The Norman K. Parsells Award, is presented annually to honor the memory and spirit of Norm Parsells. He was a dedicated Rotarian who served his community and Rotary, demonstrating Rotary’s ideal of “Service Above Self”. This year’s recipients of the Award were recognized as Rotarians who personify the same spirit and dedication to their community and Rotary that Norm represented during his lifetime. Clubs in Areas 4 and 5 participate. (Bridgeport, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe, Stratford, Milford, Devon, Orange and Derby-Shelton). This year’s honoree from Derby-Shelton was Jack Walsh, a 30 year member of the Club.
The luncheon was held at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn with about 140 people in attendance.
Previous winners from the Derby-Shelton Club include Al Patuzzi, Tom Nickse, Troy Adcox, Leo Vine, Tomy DellaMonica, Robert Brennan, William Nimons, Stephen Balog, David Grant and Gary Sochrin.