The PR chairman was chosen Rotarian of the Year.
At the North Haven Rotary Club’s Installation of Officers & Awards Night held at the Country House Restaurant in East Haven on June 16th, David Peter Marchesseault, a member of the service cub since 2008, was selected as the 2013-2014 Rotarian of the Year. Although the honor typically goes to a member who may have done something special during the year, and has gone above and beyond what is expected of members in that year, this person’s qualifications far exceed the norm. He exemplifies the very motto of Rotary, Service Above Self, in his daily life.
After retiring as a superintendent of schools in Northeastern Connecticut, Marchesseault moved to North Haven with his wife, Marie, in 2007 to be closer to their two children’s families; however, he wasted no time becoming active in his new community. Formerly a Rotarian in the 1980’s, he brought his leadership skills and strong family values to the local service club. As a former officer in the Plainfield Rotary Club, he was soon elected club secretary and agreed to publish the weekly newsletter, set up a club page on Facebook, and oversee the club’s website (
Quiet by nature, but passionate in his desire to help others, he has gone above and beyond in countless ways since his induction into the North Haven Rotary Club. Not only has he volunteered to be the club’s parliamentarian in recent years, but he has also served at the heart of public relations and electronic communications, and recently accepted the role of president elect which means he must chair the club’s biggest fund raiser of the year known as the Day of Wine & Roses which is scheduled for Sunday, September 28th. Marchesseault’s hard work and talent was even recognized by the North Haven Education Foundation last fall when he was asked to join that group and immediately took a leading role in the expansion of their public relations efforts.
PHOTO: David Marchesseault received the Rotarian of the Year Award from last year’s recipient, Bernadette Casella.