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Welcome to the Rotary Club of West Hartford!

West Hartford

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
The Pond House
1555 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT  06117
United States
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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.
Some key upcoming events:
Celebrate West Hartford
Saturday June 10th - Sunday June 11th
Contact Bennett Forrest or Fern Vidal to sign up
Friday JUNE 9: 4-7:30
Saturday JUNE 10: 9a-12:30
Saturday JUNE 10: 12-3:30
Saturday JUNE 10: 3-6:30
Sunday: JUNE 11: 11:30-3
Sunday JUNE 11: 2:30-6
District 7890 Installation Dinner Online Registration is now OPEN! Register TODAY!!!  Click HERE to register.
Installation of 2017-18 officers and presentation of awards will be held on Tuesday, June 27th at the Pond House Cafe in West Hartford.  The event starts at 5:30pm with cocktails with dinner following at 6:30pm.
Rotarian Chad Licht receives his first Paul Harris Fellowship from Club President Robert Kor and Foundation Chair Eileen Rau
25 members out of 55 have given to the Annual fund this year - let's make it 100%!
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As of June 5th, we have given $10,461 towards the goal of $10,000.  Also, we have given $2965 to the Polio Plus Campaign, exceeding the club goal of $2650.

President Robert Kor with new member Mark Walker and Rotarian Tony Rodriguez.

Guest speakers included Bonnie Meyers, Director of Programs and Services from the Brain Injury Alliance of CT.

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Guest speaker Alan Hurst, a Rotary Peace Fellow.
Rotarian Dave Lemkuil receives his first Paul Harris Fellowship from Club President Robert Kor and Foundation Chair Eileen Rau
It was a busy April 10th - some of the action is captured in pictures. The club presented a check for $7500 to the Johnathan's Dream Fund, which will support the construction of  Jonathan’s Dream Reimagined, a revolutionary new inclusive playground.
Our guest speaker from India presented Club President Robert Kor with gifts
District Governor Frank Wargo was also in attendance
Jessica Hinman, Dir. Community Outreach
Jul 17, 2017
Camp Courant,
Kevin Farmer, Exec Dir, ITNCentralCT
Jul 24, 2017
What Happens When You Put the Car Keys Away?
Stacey Violante Cote, Esq. Cntr,Child. Advocacy
Jul 31, 2017
Youth Homelessness in CT.
Andrea Giudice
Aug 14, 2017
NEAT- North Eastern Assistive Technology, Equipment Restoration Center
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
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...