The Rotary Club of Mystic has three (3) major fundraisers each year to support and fund their charitable efforts.
On August 8 & 9, 2015, the Rotary Club of Mystic will sell Del's Frozen Lemonade at the annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival and will again sell Del's Lemonade at Mystic Eats to be held Friday, September 11-13, 2015 on Cottrell Street in downtown Mystic, CT.
The largest fundraiser of the three is the annual Mystic Half Marathon. Our inaugural half took place on May 31, 2015. Future Mystic Half Marathons are tentatively scheduled for the first Sunday in May. All net proceeds from the event are distributed to local charities and scholarships supported by the Club.
John Bradshaw and Bill Hermann manning one of the three fundraising carts at the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival.
What Does The Rotary Club Do With The Money It Raises?
Each year the Club raises and donates thousands of dollars. The policy of the Club is to donate 65% to local non-profit agencies, 15% for college scholarships, 10% for international aid and 10% to the Rotary Foundation.
Mystic Rotary Club members and family march in the Town of Stonington's 350th year celebration parade.
President Jim Clarke is standing next to Marjorie Fondulas, Director of Human Services for the town of Groton who is accepting a check in the amount of $725 from Susan Ferraro who is the Office Manager of the Liberty Bank in Mystic. Standing next to Susan is Kacie Williams who is the Office Manager of the Groton Office of Liberty Bank. This drive was for the needy at Thanksgiving. Our contribution was part of the overall $32,000 raised by Liberty Bank. Other local Rotary Clubs were participants in this drive.