I invite you to have a good look around. We are a large and dynamic club, with more than 55 active men and women from a wide array of backgrounds. We are part of Rotary International, a global service organization whose purpose is to provide humanitarian services and to advance goodwill and peace in our communities and around the world. Rotary is a non-political and non-sectarian organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender or political preference.
Service Above Self is Rotary International’s simple creed and you will find it in the persistence, resilience and good humor of our members. We raise funds through four main events during the year, Lobsterfest in June, the silent auction at LobsterFest, the Rose Sale in October and the Frosty 5K on New Year’s Day. The money we raise is granted to our own Memorial Educational Fund and local, regional and international charities.
Most of all we enjoy fellowship through service projects, many of which you can find on our Projects page. We are committed to improving the lives of others through service – and to have fun at the same time!
Thank you for visiting our website. You are very welcome to attend one of our weekly meetings to see if Rotary is for you. If you would like to hear more, please contact us!
Nicholas Hunsaker, an alumn of the Guilford High School Interact Club (and now at Providence College), put together a partnership between a Haitian orphanage and several U.S. green companies, including Connecticut honey producers. His new nonprofit organization - Honey For Haiti - raises money through the sale of products here in the U.S. The orphanage is using this seed capital to grow its own food, drill a well for clean water, and make use of renewable energy resources.
Thank you for helping us “Warm the Children” for the 20th year. Madison Rotary Club, Guilford Rotary Club and the ShoreLine Times newspaper thank all those who donated to this year's effort, helping raise more than $16,000. As a result, 172 children living in Madison and Guilford have received new winter clothing.
In the 20 years since the Warm the Children began, over $362,000 has been donated to the program and every penny was spent on children's clothing. There are no administrative costs.
Thanks also to the many Rotarians and other volunteer shoppers for giving their time to accompany the 78 families through their shopping experience. Particular acknowledgement to Larry Appleton for organizing Guilford Rotary's successful effort.
We'd Like To Hear From You
Let us know if you have any questions about about Rotary: How to become a member; How to participate in our fund-raisers; More about our scholarships and outreach to high school students; How we help others in our local community and worldwide. We welcome your comments and suggestions.