President Barry Shead signed the organization form for Connecticut's 1st Rotary Community Corps.  The form has been forwarded to DG Rick Bassett and RI for official recognition.


The 10 Founding members of the Norwich Rotary Community Corps are:  Kara Spinnato, Mark Sciola, Peter Charron, Todd Clement, Ben Lathrop, Dino Tudisca, Brian Morley, Chrissy Caplet, Jason Vincent and Jean Stott.

Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a group of non-Rotarian men and women who share Rotary’s values and commitment to service. With the guidance and support of their sponsor Rotary clubs, RCCs plan and implement projects that address issues affecting their communities such as health, literacy, safety, employment, and the environment. They may also help support Rotary club service efforts. Currently there are more than 7,000 Community Corps in over 80 countries.   

The goals of the Rotary Community Corps programs are to: 

·       Develop partnerships between Rotarians and non-Rotarians in a joint effort to enhance their community. 

·       Support community members who proactively address community needs, recognizing their unique ability to identify the most pressing concerns and suitable methods of implementation. 

·       Promote sustainable solutions to community needs by engaging a broader segment of the community in developing and implementing focused service projects. 

RCCs empower community members to initiate and implement their own service projects and facilitate collaboration between Rotarians and non-Rotarians in their community development endeavors. RCCs can flourish anywhere in the world where Rotary exists.