Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) Home Buying


Scary Hoarder House Project for B&B Realty

I just closed on this project house with my partner, it was a short-sale. The deal was that we had to take it ‘as-is’ with all of the treasures.

This spacious North Haven home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a ton historic charm.

This house was remodeled about 12 years ago but has been so neglected and cluttered that it is in need of major clean-up, modernization and a double dose of love.

Watch our progress as we turn this hoarder house into a stunning beauty over the next 45 days or so. It should be ready for move-in in time to enjoy the Holidays.

Contact Rick Bassett



Interact Council of Presidents held in Stratford on Sunday

Members from 20 (of our 53 Interact Clubs) and 12 (of our 61 Rotary Clubs) attended a lively program Sunday (2/2/2014) on Interact at the Homewood Suites in Stratford.

The Interact Council of Presidents (ICoP’s) is an Interact district wide meeting of Interact Presidents within Rotary District 7980 that is designed to collaboratively lead and plan the activities of the Interact Clubs within our District.

Interact are clubs for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.

Interact has a membership of over 250,000 youth in more than 11,000 clubs worldwide. It’s one of Rotary’s fastest growing programs. Interact clubs are self-governing and self-supporting and can be either school or community based. Interact’s name is a combination of the words international and action. With clubs in over 120 countries and geographical areas, Interact is truly an international phenomenon. Interact’s global youth network is dedicated to community and international service. Every Interact club project, great or small, has a lasting impact on society worldwide. Brazil, India, the Philippines, and the United States boast the highest number of Interact clubs.

Rotary Club Fun(d)raisers for the next 30 days

There are many great Rotary Club Fun(d)raisers coming up in the next 30 days.

Be sure to come out and support these Clubs as Fun(d)raisers provide the gas in the ‘Doing Good’ engine.

Your Club’s event missing? Let us know and we will add it to this blog posting.

Missing some great Rotarian’s

Jim, Hugh and Jianny are enduring examples of Service Above Self

Jim, Hugh and Jianny are enduring examples of Service Above Self

The Rotary new year starts with excitement and hope on July 1st but very often we are grounded by the realities of life; in particular with the loss of our very dear friends, our fellow Rotarian’s.

Sadly since the beginning of the our new Rotary year we have lost three great Rotarian’s that I am aware of:

Jim Mahon – North Haven Rotary

Hugh Campbell – Colchester Rotary

Jianny Bianchi Keegan – North Haven Rotary

Jim joined Rotary in 1971 while Hugh joined in 1975, they both enjoyed many years of fellowship and service in Rotary and were inspirations to everyone around them. Jianny was relatively new to Rotary as she joined in 2011 but like most of us, she jumped in with both feet. You probably encountered Jianny if you attended a District event in the past 2 years as she was the lady with the big smile that checked you in.

We will all miss Jim, Hugh and Jianny and how they helped to make our world a better place.

Update: Old Saybrook President, Gerri Lewis, wanted us to keep Alan Lindquist in our thoughts. Alan passed on June 6, 2013. He was a true Rotarian in every sense of the word. He was kind, generous and just an all around wonderful man and the epitome of Rotary