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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Chariho Rotary plans charity golf tourney on June 10

Proceeds advance Rotary’s charitable mission

The late Brad Friel who is memorialized by this annual event
Rotary Club of Chariho is now accepting foursomes and sponsorships for the annual Brad Friel Memorial Golf Classic on Fri., June 10 at Richmond Country Club, this year being played under a new Texas Scramble format.

The presenting sponsor this year is Professional Planning Group of Westerly.

“Our goal is to make this the most fun tournament you participate in all year, while raising funds to assist Rotary's many worthy causes and student scholarships,” said tournament committee chair Ed Smith of Richmond.

A noon registration and lunch will lead into a 1:30 shotgun start. Raffles, Rotary’s famous raw bar and a prime rib dinner will follow the competition. Prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin will be awarded.

Registration costs $125 per golfer and includes lunch, greens fees, cart, raw bar and dinner, and is available online at or by contacting Ed Smith at 401-742-9043 or any Chariho Rotarian. Cart, green, tee and other sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

In our area, Chariho Rotary provides donations to multiple charitable causes, sponsors blood drives, provides volunteers at the RICAN food pantry, awards some $16,000 each year in scholarships, and most recently provided labor and funds to build the Chariho High School’s new courtyard.

The Rotary Club of Chariho is accepting new members. The Club meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Richmond Country Club, 74 Sandy Pond Road in Richmond, and can be reached by calling David Henley at 401-935-9771, by email through the club Website,, or by mail at Rotary Club of Chariho, P.O. Box 543, Hope Valley, RI  02832.