Who is Rotary?
The Wilton Rotary Club was chartered on May 15, 2002. The 15+ members of the Club consist of men and women with a wide variety of backgrounds. Several members own their own businesses including a restaurant, forestry, general contracting, home care and photography, while others work for larger companies in financial services, insurance, and advertising sales. We have individuals who work for the YMCA, in school administration, as well as physicians, a CPA, and a veterinarian. Members live or work in Wilton or in surrounding communities. Business networking is a part of Rotary, but is not the reason why people stay in Rotary. They are brought together by a common desire to serve and enhance not only the community in which they live, but the world as well. The Wilton Rotary Club does this by holding fundraisers throughout the year. Proceeds of these events are then donated to various charities and organizations, both local and international
Our 15+ club members have an average age of 37, and many Rotarian’s have young families. This has directed us to focus on family friendly club activities and community grants. We continue to be stewards of Camp Saratoga, having marked a nature trail there during Rotary International’s Centennial Year. With thanks to Bob Rice and Don Wildermuth, we hold an annual weekend golf tournament at Airway Meadows, with great results. Proceeds from that tournament will “lead the way” to community and international grants that fulfill our mission of service above self. We welcome those interested in joining Rotary to experience the great feeling one gets when you know you’ve made a difference. Everything we do in Rotary, no matter how small, makes a difference in someone’s life. Join us Tuesday mornings at 7:30am at the Murray-Aiken Dining Hall at Skidmore College.
PAST PRESIDENTS OF OUR CLUB
- 2002-2003 BOB RICE
- 2003-2004 DEBBIE GRAVES
- 2004-2005 JASON MACGREGOR
- 2005-2006 DON WILDERMUTH
- 2006-2007 MOLLY BRINDLE
- 2007-2008 STU BYRNE
- 2008-2009 ROBERT LOUNSBURY
- 2009-2010 CHRIS BROCKETT
- 2010-2011 KEVIN DOOLEY
- 2011-2012 JIM NOONAN
- 2012 – 2013 BOB RICE
- 2013 – 2014 JIM GIZZI
- 2014 – 2015 ROBERT LOUNSBURY
- 2015 – 2017 BOB POMMERER
- 2017 – 2018 BOB RICE
- 2018 – 2019 KAREN CHARBONNEAU
At the heart of Rotary is the active participation of its members in club, community and international events. Rotarian’s gather on a weekly basis for fellowship, and in doing so, blend their knowledge, talents and expertise to benefit the club, and to carry out club goals in the community. These meetings are fun, and generally feature a guest speaker from a local organization of interest who explains that organization’s role in the community.
Wilton Rotarian’s can expect the following financial obligations:
Initiation fee: $35
Annual dues: $100 (payable semi-annually in July and January)
Meals: $10/week (plus optional 50/50 tickets at $1 each)
Procedure for Inducting New Members:
Proposed New Member (PNM) is invited to attend one or more meetings as the guest of the sponsor or Club.
PNM completes application and gives to Membership Chair.
Membership Chair meet with PNM to discuss Rotary, eligibility, privileges and responsibilities.
Membership Chair and committee review for acceptability and eligibility and give application with check to President and Secretary with recommendation.
Eligible PNM will be inducted at the next business meeting.
Meeting Time and Place:
Wilton Rotary meets every Tuesday 7:30AM-8:30AM at the Murray-Aiken Dining Hall at Skidmore College 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. NOTE: The last Tuesday of the month, we meet in the evening for a social. Please contact us to confirm schedule.