North Haven - Rotary Club
Club# 6745
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Minotti, Mary
Office: (203) 234-8865
Bathrick, Ronald
Pellegrino, Laura
Volain, Deborah K
Office: (203) 248-2668
Public Relations Chair
Swartz, Kyle
Membership Chair
Buono, LuAnn C
Office: (203) 641-4690
Youth Services Chair
Casella, Bernadette
Costanzo, John P. Jr.
Office: (203) 484-9491
Brunetti, Nick
Vocational Service Chair
DeMaio, Paulette
iPast President
Coughlin, Brian
Office: (203) 859-8124
Assistant Governor
(Area 7 -)

Section 1 - Club Information:
Meeting Time:Tuesday at 07:15 AM
Meeting Place:Breakfast Nook Restaurant
Meeting City:North Haven
Meeting Address:448 Washington Avenue
Meeting Directions:Exit 12 off Rt I-91, go right (North) on Washington Ave (aka Rt 5), The Breakfast Nook is 3/4 mile on the right, just past Glenn Road (next to Grand Apizza North).
Link to Map Directions: Click here for map and directions
Club Description:

                                             A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE NORTH HAVEN ROTARY CLUB

The North Haven Rotary Club is a member of Rotary International which was founded by a businessman named Paul Harris in Chicago in 1905, and is one of over 33,000 clubs world wide. Our local service club, which was chartered on October 16, 1941, meets at 7:15 each Tuesday morning at the Breakfast Nook Restaurant on the northern end of Washington Avenue.


The Rotary club includes business and civic professionals in leadership roles whose principal focus is on service to others, as well as promoting fellowship among the membership, while seeking the betterment of the community, both locally and throughout the world. Although members are encouraged to attend the meeting each week, Rotarians are merely obliged to attend a minimum of 50% of the time. Even that percentage can be met in a number of ways, including visits to other clubs, participating in a Rotary related activity, or involvement with a Rotary program on line, to name a few.


Ever mindful of the organization’s international motto, "service above self,” members volunteer for local, national, and even global initiatives, such as the ongoing battle (with the support of Bill Gates) to eradicate polio, or our local telethons on NHTV raising funds for Haiti and Japan. It is expected that all Rotarians seek to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards, and help to build good will, by adhering to an ethical code known as the Four Way Test. The test’s four components are truth, fairness, goodwill & friendship, and following practices that are beneficial to all.


Another important aspect of Rotary is its support for youth leadership. Our club sponsors youth programs such as New Generations, as well as the high school’s Interact Club. Presently, there are plans to organize a Rotoract club in the area which would enroll individuals aged 18-35. Furthermore, we recognize student accomplishment through two special secondary school programs in town known as the Student of the Month recognition and the Unsung Hero Award.


Within this focus on youth, we also provide major high school and college scholarships, work on a variety of literacy projects, and support an assortment of other educational programs, such as the distribution of paperback dictionaries to children in the third grade each fall, or the purchase of books, including the maintenance of the "career corner” located in the North Haven Public Library.


Scholarship funds are awarded through our tax deductible foundation known as the North Haven Rotary Foundation which has donated over $130,000 to 155 students since its inception in 1974.


Several annual fundraisers, including the food booth at the concerts on the town green each summer, the Day of Wine & Roses in late September, and the popular pancake breakfast in early November, have helped to furnish the money which is donated to numerous charities, most of which are local. A few examples of our annual causes include DARE, MADD, Relay for Life, the Eli Whitney Museum, the local Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Kids for Kids children’s charities, Best Buddies, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.


Recent international projects included the provision of water filters for a small town in India, as well as support for a mobile school in India. As noted above, for two years in a row we have sponsored telethons on local public access television which were entitled "Voices for Haiti, and most recently, "Voices for Japan.” The Japan drive which ended in June brought in $5,000. Additionally, each year we donate funds to assist a volunteer medical team from Yale/New Haven Hospital with their life altering surgical work in Honduras.


Green projects, such as the cleaning of the area around Todd’s Pond, as well as collecting trash along the banks of the Quinnipiac River, are two of our hands-on type of community service.


The basic costs of membership include the club’s annual dues, presently set at $150 (typically paid during the summer,) and a charge of $10 which is collected on each Tuesday morning to pay for the meeting which includes a buffet breakfast. For further details about our activities, join us for a breakfast meeting, or visit us on the internet at, or on our club’s page on


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Club Phone Number:(203) 606-2687
Club's Mailing Address:P.O.Box 202,  North Haven  CT  06473
Charter Date:16-Oct-41
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Section 2: Club  Committee:
CommitteeCommittee TypeAction
North Haven

Section 3: Club Members and Positions:
Member NameClassification / PositionBusiness Name
Alvarez, Isabel Grant writer 
Anderson, Anita Corporate Executive-Manufacturing 
Bassett, Rick Computer SystemsSouthern Ct State University 
Bathrick, Ronald President-Elect 
Brunetti, Nick Webmaster 
Buono, LuAnn C Business DirectorFellowship Place Inc 
Cangiano, Donna Mae MemberNick's Enterprises, Inc 
Casella, Bernadette Education - Public Schools 
Casella, Gaetano (Guy) Automotive parts salesBWP Carquest 
Casella, Nicola (Nick) Insurance-Health CareHealth Insurance Associates,LLP 
Caserta, John Insurance Broker 
Centone, Al Member 
Costanzo, John P. Jr.Real Estate 
Coughlin, Brian (Brian Coughlin) Mortgage ConsultantWelcome Home Mortgage 
Czaplinski, Cindy Member 
D'Ambrosia, Nicholas (Nick) Sports Merchandizing 
DeMaio, Paulette Vocational Service Chair 
DiNorscia, Richard J. (Rick) Orthotist - Retired 
Espowood, William E. (Bill) CPA 
Foulds, Kersten Member 
Gambardella, William V. Attorney 
Genest, Rene J. PhotographerStorytellers Photography 
Ginter, Harold E. Jr. (Hal) Public Accounting 
Giulietti, James J. (Jim) Attorney-Litigation 
Guertin, George P. Attorney 
Hallahan, Michael Appraiser/AssessorAppraisal Associates of CT 
Havens, Brian Funeral DirectorNorth Haven Funeral Home 
Hsu, Chun Y. (John) Jewelry Marketing 
Khan, Farooq H. Medical Consultant 
Kulp, George Member 
LeSage, Mark A. (Mark) Health Care 
Manzi, Janet Member 
Maturo, Phil Member 
Mautte, Dorothy (Dotti) Financial PlannerFinancial Focu$ 
McCaffery, Brendan Insurance 
Minotti, Mark Anthony Musician/Real Estate InvestorThe Music Center of North Haven Llc 
Minotti, Mary Musician 
Morin, Deana Member 
Mulligan, Mary J. (Mary Jane) Automotive RepairMerola Motors 
Nuzzolillo, Luigi FloristForget Me Not Flower Shop 
Pace, Susan Retail JewelryLaDonna Jewelers 
Pellegrino, Laura Secretary 
Saad, Basel Member 
Scaranuzzo, Erik Financial AdvisorMerrill Lynch 
Silva, Louis Member 
Simione, Kathleen Member 
Swartz, Kyle Public Relations Chair 
Verdini, Angelo J. (Angie) Manufacturing 
Viele, Theresa A. Real Estate 
Volain, Deborah K (Debbie) BookkeeperVolain & Volain PC