Pat Tucker Memorial Fund

Patricia Tucker was a longstanding member of the Middletown Rotary Club, working tirelessly over the years to support numerous notable projects within in our community.  After her death, the Club searched for ways to honor her legacy and support her passion for literacy and education.
Pat Tucker Memorial Fund SL 2023-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

Students of the Month 2023-2024

The Rotary Club of Middletown is pleased to announce the selection of eight students from each high school in our area for the school year 2023-2024 who have been selected as exemplary "Students of the Month."  The Club asks school counselors to nominate a student who represents the values of Rotary.  These students have each shown a commitment for service to their school, their communities, and to their studies.  They will be honored with their parents and a school representative at a luncheon hosted by our Club this coming spring.  (Please click below to see full list.)
Students of the Month 2023-2024 Garry Mullaney 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Middletown Rotary Cleans Up!

The Rotary Club of Middletown participated in the Connecticut River Conservancy's (CRC) 27th Annual Source to Sea Clean Up held on Friday, Sept. 22, at Wadsworth Falls State Park in the main waterfall area in Middlefield.  It was a gorgeous sunny September afternoon for our very worthwhile environmental service activity!  Pictured here are Rotarians Carmela Gagnon, Helene Vartelas, and Cheryl Duey.
Middletown Rotary Cleans Up! Helene Vartelas 2023-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

Family Literacy Project

Middletown Rotary Club Launches Family Literacy Project for Refugee and Immigrant Families.  The Middletown Rotary Club has maintained a close relationship with IRIS, Immigration and Refugee Integration Services of CT, for many years.  


Family Literacy Project Cheryl Duey 2022-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

2022 Thanksgiving Drive

Please help The Middletown Rotary Club support area food bank nonprofits and make sure all our neighbors enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner!   This year, Liberty Bank and participating Rotary Clubs have joined with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) for the annual Thanksgiving Drive!
2022 Thanksgiving Drive Helene Vartelas 2022-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

Imagine Rotary: Our Theme for 2024-2025

What makes a Rotarian and drives us to make a difference each day?  Our annual theme sheds some light, and our newest – The Magic of Rotary – says it all.  For more of the story, see below!




Imagine Rotary: Our Theme for 2024-2025 SL 2022-07-20 04:00:00Z 0
2023 Birdies For Charity Fundraiser! 2022-06-06 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Day of Service

ROTARY'S RECORD-SETTING ‘DAY OF SERVICE’ with thousands of Rotarians volunteering across Connecticut and Massachusetts on April 9, 2022
Rotary Day of Service Cathy Branch Stebbins 2022-04-19 04:00:00Z 0

Pie & Bread Sale!

It's PIE & BREAD time! The Rotary of Middletown Pie & Bread Sale, that is!  This year, we're offering three delicious pies -- deep-dish apple, chocolate cream, and an amazing fruit/berry -- plus the NEW addition of an absolutely addictive whole-grain bread.  When several Rotarians recently tried this bread, they immediately asked how they could order a case for themselves.  So here it is, now available for everyone! 
See flyer for ordering details, or you may email Carmela at to order for family and friends.
Thank you for helping support our wonderful community!
Pie & Bread Sale! SAL 2022-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Scholarship and Service Awards HV 2021-06-09 04:00:00Z 0

Help Us Help Our Community!

Rotary of Middletown needs YOUR support!
As in so many of our communities, many of our neighbors and friends in the greater Middletown experience ongoing difficulties making ends meet.  Further, many of our smaller non-profits and other valuable efforts face difficult fiscal challenges, hindering their ability to help serve our community. 
Help Us Help Our Community! 2020-09-22 04:00:00Z 0

Amazing Grace

One of the ongoing initiatives here at the Rotary Club of Middletown is our partnership to Amazing Grace food pantry in Middletown.
Our Club regularly supports Amazing Grace and its efforts, and recently made a $1,050 contribution to assist those in need of food during the pandemic. The Club has been supportive of the food pantry and the St Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen for many years, but recognized the need for increased support due to unprecedented recent challenges.  “This spring has been especially difficult for those who have lost jobs due to virus related business closures, for those with health issues who can no longer head to a grocery store safely and for hundreds more who find themselves in need of our support…your support", said Maryellen Shuckerow, Executive Director of Amazing Grace.
While the forty-year-old mission of Amazing Grace remains the same - to feed the hungry in the Middletown community - the way in which it operates has changed. Volunteers have switched from escorting guests through the pantry to packing boxes with fresh healthy food that people can pick up easily out front, under a tent.   This keeps volunteers safe while increasing capacity needed to meet current needs.
This past March, the pantry partnered with the Middletown Senior Center to feed area seniors who, for health or other reasons, need to stay home. Over 130 seniors have taken advantage of this bi-weekly home food delivery program at no cost.  “We are absolutely convinced that this program has saved lives by keeping people out of public transportation and grocery stores” Shuckerow stated, adding that “another 200 or so families are also receiving home delivered groceries due to immune deficiencies, disabilities and other health conditions which put them at high risk.”
Cheryl Duey, 2019-2020 Co-president of the Middletown Rotary Club, presented the check on behalf of the Club.  “We are proud to join local churches, companies, service providers and individual volunteers to help meet this most basic need in our community”, she said, and added, “Although the demand for service has increased by over 100%, Amazing Grace has been able to assist the most vulnerable among us without increasing staff or overhead because of volunteers and financial support from community leaders.” Anyone wishing to volunteer or contribute to Amazing Grace can contact them at (860) 347-3222. 
Pictured here are Maryellen Shuckerow, left, and Cheryl Duey, right.
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The 4-Way Test

The "Rotary Mantra" is what's known as our 4-Way Test: "Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it bring goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?"  Watch this short video to learn about how we at the Rotary Club of Middletown interpret the 4-Way Test and apply it to our own lives.
The 4-Way Test SL 2019-08-20 04:00:00Z 0