Mark your calendars

July 12, 2024 at 6PM - Library of the Union League Club of NYC

Please mark your calendars for the installation of President Shawn Jacobaccio and your board for 2024-2025. We will enjoy a festive dinner at the Library of the Union League Club on July 12, 2024 at 6PM.
Bring friends and family to this elegant event to celebrate our club!


Your President 2024-2025 

Shawn Jacobaccio, a Rotary member since 2016, 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 School of Law. He has since lived in NYC, Westchester County
and Connecticut. He became a U.S. citizen in 2017 and has a five-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.
Shawn’s mission is to serve products that are from farm to plate and grain to glass. He also
likes to “talk dirty”. All kidding aside, Shawn is deeply committed to resolving soil issues
such as erosion and desertification and how they relate to food security and production,
as well as water security and the effects of climate change in relation to rising sea levels
and water quality issues. “The distillery is located along the Connecticut river, which is a
source of connection to my native land. It was only during the construction of the buildings
that I noticed the importance of the rivers and bodies of water in my life, of the influence
they carry and how they impact soil quality and affect millions of people daily
when taking into consideration the effects of climate change and the ability to sustain
life. “The world is already a tumultuous place with populations facing existential threats
due only to border issues. What is the world going to look like if we run out of arable
land or potable water?”