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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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Public Image and Effective Communications

Public Image and Effective Communications – Help for Clubs:

**From Brian Amey PDG; District Public Image Committee Chair

The District is now offering a Public Image/Public Relations Toolkit to clubs to help them develop an image in their community and attract new members with the skills and interest that will grow their club. Also to insure internal communications are effective and help to retain existing members. The toolkit is essentially a collection of useful articles and papers and links to publications and videos focusing on image building and communication using Social Media, Club Websites and Newsletters. But also there are materials to help with Media Relations including several sample news releases for print and/or broadcast media. The Toolkit is included on the Public Image Committee Webpage. Click here to go there.

We will welcome feedback and best practice examples in addition to the Tool Kit the list below will give us more material to enlarge the kit. Please contact me; Brian Amey PI Committee Chair. (Click his name here or on the Committee page).

Here are some of the Rotary subjects we are looking for feed back;

* Training members to all use Word of Mouth to promote Rotary

* Follow-up with Meeting Guests

* Follow-up with Club Event Participants

* Direct Marketing (Direct Mail)

* Displays at Club and Community Events

* Brochures

* Promotional Giveaways

* Displays in high traffic areas (trains, busses, stations, taxis, etc)

* Billboards

* Radio

* Cable

* Television

* Promotional Giveaways


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The importance of The 4-Way Test

The 4 way test was created in 1932 by a Rotarian by the name of Herbert J. Taylor. During the 1930s he was asked to help save the Club Aluminum Products distribution company from bankruptcy. His business recovery plan was based on changing the ethical climate of the workplace. He came up with these 24 words to serve as the guide, motivation and backbone for employees to follow when it came to business practices and relations with customers, fellow employees and outside dealers. The company survived and it was credited mainly to this simple but profound philosophy. He had in fact changed the ethical climate of the business by adopting a simple but meaning creed.

Rotary later adopted it in 1943 as The 4-Way Test. Rotarians recite it at club meetings and it has since been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of different ways around the globe.

The 4 -Way Test asks the following four questions:

Of the things we think, say or do:

Is it the TRUTH?

Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

This is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian ethical guide that Rotarians utilize for both their personal and professional relationships. It has never changed all these years and it remains a central part of the permanent Rotary structure. These 24 words are held as the standard by which all behavior should be measured and how people should attempt to live out their lives.

How do you apply The 4-Way Test in your daily lives?

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Happy New Year Rotarians!

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all Rotarians and their families. Thank you for your efforts in making District 7980 the very best,!

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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.

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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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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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Fabulous visit to the Rotary Club of New Haven

It was an absolute pleasure to speak at the Rotary Club of New Haven CT. I was honored to give a talk on service above self to a room full of attendees who clearly know exactly what that entails. This is a quality which is inherent in ‪#‎Rotarians‬ worldwide and is something that I am personally very proud of.

I also had the pleasure of pinning Rotary Club of New Haven CT newest member, Josh Kelly, for Junior Achievement, which was a wonderful moment to be part of.

I will be visiting all of the Clubs in my District this year to spread the word of Rotary and Service Above Self and I am looking forward to spending time with all of these clubs. I am looking forward to all our future interactions, as we work together to accomplish even more great things in our communities and the world.


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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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New Canaan meeting with President John Bemis

On August 28, 2015 I attended the New Canaan meeting with President John Bemis. What a great group of fun Rotarians doing good in the community. They were getting ready for their annual Lobsterfest September 25th -26th. Proceeds go to the Clubs annual grants awarded each spring. Great catching up with PAG, Ben Bilus and recognizing him for his service to RI District 7980 as assistant Governor. ~ Gerry11952834_1500041320289210_3148104289593451012_o11888133_1500041293622546_3582587588997312068_o

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