Capelli Named Rotarian of the Year

Dr. Stephen L. Capelli, Senior VP for Academic Affairs at WorWic Community College, was recognized as the Rotary Club of Salisbury’s 2016 “Rotarian of the Year” during the Club’s Changing of the Guard ceremony on June 30th.

A lifelong Rotarian (42 years) and a member of the Rotary Club of Salisbury since 1984, Capelli is a Past President of the Club and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.

Over the years, and during the past year, Capelli assisted the club in a number of ways including building ramps, serving on multiple club committees, and was recognized by outgoing President Audrey Orr as “proving calm, well considered advice to the President as well as other members, always tinged with just a little wry humor.”

Most critically, he fulfilled two key roles on behalf of the Club: Capelli wrote the Club’s weekly newsletter, The Cog, with amazing detail and consistency, and he also kept track of ticket sales for the Club’s “Pig Pickin” fundraiser.

Now into the new Rotary Year with Marie Calafiura as President, Capelli also begins a 3-year term on the Board of the Rotary Club of Salisbury Foundation. Most critically, he fulfilled two key roles on behalf of the Club: Capelli wrote the Club’s weekly newsletter, The Cog, with amazing detail and consistency, and he also kept track of ticket sales for the Club’s “Pick Pickin” fundraiser.

Now into the new Rotary Year with Marie Calafiura as President, Steve also begins a 3-year term on the Board of the Rotary Club of Salisbury Foundation.

Annually, The Rotary Club of Salisbury channels over $30,000 back into our community through the support of agencies and causes including: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, scholarships for local high school and college students, American Red Cross, Fruitland Fire Department, Christian Shelter, Wicomico County third grade dictionaries, DOPE Project, RYLA, Easter Seals Camp Fairlee, MAC, Inc., Meals on Wheels, Parsons Home, Polio Eradication (Global), Fruitland Community Center, HALO, Destination Imagination, Wicomico County Library and the construction of wheel chair ramps.

The Rotary Club of Salisbury meets every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive in Salisbury.  To learn more about the Rotary Club of Salisbury or to obtain membership information, please contact Membership Chairman John Aukward at 410-713-2833 or jaukward@bankofdelmarva.com  or visit the club’s website at www.rotarysalisbury.org.

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