Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.
New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Blvd
East Greenwich, RI 02818
United States of America
Phone:
(401) 286-4942
Upcoming Meeting Programs
Carolyn Kosiba-Quiterio of Rock Steady Boxing
May 29, 2024
Parkinson's Exercise Therapy
Kerri Collins and Leslie Brow
Jun 05, 2024
Sargent Rehab Center
Board Meeting
Jun 12, 2024
All are Welcome
Rotary Scholars
Jun 19, 2024
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of East Greenwich, Rhode Island !
Another fantastic Spring Social at Potowamut!
E-Waste Collection - Wet but Very Successful
E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Recap by numbers:

50 Volunteers
429 Vehicles
2 Truckloads of Electronic Waste
10,000 lbs of Paper Shredded
12 Boxes of Canned Goods (Donated to Operation Stand Down)

Regardless of the rain these are tremendous numbers! Cash donations and sponsorship funds are to be distributed to the Interfaith Food Cupboard at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Additional funds are given organizations and agencies that our charitable fund supports each year.

Thank you to all who made this such a successful day! Type caption here
Welcome to our newest members, Beverlee Fairbanks of Centreville Bank (2nd from left) and Lisa Carroll of Remax (3rd from left).  They were inducted at our meeting on April 10th and are flanked in the picture by their Rotary sponsors Alicia Martinelli and Dave Iannuccilli.
Thank you Bob Miller for over 50 years of dedicated service. The community appreciates your hard work and dedication and our club wouldn't be the same without you!  Bob (L) was recognized for 54 years of Rotary service by District Governor Angela Ponte (C) and E.G. Club President Bill Ten Eyck (R).

 

Robert Houghtaling Scholarship Announced
 

The East Greenwich Rotary Scholarship Fund has announced the establishment of an EG High School scholarship in memory of Bob Houghtaling and in honor of his 40+ years of service to the youth and adults of East Greenwich.  Rotary will match (up to $10,000) donations received from the community. According to board president David Iannuccilli, “Our intention is to establish an endowed scholarship of at least $1,000 annually. Bob, a former Rotarian and frequent speaker at our meetings, was a hero to this town. He didn’t wear a cape, couldn’t fly and didn’t have X-ray vision, but we can’t begin to imagine the countless citizens he has impacted with his insightful wisdom, compassion and counsel.”  

Donations are gratefully accepted to:

East Greenwich Rotary Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 222
East Greenwich, RI  02818

or

Give Now

Questions?  Call John Wolcott at 401-742-8693.

 
 
 
Meet this year's Rotary Scholars, some of whom attended our final meeting of 2023 and told us about their Fall semester and their future plans.
 
¨ Maria Bianco - 2023 EG Rotary Scholarship ($1,000/year for 4 years)
St. Anselm College; Pre-Med track; involved with community-based clubs; research project with professor,
challenging and exciting.
 
¨ Allison Butterfield - 2023 EG Rotary Scholarship ($1,000/year for 4 years)
Univ. of New Hampshire; Major in Nursing, minor in Spanish; involved in community service, especially interested
in dog shelters.
 
¨ Dorothea Bianco - Irving Silverman Community Service ($1,000)
St. Andrew College; Environmental Studies; “Respect the Nest"; Interested in activities involving mental health
awareness: Community Service to Middle Schools.
 
¨ Annalee Ambler - Howard D. Silverman Scholarship ($1,000)
Freshman at UC Berkeley; Major in Music, minor in Korean; Working at radio station, learning production.
 
¨ Sarah Kennedy - Samantha O’Gara Award (Toll Gate HS) ($500)
Freshman at RI College; Elementary Education, concentration in Science; Foundation of Education, had to observe
classrooms; Trying to start dance group.
 
¨ Eva Bianco - 2020 EG Rotary Scholarship ($1,000 for 1 more year)
Senior at Dartmouth; Summer intern at Naval War College; Working on thesis project: Gender and Nuclear
Weapons; belongs to Acappella Group; works at library with archival books.
 
¨ Jessica Imbriglio - 2020 EG Rotary Scholarship ($1,000 for 1 more year)
Senior at Adelphia Univ; Major in Nursing, minor in Spanish; Clinical Service at pediatric & infant hospital, assisted
with deliveries; In high school started group “Students 4 Students” that collects gently used items, still oversees
operation.
 
¨ Molly Conville - 2020 EG Rotary Scholarship ($1,000 for next 2 years)
Junior at Univ South Carolina; Majoring in Sports Management; Interested in player development.
 
¨ Rebecca McCrystal - 2020 EG Rotary Scholarship ($1,000 for next 3 years)
Sophomore at Salve Regina; Major in Special Education/Elementary school; Volunteers at Pell Elementary in
Newport; Tutor/mentors a 4th grader; Involved with “Best Buddies” spending time with individuals with
developmental challenges.
 
¨ Yehya Kader - 2020 EG Rotary Scholarship ($1,000 for next 3 years)
Sophomore at Indiana University, majoring in Supply Chain Management; Interning at GE Aerospace in the
summer 2024; Community Service of Rotaract.
  
¨ Alexander Bard - Erickson Scouting Award (Boy Scouts) ($2.000)
Attending Savanah College of Art & Design; Will graduate in 3 years with a degree in TV/Film; Still involved with
his Scout Troup; Sits on board of review for younger Scouts.
 
¨ Cameron Boyd - Erickson Scouting Award (Boy Scouts) ($2.000)
Taking a gap year before attending univ. Hartford to study Music Production Technology; going to CCRI; Works
with events company; Assistant Scout Master to his Scout Troup.
 
¨ Aliya Land - Robert Miller Award For Community Service($1,500)
Univ. of Miami; Taking variety of business courses to decide which area to concentrate in; Member of a Women in
Business club, where she’s met some amazing women; Also participates in “Kings Fight Cancer.
 
¨ Mia Shenga - Essex Award ($1,000)
Freshman at Harvard; Pre-Med track, Neuro-Science; Also majoring in Music; worked in the lab at Boston
Children’s Hospital in Pediatrics.
 
¨ Ben Lawton - Rocky Hill Country Day School Rotary Scholarship ($1,000)
Freshman at Nichols College studying Criminal Justice; Favorite class: intro to Criminal Justice; Working on getting
EMT certificate so he can become a First Responder.
  
Club Donates Back-to-School Supplies
  The club raised $457.00, through Happy Bucks and other donations.  Club Secretary Kathy McMahon volunteered to shop for items on the list we received from the EG School District, via Rotarian Malea Petrarca of Navigant, a sponsor of the drive.  
 
Here is the list of the items:

11 Backpacks
6 boxes Crayola Colored Erasable Pencils
24 boxes of Crayola Crayons
10 boxes of Crayola Markers
1 box set of Crayola Color Pencils (120 pencils in total)
2 boxes of Elmers Glue Sticks (60 glue sticks/box)
1 box of Erasers (100 erasers with positive messages on each)
5 boxes Expo Dry Erase thin markers (6/pack)
1 box Expo Dry Eraser thick markers (6/pack)
5 Headphones
4 packages of Highlighters
12 Pencil cases
12 pairs of Scissors
4 boxes of Ticonderoga Pencils (48/box)
Harry Waterman and Alicia Martinelli proudly display our banner as they represent Rotary at the Main Street Stroll in late August.
E.G. Rotary at National Night Out
Pictured L-R President-Elect Mike Lawson, President Bill Ten Eyck, Wade Bushman and Harry Waterman
2023 Scholarship Winners Attend Meeting 

At our June 28th meeting, the President of our Scholarship Fund, Dave Iannuccilli, introduced the 14 recent high school graduates who will be receiving a record $21,500 in college scholarships, ranging from $500 to $4,000. Some were based on academics, writing, music, or (boy or girl) scouting history, and ALL required the students to have shown active participation in community service.

All the recipients: 

Oliveia Shaughnessy – EGHS – $1,000 Barbara Tufts scholarship

Sarah Kennedy – Toll Gate – $500 Samantha O’Gara award

Dorothea Bianco – EGHS – $1,000 Irving Silverman Community Service award

Annalee Ambler – EGHS – $1,000 Howard Silverman scholarship

Angelica Lopez – EGHS – $1,000 Arthur Philip Silverman scholarship

Allison Butterfield – EGHS – $4,000 Rotary scholarship

Maria Bianco – EGHS – $4,000 Rotary scholarship

Ben Lawson – Rocky Hill – $1,000 RH scholarship

Rylee Shunney – EGHS – $1,000 Personal Achievement scholarship

Seneca Muscatelli – EGHS – $500 Chuck and Bea Keyes scholarship

Alexander Bard – NKHS – $2,000 Erickson Family Scouting scholarship

Cameron Boyd – NKHS – $2,000 Erickson Family Scouting scholarship

Aliya Land – EGHS – $1,500 Robert Miller Community Service award

Mia Schenenga – EGHS – $1,000 Jim and Janet Essex Arts award

 

The eight recipients who attended the June 28th meeting, with David Iannuccilli, president of the EG Rotary Scholarship Fund. Seated, from left, Oliveia Shaughnessy, Sarah Kennedy, Dorothea Bianco, and Annalee Ambler. Standing, from left, Dave Iannuccilli, Angelica Lopez, Allison Butterfield, Maria Bianco, and Ben Lawson.

 
 
Installation of Officers & Directors for 2023-2024
Both past and current active members of the East Greenwich Rotary Club gathered on June 21st for the installation of 2023-2024 President Bill Ten Eyck and his Officers and Directors.  Below are some of the highlights.                                   

 

Bill Ten Eyck (r) is sworn in as 2023-2024 E.G. Rotary President by Assistant District Governor Bob Cruz 
Harry Waterman, 2022-2023 Rotarian of the Year, displaying his Paul Harris Fellowship along side Vin Meola, Club Foundation Chair
Officers and Directors for 2023-2024 sworn in by ADG Bob Cruz:  l-r Director Bob Sloan, Secretary Kathy McMahon, Foundation Chair Vin Meola, Directors Bob Miller & Ed Neff, Scholarship Chair Dave Iannuccilli, Club Service Chair Ron Winde, Immediate Past President Kate Upham, Sgt-at-Arms Ken Mills, Community Service Chair Donna Wolcott, Treasurer John Wolcott, Greeter Harry Waterman
Rotarians in attendance: front row (L-R) Alicia Martinelli, Jim Essex, Jane Boynton, Kate Upham, Ed Neff; middle row Ken Colaluca, Kathy McMahon, John Wolcott, Harry Waterman, Donna Wolcott, Bill Ten Eyck; back row Bob Miller, Richard Waterman, Ron Winde, ADG Bob Cruz, Bob Sloan, Vin Meola, Ken Mills, Dave Iannuccilli, Steve Lombardi
2023 E-Waste Drive a Huge Success