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 C. Gary Drake


Welcome to the Guilford Rotary website. We are a dynamic club that not only raises over $50,000 a year but a club you will enjoy being involved with. Helping others less fortunate has never felt better. We serve our community locally, regionally and worldwide.


Our mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.


Our motto is “Service above Self”


We have four major community events to raise funds during the year: Lobsterfest in June that includes a Silent Auction; Frosty 5K on New Year’s Day; and our Rose Sale, which is being moved to February this year. One hundred percent of the funds we raise go to local, regional, and international charities including The Guilford Food Bank, The Guilford Fair Parade, Raise the Roof (Habitat for Humanity), New Reach (the largest provider of shelter in CT for women and children), Christmas Senior Luncheon, Guilford Interfaith Ministries, Read to Grow program, Haitian Health Foundation, Warm the Children (buying winter clothes for needy children) and cooking and serving at the Community Dining Room (a Branford-based soup kitchen that serves the shoreline). You can find a complete listing on our projects page.


The theme for this Rotary year is “Bringing the world together.” It is our hope that you will be inspired to be part of the Guilford Rotary Club and help to continue to improve the lives of others through service – while having fun at the same time.


Thank you for visiting our website. Please consider this my personal invitation to attend one of our weekly meetings as my guest. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about getting involved or have any questions.




C. Gary Drake


Guilford Rotary Club





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Rotary Theme 2019-2020:

"Rotary Connects the World"



Mark Daniel Maloney


Rotary International


Jack Solomon

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Gary Drake


Guilford Rotary Club



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 2022 Frosty 5K


We're Back! Don't miss the 37th annual Frosty 5K New Year's Day Race. The event includes a certified 5K Run, 2-mile Health Walk, and a Kids Fun Run, which all begin on the historic Guilford Green. Entrants are eligible to receive a long-sleeved running shirt. Registration will only be possible through our online platform, so sign up today:







David Summerlin, President of the Guilford Rotary Club Memorial Educational Fund, presents scholarships to Guilford HS graduating seniors at a virtual awards night.

$23,000 in Rotary Club Scholarships
Awarded to 16 Guilford Students
Presentations are made on June 4
at a virtual Guilford HS Scholarship Night


The Guilford Rotary Club Memorial Educational Fund, Inc., awarded a total of $23,000 in scholarships to 16 deserving Guilford students. Eleven of the awardees are graduating Guilford High School seniors and five awardees are already attending college or university. Here is a list of the winners and the schools they plan to attend:


Grace Banning* - University of New England

Nicholas Chiu* - Lehigh Universty

Alexa Garbiel* - Wheaton College

Leo Gilbert* - Lafayette College

Sequoia Kessler* - DePaul University

Andre Kish - Harvard University

Joe Landry-McWilliams* - Syracuse or UVM

Tatum Meder - Florida Atlantic University

Isabelle Paris* - University of South Carolina

Connor Rose - Merrimack College

Ella Stanley* - Harvard University

Mary Talalas* - University of New England

Sabrina Trombetta - Amherst College

Katherine Spinnato - University of Connecticut

Sha Jameson* - University of Connecticut

Cade Yerkes* - Brigham Young University-Idaho

*Guilford HS graduating seniors






 We donate $1,250 to Women & Family Life Center


Guilford Rotary Club President Guy Tommasi presents a check to  Lisa Ott and Simona Neery to help fund W&FLC's Girls Coach Girls Run -- a peer-mentoring program open to all Shoreline families. The Girls Coach Girls Run promotes self respect, community, leadership and healthy living while training for a 5K run. No running experience is required!


Rotary presentation of check to Women & Family Life Center 







Honey for Haiti 



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.


Visit Honey for Haiti website





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