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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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It’s Lobster Fest Time!

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You know you’ve been waiting for it! It’s time for the Wallingford Rotary’s Annual Lobster Fest.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday August 28th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wallingford Lodge on Elfin Lake in Wallingford. Tickets cost $30 per person and include your choice of lobster or steak, all the fixings, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. You can bring your own beverage of choice, friends, family and make it a spectacular evening, inside the lodge or outside on the grounds overlooking Elfin Lake.

Tickets are purchased in advance and available from any Wallingford Rotarian or you may call Tammy at 802-259-3711.

The Lobster Fest is our annual fundraiser for our scholarship program, dictionary program, bicycle safety program and fishing derby. Please come and support our community children while enjoying a great dinner!

 

Let Me Introduce Myself

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Let me introduce myself to you. I am Tammy Heffernan and I have been elected as the president of the Wallingford Rotary Club. I am very honored to have this distinction and humbled by the wonderful work that some many others have done prior to my year as president. A very heartfelt thank you goes out to Donald Glendenning, our immediate past president, who had the faith in me to believe that I had what it takes to lead our little club this year. Another very big thank you to Adrian Eisler-Williams, another past president who introduced me to Rotary and warmly welcomed me to our club and helped to make me feel very much at home in a very short amount of time.

For those of you who don’t know me, I am an attorney who is a general practitioner focusing on estate planning, probate court matters, real estate and general law. I am happy to help people navigate through their encounters with the legal process and I hope that I make it a little easier and more personable in the process. I have a wonderful husband and three sons who are all in college pursuing their own dreams. A New Jersey native by birth, I get to live here on my own little piece of heaven in beautiful Vermont and have for a good number of years now.

In addition to Rotary, I am also on the local district school board and enjoy spending time both gardening or cross-country skiing, (depending on the time of year) and reading a good book by the wood stove in the winter with a great cup of tea. I am lucky to be blessed with the company of good friends and I enjoy cooking and baking especially for my friends and family. If you’ve been to one of our recent pork dinners, you may have tasted bread I baked or some yummy dessert I baked. Enough about me, onto the important stuff!

Our little Rotary club (we are under 20 members) does a lot of good, community things which I have every intention of continuing.

We have a dictionary project founded by East Wallingford resident and long time Rotarian, Les Congdon, who sadly just recently passed away. Each year, our club buys and gives dictionaries to the third grade students at several local elementary schools. Les championed this project and we look forward to carrying it on in his memory for many years to come. The thank you letters from those kids are so adorable and are looked forward to by our members each year.

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Another great community event is Bike Safety where we, along with community partners, provide a day of bicycle fun and safety. We give away free helmets, helmet fitting and bike inspections for local kids. Each year, this event has lots of participation from the community, our club and volunteers. There are lots of things to do, such as our obstacle course and face painting and raffle for several free bicycles. Did I mention food? There is also complimentary food, drinks and snacks in addition to those free helmets. We love putting this event on with help from our local businesses and neighbors.

We also sponsor our Fishing Derby and Clinic each year where a community member volunteers the use of their pond that we stock with fish for our young community fisherman and fisherwomen to catch. There is a fishing clinic that starts the day and prizes at the end of the day for participants.

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We also sponsor several fundraising events during the year, such our annual Lobsterfest (it’s coming folks August 28th – tickets will be on sale soon!) at the Boys Camp at Elfin Lake which is a wonderful community event, our pork dinners in the spring and fall and our coin drop. Monies raised through these efforts are used for scholarships, dictionaries and other community service projects, such as the stacked rail fencing we donated and helped to install at the Stone Meadow Nature Center in Wallingford this spring. _DSC0647

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My personal goal this year is to start an Interact Club at our local high school. Many of these students so generously give their time and talent each year to help the success of our club. I hope that by sponsoring an Interact Club we can develop and enrich that bond and encourage those students to continue their selfless community service throughout their lives by sticking with Rotary as they graduate high school and go on to do great things in the world.

I hope that I can encourage members of our community who have not had the pleasure of attending one of our meetings and learning about Rotary and its motto of “service above self” to join us. While we normally meet Monday mornings at 7 a.m. for a breakfast meeting, we are going to revise our schedule this year to include one evening meeting per month for a relaxing dinner meet and greet. My purpose in doing this is to provide a setting where I hope that our students, their parents and our community members would be able to join us and find out, as I have, all about our, small but mighty club! There will be more information on that coming your way soon, I promise!

If you have an idea for a community service project or would like to learn more about our club or Rotary in general, I hope that you reach out to me, or one of our other Rotarians, or stop by the Little Red Schoolhouse on Monday morning at 7 a.m. and join us for a delicious breakfast provided by Wallingford Country Store ($10).

We, as Rotarians, desire to help make our community a better place. Please let me know how we can better do that. Thank you!

~Tammy

BBQ Pork Dinner

Join the Wallingford Rotary for its BBQ Pork dinner!

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The Wallingford Rotary Club will be holding its annual Spring fundraising dinner.

When?  Sat. April 9th from 5 – 7 pm.

Where? The Rotary Building, Main Street, Wallingford

Cost? $12 for adults  – $6 for children under 12

The picnic menu will feature our pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, pickles, with assorted beverages and a choice of homemade pies and desserts.

Want to enjoy your BBQ elsewhere? Takeouts are available!

We thank all of you in the community for joining us by supporting this benefit dinner which helps fund our local projects and the scholarships offered to Mill River Union High School students.

Dinner Tonight!

Join us this evening and let us do the cooking!

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January Pork Dinner

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LOBSTER FEST IS COMING! GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

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Wallingford Rotary will be having its annual Lobster Fest on Sunday August 16, 2015 from 4:30-7:30 at the Boy’s Lodge at Elfin Lake.

Please come out and join Rotary for this annual, fun and delicious event.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and there is a choice of lobster or steak with all the fixings.

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It is a great opportunity to relax and share a meal with friends and neighbors while supporting our Rotary Club that provides scholarships, dictionaries and community events such as the Fishing Derby and Bike Safety Day!

Tickets are available from any Rotarian or by emailing tammy.heffernan@mac.com.

Here are some pictures from our previous Lobster Fests!

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