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Welcome to the Rotary Club of East Providence, RI/Seekonk, MA.  
Our Club was founded in 1946 , and is one of 65 clubs in District 7950, which includes the entire State of Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.  
We are a fellowship and service organization of men and women dedicated to the principal of "Service Above Self."  We are one of 33,000 clubs in 200 countries with 1.2 million members.   
If you are interested in serving your community, we would be very interested in meeting you.  Please call Lori DiPersio, Membership Chair at 401-578-5317 or email at
Our community service projects include:
  • Boys and Girls Club Christmas Party, providing gifts and pictures with Santa, to many local children
  • $1,000 Scholarships to students of East Providence High School, Career and Technical School, St. Mary's Academy - Bay View, and Seekonk High Schools
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) providing a 3 day Leadership Camp experience for local high school sophomores and juniors
  • Turner Reservoir Annual Clean-Up
We also donate funds for several local causes, including food banks, heating assistance, etc.
Our meetings feature speakers and the opportunity to network and socialize.
Installation of Officers
The Installation of Officers and Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 Rotary year, was held on July 27, 2020 at the Hope Club in Providence, Rhode Island.  Carol Hope Newberry, President of the North Providence Rotary (and Betty’s sister) was the emcee for the ceremony.  Immediate Past District Governor Steve Albright Officiated.  Betty Galligan was installed as President, along with:
Will Francis - President-Elect
David Kent - Vice President
Lori DiPersio - Secretary
Valerie Perry - Assistant Secretary
Steve Henderson - Treasurer
Scott Haggerty - Assistant Treasurer
Rachel Sowersby - Sgt-at-Arms

Jennifer Hyde
Valerie Perry
Elise Strom
The City of East Providence was represented by Mayor Roberto DaSilva, who presented Betty with certificates for all inductees.
The Town of Seekonk was represented 
Shawn Cadime, Town Administrator and
Chris Zorra, Board of Selectmen, who President Betty with a Certificate of Congratulations.
The Star Bangled Banner was performed by Gary Ross, Lead Guitarist in the band Full Circle, and Belly Dancer Kanina Hague performed.
Outgoing President was presented with a plaque, and she thanked everyone for a great two years.
President Betty spoke about her vision for the club in the year ahead.  
Valerie Perry presented Lori DiPersio with a Paul Harris +4 pin.

Welcome to our Club!

East Providence-Seekonk

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:15 PM
911 Warren Avene
East Providence, RI 02914
United States of America
Generally we meet - 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month - 12:15 pm. Zoom meetings will be available during our in-person meetings. Look under speaker information for the link.
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President Elect
Vice President
Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Secretary
Immediate Past President
Contact Us
For more information, please contact 
Betty Galligan, President
Erin Gilliatt
Sep 21, 2020 12:15 PM
Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club
District Governor, Charlene Jarest
Oct 05, 2020 12:15 PM
District Governor's visitation
Margaret Holland McDuff, CEO
Oct 19, 2020
Family Services of Rhode Island
Annual Meeting of the Club
Dec 07, 2020 12:15 PM
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