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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

 

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Annual Fishing Derby and Clinic

Today was a beautiful day for our Rotary Club’s annual fishing derby and clinic. Rotarians were out to help make it a fun day for area children and their families. Lots of smiles, lots of fish and lots of fun! Thanks to all who came out to participate and all those Rotarians in our small but mighty club that always make it all work for our community!

We’re Proud!

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Photo Credit Jacob Hannah for The New York Times

Wallingford Rotary’s Hungarian exchange student, Eszter Toth and Rotarian Nan Dubin both made the New York Times today! We’re so very proud of both of them since we love to see what our Rotarians and our exchange students are doing in the community.  In addition to all the other aspects of settling into a new country, Eszti has also decided to take on Arabic lessons while she is staying here in Wallingford. The Arabic lessons are being taught in Rutland for free in preparation for the Syrian refugees who are anticipated to arrive in Rutland.

If you are interested in participating in the lessons or want more information, you can join the free lessons at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rutland.  The lessons will be held on Monday through Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm.The dates are Jan. 2nd- Jan. 5th and Jan. 9th- Jan. 12th.  Any questions email  morgandenehy@gmail.com

To read more about the New York Times article, find it here.

 

Breakfast with Santa

Please join the Wallingford Rotary and the Mill River Interact Club next Saturday December 17th for Breakfast with Santa. We look forward to seeing you!santa-flyer

Welcome to the Mill River Union High School Interact Club!

_dsc0734The 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. _dsc0721

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.

 

Happy Sweet Sixteen!

1078753_407302382713902_1255596840_oToday, 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!

Visitors

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.

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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!