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It's raffle time!
Please help support the Ledyard Rotary Club by purchasing Raffle Tickets. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Our goal is to sell 2,000 tickets and raise $10,000. All profits go directly back to our community.
You can purchase tickets by clicking above, on Aug. 16th & 23rd at the Ledyard Farmers Market or a Ledyard Rotary Member.
The drawing will be streamed via Facebook Live. Each ticket holder will be emailed a link to watch the drawing.
NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.
ROADSIDE CLEAN UP
November 11, 2023
The Ledyard Rotary cares for the 2-mile-long section of Rt. 12 from the Groton Line to the entrance of Richards Road on the East side. This handsome group of Rotarians collected 5 large bags of garbage, 100 yards of silt cloth, sheet plastic, and, of course, nips - all in 1 1/4 hours. Great job guys!
Front: Dan Reilly - Left Front: Terry Jones, Ed Lynch, Dave Thompson, Ron Miller
Left Back: Fred Allyn, Harry Pearson
Last year, the Ledyard Rotary Club discovered a critical need at the Linda C. Davis Food Pantry as there was a severe shortage of proteins - specifically meats. An idea arose for the Club to partner with the Ledyard High School Ag-Science program to purchase a steer calf, have the students feed, care for, and raise the steer, and then process the meat for the food pantry. The first calf program was successful, and the students valued giving back to the community.We are now in year two, and the LRC has purchased two beef steers. The students are raising the steers again and doing an excellent job. One steer will be processed in May and the other in October 2024. The meat will be provided to the pantry, and LRC will package a few select cuts of beef and sell it to help re-fund the program. The program is proving successful for Rotary, the Linda C. Davis Food Pantry, and the Ledyard High School Ag-Science students! What a great project.
Annual Rotary Dictionary Day!
It was a pleasure presenting dictionaries to Ledyard 3rd graders today, October 16, 2023. The kids were prepared, enthusiastic, and respectful. We love this annual event as much as the kids do.
Pictured Left: Terry Jones & Dan Reilly
Pictured Right: Sam Roudebush & Steve Geothius
2,587 PAIRS OF
SOCKTOBER WAS A SUCCESS!
We are excited to announce that the Ledyard Rotary Club was able to donate 2,587 pairs of socks! We could not have done this without our fantastic community.
A huge shout-out to Ocean State Job Lot and Store Team Leader Krystal and Area Team Leader Gary. OSJL donated 812 pairs of socks! And St. Luke's in Gales Ferry donated 866 pairs. Isn't that amazing?
A special thank you to the sock bin hosts.
The children's socks were donated to Safe Futures.
Left Image: Left to right
David Horst (HHC), Jami Allyn (Rotarian), Beth Botelho (MALTA), Tori Bulted (MALTA), Bella Grace (Tori's daughter) and Scott Johnson (President Ledyard Rotary).
Right top image: Left to right
Sam Roudebush (Rotarian and AG), Krystal (OSJL Team Leader), Jami Allyn (Rotarian)
Right bottom image: Left to right
Jami Allyn (Rotarian), Gary (OSJL Area Team Leader)
Historic Cemetery Clean-up
What a great time these Rotarians had in the annual Rotary Latham-Hallet Cemetery Clean-up, this Saturday, October 14, 2023. This historic cemetery is circa 1798 and is located on Shewville Road in Ledyard.
Pictured left to right: Terry Jones, Sam Roudebush, Sam Kilpatrick, Doug Chung, and Dan Reilly.
Have you noticed we always have fun?
This past Saturday, October 7, 2023, the Rotary sponsored the American Legion pit stop in Old Saybrook for the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation's 18th Annual Walk for a Cure. The pit stop was staffed by four Ledyard Rotarians who passed out water and snacks, keeping walkers hydrated as they completed their 26.2 mile walk.
ROADSIDE CLEAN UP
The Ledyard Rotary cares for the 2-mile-long section of Rt. 12 from the Groton Line to the entrance of Richards Road on the East side. Look at those smiling faces ready to pick up the garage from September 14, 2023.
Left Front: Jami Allyn, Terry Jones, Sam Roudebush, Ed Lynch
Left Back: Ron Miller, Fred Allyn, Scott Johnson, Steve Geotchius
The Ledyard Rotary’s 8th Annual Classic Car Cruise, held on Saturday, September 2, 2023, was a huge success. Over 200 American, Foreign, Classic, and Muscle cars were displayed, and well over 1,000 spectators came to view the vehicles.
We sincerely thank our lead sponsor, Dawley Collision and Customs, in Waterford, CT. In addition to being the lead sponsor, they brought 7 classic vehicles to the Car Cruise!
There was a festive atmosphere, and the weather was perfect. There were many beautiful and interesting cars with owners happily willing to talk about their vehicle(s).
A big crowd surrounded the 1931 Detroit Electric, one of the first electric-powered cars produced with a range of 80 miles and a top speed of 20 miles per hour. Built between 1907 and 1939, only 13,000 cars were manufactured, and few are still in service today.
The Teacup Raffle, always a fan favorite, offered 55 teacup raffle prizes, to name a few: a family portrait session offered by a local photography studio, jewelry, flowers, oil changes, lots of gift cards, 2 tickets to see Kenny Loggins performing live at the Mohegan Sun, including a hand-made stained glass featuring a classic auto, and so much more!.
The food tent was busy all day. Our DJ Rotarian, Larry Erhart, played fabulous music, and eleven local vendors sold their wares.
Everyone had a great time, and Ledyard Rotary raised over $9,700 to benefit the Ledyard Community.
Look for the Ledyard Rotary 9th Annual Classic Car Cruise next year, which is, once again, planned for the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.
Ledyard Rotary Foundation is proud to announce that we are now Sponsors of The Ledyard Food Pantry
The Ledyard Rotary Foundation and The Ledyard Rotary have long supported the Ledyard Food Pantry through financial donations and volunteering. On January 5, 2023, the Ledyard Rotary Foundation became the proud sponsor of the Linda C. Davis - Ledyard Food Pantry.
With the Ledyard Rotary Foundation as its new sponsor, the Food Pantry can now expand food access with CT Food Share, the largest distributor to food pantries in the state. It significantly improves the Ledyard Food Pantry’s ability to acquire more food products especially milk, meat, and fresh produce.
The Food Pantry has been in operation for more than 30 years. The past year has been challenging with inflationary pressure on food prices and temporary Covid-19 programs ending. In 2022, the Food Pantry each month (on average) provided food for 50 households each, serving 117 people, for a grand total of 19,197 meals provided all year.The new sponsorship does not change how the Food Pantry is operated. The Food Pantry will remain at its current location in the Red Barn on the Lower Town Green.
Food donations can be dropped off at the pantry during Pantry hours or at drop boxes in any of the following locations: Ledyard Town Hall, Village Market, Parks Place, Holdridge Farm Nursery, Holmberg Orchards, and Mirror Image.
The Food Pantry is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9 AM to 11 AM. Monetary donations can be mailed to Ledyard Social Services, 741 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339 – OR- You may also donate via the online portal:
Town of Ledyard - Giving Campaign: https://town-of-ledyard.snwbll.com/giving-portal
If you would like to become a volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any Ledyard resident wishing to utilize the Pantry for the first time should contact Ledyard Social Services at 860-464-3222 for an application.
The Linda C. Davis Food Pantry is supported almost entirely by generous donors in our community. Now, more than ever, our community's food needs are great. Please consider donating!