Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A great day at Southington Country Club!...

The Rotary Club of Southington would like to thank our sponsors and golfers (a full field!) for supporting the 9th Annual William S. Thomson Golf Scramble. With your help, we raised over $25,000 to be used for college scholarships, community needs and events, and Rotary International projects such as Polio Plus. We hope to meet you back here again next year!

Welcoming banner acknowledging our Major Sponsors
Committee Chair Kate Sirignano and Awards Dinner MC Trish Walden

Note: The Southington Rotary Trust is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. As such, the portion of the golf event entry fee that exceeds the value of golf/meal is tax-deductible where applicable. That value for this event is $75.

2011 William S. Thomson Scholar Michele M. Richardson...

The William S. Thomson Scholarship is awarded annually to a undergraduate
or graduate student who was a Rotary Club of Southington Scholarship
recipient as a senior in high school.

Ms. Richardson accepting her award at the 2011 William S. Thomson Golf Scramble Dinner.

Michele M. Richardson
Michele was a former president of the SHS Interact Club and
received a Rotary Scholarship in 2009. She graduated from SHS with
High Honors and was the recipient of the Presidential Scholar Award.

Michele has just completed her second year of undergraduate studies
as part of a 5-year BS/MS Physician Assistant Program at DeSales University
in Center Valley, PA where she continues to make the Dean’s List. Her
intent is to become a licensed Physician Assistant by 2014.

Michele is an active member of Rotaract at DeSales University where she is
also an EMT volunteer, a volunteer for Best Buddies and Special Olympics,
Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society and a volunteer nursing
assistant at Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley. She feels truly honored
to be the recipient of the 2011 William S. Thomson Memorial Scholarship.

Previous William S. Thomson Scholars
2010 - Craig Folcik ($3,500)
2009 - Nicole Archambeault ($3,500)
2008 - Shawn Carey ($3,500)
2007 - Aaron Laviana ($3,500)
2006 - Aaron Laviana ($3,000)
2005 - Aaron Laviana ($3,000)
2005 - Marta Mieczkowska ($2,500)
2004 - Jillian Oparowski ($3,000)

The winners!...

The Champions- Brennans & Bakers!
Open Division:
1st 58 (-13) Brennan/Brennan/Baker/Baker (matching cards)
2nd 58 (-13) Klein/Klein/Klein/DiNello
3rd 60 (-11) Kennedy/Meier/DePaolo/Holyst
4th 61 (-10) Kastner/Barmore/Kane/Riccio
5th 63 (-8) (tie) Thomson/Thomson/Thomson/Bertola & Fryer/Gagnon/Harrison/Soboleski
7th 64 (-7) (tie) Bellanger/Nappi/DeFeo/Nadolny & Defilo/Gworek/Gworek/Longo & Sirignano/Fitzsimmons/Carnein/Vaughn

Mixed Division
1st Gorecki/Walden/Grant/Grant
2nd Mezzanotte/Mezzanotte/Korytko 
Wild Card Champions

Southington Care Center $1,000 Shootout
1st Erick Sirignano $650
2nd Barry DePaolo $350

Contest Winners
Men's longest drive - Jeff Gworek
Women's longest drive- Lorelei Elia
Closest to the pin- Joe Gworek/Chris Fryer/Lorelei Elia/Scott DiNello/Linda Maxwell

The players!...

Photos courtesy of Charlie Cocuzza

We would like to thank our hole sponsors for their support!...

AA Denorfia Bldg/Dev
AcuCut Inc
Albert Kemperle Inc.
Ames & Whitaker, Architects PC
Atty Carl Sokolowski
Atty Chris Chenette
Atty Joseph DePaolo
Atty Scott Garver
Attys Sheffy, Mazzaccaro
Bailey Funeral Home
Barker Specialty
Budwitz & Meyerjack, CPAs
Companion Industries, Inc.
Comprehensive Orthopaedics
Conveyco Technologies
Cromwell AAA Self-Storage LLC
D&J Corporation
Diversified Environmental Services, Inc.
Donn Reilly CPA
Egidio Financial
Eleanor Thomson
Elliott & Stanek, Attys
Elliott Insurance Group
Fran & Andy Meade
Grant Chiropractic
Harry E. Cole & Son
Health Complex Medical Inc.
Image Marketing Consultants
In Memory of Ruth Hushak
J. Timothy's Restaurant
Jerome Home
John A. Kennedy, Jr, CPA
Joseph Krar & Associates
Kratzert & Jones
Lake Compounce Theme Park
Lovely Development Inc
Mechanical Contractors Assoc. of CT
Miceli Productions LLC
Mortgage Master Inc.
Network Imaging
Network Interiors Inc
O'Connell, Flaherty & Attmore
O'Connell, Flaherty & Attmore-West LLC
Omega Communications Inc
Orchards at Southington, Inc.
Pagliacci's Restaurant
Patrick Baker & Sons
Patrick Baker & Sons
Physical Therapy Center of Bristol LLC
Physical Therapy Center of Southington-Ch
Plantsville Pharmacy
Premiere Realtors, LLC
Priority Graphics LLC
Pustola & Associates Consulting
Saucier Mechanical Services
Security First Insurance Group
Signature Advertising
Sinatro Agency One
Smith & Daigle CPAs
Southington Dental Associates PC
Southington Insurance Center, Inc.
Southington Painting Company
Spartan II Restaurant LLC
Thomson, George & Sandra
Wanho Manufacturing LLC
Wayne Sanforth, CPA
William B. Meyer
ZYG Computer Counseling

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Make plans to join us this year...

Southington Rotary William S. Thomson Memorial Golf Scramble
 Wednesday July 13th, 2011
    SHOT GUN START AT 9:30 a.m.

Your day of golf at the Southington Country Club will include:

v     Light breakfast fare for early arrivals
v      Outstanding Lunch provided by Tops Market
v      Greens fees and carts
v      Refreshment cart on the golf course
v      Par 3 contests
v      The always popular “Jimmy Buffett Hole” sponsored by Anthony Jack’s Wood-fired Grill featuring mussels and margaritas
v      Other surprises and contests

After-golf festivities at the Southington Country Club include:

v     Cocktail hour featuring cash bar, complimentary cheese/crackers
v      Spectacular dinner buffet catered by Tops Market
v      Presentation of William S. Thomson College Scholarship           
v      Awards and prizes
v      Our spectacular raffle
Rotary Club of Southington
Golf Foursome Registration
Registration includes:  Greens fees, carts, refreshments, lunch and dinner, prizes and awards.  $150/per person.


Team Captain’s Name                                                                                                                                                   ____



Player #2                                                                                                                                                          
Player #3                                                                                                                                                          
Player #4                                                                                                                                                         

Number attending Lunch                      Number attending Dinner/Awards Reception                          
Additional Dinner Guests @ $50/person  #                         

Payment (payable to: Rotary Club of Southington) no later than July 2, 2011
            Mail to: Image Marketing Consultants
c/o Kate Sirignano
876 South Main Street
            Plantsville, CT 06479         

Monday, July 19, 2010

The 2010 William S. Thomson Scholarship winner - Craig Folcik...

The William S. Thomson scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate/graduate student who was previously a  Rotary Club of Southington Scholarship recipient as a senior in high school. This year’s $3,500 scholarship is awarded to Craig Folcik:

Craig graduated with honors from Southington High School. He will be entering his senior year at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing where he is a member of Sigma Theta Tao, an international nursing honor society, and The Student Nurse Association at UConn. Craig is  also a member of the
Urban Service Tract, an organization that brings medical, dental, pharmacy and nursing students to areas that are underserved. This past year he and 9 other students raised $6,000 and volunteered during spring break to build houses with the Christian Appalachian Project. Learning the culture and far different life-styles of those that live in Appalachia inspired Craig to reach out to the needy. This semester he will be studying his medical/surgical and psychiatric rotations in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is currently studying Latin American Spanish in hopes to be able to understand the life-style of and serve the people of Puerto Rico better as they use American hospitals, diminishing the burdens of the language barrier.  Craig also has many extra curricular activities such as Gospel Choir, HuskyTHON Dance Class, Community School of the Arts and a student leader for St. Thomas Church. He is truly honored to be the recipient of the William S. Thomson Memorial Scholarship.

Previous William S. Thomson Scholars
2009 - Nicole Archambeault ($3,500)
2008 - Shawn Carey ($3,500)
2007 - Aaron Laviana ($3,500)
2006 - Aaron Laviana ($3,000)
2005 - Aaron Laviana ($3,000)
2005 - Marta Mieczkowska ($2,500)
2004 - Jillian Oparowski ($3,000)

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Gross winners:
  1. -14 Klein/Klein/Klein/Graef
  2. -13 Thomson/Thomson/Thomson/Bertola
  3. -11 Barmore/Kastner/Nichols/Bumbera (matching cards)
  4. -11 Monti/Monti/Monti/Monti
  5. -11 Dillaway/Hanks/Rocco/Stanek
Southington Care Center $1,000 Shootout
  1. $750 Carol Grant
  2. $200 John Bertola
  3. $50 Carl Marinelli
Long Drive Winners:
  • Men- John Lalla
  • Women - Carol Grant

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Join Us! Wednesday, July 14th at Southington Country Club....

    2010 William S. Thomson Golf Scramble

    Play will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 9:30am. The cost is $150 per player, which includes golf with cart, lunch, dinner, refreshments. To reserve your foursome, please contact John Kennedy or Linda Tipping in any of the following ways:
    1. telephone- 860.276.8025 (Kennedy) or 860.224.5900, ext 4702 (Tipping)
    2. fax- 860.276.9669 (Kennedy) or 860.224.5779 (Tipping)
    3. email - John Kennedy or Linda Tipping

    2010 Major Sponsors- Thomson Financial, The Hospital of Central Connecticut and Tops Market...

    2010 Golf Committee
    John Kennedy, Chair
    Linda Tipping
    Trish Walden
    Rob Thomson
    Dolores Fanelli
    Audrey Brown
    Chet Potrepka
    Charlie Cocuzza
    Dave Zoni
    Cynthia Martel
    Ron Klein

    Southington Observer coverage

    Wednesday, July 08, 2009

    Our 2009 William S. Thomson Scholar- Nicole Archambault...

    The William S. Thomson scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate/graduate student who was a previous Rotary Club of Southington Scholarship recipient as a senior in high school. The 2009 scholarship will be awarded to Nicole Achambault. Nicole was a 2006 graduate of Southington High School and the recipient of one of our Rotary Club of Southington Scholarships that year. Nicole is now a rising senior at the Bryant University, where she pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in finance and management and a minor in sociology.

    Nicole Archambault with Ellie Thomson

    At Bryant, I am active in the Honors Program. I belong to three Bryant University Chapters of national honor societies including Alpha Kappa Delta, the National Sociology Honorary; Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society; and Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society serving select business school programs, in which I serve as the Student Vice President. In addition, I am a participant in the Archway Investment Fund, a program for select finance majors. Aside from academics, I am a Student Ambassador, a member of the Leadership Council, current President of Colleges Against Cancer, and former Director of Bryant’s Relay for Life in 2008. I spent two years working on campus as a manager within Bryant’s student union. In my final year, I will take on a new job title as an Admissions Fellow, where I will be responsible for interviewing Bryant’s prospective students.

    I have been fortunate enough to embrace these incredible opportunities at school through the support and guidance of my parents, Darylanne and Rey Archambault, and my older brother, Ryan.

    William S. Thomson Scholars
    2009 - Nicole Archambeault ($3,500)
    2008 - Shawn Carey ($3,500)
    2007 - Aaron Laviana ($3,500)
    2006 - Aaron Laviana ($3,000)
    2005 - Aaron Laviana ($3,000)
    2005 - Marta Mieczkowska ($2,500)
    2004 - Jillian Oparowski ($3,000)

    2009 Golf scramble results...

    Open Division
    1. Klein/Klein/Klein/Chapman (58) (won matching cards: name on trophy, prizes galore)
    2. Meier/Meier/DePaolo/Kennedy (58)
    T3. Brennan/Brennan/Baker/Baker (60)
    T3. Kastner/Barmore/Hennessy/Nichols (60)
    5. Signor/Anderson/Valente/Peverada (61)
    T6. Longo/Albini/DiNello/Nitz (62)
    T6. Monti/Monti/Monti/Monti (62)
    8. Kennedy/Kennedy/Kennedy/Howes (63)
    9. Sena/Magoffin/Magoffin/Magoffin (64)
    T10. Callahan/Nichols/Morton/Butkus (66)
    T10. Hanks/Miller/Rocco/Massi (66)
    T12. Thomson/Thomson/Thomson/Bertola (68)
    T12. Ciarcia/Colwick/Malone (68)
    T12. Parsons/Parsons/Cioffari/Sullivan (68)
    T15. Kane/Foust/DelGrego/Zantow (71)
    T15. Williamson/Marinelli/Grant/Grant (71)
    17. Phillips/walden/Hanson/Hill (73)
    T18. Dunn/Otero/Bottino/Parsons (83)
    T18. Kennedy/Murray/Gilman/Sharrer (83)

    Women's Division
    1. 71 Fox/Showther/Aldrich/Esposito
    T2. 83 Thomson/Barmore/Barmore/Meier
    T2. 83 Chamberlin/Maher/Kaczynski/Kaczynski
    4. 90 Roy/Riccitelli/DiSalvo/Goulet

    Southington Care Center $1,000 Shootout...

    Shootout results- hole #9
    (closest to pin from 100 yards)

    1st place- $750 Todd Howes
    2nd place- $200 Jerry Albino
    3rd place- $50 Scott DiNello

    Shootout qualifying- hole#3
    (ten closest tee shots)
    1. Barry DePaolo 4'5"
    2. Keith Anderson 7'1"
    3. Jerry Albino 7'2"
    4. Brian Magoffin 12'0"
    5. Scott DiNello 13'5"
    6. John Kennedy 17'6"
    7. Dave Ciarcia 18'10"
    8. Dave Valente 20'0"
    9. Todd Howes 21'10"
    10. Scott Barmore 22'10"
    On safari? No, Dave Strosahl and Bert Beauchemin manned the 3rd hole tee/green respectively.

    Parsons Buick par 3 & long drive contests...

    Par 3 contests
    Hole #3- Southington Care Center $1,000 Shootout (see above)
    Hole #7- Jeremy Klein 4'8"
    Hole #12- Dave Valente 6'9"
    Hole #15- Dan Baker 19'1"
    Hole #17- John Nitz 7'1"
    (Parsons Buick sponsored hole-in-one contests for each of the above holes, including a new car on hole #7, but there were no holes-in-one made.)

    Long drive contests
    Hole #9 (women)- Nancy Esposito
    Hole #9 (men)-
    Hole #18- Jeremy Klein