Silent Auction Update 8-1-19

The generosity of our community astounds us here at the Wallingford Rotary.

The auction items are coming in and we will be posting pictures/updates and information as they do. The Silent Auction will be held at our Lobster Fest on September 8th at the Wallingford Lodge from 4:30-7:30 with the auction closing at 6:30 p.m.

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Annual Silent Auction and Lobster Fest Time!

It’s that time of the year again! Wallingford Rotary will be holding its annual silent auction and lobster fest. Tickets to the Lobster Fest are $30 for either lobster or steak dinner with all the trimmings, beverages and dessert. Please email tammy.heffernan@gmail.com or call Tammy at 259-3711 for tickets or you can ask any Wallingford Rotarian.

The Lobster Festival and Silent Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and will be held this year, as always at the Wallingford Lodge at Elfin Lake in Wallingford, Vermont on September 8, 2019. The event attracts approximately 150 community members who enjoy a lobster dinner with all the trimmings on the shore of beautiful Elfin Lake. We have a silent auction during the event to raise additional funds for our community causes as listed below.

The proceeds from this event locally to support our community projects for children this year will be split will be used in our communities to support the Wallingford Rotary‚Äôs work with area children including high school scholarships, our annual Wallingford Bike Safety Day where each child who comes is given a free new bicycle helmet fitted just for them, Project Dictionary where each third grade student in our communities’ schools of Danby, Wallingford, Tinmouth, Shrewsbury and Clarendon is given a new dictionary/thesaurus to keep as their own, our annual Fishing Clinic and derby and Youth Exchange with international rotary clubs providing local students an opportunity to experience a year living abroad with a host family.

We hope that you will help support our small but mighty club by attending the dinner and/or bidding at our silent auction. Please check back here for auction items as we receive them from our generous donors.

If you are a business owner or community member and would like to contribute an item or an experience to this year’s auction and be recognized as a Wallingford Rotary supporter or sponsor please email tammy.heffernan@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Mentoring Luncheon

The Wallingford Rotary was very happy to host its Mill River Union High School Interact Club for a career day/mentoring luncheon on Monday, April 8th at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Wallingford.

About a dozen Interact students joined Wallingford Rotary members to hear about career paths the Rotarians have chosen. Over a delicious lunch, the two groups shared fellowship and career suggestions, advice and stories.

The Interact Club will use the luncheon toward its Interact Presidential Citation award, a requirement of the prestigious award. A good time was had by all.

Leadership

Here are some photos of our president-elect Randell Barclay receiving his leadership pin at the recent Rotary Leadership Institute. Congratulations to Randell and all the others who participated!

Teach Napal Project Fundraising Dinner

Many thanks to the many hands that helped to make our “Teach Napal Project fundraising dinner last Saturday at the Wallingford Rotary a big success!

As usual, our small but mighty club roared into action to serve more than 60 German Pork dinners and homemade apple desserts to our friends and neighbors on Saturday, January 26th at the Little Red Schoolhouse.

Our MRUHS Interact Club members were at the ready – helping our diners with beverages, clearing and re-setting tables and probably most importantly and very much appreciated by our guests, helping guests get in and out safely — offering a steady hand to help navigate the somewhat slippery sidewalks outside!

With the help of the Rotarians, Interact members and Rotary friends, and thanks to our great community without whom these dinners would not be such a success, we will be able to donate $500 to the Teach Napal Project, to assist with Napalese teacher education programs, furthering the Rotary motto of “service above self”.

Here are some lovely pictures of the evening, with photo credit to our special visiting guest and helper, Guenevere Crum.

 

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Pot Pie Dinner!

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner 2018

Thank you!!!

FABopLZ2S369s1IwOdawwQThank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who helped make Sunday’s Lobsterfest and Silent Auction a success! Special thanks to our sponsors who so generously donated their time, talents, products and services so we could continue to help our community children and the Uganda project! Here are some photos from the day!

 

A special belated happy birthday to our president, Nan Dubin – who spent her entire birthday being an important part of the Lobsterfest and Silent Auction, showing that Rotarians are awesome and totally put service above self!

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