A memorable evening of fellowship at Dino's proved to be affordable, as well.
 

On Monday, August 18th, thanks to the generosity of a family owned business known as Dino’s Restaurant located at 540 Washington Avenue in North Haven, the local Rotary club enjoyed one of its largest fellowship dinners in several years. Chris Fritz purchased the popular establishment that dates back to the ‘60’s in July, 2001. From hot appetizers, as well as delicious clam chowder and salad, to a variety of fruit and a cake with a Rotary theme for dessert, he and his staff provided an evening that was festive, memorable, and affordable.
 
Although the dining room comfortably seats 70 patrons, the evening drew nearly 20 more than expected, so the adjacent room had to be utilized for the overflow crowd. Dino’s, always known for outstanding seafood, offered an impressive variety. The Rotarians, spouses, and guests were treated to their choice of lobster, steak, or chicken with all the trimmings. Not only was there widespread praise for the quality of the feast, but everyone agreed that the half dozen wait staff provided top notch service, as well.
 
This year’s Rotary club president, Nick D’Ambrosia, recognized his hosts by presenting them with a large plaque entitled ‘Outstanding Business Award’ which proclaimed, “With grateful appreciation for conducting business in a manner which follows the principles of Rotary.”
 
 
D’Ambrosia later stated, “Chris Fritz and his father, Bob, supported our club last fall at our 12th annual Day of Wine and Roses with a generous contribution of their seafood specialties, and in addition to their pledge to offer more of the same on September 28th this year, they gave the club an unbelievable deal for our fellowship dinner this week.”
 
 
Collage: (L-R) Rotary District 7980 Governor Mukund Nori, Chris and Bob Fritz, and North Haven Rotary President Nick D’Ambrosia posed after the presentation of the ‘Outstanding Business Award’ to Dino’s Restaurant. (Lower) Bob Fritz served his culinary delicacies at A Day of Wine & Roses last fall.