Welcome to the Rotary Club of Westerly
Celebrating Sixty Years   June 28, 1958-2018
Mailing Address:  PO Box 407  Westerly RI 02891



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

(401) 315-5868
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Saturday, 2 November,  the 3rd Annual Westerly Bikes for Kids event took place at Valenti Subaru at Dunns Corners.  Sponsors for the event were Ocean Community YMCA and Foundation for Life.  Of course, Chris and WBLQ were also present as well as Rotarians Kathryn, Doug and Cal.  Westerly High School's culinary department provided a Thanksgiving dinner.   Happy youngsters received the surprise of new bikes.
Nov 7:  Fireside Chat with Alan Brinton at Central Baptist Church conference room 7:00pm
Nov 11:  Veterans Day Remembrance - NO meeting
Nov 12:  Chariho's Annual Pasta Dinner - Richmond CC at 5:30pm
Nov 13:  Pasta Dinner for Jonnycake Center at the Calabrese Club
Nov 14:  District 7950 Foundation Dinner  - White's of Westport
Nov 18:  D. G. Steve Albright - Student Exchange Program  -  AND Student of the Month
Nov 21:  Dine to Donate Fundraiser for END POLIO NOW -Rotary Club of Stoningtons at Phoenix 215 Liberty Street, Pawcatuck, 6:00pm
Nov 22:  Providence Bruins Night at the Dunk to benefit the END POLIO NOW campaign - tickets are $15 with $5 going toward the EPN campaign
Nov 25:  Annual Stonington-Westerly High Schools' Football Night  - this year hosted by Rotary Club of the Stoningtons, 6:00pm, at Go Fish.
Dec 7:  Westminster Youth String Ensemble Holiday Concert at Westerly Armory  3:00pm
Dec 9:  Chris Donohue - The Granite Theatre
Dec 16:  Student of the Month  AND Holiday Party - bring guests
Jan 6:  Isabel Huckle, 2019 Scholarship winner
Membership Committee:  Chairman Cal Lord with Dan Alvino, Frank Celico and Caroline Maynard
Cal said that they have committed to informing potential members of upcoming programs, which might be of interest, and encouraging members to invite them to attend.  The Club has agreed to pay up to 3 dinners for each potential member and current Rotarians may cover this cost if they wish.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Chairman Cal at calstigers@gmail.com, Dan at dalvino@aol.com, Frank at frankcelico@thewinestoreri.com.   Danny brought Alan Brinton's application for membership to meeting Monday evening - it was approved by Board vote Monday afternoon, Oct 7.  Fireside Chat with Alan on 7 November at Central Baptist Church 7:00pm.
Chikumbuso Education Program - we have sent a check to Linda Wilkinson to continue Whyness Phiri's education for the next year along with another youngster.  Linda has advised that our second child will be Peter Juma, age 14, in Grade 7.  Peter lives with his father and 4 sisters.  He has to help take care of his siblings because he is the oldest.  Every day he walks to school with his friends - 1.5 hour trip.  Peter likes to draw and his favorite subject is science.
   Whyness Phiri                                Peter Juma
Golf Tournament meeting on October 25th - final discussion regarding 7 Oct2019 tournament.  Next year the tournament will take place on 5 October 2020 and it will include a Women's Division.
Vinnie Gaccione  -  heard this evening that Vinnie had an accident.  Doug informed us that he is at home recovering - send notes or cards
Bob Elmer - has had his surgery, slowly recovering - send notes or cards  - a plant was sent to Bob today
Joe Nigrelli - is at home - send notes or cards
Board meeting 4 Nov:  Voted to approve $50 to Rotary Rose Bowl Parade Committee for Rotary's annual float - 41st consecutive float entry.  Volunteers will donate more than 7,200 hours preparing decorations and applying them to the float - theme for 2020 - Hope Connects the World.  Also, approval was given to donate $200 to the Westerly High School Theatre Scrapbook. 
Annual meeting will take place on Dec 16 which will also be evening of our Holiday party and celebration of December Student of the Month.  We are considering a collection of unwrapped gifts to be donated to one of our local groups.
Breaking News!!!!  As a result of Rona's great article in Sunday's Westerly Sun, Officer Mills has received many, many phone calls regarding the Lock Box and will be installing three of them to Westerly residents on Thursday.
RYLA in 2020 will take place May 15 to 17, 2020.  We have committed to send one student from Westerly High School and have contacted Principal Hobin already as District is trying to get a "head start" on preparations.
This flyer above says it all.  Donating to Rotary means clean water and sanitation.  Health and Hope in areas that were once ravaged by diseases like polio.  Economic Development and new opportunities.  Your financial help makes all this happen, and more.  With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.  EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR provides funds to Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund, specifically, and 50% of this donation comes back to the District.   You can prepare a check to the Club and Rose will make sure that it gets to Rotary Foundation in your name or you can go directly to RF and make your donation online.  Please let Rose know that you did so - new Rotary Foundation EREY stickers are ready to insert on your Member Badge.
         2019/2020 STARS (contributors) are Rona, Dan, Kathryn, Cal, Rose, Doug, Julie        
If you know of someone who is "at risk" and can benefit from having a lockbox installed at their home, please contact the Westerly Police Department or Officer Mills at the non-emergency Phone Number 401.596.2022.  Our lockboxes are provided to residents in need free of charge.  Also, if other groups wish to donate lockboxes to the Westerly Police Department, please purchase them from McQuade's Ace Hardware.  We are being awarded special pricing. 
BREAKING NEWS!!!  Officer Mills told Rona today that her Sunday article sent a barrage of phone calls his way and he will be installing three Lock Boxes on Thursday to Westerly residents.
The membership welcomed Helen Mochetti to dinner this past Monday to celebrate her fifty years of service to the community and to the many, many children that passed through the Westerly Library over the past thirty years as head of the Children's library services.  She actually held a variety of positions at the Westerly Library, celebrating fifty years this year.  Brigitte Hopkins, the Library's current Executive Director, said that Helen has "touched the lives of thousands and brought joy to so many individuals who have passed through our doors.  She has seen some grow up before her eyes only to return with their own children." 
For our Club, in particular, we owe Helen a great debt for all her help with our program of providing Children's books in honor of our speakers.  Helen was always - always - up to the task of matching a book to the Speaker's topic.  And so we presented Helen with a Paul Harris Fellow Award to thank her for her warm smile, gentle greetings and spreading the importance of reading in that "magical space" in the Library's lower level.
Joining us for this special occasion was husband of 39 years, Lido Mochetti, as well as Brigitte Hopkins and Bill Lancellotta, Assistant Director of the Library, and Donna Celico.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Membership Chair
Immediate Past President

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