Official Visit #58 – East Haddam Rotary

The 2nd visit is charm to the East Haddam Rotary Club.  I visited the Club back in September thinking that it would be an official visit but we became so engrossed in conversation that it never happened. Fast forward about 2 months and I returned to meet with the East Haddam Rotarians for the Official Visit. The Club was accommodating in that they agreed to change their meeting night from Thursday to Wednesday to make the visit work.

I brought Frances Viggiani, a prospective member along, , as special thank you to the Club for being so flexible. Frances and I teach together in the School of Business at Southern CT State University in New Haven (a shameless plug on my part for SCSU).

The Club has 10 hardworking members, hopefully 11 soon, that do an amazing amount of things for their size. Recently they:

  • Ran a Food Drive at Chestelm for their local food bank
  • They raised over $3,500 for the Liberty Bank Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • They co-hosted a Halloween event in conjunction with Project Safe Halloween at Rotary Park
  • They ran a Rotary / Scouting Pasta Dinner at the Sportsman’s Club in East Haddam

The East Haddam Rotary Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at the Gelston House, right next to Goodspeed Opera House, overlooking the Connecticut river.  It’s a beautiful historic restaurant with spectacular views of the Connecticut River filled with warm and friendly Rotarians.

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