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We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more. The heart of Rotary is in our clubs—dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT ROTARY?
CONTACT MICHAEL GRANDE 
Weekly Meetings are held from 12:15-1:15 pm
Chelo’s [by the airport]
2225 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886

CLUB EXECUTIVES & DIRECTORS
President – Steve Hinger
President Elect – Scott Seaback
Secretary – Gordon Wilmot
Treasurer – Carole Ritarossi
Past President – Dan Scanlon, Jr
Fundraising – Lara D’Antuono
Club Service – John Howell
Charity – Janis Constantine
Membership – Michael Grande
Anniversary Announcer – Scott Seaback
Sergeant at Arms –Bill Palmisciano
Community Service – Oliver Brady

HISTORY OF THE WARWICK CLUB
The Rotary Club of Warwick began in 1949 when a number of Warwick businessmen were attracted by the high ideals and concepts of fellowship and community service encouraged by neighboring Rotary clubs. During the Post World War II period the city of Warwick had undergone rapid expansion and many of its leaders saw the need for an organization to encourage business development and a spirit of cooperation. Encouraged by the Cranston Rotary Club, the Warwick Rotary Club began to emerge. Almost immediately, a provisional club was established and, with the help of the Cranston Rotary Club, the necessary 20 local businessmen signed a petition for a charter to Rotary International. Some 14 years later, Warwick Rotary would have the chance to enlarge Rotary International by sponsoring a new Rotary club in the area – the Rotary Club of East Greenwich. On July 1, 1949, the club received its Charter and held its first dinner at the Rocky Point Shore Dinner Hall for 150 persons. From the very beginning, the Warwick Rotary Club embraced all aspects of Rotary – fellowship, community service and support of Rotary International worldwide operations.

WHO WE ARE TODAY
Nowadays, Warwick Rotary continues to embrace all aspects of Rotary and is a welcoming group of dedicated individuals who know how to combine meaningful work with fun and laughter. The camaraderie in this club is one of the things that makes it so special, and such a joy to be a part of. Find out for yourself – check out “Getting Involved” for more information.