Wherever Rotarians gather, you will find business leaders who are committed to community service. For more than half a century we have been dedicated to serving the communities of Groton and Southeastern Connecticut. Come by to our meetings and become part of something great.
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The Groton Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at Noon at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in the Octagon Steakhouse Restaurant. The meetings typically last one hour and include a great buffet (cost of $20.00 per person). We generally have a guest speaker (see club calendar on the right) and of course networking and weekly business meeting.
The hotel is located off of Exit 88 from Route 95. The address is 625 North Road (Route 117), Groton, Connecticut 06340.
Our 2017-18 Club Officers are Gary Weale, President; Richard Kent, Jr. President-Elect; Frank Winkler, Vice-President; Lea Doran, Treasurer; Secretary (vacant).
I know you all have been listening to the news coming out of Texas regarding the devastation that Hurrican Harvey has caused and continues to wreak havoc throughout the area. Many of you have contacted me regarding how we might be of assistance. IPDG Paul Mangels, DGE Larry Gardner and DGN Jack Solomon and I met last night and discussed various options. It turns out that Larry's inlaws live in Rockport, Texas which is one of the communities that was among those most affected. He has visited the Rotary club there and knows several members. He reached out to them regarding how we might be of assistance. They are still in a state of upheaval and many are actually living in other cities and will be for the foreseable future. He is connecting with the club member there who will be coordinating relief efforts and we will work through the Rotary Club of Rockport.
In the meantime, clubs or individuals wishing to make a donation can send it to the District 7980 Rotary Foundation, c/o Paul Mangels PO Box 408. Milford, CT 06460. Please note - Texas relief in the notation line on the check. As public concern is so great, this might be a good opportunity to do a small fundraiser that will allow the community to participate in our efforts - and show how much we are "Rotary - Making a Difference".
Thanks so much.