The Enfield Rotary Club joined more than 30 other Rotary clubs in CT, FL, MA, RI, Canada and Guatemala to fund a project that will bring fresh drinking water to needy communities in Guatemala. With matching funds from The Rotary Foundation, more than $118,000 has been raised this year to support this international service project.
In 2016, fresh water systems, latrines and vented stoves will directly benefit 146 families (875 people) in two rural communities. The families contribute local labor and in-kind services, stretching the dollars that are used to purchase equipment and building supplies.
Manchester Rotarian Rick Lawrence and his wife have coordinated efforts to bring clean water to rural areas in Central America with assistance from ALDEA, a non-governmental organization (NGO). More than $525,000 has been raised in the past 10 years. The Enfield Rotary Club has donated $2,500 annually since 2012.
In the photo, former ALDEA Vice President Zoe Kopp receives Enfield’s 2016 donation from International Service Director Carol Bohnet.
For more information about the International Service projects supported by the Rotary Club of Enfield, please click on the “International Service Projects” site page (above, left).
The Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation awarded $12,000 in scholarships to 12 college juniors, seniors and graduate students from Enfield in 2015.
Scholarship recipients were: (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.
Back row: (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 photo: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.