Kent Hospital is partnering with the Rotary Club of Warwick to host a traditional May Breakfast Friday, May 2 from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at the hospital. Proceeds will benefit Rotary charities. Kent previously hosted the Rotary May Breakfast in the mid-1980s through the ’90s, and is pleased to again partner with the club to partake in a Rhode Island tradition begun in 1867 at the Old Quaker Meeting House in the Oaklawn section of Cranston. This year’s May Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, French toast with warm maple syrup, oatmeal, johnny cakes, juice and coffee.
Tickets for the breakfast may be purchased at the door for $8 per person, from all Warwick Rotarians, or at the Warwick Beacon office located at 1944 Warwick Avenue, Warwick.
The Rotary Club of Warwick is part of Rotary International whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services locally and throughout the world. Local beneficiaries include The Kent Center, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, Warwick Boys & Girls Clubs, the Warwick schools 3rd grade dictionary project and annual scholarship funds for Warwick high schools and Bishop Hendricken seniors, just to name a few.
As one example of the impact of Rotary International, the Polio Plus Campaign was organized in 1986 to eradicate polio throughout the world by immunizing millions of young children in Asia and Africa. This very successful campaign will continue until the scourge of polio is conquered.