Posted by Bob Reed on May 30, 2018
Holiday Inn,  Norwich
 2018 Recipient: Captain Edward Cubanski, USCG, Ret.
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Master of Ceremonies: Mike Cooney
The Norwich Rotary, Norwich Sunrise Rotary and the Norwich Woman’s City Club were the presenters of this year’s Norwich Native Son/Daughter Award. Lunch was served at 12:10pm and featured salad, vegetable lasagna, chicken marsala and an assortment of delicious desserts and soft drinks. Mike Cooney started the program by  thanking the selection committee that consisted of Denny Gibbs and Stacy Gould from the Norwich Sunrise Rotary, Linda Carter and Bonnie Levanto from the Norwich Woman’s City Club and Kyle Muenzner, Mary Richardson and himself from the Norwich Noontime Rotary Club. Representatives from the following organizations made presentations to Capt. Cubanski:
  • Abby Dolliver – Norwich Superintendent of Schools
  • Dr. Michael Kaiser & Art Sharon – Norwich Technical High School
  • Andrew Nollman – Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan Tamulevich – New London Maritime Society
  • Ken Lee, Mohegan District Chairman, Scouts, BSA
  • Jim Konrad – Norwich Bulletin
  • Sen. Cathy Osten – State of CT who also brought  words of Congratulations from Mayor Nystrom
  • Thomas Cummings – President, Norwich Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Kathleen Stauffer – President, Norwich Rotary Club
Ann Carignan who nominated this year’s recipient made the introduction to the 2018 Native Son Captain Edward Cubanski USCG, Ret.
Captain Cubanski gave a very heartfelt acceptance of the award and reminisced about his childhood growing up in the Taftville section Norwich and how much his early childhood was influenced by his parents, family, friends, and his Alma Mater, Norwich Tech.  
  • The Rotary Golf Tournament will be on September 5th, 2018.
  • Please contact Mary Richardson or Kevin Wickless if you have a guest speaker you would like to propose.
  • The Food Packaging Event will be held on November 10th this year and will be a joint event with the Norwich Sunrise Rotary Club. Contact Gen Granger for details.
  • Change of Command will be on June 20th.
  • The Rotary District Conference will be held in Burlington, VT June 1-3.