The Rotary Club of the Brookfields
celebrates the beginning of a new Rotary year with the installation of Teresa McCarthy of West Brookfield, as its President.
With the support of her new officers and Board of Directors it will
hopefully prove to be a busy and fulfilling year of Community Service
and Fundraising in the towns we serve-Warren, W Warren, Brookfield,
W Brookfield, E Brookfield, N Brookfield, Spencer.
Past District Governor Klaus installs President Teresa McCarthy, as Chet Lubelczyk and Immediate Past President Lynn Duffy O'Shea look on.
Jake, one of our youngest Rotarians, spoke about his experiences as a Group Facilitator while attending this year's RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) weekend.
Jake remarked that RYLA was not only exciting, it was also a learning filled experience. Using innovators as well as conflict resolution to help develop new leaders in our youth.
As the new year of Rotary begins the new District Governor Victor Tom speaks to the members of the club bringing messages of encouragement as well as the plan our new Rotary International President has laid out for her year in office.
The Rotary Club of Brookfields is delighted to welcome Christine Gagne of Spencer. Christine was inducted on April 27 by Co-President Lynne DuffyO’Shea, and was sponsored by Rotarian Linda Lloyd who had the pleasure of presenting her official Rotary pin. The ceremony took place during the club’s regular meeting at Ye Olde Tavern in West Brookfield, MA.
Christine is employed by Webster First Federal Credit Union in Spencer, where she works as a Member Services Representative. Chris is service minded, having assisted Angels Answer Inc. the club’s non-profit partner for several years.
The Rotary Club of the Brookfields is a service organization of Rotary International.
The Club’s more than 20 business and professional leaders provide humanitarian and social services to residents in the Quaboag Valley communities of the Brookfields, Spencer and Warren.
Co-President Lynn DuffyO'Shea, Christine Gagne, and Linda Lloyd
As a Hands-on project the Brookfields Rotary Club with the help of their sponsor Webster First Federal Bank, put together Kindergarten starter bags
Jake Rosen, a member of the Brookfield Rotary Club and a student of Tantasqua Regional High School played an important role in organizing and running the sneaker and shoe drive at the school, in which new and used sneakers and shoes are collected to either be regifted or recycled for construction projects. To this end, the drive aims to deplete environmental destruction through the 43 years that sneakers normally spend in a landfill. This year, two car trunks worth of sneakers and shoes were collected!
We are looking forward to another successful drive next year!
The Rotary Club of the Brookfields and Planet Aid partnered once again to provide 23 extra- large bags of coats which were donated to the Clambox Coat Drive. The coats will go to help people in need this winter!
The 3rd graders of East Brookfield Elementary School with their Principal Ron Tomlin met with the Rotary Club members to receive their special gift of Thesauruses
The 3rd graders of West Brookfield Elementary School got a special visit and a gift of Student Dictionaries from the members of the Rotary Club of the Brookfield.
The Members of the Rotary Club of the Brookfields visited the third graders at the Warren Community Elementary School. During their visit they had each of the students sign their name in the Student Dictionaries that the Rotary Club had donated to the children. Though computers are becoming more and more essential in life there is still value in learning and using books.