Rotary Club of Chariho
 What is a Rotary Club? The purpose of a local Rotary club is to connect people who then work together to solve community problems, provide humanitarian aid, and promote goodwill and peace. Our major projects are a golf tournament, a strawberry booth at the Washington County Fair, and a pasta night fundraiser. Sounds like a club we all need right now. Interested? We give scholarships to high school students, and we donate to such organizations as Wood River Health, Hasbro Children's Hospital, and the Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need (RICAN). To contribute to the Maui Fires Relief Fund, go to:
To learn more or to ask to join our Club, please contact us. 
Meet Tim Babcock, our 2023 Rotarian of the Year.
Tim is a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Chariho, serving twice as Club President as well as in many other leadership roles.  He is proud of the work Chariho Rotary does locally in our amazing community, as well as the important initiatives around the globe.  Tim also volunteers on the Babcock-Smith Museum Board of Trustees, on the YMCA Camp Watchaug Alumni Association, and coaches year-round in local youth organizations.  Tim and his wife Amy, principal at St. Michael School, reside in Ashaway with their three children Caden, Chloe, and Camille.
Tim Babcock is Senior Director of Development, College of Business at the University of Rhode Island Foundation & Alumni Engagement.  Prior to that, he served as Director of Development with the Academic Health Collaborative, working closely with the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  Tim joined URI after a 23-year career at the Ocean Community YMCA in Westerly, RI.  His final seven years were in the role of Vice President of Operations with oversight of three YMCA branches, a day camp and a community ice skating rink.  In this capacity, Babcock also managed the development initiatives for the organization, which completed two successful capital campaigns to renovate their Westerly and Mystic branches.  The YMCA also significantly increased its annual support program under his leadership.
Tim was born and raised in Westerly, RI. and is a direct descendant of Westerly’s first settlers, John and Mary Babcock.  As a 10th-generation Babcock, Tim is a great-nephew of Dr. Joshua Babcock.  After attending Westerly High School, Tim earned a BS and MEd from Springfield College, MA in Physical Education and Sports Management.  He worked briefly in the scouting department of the Boston Celtics before returning home to Westerly.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Chariho!


We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Richmond Country Club
74 Sandy Pond Rd
Hope Valley , RI 02832
United States of America
If you are interested in service above self, please consider joining our club. We will host you for your first meeting and give you a meal choice. Please send us an email by using our Contact-Us button in the menu above.
Tuesday Speaker Series
Growing up in the Cinema business
Sep 26, 2023
Board meeting
Oct 03, 2023
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