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Cambridge Rotary Fellowship Award: "The Rudy" 

 

 

In 1986, our late Past President Rudy Russo established the annual fellowship award, to be given to a selfless Rotarian who had worked to better the lives of Cambridge citizens. In more recent years, the judges have also taken into account the individual's contribution to the fellowship and spirit of the club itself.

 

The most recent awardee is Sal Sagarese, who received the award at our annual dinner in June 2013.

 

A member of Cambrdige Rotary since 2003, Sal has contributed to many club activities and projects and been a member of our Board of Directors. His outgoing personality enlivens our event and meetings. 

 

His ability to sell People's Choice Award tokens at our annual Chalk on the Walk fundraiser turned this idea into a real money-maker. He's taken on the weekly introduction of visiting Rotarians and guests and the collection of Happy Dollars with an enthusiasm that enlivens our meetings and raises a lot of money for The Rotary Foundation.

 

As has become traditional, our own Blues Brothers (Tom Lynn and Bob Mansfield), entered the dinner to their signature music and tapped Sal from the audience to announce the award.

 

    2013 Rudy 1    2013 Rudy 2

 

 

Past Rudy Winners

                                                       

1986    Joe Sakey            1993    Joe DiMatteo            2002    Sarah Gallop
1987   Dick Foot   1994   Ed Owens   2003   Marc O'Brien
1989   Curt Anderson   1996   Mary Harris   2004   Bob Hurlbut
1990   Elaine Tracey   1998   Si Shapiro   2005   Dan O'Neil
1991   Ed Ver Planck   2000  

Justin Slate

  2007   Bob Mansfield
1992   Mallory Slate   2001   George Haddad   2008   Linda Corwin