ROTARY - We Are People Of Action - Join us as we put action into practice.
"Well done is better than well said." Benjamin Franklin
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.
East Providence/Seekonk Rotary is proud to be a sponsor of Rumford Little League

Roberts becomes Cape's first Black Rotary District Governor

Bruce Rutter
Special to the Patriot

As we emerge from a year of quarantine, we have a choice: go back to the way things were or move forward towards something better. So many people of good will in the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island are choosing to consider new possibilities, including the opportunity to create more diverse and inclusive societies. The question on their minds is, "Who will lead the way?" While many small groups are working to effect change, one highly respected organization with global reach and local clout is quietly stepping forward: Rotary.

Rotary International is a unique federation of over 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs around the world, whose motto “Service above Self” is realized in programs from the granting of individual college scholarships to the eradication of polio from the planet. Diversity and Inclusion are in the very DNA or Rotary, as witnessed by its vision: "Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."

Rotary Clubs in New England are taking this vision seriously, working to make their own clubs more diverse, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their communities.

As of July 1, Rotary District 7950, which covers 60+ clubs in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, has its first African-American District Governor: Dr. William Roberts.

Rotary District 7950, which covers 60+ clubs in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, has its first African-American District Governor: Dr. William Roberts of Barnstable.

Known to friends and colleagues as Billy, Roberts, whose clinical and consulting practice serves peoples of diverse backgrounds, has been deeply involved in both Rotary and the community. Roberts has served as President of the Barnstable Sunrise Rotary Club, Assistant District Governor, and Chairman of the District’s Diversity Committee. 

He was elected as a member of the United States National Governing Body of the Baha’i Faith in 1998 and served as its Treasurer for 13 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Cape Organization for the Rights of the Disabled and the Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation.

Congratulations to our new Officers & Board Members!
Thank you to President, Betty Galligan for a great year!
Welcome to our new President, Will Francis!
Welcome to our Club!
East Providence-Seekonk

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:15 PM
The Old Grist Mill Tavern
390 Fall River Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771
United States of America
The 1st Monday (unless it is a Holiday, then it is Tuesday) of the Month - 12:15 pm. The 3rd Monday of the month (unless it is a Holiday, then it is Tuesday), we meet at a different location. Please always check our calendar for details - 5:30 pm.
2021-22 Officers
President Elect
Service Projects
Vice President/Service Projects
Immediate Past President/Asst. Treasurer
Rotary Foundation/Asst. Secretary
Contact Us
For more information, please contact 
Will Francis, President
Tina Santos, Director of Program Growth
Aug 02, 2021 12:15 PM
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