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Welcome to the Enfield Rotary Club!
Enfield

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Asnuntuck Community College Conference Center
170 Elm St
Enfield, CT 06082
United States of America
The Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
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The Rotary Club of Enfield is pleased to announce our annual “Cinco K Mayo” 5K Charity
Run/Walk on Saturday, May 4, 2024. With your help, Enfield Rotary Club members make a
difference in the lives of many families and individuals in our community.

Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Enfield Charitable Fund, Inc., and will fund two $1,000
scholarships to be presented to seniors graduating from Enfield High School in 2024 who
exemplify the attributes of Rotary’s Four-Way Test.
 
Other projects supported by the Charitable Fund include:
• Enfield Police Toy for Joy Drive
• Enfield Food Shelf
• Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen
• Common Grounds Rotary Garden at the Enfield Senior Center
• Safe Harbor Warming Center
• The Network Against Domestic Abuse

Available sponsorships include Event ($1,500 Limit Two), Elite ($1,000), Advanced ($500),
Intermediate ($250) and Beginner ($100). Details on pricing and benefits are included on the attached
form. In-kind donations of supplies and/or volunteer assistance are also greatly appreciated.

For Cinco K Mayo sponsorship, donation, and volunteer information, please email
cincokmayorace@gmail.com.
 
Want to register for the run/walk? Visit www.enfieldcincokmayo.com
 
For more information about the Rotary Club of Enfield, please visit
www.enfieldctrotary.org. 
 
The Rotary Club of Enfield was pleased to welcome Lorraine Creedon from the Enfield Safe Harbor Warming Center to its meeting today. The club, its members, new member Bob Stern donating funds designated to him for a new member project, and member Milt Rosenberg matching his challenge amount of $500, contributed a total of $1, 538 to the center. Members also donated paper goods to be used by the center's guests.
 
Want to help your community? Come to the club's next meeting on Wednesday, February 7th at 12:15 p.m. in Asnuntuck's Conference Center.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Enfield was happy to be able to continue their longstanding tradition of donating toys to The Enfield Police Department's Toys for Joy campaign. The club's members have been donating toys for 42 years!
 
Last month the Club also donated $500 in honor of the Enfield Police Department's No Shave November fundraiser benefiting the CT Cancer Foundation.
 
Officer Paul Dubiel, who organizes the drive for the department, spoke to the club during their recent meeting.
The Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is offering the T. Tenerowicz Medical Award for $2,000 to a student who is enrolled in medical school to become a doctor, physician assistant or nurse. Students must have attended school in Enfield or lived in Enfield to be eligible. 

There is no age limit for applicants.

The application deadline is February 28, 2024. Recipients will be notified in April and the scholarships will be presented at a Rotary luncheon in June.

Visit enfieldctrotary.org for application.
 

The Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is offering scholarships to college students from Enfield who will be entering their junior or senior year in 2024, beginning or continuing post-graduate education, or entering their third or later year of post-high school education in an accredited institution.

There is no age limit for applicants. Selection criteria include factors such as financial need, self-help activities, academic achievement, and extra-curricular activities. Copy link into your browser to see the application: https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000004965/en-ca/files/homepage/enfield-rotary-memorial-scholarship-2024/2024-Scholarship-Application.pdf.

The application deadline is February 28, 2024. Recipients will be notified in April and the scholarships will be presented at a Rotary luncheon in June.

Rotary Club of Enfield was proud to welcome Enfield Allied Stars local coordinator Michael Vignone and program athlete Logan Rosenberg to their meeting today.
Logan spoke to the group about her experiences as a three sport athlete with Special Olympics. There are 44 athletes in Enfield who participate as members of the Enfield All Stars teams.
They accepted a $1,500 check from Club President Julie Cotnoir from the  club. The club also donated a book “More Alike Than Different” by David Egan to the Enfield Public Library in honor of Enfield Allied Stars as part of the club’s ongoing literacy project.
 
 
 
Food was packed by Enfield CT Rotary Club members, volunteers and Rotarians from East Granby, Windsor, Windsor Locks and students from CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering and Windsor High School's ROTC group.
 
Enfield's Club delivered 275 pounds of apple cinnamon oatmeal to CT State Asnuntuck's Pantry(below) , Loaves and Fishes (above) and The Enfield Food Shelf (last photo).
New members to the Rotary Club of Enfield are given $500 to spend on a project or program that benefits the community. One of the club's new members Greg Mark donated his funds to the creation of a new sign for Allied's Attic. The sign and landscaping are a a result of various partnerships.
 
Seen at the unveiling are from left side side of the sign left to right, front row, Rotary Club of Enfield President Julie Cotnoir, Debbie Climan, (owner of Garden Solutions, donated her time and the material needed to landscape around the sign) and Manager of Allied's Attic Katie Devoe. Back row, Melissa Trzepacz, Allied’s Director of Vocational Services & DSS Service Coordination. Right side of sign, from left to right, front row, Allied's Attic staff Rachel and Enfield Rotarian Milton Rosenberg. Back row, Enfield Rotarian Jo Ann Walk, Executive Director for North Central CT Chamber of Commerce Karen Campbell,  Allied's Community Outreach Coordinator and New Enfield Rotarian Greg Mark.
 
*Not pictured Little John, Sign Factory and Justin from Johnny’s Road Side Market Garden, who provided the mums & pumpkins.
 
Allied's Attic is located at 294 George Washington Rd in Enfield. Photo by Connie Provencher.
 
Twenty-five Rotary Clubs in northern CT and Western MA (Rotary District 7890), including Enfield, have joined together to fund a project that will bring fresh drinking water, sanitation facilities and hygiene training to three needy communities in Guatemala.  Pictured below are Elin Lawrence, Enfield Rotarian Milt Rosenberg, Rotary District 7890 Governor Christine Burns and Manchester Rotarian and Project Chairman Rick Lawrence.
 
James Gannon a Boy Scout from Troop 819 and a student at CT State Asnuntuck refurbished and created two United States maps at area elementary schools as his Eagle Scout Project. The Rotary Club of Enfield assisted by making a $500 donation toward paint and materials needed for the project. 
The Rotary Club of Enfield continued its tradition of donating 100 backpacks to Educational Resources for Children's Backpack Collection. The club and Rotary District 7890 District Governor Christine Burns gathered together to pack those backpacks.
 
As part of the Club's ongoing literacy project the club donated the book Sustainable Homestead to the Enfield Public Library in Christine Burns' name. Rotary Club of Enfield Community Director Joe Muller presented her with the book.
 
The club meets on the first and third Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at Asnuntuck Community College. 
Enfield Rotary Foundation presented $12,500 in scholarships to students entering their junior, senior or postgraduate years of postsecondary studies.
Family and friends joined the recipients and if recipients were not able to attend, family members accepted the scholarship on their behalf. See more photos from the evening at https://www.facebook.com/EnfieldCTRotaryClub
 
 
The Enfield CT Rotary Club was proud to honor newly recognized Paul Harris Fellows at their annual dinner. The recognition is the highest honor offered by Rotary.
 
Photographed above are Rotary Club of Enfield President Julie Cotnoir, Paul Harris Fellow recipients Sam Irizarry,  Kathleen Souvigney, Charles Palomba, Sean Stevens and Former Rotary Club of Enfield President and Paul Harris Dinner Chairman Milt Rosenberg. Missing from photo Paul Harris Fellow Sarah K. DeSimone. 
 
 
The Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is offering scholarships to college students from Enfield who will be entering their junior or senior year in 2023, beginning or continuing post-graduate education, or entering their third or later year of post-high school education in an accredited institution.
There is no age limit for applicants. Selection criteria include factors such as financial need, self-help activities, academic achievement, and extra-curricular activities.
Copy this link to your browser to see this year's application:https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000004965/en-ca/files/homepage/2023-enfield-rotary-memorial-scholarship/2023-Scholarship-Application.pdf
The application deadline is July 14, 2023. Recipients will be notified in late July and the scholarships will be presented at a Rotary luncheon on August 9th.
 
The Rotary Club of Enfield will be honoring Rotarian Sam Irizarry, in addition to Charlie Palomba, Kathleen Souvigney, Sean Stevens and Sarah DiSimone on Wednesday, June 28th with the Paul Harris Award. The Paul Harris Fellows Recognition is given to individuals who meet the high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris himself (founder in 1905 of Rotary International). The Rotary Club of Enfield has made three individual $1,000 donations in honor of Sam, Charlie, and Kathleen to the Rotary International Foundation. Club member Richard K. Stevens made two $1,000 donations to the Foundation in honor of his children Sean Stevens and Sarah DiSimone, who will also be recognized that night.
 
 
Enfield's Club wishes to thank sponsors and participants for another successful Cinco K Mayo Race for walkers and runners. Please see videos and photos on Facebook at  Enfield CT Rotary Club. Proceeds from the race benefit student scholarships and other community projects.  
Spring has sprung! You have time to prepare for the annual Enfield Rotary Cinco K Mayo Road Race and Walk! It will occur at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 6th next to the Enfield Annex on Moody Road. Register before March 31 for an early bird rate of $25!
 
Want to be a sponsor? Email cincokmayorace@gmail.com for more details!
Love pancakes? Come to the Rotary Club of Enfield's pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 25th at the Enfield Senior Center from 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
All proceeds benefit community projects!


 

A super flat & fast course! Plenty of parking will be available at Enfield Annex where the race begins and finishes.

When: 
   Saturday, May 6, 2023

Where: 
  On Moody Road next to the Enfield Town Annex
  124 N. Maple Street 
  Enfield, CT 06082 

Schedule: 
   8:00 AM - Bib Pickup 
   9:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk Starts! 

Awards: 
   Top 3 Males Overall Top 3 Females Overall 
   Top 1 Male/Female in each Age Group 

   Age Groups:
       12 & Under, 13 - 19, 20 -29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70+

Prize Money to Overall Winners & Age Division Winners!

Sign up by April 15 2023 and be guaranteed a Race T-shirt!!

Link to online registration at www.enfieldcincokmayo.com.

5K Run-$30 Advance Entry/$35 after April 30th Children 10 and younger are FREE.

5K Walk-$20 Advance Entry/$30 after April 30th Children 10 and younger are FREE.


USATF Certified Course: CT12022JHP

Sponsorships are available at $1,500 for Event sponsors (only 2 available) (logo on front of the tee-shirt, all press releases, banner displayed at race start line, five participants and company name on sponsor banner); Elite Sponsor $1,000 (logo on the back of the tee-shirt, four participants, banner displayed at race start line and name on sponsor banner), Advanced Sponsor $500 (logo on the back of tee-shirt, three participants, banner displayed at race start line and name on sponsor banner); Intermediate Sponsor $250 (name on the back of tee-shirt), and Beginner Sponsor $100 (name on banner). Sponsor commitment is required by April 21 to be included on tee shirts when applicable. 

Please get in touch with cincokmayo@gmail.com for more information on 5K and to learn how to sponsor. 


For updates on Enfield Rotary Club activities, including Cinco K Mayo, please “like” www.facebook.com/enfieldctrotaryclub.

Thank you to Party Tyme Entertainment Productions for entertainment on race day!

 

 
The Rotary Club of Enfield was pleased to have Lorraine Creedon, a Board Member of the Enfield Safe Harbor Warming Center, as a guest speaker for their meeting this week.
 
Thank you to Rotarian Milt Rosenberg and his wife Rita for their generous match to club members’ donations for the Warming Center. The donation from the Rosenbergs and club members was enhanced with additional funds from the Club’s treasury.
 
Rotary Club of Enfield President Julie Cotnoir and Milt were able to present Lorraine Creedon with a $1,500 check for the Warming Center.
 
Want to help the center? Visit enfieldsafeharbor.org.
 
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