Stuart has not visited the Rotary Club of Stamford in Connecticut, USA, but chose it for his toast because it is in the home city of his former employer, Pitney Bowes (1987 – 1996).  He visited the Head Office of Pitney Bowes, near the shores of Long Island Sound, in 1990, in his role as Australian Business Manager of the Pitney Bowes International Shipping Systems Division.  At the time he was a member of a small team developing software for new products for international markets, of which Australia was one.

The Pitney Bowes Foundation and the Rotary Club of Stamford have been co-sponsors, with a number of other organisations, of literacy projects in the Stamford area. The Club is in District 7980 and has fifty (50) members.  It's led by President Christopher Farrugio and they meet at the Sheraton Hotel, 700 Main Street, Stamford on Wednesdays at 12.15pm.

From the limited information available on their website, the Club appears to focus on education, charity, science and literacy projects.  They also have a Rotary Whale project which appears to be focussed on business promotion.

STUART DIGGINS TOASTS THE ROTARY CLUB OF STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT USA 2018-01-22 16:00:00Z 0
As one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service, Vocational Service  calls on every Rotarian to:
 
  • Aspire to high ethical standards in their occupation;
  • Recognise the worthiness of all useful  occupations, and;
  • Contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
JANUARY IS VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH 2018-01-07 16:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2015-05-15 00:00:00Z 0