Official Visit #21 – Seymour-Oxford Rotary Club

The Seymour-Oxford Rotary Club is a highly respected and integral part of the community fabric in the Valley and has been since 1928.

The Club awards an annual $500 Service Above Self Scholarship. Each year the  Club sponsors the Service Above Self Essay Contest. Contestants have 250 words to explain what service means to them, and to describe their personal experiences in service. The contest is open to residents of both Seymour and Oxford regardless of the high school they attend. The scholarship winner is the applicant whose essay is ranked the highest among the Rotary Club review panel. (source)

The Rotary Club of Seymour-Oxford annually recognizes community first responders in their community who go above and beyond the call of duty at a special annual recognition dinner.

The Club also does an annual Dictionary Project where they distribute dictionaries to all of the 3rd graders in two schools. They are also actively involved with Amber Alert as they frequently participate in registration drives, such as at the Big E.

The membership of the club generously supports The Rotary Foundation and is keenly in tune with Rotary’s PolioPlus efforts.

The Club meetings are well organized (see photo of place mats above), informative, fun and inviting . This is a group of Rotarians that clearly enjoys the friendship and fellowship of each other.

The Club is currently conducting a fundraiser that involves selling Seymour Holiday Ornaments and they are preparing for their big Candy-Apple sale that is coming up in about 2 weeks.

The SeymourOxford Rotary Club meets for breakfast on the 1st and 3rd weeks each month at the Sandwich Man, Rt. 67 Klarides Village in Seymour on Thursday mornings at 7:15 am.

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