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

Club Executives & Directors

Community Service
Vocational Service
Foundation Chair
Vice President
Public Relations
Public Relations
Club Administration
International Service


Oct 14, 2015
Annalisa Deal, The Network
Youth Education - Healthy Relationships
Oct 21, 2015
President Nick
Club Assembly/Business Meeting
Oct 28, 2015
Ryan Obedzinski, ERFC
Educational Resources for Children
Nov 04, 2015
Nov 11, 2015
Mike Helechu
Veteran's Day Remeberance
Nov 18, 2015
President Nick
Club Assembly/Business Meeting
Nov 25, 2015
Adrian Garcia-Sega
New Rotarian Talk
Dec 09, 2015
President Nick
Annual Meeting/Voting

Club Information

Welcome to the Enfield Rotary Club!


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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The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub in Enfield will hold a silent auction from Friday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Oct. 21 to raise money for the Enfield Rotary Club Playground Service Project.

The restaurant is auctioning off plaques and memorabilia that have decorated the Ninety Nine’s walls and will be replaced as part of the refresh of the restaurant.

Kelsey Shelton, last year's 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 from December 28, 2015 – January 7, 2016.  The English language course is open to Enfield residents enrolled in a minimum of 8 college credits during the 2015-2016 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.
Outgoing President Kevin Mayo named Kate Garvey our "Rotarian of the Year" at the Foundation Banquet. He also presented a "Light Up Rotary" Award to Past President Mike Helechu for his work on program speakers and the club bulletin.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR AWARD WINNERS! And THANK YOU to everyone who attended our banquet. It was a great night!


The Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is offering scholarships to Enfield residents who will be entering their junior or senior year in college or other post-high school education. College graduates entering advanced degree programs are also welcome to apply. There is no age limit.

The application is available in the Downloads section of this website. Copies are also available at Freshwater Veterinary Hospital, 151 Hazard Ave., and Minuteman Press, 1 Anngina Dr. The application deadline is June 15.

Scholarship recipients for 2014 were (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 2014 scholarship luncheon; Rotarian Lindsey Weber, Secretary of the Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.; and Kevin Mayo, President of the Enfield Rotary Club.



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.


An application form with instructions for the Enfield Rotary Club's 2015 Four-Way Test Scholarship is available as a .pdf in the Downloads section. Applicants must be seniors graduating from either Enfield or Enrico Fermi High Schools and planning to attend a four-year college or university in the fall. One senior from Enfield and one from Fermi will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship based on an essay they write about Rotary's Four-Way Test. The scholarships will be presented at each school's Awards Night.

Registration is open for our 4th Annual Cinco K Mayo 5K Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015. Please click on the LINK in the column on the left. If you have any questions, please contact Derek Meade or Kate Garvey by clicking on one of their names in the list of Club Executives & Directors.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Community Service Projects and scholarships for high school students in Enfield. Please see the "About Our Club" Site Page for a sampling of projects the Rotary Club of Enfield has supported over the years.
We look forward to your participation in this year's Cinco K Mayo and truly appreciate your support of our fundraising activities.



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.


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.






We are sorry to report that our list of Enfield Rotary members who are military veterans was reduced by one this week. Charlie Nirenberg, a club member for 34 years, passed away on Tuesday, November 11 — Veterans Day. Charlie received the Bronze Star Medal for heroic actions during the battle of Aachen, Germany, October 2-21, 1944. Please see our Roll Call of Veterans in the Downloads section.




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.



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.


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.


The Enfield Rotary Club is sponsoring its annual Wine & Beer Tasting at the Holiday Inn, One Bright Meadow Boulevard in Enfield on Thursday, September 18 from 6-8 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to sample a large variety of wines and beer provided by Joe’s Fine Wine & Spirits of East Windsor, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and desserts. There will be entertainment and a silent auction.




This is Kelsey Shelton of Enfield on the Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem earlier this year. Kelsey, a junior at Baylor University in Texas, was the Enfield Rotary Club's 2014 Peace Studies Scholar. She attended a 10-day Peace Studies course at Hebrew University and had the opportunity to travel to many historical and religious sites while in Israel. The Rotary Club of Enfield is now accepting applications for our 2015 Peace Studies Scholarship. Please see the .pdf in the Download section.



The Enfield Rotary Club held its July 30th meeting at the Accessible Playground behind the Enfield Public Library on Middle Road. This week marks the second anniversary of the dedication of the playground, which took place on July 28, 2012. What a great chapter in our club's history!





Outgoing President Derek Meade, left, hands the gavel to 2014-2015 President Kevin Mayo at the July 2nd meeting of the Enfield Rotary Club. Kevin wants more people to know about Rotary through increased publicity. When people learn about all of the service projects we do locally and globally, he said, more people will be interested in joining Rotary. Kevin has been a member of our club since 2009. He works at Haberman Insurance in West Springfield and lives in Enfield with his family.




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.



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.




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