Club Executives & Directors
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.
Enfield Rotarian Kate Garvey likes to run—a lot. She will be running in the January 2016 Disney World Dopey Challenge, a four-day event that includes a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and a Full Marathon. Kate has dedicated her participation in the Dopey Challenge as a fundraiser for the Enfield Rotary Club's latest community service project: a children’s amphitheater and walking path project connected to the Accessible Playground at the Enfield Public Library.
The Jog/Walk Path, about 1/3 mile long, will be a Wellness Activity for the entire family. It will have a low-impact stone dust surface requiring very little maintenance. A 15-20 seat Amphitheater, connected to the Path, will become a Children’s reading and performing center.
Please visit Kate’s Crowdrise page (see DOPEY CHALLENGE in the LINKS section on the left side of this page) to support the addition of a walking path and children's amphitheater at the Enfield Rotary Accessible Playground. Thank you very much.
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.
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 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 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!