Rotary Club of Enfield, CT  USA
     P.O. Box 1, Enfield, CT 06083-0001    
     Chartered May 23, 1928
 
 
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Welcome to the Enfield Rotary Club!

Enfield

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Holiday Inn (I-91, Exit 49)
1 Bright Meadow Blvd
Enfield, CT  06082
United States
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Three of the 12 Asnuntuck Community College students who will be making a trip to Haiti in March addressed the Enfield Rotary Club on February 3rd. They and their fellow travelers will be bringing supplies to the Be Like Brit Orphanage, as well as helping to build a new house for a family living nearby. The trip is being sponsored by Asnuntuck, but the "Britsionaries" are raising all of the funds needed for their international service project. Their visit provided the opportunity to present a check for $700 from our recent pancake breakfast to support their trip.
 
Pictured above are (l-r), club President Nick Deni, Asnuntuck staff member Julie Cotnoir, International Service Director Carol Bohnet, student Laurie Glybin, Rotarian Kathy Barron, students Jocelyn Thompson and Ruben Garcia, and Rotary Foundation Chair Ed Palomba.
 
 
 
PLEASE see the entire road race flyer in the HOMEPAGE DOWLOADS section. Thank you.

 

 

Enfield Rotary President Nick Deni presented a check for $1,000 to the captains of the Enfield HS girls’ basketball team: Daniele Delano, Regina LeBlanc and Morgan Baskerville during halftime at a January 25th game. The donation represents proceeds from the 23rd annual Enfield Rotary Classic Basketball Tournament held Dec. 28-29 at Fermi. In addition to Enfield and Fermi, teams from Wethersfield HS and Colchester’s Bacon Academy competed in the 2015 Classic. Enfield emerged victorious. The Enfield Rotary Club has sponsored the tournament to support both of our local girls’ basketball teams since 1993.

 

 

Enfield Rotary President Nick Deni presented a check for $1,000 to the captains of the Enrico Fermi HS girls’ basketball team: Tori Weatherwax, Ellen Lambert and Kelli Fletcher, at a home game on January 29. The donation represents proceeds from the 23rd annual Enfield Rotary Classic Basketball Tournament held Dec. 28-29 at Fermi. In addition to Fermi, teams from Enfield and Wethersfield High Schools and Colchester’s Bacon Academy competed in the 2015 Classic. The Enfield Rotary Club has sponsored the tournament to support both of our local girls’ basketball teams since 1993.


 
 

 
Kate Garvey, left, with her friend Christine Pikula are pictured after running the half Hartford Marathon in 2015. Kate will be running the "Dopey Challenge" at Disney World in January to raise money for Enfield Rotary Club projects. These include installation of a walking trail and amphitheater at the Enfield Public Library (connected to the Enfield Rotary Accessible Playground there) and support of Asnuntuck Community College's spring 2016 visit to the "Be Like Brit" orphanage in Haiti. (Please see details in stories that follow this announcement.)
 
Hartford Courant reporter Michael Walsh recently interviewed Kate; you can find his story here:
 
http://www.courant.com/community/enfield/hc-en-rotary-marathon-1126-20151120-story.html
 

 

 
 

The 99 Restaurant in Enfield presented a check for $5,592 to the Enfield Rotary Club on Thursday, Oct. 29, during their grand reopening. Among the Rotarians on hand to receive this generous donation were club President Nick Deni, Enfield Mayor Scott Kaupin and Town Councilman Greg Stokes, along with District 7890 Governor Kyong Wilson and Assistant Governor Area 7 Pam Lupoli. Enfield Town Councilman Ed Deni also joined us for the ceremonies. Brian Bliven, General Managing Partner for Enfield's 99 Restaurant & Pub, made the presentation. The restaurant raised the funds when it auctioned off signs, decorations and memorabilia from the old 99. The money will be applied to our project to install a walking path and children's amphitheater at the Rotary Accessible Playground at the Enfield Public Library on Middle Rd. We thank the 99 Restaurant & Pub for this wonderful donation. We truly appreciate your support.

Additional Rotarians in the photo include (l-r) Rich Tkacz, Carol Bohnet, Lou Bolduc, Kevin Mayo, Joe Fallon, Larry Tracey, Kate Garvey, Eric Moody, Ed Palomba and Joyce Keating. Photo by Rotarian Mike Helechu.

 


 
 

 
 
Kelsey Shelton, our 2014 Peace Studies Scholar, is pictured on the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem. She was majoring in International Relations at Baylor University with a focus on the Middle East.
 

Give Peace A Chance!

Scholarship will fund Peace Studies course in Jerusalem

The Enfield Rotary Club and Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation announce the availability of a Peace Studies Scholarship.

The Peace Studies Scholarship is to attend a Conflict Resolution from Religious Traditions course in Jerusalem at the end of December and beginning of January.  The English language course is open to Enfield residents enrolled in a minimum of 8 college credits during the current school year, in any undergraduate or graduate school program.

 
 
 
 
 

The Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation awarded $12,000 in scholarships to 12 college juniors, seniors and graduate students from Enfield at a luncheon on August 19th. 

This year’s scholars are (front row i-r) Samantha Slavin, a junior at Bay Path University majoring in Biology/Biotechnology/Chemistry; Matthew McKinney, a senior at UCONN majoring in Material Science and Engineering; Brittney Severino, a senior at Sacred Heart University majoring in Health Sciences; and Lindsay Droney, a graduate student at Sacred Heart University majoring in Speech/Language Pathology.

Recipients in the back row are (l-r) Adam Scavotto, a junior at American International College majoring in Nursing; Heather Murray, a junior at Easter CT State University majoring in Business Administration and HR Management; Anna Muszynski, a senior at Westfield State University majoring in Mathematics; and Valeigh Kaufman, a junior at UCONN majoring in Psychology/Criminal Justice.

Missing from the photo are Paige Moran, a senior at Springfield College majoring in Youth Development/Psychology; Rachel Kaliff, a junior at Springfield College majoring in Athletic Training; Emily Rund, a senior at Springfield College majoring in Biology; and Nina Benvenuto, a senior at the University of Rhode Island majoring in Nursing.

Joining the recipients in the photo are Jerold S. Bell, DVM, President of the Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation and Nick Deni, President of the Enfield Rotary Club.

The Enfield Rotary Club has been awarding scholarships since 1956. The Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation was incorporated in 1982, combining scholarship funds from the Enfield Rotary Club and the former Enfield Chapter of the Unico Club.


 
 

 
The Enfield Rotary Club held its July 29th meeting at the Accessible Playground behind the Enfield Central Library on Middle Road to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the playground's dedication. Front row (l-r) Mike Helechu, Sean Stevens, Jerry Bell, Sandy Zukowski, Gail Albetski, Club President Nick Deni, Greg Stokes, Kevin Mayo, Mike McManus and Jim Kuhn. Back row (l-r) Scott Kaupin, Adrian Garcia-Sega, Cindy Mangini, Milt Rosenberg, Carol Bohnet, Derek Meade, Larry Tracey and Lou Bolduc. Missing from photo: Joe Fallon. You can see a series of photos of the playground's construction and dedication in the Downloads section.
 

 
 

Hail to the Chief! Introducing our new Enfield Rotary Club President, Nick Deni. In the photo, Nick on the left receives the club gavel from outgoing President Kevin Mayo, whose term ended on June 30. Kevin received a Presidential Citation from outgoing District Governor Michael Roy for achieving success in recruiting new members, supporting community and international service projects and raising funds for the Rotary Foundation's global good works.

Nick is a Vice President with The Jarrett Agency in Enfield. He joined the Rotary Club in 1990 and has served as a co-chair of the annual Rotary Classic Girls' High School Basketball Tournament in addition to volunteering at virtually all of our club's special projects and fundraising events. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by the Enfield Rotary Club in 2007. 

Nick's slate of officers and directors for the 2015-2015 Rotary year includes:
Greg Stokes, Vice President;
Cindy Mangini, Secretary;
Lou Bolduc, Treasurer;
Carol Bohnet, International Service Director;
Scott Kaupin, Community Service Director;
Kate Garvey, Vocational Service Director;
Ed Palomba, Rotary Foundation Chair; and
Gail Albetski, Sergeant-At-Arms.


 
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Enfield welcomed two new members on June 17th. They are Adrian Garcia-Sega, left, Assistant Professor of Forensic Chemistry at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA, and Kathy Barron, center, Executive Director of The Network in Enfield, CT. The Network assists families and individuals who have experienced domestic and interpersonal violence. Joining our newest members in the photo are their sponsors: Carol Bohnet of Allied Community Services, second from left, sponsored Adrian and Chris Casey of Chris Casey Concepts, second from right, sponsored Kathy. Club President Kevin Mayo, right, conducted the installation.

 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Enfield presented three Paul Harris Fellowships at its annual Rotary Foundation Banquet at the Holiday Inn on Friday, June 12. Rotarians selected to receive this prestigious recognition include (center, l-r) Attorney Joseph Fallon, Past President Derek Meade and Enfield Mayor Scott Kaupin. The new Paul Harris Fellows are flanked by club President Kevin Mayo, left and Past President and club Foundation Chair Ed Palomba, right. The Rotary Club donates $1,000 in the name of each Paul Harris Fellow to the Rotary Foundation. The Foundation works to improve communities around the world by promoting peace, preventing disease, bolstering economic development and providing clean water and sanitation.

 
 
 
 
The morning crew of Amber Alert volunteers at the North Central CT Chamber of Commerce Home Show included (l-r) Joe Fallon, Mikayla Fitzgerald and her mom, Gena, and Lindsey Weber. Asnuntuck Community College hosted this year's Home Show.
The afternoon crew included (l-r in front) Mike Helechu, Kiran Majmudar, Arielle Bohnet and her mom, Carol, and (in back) Kate Garvey. (Missing from photo: Chris Casey.) The Rotarians provided ID cards for nearly 20 children, whose information will be sent to the national Amber Alert database. The Enfield Rotary Club has been providing Amber Alert ID cards and registrations since 2009.

 

 
 
Three new members were inducted into the Rotary Club of Enfield on March 11. Jeff Tingley of Sparkle Services, Inc., Eric Moody of the Enfield-Springfield Holiday Inn and Michael McManus of Powder Hollow Brewery were welcomed by Rotarians at the club's Wednesday luncheon. 
Pictured in the photo (l-r) are Tingley, Moody, Rotarian sponsor Chris Casey, Club President Kevin Mayo, McManus and Rotarian sponsor Nick Deni.
 
There are now 52 members in the club, which was chartered in May 1928. Anyone who's interested in learning more about Rotary and our local club is invited to attend the April 1st meeting as our guest.

 

 
The Enfield Rotary Club presented $1,000 checks to the Enfield and Enrico Fermi High School Girls' basketball teams in February. The checks represent the proceeds from December's Enfield Rotary Classic, a two-night, four-team tournament. Enfield claimed 2014 tournament honors.
Enfield players receiving Rotary's check from Nick Deni are senior Captains Hannah Lempitsky and Olivia Caronna. Coach Jay Gaucherie looks on.
At Fermi, senior Captains Sarah Tremblay and Jill Lapponese accept Rotary's $1,000 check from Nick Deni. The Fermi team is coached by Israel Caban.

 

 
 
Olivia Quinn from Enrico Fermi High School, second from right, was recognized today by the Enfield Rotary Club for her diligence, work ethic and willingness to work with other students. She is interested in art and music and has been playing both the piano and violin for several years. She is very interested in medical technology and science. She has been volunteering at Johnson Memorial Hospital to learn more about careers in the medical field.
 
Pictured with Olivia are (l-r) Guidance Counselor Frank Genovese, Rotary Vocational Service Director Kate Garvey, Enrico Fermi Prinicpal Paul Newton, Olivia's mom, Lisa, nominating Science Teacher Jamie Drzyzga and Enfield Rotary President Kevin Mayo.
 
 
Christine Luksic from Enfield High School, fourth from right, was also recognized at our Feb. 4 luncheon. Her favorite courses are English and Art. She was nominated for recognition because her creative performances demonstrate a high level of proficiency and skill. She is active and socially minded in her community, volunteering at many community events. She serves as a student representative from EHS on the Board of Education. She's interested in customer service and professional decorator careers.
 
Pictured with Christine are (l-r) Enfield Principal Andrew Longey, Christine's dad and mom, Michael and Sheila, Kate Garvey, nominating Art Teacher and Visual Arts Dept. Chair Richard Fahey, Guidance Counselor Ellen Frost and Kevin Mayo.
 

 
 

 
 

The Enfield HS Girls' Basketball Team was crowned Champion of this year's Rotary Classic Basketball Tournament. Runner Up honors went to East Granby HS. Fermi won the consolation game by defeating Stafford. Thanks to all four teams, parents, supporters and Rotarians who helped make this 22nd Annual tournament another great success.

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Tournament All-Stars and the MVP are congratulated by Enfield Mayor Scott Kaupin, left, and tournament chairman Nick Deni, right. All Stars from the East Granby Crusaders are Lexi Gelinas and Hannah Dumas. Enfield All Stars are Hannah Lempitsky, Mary Baskerville, Danielle Delano (Tournament MVP) and Regina LeBlanc. SEE MORE PHOTOS on the Enfield Rotary Club's Facebook Page.


 
 

 
 

A Rotary Spirit Award was presented to the Rotaract Club at Baypath University at our Oct. 15th meeting. Rotaract President Marguerite Ouimette was on hand to receive the certificate and give us

an update about Rotaract membership and activities.

 

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The certificate was presented by President Kevin Mayo and our Rotaract Liaison, Carol Bohnet. Click on "More" to read the text of the Spirit Award.


 
 
 
 

The Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc., presented $9,000 in scholarships to nine college students from Enfield during a meeting of the Enfield Rotary Club on August 20.

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Scholarship recipients for 2014 are (front row l-r):
Kayleigh Shaughnessy, junior, Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Chemical Engineering;
Paige Moran, junior, Springfield College: Youth Development and Psychology;
Grace Sroka, junior, Northeastern University: Nursing;
Dean Brodeur, senior, Northeastern University: Accounting and Finance; and
Matthew McKinney, senior, UCONN: Materials Science and Engineering.

Back row l-r:
Allison Dufour, junior, UCONN: Nursing;
Courtney Johnston, senior, CCSU: Exercise Science; and
Nina Benvenuto, junior, University of Rhode Island: Nursing.

Not pictured: Zachary Perry, senior, Stony Brook University: Biology.

Joining the students in the photo are (l-r) Rotarian Dave Drinan, who served as MC for the scholarship luncheon; Rotarian Lindsey Weber, Secretary of the Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.; and Kevin Mayo, President of the Enfield Rotary Club.

 
 
 

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Enfield Rotary Club President Derek Meade presents a check for $2,500 to Zoe Kopp, a representative of Behrhorst Partners for Development, a non-profit organization (NPO) involved in numerous community improvement projects in Guatemala. Enfield joined 28 other Rotary Clubs in raising funds for a project that will bring fresh drinking water to two communities. Click below to read more.

 
 
 

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The Enfield Rotary Club welcomed Attorney Kate Garvey, center, as a new member on June 11th. She is an Associate with McCaffrey Law Firm on Palomba Drive in Enfield, CT. Kate is a graduate of Fairfield University and the Western New England College School of Law. She is pictured with Derek Meade, Enfield Rotary President and Joyce Keating, her sponsor.

 

 
 
January 11, 2012 was a great day for the Rotary Club of Enfield, the LEGO® Children's Fund, the Town of Enfield and surrounding towns in CT and MA, and especially for the children of our community.
 
 
 
 
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