Rotary Club of Springfield Inducts Two New Members
SPRINGFIELD — Alicia Garcia and Rowland Hawthorne were recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Springfield.
Garcia, a Springfield native and 2014 graduate of Western New England University, is district executive for the Western Massachusetts Council of Boy Scouts of America for Hampden County. She oversees recruitment and fund-raising, and is actively involved in the Boy Scouts Latino Initiative in Springfield, which hopes to re-engage the Latino community in scouting.
Hawthorne, a native of South Carolina, recently moved to Longmeadow from Atlanta to be close to family. He is retired from Oliver Walker & Co., a home-furnishing store in Denver, where he was chairman and CEO for 25 years. He has been a Rotarian for 37 years, first in the Rotary Club of Denver for 30 years and more recently in the Rotary Club of Buckhead in Atlanta for seven years.
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, West Columbus Avenue, Springfield. For more information on the Rotary Club of Springfield or becoming a member, visit www.springfieldmarotary.org or call Mike Healy, membership chairperson, at (860) 796-1435.