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Squantum Association elects first woman President
in the East Providence Club’s 146-year history

Riverside, RI -- The private social club, founded in 1872, announced its new officers on
December 12, including Debra Moretti, of Cranston, RI, as its new President.
Nominating Chairman and past President Brian Sadler nominated Moretti, followed by
unanimous approval for a two-year term.
Said Mr. Sadler, “Our members share my great enthusiasm for Debra’s leadership in this role.
Deb has been an outstanding member and has made an impact for Squantum in countless way.
As an ever-present contributor of her time, energy and strong business skills, she is a great
choice for President and we’ll all benefit from her leadership in the next two years.”
Ms. Moretti joined the Squantum Association in 2008 and has made many contributions to the
growth and culture of the club while service as House Committee Chair, Membership Chair,
Marketing Chair and Vice President.

The former owner of a real estate closing title company, Debra continues to be associated with the legal
community in real estate title and closing services In addition to her work at Squantum she serves on
the Boards of Day One, and Justice Assistance and enjoys an active role in Church and community work.
Her love for Squantum was immediate, when first introduced to the club at a corporate event, and that
love has never wavered. Mother to three daughters and grandmother to four grandchildren, many
wonderful family celebrations have been enjoyed at the club she calls her “home away from home.”
She takes her position at Squantum seriously, but is excited to have the opportunity to bring the club,
which is rich in history and surrounded by beautiful views of the bay, into the future. Towards that goal,
her main focus will be cultivating membership opportunities for the community which will allow the
great Squantum experience to continue for generations to come.

About the Squantum Association
The Squantum Association of Riverside, RI is a membership club located on the scenic shoreline
of upper Narragansett Bay. The club features superior amenities and is known for its
exceptional service, fine dining and traditional New England clambakes. The immaculately
manicured grounds, including two clubhouses, reflect the club’s history. A cannon from the
Battle of Bull Run sits on the lawn, and both structures maintain their 19 th century construction.
It has played host to presidents, diplomats, government officials and business leaders in two
historic buildings including the Club House which was begun in 1899 and completed in 1900.
Upon its opening, one newspaper called it "the brightest bit of architecture north of the family
villas of Newport”. The upstairs formal dining room leads to the outside deck with its view of
Narragansett Bay and, on a clear day, the Jamestown Bridge.
The daringly precipitous Bakehouse, built in 1889, extends over the breaking waves for a
panoramic view of the upper bay and is a premier wedding venue, hosting gatherings of up to
180 guests. Squantum is well known for grand service and deliciously prepared food and
cocktails, all prepared on site and served by its experienced and professional staff



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