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Stonington High School Interact Club Food Packaging Project

March 2017





In March 2017 Mystic Rotarians joined SHS Interact Club members packing meals for Stop Hunger Now.














60 SHS Interactors cooperated with a dozen East Lyme High School Interactors in the packing.









The Rotary Club of Mystic is very proud of the SHS Interactors' initiative, creativity and energy. These students are already stepping up as leaders in their community.






Below are two Third graders receiving their new 2015 Dictionaries that were donated to all the third graders in town. The children really appreciate having their "own" dictionary to consult as they learn new words and their meanings. Each book has a book plate inside the front cover which dedicates the book to one of our "guest speakers" that spoke to us during the year.


Dictionary1 2015



Dictionary2 2015



Here is our "Roadside Pick-up" crew cleaning part of Sandy Hollow Road in Mystic.


Mystic Rotary Road Clean Up 2015


Mystic Rotary Clean Up of Sandy Hollow Road 2015






Mystic River Park Playground Spring Clean Up

April 20 2013


Members spread new wood chips on the playground for the 2013 summer season.




Thank-You letters from Third Graders receiving Dictionaries











Previous Years Thank You Notes















Rotary Club of Mystic Honors William "Bill" Hermann for 50 Years of Rotary Membership and Service to the Mystic Community


Mystic, CT, August 23, 2010:  The Rotary Club of Mystic recently honored William "Bill" Hermann for 50 years of membership in the Rotary Club of Mystic and for his leadership in community service.   In attendance were Rotary District Governor Julianne Reppenhagen. Additional honored guests were Mr. Hermann's wife of 55 years, June, and their daughter Andrien Malley of Sebastopol, CA.   

An active residential and light commercial architect with an office in downtown Mystic until his retirement at the age of 79, Bill designed many local buildings including the Seaman's Inne.   Early in his career Bill became very active with projects to improve and revitalize downtown Mystic.  He served as President of the Mystic Chamber of Commerce in 1971 and as President of All Souls Unitarian/Universalist Church and was president of the Rotary Club of Mystic from 1967 - 1968.   Bill also served on the Board of Directors of the Mystic Community Center in 1968 and again from 1971-1980.   From 1983-1984, he was on the Board of the Mystic Depot and from 1985-1995, he served on the Board of the Mashantucket Land Trust/Avalonia Land Conservancy.   Bill also served on the Board of the CT Health Association during the 70's and 80's.    From the late 80's to 2010, he served on the AIA Connecticut Community Affairs Commission; as President of the Building Code Board of Appeals.  Bill held the position of Rotary Club of Mystic historian during the years of 1999 - 2010. 

Bill Hermann was presented a Certificate of Merit for his 50 years of service by Rotary Club of Mystic President Nancy MacMillan.   MacMillan stated, "It is an honor to celebrate such a remarkable event as a 50th anniversary in Rotary.  Bill has fulfilled the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" and has been an example of living the Rotary "Four Way Test" of:  Is it the TRUTH?; Is it FAIR to all concerned?; Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? And Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?  Not only has Bill been a shining example within the Rotary Club of Mystic, we also honor him for all his fine work in the community.





Community Service Plan of Action and Milestones








Monthly Food Drive

John Merkel




Supporting WARM. 

Noank-Mystic Band Concert Sponsorship

John Porter




Concert at 7:00 p.m.

Elementary School Dictionary Program

Darrell Fox & Laura Lynch-Young





Summer Road Cleanup

John Porter





Fall Road Cleanup

John Porter





Fall Sweat Equity Project

Blunt White




Event will focus on the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.  

Thanksgiving Turkey Matching Program

Patty Beaman & Laura Lynch-Young




With Stonington Club and Liberty Bank  Laura is attending the Kickoff Breakfast this week.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Biddle Morris




Will ring 11/26, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 & 12/18

Spring Road Cleanup

John Porter





Spring Sweat Equity Project

John Porter/Blunt White





Senior Center Calendars





Collect calendars for GSC. Coord. /w Bill Oat




Thank-you Letter From Pawcatuck Neighboorhood Center



Contributions Committee Awards Spring 2010






Adult Day Care of Westerly



The ARC of New London County



The Big Red Memorial Fund - Groton



Catherine Kolnaski MagnettSchool - Groton



Fairview- Off Fellows Home - Groton



Groton Animal Foundation



Habitat for Humanity



Martin House - Norwich



MASH Mystic Ares Shelter and Hospitality - Groton/Stonington



Mystic River Ambulance Association



Mystic River Homes - Noank



Noank Historical Society



The Stanton/Davis Homestead Museum - Pawcatuck



Stonington Arms- Senior Housing - Pawcatuck



Terra Firma Farm



Thames River Family Program - Norwich












Volunteers, consisting of Mystic Rotarians and Mystic Historical Society friends, spend some time performing Spring cleaning around the Society's building.




These are children that are part of the Child Care program at the Stonington Community Center. The Mystic Rotary club has made a $300 contribution to this program.




2005 Spring Recommendations – Mystic Rotary Club – Community Grants Committee





Route 1 and cemetary clean-up project. those involved with this year's event are as follows: Jack Garbarino, Chip Lohr,Roger Gross,Seth Wakeman,John Butler, John Bradshaw, Bill Herman, Blunt White, Jenn Pitt, Barry Saluk, Joan Butler and Marti Bradshaw.



The Community Service Committee is one of the most active committees within the Mystic Rotary.  Events/programs sponsored by the committee include


Rotary Centennial Celebration Activities

Provide Picture Dictionaries to Literacy Volunteers

Partially Sponsor the Haitian Health Foundation Activities

Provide support to the Polioplus Program

Conduct a monthly food drive for the communities needy

Staff the Salvation Army Kettle in downtown Mystic over the Christmas Holidays

Clean Route 1 from Fishtown Road to the Drawbridge

Participate in Fall and Spring Sweat Equity Projects within the community

Sponsor Trinity Reps Summer Shakespeare Program at Mystic River Park