Official Visit #34 – East Hampton Rotary inducts 2 new members

The East Hampton Rotary Club grew their ranks to 62 members last night by inducting 2 new excellent members; Mark Cibula (Master Plumber) and and Kevin Reed (State Police Explosives Expert), both were sponsored by President Kevin Kuhr.

The East Hampton Rotary Club is involved in many activities including the Old Home Days in East Hampton an annual BMW raffle, selling “Glorious Burgers” and marching in the parade.  They also run an annual golf tournament each October and in December they throw a “Breakfast with Santa” event which is something not to be missed.  Additionally the Club serves pancakes to over 1,000 people and collects food donations for local food banks.

The Club also provides scholarships for graduating seniors, financially supports the local food and fuel banks in East Hampton and Marlborough and promotes and encourages reading programs for young children. They also actively seek ways to help other civic organization in their community.

The East Hampton Rotary Club is a good global citizen as they support eradication of  polio, help to provide clean drinking water and hospital facilities to those without,and various other projects to increase the quality of life for those that are struggling around the world.

Barbara Moore, Immediate Past President of the Club, has been the Champion Supporter in the Oklahoma Relief Effort for our District. Last Friday; Barbara, The East Hampton Rotary Club, The Colchester Rotary Club and another 1/2 dozen community based organizations held a dinner to support Oklahoma Relief and raised $4,000 towards the fund.

The East Hampton Rotary Club is also the home club to everyone’s favorite PDG and Rotary Coordinator at Rotary International; Alan Hurst.  Assistant Governor Jack Solomon also calls the East Hampton Rotary Club home.

With Jack and Alan as members and Red’s expert Club stewardship it should be not be a surprise that this is a Vibrant Rotary Club. Meetings are informative, fun and are held at  Angelico’s Lake House that boast some of the best water views available, some of the members even come to the meeting by boat. The East Hampton Rotary Club meets on Wednesday evenings and it is definitely worth doing a make-up there.

Oklahoma Tornado Benefit Dinner in East Hampton on 09-20-2013

Many people came out tonight to support the victims of the Oklahoma Tornados.

As most of us know, a series of deadly tornados hit Moore OK and Oklahoma City in May of this year. The combined death toll between the two tornado events was over 40 with hundreds more serious hurt and many more displaced from their homes. Communities were decimated by the magnitude of damage and things are far from normal in the affected areas of Oklahoma for many people.

Barbara Moore, Past President of the East Hampton Rotary Club, organized a benefit dinner this Friday night in East Hampton Connecticut for the District 7980 Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund. Tickets were just $12 per person for a delicious meal; that  supported the Oklahoma Relief Fund.

This dinner was made possible by the generous support and efforts of the following groups: The East Hampton Rotary Club, The Colchester Rotary Club, The East Hampton Lions Club, The East Hampton Village Lions Club, The East Hampton Anchor Lodge, The East Hampton American Legion and The East Hampton VFW, Friends of the Lake and the Yellow Ribbon committee and the East Hampton Senior Center.

Barbara Moore has been tirelessly working on Oklahoma Relief since May and has enlisted the financial support of many of the D7980 Rotary Clubs.

Unable to attend