About Us

Engage Rotary, Change Lives

Think about joining. . . you will be glad you did!

Ridgefield Rotary Club is a member of Rotary District 7980  and part of the worldwide network of 34,000 clubs of Rotary International,   Weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.  Meeting location is Bernard’s Restaurant 20 West Lane (Route 35) Ridgefield CT 06877| 203 . 438 . 8282 .

If you cannot make evening meetings, there are also breakfast meetings at Dimitri’s Diner at 8:00 am on first and third Fridays of each month.  Click here for directions to Dimitri’s.

If you are interested in the Ridgefield Rotary Club, just drop in to a meeting.  For more information, contact Membership Co-Chairs:

Kristina E. Kelly at kristina.kelly17@gmail.com
Barbara McMahon at barbara_mcmahon@ml.com 

Ridgefield Rotary Club awards annual grants and scholarships made possible by the Club’s fundraisers: Taste of Ridgefield (tentatively January 27, 2018) and Ridgefield’s Gone Country BBQ Competition & Festival (tentatively May 5-6, 2018).  We hope to continue our trend of giving back to the community, both locally and globally.
2017 $10,000.00 Scholarship Recipient:
Colleen Keenan
2017 Grant Recipients:
Organization Name Amount Granted
Ann’s Place 2,500
Meals on Wheels 1,500
Keeler Tavern 3,000
CHIRP 1,600
Lyme Connection 500
RVNA 3,000
Woodcock Nature Center 1,500
Norwalk River valley 1,000
BSA Troop 76 2,000
Women’s Center 1,000
A Better chance in Ridgefield 1,000
RSO 2,500
League of Women’s voters 500
Rides for Ridgefield 1,000
Total: 22,100
The Ridgefield Rotary Club, International District 7980,  was chartered by Rotary International in 1941, and has of been serving the community continuously since that date.  “Service Above Self,” the motto of Rotary International, is also the motto of the Ridgefield Rotary Club.

Our Club is known as an engaging and fun group of business, professional and community leaders who give their talent, time, and money to doing good work for community and international social causes.  The Ridgefield Rotary Club supports many local projects including the Ridgefield Rotary Little League Team, and contributes through its local foundation to worthwhile causes. The Club has contributed over $10,000 a year to local causes, and provides yearly scholarships to Ridgefield High School Students. Rotarians are mentors at Ridgefield High School; grill chefs at Ridgefield Library Book Sales, raise money for Rotary International’s Cause to End Polio Now, help raise money for Ridgefield’s 911 Memorial, and raised money and built the playground at the Ridgefield Rec Center for children with all abilities called “Rotary Park,” and more.

Think about joining. You will be happy that you did!