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The Kensington Berlin Rotary club will make their inaugural  appearance at the Berlin Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 26.  Joining with them will be Cami, their exchange student from Chile and members of the Berlin High School Interact club.  The parade starts at 9am and will march down Farmington Ave and end at Veteran's Park next to Stop & Shop on Farmington Ave.  Following the parade their will be a memorial service to honor those men and women who have given their lives for their country. 
Berlin Memorial Day Parade May 26 2018-05-21 04:00:00Z 0
Bring your family and friends to an authentic, traditional Mexican dinner at Puerto Vallarta, 2383 Berlin Turnpike, Newington on Tuesday, May 22 anytime between 3-10pm.  Puerto Vallarta is donating 20% of their proceeds to the Kensington-Berlin Rotary Club.  Take outs are also included.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.  To view their website for menu options go to www.puertovallartausa.com
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The Kensington - Berlin Rotary Club is sponsoring a Wine Tasting &  Bus Trip to Foxwoods on March 24. The Wine Tasting is sponsored by Turnpike Liquors at 1943 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin from 4-5pm.  Bus leaves Turnpike Liquors at 5pm and returns approx at 11:45pm.  Donation is $30 which includes $10 Food Voucher and $10 Casino Voucher and Wine Tasting. This will be a fun filled evening.  For those who do not wish to visit casinos,come shop at the fantastic Tanger Outlets & dine at one of the many fine retaurants available at Foxwoods.   All Proceeds to benefit Rotary Scholarships, Amber Alert & Soup Kitchen.  Seats are limited.  To reserve a seat, contact Elaine Pavasaris 860-463-9193 elaine@homesweethomect.com
Wine Tasting & Bus Trip to Foxwoods on March 24 2018-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
New Members inducted 2017-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Out of the Cold Luncheon for Salvation Army onSuper Bowl Sunday 2017-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
First Official Meeting at Tavern on the Trax 2017-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 16, 2016
Cassena Care at New Britain and the Rotary Club of Kensington-Berlin will host the 8th annual Festival of Wreaths and Wine Tasting on Wednesday, December 7th from 4-8pm.  All proceeds to benefit Rotary Charities.  The event will feature beautifully decorated wreaths by local businesses and will be raffled off during the course of the evening.  Turnpike Wines and Spirits will provide the alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Tickets are $20 for wine tasting and Hors d'oeuvres.  Contact Rotarian Roseanna D'Anna rdanna@cassenacare.com
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Berlin High Interact Students Receive Recogntition for Outstanding Service Elaine Pavasaris 0
Kensington-Berlin Rotary donates to clean Water Project in Guatemala Elaine Pavasaris 0
Presdient Marie Bogdanski with her precious grandchildren at Pizza Party Installation Elaine Pavasaris 0
Amber Alert Session at Walgreens Elaine Pavasaris 0
Sponsorship Form Elaine Pavasaris 0
Kensington-Berlin Rotary & Berlin High School Interact support Relay for Life on May 17 at Berlin Fair grounds Elaine Pavasaris 0
Posted by Elaine Pavasaris

Jeff Dolley will make a visit to the Kensington-Berlin Rotary Club on May 20 at 8am.  Jeff is the broadcaster for the New Britain Rock Cats and will be promorting the Rotary  End Polio Now Night on June 13 at the Rock Cats. The famous Rotary Belgium waffles will be served and the public is invited to attend.  .  Image

Jeff Dooley, Voice of the New Britain Rock Cats to address Rotary Club on May 20 Elaine Pavasaris 0
Berlin High Interact Club Honored by New Britain Salvation Army Elaine Pavasaris 0
Presdient Marie Bogdanski receiving her pin at District Assembly Elaine Pavasaris 0
Our Wonderful President Gwen Recuperating Nicely! Elaine Pavasaris 0
Holiday Party at Josie's Elaine Pavasaris 0
Ringing of the Bells for the Salvation Army with Interact Elaine Pavasaris 0
Liberty Bank, Rotary Raise Money for Berlin Food Pantry Elaine Pavasaris 0
Giving Thanks for Interact! Elaine Pavasaris 0
Kensington-Berlin Rotary & Berlin High Interact join forces with Salvation Army! Elaine Pavasaris 0
Pat Ksiazkowski becomes an Honorary Member Elaine Pavasaris 0
Posted by Elaine Pavasaris
ImageGwen Valencis is proud to announce thar Lou Zuchhi is the newest member to join the Kensington-Berlin Sunrise Club.  Lou is an Enviromental Consultant for XPOR Life Sciences and a Professioanl Wedding Photographer.  Lou lives in Berlin with his wife Juliette and looks forward to making new friends and helping in the community.  Lou has jumped right in and will be working at the Rock Cats concession stand on August 30 with other members of the club.  Welcome, Lou! 
Lou Zucchi joins Kensington-Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club! Elaine Pavasaris 0
ADG Tom Gilmore's Rotary Tatoo at Pizza Party Installation Elaine Pavasaris 0
Swing for Shelby! Kensington-Berlin Rotary Golf Tournament a Huge Success! Elaine Pavasaris 0
End Polio Now Parade Honors Polio Survivors at the Rock Cats Game on May 10 Elaine Pavasaris 0
Posted by Elaine Pavasaris

Please join your fellow Rotarians from District 7890 as we gather together on May 10 to celebrate End Polio Now Night with the New Britain Rock Cats. DG Eileen Rau is encourging every club to bring their club banner and participate in the pre game parade. In addition, polio survivors will be honored at the game.  Each club will have a representative to throw out the first pitch.  There are two ticket choices:  $12 for a Field Box Ticket or $22 for a Field Box ticket and All You Can Eat Picnic Buffet.  Each club will receive a $4 credit toward Polio Plus. Advance ticket registration deadline is April 26. Image

End Polio Now Night with the Rock Cats on May 10, April 26 deadline Elaine Pavasaris 0
Posted by Patricia Ksiazkowski
We are now accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to two graduating Berlin High School students who will be attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university, or vocational school in the fall.  Applicants must show good academic achievement and service to the community.  For additional information and an application see the link to the right.
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Save The Date: End Polio Now, Rotary Night at the Rock Cats on May 10, 2013 Elaine Pavasaris 0
Posted by Elaine Pavasaris
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Michele Tine and Elaine Pavasaris visited Miss Kozyrski's third grade class at St Paul School in Kensington on February 4, 2013.  The Rotarians led the class in the Pledge of Allegiance, discussed the Rotary motto of Service Above Self and then presented the hardbound Scholastic dictionaries to each student. The students then wrote their name inside the dictionary and were encouraged to share the "Gift of Words" with their parents. Third grader Rielly Pavasaris, exclaimed "This is the best dictionary ever"! Thanks Rotary!      
Dictionaries presented to St Paul School 3rd graders Elaine Pavasaris 0
Posted by Kyong Wilson
This afternoon we served over 40 people at the Out-of-the-Cold Luncheon at the New Britain Salvation Army. Our guests were so appreciative of the good food and fellowship and especially the warm clothing we stocked in "The Store." We thank you to future new member Charlie for making chicken vegetable soup and helping out again today! Thank you to Tomasso Family for sponsoring luncheon.Image
Out of Cold Luncheon Kyong Wilson 0
Holiday Breakfast at Josies Corner in Berlin Elaine Pavasaris 0
Scott Skates and Lisa enjoying the Wine Tasting Elaine Pavasaris 0
Rotarian Advisors Dr. Michele Imossi & Elaine Pavasaris share a laugh witht the crowd Elaine Pavasaris 0
Faculty Advisor Lisa Hatton proudly congratulates lnteract members Elaine Pavasaris 0
Presidents Ann Ruwet(New Britain-Berlin) and Pat Kziaskowski(Kensington-Berlin) Welcome Interactors Elaine Pavasaris 0
Charter Presented to Interact Officers Elaine Pavasaris 0
Berlin High Interact Charter Ceremony Elaine Pavasaris 0
Interact Raising Money for Shelter Box at Berlin Fair Elaine Pavasaris 0
Amber Alert Sessions at Berlin Fair Elaine Pavasaris 0
Posted by Elaine Pavasaris
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New member Gwen Valencis showed off her culinary skills by serving the Rotarians home made Belgium Waffles.  The Belgium waffles which were served with fresh strawberries and whipped cream were enjoyed by all.  Members were very appreciative of Gwen's efforts and encourgared her to try another breakfast delight.  Thank you, Gwen!  We are so happy to have you in our club!
Belgium Waffles a Huge Hit! Elaine Pavasaris 0
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Int-286Ms Lisa Hatton, Faculty Advisor for Interact, enthusiatically  welcomed 18 students to an information session on Thursday April 5 at 7am.  She gave a brief power point presentation on Interact and introduced Dr. Michelle Imossi from the New Britain- Berlin Rotary Club and Elaine Pavasaris from the Kensington-Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club.  Michelle and Elaine will be the Rotarian advisors to the new club.  Morgan Imossi and Gabriella St. Jarre shared their personal experience from attending the District Interact Conference and RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award).  Students completed a survey of their interests and will be voting on officers at the next meeting.  The club will meet once a week until the end of the year.  Welcome Ms Hatton and Berlin High students to the Rotary Family!
Interact Club Starting at Berlin High!!! Elaine Pavasaris 0