District Governor Karin Gaffney, accompanied by Assistant Governor Tony Gasbarro and his wife Michelle Gasbarro, paid their official visit to Sturbridge Rotary. DG Karin outlined her three initiatives for the year: Clubs should do more (1) service which in turn will raise (2) awareness. By doing the first two initiatives, (3) membership will follow due to everyone learning and seeing what Rotary does and is all about. Her presentation was very inspiring and motivating!
While attending the meeting, Sturbridge Rotary asked DG Karin to sign the Club’s application to start a Rotary Community Corps (RCC) of Sturbridge and Southbridge (representing Sturbridge Rotary and Southbridge Rotary). This Corps will be an almost independent Club of local volunteers, mostly non-Rotarians, but still under the supervision of the Sturbridge and Southbridge Clubs. The Corps’ primary project will be called the “Community Food Collaborative” (CFC). However, the Corps may also undertake other projects they choose to do. President Dave and DG Karin are each shown signing the application. Shown holding a picture of the CFC logo is PDG Klaus Hachfeld who initiated the application. A “history making” event for Sturbridge Rotary which now joins only two other clubs in District 7910 as having a Rotary Community Corps.
When all ‘business’ was taken care of, President Dave presented both DG Karin and AG Tony with gifts from the Club.