The Chicopee Rotary Club donated $500 to a Veterans Appreciation Dinner to be prepared by the Chicopee Elks. The dinner will honor area veterans and will be held at the Chicopee Elks Lodge located at 431 Granby Road, on Wednesday evening November 5. Event Chairman Jim Cartwright, and the Lodge's Exalted Ruler Gerald Cove were on hand to speak about the event. Club President Tom Foley, Kurt Toegel, Gene Kirejczyk and wife Cynthia, Lucille Kolish and friend Judy Kennedy attended the event.