Ledyard Rotary Green & White Dinner Dance

The Ledyard Rotary Club held their Annual Green & White Dinner Dance to raise money in support of the Wes Johnson Memorial Scholarship; a scholarship given to a Ledyard high School student who exemplifies the endearing characteristics of Wes Johnson. The dinner event featured a nice dinner provided by Pasta Vita of Old Saybrook, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, a DJ and dancing. Many members of the Ledyard Rotary Club as well as friends, family and community members turned out for the event.

Ledyard Rotary & Derby-Shelton Rotary each induct 3 new members today!

The membership in Rotary District 7980 grew by 6 as The Ledyard Rotary Club & The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club each induct 3 new members today.

Ledyard President Carol Christiansen and Derby-Shelton President Bill Miller have been keenly focused on membership retention and attraction since the new year kicked off back in July.

Ledyard new members:

  • Ellen Swercewski – involved in the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation in Procurement and Walk Director.
  • Larry Erhart – Numismatist.╩ Rare coin expert, trade shows, gold, silver estate buying, convention marketing, specializing in rare bank notes, obsolete notes, large currency and U.S. domestic coinage.
  •  Ed Lynch – Presently working as an Engineering consultant in the bio/pharmaceutical business.


Derby-Shelton new members:

  • Cathy Ferreira-Golino – Manager People’s Bank in Shelton
  • Eunice Lisk – Occupation: Manager – Cardiac Rehabilitation Griffin Hospital
  • Kate Feeley – Marketing Manager – Benchmark Senior Living in Shelton

Derby-Shelton also awarded a Paul Harris Recognition to Marge Domorod


Congratulations to these 6 new Rotarians and to Marge Domorod on her Paul Harris Recognition!!

Ledyard Rotary Club hosts successful Prospective Member ‘Meet and Greet’

Ledyard Club Meet & Greet shot by Mark Patnode

Ledyard Club Meet & Greet shot by Mark Patnode

So what happens when you put 20-25 Rotarians, plus their spouses and partners with 15 prospective Rotarians in an eclectic shop in Gales Ferry with some interesting conversation, good wine and delicious food? Well if you are the Ledyard Rotary Club then you are looking at 7 solid leads for new members.

The Ledyard Rotary Club hosted a ‘Meet & Greet’ event last night that was designed to attract new members into their Rotary Club as well as to create awareness for all of the important things that they do in their community.

The event, which was held at the Seasonal Home of Gales Ferry was very well attended by Rotarians, spouses, partners and about 15 prospective members and when the night was over 7 of the invitees expressed strong interest in becoming Rotarians.

As you can imagine President Carol Christiansen and the other members of the Ledyard Connecticut Rotary Club are extremely pleased with how well the night went and are looking forward to having the new class of 2013 begin attending their weekly breakfast meetings as guests.

The 7 interested prospective members aren’t just warm bodies; they are past Rotarians, Friends of Ledyard Rotarians or Business Associates of Ledyard Rotarians that were invited.

I am honored to have been invited to this evening and am looking forward to doing an induction or two in the near future.

The Ledyard Rotary Club meets on Thursday mornings at Groton Inn & Suites – 99 Goldstar Highway (Route 184) – Groton, CT. Always a great way to start a Thursday.