Percussion Play Project

Percussion Play Project
 
During last week's Thomaston Rotary Club Board of Directors meeting, President Jeff Dunn shared information about a two-year Club project:  Percussion Play Project.
 
The Percussion Play Project will expose Thomaston's young children to musical instruments which can help develop hand-eye coordination, improve listening skills, and increase gross and fine motor skills while developing muscle tone in the hands and arms.  Phase one of the Percussion Play Project will be the purchase of a Cadenza, a Small Babel Drum, Soprano Pentatonic Freechimes, and Congas. These instruments will travel to various locations until the Town Green Project is complete, then they will be permanently installed in the ground at the Green. Watch the video of the phase one instruments in use.
Percussion Play Project Francine Coss 2022-10-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute
 (November 12th in Springfield, MA)

Rotary Leadership Institute
November 12th in Springfield, MA
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute is coming to Springfield, MA on Saturday, November 12th! RLI has not been held in our district for several years due to the pandemic. I am so excited to announce it is back and better than ever! Rotary Leadership Institute is an excellent program for every Rotarian, especially passionate new members. 
 
The day will consist of discussion about all areas of Rotary including:
  • Leadership in Rotary
  • My Rotary World
  • Ethics and Vocational Service
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • Engaging Members
  • Service Projects
  • MUCH, MUCH, MORE
What is the Rotary Leadership Institute?
  • A leadership and development program to strengthen Rotary clubs through education, collaboration and the exchange of ideas among its future leaders.
  • A three-part curriculum facilitated by experienced, trained faculty members engaging participants through open discussion, problem solving and creative role-play.
  • Rotary International recommends Rotary Leadership Institute for new and seasoned members.  RLI and RI are collaborating to write the “History of Rotary”.  Over 360 districts throughout the world now offer RLI to their members.
Who should attend?
  • Future club leaders
  • New members
  • Active Rotarians
  • Anyone with a passion for Rotary!
When will courses be held in our area?
Springfield, MA- Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 - LaQuinta by Wyndham, 100 Congress Street, Springfield, MA 01104, 
413-626-0554 (7:30 am to 3:30 pm)
 
Cost:  $100.00

For information please contact Event Chair April Beston at treasurer7890@gmail.com
Rotary Leadership Institute  (November 12th in Springfield, MA) 2022-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

October 20, 2022 Guest Speaker: 
Steve Schappert

Steve Schappert, Director
Connecticut Art Gallery
Information from the Connecticut Art Gallery Website:
 
  • About the Connecticut Art Gallery:  The Connecticut Art Gallery will assist and encourage Connecticut artists. We do this by providing cost-effective brick and mortar as well as an online venue to display and purchase original works of art. Connecticut Real Estate is opening multiple locations throughout the state.  The main gallery is located at 157 E. Main Street, Thomaston, CT.  Main Gallery hours:  Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 6-10pm.  Free wine and beer - - live acoustic music in the gallery every Wednesday and live music downstairs at Crabby Al's on Friday & Saturday.  Also, if you are at Crabby’s and see the lights on, feel free to stop in.
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CLICK HERE to view more of Director Schappert's own creations.
 
  • About Director Schappert:  Steve Schappert has assisted as many as 550 home buyers per month move all over the world. Schappert has 17 years of experience in real estate and 35 years of experience as a renovation contractor. Schappert has completed over 1200 renovation or decorating projects in 3 states, built a dozen homes, and even shipped a zero energy home to Germany. Schappert has completed over 100 home energy audits and 46 commercial building inspections on property valued over $26,000,000. Steve Schappert, The Connecticut Real Estate broker is a graduate of the Real Estate Institute, an experienced land-use consultant, building analyst, and life insurance broker. Steve Schappert was the featured green building speaker at the National Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas in 2007. 
October 20, 2022 Guest Speaker:  Steve Schappert Francine Coss 2022-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

September 2022 Student of the Month

The Rotary Club of Thomaston honors a Thomaston High School Grade 12 student each month of the school year. 
In September 2022, the Club honored Marissa VanOrmer.
Marissa is an example of the mission of Rotary:  "We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders."
 
Congratulations Marissa!
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October 2022 Student of the Month

The Rotary Club of Thomaston honors a Thomaston High School Grade 12 student each month of the school year. 
In October 2022, the Club honored Delaney Jose.
Delaney is an example of the mission of Rotary:  "We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders."
 
Congratulations Delaney!
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Rotary Club of Thomaston distributes over $9,000.00 in Community Grants

The Rotary Club of Thomaston recently distributed over $9,000.00 in Community Grant awards to several local organizations serving Thomaston at a luncheon on Thursday May 26th.
 
Following are the award recipients:
- Black Rock School
- Landmark Community Youth Theatre
- Landmark Community Theatre
- Thomaston Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
- Thomaston High School
- Thomaston Center School
- Thomaston Volunteer Fire Department
- Cub Scout Pack 364, Thomaston, CT
- Thomaston Police Explorers
- Thomaston Public Library
- Thomaston Beautification Committee
- Seth Thomas Park Revitalization Committee
- Light up Thomaston
- Fine Arts Connection, Summer Concert Series
- Thomaston Food Pantry
- New Beginnings
-Thomaston Public Library, Rotary Park Maintenance
 
These worthy local organizations received grants for various needs and projects in Thomaston this year.
 
Thank you to everyone that donates to the Rotary Club of Thomaston through the various fundraisers that we hold each year. Without you, we would not be able to provide these organizations with the funding that they need to make Thomaston a better place to live.
 
Pictured are:
Front Row: Mike Madow, Jen Ewert, Pamala Nascimento, Rachel Giannettino, Jessica Bedosky, Carol Pytel, Mary Lacilla
Back Row: Jeff Dunn, Jordan Burns, MaryBeth Johnson, Amy Schumann, Daniella Ouellette, Gail Balzano, Andrea Bingham, Lauren Budris, Glenn Clark
 
The Rotary Club of Thomaston is a local chapter of Rotary International. We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. If you are interested in joining The Rotary Club of Thomaston, our lunch meetings take place weekly at Black Rock Tavern on Main Street in Thomaston on Thursdays at Noon. Go to www.thomastonrotary.org for more information.
Rotary Club of Thomaston distributes over $9,000.00 in Community Grants Mike Madow 2022-05-26 04:00:00Z 0 Thomaston,Community,Rotary,community grant,giving,grants,volunteering

Rotary Club of Thomaston Community Grants Are Available

The Rotary Club of Thomaston’s Community Grants Program has funding available for a number of worthwhile projects which will benefit the Thomaston community.
 
Local Thomaston civic groups, clubs, and organizations are invited to submit requests in a dollar amount not to exceed $500.00.
 
The deadline for applying is April 8, 2022.
 
Applications are available at the Thomaston Public Library and are also posted on the Rotary Club of Thomaston Facebook Page.
 
You may also visit our website at www.thomastonrotary.org for a copy of the application.
 
Any questions concerning the grant application process may be directed to Mike Madow at madow@snet.net.
 
Completed applications may be emailed to madow@snet.net or mailed to the Rotary Club of Thomaston, Attn: Community Grants Chairperson, P.O. Box 87, Thomaston, CT. 06787.
 
Rotary Club of Thomaston Community Grants Are Available Mike Madow 2022-02-23 05:00:00Z 0

Candidates Sought for Rotary Club of Thomaston Citizen of the Year.

Candidates sought for Rotary Club of Thomaston’s Citizen of the Year.
 
The Rotary Club of Thomaston once again seeks to recognize a local citizen who actively demonstrates Rotary’s motto of “Service above Self”, with a banquet in June held in honor of the recipient.
 
The Rotary Club of Thomaston, Citizen of The Year Committee is currently seeking the public’s input to nominate a candidate for consideration as the next distinguished citizen of Thomaston.
 
The nominee should be an individual who has exemplified themselves by actions, given freely and unselfishly of their talents and time in order to benefit others and the community.
 
Last year’s recipient was Franziska Grohoski Manuel. This will be the Club’s thirty-eighth event in which a deserving citizen will be recognized.
 
The Rotary Club of Thomaston, a 501-C-3 organization, actively supports the community’s needs with its’ Fuel Fund, Crisis Fund, Community Grants, as well as the Scholarship Fund which this event’s proceeds will directly benefit.
 
Nominations must be received by March 1, 2022.
 
Written nominations can be mailed to:
Rotary Club of Thomaston
Attn: Citizen of the Year Committee
P. O. Box 87
Thomaston, CT 06787
 
Or email to ThomastonRotaryCOY22@gmail.com.
 
 
Candidates Sought for Rotary Club of Thomaston Citizen of the Year. Mike Madow 2022-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

Community Grant Applications Available

The Rotary Club of Thomaston’s Community Grants Program has funding available for a number of worthwhile projects which will benefit the Thomaston community.

Local civic groups, clubs, and organizations are invited to submit requests in a dollar amount not to exceed $500.00.

The deadline for applying is April 4, 2020. Applications are available at the Thomaston Public Library and are also posted here on the Rotary Club of Thomaston website. You may also visit our Facebook Page.

Any questions concerning the grant application process may be directed to Mike Madow at ramcorecov@snet.net.

Completed applications may be dropped off at the Thomaston Public Library, emailed to ramcorecov@snet.net or mailed to the Rotary Club of Thomaston, Attn: Community Grants Chairperson, P.O. Box 87 Thomaston, CT. 06787.


Community Grant Applications Available Mike Madow 2020-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Thomaston presents Community Grant awards Mike Madow 2019-05-23 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary,Thomaston,awards,community grant,grants

Community Grant Applications Are now Available

The Rotary Club of Thomaston’s Community Grants Program has funding available for a number of worthwhile projects which will benefit the Thomaston community.
 

Local civic groups, clubs, and organizations are invited to submit requests in a dollar amount not to exceed $500.00.
 

The deadline for applying is April 5, 2019. Applications are available at the Thomaston Public Library and are also posted here on the Rotary Club of Thomaston Facebook Page. You may also visit our website at www.thomastonrotary.org

 

Any questions concerning the grant application process may be directed to Mike Madow (860-283-2869).

 

Completed applications may be dropped off at the Thomaston Public Library, emailed to ramcorecov@snet.net or mailed to the Rotary Club of Thomaston, P.O. Box 87 Thomaston, CT. 06787.

Community Grant Applications Are now Available Mike Madow 2019-03-01 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary,Thomaston,application,community grant,grants

Lip-sync battle raises money for charity

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The Interact Club from Thomaston High School hosted a Teacher vs. Student Lip Sync Battle.  This event was loads of fun, but it also served a purpose. By the end of the event, the cub raised $900 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Proving that serving your community can be a blast. 
 
Look below for more fun pictures. 
Lip-sync battle raises money for charity Cara Johnson 2018-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to the March 2018, Rotary Club of Thomaston Student of the Month, Kaelyn Foss! Mike Madow 2018-03-15 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary
A night of Bowling with THS Interact Club Mike Madow 2018-03-12 04:00:00Z 0 Bowling,Fun,Interact,Rotary

Rotary Community Grants Program Funding is Available

The Rotary Club of Thomaston’s Community Grants Program has funding available for a number of worthwhile projects which will benefit the Thomaston community. 
 
Local civic groups, clubs, and organizations are invited to submit requests in a dollar amount not to exceed $500.00.   
The deadline for applying is April 2, 2018. Applications are available at the Thomaston Public Library and can be obtained from the Rotary Club of Thomaston Facebook Page right here at our website. 
 
Any questions concerning the grant application process may be directed to Mike Madow (860-283-2869).  Completed applications may be dropped off at the Thomaston Public Library or mailed to the Rotary Club of Thomaston P.O. Box 87 Thomaston, CT. 06787.
Rotary Community Grants Program Funding is Available Mike Madow 2018-03-03 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary,Thomaston,application,community grant,fund

Distinguished Citizen to be Honored

Posted by Roger Perreault
The Rotary Club of Thomaston will once again, recognize a local Distinguished Citizen in April, with a banquet held in honor of the recipient.
 
Rotary's mottos are "Service above Self' and "One Profits Most Who Serves Best", stated Roger Perreault, Chairman of the Selection Committee. "This is what we are looking for in our next Distinguished Citizen", said Perreault...
Distinguished Citizen to be Honored Roger Perreault 2018-01-26 05:00:00Z 0

Installation of Officers

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We would like thank Dave Mangs, newly elected District 7890 Governor, for visiting our club this past Thursday. It was great to have him there to participate in the installation of our Club President and Board of Directors.
 
Installation of Officers Cara Johnson 2017-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

Pirate Ship Playscape for Nystrom Park

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Thanks to the generosity of several Rotary Members, including Frank Wargo, our District 7890 Governor, we were able to install a Pirate Ship Playscape in Nystrom Park. The project was delayed by weather, but a few sunny days, cooperation with the CT Department of Transportation, and the volunteers from our dedicated club brought our project to completion. 
Pirate Ship Playscape for Nystrom Park Cara Johnson 2017-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

Community Grants

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The Rotary Club of Thomaston presented Community Grant awards to several recipients at our weekly meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Read more to learn how we support our local community. 
Community Grants Mike Madow 2017-06-02 04:00:00Z 0

Student of the Month Jared Kahn

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Congratulations to our June 2017, Rotary Student of the Month, Jared Kahn!

Pictured with Jared are Rotary Member & Thomaston Super​in​tend​ent of Schools; Francine Coss and Rotary Club President Mike Burr.

Also pictured with Jared are his Mother and Father, Dana & Jeff Kahn.

Student of the Month Jared Kahn 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0