Rotary Club of Stoningtons

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Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Stonington Human Services
166 South Broad Street
Pawcatuck, CT  06379
United States
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FROM: Margaret Victoria, Allocation Committee Chair, Rotary Club of the Stoningtons
DATE: October 2017
RE: Grant Application
The Rotary Club of the Stoningtons is a civic organization dedicated to the Rotary motto of “Service above Self”. The funds that we raise are used to award grants both local and international community. We are now accepting grant requests from local 501(c)(3) qualified non-profits. The request application is enclosed. Please complete the form in its entirety, ensuring that it is legible. Our allocation committee awards funds based upon need in the community, with in the constraints of the funds available for distribution. Our typical allocation per organization is $1,000 or less.
All completed applications must be returned by November 30, 2017 to:
ATTENTION: Margaret Victoria
Completed applications may also be emailed to: Grants will be awarded in December 2017 Thank you for all you do for our community
The Rotary Club of Stoningtons, partnered with Stonington Human Services, Stonington Arms, and the SHS National Honor Society, delivered 15 "Comfort Baskets" to Seniors in our area and 4 "Bundles of Joy" baby dolls and 12 large stuffed animals to nursing homes for people with dementia. Our volunteers now have the supplies to provide over 50 special baskets and dolls within the community.
In 2017, our Rotary Club gave a gift to Chikumbuso Women and Orphans Project in Lusaka, Zambia ( for the water projects within their community center. With this money the project put in three hand washing stations and worked on the septic system.

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, . Completed forms must be mailed to: 



ATTENTON: Pete Robinson 


The Rotary Club of the Stoningtons hosted a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Josh Piver Memorial Bench at Stonington Point to honor the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks and remember Josh Piver, a Stonington High School graduate who died in the north tower of the World Trade Center.

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


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  Contact Margaret Victoria at (860) 535-0100 for further details.



PO Box 304
Stonington, CT 06378

Grant Request Form


Agency Name:__________________________________________________________




Contact Person:________________________________________________


    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.


Hewitt Farm is a 100-acre town-owned property with a pond, a large open "green", trails, and a lovely Community Garden. 
Parking and admission to the festival will be free.
Fun for all ages, including wagon rides, animals, antique tractors, games, gardening information and great food.
Located on Route 2 in North Stonington between Shell Station stop light and Holly Green.
Questions? (860) 235-1565
The Rotary Club of the Stoningtons is proud to announce that the Tree of Peace project raised $1169 for the Fuel Assistance Program at Stonington Human Services.  
Earlier this winter, a donated tree was placed on the front lawn of the Stonington Police Department.  For each donation made, the red lights on the tree were changed to white.  
We would like to thank the community for their generous support. This will be greatly appreciated by many residents during this cold winter. Thanks to the following local businesses for placing collections boxes:
Stonington Veterinary Hospital
Stonington Community Center
Stonington Police Department
McQuades – Mystic – Wishing Well
Stonington Pizza
Stonington Free Library
Stonington Human Services
Stonington Police Department
The Engine Room
Mel's Downtown Creamery
McQuades Mystic
North Stonington Senior Center
O’Keefe’s Package Store
Cove Ledge Package Store
Another annual event with more than sixty people attended on Monday, November 24. All the concerned individuals came to this event to support this longest neighborhood two towns’ high schools’ football rivalry.  This year's game between Stonington and Westerly High Schools marks the One Hundred and Third year of the Thanksgiving Day game. The dinner was hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Westerly and the Stoningtons, 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 story 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!
The District Governor Mukund Nori officially visited our club on September 5, 2014.



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!


In the  2014-2015 Club President Installation Party, Rich was installed as the President of the Rotary Club of Stoningtons. Judy Mann, of Pot of Green, Pawcatuck received her Nancy Young and Paul Harris Awards for her great community services. Also in the event, the immediate past president Feng Xue Sure received his recognition of becoming a Paul Harris Fellow. Our club had the honor to have Mukund Nori, the Distrcit 7980 Govennor, present all the awards to the Rotarian. Rich and Mukund pinned the five new members who joined the club in the same day.

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”.

The Rotary Club of Stoningtons received the Recognition for Outstanding Achievements 2013-2014 from District 7980.
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