Devon Rotary celebrates 50 years

The Devon Rotary Club recently announced a special campaign to celebrate and highlight the club’s golden anniversary — 50 years of service to the Milford community.
The celebration campaign will highlight the Devon Rotary Club’s 50 top accomplishments, as follows:

1.     Donates dictionaries to 3rd graders.

2.     Donates dictionaries to the Literacy Volunteers of Southern CT.

3.     Donates books to Literacy Volunteers of Southern CT.

4.     Donates $20,000 scholarship funds to local high school seniors.

5.     Participates in the Boys and Girls Club dodgeball event.

6.     Sponsor of Pumpkins of the Pier.

7.     Serves lunch every month to Beth El Shelter.

8.     Funded the renovation of the Fanny Beach Community Center: total project cost was $5,000

9.     Supported a Girl Scout Gold Award project.

10.  Supported Boy Scout Eagle Projects.

11.  Built the Devon Rotary Pavilion at Walnut Beach.

12.  Rebuilt the flagpole on Milford Green.

13.  Restored Liberty Rock and constructed Historical Park.

14.  Stocked the Milford Children’s Trout Derby.

15.  Sponsor fishing contest.

16.  Sponsor the Harlem Wizards basketball at JLHS.

17.  Hosts annual Milford’s Oktoberfest.

18.  Donates hot chocolate and cookies at the Milford Tree Lighting.

19.  Supported the Rape Crisis Center

20.  Sponsors and participates in the St. Patrick’s Parade.

21.  Sponsors 4 high school students with Service Above Self Award.

22.  Sponsored Bridge’s Folks on Spokes.

23.  Donated funds to support the Youth and Family Sneaker Fund.

24.  Supported Boys and Girls Village.

25.  Donated to Get in Touch Foundation

26.  Supported the Haitian Health Foundation.

27.  Supported the Rotary Polio Plus Project.

28.  Donated to the Gift of Life.

29.  Sponsored a JLHS student to attend RYLA conference.

30.  Donated to Michael J Fox Foundation.

31.  Supported the Friends of Milford Library.

32.  Donated to Milford Promise program.

33.  Supported Milford Earth Day.

34.  Donated to JLHS Post Prom Committee.

35.  Donated to Foran Post Prom Committee.

36.  Participation in the Leprechaun Leap.

37.  Created Devon Rotary Knights Basketball Team.

38.   Donate the Football trophy for the Thanksgiving HS Football game.

39.  Sponsored Lustgarten foundation 5K

40.  Hosted the Annual Glow Ball Tournament at the Orchards Golf Club.

41.  Donated to Milford Celebrates, Firework Display.

42.  Installed cupola at Boys and Girls Village.

43.  Installed cupola at Milford Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field.

44.  Furnished Milford Hospital waiting room.

45.  Donated van to Beth El shelter.

46.  Sponsored room at Beth El Shelter in honor of Rev. David Angelica.

47.  Erected granite tee markers at Orchards Golf Course

48.  Erected scoreboard at Milford Academy field.

49.  Award “Service Above Self Awards” at each high school.

50.   Erected flagpole at entrance to Devon.

A Golden Anniversary celebration will take place at the Walnut Beach Rotary Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 13, with refreshments and entertainment by Tim Payson Music. Anyone interested in Devon Rotary membership should contact President Henry Jadach at or call 203-996-0905.

The Devon Rotary of Milford is a group of area business professionals who volunteer time to raise money through annual fundraising.

Member meetings are every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., at The Bridge House Restaurant in the Devon section of Milford. Meetings are open and membership is available. Contact Jadach at for more information.