F. S. Mathewson Rotarian of the Year Recipients

F.S. "Matty" Mathewson was District Governor for what was then District 183, a position he held for the 1947-1948 Rotary year. He was a member of the then-Rotary Club of Plainfield, which he joined in 1928 and where he served in many capacities, including President in 1941-1942. District 183 later became District 273, then 751, and finally 7510.

In 1982, Rotary District 7510 established the Rotarian of the Year Award to recognize and honor those Rotarians in the district who have, over a period of time, best exemplified Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self." The first recipient was PDG F.S. Mathewson, a fitting honor for a man who gave so much to his club, his district, and Rotary International. To further recognize Matty's positive and long-lasting impact on the District, the award was thereafter given in his name.

 

Year

Recipient

Club

1981-1982

F.S. “Matty” Mathewson

Plainfield

1982-1983

Rev. Edward C. Dunbar

Flemington

1983-1984

Paul R. Chesebro

Princeton

1984-1985

David C. Ringle

Fanwood-Scotch Plains

1985-1986

Joseph E. Bennett

Asbury Park

1986-1987

John P. Gale

Plainfield

1987-1988

James Coventry

Westfield

1988-1989

Volkert Veeder

Toms River

1989-1990

J. Melville McDonnell

Roselle-Roselle Park

1990-1991

Nicholas Carnevale

Princeton

1991-1992

Ralph Winter

Woodbridge

1992-1993

J. Patrick Growney

Hillside

1993-1994

Robert T. Kee

Matawan

1994-1995

Victor D’Addario, Jr

Linden

1995-1996

William Mealia

Elizabeth

1996-1997

William E. “Ed” Griffin

Princeton

1997-1998

Steve Goodman

Somerville

1998-1999

Edward Robinson

Hightstown-S. Brunswick

1999-2000

Donald “Bob” Maxwell

Westfield

2000-2001

Fred Chemidlin

Fanwood-Scotch Plains

2001-2002

David Breidinger

Trenton

2002-2003

Isabel Pizzolato

Union

2003-2004

Bob Barrett

Robbinsville-Hamilton Twp. Sunrise

2004-2005

Don Matthews

Montgomery-Rocky Hill

2005-2006

Joe Scandariato, Sr

Hamilton Township

2006-2007

Harrie Copeland

Flemington

2007-2008

Brian Fischer

Clinton Sunrise

2008-2009

Marcia Bossart

Princeton

2009-2010

Gregory S. Blair

Robbinsville-Hamilton Twp. Sunrise

2010-2011

Len Nemeroff

Hamilton Township

2011-2012

Gerry Harris

Berkeley Heights

2012-2013

Michael Toscani

Lambertville NJ-New Hope PA

2013-2014

Maria Varga

Hamilton Township

2014-2015

Michael Townley

Plainfield-North Plainfield

2015-2016

John Lutz

Hamilton Township

 

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