Still Time to Get Your Rotary Crab Feed Tickets

The annual Belmont Rotary Club crab feed is coming up this weekend.


From college scholarships and teachers' grants to playgrounds and natural disaster assistance, the works in conjunction with Rotarians worldwide to make a difference in the lives of others.

The Belmont Rotary Club will hold its annual crab feed and auction fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 4, at the . The funds raised at the crab feed help support the Rotary's projects and programs.

Tickets are $50 per person and include all-you-can eat crab; live, silent and dessert auctions, and a raffle. No-host cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:00 p.m., and dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. with the live to follow. Auctioneer and Rotarian Tom Diridon promises an eventful evening.

Locally, over the past year, the Belmont Rotary Club awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from and high schools; distributed dictionaries to third graders in the community; helped improve the playground equipment at ; volunteered monthly at the dining room; packed food at ; subsidized needy families with children enrolled in Footsteps After School Care; and donated toys to the . In April, local Rotarians will begin upgrading the playground and picnic area in .

The Belmont Rotary Club always welcomes new members; they meet each Monday for luncheon meetings at in Belmont. Prospective members are invited to join in on the luncheon, which begins at 12:15 p.m. The 40+ Belmont Rotarians join more that 1.2 million other members worldwide. 

What: Belmont Rotary Club Annual Crab Feed

When: Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Twin Pines Senior & Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane

Cost: $50/person; includes all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, and salad

How to buy tickets: Call Sirinee Tippakorn at 802-8504


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Chris January 30, 2012 at 04:23 AM
I would be wary of this feed unless you are a member or know someone who is. My wife and I tried this and are not members nor knew anyone and we were sat in a remote table. Unfortunately, this table did not get served much during the crab/salad/etc. time slot. The all-you-can-eat crab portion was only for about an hour or so before the auctions and we unfortunately, did not get our money's worth in terms of crab. I love crab feeds and giving to charity but you may want to investigate feeds other than this one.
Sirinee January 31, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Chris Thank you for your feedback. I will ask our volunteer servers to ensure their assigned tables and guests have an enjoyable experience while helping support community volunteering with Belmont Rotarians. Sirinee
Fred West January 31, 2012 at 05:13 PM
That's a shame that Chris did not enjoy the Crab Feed and my first thought was, was it indeed our Crab Feed. We do not assign tables and we conduct our Auction before we serve the Crab, that way everyone can enjoy the "experience" with their fellow "tablemates". Nothing is perfect in Rotary, but perhaps our elimination of Polio throughout the world, or helping provide some 600,000 plus wheelchairs to people who did not have mobility, or more educational grants each year than Rhodes, Fullbright, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations combined comes pretty close. Even Belmont Rotary giving over $500,000 in local school scholarships over the years, $40,000 to the Library may qualify. We are volunteers from all walks of life and professions our Crab Feed has many aspects to it apart being a Fund Raiser so we can support the community as previously described, not the least the chance to connect with our community, make new friends, greet old ones and in general have a great time.
Joe February 04, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I was looking forward to my first crab feed, but after the comment by Chris I am having second thoughts. I guess we will go to the wine and wishes instead.
Dogbert February 04, 2012 at 10:02 PM
I don't understand why I'm being asked to pay fifty frickin' bucks to feed these ungrateful crustaceans! I just plain don't get it. Why can't the little buggers feed themselves? Maybe they should just go on welfare or something...


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