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Rotary Annual 45th Installation Dinner

Rotary Annual 45th Installation Dinner

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On June 23rd, the Rotary Club of Woodbridge held its 45th Installation Dinner at Carmine’s Tuscan Grill. District Governor Paul Mangels installed the following Board of Directors: President , Chris Lovejoy, President Elect, Tony Anastasio, Secretary, Diane Millan, Treasurer, Tom Shernow, Seargent at Arms, Spencer Rubin, Past President, Robyn Reilly, and Director Andy Skolnick.

President Chris Lovejoy is a Realtor and Certified Negotiations Expert with Coldwell Banker. She is also a member of the Human Services Commission, on the Executive Board of Greater New Haven Transit District, and a member of the Garden Club of Woodbridge. She resides in Woodbridge with her husband Marc and they have three daughters Kimberly, Madeline and Jenna.

This year was the initiation of the Bud Priest Memorial Annual Award. A check for $5,000 was presented to the Rotary Foundation in honor of former Rotarian Bud Priest who passed away on November 13, 2013. Bud Priest was the impetus behind the formation of the Rotary Club of Woodbridge in 1971. He became the first President and took charge of the formation of the Club establishing several of its major projects.

The Rotary is an organization of businesses and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build good will and peace in the world. New members are always welcome to share in the fun, fellowship and good work in the community. Club members are invited to meet the first and third Friday of the month at 7:30 a.m. for a breakfast meeting at Country Corner Diner, 756 Amity Road, Bethany and the second and fourth Friday of the month at 12:15 p.m. for a luncheon meeting at Woodbridge Social, 12 Selden Street, Woodbridge.

For more information, contact Chris Lovejoy at 203-671-5684 or email her at Chris.lovejoy@cbmoves.com.

Picture 1: Rotary Past President Robyn Reilly presenting a $5,000 check to Rick Benson of the Rotary Foundation as the recipient of the first Bud Priest Annual Award. Also pictured are Mrs. Bud Priest and family.

Picture 2: Rotary District 7980 Governor Paul Mangels who installed officers, newly installed President Chris Lovejoy, and Past President Robyn Reilly passing the gavel.

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