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
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In Memory of Rotarian Timpthy 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 (https://www.wmascouting.org/)

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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 map...lol.  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 fall...my 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
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Posted on Sep 27, 2017
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
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From the Ludlow Rotary Club, we would like to Thank you all of you who golfed, sponsored or volunteered at this year's Annual Golf Tournament.  
Through your donations Ludlow Rotary will once again have scholarship monies available in Spring 2018.
 
From all of us at Ludlow Rotary, THANK YOU!
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12th Annual K-9 Poker Run & Benefit 2017-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
10th Annual “Fore” the Students Golf Tournament

The Ludlow Rotary Charitable Foundation Inc. will be holding its 10th Annual “Fore” The Students Golf Tournament on June 19, 2017 at Westover Golf Course. Registration is at 11 am, lunch to follow and shotgun start at 12 Noon.  Dinner and Raffle will be held at the Villa Rose restaurant after the tournament ends.  Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit scholarships and educational programs in the community of Ludlow.  Please join fellow residents, business colleagues and Rotarians as we come together for the students.  For more information, to make a donation, or to sign up your foursome, please contact Tony Tavares at 413-547-6667.
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18th Annual Social Soiree
Hosted by
Ludlow Rotary
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Cocktails 6pm Dinner 7pm
Villa Rose Restaurant
1428 Center Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
 
 
Help support
the Ludlow Fire Department’s
Fire Prevention program at
Ludlow’s Elementary Schools
by treating yourself to
a social night out.
 
Tickets~ $35 per person
 
To reserve your table or for more information
please contact
Tony Tavares at the
 Villa Rose
413-547-6667
 
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Annual "Toys for Tots" Christmas Parade
On Sunday December 18th
 
In conjunction with the United States Marine Corp and in the memory of all of our service men and women,
Santa and his horse drawn team will be making their way thru town collecting new, unwrapped toys for the ‘Toys for Tots’ program.   We invite the neighbors of Ludlow to gather at designated stops on Santa’s route in the holiday spirit to donate toys to Santa and his helpers.  When Santa has completed his trip around town and has collected all the toys from the good little girls and boys of Ludlow, he will be making his way to the Ludlow Town Hall on Chapin Street to light our town Christmas tree and join us in hot chocolate and Christmas caroling.  So get your neighbors together and make it a joyful~spiritual time.    
 
 
Santa Claus is coming to town!
Here is Santa’s planned stops and approximate times of arrival.... 
 
Ludlow Fire Department 1:15 PM
Chapin Street School 1:45 PM
Rick Wrona's Garage 2:05 PM
Pop N Kork 2:25 PM
St Elizabeth Church (back parking lot) 2:50 PM
Polish American Citizens Club 3:10 PM
Our Lady of Fatima Church 3:30 PM
East Street School 3:50 PM
Ludlow Town Hall 4:15 PM
 
In the memory of our service men & women, in the spirit of giving,
from the members of the Ludlow Rotary Charitable Foundation Inc, Chip Harrington, Robin Wdowiak,
Keith Ouellette & Mainely Drafts, we thank you and hope you will join us. 
We also would like to wish you a very…MERRY CHRISTMAS!
 
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It's Poker Run Time Again!

On behalf of K-9 Officer Michael Whitney & Rocky,
the Ludlow Rotary invites you to participate in their
11th Annual K-9 Poker Run & Benefit on Saturday,
October 1, 2016. Proceeds from the Poker Run will
benefit the Ludlow Police Department K-9 Unit.
Please join other residents and business partners of
Ludlow as we come together for the community.
 
Please download this year's brochure here:
 
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Recently the Ludlow Rotary named Mark Germain Rotarian of the Year. This award is presented each year to a deserving Rotarian who exemplifies our motto of "Service Above Self." We would all like to congratulate Mark on this achievement, and thank him again for his service to our club and community.

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The Ludlow Rotary will be meeting on the following dates for the summer
 
7/13/2016 - Speaker Nick Cocchi
7/27/2016 - District Governor Frank Wargo - Bring a Buddy
8/10/2016
8/24/2016
 
Have a safe and happy summer
 
Ludlow Rotary
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9th Annual “Fore” the Students Golf Tournament
 
The Ludlow Rotary Charitable Foundation Inc.  will be holding its 9th Annual “Fore” The Students Golf Tournament on June 20, 2016 at Westover Golf Course.  Registration is at 11 am, lunch to follow and shotgun start at 12 Noon.  Dinner and Raffle will be held at the Villa Rose restaurant after the tournament ends.  Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit scholarships and educational programs in the community of Ludlow.  Please join fellow residents, business colleagues and Rotarians as we come together for the students.  For more information, to make a donation, or to sign up your foursome, please contact Tony Tavares at 413-547-6667.
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Posted on Feb 05, 2016
 

 

17th Annual Sweetheart Dance

Hosted by:

Rotary Club of Ludlow

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cocktails 6pm Dinner 7pm

Villa Rose Restaurant

1428 Center Street

Ludlow, MA 01056

 

Help support the Ludlow Fire Department’s Fire Prevention program at Ludlow’s Elementary School by treating your Sweetheart to a relaxing night of dinner and dancing.

Tickets~ $45 per person

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Rotary Club of Ludlow
8th Annual "Fore" the Students Golf Tournament
Monday June 8, 2015
Westover Golf Course
Shotgun Start at 12 Noon
Dinner, Raffle and Prizes to follow
 
To sign up
 
 
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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: ludlowrotaryma@gmail.com

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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15th Annual Sweetheart Dance

Hosted by:

Rotary Club of Ludlow

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Cocktails 6pm Dinner 7pm

Villa Rose Restaurant

1428 Center Street

Ludlow, MA 01056

 

Help support the Ludlow Fire Department’s Fire Prevention program at Ludlow’s Elementary School by treating your Sweetheart to a relaxing night of dinner and dancing.

Tickets~ $45 per person

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Posted on Dec 13, 2014
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On Sunday December 19, 2014 Santa came to town.  Mr. and Mrs. Clause came to Ludlow on a horse and carriage driven by Keith Ouellette.
Oullette and Santa were joined by Rotarian and event organizer Gloria Faria, Robin "Elf" Wdowiak, School Committee member and organizer James "Chip" Harrington, Ludlow Rotarians and residents.
Rotarians and residents gathered at 7 stops throughout town to fill Santa's truck. Toys collected went to Toys for Tots.
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15th Annual Sweetheart Dinner Dance

Hosted by:

Rotary Club of Ludlow

The dance will be held February 8, 2014 at the Villa Rose restaurant.  Cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7PM, followed by prizes and dancing.      Tickets are $40.00 per person.

Give your sweetie the night off and join us and your friends for a magical evening of dancing.  Proceeds from this event go to benefit the Ludlow Fire Department's fire prevention program. 

The program is put on at the three Elementary schools to teach children about fire prevention.

To reserve your table call Tony Tavares at 413-547-6667

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Posted by Antonio Sanches on Sep 01, 2013

8th Annual

Rotary Club of Ludlow

K-9 Poker Run & Benefit

At

Ludlow Fish and Game

 

Schedule of Events

9:30 am to 11:00am Registration

10:00 am to 3:00 pm Poker Run

3:30 pm Entertainment

4:00 pm Dinner

5:00 pm Raffle

Sponsors

 

Band Sponsor

 

Our Town Variety

 

Event Sponsors

 

Bill’s Tire & Trailer Service

Europa Black Rock & Grill

Gomes Construction

LFD Social Club

Ludlow Funeral Home

OJS Landscape Excavation

 

Tee Shirt Sponsor

 

Admirals Bank

AJE Financial Services

American Eagle Saloon & Café

Baltazar Contractors

Brookside Café

Country Bank

Dunkin Donuts of Ludlow

Dunkin Donuts of Somers

Grace Group Realty

Gremio Lusitano Club

Hair West Spa West

Haymond Law Firm

Independent Financial Service

International Disc Jockeys

Janine’s Frostee

JR Butcher Shop

LaPierre Electric

Ludlow Heating & Cooling

Ludlow Police Association

Luso Federal Credit Union

M A Café

Manganaro Home Builders

Marta Law Offices

Matuszko Trailer Repair Miracle

Method of W. Mass

Mustang Motorcycles

Oscar’s Pizza Restaurant

Pieroway’s

Pop & Kork

Primavera Café & Restaurant

Randall’s Farm & Greenhouse

Red’s Auto Sales

Red’s Towing

Rep. Thomas Petrolati

Superior Network Solutions

Twisted Tentacles Tattoo

Uncle Bob’s General Store

United Bank

Wally Stupak

Your Choice Insurance Agency

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Posted by Antonio Sanches on Aug 01, 2013

8th Annual

K-9 Poker Run & Benefit

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ludlow Fish & Game Club 200

Sportsmans Rd., Ludlow, MA 01056

Registration 9:30 am to 11:00 am

$20 per Rider includes ride, poker hand, dinner & entertainment

Dinner Only Tickets $15

Entertainment starts at 3pm Raffle 5pm

Best Poker hand wins $100

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Sixth Annual “Fore” the Students Golf Tournament

 

The Rotary Club of Ludlow held it's 6th Annual “Fore” The Students Golf Tournament on June 10, 2013 at the Westover Golf Course.  Registration and lunch was at 11 am with play immediately following.  Proceeds from the tournament go to benefit scholarships and educational programs in the community of Ludlow

Thank you to all of the Rotarians, families, friends, residents and business colleagues for coming together for the students.  This year's tournament was the most succesful one to date!

THANK YOU!

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Posted by Antonio Sanches on Jun 11, 2013
Posted by Eileen Rau on Jun 11, 2013

Raymond Evans, 70, of Ludlow died peacefully on Sunday June 9, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center.

Born in Springfield, Vermont on September 29, 1942, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Williams) Evans. Ray grew up in Poultney, VT and graduated from Poultney High School and Chaplain College in Burlington. He was also a graduate of AIC in Springfield with a degree in Business Administration. He studied and was a program graduate at State University of N.Y., Buffalo; Stonier Graduate School of Banking (Rutgers University); and New England School of Banking (Williams College). Ray joined the U.S. Army in 1964 and served in the Army National Guard in VT and Chicopee, MA until he was honorably discharged as a SFC E7 in 1970. He worked for many years in banking and retired from T.D. Bank as Vice President in Commercial Lending. Ray was a civic leader and was dedicated to his community. He was currently a board member of the Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation, a member of the Ludlow Rotary Club, and District Treasurer for Rotary International District 7890, and volunteered his time at the Friends of the Senior Center in Ludlow. He was an avid golfer and had served as a Commissioner at the Westover Golf Course. He will truly be missed by his community and family. He leaves his beloved wife of 45 years Sandra L. (Worden) Evans of Ludlow; loving son Scott Evans of Westbrook, Maine as well as several cherished nieces and nephews, his sister-in law and brother-in-law Sue and Leo Isotalo in California and son-in-law Robert Scott in Maine. Sadly Ray was predeceased by his daughter Kara Evans-Scott in 2004.

Funeral services with Military Honors will be held on Thursday June 13, 2013 from the Ludlow Funeral Home, 432 East Street, Ludlow, MA. Family and friends are asked to gather at the funeral home at 9:30am. Chapel services will begin at 10:00am followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the funeral home.

It was the wish of Ray’s family that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Kara L. Evans-Scott Memorial Fund, C/O Bernadette Nowakowski, Director of Development and Legacy Giving at Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, MA. 01020.

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6th Annual "Fore" the Students Golf Tournament

Monday June 10, 2013

Westover Golf Course

198 South Street Granby, MA 01033

Call Tony Tavares today

to put in your foursome

413-547-6667

 

 

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Posted by Antonio Sanches on Mar 05, 2013

The Ludlow Rotary Club made the Ludlow Register on March 6, 2013 page 4

Thank you Fire Chief Mark Babineau

http://www.ludlowregisteronline.com/pdfs/lr03.06.13.pdf

 

While the grant helps, Babineau said the program would not receive the funding it needs without help from the Ludlow Rotary Club. For the past 14 years, the Rotary Club has hosted a Valentine’s Sweetheart Dance, raising roughly $1,300 each year to purchase educational materials, including coloring books, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers and other school supplies that carry a fire safety message for school children.  The Rotary Club’s financial assistance has also helped to provide programs at Ludlow preschools and Hubbard Memorial Library.  Donations from the Rotary Club also help in the purchase of testing materials.

 

Ludlow Rotary Club in the news Antonio Sanches 2013-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Antonio Sanches on Feb 08, 2013

The 14th Annual Sweetheart Dance held at the Villa Rose on Saturday February 9th went off without a hitch.  Even with two feet of snow the room was packed with Rotarians and community members to support this wonderful cause.  As you know the proceeds form this event support the Ludlow Fire Department's fire prevention program at the Elementary schools.

Congratulations to all of the prize winners and grand prize winners.

Thank you to all that make and continue to make this event successful.  From the wonderful sponsors to the volunteers, you make it special every year.



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Join us on Wednesday January 22nd for Darlene Rae Tires 101 presentation

 

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Posted by Eileen Rau on Jun 11, 2013

Raymond Evans, 70, of Ludlow died peacefully on Sunday June 9, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center.

Born in Springfield, Vermont on September 29, 1942, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Williams) Evans. Ray grew up in Poultney, VT and graduated from Poultney High School and Chaplain College in Burlington. He was also a graduate of AIC in Springfield with a degree in Business Administration. He studied and was a program graduate at State University of N.Y., Buffalo; Stonier Graduate School of Banking (Rutgers University); and New England School of Banking (Williams College). Ray joined the U.S. Army in 1964 and served in the Army National Guard in VT and Chicopee, MA until he was honorably discharged as a SFC E7 in 1970. He worked for many years in banking and retired from T.D. Bank as Vice President in Commercial Lending. Ray was a civic leader and was dedicated to his community. He was currently a board member of the Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation, a member of the Ludlow Rotary Club, and District Treasurer for Rotary International District 7890, and volunteered his time at the Friends of the Senior Center in Ludlow. He was an avid golfer and had served as a Commissioner at the Westover Golf Course. He will truly be missed by his community and family. He leaves his beloved wife of 45 years Sandra L. (Worden) Evans of Ludlow; loving son Scott Evans of Westbrook, Maine as well as several cherished nieces and nephews, his sister-in law and brother-in-law Sue and Leo Isotalo in California and son-in-law Robert Scott in Maine. Sadly Ray was predeceased by his daughter Kara Evans-Scott in 2004.

Funeral services with Military Honors will be held on Thursday June 13, 2013 from the Ludlow Funeral Home, 432 East Street, Ludlow, MA. Family and friends are asked to gather at the funeral home at 9:30am. Chapel services will begin at 10:00am followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the funeral home.

It was the wish of Ray’s family that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Kara L. Evans-Scott Memorial Fund, C/O Bernadette Nowakowski, Director of Development and Legacy Giving at Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, MA. 01020.

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