Local Volunteer Opportunities
Putnam Rotary Sponsors
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Board of Directors 1 year
Board of Directors 1 year
Board of Directors 2 years
Board of Directors 2 years
Rotary Foundation Chair
Rotary Youth Exchange Officer
President Elect
Interact Chair
Rotoract Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ben Morgan
    August 1
  • Stephen Adams
    August 10
  • Laura Williams
    August 14
  • Doug Porter
    August 16
  • Anne Miller
    August 24
  • Marc Archambault
    August 24
  • Keith Aubin
    August 28
  • Paul Desautels
    August 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Mary Archambault
    August 24
  • Bob Willis
    August 29
  • Shawn McNerney
    Paula McNerney
    August 4
  • Kathy Naumann
    Richard Naumann
    August 20
  • Richard Naumann
    Kathy Naumann
    August 20
Join Date:
  • Keith Aubin
    August 13, 2001
    18 years
  • Paul Pikora
    August 16, 2005
    14 years


Welcome to the Putnam Rotary Club

Meeting every Tuesday at 12:15 PM 

The Inn at Woodstock Hill, 94 Plaine Hill Rd, Woodstock, CT 06281   860-928-0528

Home Page Stories
More Trees
The Putnam Rotary Club is planning a second round of tree planting. Last year Rotarians taking part included: left to right: Paul Pikora, , Jeff Rawson, past president John Miller, Jay Sinha and Rick Place. Courtesy photo.
PUTNAM — The Putnam Rotary Club recently completed its first Tree Planting Project and is planning a second one for the 2019-2020 year.
The club purchased saplings and offered them to towns that the Putnam Rotary Club covers: Woodstock, Putnam, Pomfret and Thompson. Richard Naumann, the Putnam Rotary Club’s current president, spearheaded the effort. He said the club spent $420 for 2-foot tall saplings. The funds were taken out of the club’s surplus fund.
Recently the club membership approved spending up to $500 this year to get more trees for the surrounding area.
In Woodstock the plantings are at the Woodstock Common (in front of the Woodstock Academy), 2 Chinquapin Oaks, 1 American Elm; Palmer Arboretum, 2 Chinquapin Oaks, 1 American Elm, 2 American Chestnuts; Plaine Hill Road    5 Chinquapin Oaks, 4 American Elm, 4 American Chestnuts.
In Thompson the plantings are at Riverside Drive, just north of Thompson Housing Authority and include 7 Chinquapin Oaks, 6 American Elm, 5 American Chestnuts.
In Putnam the plantings will be planted along the Putnam River Walk and include 7 Chinquapin Oaks, 6 American Elm, 5 American Chestnuts.
In Pomfret Center the plantings are at the Pomfret Audubon Society on Day Road and include 7 Chinquapin Oaks, 6 American Elm, 5 American Chestnuts.
This year the town of Eastford will be added to the list, he said.
Naumann said that the original idea came from the Rotary Club’s world president.
He added that these particular trees were chosen because they are native to the area and the trees replace those affected by blights.
All trees have been named in honor of both past and present and as more trees are planted, more former Rotarians’ names will be added.. Name plates will be placed on the trees after they mature.
Some of the past and present Rotarians of the Putnam Club include:
Stephen Adams, Joseph Adiletta, Leon Archambault, Marc Archambault, Keith Aubin, Jayne Battye, Maurice Beaulac, Lawrence and Arlene Bellerose, Peter Benoit, Raymond Brousseau, Pamela Brown, Jennifer Brytowski, Elizabeth Buzalski, James Byrnes, Frederick Chmura, Rande Chmura, Ronald Coderre, Gerard      Cotnoir, Marcy Dawley, Paul Dery, Henry Doughty, Joyce Duff, Cynthia Dunne, Cheryl Fogg, Robert Fournier, Richard and Suzanne Franklin, Eric Gould, Robert Halloran, Deborah Hoft, Rachael Johnston, Amanda Kelly, Nelson G. King, Russell King Donald King, Betti Kuszaj, Brendan Larkin, Renee Lasko, Linda Lemmon, Richard Loomis, Shawn McNerney, Melissa Meyers, Anne Miller, John Miller, Albert B. Morgan, Andrew Morrison, Latham Morse, Kathy Naumann, Richard Naumann, John O’Brien, Gary W. Osbrey, Karen Osbrey, Leonard Partridge, Dana Peloso, Scott Pempek, Joseph Pempek, Paul Pikora, Richard Place, Douglas Porter, Charles Puffer, Jeffrey Rawson, Roberta Rocchetti, Christopher Sandford, Malcolm Schumann, Jay Sinha, Jonathan Sturdevant, Jonathan Tremblay, Christopher Vaillencourt, Gerry Vaillant, Douglas Valentine, Delpha Very, Joseph Wade, Elizabeth Williams, Kristen Willis, Audrey Witkowski.
Peace Through Understanding

Lindsey Worster, left, of Tourtellotte Memorial High School, and Julia Schad of The Woodstock Academy, pose with Putnam Rotary Club President Richard Naumann after they described their experience at the International Youth Peace Initiative of Rotary International, District 6270 June 22-28. The seminars covered aspects of social media --- the good and the bad and its potential for sparking good works. The Putnam Rotary Club sent three local students to the seminar held in Wisconsin. Robert Gatkze (pictured below) shared his experiences with our Rotary Club.

Mrs. Younhee Shin will be presenting Korean Spirit & Culture.
Dear Rotarian My name is Younhee Shin and I am a program coordinator in KSCPP. Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. In appreciation for the United States’ support for Korea during the Korean War and in the years that followed, since 2009, KSCPP has held 1,700 presentations about the history and culture of Korea including 350 different rotary clubs throughout the country and in Europe. At the meetings, we presented film about the history of Korea from ancient to modern times: KOREAN SPIRIT AND CULTURE PROMOTION PROJECT Cordially Invites the Members of the Club to: The Hidden Treasure of Korean Art and Modern Korea Once known as the Land of the Morning Calm, Korea now possesses the 10th to 12th largest economy in the world and is becoming more and more important in the world's economy, culture and politics. Two documentary films about Korea will be shown. The first film illustrates the cultural achievements of Korea's past, and the second film shows Korea's industrial achievements since the Korean War. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. We are always looking for new opportunities to give programs and talks. Kind Regards, Younhee Shin KSCPP - Program Coordinator Cell: (917) 838-4689 www.kscpp.net *KSCPP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating Korea's unique history and culture. 
Many of the programs Access provides are delivered directly to customers who walk through our doors looking for assistance. With offices in Willimantic and Danielson, our Family Advocates are on hand to help customers find what they need to make ends meet and take steps towards greater financial stability.

In addition, Access makes a difference in the community by providing programs for customers that are referred through DCF and the CT Judicial System. These include our programs to foster positive at-risk youth development and our supportive housing programs. Like all our services, referral programs help those in need achieve stability and success.

Success Stories


Results That Matter

Because of the help and hope we provided:

  • 365 nights of housing and 47,382 meals were provided to those living in our group homes and emergency shelter
  • 23,592 women, infants, & children are healthier because they redeemed $1,512,430 worth of healthy food vouchers
  • 68 income-eligible seniors lived in 59 safe, high quality, affordable one-bedroom apartments
  • 642 low-income children are healthier because of 244,481 nutritious meals and snacks provided through their licensed home childcare providers
  • 6,332 households were able to stay warm last year. Value of Energy Assistance provided was $4,520,686
  • 3,903 adults and 1,550 children didn’t go hungry because they received supplemental food equivalent to 65,436 meals; of these 2,593 customers received their meals from our mobile food pantry
  • 41 families and 12 individuals who were chronically homeless were able to find and maintain permanent housing
     Congrégation des Filles du Saint-Esprit                                           Maroua le 02/03/2019
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Greetings, our dear Benefactors,
We are endlessly grateful for the assistance you continue to offer to our Jeannette HORBAITA Center.. It is such a comfort for us to have this money, because it is a huge support for our mission with these young girls who are getting ready to take their own future in hand.  The money you gave us ($2000.00) was welcomed and was used to buy some computers.   These young women like to work with computers, and it also open them up to the modern world.
Below we are attaching a few photos of some of the activities at our center:
We thank you again.  May God bless you!
Please click on this link to view the entire report:   
New Members
Muriel Pepper, manager of the Inn at Woodstock Hill (shown with club President John Miller) and Putnam Police Officer Dana Peloso were recently welcomed to the Putnam Rotary Club family. Peloso stands with his sponsor Jeff Rawson, left, and club President John Miller, right.  Courtesy photos.