The Club will be hosting its annual fundraising event Thursday, May 31st at the Oak Lane Country Club. As with prior years, the evening will be filled with a juried homemade wine competition from 20+ local winemakers, delicious food, and a silent auction featuring "Community Leader for a Day."
Chapel Haven and the Special Olympics Connecticut will be the recipients of this year's funds.
Chapel Haven provides lifelong individualized services for people with developmental and social disabilities, empowering them to live independent and self-determined lives. Chapel Haven has recently launched a capital campaign to help fund a much-needed expansion of their facilities in Westville.
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. SOCT is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!
This year we will be introducing some very special auction items - "Be a Community Leader for a Day."  Does your child dream of riding in a fire truck? Solving crimes? Running an entire elementary school? Learning how to our town works?  If the answer is ‘yes’, please join us at this year’s annual Rotary fundraiser where you will have the chance to bid on any one (or all of) the Community Leader for a Day items: First Selectman for a Day, Fire Chief for a Day, Police Chief for a Day, and School Principal for a Day. The winning bid will join either First Selectman Beth Heller, Police Chief Frank Cappiello, Fire Chief Sean Rowland, or BRS Principal Gina Prisco, for the day in the life of a community leader.