Thanks to all who joined us for the Rotary Club of Essex 2024 Shad Bake on June 1, 2024 at the Safe Harbor Essex Island Marina!

The Shad Bake was once again a rousing success with great food, music and camaraderie on a beautiful day on the Connecticut River!

A special thanks goes out to all of the sponsors and the volunteers for their help in making this event a day to remember! 

Video Credit – Nathan Salter

$5000 Captain Level 

$2500 Fisherman Level 

Susan Malan
Broker Associate, William Pitt Sotheby’s

Sound Planning & Investments, LLC


$1000 Shad Level 

Marilyn Fall

Jacqueline Hubbard & Norman Needleman

Stephen & Alison Brinkmann

Emme and Jonathan Deland

$500 Roe Level 

Lawrence Shafer

Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home

Alarm Systems, LLC


Joseph Shea


We meet at 6:00 pm. every Tuesday at Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex

Rotary is dedicated to providing for the needs of our local community as well as national and international projects.

During the Covid-19 crisis, many residents had great difficulties. We made donations to the Essex Social Services Fund and Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantry to help with those in need of assistance and food.

We have also supported FISH, the Ivoryton Alliance and Essex Memorial Hall. Internationally, we have supported the Sister Cities Essex, Haiti installation of solar panels at the Deschapelles Community Library.

For more information, please open the “Our Club” tab.

Rotary Club of Essex provides support to our local community including providing scholarships for high school students who are residents of Essex.

We also support Rotary International projects worldwide. “Visit the Rotary International Site” to learn more about Rotary projects worldwide.