Welcome to the Rotary Club of Westerly
Celebrating Sixty-Two Years  June 28, 1958-2020

 

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

We meet In Person
Mondays at 5:30 PM
Venice Restaurant
165 Shore Road
Westerly, RI 02891
United States of America
Phone:
(401) 315-5868
NOT meeting at Venice Restaurant temporarily
Home Page Stories
Our December Student of the Month is Hope Urbonas.  Introduced by Principal Hobin on Monday, he reminisced about his first year at Westerly High School and met Hope the first time.  He was struck at how she carried herself.  He said the school's motto for 2021 is "Hope" and our Hope is representative of that.  She has taken the hardest classes that are both diverse and interesting.  Academically, Hope has earned the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish, Artists of the Year Award, 2018 WHS Essay Contest & Scholarship, High Honors/High Honors with Distinction, National Honor Society.  She has been a member of the Poetry Club, Creative Writing Club, Student Council and Student Council President this year, School Improvement Team Representative, School Newspaper Writer, Film Club, WHS Dram Club, International Thespian Society, Colonial Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park, Marching Band, Concert Band, WHS Choir, Freshman Mentor, Girl Scouts with Bronze and Silver Award.  For community service, Hope performed with WHS Choir for Christmas Stroll and Arts Alive, participated in Town Parades, was a junior counselor at Mystic Seaport, performed at WHS graduation ceremonies, was Choral assistant at elementary school music programs with Chorus of Westerly.  We look forward to hearing great things about Hope with her future plans.
It's time again -  25 January 2021 is Can Collection Day!! 
 
Bring your items to Ted's store.  Many thanks for your support to doing good for our community.
REMINDER:  25 January 2021 -  Please bring your can goods to Ted store by this date for the Month of January
 
Rona has started a new project called "The 21 Club" and it isn't just for members but for everyone.  She had a discussion recently with Principal Hobin, who mentioned that the annual Senior Alcohol Free Party needed help.  It has been an event supported by the community.  So, for 2021 Rona is suggesting that Rotarians and friends contribute $21.00 to the Club and these funds will be restricted for Westerly High School 2021 Senior Party.  So far, the "21 Club" has five members.
 
 
 
4 Jan 2021:
Thank you notes were received from The Jonnycake Center of Westerly, Scholarship winner Daisy Gates, October Student of the Month Nora Brennan, and Haitian Health Foundation - following is a picture of the Rotary Club of Westerly Goat
 
The wishing well at McQuade's Marketplace has been emptied once again.  Collection resulted in a deposit of $712.23 and a total of $11,148.51 donated from the community since 2009.  A HUGE thank you to all donors big and small.
 
There was an initial zoom Golf meeting on 5 January.  Discussion centered around Sponsorship mostly.  It is too early to know the format that the tournament will take in 2021.  April will be in contact with a new contract and other information soon.
 
Cal Lord attended the District's zoom Membership meeting last week with focus on membership retention, public image, growth and planning, flexibility.
 
DISTRICT NEWS
Pre Pets Zoom meetings for 2021/2022 teams - Wed/Thurs 1/20-1/21/2021 or Wed/Thurs 1/27-1/28/2021  7:00/8:30pm
Mid Year Presidents meeting  -  1/26/2021 7:00pm
Club Presidents will receive the link for these meetings and will pass on
THANK YOU WESTERLY!!!  President Rona Mann  said that the response was "nothing short of incredible."
Kudos to Chris DiPaola and WBLQ for their significant contribution of time and staff to make this project the success it was.
Latest update from President Rona this fundraiser has brought in over $30,000 for Ryder.   We are all so very grateful for everyone's generosity to help this family.
          
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 payable to The Rotary Foundation and Rose will make sure that it gets to Rotary Foundation in your name.  You can also go directly to the Rotary International website and make your donation online. but please let Rose know that you did so.   Consider ROTARY FOUNDATION while preparing year end contributions!!!!
2020/2021 Stars
Ted Avedesian, Steve Cofone, Frank Livingston, Cal Lord, Julie Lord, Rona Mann, Dan Alvino
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 40 lockboxes was delivered to Officer Mills.
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Public Image Chair
Other
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Danny Alvino
    January 11
  • Bob Lane
    January 18
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Dave Hellner
    January 14
  • Bob Lane
    January 18
Anniversaries:
  • Bob Elmer
    Ada Elmer
    January 14
Join Date:
  • Kathryn Taylor
    January 11, 1989
    32 years
  • Walter Kimball
    January 15, 1964
    57 years
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Mailing Address:  Rotary Club of Westerly, PO Box 407, Westerly RI 02891