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Letter from the RCA President

September 2019

It is hard to believe another memorable summer has flown by and fall is upon us. This summer marked the fifth year my family and I have lived in Rowayton. I have been a part of the RCA board for four of those years. I joined the RCA Board shortly after moving to town because I was impressed with the dedication this organization has for supporting the community and providing unbelievable events in town throughout the year. I have always felt privileged to be a member of the RCA and have the opportunity to partner with other outstanding organizations in town such as the Rowayton Library, the Rowayton Parents Exchange, the Rowayton Historical Society, the Rowayton Gardeners, the 6th Taxing District and many more.

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this past summer’s events. The RCA kicked off the summer with the always well attended Memorial Day Parade. The Seventies themed Fun Run hosted on Father’s Day brought many families out to enjoy the race. The RCA also had the privilege of awarding two RCA Scholarships this year for academic merit and leadership. The recipients were Brien McMahon students, John Gatt and Sexias Aldrich. The Summer Music Concert Series once again was not to be missed, featuring an incredible musical line up, including The James Barker Band, Midnight North and many amazing local musicians. July kicked off with a show-stopping fireworks display and our most successful River Ramble to date! The River Ramble was once again a magical day in Pinkney Park, with an array of activities for everyone to enjoy!

Although September may signal the end of summer, the RCA continues to provide fun events such as the Ladrigan Swim Race, our 3rd annual Volleyball Tournament, Cinema on the Sound and the beginning of RCA Youth Soccer season. We are also very excited to announce the return of Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 5th. Grab your lederhosen and come join us for a festive evening of German food, music and bier. The remainder of 2019 will be filled with some of my favorite events; the Halloween Celebration, Light Up Rowayton, the Santa Run and our cherished Nativity Pageant.

The RCA is able to provide Rowayton with so many fun-filled events and support to the community throughout the year due to the generous donations made by our residents, friends and sponsors. We are so grateful for each and every donation we receive. The RCA is committed to using these funds to continue to enhance our community. Please consider donating to our upcoming annual fund. With your help, this year we were able to provide grants to: Rowayton Elementary School, Roton Middle School, Brien McMahon High School, Rowayton Little League, the Rowayton Library, the Rowayton Historical Society, Shakespeare on the Sound and many more.

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 and for putting the best interests of this town at the forefront of our mission. The past five years of living in Rowayton are near and dear to my heart. I look forward to many more years in town and watching the RCA continue to be a part of what makes Rowayton the absolute best place to live! I look forward to seeing everyone around town!

 

 

Heather Drstvensek
RCA Board President