Hartford Rotary Club
As you move about the City of Hartford, you come across landmarks that have accumulated as a result of Hartford Rotary Club’s contribution to this community since 1924.  Chartered on April 24, 1924, we are in District 6270 of Rotary International.  Some of these landmarks include: the Clock near Main and Jackson dedicated to the construction of Centennial Park.  The historic Chandelier Ballroom rescued by a fund drive Rotary spearheaded in 1996. The Rotary gazebo at Mill Pond dedicated in 2005 and 23 houses built by Rotary’s VISION house project to name a few. 
Rotary is a community consisting of other clubs are throughout the world in over 200 countries with a membership of 1.4 million. Membership: Based on vocational diversity to represent. a cross-section of the community. This fosters personal friendships and professional relationships. Our goal is to have an active and informed membership. Each meeting consists of lunch, club business and a featured speaker who enlightens the membership on topics of personal life, community, and the world. We conduct fun and exciting fundraisers to support local, national, and international causes.  
Local Projects
Each year, the club contributes several thousand dollars for scholarships to outstanding Hartford Union High School students. 
Club fundraisers are benevolent, supporting causes that improve the lives of people in the community including Family PromiseResource Centerdefibrillators and the like. 

Rescued the Chandelier Ballroom, establishing the leading luxury venue in Hartford, founding the Hartford Historic Preservation Foundation to sustain it.  To start, First National Bank of Hartford (now Forte) provided a loan to a general partnership of Rotary members. 
Club members constructed and continue to maintain the Gazebo and Rotary Park at Grand Ave. and Sumner St.  The bricks in the floor memorialize special donations.
Contributed the funds and efforts to initiate what is now Centennial Park in Hartford. 
Honors local teachers with the Hartford Rotary Teacher of the Year award, selecting from local public and private schools. 
Supports the Washington County Boys and Girls Club in several ways, including as co-sponsors of several golf outings. 
International Projects
Members have joined the Guatemala Medical & Dental mission since 2005, providing treatment and medicines to poor who would not otherwise have them. 
The club restored more than 20 defunct water wells in Haiti that District 6270 had installed 25 years before, providing safe water near the people’s homes. 
Club members have provided water treatment for three communities in Guatemala, improving the health of all, especially the children. 
Contributes to Rotary International’s End Polio campaign in donations and Vaccination trips to third-world countries.  In 1980, there were 350,000 polio cases per year, and now less than 100 – a 99.9% reduction! 

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