Putnam Rotary Club Holds Induction Night - June 20, 2012

The Club held its Induction Night at Tyrone Farms in Pomfret. (Tyrone Farms is operated by Club Member Ian MacLaren and his family.) Richard Loomis served as the emcee of the night as the reins of the Club were turned over from current President Cindy Dunne to incoming President Paul Pikora. Cindy presided over a very successful year for the Club with more than $55,000 in donations to local groups. The highlight of night was the announcement of the three newest Paul Harris Fellows. The Paul Harris Fellow award is the highest honor bestowed by the Club. This year's recipients included: Kathleen Murphy, for her service to the Club as editor of the Cargill Falls Courier; Scott Young, for his service to the Club with the Dazzle Light Parade, the Rotary Trailer and the golf tournament; and Betty Hale, for her service to the Community with the Performing Arts of Northeast Connecticut, tourism and art groups,  and the Regional Community YMCA program. The Club also made Barbara Schreier an honorary member of the Club for her work with the youth of northeastern Connecticut. For more photos of the evening please click on the Photo link above on the left.