Bridgeport - Rotary Club
Club# 6711
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Vermont, Carolyn
Engram, Crystal
Office: 203-366-7070 104
CCO-Club Comm. Offcr,Secretary,Secretary-Elect,Foundation Steward,Webmaster
Davies, Edward J.
Office: (203) 368-6116
Programs Chair,Vice President
Hannafin, Robert
Office: 203-254-4000, ext. 2
Gallo, Christopher A.
Office: (203) 895-1454
Attendance Secretary,Club Director,Foundation Steward
Chudwick, Susan M
Office: (203) 384-3930
Club Director,Community Service Chair,Past President
Hass, William J.
Club Director,Membership Chair
Hudson, Michele
Office: (203) 334-1234
Club Director
Leone, Michael J.
Club Director
Mehta, Jatin J.
Bulletin Editor
Seeley, Elizabeth Carter
Office: (203) 256-3250
Club Director,International Service Chair
Shaw, Cass L.
Office: (203) 334-1121
Club Foundation Chair,Rotary Foundation Chair,Foundation Steward
Cottrell, John R.
Shawah, George M. Jr.
Office: (203) 335-5117
iPast President
Gribbon, C. Anne
Office: (203) 275-1120
Assistant Governor
(Area 4 -)

Section 1 - Club Information:
Meeting Time:Tuesday at 12:15 PM
Meeting Place:Holiday Inn
Meeting City:Bridgeport
Meeting Address:1070 Main St
Meeting Directions:From I-95 (North or South) take exit 27A and then take exit 2, Turn right of the exit to Lafayette Square and turn left at the traffic light onto Fairfield Avenue. Go 2 blocks hotel is on the right at corner of Main Street and Fairfield Avenue. You may park in the garage directly behind the hotel (Middle Street); we will validate your parking ticket!
Link to Map Directions: Click here for map and directions
Club Description:

Established in 1919, the Rotary Club of Bridgeport and its members have played an important and historical role in the development of the Greater Bridgeport Community. In its first year the BRC purchased land on Lake Zoar and donated it to the Boy Scouts of America, establishing the first site of Camp Pomperaug.

In 1927 the club sponsored the creation of the Junior College of Connecticut, which later grew to become the University of Bridgeport. The club and members also have played pivotal roles in the establishment of the Bridgeport Engineering Institute (later the Engineering College at Fairfield University) and Housatonic Community College.

Community needs have always been a priority for Bridgeport Rotarians, who in 1967 led the establishment of a community fund that became the Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation. The establishment of the Bridgeport Rotary Housing Corporation enabled the construction of Sycamore Apartments (1974) and Laurelwood Apartments (1982), has provided over 200 affordable housing apartments to elderly and/or disabled tenants. The Rotary Housing Apartments were chosen as the District 7980 Centennial Project in 2005.

In 2015, having divested its housing properties, The Bridgeport Rotary Housing Corporation dissolved and its assets were transferred to the Bridgeport Rotary Club Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. The BRCF supports and funds the many service initiatives conducted by the club and also provides grants to community organizations that perform service aligned with Rotary International's Six Areas of Focus.

Bridgeport Rotary has played a vital role in District affairs, with five District Governors coming from the club ranks. They are Albert Lavery (1924), Erwin Jennings (1935), Abe Gordon (1989), Bob Vossler (1997) and John Annick (2001). Abe Gordon has additionally served as Rotary International Director (1998-2000) and Vice President (1999-2000). The club sponsored or cosponsored the Rotary Clubs of Danbury, Newtown, Trumbull, Bridgeport Sunrise and Black Rock.

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Club's Mailing Address:12 Whalley Ave,  Milford  CT  06460
Charter Date:01-May-19
Club CalendarDistrict CalendarClub BulletinNewsletters

Section 2: Club  Committees:
CommitteeCommittee TypeAction
Board of Directors (2018-19)CLUB CommitteeView
Bridgeport Rotary Club Foundation Trustees (2018-19)CLUB CommitteeView
Community Service (2018-19)CLUB CommitteeView
Diamond Club ()CLUB CommitteeView
International Service (2018-19)CLUB CommitteeView

Section 3: Club Members and Positions:
Member NameClassification / PositionBusiness Name
Annick, John W. Retired- Manufacturing 
Caso, Laurence Theater Executive DirectorThe Klein 
Chudwick, Susan M Development - HospitalsBridgeport Hospital Foundation 
Colon, Carmen Non Profit - YMCACentral Connecticut Coast YMCA 
Cottrell, John R. Association-Council of Churches - Retired 
Crosby, DeNorris (Norris) Education 
DaPaz, Nick Manager - CPA DHL&S, 
Davies, Edward J. (Ed) Nonprofit Executive/CEOIsaiah 61:1, Inc. 
Dwyer, Philip J. (Phil) Associations-YMCA 
Engram, Crystal Human Resources - TransitGreater Bridgeport Transit 
Errichetti, Thomas (Tom) Corporate TreasurerKuchma Corporation 
Fries, Mark A. InsurancePeople's United Insurance 
Gallo, Christopher A. (Chris) Bus. Serv-Bus. PromoChristopher Gallo, CPA LLC 
Garvey, Richard J Medicine-SurgeonGeneral Surgeons of Greater Bridgeport 
Goncalves, Armando F. Finance-Savings Bank 
Gordon, Abraham I. (Abe) AttorneyGordon & Scalo, Attorneys at Law 
Green, Herman Retail- Maintenance Supplies and EquipmentBenman Industries 
Gribbon, C. Anne (Anne) Education - Volunteer ServiceSchool Volunteer Association of Bridgeport, Inc. 
Hannafin, Robert (Bob) Higher Education - University DeanFairfield University 
Hass, William J. (Bill) Nonprofit Executive 
Hatfield, Ross W. InsuranceHatfield Insurance Agency., Inc 
Hauck, Wally Management ConsultingOptimum Leadership 
Hope, Kelly K Education - Student AffairsHousatonic Community College 
Hudson, Michele Hotel ManagementThe Holiday Inn 
Koch, Valerie S. Employee BenefitsGanim Group, Inc. 
Kuchma, Stefanie A. Construction 
Leone, Michael J. (Mike) Finance-Savings Bank 
Longcoy, Katherine (Kathi) Salvation ArmySalvation Army 
Lopez, Virgilio Jr. (Virgillo) Banking - Branch Manager 
Mehta, Jatin J. Retired - Finance/Investment 
Miner, Nancy G. M. Community Mental Health 
Norgren, Jane F. Member 
Page, James (Dr. J.) University DirectorUniversity of Bridgeport 
Raynor, Timothy J (Tim) Higher Education - AdministrationUniversity of Bridgeport 
Sadarangani, Yogesh Chandru Semiconductor Capital Equipment SalesASML USA Inc. 
Santa, S. George (George) Fuel Oil Dealer 
Seeley, Elizabeth Carter (Liz) Law-GeneralW. Parker Seeley & Associates, PC, dba Seeley & Berglass 
Shah, Mukesh H. Medical Doctor - Pediatrics 
Shaw, Cass L. Association - ClergyCouncil of Churches of Greater Bridgeport 
Shawah, George M. Jr.Real Estate - Appraisal 
Torres, John Non Profit - Youth DevelopmentBridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders 
Vaidya, Kirit R. Medicine - Anesthesiology 
Vermont, Carolyn Consultant-NonprofitsConsultant 
Vossler, Robert J. (Bob) home buyers services 
Walker, David M. (Dave) MemberPricewaterhouseCoopers 
Wilcox, Terence (Terry) Association-Bridgeport Rescue MissionBridgeport Rescue Mission