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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.