Newtown Rotary Honors November Students of the Month
Pictured in the front row seated from left are the award winning students: Charlotte Branchflower, a 7th grade student from Newtown Middle School, Carla Guirguis, an 8th grade student from St Rose School, and Megan Kelleher, a junior from Newtown High School. In the back row standing from left are Newtown Middle School Principal Thomas Einhorn, Newtown Middle School math teacher Kerry McKeegan, St Rose School teacher Maria Salcedo, Newtown High School Chair for Business Education & Applied Arts Erik Holst-Grubbe, Newtown High School Assistant Principal Dana Manning, and Rotary Club President Duane Giannini.
Bridgeport Rotary Donates to
Gift of Life - Newtown Challenge
The Bridgeport Rotary Club has been one of the most ardent supporters of the Gift of Life's Newtown Challenge. To date, 37 children have received lifesaving heart surgeries as a result of the Newtown Challenge. Bridgeport's club president Virgilio Lopez, accompanied by Abe Gordon and Bob Vossler, presented a check for another $10,000 to the Newtown Challenge Chairman Pat Caruso. An additional $5,000 match is also in the works through the Gift Of Life organization.
Danbury Women's Center Safe Walk
The Rotary clubs of Danbury, Housatonic Valley, Newtown, Ridgefield and Ridgefield-Sunrise joined together to be a major sponsor of this significant fundraiser for the Women's Center. Over 1,000 people joined in the Safe Walk at the Danbury Fair Mall on Sunday, October 4, the largest turnout ever for this event. The Ridgefield-Sunrise Club received 3rd Place recognition for fundraising for this event. Rotarians from all 5 clubs along with family members all walked together.
Rotary Theme 2015-2016:
Be a Gift to the World
Ravi Ravindran- President, Rotary International Geraldine Tom- District Governor, District 7980 Duane Giannini- President, Newtown Rotary Club Mary Griffin- President-Elect, Newtown Rotary Club