At the May 8, 2023 Springfield VT Rotary Club meeting held at Crown Point Country Club, Rotary District 7870 Governor Randell Barclay presented two awards to the Springfield Rotary Club.
The first was the District 7870 Public Image Award to the Owner/Editor of the media that provided the most effective coverage of Rotary events that raise the profile of Rotary during the current Rotary year. The award recipient was Rod Arnold publisher of the Springfield Reporter. Rod is a longstanding member of the Rotary Club of Springfield Vermont. The Springfield Reporter is a weekly online newspaper serving the Springfield Vermont area.
The second was for the club that best increases the awareness of Rotary in the community. From July 1, 2022 to present, close to 50 articles about the Rotary Club of Springfield Vermont have appeared in area newspapers including The Eagle Times, The Springfield Reporter and The Vermont Journal. These articles include club news generated at club meetings, community projects, fundraisers, and Rotary commentaries.
Rotary International is an international service organization with over one million members in over 200 countries. Rotary District 7870 is comprised of 57 Rotary Clubs with 1800 members in southern NH and VT. The Springfield Rotary Club has 40 members and is in its 95th year of service to the community.
PHOTO (l-r) Rod Arnold, Springfield Rotary President Karen Longo, and District Governor Randell Barclay