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



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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Thank you, Kathryn, for your leadership the past two years.  It has been a pleasure to work with you.
Ten of us attended meeting Monday evening - last meeting of this fiscal year.  The next time we meet Rona Mann will assume the Presidency and, hopefully, we will be meeting live on July 13 with guest speaker, Lt Gov Dan McKee.  Reminder - no meeting next Monday - July 4th weekend holiday.
We send Anniversary blessings to Marty and Bob Boughner, who will be celebrating 67 years together on July 3rd, and to Donna and Frank Celico, who will be celebrating 56 years together on July 4th.  Doug Rayner celebrates 49 years as a Rotarian on July 1st.  Birthday greetings to Julie Lord on July 1st.
Update on the Essential Worker sign project - 29 signs have been installed.  Photos are in the Photo Album section of our website "Essential Workers".   Thank you to Bob and Suzanne for all their work on this project.  The signs have been happily welcomed.
Golf Tournament news - 34 players have been registered.
Rotary Moment
As of this morning 15 members have contributed to Every Rotarian Every Year - Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund.  It is every Club's goal to have full participation in this program, which sends funds back to the District and used for local grant projects.  Unfortunately, our Club did not achieve full participation this year.  Maybe next year...
A note from Rotary International's End Polio Now campaign.  "In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever to recognize the power of vaccines and immunizations, which save millions of lives each year.  The Canadian government has announced a four-year financial commitment to support the endgame strategy of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).  Rotary clubs throughout Canada welcomed the new pledge as a continuation of the country's leadership and partnership to support polio eradication.  Canadian Rotary clubs have worked closely with the Canadian government since 1986, when the country became a donor in the fight to end polio.  Since then, Canadian Rotarians have contributed more than US$41.3 million to Polio Plus.  With decades of experience stopping polio outbreaks, Rotary and our partners have a critical role to play in protecting communities from the COVID-19 pandemic, just as we did with Ebola, yellow fever, and avian flu.  From Pakistan to Nigeria, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is supporting governments in their COVID-19 response efforts.  This truly represents the 'plus' in PolioPlus."
Enjoy the holiday weekend coming up - stay safe and stay well.
Bob and Suzanne Lane headed up our latest project to recognize Westerly's Essential Workers during the COVID crisis.  Without all these folks out there working every day to take care of our sick, to fill the grocery market shelves, to take care of emergency needs - the past few months would have truly been a disaster.  So, we thank you all for staying the course.  In the picture above Alan Brinton, co-owner of Grey Sail Brewery, received a sign for his company's production of sanitizer.  Signs have also been installed at Westerly Packing, the downtown Post Office and The Royal Nursing Home.  There will be 30 signs going up around town - see the Essential Workers Photo Album on left side of website.
We are pleased to announce that Adam Gilman, shown above with President Kathryn and Principal Hobin, has been selected for the 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Award.  He will be attending the annual event at Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA, which is now postponed until the Fall.  This is a leadership program that is open to high school sophomores and juniors  and offers life-changing, lasting opportunities "to gain hands-on experience in developing skills with a focus on community service."  Many Rylarians return to this annual conference as Alumni to put their leadership skills into action through coordination of leadership seminars and community projects.
Adam is an Honor student, has earned his Academic letter, Lamp of Learning Pin.  He has participated in soccer, basketball, lacrosse.  Adam is also a Big Buddy mentor, Summer Pops volunteer, Westerly Youth Soccer Association volunteer, and WHS Student representative to School Committee.  He hopes to attend the Naval Academy.  We are certain that this young man will be successful in all that he does and hope that Rotary will be a part of his adult life.
Sixth Annual Rotary Club of Westerly Golf Tournament
at Shelter Harbor Golf Club  on 5 October 2020
Co-Chairs:  Frank Celico and Kathryn Taylor
  Publicity:  Chris DiPaola, Bob Elmer, Rona Mann, Derin Temel
  Major Sponsors:  Caroline Maynard and Dan Alvino
  Tee Sponsors:  Julie Lord and Suzanne Lane
  Goody Bags:  Ted Avedesian and Steve Cofone
  Framed Award Certificates:  Derin Temel
Next meeting will be rescheduled
Flyer, Registration and Tee Sponsor forms are available through website "download files"
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, Steve, Derin, Alan, Frank Celico. Bob & Suzanne Lane, Bob Elmer, Bob Boughner      
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 30 lockboxes was delivered to Officer Mills.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Julie Lord
    July 1
  • Doug Rayner
    July 15
  • Bob Boughner
    July 18
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • John Lord
    July 19
  • Dave Mann
    July 31
  • Bob Boughner
    Marti Boughner
    July 3
  • Frank Celico
    Donna Celico
    July 4
Join Date:
  • Doug Rayner
    July 1, 1971
    49 years
  • Bob Boughner
    July 2, 2012
    8 years
  • Joe Potter
    July 2, 2012
    8 years
  • Chris DiPaola
    July 14, 2001
    19 years
  • Joe Nigrelli
    July 14, 1968
    52 years
  • Steve Cofone
    July 14, 1982
    38 years
  • Ted Avedesian
    July 14, 1994
    26 years
  • Vinnie Gaccione
    July 14, 1960
    60 years
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Public Image Chair
Vice President
Immediate Past President
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