How to become a member
Join the Vernon Community Network today!
Please download, fill-out and save to your computer.
Then, please send the saved VCN application to info@1Vernon.org
mail the membership fee to the VCN,
print off the saved form and mail the form along with the membership check to:
P. O. Box 1426
Vernon, CT 06066
VCN Executive Committee
Teri Lynn Rogers – President
Amy Blank – Vice President
Thomas DiDio – Treasurer
Robin Kohler – Secretary
Laurie Bajorek – At-large/ Communications
Katie Barnes – At-large
Melanie Merkel – At-large
President of the Vernon Community Network
Justice of the Peace
Notary for the State of Connecticut
Small Business Owner and volunteer in the Rockville/Vernon area
Vernon Human Services Commission
Community Voice Channel Board
Treasurer of the Vernon Community Network
University of Connecticut, BS, Cum Laude
University of Hartford, MBA
Vernon Town Council, Member
July in the Sky Downtown, Chair
National Night Out, Chair
Hockanum BrewFest, Food & Exhibitor Chair
Rockville Community Alliance, Participation Chair
Secretary of the Vernon Community Network
Robin Kohler is the Site Director at KIDSAFE CT, an affiliate of The Village
for Families & Children and has been with the agency for over 30 years. She oversees the day to day operation of the building and manages the Supervised Visitation Program. She plays a key role in fundraising events, and is an active member of the Staff Engagement and Health & Safety Committees. Robin is the current Secretary of the Vernon Community Network, a member of the Rockville Rotary and the Vernon ROCKS Coalition, is enlisted to help with projects in the community, belongs to the Exchange Club of Rockville and was appointed for a second year to the Child Abuse Prevention Relations Committee of the National Exchange Club. Robin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hofstra University.
Communications Contact of the Vernon Community Network
Laurie Bajorek has been an active Vernon-Rockville community volunteer since 2008. In addition to serving on the VCN Board, she is currently President of the Vernon Education Foundation; a Charter Member of the Vernon-Rockville Lions Club; and a member of multiple parent volunteer groups at Rockville High School, including Project Graduation.
She has been the primary Administrator of the Parents and Community Together (PACT) group on Facebook, a Vernon-Rockville community message board and discussion group, 2013-2015 and 2017-present.
Previously, Laurie served on the Vernon Board of Education 2015-2017, where she was a member of the Communications, Curriculum and Technology Committees. She was also a member of Vernon Public Schools’ Family, School & Community Partnership Steering and Planning Committees 2014-2019; and Center Road School’s PTO 2008-2015, where she served one term as President and five years as Book Fair Chair.
In her “spare time” Laurie is self-employed, providing business support services to local groups and small businesses. She has formerly been employed by Samadhi Yoga Studio; Travelers Insurance (Audit Risk & Review); UnitedHealth Group (Self-Funded Banking); and Oxford Health Plans (Customer Service, Claim Services, and Broker Commissions).
Laurie and her husband Tony are proud parents of two children currently attending Rockville High School.
American Eagle Financial Credit Union
(The) Bridge Family Center
Center for Latino Progress
Christian Academy Of Arts Science & Technology (CAAST)
Church of the Risen Savior
Community Child Guidance Clinic, Inc.
(The) Cornerstone Foundation, Inc.
Crossroads Community Church
EASTCONN – Head Start
East Hartford – Women, Infants, and Children (W. I. C.)
Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN)
ECHN – Vernon Family Resource Center (at Maple Street School)
First Choice Health Centers (East Hartford Community Health Care)
Forensic Health Services/MHM Services
Hockanum Valley Community Council
Maple Street Community School
North Central District Health Department
RiverEast (Natchaug Hospital)
Rockville Church of the Nazarene
Rockville Community Alliance
Rockville Public Library
Rockville United Methodist Church
St. Bernard Church
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Strong Family Farm
Vernon Parks and Recreation
Vernon Police Dept.
Vernon Pupil Personnel Services (Vernon Public Schools)
Vernon Regional Adult Based Education
Vernon Senior Center
Vernon Youth Services Bureau
YMCA – Indian Valley
End Hunger CT!
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
United Way of Central and Northeastern CT
The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund