Letter: ‘Thank You’ from Rotary Club to New Canaan Community


Speaking for the Rotary Club of New Canaan, I thank everyone who generously supported our “contactless,” drive-through Lobsterfest at the Waveny Park pool pavilion this past weekend.

We sold over 1,000 meals, including 100 that will be prepared by our catering partners and delivered by our members to first responders this week. The traditional early fall Lobsterfest on the lawns of the Historical Society was not possible this year, but our enterprising members came up with a plan to keep the event alive for a 35th year and Steve Benko, Director of Parks and Recreation, made available the perfect location for a drive-through. We could not have done it without the SLOBS from the high school, who directed the traffic inside Waveny Park, in the rain on Friday and the sun on Saturday. 

NewCanaanite’s editor, Michael Dinan very kindly produced a podcast, interviewing one of our members, describing the planning for this year’s event. Michael also generously ran a banner across the top of NewCanaanite’s home page publicizing Lobsterfest, for which we are most grateful. Our loyal sponsors covered much of the costs we incurred in staging the event. Thanks to the support from residents, which exceeded our expectations, the club will continue to support global initiatives of Rotary International, like ongoing efforts to end polio, as well as making grants to local organizations providing services in the areas of health and wellness, and education and literacy, two areas of focus for Rotary International.

Thank you very much,

Rob Fryer
Rotary Club of New Canaan -35th Lobsterfest Chairman

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