The Rotary Club of New Britain was chartered on April 20, 1921. Its organizer and charter President was Leon Sprague, secretary of the New Britain Chamber of Commerce.  It was the first such service club to be established in the community. Since its inception, the club has raised money to benefit a variety of community as well as international projects. The Rotary Club of New Britain has participated in a number of other civic events, helping to establish a camp for the New Britain Boy Scouts, and assisting with fund drives for several local organizations including New Britain General Hospital and the New Britain Museum of American Art. 
In 1948, The New Britain Rotary Club sponsored the creation of the Southington Rotary Club. In 1998, our club name was officially changed to the Rotary Club of New Britain-Berlin, reflective of the communities we serve. In 2004, we also spawned new progeny with the creation of the Kensington-Berlin Sunrise Rotary Club. 
Currently, The Rotary Club of New Britain-Berlin raises money through a variety of fundraisers each year, including sales of holiday wreathes and an annual golf tournament. The club uses the funds raised to support its scholarship program, local community projects and the efforts of the Rotary Foundation worldwide. Our 50 member club is a member of Rotary International District 7890, which includes 62 clubs representing the northwestern section of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Ou club meets at the YMCA, 50 High Street in New Britain, every Thursday at 12:15 p.m.