Randy Chapell 2022
Randy Chapell. District 7890
Salisbury CT Rotary Club
Randy first joined Rotary as a member of the Salisbury CT Rotary Club, District 7890, in November of 2017 after serving a Rotary volunteer for several years. He was elected to President Elect for the year 2018-2019 and is presently serving as President for the year 2019-2021. Randy was asked to consider the Governor position for 2022-2023 and was unanimously selected in December of 2019. In January 2020 Randy accepted the position of Assistant Governor for Area 8 to fill a recently vacated position.
As President, Randy has worked diligently to reverse declining membership in the Salisbury Club. He has focused on educating the local communities on what Rotary does and how the Salisbury club serves not only Salisbury, but five other local towns. Randy is working on presenting the club as more attractive to new members by involving the club in community projects and in international projects. As an example, Randy and his wife Fran, who is also a Rotarian and Past-President, recently traveled to Tulum Mexico and worked with the small, but very dynamic, Club in Tulum to purchase water fountains for local elementary schools lacking in suitable drinking water. To date the Salisbury Club has provided funds to purchase four water fountains at a cost of approximately $1,500 each.
Randy is currently a Paul Harris Society member and very close to becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.
Randy retired at the end of 2017 from 44 years of employment in the Aviation Industry. His last job was with Honeywell Aerospace selling “office-in-the-sky” systems to corporate aircraft operators. He was fortunate to be able to work the last 33 years of employment from a home office. Randy is a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for six years.
Randy and Fran, his wife of nearly 37 years, live in Salisbury CT. They have two children, Tara and Michael (“Mikey” to his parents and “Mike” to all others) who live in Bethel CT and Canaan CT respectively. Tara has a two-and-one-half year-old daughter named Aurora (Rory) and Mike and his wife Laura have a nine year-old daughter named Sadie.