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The Contributions Committee is accepting applications for the Spring 2018 Grant Cycle now through March 31


For application and instructions click here.






The Rotary Club of Mystic Invites You to Apply for a College Scholarship


Application Deadline: April 13, 2018


The Rotary Club of Mystic offers scholarships of approximately $1500 to high school seniors planning to attend accredited institutions of higher education. Scholarships are awarded to students in grade 12 from Groton and Stonington who fulfill Rotary's central theme of "Service Above Self." Selection of awards will be based primarily on each candidate's service above self to his or her school and/or community.


How to Apply: Download application form here. Application must be submitted on-line.


For More Information:  Contact us at






Join the Rotary Club of Mystic for Ballroom Dancing





Friday, February 16, at 6:30 to 8:00 PM


Allure Dance Studio, 163 S Broad Street, Pawcatuck, CT


Event is open to all Rotarians and non-Rotarians. No experience, training, or partner required!


For ticket information contact Eventbrite.





Club meeting - January 8, 2018





Carol Kent, Scholarship Committee Chair, welcomes Daniel Malcolina and Leslie Spencer, 2017 Scholarship recipients, who briefed the Club on their first semesters as college students.



Club and Board meetings - August 7, 2017


President Betty chairs the Board meeting


Happy/Sad with Sergeant-At-Arms Bill



Club and Membership Committee meetings - July 31, 2017


President-Elect Dave chairs the Membership Committee meeting



Speaker: Jim Nieuwenhuis, of Stonington Gardens


Acting Sergeant-At-Arms John




Club Meeting - July 10, 2017


 Spring 2017 Grant Recipients

See "Contributions Committee - Recent Grant Awards?" page for details.



Rotary Club of Mystic awards 7 Scholarships to area HS grads.




See Scholarship Committee Page for details.




Ribbon Cutting: Rotary Peace Garden

Riverfront Children’s Center


Comments: Carol Kent, Rotary Club of Mystic

May 19, 2017


The development of the Riverfront Children’s Center (RCC) Peace Garden is a project of the Rotary clubs of Mystic, Groton, and The Stoningtons with an added donation from the Groton Parks Foundation and matching fund from Rotary District 7980.


Rotary is an international organization with 1.2 million members participating in 35,250 Rotary Clubs world-wide. All clubs have the opportunity to apply for national and international grants. In the case of the Peace Garden, local club funds applied for matching district funds and with a budget of $12,000 plus have developed this wonderful contemplative spot for listening to stories, bird watching and practicing the skills learned in their RCC “mindfulness” curriculum that is part of the social/emotional development teaching of the center.


The project began with a wish of Joan Butler, a Mystic Rotarian and supporter of RCC, to identify a RCC project. Sue Corrice, a recently retired 20+ year leader of RCC, worked with a Rotary steering committee of participating clubs to develop this project as an adjunct to the social/emotional development RCC curriculum. Mary Richardson, owner of Burnett’s Landscaping and a Rotarian, worked with the committee to design the resulting garden. Over the winter Lea Doran, Groton Rotary, worked with the children of RCC and volunteers to produce alphabet and number pavers that have become part of the garden.


On May 19, 2017 an official ribbon cutting was held to open the garden. Participating in the ribbon cutting were:  Betty Smith, incoming president of Mystic Rotary, Lea Doran, Groton Rotary and Marti Bradshaw, The Stoningtons Rotary.



























































A BIG check for the Rotary Club of Mystic,

presented to John Bradshaw, Rhona Heyl and George Sylvestre

by Beth Schluger, of the Hartford Marathon Foundation.

-- Our share of the proceeds from the 2016 Mystic Half Marathon, which will be used for good works within our community and throughout the world --


Thanks to everyone who made this event such a tremendous success!!


John, Rhona and George with check





John, Beth and Rhona with check












Tricia Cunningham Fairvew Odd Fellows Home

Tricia Cunningham (Director of Development) for the Fairview Odd Fellows home of Connecticut thanks the Mystic Rotary Club for its donation to their cause.




2016 Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest


2016 speech contest


(L to R) Olivia Potenziano (3rd Place), Mackenzie Tourville, Andrew Frosti (1st Place),

Jonah Mc Cue, Zachary Capizzano and Harrison Graham (2nd Place)




Stonington High School Interact Club

Car Wash - October 2015









 Rotary Theme 2015-2016: Be a Gift to the World

K.R. Ravindran - President, Rotary International
Geraldine Tom - District Governor, District 7980
    John Bradshaw - Interim President, Mystic Rotary Club
                         Rhona Heyl - President-Elect, Mystic Rotary Club