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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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Four members of the Bay Path University Rotaract Club volunteered to staff our Amber Alert Child ID Booth at Enfield's Family Day event on Sunday, Sept. 18th.
 
(L-R) Miranda Gilman, a senior majoring in Forensic Science, serves as Rotaract Secretary; Ami MacDowell, a senior majoring in Clinical Psychology, is the Club's Vice President; Hali Doyon, a freshman majoring in Neurobiology, joined Rotaract this year; and Brianna Lively, a junior majoring in Forensic Science, serves as the Club's Treasurer.
 
The Rotaract team registered 62 children in four hours for the national Amber Alert database and printed plastic ID cards for their parents. Scattered rain showers affected attendance; Rotarian Mike Helechu believes the team may have registered even more children if the sun had been shining. 
 
"We couldn't have done this important community service event without the Rotaract volunteers," Mike states. "Their teamwork, efficiency and enthusiasm helped us hit a home run. We truly appreciate the commitment to 'service above self' these students have demonstrated."
 
 

 
 

 
 

The Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation awarded $11,000 to nine students from Enfield who will be entering their junior and senior years of college this fall. The scholarships were presented at the luncheon meeting of the Enfield Rotary Club on August 10.

This year’s scholars include (seated, l-r) Amy Jacques, junior at Elms College - Nursing; Jason Menaker, junior at Westfield State University - Criminal Justice; Jacob Mikullitz, junior at UCONN - Biology; and Abigale Shaughnessy, junior at University of Maine - Marine Biology.

(Standing, l-r) Rotarian Lindsey Weber, President of the Scholarship Foundation; Adam Scavotto, senior at American International College - Nursing; Ian Maynard, junior at UCONN - Math; Heather Murray, senior at ECSU - Business Administration; Haley Cotnoir, senior at High Point University - Business Administration; and Greg Stokes, President of the Enfield Rotary Club.

Missing from photo: Rachel Kaliff, senior at Springfield College - Athletic Training.

The Enfield Rotary Club has been awarding scholarships since 1956. The Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation was incorporated in 1982. Since the 1950s, the Rotary Club and Scholarship Foundation have awarded approximately $300,000 to college juniors, seniors and graduate students from Enfield.


 
 

 
The Rotary Club of Enfield recently welcomed two new members: Bobbi Mazurek of East Windsor (seated) and Nancy Berube of Ellington (standing, center). Bobbi is a registered nurse and Rotarian who transferred her membership to Enfield from the Broad Brook Rotary Club. Nancy is Vice President and Branch Manager of First Niagara Bank on Hazard Ave. in Enfield. The new members were inducted on July 6th by Rotary President Greg Stokes, left, and past President Nick Deni, right.
 
 

 
 

 
Incoming President Gregory T. Stokes has been a member of our club since January 2007. He was proposed for membership by Al Drinan. Greg is Pastor at Cornerstone Church in East Windsor and is currently serving as an Enfield Town Councilor at Large.
 
Greg was officially sworn in as President at the Rotary District 7890 Installation banquet at Chez Josef in Agawam on June 16th. In addition to Greg's wife, Dawn, the banquet was attended by outgoing President Nick Deni and his wife, Lisa, and Rotarians Bill Squires, Milt Rosenberg and Mike Helechu.
 
 
 
 
Our club's "change-of-command" ceremony was held on June 29th. Our thanks to Nick Deni for an excellent year. (Nick received the District 7890 Presidential Citation for meeting or exceeding the goals he set for 2015-2016; he was quick to acknowledge the great support he received from officers, directors, committee chairs and the membership in general.) And best wishes to Greg as his year gets underway at the July 6th meeting.
 

 
 
 

 

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 Club held its annual Foundation Awards Banquet June 10 and presented Paul Harris Fellowships to (l-r in photo) Enfield Rotarian Kevin Mayo, the club's past President; Pam Brown, retired Enfield Social Services Director; and Jan Nirenberg, wife of the late Enfield Rotarian Charlie Nirenberg. Rotary District 7890 Governor Kyong Wilson is at right and Enfield Rotary President Nick Deni is in back.
 
 
In addition to our club honorees, Rotarian Joyce Keating recognized her partner, Joe Visco, with a Paul Harris donation. Also at the banquet, Rotarian Jerry Bell was recognized for contributing his seventh Paul Harris Fellowship to the Rotary Foundation, and President Nick Deni named Rotarian Carol Bohnet "Rotarian of the Year."

 

 
The Rotary Club of Enfield announces that applications are available for 2016 Scholarships. Application deadline is June 15. Please see the Downloads section of the Home Page. The Scholarships sponsored by the Enfield Rotary Memorial Scholarship Foundation. ENFIELD RESIDENTS who will be entering their Junior or Senior year of college or other post-high school education are eligible. A limited number of post-graduate scholarships may also be available. Please see the application requirements on the .pdf in the Downloads section. Here is a photo of last year's Scholarship winners:
 
 

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.


 
 

 
 
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.

 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 

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.

 


 
 

 
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 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.

 
 
 
 

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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.

 
 
 
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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