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Local rotary member receives international award

PHOTO COURTESY GREENPORT ROTARY

Mattituck resident George Solomon (center) has received International Rotary’s Service Above Self Award for his work on Rotary’s behalf in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Hungary, India and Honduras. He has been involved in projects to bring clean water and critically needed medical supplies to poverty stricken villages and places like Haiti, that are devastated by natural disasters.

In 2008, Mr. Solomon served as district governor for District 7260, representing 34 Rotary clubs in Suffolk County. He’s a financial planner and insurance broker. The award was presented by Ray Klinginsmith (right) and current district governor Arnold Quaranta Jr. in Washington, D.C. at the Rotary District Conference for all Long Island chapters. Only 150 Rotarians around the world will receive the annual award.

“I am honored to have you as a fellow Rotarian,” Mr.  Klinginsmith said during the award presentation.  “I believe you are an extraordinary example of how each Rotarian can make a difference.”

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