Rotary Club of Chariho
 What is a Rotary Club? The purpose of a local Rotary club is to connect people who then work together to solve community problems, provide humanitarian aid, and promote goodwill and peace. Our major projects are a golf tournament, a strawberry booth at the Washington County Fair, and a pasta night fundraiser. Sounds like a club we all need right now. Interested? We give scholarships to high school students, and we donate to such organizations as Wood River Health, Hasbro Children's Hospital, and the Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need (RICAN). To contribute to the Maui Fires Relief Fund, go to:
To learn more or to ask to join our Club, please contact us. 
Thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors, and volunteers for supporting us at our annual Chariho Rotary Golf Tournament!

RICHMOND, RI - At a recent meeting of Chariho Rotary Club, the Board of Directors unanimously named a scholarship after one of their original living charter members, G. Stuart “Stu” Douglas of Wyoming, Rhode Island. Mr. Douglas has decades of service on behalf of the Chariho community through his work in the local Rotary club. The Chariho Rotary Board and members are proud to recognize his dedication to our local community by naming a scholarship after this remarkable man who has served the Club with incredible distinction.

Mr. Douglas dedicated his life to education, teaching agriculture for six years at what is now known as Chariho Tech. He also was the Chariho Cross Country and Track Coach and won the Class C Championship in that sport. Mr. Douglas was in charge of the Adult Education evening programs at Chariho Technical Center and Chariho High School and ran the High School Equivalency program. Under Douglas’ tenure he oversaw a workforce development program for unemployed adults to train them in carpentry, drafting, welding and machine shop and for work at Electric Boat. Douglas also served as the Director of Chariho Tech, retiring as its Director after 30 years of service. Public education is extremely important to Stu and supporting the Chariho School District is equally as meaningful to him.

In tribute to Stu’s late daughter, Susan Beth Douglas-Koons, who was a Registered Nurse and a Kidney Dialysis Charge Nurse, and a kidney transplant recipient herself, the G. Stuart Douglas Scholarship will commemorate the incredible care Susan received from a myriad of healthcare professionals during her illness. Mr. Douglas’ wishes include this scholarship being awarded annually to a Chariho student pursuing a degree in a medical or health-related field. This scholarship will be available in perpetuity to a Chariho senior and one of the criteria includes an emphasis on the applicant’s community service activities.

“We recently lost Merrill Moone, a long-standing Rotary member and our Club was honored to posthumously name a scholarship after Merrill. One of our rotarians, Louise Dinsmore, suggested that we honor Stu Douglas to recognize his outstanding service to the Chariho Rotary Club with the thought that Stu would be able to meet a future scholarship recipient in person” said Dennis McLeavey, Chariho Rotary President. “Louise felt strongly that Stu, a former Chariho Rotary President, exemplifies our motto of “Service Above Self” and naming a scholarship was a fitting way to celebrate Stu while he’s here with us” added McLeavey.

Upon hearing that the Rotary Club voted unanimously to name a scholarship after him, Stu was nearly speechless and broke down in tears of joy insisting that he wasn’t worthy of such recognition. The membership respectfully stated that there is truly no one more worthy of such an honor at this time in the Club’s history than Stu Douglas.

We are happy we were able to help Chikumbuso
continue their wonderful work with this classroom!
Congratulations to our newest
Rotary member!
Congratulations to our Community Grant Recipients:
Jonnycake Center of Westerly
Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County
The WARM Center
Chris Collins Foundation
Ocean Community YMCA
Rhode Island Center Assisting Those In Need
Panicuy in Guatemala
Community grants are given twice a year, next grant cycle is in the spring.  Please check out our website in the springtime for more information!
Another great year for Chariho Rotary and a wonderfully festive Christmas Party.
We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Congratulations to our newest
Rotary Members!
Giving back through our community service project at the Frank Olean Center.
Repainting their Specialty Hub!
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Chariho!


We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Richmond Country Club
74 Sandy Pond Road
Hope Valley, RI 02832
United States of America
If you are interested in service above self, please consider joining our club. We will host you for your first meeting and give you a meal choice. Please send us an email by using our Contact-Us button in the menu above.
Please click the link below to access our weekly Tuesday night meetings at 6:30pm via zoom:
Meeting ID: 882 9225 8498
Meeting Passcode: 153500
Tuesday Speaker Series
Southern RI Volunteers
Jul 16, 2024
Scolarship Award Night
Jul 23, 2024
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