Employee Walking Challenge

What’s Happening June 2024

Published On: July 3rd, 2024Categories: News & Events, What's Happening

Charter Oak Awards $48,255 in The Second Quarter

During the second quarter of 2024, Charter Oak received multiple Grant and Sponsorship requests. In June, the committee awarded a total of $22,000 in grants and throughout the second quarter the Community Sponsorship Committee awarded a total of $26,255. Below are the lists of recipients:


  • Children First Groton
  • East Lyme Giving Garden
  • Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board
  • Habitat for Humanity of Eastern CT
  • New London Youth Affairs
  • Thames River Community Services
  • The Riverfront Children’s Center
  • Waterford Country School
  • Writer’s Block Ink, Inc.


  • Always Home, Inc.
  • Best Buddies of Connecticut
  • Brooklyn School PTO
  • Chamber of Commerce ECT Foundation
  • Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT
  • City of Norwich, CT World War I Memorial Committee
  • Click, Inc.
  • Connecticut Audubon Society
  • CT Jumpstart for Financial Literacy
  • CT Maritime Heritage Festival
  • Danielson Lodge of Elks
  • Emily Eshenfelder Foundation
  • Florence Griswold Museum
  • Friends of Chikumbuso
  • High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
  • Hopefest Music Festival
  • Hoxie Engine Co.
  • Killingly High School – Yearbook
  • Ledyard Youth League
  • Lisbon Farmers Market


  • Madonna Place
  • Martin House, Inc.
  • MDA-UAW Local 571
  • Montville Rotary Club Foundation, Inc.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving New England
  • Mystic & Noank Library
  • New London Rotary Foundation
  • Norwich Police Department
  • Odd Fellows Faith, Hope and Charity Fund, Inc.
  • Putnam Business Association
  • Run to Home Base – Team General Dynamics
  • Stonington Community Center
  • The Cactus Jack Foundation
  • The Last Green Vally, Inc.
  • United Services
  • Veteran’s Equine Therapeutic Services, Inc.
  • Veterans Helping Veterans
  • Waterford Country School
  • Work Vessels for Vets, Inc.

Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser Rescheduled September 21st

Due to a scheduling conflict with several local events June 15th, we had to cancel our Bags of Hope Cornhole Tournament. We did not get the level of attendance we anticipated. We will be rescheduling this event to Saturday, September 21st. Mark your calendars and please be on the lookout for more information soon!

Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you in the Fall!

Summer Kickoff

Charter Oak is kicking off Summer by competing in a friendly walking challenge. This Challenge will last 6 weeks and at the end of the challenge we will be awarding the TOP 6 Walkers.

Did You Know?

A regular brisk walk can help you*:

  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles.
  • Increase energy levels.
  • Improve mood, cognitive, memory and sleep.
  • Strengthen your immune system.
  • Reduce stress and tension.

Consider your technique*:

  • Your head is up. You’re looking forward, not at the ground
  • Your neck, shoulders and back are relaxed, not stiffly upright
  • You’re swinging your arms freely with a slight bend in your elbows. A little pumping with your arms is okay.
  • Your stomach muscles are slightly tightening, and your back is straight, not arched forward or backwards.
  • You’re walking smoothly, rolling your foot from heel to toe.

How to get started*:

  • Plan a routine – get the right gear, choose your course carefully, warm up, cool down and stretch.
  • Set realistic goals – it’s okay to start slowly!
  • Track your progress – keep track of your steps.
  • Stay motivated – set yourself up for success, make walking enjoyable, and vary your routine.

*Information provided by mayoclinic.org

Join us this summer in creating better habits and let us know how your walking journey is going!