New leadership takes the reins at Riverhead Rotary

Members of Riverhead Rotary's new board of directors at the club's installation dinner June 29 at Blackwell's Steak House in Wading River. From left: Kenneth Abruzzo, Mary Ellen Ellwood, Deborah Fleming, Linda Hulse, Wendy Friedman-Kolsin, Ronald Farnworth and Sharon Patterson.

Ronald Farnworth is the new leader of the Riverhead Rotary Club after being sworn in as president at the organization’s annual dinner last month.

Mr. Farnworth, a partner in the accounting firm Kandell, Farnworth & Pubins, CPA, PC, took his new role after 17 years of service with the 100-member organization, 12 of which he served as treasurer.

“My goals as president are increasing the funds Riverhead Rotary Club raises for worthwhile charitable causes in the Riverhead community and beyond, and to continue to grow the Riverhead Rotary Club’s membership,” Mr. Farnworth, who lives in Mount Sinai with his wife and kids, said in a press release.

The rotary also swore in new board members Kenneth Abruzzo, a partner in Young & Young Surveyors & Engineers, Denise Civiletti, publisher of, Deborah Fleming, licensed real estate broker at Caldwell Banker-Bagshaw Real Estate and Daniel Lanieri, catering sales manager at Atlantis Marine World.

Established in 1931, Riverhead Rotary raises money for college scholarship and provides food, clothing and school supplies for needy families and local nonprofit organizations.

Anyone interested in joining the club is can contact membership chair Thud Hill at 631-369-1234 ext. 107.