Many Rotarians, friends and family members gathered at Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven from all over district 7980 this past Tuesday night to participate in the annual ‘Changing of the Guard’ where Mukund Nori was inducted as the 2014-15 District Governor and the Assistant Governors and incoming Club Presidents were sworn in for their upcoming year(s) of service.
Incoming 2014-15 Rotary Club Presidents
2014-15 Assistant Governors
PDG/PE Paul Burns inducts Mukund Nori as 2014-15 District Governor
Ed Davies was recognized for his service as Assistant Governor Coordinator
Also recognized for their significant contributions over the past 3 years were outgoing Assistant Governors: Ann Brignola (Area 5), John Hendrickson (area 2) and Gerry Tom (Area 12).
The 2014-15 Assistant Governor Team includes:
2014-15 Incoming Rotary Club Presidents includes:
Housatonic Valley-Greater Danbury
Congratulations to Mukund, all of the AG’s and the incoming Club Presidents.
President Feng Xue Sure addresses the club after being sworn in
AG/DGN Gerry Tom presents a Paul Harris Fellow to outgoing President Sara-Anne Bruno
Jennifer Bassett enjoying the festivities
The Stoningtons Rotary Club installed Feng Xue Sure as Club President before a crowd of about 40 at Feng and Elisa’s home this afternoon. Sara-Anne Bruno was congratulated by her club and received echoing applause for the successful year that she had a President.
The weather was perfect, the food was great and the fellowship was first class.
This is a small but mighty club that gets many things done, most of the members take on multiple roles and wear several hats. President Sure’s goal is to double membership during his term as President; he will work closely with Immediate Past President Sara to achieve his goal. DG Rick (me) volunteered himself or Gerry Tom to come to the club to induct new members as a show of support.
The Stoningtons Rotary Club are big supporters of The Rotary Foundation and awarded 4 Paul Harris Fellows today.
Watch for big things from this club as I have a feeling that they are on the cusp of something big.
Westport Sunrise held their annual passing of the gavel as an informal changeover party at Rick & Francoise Jaffe’s home last night. It was a perfect evening for the event with great weather, fabulous fellowship and a sizable turnout.
Outgoing Club President Steve Violette recapped the many club successes over the past year and gave incoming President Bob Galan some words of encouragement. The club members congratulated Steve on the fabulous year that he had as president. President Bob gave a brief talk on the year ahead.
It was a pleasure being part of this event and having the opportunity to visit with such a wonderful group of Rotarians and family members.
Outgoing West Haven President John Ambrusco and friends
The annual passing of the gavel is a special event at the West Haven Rotary Club as the members have a rich tradition in taking great pleasure deinstalling their current president. Outgoing President John Ambrusco Jr. was deinstalled in their annual Tie Cutting Ceremony this year.
Rarely do outsiders get a glimpse at this sacred right of passage but this year the entire event was captured in videos for all of us to see.
PDG Mark Kriebel has agreed to be the keynote speaker at our District Installation on July 1st.
Mark joined Rotary in 1977 in Ebensburg, PA, and is currently a member of Endwell Rotary, where he served as President in 2001-2002 and as District Governor in 2006-2007 (District 7170). Mark has served RI as a Training Leader and a Public Image Coordinator.
Mark and Patricia met while students singing in the Ithaca College Concert Choir.In addition to music, their interests include world travel and community service. Mark has served as President of Endwell Baseball, a founding Board member of Maine-Endwell Dollars for Scholars, and is extremely active in the Boy Scouts of America, where he has served on the Board and as President of the Baden-Powell Council, President of Northeast Region Area 3, and sits on the National Council’s Executive Board of the Northeast Region. His work in scouting has earned him both the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards.Mark is a familiar voice on radio, television, in stores and “on-hold”, and, for over 25 years, has been the principal in the MUZAK franchise serving a 10 county area of New York.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mark at the International Assembly in San Diego this January and he is an engaging speaker that will be a special treat for the event attendees.
Contact Doug Lisk to register for the District Installation on July 1st.