The members of the Stratford Rotary Club know that it can’t be all work and no play, so play they do. Last night the Stratford Rotary Club held a waterside fellowship picnic at Short Beach in Stratford Connecticut. Short Beach is another one of those hidden gems in Connecticut that is within 20 miles of my house which I had no idea was there. Near-home discoveries like this are one of the biggest benefits of the DG job.
There was plenty of good times, good food and great family fun last night as over 50 adults and children attended. Besides having a very nice clean beach and a comfortable pavilion, the venue has a very large playscape for kids to explore. Immediate Past President Chris Pia was leading the way on the beach with a new game of skill involving throwing a frisbee into a can.
Jennifer Bassett was giving President-elect Pat Gallagher and her husband lessons learned about her Rotary training experience including proper waving techniques. AG Ann Brignola and Joe were in attendance and enjoying themselves. Ann was happily bragging about and showing photos of the new Star in their family.
President Bill O’Brien is having a great time leading his club this year and we both commented on how fast that the time is flying by. Many of members of Bill’s family were in attendance last night including his sister Joan who recently gave a program on Feng shui to the Stratford Rotary Club. Joan’s talk calibrated the balance of this already high functioning club that knows…happy Rotarians are Engaged Rotarians.