SPRINGFIELD Mass. (WWLP) – One of western Massachusetts oldest service clubs is about to observe a milestone.

The Springfield Rotary Club will celebrate its 100th year of community service next month. The Rotary began accepting into the club almost thirty years ago.

Nine-year member Susan Mastroianni told 22News women bring a perspective that benefits the rotary. Mastroianni said, “Women add to the conversation, they’re mothers, they’re homemakers, but they’re business owners as well and they have a different life experience than the men do.”

Women now represent forty of the Springfield Rotary Club membership.