Rotary Club of New Canaan

Recent Articles

Letter: Rotary Club of New Canaan Thanks Community for Supporting ‘Lobsterfest’

To the Editor:

The motto of Rotary is “Service above Self.” This year’s Rotary Lobsterfest certainly lived up to that mantra. On behalf of the entire Rotary Club of New Canaan, we wish to express our appreciation for the many individuals who helped to make this year’s Rotary Lobsterfest the best yet. Thousands of volunteer hours were expended to plan, set up, execute and clean up, and 1400 crustaceans selflessly gave of themselves to further our cause. The proceeds will be distributed to assist agencies locally, regionally and world wide to help make this world a little warmer, safer and more secure for those less fortunate. We wish to thank the following sponsors, without whom we could not have been as successful:

Walter Stewarts Market, Karl Chevrolet, Hobbs Inc., HTG Investment Advisors Inc., Benchmark IT, NewCanaanite.com, Reynolds and Rowella, Rucci Law Group, LLC, J. Hilburn, Team Engle, Westport Mortgage, New Canaan Advertiser, Santella Electric, The Glass House, Kenneth Gammill Jr., Esq., New England Academy of Dance, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, CAIM, Bankwell, Berkshire Hathaway, Cars.com, Charter Oak Beer, Halstead Properties, Melissa Engel, Hoyt Funeral Home, Lambert, Toohey & Rucci, Moffly Media, Netology, Rhone, and Round Rock Advisors. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , ,

Letter: Inviting the Community to Support the Rotary Club Lobsterfest

Consider yourself personally invited to support the 32nd Annual Rotary Club Lobsterfest to be held Friday, Sept. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 from 12 to 8 p.m.

Proceeds benefit local and international organizations supported through the Rotary Club of New Canaan’s annual grant awards. Organizations supported in the past include the New Canaan Library, Meals on Wheels, the Getabout Van, New Canaan YMCA, Person to Person, Domus, Future5, Camp Horizons, ABC of New Canaan, Americares Free Clinics, Carriage Barn Arts Center, Kids in Crisis, and many others. In addition, the Rotary Club of New Canaan supports International efforts of Rotary International to eradicate Polio and other humanitarian efforts, including HALO, an organization committed to clearing land mines around the world. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , ,

Q&A: Getting to Know the Rotary Club of New Canaan

Here’s the first installment of a Q&A series running this week and next, where we get to know some of New Canaan’s wonderful service organizations. We start with the Rotary Club of New Canaan. Here’s our exchange with Valerie Connolly, incoming president of the organization. New Canaanite: Is the Rotary Club of New Canaan part of a national or international organization? If so, please provide details of that organization, such as the year it started, its size and scope. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , ,

Did You Hear … ?

New Canaan Police say residents have reported multiple break-ins of unlocked vehicles, including overnight last Friday. Several items were taken from a Mill Road vehicle, unlocked in its driveway, and two more cars on Silvermine Road were illegally entered. Darien saw 22 motor vehicle burglaries in a three-night stretch. Officials are urging residents to safeguard their valuables and lock their cars. ***

There are about 514,000 gallons of water in Waveny Pool, Recreation Director Steve Benko said during a Parks & Recreation Commission meeting Wednesday night. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Letter: Support the Rotary Club Lobsterfest

Consider yourself personally invited to support the 31st Annual Rotary Club Lobsterfest to be held on Friday September 23rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday September 24th from 12:00 noon until 8:00pm. Proceeds benefit local and international organizations supported through the New Canaan Rotary Club’s annual grant awards. Organizations supported in the past include the New Canaan Library, Meals on Wheels, the Getabout Van, New Canaan YMCA, Person to Person, Domus, Future5, Camp Horizons, ABC of New Canaan, Americares Free Clinics, Carriage Barn Arts Center, Kids in Crisis, and many others. In addition, the Rotary Club of New Canaan supports International efforts of Rotary International to eradicate Polio and other humanitarian efforts, including HALO, an organization committed to clearing land mines around the world. If you’ve been to Lobsterfest before, you know what a great tradition this event is, and if you haven’t attended before, I encourage you to make plans to support this fun family event. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , ,