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Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas Featured Speaker

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Tuesday April 16th, noon-1:15 p.m.
Riverview Bistro, 946 Ferry Boulevard

Open to the Public
Sponsored by the Stratford Rotary Club

Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas will be the featured speaker at the Stratford Rotary meeting on Tuesday, April 16th from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Riverview Bistro on Ferry Boulevard.

Stephanie Thomas has spent her entire career in public service. Prior to her election as Secretary of the State, she served as State Representative of Connecticut’s 143rd District – Norwalk, Wilton, and Westport.  As Vice-Chair of the Government Administration and Elections Committee, Stephanie sponsored and helped pass a variety of voter-focused bills, such as automatic voter registration and resolutions to advance early voting and universal access to absentee ballots. Stephanie is committed to protecting voting rights and strengthening civic education in Connecticut. 
 
Stephanie joined the public sector after a distinguished thirty-year career advising and problem-solving for nonprofit organizations. She has worked as a strategy and fundraising consultant since 1996 and opened her own fundraising consulting firm in 2013, raising more than $20 million annually for organizations working to help those left behind. Stephanie holds a B.A. from New York University and a M.S. in Nonprofit Management from New School University.
 
Throughout her career, Stephanie has served on many boards, strategic planning committees, and as an active volunteer in her community. She and her husband reside in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service

All are welcome at our meetings – y’all come join us for lunch!

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