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West Hartford, CT  06127-0252
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West Hartford

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
The Pond House
1555 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT  06117
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Guest speaker Andrea Giudice from NEAT Equipment Restoration Center demonstrates medical equipment to the club. The NEAT Equipment Restoration Center(ERC) accepts, repairs, sanitizes and resells gently used donated pieces of durable medical and adaptive equipment at less than half of new.
Immediate Past President Robert Kor passed the gavel to new President Donna Griffen
Steve Leon from Wine Cellars 4 receives an honorary Paul Harris Award.  Steve has been a key supporter of our annual Vines of March event.
Club President Donna Griffen flanked by guest speakers Jennifer Matos & Amy Boulton from Noah Webster House 
The 2017-2018 Board Members for the Rotary Club of West Hartford, including new District Governor / West Hartford Club Member David Mangs, new Club President Donna Griffen, and Immediate Past President Robert Kor.
Guest speaker Jim MacPherson.  He was the host of “The Car Doctor” on WTIC-AM for 27 years. He also has written AAA auto reviews and Auto Guide books.
Rotarian Chad Licht receives his first Paul Harris Fellowship from Club President Robert Kor and Foundation Chair Eileen Rau
Robert Maher, Exec. Dir. New Horizon's Village
Sep 11, 2017
Honoring Polly Hinks, an original founder of NHV
Atty Pamela Heller, Fair Housing Center
Sep 18, 2017
Issues in Housing Discrimination
Club Assembly
Sep 25, 2017
Christopher Popilowski
Oct 02, 2017
Foster Care in CT
Mathew Hart
Oct 16, 2017
Meet our New Town Manager
Rico Dence Founder...Great Ribbon Rally
Oct 23, 2017
Needs of Young Adults with Cancer
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...