The Rotary Club of Rockville partnered with The Maple Grove Club of Vernon
to celebrate our 4th Annual Fall Family Fest on Saturday October 7.
 
CLICK HERE to view a list of our sponsors and photos from the day. 
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Vernon, CT
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During today's weekly meeting, the Rockville Rotary presented $500 donations to three organizations which positively impact the lives of so many within our Ellington, Tolland and Vernon communities. 
 
Justin Hicks (Left), President, Rotary Club of Rockville CT, delivers a $500 contribution to Sharon Redfern (Right), Executive Director, Cornerstone Foundation.   
 
The Cornerstone Foundation strives to keep all people safe, fed, housed and clothed. They provide the community with a soup kitchen, two shelters, a food pantry, clothing bank, youth/outreach center, and many other vital annual programs.
Justin Hicks presents a $500 donation to Patricia Valle (The Village) and Robin Kohler (KIDSAFE, CT).  Pictured from Left to Right:  Patricia Valle (Senior Program Director, Child and Family Welfare, The Village for Families and Children), Robin Kohler (Director, KIDSAFE, CT) and Justin Hicks (President, Rotary Club of Rockville CT).   
 
As an affiliate of The Village for Families and Children, KIDSAFE, CT provides support services for children and their families - including behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance use treatment, and other programs.
Justin Hicks (Left), seen here in his role as Senior Program Director of the Indian Valley Family YMCA, receives a $500 contribution from Rockville Rotary Membership Chair, Susanne Beason (Right).
 
The Indian Valley YMCA provides a wide range of programs and services to help individuals develop their fullest potential.  Their services include youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs.
 
For more information regarding the organizations and causes supported by our club, please click here.
During this month of Thanksgiving, the Rotary Club of Rockville presented a Paul Harris award to Susanne Beason in recognition of her tireless efforts to ensure the success of our 2023 Fall Family Fest.
 
Susanne worked alongside other volunteers to recruit sponsors, post signs, negotiate with vendors and organize decorations. Susanne also added a bit of German authenticity by contributing her family recipes and patiently coaching her fellow Rotarians and Maple Grove volunteers on the proper preparation of (very yummy) Bavarian pretzels, sauerkraut and vegan soup.
 
Thanks in large part to Susanne's efforts, our combined organizations raised almost $10,000 which will be directed towards worthy causes within our Rockville and Global communities. 
 
Thank you, Susanne!  Wir sind dir dankbar!
 
 
 
Photos (clockwise from top):  Receiving her Paul Harris award from Past President, Randi Saboski; Demonstrating the proper technique for rolling pretzels; Preparing sauerkraut with apples; Displaying pretzels- Bavarian style; Stirring her famous vegan soup.
Today we welcomed Jennifer Johnston-Marius to our Rockville Rotary family.    Prior to moving to Connecticut, Jennifer served as a Rotarian in Pennsylvania.  Now Director of the Rockville Public Library, Jennifer supports the library's mission to "enrich, enlighten and inform our diverse population".  Jennifer's experience will certainly complement a core cause of Rotary - that of supporting basic education and literacy.
 
As a Rockville Rotarian, Jennifer looks forward to broadening her involvement in our community through public service.
 
Pictured above, Rockville Rotary President, Justin Hicks, presents Jennifer Johnston-Marius with her Rockville Rotary nametag.
 
This year, we are honored to present college scholarships to the below high school seniors:
 
From Rockville High School:
  • Abdullah Chaudhry will attend Bentley University as a business major.   His impressive resume includes extensive community service. 
  • Nicolas Angeli will study accounting and sports management at Fairview University.
  • Anna Moore is also interested in a career in accounting.  As a high school student, she played in school sports, volunteered with local charities, and worked as a summer camp counselor for her church.
From Ellington High School, Nicholas Elsass was selected as this year’s recipient.  He will attend Sacred Heart University this fall.
 
Above:  Rockville High School graduate, Abdullah Chaudhry, receives his scholarship check from Rockville Rotary Club Treasurer, Angela Atwater. 
 
Awards are based upon each applicant's scholastic achievement, financial need, and participation in extracurricular activities, including community service. Funding comes from annual our Rose Sale, which is held each year in June.    For more information regarding Rockville Rotary's scholarship program, please click here.  
 
We wish all the best to our Rockville-area class of 2023, as they further their education and pursue their dreams!
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