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Our Madison Rotary Club in Action!

A Message from The 2024-2025 Rotary International President

Stephanie Urchick

Madison Rotary 2024-2025 Club President Jeff Cairns (Rear) flanked by his Mother and Brothers at the Madison Rotary Club 2024 Installation event at Donohues in Madison.

Rotary is at its best when we foster a sense of inclusion and belonging in our clubs. In fact, I would go so far as to say that belonging is The Magic of Rotary itself.

With a focus on inclusivity and belonging, it is easier to be united in a common purpose. When we are committed to one another and focused on our goals, we are most effective.

Rotary’s action plan can help. The action plan comes with tools you can use to collect feedback, assess your clubs, strengths and weaknesses, and address challenges.

The world is changing, and our clubs can’t afford to stand still. But the changes we make need to be consistent and strategic — building on one another toward a greater vision. The Action Plan can help you work toward that vision and create effective change within your club. Following the Action Plan and addressing suggestions from the community will go a long way to fostering the sense of belonging we want all Rotary members to feel in their clubs.

That’s why expanding our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is so important. Committing ourselves to each other’s well-being is the first step to expanding our reach, allowing us to spread Positive Peace in these troubled Times.

Peacebuilding is one of our top priorities, and one of the most effective ways we can build peace is with our Rotary Peace Fellowships, through which peace and development professionals learn how to prevent and end conflict.

We offer the fellowships through our Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities around the globe, where more than 1,800 Rotary Peace Fellows have graduated. And thanks to a $15.5 million gift from the Otto and Fran Walter Foundation, we can continue supporting peacebuilders in more regions with the next peace center at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul.

Opening another peace center is a monumental achievement, and it is my great honor to invite you to celebrate at next year’s Rotary Presidential Peace Conference at the Istanbul center. The three-day conference 20–22 February will highlight the many ways our family of Rotary advances peacebuilding. Registration for the conference is officially open. I hope to see you there.

The 2025 rotary presidential peace conference has great potential for a piece building efforts — but only if we have your support.

The truth is, we are not going to bring peace to the world, end, polio, or grow membership by waving a wand, and saying some funny words. It’s up to you. You create the magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member inducted.

I love my Rotary family, and I know you do too. That’s why I know that together, we can make every club and district simply irresistible. This year, let us change the world by embracing The Magic of Rotary.

Stephanie A. Urchick
President, Rotary International

What WE Do

Service Above Self

Rotary International is the world’s oldest service club. Its members form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world.

Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self,” exemplifies the spirit of the organization. There are more than 1.4 million Rotarians in more than 32,000 clubs located in over 170 countries around the world.

Founded in 1928, the Rotary Club of Madison meets every Thursday and enjoys speakers, fellowship, and professional networking. Our meeting time is 8 am on Thursdays at the Madison Senior Center, 29 Bradley Road, Madison, Connecticut.

We hold special fellowship events every “Fifth Thursday,” when we meet for evening social activities at different establishments in the community. Please check our calendar for details as all community members are welcome to join us.

Rotary members – in Madison, Connecticut, and around the world – volunteer their skills, expertise, and resources to solve issues and address community needs.

We are Rotary

We are
People of Action

Rotary International’s Seven Areas of Focus

Peace Building & Conflict Prevention

Disease Prevention and Treatment

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Maternal and Child Health

Basic Education and Literacy

Community Economic Development

Protecting the Environment

Our Mission

The Rotary Club of Madison – We are People of Action supporting people and communities in need across Madison Connecticut, the vast shoreline of Southern Connecticut, throughout New England, and in support of global issues and concerns around the world!

Where We Meet

Time: 8:00 am Thursdays*

Madison Senior Center

28 Bradley Rd., Madison CT  06443

* – PUBLIC SOCIAL EVENT HELD ON ANY MONTH HOLDING A FIFTH THURSDAY; Location to be Noted prior to each event.


Thank you for visiting! Please browse to learn about all the wonderful projects and activities we support, and all the service work we do to better our community. All community members are welcome to join us at our meetings to learn more about our work in the community, the region and around the world. We are People of Action.

Contact Us

Rotary Club of Madison
P.O. Box 335
Madison, CT  06443

Where We Meet

Madison Senior Center
29 Bradley Road
Madison, CT 06443

Thursdays at 8:00 am*

Jeff Cairns
Madison Rotary Club
President 2024-2025


2021-22 theme

Stephanie Urchick, President 2024-2025
Rotary International

Robert B. Friend, District Governor
Stephanie Philips, District Governor-Elect
Don Wetmore, District Governor Nominee

Michael Perry, Assistant Governor, Area 8
District 7980 | Southern Connecticut