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Annual Fishing Derby/Clinic

250 Brook Trout have been placed into the pond on West Hill Road, ready for the fishing!

Join the Wallingford Rotary for its annual Fishing Derby/Clinic open to all area children free of charge! The clinic starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday June 9th at the former Glendenning Pond at the end of West Hill Road in Wallingford. There will be free refreshments, a fishing clinic and prizes!

The Rotary sponsors this event each year in conjunction with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife as part of its “Let’s Go Fishing” program. Our Fish and Wildlife certified instructor will run a fishing clinic for all children.

Fishing Derby flyer 2018

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

 

A Little Hungary?

Come hear our Youth Exchange student, Eszti Toth speak about her home country of Hungary and her home city of Budapest this Friday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Library. The event is free and open to all. There will be light refreshments served. It is guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening.

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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.

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Wallingford Rotary!

If you are you making resolutions, and would like to make your community and your world a better place in 2017, consider joining Rotary this year.

If you are in the Wallingford, Vermont area, please come join our Wallingford Rotary, affectionately called the “Little Red Schoolhouse”. Give us a whirl by stopping by one of our meetings, 7 a.m. on Monday mornings except for the last Monday of the month, when we meet at 5:30 p.m.

Rotarians number over 1.2 million in over 200 countries and geographic areas. They work on world wide efforts, such as the eradication of polio, safe drinking water and disaster assistance and are the same folks who here in our own little community of Wallingford help sponsor Bike Safety Day and installed the beautiful fencing that graces the entrance at the Stone Meadow. The opportunities available are endless and the good you experience from helping to make our world, and our own community, a better place, are unmeasurable.

We would love to hear your ideas and have you become

a part of our community and help make 2017 a good year.

Happy and Healthy New Year!

Your Wallingford Rotarians

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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!

Evening Meeting Kickoff

IMG_20160828_171511789_HDRAfter a very successful Lobster festival on Sunday, the Wallingford Rotary kicked off its one evening meeting per month schedule last night. We enjoyed delicious food provided by the Wallingford Country Store, wonderful fellowship and had the chance to hear all about some of the plans that our new Mill River Union High School Interact Club has planned for the beginning of the school year.

If you are interested in hearing more about Wallingford Rotary, or the Mill River Union HS Interact Club, or just want to know how you can volunteer in our community, please join us on Monday evening, September 26th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for our next evening meeting. We hope to see you there!

Here are some photos from last evening’s meeting.

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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!