Wilton Rotarian awarded for community service

Community service

Wilton Rotarian Patrick Russo, left, was recently awarded the District Governor Citation at the Rotary District 7980 Conference in Mystic. The award is given in recognition of Mr. Russo’s service to the Wilton Rotary and to the community. He joined Wilton Rotary in 2005 and has served as a director, president, and chair of community service. He is the liaison with Wilton Social Services and helps families in need through food donations, gift cards, assistance for the disabled, and installation of smoke and CO2 detectors in the homes of seniors. Mr. Russo spearheads many fund-raising events such as the carnival and a benefit for the Philippine Typhoon Relief Fund, as well as volunteering for most of Rotary’s work projects.