Wednesday, June 16, 2010

East Haven Rotary to present awards

EAST HAVEN — The Rotary Club will present Public Safety Awards to Firefighters Bruce Buechele and James Murray and retired police Sgt. Joseph Buonome.
The awards will be presented at the Rotary’s annual installation of officers dinner June 24 at Anthony’s Ocean View on Lighthouse Road in New Haven.
Social hour is at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7. Tickets are $40.
‰Buechele and Murray are credited with the rebirth of the East Haven Fire Explorer Post program, which is for youths 14-18 years ol who want to pursue a career as a firefighter. The program is supported by the Boy Scouts of America and focuses on firefighting and emergency services. The program has about 20 cadets all working under a unified set of by laws, strict guidelines and training.
‰Buonome was a police officer 1972-2001. He is a charter member of town police union, Local 1662. He has been cited and commended many times. He was a hostage negotiator, court and airport liaison and department public relations officer. He continues to organize the annual oldies show.
He is Democratic registrar of voters and is on the boards of the Rotary and Lions clubs.
President David DeFelice will be installing Buonome as the president along with president-elect, Frank Gentilesco Jr.; secretary, Jack Leary; treasurer, Benjamin Mazzucco; and sergeant at arms, Pasquale Romano.
For tickets, call 203-627-0602 or 203-640-1454.

Editor's note: the information in this post was provided to the New Haven Register

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