On June 15th, the Rotary Club of Woodbridge which serves the communities of Bethany, Woodbridge and Westville section of New Haven, held its 46th Installation Dinner at Birchwoods at Oak Lane. Past District Governor Rick Bassett installed the following Board of Directors: President, Tony Anastasio, President Elect, Spencer Rubin, Secretary, Annitta Ingraham, Treasurer, Tom Shernow, Seargent at Arms, Diane Milan , Past President, Chris Lovejoy, and Director Buddy DeGennaro.
Tony Anastasio is a Financial Analyst who has served on the Board of Selectmen for the last four years. Tony has served as liaison to several Town Commissions and has been an active volunteer in the community. In 2011, he was named Outstanding Volunteer by Woodbridge Youth Services. Mr. Anastasio resides in Woodbridge with his wife Lisa and two sons Raymond and Robert.
A check in the amount of $5,000 was presented to Emerge Connecticut, Inc. who received the Annual Bud Priest Memorial Award 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. EMERGE provides former offenders entering or re-entering the workforce with applied skills training, paid work opportunities, and wrap-around support services that include educational, health, and life skill supports.
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 Tony Anastasio at 203-980-9373 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Left to right; Larry Gardner, District Governor Elect, newly installed President Tony Anastasio, Past President Chris Lovejoy, Rotarian and Master of Ceremonies Bill DeRosa and Past District Governor Rick Bassett