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West Hartford, CT  06127-0252
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Service Above Self

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1555 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT  06117
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The 2019 Rotary Club of West Hartford Board took their new roles in a ceremony at Pond House Cafe last week.
Guest speaker  Amy Watkins, Program Coordinator, Watch for Me CT, with Rotarian Mary Silverberg.  Watch for ME CT is a comprehensive program, run by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) in partnership with Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center, aimed at reducing the number of pedestrians and bicyclists hit and injured in crashes with vehicles.   Each year, about 1,500 pedestrians and 550 bicyclists are hit by cars on Connecticut roadways.
Rotarian Membership Coordinator Bennett Forrest with new member Gerard Honig
West Hartford Rotarians, with special guest Noah Webster, present dictionaries to 3rd grade students at Charter Oak school.  The Rotary club presented dictionaries to 3rd graders at every West Hartford school this spring, an annual tradition.
Rotarians John Smeallie and Club President Donna Griffen (right) present Robin Kruger (center) with a Paul Harris award in honor of her significant support to the Rotary Club of West Hartford, most notably our annual Vines of March fundraiser.
Two West Hartford Rotarians were honored at the Multi-District Conference on May 20th.
First, District Governor Dave Mangs was recognized for his service as District Governor
Second, past District Governor Eileen Rau was awarded the Service Above Self Award, the highest award given by Rotary International.  The Service Above Self Award is Rotary International's highest honor for individual Rotarians.  This award recognizes up to 150 Rotarians annually (out of over 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide!) who have who demonstrated their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time and talents with exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.
Robin Krueger (c) receives the Paul Harris award from Rotarian John Smeallie (l) and Club President Donna Griffen (r)
Rotarian Rick Lawrence discusses the Guatemala water and sanitation project.
Club President Donna Griffen and Membership Chair Bennett Forrest welcome new member Lisa Brown (center)
Edward De Aguilera
Jul 30, 2018
Rotary-Project Amigo
Rebecca Darling
Aug 13, 2018
Beauty in Strength, Holocaust Exhibit
Richard Chiarappa, Founder & Conductor, WHSO
Aug 20, 2018
West Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Gregory Leet, VP for Advancement, Jackson Labs
Sep 17, 2018
Precision Medicine
A reason to smile

Since 1993, Rotarians in Chile and the United States have teamed up to provide life-altering reconstructive

Reef revisited

A giant artificial reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel restores marine life and protects the livelihood of several fishing villages in the

Laura Bush addresses Rotarians

Former first lady of the United States speaks at

International Inspiration

A princess, 3 prime ministers, and a former first lady join 25,000 in Toronto to celebrate Rotary’s good work and plan more of