Michael Hallahan, President of the North Haven Rotary Club, recently announced the induction of two new members into the local community service club. Both were inducted by key individuals from Rotary District 7980 which includes clubs from most of the towns and counties along the Connecticut shoreline. In September, a former District Governor from the New Haven Rotary Club, PDG Colin Gershon, was invited to speak to the club about the origins and meaning behind the prestigious Paul Harris Award. His presence gave Hallahan the perfect opportunity to request an official induction ceremony for a resident of North Haven named LuAnn Buono, the Business Director of a social service agency known as Fellowship Place, Inc. which is located in New Haven.
As luck would have it, District Governor Elect Dr. Richard Bassett, who is a past president of the North Haven Rotary Club, happened to be on hand in early October to address the club about the international Rotary Foundation, so Hallahan requested a formal induction of a second new member, Erik Scaranuzzo of Hamden, who is employed as a vice president and financial advisor at Merill Lynch in New Haven. Both new members were immediately put to work at the club’s major fund raiser held recently called the Day of Wine & Roses, and both received tickets to sell for the upcoming Fourth Annual Pancake Breakfast planned for Veterans Day, November 11th, at the North Haven Middle School. Hallahan noted that good members hit the ground running.