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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!

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New-ness at Wallingford Rotary

Wallingford Rotary’s most recent meeting this morning, contained a lot of “newness”. It was the first meeting presided over by our new President, Nan Dubin. It was also the first meeting attended by our new District Governor Venu Rao. It was rounded out with the induction of our newest member, Taffy Hyyppa.

We are pleased to welcome Taffy and our other new member, Kevin Mullin to the Wallingford Rotary. We are excited by their enthusiasm and support of our little club and look forward to having them as a part of our “small but mighty” club.

If you are interested in attending one of our Rotary meetings to find out what the Wallingford Rotary is all about and how our mission of “service above self” may correspond with your own volunteer aspirations, please feel free to come along to one of our meetings, Monday mornings at 7 a.m. or as otherwise posted on this site or our Facebook page!

We’d love to have you!

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President Nan Dubin, DG Venu Rao and Taffy Hyyppa

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President Nan Dubin accepting banner from DG Venu Rao

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DG Venu Rao presenting certificate for Rotary Brick installed by Wallingford Rotary in honor of the dedication of outgoing president, Erika Berner

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

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

Speakers Always Wanted

The Wallingford Rotary Club is always happy to have local people come to speak at our Monday morning meetings. If you are interested in speaking at one of our meetings and enjoying a delicious homemade breakfast at the same time, kindly email us.