On Saturday, the Wallingford Rotary celebrated community with its annual roast pork dinner. Diners were treated to delicious roast pork, homemade garlic mashed potatoes, locally sourced salad, applesauce, homemade sourdough bread with homemade pie for dessert. They were also able to see the Mill River Interact Club in action. Members of the Interact Club volunteered their evening to help prep the potatoes, serve beverages to our guests, clear and reset tables, wash and dry dishes, keep the dessert table fully stocked and lend a general air of enthusiasm and good cheer to the event.
Here are some pictures of our wonderful Interact volunteers. Wallingford Rotary extends a big thank you to all those students to who volunteered a portion of their Saturday evening to help make this community event special.
Happy New Year from the Wallingford Rotary!
If you are you making resolutions, and would like to make your community and your world a better place in 2017, consider joining Rotary this year.
If you are in the Wallingford, Vermont area, please come join our Wallingford Rotary, affectionately called the “Little Red Schoolhouse”. Give us a whirl by stopping by one of our meetings, 7 a.m. on Monday mornings except for the last Monday of the month, when we meet at 5:30 p.m.
Rotarians number over 1.2 million in over 200 countries and geographic areas. They work on world wide efforts, such as the eradication of polio, safe drinking water and disaster assistance and are the same folks who here in our own little community of Wallingford help sponsor Bike Safety Day and installed the beautiful fencing that graces the entrance at the Stone Meadow. The opportunities available are endless and the good you experience from helping to make our world, and our own community, a better place, are unmeasurable.
We would love to hear your ideas and have you become
a part of our community and help make 2017 a good year.
Happy and Healthy New Year!
Your Wallingford Rotarians
Today, we wish our lovely Hungarian Exchange student Eszti, a very happy birthday! Eszti lives in Budapest, Hungary and is here through the Rotary Youth Exchange program. She turns “sweet sixteen” today here in the United States while staying with her first American host family. We know that it’s hard to celebrate your birthday away from family and friends and we, at the Wallingford Rotary send all our love and best wishes for a very happy birthday!
We will be meeting next Monday, September 19 at 7 a.m. for breakfast and then the following Monday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. for our monthly dinner meeting. Please join us to learn more about Rotary and what it does for our community. $10 for breakfast or dinner, meals provided by the Wallingford Country Store.
Since the Wallingford Rotary Club is entrusted with the stewardship of the Paul Harris “little red schoolhouse”, our Rotary club often has the wonderful opportunity to have visiting Rotarians from all over the world stop in for a meeting or a visit. This past Saturday, we were able to open our doors for a little while for a Kansas Rotarian who was visiting the area for a wedding. Chuck Udell from Kansas and I had a great time while he got a quick tour of the little red schoolhouse.
If you are a Rotarian and will be in the “neighborhood” please reach out to us even if you can’t make one of our Monday meetings. If at all possible, one of us will do our best to try to arrange to meet you at a mutually convenient time and give you the tour. There’s lot of Rotary history to see at the little red schoolhouse and we love to meet our fellow Rotarians!
Our Hungarian exchange student was treated by one our Rotarians to a performance by the New York City Stand Up Shakespeare Company during their performance in Plymouth Notch. Ezsti was joined by two other students who will be one of her host families while she is here in the United States. Here are some pictures from the day.
After a very successful Lobster festival on Sunday, the Wallingford Rotary kicked off its one evening meeting per month schedule last night. We enjoyed delicious food provided by the Wallingford Country Store, wonderful fellowship and had the chance to hear all about some of the plans that our new Mill River Union High School Interact Club has planned for the beginning of the school year.
If you are interested in hearing more about Wallingford Rotary, or the Mill River Union HS Interact Club, or just want to know how you can volunteer in our community, please join us on Monday evening, September 26th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for our next evening meeting. We hope to see you there!
Here are some photos from last evening’s meeting.