On June 17th, Woodbridge Rotary held their 50th annual installation dinner at Carmine’s Di Vega Restaurant. The new 2021-2022 officers were sworn in by District Governor Ron Webb. The new officers are President Neelima Kaushal, Past President Anna Dickerson, President-Elect Chris Lovejoy, Secretary Karen Bellamy, Treasurer Tom Shernow, Sgt at Arms Bill DeRosa, and Executive Secretary Buddy DeGennaro.
Woodbridge Rotary’s area of service includes Woodbridge, Bethany, and Westville.
Current President Anna Dickerson described the projects that were accomplished this past year despite the pandemic restrictions. The projects included distribution of over 4000 masks, donations to local food banks, Amity Students of the Month (via zoom), support of Beecher Road School’s DARE program, Senior Holiday lunch, “Cheer Up” bags to rehab patients at The Willows, and a virtual Pet Show fundraiser.
The objective of Rotary is service to the community which can be local, national or international. On an international level, Woodbridge Rotary donated 2000 masks for India and several tablets to a school in India for virtual education.
Honored at the dinner was Business of the Year New England Brewing Company, Paul Harris Fellows Chris Lovejoy and Dorothy Martino, and Special Friend of Rotary Christina Burland.
Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary membership can contact Anna Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
District Governor Ron Webb, Neelima Kaushal, Buddy DeGennaro, Karen Bellamy, Anna Dickerson, Chris Lovejoy, Tom Shernow, Bill DeRosa