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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.
Ask your banking questions of those you trust! Join us!
CONTACT:  Betty Galligan, APR
Area businesses, public invited to attend Zoom event featuring branch managers from local financial institutions
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.  (December 28, 2020):  Has COVID-19 forever changed the way we bank? What are the key trends emerging in banking for 2021? Is the use of cash a thing of the past or are we fast becoming a cashless economy? How can business owners get their PPP loans forgiven? Will mortgage rates stay low in the New Year?
Thse questions and more will be answered by a panel of local banking experts at the upcoming “Ask A Banker” event, hosted by The Rotary Club of East Providence/Seekonk. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and will feature the following financial industry professionals:  Scott Haggerty, assistant vice president/branch manager of The Washington Trust Company in Rumford; Stephen Henderson, assistant vice president/branch manager of Navigant Credit Union in Riverside; and David Kent, vice president/banking office manager of Webster Bank in Riverside. The event will be moderated by William Francis, financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Riverside.
“We are so fortunate to have all of these professionals as members of our Rotary Club, and also as members of the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce,” states Betty Galligan, president of The Rotary Club of East Providence/Seekonk, owner of Newberry Public Relations and Marketing, Inc. of Riverside, and past chair of the Chamber’s board of directors. “Their collective knowledge is a great asset not only to our Club and Chamber members, but to any business owner, accountant, financial officer, mortgage lender, or anyone who wishes to tap their expertise on banking topics by attending our event. How often can you just pick up the phone or meet with a busy banker these days to ask them a question? Their time is so valuable, and we are honored that they are participating in this panel discussion to help inform the community at large.”
Registration deadline for the event is Monday, January 25, 2021. To register for the East Providence/Seekonk Rotary “Ask A Banker” event, please visit or contact Lori DiPersio at (401) 578-5317 or A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to the event date. Questions for the panelists may be submitted to Lori in advance.
Thank you to the Rossi Family Foundation for their second donation of a Million Masks to be shared with our communities throughout Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod & the Island.
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 have replaced our in-person meetings for now. 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
Upcoming Events
Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 18, 2021 12:15 PM
Meeting tomorrow
Albert Whitaker
Jan 19, 2021 12:15 PM
Program Director for the East Providence Health Equity Zone
Ask a Banker
Jan 27, 2021 5:30 PM
Feb 01, 2021 12:00 PM
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Feb 16, 2021 12:00 PM
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Mar 08, 2021 12:15 PM
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Mar 15, 2021 12:15 PM
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Apr 05, 2021 12:15 PM
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Apr 19, 2021 12:15 PM
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May 03, 2021 12:15 PM
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May 17, 2021 12:15 PM
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Jun 07, 2021 12:15 PM
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Jun 21, 2021 12:15 PM
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