Rotary connects active, passionate people with diverse perspectives who tackle social justice issues and needs in their communities as well as addressing some of the world’s toughest challenges.
Every week our Middletown Rotary Club concludes its meeting by reciting the Rotary Four Way Test together: “Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it bring GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”. Every day, our 1.2 million members around the world pledge the universal oath of Service Above Self. These are our core values. This is what unites us.
Globally, Rotary’s top philanthropic goal has been to eradicate polio worldwide - and we are 99.9% there!
Locally, the Middletown Rotary Club, founded in 1925, serves five towns in the CT River Valley; Middletown, Cromwell, Portland, Middlefield, Durham, Haddam and Killingworth. Our programs include the Community Thanksgiving Project, Warm the Children, Student of the Month Awards to local high schools, Community Service Awards to leaders’ favorite charities, high school and college scholarships, Rotary youth clubs at Independent Day School and Mercy High School, the Wilfredo Nieves Dictionary Project, Amber Alert, family literacy programs, refugee support and funding local grant requests.
Internationally we have purchased shelter boxes for victims of disasters, provided multiple potable water and irrigation projects in Mexico and Ecuador and we’ve hosted youth from several countries through our International Student Exchange program.
We strive to stay relevant for boomers and millennials, to diversify and increase our membership while valuing and retaining the wisdom and heritage of service from older, long standing members who remain eager to engage in their communities in meaningful ways.
We’d love to have you join us! We meet on Tuesdays at 12:15 at Lan Chi’s on Main Street in Middletown. You can learn more about our Club by visiting the pages within this website.
Yours in Rotary,
Cheryl Duey and Pat Tucker
96th co-Presidents 2019-2020
Rotary Club of Middletown, CT - Club #6735
PO Box 1107
Middletown, CT 06457