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Ludlow Rotary

Rotary: Making a Difference

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Villa Rose Restaurant & Lounge
1428 Center Street
Ludlow, MA  01056
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19th Annual
Social Soiree
Hosted by
Proceeds to benefit the
Ludlow Fire Department Fire Prevention Program
 at Ludlow’s Elementary Schools
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Villa Rose Restaurant
Cost is $35.00 per Person
Cocktails – 6 p.m. ~ Dinner – 7 p.m.
For Tickets Call Tony Tavares Villa Rose Restaurant 413-547-6667
Ask any Rotarian
In Memory of Rotarian Timothy Collins

Timothy M. Collins, 95, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2017 at the Massachusetts Soldier’s Home in Holyoke surrounded by his loving family. Born in North Brookfield, son of the late Timothy and Ellen (Barry) Collins, he was a 1940 graduate of Warren High School and a 1947 graduate of Becker College in Worcester. He enlisted in the US Army in 1942 and proudly served his country in the 10th Armored Division during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. Tim was a retired professional executive for the Boy Scouts of America serving over 20 years in the former Pioneer Valley Council. He was a communicant of St. Cecelia Parish in Wilbraham. Tim was a longtime member of both the American Legion and the Rotary Club. He was a 30-year resident of Ludlow and served on the Election and Library Boards. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of over 66 years, Mary (Flynn) Collins in 2016 and his brother Richard in 1980. Tim was a loving father to Timothy Collins of Falls Church VA and Terry Collins, and his wife Anne, of Clifton VA, a devoted grandfather to Patrick Collins of Clifton VA and Meghan Collins of Houston TX, and a cherished uncle to Patricia Charbonneau of Ludlow. Visiting hours for Tim are on Thursday, October 12th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Ludlow Funeral Home. Family and friends are asked to gather for a Liturgy of Christian Burial on Friday October 13th at 9:00am directly at Christ the King Church in Ludlow followed by committal services at 11:00am at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Western Massachusetts Council of the Boy Scouts of America (

Why I joined Rotary:
I joined Ludlow Rotary because I was intrigued by the amazing work the club was doing in the community and internationally.  By joining, it allowed me to be part of the community, not just a home owner.  I enjoy getting to know and interacting with like-minded individuals and volunteering my time to providing services locally, nationally and internationally.  After many years of personal involvement my commitment has only grown.  I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many people and expand my friendships.  Joining the Ludlow Rotary was the best decision I made in my professional life.  
-Tony Sanches Rotarian/Membership Chair
Hello everyone!!
WOW...what a day we had. 85 degrees and not a cloud in the sky, made up for last year's rain and cold. 
We did have a great turn out for the event this year, 97 bikes left the Fish after a quick cup of coffee & donut provided by Dunkin Donuts of Ludlow.  We encountered a small but scenic detour in Belchertown due to the fair, but that's ok...and head off to Honey Farms in Orange, MA via 202.   Headed out 2W through Greenfield  to Shelburne Falls. for a quick lunch stop at Pondside Pizza, but some ended up in North Adams, clearly, I need to teach them to read a  We then headed south on 112 to 116 S then picked up 47 W in Sunderland for our final stop at the North Hadley Sugar Shack & Market where they were all decked out for driver didn't have room for any mums or pumpkins in his bags.  
We arrived back at the Fish to the sounds of Dead Collective and another AMAZING meal by Kevin Vestal, Wally Stupak and the rest of the team working in the kitchen.  We had some delicious side dishes donated by the likes of Europa Black Rock Bar & Grill, Abudanza Express, Randall's Farm & Greenhouse, Chmura's Bakery & Freedom Credit Union supplied us with a sweet treat.
I need to give a huge THANK YOU  to the Ludlow Fish & Game Club for the rental of the facility and Lori Dorval for mixing us some fine cocktails!   You guys continue to go above & beyond!  
Now to the committee...Kevin-countless hours in the car planning and many great conversations as always are treasured. Kelli-amazing raffle organization.  Zaneta-great emails promoting the event  Deb-love the new solicitations,   Jim, the new guy-way to step up and hit a home run!    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!!!!
Royal Flush Sponsors
   Polish National Credit Union             Brown's Lawncare
4 of a Kind Sponsors
    Bill's Tire & Trailer Service        Cabela's of E. Hartford
    Europa Black  Rock & Grill        Hardwick Auto Salvage
    Gomes Construction                 GinMar Enterprises
    LFD Social Club                        Northeast Contractors
     OJS Excavation                        Westfield Bank        
I also want to mention a few last minute sponsorships that came in and didn't make the tees Precision Billet, Longriders, C. Lemek & Son Construction & the McBride Family and a few raffle prizes donated by LuLaroe by Becki Pollard.  Speaking of Tee's we still have some left...let me know if you need any.
Lastly, what about our volunteers, this day couldn't have happened with out all of them:
Yvonne Santos        April Beston        Pat Whitney        Gloria Faria       
Doria Dumas        Jenn Aldworth      Steven Crespo   Maria Crespo
Martha Giroux    Rob Giroux         Becki Pollard        Meghan McBride
Sean McBride        Aiden McBride        Fernanda Gomes                        
Sue Santos          Kim Duclose
So, on behalf of Kevin & Officer Mike Whitney & Max...THANK YOU ALL!!! For participating in this event you each helped Rotary Make a Difference!...please save September 22, 2018 for our next Poker Run!!!
Thank You,
Darlene Rae & Kevin Vestal

Ludlow Rotary is always excited to meet new people who are curious about Rotary and might be interested in joining.  For further information please contact our Club President, Membership Chair, or email us at:

Our Club meets weekly on Wednesdays at Noon

Villa Rose Restaurant, 1428 Center Street, Ludlow MA

Please feel free to drop in anytime!

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