Saturday, June 20, 2009

City Lights

After months of preparation, the main check-out desk served as a bar. Computer kiosks were replaced by cafe tables. Jazz echoed among the murals and book stacks. The Brockton Public Library was transformed into a jazz cafe and hundreds of partygoers supported the Brockton Library Foundation, the Brockton Historical Society and the Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Paul Harris Fellows

Bob Tufts asked me if I would serve as Master of Ceremonies at his Installation as the new President of the Brockton Rotary Club, and I was honored to agree. Part of the ceremony was for outgoing President Lew Victor to give a farewell address and wrap-up of our successes during his Presidential Year. Lew announced that among his final duties would be naming two new Paul Harris Fellows. This is one of the highest honors a Rotary Club can bestow upon its members. I was thrilled when Brockton Emergency Management Administration Director Morton "Mort" Schleffer was presented his medallion and certificate. I was humbled, honored and thrilled some more when Lew announced that I was the other recipient. Mort is the handsome guy shaking my hand. Lew is the handsome guy at the lecturn. I am the funny looking guy, wearing my ever-present City of Brockton lanyard, holding the award.