Letter from the RCA President
As we put another cold winter behind us and welcome spring to Rowayton, some of my favorite parts of this magical town are once again on the horizon. Boats can be seen in Five Mile River as you drive into town, the Rowayton Gardeners’ beautiful flowers are in bloom, children are riding bikes, the dog park is full and the streets are filled with smiling faces. I think I can speak for everyone when I say Rowayton comes alive over the next several months and I couldn’t be more excited to embrace another amazing summer in our town.
As spring gets underway, the RCA Board has been busy planning several upcoming fun-filled events. We kick off the season with the beloved Easter Egg Hunt, followed by two Comedy Nights, the Memorial Day Parade, July 4th Fireworks, Summer Music Festival, the River Ramble and many more events. The 18 plus events the RCA hosts throughout the year are only a part of what this organization is committed to providing to this town.
Here is a quick refresher on what the Rowayton Civic Association strives to be in our community. The RCA is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Rowayton residents and neighbors by providing cultural programs, educational events and supporting local community initiatives. The RCA is non-political, non-sectarian and non-discriminatory in all its relationships, and is here to support the betterment of our town.
I am particularly proud of how committed the RCA board is to upholding its mission. Over the past year, the board has given over +$40K in grants and scholarships to Rowayton Elementary School, Roton Middle School, Brien McMahon High School and other key organizations. These donations are made possible by everyone in this community that continues to give to the RCA. We also make it a priority to support organizations such as the Rowayton Library, the Rowayton Historical Society and Rowayton Little League, who provide so much to our community.
At our annual meeting this past February, the RCA Board said farewell to four amazing board members who dedicated so much of their time and effort to the RCA and to our community. We thank them for their commitment to the RCA Board and to Rowayton.
– Jenny Friedrichsen: Jenny served on the board for six years. She was President for one year and Vice President for one year. She also chaired Comedy Night for six years and helped grow this amazing event from one night to two nights.
– Manuela Savona: Manuela served on the board for four years and took on the role of Information Officer for three years.
– Harrison Dunne: Harrison served on the board for four years, chairing the always impressive July 4th Fireworks and the Halloween Celebration.
– Rick Klein: Rick served on the board for four years, chairing the Rowayton Youth Soccer Program and the Nativity Pageant.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the current RCA Board Members for their continued devotion to making each year in Rowayton even better than the last. I am confident that in 2019 we will continue to provide great experiences to Rowayton residents and put the best interests of this town at the forefront of our mission. I am always available to hear how we can continue to make Rowayton the absolute best place to live. I look forward to seeing everyone around town!
RCA Board President