WATERTOWN — At the Change of Gavel ceremony of the Watertown Rotary Club, Hugh S. Langin became the president for the Rotary, Year 2020-2021. He was preceded by Margret Warner, commercial mortgage lender for Litchfield Bancorp. Mr. Langin follows in the footsteps of his father, Hugh Langin, Sr. who is a long-time Watertown Rotarian.
Mr. Langin is an honors graduate of Western Connecticut University with a major in finance. He is owner of Pro-4 Print, a division of Protopac Printing and Marketing on Echo Lake Road. During his club year he has faced logistical challenges due to the pandemic, but has been able to meet in-person at the Hawk Ridge Winery and with weekly Zoom meetings.
As president, Mr. Langin has a wealth of knowledge about current Rotary programs, purposes, policies and goals, and is a person of recognized high standing in his profession, community and Rotary Club.
Many of the projects of the club that he has been working on include donations to the St. Vincent DePaul shelter, the Watertown Social Services and Food Bank, a Mask Donation Project and continued funding of the Jumping Jack Playground for children of all abilities at the Veterans’ Memorial Park.
His club project for the year will be to build a gazebo at the playground for families to enjoy. Every spring the club awards eight scholarships to deserving Watertown seniors and a Tool Award to one student who will continue their studies in the trades.
The Watertown Rotary also supports the Learn to Swim program, the Watertown - Oakville Library, Easter Seals, Watertown High School Robotics Program, youth organizations, services for the elderly and disabled and a number of not-for-profit community and service organizations.
Rotary is a network of 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs worldwide where neighbors, friends, and problem solvers share ideas and join leaders who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change in our communities, across the globe and in ourselves.
Rotary is dedicated to seven areas of service: promoting peace; fighting disease and ending polio; providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene; supporting education and literacy; saving mothers and children; growing local economies and protecting the environment
The heart of Rotary is its members who share a passion for community service and friendships.