On Monday, November 21, 2016, The Westerly Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Stoningtons held the annual pre-game dinner for the captains and coaches of the Wheeler High School and Stonington High School football teams, along with Rotarian from the two clubs, principals of the two high schools, superintendents of the two school districts, town officials, and the former players and coaches from the two football teams. Almost everyone who attended the meeting gave a speech about the coming game and the past history, and we have a great time together for hours
The Rotary Club of the Stoningtons is a civic organization dedicated to “Service above Self”. The money we raise is used to help both the local and international community.
We are now accepting grant requests from area qualified 501(c)(3) organizations. Please note our policy is to award no more than $1000 to any organization. The required forms are on our website, http://stoningtonsrotary.org . Completed forms must be mailed to:
THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE STONINGTONS P.O. BOX 304
STONINGTON, CT 06378
ATTENTON: Pete Robinson
THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE STONINGTONS had our Installation Celebration on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Linda Wilkinson’s home with the Master of Ceremony Bob Boughner, and our special Paul Harris/Nancy Young Award recipient AMY KENNEDY, and her family.
Thank you to our hostess and host, Linda and Bruce Wilkinson
EVERYBODY EAT AND ENJOY THE COMPANY OF Rotarians. Their Families and Friends
Outgoing President ELAINE SMITH Recap of year with Club AWARDS
Presentation of Paul Harris, PIN and year dated PLAQUE to outgoing President Elaine Smith
Presenting and pinning and the giving of the medallion of our Paul Harris and Nancy Young Award to AMY KENNEDY
Presenting and Pinning of our new President for 2016-2017 MARGARET VICTORIA
Presentation of 2016-2017 officers and pinning
President Elect –Pete Robinson
Vice President – Feng Sure
Secretary – Matt Tattersall
Treasurer – Rich Willner
Sergeant at Arms – Russ Coupland
BOARD OF DIRECTORS –
Administration Chair – Elaine Smith
R. I Foundation Chair – Carol Umphlett
The Rotary Club of The Stoningtons erected a 16 feet fir tree on the front lawn of the Police Station on December 6, 2015. First we put red bulbs on it, later when contributions come in we change the lights to white (Peace). We put collection boxes at local businesses to collect for Heating Assistance through the Human Services in Pawcatuck and No. Stonington Senior Center.
We raised over $1,600 last year.
In the 2015 Thanksgiving Dinner Drive with Liberty Bank, combining the money our club raised each week in October and November wearing the turkey suits in front of Liberty Bank, our Club Rotarian’s personal donation, along with the Liberty Bank’s matching grant, the Rotary Club of Stoningtons donated nearly $1500 to Stonington Arms, Stonington Human Services and the North Stonington Senior Center.
In the picture is our Rotarian Liz Tattersall in her Turkey Suit.
The dinner at Buon Appetito Restaurant for the One Hundred and fourth year of the formidable high school football rivalry went very successfully.
There are fifty-three people showed up in the evening to share the camaraderie, fun and stories. All the concerned individuals came to this event to support this longest neighborhood two towns’ high schools’ football rivalry, while the guests include the student captains, coaches, and the school administrators from both schools, Rotarian, and the former coaches and players who brought the stories and experience which happened all the way from back to seventy years ago till now. What a great night with all these wonderful people before the game!
There are nine members, Feng Sure, Rich Willner, Marti Bradshaw, Margaret Victoria, Linda Wilkinson, Sabrina Buehler, Salvatore Ritacco, Matt and Liz Tattersall, from our club participated the celebration with our district governor Gerry Tom.
The dinner went from 6:00 p.m. to a little bit after 8:00 p.m.
The Rotary Club of the Stoningtons is now pleased to accept applications for 2016 funding allocations. The allocation committee will work within resource constraints and place a priority on deserving local non-profit organizations. Applications forms and instructions may be found at http://stoningtonsrotary.org. Contact Margaret Victoria at (860) 535-0100 for further details.
THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE STONINGTONS
PO Box 304
Stonington, CT 06378
Grant Request Form
Title:_____________________________ Phone No:___________________________
Amount Requested: $______________
Purpose pf Grant:
To help Rotary International to reach our goal of promoting literacy, along with the Mystic Rotary Club and Stonington Free library, our club is giving every third grader in Stonington and North Stonginton areas
their very own dictionaries.
Club President, Elaine Smith, was in the Dictionary Project with Deans Mill School students.
We are one of the clubs which received the most awards from the District 7980 of the Rotary International:
No. 1 Club in District in per capita Annual Fund giving to the Rotary Fountain of the Rotary International
175+ per capita Giving Club
70+ Percent Sustaining Members Club
The Rotary Fountain Service Award to Feng Xue Sure
Marti and John Bradshaw became Major Donors
The Rotary Club of Stoningtons is one of the White Knight Clubs!
Based the community service and the Rotary Club’s Four-way Test, on June 27, 2014, the Rotary Club of Stoningtons presented scholarships in the amount of $1000 and/or $500 to ten outstanding Stonington High School seniors.
.The winners are: William Robinson $1,000; Helene Donahue, $1,000; Daniel Bockowski, $500; Emily Cassata, $500; Michelle Garvey, $500; Dale George, $500; Emily Green, $500; Libby Hall, $500; Megan Roberts, $500; Caleb Whewell, $500. We wish all the graduating seniors lots of success as you move on to reach new goals in your lives.
Helene Donahue won her third State 4-H Public Speaking championship with the speech “ The Clover Concept”.