Welcome to the Rotary Club of Westerly
Celebrating Sixty-Four Years  June 28, 1958-2022



We meet In Person
Mondays at 5:30 PM
The Frank Olean Center
93 Airport Road
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 Steve Cofone at 401.595.4588 or Ted Avedesian at 401.742.2515
Home Page Stories
   Bob Elmer brought a special guest to our November 7th Meeting.  Joanna Cardenas is a Guest Relations Manager at The Ocean House.  She is also a former Rotaract Student and former Group Study Exchange Student to Finland.  Joanna expressed her love of Rotary and how it has changed her life.  It was a pleasure to meet this amazing young lady. 
Frank Thacker's wife, Karen Hanson, has had a serious setback.  Please keep her and Frank in your prayers.  We have learned that John Hall and Julie Lord are not well - so please remember them in your prayers.  Also please add Jean Rayner to your prayer list or send a card.  She is at Avalon Health Center at Stonebridge, Rm 26A, 186 Jerry Browne Rd, Mystic CT 06355-4004
Meetings will be in person but spaced appropriately
Upcoming ------
18 Nov:  Bogue's Alley Special - 15% of sales will go to support Honor Flight June 2023
21 Nov:  Stonington-Westerly High Schools Football Night at Steak Loft, 6pm
28 Nov:  Jeff Wendth will be inducted into Club membership
5 Dec:  Board meeting 4:30pm, Annual Meeting 5:30pm
12 Dec:  November & December Students of the Month
12 Dec:  Jim Perry, Jamestown Rotarian and Wreaths Across America volunteer
Steve, John and Bob leading us in The Rotary Welcome Song written by Rotarian Ed Smalley
Remember those in need and bring canned goods either to meeting or to Avie's Ski/Sport by month's end.   These items will be distributed to The Jonnycake Center of Westerly, the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and RI Center Assisting those in Need.
Club Home -   Beginning 11 July we will be meeting at The Frank Olean Center next to Rotary Park.  Julie  will send the sandwich/salad menu on or about Wednesday for the next Monday meeting; respond to Julie at juliemlord1@gmail.com.  If you don't receive a reply from Julie within 24 hours, please contact her again.
Rotary Items for Sale - $5.00 each  -  Golf bags, Cooler bags, Polo Shirts, Light Rain Pullovers - Several sizes available - contact  Ted or stop in at Avie's Ski/Sports.
Covid Aid Goes On....
18 Mar 2022 marked two years that our Club "had 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 260 deliveries have been made since the program began in 2020.
A successful evening!  Great attendance and net proceeds above $3,000 from pre-sale and door-sale tickets and raffle.  Great work Lions and Rotarians!!!
Fall Symphonic Concert Nov 19, 7pm, and Nov 20, 3pm
Christmas Pops  Dec 17, 7pm, and Dec 18, 3pm and 5:30pm
website: chorusofwesterly.org
Holiday Concert  Dec 4, 3pm at Westerly Armory
website: westminsterstrings.org
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.  Also above - a new supply of 20 Lockboxes delivered to Officer Mills on Saturday.  An additional five lockboxes were delivered today, 17Sep.
  Officer Howie Mills attended our 19 September meeting and talked about a couple of users of the lockboxes and how they have helped.  He said that when a 911 call involves a medical emergency, a police officer will arrive to assist.  A card is maintained at the Police Station for each lockbox recipient with their name, address and lockbox code.  We have created a weatherproof sticker that will clearly identify that the lockbox as the Property of Westerly Police Dept and Rotary sponsored.
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, as needed, 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 63 lockboxes to Officer Mills for distribution as of this month.
Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. Consider making your Every Rotarian, Every Year contribution of $25 or more as early as possible.  Contributed as of 24Oct, $1,061.00 for EREY and $804 for Polio through Club.   If you send your contribution directly to Rotary Foundation, please let Rose know.  Your donation in November is a great way to Celebrate Rotary Foundation Month.
For the 13th consecutive year, the Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating - FOUR STARS - from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. - ranked #4 in the top ten best charities list.
At our meeting of Monday, 4 April 2022, the Rotary Club of Westerly voted to establish a Peace and Justice Committee.
Our Vision:  We seek to create, locally and globally, a culture of peace in which the inherent worth and dignity of every living being is honored and respected and conflicts are resolved nonviolently.
Our Mission:  To create activities, programs and projects focused on creating a culture of peace as well as working with other community groups and organizations engaged in similar endeavors.
The link to the latest episode from the Daily Peacemaker.com is  https://youtu.be/wTPYL0NlTX4  
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Mailing Address:  Rotary Club of Westerly, PO Box 407, Westerly RI 02891