Local Volunteer Opportunities
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
Putnam Rotary Sponsors
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Delpha Very
    October 5
  • Jayne Battye
    October 24
  • Gary W. Osbrey
    October 27
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Shawn Johnston
    October 8
  • Marianne Loomis
    October 23
  • Eric Fogg
    October 24
  • Gary Osbrey
    October 27
  • Susan Byrnes
    October 30
  • Kristen Willis
    Bob Willis
    October 1
  • Scott Pempek
    Cheryl Pempek
    October 4
  • Amanda Kelly
    Ryan Kelly
    October 7
  • Betti Kuszaj
    Michael Kuszaj
    October 9
  • Paul Pikora
    Mary Pikora
    October 19
Join Date:
  • Gerard Cotnoir
    October 1, 1967
    52 years
  • Bob Halloran
    October 9, 2007
    12 years
  • Chris Vaillencourt
    October 23, 2012
    7 years
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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

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Our district of 60 Rotary Clubs is located in the northeastern part of the United States with about half of our clubs situated in the northern Connecticut and the remainder in western Massachusetts.
The two major market areas in the district are those surrounding Hartford, capital of Connecticut, and Springfield, the third largest city in Massachusetts. Both of these market areas are strong in manufacturing and finance. Hartford is home to Pratt and Whitney Jet Engines, Travelers and Aetna Insurance while the Springfield market area is known for its paper products and is the home office to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Much of the countryside outside of Hartford and Springfield is somewhat rural where dairy and other farms can be found, along with a large tourist industry.

The Connecticut River flows through the Springfield and Hartford market areas. The river and its tributaries have in the past been a source of power for industry (to a limited extent they still are) and currently are used to help grow corn and shade tobacco and provide a site for recreational activities. The western part of the district is mountainous (Mt. Greylock, the highest is 3487 feet) and contains many lakes, rivers and streams. Boating, fishing, skiing (downhill and cross country), golf, summer theater and Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony, help to make this area a place for all seasons to be enjoyed by tourists from all over the United States.

There are a large number of private and public educational colleges and universities in the district. Museums of all types too - Springfield, for example, is home of the Basketball Hall of Fame, New Britain has a very famous museum of Native American Indian Art and Williamstown, in the most northwestern part of the district, has, in its Clark Museum, one of the finest collections of Impressionist Art in the United States.

We enjoy living and working in this environment and welcome all those who would like to visit.
SATURDAY MORNING VOLUNTEERS AT ROTARY PARK. Thank you to the work crew from the Putnam Connecticut Rotary Club and the Putnam Arts Council organized by Karen Osbrey who had her crew spreading 20 yards of pea stone at the Bird in the Hand sculpture at 7:00 am on Saturday morning. We appreciate your efforts to make Rotary Park look beautiful. Thank you to local businesses, M. Provost Trucking & Landscape Products and Rawson Materials for donating rocks and pea stone.
With a simple passing of the basket at our meeting today, the Putnam Rotary Club raised $500 to send to the Bahamas Rotary Club to help in their relief efforts
Members of the Interact Club parked cars and helped where needed at the recent Day Kimball Hospital Cancer Survivor Picnic. Brayden Cutler enjoyed his job, driving the golf cart to and from the parking lot with people and equipment. Kristen Willis, director of Development for DKH, thanked the Interact Club. Left to right are: Roberta Rocchetti, advisor; Brayden Cutler, Rachel Lambert, Linda St. Laurent, Emma Redfield, Tessa Houlihan. Missing from photo Maeve Lusignan, Reegan Reynolds, Talia and Kaelyn Tremblay and Marcy Dawley, advisor. Courtesy photo.
Putnam Rotary Club Donation
The Putnam Rotary Club Sept. 24 visited the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association to receive thanks from firefighters for the donation of a Scott Pak Tracker.
Eric Young, the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association’s fire chief, said the crew has had the Scott Pak Tracker for about two months and has been trained on it; however, they haven’t had to use it yet. 
The tracker  is tied into sensors on the Scott Air Paks on each firefighter. When the tracker detects that the firefighter hasn’t moved for a certain amount of time, it alerts. Firefighters then know who might be in trouble and where that firefighter is in the building.
The tracker, and a donation of a self-contained breathing apparatus mask to the Bungay Fire Department in West Woodstock were both part of a $6,000 effort to help local emergency crews.
Rotary District 7890 funded $1,500 of the $6,000 price tag and the Putnam Rotary Club covered the rest, according to Putnam Rotary Club President Richard Naumann.