Wherever Rotarians gather, you will find business leaders who are committed to community service. For more than half a century we have been dedicated to serving the communities of Groton and Southeastern Connecticut. Come by to our meetings and become part of something great.
Rotary is a volunteer organization with 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. It initiates humanitarian projects that address today’s challenges affecting the world today, such as hunger, poverty, and illiteracy.
Rotary club members represent a cross-section of business and professional leaders around the world. These 1.2 million men and women donate their expertise, time, and funds to support local and international projects that help people in need and promote understanding among cultures. Rotary International is the worldwide association of Rotary clubs united under a motto of Service Above Self.
The Groton Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at Noon at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in the Octagon Steakhouse Restaurant. The meetings typically last one hour and include a great buffet (cost of $20.00 per person). We generally have a guest speaker (see club calendar on the right) and of course networking and weekly business meeting.
The hotel is located off of Exit 88 from Route 95. The address is 625 North Road (Route 117), Groton, Connecticut 06340.
Our 2017-18 Club Officers are Gary Weale, President; Richard Kent, Jr. President-Elect; Frank Winkler, Vice-President; Lea Doran, Treasurer; Secretary (vacant).
The response to our request for assistance for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Rockport Texas has been overwhelming. To date we have collected over $13,000 which when combined with our District match totals $17,000. We will be forwarding those funds to the Rotary Club of Rockport this week. In the meantime, many have asked about how to help the many communities that have been affected by natural disasters in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Rotary International has established four donor designated funds to provide targeted assistance to communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, earthquakes in Mexico . If anybody wishes to donate to any of these specific areas, they may do so by using this link: https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-helps-disaster-victims and indicate which fund they wish their donation directed.
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