President Tony Riggio is off to a great start in this new Rotary year as the Westport Rotary Club is firing smoothly on all cylinders adding new members, evaluating new meeting places, forging new working relationships with the Westport Sunrise Club, exploring the possibility of engaging in hands-on international projects and getting ready for their biggest fundraiser; their Lobsterfest on Sept 21st.
The Westport Rotary Club, a Tuesday luncheon club, launched the Westport Sunrise Club 25 years ago increasing the combined Rotary membership of the 2 clubs from 107 to about 160 Rotarians.
The Westport Rotary Club is known for philanthropy and providing hands-on project leadership both locally and internationally, including supporting 33 local organizations with over $50,000 in donations last year. (Source Wesport.Patch.Com)
The Westport Club also focuses well on club service with a deliberate membership program, public relations and leadership succession, Steve Lewine has already been named as President-elect.
Come out to their Lobsterfest on Sept 21st and say hello, Jenn and I will be there. Did I mention that they have yellow t-shirts for the volunteers?
You’ve characterized our club accurately, Rick. It was good having you as our speaker this week. Come back for a visit anytime. We’ll be glad to see you. Jane Sherman, Newsletter Scribe
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