Welcome to the Rotary Club of Westerly
Celebrating Sixty-Three Years  June 28, 1958-2021



We meet In Person
Mondays at 5:30 PM
Franklin Lodge #20 Masonic Hall
20 Elm Street
Westerly, RI 02891
United States of America
(401) 315-5868
Please call ahead if visiting. Dinners are ordered on Saturday and delivered just before meeting. Contact Rona at 401.539.7762 or Ted 401.742.2515
Home Page Stories
Chorus of Westerly 40th Summer Pops
11 September 2021
It was a beautiful day with clear blue sky and we were ready to sell at the concession stand by 2:00pm.  Attendees, however, were elsewhere almost until the pre-show time.  Still, we did a brisk business in the next three hours.  There were many Angels this year helping to make our concession sales a big success with donations of soda, water and pretzels or donated their time.
The Board of the Rotary Club of Westerly Foundation wishes to thank everyone who supported our cause by buying food and beverages and those who worked at this concession or donated product.  A Huge Thanks to Rotarians Julie (and John) Lord for the soda donation, Alan (and Jen) Brinton for the loan of their Grey Sail truck and all Rotarians who donated water.  A Special Thank You to the Westerly High School National Honor Students Lily Bunte, Megan avallo, Justin Chen, Joe Gervasini, Megan Huckle, Dominick Lombard, Mya Malkemes, Michaela Murphy, Hannah Nicholson, Jillian Octeau, Ryan Scanapieco for their setup assistance Saturday morning.  A Very Special Thank You to our Friends of Westerly Rotary for their time and talents from Friday to Sunday:  Amanda Nall of Bogue's Alley, Jeff and Beth Frenette, Eric and Maya Dessaules, Dave and Justin Wargat, and "Above and Beyond" Anthony Russo.
Julie is at home recovering - 12 Meadow Ridge, Westerly RI 02891.
Frank Thacker's wife, Karen Hanson, is at home to continue her recovery - 38 Valley Drive, Westerly RI 02891
20 Sep:  Board meeting at 4:30; Speaker Joe Vacca (Pee Wee Football) at dinner meeting
26 Sep:  Alzheimer's Annual RI Walk - let Rona know if you're walking  (six07co@att.net)  -connect with our Team at:
               https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2021/RI-RhodeIsland?team_id=695976&pg=team&fr_id=14764.  Only 2 members have registered.
27 Sep:  Can Do Week - remember to bring food items to Avie's
4 Oct:  RCoWF Seventh Golf Tournament, Shot Gun Noon  -  If you have called on a local company to renew or first-time buy a Tee Sponsorship, please followup ASAP if you don't see their name in the GT article of The Tattler.
11 Oct:  District 7950 Governor Billy Roberts visitation
18 Oct:  Adam Young of SIFT
Club Home - It has been decided to remain at the Westerly Masonic Hall at 20 Elm Street with catering by various restaurants. Easiest to enter  via Central Baptist Church driveway, go down toward the back lot but turn right and you will find yourself at the back of the Masonic Hall and entrance.  Please bring your own beverage.   Dora will send the sandwich/salad menu on or about Wednesday for the next Monday meeting; respond to Dora (abndora@aol.com) with your food order by Saturday morning.
Covid Aid
 March 18th marks one year that our Club "has been making food and health item deliveries to area residents who are elderly, infirm, or without transportation.  Although the pace as slowed a bit, the need is still great."  Rona reports that 189 deliveries have been made during the past year.
Golf Committee Co-Chairs are Frank Livingston (flivingston98@gmail.com) and Derin Temel (temelderin@yahoo.com)
Event returns to normal with Noon ShotGun start.  Players can practice beginning at 10am after check-in.  Currently 128 players have registered - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
    Gold Sponsor
            Professional Planning Group
    Silver Sponsor
           Grey Sail Brewing Co
           Westerly Community Credit Union
    Bronze Sponsor
           Bank RI
           Bouvier Insurance   
           Thorpe & Trainer
    Hole In One Sponsor   
           Valenti Subaru
    Tee Sponsor        
           Alvino, Dan & Florence
           Ashaway Line & Twine
           Avie's Ski/Sport
           Beachcrest Dental
           BPS Lawyers
           Breezeway Resort
           Central Baptist Church
           Chariho Furniture
           D'Angelo Sandwich Shop
           DMR Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Inc
           Dunns Corners Chiropractic Center
           Dunns Corners Market
           Edward Jones Investments
           Focus (First) Physical Therapy LLC
           Frank Hall Boat Yard, Inc
           Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
           Giamalis and Company LLC
           Grey Sail Brewing Co
           Hilltop Cafe
           Hotel Maria
           Hoyt, Filippetti & Malaghan LLC
           Lamb & Lion Inn on Cape Cod
           Mansfield Insurance Agency
           Margin Street Inn
           Joe & Carol Potter
           Douglas & Jean Rayner
           Rebecca J Woodward, DMD &
                Adam S Kaufman, DMD
           Reforest the Tropics Inc
           Robert H Lord Co.
           Royal Health
           Seaside Pharmacy
           South County Auto
           The Cooked Goose
           The Jonnycake Ctr of Westerly
           Toscano's Mens Shop
           Urso, Liguori & Micklich PC
           Valenti Subaru
           Westerly Dental Group
           William T Sisco CPA                   
Monday evening, 30 August, our members gathered at Rotary Park for our annual (minus our District Governor) Million Dollar Meal to benefit Rotary Foundation's Polio Plus Program.  The weather graced us with a very pleasant afternoon.  Special thanks to our fabulous chef Joe Potter and his terrific assistants Cindy Capizzano, Paul Grube, and to Bruce Morrow for the loan of his magic Grill.
We enjoyed a great potluck supper that included hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, green salad, tortellini/tomato salad, stuffies, deviled eggs, chips, cookies, blueberry bars, and a Happy Anniversary cake to celebrate Joe and Carol's 67th Wedding Anniversary, which is on 11 September.  Joe and Carol will be back in Arizona on the 11th. 
With World Polio Day coming up on 24 October, we gathered to support Rotary Foundation's efforts to eradicate polio throughout the world.  Per the August RI newsletter, the "African region was certified free of wild poliovirus - an incredible milestone that was made possible by the leadership, dedication and support of countless Rotary members and health workers, our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and African region leaders."  "To stop wild polio transmission in the last two countries where polio is endemic, Afghanistan and Pakistan, we must maintain our focus on combatting vaccine hesitancy, reaching children in the most difficult places, and providing additional health services along with the polio vaccine."
Thanks to the generosity of our members, $495 is going to Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus.
Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express our gratitude for your commitment, offering individual and club recognition as well as naming opportunities that enable you to honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.

Every Rotarian, Every Year Club  (EREY)

For clubs that achieve a minimum Annual Fund contribution of $100 per capita during the Rotary year, and every dues-paying member must personally contribute at least $25 to the Annual Fund during the year.  John Hall suggested that members could offer $20 for dinner each week with the difference going toward EREY.  Example:  $20.00 minus $13.50 (dinner cost), leaves $6.50 to either split between Happy/Sad and EREY or apply entirely to EREY.  Great idea, John!!  Monthly the Treasurer will submit the funds to Rotary Foundation under the donor's name.  REMINDER:  if you make your contribution directly to Rotary Foundation, please let your Treasurer know that you have done so.

2021/2022 Donors: Dan Alvino, Ted Avedesian, Bob Boughner, Alan Brinton, Bob Elmer, John Hall, Cal Lord, Julie Lord, Rona Mann, Rose Russo,  Frank Thacker - 14 to go for full participation by 30June2022.
24 October is World Polio Day
The lockbox above was installed on John Street -  it's location will be easy to find and close to the front door for quick access if needed.  Sadly we were not available to take a picture of Officer Mills installing it.
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 and have delivered 50 lockboxes to Officer Mills for distribution.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation Chair
Vice President & Public Image Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Frank Livingston
    September 9
  • Frank Celico
    September 11
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Lori Lord
    September 9
  • Joe Potter
    September 11
Join Date:
  • Derin Temel
    September 9, 2019
    2 years
  • Dora Vasquez-Hellner
    September 9, 2019
    2 years
  • Julie Lord
    September 9, 2019
    2 years
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Mailing Address:  Rotary Club of Westerly, PO Box 407, Westerly RI 02891