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Interested in joining the North Haven Rotary Club? Here are 4 reasons why you should:

1) Give Back to the Community

The North Haven Rotary is active throughout the greater New Haven area in numerous charitable causes. We host community dinners and assist local vets. We organize the annual North Haven High School Project Graduation, giving seniors a fun, safe option for graduation celebrations. And we donate our time and money to a litany of causes, including the North Haven Education Foundation, NHTV, Special Olympics CT, Fix & Feed North Haven, Camp Rising Sun, Vets 4 Vets, the Community Soup Kitchen, the Ronald McDonald House, the North Haven Garden Club, and the NHHS girls rugby team. At our most recent community recognition luncheon we handed out about $40,000 in grants to local groups and organizations.

2) Meet Local Business Professionals

Our club is comprised of a diverse variety of business professionals from the area. Among our members are lawyers, CPAs, business owners, mortgage brokers, print professionals, actors, photographers, landlords, car salesmen, insurance professionals, financial advisors, jewelers, nonprofit employees, bankers, pharmaceutical professionals, florists, professors, comptrollers, and someone who writes about alcohol for a living. In terms of age, our club ranges from Millennials to members with a bit of grey up top. The North Haven Rotary allows you to expand your professional network while also giving back to the community in a meaningful way.

3) Get Involved Locally

Rotary is about more than just the time and money we donate to the local communities. Anyone can write a check for a charity — we get involved and stay involved. Take pleasure in knowing that you are part of the positive force in your community, helping those in need, reliably so, year after year.

4) Have Fun!

For all that we give back to the community, we also take time to enjoy each other’s company. North Haven Rotarians are a very social bunch, enjoying fellowship events and nights out at local establishments. Do you like wine, bourbon, banter, fun, or fine dining? You’ll fit right in. 
We are a nonpolitical group that counts members on both aisle. Rotary is not about politics. Rotary is about community service and enjoying good times.

So Are You Interested?

If so, fantastic! The next step is to contact Membership Chair Paulette DeMaio and express your interest (by clicking on her name).
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Posted on Jul 25, 2017
Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Community Luncheon!
Our Rotary Club accepted applications from local charities and North Haven Residents who needed funding for projects that benefited our community and now the approved applicants will accept their funds at our Community Luncheon which will be held on Tuesday, July 25th at Fantasia, 104 Washington Ave., North Haven at 11:30 am.
 If you would like to attend this wonderful event and help us honor the recipients, please contact Mark Minotti at 203-606-2687 to purchase tickets. Tickets are $20 per person and include a sit down lunch with your choice of either chicken piccata or eggplant parmagiana.
Thank You!!!!
The North Haven Rotary Club Community Recognition Luncheon Mark Minotti 2017-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 05, 2016
The big event is tomorrow - tickets will be available at the gate for $40 each
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Posted by Nick Brunetti on Feb 14, 2016

North Haven Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest!!!! 

The North Haven Rotary club is offering prizes of $300, $200 & $100 for the top High School Students in the competition. Any High School student who resides in North Haven is eligible regardless of where they attend High School.

Are you High School student, or know one from the town of North Haven, who has the gift of Gab? Then you shouldn't miss this opportunity to show off your vocal skills, and enter the North Haven Rotary Speech Contest!!!

Rules are simple!!!
1. Be a current High School student 
2. Give a speech between 5 and 7 minutes in length.
3. Win some money for the Top 3 Speeches !!!!

4. North Haven Contest will happen on 3/7/2016

..more rules from the district can be seen by <clicking here>

Topic of the speech is of your own design but The Rotary 4 Way Test must be incorporated demonstrated in some way!!!!

Here is a sample video of a winning 4-Way Speech Contest Winner <click here> 

4-way Test Contest Nick Brunetti 2016-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Minotti on Feb 12, 2016

The District Assembly will be held on April 16, 2016 at the Sheraton 4-Points in Meriden, CT from 8am to 2pm.

This event is being hosted by District Governor-elect Paul Mangels

President-elect Mark Minotti will be bringing his leadership team and our newest Rotarians to the District Assembly on April 16th.

The District Training Assembly  prepares incoming club leaders for their year in office and exposes new Rotarians to core Rotary knowledge. The Assembly is also an opportunity for club leaders to meet with district leaders (the district governor-elect, incoming assistant governors, and district committees) who will support club projects and activities.

There is a great lineup of programs and speakers and over 225 Rotarians from all over the district will be in attendance. The $50 cost will be covered by our club for up to 10 members. Please let Mark know if you will be attending.

District Assembly - April 16th Mark Minotti 2016-02-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Bassett on Feb 12, 2016
North Haven Rotary Progressive Dinner
Come and enjoy the night with fellow Rotarians, spouses and significant others as we move all over the Town of North Haven enjoying the hospitality, cuisine and the fellowship of our club members.
April 16th 2016 - 5 to 10pm
- mark your calendars -
Cost: Minimum suggested donation is $25 per person, All proceeds go to benefit the North Haven Rotary Foundation
<Click the image on the right for more information>

North Haven Progressive Dinner - April 16th Rick Bassett 2016-02-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Bassett on Feb 11, 2016
The North Haven Rotary Club will be holding a very special Monday Evening Meeting on Feb 29th from 5:30-8pm at Leon's in North Haven. 
Our Club will be the only party in the restaurant that evening.
We are encouraging all members & district friends to bring their 'significant others' for this very special evening of fun, fellowship and to be part of the induction of 3 brand new North Haven Rotarians: Paulette DeMaiom, Steven Gifford and Kyle Swartz
  Paulette DeMaio        
The cost is $30 per person (cash bar) which includes your dinner choice of: Pork Loin "Marchigiano Style",  Chicken Breast Florentine or Eggplant Parmigiana
You can register online (and pay via credit) at:
or you can contact Bill Espowood @  and pay via check.

Special Member Induction & Fellowship on 2/29/16 Rick Bassett 2016-02-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Bassett on Nov 30, 2015
Our next community supper will be this Friday (12/4) hosted by Chef Mary Jane Mulligan
Running each year from the fall through the spring, a popular community supper is held Friday evenings at St. John’s Episcopal Church where members of the North Haven community can enjoy a nutritious affordable meal. We kicked off the season with the 1st event on Oct 30th.
This year the North Haven Rotary Club will host 6 of these events on the following dates:
Fri Oct 30th (Chef Theresa Ranciato-Viele)
Fri Dec 4th (Chef Mary Jane Mulligan)
Fri Dec 25th (Chef Debbie Volain) - this is a closed event
Fri Jan 8th (Chef Mark Minotti)
Fri Feb 5th (Chef Deana Morin)
Fri Mar 4th (Chef Anita Anderson)
Members of our Club are encouraged to sign up as helpers. We typically ned 6 - 8 people to work of these events.

North Haven Rotarians start Community Suppers at St. John’s Church Rick Bassett 2015-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nick D'Ambrosia on Nov 30, 2015
Thanks to Deana Morin for leading the Rotary team at the Yale/Harvard concession booths on Nov 21 and thanks to all of the Rotarians, friends and spouses who volunteered including Donna Mae Cangiano, Bill and Toby Espowood, Guy and Bernadette Casella, and Isabel Alvarez who worked extra hard from 9 AM till 6 PM to secure a $1,000 donation for our North Haven Rotary Club by N&D. They truly carry on our mission Service Above Self.

Yale Harvard Game Nick D'Ambrosia 2015-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Bassett on Nov 29, 2015
Rotary SuperHero Nick Brunetti has used his powers to beat the 10-day objection period and will be inducted/patched as our newest Rotarian next week. Nick has been coming as a prospect for the past 3 months and has served as Asst Chef at the last community supper, was a tremendous help at Wine & Roses and beat the heck out of the batter at the Pancake breakfast a few weeks ago. 
Nick will be the youngest member that we have brought in some time, he makes Lou Silva look like a member of AARP in comparison...and the rest of us....gulp! We are super excited to have Nick sworn in by District Governor Tom next week.

Nick Brunetti to be inducted on Dec 8th Rick Bassett 2015-11-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernadette Casella on Nov 29, 2015
It's time for 'Operation Warm Coat' again. This is where we donate coats to 1st graders at Lincoln-Bassett School in New Haven. This year the community service project will take place on Monday Dec 7th at 10:15 am.
We expect to give out over 100 coats, actual count and precise number of yellow coats to be determined. 
Please contact Bernadette Casella @ if you're able to assist. It's a heart 'warming' event.

Operation Warm Coat - Dec 7th Bernadette Casella 2015-11-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by James J. Giulietti on Nov 29, 2015
The Viele's & Giulietti's visited Alejandro Munoz (Ale)in Bolivia this past week. Ale was our Youth Exchange Student in 2013-14, he spent 1/2 his time with John & Theresa Viele and the other 1/2 with Jim and Claudia Giulietti when he was here. Alejandro was a junior at NHHS while here and was a member of both the soccer and track teams.  

The Viele's & Giulietti's visit Alejandro Munoz James J. Giulietti 2015-11-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Bassett on Nov 25, 2015
Thanksgiving is a time to spend time with families and friends as well as an opportunity to reflect on what we are thankful for.
As Rotarians we constantly give of our time, talent and tender to make the Greater North Haven Community a fabulous place to live and work in while positively impacting many lives of our neighbors. We do this with no expectation of receiving anything in return but miraculously we receive far more back in terms of satisfaction and appreciation then we could hope for.
Thank you fellow Rotarians for all that are and all that you do.
Rick Bassett
President, North Haven Rotary
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Rick Bassett 2015-11-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Coughlin on Nov 10, 2015
The 2015 Pancake Breakfast proved to be a well 'Pammed' machine under Brian Coughlin's leadership. 
Come to the meeting this Tuesday morning to hear a final report out, including financial results, by Brian.
Our new Mascot 4-Way was a big hit during the event as many people had their photos taken with him (assuming that 4-Way is a him) but a few pictures by Rick DiNorscia, Bernadette, Lou Silva and Mary Jane were rated R and can't be posted here.
We are able to share the 'Family Friendly' photo of the Coughlin crew.

Pancake Breakfast A Success!! Brian Coughlin 2015-11-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nick D'Ambrosia on Nov 09, 2015
North Haven Rotary selling at Yale Bowl in 2011The Board of Directors has agreed to take part in a Fundraiser/Fellowship at Yale Bowl on Saturday Nov 21st. This marks our first return to Yale Bowl in 4 years.
Past President Nick D'Ambrosia has arranged for N&D to give us a generous commission on all of the sport items that we sell that day.
Here is the event information provided by Nick: 
  • Entrance is at Chapel St gate 
  • Start time is 10 AM
  • The Yale Harvard football game will be Nov 21 at 2 pm
  • The club should earn $1,000 in commission from the sale of programs and souvenirs
  • Hot soup and sandwiches will be provided for the crew
  • Family and friends of Rotarians are welcome.
  • Please start a sign up sheet which will be placed at the Chapel St entrance, Rotarians will be directed to the sales area.
  • Parking is available on the neighborhood streets or in the pay lots
  • Please dress with layers and prepare for the weather (Mike Hallahan is available for cuddling) 
  • We look forward to having a great time at The Bowl at The Game!

Yale Harvard Fundraiser & Fellowship Nick D'Ambrosia 2015-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by LuAnn Buono on Nov 09, 2015
As their last official act before disbanding our Rotaract Club held their annual 5k road race in conjunction with our pancake breakfast this past Sunday. At over 200 runners, the turnout was the best that they've ever had. LuAnn, Kathy and Donna Mae helped out the runners and the race organizers in the morning and then were able to divert a rather large group of runners to our pancake breakfast after the race.

Rotaract Roadrace LuAnn Buono 2015-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Bassett on Nov 09, 2015
Be sure to join us for the November Board meeting as we try out the new conference table that we had installed at my house.
The meeting starts at 6:30 pm sharp. Refreshments will be available, feel free to bring your favorite dish or beverage to share.

Next Board Meeting - Nov 18th Rick Bassett 2015-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Isabel Alvarez on Oct 27, 2015
Operation Leaf Extinguish - On Veteran's Day Nov 11th our North Haven Rotarians will be part of a project designed by prospective member Paulette DeMaio designed to help North Haven Veteran's with leave removal from their properties on a large scale basis.
Volunteers are asked to bring a rake and gather at 9 am on the North Haven Green on Nov. 11, where coffee and donuts will be served and First Selectman Mike Freda is expected to rally the troops. Volunteers will be deployed to different locations to work in teams to rake leaves for 10 local veterans.
Besides the North Haven Rotary Club, Paulette has arranged for the North Haven High School’s Interact Club and several local churches to participate.
Isabel Alvarez is the Strike Force Coordinator for our Club on this project. Please let her know if you will be participating. 

Veteran's Leaf Raking Project Isabel Alvarez 2015-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by LuAnn Buono on Oct 20, 2015
Janet Manzi was inducted on Tuesday Oct 20th by District Governor-elect Paul Mangels (Milford Rotary) in front of a full house during our regular weekly meeting. LuAnn Buono is Janet's sponsor. 
Janet retired in October, 2014 after 24 years with Century Financial Services, Inc. as their HR Coordinator. Prior to that she was a real estate agent with Angela Real Estate of North Haven, Ct.  
She is married to her husband John, a retired firefighter for the City of New Haven.  They just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary! 
She has two daughters, Jessica and Jacqueline.  Jessica recently took a VP of Communications position at The Discovery Channel after being at HBO for 14 years. Jessica has three sons and lives in Brooklyn, NY.  Jacqueline, is an elementary school teacher and was just certified as a Disney Travel Specialist. She has a daughter and son and lives in Durham, CT.
Janet enjoys reading and exercising and spending time with family and friends during the winter in her condo in Boca Raton. 
Congratulations Janet!!!

Janet Manzi Inducted as Newest Member LuAnn Buono 2015-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
North Haven Rotary Club Portrays Search for New World David Marchesseault 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Marchesseault on Sep 29, 2014
It was a day to remember. Go to our club Facebook page for over 200 photos. In the photo, standing beside the club's president, Nick D'Ambrosia, is Roberto Iarussi, whose voice is truly outstanding. 
Wine & Roses Big Success David Marchesseault 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Day of Wine & Roses Finally Arrives David Marchesseault 2014-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Orchid Artwork to be Featured at Rotary’s Day of Wine & Roses David Marchesseault 2014-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven Rotary’s ‘Wine & Roses’ Expands Its Exciting Entertainment David Marchesseault 2014-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven Rotary Club Recognized by Community Services David Marchesseault 2014-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Picnic Thanking Wine Makers a Memorable Evening David Marchesseault 2014-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary’s Major Source of Income for North Haven Charities is Days Away David Marchesseault 2014-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Dino’s Restaurant Offers Dining Delight to North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
It’s Been Thirteen Years of Wine & Roses for North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2014-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Traffic Heavy at Rotary Podium in North Haven David Marchesseault 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Expectant Grandpa Addressed North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2014-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Bolivian Student Hosted by North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Marchesseault on Aug 01, 2014
Look on the left side of this home page and download details on Wine & Roses fundraiser.
A Day of Wine & Roses David Marchesseault 2014-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Camp Rising Sun Receives Donation from North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2014-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary President Opens His Year with a Song David Marchesseault 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven Rotary Club Celebrates 62nd Installation of Officers David Marchesseault 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Club Selects Rotarian of the Year 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Seven Awarded North Haven Rotary Foundation Scholarships at NHHS David Marchesseault 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
High School Administrator Labels Two Juniors 'Outstanding' David Marchesseault 2014-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Khans Receive Recognition for Charitable Works David Marchesseault 2014-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
St. Martin de Porres Academy Aided by North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2014-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven Rotary Club Fights Genetic Disorder David Marchesseault 2014-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven Rotary Learns of Trauma Recovery David Marchesseault 2014-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Local Leader Accepts Support from Rotary for Veterans’ Home Away From Home David Marchesseault 2014-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Marchesseault on May 06, 2014
We will truly  miss Jonathan and Sachiko.
Bon Voyage! David Marchesseault 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Nominations for High School Unsung Hero Sought by North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Recipients of Support Express Gratitude to North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Strategic Account Manager Sings and Serves Supper David Marchesseault 2014-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Child with Rare Disease Addresses North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2014-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Volunteer Fireman is Rotary’s Unsung Hero at North Haven High School 2014-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
Ian Brooks: A Fine Example of Rotary’s 'Service above Self’ 2014-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fellowship Place Seeks Continued Support from Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
An Evening of Fellowship David Marchesseault 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven Citizen of the Year Has New Lease on Life David Marchesseault 2014-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Recognized for Service by Community David Marchesseault 2014-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 7980 Service Above Self Scholarship David Marchesseault 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Adds to Aid for North Haven Child David Marchesseault 2014-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Two Students of the Month Receive Rotary Kudos David Marchesseault 2014-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Marchesseault on Feb 04, 2014

The Unsung Hero Award Committee of the North Haven Rotary Club is attempting to reach out to the community to recognize high school students who go above and beyond for others, yet seldom receive recognition. For 5 years the local service club has only sought recommendations from staff at North Haven High School, but now wants to expand its reach to recognize students residing in North Haven attending ANY high school, recommended by ANY adult who can attest to the recommendation, including staff, relatives, and friends.


Rotary Seeks Unsung Hero Youth David Marchesseault 2014-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Seeks Unsung Hero Nominations David Marchesseault 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Louis Cavaliere, III Recognized as Unsung Hero by North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nicholas D'Ambrosia on Aug 23, 2013

The 12th annual Day of Wine & Roses competitive wine tasting event now includes an International Food Festival.

A Day of Wine & Roses Nicholas D'Ambrosia 2013-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
New Health Care Law Topic at North Haven Rotary Club Nicola Casella 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
New Grandmother Named North Haven Rotarian of the Year David Marchesseault 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Project Graduation Receives Rotary Support David Marchesseault 2013-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven Rotary Tips its Hat to Don’s Hat Rack George Guertin 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Historical Society Rep Visits North Haven Rotary David Marchesseault 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
A Day of Wine & Roses Enters Twelfth Year for North Haven Rotary David Marchesseault 2013-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Camp Rising Sun Receives Rotary Donation David Marchesseault 2013-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven Student Off to Australia with Rotary Support David Marchesseault 2013-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Yale - New Haven Hospital Reiki Volunteer Addressed North Haven Rotary George Guertin 2013-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Master’s Manna – Another North Haven Rotary Cause David Marchesseault 2013-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven’s First Selectman Addresses Rotary Club George Guertin 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Former Rotary Exchange Student Sends Her Son to Australia David Marchesseault 2013-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Youth Leadership Event Shared with North Haven Rotary Club David Ullman 2013-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Memorial Golf Tournament Honors North Haven Youth Nicola Casella 2013-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Kids for Kids, Inc. Seeks Annual North Haven Rotary Support David Marchesseault 2013-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven Rotarians Provide a Supper at St. John’s Church David Marchesseault 2013-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
North Haven Rotary Seeks Funds for Ari's Entourage David Marchesseault 2013-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Club Pitches Chili Cook- Off to Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2013-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Recent Rotary Inductee Shares Lesson on Wealth Management David Marchesseault 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Business Mentor SCORE’s with North Haven Rotary Club David Marchesseault 2013-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
SAAC Report to the North Haven Rotary Club George Guertin 2013-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Project Amigo: Rotarian Spreads International Friendship David Marchesseault 2013-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Fellowship Gathering at Bellini’s Features Induction George Guertin 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Service Club Inducts New Member with a History of Service David Marchesseault 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Universities Site of District Pre-PETS David Marchesseault 2013-01-24 00:00:00Z 0