Members in the club less than a year are requested to deliver a brief autobiography.
Since October 29, 2013, Alfred Centone, a Business Development Executive for Staples Advantage in Stratford, has been a member of the North Haven Rotary Club. The common practice in the club is to request that newer members provide a brief self description at one of the weekly Tuesday morning meetings at the Breakfast Nook Restaurant.
Al, as he prefers to be known, was born in New Haven and graduated from Notre Dame High School and Quinnipiac College (now QU).  He said that his two children from a previous marriage are married and indicated that he was a grandparent. However, at the time he spoke to the club, he was anxiously awaiting the birth of his second grandchild, a little girl.
In 1985, Centone moved to North Haven and was employed by Aramark, a major provider of professional services.  Having since left that position, he described his present job at Staples as “salesman on the road”.  He has been very active in North Haven, serving as both a coach for Max Sinoway Baseball, as well as sitting on their board. He also volunteered with the Girls Softball program, and presently works part time for the North Haven Recreation Department, purely for enjoyment.
Stating that he was previously involved with the North Haven Tomahawk Club and a council for Parks and Recreation, the freshman Rotarian said that these past affiliations, as well as his active role in the North Haven Rotary Club, are his way of giving back to the community.  In an e-mail to the club on July 25th he proudly announced, “Mackenzie O'Loughlin is here! She weighed in at 8lbs and 6 oz at 2pm. Grandpa is relieved!”
Collage: Inducted into the North Haven Rotary Club last fall, Al Centone recently shared a brief autobiography, and later posted a joyful moment on Facebook.