Officers & Directors
President Club
President Elect
Immediate Past President Club
Treasurer Club
Secretary Club
Director, Club
Director, Club
Director, Club
Treasurer, Club Foundation
Secretary, Club Foundation
Immediate Past President, Club Foundation
President, Club Foundation
Director, Club Foundation
Director, Club Foundation
Director, Club Foundation
Rotary Foundation, Chair
Contact Us
Enter your email address and the message you want to send.
* fields are required
Club Information
Welcome to the Salisbury Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Noble Horizons - Community Room
17 Cobble Rd
Salisbury, CT 06068
United States of America
News and Lunch Meeting Speakers
At the District Foundation Brunch, on behalf of the Salisbury Club, Bill Spalding accepted the Rotary Citation for the year 2019-2020. This award is given to clubs that successfully accomplish a specified number of goals that were set at the beginning of the Rotary year. Presenting the award is Area 8 Assistant Governor, Heather Pantano.
Salisbury Rotary Club welcomed the first recipient of its six Community Gifts organizations at its 9/14 luncheon meeting.  Kelly Parker, Executive Director of Housatonic Youth Services Bureau (HYSB) was presented a $500 check by Club President Ann Beizer and was introduced by the Club’s Immediate Past President, Peter Fitting. She expressed her appreciation and spoke about current needs of serving area youth and how Rotary’s gift will support HYSB’s work.  FYI:
Salisbury Rotary Club’s 8/31 program speaker was Amanda Freund, third generation of Freund Family owners of East Canaan’s Freund Family Market & Bakery.  She shared the history of the family-owned business, started by her grandparents in 1949 with six cows, telling how it has evolved from a roadside stand with a basket of sweet corn for $.50/ear to today’s farm market, bakery, garden center and catering business sitting in the middle of the family’s dairy farm. The operation was incorporated in the late 1980s as it transferred to the next generation. Looking for ways to be more than a seasonal business led to the creative use of the 100lbs of cow manure generated daily by their 350 cows and the creation twenty years ago of Cow Pots, and becoming the longest continuous methane digest operation in US today. They now ship nationally and internationally and feature 14 different Cow Pot sizes.  Cow Pots now fill a market demand for environmental products that are made from recycling waste material into a useful item that itself can be recycled and current research and development efforts are underway to create additional new recycled products.  FMI: 
August 17–a busy Tuesday for the Salisbury Rotary Club:  Meeting early to stuff some 50-60 backpacks with school supplies for deserving Region One students, funded in part by an approved District 7890 grant, followed by the weekly luncheon meeting; this meeting recognized its annual Bob Estabrook Intern selected by the Lakeville Journal.  The award was initiated by the club in 2014 in conjunction with celebrating its 65th anniversary and honoring Bob Estabrook, a long-time and dedicated Salisbury Rotary Club member and Past President, and owner and Publisher of the Lakeville Journal which he bought in1971.  The LJ Intern selected this year is Sadie Leite of Simsbury & Salisbury, a Junior at Tufts University majoring in English. She was accompanied at the luncheon by her parents and her sister, as the honor and cash award were presented to her by LJ Executive Editor Cynthia Hochswender and SRC President Ann Beizer.
Dave Bayersdorfer, retired social studies & history teacher at Region One’s Housatonic Valley Regional High School, was the Salisbury Rotary Club’s 7/27 luncheon speaker. Speaking as Chair of the 21st Century Fund for HVRHS’s Board of Directors, he shared the mission and history of the Fund, noting that it was the vision of former HVRHS principal, Jack Mahoney, who started the Fund in 1994 to provide financial support for educational enrichment programs & learning opportunities beyond the classroom and not provided for by the school’s budget. Examples of recently funded programs include the school’s Robotics program, the electric car, numerous approved grants submitted by students and teachers, all funded by individual donations and by special, generous benefactors. FMI:
May be an image of 2 people, people standing and text
Chris Tripler, owner of Great Falls Brewing Company in North Canaan, was the program speaker at the Club’s July 20th luncheon meeting. Located in the historic and refurbished Canaan Union train station depot in North Canaan, the brewery opened its doors in December 2018. A variety of beers are brewed & served with IPA and lager the two best sellers. Named after the waterfall formed along the Housatonic River at Falls Village, just six miles south of the Depot, the brewery offers bar snacks and regularly scheduled food trucks and is committed to holding community-based events to support local businesses, non-profit orgs, and the town’s major annual July event, Railroad Days. FMI:
May be an image of 3 people, people standing and text
   May be an image of standing and fireworks   
The Salisbury club, in partnership with Lime Rock Park, held the annual Independence Day celebration fireworks event on July 5th after weather forced a postponement of the original July 3rd date. This event is a major fund raiser for the club and proceeds benefit local scholarships and community programs. The event, featuring approximately 500 aerial fireworks were launched by Legion Fireworks Company Inc. based in Wappingers Falls, NY.
In celebration of our District’s 100th anniversary, and in keeping with Rotary International’s newest area of focus: protecting The Environment, the District Governor has asked each of our 56 clubs to plant to trees with a goal of 100 trees. The Salisbury club planted sugar maples in the towns of Salisbury, Canaan, Cornwall and Falls Village.
May be an image of 3 people, outdoors and text that says 'PhotoGrid'
In an effort to assist those most in need during the current pandemic, the Salisbury club donated $5,000 to Sharon Hospital for PPE equipment and medical supplies. The club also donated cash and food totaling over $10,000 to: The Corner Food Pantry in Lakeville, Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry in Canaan and The Cornwall Food and Fuel Fund in Cornwall. Members of the club purchased food locally and on-line and delivered the items to the local food pantries.
No photo description available.No photo description available.No photo description available.
The winner of the $10,000 Cash Raffle was drawn on November 17th. Congratulations to Jerry Baldwin and his family from Lakeville, CT whose ticket number 1007 was the lucky winner!
Lance and Ann Beizer were each recently awarded a Rotary International Paul Harris +8 pin. Paul Harris award is a prestigious award given to those who have donated $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation (TRF). Each successive $1,000 results in a Paul Harris plus (+) pin. Lance and Ann's award means they have donated $9,000 to TRF. Rotary International, through TRF, has donated over $4 billion dollars on life changing, sustainable projects throughout the world.
Randy our VP and Fran our past President visited Tulum Mexico to investigate assisting the local Rotary Club with acquiring water fountains for schools. These schools do not have clean water for the students so those that can afford it, are forced to bring bottled water. The others go without or are forced to drink water that is only classified as “potable”. 

The Salisbury Club also donated a laptop to the School Principal to supplement the very outdated, or non-functioning computers, they now have.  Visit them on facebook
District 7890 is celebrating our 100th anniversary!
Our Community
The Salisbury Rotary Club serves the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon
Upcoming Events