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Playwright Tavern, 202 West 49th St, 3rd Floor

We hold formal meetings every second and fourth Wednesday

Doors open: 6:30 pm

Program: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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Virtual Club Meeting with Guest Speaker Shawn Jacobaccio

June 9, 2021 @ 19:00 - 20:30

Virtual Club Meeting with Guest Speaker Shawn Jacobaccio

Join us for a fun meeting with speaker Shawn Jacobaccio. A Rotary member since 2016, Shawn is the founder of the John Fitch Distilling Company. Born in Montreal, Shawn immigrated to the U.S. in 2009 where he attended Fordham University. He has since
lived in NYC, Westchester County and Connecticut. He became a U.S. citizen in 2017 and has a two year old daughter, Abigail. He now commutes between Brooklyn, NY and South Windsor, CT. A serial entrepreneur, Shawn travels the world in search of innovative ways to create unique products with new flavors. He has a passion for languages, anthropology and farming.

John Fitch Distilling specializes in traditional New England small batch artisanal spirits. “It’s Connecticut!s first ground up built distillery since the repeal of prohibition in 1933”. At The Flying Canoe, the distillery’s tasting “shed”, customers are served traditional French New England food, spirits, and cocktails, with a modern twist. Shawn’s mission is to serve foods that are farm to plate and drinks that are grain to glass. He also
likes to “talk dirty”. All kidding aside, Shawn is deeply committed to soil issues and how they relate to food security and production.