Brewfest at the Beach is back!

Brewfest at the Beach is back and we want to create new memories with all of you for a fantastic cause! Sponsored by the New London Rotary Foundation, Inc. Proceeds benefit Camp Rotary, a summer camp for middle school youngsters as well as other New London Rotary Charitable projects both locally and worldwide. Enjoy some beer, food, music and lots of laughs. You can follow us on Instagram , Facebook  and YouTube. We would love for you to follow us on all three social platforms and tag us in your Brewfest at the Beach photo moments. All this fun will be taking place on May 20th, 2016! See you there! ~ Gerry


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The History of Rotary

Posted in 2007 this is a seven-and-a-half minute video that summarizes significant milestones of Rotary’s first century of service.


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North Haven Rotary: 2015 Warm Coat Project

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The North Haven Rotary Club gave out about 70 new coats to the 1st graders at Lincoln-Bassett School in New Haven.
The Club allocates several thousand dollars each year to do this very important project at Lincoln-Bassett School as the children that attend this school are some of the most economically disadvantaged in New Haven.‪#‎2015WarmCoatProject‬ ‪#‎RotariansAtWork‬ ‪#‎ServiceAboveSelf‬

Another example of how Rotary is making a difference every day. I am so proud of all the amazing work you do!  ~ Gerry

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More Rotary Club fun in Connecticut!

Another fabulous day with fellow Rotarians. This time I was blessed with the pleasure of meeting with the Rotary groups of Westport and Westport Sunrise. Here are a few pictures from a great day! Thank you Rotarians for all you do and for making me feel so welcomed.  ~ Gerry

Steve Lewie, holding his District Service Award. Westport President Jame Sherman. Ruby Allen, Past DG, Win Allan and John Hendrickson.

Steve Lewie, holding his District Service Award. Westport President Jame Sherman. Ruby Allen, Past DG, Win Allan and John Hendrickson.

Westport sunrise Dennis

Dennis Wong ~ Westport Sunrise Rotary

David with PDG Rick Benson of the Westport club.

David Forward with PDG Rick Benson of the Westport club.

My classmate and speaker, David Forward

My classmate and speaker, David Forward, with me.

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Rotarians at work!

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Haddam-Killingworth Rotary Club October 24th!

Quick FYI: The Haddam-Killingworth Rotary Club has a great event coming up on October 24th. Please join them this Sat. from 1-4 pm for this awesome family event, all ages are welcome!!! This is the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Party hosted by Parmelee Farm (465 Route 81 Killingworth, CT) . Come show off your carving talents. All the pumpkins will be on display and will be lit during every evening for you to view!!  ~ Gerry10534624_585527251594550_2825428153691471902_n

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Rotary Club Road Trip: Slide Presentation

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Great Visit with the Madison CT Rotary October 2015

GT TOM MADISON ROTARY 4I had a lovely time on October 8th, 2015 with the fabulous Rotarians of the Madison Rotary Club. I love presenting to various clubs and learning about all the wonderful activities they are engaged in. It was also a pleasure to recognize Craig Bernard with his PHF+3 award. The Madison Rotarians have been actively involved in a wide variety of both community service and international humanitarian projects for over 86 years, from supporting the Rotary International Polio Eradication Initiative, to student leadership forums and local scholarships, to providing international efforts in Haiti and Uganda. They have also been a long time funding source to many local community organizations. Some of these local efforts include: Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Shoreline Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Madison Cares, and Warm the Children. It is wonderful to meet so many dedicated and caring Rotarians who are using their gifts to improve the community and world around them. I was honored to meet so many wonderful individuals.

If you wish to learn more about the Madison Rotary club please visit their website and/or Facebook page.

All the best, Gerry


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New London Rotary Foundation,Inc presents Brewfest at the Beach!

Tickets are LIVE Brewfest friends so make sure you order today! Remember online tickets are $25 so save $5 before the event because Box Office tickets that night are $30. ‪#‎Beer4Good‬

Brewfest at the beach will be held Friday September 25th from 6 to 9 p.m. Choose to taste from over 150 brews representing virtually every style of beer made throughout the world, brew friendly food, live musical entertainment by The Rhythm Method band for your listening and dancing enjoyment, the ambiance of Ocean Beach Park, and wine tasting, all included in the price of admission. This fest will feature many seasonal brews as well as many of your old favorites.

All proceeds benefit Camp Rotary, a summer camp for New London junior high school students.

Sponsored by the New London Rotary Foundation, Inc. No one under 21 admitted. Positive ID required.

When tweeting please use hashtag #Beer4Good

Brewfest at the Beach

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Making a difference in the lives of Veterans

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Great start of the day, 7:15am meeting at the Seymour-Oxford Rotary Club. President Mary Ann Vlahac and her club are very active and are doing some great things. They sell the ornaments pictured here as one of their fundraisers. They are also doing fundraiser comedy show to benefit a Veterans program in collaboration with the Ansonia Rotary Club Thank you for helping to make a difference in the life of Veterans. It was nice seeing how all members pitch in to help out!

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