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And more Silent Auction goodies!

The silent auction list continues to grow! Thank you to all those businesses and individuals who have donated to date! Newly added items include:
 
~4 $25 gift certificates to the Pub donated by the Victorian Inn
~Kraftmaid bathroom vanity with granite top and undermount sink (picture below) donated by Glendenning VT Country Homes
~Quart of maple syrup donated by the Glenndennings
~Teeth Whitening Kit donated by Dr. Baasch
~(4) Green fees donated by Rutland Country Club
~(2) $50 gift certificates donated by LaValley Building Supply
~$25 gift certificate donated by Loretta’s Country Store

~Gift basket donated by the Vermont Country Store
~Gift certificate donated by the Vermont Country Store
~Twosome of Golf and Golf Cart donated by Stratton Mountain
~2 lift tickets donated by Stratton Mountain
~Roundtrip airfare for 2 donated byCape Air
~Four-pack of Men’s basketball home game tickets donated by UVM Athletics
~2 admission passes and coupon donated by Montshire Museum
~X Country Ski Lesson and Lunch for 4 donated by Adrian Eisler
~Guided Hike donated by Barry Griffith
~Split and Delivered Cord of Firewood donated by Steve Baker
~Handmade braided chair mats donated by Lois Johnstone and Kathy Detko
~Handcrafted quilt (53×43) made and donated by Ann Latucca
~Handcrafted quilt (54×53) made and donated by Lena Drzewiczewski
~Cabot Cheese Basket donated by Cabot Cheese
~Gift Certificate donated by Seacoast Repetory Theater
~Mixed case of wine donated by Taffy Hyyppa
~Gift Certificate for PYO 5 lbs of blueberries donated by Sugar Hill Berry Farm
~Pair of Lift Tickets donated by Okemo Mountain
~Pair of Lift Tickets donated by Bromley Mountain
~Photograph donated by Lowell Klock
~and so much more!

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Lobsterfest Silent Auction Update!

We at the Wallingford Rotary are simply overwhelmed by the support we are receiving for this year’s Silent Auction to be held during our Lobsterfest on Sunday, August 26th at the Wallingford Lodge at Elfin Lake. We hope that you have secured your tickets to join us for an amazing evening! This year, we will have live music, a silent auction with amazing items for bid as well as our delicious and fun lobster dinner! Tickets, if you don’t already have them are available from any Wallingford Rotarian for $30 each, your choice of either lobster or steak with all the trimmings.

Our Silent Auction list grows every day –

~Gift basket donated by the Vermont Country Store
~Gift certificate donated by the Vermont Country Store
~Twosome of Golf and Golf Cart donated by Stratton Mountain
~2 lift tickets donated by Stratton Mountain
~Roundtrip airfare for 2 donated byCape Air
~Four-pack of Men’s basketball home game tickets donated by UVM Athletics
~2 admission passes and coupon donated by Montshire Museum
~X Country Ski Lesson and Lunch for 4 donated by Adrian Eisler
~Guided Hike donated by Barry Griffith
~Split and Delivered Cord of Firewood donated by Steve Baker
~Handmade braided chair mats donated by Lois Johnstone and Kathy Detko
~Handcrafted quilt (53×43) made and donated by Ann Latucca
~Handcrafted quilt (54×53) made and donated by Lena Drzewiczewski
~Cabot Cheese Basket donated by Cabot Cheese
~Gift Certificate donated by Seacoast Repetory Theater
~Mixed case of wine donated by Taffy Hyyppa
~Gift Certificate for PYO 5 lbs of blueberries donated by Sugar Hill Berry Farm
~Pair of Lift Tickets donated by Okemo Mountain
~Pair of Lift Tickets donated by Bromley Mountain
~Photograph donated by Lowell Klock
~and so much more!

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

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

Lobster Fest 2015

Thanks to all those who came and participated in the Wallingford Rotary’s Lobster Fest 2015. The club was able to meet its budget with regard to this fundraising event which helps support its scholarship program.

Special thanks to the Mill River Union High School Key Club members who gave up their Sunday to come and help us set up and serve! We could not have done it without your help!

Here are some pictures of the event. If you missed this year’s event, our next Lobster Fest will be held on Sunday August 21, 2016!

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Our raffle table with lots of generous donations from area merchants and businesses

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Our new sign, thanks to President Glendenning greeted diners at the door to the Lodge.

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Lots of smiling faces to greet our guests!

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The Wallingford Boys’ Lodge provides a wonderful mix of outdoor dining by Elfin Lake and indoor dining to suit everyone’s wishes!

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