• East Haven Rotary Club

    The East Haven Rotary Club is celebrating its 78th year. The East Haven Chapter was organized on March 3, 1939. Since that time, the Rotarians have been involved in thousands of projects helping East Haven residents.
    The East Haven Rotary Club provides “Service Above Self” to local, state, national and international communities, with events, such as, Thanksgiving Dinner Deliveries and the Clothe the Children campaign.

    Founded in 1905, Rotary International is recognized as the world’s first volunteer service organization. Today there are more than 1.2 million Rotarians in 34,000 Rotary Clubs, located in 200 countries around the world. Rotary International’s motto “Service Above Self” is the guiding principle as we focus our efforts on providing service within our communities and throughout the world. Our participation in Rotary International’s Clean Water Initiative is one example.

    We welcome new members. If you are interested in joining our club, please visit us at Twin Pines or email us: easthavenrotary17@gmail.com

  • Meetings


    6:00 pm

    at Twin Pines Diner

  • Upcoming Events


    While the economic climate continues to struggle to recover and unemployment remains unacceptably high, the Rotary Club of East Haven will again be providing clothing for children in need this January 2018. Each year the club is presented with the names of deserving East Haven resident children who will be given the funds to shop for items of clothing at Kohl’s Department Store. Each year Rotarians receive suggested lists of names of children from the elementary schools in the East Haven system.

    Each year, fundraising events are coordinated by teachers at the elementary schools in East Haven. East Haven Rotary is very pleased with this unique “kids helping kids” type of fundraising.

    In addition to Rotary raised funds, monies for the program are raised through direct donations received from local businesses and residents.

    On a Saturday in January, elementary school children and their parents/guardians will meet Rotarians at Kohl’s Department Store in Branford and are able to shop for items of clothing totaling $ 100 per child. The club monitors quite closely that all items purchased are classified as clothing and that the sizes will correspond to the child present. While at Kohl’s Department Store, the purchasers will also receive the benefit of any sales prices that the store may be offering at the time of purchase. The store also generously extends an additional discount to the Rotary, which enables the club to increase the number of children served.

    During the past sixteen years, the East Haven Rotary “Clothe Our Children” program has provided clothing for almost 900 children, which with the above mentioned discounts, totals upwards of $ 100,000 worth of merchandise.

    If you would like to help sustain this very critical program, anyone wishing to donate may mail checks payable to the “East Haven Rotary Clothe Our Children” c/o Treasurer Carl Ruggiero, 12 Oak Hill Drive, East Haven, CT 06513 or click on the donation button below to donate by credit or debit.

  • Clothe the Children Donations

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