The Rotary Club of Orange Connecticut was chartered just before the Apollo 11 landed on the moon (or were they?). Despite being a relative newcomer amongst Rotary Clubs, this Club has a rich track record of being an important community and global partner.
They give out scholarships, actively run an Amber Alert ID program, recognize outstanding community leaders, generously support the Rotary Foundation, give out dictionaries to all of the 3rd graders in town, participate in Operation Warm (coats for kids), support Oklahoma Tornado Relief, sponsor an Interact Club and they recently donated a Van to the Town of Orange for the Senior Center.
Besides being excellent Stewards of their community, a good number of the Orange Rotarians are actively engaged in district and international roles. This is a group of Rotarians that knows how to give back. For instance:
- Trish Pearson is the District Conference Chair and a member of numerous committees
- Glenn Pearson is a District Leader in Youth Services
- Lynda Hammond is the Gift of Life Chair and District International Chair
The Orange Rotary Club supports their charitable giving through member contributions and their fundraisers. They typically run 3 annual fundraisers:
- Rose Sale
- Dinner Auction
- Lobster bake – They are one of the ‘Lobster 7’; that is one of 7 Clubs in our district that currently holds an annual Lobster Fest/Bake. Can you name the other 6?
Plus they added a new event to their line-up this year; The Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
The Club is always looking to add quality Rotarians to their membership ranks and is looking to create more awareness for the important role which they play in their community.
Orange Rotary is a Friday lunch Club that meets at The Racebrook Country Club, which affords very nice views of the golf course, friendly Rotarians and a pretty decent lunch. I’ve visited this Club 4 times in the past several months so there must something to it, come and see for yourself.