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The Rotary Club of West Haven has been a leading civic organization in West Haven, Connecticut since its charter on January 21, 1931. Comprised of approximately 60 professionals from private business, government, education, and social services, the Rotary Club of West Haven is committed to the idea of “Service Above Self.” With an ambitious community service agenda, only a week goes by without our club members making a positive difference in our community or the wider world. For nine consecutive years, the Rotary Club of West Haven has been chosen as the best amongst the 60 Rotary clubs in southern Connecticut for its “Vocational Service” activities. 


West Haven Rotary Vocational Service Projects

For College Students

  • Rotaract Club at the University of New Haven


For High School Students

  • Student Scholarship Program

  • Annual Scholar Athlete Recognition

  • Rotary Youth Leadership Award Retreat

  • Interact Club at Notre Dame High School & WHHS


For Middle School Students

  • Bailey Middle School Humanitarian Project


For Elementary School Students

  • Dictionary Project—dictionaries distributed to every third grader in West Haven public and parochial schools

  • Over 200 winter coats to children in need.


For the Greater Community

  • Annual Adult Education Award & Scholarship

  • Blind Veterans Luncheon

  • Alex’s Soup Kitchen Volunteering

  • School Amber Alert Programs


  • Ronald McDonald House

  • Veteran Support


This “Avenue” promotes the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.  It involves the activities necessary to make the Club function successfully and achieve its goals.


This “Avenue” relates to the activities
that Rotarians undertake to improve
the quality of life in their community.  Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance.  Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives.


This area represents the opportunity

that each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one’s vocation as
an opportunity to serve society. Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.


In this area, Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.  International Service Projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.

The Four Avenues of Service

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