Welcome to our 34th Annual Rotary Summer Concert Series!  Our Concert Committee and club members have assembled a diverse and lively lineup of bands for your entertainment.  For so many of us, it's a tradition on Wednesday nights in the summer to come to the high school and enjoy music, family and friends.  Local businesses have shown their support for the community by sponsoring a performance, or by placing an ad in our program.  This collaboration is just a glimpse of the partnership between the East Longmeadow Rotary Club and the people we want to support:  you!
The East Longmeadow Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, which is a global organization consisting of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs around the world.  Collectively, we work to make lasting contributions in our local communities and around the world.  The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self."
Our Club was chartered in East Longmeadow in 1970.  Over the years, our Club's Rotarians have been involved in a multitude of local activities that have enriched the lives of people living in East Longmeadow.  Each year, Rotary International adopts a theme; this year's incoming president, Mark Daniel Maloney, announced that this year's theme is "Rotary Connects the World."  The East Longmeadow Rotary Club wants to support this sentiment, beginning close to home, by connecting to this community.  It starts with this Summer Concert Series, followed by the 4th of July Carnival and July 3rd fireworks.  We'll also participate in National Night Out, sponsor Celebrate East Longmeadow and present scholarships to high school seniors.  Our Club's energies extend internationally; for example, Rotary fights to eliminate polio, and supports programs to feed the hungry and provide clean water to people that don't have that luxury.
Another important element in connecting to our community is Rotary's ability to adapt to the fast paced changes in today's world.  Do you want to help the East Longmeadow Rotary Club accomplish this, and continue to make a difference, all while having fun?  If you do, I welcome you to approach any Club member during a concert, or to be my guest for lunch any Thursday at 12:15 at Twin Hills Country Club.   You can also visit www.elrotaryclub.org to learn more about our club.
Thank you for attending the East Longmeadow Rotary Summer Concert Series - we hope you enjoy the music!
Jay Seyler, President, 2019-2020, East Longmeadow Rotary Club