoods of the mid-sized southwestern Indian city of Shimoga, dark streets after sundown leave women afraid to go outside for fear of being assaulted and brutalized.  The West Springfield Rotary aims to change that.
The Rotary Peace Centers has announced that the application for the 2016 Rotary Peace Fellowship is now online.

In recent months, six Connecticut Rotary Clubs have worked together to raise thousands of dollars for the Angel Eye Webcam Project at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in Hartford and Farmington.

The Easthampton and Northampton Rotary Clubs threw their annual Christmas Bash for needy kids at the Pulaski Club in Easthampton on Monday evening, and Santa was a big hit at always.
More than 400 people filled Center Court at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield last week to honor three recipients of Rotary’s “Service Above Self” Award.
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) took place on Saturday, November 8, at the MassMutual Conference and Training Center in Chicopee.  This year’s program was a great success, with participation over doubled from last year!
Among the many committed Rotarians in our District, few exemplify the essence of our organization like 91-year old Past District Governor Neal W. Cox of the Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club.  PDG Neil has been working to promote world peace and understanding for almost five decades.  We interviewed him last week.
Amelia Charles of Deerfield, Massachusetts is in Bradford, England this week beginning a fully-funded master's degree program in global peace studies and conflict resolution.  Her story begins with a flash of insight, but the latest chapter wouldn’t have been written without Rotarians from our District.
The West Hartford Rotary Club has been informed that its application to The Rotary Foundation for a Global Grant to provide a visual media studio for the American School for the Deaf, in West Hartford, has been approved.
Rotary’s polio eradication efforts to eradicate received extensive media coverage this summer, thanks to RI outreach efforts, leadership of the National PolioPlus Committee (NPPC) chairs and engagement of Rotary’s polio ambassadors.
Rotary is about Polio eradication, right?  Right.  But you probably also know that the latest outbreak of the fatal Ebola virus, this time with a West African epicenter, is threatening to totally overwhelm struggling public healthcare systems in countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone.  Have you wondered what Rotary is doing to address to this international health crisis?
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