The Wallingford Rotary was a proud group of Rotarians tonight as we hosted the inaugural induction ceremony for the Mill River Union High School Interact Club. This evening the “little red schoolhouse” was full to the brim with Interact students, parents, grandparents and Rotarians.
Our newly formed Interact Club inducted 49 members this evening led by its president, John Graves under the guidance of their teacher advisors, Debra Gardner-Baasch and Cindy Roberts.
When I became president of the club, it was my hope for my presidency to solidify the relationship that our rotary club had with Mill River students who were always ready and willing to lend a hand to our “small but mighty” club when we needed extra hands and help to make our community functions successful. You have seen them at the Lobsterfest, Wallingford’s Bicycle Safety Day and at Stone Meadow, just to name a few events. This evening, I am very proud that we can call them our own Interact Club.
We enjoyed a wonderful evening of food and fellowship. We even had a gigantic “happy birthday” to our Hungarian exchange student and Interact member, Eszti.
Congratulations to the officers, members and faculty directors of the Mill River Interact Club ~ we know you will do great things and spread much fellowship and good will throughout our community and the world.
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This morning a group of Rotarians, conservation commission members and members of the Mill River Union High School Key Club gathered together to install stacked rail fencing at the parking area and entrance to Stone Meadow in Wallingford. Our current Rotary president, Donald Glendenning adopted this as his project during his term. The Rotary provided the financial support for the fencing materials and then also helped with the installation. Here are the before and after photos.
True to the saying that “many hands make light work” we had a great group of volunteers, both Rotarians, Conservation Committee members, community members and high school students who volunteered to make quick work of the installation. Here are some of the pictures of the workers in action….
Finally, here is a picture of the “crew” alongside their completed project. Congratulations and a big thank you to all involved, especially Don whose leadership helped make this service project happen and go smoothly.
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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!
Our raffle table with lots of generous donations from area merchants and businesses
Our new sign, thanks to President Glendenning greeted diners at the door to the Lodge.
Lots of smiling faces to greet our guests!
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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