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November 28, 2022 

Rotary, Liberty Bank Help Stock Food Pantries

Last week, three local food banks divided up $3,113 in donations that was raised by the AnSeOx Rotary Club (the Rotary Club of Ansonia, Seymour & Oxford CT) and Liberty Bank. The partnership between the Bank and Rotary Club has existed for many years.  This year, sixty-five CT organizations received donations, which totaled to $1.4 million in 2021

AnSeOx Club member Nancy Valentine visited the fortunate recipients four days before the Thanksgiving holiday, presenting each with a check for $1,037. The local food organizations selected by the Club were the Seymour-Oxford Food Bank, Blessings Pantry at Trinity Episcopal Church, and Master’s Table of Ansonia.

Director Toni Cassidy and Assistant Director Teri Archer of the Seymour-Oxford Food Bank explained that the gift would be used to purchase fresh vegetables, meats and dairy products to supplement nonperishable supplies in their holiday giving. Jim Fedak of Master’s Table characterized the check he received as a “blessing”.

Rotary clubs in Connecticut and around the world take actions that make their communities better, promoting health, education and collaboration.  For more information, go to:  www.anseoxrotary.org .

The AnSeOx Rotary Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays each month at 5 PM at Rose’s Family Restaurant in Oxford.

Contact:  Richard Knoll   203-887-3310

PRESS RELEASE

November 18, 2022 

LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS COMPLETE MERGER

The Rotary Club of Ansonia and the Rotary Club of Seymour-Oxford recently completed their merger which began during the summer of 2022. The new Club – the Rotary Club of Ansonia, Seymour & Oxford CT — does business as the AnSeOx Rotary Club and can be found on the web at www.Anseoxrotary.org . The new Club meets on the first and third Wednesday each month at Rose’s Family Restaurant in Oxford.  The public is welcome, and speakers may contact the club through its website.

The Club continues to practice philanthropy through its support of local and international projects. Recently, an annual gift was provided to the Haitian Health Foundation and to TEAM Inc’s Toys for Kids program.  Currently the Club is contributing to the annual Liberty Bank Thanksgiving food bank drive.  Membership recruitment is ongoing — business owners and local residents who are interested in joining are encourage to visit a meeting or may indicate their interest via the website or call 203-888-1101.

AnSeOx Rotary members take actions to make communities better. They contribute their time, energy, and passion to carry out meaningful and sustainable projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, help mothers and children, support education, grow local economies and protect the environment.  Rotary’s top priority is the global eradication of polio. Rotary launched its polio immunization program, PolioPlus, in 1985 and in 1988 became a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

The AnSeOx Club is twenty-two members strong.  Officers are Maryann Vlahac, President; Joe Pinto, President Elect; Joyce Barcley, Secretary; and Rich Knoll. Treasurer.

Contact:  Richard Knoll   203-887-3310

At a meeting of the AnSeOx Rotary on October 5, 2022, members agreed the three food pantries to receive the funds (evenly divided and checks sent directly to them:

  1. Master’s Table, Ansonia (Christ Church just received a very large cash donation and are all set for now)
  2. Seymour-Oxford Food Bank, Seymour
  3. Blessings Food Pantry at Trinity Church, Seymour

Click on the link below to see the fundraiser’s landing page.  This is a terrific opportunity to collect more funds by making the information known.

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The Liberty Bank Rotary Club Thanksgiving Drive has officially launched!  We’re now accepting donations online (Liberty Bank / Rotary Clubs Thanksgiving Project – Community Foundation Of Middlesex County (middlesexcountycf.org) and by mail.

Donations can be mailed to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, 49 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 with the name of the benefitting Rotary Club in the memo line.  Donations must be received by 3 p.m. on November 14 to receive matching funds. 

Our next meeting is October 19.  Come and join in pizza night!  (Freshly made bread with garlic oil and salad will also be served.)

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ANSONIA ROTARY CLUB MERGES

WITH THE SEYMOUR-OXFORD ROTARY CLUB

Effective July 1, 2022 the new club, the Rotary Club of Ansonia, Seymour & Oxford, will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 5:00 PM at Rose’s Family Restaurant, 35 Old State Rd 67, Oxford, CT.  A new website is under development.

Meetings 

Rose’s Family Restaurant

Meetings first and third Wednesdays of each month  at 5:00 PM