Dr. Cynthia A. Marland was installed as President of the Rotary Club of Dartmouth at a ceremonial dinner conducted at the UMass Dartmouth Law School on July 16th. 
The festive occasion was attended by approximately 80 Rotarians, guests, and prospective members.  The tone of the evening’s activities was set at the opening reception by the soothing sounds of the accomplished Dartmouth High School String Ensemble, under the direction of Charlene Monte.

Attorney Michael Kehoe, a Dartmouth Rotarian, served as master of ceremonies for the evening. The program opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Dartmouth Rotary’s longest serving member, Russell Cornell, followed by remarks by out-going President Richard Espindola, and the presentation of the Rotary Scholarship to Dartmouth High School’s Morgan Banville.

Representative Christopher Markey provided personal, Reflection on Rotary, remarks that conveyed his experience with the Rotary organization. The invocation was given by Kathleen Pratt and, following dinner, the honored guest speaker was Margaret Xifaris, Esq. who spoke on her personal experiences with Rotary and its positive influences on our society and on those who become involved with its activities.

The Installation Ceremonies were conducted by Roger Cabral, Rotary Asst. District Governor and a member of the Rotary Club of Fall River. His first act was to swear in new members Andrew Guibeault, Dr. Eileen Marland, and Eleanor White, followed by the installation of the Board of Directors: Richard Espindola, David Cressman, Mark Medeiros, Ronald Souza, and Joseph Vasta.  Also installed were David Cressman, Treasurer; Ronald Souza, Communications Director; Mark Medeiros, Marketing Director.

The final event was the installation of new President, Dr. Cynthia A. Marland, Director of Dartmouth Community Television (DCTV), who spoke briefly on the goals of the Dartmouth Rotary; conveyed appreciation to out-going President Espindola; thanked all in attendance along with those who helped make the evening such a success; and invited prospective members to consider joining the Rotary Club of Dartmouth. The evening ended with Michael Kehoe leading the Rotary’s Four Way Test.

For information on the Dartmouth Rotary contact Cyndi  Marland at 508-984-1359