Rotary Club of Springfield Inducts Rick Lee as President
SPRINGFIELD — At its recent meeting, the Rotary Club honored 11 new members inducted into the club during the 2013-14 Rotary year and also inducted its new president, Rick Lee, and the board of directors for the 2014-15 Rotary year.
According to Jay Leib, immediate past president, “all members of The Rotary Club of Springfield have worked diligently to make sure that our club is not only interesting but a fun place to belong. This past year, our club provided 13 service fund grants to various nonprofit organizations in Springfield. We are proud of our 11 new members and are prepared to continue providing grants within the Springfield community.” The new Rotarians who joined this year are Michelle Booth, Robert Carter, Lamont Clemons, Rev. Derrick Fetz, Gale Gates, G. Dene Kimbell, Karen Motyka, Justin Roberts, Laurie Rosner, Audrey Szychulski, and Michael Walsh.
One of Lee’s goals for his tenure as president is to tap the potential of the club’s growing membership. He is placing new emphasis on the club’s annual service fund special event, the Rotary Harvest 8K Run and Relay, to be held in Forest Park on Oct. 18. Lee is the executive director of the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter. He will retire from that post this summer after 30 years of service.
The Springfield Rotary Club, a member of Rotary International, meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m. in the MassMutual Room at the Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information on the Rotary Club of Springfield or becoming a member, please visit www.springfieldmarotary.org or contact Mike Healy, membership chair, at (860) 796-1435. For more information on the the Rotary Harvest 8K Run and Relay, contact Jack Toner at (413) 567-1051 or [email protected].