Posted by Ray Bastarache on Sep 15, 2019
In the past two weeks, the Rotary Club of Lynn recognized the outstanding contributions of three longtime and faithful Rotarians with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow pin. District Governor Joan Arsenault was on hand Thursday to present pins to past President Stephen Upton and Club Treasurer Arthur Horgan while President William Reilly presented Dave Richardson with his pin at the August 29th meeting.
Richardson, a former funeral home director, first joined the Lynn Rotary Club in August, 1975, and over those 44 years he served with distinction in every administrative position within the Club. 
Horgan, Lynn’s man of finance and a Rotarian for 24 years, was President and Board Chairman of the former Equitable Cooperative Bank  (now Coastal Heritage Bank) in Lynn. Horgan was the driving force behind Coastal Heritage’s/Equitable’s, decade sponsorship of the Dictionary Project where some 1200 Lynn Public School third graders received their own dictionaries every January. Richardson, and Jim Harris, are the lead Rotarians in that project.

Upton, a three-time President of the Club who joined Rotary in 2009, is also a man of finance. He served for over three decades as the  School Business Administrator of the Lynn Public Schools and most recently the Human Resource Director at St. Mary’s High School.

“We are truly blessed to have Dave, Art and Steve as members,” said President Bill Reilly. “Each one of them epitomizes our motto, 'service above self.'”