Welcome to the Rotary Club of Westerly
 Celebrating Sixty Years   June 28, 1958-2018


We meet Mondays at 5:30 PM
Venice Restaurant
165 Shore Road
Westerly, RI  02891
United States

(401) 315-5868
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a lonely little opossum
Had to share this little story.  Pepsi and Spot found this little one in my garden today.  Did you know that we have a wonderful organization called Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island?  After a call to them and getting instructions to try and pick it up, put it in a box and get it to them, I called back to confirm that I had it safely in a box and received a contact who met me in Ashaway to collect the little one.  The organization is located in Saunderstown.  I learned that Opossum moms are not very good moms.  The little ones hang onto Mom as she roams around.  If one falls off, well it is just tough luck - it is on its own!!  Elisha promised to let me know how the little one progresses.
Photographer Kathryn Taylor, took a picture of the first dish of the evening - a delicious salad with whipped herb ricotta, shrimp and roasted tomatoes. Roasted pork with fresh green beans and polenta followed with a Strawberry Crisp.  Chef Andrew provided a fantastically delicious meal once again.  Special thank you to The Royce Foundation - our event sponsor for their generosity.
Doug's bench was auctioned four times at $300 each.  He had made two and agreed to make two more.  Bless him!!  His handcrafted bench was the highlight of the evening.  We had many great items to offer and we are so grateful to Doug and all the auction item donors throughout our community. 
The success of this event is due to the generosity of the following:
Bagels 'n More, Block Island Ferry, Blue Butterly Florist, Bogue's Alley, BoneYard Barbecue & Saloon, Broadview Florist & Garden Center, C C O'Brien's, Capizzano's Olive Oils & Vinegars, Chariho Furniture, Cherenzia Excavation, Chorus of Westerly, Christina's Place, Coastal Eye Associates, Cottrell Brewery, Dairy Queen, Dave & Rona Mann, Dick's World of Wines, Dunns Corners Market, European Imports, EZ Midway Liquors, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ginger's Car Wash, Granite Photo, Grey Sail Brewers, Hauser Chocolatier, Hilltop Cafe, Ivory Ella, LLC, Lisle Ann Jackson, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Joyce's Everyday Gourmet, LaVilla Salon & Spa, Li's Bake Shop, Margin Street Inn, Matunuck Oyster Bar, McQuade's Ace Hardware, McQuade's Marketplace, Mel's Downtown Creamery, Munroe Dairy, Mystic Luxury Cinemas, New England Airlines, Nigrelli's Jewelry, Ocean Community YMCA, Ocean House, Patceez Home Garden Center, Pawtucket Red Sox, Pleasant Acres Nursery, Providence Coal-Fired Pizza, RDS Landscaping, Dr. Douglas Rayner, Rebecca Woodward & Adam Kaufman, DMD, Red Stone Tire, Rosanna's Flowers, Russo Family, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Sandy's Fine Food Emporium, Seaside Pharmacy, Shar-Jais Salon, Shelter Harbor Golf Club, Sift Bake Shop, Spangler's Woodworking, Stonington Country Club, Stonington Vineyards, Sunnyside Up, The Brazen Hen, The Fun Company, The Malted Barley, The Westerly Sun, The Whistle Stop Restaurant, Toscano's Mens Shop, United Builders Supply, URI Athletics, Valenti Subaru, Venice Restaurant, Vesta Bakery, WBLQ, WCRI, Weekapaug Golf Club, Westerly Eye Care, Westerly High School's Highland Grille, Westerly Packing, Wilcox Tavern and Winnapaug Country Club.
More pictures are in our Photo Albums section.
Monday evening it was brought to my attention that I had been negligent in keeping the membership apprised of Board activities since meetings had been moved to after dinner rather than before.  So, the following is a summary.
  Events:  The Board approved assistance to the September First Responder Tribute,  Jonnycake Pasta Dinner in November, Football Night with The Rotary Club of Stoningtons, Chowder CookOff for February 2018, Charitable/Scholarship Auction Dinner in May 2018 and Summer Pops Concession in June 2018.  Planned prior to Club year end, the Golf Tournament took place in October 2017.  The Cookoff, Tournament and Pasta Dinner resulted in net proceeds of $17,783.  Our Wishing Well at McQuade's Market brought in $1,355 so far this fiscal year.
  Contributions (Local Community:
              Chorus of Westerly ( June2017 Pops concession proceeds)  $5,000
              Westerly Pee Wee Football $500
              Ocean Community Chamber (Westerly-Pawcatuck Bricks & Murals Event) $500
              Columbus Day Parade Committee $250
              The Frank Olean Center, Inc (in memory of Vito DiPaola)  $150
              The Foundation for Life (Bikes for Kids Event)  $300
              Westminster Youth String Ensemble  $100
              Literacy Volunteers of Washington County  $200
              Jonnycake Center of Westerly (proceeds from Pasta Dinner)  $2,729
             URI Rotaract Club service project  $300
             WARM Shelter (fuel assistance program)  $250  
             Hope Hospice of Rhode Island (in memory of Thelma Gaccione)  $150
             Ocean Community Chamber (ZipLine Event)  $520
             Girl Scouts of Rhode Island  (Summer Camp)  $150
             Westerly Veterans Memorial Committee   $500       
                    Total = $11,549
Contributions (International Community):   
             Rotary's Polio Plus Program  $550
             Rotary's Every Rotarian Every Year (member donations)  $900
             Haitian Health Foundation  $100
             Water for Cambodia  $100
             LaJoya (Mexico) Kindergarten Renovation project  $500 
                     Total = $2,150                           
Students of the Month Program - continued with the assistance of Principal Todd Grimes with outstanding students each month.  Plaques were donated and engraved by Nigrelli's Jewelry with our grateful thanks.
Grants:  We applied and received approval from the District Grant Committee to continue the Reforest the Tropics Project now both in Westerly Middle School and Westerly High School.  District will award $1500 toward the $3500 funding required.        
Library Books:  We have continued the program of donating a book to the Westerly Library in honor of our guest speakers and that cost of this fiscal year, so far, is $102.
Next week, I will provide an update on Membership activities in service of others.
SAVE THE DATE:  Installation of 2018/2019 Officers will take place July 9, 2018.        
Bruce Morrow visited our dinner meeting Monday evening to speak to the membership about the Chamber's Capital Campaign to "retire the mortgage".  Because the building is in need of major repairs, the Board has determined that eliminating the annual mortgage payments "would place the Chamber in a better position to address these ongoing maintenance issues". 
One event coming up to help with this goal is the May 5th (2:00pm) Zip Line Fundraiser which will take place at Foxwoods - from the 32nd floor roof of Fox Tower down to the Museum - 3800 feet at 60mph.  Each Zipliner will raise $1,000 - some of Westerly's famous Zipliners are Bruce and Jean Morrow, Ed Smith, Lisa Konicki, Barbara Stillman, Paul Gencarella, Jr, Jeff and Beth Frenette and our very own Chris DiPaola.
Dakota Busch and President Chris
Plaque courtesy of Nigrelli's Jewelers
Principal Grimes introduced Dakota to members in attendance as one of the school's superstars.  She has been an honor student all four years of high school, tennis athlete all four years and Captain in her Senior year,  dance team member all four years and Captain in her Senior year, Character Ed member all four years, freshmen mentor Junior and Senior years.  Dakota made All State First Team in Tennis and All Division First Team all four years and Girls Singles State Champion in Senior year.  She has worked at Bess Eaton and Misquamicut Tennis the past couple of years.  For her community service Dakota has been a tennis teacher in Providence the past four years and was a camp volunteer leader.  Congratulations to Mom and Dad for a job well done.
     Saturday evening, April 28, was a very special night at the Westerly Armory.  Five very special people were recognized for their "service to community, state and nation - Rose Marie Pampel Weston, RI Rep. Samuel A. Azzinaro, Dr. John B. Stellitano, Mary Lou Serra (posthumously) and our very own Rotarian Joseph Potter.  Roberta Mudge Humble introduced each Honoree who said a few words and were presented with a medal and a Town Proclamation.  Roberta highlighted the military service of Rep. Azzinaro, Dr. Stellitano and Joe Potter.
     Special guests attending to speak about "Rocky Point Park: Then and Now" were Felicia Gardella (President of the Warwick Historical Society), John Howell (President of the Rocky Point Foundation), Mayor Scott Avedisian (Mayor of Warwick).  Also present were members of the Pawtuxet Rangers (Rhode Island Militia Unit initially chartered in 1774 to protect the seaport of Pawtuxet).  Everyone attending the event received a Mixed Drink Ticket from the old Rocky Point Palladium.
     Dinner was provided by Westerly High School's Highland Grille, under Chef Jamie Finkelstein, desserts were created by Vesta Bakery and Wine and Beer was donated by The Wine Store.
A very special evening celebrating 25 years of sending kids overseas to immerse themselves in other cultures and for receiving kids from overseas to do the same here in the U.S.  Rona read letters from previous Exchange Students and introduced one former exchange student who went to Finland ten years ago.  Steve and Jill Albright, who chair the Outbound and Inbound programs, introduced this year's students.  Father Bob was the emcee for the evening once again.  The highlight of the evening, as always, was "Itchy Feet" time - when Rona reads letters from the Exchange Students who are currently overseas.  Rona Mann and Ed Skwirz, who headed up the Youth Exchange Program, have organized this event from the first year.  We celebrate the Rotary Exchange Program for the opportunity that opens up the world to these young people, sending them off to meet other young people from faraway places - "together we can all make this world just a little smaller." 
Captains Richards and Mosher with President Chris
Our Guests Monday evening were Captain Kenneth Richards, III and Captain Richard Mosher, EMS Administrator and Supervisor, respectively.
The Westerly Ambulance Corps has been providing emergency medical services for the Westerly-Pawcatuck Area since 1917.  Dr. Frank I. Payne was the Corps' first Commander under the name "Westerly Red Cross Sanitary Unit".  It is a private, nonprofit volunteer organization "whose original purpose was to form a first aid and rescue unit in Westerly."  The Corps "provides emergency 911 dispatching services for itself and other fire and ambulance services in the area."  Both volunteers and paid staff are all fully certified either EMT Basic, EMT Cardiac or Paramedic.
The Corps "does not provide routine transportation to doctor offices, dialysis or to other scheduled appointments."  They do respond to 911 emergencies.  Part of their mission statement reads "our service-oriented professionals strive for excellence through training and education."  And that follows with constant vigilance to upgrade equipment and vehicles as necessary.  In 2002 they began operating out of new headquarters located on Chestnut Street with state-of-the-art 911 dispatching facilities.
A membership contribution of $60 in the WAC Inc entitles one "to emergency and non emergency ambulance transport to any hospital within 75 miles of Westerly when requested by police, physicians or appropriate 911 calls and when service is provided by the WAC Inc, service must originate in Rhode Island.  WAC Inc will bill your insurance, but any remaining balance will be waived."  For more information, please go to their website at www.westerlyambulance.org or the office between 9:00am and 5:00pm 401.596.4375  ext 202.
Last week our very own Cal Lord, members of his church and other local churches traveled down to Houston on a mission trip to build/rebuild homes that were damaged there.
Rose, Kathryn and Doug
The Chikumbuso Fourth Annual 10K5K Challenge took place today at the North Stonington Grange.  Doug, Kathryn and Rose participated in the 5k division and walked to the finish in slightly over one hour.  Great walk on a beautiful day through beautiful country roads - all for a great cause.  The Chikumbuso Widows & Orphans Project in Ng'ombe, Zambia, provides support, education and job training to local women and youth.
   Dr Rich & Pres Chris
               Dr Rich & MACH Darling Hill Princess Zaeta Eclipse
Our guest Monday evening was Dr. Rich Willner of the Stonington Veterinary Hospital and Past President of the Rotary Club of the Stoningtons.  He and his black lab, Zaeta, compete in Agility dog obstacle events sponsored by the American Kennel Club.  This is a growing dog sport across the United States.
A handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy.  Because the dog must be off leash, the handler's controls are limited to voice, movement and body signals.  The courses are complicated enough that a dog could not complete them correctly without human direction.  Both dog and handler have to move at a full out run or lose points in the speed category of the competition.  The dogs climb an A-frame, seesaw, weave through poles, jump hurdles, crawl through tunnels and even pause on a platform for at least five seconds.  The whole course typically takes 45-55 seconds, unless your dog is a border collie.  Apparently they are insanely fast.
Rich showed some videos of competition that demonstrated the speed of the event, the signals he uses with Zaeta, and her agility - which earned her a "Master Agility Champion" (MACH) title.  Rich said that Zaeta's weakness was that she always paused at the top of the A-frame - it seemed as though she was admiring the view from the top.  He said that he does not use verbal commands because he gets confused in the excitement of the race and he added that the handler makes 95% of the mistakes during competition.
Officials at the events constantly monitor the obstacles to protect the health of the dogs.  A blind tunnel was eliminated because smaller dogs were hurt when they did not have the strength to get through the tubes.  The space between the weaving poles was expanded to prevent back injuries.  This is a team sport that benefits the health of both the animal and its handler/owner.
Zaeta has earned, in her varied competitions, the following titles:  Master Agility Champion, Canine Good Citizen, Rally Excellent, Junior Hunter, Companion Dog Excellent, Master Bronze Agility, Masters Bronze Jumpers with Weaves, Excellent FAST, Time to Beat, Master Agility Excellent Preferred, Master Excellent Jumpers with Weaves Preferred and Trick Dog Intermediate and she has earned titles in Obedience, Rally and Hunt.
Monday evening, April 2nd, our guest speaker Cheryl Martone who is the Director of the Volunteer Program - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Rhode Island.  CASA was developed "by the Family Court in 1978 in answer to the need for advocacy for those children who had been abused and/or neglected, and through no fault of their own, found themselves involed with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and the Family Court."
Although she would be happy to accept financial donations, Cheryl was searching for more volunteers for the over 3,000 children in need.  A child will often spend 21 months in the system and will be relocated three times into foster care.  Relocation could mean a different community, separation from siblings, with a new school and friends each time.
It takes eighteen months for a case to get through the court system.  During that time, a CASA volunteer may be the only consistent voice for the child to make sure that the child is safe and receiving all the help available.  That means the volunteer follows the child through all the moves - a commitment of eight to ten hours a month for eighteen months.
At this time there are only 200 volunteers available for 3,000 children - only 15% have an Advocate.  The goal of CASA is to get kids into a permanent and safe home so they can survive.  As they note in their brochure, "too many children in the child welfare system lose their families, their rights and their hope."  "In advocating for an abused or neglected child, you give that child a voice - and a chance for a better life.  For more information contact Cheryl at 401.458.3330 or email casa@courts.ri.gov
This year marks 30 years of Women in Rotary and the District Conference in May will commemorate this event.
             Joan                                        Mary       
Westerly Rotary's first Women in Rotary joined in June of 1989 - Joan McCormick and Mary Krupinski - and they were followed by Rona Mann in October of 1989.  Joan and Mary are no longer members but we are delighted to still have Rona with us.  Mary served as Treasurer for many years.  
Another member of our Club (Kathryn Taylor, 2000), became the second woman to join the Rotary Club of Littleton, New Hampshire in January of 1989.
Dr. Robert Harrison, a Westerly Hospital physician for 32 years and our Guest Speaker Monday evening, introduced the membership to a National Council for Behavioral Health program established in 2016 called Youth Mental Health First Aid.  Similar to CPR and other physical first aid applications, this program was developed to teach "how to identify signs of mental illness and how to talk about it".  The training, he said, is for anyone who is interested; however, he has trained about 170 members of the Westerly schools as well as police officers from Westerly and neighboring areas.
Mental health first aid focuses on ALGEE - a five-step action plan:
         Assess for risk of suicide or harm
         Listen nonjudgmentally
         Give reassurance and information
         Encourage appropriate professional help
         Encourage self-help and other support strategies
Dr. Harrison said "it is better to ask, 'Are you considering suicide?' rather than 'Are you thinking about hurting yourself?'"  The statistics are staggering - "children in the United States between the ages of 10 and 14 are as likely to commit suicide as they are to die in a car crash."  "Washington County has the highest suicide rate of the state's five counties."
The training sessions, generally offered free due to grant funds, emphasize ways to de-stigmatize mental illness.  The program is designed to "help people to notice and to give them the confidence to say something".  The course, an 8-hour session usually divided into 2 4-hour sessions, "teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common amoung adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder." For more information or to find a course, go to https://www.mentalhealthfirstaidorg.
As always, Westerly Rotary memorializes a Speaker visit with a presentation of a book from the Westerly Children's Library and a picture with the Club President.  Unfortunately, despite taking two pictures, they were both pretty awful; so my apologies to Dr. Harrison.  Maybe he will come back again some time.
   Taber Gates  - Feb                 Quinn Chappelle  -  Mar
                 With President Chris DiPaola
Principal Todd Grimes presented our February and March Students of the Month at our March 26th dinner meeting.  TABER GATES, selected for February, has achieved academic honors all semesters and has received awards from Excellence in Business, Ronald Reagan Student Leader, EverFi Financial Literacy, Providence Journal Player of the Week, 1500 Point Club.  Taber's community service includes Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse, Character Ed- Liaison Helping Families in Need, American Diabetes Tour de Cure Volunteer, American Heart Walk, WHS Basketball Camp Counselor, Waves Baseball Camp volunteer.  And, he finds time to work at Misquamicut Golf Club as a Caddy, is a basketball referee and was an Apparel Company sales rep.
QUINN CHAPPELLE, selected for March, has achieved academic honors as well as the 2017 Brandeis Book Award for Social Action, Excellence in Advanced Placement in U. S History, Excellence in Psychology, Coaches Award Cross Country.  She also has been a member of the Lacrosse, Cross Country and Indoor Track teams, Intern and Student Liaison for Westerly Area Youth Lacrosse Board of Directors, Broadcaster for WHS's Boys Lacrosse, organizer for Coaches v Cancer WHS Lacrosse fundraiser, All-League Goaltender.  Quinn's leadership credits include serving as Student Representative on Advisory Council of the RI Dept of Education, Westerly School Committee, WPS's Communications Subcommittee, Advisory Redesign Committee and numerous other activities.
Shelter Harbor Golf Club  -  Charlestown, RI
                      SAVE THE DATE
             Monday  -   October 1, 2018
Event Chairs:  Bob Elmer (repeiii@mac.com) and Rose Russo (ra.russo@cox.net)
Registration form and Tee/Sponsor forms are available at the "downloads" section of this website. 
Monday evening, March 26th, our guest speakers included members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 79, Pt Judith  -  Sally Hanson, Vice Flotilla Commander; John Ouderkirk, Past Flotilla Commander; and John Poppick, BQ - see above with President Chris.
Created by an Act of Congress in 1939, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the civilian, all-volunteer arm  of the U. S. Coast Guard and supports Coast Guard mission of safety and security throughout the United States and territories, including boating safety patrols, boating safety education and surface and air operations of non military and law enforcement actions.  The Auxiliary is the nation's largest boating educator, offering courses to over 100,000 boaters each year.  The 26,000 member organization has members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam.  They assist with verifying markers, bridge inspections and environmental issues.  Their philosophy follows the U. S. Coast Guard's Semper Paratus (always ready).  For more information go to their website, http://www.flotilla79.org, or send an email to sally.hanson@verizon.net.
     1st Place     Sunnyside Up
     2nd Place   B & B Dockside
     3rd Place   The Sea Goose
     1st Place     Westerly H. S. Highland Grille
     2nd Place    Newport AC&TC's Colonial Dining Room
     3rd Place     Woonsocket AC&TC
Thank you all participants and sponsors for making this event
one of our most successful.  The chowders were all the best in
Westerly.  We are fortunate that you were willing to take the
time out of a busy weekend to work with us on this event.
All proceeds will help us to continue providing assistance where
it is most needed.  We urge everyone to visit these wonderful
restaurants often and support the schools whenever you can.
Participating Restaurants:                      
          B&B Dockside                                   
          Sunnyside Up                                   The Brazen Hen
          The Cooked Goose                          The Sea Goose                           
          Venice Restaurant                           Wilcox Tavern
 Participating Culinary Schools:        
          Newport Area Career & Technical Center
          Westerly High School's Highland Grille
          Woonsocket Area Career & Technical Center's Colonial Dining Room
           Andrea Beach Bar                             Avie's Ski/Sport
           Colucci Group                                   L&M Westerly Hospital
           Savings Institute Bank & Trust       Valenti Subaru
Donated Services:
            Nigrelli's Jewelry                              Venice Restaurant
The Veterans Memorial, erected in 1937, on Granite Street will soon have three solid granite benches to protect the memorial from possible vehicle damage.  Anyone wishing to donate to the project should mail a check to Westerly Veterans Memorial Committee, c/o Ed Liguori, 33 Ann Street, Westerly RI 02891.  Our very own Walter Kimball is vice chairman of the Veterans Committee.
Blaze Jackson, Wayne Hamilton and President Chris.
Wayne Hamilton was introduced by Rona Mann, who told the small group present that Wayne and Blaze recently participated in our District's weekly radio show.  Wayne said that the Young Marines organization actually began in Waterbury, CT back in the 1950s by World War II veterans.  There are currently 314 units across the country and overseas.  Girls were admitted beginning in 1975 and there are also Special Needs units.  Their motto is "strengthening the lives of America's youth".  Youngsters age 8 through 12th grade are lead by dedicated adult volunteers (many are former, retired, active duty or reserve Marines) who "believe passionately that the values they learned as Marines had a positive affect on them."  The "program focuses on character building, leadership and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle."  They provide community service by participating in parades, assisting at food pantry, helping disabled vets, planting a garden.  For more information, you can check out their website at riyoungmarines.com.
Randi with President Chris
Principal Todd Grimes introduced the January Student of the Month Randi Burr to the membership Monday evening, February 26th.  Randi is a National Honor Society member, has won several scholastic awards in her four years at Westerly High School, as well as athletic accomplishments - All State Cross Country, All New England Cross Country, 2017/2018 Indoor Track State Champion for the 1500, 1000 and 4x800.  Her community service includes Attack the Track Kids Camp, Middle School Track and Field Team Assistant, Surftown Half Marathon, Columbus Day Parade, Bible School Camp.  During summer school vacation, Randi worked as a Westerly Town Beach Lifeguard.
 Slate of Officers approved at Board Meeting on December 4th for fiscal year July 2018/June 2019:
       President:  Kathryn Taylor
       President Elect:  Sunil Chandy
       Vice President:  Theodore Avedesian
       Secretary/Treasurer:  Rosemarie Russo
       Past President:  Christopher DiPaola
       Member at Large:  Stephen Cofone
Membership vote will take place at Annual Meeting on December 11th
On 2 October 2017, at One Golf Club Drive, Charlestown RI.  Fee per player is $250 and includes practice range, golfing, box lunch, buffet after play.  Registration forms are available at Avie's Ski/Sport at 100 Main Street, Westerly and on our website - see "downloads" section on the right.  Also available at "downloads" section is a Tee Sign form.
We take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this event and look forward to seeing you all again at our next golfing event on 1 October 2018.
Conti Insurance/Bouvier Insurance  - Cart Sponsor
Professional Planning Group - Event Sponsor
Valenti Subaru  - Hole-in-One Sponsor
Westerly Community Credit Union  - Event Sponsor
Danny & Florence Alvino
Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co.
Avie's Ski/Sport
Bank RI
Steve & Evie Cofone
Capalbo Dental Group
Central Baptist Church
Chariho Furniture
D'Amato Investments
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches
Dime Bank
DMR Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Inc
Dunns Corners Chiropractic Center
Dunns Corners Market
Dynamic Solution Associates
Hoyt, Filippetti & Malaghan, LLC
McQuade's Ace Hardware
Melissa Ashley Brides Ltd
Mia's Prime Time Cafe and Wilcox Tavern
Michael A Cozzolino Painting
Neri Agency Inc/Allstate
Joe & Carol Potter
Randall Realtors
Doug & Jean Rayner
Reforest the Tropics Inc
Rol-Flo Engineering, Inc.
Royal Westerly
Seaside Pharmacy
South County Auto LLC
Stonington Veterinary Hospital
The Cooked Goose
The Sea Goose
Toscano's Mens Shop
United Builders Supply Co., Inc.
Valenti Subaru
Vintage Cigar Lounge & Club
William T Sisco, CPA
Rebecca J Woodward, DMD & Adam S Kaufman, DMD
99 Restaurant
Coastal Eye Care
Deutsch Family Wines
Horizon Beverage
Johnson Bros of RI
Kingston Liquor
McQuade's Ace Hardware
 Morris Later/World Pay
Mia's Prime Time Cafe
M S Walker
Narragansett Brewing Co
Nigrelli's Jewelry
Northeast Wines
Providence Beverage
RI Distributing
Anthony T. Russo Jr
Stop & Shop
The Wine Store
Vesta's Bakery

A Night of MemoriesIt was a night to remember. We took over the Cooked Goose Restaurant and enjoyed a wine tasting, a raffle and an auction that featured many fine gifts.  Ted Avedesian and Steve Cofone co-hosted the event and Rose Russo worked behind the scenes to take care of the details so everything would run smoothly. Thank you to Bob Elmer, who served as the Auctioneer, and all who attended. It was a great event.

There are more photos from the event in our Scholarship Auction Photo album to the left. 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Mario Celico
    May 5
  • Dawn Robinson
    May 20
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Gloria Kimball
    May 26
  • Cal Lord
    Lori Lord
    May 29
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Director at Large
Director at Large
Immediate Past President

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