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West Hartford

Service Above Self

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The Pond House
1555 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT  06117
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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)
 
Jason Jakubowski, CEO of Foodshare, speaks at the April 30th meeting.   Founded in 1982, Foodshare is the regional food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland counties, where 127,000 people struggle with hunger. Foodshare is a member of the national organization Feeding America, along with more than 200 other food banks nationally. In partnership with the food industry, donors, community leaders and volunteers, Foodshare works to maximize access to nutritious food and other resources that support food security. And, because hunger is bigger than food, Foodshare collaborates with anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community to build effective solutions to end hunger.
 
 
Later that evening, Rotarians enjoyed our annual night with the children from the Hillcrest Avenue Neighborhood Outreach Center (HANOC) at The New Children's Museum.   The group joined the children and HANOC team for a show featuring the night sky in the Planetarium and then enjoyed a healthy snack and a museum tour.
 
Guest speaker Sara Salomons from Journey Home CT, a non-profit organization that leads the effort to end chronic homelessness in the greater Hartford area.
 
 
Rotarian Tony Rodriguez opens the event
 
The Rotary Club of West Hartford held a luncheon to celebrate the Rotary Writing Project with the West Hartford Middle Schools on March 29th.  
A total of 32 students represented their schools to celebrate their accomplishment. Eight of the students read their piece as part of the program. The students writing focused on the Rotary theme "Making a Difference". 
 
 
 
Speakers
Erin Spaulding, President Achilles International
Jun 25, 2018
See How We Run! Partners w/wo Disabilities
Amy Watkins, Program Coordinator, Watch for Me CT
Jul 09, 2018
Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety / Complete Streets / Injury Prevention
Club Assembly
Jul 16, 2018
Edward De Aguilera
Jul 30, 2018
Rotary-Project Amigo
Richard Chiarappa, Founder & Conductor, WHSO
Aug 20, 2018
West Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Gregory Leet, VP for Advancement, Jackson Labs
Sep 17, 2018
Precision Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
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