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Chicken Pot Pie Dinner 2018

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Silent Auction Advance Bidding

This Sunday is the Wallingford Rotary’s Annual Lobsterfest and Silent Auction. This year, we will permit advance email bidding on items for those of you who are unable to attend the silent auction on Sunday. In order to bid on one of the items, please email your bid, which must be at least the minimum starting bid, to tammy.heffernan@mac.com. All email bids must be received prior to midnight Saturday, August 25th and must be for at least the minimum bid amount to considered valid bids. These advance bids will become the starting bids for the items at the silent auction on Sunday afternoon at the Lobsterfest. If you’d like to increase your chancing of being the top bidder and winning the item, please consider bidding more than the minimum bid amount. Winners will be notified by email or phone at the conclusion of the auction. Please include your contact information in your email bid. We can accept cash, check or credit cards for payment. Any perishable items must be picked up the day of the auction.

Directions for Advanced Bidding:

  1. Please include the item # or description in your email bid.
  2. Please include your name and phone in your bid.
  3. Please indicate your bid amount.
  4. Winners are responsible for picking up and payment for their items in a timely manner.
  5. By placing a bid, you are agreeing to pay Wallingford Rotary if you are the highest bidder.

Thank you for your support!

Item # Item Description Value Min. Bid
2 (2) Stratton Mtn Lift Tickets $230 $95
3 (2) Golf Twosome and Cart Rental Stratton Mtn $200 $80
4 Montshire Museum 2 passes = $34 $14
5 UVM Men’s Basketball 4-Pack Tickets to Home Game $100 $40
6 Bromley Mountain 2 Pack Lift Tickets $160 $65
7 Stewart Shops “A Month of Sundaes” Gift Certificates $100 $25
8 Okemo Mountain 2 Pack of Lift Tickets $200 $80
9 Vermont Country Store Gift Basket $125 $50
10 Vermont Country Store $25 Gift Card $25 $10
11 Cabot Cheese Gift Box $25 $10
12 Seacoast Repertory Theater $76 Gift Certificate $76 $30
13 Cape Air Certificate for Two Roundtrip Tickets $556 $225
14 Cord of Wood Split and Delivered Locally $200 $80
15 Learn to X-Country Ski with  Adrian Eisler & Lunch for 4 $100 $40
16 Hartsboro Pottery Piece N/A N/A
17 Thrive Center $25 Gift Card $25 $10
18 54X53 Blue and White Quilt $95 $40
19 53X43 Green Flower Basket Quilt $65 $25
20 Tooth Whitening Kit $150 $60
21 Victorian Inn $25 Gift Card $25 $10
22 Victorian Inn $25 Gift Card $25 $10
23 Victorian Inn $25 Gift Card $25 $10
24 Victorian Inn $25 Gift Card $25 $10
25 LaValley $50 Gift Card $50 $20
26 LaValley $50 Gift Card $50 $20
27 Glendenning Maple Syrup – Quart of Maple Syrup $25 $10
28 Sandra Marquis Item N/A N/A
29 Uganda Project Shirt $30 $15
30 Uganda Project Paper Bowl and Jewelry $20 $10
31 Guided Hike for 8 by Barry Griffith $100 $40
32 Kraftmaid Vanity with Granite top and sink $849 $150
33 Rutland Country Club Green Fees for Four $200 $80
34 Loretta’s Country Store $25 Gift Card $25 $10
35 Hand Braided Chair Mat $50 $20
36 The Foundry Killington $75 $30
37 Handmade Felted Slippers by Kathy Ross $40 $15
38 5 hours of Forest management consultation $250 $100
39 Mixed Case of Wines with 4 wine glasses $225 $90
40 Emergency Box/Basket $100 $25
41 SameSun  $1000 GC for Solar Array & consultation $1,000 $200
42 Lookout Killington $25 Gift Card $25 $10
43 Liquid Art Killington $25 Gift Card $25 $10
44 Sugar Hill Berry Farm Gift Card $25 $10
45 Lowell Klock Photography Photograph $175 $65
46 Antique Glass Jar $25 $10
47 Two Dozen Cookies $15 $7.50
48 Vegetarian Quiche $15 $7.50
49 Quiche with Meat $15 $7.50
50 Vermont glass vase $46 $18
51 Hand Braided Chair Mat $50 $20

 

Lobster Fest and Silent Auction!

It’s that time of the year! The Wallingford Rotary’s Annual Lobster Fest is upon us. This year we will also have a silent auction and live music! Tickets are now available from any Wallingford Rotarian or you can call Tammy at 802-259-3711. The price of $30 includes your choice of lobster or steak, all the trimmings, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert. Our community’s consistent support of this, our largest fundraiser of the year is wonderful and very much appreciated by our club and the children that we support! In addition to our support of our MRUHS scholarships, Bike Safety Day, Fishing Clinic and Derby, Project Dictionary and Youth Exchange, this year we are also supporting our new global work with Haddassah Girl Empowerment Project in Uganda, a wonderful organization that is working to help girls and women become self-supporting, learn a skill and be free from abusive relationships. Our new Rotary member Kevin Mullin is a key participant in the project and would be happy to fill you in on the wonderful work they are doing. Lobster Bake2018

Lobster Festival and Raffle

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It’s that time of the year again! Wallingford Rotary’s Annual Lobster Festival and Raffle. Please join us on Sunday August 27th for a delicious afternoon of community and seafood by the shore of Elfin Lake to end the summer.

Tickets are available now for $30 each. Each ticket entitles you to your choice (in advance) of lobster or steak, with all the trimmings, beverages and dessert. Feel free to BYOB. It’s a great way to enjoy a lazy summer Sunday afternoon.

This is our Club’s largest fundraiser of the year. The proceeds from this Lobster Festival and the accompanying raffle go to support our programs for the children of our community. These include:

  • Wallingford’s Annual Bike Safety Day where each child is fitted with a brand new, free bicycle helmet.
  • Project Dictionary where each 3rd grader in elementary school in Wallingford and surrounding towns is given a new dictionary of their own.
  • Fishing Derby and Clinic where each child who attends the free event gets to learn about fishing and catch fish and win prizes.
  • Scholarships – The Wallingford Rotary awards several scholarships each year to our local high school students.
  • Interact Club – Wallingford Rotary sponsors and supports the Mill River HS Interact Club in its community service pursuits.
  • Youth Exchange – Wallingford Rotary hosts incoming and outgoing youth exchange students.

Raffle Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. In addition to the cash prizes which are a first prize of 2/3 of the winning pool and second prize of 1/3 of the winning pool, this year’s prizes will include:

  • Two Okemo lift tickets
  • Four tickets to a UVM Men’s Basketball home game
  • Two tickets to the Montshire Museum
  • Plymouth Cheese Gift basket
  • Gift Certificates from local businesses and restaurants
  • Gift donations from our local businesses and merchants

If you are interested in buying raffle tickets or buying tickets to the Lobster Festival please call Tammy at 802-259-3711 or email tammy.heffernan@mac.com.

Your support of our local Rotary club is very much appreciated so we can continue to put service above self for our community and its children.

Thank you,

Tammy 
Lobster Festival Chairperson

 

Countdown to Lobster Fest!

Less than two weeks to Wallingford Rotary’s annual Lobster Fest and you are in luck! There is still time to purchase your tickets. Tickets cost $30 and entitle you to your choice of steak or lobster, the trimmings, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert. The backdrop for this great event is the Wallingford Lodge at Elfin Lake, a beautiful way to spend the last weekend before school starts.

Please call Tammy 259-3711 for tickets or email tammy.heffernan@mac.com

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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