Official Visit #23 – Westport Sunrise Rotary – A Happy Yellow Place!!

The Westport Sunrise Club came out in full force yellow this past Friday for the Official Visit with many of their members donning yellow attire. I was also presented with a large yellow duck, a duck race t-shirt and a stylish yellow carrying bag. Nice touch Westport Sunrise.

Westport Sunrise Wine Tasting 2013

Westport Sunrise Wine Tasting 2013

The Club will celebrate their 25th Anniversary in November, they were a spin off club from the Westport lunch club back in 1988. At the time the Westport lunch club had 107 members, today the two clubs have a combined membership of about 160 members pretty evenly split.

The Westport Sunrise Club has 2 primary annual fundraisers:

  • The Great American Duck Race (held in June each year)
  • The 24th Wine Tasting Event annual will be held on October 25th at The Great Hall,
    Christ & Holy Trinity Church in Westportthe club proudly presents excellent food, international wines, music, and outstanding camaraderie of attendees, guests and supporters

The club generously supports the following charities and programs:

Westport Sunrise Charities and Service Programs

Many members of the Club are active in the district, the zone and with Rotary International. Roy Fuchs heads up the 4-way test contest, Dennis Wong (President-elect) is involved with Peace and Polio programs, Eric Zelinksi is part of the District Finance Committee and John Hendrickson is a Assistant Governor of Area 2.

This club and it’s members are very engaged in Rotary, the community and world affairs. This club is a model of continuous improvement as they are always building on their ‘lessons learned’ and trying new things.

The Westport Sunrise Club meets on Fridays at 7:30 a.m. at Bobby Q’s Restaurant, 42 Main Street, Westport. They have a tasty breakfast and a great deal of fun. Stop in and see them!!

Westport Sunrise Visit on 06-07-2013

President Steve Violette showing the recent press

President Steve Violette showing the recent press

The Great Duck Race is coming on 6/22/13

The Great Duck Race is coming on 6/22/13

I had the pleasure of visiting the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club (WSR) this morning for their breakfast meeting. Not only did I experience a welcome fellowship from all of their members but they bestowed many yellow ducks and a yellow duck carrying bag on me (photo).

The WSR is a very active club and well organized club that is growing their membership in leaps and bounds and doing amazing things in the community and the world.

The club has had a great year under President Steve Violette’s leadership. They are currently getting ready for their major fundraiser; The Great Duck Race on June 22nd.

WSR plans to celebrate their 25th anniversary this coming year during incoming President Bob Galan’s term.

WSR has many of it’s members involved in key D7980 leadership positions for many years.

Looking for a great place to make-up? Then do so on Friday mornings at Bobby Q’s BBQ & Grill 42 Main Street, Westport, CT  06880