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Robert Drobish receives prestigious Paul Harris Award

 

The Rotary Club of Orange is pleased to announce that Robert Drobish received the Paul Harris Community Service Award. It was presented to him at the annual Rotary installation dinner on June 23,2011. The dinner also honored the club’s incoming officers and acknowledged the contributions of this year’s officers as well.

The Paul Harris award was created in memory of Paul Harris who established the Rotary Club over 106 years ago and it is the highest award presented by the Club. Its’ purpose is to acknowledge the outstanding contribution and exceptional service of members of both the community and/or the club.

Robert Drobish truly represents Rotary’s motto of “Service over Self.” Since moving to Orange over 40 years ago, Drobish has given continuously to our community as a proud member of the Orange Lions, as a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Infant Council. He was a charter member and past president of the Orange Players as well as a manager of the Orange Little League and the Orange Babe Ruth League. It is no wonder that he was also named as a “Living Treasure” in Orange in 2007.

He is familiar to generations of Amity students and their families as a result of his tenure at the Amity Regional Jr. High School from 1961 and until 1994. If anyone could make Math fun, it was Mr. Drobish!

He has served as the University Registrar at both Southern Ct and Western Ct state universities. 

And in his spare time, he and his wife of 49 years, Marian Riggio Drobish managed to raise three children. They are now also the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren.

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In addition to the Paul Harris Community Service Award, five members of either the Orange Rotary or of the community, were named Paul Harris Fellows. The club recognized the contributions of the following individuals:   

Linda Martin

Richard Pittala

Carl Russell

Linda Saffer

Evette Weitkunat