The D7980 Foundation Brunch is today

What better way for 150 Rotarians and friends to spend a rainy/windy Sunday afternoon than by gathering at a fabulous banquet facility and recognizing the many people and clubs who generously support The Rotary Foundation?

At long last the District 7980 Foundation Brunch is finally upon us. The festivities start in just a few short hours!!!

The event’s primary focus is to recognize clubs and individuals who have helped to advance the service work of Rotary International by contributing to the Rotary Foundation during the past year.

Keynote Speaker(s): Jennifer Jones, RI Director Nominee – Zones 28/28

Location: Woodwinds – Branford CT 12 p.m. – 3 P.m.

Dinner Foundation Brunch Chair Sheryl A. Shaughnessey has been working diligently on this event with PDG Rick Benson and District Secretary Doug K. Lisk for months. PDG Brian Amey will be the MC today.

We will post many event photos tomorrow.


March with our fellow Newtown Rotarians on Labor Day (Sept 2nd)

It seems like a lifetime ago but the Sandy Hook tragedy is still less than a year behind us.

Many of us were anxious to help after the horrific tragedy that took place in our district on December 14th and until recently writing checks was the primary way to provide assistance.

Now Newtown President Tom McKirdy and our favorite Immediate Past District Governor Brian Amey (and Newtown Rotarian) are asking for our help in participating in the Newtown Labor Day Parade. They would like strong District-wide Rotary presence of parade marchers as a show of support to the Newtown community.

In iPDG Brian Amey‘s words ‘Any District Rotarian that feels like a stroll through the leafy street of Newtown will be welcome, please ask them to contact me if they are coming. Asking all comers to bring their Club banners as a show of solidarity! The Parade is expected to be one of the biggest in recent history. The Press Corp will be there in force and the theme says it all “We are Newtown Marching Strong”‘.

Please contact iPDG Brian Amey via email by clicking here

DG Brian Amey Completes his Project tonight at St. Martin de Porres Academy

District Governor Brian Amey’s project concluded tonight in a big way as the raffle winners (names withheld until the winners can be contacted) were draw at St Martin dePorres Academy in New Haven.

DG Brian and many people worked very hard to raise funds to help break the cycle of poverty by providing life changing opportunities for the young people helped by St. Martin de Porres Academy. The final tally (and checks) are still coming in as numerous clubs have pledged support for DG Brian’s project.

Financial support came for DG Brian’s project came in; the form of direct donations to the project, as proceeds from the raffle tickets and from the ‘Quilt Friends of the Governor’ auction.

Look for next issue of ‘Brian’s Blast’ and/or The Beacon for the final scoop on this project.

Be sure to shout out to the Gov. and tell him what a great job that he did with this, he has much to be proud of.