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Club Information:
ROTARY CLUB OF NEW CANAAN
P.O. BOX 62
NEW CANAAN, CT 06840
 
NOTE:  Meeting Location Change as of 1/12/2017
We Meet at Waveny Castle (main house in Waveny Park)
677 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840
12:15pm Every Thursday
For directions, Please CLICK HERE
 
For Information, please email info@newcanaanrotary.org
 

BREAKING NEWS:  Rotary Club of New Canaan moves Weekly Meetings to Waveny! 

As of January 12, 2017, the Rotary Club of New Canaan has moved its weekly meeting, held Thursday at 12:15pm, the Waveny Castle at Waveny Park in New Canaan.  Many folks are very familiar with Waveny Park as the scene of many sporting events, the Annual New Canaan Family Fourth Celebration, along with many other special events.  Waveny is a special place and now it is home to the Rotary Club of New Canaan!
 
Visitors who are unfamiliar with Waveny can CLICK HERE for easy directions.
 
     
 

Rotary International Youth Exchange....

The Rotary Club of New Canaan is proud to revive a longstanding tradition of International Youth Exchange in our effort to promote World Peace and Understanding.

Please join us in welcoming Alvaro Riquelme from Linares, Chile, to New Canaan for the 2016/2017 academic year.  Alvaro will be attending New Canaan High School and plans to play soccer for the Rams.  During the school year, Alvaro will stay with three different local host families, beginning with Ben and Betsy Bilus.  Hosting an international exchange student is a wonderful way to expand your family's horizons and create a life-long relationship.  If you or anyone you know is interested in potentially hosting a student, please contact Anne Cheney at anncheney23@gmail.com

If you see Alvaro around town, be sure to say hello and welcome him to our community!

During the 2015/2016 Rotary Year, our club sponsored outgoing International Exchange Students and hosted Incoming International Exchange Students.  Here are just a few photos highlighting this wonderful experience.  Special thanks to club members Anne Cheney, Alex Grantcharov and Cynthia Gorey for their work leading this effort!

 

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The New Canaan Rotary Club's District Matching International Grant to help the Young Pioneer's Marine Dome Project off...

Posted by The New Canaan Rotary Club on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
 
 

Rotary Club of New Canaan Grant Allocation Process:

Each year the Rotary Club accepts applications from New Canaan and area non-profit organizations for grants to fund special projects, capital improvements, new initiatives, as well as, in some cases, operating expenses. This year, the application deadline is April 10, 2015, and is listed above to the left under Rotary Grant Application. Ms. Amy Wilkinson is the Allocations Chair and can be reached for information at allocations@newcanaanrotary.org
 
 

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The Rotary Club of New Canaan's Annual Lobsterfest will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2017.  Mark your calendar NOW!
 
If you are a business or individual who would like to become a sponsor of this great community event, please contact Rob Avery at Lobsterfest@newcanaanrotary.org or view our sponsorship opportunities by clicking here.
The New Canaan Library will host a talk by Marshall Mayer entitled "From Devastation to Conservation: Rebuilding in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan" on Sunday, April 9th from 2:00-3:00pm in the Lamb Room.  Marshall was one of the founders of Young Pioneer Disaster Response (YPDR), an organization that the Rotary Club of New Canaan helped fund with a Rotary District Matching Grant in 2014.  Make plans to come learn how a few individuals can impact the world when they put their heart, soul and mind to work.  CLICK HERE to learn more and register to attend.
 
'Marine Domes' hand made by YPDR volunteers and local residents are ready to be deployed to help restore the coral reef off Bantan Island in the Philippines
The Rotary Club of New Canaan is accepting applications from New Canaan and area non-profit organizations for grants to fund special projects, capital improvements, new initiatives, as well as, in some cases, operating funds. Applicants are requested to provide the following information:
  • Name of the non-profit
  • Contact name with email address and phone number.
  • A brief history of the applying organization, its mission, and major accomplishments within the last year
  • The specific dollar amount requested and a description of the purpose for which funding is sought  
  • State if grant funds will cover the whole project or a portion of it
  • A demographic description of the population who will benefit
  • Please indicate how your program participants will benefit from this funding
  • A statement as to whether or not there are service project opportunities for Rotarians
  • Evidence of the organization’s 501c(3) status
 
The deadline for applications is April 7, 2017. Please send grant applications to:
            Ms. Amy Wilkinson, Allocations Chair
            Grant Applications 2017
            Rotary Club of New Canaan
            PO Box 62
            New Canaan, CT 06840
 
Please also submit your application electronically to the following email address: allocations@newcanaanrotary.org. Applications are required to be submitted BOTH in hard copy and electronically. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Amy via this email address.
Organizations receiving grants will be notified in early May and funds will be distributed at a luncheon in mid-May, 2017.

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A chance to play the private Country Club of New Canaan Course while benefiting the great work of Rotary International and the fight to END POLIO NOW.

 

The Rotary Clubs of New Canaan, Wilton, Stamford and others will hold their 9th annual golf outing on Thursday afternoon, May 11th and we are hoping you can join us in support of a great cause.

 

The quest for the Golden Putter begins.....

Membership Chair Jim Cole Officially Inducts David Hurwitt
Membership Chair Jim Cole officially inducts new member David Hurwitt
Earlier this year the New Canaan Rotary Club received a Rotary District Matching Grant for an International Service Project to help restore Marine life off the Coast of Bantayan Island in the Philippines through the work of the Young Pioneer Disaster Relief organization.  Check out this video showing the effects of the first underwater 'Marine Domes' set in place to accelerate the growth of new reefs and to provide a protected home for vulnerable marine wildlife.