Each year, the Rotary Club of Middletown is proud to honor a high school senior from each of the eight high schools in our region.  These students embody our motto "Service Above Self" and are recognized for their outstanding commitment to community.  We look forward to seeing what these dedicated young men and women will achieve in their lives ahead.
 
Pictured with past-President Garry Mullaney and current co-President Cheryl Duey, our NOVEMBER 2019 Student of the Month is Ms. Megan Kostraba of High School:
 
 
 
 
Our full list of 2019-2020 Students of the Month are:
 
October 2019:  Lynna Vo, Coginchaug High School
November 2019:  Megan Kostraba, Portland High School
December 2019:  Lisette Corillo, Vinal Technical High School
January 2020:  Nicole Nenninger and Matthew Nenninger, Middletown High School
February 2020:  Allison Berger, Mercy High School
March 2020:  Kaedryn Pulling, Cromwell High School
April 2020:  Peter Cavaliere, Xavier High School
May 2020:  Luke Lamontagne, Haddam-Killingworth High School
 
 
 
Students of the Month 2019-2020 Steve Lovelace 2019-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
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 Steve Lovelace 2019-08-20 04:00:00Z 0

Though Rotary is a diverse organization with many ways to "plug in", Rotary International choses a new theme of focus each year. For 2019-2020, the RI theme is "Rotary Connects the World."

Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models.

RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney announces the 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, to incoming district governors in San Diego, California, USA.

Click here to watch a video.

Rotary Connects the World RI 2019-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0