What’s more fun than a Rotary meeting? Two Rotary meetings at the same time.

The Cheshire Rotary Club and the Meriden Rotary Club got together on Thursday 12/19/13 at the Waverley Inn for a combined meeting of about 40 Rotarians, friends and family members.

Meriden President Cliff Carlson and Cheshire President Ellen McKinley gave inspirational greetings to attendees at the beginning of what turned out to be a fun filled evening complemented by raffles, great fellowship and fantastic bounty.

Both the Cheshire and Meriden Rotary Clubs are part of Assistant Governor Tari Marshall-Day‘s  area. Tari has been a catalyst in bringing her Clubs together, she has a joint Meriden-Wallingford meeting planned for January as well.

Official Visit #32 – Meriden Rotary Club – 5 Paul Harris Fellows awarded

Cliff Carlson is the President of the Meriden Rotary Club this year; this is his second time leading this very active the club in the past 3 years. The club currently has 38 members and is looking to grow by Net 5 this year.

Throughout the past several years the Meriden Rotary Club has been able to support many worthwhile causes in their community and throughout world including:

  • Meriden Fire Department
  • Brian Davis Ash Memorial Fund
  • NAACP Awards
  • ARC of Meriden/Wallingford
  • EMS Explorer Post, First Aid Camporee
  • Young Business Leaders Strike Out Hunger
  • Meriden YMCA- Thanksgiving Day Dinner
  • My City Kitchen- Thanksgiving Day Dinner
  • Beat the Street Community Center
  • United Way of Meriden/Wallingford
  • Spirit of Giving
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing
  • Women’s and Families Center
  • Martin Luther King Breakfast
  • Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce Leadership Summit
  • Survive the Drive
  • Jack Barry Little League
  • Literacy Volunteers Scrabble Tournament
  • Liberty Tree Memorial at Dunn Field
  • South Meriden Baseball League
  • Soap Box Derby
  • Project Graduation
  • Meriden Children’s Zone
  • Polio Plus
  • La Romana Dominican Republic Project
  • Haitian Health Foundation
  • Water Filter Project
  • Group Study Exchange
  • Amber Alert

The Meriden Rotary Club is able to support these causes through their fundraising initiatives such as:

and more….

Today the Meriden Rotary Club honored 5 of it’s members by awarding them Paul Harris Recognitions, the recipients were:

Meriden Rotary is the home club of Assistant Governor Tari Marshall-Day

The Meriden Rotary Club recently changed their meeting location to the Four Points by Sheraton 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT. They meet at Noon on Tuesdays.